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Posted By bargainguy

MSRP $975. In a strong urban market, $350-400 in...

MSRP $975. In a strong urban market, $350-400 in good condition, less in rural and outlying areas.

Glad you rebuilt the Headshok. That would be the one thing on this bike that would make me...
09-18-21, 01:31 PM
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Posted By bargainguy

We've been here before. You might need to...

We've been here before. You might need to install a spacer with some combinations, but it should work.

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/591501-10-speeds-126mm-hub-success.html
07-19-21, 09:13 PM
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Posted By bargainguy

How attached are you to this bike? I've learned...

How attached are you to this bike? I've learned that trying to replace a suspension fork on an older 26er is problematic in both time and money.

The ideal is to find the original fork in NOS...
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Posted By bargainguy

I'd say more like $250 - 300 all tuned up and...

I'd say more like $250 - 300 all tuned up and ready to go. The Solstice sold for $250 minus bags & rack.
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Posted By bargainguy

Thanks. Problematic part-out of just the frame...

Thanks. Problematic part-out of just the frame with that 24" Presta valve front wheel, so if you do split it up, maybe sell the frame & wheels as a package. Otherwise it might be hard to find another...
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Posted By bargainguy

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1936x1296/terry1_ecdeece966fe5214161649897992eb362ba2b06f.jpg

Sure. These are nice frames with small people proportions in mind. I fixed up a...
06-04-21, 04:04 PM
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Posted By bargainguy

753 frame with a 531 fork, and detailed by a...

753 frame with a 531 fork, and detailed by a forumite? Doesn't get any better than that. Cheers!
06-03-21, 04:56 AM
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Posted By bargainguy

The problem is that if someone hacks your ebay...

The problem is that if someone hacks your ebay acccount, or if ebay itself gets hacked, instant access to your checking account. Again, no thanks.
06-02-21, 05:34 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,498
Posted By bargainguy

The advantage of ebay is selling to a global...

The advantage of ebay is selling to a global market.

The disadvantage of ebay is the opportunity to be defrauded by the global market.

The fee structure isn't my problem - it's the managed...
05-30-21, 09:34 AM
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Posted By bargainguy

The owner is a dedicated collector and a nice...

The owner is a dedicated collector and a nice guy. It's a real gem in an industrial area (Packard Ave, lots of manufacturing there).

I find the bike shop & museum much more interesting than the...
05-27-21, 09:01 AM
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Posted By bargainguy

'85 410 spec'd with Triomphe. It was new back...

'85 410 spec'd with Triomphe. It was new back then:

http://www.vintage-trek.com/images/trek/85TrekSport.pdf
05-26-21, 07:35 PM
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Posted By bargainguy

Now I remember that headbadge decal. It's the...

Now I remember that headbadge decal. It's the seat tube decal just below the top tube on the '84 460 / 560 / 660:

http://www.vintage-trek.com/images/trek/1984Trek1Racing.pdf
05-24-21, 07:31 AM
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Posted By bargainguy

Recently bought a bulk box of 25 PC-830 chains...

Recently bought a bulk box of 25 PC-830 chains for just under $200 at modernbike.

Surprised when a 3 ft. long box showed up at my door. When I opened it, found 25 chains had just been thrown in...
05-17-21, 05:06 PM
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Posted By bargainguy

About a decade ago, a neighbor approaches me and...

About a decade ago, a neighbor approaches me and says, hey, would you mind assembling a bike for me?

Radar goes up instantly. What kind of bike?

Amazon. I thought you could assemble it for me...
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Posted By bargainguy

When I read the title, thought it was going to be...

When I read the title, thought it was going to be a frame issue. Just a crank issue? No problem, that can be dealt with fairly easily, plenty on the used market to choose from.

25" frame hurting...
03-13-21, 10:59 AM
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Posted By bargainguy

Can't tell for sure, but it looks like 500 on the...

Can't tell for sure, but it looks like 500 on the chainstay protector.
03-12-21, 07:43 AM
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Posted By bargainguy

Hiatal hernia relates to the esophagus, not the...

