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Forum: For Sale
07-16-18, 08:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,065
Posted By prairie.dog

Soma San Marcos Frame & Fork - 54cm C-T (57.5 ETT)

Gorgeous Grant Petersen designed/Soma produced bike. Fits 32s with fenders easily, 38s without. C-T on the ST is 54, but the bike fits like a 56/57 because of the sloping, long TT. I'm the second...
07-16-18, 06:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,319
Posted By prairie.dog

Brompton M6LX - Ti Raw Lacquer

Pics:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/165721417@N06/albums/72157671176890698

Details:

2016 Brompton M6L-X - 6 Speed, Fenders, Titanium Fork and Rear Triangle
Color: Raw Lacquer
Standard...
06-19-18, 08:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 569
Posted By prairie.dog

how much of a premium though?? :) I can still...

how much of a premium though?? :) I can still pick it up for $275 (actually $375 but heíll take a $100 off another bike Iím already buying from him if I buy both...) Iím torn about two things: 1)...
06-14-18, 06:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 569
Posted By prairie.dog

ID Early 80s Trek

This is the only pic, sorry. My gut was a 6XX, but in 1981 I'm not sure the 6XX had the panel on the seat tube, then I don't see this color listed in the 82 or 83 catalogs. Thoughts??

Edit to add:...
Replies: 28
Views: 2,390
Posted By prairie.dog

There's still the very real possibility that I...

There's still the very real possibility that I will start to clean it up and the temptation to keep it built-up will overcome my want for more cash for other projects ;)
Replies: 28
Views: 2,390
Posted By prairie.dog

Oops I think I need to add that to my profile....

Oops I think I need to add that to my profile. I'm in Northeast Kansas. These folks bought a house out in the country 5 years ago and finally pulled this out of the barn!
06-12-18, 08:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,147
Posted By prairie.dog

I'm about to have a set of Raids from a part-out,...

I'm about to have a set of Raids from a part-out, PM'd you.
Replies: 28
Views: 2,390
Posted By prairie.dog

That didn't take long....they replied yesterday...

That didn't take long....they replied yesterday saying they'd take $60 and deliver :thumb: Getting it sometime this week, probably tonight. Unfortunately it'll probably turn into a part-out...it's a...
Replies: 28
Views: 2,390
Posted By prairie.dog

that's the info I was looking for, thanks! I...

that's the info I was looking for, thanks! I offered them $60 and they said they'd take that, then I asked if they'd meet me halfway because they're 40 minutes away and they said no. I'm feeling lazy...
Replies: 28
Views: 2,390
Posted By prairie.dog

Thanks for all the replies! Seems this is an...

Thanks for all the replies! Seems this is an interesting and somewhat rare bike. But I'm not getting a great sense of the value of the bike itself. Thinking I may offer $60 and part it out?? The...
Replies: 28
Views: 2,390
Posted By prairie.dog

1975 Peugeot PX-50L

I believe it's a '75 PX-50L based on the French catalog scan here:...
06-02-18, 03:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 686
Posted By prairie.dog

I thought so too! So much so that I woke up super...

I thought so too! So much so that I woke up super early and drove an hour and half for it :D
06-02-18, 01:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 686
Posted By prairie.dog

Bridgestone RB-T Find!

Found my first Bridgestone! This one will be for the wife, as it's a 50cm size. Super excited, I've been on the hunt for early 90's Bridgestones for a while now but they're sparse in the Midwest. The...
05-19-18, 08:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 420
Posted By prairie.dog

Early 80's Trek 412/414 Fork vs 613/614

I know the Ishiwata fork crowns on the early 80's 610/13/14 frames has been hashed out pretty well on this site. I'm wondering about the 412/414, specifically from 1980. I never hear the 412/414...
05-17-18, 09:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 671
Posted By prairie.dog

Decorate bike frame w/ bar tape, other tape, etc...Bad for paint?

