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04-14-19, 10:17 AM
Replies: 30
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Posted By Thumpic

Old thread; still funny as s*&! I have flipped...

Old thread; still funny as s*&! I have flipped dozens of these and NEVER found a loose or even suspect joint. I found this old thread because I got another Technium today to flip. First Olympian for...
01-19-19, 05:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 292
Posted By Thumpic

Is this a Suntour derailleur? RV?

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/600x450/rv_rd_db795e88a162c86f783421332d319c8aa1cc5207.jpg
Replies: 11
Views: 879
Posted By Thumpic

That bike is large for you. Your stand over...

That bike is large for you. Your stand over picture is with flat tires. You can add at least an inch in lack of clearance with good tires. Too large is a personal preferance. I predict that in an...
01-15-19, 01:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 43,874
Posted By Thumpic

This is a resource, not a TV channel. Old...

This is a resource, not a TV channel. Old threads are great for mining info; I love them!!
01-15-19, 09:35 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 43,874
Posted By Thumpic

And why is this relevant?

And why is this relevant?
01-08-19, 04:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,328
Posted By Thumpic

https://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-Vintage-Medici-ALE-W...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-Vintage-Medici-ALE-Water-Bottle-for-Pro-Strada-Gran-Turismo-Made-In-Italy/292588202262 not mine; just interesting.
01-08-19, 04:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,328
Posted By Thumpic

Seems like people are lioning up to make bad...

Seems like people are lioning up to make bad jokes.
01-08-19, 03:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,328
Posted By Thumpic

That's it!!!!!

That's it!!!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 693
Posted By Thumpic

If I part this out; what is a reasonable price...

If I part this out; what is a reasonable price for the frame??
Replies: 7
Views: 693
Posted By Thumpic

Is it the Sante' group?

Is it the Sante' group?
01-07-19, 10:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,328
Posted By Thumpic

What is this logo??

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1260x2000/bottle_9__da29698988aaf90e35d797d1d680ca4a4a10c678.jpg
Replies: 7
Views: 693
Posted By Thumpic

1988 Schwinn Circuit....mish mash??

I don't think anything is original; still a great frame though.https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1299/img_0246_6b77dc91c9d3697d365b41bd3cbbcfb745b6d0d8.jpg...
Replies: 15
Views: 3,206
Posted By Thumpic

Beat paint, rust, mis-matched tires...50 - 60...

Beat paint, rust, mis-matched tires...50 - 60 bucks as-is. Would flip for $150; maybe.
Replies: 14
Views: 775
Posted By Thumpic

I'm guessing somebody tightened the wrong side of...

I'm guessing somebody tightened the wrong side of the original seatbolt and stripped out the "keyed" nut. Pretty common mistake; oddball remedy. :)
Replies: 14
Views: 775
Posted By Thumpic

For being so unpopular now; they were on...

For being so unpopular now; they were on thousands of bikes BITD. I've probably flipped 50 bikes in the last 10 years that had biopace.
Replies: 14
Views: 775
Posted By Thumpic

Probably not protective covering; more like...

Probably not protective covering; more like failed bar tape.
Replies: 9
Views: 1,502
Posted By Thumpic

Y'all are acting like there's a pic.....?

Y'all are acting like there's a pic.....?
10-09-17, 09:02 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 10,065
Posted By Thumpic

it's not important at all until that day when it...

it's not important at all until that day when it is. :eek:
Replies: 18
Views: 1,280
Posted By Thumpic

When I relist bikes I always change the "profile"...

When I relist bikes I always change the "profile" pic that buyers see. Many folks won't look at revised ads with the same pic.
Replies: 18
Views: 1,695
Posted By Thumpic

This; but double.

This; but double.
Replies: 2
Views: 438
Posted By Thumpic

And it's BIG!

And it's BIG!
Replies: 6
Views: 661
Posted By Thumpic

$50 if they are blue. Twice that if they aren't.

$50 if they are blue. Twice that if they aren't.
Replies: 4
Views: 661
Posted By Thumpic

You must assume that you can't move the seat...

You must assume that you can't move the seat post. Parts bike only; beat parts at that. $50 or pass.....
Replies: 10
Views: 1,467
Posted By Thumpic

I would have been all over that for $50!

I would have been all over that for $50!
07-31-17, 10:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 734
Posted By Thumpic

You install the front derailleur in the correct...

You install the front derailleur in the correct position, you install the cable correctly, and beyond that there is no real cable adjustment. You simply set the derailleur travel with the limit...
07-31-17, 10:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 734
Posted By Thumpic

Yes it's similar, except there is no hard stop in...

Yes it's similar, except there is no hard stop in any direction. There is just the one obvious detent at about 15° as you described.
07-31-17, 07:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 734
Posted By Thumpic

Thanks, but the lever is on correctly.

