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Posted By katsup

No idea about Connecticut, but I'd try to get...

No idea about Connecticut, but I'd try to get $200 in my market. This is assuming the bike is ready to ride with NO issues. If it sits awhile (~1 month) I may take $150, but I'd list it at $220 to...
04-14-21, 01:16 PM
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Posted By katsup

This frame also has a name on it in case anyone...

This frame also has a name on it in case anyone recognizes it. Note sure if was added after the fact or by the manufacture.
...
04-14-21, 01:00 PM
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Posted By katsup

Dylansbob Thanks, I was guessing 1988 or 89 by...

Dylansbob Thanks, I was guessing 1988 or 89 by the biopace chainrings. T-Mar confirmed it to be 1989.

T-Mar Thank you very much! I have a beat up 88 XT bike that will soon lose all it's parts for...
04-14-21, 09:09 AM
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Posted By katsup

Nashbar 8000 DTX Mountain Bike

I couldn't resist picking up this frame when I saw it for sale locally a few weeks ago. I haven't been able to find anything about this bike online so hoping that someone has seen this bike before...
04-11-21, 09:25 AM
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Posted By katsup

I'm about 6'1.5" and also ride a 58cm frame...

I'm about 6'1.5" and also ride a 58cm frame comfortably.

Long Haul Trucker has been discontinued by Surly in favor of the Disc Trucker. Manufactures have been phasing out rim brake bikes for...
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Posted By katsup

Bicycle blue book is not reliable with real life...

Bicycle blue book is not reliable with real life prices. They are a company that buys and sells after all.

We really need to see photos of the bike and even then, market varies by location. Make...
04-05-21, 11:03 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,543
Posted By katsup

You did not list the price, but if the Trek 700...

You did not list the price, but if the Trek 700 is cheap, buy and ride. The front brake may need adjustment at the very least.

If you get into the sport, you will learn what you want in a bicycle...
04-04-21, 11:05 PM
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Posted By katsup

You were 3 days to late.

You were 3 days to late.
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Posted By katsup

If it is tuned up, $120 in my market.

If it is tuned up, $120 in my market.
04-04-21, 03:39 PM
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Posted By katsup

At your budget, you'll be in the hard tail...

At your budget, you'll be in the hard tail category. Any bike shop brand should be good, but you can ask here to narrow down options. What do your local shops carry? More importantly, what can...
04-03-21, 10:27 PM
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Posted By katsup

Look at the used market. The Soma prices on...

Look at the used market. The Soma prices on Nashbar were them clearing out the hard the sell sizes. If you check, those are out of stuck anyway, they just didn't remove the place holder so who...
04-03-21, 08:22 PM
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Posted By katsup

You did not mention if you wanted used, new or...

You did not mention if you wanted used, new or have a budget.

Soma has the Pescadero frame in stock for the 56 and 58cm sizes. They announced in their newsletter last month that they hope to have...
04-02-21, 04:01 PM
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Views: 467
Posted By katsup

No trouble with the Juin Tech R1 brakes with 3400...

No trouble with the Juin Tech R1 brakes with 3400 miles, but I don't ride in bad weather. I am still on the stock brake pads, but have some organic on the shelf waiting for when they are needed. They...
04-02-21, 03:17 PM
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Posted By katsup

Any bike store brand. If you look at the name on...

Any bike store brand. If you look at the name on the parts you can tell by the model how good the bike will be (if original parts).


Shopping used takes a lot of time to find the right bike....
04-02-21, 03:06 PM
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Posted By katsup

The Northrock is my favorite option, but also the...

The Northrock is my favorite option, but also the most expensive. Maybe offer less and try to negotiate? Make sure it is your size!

The hardrock frame is too expensive and you don't have the...
04-01-21, 11:04 PM
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Posted By katsup

The Raleigh and CCM are lower end bikes. Look...

The Raleigh and CCM are lower end bikes. Look for models with parts that say Deore. This is Shimano's mid range group and all are good.

Deore
Deore LX
Deore DX
Deore XT
XTR <-- These will be...
03-31-21, 08:32 AM
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Posted By katsup

Just last night I saw the exact same roadmaster...

