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Old 09-13-2010, 10:55 PM   #271
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Old 09-13-2010, 11:43 PM   #272
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The current trio

The 'sport' bike (Litespeed Ghisallo):
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The Family Truckster (Cannondale RT1000):
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The Travel Bike (Dahon Tournado; breaks in half and fits into wheeled check-in):
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Old 09-14-2010, 07:11 AM   #273
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Mountain bikes have come a long way in the last 10 years. That fork is way behind, and even the $300 bikes have disc brakes now.

I think for $650 you could buy a really nice new hardtail that would blow that thing out of the water.

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That's what I was thinking...I see perfectly good used hard tails on craigslist, for under $300.00 all the time...I would prefer disc brakes. I wonder how difficult it would be to retrofit them on that bike?

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I think it's worth $650. XTR will last forever and if you really need to update the fork you could, not that it's necessary. You'd pay a couple thousand for a SC frame alone.
From the shifters it looks to be from '02, '03?
I looked that bike up on their website. They do want a couple grand for a newer version of that frame...It must be an '02 or '03. I'll have to ask the guy...

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Those XTR M952 cranks are very popular with single speeders and such. That version of XTR will last virtually forever, so other than V-brakes vs disc, theres no real downside. I've got one of those frames that I just rebuilt into a bike for my youngest, it's 1o years old and still going strong.
Thanks, That's good to know...Right now I'm thinking that the deal would be worth pursuing, since I could do some work for it, instead of coming up with the cash...
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Old 09-14-2010, 09:14 AM   #274
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1997 VooDoo Bizango Hardtail, pic not mine but you get the idea. Other than lubing the chain, tightening cables, and truing the rims occasionally, I've done nothing to it. New(er) Kore stem, Chris King headset, Selle Flight saddle, mine has Rock Shox Judy shock.

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Old 09-14-2010, 09:52 AM   #275
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I think it's worth $650. XTR will last forever and if you really need to update the fork you could, not that it's necessary. You'd pay a couple thousand for a SC frame alone.
From the shifters it looks to be from '02, '03?
I'm riding the same XTR stuff on my HT. Tough parts.

If I had the $650 he wanted I'D buy it.

If it don't have disc mounts on the frame, yer not going disc on that bike. You CAN upgrade the fork to get discs. Prolly best with BB-7s if you do cause then you don't hafta change the brake lever/shifter on the left side.

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Old 09-14-2010, 10:22 AM   #276
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That's what I was thinking...I see perfectly good used hard tails on craigslist, for under $300.00 all the time...I would prefer disc brakes. I wonder how difficult it would be to retrofit them on that bike?
Looks like the fork has disc mounts. I can't tell if the frame does, but I'd guess so. However, you'd also need new wheels, since it looks like the ones on there now aren't disc-ready.

I think it looks like a decent and well-equipped bike, and depending on where and how you ride could be a much better choice than the average $650 hardtail.
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Old 09-14-2010, 10:28 AM   #277
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that is the most current image of my main bike + my polo bike (google hardcourt bike polo, or Madison hard court bike polo). The fixed gear is a mid 70's sekai 2400-2700? Stripped and polished to a mirror then allowed a extremely slow, controlled rust (a 2+ year project). The polo bike is a Fleet Velo Joust.

I ride on two wheels all year. Last winter's set up (Lake Mendota, Madison, WI):



I've done many updates since these photos, i'll up some more ASAP!
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Old 09-14-2010, 06:01 PM   #278
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Looks like the fork has disc mounts. I can't tell if the frame does, but I'd guess so. However, you'd also need new wheels, since it looks like the ones on there now aren't disc-ready.

I think it looks like a decent and well-equipped bike, and depending on where and how you ride could be a much better choice than the average $650 hardtail.
I just sent the guy a proposal today. I figure, since it's a barter deal, it's only going to cost me a couple days labor... I told him I'd take the bike as partial final payment. It's going to be a while till the job is completed, depending on whether he accepts so if he agrees, I'll post up the pics as soon as I take delivery... Then, I'll need you guys to help me decide on modifications... Meanwhile, I dropped off my old Schwinn LeTour at the bike shop for a new set of tires and a tune up today...I'll post it up when I get it back, Thursday...
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Old 09-14-2010, 07:29 PM   #279
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Good times. I don't ride them as much as I'd like to, especially the Equinox. I was training for a sprint tri last year when my right knee gave out and I learned I have osteoarthritis. It kind of killed the dream for me.



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Old 09-14-2010, 09:58 PM   #280
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My father in laws 70s Schwinn. Was in the barn since the 80s. I did a little work on it and hooked up the tag-a-long and now it lives again. Gotta pass the joy of riding on to the new generation. You know, I only do it because it makes the kid happy
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Old 09-17-2010, 08:08 PM   #281
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Old 09-18-2010, 06:16 AM   #282
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Here's my ANT Major Taylor. Awesome bike from an awesome guy, though I got this off of Ebay for a song.

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Old 09-18-2010, 06:49 AM   #283
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Old 09-18-2010, 06:50 AM   #284
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This was originally a Trek Team Time Trial but the frame cracked and trek replaced the frame with a new TTX 9.9, gorgeous when it has the Zipp 606's on it!
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Old 09-18-2010, 06:53 AM   #285
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