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05-28-20, 05:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 407
Posted By J.Higgins

Or helmet rack? I like the hose rack idea. I got...

Or helmet rack? I like the hose rack idea. I got more hoses and extension cords! lol
05-26-20, 10:50 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,939
Posted By J.Higgins

Upping the price on a bike that is not selling...

Upping the price on a bike that is not selling has been one of my tactics. It plays along with human nature. People are pre-programmed to associate price with value and quality. We all want stuff we...
05-23-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 18,930
Views: 3,066,261
Posted By J.Higgins

I Dub This, "The Hail Mary"

Elgin skip tooth tandem bicycle - $180 (MANCHESTER) (https://nh.craigslist.org/bik/d/manchester-elgin-skip-tooth-tandem/7122805079.html)

Lots of wow-factor here, especially if you are going down a...
05-23-20, 05:55 AM
Replies: 56,210
Views: 8,005,920
Posted By J.Higgins

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1200x900/00303_4jton5zmq2p_1200x900_c78b7d0e790611cfa385d3ed66f14b7f82eb8391.jpg

Off topic, but can anyone here please tell me where to get...
05-23-20, 05:49 AM
Replies: 56,210
Views: 8,005,920
Posted By J.Higgins

I held a ruler up to the screen and did a...

I held a ruler up to the screen and did a comparison. I think once the headset and crown race are installed, all will fit just fine.
05-22-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 56,210
Views: 8,005,920
Posted By J.Higgins

Same here, Bob. If I didnt already have two Pros...

Same here, Bob. If I didnt already have two Pros waiting on the restoration list, I'd be all over this myself. The chrome looks good too.
05-22-20, 03:37 PM
Replies: 56,210
Views: 8,005,920
Posted By J.Higgins

I wholeheartedly concur. Yeah, someone...

I wholeheartedly concur.

Yeah, someone needs to jump on this. Pros dont come around every day, especially @ $180
05-19-20, 01:47 PM
Replies: 56,210
Views: 8,005,920
Posted By J.Higgins

Just a pulse-check on the market since I got two...

Just a pulse-check on the market since I got two of these now; how much would be a fair price? $1000? I had a chance to buy Sheldon's Pro that was repainted by Brian Bayless, for $1k. Dragged my feet...
05-19-20, 04:59 AM
Replies: 56,210
Views: 8,005,920
Posted By J.Higgins

Quality bike, surely, but the frame geometry...

Quality bike, surely, but the frame geometry limits choices for couples who can ride it comfortably.
05-18-20, 04:37 AM
Replies: 18,930
Views: 3,066,261
Posted By J.Higgins

"If not sold soon I guess I'll have to build it...

"If not sold soon I guess I'll have to build it up". Is that a threat? :roflmao2:
05-17-20, 02:57 PM
Replies: 56,210
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Posted By J.Higgins

If that were here, I would grab it.

If that were here, I would grab it.
05-17-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 18,930
Views: 3,066,261
Posted By J.Higgins

Good thoughts, and welcome to C&V! :thumb:

Good thoughts, and welcome to C&V! :thumb:
05-16-20, 01:52 PM
Replies: 18,930
Views: 3,066,261
Posted By J.Higgins

With complete deference to Lemond1985 , I never...

With complete deference to Lemond1985 , I never make offers over the phone or texts. Its just not cricket. Only in person. I almost always ask as a matter of course, if the seller is flexible on...
05-16-20, 01:39 PM
Replies: 18,930
Views: 3,066,261
Posted By J.Higgins

This is precisely my protocol, except this guy...

This is precisely my protocol, except this guy claimed that he had no cell phone.
05-16-20, 06:56 AM
Replies: 18,930
Views: 3,066,261
Posted By J.Higgins

This is true. Its true and completely displaces...

This is true. Its true and completely displaces my Rule #5 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=5) . ;)
05-16-20, 06:54 AM
Replies: 18,930
Views: 3,066,261
Posted By J.Higgins

I won't even touch a buyer like this. I wouldn't...

I won't even touch a buyer like this. I wouldn't give him a call if he had my grail bike at a discount. There has been two times I've inquired about bikes with people like this, and both times I've...
05-16-20, 05:46 AM
Replies: 6,256
Views: 535,394
Posted By J.Higgins

Those are stylish racks on that Wyoming. Can you...

