the "should i?" thread

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beargrinderrrrrr
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the "should i?" thread

i think we need a thread for purchases that we're uncertain of. i'll start.

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/bik/1418703370.html

good price, open sport rims are pretty good....pie plate? what? are the hubs total shit? wtf? should i get these? i've already expressed interest and got in not too long after they were posted, so i can probably get these if i want. just not sure about the hubs, the build, could be generic to shitty but on a good rim.

Mon, 10/12/2009 - 22:06
conor
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they're probably nothing special, but they'll suffice, i think. don't let the pie plate scare you. it's required.

Mon, 10/12/2009 - 22:25
zombie

They look fine to me. The price seems just about what they're worth, not a screaming deal. If you need a set of beater road wheels, go for it.

Mon, 10/12/2009 - 22:25
zombie

BTW, don't bother putting Vittoria tires on those things. Open Sport + Rando was the most fucking aggravating bike wrenching experience I've ever had.

Mon, 10/12/2009 - 22:27
biek

machine built, priced roughly what they're worth

hubs are probably decent

are these going on a work bike? 24/28 spoke rims probably aren't the best choice, but i'm not you.

pappaheugwang wrote:
u mad bro?

Mon, 10/12/2009 - 22:32
frankstoneline
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They look like take off's from one of the specialized tarmac's that come with shite wheels. At least those hubs look like the unbranded hubs specialized built their wheels on for a while, the mid range rim (read: not those lame alex's) suggests they might have come off a mid range tarmac or something.

Tue, 10/13/2009 - 02:34
biek

frankstoneline wrote:
They look like take off's from one of the specialized tarmac's that come with shite wheels. At least those hubs look like the unbranded hubs specialized built their wheels on for a while, the mid range rim (read: not those lame alex's) suggests they might have come off a mid range tarmac or something.

the ad states that they were a take off from a new specialized roubaix elite.

pappaheugwang wrote:
u mad bro?

Tue, 10/13/2009 - 10:08
beartrap

I found an older tk2 thats about 4 sizes to small for me with a HED disc out back, mavic carbone up front, 75's clip ons, bla bla bla. Anyway it was posted locally, but then the dude says he moved across the country. Complete bike for $880 shipped. I'd sell the frame and bs parts I dont need, keep the wheelset and maybe post. Anyways is it worth the gamble or simply to good to be true.

Tue, 10/13/2009 - 10:27
Tail Hook Lengthener
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It sounds like a decent deal for someone looking to flip, but not killer. If it were your size, I'd go for it, but in the middle of fall/winter, you're going to have a hard time getting anything decent for a few-generations-old TK2 in a small size, unless you're willing to hold onto it until spring.

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Tue, 10/13/2009 - 12:10
Sneaky Viking
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sounds like bullshit/scam if listed locally, but then 'moved across the country'

Also this thread is startlingly similar to the 'worth it?' threads in both marketplace and bikes. Grindmaster, what do you want those wheels for?

ckd wrote:
I mean, seriously. We're just a bunch of washed up bicycle burnout dipshits.

Tue, 10/13/2009 - 14:24
zombie

beartrap wrote:
I found an older tk2 thats about 4 sizes to small for me with a HED disc out back, mavic carbone up front, 75's clip ons, bla bla bla. Anyway it was posted locally, but then the dude says he moved across the country. Complete bike for $880 shipped. I'd sell the frame and bs parts I dont need, keep the wheelset and maybe post. Anyways is it worth the gamble or simply to good to be true.

scam

Tue, 10/13/2009 - 14:09
Jeremiah's Johnson
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Should I get this? he wants to let it go for 300. I figured, I could probably have it around the house for when someone comes to visit, that doesn't have a bike..... tarckbike advise me

http://cycling.frenzied.us/~dougmc/forsale/trek2000/

edit 56CM

They'd be confused by all the rando and think we are a bunch of long ballers.

~coco

Tue, 10/13/2009 - 21:44
Sneaky Viking
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$300 seems high. for rsx. and threaded (aluminum?) fork. and you don't have any specific need for it.

ckd wrote:
I mean, seriously. We're just a bunch of washed up bicycle burnout dipshits.

Tue, 10/13/2009 - 21:51
beargrinderrrrrr
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sneaky viking wrote:
sounds like bullshit/scam if listed locally, but then 'moved across the country'

Also this thread is startlingly similar to the 'worth it?' threads in both marketplace and bikes. Grindmaster, what do you want those wheels for?

you think so? i guess i was just imagining a thread more for purchases of things you know little about and want suggestions on, rather than price being a main consideration. but, you're right, it is pretty similar.

and the wheels would be for a work bike, but not planning on it being a "carrying lots of heavy stuff" work bike. my notion of a work bike is somewhere between a beater and a good bike--you want solid parts that aren't going to give you any trouble or fail on you, but you don't want to spend a lot and end up (knock on wood) getting it stolen or crashed or anything either.

Tue, 10/13/2009 - 22:20
Jeremiah's Johnson
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that is what I was kind of thinking....

