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MISC:seat post size posted by: mark on 7/3/2010 at 4:31:22 PM
I have a free spirit index atb sportline ladies 10 speed mountain bike and I need a seat post - does anyone know where to get one or what size it is for replacement?
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AGE / VALUE:Specialized hard rock age posted by: harry on 5/26/2010 at 1:05:38 PM
I just got a pair of specialized hard rock bikes that used to be park ranger bikes, the serial numbers both start PU6 does that mean they are from 96?
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AGE / VALUE:Gemini Pandemonium posted by: tony fletcher on 4/24/2010 at 4:15:06 AM
Does anyone know what year this bike was made
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RE:AGE / VALUE:Gemini Pandemonium posted by skip Intro on 5/16/2010 at 6:07:55 AM
Early 1990s
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MISC:Redline Platinum 20th Anniversary model posted by: Brent on 4/16/2010 at 4:00:51 PM
Found an interesting one today. 20th Anniversary Redline. Sticker under the clearcoat says it's number 1 of 100. TruTemper OX Ultra II steel. I've heard of this model in BMX, but not as a mountain bike. Interestingly it has a Browning Aero-Tech fork. Something like a linkage fork from a folding bike.

The CL listing said it had XC Pro, which is what piqued my interest. Unfortunately, just RD and shifters. Mismatching wheels, later model Shimano crank, 987 cantis.
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MISC:   PAINT posted by: cai houston on 4/15/2010 at 10:59:20 PM
Hi, I would like to know how do i go about having my bike frame repainted to original factory specs, consisting of color and lettering. Where do i send it. my bike is a schwin sierra and the color is a smoked chrome.

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RE:MISC:   PAINT posted by David on 4/26/2010 at 5:00:43 AM
Ask at a good cycle shop or surf around the internet. There are many good & expensive shops (Cyclart, e.g.) that will do it. A cheap one that will do a good restoration is much harder to find. For a fairly common production bike that's a rider (and not a collector's item) I think I'd go with powder coating. As an "investment," professional repainting is not likely to be worth it.
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RE:MISC:   PAINT posted by Jeff Bikeguy on 4/28/2010 at 10:12:42 AM
Good luck with the black chrome finish. Apparently back in the early 90's it was done away with due to something in the process being environmentally unfriendly - much worse than regular chrome.
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RE:MISC:   PAINT posted by Hank on 8/31/2010 at 7:04:52 PM
Best bet is to get it powder coated if you want a factory type paint job. Look for a local power coating operation and call them to see what the smallest amount of work they do. It will probably cost a couple hundred for the minimum charge which would should get you several bike frames or a frame and some metal furniture done.

