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      CommentAuthorVelo Cult
    • CommentTimeJan 16th 2009
     
    Please respond to peoples posts with whispers so the thread doesn't get clogged up with too much chit chat.
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      CommentAuthordanarel
    • CommentTimeJan 18th 2009
     
    im on the hunt for a womans frame for my lady. looking to build something like a single speed townie. i have a wheelset and some other random components, but she is like 5' 1" and its hard to find a frame thats her size and either decent shape or not over priced.
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      CommentAuthorVelo Cult
    • CommentTimeJan 18th 2009 edited
     
    have you considered a Mixte? they can be as small as 46-47cm.




    i have a few of these frames lying around although i don't know what sizes off the top of my head. i prefer to take these frames and to throw away 100% of the components and start over. the frames are rad but they were built with the crappiest parts. with a new array of townie parts they are coolest bikes out there. super fun to ride. they can be either geared or single speed.
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      CommentAuthordanarel
    • CommentTimeJan 18th 2009
     
    that would be just about the perfect bike for her, though i know she likes riser styled handlebars better, but those are fantastic. i just really want to get her riding, single speed is more her, i know she wont even change gears, so why bother w/ all that mess.
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      CommentAuthorVelo Cult
    • CommentTimeJan 18th 2009
     
    stylistically risers on a MIxte would look pretty darn weird. i guess it's better to find yourself a very small road frame. they're out there. hopefully someone on this forum and make that happen for you.
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      CommentAuthordanarel
    • CommentTimeJan 18th 2009
     
    yea, i think she should just ride a mixte w/ the regular bars to try it out, she thinks the risers would be more comfortable, but i think its only because she hasnt tried really anything else.
    • CommentAuthorDavbu4
    • CommentTimeJan 18th 2009
     
    Other than Craigslist, where are some places I can look for a good deal on a good bike
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      CommentAuthorVelo Cult
    • CommentTimeJan 18th 2009
     
    ebay and the bike swap. i think the next bike swap is around April. it's hit or miss at the swap though.
    • CommentAuthorDavbu4
    • CommentTimeJan 18th 2009
     
    thank you
    • CommentAuthorProtorio
    • CommentTimeJan 23rd 2009
     
    For those interested in 650B, and in building up a bike, Kogswell is unloading some frames:
    > Hi, group.
    >
    > We're critically low on Kogswell alloy fenders.
    > But Chris just got a shipment of 650B Zeppelin
    > fenders at Velo Orange.
    >
    > So...for a limited time you can purchase a 650B
    > frame/fork/seatclamp/headbadge set for $339.
    >
    > You find your own headset, seatpost and
    > fenders. You save a BUNDLE.
    >
    > Shipping is extra.
    >
    > Don't delay. This offer won't last.
    >
    > The order desk is open: 952-288-6165
    >
    > Matthew
    >
    • CommentAuthorProtorio
    • CommentTimeJan 24th 2009
     
    Sorry if this doesn't belong, but I couldn't resist - someone ought to check this out! :)
    bouns
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      CommentAuthorVelo Cult
    • CommentTimeJan 24th 2009
     
    oh jeez, thats too funny.
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      CommentAuthordanarel
    • CommentTimeJan 25th 2009
     
    all that for only $50! sold!! haha. good find.
    • CommentAuthorTom@VC
    • CommentTimeJan 25th 2009
     
    that should be under "erotic services"
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      CommentAuthorAWMerritt
    • CommentTimeJan 25th 2009
     
    i couldnt figure out what was funny at first...then i felt like an asshole...nothing new though. tom knows the craigslist erotic services all too well.
    • CommentAuthorsurlygurl
    • CommentTimeJan 27th 2009
     
    And only used 3 times...
    • CommentAuthorDavbu4
    • CommentTimeFeb 11th 2009
     
    Does anybody know what the rent is down at colby's swap meet
    • CommentAuthorsurlygurl
    • CommentTimeFeb 11th 2009
     
    No, but this should probably help: http://www.kobeyswap.com/index.html
    • CommentAuthorProtorio
    • CommentTimeFeb 17th 2009
     
    I'm going to post this on CL, but thought I'd throw it out here first if anyone is jonesing for some new tires.

