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what do you think is the price range for a 80's alloy 10 or 12 speed which has been completely refurbished:
-new tires tubes and rim tape
-new brake and shift cables and housings
-new aero brake levers
-new brake pads
-new bar tape
-new (inexpensive) saddle
-completely stripped, every hub, bearing, and gear cleaned, degreased, and repacked.
-frame and fork media blasted and powder coated
-brakes calipers and crank polished
-wheels, spokes, and hubs cleaned and trued
i mean basically a like new bike. how much do you think they could be sold for? also, what do you think the price would be without the powder coat?
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I hit a moose (Canadian, eh) and totalled my car. I had a Honda Fit... it was amazing. My job requires that I have a LOT of cargo space in my car, but I don't want to get a minivan or anything too big. I was thinking about getting something like a Nissan Cube, Honda Element, Kia Soul... something not too big, not horrific on gas, but emphasis on cargo space, and more emphasis on VERTICAL cargo space.
If I'd get another compact hatchback, I'd get another Honda Fit, so I'm looking for something else. Suggestions?
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Picked up a 2009 Schwinn Madison for $100
The paint was in absolute terrible shape when I got it, the owner only told me that it was a "long story". Anyway, I have the frame stripped down to bare metal and sanded to decent shine; it's a pretty looking thing.
I don't want it to start rusting once it's stored outside, any suggestions on clear coats to prevent a cromo frame developing rust? I'm not interested in painting it, so clear shit only please.
Rattle can stuff would be preferred, as I don't want to sink a lot of money into a $100 bike.
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>The design is such that in order to lock the bike, one must remove the bike seat, split the down tube in two around a pole/chain/etc., and then reinsert the seat through the two poles, locking the bike in place. While the bike could still be stolen for parts, this is certainly an innovative premise.
What do you guys think? Would you buy this?
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I'm getting wrist pain during and after cycling. I know that I put too much pressure on them as a ride but I don't know where to start. The only thing I have done is flip my stem, and although it helped a little, I still feel the pain and numbness after 1-2 hour rides. Gloves have proved worse than without them. I bought two gel padded gloves, one from Bellwether and one from Nalini. The former had too much padding and would hurt after 20 minutes of riding. The latter were "minimal" padding , as recommended by lbs and internet, but I still feel best barehanded.
I do wear cycling attire, such as jersey and padded shorts, and the clipless system. Any help would be greatly appreciated. My final solution is a pro bike fit, but I'd like to try things out before shelling out $300.