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Shortpants
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this is like 5 years ago but it still counts, my 2003 bianchi pista completely stock for $250. almost unridden. So fucking clean. It was on craigslist and when I called the guy he was loading it into his car to drive it to a bike shop to sell for $300 but I happened to live like 3 blocks away so I showed up 2 minutes later and took it for $250.

Sun, 05/23/2010 - 03:24
Petr5
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Nice to be known at the lbs. Offered a 2010 CAAD9 frameset for $50 over their team cost and a 2009 raced a year for $400 (got the '09.) Back when I part-timed there, one of the mechs hooked me up with 8sp RX100 shifter levers for a six pack.

Sneaky Viking wrote:
"Your bike sucks and we have a team of biased experts to pseudo-scientifically test that hypothesis, all in blue shirts."

Sun, 05/23/2010 - 11:05
spaghetti
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for very cheap

Sun, 05/23/2010 - 13:04
darklordoflove

Petr5 wrote:
Nice to be known at the lbs. Offered a 2010 CAAD9 frameset for $50 over their team cost and a 2009 raced a year for $400 (got the '09.) Back when I part-timed there, one of the mechs hooked me up with 8sp RX100 shifter levers for a six pack.

Backing this, it's definitely nice to be on first name terms with the lbs guys. When I bought the T-Mobile they gave me $350 off right then and there and no sales tax, which is probably at least another $150. So that was a pretty good deal, maybe not an E-Rock type score but still nice.

Sun, 05/23/2010 - 13:09
SUPERVEEPS
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spaghetti wrote:

for very cheap

What the hell kind of brand names are "daldz" and "javia" and why have I never heard of their components?

Tue, 05/25/2010 - 00:18
Freestyler Faixee
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Lol'd

Tue, 05/25/2010 - 00:58
hambeki
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That stem = recalled? How do you tell which ones are and which aren't?

MoonCat wrote:
All bikes are really just overpriced crosschecks with different geometries.

Tue, 05/25/2010 - 01:08
anomaly

Petr5 wrote:
Nice to be known at the lbs. Offered a 2010 CAAD9 frameset for $50 over their team cost and a 2009 raced a year for $400 (got the '09.) Back when I part-timed there, one of the mechs hooked me up with 8sp RX100 shifter levers for a six pack.

Get the new one.

Tue, 05/25/2010 - 11:08
Petr5
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Too late. Getting the old meant I could also afford 10sp levers.

Regarding salsa SUL, pretty sure its only the black ones. The coloreds are oems for their frames and weren't in the recall.

Sneaky Viking wrote:
"Your bike sucks and we have a team of biased experts to pseudo-scientifically test that hypothesis, all in blue shirts."

Tue, 05/25/2010 - 11:19
Shortpants
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why the recall?

Tue, 05/25/2010 - 13:43
teepz
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The recall was only for a short period of time - it got blown out of proportion. Most SUL stems wont break, it was just the series manufactured over a couple of months in 08 or 09 IIRC.

Tue, 05/25/2010 - 14:28
Petr5
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Salsa says everything since March 08

salsacromotostem.com/

Sneaky Viking wrote:
"Your bike sucks and we have a team of biased experts to pseudo-scientifically test that hypothesis, all in blue shirts."

Tue, 05/25/2010 - 15:33
teepz
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There ya go.

Tue, 05/25/2010 - 15:34
oogens
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i didn't buy it since it was too big, but local shop had a 08 six13 for $350, pretty mint.

so score of the day for somebody

Tue, 05/25/2010 - 15:41
halbritt
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E-ROCK wrote:
Found on Bike Forums.

"The first Sequoias were built in 1981, and were touring geometry with chromed Shimano dropouts and normal/long reach caliper brakes. When the Expedition came out, the Sequoia Geometry was updated to sport touring. The early Sequoias were built by 3Rensho, really, I had Tim Neenan confirm this. He designed the first Sequoia and Allez and his name is on the chainstay. Those first Sequoias are hand built beauties, and are very rare. I have seen one in recent years. They have a deeper blue paint color than the later blue Sequoias, and as mentioned, chromed dropouts. No chrome.....no 3Rensho. The decals will say Specialized on the downtube and Sequoia on the top tube."

His name is on the chainstay.

Can you confirm the year that the bike was made? Before '84 it could be. The early 3Rensho Allez had long-point lugs and a sloping fork crown. I assume the Sequoia would have the same lugs and sloping fork crown.

Bryant Bainbridge wrote:
The very first Allez's indeed came from Yoshi Kono and can be identified by the offset fork crown and long, super thin point lugs. Yoshi made these bikes for just a short period which I think ended in 1983. He made road, track and just a very small handful of funny bikes (less than 10).

