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« Reply #3600 on: April 05, 2024, 05:34:43 AM »
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In a desperate attempt to claw myself out of crippling debt, I’ve started buying and flipping anything I can, including bicycles.  Here’s a couple that I’ve cleaned the rust off of and gave minor tune-ups before selling;


I wanted to do that but ended up giving them away. Had a pretty good stable of 80s japanese steel bikes. The panasonic frames were particularly decent
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i did this throughout COVID in NYC and made a killing. usually would pick up bikes for $20-$50 a pop, sink $50ish in parts into them, and flip them for $200+. Probably flipped 50+ bikes in the past couple years.
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« Reply #3601 on: April 05, 2024, 08:48:50 AM »
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In a desperate attempt to claw myself out of crippling debt, I’ve started buying and flipping anything I can, including bicycles.  Here’s a couple that I’ve cleaned the rust off of and gave minor tune-ups before selling;


I wanted to do that but ended up giving them away. Had a pretty good stable of 80s japanese steel bikes. The panasonic frames were particularly decent
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i did this throughout COVID in NYC and made a killing. usually would pick up bikes for $20-$50 a pop, sink $50ish in parts into them, and flip them for $200+. Probably flipped 50+ bikes in the past couple years.
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Thats dope. Its gotta be a good sized city or college town, for sure. Covid must have been perfect for that too, w supply chain shortages and all. Hell ya
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« Reply #3602 on: April 05, 2024, 11:55:31 AM »
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1988 Miyata 1200 w/ Sante 7-speed sis shifters

I got doored about a month ago while riding the '83 Miyata 310 and I'm still waiting to hear back from my claim whether or not the other party's insurance will take care of everything ($200 Japanese steel fork that I upgraded to about a month prior totally destroyed). I walked away with no major injuries besides a laceration on the jaw which I guess makes me look tough as fuck according to the homies.

This bike has been super fun so far and is way lighter; although I put 600 miles on the 310 so it had sentimental value :(
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just wanted to provide an update on the Miyata 1200, swapped for a classic nitto stem, gp5000's and a brooks B17 saddle
since owning this bike (bought in July 2023), i'm about to break 1000 miles considering how much less i bike since moving back to Houston. no where near as bike-friendly as Oakland.
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Almost bought that same topo design bag a couple of months ago. Noticed it on sale. Been wanting a bag like that for phone and keys when I do rides with bike shorts. You liking the bag? I have a little topo bag for my handlebars but frame bag would work with my road bikes for sure
yea i like it! lowkey could be a bit more spacious. it typically holds 2-3 snacks like energy chews/gels and my keys. i think if i tried hard enough, i could fit a spare tube and tire levers tho

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« Reply #3603 on: April 09, 2024, 05:19:28 PM »


This one was a bit of a bastard.  Old Sears 10 speed that I had to buy new tires and tubes for.  Involved more brake work than I had planned, luckily was able to get it back together in working order.  Considering I’ve sold 2 and currently sitting on 3, I feel like more of a collector than flipper atm.  Then again we’re still getting snow here.. I’m hopefully optimistic people will be looking for bikes soon.

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« Reply #3604 on: April 11, 2024, 06:44:29 AM »
anyone got recs for a good starter hardtail MTB (suspension fork) under 1k?

Also am I being dumb that I'd prefer a steel frame? I just think I'd dent the fuck out of an aluminum one
given my luck/lack of skill.
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« Reply #3605 on: April 11, 2024, 07:04:42 AM »
speaking of starter hardtail MTB's here's a Nishiki i found in the trash a few months back that needed work and got back into riding shape only to take out for a 10 mile trail ride where i found that i'll probably kill myself on this thing



PAWL if you local to Long Island, NY lemme know if you're interested i'd let it go for fairly cheap.
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« Reply #3606 on: April 11, 2024, 07:06:43 AM »
speaking of starter hardtail MTB's here's a Nishiki i found in the trash a few months back that needed work and got back into riding shape only to take out for a 10 mile trail ride where i found that i'll probably kill myself on this thing



PAWL if you local to Long Island, NY lemme know if you're interested i'd let it go for fairly cheap.

oh, sick! I'm in Philly but definitely down. DM me about price
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« Reply #3607 on: April 23, 2024, 06:56:27 PM »
Gripped some shit for ma bike

H+son archetype to gran compe hub front wheel
Mks gr9 pedals
Toshi double straps
Nylon toe clips
Strong v grips
Hkk vertex chain
28c Vittoria randonneur rear tire since I finally got through to the red on this last one

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« Reply #3608 on: April 24, 2024, 09:13:21 AM »
Gripped some shit for ma bike

H+son archetype to gran compe hub front wheel
Mks gr9 pedals
Toshi double straps
Nylon toe clips
Strong v grips
Hkk vertex chain
28c Vittoria randonneur rear tire since I finally got through to the red on this last one

what frame?