Just bought a used bike for my 6 year old daughter, and it's medium-dark blue. Now, I'm not a pink bikes are for girls, blue bikes are for boys guy. Her first bike was blue, but now she wants a...
Replies: 7
Views: 790
Posted By prairie.dog

as in quit being an idiot and buy it? I know how...

as in quit being an idiot and buy it? I know how sought after 531 is, but I also know that not all frame construction is equal...curious about these Nottingham made models
Replies: 7
Views: 790
Posted By prairie.dog

Full 531 Raleigh USA - 1985/6

What are your thoughts on this for $150? 531c w/ 531 fork, Campag dropouts, Suntour Sprint 9000 f/d, r/d, and crank. This one's my size, so not intending to flip. I'm interested in the ride quality,...
04-29-18, 03:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 852
Posted By prairie.dog

Specs from the 1980 catalog show that this combo...

Specs from the 1980 catalog show that this combo was used. Interesting choice I guess.
...
04-28-18, 07:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 852
Posted By prairie.dog

1980 Panasonic DX-3000 - Just picked it up, with PICS!!!

Picked up an '80 DX-3000 today. Scraping the house to prep it for painting so I've only had a chance to give it a quick once-over and take a few pics. Unfortunately the original owner stripped off...
04-23-18, 02:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,808
Posted By prairie.dog

Oh it's definitely n+1 :D. There's a bit more to...

Oh it's definitely n+1 :D. There's a bit more to it than that though. I started going down the road of upgrading my Casseroll. It was bought as a complete bike, and I'm pretty meh about the...
04-19-18, 07:50 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,808
Posted By prairie.dog

I'm trying :D but they haven't emailed back yet....

I'm trying :D but they haven't emailed back yet. Could be worst case scenario of fretting over whether I should buy a bike that isn't even available....
04-18-18, 12:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,808
Posted By prairie.dog

I'm glad a couple of you have voiced this opinion...

I'm glad a couple of you have voiced this opinion now. I feel the exact same way. I don't want the sluggishness of a purpose-built tourer. I also don't want to be hunched over and feeling every...
04-18-18, 12:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,808
Posted By prairie.dog

Don't get me wrong, I'd love to go bigger than...

Don't get me wrong, I'd love to go bigger than 28, but I think they'd suffice for the riding I'd do. No need for fenders or racks on this one. My Brompton is very capable of hauling all I need and is...
04-18-18, 11:14 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,808
Posted By prairie.dog

I think I agree with what you're saying. So long...

I think I agree with what you're saying. So long as the bikes geometry can roll with something more akin to this:

https://78.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lt4m910AZ11qdvnvk.jpg

rather than this:
...
04-17-18, 07:51 PM
Replies: 52,490
Views: 7,089,047
Posted By prairie.dog

1986 Trek Tri 500 - Reynolds 531 25.5" frame (I...

1986 Trek Tri 500 - Reynolds 531 25.5" frame (I texted the guy for size, replied back 26" C-T, but the catalog says largest size was 25.5). $250. I don't think he knows how nice if a bike he has,...
04-17-18, 06:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,808
Posted By prairie.dog

:thumb: I will definitely do if I decide to pull...

:thumb: I will definitely do if I decide to pull the trigger.
04-17-18, 06:49 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,808
Posted By prairie.dog

The thing is, i'm actually looking to get away...

The thing is, i'm actually looking to get away from the triple. My Salsa Casseroll has a triple and 9 speed cassette and I never, ever shift out the middle chainring.
04-17-18, 04:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,808
Posted By prairie.dog

that'sthe one! sorry, should've posted a pic

that'sthe one! sorry, should've posted a pic
04-17-18, 03:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,808
Posted By prairie.dog

Darn. I had seen some posts that mentioned...

Darn. I had seen some posts that mentioned DX-5000s together with some of the famous 80's sports tourers, like the Miyata 710. I'd also read that it would accept up to 28mm wheels without a sweat, so...
04-17-18, 02:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 652
Posted By prairie.dog

It ended up being too small for me and too large...

It ended up being too small for me and too large for my wife. Looked like a pretty bike, but if it doesn't fit...ya know.
04-17-18, 01:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,808
Posted By prairie.dog

Panasonic DX-5000 for the non-racer

So, there's an '87 DX-5000 going for $400 on my local CL, in my size. Fantastic condition, still has original 600 groupset. It's been up for over a week and I'd try to get them down a bit. I've read...
04-11-18, 02:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 652
Posted By prairie.dog

1980 Lotus Eclair - thoughts??

So, every bit of information about Lotus' seems to start in 1981. I have a chance at what looks to be a 1980 Lotus Eclair, (based on good intel: Eclair...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-07-18, 07:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 951
Posted By prairie.dog

I think this is exactly what we're going to do. I...

