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Suntour Power Stem in Chrome- Very Cool!
My advice is certainly not free.
You'll need all the luck you can get trying to get that much loot on here with a money order only. Try listing a money order only on ebay and see how far you get and come back here for some additional comments.
There's gold under that there chrome! Who cares what something sold for on ebay- the price probably had some help making it that high... No allen bolts? No PayPal, either? Good Luck with the money orders.
Suntour XC-1 and XC-2 pedals were not road bike parts. MP-1000 pedals were BMX-specific. XC-2s were used on MTBs, but road pedals are pretty specific because they are single-sided for cornering clearance and were used with clips and straps. Dead giveaway is the front deraileur cage marks on the inside of the right crankarm. These cranks look to be in nice shape and the price is good for what they are. By the way: most of the Campy parts listed on this site are not BMX.
I thought all of the very early S&M bars had different knurling than the run-of-the-mill cross-hatch style?
That's just the way that these Profile cranks came. Did they tell you to have them re-chromed? I got a set with Made-in-China bearings, even! Good price and you even get to see what's in the box, unlike the poor folks that got to unwrap their surprise. Damn- quick sale...
OK. So you mean that you are selling cups and bearings and not actually a bottom bracket. There was only one picture posted on the listing when I first saw it- thought maybe the rest of it was in another picture somewhere...You can keep the crappy Trickstar, too.
Anything else come with these?
Is there any pitting in the bearing cups?
If the BB shell is stamped TRI-MOLY, it is a 500B from 1985.
These are actually MTB levers that came out in '96 and were exactly middle of the road. Shimano painted these red and put the DX logo on them. They have a good, solid feel to them. Model BL-M600
That's the way they come out of the bags, and my crappy lighting doesn't help with glare. It is a smooth spot where underneath is the molded part with the KASHIMAX sticker on it.
Are you sure those are titanium? The wall thickness from the top view kinda looks a little thick, like aluminum, and 22" long seems like a straight handlebar from an MTB.
Are those Campagnolo cranks? Are they from a ten-speed bike?
Did someone cut off all of the cable guides?
The '93-only frame is the one that has both the Pitbull mount and cantilever bosses and top and downtube cable guides. It still uses a 1" headtube. Supposedly, there is no true way of telling the exact year of these frames, but there is one numbered 141 on the forum. Mine is 287. I've seen one with a 4-digit serial number, but it was a '0' before the last 3 numbers. SE experts maybe can shed some light here...
I think that you have a 3rd-generation frame here... didn't they get drilled for the '88-'92 frames?
Does this BB use sealed bearings? What is the actual length of the spindle (metric prefered) since this is more of a road bike part? Thanks.
The box says this is a mountain bike headset? Will it fit in a BMX frame?
The price isn't really so bad, considering the quality of the components, condition, and the originality of it (not to mention it's black chrome). I'd toss the tires, tubes, grips, and bring that bike on the next ride!
Crank arms, like most items, are measured from C-C which is the center of the BB spindle to the center of the pedal spindle. Grab a Metric tape measure and check them out. Is the chrome original or have the arms been refinished?
Cool bike! That thing is all original except those tires. Shame that it will probably get parted out and not cleaned up and ridden.
WOW! Cool Bike! Are these rims the ones with the Ambrosio sticker at the seams? Too bad I'm sure one of the vultures here will buy this and part it out.
The older Specialized sealed bearing hubs were actually made by Suntour. Really nice hubs.
What was the bike listed for complete? I don't remember seeing it for sale.
Performance was a mail order catalog. They look like early-90s mountain bike rims.
Dibs on the Tech-4 levers.
Californians and Experts both came with a hi-tensile steel fork. The Supergoose and Pro Class had cro-moly forks.
The '84 frames had different geometry, too.
Thanks. I'm going to lose the Revcore layback and hopefully this post looks decent to bolt right on.
Did the all-round Hutch clamps come in the Hi-Caliber packaging?
Yes, you did!
The way these boxes are packaged, once they are opened, there's no re-sealing them to look like they've never been opened.
Unfortunately, it is a catch 22 with these cranks in particular. The chrome is either mediocre or it just totally blows. The crankarms are numbered, so some may want to know which ones they are buying. These have the correct BB which several others didn't have. All 3 sets I've had in my hands had poor chrome and every one had a spider that had lots of side-to-side runout. Profile is well aware of the bang-up job they did on these "Retros". It does feel good to take the razor along the edge and cut them open...
MTP-110s are not sealed bearing pedals; MTP-100s are sealed bearing and an easy way to tell is with the black spindles.
How far up do those zig-zag scratches go?
The DK stems had a square base and rounded cap that came out in 1989-90 and those large round base stems came out a bit later. Definitely not mid-80s- more like mid-90s.
The post looks a bit short... has it been cut down?
Your inbox is full... Are these bars or the Powerlite bars cut, bent, or crimped in any way?
Are these bars bent down on the side which has the Powerlite sticker on it?
One-piece cranks use 1/2" pedals.
The RS-1s had the nice Haro 3-piece cranks (not the ones with the pinch). The grey paint is a cool color on the front- like CW around this time also had a grey painted frame. Cool bike.
Are the splines machined to fit the old 401s or the new 401s?
These wrenches came with the '90s-era half wrap single and later, double pinch (Flight Group and Flight Group2) U.S.A.-made cranks. The font is also different.
Any dents, dings, or bends in the rims? How about flat spots? What's up with the broken spoke? What condition are the tires in?
Never mind- the price just popped up.
Are you just giving these bars away?
Like I said about their QC- they may have forgotten to put the weep holes in these.
2nd and 3rd generations all had weep holes.
I bought a set of these and I think the chrome plating absolutely sucks. They have a "wood grain" look to them. Poor quality control on Profile's behalf.
Is there any sign of crimping around the knurled area?
Is there any sign of crimping? What kind of stems were use on these bars (a conventional top-load or a front-load)? Thanks.
Do you have any close up pictures of the rims? Are there any dings, dents, or bends? Thanks.
How bad is that "hump" on the seam? Do you have any close-up shots of the seam? Thanks.
What size are they?
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