Just won a 2013 Salsa El Mariachi for 400$ on ebay.

praying its not super clapped out
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« Reply #3609 on: April 25, 2024, 06:57:38 PM »
anyone got recs for a good starter hardtail MTB (suspension fork) under 1k?

Also am I being dumb that I'd prefer a steel frame? I just think I'd dent the fuck out of an aluminum one
given my luck/lack of skill.

Alloy frames are pretty strong i wouldnt worry about some dents and scratches

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« Reply #3610 on: April 25, 2024, 07:55:13 PM »
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anyone got recs for a good starter hardtail MTB (suspension fork) under 1k?

Also am I being dumb that I'd prefer a steel frame? I just think I'd dent the fuck out of an aluminum one
given my luck/lack of skill.
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Alloy frames are pretty strong i wouldnt worry about some dents and scratches
I'm not sure what good stuff you'll find for under 1k unless you come across a good deal for a used bike, but the Specialized Chisel is a pretty awesome bike for just over your budget. I rented one from the local shop while my bike was in for a warranty replacement and it ripped. Pretty fast on smoother surfaces but also handled tough, tech terrain really well.

You're not dumb for wanting steel imo. It's smooth and weight doesn't matter as much for mtb. Heck, I'm pretty sure all of Chromag's frames are steel and they're one of the best mtb brands out there.

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« Reply #3611 on: April 28, 2024, 02:07:55 PM »
I just picked up a “ozark trail vibe 27.5” hard tail from Walmart pretty good specs. Tapered head tube, cable routing and mechanical disk brakes for 298+tax.

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« Reply #3612 on: May 01, 2024, 07:03:58 AM »
i just rebuilt a wheel for this single speed conversion i'm working on and had to add something special to the rim <3

romic track bike (not sure of year, guessing early 80's?)
set up fixed on 650b wheelset with 32mm tires & time atac xc6 pedals
recently put some stickers on the frame <3



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« Reply #3613 on: May 01, 2024, 07:21:16 AM »
damn so rad @apport and @notinternetfamous


random but anyone have any bikepacking bags they’re looking to part with/sell? have a trip booked in a few months and trying to actively accumulate beforehand

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« Reply #3614 on: May 04, 2024, 08:57:52 AM »
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Gripped some shit for ma bike

H+son archetype to gran compe hub front wheel
Mks gr9 pedals
Toshi double straps
Nylon toe clips
Strong v grips
Hkk vertex chain
28c Vittoria randonneur rear tire since I finally got through to the red on this last one
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what frame?

Just won a 2013 Salsa El Mariachi for 400$ on ebay.

praying its not super clapped out

Sick, I'm about to buy an old MTB frame on eBay, hoping the same thing

Frames a Bridgestone njs

Didn't like the gr9/nylon clip/double straps situation, gonna stick to Atacs. If I have to use clips and straps, I'll use mks Sylvan touring, single toshis/fivegold/mks straps, and steel clips again.

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« Reply #3615 on: May 04, 2024, 12:40:30 PM »
damn so rad @apport and @notinternetfamous


random but anyone have any bikepacking bags they’re looking to part with/sell? have a trip booked in a few months and trying to actively accumulate beforehand

I don’t have anything to sell ya, but out of curiosity: what stuff are you aiming for?

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« Reply #3616 on: May 04, 2024, 01:03:27 PM »
Do you guys ever watch urban races? Even though Red Bull is lame for making their riders wear their hats the do have the best events in ‘action sports’ in the world.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=DFphM29JJq4

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« Reply #3617 on: May 06, 2024, 06:36:05 AM »
damn so rad @apport and @notinternetfamous


random but anyone have any bikepacking bags they’re looking to part with/sell? have a trip booked in a few months and trying to actively accumulate beforehand

If you’re looking for a pannier type bag, military surplus sustainment pouches are readily available online for $12-$25 a pop. They have clasps that can attach to rear racks and are durable/water resistant.

