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07-18-19, 10:19 PM
Replies: 6
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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: 538
Views: 173,375
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: 3,083
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: 6,488
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: 755
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: 682
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: 652
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: 812
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.
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Replies: 4
Views: 464
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.
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05-26-19, 10:46 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,792
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: 8,024
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: 8,024
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: 5
Views: 646
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: 40
Views: 5,593
Posted By bargainguy

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1936x1296/speeding_tikit_2_709dad6c3a550a44acec966cedbcc77910f9ae03.jpg...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-13-17, 11:23 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,592
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...
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