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Old 01-27-2014, 04:03 PM   #4441
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If you want to keep the bike.. let your son pick the color and buy a can of plasti-dip.

You can paint it any color he wants in 10 minutes and when he's done with the bike just peel it off to restore it to perfect.
The stuff is super easy to work with.

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Old 01-27-2014, 04:21 PM   #4442
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Good on you! Congrats! I was differentiating more between equipment i.e. bolt-ons than the frame itself.

Frankly, I see a golf comparison here - guys who spend thousands on clubs but can't perform the fundamentals of golf. Club fit in golf is as important as frame fit is in cycling.

I get lost in all the components and other add-ons. Those do seem to a diminishing point of return at least for me since I'm more endurance than speed. I guess there's a reason for that lack of a clear payback and all the money poured into the bike won't help you when you're at mile 190, it's been raining all day, it's cold & dark and you still have 60 miles to go to an overnight control.
I'll be doing the build up with quality parts-but not overpriced top shelf bling. With the exception of brakes which will be billet Paul stuff. The rest will be from different manufacturers depending on my final decisions.

I can't wait but wait I must.
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Old 01-27-2014, 04:34 PM   #4443
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Damn kids!

Yeah, don't paint it man, and being an almost complete original mid '90's (93-96) it isn't worth much, maybe $200 - $250? Now if it was a complete early '80's with pro class wheels, and blah, blah, blah, you'd have something worth a few bucks.

Cool bike though, if you don't get any offers and willing to ship, hit me up via PM, maybe we can work something out.

But, I'll lowball your ass off.

Yeah, it's a '93 model. I know they aren't worth nearly as much as the vintage ones. I think I was offered $160 for it right after I bought it. Needs tires....otherwise it's in good shape. I was on the fence about spending more $$ on it, for higher end cranks, etc.
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Old 01-27-2014, 05:44 PM   #4444
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I was on the fence about spending more $$ on it, for higher end cranks, etc.
I'd jump off that fence unless you really plan on riding it.
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Old 01-27-2014, 06:01 PM   #4445
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I'll be doing the build up with quality parts-but not overpriced top shelf bling. With the exception of brakes which will be billet Paul stuff. The rest will be from different manufacturers depending on my final decisions.

I can't wait but wait I must.
Great - man, I love the planning process myself. What's the stated purpose of your bike? What kind of riding are you planning?
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Old 01-27-2014, 07:10 PM   #4446
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I'll be doing the build up with quality parts-but not overpriced top shelf bling. With the exception of brakes which will be billet Paul stuff. The rest will be from different manufacturers depending on my final decisions.

I can't wait but wait I must.
Personally? Brakes are the last bit I want aftermarket. Tried that once with some BREW brakes and ended up in some lady's tailgate.

I came -> <- that close to smacking my face on the bed of her truck. Rolled over the tailgate on my arm and to this day have a numb spot.

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Old 01-27-2014, 07:18 PM   #4447
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Old 01-27-2014, 07:32 PM   #4448
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Old 01-27-2014, 09:19 PM   #4449
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Old 01-27-2014, 10:08 PM   #4450
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^^^^^^ Funny vid ! ! !

Now we need a "How to be a dual-sport rider" please, anyone ? ? ?

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Old 01-28-2014, 05:34 AM   #4452
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Great - man, I love the planning process myself. What's the stated purpose of your bike? What kind of riding are you planning?

Just an all rounder. I just ride when I want to. Not serious anymore and no longer pile on the miles. I have OA in my left knee pretty bad and need something to regain the strength I lost to it. The reason for an Anderson is I want it,nothing more.
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Old 01-28-2014, 06:03 AM   #4453
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So when are we going biking?
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Old 01-28-2014, 11:27 AM   #4454
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Old 01-28-2014, 11:59 AM   #4455
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So when are we going biking?
I rode for about an hour yesterday and will do another hour tomorrow....if it's not too hot.
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