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« Reply #3618 on: May 06, 2024, 06:51:11 AM »
Do you guys ever watch urban races? Even though Red Bull is lame for making their riders wear their hats the do have the best events in ‘action sports’ in the world.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=DFphM29JJq4

There is one here in a few weeks. Might have go have a look.

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« Reply #3619 on: May 06, 2024, 01:29:13 PM »
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i just rebuilt a wheel for this single speed conversion i'm working on and had to add something special to the rim <3

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romic track bike (not sure of year, guessing early 80's?)
set up fixed on 650b wheelset with 32mm tires & time atac xc6 pedals
recently put some stickers on the frame <3


:) love it dude
is this your stem bag? https://understory-shop.com/products/carlson-stem-bag-desert-night-camo
i was eyeing this the other day

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« Reply #3620 on: May 07, 2024, 11:19:51 AM »
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i just rebuilt a wheel for this single speed conversion i'm working on and had to add something special to the rim <3

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romic track bike (not sure of year, guessing early 80's?)
set up fixed on 650b wheelset with 32mm tires & time atac xc6 pedals
recently put some stickers on the frame <3


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:) love it dude
is this your stem bag? https://understory-shop.com/products/carlson-stem-bag-desert-night-camo
i was eyeing this the other day
yep that's the one! my friend became the owner of that shop not too long ago so i try to support whenever i can

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« Reply #3621 on: May 15, 2024, 06:24:07 AM »
just spotted my dumpster kona dew build in the new genosack video

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« Reply #3622 on: May 22, 2024, 11:46:41 PM »
just spotted my dumpster kona dew build in the new genosack video

RAD! I need a new project bike after I get settled in my new spot.

Just bought a new surly straggler. Going to be my every day bike I think. Not really do anything to it like my other bikes. Leave it stock, mostly. the saddle is absolute dog shit though, it gotta go.

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« Reply #3623 on: May 23, 2024, 08:00:11 AM »
Insane conditions yesterday. Mountain biking is so sick.

You've clearly never smelled a cauliflower fart.

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« Reply #3624 on: May 24, 2024, 12:17:30 PM »
RAD! I need a new project bike after I get settled in my new spot.
i was thinking i really need a new project bike too, then i saw someone was throwing this out on my way home last night

going to fix and sell it, i'm not really into mixte frames, thank god. it's in mostly good condition, so i shouldn't have to sink much time or money into fixing it, simple overhaul and back to the street.

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« Reply #3625 on: May 25, 2024, 11:45:09 PM »
My new ride, Kona rove st dl. I really like this bike, I rode aluminium version of rove for couple of years and the difference is like a night and day. My first 1x groupset, also my first time riding sram… All good so far, hoping to get plenty of kilometres out from this one.
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« Reply #3626 on: May 26, 2024, 10:48:25 PM »
Jealous….looks nice, what difference do you find? 

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« Reply #3627 on: May 27, 2024, 11:55:26 AM »
Jealous….looks nice, what difference do you find?
Almost everything😅 Steel is real like they say ( also those 650b tyres helps a ton), ride is 100x smoother now I don’t have to lift my ass of saddle everytime there’s a crack in the asphalt ( and we have plenty of those here in Finland), my wrists feel a lot better because of that springy steel effect vs hard as fuck aluminium that doesn’t absorb anything and so on. Biggest thing are brakes tho, I never got my AL version brakes to work properly, I tried different pads etc without any success and feel like my road bike’s rim brakes are 100x better than those still but with this bike it feels safe to ride downhill as fast as I dare as I know that thing will stop with just one finger on brake lever if needed to. Sram is nice too, I actually like their design better than shimano’s because those brake levers don’t move sideways. I’ve only rode 200km’s so far so my opinion could change as time passes by but now it feels like I have two totally different bikes. ( well actually I have 4 but that’s another story😄)
europe's like the capitol of england and france and whatever

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« Reply #3628 on: May 27, 2024, 08:07:03 PM »
Oh nice, I’m on an AL and never thought of those things as I was coming off a 30 year old bike.  My wife levelled up on her brakes and yah, it’s nuts…..with the discs, it’s like you slow down, but stopping may not work.