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08-09-22, 02:16 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 66,629
Posted By StarBiker

Okay, I know, old post. I picked up a 2500 a...

Okay, I know, old post. I picked up a 2500 a couple years ago for $25 that I flipped for a nice price, and I would have never let the mountain bike version go.
That Carbon Trek Mountain Bike is very...
08-09-22, 02:12 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 66,629
Posted By StarBiker

Not as big, but the exact bike I had paid $20 for...

Not as big, but the exact bike I had paid $20 for in a thrift and flipped. I should have kept that bike!
08-07-22, 02:34 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 51,190
Posted By StarBiker

Very nice looking, and nicely set up Diamond Back.

Very nice looking, and nicely set up Diamond Back.
08-07-22, 09:14 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 57,032
Posted By StarBiker

Ancient thread, anyway since I pulled this...

Ancient thread, anyway since I pulled this recently why not. Tubes and tires and new pads this week. I will have about $90 in it total.
(Always have to add consumables)
...
08-06-22, 02:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 617
Posted By StarBiker

MB's although out there from the 80's, or 90's...

MB's although out there from the 80's, or 90's aren't really easy to find dirt cheap, at least not anymore. Not for the kind of prices many of us use to pay.

A mountain, no pun intended of them on...
Forum: Touring
08-05-22, 07:56 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,715
Posted By StarBiker

This. And there isn't a particular way to set the...

This. And there isn't a particular way to set the bike up for everybody. Seems to be lost on some folks on here endlessly.

The seat is a big deal. I use a Selle SMP TRK, and it's a comfortable...
08-05-22, 04:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 617
Posted By StarBiker

Any 80's, 90's steel frame MB would work best.

Any 80's, 90's steel frame MB would work best.
08-05-22, 04:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 247
Posted By StarBiker

I just can't ride vintage roadies. They don't...

I just can't ride vintage roadies. They don't work for me. Never have. That's why I blew off the Gitane.

I will set the bars anyway I please thank you.......Or the seat. It's what works for me,...
08-05-22, 02:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 247
Posted By StarBiker

I started the thread because of poor spelling/...

I started the thread because of poor spelling/ pronunciation... Helicomatic.......

I had a beautiful Trek 660. What a neck breaker that bike was. Was one of the most attractive bikes I ever had...
08-05-22, 09:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 247
Posted By StarBiker

I would have had the bike serviced, and maybe...

I would have had the bike serviced, and maybe road it, but honestly I find vintage roadies uncomfortable. Road several over the last 20 years, and had one in the mid 80's that was bought new in a...
08-02-22, 09:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 247
Posted By StarBiker

Yeah, I was trying to explain it to an...

Yeah, I was trying to explain it to an experienced bike mechanic today and was surprised he didn't know what it was. Me butchering the word didn't help.

The bike I had above the hub came loose and...
08-02-22, 08:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 247
Posted By StarBiker

Helicomatic....I think.

Helicomatic....I think.
08-02-22, 08:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 247
Posted By StarBiker

Vintage Bike Hub Halocramatic? Spelling?

I am butchering this word. What is this hub called. It looks like you use a can opener like tool to remove the hub?
I had a bike like this once it was a Gitane Performance. Figures I have several...
08-02-22, 07:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 200
Posted By StarBiker

The Frame is 17 Inches, and I am 5'9", so...

The Frame is 17 Inches, and I am 5'9", so although small it's not that small.

Have to clean the brakes. New Pads.

It does have some wear. It's not mint like that Trek 750 I had and sold like a...
08-01-22, 04:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 740
Posted By StarBiker

Local REI had one for $2300, to lazy to look for...

Local REI had one for $2300, to lazy to look for the model. No way would I pay $2300 for that bike!
08-01-22, 04:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 617
Posted By StarBiker

$22 last Wednesday. If I keep it which I probably...

$22 last Wednesday. If I keep it which I probably won't (A bit to small) will need tires.

