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06-28-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 277
Posted By bargainguy

Then I'd remove the shift cable and reinstall it...

Then I'd remove the shift cable and reinstall it just to make sure the cable isn't binding or pinching anywhere near the exit point/ferrule on the shifter itself. If a clean reinstall does nothing,...
06-28-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 277
Posted By bargainguy

Here's how I determine if it's the shifter or...

Here's how I determine if it's the shifter or something else.

Grab a handful of shift cable along the down tube, and "shift" into each gear by pulling the cable away from the frame.

If you can...
Replies: 7
Views: 184
Posted By bargainguy

Whoa! Absolutely stunning. Is that a 650b...

Whoa! Absolutely stunning. Is that a 650b randonneur?
Replies: 5
Views: 196
Posted By bargainguy

Uneven decals are not that unusual on any bike,...

Uneven decals are not that unusual on any bike, even a 'Nago.

If the decals seem to be as old as the frame (wear/discoloration etc.), it's probably an original oopsie.

If the decals seem newer...
Replies: 7
Views: 184
Posted By bargainguy

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1936x1296/gitanepair1_06dd7de1889ab6749ffc1b0d546670cf181ff3c8.jpg

Thanks everyone! No date code on the RD, and there's nothing legible on...
Replies: 7
Views: 184
Posted By bargainguy

Royal Asport (French) road bike - any info?

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1936x1296/asport1_631ed6766a3cbcb861d40f07824c7ae3dda2f39b.jpg...
Replies: 6
Views: 369
Posted By bargainguy

Looks like an '84: 1984 Trek Bicycle Brochure...

Looks like an '84: 1984 Trek Bicycle Brochure Part 3 - Touring Bikes (http://www.vintage-trek.com/TrekBrochure1984Touring.htm)

As far as value, you'll want to replace consumables - tires, bar...
Replies: 3
Views: 170
Posted By bargainguy

Schwinn built this line of aluminum frames in...

Schwinn built this line of aluminum frames in conjunction with Klein. As such, they're very nice rides, except for one thing.

Instead of a traditional seatpost binder bolt, you get a quill...
06-16-20, 07:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 475
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.
06-15-20, 07:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 305
Posted By bargainguy

Check that your dropouts are aligned and...

Check that your dropouts are aligned and parallel. In the first pic, it looks like the drive side dropout might be slightly bent in, as if someone tried to force 130 into 126 without using dropout...
Replies: 6
Views: 465
Posted By bargainguy

Planet X would be a cross bike. If original...

Planet X would be a cross bike. If original equipment, Indy Fab might know.

Have you contacted them? They're very responsive to requests for info in my experience.
Replies: 9
Views: 284
Posted By bargainguy

Round tube aluminum Treks - with Easton or Alcoa...

Round tube aluminum Treks - with Easton or Alcoa tubing - are nice frames. The ride quality is more compliant than you'd think for aluminum, but not so much that you'd complain. Sleepers IMHO.
...
06-04-20, 12:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 789
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: 284
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.
06-01-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 332
Posted By bargainguy

Round tube aluminum Treks - with Easton or Alcoa...

Round tube aluminum Treks - with Easton or Alcoa tubing - are nice rides.

When Trek migrated from round Easton or Alcoa toward shaped Alpha Aluminum tubing around the year 2000, ride quality took...
05-28-20, 11:27 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,198
Posted By bargainguy

I'd be much more interested in a $200 C-dale than...

I'd be much more interested in a $200 C-dale than a $700 Vitus 979. Nothing against the 979, but the C-dales are so versatile, and hold their value well.

Different ride qualities. The C-dale is...
Replies: 9
Views: 551
Posted By bargainguy

Chance. While the early Trek 850s tend to...

Chance.

While the early Trek 850s tend to fetch more than later models, nowhere near the same category as the Chance.

Chris Chance took Fat City when it was sold, and along with four others,...
Replies: 22
Views: 787
Posted By bargainguy

A new frame-only Calfee Tetra Tandem will set you...

A new frame-only Calfee Tetra Tandem will set you back $5895:

Calfee Tetra - Tandem Cycle Works (http://www.tandemcycleworks.com/bike/calfee-tetra/)

...so a complete frame with Record and...
Replies: 6
Views: 348
Posted By bargainguy

It is a '98, in Iris Blue. Here's mine: ...

It is a '98, in Iris Blue. Here's mine:

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1333/19t700fenders_8f7c0de291b41d417d56eb99c14279dd7b2ec2c5.jpg

Catalog shows one in Kiwi on...
Replies: 4
Views: 236
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:
...
05-18-20, 04:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 175
Posted By bargainguy

Welcome. The K35's are cheap and cheerful, but...

Welcome. The K35's are cheap and cheerful, but don't offer much in the way of puncture protection.

For that, you'd need a Continental Gatorskin, Specialized Armadillo or similar with a extra...
Replies: 9
Views: 341
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.
Replies: 21
Views: 1,043
Posted By bargainguy

Yes, if you're trying to save money, don't have...

Yes, if you're trying to save money, don't have the LBS do anything just yet.

