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08-21-19, 10:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 367
Posted By wrk101

Lots of Campy calipers do have this feature. I...

Lots of Campy calipers do have this feature. I have a nice set of vintage Campy Record calipers with a quick release built in. The Super Record calipers did as well. Lots of the older Campy calipers...
Replies: 11
Views: 374
Posted By wrk101

I really don't care for the build so I would pass...

I really don't care for the build so I would pass at this price. RSX crankset? Ugh.
Replies: 3
Views: 242
Posted By wrk101

"Please don't judge me for the dirty drivetrain...

"Please don't judge me for the dirty drivetrain and the valve stems that are too long. I know I have to clean things up"

It's not a judgement of you, its a judgement of the bike. If you want a...
Replies: 28
Views: 1,360
Posted By wrk101

eBay = The most work, the most fees, and the...

eBay = The most work, the most fees, and the highest returns.

C/L = less work, no fees, lower prices. A lot lower.

Garage sale = least work, no fees, give away prices.


Just decide how you...
08-11-19, 03:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 733
Posted By wrk101

Yep, the sources continue to change. Those that...

Yep, the sources continue to change. Those that change with it can prosper. Those that are looking in the same old tired spots tend to no longer find anything. "Where have all the old bikes gone?"...
07-31-19, 01:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 592
Posted By wrk101

I bought a titanium Merlin, full nine speed DA,...

I bought a titanium Merlin, full nine speed DA, and used it as a donor bike. I later sold the Merlin frame, so I came out OK.


No problem here with your plan!
Replies: 6
Views: 596
Posted By wrk101

The city I live in has a "Recycle Center" where...

The city I live in has a "Recycle Center" where people take stuff they don't need. I've seen bikes there, some pretty decent. They will not let ANYONE take anything out. I've asked for the local...
Replies: 28
Views: 6,712
Posted By wrk101

Yes, a 39 pound bike is light! Yes, a 39 pound...

Yes, a 39 pound bike is light! Yes, a 39 pound bike is light! Say it 10,000 times and you will believe it.
Replies: 10
Views: 603
Posted By wrk101

I tend to value these at the most expensive...

I tend to value these at the most expensive parts: say crankset, seat post, and derailleurs. The rest is profit for the trouble of dismantling, cover fees and any negative surprises.

Now IF it is...
07-17-19, 07:07 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,695
Posted By wrk101

I like the utility of my 1988 Cimarron LE. I like...

I like the utility of my 1988 Cimarron LE. I like the overall "look" of my 1983 Univega Alpina Ultima.

I've rebuilt the Cimarron several times. I recently picked up a 1990 Shogun Prairie Breaker,...
Replies: 19
Views: 901
Posted By wrk101

"Going for" or "Asking for"??? Seller can "ask"...

"Going for" or "Asking for"??? Seller can "ask" any ridiculous price they want. Asking does not equal selling and should never be used to establish value.


If I ask $20 for a $10 bill, does that...
Replies: 3
Views: 519
Posted By wrk101

J U N K. Donate to the charity of your choice. We...

J U N K. Donate to the charity of your choice. We get bikes like this donated to the co op all the time. Sometimes we get a seat off of it, or pedals, or even inner tubes. Most of would go in the...
07-14-19, 06:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,042
Posted By wrk101

Step 1: Focus on top tube length. Lots of sizing...

Step 1: Focus on top tube length. Lots of sizing tools out there.

Step 2: Measure bicycle inseam, not pant inseam, I bet yours is higher than you think.

Step 3: Standover isn't that important....
Replies: 8
Views: 793
Posted By wrk101

Well, if the paint is great and the parts are...

Well, if the paint is great and the parts are predominantly Campy, you should be able to either sell complete, or part it out on fleece bay for around $1000. Of course you have the fees, packing and...
Replies: 19
Views: 3,487
Posted By wrk101

Rare Model + Low End = Low End. VP crank appears...

Rare Model + Low End = Low End. VP crank appears to have steel chain rings, I am not sure. If so, that will limit the crankset's value. The crank and the thumb shifters are the only parts on that...
07-08-19, 04:53 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,818
Posted By wrk101

This has been my approach as well. I've done...

This has been my approach as well. I've done quite a bit of work rehabbing several vintage homes, lots of bicycles, vintage trailer, etc. I may not be as fast, but as a retired engineer I am...
07-08-19, 08:56 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,818
Posted By wrk101

Thats a low minimum IMHO for real service work....

Thats a low minimum IMHO for real service work. The local Ford dealer charges one hour minimum for any job, wanted one hour to do a five minute job. $85.

