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07-17-19, 11:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,959
Posted By merziac

As we have discussed elsewhere at length ad...

As we have discussed elsewhere at length ad nauseum, both of them achieved monster production that by nature was still crude by the quality standards that should have applied even with the demand,...
07-17-19, 12:23 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,714
Posted By merziac

randyjawa The shop bears the brunt of this...

randyjawa

The shop bears the brunt of this imho, they do bikes, they may struggle a bit at times with your program with them, swapping, storing, mixing, matching, wrangling, whatever the scenario,...
07-15-19, 06:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 726
Posted By merziac

^^^^ No worries, vent on, we got you, glad your...

^^^^ No worries, vent on, we got you, glad your brother has it as well sorted as he can.

I suspect he'll get you there too. ;)
07-15-19, 03:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 711
Posted By merziac

Seems odd the hole will get a bolt stuck in it ....

Seems odd the hole will get a bolt stuck in it . If there is still that much meat left, I would take another same thread bolt that is longer, file or cut some sharp slots to make a chaser, use...
Replies: 13
Views: 364
Posted By merziac

+1 Agreed :thumb: The cool factor is way up...

+1 Agreed :thumb:

The cool factor is way up there with these, they punch well above their station. ;)
07-15-19, 01:35 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,896
Posted By merziac

There were only about 10 of these made according...

There were only about 10 of these made according to Jim, then maybe 5 Stumpy prototypes after he got to Specialized.
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07-14-19, 05:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 830
Posted By merziac

:popcorn Here we go, Brooks, old, new, B17,...

:popcorn

Here we go, Brooks, old, new, B17, Pro, Colt, Cambium, Imperial, etc, etc. I probably have 15 or so, never had one that didn't work out, they always bring the C+V vibe, cred whatever up a...
07-11-19, 11:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 573
Posted By merziac

Wow, those are awesome, nice find , great score,...

Wow, those are awesome, nice find , great score, lucky you. :thumb:
07-10-19, 01:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 892
Posted By merziac

Absolutely brilliant, pure genius. :roflmao2:

Absolutely brilliant, pure genius. :roflmao2:
07-08-19, 06:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,523
Posted By merziac

Gatorskins and Pasella's both come in 27 in. and...

Gatorskins and Pasella's both come in 27 in. and both are very good tires. Plenty of other replacements as well.
07-07-19, 10:58 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,154
Posted By merziac

I have said this before and I am going to repeat...

I have said this before and I am going to repeat it here.

As a lifelong mechanic including professionally for 25 years FoMoCo and ASE Senior Master technician, 30 years drag racing motorcycles and...
07-07-19, 07:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 568
Posted By merziac

Oh it's fixable, mainly just paint but as we know...

Oh it's fixable, mainly just paint but as we know something this nice rarely benefits from a complete that it doesn't need and there are other undisclosed issues that made me sick. It's languishing...
07-07-19, 06:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 568
Posted By merziac

There's always this one, wasn't $1800 and was...

There's always this one, wasn't $1800 and was very nice until it was damaged in shipping. :mad:
...
07-05-19, 12:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 592
Posted By merziac

fender1 :thumb: Well done, quite a haul....

fender1

:thumb: Well done, quite a haul. Assuming the big one fits you, the coolest thing about this is you and your daughter could have matching C+V rides = Priceless. ;)
07-05-19, 11:00 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,423
Posted By merziac

Here's what they need to do. ;) ...

Here's what they need to do. ;)

https://www.skoda-storyboard.com/en/lifestyle/sports/a-legend-embarks-on-the-route-of-a-tour-de-france-stage/

Courtesy of MarcoBianchi
07-03-19, 07:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 913
Posted By merziac

:thumb:

:thumb:
07-02-19, 07:49 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,423
Posted By merziac

The GQ plane buyers are far more likely the...

The GQ plane buyers are far more likely the target, not us penny pinching C+V crack heads. :crash:
06-30-19, 02:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 816
Posted By merziac

Welcome aboard, glad you found us. We need...

Welcome aboard, glad you found us.

We need pics, period. Go around, say "Hi" and or comment to get your post count up for them.

This is what we do, you are reading the S/N translation wrong or...
06-29-19, 02:02 PM
06-28-19, 05:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 540
Posted By merziac

:thumb:+1 agreed, I rarely pay $100 for a good...

:thumb:+1 agreed, I rarely pay $100 for a good example of the "Mighty" Sugino Super/Mighty Competition, IMHO easily one of if not the best in business. ;)
06-26-19, 03:11 PM
Replies: 51,436
Views: 6,730,688
Posted By merziac

That one's a match to the Team road bike above,...