Thanks, but the lever is on correctly.
07-31-17, 07:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 734
Posted By Thumpic

It is the front derailleur … There are no cable ...

It is the front derailleur … There are no cable adjustments.
07-30-17, 07:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 734
Posted By Thumpic

105 front shifter issue...

I have a 105 front downtube shifter with issues. It seems to have one "detent" and no real stops to its' travel either direction. When the shifter is in its one detented (is that a word?)...
Replies: 13
Views: 3,891
Posted By Thumpic

These are 2 different bikes........??

These are 2 different bikes........??
Replies: 21
Views: 1,308
Posted By Thumpic

I have flipped several hundred bikes and have...

I have flipped several hundred bikes and have never had one with FFS. I guess they didn't sell well down here. Everything I've ever read says to run away from these. I will blindly concur...:)
...
Replies: 4
Views: 979
Posted By Thumpic

Looks like it needs tires, but $250-300 is about...

Looks like it needs tires, but $250-300 is about right. It's hard to tell from 2 pics; but if it's as nice as it looks (and you're patient) you could possibly get more.
Replies: 21
Views: 1,308
Posted By Thumpic

Buy both. Rehab both. Ride both. Sell the one you...

Buy both. Rehab both. Ride both. Sell the one you don't like. If you buy carefully and do good work; you'll break even (at least).

I'm a Panasonic guy but that one is the bottom feeder of the line...
06-05-17, 09:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 474
Posted By Thumpic

I have already reassembled the hubs with the ...

I have already reassembled the hubs with the dust caps back where they came from. I believe they pressed two different cups into the hub; realizing the error they used different dust caps.
06-04-17, 12:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 474
Posted By Thumpic

What is up with this 105 front hub?

What is up with this 105 front hub? The dust caps are different sizes and the races in the hubs are pressed in different depths. Is this a screwup and their remedy was different size dust cups? ...
06-04-17, 11:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 653
Posted By Thumpic

That was my first thought, but the dust caps are...

That was my first thought, but the dust caps are obviously factory and unaltered. Can't imagine they would do that to remedy a mfg error.
06-04-17, 10:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 653
Posted By Thumpic

I know this is an aging thread, but I have a...

I know this is an aging thread, but I have a question that fits this post. Are some 105 front hubs not symmetrical? I am rebuilding one and the dust cap/retainers are obviously different dimensions?...
04-21-17, 11:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 644
Posted By Thumpic

2. This is in pieces.

2. This is in pieces.
04-21-17, 08:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 644
Posted By Thumpic

Suntour index power control....Help!!

Everything I can find says that the indexing ring cartridge cannot be disassembled. Wrong. It came apart in my hands and now I can't figure out the order in which it reassembles. I cannot find any...
04-21-17, 08:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,182
Posted By Thumpic

I know this is an elderly thread; but here we go....

I know this is an elderly thread; but here we go. Everything I can find says that the indexing ring cannot be disassembled. Wrong. It came apart in my hands and now I can't figure out the order in...
Replies: 16
Views: 731
Posted By Thumpic

Somebody else could use some manners and decorum...

Somebody else could use some manners and decorum too...
Replies: 16
Views: 731
Posted By Thumpic

I don't think I was low balled; just a very odd...

I don't think I was low balled; just a very odd turn of events....it's a $200 bike on it's best day...I hope he buys more of my bikes.....
Replies: 16
Views: 731
Posted By Thumpic

https://memphis.craigslist.org/bik/6083270545.html...

https://memphis.craigslist.org/bik/6083270545.html

same bike; yesterday...
Replies: 16
Views: 731
Posted By Thumpic

not my bike; anymore........I'll explain after...

not my bike; anymore........I'll explain after more input.....
Replies: 16
Views: 731
Posted By Thumpic

What do you think of this bike and price??

https://memphis.craigslist.org/bik/6082366618.html
04-06-17, 04:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 608
Posted By Thumpic

me too!! Mine is yellow/black and rides like a...

me too!! Mine is yellow/black and rides like a dream....
Replies: 11
Views: 959
Posted By Thumpic

https://youtu.be/rfAbZlqQ68o

https://youtu.be/rfAbZlqQ68o
Replies: 5
Views: 621
Posted By Thumpic

They are both completely rideable but need...

They are both completely rideable but need overhauling… I gave $100 bill for both of them...pics to follow when temperatures above 30° and sun is out
Replies: 5
Views: 621
Posted By Thumpic

Club Fuji and Trek 1400

One owner, well-maintained, always garage kept… Ballpark value?
11-06-16, 02:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 414
Posted By Thumpic

Dia-compe brake hoods starting to get sticky...

I've got a nice Raleigh Team USA that I'm rehabbing. The hoods look great, however they are juuuust starting to get that sticky feeling which is usually the first step towards disintegration. I've...
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