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09-17-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 828
Posted By sdn40

The dreaded abrupt right turn that transports...

The dreaded abrupt right turn that transports your life into slow motion
09-05-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,420
Posted By sdn40

I came away with the opposite feeling. He is...

I came away with the opposite feeling.
He is fully admitting that the stove is hot - and not to touch it. So unless a 5 year old has an ebay account, his pitiful attempt at reverse psychology will...
07-27-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 7,597
Views: 2,002,017
Posted By sdn40

Classic case of Craigslist ad that said blue bike...

Classic case of Craigslist ad that said blue bike and white bike for sale. No pics
I took the white one for $35
...
06-29-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,037
Posted By sdn40

Can I get you a bottled water ? Maybe some...

Can I get you a bottled water ? Maybe some Tic-Tacs ? Definitely need your address to send a Christmas Card and some chocolates.
I just went to a website and bought a constellation in your name - I...
06-14-20, 05:00 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,756
Posted By sdn40

because n-1 would be depressing

because n-1 would be depressing
06-12-20, 10:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 828
Posted By sdn40

I know that trick. Better check to be sure the...

I know that trick. Better check to be sure the whole magazine is bike related
06-12-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 326
Posted By sdn40

Late Night Facebooking - Nishiki Competition

As evidence by this thread, I have stopped buying stuff.
Browsing Facebook Marketplace at 2a.m. and this popped up. It's not my fault because I wasn't specifically searching for bikes. I paid the...
05-31-20, 06:34 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,273
Posted By sdn40

That's correct. While not a problem in this...

That's correct. While not a problem in this forum, for the most part, the gap is shortening in price. And 99% of the public will choose the brifter bike.
05-28-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,273
Posted By sdn40

With careful planning, you could do whatever you...

With careful planning, you could do whatever you wanted to the Cannondale and still come in under the cost of the Vitus ....... if that's your thing. That's what I did to this Criterium. I would have...
01-17-20, 11:44 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 8,657
Posted By sdn40

Older bike with downtube shifters for $200 or...

Older bike with downtube shifters for $200 or newer brifter bike for $200 ? 99% take the brifter
12-20-19, 10:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,382
Posted By sdn40

I really like mine. The aluminum looks like its...

I really like mine. The aluminum looks like its made from turquoise thread. Stunner in the sunlight
...
12-01-19, 07:51 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,541
Posted By sdn40

Someone was probably paid a billion dollars to...

Someone was probably paid a billion dollars to decide for us. What size is shown in the brochures ?
10-31-19, 11:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 589
Posted By sdn40

Yikes on that seatpost clamp bolt

Yikes on that seatpost clamp bolt
10-31-19, 02:40 AM
Replies: 9,458
Views: 935,503
Posted By sdn40

The OG --- $125 ...

The OG --- $125
https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1296638680519052/
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09-30-19, 12:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 867
Posted By sdn40

Old school: Here's your 1 bike. Don't say I never...

Old school: Here's your 1 bike. Don't say I never gave you anything. Don't come back for 4 years. I coat my chain in tar. Damn flies. Ehhhh, the headset is fine, it's not grinding yet. Form follows...
09-29-19, 07:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 867
Posted By sdn40

GCN -Original 7-Eleven Merckx Team Bike

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHaz8iPCJOY
09-26-19, 06:22 AM
Replies: 499
Views: 94,862
Posted By sdn40

If the small sample of the pictures is any...

If the small sample of the pictures is any indication, I would find a friend or a co-op. Rear derailleur needs a little attention too. Without seeing other pictures, I think the safe assumption is...
09-02-19, 11:42 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,839
Posted By sdn40

The best value by far is to swap the parts over...

The best value by far is to swap the parts over and then sell the frame. Depending on your area, selling the PD7 as is won't get you anywhere close as you are then in the parts seeking market - which...
08-26-19, 03:41 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 120,217
Posted By sdn40

I don't understand the problem. Can you not say...

I don't understand the problem. Can you not say "weeeeeeeeeeeeeee ?"
08-23-19, 07:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,068
Posted By sdn40

Sandpaper is the last resort, and personally, I...

Sandpaper is the last resort, and personally, I wouldn't use it unless glued to a pencil eraser for spot work. The imperfections are below the level of the paint so sandpaper is gonna take off too...
08-18-19, 03:12 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,372
Posted By sdn40

And if you have the Criterium, I think you can...

And if you have the Criterium, I think you can add quick to the fast. Pro tip, don't forget the pedals.
...
08-15-19, 02:15 PM
Replies: 59,067
Views: 8,714,439
Posted By sdn40

https://appleton.craigslist.org/bik/d/fond-du-lac-...

https://appleton.craigslist.org/bik/d/fond-du-lac-trek-foil-66d/6957404266.html

https://images.craigslist.org/00b0b_4Pn46pB5wNz_1200x900.jpg
07-31-19, 05:13 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,922
Posted By sdn40

I'm not a timeline expert but didn't Schwinn sell...

I'm not a timeline expert but didn't Schwinn sell boat anchors with crappy proprietary cranks for a premium price for a very long period of time ? They didn't put out a better product until they were...
07-27-19, 06:24 PM
Replies: 1,037
Views: 202,017
Posted By sdn40

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07-27-19, 05:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,492
Posted By sdn40

Mark me down for nothing at all. Trapping...