    $60 for two NIB Continental Grand Prix 4000 Bronze tires. That's a bronze slick tread with black sidewall - the bronze color matches a Brooks Honey saddle pretty perfect. Contact me off list/whisper if you're interested. These run about $60 each new.
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      CommentAuthoril Pirati
    • CommentTimeFeb 24th 2009
     
    This is pretty cool. 1993 Bridgestone XO-1 on eBay.
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      CommentAuthorVelo Cult
    • CommentTimeFeb 24th 2009
     
    i love those 1993 orange XO-1's and apparently everyone else does too.
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      CommentAuthoril Pirati
    • CommentTimeFeb 25th 2009
     
    I'm looking for a mid to late 90's steel MTB, 19ish inches. I'd rather a steel fork than an old suspension one. If anyone has one collecting dust, gimme a shout. (something like a Trek 930 or Specialized StumpJumper)
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      CommentAuthorsvelocity
    • CommentTimeFeb 27th 2009
     
    il Pirati:This is pretty cool. 1993 Bridgestone XO-1 on eBay.


    Check out what it finally sold for...ridiculous!
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      CommentAuthoril Pirati
    • CommentTimeFeb 27th 2009
     
    ^Yeah, a pretty penny huh? I couldn't find his "buy it now" price. I wonder how much more he got.
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      CommentAuthorVelo Cult
    • CommentTimeFeb 28th 2009
     
    the odd thing about that is you could probably get a custom built bike for less. Bridgestone's are alright but to me they are still Asian built bikes and i don't understand why they would sell for more than a fully custom build American bike. it's the Grant Peterson effect is suppose.
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    You could get a custom frame plus a nice group for that price!
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      CommentAuthorVelo Cult
    • CommentTimeMar 3rd 2009 edited
     
    someone needs to get this. be warned though this seller will sell things out from under you if someone gets there first. yeah, as you can probably tell i've had that problem with him.

    BOB offroad trailer. the skewer is missing but you can get that.
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      CommentAuthortawnya
    • CommentTimeMar 3rd 2009
     
    Velo Cult:someone needs to get this. be warned though this seller will sell things out from under you if someone gets there first. yeah, as you can probably tell i've had that problem with him.

    BOB offroad trailer. the skewer is missing but you can get that.


    Is that guy legit? He's got a few bikes I've checked out, but I'm always fearful of buying someone's stolen bike off of CL.
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      CommentAuthorVelo Cult
    • CommentTimeMar 3rd 2009
     
    he says he gets things from garage sales. it's hard to say if they are stolen but most of the things he has don't work or are missing parts so it's not likely they were locked up at a college and he stole them. it's more likely they were neglected for years and then put out at a garage sale.
    • CommentAuthorDavbu4
    • CommentTimeMar 3rd 2009
     
    My Zinn and the Art of Mountain Bike Maintenance arrived today......Yaaaaaa!!!!!
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    I thought this was funny

    http://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/bik/1069217773.html

    In case it gets deleted. Here is the description

    1981 i selling a speclal bike it made by schwilln it a chooper - $100 (spring valley)
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    1981 i selling a speclal bike it made by schwilln it a chooper it had a 3 speed shifters it was made for me i pay $500 in 1981 to get it made the way i want it so i sell it it had a banana seat it is 6' in length front wheel is 24"-2.10 rear wheel is 20" x 4-1/2" you will not fine a other bike like this one it one of a kine i asking $100.00 frim call tim 619-464-1819 or 619-818-0831 you have to see it to love it i put pic of it on
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      CommentAuthorVelo Cult
    • CommentTimeMar 10th 2009
     
    English is hard.
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    It was my second language...
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      CommentAuthorSigurd
    • CommentTimeMar 10th 2009
     
    1rider:I thought this was funny


    You forgot the picture to go with that ad, Sky - schweet! :face-devil-grin:

    Photobucket
    • CommentAuthorDavbu4
    • CommentTimeMar 11th 2009 edited
     
    I was given a Makita 4 1/2" angle grinder, still in the box, be willing to trade for a front rack for a 26" mtb, call David at (619)715-8266 or e-mail BDavbu4@aol.com.
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      CommentAuthorSigurd
    • CommentTimeMar 12th 2009
     
    I am looking to possibly buy a large-frame (61-63cm) 1970's-80's "classic" road bike. Nothing special - "mass market" Japanese or US brands (e.g., Nishiki, Fuji, Schwinn - but would not object to consider something more "fancy", either!) - would suffice, but the "right" bike for me would have to be in complete, good and original (or upgraded) condition.

