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Posted By tmh657

You can get the shifter repaired....

You can get the shifter repaired. https://www.facebook.com/search/top?q=shimano%20sti%20shifter%20repair I have had several shifters brought back to life by this guy.
08-12-20, 05:41 PM
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Posted By tmh657

Shimano 105/5600 group set- 10 speed

SOLD... plus actual shipping cost. This group came off a Look 566 carbon frame that was getting a new Ultegra group. The bike was a garage queen before being ridden for 8 months so the entire group...
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Posted By tmh657

If I saw this on the side of the road I would...

If I saw this on the side of the road I would say, "hey look a Trek". Then when I got real close to it I would come to my senses and keep going. As mentioned it may have a little value but if I...
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Posted By tmh657

^This. It begs for 11 speed. If I was in love...

^This. It begs for 11 speed. If I was in love with the frame I would buy the bike, sell the parts and an r8000 group would go on it. Like in my photo. Bought that bike with original 9 speed Ultegra...
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Posted By tmh657

I sold a 1990 Trek 520 in Sept 2013 for $600 on...

I sold a 1990 Trek 520 in Sept 2013 for $600 on the bay. It literally looked new, a garage queen for sure. The price you mention for a local sale does seem a bit high but.... I have sold a bunch of...
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Posted By tmh657

What's going on with the saddle? Not a huge...

What's going on with the saddle? Not a huge factor since it's a personal fit item but the rest of the bike is so clean and right so the saddle kind of detracts. Where and how do you plan on selling...
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Posted By tmh657

I used to keep really good records of what I...

I used to keep really good records of what I bought and sold. When it was worth the time. I sold this entire group with wheels locally for $250 in Sep 2009. I had heard wild stories of it fetching...
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Posted By tmh657

Bummer Sloar. I have not ridden an LT, lots of...

Bummer Sloar. I have not ridden an LT, lots of other steel Serottas but would like to put a leg over the LT. I don't see a lot of them and when I do find one in my size it's $$$$. The part that sucks...
05-19-20, 12:37 PM
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Posted By tmh657

Nothing against the OP in particular but some...

Nothing against the OP in particular but some buyers do become a royal PITA and must be sent to Siberia bidding land. I have items for sale on ebay with all BIN prices, make offer. Buyer gives like a...
05-19-20, 12:10 PM
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Posted By tmh657

Yes it was a smokin deal and my size. It sold...

Yes it was a smokin deal and my size. It sold fast.
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Posted By tmh657

I live in OC and the market was hot enough when I...

I live in OC and the market was hot enough when I was flipping starting about 2008 for 6 or 7 years. Not SF or Portland hot but people spent $$ on vintage steel bikes. Buy the bike for $100, put a...
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Posted By tmh657

OP, still need to know your location as it makes...

OP, still need to know your location as it makes a BIG difference. See rjhammett's bike that sold for $275. Hate to be a naysayer but the OP's bike would do well at $200- $225 unless he is VERY...
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Posted By tmh657

Yep. Need detailed photos and your location. 25"...

Yep. Need detailed photos and your location. 25" frame on CL, very big size is a hard sell. In case you haven't heard the market is really soft. If it's been sitting since 1984 it will need a...
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Posted By tmh657

^This. I had a Bianchi with EL OS go through my...

^This. I had a Bianchi with EL OS go through my hands but was too small. Some day. If the frame fits build it the way you like without regard to what it's worth or the price of the parts and enjoy.
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Posted By tmh657

One of them is easy to identify. The other is a...

One of them is easy to identify. The other is a complete mystery. I think you may have left out some pertinent info. Welcome.
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Posted By tmh657

Love the color. This is the kind of bike I would...

Love the color. This is the kind of bike I would want to hang up in my office and roll around the block once in a while at lunch time. It's my size too!!!....
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Posted By tmh657

Yep. It might hurt for a moment but the agonizing...

Yep. It might hurt for a moment but the agonizing pain of selling bikes/parts for cheap on CL can last for days. If I have a bike with little value but you can ride it it goes to the curb with a FREE...
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Posted By tmh657

So as the saying goes, "I lose money on every...

So as the saying goes, "I lose money on every sale but make up for it in volume". You are adhering to one of the business principles that are often used. :foo:
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Posted By tmh657

I guess I will be keeping my Tommasini frame for...

I guess I will be keeping my Tommasini frame for a VERY long time. That is fine since it rides great but had no idea the $$ amounts had dropped that far.

OP, love that color.
12-08-19, 07:39 AM
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Posted By tmh657

Remove This From Your Refrigerator Immediately

Spam from Bike Forums? I think this is a first and really sucks unless BF got hacked. Got an e mail from Bike Forums this morning with the title above. Lots of words about weight loss and avoiding...
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Posted By tmh657

Edit the post and delete any language regarding...

Edit the post and delete any language regarding selling. Leave request for valuation. Or, as suggested the mods will come around and do their thing.
11-30-19, 07:02 PM
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Posted By tmh657

This was mentioned already above in the ebay ad....

This was mentioned already above in the ebay ad. Here's the Craig's ad. Local to me.Vintage French Gitane Tour de France Bike Frame/Fork -...
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Posted By tmh657

As usual, it depends. Plenty of info in the...

As usual, it depends. Plenty of info in the stickies for reading so I won't repeat it. To maximize profit take off the Brooks saddle and put a cheap xyz on there. It's a personal fit item and it...
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Posted By tmh657

Indeed. Even my friends who want to come by and...