Google "your city powder coating"
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WANTED:Brake Straddle Cables? posted by: Kevin on 1/23/2010 at 8:31:00 AM
Hello, Looking for a source for Dia Compe 980 Brake straddle cables. These are double ended and about 10 to 12 inches long.
Thanks for any assistance!
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RE:WANTED:Brake Straddle Cables? posted by David on 4/12/2010 at 9:11:46 AM
Try biketoolsetc.com
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AGE / VALUE:McKinley Expedition MTB posted by: David on 12/1/2009 at 4:45:18 PM
Found this bike in a thrift store for $15. McKinley Expedition. Marked Fabrique au Canada. Frame: EX 4130 triple-butted cro-moly. Serial #: 9G18739. Derailleur: Shimano SIS 18-speed. Crank: Sahae SX, Brakes: Shimano cantilever. Rims: Alesa 26x1.75 Made in Belgium. Brake Levers: Star. Anyone familiar with this brand or know anything about this bike. Is it worth fixing up?
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AGE / VALUE:Ellsworth Truth Frame posted by: Becca on 11/20/2009 at 1:06:52 AM
I found a mountain bike on craigslist that I'm interested in buying, but I'm not crazy about the price. Its a 2006 Ellsworth Truth with the Fox float rear suspension. She's asking $800--but that seems too high. What is the value of that frame?
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RE:AGE / VALUE:Ellsworth Truth Frame posted by David on 12/1/2009 at 4:58:28 PM
If it seems too expensive don't buy it. Put it on your watch list and if it goes unsold the seller may reduce the price. Bear in mind that what you see is what you get and on Ebay you cannot see. On Ebay also shipping cost eats into your value a lot. Try your local Craigslist instead.
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RE:AGE / VALUE:Ellsworth Truth Frame posted by Bob on 2/14/2010 at 5:52:05 AM
The Truth is a great trail frame. A classic really, it may be worth 800 with the rear shock. If it has a BB and a seat post and anything else is worth a little more. Be wary of cracks. I always wonder why is the frame stripped? The truth was a great bike built up so why was it dismantled. Its a great first question and it often leads you to good information. Was it stolen and parted out? Hmmmm.
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AGE / VALUE:Scott Peak Adventure posted by: BillyBob on 10/6/2009 at 7:34:02 AM
Came across a near mint Scott Peak. Shimano 200GS so I've gathered it's pre-1993. Anyone have anymore info on this bike or it's exact age?
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AGE / VALUE:original stumpjumper tires posted by: Toren on 9/7/2009 at 6:17:01 PM
I have an amazingly well preserved set of vintage stumpjumper tires. From what I've read they were made during 81-83. They are in excellent condition, barely ridden. How much do these things sell for?
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RE:AGE / VALUE:original stumpjumper tires posted by David on 9/28/2009 at 5:14:57 AM
There must be someone... but I've never heard of collectible tires, really. Some people want original tires for old bikes, but I don't think these are old enough to fall in that category. Don't save 'em, use 'em.
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RE:AGE / VALUE:original stumpjumper tires posted by David on 12/1/2009 at 5:00:36 PM
It's not safe to use tires that old. Rubber deteriorates with age, not just with use.
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RE:AGE / VALUE: original stumpjumper tires posted by Rich on 12/13/2009 at 7:25:03 PM
I've been looking for a pair of tires to use on my 1982 Ritchey restoration. I realize the original message is a few months old, but if you still have these Stumpjumper tires I'm definitely interested, please shoot me an email: greyhound_velo@cox.net
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RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:original stumpjumper tires posted by ST ACHAIBOU on 3/5/2010 at 6:47:50 AM
hello. if you still have those tyres or any other old specialized parts, i'm collecting these to build up into a couple of early rockhoppers, 1 hardrock, 1 s-works & 1 stumpjumper.. thank.s
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AGE / VALUE:Believed to be an 83 Univega Alpina Pro posted by: Toren on 9/1/2009 at 9:49:44 AM
I own what I believe to be an 83 Univega Alpina Pro. It is a steel, tig welded frame, dark maroon color with eyelets and braze ons for rack and fenders and 3 waterbottles. It has sealed cartridge bearing hubs, funky quick release seat post, 6 speed freewheel, sugino AT 165mm cranks and mountech deraillers. There is a sticker on the seat tube that says made in japan and a sticker from the Greasy Wheel in Plymouth NH. I'll supply pictures soon. Does anyone know much about these bikes? I'd love to know more.
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AGE / VALUE:Bianchi forte posted by: Ray emery on 8/22/2009 at 8:29:30 PM
found 2 "brand new" bikes at a yard sale --purchased in the late 80s (87 or 88) and literally never used --original rubber with the molding tips still on them: 1. Bianchi Forte (black with green lettering. 2. Specialized Rockstar
(cream and pink with lime lettering) Aprox value of each???
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RE:AGE / VALUE:Bianchi forte posted by Ray Emery on 8/23/2009 at 10:26:42 PM
Dahhh: I obviously made a mistake--the Specialized is a HARDROCK comp model.
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AGE / VALUE:Raleigh mountain tour(Teton) posted by: Mike Drackley on 8/22/2009 at 10:33:32 AM
I have this mountain bike and I was wondering how old it is
and if it is worth anything.
Thanks: Mike
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MISC:Terra Tech posted by: KC on 7/31/2009 at 11:53:42 AM
Hi, Does anyone know much about an 80's vintage Terra Tech, the one I have is blue.
KC
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RE:MISC:Terra Tech posted by Tim on 8/19/2009 at 9:43:51 PM
They were made for Rodriguez (R/E) in Seattle.
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AGE / VALUE:TEXAS RANGER BIKE(RED) posted by: Amber King on 6/23/2009 at 8:10:44 PM
MY DAD HAS A SMALL TEXAS RANGER BIKE IT IS RED. AND HE WAS WANTING TO KNOW THE VALUE! I CANT SEEM TO FIND ANY INFORMATION ABOUT IT SO ANYONE THAT KNOWS PLEASE LET ME KNOW!
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