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04-19-24, 04:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,370
Posted By bargainguy

They affected my life in a major way. A couple...

They affected my life in a major way. A couple decades back, I managed to acquire three of their plastic reusable clamshell bike shipping boxes.

Using shipbikes.com, I bought used bikes all over...
Replies: 8
Views: 387
Posted By bargainguy

Kirtland bags were well made. But now they are...

Kirtland bags were well made. But now they are approaching 50 years old, and Cordura that old doesn't hold up well today. Minimal if any resale value.

It might sound harsh, but whatever offer...
04-17-24, 09:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 475
Posted By bargainguy

Welcome. It's impossible to tell at a distance...

Welcome. It's impossible to tell at a distance what the issue is, but we can speculate.

First thing I'd do is put the C-dale on a work stand and verify wheels are spinning freely with no...
04-10-24, 11:49 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 10,363
Posted By bargainguy

62cm Yokota Gran Touring, $275, Des Moines CL

https://desmoines.craigslist.org/bik/d/urbandale-yokota-gran-touring-cm-frame/7732092451.html

https://images.craigslist.org/00F0F_6TJ1wcg28q_0CI0t2_600x450.jpg
04-05-24, 01:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 922
Posted By bargainguy

Welcome. Since space is at a premium in NYC, I'd...

Welcome. Since space is at a premium in NYC, I'd stick with the Miami and get it going before considering whether you need another bike.

There is a huge benefit in being able to take your bike...
03-31-24, 02:26 PM
Replies: 83,260
Views: 14,138,164
Posted By bargainguy

Look at the gap between the rear wheel and the...

Look at the gap between the rear wheel and the seat tube. It's huge. No way is that a 700c wheel on that small a frame.

Same with the head tube. The top and down tubes would be close to...
03-28-24, 07:32 AM
Replies: 83,260
Views: 14,138,164
Posted By bargainguy

Saddle looks like a Selle Anatomica Titanico.

Saddle looks like a Selle Anatomica Titanico.
03-25-24, 01:53 PM
Replies: 83,260
Views: 14,138,164
Posted By bargainguy

56cm Ritchey BreakAway with case, $1500, Milwaukee FB

www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1565947310916095
...
03-20-24, 07:09 AM
Replies: 83,260
Views: 14,138,164
Posted By bargainguy

58cm Waterford, $300, Milwaukee FB

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/390823657231947
...
Replies: 13
Views: 384
Posted By bargainguy

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

Yes. Round tube aluminum Treks are nice rides.

Not worth $325 in today's market. FMV is half that or less.
03-04-24, 03:11 PM
Replies: 83,260
Views: 14,138,164
Posted By bargainguy

Trek 500 Tri Series, $85, Milwaukee FB

Looks like an '86, 22.5" or 24" frame. Should be Reynolds 531 DB.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/781726873348206
...
02-29-24, 09:21 AM
Replies: 83,260
Views: 14,138,164
Posted By bargainguy

62cm Gitane TdF, $200, Milwaukee FB

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/938602997660068
...
02-21-24, 06:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 563
Posted By bargainguy

The 1990 catalog shows the ST1000, ST600 and...

The 1990 catalog shows the ST1000, ST600 and ST400 all have forks with low rider bosses:

https://vintagecannondale.com/year/1990/1990.pdf

Only the ST1000 included both racks. Photo of the...
02-20-24, 01:45 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,250
Posted By bargainguy

If that's the 24" front wheel variant of the...

If that's the 24" front wheel variant of the Terry, I'd pass.

While these are wonderful frames with razor-sharp steering from the smaller front wheel, it's just too difficult to source 24" tires...
02-17-24, 09:14 AM
Replies: 83,260
Views: 14,138,164
Posted By bargainguy

54cm Specialized Roubaix $375, Milwaukee CL: ...

54cm Specialized Roubaix $375, Milwaukee CL:

https://milwaukee.craigslist.org/bik/d/delafield-full-carbon-specialized/7718231127.html
...
Replies: 18
Views: 951
Posted By bargainguy

If it were me, I'd suggest starting with anything...

If it were me, I'd suggest starting with anything but the giant auction site. Lots of stock, but you never know what you're getting until it shows up, and it can be a hassle to return.

If you...
02-12-24, 09:48 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,065
Posted By bargainguy

If you don't mind rim brakes and downtube...

If you don't mind rim brakes and downtube shifters, your $500 budget will go a long way.

If you try for something more modern - say brifters and / or disc brakes - $500 might get you there, but it...
Replies: 18
Views: 951
Posted By bargainguy

The frame has seen a fair amount of use. Note...

