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10-19-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 19,748
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Posted By madpogue

The rear wheel skirts count as aero, don't they? ...

The rear wheel skirts count as aero, don't they?

My brain had to reset, trying to count/picture all the polygons described within the frame geometry.
10-18-20, 04:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 429
Posted By madpogue

These are great under-rated bikes. For "low end"...

These are great under-rated bikes. For "low end" models, they're pretty light and well-equipped. Cool to see this one get a second life.

This one's a 1982, BTW, as indicated by the "2" as the last...
10-16-20, 02:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 727
Posted By madpogue

Wow, I thought the bikes were gray until I...

Wow, I thought the bikes were gray until I scrolled down enough to see the later photos.

Excellent find, and yes, it goes beyond the economics. You kept two bikes out of a landfill, and they may...
10-13-20, 06:41 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,486
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^ Say "Fresno Firenze" ten (or fifteen) times...

^^^^^ Say "Fresno Firenze" ten (or fifteen) times real fast.
Replies: 12
Views: 478
Posted By madpogue

There's a wee little bit to grab onto, right...

There's a wee little bit to grab onto, right side, toward the back. Try spreading the seat tube again, and see if you can grab that bit of the shim with a vise-grip at the same time, and with the...
10-11-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 15,586
Posted By madpogue

Even on a bike that might have originally been...

Even on a bike that might have originally been built up with them?

That would have to be an extremely crooked ankle, one that would never allow using clips. Actually, a crooked ankle or any other...
10-11-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 892
Posted By madpogue

My Saris roof fork mounts work just fine with...

My Saris roof fork mounts work just fine with lawyer lips.
10-11-20, 12:47 AM
Replies: 58,568
Views: 8,579,200
Posted By madpogue

That white paint was strong enough to warp the...

That white paint was strong enough to warp the NDS crank arm:
https://images.craigslist.org/00o0o_g6dgZfIGN4Q_0t20lM_1200x900.jpg
10-10-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 892
Posted By madpogue

Same idea, same motivation, different execution....

Same idea, same motivation, different execution. I kinda like the fact that Schwinn took a little different tack. I also have a couple Univegas with a spring-loaded clip screwed into the fork end...
10-10-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 58,568
Views: 8,579,200
Posted By madpogue

He must be a pretty tall 10-year-old, to fit that...

He must be a pretty tall 10-year-old, to fit that bike.
10-09-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,569
Posted By madpogue

Don't worry, you had it right. Going back at...

Don't worry, you had it right. Going back at least 20 years, :popcorn has always meant simply "this is interesting, I'm gonna grab some popcorn, sit back and watch (read)". Any interpretation...
10-08-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,643
Posted By madpogue

Why wouldn't a bike going on 40 years old be...

Why wouldn't a bike going on 40 years old be vintage? When this section of the forums started in 2003, they were talking about '70s and '80s bikes, not '50s and '60s.

Those are for the...
10-07-20, 04:11 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,253
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^ I've carried Moosehead on my bicycle...

^^^^^ I've carried Moosehead on my bicycle before, but only internally, after drinking it.
10-06-20, 01:10 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,998
Posted By madpogue

Sagi57 The pink on your bike looks like it might...

Sagi57 The pink on your bike looks like it might well have been red originally, and has faded to the varying shades of pink you see now.
10-05-20, 05:01 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,253
Posted By madpogue

There used to be an instrument maker who lived on...

There used to be an instrument maker who lived on my street, about 10-12 blocks away, who would bike down our street on quiet evenings, no-handed, playing his banjo.

Granted, that would be harder...
10-05-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,862
Posted By madpogue

How convenient, it looks like the release sticks...

How convenient, it looks like the release sticks out enough so that, as you go down, the tab itself is the first thing that hits, thus releasing the cleat just at the moment you make a fool of...
10-04-20, 02:35 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,334
Posted By madpogue

Why? Um, wheels aren't free.

Why? Um, wheels aren't free.
Replies: 26
Views: 877
Posted By madpogue

Photo assist: ...

Photo assist:
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10-03-20, 04:19 PM
Replies: 58,568
Views: 8,579,200
Posted By madpogue

Modern wheels look a little out of place, and the...

Modern wheels look a little out of place, and the stem even moreso. The basket looks kind of "paper boy". Lugs are downright yummy.
...
10-02-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 19,748
Views: 3,235,815
Posted By madpogue

The Internet of 2050, when a dollar won't buy you...

The Internet of 2050, when a dollar won't buy you one slice of bread, and a bike of this age can rightly be called an "antique".
09-30-20, 04:52 PM
Replies: 58,568
Views: 8,579,200
Posted By madpogue

MagicSpellCheck?

MagicSpellCheck?
09-30-20, 02:30 PM
Replies: 58,568
Views: 8,579,200
Posted By madpogue

Yeah, but I bet when you sold it, it didn't have...

Yeah, but I bet when you sold it, it didn't have "Magic" rims.
09-29-20, 11:03 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,351
Posted By madpogue

No, no, no, it's "Dur-AH-chay". They may as...

No, no, no, it's "Dur-AH-chay".

They may as well spell it that way, to match a preponderance of the CL listings referencing it.
09-29-20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 651
Posted By madpogue

+1, at the risk of piling on. Recently an '84...