Stuff like this is out there if you look. Even the Alivio Components are decent.....some parts have value...
08-01-22, 12:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 200
Posted By StarBiker

If it was only bigger. I just road it around a...

If it was only bigger. I just road it around a bit more and it's clearly to small. Peddling my legs feel to far forward. Odd.

But for $22.60 I should be able to make some dough on it.

Now I...
07-31-22, 04:49 PM
Replies: 864
Views: 285,814
Posted By StarBiker

I always think about how dumb it was to flip the...

I always think about how dumb it was to flip the perfect 750 I had 12 years ago. 91, True Temper Frame..........duh
07-31-22, 02:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 200
Posted By StarBiker

Giant Innova Cross Mid 90's?

I hadn't picked up a bike on the fly in a while, picked this up this week, cleaned it up, took pics to put it up for a flip, road it around the block and just about changed my mind. Immediately...
Replies: 7
Views: 390
Posted By StarBiker

Looks like with the handlebars back a bit the OP...

Looks like with the handlebars back a bit the OP is having the same problem I have always had with vintage bikes. To much reach, and uncomfortable......

Perfect, yep $400 sounds right for the...
07-29-22, 12:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 617
Posted By StarBiker

I don't know how you do it. I did stuff like that...

I don't know how you do it. I did stuff like that for years, and it sucked! Construction, hot Warehouses.....never again!

I am 162 miles from New Jersey, but the weather is not that different....
Forum: Touring
07-28-22, 11:11 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,057
Posted By StarBiker

Can't do long distance anymore, and camping has...

Can't do long distance anymore, and camping has zero appeal. Much like this comment that's what I think of combined with a myriad of other unappealing things.
07-28-22, 11:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 617
Posted By StarBiker

Some people live in places that have high bike...

Some people live in places that have high bike theft rates...........:innocent:
07-28-22, 10:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 617
Posted By StarBiker

The only thing that I am struggling with is the...

The only thing that I am struggling with is the nice weather. I am not that far from South Jersey and this weather is awful.

Funny, I hadn't bought a flip in over a year and picked up a Giant...
07-27-22, 06:41 PM
07-27-22, 06:38 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,180
Posted By StarBiker

I didn't watch the Vid. I have seen one of these...

I didn't watch the Vid. I have seen one of these bikes in person in black at the local REI being set up for tubeless.
Just thought it was an interesting bike that looked comfortable, and well made....
07-27-22, 04:52 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,180
Posted By StarBiker

Many are just to uncomfortable for me to ride....

Many are just to uncomfortable for me to ride. Even in the 80's I found them uncomfortable.

And I have road a few. They kill my neck. I dislike reaching!

I wouldn't mind one of these........
...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
07-27-22, 04:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 182
Posted By StarBiker

The Timonium store honored a damaged frame bike...

The Timonium store honored a damaged frame bike that was three years old purchased new at their store. It was clearly a quality issue and they customer got a new bike from REI. I think it was one of...
07-27-22, 04:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 436
Posted By StarBiker

Have a 2014 I have been to lazy to list......It's...

Have a 2014 I have been to lazy to list......It's just a little big for me (It was free) but it seems like a really nice comfortable bike.
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
07-21-22, 05:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 425
Posted By StarBiker

One thing I have noticed is if you are a...

One thing I have noticed is if you are a pedestrian and not familiar with a bike lane you could almost get run over. As a cyclist I try to chill a bit, and where I live most sidewalks are ramped, and...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
07-21-22, 05:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 182
Posted By StarBiker

REI gives you a year return policy as long as you...

REI gives you a year return policy as long as you have a membership (And a 10% yearly dividend you can use on a purchase a year later)........The DC REI is much bigger than the one near me in...
07-21-22, 11:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 379
Posted By StarBiker

Well I had a nice response to this until this...