The frame has seen a fair amount of use. Note the rub marks on either side of the head tube - typically where the housing rubs up against the frame. It spent a lot of its life as a multispeed...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-24, 07:32 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,394
Posted By bargainguy

Save your money. These water "scams" all...

Save your money.

These water "scams" all claim that regular water isn't good enough for you, you need ours.

Unless your water supply is somehow tainted (either pH or substance), you're fine.
01-31-24, 02:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 916
Posted By bargainguy

The Storica retails for $120 in the US: ...

The Storica retails for $120 in the US:

https://www.amazon.com/selle-ITALIA-Adult-STORICA-Saddle/dp/B01M1O6JWL?th=1

If you bought yours new for 50 pounds....hmm. Sure it's legit?

It's hard...
01-29-24, 04:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,375
Posted By bargainguy

She's got a nice Seven with nice interrupter...

She's got a nice Seven with nice interrupter brake levers. What exactly was she gaining by riding a vintage bike that was not comfortable for her?

If you were trying to indoctrinate her into the...
01-28-24, 08:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,004
Posted By bargainguy

Trek made a 24" wheel junior bike, the KDR 1000. ...

Trek made a 24" wheel junior bike, the KDR 1000.

I also dimly recall Trek making a 43cm version of the Trek 1000, which might be even easier to find, assuming it might fit. I think that one had...
01-24-24, 09:11 AM
Replies: 83,260
Views: 14,138,164
Posted By bargainguy

Schwinn World Voyageur, $300, Chicago CL ...

Schwinn World Voyageur, $300, Chicago CL

https://chicago.craigslist.org/sox/bik/d/orland-park-schwinn-world-voyageur/7710554209.html
...
01-19-24, 10:40 AM
Replies: 83,260
Views: 14,138,164
Posted By bargainguy

Bianchi (Special?) with Cyclone, $40, Milwaukee...

Bianchi (Special?) with Cyclone, $40, Milwaukee FB:

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1569844350500283
...
01-01-24, 10:48 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 10,135
Posted By bargainguy

I have an Independent Fabrication Crown Jewel ti...

I have an Independent Fabrication Crown Jewel ti and a Serotta Legend Ti. I don't know if that counts in your league of super bikes.

The thing I find most tantalizing about titanium is ride...
12-02-23, 09:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 612
Posted By bargainguy

The used bike market has collapsed. Prices are...

The used bike market has collapsed. Prices are dropping across the board. Bikes that you might have considered unobtanium are now suddenly becoming more affordable.

The good news is that there...
11-10-23, 09:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 958
Posted By bargainguy

Interesting read: Giant USA General Manager on retailer support

https://bicycleretailer.com/opinion-analysis/2023/11/10/guest-editorial-giants-jt-thompson-yes-we-suffer-now-too-shall-pass

Full support for independent bike shops in the D2C era? Actually...
11-10-23, 03:35 PM
Replies: 83,260
Views: 14,138,164
Posted By bargainguy

Say what? Looks like a Forte Axis carbon fiber...

Say what? Looks like a Forte Axis carbon fiber fork. Forte was the house brand of Performance if memory serves.
11-10-23, 10:28 AM
Replies: 83,260
Views: 14,138,164
Posted By bargainguy

56cm Serotta Colorado Legend Ti frame/fork $475...

56cm Serotta Colorado Legend Ti frame/fork $475 Bristol, WI FB

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3184689331833259
...
11-04-23, 01:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 568
Posted By bargainguy

The 800s were dual-sided SPD pedals that were...

The 800s were dual-sided SPD pedals that were sold as a cheaper alternative to Ritchey Logics. Came in a bunch of colors if memory serves.

The biggest issue with these was the spring retention...
Replies: 10
Views: 823
Posted By bargainguy

The used bike market has collapsed. Demand is...

The used bike market has collapsed. Demand is non-existent in most areas of the country. The days of refurbing for profit are over. Best to sell as is.
10-16-23, 06:47 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,493
Posted By bargainguy

When I starting refurbing bikes long ago, I would...

When I starting refurbing bikes long ago, I would regularly remove the "suicide" accessory brake levers based on personal bias. I didn't think they helped, so off they went. Easier to apply...
10-15-23, 09:35 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,894
Posted By bargainguy

Call it your S.O. - Significant Ogre.

Call it your S.O. - Significant Ogre.
Replies: 31
Views: 1,477
Posted By bargainguy

Welcome. You have six posts currently. Easy way...