+1, at the risk of piling on. Recently an '84 Peugeot P8 with Carbolite 103 came to me with some beat old mismatched Schwinn steel wheels and two broken derailleurs. I cobbled it up with an old 105...
09-28-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 651
Posted By madpogue

$100 seems high for a bike of this caliber with a...

$100 seems high for a bike of this caliber with a stuck seat post.
09-27-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 197
Posted By madpogue

And you're a font of knowledge, nlerner.

And you're a font of knowledge, nlerner.
09-26-20, 09:37 PM
Replies: 58,568
Views: 8,579,200
Posted By madpogue

+1, you'd think the bike would need...

+1, you'd think the bike would need anti-rejection drugs.
09-25-20, 03:34 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,592
Posted By madpogue

One of my first purchases after getting my first...

One of my first purchases after getting my first programming job after community college was one of those 100-ish-piece Craftsman tool sets, about the same "vintage" as these. I still have most of...
09-23-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 689
Posted By madpogue

^^^^ That's 406.1g with the weight of the ink.

^^^^ That's 406.1g with the weight of the ink.
09-23-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,757
Posted By madpogue

The bottle opener / lock ring tool is cool; I...

The bottle opener / lock ring tool is cool; I picked one up just because I happened to be up at Yellow Jersey a couple years ago. But the lock ring is VERY low torque, less than the lock ring on a...
09-21-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 689
Posted By madpogue

But it's alright, now......

But it's alright, now......
Replies: 17
Views: 581
Posted By madpogue

Both are nice bikes, but the Karakoram has the...

Both are nice bikes, but the Karakoram has the cool factor edge. Darn shame about that condition and the Heinz 57 components. That orange is especially susceptible to fade.
09-19-20, 09:49 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,253
Posted By madpogue

I have towed two trailers, on two occasions.

I have towed two trailers, on two occasions.
09-19-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,253
Posted By madpogue

A live opossum. Walking home from the farmers'...

A live opossum. Walking home from the farmers' market one day, we spotted him in the window well of a "garden" (basement) apartment. He couldn't have scaled the sheer vertical concrete sides. Went...
09-18-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 308
Posted By madpogue

Are those the "triangle" Shimano 600 pedals, with...

Are those the "triangle" Shimano 600 pedals, with clips?
09-17-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,012
Posted By madpogue

Corollary / riddle, an update on the old computer...

Corollary / riddle, an update on the old computer salesman riddle:

Q: What's the difference between a car salesman and a boutique bike salesman in an idle-rich playground community?

A: The car...
09-16-20, 11:02 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,012
Posted By madpogue

We should start a pool, see who can pick the date...

We should start a pool, see who can pick the date when they stick a brass bell on an old Firenze and "artfullly feature" it for a grand or two.
09-15-20, 12:52 PM
Replies: 19,748
Views: 3,235,815
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^ Needs a chalk outline.....

^^^^^ Needs a chalk outline.....
09-14-20, 10:59 PM
Replies: 19,748
Views: 3,235,815
Posted By madpogue

Sandwich Police are my heroes.

Sandwich Police are my heroes.
09-05-20, 01:19 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,214
Posted By madpogue

Now they can just hack your wireless shifting...

Now they can just hack your wireless shifting system.
09-03-20, 06:39 PM
Replies: 19,748
Views: 3,235,815
Posted By madpogue

^^^^ Turn it 180 degrees, and with the handlebar...

^^^^ Turn it 180 degrees, and with the handlebar ends pointing forward, it's a single-speed tri bike.

Yeah, that's the ticket.
09-03-20, 03:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,538
Posted By madpogue

I once read one of those "you might be" joke...

I once read one of those "you might be" joke lists, "You might be a caffeine addict if...". One of the examples was "...if you have a picture of your coffee mug... on your coffee mug."

It was...
09-03-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,214
Posted By madpogue

Impossible to say "every" department. Only time...

Impossible to say "every" department. Only time will tell how they compare in the longevity department. Maybe that's irrelevant in the culture of throwing out last year's phone, but not everyone...
09-02-20, 06:44 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,214
Posted By madpogue

Could they possibly get it so wrong that these...

Could they possibly get it so wrong that these bikes could look any worse?
08-31-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,214
Posted By madpogue

Is it a contest for which maker can get its name...

Is it a contest for which maker can get its name splattered the largest on the frame?
08-31-20, 12:36 AM
Replies: 58,568
Views: 8,579,200
Posted By madpogue

Gotta know when to fold 'em.....

Gotta know when to fold 'em.....
08-28-20, 06:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 833
Posted By madpogue

Show of hands, who has one in the closet? ...

Show of hands, who has one in the closet?


Okay, I don't really want to know.....
08-27-20, 11:41 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,169
Posted By madpogue

Put away? :foo:

Put away? :foo:
08-27-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 266
Posted By madpogue

BF quote of the week.

BF quote of the week.
08-27-20, 08:43 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,169
Posted By madpogue

Interstates. Years ago I was astonished to read a...

Interstates. Years ago I was astonished to read a thread about riding the shoulder of an Interstate highway, somewhere in the Rockies. The poster was equally astonished to read suggestions to find an...
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