Just last night I saw the exact same roadmaster as the OP's in front of a bike shop for free. It got me to stop, the fork wasn't bent, but not worth even getting out of my car for.
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Views: 433
Posted By katsup

Here is an example. 80% of the time, bikes like...

Here is an example. 80% of the time, bikes like this are in medium.
https://losangeles.craigslist.org/sfv/bik/d/sunland-gary-fisher-mountain-bike/7299056053.html ...
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Posted By katsup

Interesting, medium (17-18") tend to be one of...

Interesting, medium (17-18") tend to be one of the more common sizes I see around here.
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Posted By katsup

Is it a competition in your household to buy the...

Is it a competition in your household to buy the best or have the most bikes? Just wait for the nicer stuff, they were easier to find pre covid but they are out there.
03-29-21, 12:13 PM
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Views: 1,543
Posted By katsup

You can post links (once you have 10 posts) to...

You can post links (once you have 10 posts) to this board and we can give you our opinion as well.

Where are you located? Some of us like to search and make recommendations.
Forum: Touring
03-28-21, 09:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 958
Posted By katsup

I really like the Crank Brothers Speedier lever...

I really like the Crank Brothers Speedier lever for difficult tires. One side is for removing, like a normal lever, the other you put on the rim and slide it across. For the really hard tires, I...
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Posted By katsup

Wait till the covid craze is over to buy the step...

Wait till the covid craze is over to buy the step thru bike you want for when you are older. I think I remember you say that is what bike you are looking for.

Pre covid, I'd expect to see a bike...
03-28-21, 02:49 PM
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Posted By katsup

A DT Swiss 350 hub has a start ratchet, not...

A DT Swiss 350 hub has a start ratchet, not pawls. Adding grease between the ratchets help quiet them.
03-27-21, 06:06 PM
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Posted By katsup

Brave to make that assessment over Internet...

Brave to make that assessment over Internet photos. The fork may be OK, but what if it's not.

I'd agree about the rust. I was just providing another reason to replace the bike.
03-27-21, 05:31 PM
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Views: 4,897
Posted By katsup

Frame may looks OK, but if the fork breaks while...

Frame may looks OK, but if the fork breaks while riding, the rider is going down.

Plus, this looks like rust bubbling under the paint. Just replace the bike. Medical bills are much more expensive...
03-26-21, 05:22 PM
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Views: 363
Posted By katsup

Your friend told me to tell you to use a tire...

Your friend told me to tell you to use a tire liner. Less of a headache and you can donate the money you saved, or buy tire liners for your friends.


Dunk the tube in a bucket of water.
03-26-21, 02:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 363
Posted By katsup

Save yourself the confusion and just add a tire...

Save yourself the confusion and just add a tire liner, such as Mr Tuffy, to your tires.

You will be a lot more confused trying to get tubeless to be reliable on non tubeless compatible wheels.
03-24-21, 06:40 PM
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Posted By katsup

Unknown, I had the setup on a Salsa Vaya and Soma...

Unknown, I had the setup on a Salsa Vaya and Soma Fog Cutter. I started with a 42T, then dropped to 40T for awhile before going to 36T. I never used the lower gears which is why I took them away.
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03-24-21, 09:54 AM
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Posted By katsup

Nope As for if people will do what they want...

Nope

As for if people will do what they want anyway....yep
03-24-21, 09:39 AM
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Posted By katsup

You made decent money last year to get back $667...

You made decent money last year to get back $667 (federal + state).

Only interested in people ripping it up on old Raleigh M80 mountain bikes.
03-24-21, 01:04 AM
Replies: 16
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Posted By katsup

A road link is not needed with the Ultegra RX...

A road link is not needed with the Ultegra RX RD-RX800-GS and a 40T cassette. I've used this same derailleur with a 42T before, the front was 48/32.
...
03-23-21, 10:46 PM
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Posted By katsup

There was a post about Polygon back in Dec 2020 ...

There was a post about Polygon back in Dec 2020
https://www.bikeforums.net/mountain-biking/1218665-anyone-have-polygon-mtb.html

I've since ordered the Siskiu T8 and happy with the bike itself and...
03-23-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,584
Posted By katsup

Unless things have changed since Feb 2021, Cheez...

