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08-13-22, 04:35 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,230
Posted By thinktubes

I tried to pay for a $3 item with a twenty and...

I tried to pay for a $3 item with a twenty and the kid told me he “needed to save his change” and couldn’t complete the transaction. I asked him if they were running a business and he pointed to a...
08-13-22, 02:26 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,230
Posted By tmnguuyen

I had a similar thing with REI. I need a single...

I had a similar thing with REI. I need a single spoke to fix my bike. They let me waited for 10 - 15 mins to runaround to find out what to do. Gave me these excuses:
We need to keep for our...
08-08-22, 09:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 774
Posted By branko_76

FYI, after seeing this thread which I linked for...

FYI, after seeing this thread which I linked for him, the seller revised the listing disclosing the bent fork and lowered his price.

:P
08-07-22, 01:39 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,012
Posted By SurferRosa

RJ The Bike Hack. "Hey, viewers!"...

RJ
The Bike Hack.

"Hey, viewers!" :roflmao2:
07-01-22, 09:48 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,263
Posted By dedhed

Tell them it was a Raleigh Portage

Tell them it was a Raleigh Portage
06-28-22, 07:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 576
Posted By smd4

Sure there is. It’s like putting your seat on...

Sure there is.
It’s like putting your seat on backwards or road bike handlebars with the drops pointing straight up. You can do it but…why??
06-28-22, 01:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 576
Posted By smd4

Yep.

Yep.
06-28-22, 09:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 576
Posted By smd4

Looks pretty cool to me as-is, but it's your...

Looks pretty cool to me as-is, but it's your bike. You don't need permission from a bunch of strangers to determine what you do with it.
06-27-22, 11:33 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,880
Posted By bamboobike4

Maybe we need a Safe Space Valuation Inquiry...

Maybe we need a Safe Space Valuation Inquiry thread.
06-16-22, 08:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 815
Posted By USAZorro

BMX collectors either seem to have more $$ than...

BMX collectors either seem to have more $$ than they have sense, or they're shrewdly playing a longer game. Have seen a recent auction for a BMX bike that didn't meet reserve at $61,000. Has me...
06-13-22, 08:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 506
Posted By 70sSanO

This is really simple. Your old bike is 44-36-26...

This is really simple. Your old bike is 44-36-26 and the new bike is 44-32.

How much do you ride in the 44t on the current bike?

It should be most of the time, because that is where you will...
Replies: 16
Views: 694
Posted By spudly

I think $1200 to $1750 is quite a bit too high,...

I think $1200 to $1750 is quite a bit too high, especially with Ultegra. This nice one in the Boston area (a hot market) has been listed for awhile and was listed last fall for a long time at a...
03-27-22, 08:12 AM
03-06-22, 04:06 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,883
Posted By merziac

:twitchy: Maybe if your home shop is world class...

:twitchy: Maybe if your home shop is world class and includes the capability to repair, fully design and build from scratch, most any type, style of bike, component and frame, any material, including...
03-01-22, 03:56 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,310
Posted By bboy314

One time I told someone a presta adapter was $3...

One time I told someone a presta adapter was $3 (I know they’re often cheaper) and he said “$3?! I could make that! Just need to get a chunk of brass, cut it, thread both ends, put in an o ring….” ...
02-25-22, 11:49 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,762
Posted By Drillium Dude

TIL I lack patience when I disagree with another...

TIL I lack patience when I disagree with another BF member's POV :rolleyes:

Randy, your last couple posts in this thread have come close to "sorry, but..." - not a good look for someone who claims...
02-25-22, 11:20 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,762
Posted By gugie

You've clearly never worked in Corporate America....

You've clearly never worked in Corporate America.
:D
Replies: 5
Views: 528
Posted By Slowride79

Not trying to offend but I would not even pay $20...

Not trying to offend but I would not even pay $20 for this bike. Rear rim is alloy front is steel with rust. Seat is ruined as leather cracking and tearing at rivet. Kick stand- stays crushed?...
02-20-22, 04:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 816
Posted By Camilo

Converting 2x to 1x and getting the "lowest...