They'd be confused by all the rando and think we are a bunch of long ballers.

~coco

Tue, 10/13/2009 - 22:20
beargrinderrrrrr
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sneaky viking wrote:
$300 seems high. for rsx. and threaded (aluminum?) fork. and you don't have any specific need for it.

+1

Tue, 10/13/2009 - 22:21
Sneaky Viking
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http://hartford.craigslist.org/bik/1420853931.html
colnago w/ superbe pro for $400?
I barely have $400, but it's a Colnago. with Superbe Pro.

ckd wrote:
I mean, seriously. We're just a bunch of washed up bicycle burnout dipshits.

Wed, 10/14/2009 - 20:40
beargrinderrrrrr
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i think i'm going to go performance and pick up a set of these, assuming they're also on sale at the store. i don't know if messenger discount gets added to the sale price, but while it's more it's something i trust more that i picked up myself and can get a lifetime warranty on.

http://www.performancebike.com/bikes/Product_10052_10551_1082983_-1_400038_400002_400222

Wed, 10/14/2009 - 22:42
strange eyes

sneaky viking wrote:
http://hartford.craigslist.org/bik/1420853931.html
colnago w/ superbe pro for $400?
I barely have $400, but it's a Colnago. with Superbe Pro.

DO IT!
that would fit me :(

Thu, 10/15/2009 - 00:05
everythinghuskie
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probably too late, but open sports kinda blow a lot

KING OF SPAM. It's ok because I just made a profit off your anger.

Thu, 10/15/2009 - 09:48
everythinghuskie
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hsifdab wrote:
sneaky viking wrote:
http://hartford.craigslist.org/bik/1420853931.html
colnago w/ superbe pro for $400?
I barely have $400, but it's a Colnago. with Superbe Pro.

DO IT!
that would fit me :(

some sophomore girl's father is going to be really pissed

KING OF SPAM. It's ok because I just made a profit off your anger.

Thu, 10/15/2009 - 09:49
everythinghuskie
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grindmaster flash wrote:
i think i'm going to go performance and pick up a set of these, assuming they're also on sale at the store. i don't know if messenger discount gets added to the sale price, but while it's more it's something i trust more that i picked up myself and can get a lifetime warranty on.

http://www.performancebike.com/bikes/Product_10052_10551_1082983_-1_400038_400002_400222

thats better than the open sports. dont expect mavic to be very helpful if something breaks tho.

KING OF SPAM. It's ok because I just made a profit off your anger.

Thu, 10/15/2009 - 09:50
turpencat
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everythinghuskie wrote:
hsifdab wrote:
sneaky viking wrote:
http://hartford.craigslist.org/bik/1420853931.html
colnago w/ superbe pro for $400?
I barely have $400, but it's a Colnago. with Superbe Pro.

DO IT!
that would fit me :(

some sophomore girl's father is going to be really pissed

if this is not bought by you, i will have to hurt you on the internet.

johnnyraja wrote:
If you've never done it then yes, it's very surprising.

Fri, 10/16/2009 - 00:30
turpencat
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double post.

johnnyraja wrote:
If you've never done it then yes, it's very surprising.

Fri, 10/16/2009 - 00:31
teepz
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http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/bik/1424481865.html

what should i offer for this? seems up my alley. my size, wouldnt be worried about beatin on it

Fri, 10/16/2009 - 15:55
beargrinderrrrrr
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150-175 max i'd say. really if you want a mtb for a beater, i'd keep an eye open for much cheaper/free parts.

Fri, 10/16/2009 - 22:13
turpencat
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150.

johnnyraja wrote:
If you've never done it then yes, it's very surprising.

Sat, 10/17/2009 - 14:05
teepz
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Sat, 10/17/2009 - 20:00
Sneaky Viking
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oh yeah.

ckd wrote:
I mean, seriously. We're just a bunch of washed up bicycle burnout dipshits.

Sat, 10/17/2009 - 20:31
teepz
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oh yeah what?

Sat, 10/17/2009 - 21:00
that guy
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Bikes suck. Don't ride one.

Sat, 10/17/2009 - 21:04
Sneaky Viking
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oh yeah too spensive.

Quote:
Vintage Customized Shimano Wheelset and MORE!

this is a euphemism for 'jank-janked together.' 1 brake?! That bike is somebody's parts-bin special.

If you want a singlespeed, get a 29er, monocog or bikesdirect or whatever.

ckd wrote:
I mean, seriously. We're just a bunch of washed up bicycle burnout dipshits.

Sat, 10/17/2009 - 21:29
that guy
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Quote:
http://lakeland.craigslist.org/bik/1415391800.html

Serotta Colorado II - $500 (Lakeland)
'97, 23" road racer. Intrega Shimano 600 components, 53" chain ring, Avocet 45tt comp. Look clipless pedals.(Brand new 2.600) Not used in a while, needs tires. Great training bike.

Hmmm... maybe offer $400?

Bikes suck. Don't ride one.