Welcome. You have six posts currently. Easy way to get more posts is to head to the Introductions forum and say hello to four of your new friends in their posts. Then you can post pix without...
10-01-23, 05:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 809
Posted By bargainguy

An easy way to get to 10 posts is to go to the...

An easy way to get to 10 posts is to go to the Introductions section, and say hello to seven (you now have 3 posts) of your new friends in their posts. Done. Then you can post.
09-30-23, 10:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 832
Posted By bargainguy

FB Marketplace: This sure looks like a scam

I've listed items on Facebook Marketplace on and off for awhile. This latest scam only appeared in the last week or so. Goes like this.

I'll list an item, and very soon after listing (<15 min.),...
09-28-23, 06:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 809
Posted By bargainguy

Welcome. Round tube aluminum Treks - like your...

Welcome. Round tube aluminum Treks - like your 1400 - are nice, compliant rides. Sleepers IMHO.

Could you compete on it? Sure. Why not?
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-18-23, 09:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,200
Posted By bargainguy

That stem mark is the old wear line, not the...

That stem mark is the old wear line, not the minimum insertion line. This was an extra long Technomic stem, plenty left in the steerer.

I sold this bike a decade ago, and the new owner promptly...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-09-23, 07:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 930
Posted By bargainguy

If ride comfort is the the top choice, I'd stay...

If ride comfort is the the top choice, I'd stay away from any cheap folding bike.

Why? Cheap folders are an ongoing exercise in frustration. For folders, so much of the design has to go into...
09-08-23, 06:16 AM
Replies: 83,260
Views: 14,138,164
Posted By bargainguy

Trek 890, $150, Milwaukee FB: ...

Trek 890, $150, Milwaukee FB:
...
09-03-23, 03:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,160
Posted By bargainguy

A wide flat screwdriver to remove the crank...

A wide flat screwdriver to remove the crank dustcap;

A cotterless crank tool to get the crank arms off the spindle;

A lockring tool to remove the bottom bracket lockring;

and a pin spanner...
08-28-23, 12:05 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 17,886
Posted By bargainguy

At the beginning of the pandemic, bikes became...

At the beginning of the pandemic, bikes became the next toilet paper - unobtanium. Prices shot way up, even for low-end mass market bikes. Everybody wanted a bike, no one had one.

That was then....
08-26-23, 07:00 PM
Replies: 83,260
Views: 14,138,164
Posted By bargainguy

Try the same link, but cut out everything after...

Try the same link, but cut out everything after html - there's a bunch of stuff there that's screwing up the link.
08-25-23, 03:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 811
Posted By bargainguy

There are ways you can get around ebay sellers...

There are ways you can get around ebay sellers who only offer local pickup. Use a company like uship.com and get offers from private shippers who bid for the right to pickup and deliver your product...
08-23-23, 08:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 732
Posted By bargainguy

Is it abnormal to have knee numbness? Yes. The...

Is it abnormal to have knee numbness? Yes. The medical term is neuropathy, kind of a catch-all for conditions related to diminished sensation. You should have sensation in your knees, but for...
08-21-23, 02:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 556
Posted By bargainguy

Welcome. A late 80's Prelude has a 6-speed rear...

Welcome. A late 80's Prelude has a 6-speed rear cluster if memory serves. So typically any 6-speed chain works.

KMC & SRAM make chains in whatever speed you need. I happen to like chains like the...
08-18-23, 06:00 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,404
Posted By bargainguy

Are you right-handed? The danger of using...

Are you right-handed? The danger of using motorcycle-style brake routing is that if you connect the front brake to the right brake lever, you might do an endo if you use the front brake only to...
08-14-23, 01:06 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,107
Posted By bargainguy

In my neck of the woods, e-bikes seem to be the...

In my neck of the woods, e-bikes seem to be the only segment doing well. Everything else is way down.

I think it's going to be that way from now on. This is the new normal. I don't see...
08-01-23, 09:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 796
Posted By bargainguy

Nice find, congrats! Brings back a specific...

Nice find, congrats! Brings back a specific memory.

Back in 2009, I was at a two-week intensive course on bike mechanics at Winterborne Bicycle Institute in Guelph, Ontario (Canada).

As part...
Replies: 2
Views: 259
Posted By bargainguy

DaVinci is current. The Global Venture isn't in...

DaVinci is current. The Global Venture isn't in the current lineup, but I found the Joint Venture:

https://www.davincitandems.com/tandem-models/joint-venture/

If you click the Components tab in...
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