Indeed. Even my friends who want to come by and drop off a bike for a tune up, easy money but I ask when ya coming over- tonight is the answer. That is just too vague for me. I am already older and...
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Posted By tmh657

Spot on observation. I don't actively seek bikes...

Spot on observation. I don't actively seek bikes to flip anymore but I have friends and they tell their friends I can sell bikes. They ask me to sell something for them and what it might be worth....
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Posted By tmh657

Exactly. There are plenty of potential buyers...

Exactly. There are plenty of potential buyers that have no idea how STI shifters works or that the FD will move the chain from the small ring to the big one, and back.

This is just a strange...
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Posted By tmh657

Indeed.

Indeed.
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Posted By tmh657

You will want to take a look here>...

You will want to take a look here> https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage-bicycles-whats-worth-appraisals/489127-read-first-c-v-valuations-forum-guidelines.html

Very informative.
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Posted By tmh657

if they are stuck then money would need to come...

if they are stuck then money would need to come my way to take it. Not literally but a year ago I had to resort to lye to "melt" out a seat post in an RB-1. Never, Never, Never, Never, Never, Never,...
09-14-19, 12:11 PM
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Posted By tmh657

Yep. Flag it. Enough flags and it will be pulled.

Yep. Flag it. Enough flags and it will be pulled.
09-12-19, 02:41 PM
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Posted By tmh657

It will start again soon with the election cycle...

It will start again soon with the election cycle coming up. FB brings out the "I am right and you are wrong" debate among people I am friends with and I don't think I want to see that again. Last...
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Posted By tmh657

I have not read all the words in all of your...

I have not read all the words in all of your threads. There is no magic formula for gaining instant knowledge about vintage bikes from a bike forum. It's like school. You go and learn, it takes time....
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Posted By tmh657

Catalogs can be found online. I have had several...

Catalogs can be found online. I have had several of these go through my hands. I had one in this color and it looks nice. It's a nice rider. More pics, details, location needed for accurate value....
08-25-19, 05:26 PM
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Posted By tmh657

P bucket may as well be ransom ware. People have...

P bucket may as well be ransom ware. People have to make a living, so be it. I have moved on and my images are on a hard drive somewhere.
08-25-19, 05:00 PM
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Posted By tmh657

I won't spend the money for King Ti cages. Never...

I won't spend the money for King Ti cages. Never used the stainless version. VO Moderniste. 34 grams.
...
08-22-19, 05:22 PM
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Posted By tmh657

What is the rear spacing? HT length please.

What is the rear spacing? HT length please.
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Posted By tmh657

^This. If the seller can't answer questions to...

^This. If the seller can't answer questions to your satisfaction just let it go. Not worth the hassle.
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Posted By tmh657

Holy . That is depressing. I am glad I don't...

Holy . That is depressing. I am glad I don't buy bikes to flip anymore. I do have fond memories of the Trek 720's, Miyata 1000's etc that made some tidy profits.
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Posted By tmh657

Does it look like this? This is a cool bike. ...

Does it look like this? This is a cool bike.

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1183/screen_shot_2019_08_20_at_2_20_08_pm_79e465bfbd37c4be31c4f67944a769eb88a004ec.jpg
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Posted By tmh657

As usual it depends. You say it has 11 speed...

As usual it depends. You say it has 11 speed Shimano Ultegra and 105 with magic wheels. Is it all Ultegra with 1 part being 105 or the other way around? Also what in the world are magic wheels?...
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Posted By tmh657

In 1985 the Trek 770 was Pink with Campy parts....

In 1985 the Trek 770 was Pink with Campy parts. http://www.vintage-trek.com/images/trek/85TrekRacing.pdf
Here is the entire website. Vintage Trek Bikes- Information on Steel Road Bicycles made by...
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Posted By tmh657

Nice paint on that frame. Not too wild but...

Nice paint on that frame. Not too wild but colorful enough.
08-04-19, 04:54 PM
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Posted By tmh657

VINTAGE NOVARA...

VINTAGE NOVARA TRIONFOhttps://orangecounty.craigslist.org/bik/d/santa-ana-vintage-novara-tronfio/6932087888.html

Isn't this basically an Ironman? Seems like a decent...
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Posted By tmh657

It does have a custom cassette and convenient...

It does have a custom cassette and convenient brakes. Inconvenient brakes are not so good. :eek:
07-30-19, 08:18 PM
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Posted By tmh657

I would want that if it was my size, and less...

I would want that if it was my size, and less money. In my neighborhood as well.
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Posted By tmh657

You will enjoy riding the Bianchi because it is...

You will enjoy riding the Bianchi because it is Celeste. I can't comment on the Miyata as every one I have ridden was much later, (late 80's) but the top models did ride very well. I had this Bianchi...
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Posted By tmh657

I have seen something similar to this at the curb...

I have seen something similar to this at the curb with a "Free" sign on it. I kept walking. YMMV.
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Posted By tmh657

Ah yes. The elusive tark bike. It was about 5...

Ah yes. The elusive tark bike. It was about 5 years ago an early 80's Super Pista was up for sale on CL near me for $500. It was gone in an hour. I was bummed as well since it was my size.
07-18-19, 03:14 PM
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Posted By tmh657

Another.

Another.
07-13-19, 07:37 AM
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Posted By tmh657

Price drop.

Price drop.
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