Mark me down for nothing at all. Trapping moisture, dirt, shavings, etc is about the worse thing you can do. Unless the surface is spotless (impossible in these cases), I would rather leave well...
07-26-19, 08:08 PM
Replies: 59,067
Views: 8,714,439
Posted By sdn40

https://milwaukee.craigslist.org/bik/d/greendale-s...

https://milwaukee.craigslist.org/bik/d/greendale-shogun-katana/6941801176.html

https://images.craigslist.org/00K0K_4qInnDjP7vi_1200x900.jpg
07-18-19, 06:13 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,334
Posted By sdn40

Easy to want heads to roll from the safety of a...

Easy to want heads to roll from the safety of a keyboard. After a cool down period the OP has taken into account personal relationships and accountability on his part as well (no matter how small). ...
07-14-19, 09:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,977
Posted By sdn40

Because somebody has to be "that guy" Edit:...

Because somebody has to be "that guy"

Edit: But seriously, working in Architecture, I can say no one here has the first darn clue. What's the vibe of the place when standing in the middle of the...
07-14-19, 03:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 740
Posted By sdn40

That should clean up nice. I'd bet it's an easy...

That should clean up nice. I'd bet it's an easy $20 on the bay. More if it was red
07-14-19, 03:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 740
Posted By sdn40

Don't discount the Cannondale bag. Depending on...

Don't discount the Cannondale bag. Depending on which one and the condition, you may have got the bike for $20 if you follow my drift
07-14-19, 11:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,373
Posted By sdn40

<<< Brewer fan since birth. Listened to Uecker on...

<<< Brewer fan since birth. Listened to Uecker on an old clock radio in my youth when games were rarely on TV. His calls are legendary and he is beloved by fans and players alike.
07-09-19, 10:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,512
Posted By sdn40

Ahhh, the good ole days when a kid would be...

Ahhh, the good ole days when a kid would be mesmerized by that until running into the back of a parked car. Good times.

Now there's 20,000 apps for that and it's no big deal.
07-09-19, 09:38 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,851
Posted By sdn40

The vintage landscape has changed a ton. Bikes...

The vintage landscape has changed a ton. Bikes that would sell on the first day are sitting. Of course, this is a regional observation on my part.
Here's my story on the above bike by the picture...
07-08-19, 04:56 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,851
Posted By sdn40

I gotta say. If that's the market in Nebraska,...

I gotta say. If that's the market in Nebraska, I'm gonna rent a semi - go on a spending spree here, and drive out there to make $10,000 tax free
07-02-19, 09:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,785
Posted By sdn40

The chain looks like it's from the 50's if it...

The chain looks like it's from the 50's if it makes you feel any better :)
06-30-19, 12:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,040
Posted By sdn40

Probably means he's a flipper. And since he...

Probably means he's a flipper. And since he didn't bother to even give it a bath, don't be afraid to make an offer accordingly. Totally depends on your market - but no way that bike gets $200 where...
06-24-19, 01:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,434
Posted By sdn40

Fill dent with wood glue - cover with sticker -...

Fill dent with wood glue - cover with sticker - genius !!
06-23-19, 03:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,321
Posted By sdn40

Thanks for all the info thus far guys. I did post...

Thanks for all the info thus far guys. I did post in the touring forum as well.
I come at this from a camping background and interestingly enough, in a day where 20 pound Coleman camp stoves are...
Forum: Touring
06-23-19, 02:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,454
Posted By sdn40

Thanks for all the comments thus far. I've read...

Thanks for all the comments thus far. I've read every word. I'm a researcher and like to have a handle on things before moving forward, and then move forward with a purpose and reason. Coming from a...
06-20-19, 01:44 AM
Replies: 59,067
Views: 8,714,439
Posted By sdn40

I already have the twin frame in white with red...

I already have the twin frame in white with red lettering sitting in the basement awaiting inspiration. I was going to do some white racks and make a stormtrooper tourer but cooled on that idea. The...
06-16-19, 09:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 555
Posted By sdn40

I'm sure someone much smarter than me can speak...

I'm sure someone much smarter than me can speak more intelligently, but unless you are going to the Salt Flats to break a land speed record, take it for a ride and use your best judgement. You may...
06-15-19, 07:46 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,978
Posted By sdn40

I occasionally use gasoline - gasp - usually from...

I occasionally use gasoline - gasp - usually from the lawn mower or snowblower gas cans. Everything else .... everything, pales in comparison when it comes to getting the tough stuff clean. If I had...
05-28-19, 06:04 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 9,674
Posted By sdn40

I had a guy bring up the BBB. I asked him if he...

I had a guy bring up the BBB. I asked him if he had any other bikes. He said yes. I told him I would sell the bike for BBB price if he sold me one of his others at the BBB price. That was the end of...
05-26-19, 03:24 PM
Replies: 59,067
Views: 8,714,439
Posted By sdn40

https://greenbay.craigslist.org/bik/d/manitowoc-tr...

https://greenbay.craigslist.org/bik/d/manitowoc-trek-1000-alpha-series/6895635409.html...
04-28-19, 09:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,056
Posted By sdn40

I think purple is an underrated and under used...

I think purple is an underrated and under used bike color.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-25-18, 07:09 AM
Replies: 2,117
Views: 451,963
Posted By sdn40

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