    Any ideas (by "whisper") would be appreciated - thanks. :face-smile:
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      CommentAuthorWilliam
    • CommentTimeMar 13th 2009
     
    Question:

    I have a 1999 Cannondale R600 (road) that is mostly Shimano 105, decent shape ~ though used. I want to sell it to help pay for a project bike coming up. Looking at Craigslist, similar bikes are ALL OVER THE MAP on price. While not trying to make a million dollars, selling toooo short isn't entertaining either. What seems to be a fair, movable price? Anyone?
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    All gone!
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      CommentAuthordanarel
    • CommentTimeMar 23rd 2009 edited
     
    im selling a fee things. whisper me for now for details. this shit has to go, so all offers will be seriously considered.

    everything this is priced but its also "or best offer" im not looking to rip anyone off.

    57 Raleigh Grand Prix road frame. matte black. comes with risers and drops. 2 stems: $75
    (crankset not included)
    (wheelset is free w/frame)




    whisper me.
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    All gone!
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      CommentAuthoril Pirati
    • CommentTimeApr 8th 2009
     
    Does anybody have an ID bracelet they wear while they ride? I’ve been thinking of getting one, and would like any recommendations of good brands, or if you think it’s a dumb idea, I’d like to know why. Any thoughts?
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      CommentAuthorSigurd
    • CommentTimeApr 8th 2009
     
    il Pirati:Does anybody have an ID bracelet they wear while they ride? Any thoughts?


    I think it is a great idea! I had a friend at college fall off his bike and break both wrists while riding alone, and ambulance pickup was delayed due to the fact that there was uncertainty about his identity and health insurance coverage. I always carry a card in my saddle bag with all my details, including insurance details. Might also be helpful if the bike gets lost, stolen, or otherwise separated from owner.
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    I think it's a good idea. I've talked to customers at my work whenever I see somebody wearing one. One guy swore his RoadID had saved his life 3 times. I think RoadID is the gold standard. Easier to find than another ID tucked in a jersey pocket.
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      CommentAuthormissler
    • CommentTimeApr 9th 2009 edited
     
    I was thinking about a RoadID too. I actually have a light colored lining inside my messenger bag, and just took a black sharpie and wrote on the bag flap my emergency contact's names and numbers, where my insurance card and photo id can be found in my bag, and the fact that i have no known allergies. i figure if someone's trying to identify me the first thing they'll do is crack open my bag and there it'll be. But the bracelet sounds neat. Sorry to go OT. :)
    • CommentAuthorHMeins
    • CommentTimeApr 17th 2009 edited
     
    For sale at Sunday's VeloSwap:
    '70s his/hers Schwinn ten speeds, 27" wheels, near perfect condition, metallic root beer paint, sell together only. $400/pair
    '84 Gitane Kilo track bike 54cm, black, drilled for rear brake, Vitus 788 steel tubing, two stems: original ATAX and a longer Philippe, Philippe chrome steel track bars, tres chic et leger. $800
    Look for the silver RAV4 with Yakima racks on the south side of the warm-up circle.
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      CommentAuthoril Pirati
    • CommentTimeApr 17th 2009
     
    Instead of a Road ID I bought one of these. Its a titanium cuff bracelet. Probably a little more expensive ($53 after engraving and shipping) but it won't get stinky if it gets sweaty. It came today, and is pretty cool, I think.
    • CommentAuthorsurlygurl
    • CommentTimeApr 24th 2009
     
    Looking for a set of 27" aluminum wheels whisper here or email me.
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      CommentAuthorVelo Cult
    • CommentTimeApr 28th 2009
     
    soon i'll have a used 27" wheelset for sale. nice high flange hubs and skinny aluminum box rims. perfect for the Bottechia.
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      CommentAuthorsvelocity
    • CommentTimeApr 30th 2009 edited
     
    I'm looking for a 1-1/8 threaded MTB (26") rigid fork with a minimum of 200mm of steerer tube.


    Whisper or email me.

    Thanks!
    • CommentAuthorfoon
    • CommentTimeMay 5th 2009 edited
     
    For sale is a schmidt SON28 hub 36h laced to velocity aerohead rim, with Wheelsmith 14/17 double butted spokes. And a E6 front light with the longer cable uncutted. $360
    All were purchased from Peter White Cycles about 1 1/2 years ago. The wheel was rebuilt recently because of a small dent on the braking surface. The hub has about 1500 miles on it, and about 200 miles on the new rim. Everything is in good working condition. I will include a spare bulb for the light.

    Please contact me at feedthefoon@gmail.com. I have the same ad on craigslist but it's listed cheaper here.