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01-21-21, 07:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 248
Posted By SurferRosa

I gotta follow rule 8 due to rule 1. Guilt is a...

I gotta follow rule 8 due to rule 1. Guilt is a great motivator. Maybe I learned that every Sunday morning growing up.
01-21-21, 04:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 371
Posted By SurferRosa

Wildwood finally has a stem* shorter than mine. ...

Wildwood finally has a stem* shorter than mine. :lol: :thumb:

* not a euphemism, you creeps!
01-20-21, 08:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 769
Posted By SurferRosa

Proton, neutron, electron?

Proton, neutron, electron?
01-20-21, 07:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 653
Posted By SurferRosa

So be it. I've flipped fifty bikes or so over the...

So be it. I've flipped fifty bikes or so over the last several years and never been asked for the serial. Maybe that's surprising. I usually write a ton of info and build detail in my listings, so I...
01-20-21, 05:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 653
Posted By SurferRosa

I wouldn't give you the serial number on any of...

I wouldn't give you the serial number on any of my bikes, just as I wouldn't give you my social security number. I don't know you. And I don't know how you might use the information.
01-20-21, 12:29 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 769
Posted By SurferRosa

A Hunger Artist by Franz Kafka...

A Hunger Artist by Franz Kafka (https://www.kafka-online.info/a-hunger-artist.html)
01-20-21, 12:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 576
Posted By SurferRosa

In the very least, I write three frame...

In the very least, I write three frame measurements in a separate paragraph in the body of my craigs ad: the top tube and seat tube c-c measurements (in cm) and the standover (in inches).

Because...
01-19-21, 02:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 409
Posted By SurferRosa

If you can find a new axle by Wheels...

If you can find a new axle by Wheels Manufacturing in the right threading dimension, get it. Use a hacksaw if you need to cut it down. Leave a cone and/or nut inside the cut to clean the cut...
01-18-21, 07:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 576
Posted By SurferRosa

If it originally came with drop bars, mount drop...

If it originally came with drop bars, mount drop bars. Drop bars almost always command a higher price on road bikes.

Tires eat profit. Mount something that is appropriate for the build, matches,...
01-18-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 576
Posted By SurferRosa

Read up. ...

Read up.

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage-bicycles-whats-worth-appraisals/499513-bike-flipping-101-a.html

I only do one thing real well, and that's flipping mid-level vintage road...
01-17-21, 07:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 490
Posted By SurferRosa

:lol: I've bought most of my tools on ebay,...

:lol: I've bought most of my tools on ebay, usually new and Park.
01-17-21, 07:06 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,313
Posted By SurferRosa

I have a little poem I'd like to read in honor of...

I have a little poem I'd like to read in honor of this occasion, if I may...

Spaulding, get your foot off the boat!
01-17-21, 06:45 PM
Replies: 16,639
Views: 1,756,951
Posted By SurferRosa

Recorded the second half of the Browns game and...

Recorded the second half of the Browns game and took the Miyata down to the lake. Couldn't waste a nice day.

https://i.imgur.com/DQnMupw.jpg

Good game. Could have been better.
01-16-21, 10:40 PM
Replies: 16,639
Views: 1,756,951
Posted By SurferRosa

Like father* like son. * 2011 presidential...

Like father* like son.

* 2011 presidential medal of freedom award recipient. :thumb:
01-16-21, 05:36 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,858
Posted By SurferRosa

Disagree! :lol: :thumb: ...

Disagree! :lol: :thumb:

https://live.staticflickr.com/5592/14849310652_7514319323_b.jpg.
01-16-21, 05:04 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,324
Posted By SurferRosa

The more the merrier! :thumb: :lol:

The more the merrier! :thumb: :lol:
01-16-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 171
Posted By SurferRosa

I fashioned a Sprint rd anchor bolt/nut using one...