Those are stylish racks on that Wyoming. Can you share what brand they are, DQ?
05-14-20, 05:42 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,946
Posted By J.Higgins

All good stuff in this post. Everyone's physical...

All good stuff in this post. Everyone's physical geometry is different, and therefore crank-length choice becomes personal, much like saddle choice. I've ridden everything from 175 to 165, and I've...
Forum: Touring
05-13-20, 04:45 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 20,726
Posted By J.Higgins

Not to mention that they are flush with the...

Not to mention that they are flush with the ever-so-mediocre Bontrager crap. There are simply so many other choices for comparable prices. The vintage 520's were decent bikes, surely, but I think the...
05-12-20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 13,895
Views: 2,937,123
Posted By J.Higgins

^^^^^Pretty Nice for free, Rob!^^^^^

^^^^^Pretty Nice for free, Rob!^^^^^
05-12-20, 02:54 PM
Replies: 6,256
Views: 535,394
Posted By J.Higgins

More Paul goodness for the Binky. The PO had a...

More Paul goodness for the Binky. The PO had a mismatched set of Paul brakes on it - a Neo-Retro in the front, and a Touring Cantilever in that back. Seriously gauche, Dahling! We simply can't have...
05-12-20, 04:12 AM
Replies: 56,210
Views: 8,005,920
Posted By J.Higgins

Can't say that I agree, LR76. In fact, its pretty...

Can't say that I agree, LR76. In fact, its pretty hard to look at. I have a buddy from NC, who is fond of describing something ugly as, "Uglier'n a hat fulla ***holes." :D
05-11-20, 06:15 PM
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Views: 535,394
Posted By J.Higgins

They look good, though.

They look good, though.
05-10-20, 08:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 805
Posted By J.Higgins

Some of the earlier bikes with cantilever brake...

Some of the earlier bikes with cantilever brake bosses were totally proprietary to one type of brake arm. Not much room to upgrade to a different canti brake with those. However, there hasn't been a...
05-09-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,122
Posted By J.Higgins

That looks pretty good for a hand job. :innocent:...

That looks pretty good for a hand job. :innocent:

Is that your handiwork, John?
05-09-20, 02:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 805
Posted By J.Higgins

I've only used them for a 27" to 700c conversion....

I've only used them for a 27" to 700c conversion. Most of the downsizing conversions I do lately, I just get a longer-reach brake. The Paul Racer is excellent for that, and you can get them for...
05-09-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 805
Posted By J.Higgins

I have used these...

I have used these (https://www.danscomp.com/promax-brake-post-extender-black-px-bk14exten-bk/p430164?gclid=CjwKCAjwqdn1BRBREiwAEbZcR2WZshV39Lw-_iAMuP8XSOfolbBfiQznlS10jkq5_p4NjKFN44oR_xoCWAwQAvD_BwE)...
05-09-20, 09:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 805
Posted By J.Higgins

That's 63cm. No wonder its big! Guess I'll have...

That's 63cm. No wonder its big! Guess I'll have to re-calibrate my eye with a cup of coffee!
05-09-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 805
Posted By J.Higgins

Did you measure it? It looks like a 58 to my...

Did you measure it? It looks like a 58 to my uncalibrated eyeballs. A 58cm is about as tall as I want to go nowadays, what with my own shrinking issues. I got shrinkage I tell ya! :innocent:
05-09-20, 06:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 805
Posted By J.Higgins

My thoughts exactly. Great score, Rdrett ! That...

My thoughts exactly. Great score, Rdrett ! That bike is one for which I am always on the lookout. If I had that, I'd do a 700c or maybe 650b conversion. The latter wheel size might be problematic...
05-09-20, 03:44 AM
Replies: 56,210
Views: 8,005,920
Posted By J.Higgins

That fork looks like a total structural failure...

That fork looks like a total structural failure waiting to happen.
05-07-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 18,930
Views: 3,066,261
Posted By J.Higgins

You're preaching to the choir! I personally would...

You're preaching to the choir! I personally would not care to ride a mixte, but my wife is like a ray of light on hers. I admire them for their style and artistic grace. The trouble is actually...
05-07-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 18,930
Views: 3,066,261
Posted By J.Higgins

Exactly! :thumb:

Exactly! :thumb:
05-07-20, 04:35 AM
Replies: 18,930
Views: 3,066,261
Posted By J.Higgins

I stand corrected! :cheers: However, there...