...shift like jesus making one set of footprints in the sand in your time of need

Tue, 05/25/2010 - 15:55
cookietruck
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here is a 3rensho built allez. the fork crown is easy to notice from the side profile.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jhvu/sets/72157603354440775/

Tue, 05/25/2010 - 16:47
dougtruck
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Petr5 wrote:
Salsa says everything since March 08

salsacromotostem.com/

ha when they left CA and made em in wherever

/no globocentrism

Tue, 05/25/2010 - 22:10
spaghetti
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if i lose teeth over it
oh well

prob wont even use it
only 1 bolt for steerer clamp
and hate 2 bolt bar clamp
but so cleeannnn and freassshhh

Tue, 05/25/2010 - 23:22
hambeki
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Petr5 wrote:
Too late. Getting the old meant I could also afford 10sp levers.

Regarding salsa SUL, pretty sure its only the black ones. The coloreds are oems for their frames and weren't in the recall.

You sure about that? I distinctly remember a local shop having more than one Salsa 29er that was stemless on the sales floor due to the recall.

MoonCat wrote:
All bikes are really just overpriced crosschecks with different geometries.

Wed, 05/26/2010 - 01:01
E-ROCK
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halbritt wrote:
E-ROCK wrote:
Found on Bike Forums.

"The first Sequoias were built in 1981, and were touring geometry with chromed Shimano dropouts and normal/long reach caliper brakes. When the Expedition came out, the Sequoia Geometry was updated to sport touring. The early Sequoias were built by 3Rensho, really, I had Tim Neenan confirm this. He designed the first Sequoia and Allez and his name is on the chainstay. Those first Sequoias are hand built beauties, and are very rare. I have seen one in recent years. They have a deeper blue paint color than the later blue Sequoias, and as mentioned, chromed dropouts. No chrome.....no 3Rensho. The decals will say Specialized on the downtube and Sequoia on the top tube."

His name is on the chainstay.

Can you confirm the year that the bike was made? Before '84 it could be. The early 3Rensho Allez had long-point lugs and a sloping fork crown. I assume the Sequoia would have the same lugs and sloping fork crown.

Bryant Bainbridge wrote:
The very first Allez's indeed came from Yoshi Kono and can be identified by the offset fork crown and long, super thin point lugs. Yoshi made these bikes for just a short period which I think ended in 1983. He made road, track and just a very small handful of funny bikes (less than 10).

Here's what Tim Neenan said.

"Eric,
Thanks for the photos. That is a classic bike for sure. Even the original half-step gearing on the crank, and in great shape. I am pretty sure that the frame was not made by Yoshi Konno. Another larger company called National also made Sequoias and I think it is one of theirs. It has nice work but the Konno frames were of a higher quality. Shes a beauty, enjoy it.

Tim"

Wed, 05/26/2010 - 01:12
halbritt
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Poop. Wish I were wrong.

...shift like jesus making one set of footprints in the sand in your time of need

Wed, 05/26/2010 - 01:27
Petr5
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CKD, posted a link. Turns out the colored stems were falling apart even longer.

Sneaky Viking wrote:
"Your bike sucks and we have a team of biased experts to pseudo-scientifically test that hypothesis, all in blue shirts."

Wed, 05/26/2010 - 07:23
blickblocks
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I just got a Tama bass drum and tom tom for free, and a Roland TR-505 for $30!

Fri, 05/28/2010 - 12:02
blickblocks
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holy shit these are more expensive than I thought!

http://drums-percussion.musiciansfriend.com/product/Tama-Rockstar-Bass-Drum-Tom-Floor-Tom-AddOn-Pack?sku=490035&src=3WFRWXX&ZYXSEM=0&CAWELAID=138937313

I got the red ones. I'm going to try to find a snare, bass pedal and hihat to make a 4 piece kit.

Fri, 05/28/2010 - 12:04
Neil_240
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Score of yesterday, Gardin "Special" Columbus tubing, full campy victory(I think) but cheaper Shimano wheels for <$100. To small for me, but might fit the GF if she can like the colour. If not I'll try to sell the frame and keep all the parts.

Fri, 05/28/2010 - 13:28
imoscardotcom
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brand new '09 Raleigh Rush Hour for 350, and the dude threw in a specialized control tower pump and risers for free.

now I'm gonna be sellin' teh kilo for profit

Sat, 05/29/2010 - 15:19
E-ROCK
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X 2 for 38.00 and both have the peel-able banana.

Sat, 05/29/2010 - 19:57
kevinwulf
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torso cover? Stereo or mono?

Sat, 05/29/2010 - 20:03
E-ROCK
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Both stereo. What does the torso cover look like? I don't know.

