Bicycle thread

Discussion in 'Sports' started by Zodiac, Jul 10, 2006.

  1. flip18436572

    flip18436572 Broke ex-YMCA employee

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    I am glad I sold all of my sports cards many years ago. I wonder how much my O.J. Simpson rookie card would be worth today. A lot or nothing????? :D :D :D

    I do unfortunetly still have the first 64 KISS cards somewhere. They are worth "0" also.
  2. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    Chances are, yer not gonna find anything like that Campy F. Der in yer LBS's bin o' parts. :cry It either got recognized for what it was and kept, or not recognized and tossed. :2cry

    Old stuff? Sure. Old stuff that's worth $$? Prolly not.

    Don't help to look tho! :evil

    M
  3. Silver King

    Silver King Maita'i roa ae!

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    The LBS that I worked at was run by an elderly woman that grew up during the Depression and a heroin junkie son. Between the two of them, everything got saved. Rusty skip tooth chains, wooden rims, pre-War inner tubes (really), every zip tie and rubber band from a new bike box, pedals w/o a mate, old crappy Campy parts, bizarre Sturmey Archer hubs, Biopace, glitter banana seats, and practically every Schwinn known to man. You name it, it was there. Bitchin' set of tools, too. My favorite truing stand was from early 1900's (I could fit my motorcycle wheels in it).

    Ebay helped unearth a lot of the old goodies but they're still around. Tweakers will always hoard their bike parts. You just have to wait for them to die.
  4. flip18436572

    flip18436572 Broke ex-YMCA employee

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    Gummee, I was just thinking about the parts you were looking for that never seem to show up on craigslist.
  5. pierce

    pierce Aven'Tourer

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    yeah, be a rare old bike shop that had any 1950s campi stuff in a junk bin. of the good bike shops I remember in the sfba from the 60s/70s, not many are left, and the few that survived are hardly recognizable.
  6. pierce

    pierce Aven'Tourer

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    I need a straight rear axle with decent cones for a Sturmey-Archer type SBR rear drum brake, this was a freewheel hub, from the late 70s... think they might have one in their junk bin they'd part with for, say.... $20 ?

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  7. ceeco

    ceeco two wheels at a time

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    There is something weird about that e-bay auction. Checking the bid history it looks like the same guy has bid on this over and over. The initials change but the asteriks and their arrangement are the same?? Looks fishy to me......
  8. pierce

    pierce Aven'Tourer

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    nah, what that means is the one dude set a pretty high bid, and ebay is matching+1 some other turkeys bid. so each time the other turkey tries to bid, the first guy's original bid is higher, so it 'wins'.
  9. YakSpout

    YakSpout Obstacle Allusion

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    :nod And as long as the seller is willing to send the extra money from the cashier's check back...
  10. pierce

    pierce Aven'Tourer

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    imho, smart ebay bidders put in one bid, at the last possible moment (say, 10 seconds before close) for the maximum they feel the merchandise is worth.

    if someone bids higher, its theirs. bid on the next one.

    when a vendor is selling the same thing over and over, a good auto-bidder program can chain those auctions together, and keep last second bidding the max you want to pay until you get one. done. I've used http://www.cricketsniper.com/ with good success.
  11. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    ebay's come out with its own semi-sniper kinda thing too. Call it 'bid assistant.' Basically, you select a few things you wanna win and ebay will bid for you (up to yer max) and make sure you win one. I haven't tried it.

    I got outbid by $1 for a crankset for Stick Me's bike. :cry I hadta go to work... Oh well. Next!

    M
  12. AKDuc

    AKDuc Alaska Born Ducatisti

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    Welp, once again Pugsley season is upon us up here.

    Rode it to work today for the first time this winter. Fun! :D

    Think maybe it's time I go ahead and order up a semetrical front wheel and fork tho. :evil

    I love winter. Honest. I really do! Having a good time up here in the Great White North. Mark H. :thumb

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  13. flip18436572

    flip18436572 Broke ex-YMCA employee

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    I know it is camera angle, but that front tire look HUGE!!!!

    I must be a fair weather man, because I haven't been riding much when the temps hit 30 for lows and the winds have been howling at 45 mph yesterday.
  14. Zodiac

    Zodiac loosely portrayed

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    It's not the camera... that wheels is actually double width of conventional on the Pugsley.

    If I lived in the north country I'd have one too:evil
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    flip18436572 Broke ex-YMCA employee

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    That looks wider than the front tire of my KTM!!!! The tread isn't as tall, but it look wider. I think if I lived there I would have to have something similar also, and dress very warm. :D
  16. Hair

    Hair Outside the boxer

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    I have a couple of questions for you guys.

    First off on my cycle cross bike (Jamis Nova) I would like to gear it down. The bike is a 2005 model. I can't find any info on it. But the 2007s have a CS 5600 freewheel. My bike is a 9 speed so I am assuming that my free wheel is the 9 speed equivalent of the 5600.
    Can I gear this guy down? I'm thinking that I might currently have a 27 tooth on the rear. I would like to bump this up to a 32 tooth or similar. I know that I might need to get a different chain and derailleur. I have tried to make sense of the capability charts. I am not finding any useful info.



    Next is I am thinking of getting a new mountain bike. I need something that is at least as relaxed as my cycle cross bike. I have never ridden a fully suspended bike or a bike with an air shock on it.
    Do I need a fully suspended bike for riding trails?
    Or can I get buy just fine with a hard trail?
    My biggest issue with bikes is that I tend to knock the wheels out of alignment. I have a set of speed cities on my cycle cross bike. I have never need to alien them.

    I am currently looking at an REI brand bike. I think that the fully suppended bike is in the 1600 to 2k range. Is this enough bike for a big guy to get fit on?
  17. Silver King

    Silver King Maita'i roa ae!

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    +1 :cry Our bike shop was killed by Wal Mart.
  18. Silver King

    Silver King Maita'i roa ae!

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    If I remember correctly, a universal rear axle should be fine. I dunno about the cones on this model, but you might try another SA for comparison. I don't think that they varied that much. Did you try Sheldon Brown yet?

    What are you building? A retro "clunker?"
  19. gambrinus

    gambrinus http://www.shrinershq.org

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    Wal-Mart doesn't kill bike shops. Bike shops that are run by people that have a "pre-Wal-Mart" attitude and business model kill their own shops. Wal-Mart puts "butts on saddles"... Do these people return to Wal-Mart for service? Parts? Clothing? Advice?.. NOPE. Wal-Mart sells cheap crap for the most part. At least some percentage of these buyers will get "hooked" and be looking for an upgrade to a "real bike" from the local LBS.

    RW
  20. Cat0020

    Cat0020 El cheapo

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    With a rear 9 spd drivetrain, more than likely you have cassette on the rear hub, not freewheel.

    Do you have a triple chainring on the crankarm?

    Going to a 32t rear cog from a 27t cog, the rear derailleur would require to have a long cage and chain would likely need to be lengthen.. if you're running triple chainrings, the front derailleur may need to be changed also.

    Full suspension or Hardtail is mostly personal preference, if you're heavy to begin with, a well designed full suspension bike may just hold up better if you ride somewhat aggressively.

    I don't know much about REI bikes, but if you want full suspension bikes that can take abuse, look up Marin Quad XC line and Giant Reign line for under $2000.