The local welding shop also has a one hour...
07-05-19, 04:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 954
Posted By wrk101

Itís a series Paramount, made in Asia. Still a...

Itís a series Paramount, made in Asia. Still a nice deal, but not smoking/crazy/leave skid marks kind of deal.

Always good to sell a few bikes and keep a bike fund so you can pounce! More and...
06-26-19, 04:11 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,983
Posted By wrk101

I prefer LAZY sellers. Can't bother with a tape...

I prefer LAZY sellers. Can't bother with a tape measure? OK. Won't air up tires. Fine. Can't even post a picture? Perfect. Bought a bike once, the entire ad was bycicle $50. Thats right, couldn't...
06-21-19, 10:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,308
Posted By wrk101

Basic rule I follow on bicycles: Install...

Basic rule I follow on bicycles:

Install parts by hand, no wrench. Its easy to get cross threaded when you use a wrench. My hand strength is not able to cross thread. If I get resistance, I back...
06-21-19, 03:42 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,983
Posted By wrk101

I was surprised how many really old ads (over a...

I was surprised how many really old ads (over a year) are still up. They have some work to do on that program.
06-20-19, 04:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 720
Posted By wrk101

I always just grab a vintage Sugino 110 BCD out...

I always just grab a vintage Sugino 110 BCD out of the bin, and replace both rings with rings from a MTB. Can go 45/34 without a problem, I've heard you can go as small as 33. First gen black DA...
Replies: 27
Views: 2,120
Posted By wrk101

Every vintage bike is "completely restorable"....

Every vintage bike is "completely restorable". The question is whether it is worth the expense. Most bikes are more about making road ready and safe, everything functioning. Restoration is limited to...
06-19-19, 05:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 668
Posted By wrk101

IMHO, its a tie between Miyata and National...

IMHO, its a tie between Miyata and National (Panasonic).

The finish work on my 1987 Schwinn Prologue (made by Panasonic) is outstanding.
06-19-19, 07:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,184
Posted By wrk101

Depending on the overall paint, I prefer bikes...

Depending on the overall paint, I prefer bikes that show their age. Like this World Voyageur that had been left in the woods for ten years. I've had five World Voyageurs, three were pristine, one was...
Replies: 4
Views: 522
Posted By wrk101

Deore II is excellent. Depending on condition, it...

Deore II is excellent. Depending on condition, it would be well worth $50. Nice thumb shifters plus triple crank are worth that much or more. If it has Deore II pedals, those are worth $50.
Replies: 17
Views: 1,432
Posted By wrk101

Motobecane was one of the first French...

Motobecane was one of the first French manufacturers to embrace Japanese parts. I'd have to see the parts, but I have gotten some fine Suntour Vx and Cyclone derailleurs off Motobecanes.

French...
Replies: 24
Views: 2,580
Posted By wrk101

Huge fan of the 80/20 rule. In fact, for vintage...

Huge fan of the 80/20 rule. In fact, for vintage bicycles, I have seen a 90/10 rule apply, where 10% of the stuff has 90% of the value. A couple of 10% cuts, and I am typically down to donate time. I...
06-03-19, 07:17 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 8,260
Posted By wrk101

This is why I think some of the values posted in...

This is why I think some of the values posted in the valuation sub-forum are high. I see values where bikes used to be, not where they are now.
06-01-19, 09:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,271
Posted By wrk101

The other thing about the old Suntour stuff is it...

The other thing about the old Suntour stuff is it all works well. Suntour 7, Honor, or whatever, all work. The low end ones are just heavier, lots of steel parts, etc.

Open cage design was great....
Replies: 7
Views: 865
Posted By wrk101

On forks, find a co-op. In my area, the co op I...

On forks, find a co-op. In my area, the co op I volunteer at sells forks cheap, and we have a pile of them. When I part out a bike for them, I'll keep the original HS with the fork, making it an even...
Replies: 12
Views: 810
Posted By wrk101

My basic rule on a bike like this is the value of...

My basic rule on a bike like this is the value of the parts have to exceed the asking price. I'd be hard pressed to offer half of asking price.

I've sometimes given the seller parts back to get a...
05-31-19, 05:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,413
Posted By wrk101

Best Garage Sale Day for Me Ever?

Possibly my best day ever. Started innocently enough, I picked up a decent Yakima bike rack that fits my camper, $10. Since I was already close to full up on bikes this trip, and its only week one, I...
05-30-19, 07:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,271
Posted By wrk101

I’m a Frank Berto guy and the Vx Luxe GT is the...

