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03-22-16, 02:21 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,128
Posted By Italuminium

Been off the vintage bike grid for a while......

Been off the vintage bike grid for a while... Have no plans to go yet, and no bike to go with, since I sold all my downtube shifted stuff - actually, most of my stuff - and just kept my SOMEC.
12-24-15, 04:20 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,634
Posted By Italuminium

Yes, I do. Can you use twist for actual events or...

Yes, I do. Can you use twist for actual events or is that word strictly reserved for plots?
12-23-15, 10:54 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,634
Posted By Italuminium

except the dude got shot in the afterword. That...

except the dude got shot in the afterword. That was a pretty sick twist. I liked the book better than you though. Didn't become more zen, so I guess it failed in that regard.
12-23-15, 06:25 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 9,687
Posted By Italuminium

Just heard this dude do a Lohengrin here in...

Just heard this dude do a Lohengrin here in Amsterdam on friday. It was amazing.

https://youtu.be/f_wH7zbGWpo

And then I went to see Star Wars this monday. John Williams did some major league...
12-20-15, 12:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 862
Posted By Italuminium

it's fun, but for a historian and a frequenter of...

it's fun, but for a historian and a frequenter of this forum quite glaringly inaccurate. It seems as if written by a recent convert of the bike cult, and lacks depth and nuance. Cool pics though. I...
12-16-15, 08:05 AM
Replies: 7,049
Views: 726,083
Posted By Italuminium

Envy indeed.

Envy indeed.
12-12-15, 09:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,574
Posted By Italuminium

awww yisss that is some great oddball french...

awww yisss that is some great oddball french stuff. IMHO the only bike that justifies the use of an ergostem.
12-10-15, 06:56 AM
Replies: 629
Views: 30,789
Posted By Italuminium

Finished my reading of the entire oeuvre of...

Finished my reading of the entire oeuvre of William Gibson. Don't know how that happened, but what a trip. Amazing writer that defies all categories.
12-07-15, 03:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 398
Posted By Italuminium

LOL. Shoulda watched this before wiping out...

LOL.

Shoulda watched this before wiping out like an idiot without precautionary potatoes last week.

See, even the "natives" don't know all the correct procedures!
12-03-15, 12:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,440
Posted By Italuminium

Pretty well stunned by now. These Picchio's...

Pretty well stunned by now. These Picchio's really have some beautiful aristocratic air to them, so unlike more gaudy - guido - eyetalians.
12-02-15, 06:37 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,766
Posted By Italuminium

I LOL'ed though. Thanks for keeping Europe scared...

I LOL'ed though. Thanks for keeping Europe scared and entertained with Trump for the coming year, sincerely, a European politics nut.
12-01-15, 06:45 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,202
Posted By Italuminium

One of the prettiest carbon bikes ever made....

One of the prettiest carbon bikes ever made. Which is, like, the least bad venereal disease.
11-30-15, 02:10 PM
Replies: 7,513
Views: 2,028,958
Posted By Italuminium

ow... wow. I need a moment.

ow... wow. I need a moment.
11-23-15, 04:28 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,804
Posted By Italuminium

And here I am, a € 29 train ticket away from...

And here I am, a € 29 train ticket away from Paris (AirBnB's are really cheap now... go figure) and all I do is dreaming about getting a custom MTB welded up in some shed near VT/Moab/Marin County :)...
11-23-15, 02:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,505
Posted By Italuminium

just how is breaking two vertebrae not a life...

just how is breaking two vertebrae not a life changing injury?

best wishes...
11-20-15, 02:41 AM
Replies: 7,049
Views: 726,083
Posted By Italuminium

Being a journalist and all i get to see some fun...

Being a journalist and all i get to see some fun stuff. Did a few pieces in Greece last month and being a bit of an art wonk too I saw some really nice stuff, ancient and modern.
...
11-20-15, 02:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,013
Posted By Italuminium

Imagine selling some nubbin' on the bay and than...

Imagine selling some nubbin' on the bay and than having to address it to a real Sir and all...

It's good to know though that he's in the cult.
11-17-15, 11:06 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 9,687
Posted By Italuminium

I'm not a FT software pro, but...

I'm not a FT software pro, but...
11-17-15, 08:55 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 9,687
Posted By Italuminium

hey I just got a great book in the mail, The...

hey I just got a great book in the mail, The Cogwheel Brain, by Doron Swade, about the construction of the Difference Engine and the Analytical Engine by Charles Babbage.

Am I doin' this right?
11-16-15, 06:00 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,576
Posted By Italuminium

absolutely love that osgear. Thanks for sharing,...

absolutely love that osgear. Thanks for sharing, beautiful bike.
11-13-15, 05:49 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,958
Posted By Italuminium

you sir win the internet for today. What a story.

you sir win the internet for today. What a story.
11-13-15, 05:46 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,544
Posted By Italuminium

I was born when the wall fell, but love old stuff...

I was born when the wall fell, but love old stuff (MA in history) and too cheap/broke to buy new :)
11-13-15, 05:45 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,490
Posted By Italuminium

yes. I don't have any modern bikes and I ride...

yes. I don't have any modern bikes and I ride everyday, rain or shine, exercise and commute. And the bike you described - if it's in good nick - will outlast you.
11-12-15, 08:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 816
Posted By Italuminium

Aren't you a master of your own? :)

Aren't you a master of your own? :)
11-11-15, 04:10 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,958
Posted By Italuminium

I regularly ride near the cemeteries of Margraten...

