the "should i?" thread

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that guy
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there's always nice steel frames on the serotta forum. I think 1,000 is a bit high for that Merckx, especially if you're going to switch the group out.

Bikes suck. Don't ride one.

Tue, 10/20/2009 - 01:31
Toast
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http://portland.craigslist.org/clc/bik/1430044596.html

hell, 40 bucks, if my feet can reach the pedals and my hands can reach the stem and it's not wholly rusted over....

ps TEPR if its slightly too big for me aren't you looking for a beater MTB?

Tue, 10/20/2009 - 17:29
imoscardotcom
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http://baltimore.craigslist.org/bik/1429074384.html

I know nothing about Bontrager components (tiers/groups and shit) or low spoke-count wheels, nor do I know if 1,500 miles is a lot for a wheelset when buying used.

Lemme know! He wants me to stop by tonight!

Tue, 10/20/2009 - 17:43
Sandbagbear
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^that's a good price imo. I put nearly 3k on the same set and they still had lots left. the hubs are solid and they used bladed DT spokes. I sold mine for $150

Tue, 10/20/2009 - 17:45
Toast
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solid price, since it has cassette

Tue, 10/20/2009 - 18:10
imoscardotcom
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toast wrote:
solid price, since it has cassette

bringing me to my 2nd question...my drivetrain is 9spd. Can I throw a 9spd cassette on this hub w/out issues?

Tue, 10/20/2009 - 18:13
Toast
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yes

Tue, 10/20/2009 - 18:17
feta lightning
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eh. the selects are so so. id bargain. if they were races or older race x lites, then yes.

Tue, 10/20/2009 - 18:59
imoscardotcom
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fatallightning wrote:
eh. the selects are so so. id bargain. if they were races or older race x lites, then yes.

got them for 100, cassette included (even though i have no use for it).

Anyway, mega front brake shuddering is happening that didn't occur with old front wheel. God damnit

Wed, 10/21/2009 - 10:34
bward1028

should i:
trade this:

specialized allez, mostly sram force, rival brakes and rear der.

for this:

Son Gohan wrote:
57cm

The GTB is:
Frame: 57cm GT GTB.
Fork: black Soma Rush fork.
Headset: silver CK 1" Nothreadset.
Bars/stem: Syntace Stratos base bars with cut-to-length bmx grips (like longer track grips) on a Nitto UI-5GX stem, Sette OS 2" risers with Stolen Money grips and bar caps on a Truvativ Hussefelt OS stem. ( I also have a set of Nitto ADB-X Aero's with grips I can throw in)
BB: Truvativ GXP.
Cranks: Truvativ/SRAM Omnium 170mm (perfect for the GTB's high BB) w/ All-City 46t ring.
Pedals: MKS GR-9's with Soma Oppy XX quad gate clips and white Toshi doubles.
Seatpost: Bontrager Racelite
Saddle: I can put a cheap pink Velo saddle on it if you need to ride it home or something but I'm keeping my busted Arione.
Front wheel: Black Deep V laced to a black Surly New hub, black spokes, 28c Panaracer RibMo tire.
Back wheel: Black Deep V laced to a black CHUB fixed/fixed hub, DA 16t and EAI Superstar 18t cogs, DA lockrings, 28c Panaracer RibMo tire (needs to be replaced). Built by Fuzzy at Bicycle Revolutions. I can throw in a Surly 17t cog too if you want.

Wed, 10/21/2009 - 11:15
imoscardotcom
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bward1028 wrote:
should i:
trade this:

specialized allez, mostly sram force, rival brakes and rear der.

for this:

Son Gohan wrote:
57cm

The GTB is:
Frame: 57cm GT GTB.
Fork: black Soma Rush fork.
Headset: silver CK 1" Nothreadset.
Bars/stem: Syntace Stratos base bars with cut-to-length bmx grips (like longer track grips) on a Nitto UI-5GX stem, Sette OS 2" risers with Stolen Money grips and bar caps on a Truvativ Hussefelt OS stem. ( I also have a set of Nitto ADB-X Aero's with grips I can throw in)
BB: Truvativ GXP.
Cranks: Truvativ/SRAM Omnium 170mm (perfect for the GTB's high BB) w/ All-City 46t ring.
Pedals: MKS GR-9's with Soma Oppy XX quad gate clips and white Toshi doubles.
Seatpost: Bontrager Racelite
Saddle: I can put a cheap pink Velo saddle on it if you need to ride it home or something but I'm keeping my busted Arione.
Front wheel: Black Deep V laced to a black Surly New hub, black spokes, 28c Panaracer RibMo tire.
Back wheel: Black Deep V laced to a black CHUB fixed/fixed hub, DA 16t and EAI Superstar 18t cogs, DA lockrings, 28c Panaracer RibMo tire (needs to be replaced). Built by Fuzzy at Bicycle Revolutions. I can throw in a Surly 17t cog too if you want.

no. chance of regret is high.

Ps. please post some parts in Marketplace. I know you gotz some

Wed, 10/21/2009 - 11:21
Patch
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After seeing your stable and knowing what happened to the spicer, I'd say yes.

Wed, 10/21/2009 - 11:27
Toast
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i'd say no, that's a hell of a road bike and your scrambler is probably 85% of what the GTB is

Wed, 10/21/2009 - 12:06
bward1028

it's an interesting problem. i don't ride my (2) road bikes at all anymore, but i also don't need 3 700c fixed gears. hmm

Wed, 10/21/2009 - 12:23
Larry Winget
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Keep the Allez unless you are unhappy with the fit.

The Pitbull of Personal Development®

Wed, 10/21/2009 - 12:22
biek

no opinion on the trade, but i like that allez a lot.

pappaheugwang wrote:
u mad bro?

Wed, 10/21/2009 - 12:49
RJ
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What is your other road set up?

truckdoug wrote:
go fuck yourself, fun hating motherfucker

Wed, 10/21/2009 - 14:23
bward1028

R.J. wrote:
What is your other road set up?


Ultegra 9 speed, carbon bars carbon cranks carbon fork
heavier than the specialized, but it has heavy stem and seatpost and heavier wheels.

Wed, 10/21/2009 - 14:42
Cliffbear
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it's really up to you at this point, I'm down.

Wed, 10/21/2009 - 14:46
Blacksail
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Dude says he's negotiable on price.

52 NJS bridgestone track bike, new paint.
c/w Alex DA22's, Formula hubset, nitto bars, hatta bottom bracket, brooks saddle, etc..
email to view

Wed, 10/21/2009 - 16:46
Toast
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lowball him mercilessly

Wed, 10/21/2009 - 16:58
Blacksail
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I feel like the fact it has new paint hurts the value, though.

If I ever want to resell it, I likely couldnt get much. Right?

Fri, 10/23/2009 - 02:39
Toast
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500 for all of it? that's a good deal i'd say.

you're right about the paint though, less value with a respray.

although a lot of people think a plain paintjob for a classic frame is jackass, there's something to be said for riding that cuz it's a well built frame and not just for the BRIDGESTONE stickers

Wed, 10/21/2009 - 17:27
Toast
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Wed, 10/21/2009 - 17:31
Freestyler Faixee
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http://sacramento.craigslist.org/bik/1432299796.html

Nice 27" Peugeot 10 Speed road Bike. $100.00
Call bill 257-8818
No E-Mail please

Thu, 10/22/2009 - 12:05
Toast
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do not buy that for any amount of money

Thu, 10/22/2009 - 16:35
Cliffbear
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toast wrote:
do not buy that for any amount of money

maybe ten bux, but no more

Thu, 10/22/2009 - 19:41
Freestyler Faixee
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Okay thanks.

Thu, 10/22/2009 - 20:02
Larry Winget
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You could buy many jars of dicks for $100 instead.

The Pitbull of Personal Development®

Thu, 10/22/2009 - 20:12
Blacksail
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I'm going to look at that Bridgestone tonight.

I'll take pixxx.

Thu, 10/22/2009 - 21:15
Freestyler Faixee
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tarckeemoon wrote:
You could buy many jars of dicks for $100 instead.

Hahaha I was waitin for someone to say it.