Under normal circumstances, I'd recommend going to a co-op or finding a friend who can help you through the process...
05-12-20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,310
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...
Replies: 18
Views: 441
Posted By bargainguy

This was the R600 frame from the other thread? ...

This was the R600 frame from the other thread? $350 for a C-dale with working brifters. If at all possible, replace the adjustable stem with a standard quill stem, as the adjustables tend to be...
Replies: 8
Views: 287
Posted By bargainguy

The CSI is a more sophisticated steel design...

The CSI is a more sophisticated steel design compared to your 760 and P-mount.

With the Colorado Concept tubing, the down tube and the seat tube flare in size toward the BB. This seems to...
05-05-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 158
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: 234
Posted By bargainguy

Could be an '85 ST400: ...

Could be an '85 ST400: https://vintagecannondale.com/year/1985/1985.pdf
Replies: 10
Views: 474
Posted By bargainguy

That frame "rash" is the clear coat peeling if...

That frame "rash" is the clear coat peeling if memory serves. Doesn't affect the function of the joint, but looks unsightly.

I think you'll get more parting it out. $250-300 on the 7400 bits and...
04-29-20, 07:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 428
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...
04-27-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,685
Posted By bargainguy

My LBS has a basement chock full of used bikes. ...

My LBS has a basement chock full of used bikes. It takes space away from the new bikes, such that the mechanics have often had to take new bikes home (!) to assemble them and bring them back for...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-26-20, 05:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 674
Posted By bargainguy

I love it when other people offer my expertise...

I love it when other people offer my expertise first, before I do. Carry on, everyone.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-26-20, 03:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 674
Posted By bargainguy

Huh? The OP got a Mariner. Exactly what...

Huh? The OP got a Mariner. Exactly what assistance were you expecting? A treatise on which folder is better and why? That's a personal decision, we encouraged it, and the OP made it. Seems like...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-24-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 674
Posted By bargainguy

Roger's advice is sound. The OP asked the same...

Roger's advice is sound. The OP asked the same question in the C&V What's It Worth forum. My response was more detailed, but essentially the same:

Don't buy a folder until: 1. You can ensure...
Replies: 3
Views: 139
Posted By bargainguy

I'm a folder nut. I give the same advice to...

I'm a folder nut. I give the same advice to everyone seeking their first folder: Forget about comparing them on paper and only buy one you can ride in person.

Cheap folders are an exercise in...
04-19-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,080
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. ...
Replies: 8
Views: 296
Posted By bargainguy

Could be a 1990 ST400, 19" size: ...

Could be a 1990 ST400, 19" size:

https://vintagecannondale.com/year/1990/1990.pdf
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-14-20, 06:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 643
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...
04-14-20, 05:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,249
Posted By bargainguy

I can honestly say: I've never looked at a bike...

I can honestly say: I've never looked at a bike before and said, those fenders are ridiculous.
Replies: 17
Views: 703
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,...
04-07-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 383
Posted By bargainguy

There's one on the giant auction site for $35...

There's one on the giant auction site for $35 with free shipping:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Stronglight-bottom-bracket-spindle-118mm-55mm-for-French-road-bike/202629155790
Replies: 36
Views: 1,495
Posted By bargainguy

Techniums (Technii?) were made in Kent,...

Techniums (Technii?) were made in Kent, Washington, just south of the Boeing plant in Seattle, between 1986 and 1993 if memory serves. Raleigh needed Boeing's expertise in bonding dissimilar metals -...
Replies: 5
Views: 380
Posted By bargainguy

Fully tuned and ready to go, maybe $150-200. ...

Fully tuned and ready to go, maybe $150-200.

What's up with the shift cable routing over the handlebars? There is way too much slack, probably not crisp shifting, and potentially a safety issue...
03-14-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 244
Posted By bargainguy

Looks like a bar-end shifter. If you can find...

Looks like a bar-end shifter. If you can find replacement parts, should be fixable, I wouldn't give up on it yet.
03-09-20, 08:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,232
Posted By bargainguy

I'll second the Colorado Cyclist clamshell box...

I'll second the Colorado Cyclist clamshell box recommendation. I have three of them, all very handy for transport.

There was a similar product called the Crateworks Pro XL-C Plastic Bike Box....
Replies: 5
Views: 526
Posted By bargainguy

$1299 and "may need a full service." ...

$1299 and "may need a full service." Pass.
03-01-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 526
Posted By bargainguy

The Trek / LeMond ti frames were made in...

The Trek / LeMond ti frames were made in Waterloo, WI under a team led by Gary Helfrich, formerly of Fat City, Ibis & Merlin. This was when Trek sold LeMond as a boutique line at much higher...
02-29-20, 05:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 526
Posted By bargainguy

Your second pic shows external BB bearings. ...

Your second pic shows external BB bearings. Assuming those are original to the frame, no earlier than '03, when Hollowtech II came into being.

Could the crank / BB have been replaced? Sure. ...
02-28-20, 05:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 526
Posted By bargainguy

External BB bearings suggest no earlier than...

External BB bearings suggest no earlier than 2003, when Shimano Hollowtech II was introduced. So my guess would be a Victoire or an Arrivee from '03 or '04 perhaps:
...
02-27-20, 08:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 561
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...
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