I regularly ride near the cemeteries of Margraten and Henri Chapelle.

Some days merit a detour and a very, very deep bow, helmet in hand. Good thing it's a bike helmet now.

Not to ruin...
11-11-15, 05:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,253
Posted By Italuminium

Magnifique!

Magnifique!
11-11-15, 05:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,266
Posted By Italuminium

and 350 years old to boot, this year :) ...

and 350 years old to boot, this year :)

Recently found some nice old naval parafernalia from my ancestors in the Navy, by the way.
11-10-15, 12:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,266
Posted By Italuminium

To liberty and transatlantic friendship.

To liberty and transatlantic friendship.
10-29-15, 06:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 669
Posted By Italuminium

love these, thanks for sharing.

love these, thanks for sharing.
10-27-15, 05:53 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,541
Posted By Italuminium

I sold all my parts and frames in anticipation of...

I sold all my parts and frames in anticipation of moving to a small apartment with no room to work on bikes. I moved to a house with a pretty big shed. I'm dumb.
10-24-15, 04:58 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,257
Posted By Italuminium

I want to ride where you ride. Looks like...

I want to ride where you ride. Looks like paradise.
10-24-15, 04:56 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,257
Posted By Italuminium

I had a gravel grinder in one of the densest...

I had a gravel grinder in one of the densest urban areas in the world. In the end I was the densest of all.
10-23-15, 05:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 408
Posted By Italuminium

Be very happy most of you aren't in Europe right...

Be very happy most of you aren't in Europe right now, things are ugly.
10-21-15, 03:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,470
Posted By Italuminium

Sweet. Real sweet.

Sweet. Real sweet.
10-20-15, 05:06 AM
Replies: 5,529
Views: 444,862
Posted By Italuminium

Sturmey Archer cranks, FG sprocket chain... I'm...

Sturmey Archer cranks, FG sprocket chain... I'm going to set up my CX frame as a FG commuter, with fenders. Tired of having a swamp butt in rainy, rainy Amsterdam.
10-20-15, 04:41 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,005
Posted By Italuminium

Christ that looks amazing. Too bad KY is such a...

Christ that looks amazing. Too bad KY is such a long way from Amsterdam :) Not that we're short on amazing places to eat, though...
10-19-15, 07:49 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,005
Posted By Italuminium

Me too, S. The fact that it's miserable...

Me too, S.

The fact that it's miserable riding weather isn't helping either :)
10-17-15, 12:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 650
Posted By Italuminium

That hit close to home, I known from very bitter...

That hit close to home, I known from very bitter experience just how long these brain injuries can take to heal. Too bad they only do credit cards...
09-28-15, 08:14 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,727
Posted By Italuminium

thanks for the update. Wish him well.

thanks for the update. Wish him well.
09-24-15, 02:04 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,910
Posted By Italuminium

haha, no, as a born and bred euroboy I think...

haha, no, as a born and bred euroboy I think those mtb names are pretty "rad". I wonder what you guys think of faux americanisms like Campagnolo Daytona.
09-24-15, 02:02 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 7,529
Posted By Italuminium

subscribed, great project!

subscribed, great project!
09-22-15, 01:38 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,910
Posted By Italuminium

oh, and those mad Bruce Gordon cantilever brakes,...

oh, and those mad Bruce Gordon cantilever brakes, matched to his ti frame pump.
09-17-15, 02:51 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,910
Posted By Italuminium

yes, yes, an Independent...

yes, yes, an Independent Fabrication/@fthewelder/Rock Lobster single speed with all-Paul components (gotta love those new mechanical disk brakes!), velocity rims, wheelsmith spokes, custom @rhm...
09-06-15, 01:26 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,439
Posted By Italuminium

Yes I do. I like riding in a bunch a lot more on...

Yes I do. I like riding in a bunch a lot more on a stable steel bike than on a finicky aluminium one.
09-04-15, 05:27 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,899
Posted By Italuminium

Whatever you do, pump all the money in tires....

Whatever you do, pump all the money in tires. They make an amazing amount of difference on a MTB.
09-04-15, 05:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 698
Posted By Italuminium

thanks for the tips, guys. I usually had good...

thanks for the tips, guys. I usually had good bikes as well, but this one was left outside for a while, so it seems. Better get to that WD-40, and start tracking down a nice Kona P2 fork.
09-03-15, 12:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 698
Posted By Italuminium

Saline corrosion, or don't buy a bike near the ocean

Picked this Kona up for a song near the beach, mainly for the cranks and D's, and possibly to turn the frame into a replacement of my creaky urban SSMTB. But yeah, I picked it up from a guy who lived...
08-20-15, 07:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 761
Posted By Italuminium

he should try journalism next :P

he should try journalism next :P
08-19-15, 02:35 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,364
Posted By Italuminium

Yes. I was born when the wall fell, and my rides...

Yes. I was born when the wall fell, and my rides ATM are a 1983 ALAN Gran Sport, a 1993 SOMEC and a 1992-ish Giant Cold Rock, plus a Batavus Nitro MTB from the late to mid '90's.

Watching Bart...
08-18-15, 01:31 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 10,952
Posted By Italuminium

and the ride, the ride! fantastic group, probably...

and the ride, the ride! fantastic group, probably one of the all-time greats.
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