Well I had a nice response to this until this daffy site knocked me off.....(Keep me signed in)

BOL to the OP.
07-16-22, 02:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 379
Posted By StarBiker

I keep riding this, although I am not the...

I keep riding this, although I am not the original owner, and I have no idea who the original owner was. Acquired it two years ago and rides fine. Probably have around 2k Miles on it........... Air...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
07-09-22, 04:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,823
Posted By StarBiker

^ Near the old Caldor across from what was the...

^
Near the old Caldor across from what was the Golden Arm, and movie theater? Is it called "Near The Hood For Everybody Bikes? If not sounds like a good name.

Stoneleigh.

What happened to the...
06-22-22, 07:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 838
Posted By StarBiker

And he was dead at 27........

And he was dead at 27........
06-19-22, 02:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 838
Posted By StarBiker

Funny thread. I am glad I am not in the west.

Funny thread. I am glad I am not in the west.
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
06-19-22, 02:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 131
Posted By StarBiker

Okay.....:rolleyes:

Okay.....:rolleyes:
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
06-17-22, 06:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 131
Posted By StarBiker

Get Out This Weekend Folks

Probably one of the last weekends, and possibly nice few days in a row of decent weather until Fall.
Forum: Touring
06-12-22, 09:34 AM
Replies: 1,726
Views: 343,007
Posted By StarBiker

Nice, more my speed.

Nice, more my speed.
06-12-22, 09:24 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 53,077
Posted By StarBiker

Not in Maryland. Maybe the Bus in the...

Not in Maryland.

Maybe the Bus in the Suburbs........
Forum: Touring
06-01-22, 09:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 15,845
Posted By StarBiker

Free if you fit yourself. Most places want you to...

Free if you fit yourself. Most places want you to buy, and I am not buying a new bike.

I know I don't want to be reaching and leaning a lot.

Sloped frame with short reach, or a more upright...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
05-29-22, 10:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 263
Posted By StarBiker

Poured two nights ago, and in the morning but...

Poured two nights ago, and in the morning but this Holiday weekend has turned out to be pretty nice. At least until tomorrows heat. Off to the Coffee Shop......on the bike.
Forum: Touring
05-27-22, 05:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 15,845
Posted By StarBiker

That certainly assumes a lot. And a lot when it...

That certainly assumes a lot. And a lot when it comes to cost. The money I would have to spend does not make sense for my needs. I do find with my Cannondale F700 from 2000 to work well. But it is...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
05-07-22, 03:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 263
Posted By StarBiker

Noah Has The Ark Out

Geesh, It's been a long time since this much rain at once.
Forum: Touring
05-06-22, 04:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 15,845
Posted By StarBiker

Thanks for this Zombie thread. I would like...

Thanks for this Zombie thread.

I would like to get this bike. And it is steel the last time I checked.

The Surly is an interesting option for me since it's cost is lower.

I really want...
05-06-22, 04:36 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 13,764
Posted By StarBiker

I don't cycle in the rain anymore, and rarely did...

I don't cycle in the rain anymore, and rarely did when I cycled more, but have an Outdoor Research Furio on today because it was raining like hell. I used this same jacket has a soaker riding jacket,...
Forum: Touring
04-06-22, 09:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,104
Posted By StarBiker

Bears along the NCR must be part of the Wine &...

Bears along the NCR must be part of the Wine & Cheese crowd. I never see any bears.
Forum: Touring
04-06-22, 09:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,104
Posted By StarBiker

So bells and white people singing make Bears...

So bells and white people singing make Bears happy?
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
02-07-22, 08:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 194
Posted By StarBiker

Well it rained today, and two water mains broke...

Well it rained today, and two water mains broke in my neighborhood. The customary five year brake on our front lawn where everything is torn up. Or at least that's how it is now.

So much for...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
02-04-22, 09:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 194
Posted By StarBiker

A Dry Week Forecast

Amazing, and highs after the weekend approaching the upper 40's late week.

When was the last time we had a dry week, September.......
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