Unless things have changed since Feb 2021, Cheez rides 90% road and sidewalk.

https://www.bikeforums.net/mountain-biking/1223262-need-damn-nice-mountain-bike-what-s-good-brand-model.html
03-19-21, 10:05 AM
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Posted By katsup

The Shimano GRX wheelset is $420 if you want...

The Shimano GRX wheelset is $420 if you want cheaper, but still good option.
03-18-21, 03:29 PM
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Views: 2,106
Posted By katsup

I broke my left clavicle about 4 years ago (in my...

I broke my left clavicle about 4 years ago (in my mid 30's) and I was given the option of surgery or letting it heal. I choose the healing option and was told to move my arm around in 3 positions...
03-16-21, 09:31 AM
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Views: 881
Posted By katsup

Your original question is if a Hard Rock frame is...

Your original question is if a Hard Rock frame is just as good as a Stumpjumper frame. You can see in the catalog you linked, they are not.

Maybe in 1989, the base level Stumpjumper had the same...
03-15-21, 10:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 881
Posted By katsup

The frames are better on the better models. The...

The frames are better on the better models. The Stumpjumper has the best frame while the Hard Rock has the worst.

There were different trim levels for each model with different levels of...
03-14-21, 12:30 AM
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Views: 326
Posted By katsup

Make 10 posts in the introduction sub forum and...

Make 10 posts in the introduction sub forum and post some photos.
03-12-21, 11:51 PM
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Posted By katsup

Did you remove the valve core when you tried the...

Did you remove the valve core when you tried the compressor? This will allow more air to get inside the tire at one time. I've also had better luck if the wheel is not resting on the ground.

Some...
03-12-21, 03:20 PM
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Views: 330
Posted By katsup

Is this the stock wheel that came with your bike?...

Is this the stock wheel that came with your bike? A 26in wheel (ISO 559) may not work with the brakes of an ISO 571 bike frame.

The Panaracer Pasela in 28c were my favorite tires I could find when...
03-10-21, 09:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 401
Posted By katsup

Check your suspension and be sure that they are...

Check your suspension and be sure that they are in working condition, or serviceable, before spending a lot of money on the bike. This could be one of the biggest challenges if you have to hunt for...
03-10-21, 09:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 401
Posted By katsup

When you look at the wheels, hold the axle and...

When you look at the wheels, hold the axle and both sides and make sure the bearings feel smooth while spinning. Also check the rim to make sure they are true.

Make sure you get a BB that is...
03-10-21, 09:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 401
Posted By katsup

A Deore LX hub is a good quality hub. You may...

A Deore LX hub is a good quality hub. You may have to service them with new grease, and maybe bearings, which is what I always do with Shimano hubs. Just make sure the races are not pitted.

Mavic...
03-10-21, 09:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 401
Posted By katsup

Not familiar with Dalby forest, but 300-400...

Not familiar with Dalby forest, but 300-400 will not get you much, especially with the current covid 19 demand.

I'd personally fix up the Kona and ride that.
03-10-21, 08:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 401
Posted By katsup

Can you do the work yourself or not? Paying a...

Can you do the work yourself or not? Paying a shop for the labor and parts will be a lot. Pre covid, parts on an old bike were often worth more than the complete bike (assuming good parts). Not...
03-10-21, 07:32 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,150
Posted By katsup

Your '93 is much better than the one I bought a...

Your '93 is much better than the one I bought a few years ago. Mine even came with a free BSO.
...
Forum: Commuting
03-09-21, 12:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 424
Posted By katsup

80% of flats tend to be with the rear tire.

80% of flats tend to be with the rear tire.
Forum: Commuting
03-09-21, 12:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,187
Posted By katsup

Bontrager is owned by Trek. Not exactly a small...

Bontrager is owned by Trek. Not exactly a small company.
03-03-21, 05:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 881
Posted By katsup

I'm with ya bikemig, late 80's to early 90's are...

I'm with ya bikemig, late 80's to early 90's are my favorite. I went a little nuts buying all that were nicely priced (pre covid), but had to put restrictions on myself for which to keep, so got down...
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