That one's a match to the Team road bike above, would be cool as heck to have the pair.
06-21-19, 01:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,062
Posted By merziac

Atta boy. :thumb:

Atta boy. :thumb:
06-19-19, 10:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,069
Posted By merziac

+1, exactly this, and you have a pretty good...

+1, exactly this, and you have a pretty good start with that SP and even the HS will do just fine for now. ;)
06-14-19, 03:09 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,546
Posted By merziac

That is freaking AMAZING! You lucky B*****D....

That is freaking AMAZING!

You lucky B*****D. :thumb:
06-10-19, 05:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,036
Posted By merziac

Please don't drew the pegs. You should be able to...

Please don't drew the pegs. You should be able to find/fab something to hang in them. I would get one of the Sunlite 16 in. and see if you could scab in an extra piece added to the top of the body...
06-05-19, 05:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 360
Posted By merziac

Go to Jim Merz FB page, he is making these right...

Go to Jim Merz FB page, he is making these right now. Then look at all the other stuff there for lots more amazing parts, bikes, stories and more. ;)
06-01-19, 11:13 PM
Replies: 476
Views: 73,348
Posted By merziac

Next update as promised, not sure about this....

Next update as promised, not sure about this. Generic gumwalls are a little big and were tough to get to stay on the rims, a bit wide and color seems off a bit. Still was a good reason to clean up...
05-29-19, 12:06 PM
Replies: 476
Views: 73,348
Posted By merziac

1982 Merz MTB JW338, 1 of around 10 according to...

1982 Merz MTB JW338, 1 of around 10 according to Jim.

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/merz_mtb_jw_338_059_eb36d4f5bc49b0cb1bad1fdbea75d70462ff0896.jpg...
05-25-19, 05:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,211
Posted By merziac

Looks great and I suspect you are in this very...

Looks great and I suspect you are in this very right so well done. :thumb:
05-23-19, 10:03 PM
Replies: 6,498
Views: 1,524,565
Posted By merziac

Well I appreciate that and I as well have some...

Well I appreciate that and I as well have some professional qualifications, ASE Master and FoMoCo Senior Master Technician for 35 years so I have had plenty of people's safety at stake also. And as I...
05-23-19, 05:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 522
Posted By merziac

Aside from the common sense that is debatable and...

Aside from the common sense that is debatable and maybe not so much for many of us anyway, there are states, companies, courts and insurers that will deny or diminish and fight coverage and damages...
05-23-19, 01:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 664
Posted By merziac

Merz MTB

Thread: Show us your vintage mountain bikes! (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/148170-show-us-your-vintage-mountain-bikes-258.html#post20943334)View Single...
Replies: 15
Views: 1,717
Posted By merziac

Late to the party here, glad you listened, this...

Late to the party here, glad you listened, this was never going to be a bad decision as you found out. ;)

Oh, and next time the pic is head to head, make sure yours is driveside. :lol:
05-20-19, 03:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 435
Posted By merziac

Cannondale, not C+V, but need help plz.

Cannondale from wgscott, again a bit of an oddity, but pretty cool and rides just fine.

Hoping for model ID and year. ;)
...
05-20-19, 11:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 568
Posted By merziac

+1 :thumb: These are my go to pedals for...

+1 :thumb:

These are my go to pedals for everyday use, plenty of Campy's in stock, but these get the call, most new to me bikes get these and a Brooks for the test ride, they stay on it for the...
05-13-19, 05:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 388
Posted By merziac

Agreed, +1 :thumb: IMHO, as a lifelong...

Agreed, +1 :thumb:

IMHO, as a lifelong mechanic/technician including 25+ years professionally as a fomoco and ASE Senior Master certified, any minimum rule of thumb should be considered under...
05-10-19, 01:28 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 17,992
Posted By merziac

We love it, period. Welcome aboard, you have...

We love it, period.

Welcome aboard, you have come to the right place, glad you found us. :thumb:

Go around, say "Hi" and or comment on several threads, get your post count up to 10, and then...
05-02-19, 05:49 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,127
Posted By merziac

gomango may be the only one with enough resrtaint...

gomango may be the only one with enough resrtaint to pull this off. ;)
04-03-19, 05:30 PM
Replies: 730
Views: 154,848
Posted By merziac

Likely valid points to be sure, however, nothing...

Likely valid points to be sure, however, nothing that can't be undone or redone.

Totally upfront about it being a "replica", very nice job of it too, his call, no harm, no foul. :thumb:
03-12-16, 01:40 AM
Replies: 476
Views: 73,348
Posted By merziac

Finally got my kid to help with pics, more to...

Finally got my kid to help with pics, more to come
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And yes I've got the bars exactly where I want them :)
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