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07-20-19, 05:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 448
Posted By bargainguy

OP is not attempting to spread the rear triangle...

OP is not attempting to spread the rear triangle on an aluminum frame - it's a steel Trek.
07-20-19, 12:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 448
Posted By bargainguy

I'm not on board with using your 6-sp RD on a...

I'm not on board with using your 6-sp RD on a 7-sp cluster. I'd much rather have an RD specifically designed for at least 7 right from the start.

Odd combinations of old and new sometimes work,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-20-19, 08:17 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 67,303
Posted By bargainguy

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I've had a bunch of these. I have one for sale locally at $150 with some...
07-19-19, 03:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 448
Posted By bargainguy

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Another low-cost brifter option for Shimano drivetrains is MicroShift / MicroNew....
07-18-19, 10:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 448
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...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-17-19, 10:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 660
Posted By bargainguy

The rear spacing on 8-speed and 9-speed clusters...

The rear spacing on 8-speed and 9-speed clusters is the same at 130mm. So you can swap 8-speed and 9-speed clusters, but you must also match the shifters to each cluster if you do. Can't run...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-16-19, 03:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 847
Posted By bargainguy

Making it right would be a new 2016 if that's...

Making it right would be a new 2016 if that's what I was being sold originally. Newer than '16 wouldn't hurt. Full refund is the next option.

I've been in similar situations on both sides. As a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-16-19, 02:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 847
Posted By bargainguy

It's the integrity of that LBS that I'm...

It's the integrity of that LBS that I'm questioning.

If they sold me a new bike represented as a 2016, but it really turned out to be a 2014, one of two things is going on: Honest mistake, or...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-16-19, 07:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 847
Posted By bargainguy

The question isn't whether you will receive the...

The question isn't whether you will receive the same warranty, or about the replacement BB, it's about misrepresentation of selling an older model as new. If I were the LBS owner, I'd be horrified...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-15-19, 07:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 847
Posted By bargainguy

If your tag and receipt says it's a 2016 model,...

If your tag and receipt says it's a 2016 model, but you actually received a 2014 model, there might be a case for being able to return the item for a full refund due to misrepresentation at the time...
07-14-19, 02:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 610
Posted By bargainguy

https://www.shipbikes.com/aircaddy/ I have...

https://www.shipbikes.com/aircaddy/

I have three Air Caddys, and they're just like you said - rear wheel stays on, so it's easier to ship. Drawbacks: The box is big, triangular and an odd size....
07-14-19, 12:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 610
Posted By bargainguy

You could try ebay without shipping - the "local...

You could try ebay without shipping - the "local pickup only" option. Tell people you will work with them if they arrange their own shipping via uship.com or similar services, but you won't box and...
07-10-19, 05:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 533
Posted By bargainguy

Laurie, a bike hanging in a garage for a decade...

Laurie, a bike hanging in a garage for a decade wouldn't scare me, but we all have our comfort zones. Most likely it will need a refresh and consumables - bar tape, cables and housing, tires and...
07-10-19, 05:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 533
Posted By bargainguy

No, was just being nice. I used to live in Sac,...

No, was just being nice. I used to live in Sac, I'm in the midwest now. Wouldn't mind being back, tho...
07-10-19, 04:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 533
Posted By bargainguy

Assist: ...

Assist:

https://sacramento.craigslist.org/bik/d/sacramento-trek-5000-oclv-carbon-cm/6929489270.html
Replies: 11
Views: 634
Posted By bargainguy

Thanks, Mad Honk and zukahn1! Looks like the...

Thanks, Mad Honk and zukahn1!

Looks like the decals are from 1982. Specific frame & decal colors here if anyone's interested how the bikes were originally set up:

1982 Trek Bicycle Brochure...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-09-19, 01:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 843
Posted By bargainguy

I'd have to inspect both first! But looking...

I'd have to inspect both first!

But looking up the specs and frame construction, I'd be much more interested in the DG.