Converting 2x to 1x and getting the "lowest possible gearing for gravel riding and still be able to use for road riding." is contradictory. If you want the lowest gearing and also a bike that has...
02-06-22, 05:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 514
Posted By clubman

You're saying that's it's the NDS side but it's...

You're saying that's it's the NDS side but it's labelled as a left hand thread??
01-15-22, 08:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 924
Posted By JohnDThompson

Reynolds tubing and domed stay ends indicate a...

Reynolds tubing and domed stay ends indicate a 6nn series frame. The main triangle was brazed in Waterloo, the fork and rear stays were brazed in Japan and shipped to Waterloo to be attached to main...
01-11-22, 09:33 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,845
Posted By JohnDThompson

Nope. I've seen the kind of sausage-making that...

Nope. I've seen the kind of sausage-making that goes into spec'ing bikes for market, and how parts availability can lead to component changes that don't get reflected in the catalogs. I'll use...
01-11-22, 08:07 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,845
Posted By nlerner

No, I’m not in the business of running a museum.

No, I’m not in the business of running a museum.
01-02-22, 12:33 PM
Replies: 70,609
Views: 11,553,453
Posted By WGB

Doubt anyone looking, at $12000, but just cool to...

Doubt anyone looking, at $12000, but just cool to see this well done

https://rochester.craigslist.org/bik/d/rochester-antique-high-wheel-bicycle/7427574082.htmlAntique High Wheel Bicycle, fully...
12-24-21, 04:52 PM
Replies: 7,366
Views: 3,287,247
Posted By bdooner

here's mine

'88 Bianchi Osprey
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/bianchi_003_13c260fc912a9328913490e2ad26138f7b4f9fd0.jpg...
Replies: 16
Views: 3,055
Posted By Gary12000

your bike

Your funny, at least i hope your joking.. lol
sorry but your bike is new and boring and this is a section for classic and vintage bikes, so good luck with your bike sale, but a vintage trek like the...
Replies: 16
Views: 3,055
Posted By Mackers

Or mebbe Itz becuz ur mizreprezentin' a cheap...

Or mebbe Itz becuz ur mizreprezentin' a cheap 2001 bike as vintidzg and klumzily tryin' a offer it for salz.

$75 for a quick local sale since nobody is going to be willing to pay shipping.
11-06-21, 09:00 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,180
Posted By cxwrench

You give bad advice you can count on me to call...

You give bad advice you can count on me to call you out on it. Sorry.
11-01-21, 05:31 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 8,004
Posted By TiHabanero

I feel another LBS bashing session about to come...

I feel another LBS bashing session about to come to life!

DID YOU TALK WITH THE OWNER ABOUT YOUR EXPERIENCE? If not, stop right here and do so. Go on now, get it done!
10-16-21, 10:28 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,004
Posted By merziac

Well, not doubting your program but something odd...

Well, not doubting your program but something odd going on here, if you've broken 3 bikes. I would bet less than 1% of the members, bikes, etc, whatever have had a frame failure.

Many things are...
09-27-21, 04:40 AM
Replies: 14,818
Views: 3,604,377
Posted By guzziee

Trek 890

Picked up this poor old thing from the flea market yesterday :).

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/trek890_8c192675c606b5a732c6a6f4369e030af52c4d5f.jpg
09-23-21, 09:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 710
Posted By T-Mar

35 x P1 is the threading standard (35mm pitch...

35 x P1 is the threading standard (35mm pitch diameter and 1.0mm thread pitch)

SR-SC-L indicates the manufacturer, cup grade and threading direction. Of course SR is Sakae Ringyo. SC is the cup...
Replies: 24
Views: 1,970
Posted By shelbyfv

Looking at the CL pics, it seems the bike was...