I fashioned a Sprint rd anchor bolt/nut using one from cheap Shimano fd. It was a little difficult to get the slack out of the cable, but it looked great. So, it can be done with a little...
01-15-21, 06:42 PM
Replies: 16,639
Views: 1,756,951
Posted By SurferRosa

I had a "hulluva" time down by the waterfront...

I had a "hulluva" time down by the waterfront today.

https://i.imgur.com/Zaggq5X.jpg

:lol: omg. I'll be here all week.
01-15-21, 01:29 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,313
Posted By SurferRosa

"My dad ... never liked you."

"My dad ... never liked you."
01-14-21, 11:06 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,858
Posted By SurferRosa

Not to mention, completely unnecessary and super...

Not to mention, completely unnecessary and super fugly.
01-14-21, 07:36 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,313
Posted By SurferRosa

"Put it in the college fund!" ​​​​​​ ...

"Put it in the college fund!"
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Probably easy for Danny at around 5'10" and riding a 52cm frame.
01-14-21, 07:23 PM
Replies: 16,639
Views: 1,756,951
Posted By SurferRosa

Anyone for tennis? ...

Anyone for tennis?

https://i.imgur.com/12GV8Mp.jpg
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01-14-21, 03:56 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,313
Posted By SurferRosa

[fixed.] "You're a funny kid. What time you...

[fixed.]

"You're a funny kid. What time you due back in Boys Town?"
01-13-21, 10:03 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,527
Posted By SurferRosa

Where's the original? For the most part, I don't...

Where's the original? For the most part, I don't care. Except with some recorded music. And some movies. Like Chaplin's '42 rerelease of The Gold Rush. He took this perfect thing and made it unfunny....
01-12-21, 11:22 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,527
Posted By SurferRosa

Where's the original?

Or what's the original? And what's the copy? Is the copy just as good? Is the copy better for some reason? Like you're now free from worry of damaging the original? Or is everything pretty much a...
01-12-21, 09:32 PM
Replies: 4,042
Views: 363,624
Posted By SurferRosa

Does Wildwood need a grub screw for his SR rd?

Does Wildwood need a grub screw for his SR rd?
Forum: Foo
01-11-21, 01:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 212
Posted By SurferRosa

Baker F'n Mayfield. Twice a walk on (T....

Baker F'n Mayfield.

Twice a walk on (T. Tech, OU). Heisman winner (OU). Three time conference champ (OU). And now helps lead the Browns back to their first playoff appearance since '02, their...
01-10-21, 01:07 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,648
Posted By SurferRosa

Fizik.

Fizik.
Replies: 7
Views: 327
Posted By SurferRosa

Raise the seatpost. Trim the housing. Get it...

Raise the seatpost. Trim the housing. Get it ride-ready. Take it off the trainer and outside for the best pics you can manage. Ask $200, depending on your market.
01-09-21, 09:36 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,176
Posted By SurferRosa

https://www.reactiongifs.com/r/2013/11/yea-k.gif ...

https://www.reactiongifs.com/r/2013/11/yea-k.gif
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01-09-21, 08:20 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 18,852
Posted By SurferRosa

Headset spacers should be 2-3mm tall. 5mm might...

Headset spacers should be 2-3mm tall. 5mm might be acceptable in a pinch. When I see it approaching 10mm, I'm thinking something went way wrong.
01-08-21, 08:09 PM
Replies: 1,178
Views: 230,080
Posted By SurferRosa

It's funny where a random comment, photo or web...

It's funny where a random comment, photo or web link seen on the internet will end up leading me. The Neil Peart photo above led me to reading online the first three chapters of his first travel...
01-08-21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 383
Posted By SurferRosa

Good thing your middle name isn't Sam.

Good thing your middle name isn't Sam.
01-07-21, 11:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 564
Posted By SurferRosa

I place an adjustable wrench on the tool and...

I place an adjustable wrench on the tool and whack the wrench end with a sledgehammer a couple times.
01-07-21, 11:12 PM
Replies: 16,639
Views: 1,756,951
Posted By SurferRosa

Two dry days in a row ... and the Mountain's out!...