I think this is exactly what we're going to do. I agree. They're just awkward.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-07-18, 02:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 951
Posted By prairie.dog

Just picked them up, wanted to share a couple of...

Just picked them up, wanted to share a couple of pics!

As I suspected and hoped, paint is in pretty darn good shape. The red one, unfortunately, has lots of little crazing/cracking underneath the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-06-18, 11:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,609
Posted By prairie.dog

Bought my Brompton M6L-X from Bikes & Life. I...

Bought my Brompton M6L-X from Bikes & Life. I wasn't sure what to call them so I voted Bike Shop chain, and it was online. It was a 2016 demo model that I got for an unbeatable price.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-06-18, 10:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 951
Posted By prairie.dog

Will post some pics as soon as I get them!...

Will post some pics as soon as I get them! Picking up tomorrow. She's noted that these were custom builds so I'm hoping they're not super small or anything odd like that. She did emphasize that these...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-06-18, 08:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 951
Posted By prairie.dog

I've emailed Bike Friday, and I'll report back...

I've emailed Bike Friday, and I'll report back once I get the specs from them. In the meantime, does anyone have any idea what's going on with the handlebar stems? Not the softride suspension, but...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-05-18, 07:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 951
Posted By prairie.dog

Help ID Bike Friday

I need help ID'ing a Bike Friday (or two I suppose). Being sold locally by an older woman who bought them for her nephews to ride when they visited. They've moved on and they're sitting in her...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-05-18, 07:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,675
Posted By prairie.dog

Ergon GP3 on my Brompton, love 'em. I don't know...

Ergon GP3 on my Brompton, love 'em. I don't know what I'd be riding close enough to catch them on anything. :foo:
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-13-17, 03:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,080
Posted By prairie.dog

Mind if I ask how tall you are? I'm 5'9" and am...

Mind if I ask how tall you are? I'm 5'9" and am debating between M and H. How upright do you feel on the H, like Dutch, or not that drastic?
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-12-17, 02:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,080
Posted By prairie.dog

wait, I'm confused. Your profile says you own an...

wait, I'm confused. Your profile says you own an S6L-X, but you said your S bar bikes are non superlights. On another note, do you own multiple B's or have you sold and upgraded for each one?
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-12-17, 01:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,080
Posted By prairie.dog

Interesting! Why is that? Is it very hilly where...

Interesting! Why is that? Is it very hilly where you ride? I have one pretty long hill (~ 1/2 mile), which is pushing me toward the 6. I'm tempted by the 2 only for simplicy and cost, but I feel like...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-12-17, 12:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,080
Posted By prairie.dog

If you could do it over, how would you build your Brompton?

I see lots of people modding/upgrading their Bromptons. Ranging from $50 Ergon grips to a $1500+ Rohloff hub. If you could build your Brompton again, what would you choose to do right way, and what...
10-12-17, 11:37 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,971
Posted By prairie.dog

Agree with the others suggesting venting. I...

Agree with the others suggesting venting. I commuted with a Specialized rain jacket for a few years and in even moderately warm spring days, the inside of my jacket would be muggy and sweaty after...
10-12-17, 11:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,314
Posted By prairie.dog

After suffering through 3 winters with freezing...

After suffering through 3 winters with freezing toes I finally got a clue. Leather boots. I don't know why I didn't realize sooner. Some helpful members of this forum suggested a combo of wool...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-06-17, 03:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 11,582
Posted By prairie.dog

Thanks! I just might be in touch. I'm going to...

Thanks! I just might be in touch. I'm going to try to get in touch with a local owner to take one for test ride.


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Thanks for the in-depth response! those pictures are extremely helpful. I was...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-05-17, 03:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 11,582
Posted By prairie.dog

Brompton H vs M Versatility

So, I'm currently trying to determine the build I want for my first Brompton, and probably the biggest thing that's troubling me is whether to go H or M stem. I'm 5'10" ish, maybe a hair less, and...
Forum: Introductions
10-05-17, 01:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 677
Posted By prairie.dog

Hi from Kansas

Hi! Long time lurker here, finally jumping in. I have a 4 mile commute to work and it's pretty much my only time that I'm able to squeeze in rides, so it comprises about 95% of my cycling. Currently...
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