Looking at the CL pics, it seems the bike was kludged for someone the wrong size. I'd remove the scary/weird steerer extension, drop the saddle some for new pics. No need to advertise it looking...
05-20-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,482
Posted By branko_76

Yes, the NYC transit system would be the number...

Yes, the NYC transit system would be the number one place to avoid if you can. I don't live there but have been a dozen times or more. Cycling would be the way to go.
05-20-20, 07:23 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,482
Posted By Sandstrom

Really amazing times. I sold 4 bicycles (in less...

Really amazing times. I sold 4 bicycles (in less than 24hrs) that I had built up over the fall/winter, for full asking price, down to just one now for the first time in a while. I have seen my local...
05-18-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 18,965
Posted By RobbieTunes

Troll thread. Simple question. "Will you open...

Troll thread.
Simple question. "Will you open the box?"
No. Simple situation.
Bid to find out....or not.
Sell....or not.
No big deal.
Children understand "yes" and "no."
05-02-20, 10:03 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 10,504
Posted By Biketiger

Shogun looked way better before. Nitto mustache...

Shogun looked way better before. Nitto mustache bars maybe but those grandpa bars and bmx grips looks weird.
Replies: 8
Views: 1,931
Posted By Mad Honk

Mad P, You think pro guy 753 even has any of...

Mad P,
You think pro guy 753 even has any of those left after nine years? Smiles, MH
05-01-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,868
Posted By jonwvara

I was taught that the correct way to adjust them...

I was taught that the correct way to adjust them is to throw them away.
04-23-20, 11:21 PM
Replies: 7,366
Views: 3,287,247
Posted By zjrog

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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1989 Trek 950. Dropped in drop bars and RSX shifters/brake levers. 3x7,...
04-09-20, 07:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,059
Posted By Dean51

I'll offer that I spin wrenches for my LBS when...

I'll offer that I spin wrenches for my LBS when he gets busy....attempting to pay off my coffee bill. What he knows is I will not touch disc brakes, hydraulic or mechanical. It is a skill that I have...
04-09-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,858
Posted By Doug Fattic

Harold Bielstein is a custom builder out of Rapid...

Harold Bielstein is a custom builder out of Rapid City, South Dakota. He hangs out on the frame builder's list on Google Groups. The lugs are from Pacenti back in the era when Kirk used to provide...
03-29-20, 06:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,468
Posted By 02Giant

Slightly bent back, that is funny.

Slightly bent back, that is funny.
03-26-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 733
Posted By robertj298

Out of shape.

After prostate problems and eventually laser surgery back last June. I've finally been able to ride a bit since the weather is starting to cooperate. Did 8 miles the other day and it wore me out. At...
03-18-20, 07:01 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,520
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

You know you’re a dedicated C+Ver ....

When you click on an ad for a Specialized Allez in your size and you’re profoundly disappointed to see this.

...
03-15-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 13,792
Posted By katsup

I agree and I think the big difference between...

I agree and I think the big difference between now and then is the media (news, social media, etc..). They show people in lines at stores and empty shelves which causes panic.
03-15-20, 02:33 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 13,792
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

Worst comes to worst, you can get it from someone...

Worst comes to worst, you can get it from someone off Craigslist.


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Replies: 17
Views: 2,173
Posted By nesteel

You may have found the smallest niche bike market...

You may have found the smallest niche bike market ever.
Tri bikes are a tough sale by themselves.
Any thing related to Lance Armstrong is a really tough sale.
You have both wrapped up into one....
02-12-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 19,074
Posted By bbbean

I have that same bike - bought it new from a...

I have that same bike - bought it new from a Univega distributor in 1983 or 1984.I still use it for a town/errand bike and occasionally to play in the mud or snow. Built like a tank (and rides a...
02-11-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,888
Posted By noglider

I wonder if they wear out because of...

I wonder if they wear out because of maladjustment. Most bikes come with their hubs set too tight.

I agree about Campagnolo hubs, though. I've never seen anything better.

But wouldn't you agree...
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