Sat, 10/17/2009 - 21:43
zombie

A good deal even at $500.

Sat, 10/17/2009 - 21:55
Toast
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if any tarckers live near lakeland, FL, that should get bought.

Sat, 10/17/2009 - 21:59
that guy
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It's about an hour from me. I'm trying to thin out the herd at the moment, but shit, I feel obligated.....

Bikes suck. Don't ride one.

Sat, 10/17/2009 - 22:31
Toast
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it's an easy flip for several hundred dollars of profit (assuming frame isn't damaged), at least. i'd assume older ultegra stuff, but even that has some decent value

Sat, 10/17/2009 - 23:06
Tail Hook Lengthener
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You can probably sell that Serotta for $700-800, which is a decent profit but may or may not be worth your time and effort, not to mention tying up $500 in a bike until you can turn a profit on it. I'd buy it if you were looking for a kickass steel roadie. The Colorado Concept tubing is the greatest steel tubing ever produced, and Serotta used it to make the best bikes ever made. No exaggerating.

Sneaky Viking wrote:
when you look back at your life sometimes you see a set of hands on your keyboard and a set of paws, but sometimes there's only a set of paws and that's when Tarckbear was typing for you.

Sun, 10/18/2009 - 03:49
beargrinderrrrrr
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http://sfbay.craigslist.org/scz/bik/1419771878.html

i don't know crap about miyata and what's good in miyata.

Sun, 10/18/2009 - 21:00
beargrinderrrrrr
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crap. should i jump on it before it goes or hold out for the cantilevered dropout ones i've had such a crush on for so long?

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/bik/1427370770.html

Sun, 10/18/2009 - 22:17
beargrinderrrrrr
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http://cgi.ebay.com/Cannondale-Bicycle-23-Aluminum-Frame-NICE_W0QQitemZ170347955994QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item27a987871a#ht_6322wt_1167

frame is pretty much exactly want from a cannondale (my size, cantilevered dropouts, etc. i also love black. also 3.0 is supposed to be a gentler ride than earlier models). trouble is, i don't really want anything that's hanging off the frame but i'm not sure i could really sell it either. think i could get rid of that other crap and offset the purchase cost somewhat?

Sun, 10/18/2009 - 23:07
Toast
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i think only decent way to get rid of the group on there now is to take it all onto a separate frame

Mon, 10/19/2009 - 02:35
beargrinderrrrrr
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yeah, fuck it. i'm calling the guy in oakland today and going to use that till i find a decent 3.0 cannondale frame only. don't even want the fork, al frame and al fork? hah.

Mon, 10/19/2009 - 10:43
feta lightning
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1990 or so merckx corsa $1000

this would become my main bike. trained and raced on. i know it wont be as good a race bike as my orbea, but goddamit, this is my dream bike. id put either alloy centaur or alloy athena 11 on it.

plus: nigh on my dream bike
campy
7-11 scheme, also dream bikey
always wanted a steel merckx

cons: have to sell my orbea
heavy?

Mon, 10/19/2009 - 20:17
RJ
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Buy that shit.
Keep Orbea.
Sell riser'd TT.

truckdoug wrote:
go fuck yourself, fun hating motherfucker

Mon, 10/19/2009 - 20:20
turpencat
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1000 is kind of a lot for it though

johnnyraja wrote:
If you've never done it then yes, it's very surprising.

Mon, 10/19/2009 - 20:23
zombie

I have a '90s Corsa Extra and it is heavy as balls. That's why it hangs on the wall.

Mon, 10/19/2009 - 20:29
feta lightning
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R.J. wrote:
Buy that shit.
Keep Orbea.
Sell riser'd TT.

id probably have to sell both actually. i could afford both, but racing the orbea and then having the merckx as a sunday driver just seems silly. a grand is too much for something i wont be training/racing/riding on a regular basis, for me anyway.

you think 1k is a lot? i usually see corsa frames go for 7-800.

Mon, 10/19/2009 - 20:31
feta lightning
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zombie wrote:
I have a '90s Corsa Extra and it is heavy as balls. That's why it hangs on the wall.

am i being hoodwinked by the kind of shit rivendell peddles? by all means knocked some sense into me if im letting delusional steel race bike fantasies get the better of me.

Mon, 10/19/2009 - 20:32
zombie

There's nothing to stop you from riding the fuck out of it, but comparing it to my '80s Razesa, which is 3cm longer in the ST and HT and fully chromed, it's heavy in your hands and it just doesn't have anything special going for it other than the rad paint scheme.

A lot of races were won on those frame.

Mon, 10/19/2009 - 20:41
Toast
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fatallightning wrote:
zombie wrote:
I have a '90s Corsa Extra and it is heavy as balls. That's why it hangs on the wall.

am i being hoodwinked by the kind of shit rivendell peddles? by all means knocked some sense into me if im letting delusional steel race bike fantasies get the better of me.

probably a little hoodwinked. you don't get seconds shaved off your time if you race a steel merckx against an all alum/carbon field...

Mon, 10/19/2009 - 20:42

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