I stand corrected! :cheers:

However, there are people who will happily pay those prices for resto-modded bikes like this particular bike. You would not believe what people are willing to pay for...
05-06-20, 07:12 AM
Replies: 18,930
Views: 3,066,261
Posted By J.Higgins

Thats a classy bike, and should not be posted in...

Thats a classy bike, and should not be posted in whacky. They've put a great deal into this bike, and I go to those lengths with my restorations. I doubt they are making much profit at $1800. Don't...
05-05-20, 04:33 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,016
Posted By J.Higgins

Between me and the wife, we have 11 helmets. Her...

Between me and the wife, we have 11 helmets. Her favorite is a Nutcase, and my favorite is a Troy Lee Designs MTB helmet. I wear them all. A lot of them are just fun. I got one with skulls. Linda has...
05-05-20, 04:48 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,939
Posted By J.Higgins

...and make sure the camera lens is clean! :50:

...and make sure the camera lens is clean! :50:
05-04-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 955
Posted By J.Higgins

Its nice to hear you having a great time, Russ. I...

Its nice to hear you having a great time, Russ. I loved my LBS jobs over the years! As far as the standing thing goes, I agree with people who talk about good shoes. After I got out of the USAF, I...
05-04-20, 07:51 AM
Replies: 56,210
Views: 8,005,920
Posted By J.Higgins

That Cannondale would easily go for $400 here.

That Cannondale would easily go for $400 here.
05-01-20, 06:37 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,990
Posted By J.Higgins

Tinfoil! We never thought of that! We did use...

Tinfoil! We never thought of that! We did use pull-tabs though, which were always on the ground somewhere.
05-01-20, 04:52 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,990
Posted By J.Higgins

I agree! When I was a kid, growing up in the...

I agree! When I was a kid, growing up in the '60's in Maine, we used to fish for mackerel when they were running in the harbor. The 300 was the holy grail. A couple of us had them, but the rest of us...
04-30-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 18,930
Views: 3,066,261
Posted By J.Higgins

This person has talent, surely!

This person has talent, surely!
04-29-20, 04:54 PM
Replies: 3,225
Views: 265,657
Posted By J.Higgins

I put a Brooks Cambium All-Weather on the Bilenky...

I put a Brooks Cambium All-Weather on the Bilenky today. I wasn't happy with the Selle SMP Well saddle, given the more-upright drop bar position that I'm trying to achieve. A quick test ride yielded...
04-27-20, 04:01 AM
Replies: 56,210
Views: 8,005,920
Posted By J.Higgins

If that was in New England, I'd snatch it up. As...

If that was in New England, I'd snatch it up. As they say my neck of the woods, "That's a bah-gin!"
04-26-20, 05:47 AM
Replies: 18,930
Views: 3,066,261
Posted By J.Higgins

Smoking the fine stuff up in VT, apparently....

Smoking the fine stuff up in VT, apparently. :wtf:

https://vermont.craigslist.org/bik/d/burlington-specialized-ladies/7113721016.html
...
04-24-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,642
Posted By J.Higgins

I have about 60 mixted bikes and frames right...

I have about 60 mixted bikes and frames right now, but only 4 in my personal stable. So would my "N" be four? :foo:
04-24-20, 05:05 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,939
Posted By J.Higgins

This is sound thinking, Rosa, and I'm going to...

This is sound thinking, Rosa, and I'm going to employ this in my next CL ad. Thanks!

Regardless, we just need to remember that there is ebb and flow to hobbies and interests, and this perceived...
04-23-20, 04:48 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,939
Posted By J.Higgins

Weird-cold weather here in New England has...

Weird-cold weather here in New England has everyone riding between the snowflakes. Deals are out there if you are diligent, but overall I would say that any increase in C&V sales would be due to...
04-21-20, 04:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 260
Posted By J.Higgins

I like your style. When I was a kid, I...

I like your style. When I was a kid, I apprenticed under some old guy that was a bike mech way back in the depression. Some of his methods were radical (and I'm not saying radical in any regional...
04-21-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 3,225
Views: 265,657
Posted By J.Higgins

Removing reflectors and tossing in the bin is the...

Removing reflectors and tossing in the bin is the first thing I do on a bike. Hate is too mild a word to describe my regard for them.
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