Two dry days in a row ... and the Mountain's out!

https://i.imgur.com/tEuLEHE.jpg
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Forum: Foo
01-06-21, 09:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 566
Posted By SurferRosa

Had to check the posted date. Nope, says '21....

Had to check the posted date. Nope, says '21. Thought for sure thread was a zombie.
01-04-21, 08:01 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 18,852
Posted By SurferRosa

Thread is "bike stuff that bugs you..." And the...

Thread is "bike stuff that bugs you..." And the op led with black anodized parts.

And how many folks followed with "people that..."?
01-04-21, 06:06 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,199
Posted By SurferRosa

Went to go see this Colnago Mexico with full...

Went to go see this Colnago Mexico with full Campy Record one day. A really beautiful bike. It was priced very reasonably and the seller was very respectful and responsive. But upon closer...
01-04-21, 05:57 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,305
Posted By SurferRosa

And why don't my bike shorts smell like crap...

And why don't my bike shorts smell like crap after a while? They smell musky, not crappy. I'm not exactly smitten with myself, but I gotta say, I kinda find that smell to be a rather pleasant...
12-31-20, 10:22 PM
Replies: 1,178
Views: 230,080
Posted By SurferRosa

Recently saw the 2010 doc, Bill Cunningham: New...

Recently saw the 2010 doc, Bill Cunningham: New York (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Cunningham_New_York). The Times anthropologist/photographer said this is his 29th bike. The previous 28 were...
12-31-20, 03:14 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 18,852
Posted By SurferRosa

I was bugged by the tire direction from this...

I was bugged by the tire direction from this bike.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50370604467_881499b575_b.jpg
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Bought just as a project/flip, so I planned to remount the like-new...
12-31-20, 03:00 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 18,852
Posted By SurferRosa

Agree, but backwards rim labels are far worse,...

Agree, but backwards rim labels are far worse, because they're so much easier to see. And if the rear rim label is backwards, I have to mount the front backwards to match.

If I put the front...
12-30-20, 04:38 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 18,852
Posted By SurferRosa

And how it triumphed in the pro circuit decade...

And how it triumphed in the pro circuit decade after decade is just astounding! :lol:
12-30-20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 18,852
Posted By SurferRosa

I've gotten so much flack for installing the...

I've gotten so much flack for installing the front skewer lever on the ds. But that's where I like to see it, so that's where it goes. It upsets some folks so damn much, I wonder if I do it a little...
12-29-20, 09:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,243
Posted By SurferRosa

Seller's abilities to market his bike in his...

Seller's abilities to market his bike in his chosen market. For example, the market in winter in Ada, Oklahoma will be different than the springtime market in Napa, CA.
12-29-20, 09:50 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,972
Posted By SurferRosa

Al Gore invented the internet. Shop online...

Al Gore invented the internet.

Shop online (Amazon, ebay, etc.) for Panaracer Paselas in 27x1 1/4" or 27x1 1/8" if you want 'em a little more narrow.
12-29-20, 02:13 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 18,852
Posted By SurferRosa

Cable housings that are too long or, usually, way...

Cable housings that are too long or, usually, way too long. I mean ...

:wtf:

I also often see the rear brake cable routed on the drive side of the stem from a right aero lever. I mean ...
...
12-29-20, 01:44 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,381
Posted By SurferRosa

I know this is super rare, but I try to stay...

I know this is super rare, but I try to stay pretty close to the nose of saddle when climbing on my old bikes. The risk of exactly this happening just sits in my brain wrong.

I was just thinking...
12-27-20, 05:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 553
Posted By SurferRosa

The best method for the freewheel's longevity is...

The best method for the freewheel's longevity is to disassemble and use new bearings and thick grease.

If you cannot fully overhaul it, then you may be able to push a little grease in the...
12-27-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,960
Posted By SurferRosa

Good to know I can do a loaded tour on my '80s...

Good to know I can do a loaded tour on my '80s crit bike.

https://i0.wp.com/www.searchingforsumthin.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/matter.jpg
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