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09-26-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 393
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
Replies: 139
Views: 6,095
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...
Replies: 8
Views: 356
Posted By bargainguy

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Yes, it's worth something. This is a later Argenta model I had a couple years...
Replies: 31
Views: 1,857
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
Replies: 15
Views: 656
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
Replies: 20
Views: 945
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.
Replies: 9
Views: 408
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.
Replies: 4
Views: 1,024
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:
...
Replies: 9
Views: 419
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
Replies: 65
Views: 3,899
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
Replies: 3
Views: 189
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...
Replies: 5
Views: 284
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
Replies: 15
Views: 596
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
Replies: 22
Views: 1,210
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
Replies: 4
Views: 967
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...
Replies: 17
Views: 948
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
Replies: 5
Views: 612
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
Replies: 76
Views: 3,931
Posted By bargainguy

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Cannondale Black Lightning. I added the gold chain and bottle cage.
Replies: 18
Views: 864
Posted By bargainguy

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

$50 is about right. Extra stops and bosses are a plus.
Replies: 16
Views: 828
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....
Replies: 13
Views: 1,090
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
Replies: 16
Views: 990
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
Replies: 136
Views: 6,517
Posted By bargainguy

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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: 1,863
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: 1,377
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: 13,515
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...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-29-19, 05:08 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 41,239
Posted By bargainguy

As a BF customer, I really don't care what Alan's...

As a BF customer, I really don't care what Alan's schedule is, how many days he takes off, or whether he works from home. As long as production hums along smoothly, it doesn't matter.

If the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-01-19, 10:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,657
Posted By bargainguy

It's a decent price. Even with the introduction...

It's a decent price. Even with the introduction of the B75, it's not that easy to find used Brommies under a grand in the US market. The fact that it's the 6-speed variant is a plus for resale value....
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-04-19, 08:19 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,187
Posted By bargainguy

Have you been to the Eugene HQ? Not a big place,...

Have you been to the Eugene HQ? Not a big place, and barely enough room to manufacture and assemble bikes, much less trailers. So I would be very surprised if any trailer manufacture went on there...
07-18-19, 10:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,134
Posted By bargainguy

Those look like Sora shifters to me, not RSX. ...

Those look like Sora shifters to me, not RSX. Sora has the thumb lever, RSX doesn't. 7-speed RSX had blue decals, 8-speed had gray.

Could you do it? Sure. Might need to spread the rear...
Replies: 594
Views: 215,476
Posted By bargainguy

The Bonus Basket

This is an idea I wish I had thought of years ago: The Bonus Basket. I stock it with items I might want if purchasing a bike: bottles and cages, multitools, a patch kit, leg straps, bells, bottle...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-11-19, 08:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,062
Posted By bargainguy

Met him in 2015 at an event called Bicycle Art...

Met him in 2015 at an event called Bicycle Art Meets Form in High Point, NC. He was one of four framebuilders who were invited to display one of their bikes in an art gallery setting to coincide with...
06-05-19, 08:32 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,043
Posted By bargainguy

First mechanical change I'd make: Replace the...

First mechanical change I'd make: Replace the downtube shifters with barcons. Keeping a hand on the handlebar as I shift is important when I start carrying any kind of load up front. Helps steady the...
Replies: 12
Views: 1,272
Posted By bargainguy

Custom builder is a plus, but a big minus for me...

Custom builder is a plus, but a big minus for me is that this looks like a 70's frame designed around centerpulls, with a cable hanger coming off the seatpost binder bolt. I hate that arrangement on...
05-31-19, 07:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 860
Posted By bargainguy

For him, or for her?

Sold this 70's TdF today and had a head-scratcher to go along with it. Curious if anyone's had a similar experience. I've sold a lot of bikes, and I always pay attention to what's going on with my...
Replies: 9
Views: 854
Posted By bargainguy

Frame is Reynolds 531. Drivetrain should be...

Frame is Reynolds 531. Drivetrain should be SunTour Alpha 5000, can't tell from the pix.

Around here, the market for steel bikes is soft. If it were in really nice condition with all new...
Replies: 14
Views: 1,403
Posted By bargainguy

I just sold this one for $399 a few weeks ago. A...

I just sold this one for $399 a few weeks ago. A data point regarding your <$157 valuation.
...
Replies: 4
Views: 678
Posted By bargainguy

Looks like a mid-80's Super I had recently. Mix...

Looks like a mid-80's Super I had recently. Mix of Triomphe and NR. Tubing was SL if memory serves.
...
05-26-19, 10:46 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,610
Posted By bargainguy

There doesn't have to be physical contact between...

There doesn't have to be physical contact between the drivers, their vehicles and a defenseless cyclist for a crime to be committed. Simply pulling up alongside a cyclist at speed and trying to...
05-21-19, 01:06 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 9,630
Posted By bargainguy

Today, I had someone take an Uber to my house to...

Today, I had someone take an Uber to my house to get a bike. Put bike in said Uber and off they went. The new normal.

I see the market as soft, but it doesn't impact me. Lots of people selling...
05-21-19, 07:26 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 9,630
Posted By bargainguy

This is where I love the Craigslist anonymous...

This is where I love the Craigslist anonymous email responder, as I don't list a contact number. All my bikes are posted with terms, and in those terms is "no offers or trades please." So if...
Replies: 7
Views: 2,906
Posted By bargainguy

26ers don't get much love these days since the...

26ers don't get much love these days since the start of the 29er craze. Resale value is as low as it's ever been. Only exception I can think of is classic Stumpjumpers, those seem to be getting...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-31-19, 09:56 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 11,393
Posted By bargainguy

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Forum: Folding Bikes
12-13-17, 11:23 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,306
Posted By bargainguy

In your pic, the red circle is the top of the...

In your pic, the red circle is the top of the barrel adjuster. In order going down from the barrel adjuster, we have the barrel adjuster lock, open threads, then the indicator chain going into the...
03-15-17, 06:31 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 14,846
Posted By bargainguy

I'll add my Volpe to the one posted by noglider. ...

I'll add my Volpe to the one posted by noglider. Just picked this up last winter for $150 including everything you see here except the C-dale rear panniers and h-bar bag (had those before). Even...
Replies: 7
Views: 2,859
Posted By bargainguy

Sac bike kitchen? That was a nice donation! ...

Sac bike kitchen? That was a nice donation!

Does $700-800 sound about right? Early Trek monocoque was a solid ride if not particularly light for today's standards. Like the 8-sp D/A + Flite...
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