Sat, 05/29/2010 - 20:17
kevinwulf
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Velvet_Underground_&_Nico

Read "Back cover lawsuit controversy". There's a picture of second state torso cover (sticker over Emerson) here:

http://smironne.free.fr/NICO/vu2.php

Sat, 05/29/2010 - 20:29
E-ROCK
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No torso.

Sat, 05/29/2010 - 20:28
k_phombear
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Some pretty decent time atacs for 10

and a decent flite... 40... : /

Sat, 05/29/2010 - 23:09
jamey
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picked these up from the co-op for $13. they both look new.


truckdoug "never turn down free beer, dont stick your dick where you wouldnt put your face, and always ride shimano"

Sun, 05/30/2010 - 22:14
leprechaunupindatree
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wintrotta wrote:
from 23-25 i drank 3-4 bottles of champagne a week sitting in the bathtub reading the new york times

Sun, 05/30/2010 - 22:21
blickblocks
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jamey wrote:
picked these up from the co-op for $13. they both look new.


score!!!!

Mon, 05/31/2010 - 10:03
blickblocks
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leprechaunupindatree wrote:

don't do it again

beatin' up vehicular cyclists

Mon, 05/31/2010 - 11:39
naterod
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From about a month ago, but I guess it counts

$35

Mon, 05/31/2010 - 12:13
SkipCycle
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Found this site due to others talking about the Specialized Sequoia. I scored this new about 29 years ago and have changed everything on it since then. Definitely a mish mash of components but it's truly a great ride. Pictures are here. I was a Specialized dealer in the early 80's when I acquired it. I guess you could say I got it wholesale.

Mon, 05/31/2010 - 13:13
blickblocks
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Thomsons should come with monocles.

Mon, 05/31/2010 - 13:14
leprechaunupindatree
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blickblocks wrote:
leprechaunupindatree wrote:

don't do it again

beatin' up vehicular cyclists

wat

wintrotta wrote:
from 23-25 i drank 3-4 bottles of champagne a week sitting in the bathtub reading the new york times

Mon, 05/31/2010 - 13:54
spaghetti
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SkipCycle wrote:
Found this site due to others talking about the Specialized Sequoia. I scored this new about 29 years ago and have changed everything on it since then. Definitely a mish mash of components but it's truly a great ride. Pictures are here. I was a Specialized dealer in the early 80's when I acquired it. I guess you could say I got it wholesale.

stay forever

Mon, 05/31/2010 - 14:08
halbritt
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SkipCycle wrote:
Found this site due to others talking about the Specialized Sequoia. I scored this new about 29 years ago and have changed everything on it since then. Definitely a mish mash of components but it's truly a great ride. Pictures are here. I was a Specialized dealer in the early 80's when I acquired it. I guess you could say I got it wholesale.

That definitely looks like the real deal. The lugs and file work suggest that the frame was made by Yoshi Konno.

...shift like jesus making one set of footprints in the sand in your time of need

Mon, 05/31/2010 - 15:50
E-ROCK
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That's a later eighties model, not made by Yoshi.

Mon, 05/31/2010 - 17:31
Carabo
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80 Euro Campy equipped Moser :D

I think it's an Athena gruppo from around 1993/4

Going to take an allen key to it now to fix those jackass bar and saddle angles...

Thu, 06/03/2010 - 15:26
cookietruck
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my score of the day was a regular size bag of peanut butter m&M's sitting in the candy bowl at work.
me: the fuck!?!?! puts m&ms in shirt pocket.
receptionist: lulz.

htey was good man.

Thu, 06/03/2010 - 15:52
Toast
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that an aluminum moser?

Thu, 06/03/2010 - 22:00
Carabo
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Yeah, aluminum frame and fork. Just went for a ride and it feels rock solid. Amazing how those campy drive trains just keep going despite lack of maintenance.

Fri, 06/04/2010 - 08:17
blickblocks
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Carabo wrote:
80 Euro Campy equipped Moser :D

I think it's an Athena gruppo from around 1993/4

Going to take an allen key to it now to fix those jackass bar and saddle angles...

So jealous!!! Beautiful bike.

Fri, 06/04/2010 - 13:23
SkipCycle
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E-ROCK wrote:
That's a later eighties model, not made by Yoshi.

Dude ... you just think you're the stuff don't you? Cussing left and right and trying to be soo damn cool. Well you're not. In this instance you are TOTALLY full of crap. I know when I bought it and Tim Neenan has confirmed its an original. I also own a 3Rensho Katana I purchased in 1984.

To stoop to your low degrading level of conversing here ... STFU You now have zero credibility as far as I'm concerned. As Jerry Garcia sang, "Please don't dominate the rap jack, if you got nothing new to say."

Sat, 06/05/2010 - 12:53
jamey
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wat

truckdoug "never turn down free beer, dont stick your dick where you wouldnt put your face, and always ride shimano"

Sat, 06/05/2010 - 12:48

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