I’m a Frank Berto guy and the Vx Luxe GT is the winner. I keep a drawer full of these in preparation of the Zombie apocalypse. OK kidding on the zombies but not on the drawer full.

When the...
Replies: 24
Views: 2,580
Posted By wrk101

Yes, some people grossly overvalue their items....

Yes, some people grossly overvalue their items. Maybe they "remember" prices from the past, maybe they are just too attached to the item. I'd really want clarity on this project before jumping in....
05-22-19, 06:03 AM
Replies: 6,523
Views: 1,948,580
Posted By wrk101

Getting ready for a big camping trip, so it was...

Getting ready for a big camping trip, so it was time to update the Cimarron. I picked up a 1991 Shogun Prairie Grinder last week (not my size) and decided its XT parts "belonged" on my Cimarron....
05-19-19, 05:14 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 54,530
Posted By wrk101

I am with Randy on this "I have gotten into a few...

I am with Randy on this "I have gotten into a few old mountain bikes...
05-18-19, 06:19 AM
Replies: 13,514
Views: 2,717,544
Posted By wrk101

After years of avoiding vintage MTBs, I am...

After years of avoiding vintage MTBs, I am seeking them out. This 1986 Rockhopper is not rideable, but I bought it for parts. Shimano thumb shifters, Deerhead derailleurs, Specialized touring crank,...
Replies: 7
Views: 865
Posted By wrk101

For your announced plans, I would avoid any older...

For your announced plans, I would avoid any older used MTB with a suspension front fork. Chances are its either shot or will be soon. Meanwhile, rigid forks just keep on going and going.

Geometry...
Replies: 19
Views: 6,959
Posted By wrk101

+100 Don't single out a particular model or...

+100 Don't single out a particular model or brand. Instead, look for a good vintage MTB in your size. Yes, SF is a more expensive market.

The 970 is a good bike, but its no better than similar...
05-11-19, 07:47 PM
Replies: 13,514
Views: 2,717,544
Posted By wrk101

Two made in Japan Shoguns today, both full Deore...

Two made in Japan Shoguns today, both full Deore XT components. One with Tange Prestige frame. Ended up paying the seller more, as the condition was better than expected.

Kind of odd model names,...
05-10-19, 06:17 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 18,624
Posted By wrk101

+10 Just tell them you are being green. ...

+10 Just tell them you are being green.

Personally, I like the negative comments. It just tells me how stupid the person is, and I can add them to the ignore list.

Negative comments from idiots...
05-07-19, 05:20 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,255
Posted By wrk101

Sure enough, found this 1987 High Sierra...

Sure enough, found this 1987 High Sierra yesterday. Bronze chrome, roller cam brakes, cartridge bearing wheel hubs, and thumb shifters.
...
Replies: 15
Views: 1,274
Posted By wrk101

IME, those thumb shifters on that Mongoose are...

IME, those thumb shifters on that Mongoose are awesome. The later shifters were pretty crappy, prone to sticking and failing.

I'd buy the Mongoose just for parts. Save the crankset, derailleurs,...
Replies: 20
Views: 1,680
Posted By wrk101

Its almost all stamped steel, similar to a...

Its almost all stamped steel, similar to a Suntour 7. Compare it to a Suntour V GT Luxe (stock on the 1977 Mirage) and you will see a lot lighter and a lot nicer finish with mostly cast aluminum...
11-22-18, 07:40 PM
Replies: 6,523
Views: 1,948,580
Posted By wrk101

For that "special" look, you really can't beat...

For that "special" look, you really can't beat Fat Franks! (1984 Ross Mt Whitney)


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Replies: 16
Views: 1,543
Posted By wrk101

It's all about how far outside Raleigh you live....

It's all about how far outside Raleigh you live. I live outside Asheville, NC but at 30 minutes away, I rarely get buyers that will drive that far. So I put in my ads that I will meet them in...
Replies: 16
Views: 1,543
Posted By wrk101

Crazy prices SOLD or crazy prices ASKING. See the...

Crazy prices SOLD or crazy prices ASKING. See the $10,000 Colnago for an example of crazy price asking. Asking price on ebay means nothing. Sold prices mean something, but then you have all the fees...
Replies: 28
Views: 6,712
Posted By wrk101

Gonna get some bad bike karma for that one.

Gonna get some bad bike karma for that one.
Replies: 28
Views: 6,712
Posted By wrk101

It's a dog, worth about $40 as a conversation...

It's a dog, worth about $40 as a conversation piece.
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