Hiatal hernia relates to the esophagus, not the lower abdominal area.

The concern is for a right inguinal hernia, or if you prefer, a groin hernia. A weak spot develops in the abdominal wall and...
02-11-21, 02:23 PM
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Posted By bargainguy

Get a wrench on that tension bolt and dial in a...

Get a wrench on that tension bolt and dial in a little more sag. That helps alleviate the riding-on-a-brick feeling.

I know Brooks doesn't recommend detensioning a saddle when you're breaking it...
01-24-21, 10:45 AM
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Posted By bargainguy

I don't think the derailleur is the issue. If...

I don't think the derailleur is the issue. If the shift lever flops back when you apply tension, that's your problem. Missing parts? Not installed in correct order?
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Posted By bargainguy

Welcome. They're still around: ...

Welcome. They're still around:

https://paketabike.com/

If you go to the Intro forum and say hello to nine of your new friends in their posts, you can post pix, and we can see what you have.
...
12-16-20, 06:31 PM
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Posted By bargainguy

On p. 29 of the 2000 Cannondale catalog, we have...

On p. 29 of the 2000 Cannondale catalog, we have a pic of the bike with the white Saeco logo:

https://vintagecannondale.com/year/2000/2000.pdf

In addition, here's a link to a used bike with the...
12-15-20, 07:59 AM
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Posted By bargainguy

If anyone decides to sell on FB rather than just...

If anyone decides to sell on FB rather than just buy, something to keep in mind.

FB uses metrics to decide whether you're a worthy seller. For ex., if you don't respond to PM's, or if you respond...
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Views: 1,346
Posted By bargainguy

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1342/19jb1_4642a1368e6acd23d0e38afea638b93528c3c001.jpg

I had a 19" Jubilee Sport that I converted to singlespeed a few years ago. Sold...
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Posted By bargainguy

Welcome. It's impossible to give a valuation...

Welcome. It's impossible to give a valuation without more information and preferably photos. You'll need 10 posts total before you can post pix.

Going from memory, the 434 is one of the frames...
09-26-20, 12:54 PM
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Posted By bargainguy

Been awhile, but the ML swap was mostly classics,...

Been awhile, but the ML swap was mostly classics, balloon tire and cruiser bikes. Not much in the way of modern road stuff. There might be some there, but that's not what the swap is built around.
09-22-20, 07:34 AM
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Posted By bargainguy

All people make mistakes, all businesses make...

All people make mistakes, all businesses make mistakes.

What differentiates a business is how it responds to its own mistakes. That tells you how much they want, or don't want, your business in...
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Posted By bargainguy

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Yes, it's worth something. This is a later Argenta model I had a couple years...
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Posted By bargainguy

Depends. If you absolutely must have a NOS Trek...

Depends. If you absolutely must have a NOS Trek in the box, there probably aren't too many available.

But you have to consider what an '80 412 is worth. Even in cherry condition, $375-400 is...
06-16-20, 07:47 AM
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Posted By bargainguy

Welcome. You need a paid membership to sell in...

Welcome. You need a paid membership to sell in the classified section, it's not free.
06-04-20, 12:05 PM
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Posted By bargainguy

Go stealth mode with no decals, and have people...

Go stealth mode with no decals, and have people guess what it is.
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Posted By bargainguy

Round tube aluminum Trek frame with a cromoly...

Round tube aluminum Trek frame with a cromoly fork, $75-100, assuming no dings, dents or other issues. Adjust upwards for pandemic pricing if applicable in your area.
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Posted By bargainguy

I can see Exage on the crank, so I'm assuming...

I can see Exage on the crank, so I'm assuming it's the full group. In that case, '93, not '95, as the '93 had Exage whereas '94 onward switched to STX:
...
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Posted By bargainguy

That's the original Park TS-2 with accessory tray...

That's the original Park TS-2 with accessory tray and tensiometer.

About $150 for the stand and tray. Another $50 for the tensiometer - new they're around $80.
05-12-20, 07:31 PM
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Posted By bargainguy

I'm vertically challenged at 5'4. I played around...