The frame construction looks interesting, like a hydroformed I-beam. The...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-08-19, 03:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 992
Posted By bargainguy

Then it's time for a simple test to see if your...

Then it's time for a simple test to see if your headset really is tight.

Apply the front brake and hold it. Can you wiggle the bars fore and aft with the front brake applied?

Yes: Your...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-08-19, 06:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 992
Posted By bargainguy

Do you mean the bars are loose within the stem,...

Do you mean the bars are loose within the stem, or that the entire stem mast wiggles laterally as you ride?

If the latter, then it's almost certainly the headset. BF headsets take a lot more...
Replies: 7
Views: 364
Posted By bargainguy

Thanks, zukahn1. I didn't suspect ti spokes on...

Thanks, zukahn1. I didn't suspect ti spokes on the front wheel until you mentioned it. That's enough to keep the front wheel intact. Otherwise I'd be tempted to swap the coaster brake hub for...
Replies: 7
Views: 364
Posted By bargainguy

Bianchigirll - no, that's not my roadbikereview...

Bianchigirll - no, that's not my roadbikereview post. I just picked these up a few months ago.

T-Mar - thanks, that's what I suspected. I wasn't that interested until I saw the White Industries...
Replies: 11
Views: 634
Posted By bargainguy

Interesting, thanks, southpier! I have the...

Interesting, thanks, southpier!

I have the peel and stick ones, not the waterslide. The backing comes off in three sections and looks to be in good shape. After 35+ years, tho, who knows.
Replies: 11
Views: 634
Posted By bargainguy

Guess I'll put them back in the drawer then, in...

Guess I'll put them back in the drawer then, in case I ever build up a classic Trek! Thanks, folks.
Replies: 11
Views: 634
Posted By bargainguy

Really? No one would want original for a resto? ...

Really? No one would want original for a resto? Are the reproductions that good or that cheap that no one wants originals?
Replies: 11
Views: 634
Posted By bargainguy

Original Trek Seat Tube Panel Decals - worth?

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Found these while sorting through my stuff - Trek seat tube panel decals....
Replies: 7
Views: 364
Posted By bargainguy

Could be 26 x 1, Bianchigirll, good thought. ...

Could be 26 x 1, Bianchigirll, good thought.

I just swapped in the front wheel on one of my 650c road bikes, and it fit like a glove. So these wheels might not be MTB, they could be...
Replies: 7
Views: 364
Posted By bargainguy

26" Sun Buzz carbon deep section rims - value?

Happy 4th, everyone! This is a wheelset I picked up at a swap earlier this year. Never seen anything like it, so asking for a little help.

Sun Buzz 26" deep section carbon wheels. Rear hub is a...
Replies: 3
Views: 315
Posted By bargainguy

I found a similar caliper set in blue for $90...

I found a similar caliper set in blue for $90 plus shipping from alibaba:

https://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/AEST-brake-system-Bicycle-parts-CNC_1966315436.html

...but I don't know if...
Replies: 6
Views: 512
Posted By bargainguy

Nice LeMond, but the XT rear derailleur is...

Nice LeMond, but the XT rear derailleur is definitely not original. Not that it's a bad thing, tho. Reynolds 853 is a sweet ride.

Much depends on your local market. Up until about a year ago, I...
Replies: 7
Views: 723
Posted By bargainguy

Wow, I've never seen an early Cherubim before....

Wow, I've never seen an early Cherubim before. All I've seen are their one-off frames at NAHBS, which are really creative, out-of-the-ordinary designs.

Your bike is a wonderful example, the...
07-01-19, 09:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 855
Posted By bargainguy

True story: I was replacing a stem on one of my...

True story: I was replacing a stem on one of my personal rides when I got a phone call. Had tightened the new stem halfway but not all the way. Completely forgot about it at the end of the call,...
06-29-19, 09:01 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,460
Posted By bargainguy

Yup, that's the idea, you can run your original...