Thu, 10/22/2009 - 21:37
Cliffbear
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good play

Fri, 10/23/2009 - 02:09
Sneaky Viking
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S&S couplers... yay or nay?
I hated not having a bike on a trip recently. It was horrible. I'm getting this Stowe frame real cheap that needs a repaint, and Bilenky had a special at the bike show that got me thinking about putting couplings on something for travel.
I'm not a huge traveller. My other options I guess are the Ritchey Break Away, the Dahon Tournado, or the Surley Traveller's Check (probably cost on the Surley)
Anyone priced this out?

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

Wed, 10/28/2009 - 08:15
Patch
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Pharoah wrote:
tarckeemoon wrote:
You could buy many jars of dicks for $100 instead.

Hahaha I was waitin for someone to say it.

Here's a few on the house...

Wed, 10/28/2009 - 09:28
Toast
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Wed, 10/28/2009 - 23:00
Ash
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http://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/bik/1443542944.html

Seems like a good deal. An hour away, though, and I'd prefer to get mad skillz from a hardtail. Should I?

Tue, 11/03/2009 - 13:16
Toast
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Tue, 11/03/2009 - 14:28
Larry Winget
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known for nasty failures

You need to stop buying bikes though. For real.

The Pitbull of Personal Development®

Tue, 11/03/2009 - 15:01
Toast
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so...

glue, good for sniffing, not for holding bikes together?

and yes. no more bikes. looking for a cross setup for kphomma, though

Tue, 11/03/2009 - 16:01
oogens
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paul fhub at the local shop for 65 plus tax money. figured it could make for a pretty nice front wheel, but I don't really need any more wheels...

Tue, 11/03/2009 - 16:18
feta lightning
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Mon, 11/09/2009 - 21:07
Toast
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I dunno, I always think that something that came stock in the 80s with turkey levers and stem shifters is just about worthless.

I don't know if the Panasonic name means any better quality than a similar-looking Schwinn.

Mon, 11/09/2009 - 21:19
feta lightning
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toast wrote:
I dunno, I always think that something that came stock in the 80s with turkey levers and stem shifters is just about worthless.

I don't know if the Panasonic name means any better quality than a similar-looking Schwinn.

probably not, but when you get used to paying 100 for a saddle or set of tires, getting a whole bike for that price seems like a bargain. the kabuki is kind of cool, small though. if the pana had a more classic paint scheme id probably get just to get.

Mon, 11/09/2009 - 21:28
Sneaky Viking
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you shouldn't.
I hate those Pana logos. that bike is worth about $100. you're not getting much of a deal. it would sell for $200 in the city. but if you like bikes, it's not good enough to go out of your way for.

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

Mon, 11/09/2009 - 21:34
biek

duder. that bike has suicide levers and stamped dropouts, and a derailleur claw. probs hi-ten.
junk junk junk.
but if i found that for sale at a yard sale for under 20 i'd buy it to flip.
it is in nice shape tho.

why u need such a bottom feeder bike? if you need a beater then you should buy the cheapest bikesdirect jawn. or try to find a used bikesdirect jimmy.

pappaheugwang wrote:
u mad bro?

Mon, 11/09/2009 - 21:54
feta lightning
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i dont need it, it is down the street from me. i dont really know the different pana levels. stem shifters and suicide levers usually give it away though.

Mon, 11/09/2009 - 22:00
feta lightning
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trek t1, extra set of crankarms in 170. some cogs. $500. id have to sell my 2 month old pista.

Wed, 11/11/2009 - 16:22
Toast
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are there wheels on that setup? what kind of crank arms? bars, stem, seatpost, saddle, etc?

Wed, 11/11/2009 - 22:53
feta lightning
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toast wrote:
are there wheels on that setup? what kind of crank arms? bars, stem, seatpost, saddle, etc?

all stock. so bonty track wheels, bonty external bb crank (truvativ/sram messenger i think). its an 1100 retail bike. no doubt its a better race bike then the pista, but i do like the classic look of the pista, besides racing it, it was going to be my knock around bike. hm. so this bike. i hate ergo bars, but i have a set of deda newtons ready to go on.

Thu, 11/12/2009 - 00:23
that guy
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So I'm third in line for a 78 Richard Sachs road frame

bad: bit too small and is powdercoated clear, no paint.

good: $550 shipped.

Ugghhghghghghghghh...............

Bikes suck. Don't ride one.

Thu, 11/12/2009 - 00:44

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