I'm vertically challenged at 5'4. I played around with 165's and 170's on road bikes until I found folding bikes, and decided to experiment with much shorter cranks. My purpose was twofold: shorter...
05-05-20, 08:37 AM
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Posted By bargainguy

Welcome. There are two issues: stuck seatpost and...

Welcome. There are two issues: stuck seatpost and BB/crank.

Rather than removing the BB so you can spray WD40 through the seat tube, I'd start with Kroil instead of WD40. Dribble at the seatpost...
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Posted By bargainguy

Could be an '85 ST400: ...

Could be an '85 ST400: https://vintagecannondale.com/year/1985/1985.pdf
04-29-20, 07:12 AM
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Posted By bargainguy

Yes. I like short cranks too, and there are...

Yes. I like short cranks too, and there are alternatives to T/A in 160mm. That makes BB matching a lot easier.

One person who shortens cranks is Mark Stonich. I've had him shorten a couple...
04-19-20, 10:48 AM
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Posted By bargainguy

First thing is to file a police report. That...

First thing is to file a police report. That gets everything going as far as insurance claims etc. Without it, not much documentation that it happened.

Second, make sure you're physically OK. ...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-14-20, 06:18 PM
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Posted By bargainguy

Don't buy it. Reasoning: Never buy into...

Don't buy it. Reasoning: Never buy into problems.

Tern has a horrible record of frame failures on their regular folders. Seems they use the public as a beta tester instead of sound R&D. Not...
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Posted By bargainguy

Some folks will also want a 1-1/8" threadless...

Some folks will also want a 1-1/8" threadless headset over a 1" quill stem, a CF fork as mentioned, and something other than Merlin's press-fit BB. If you're into classics with the quill stem, tho,...
02-27-20, 08:06 AM
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Posted By bargainguy

Serotta relaunch

https://www.bicycleretailer.com/retail-news/2020/02/20/serotta-will-relaunch-his-bike-brand-spring#.XlfMDWhKiUk

Looks like Ben is avoiding the direct-to-consumer model: "...for the most part, we...
01-31-20, 08:00 AM
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Posted By bargainguy

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Cannondale Black Lightning. I added the gold chain and bottle cage.
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Posted By bargainguy

$50 is about right. Extra stops and bosses are a...

$50 is about right. Extra stops and bosses are a plus.
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Posted By bargainguy

The best thing you can do when you're considering...

The best thing you can do when you're considering a bike is to go ride it. That will tell you which bike speaks to you and which one doesn't, and it helps you define what exactly you're looking for....
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Posted By bargainguy

Ebay asking prices don't reflect real-world...

Ebay asking prices don't reflect real-world pricing, only the whim of the seller, as sellers can ask any price they want.

Follow that auction and see what it actually sells for, or better yet, do...
12-17-19, 09:16 AM
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Views: 1,330
Posted By bargainguy

Frank Berto RIP

https://www.renehersecycles.com/frank-berto-we-will-miss-you/

Sad news from Bicycle Quarterly. Frank was one of those writers who broke things down in a way that was easily understandable.
11-17-19, 08:23 AM
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Views: 8,964
Posted By bargainguy

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1936x1296/int1_e554cb523270982e4fb8e3bcc1fff0d1b878b55a.jpg

I still have this '71 International. As far as I can tell, it has the original...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-15-19, 07:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,149
Posted By bargainguy

The 5-speed hub is a bit finicky about...

The 5-speed hub is a bit finicky about adjustment, and on an older model, might have quite a few miles. If the hub is on its way out, that would be the biggest expense to service or replace.

When...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-09-19, 08:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,864
Posted By bargainguy

I went back and re-read your original post. It...

I went back and re-read your original post. It seems you were ordering a new bike out of frustration with the LBS not wanting to regear your last one. When you start from that mindset - I'm gonna...
11-01-19, 10:54 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 14,966
Posted By bargainguy

I used to commute to work at 3:30 am, well before...

I used to commute to work at 3:30 am, well before the sun came up.

One morning while I was stopped at a red light, a car pulled up directly alongside me and the passenger side window slowly...
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