Yup, that's the idea, you can run your original stem. Just replace the bars, remount your original MTB components, and you're good to go. All for a $20 set of bars - not bad.
06-29-19, 08:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,460
Posted By bargainguy

https://tribebicycles.com/products/drop-bars ...

https://tribebicycles.com/products/drop-bars

Tribe makes a 22.2 mm drop bar with a 25.4 mm stem diameter. This lets you run MTB shifters and brake levers on a drop bar with 25.4mm stem...
06-23-19, 06:19 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,748
Posted By bargainguy

I know. It was never about the money, it was...

I know. It was never about the money, it was about a way to work on bikes and get a little pocket change to buy more bikes and parts. But the money had to be a consideration at some point, otherwise...
06-23-19, 05:58 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,748
Posted By bargainguy

Getting out while the getting is good

It looks like the used bike market is starting to collapse around here. It's not just road bikes, it's all bikes. I've been staring down this fact for awhile now, and think now might be a good time...
Replies: 8
Views: 476
Posted By bargainguy

Often referred to as "Italian road bike" in...

Often referred to as "Italian road bike" in rummage sale descriptors. In person? Italian, not so much.
06-22-19, 01:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 593
Posted By bargainguy

$60 off for a stretched chain? Wow, that's some...

$60 off for a stretched chain? Wow, that's some negotiating. Puts me to shame.

I'll answer what I think the real question is: Can I get away with the current chainrings not eating up my nice new...
06-21-19, 07:36 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,536
Posted By bargainguy

Error code 16? Get the crash cart.

Error code 16? Get the crash cart.
Replies: 6
Views: 781
Posted By bargainguy

I recently sold this one for $399. NR...

I recently sold this one for $399. NR drivetrain, Galli crank, Open Pros. Only the driveside seatstay chromed. Sweet ride.
...
Replies: 540
Views: 173,682
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...
06-16-19, 11:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,363
Posted By bargainguy

I like the splatter paint as much as the build if...

I like the splatter paint as much as the build if not more. If it were my size, I'd be all over it.
06-16-19, 10:44 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,981
Posted By bargainguy

Love: Wrapping bar tape. Hate: Working on...

Love: Wrapping bar tape.

Hate: Working on cottered cranks.
Forum: Framebuilders
06-11-19, 10:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,207
Posted By bargainguy

Great, thanks for the info, Andy. I remember...

Great, thanks for the info, Andy. I remember Bruce mentioning how disappointed he was in the bike's overall condition. It's not necessarily obvious in the photos, but the frame and components had...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-11-19, 08:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,207
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...
Replies: 8
Views: 510
Posted By bargainguy

I did, and gave the price range for both. Your...

I did, and gave the price range for both. Your point?
Replies: 8
Views: 510
Posted By bargainguy

Round tube aluminum Treks are nice rides. The...

Round tube aluminum Treks are nice rides. The later Alpha series with the triangular downtube, not so much.

Around here, the variable that determines value the most is brifters. With, $300+. ...
06-05-19, 08:32 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,543
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...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-05-19, 04:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,410
Posted By bargainguy

Wheels that don't hold true are often improperly...

Wheels that don't hold true are often improperly tensioned. If there is any way you can find a competent mechanic, have them completely detension the spokes and then bring them back to spec slowly. ...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-05-19, 07:38 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,608
Posted By bargainguy

With the Tikit, there are two models - a...

With the Tikit, there are two models - a hyperfold model where you push the saddle / seat tube forward to release, and a non-hyperfold with a knob. Sounds like you have the hyperfold model.

Take...
06-04-19, 06:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 622
Posted By bargainguy

I took my Bike Friday folding bike to Paris in...

I took my Bike Friday folding bike to Paris in 2005.

Gorgeous city, but shortly after arriving and biking in the curb lane, had a motorcyclist use the 1 ft. gap between me and the curb to thread...
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