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04-09-21, 07:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 563
Posted By Charliekeet

Gorgeous. Really highlights the beauty of the...

Gorgeous. Really highlights the beauty of the form this way. I read through that whole original thread - yes, those hammered fenders would be excellent, but just a cherry on top really!
04-09-21, 06:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 470
Posted By Charliekeet

styggno1 I agree- Iíve never had that result on a...

styggno1 I agree- Iíve never had that result on a stem, but several times on seatposts. I think you looked perfectly at some of the reasons why.
Apparently this can happen on this kind of...
04-08-21, 09:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 563
Posted By Charliekeet

Oh my gosh, that Bottechia Leo really speaks to...

Oh my gosh, that Bottechia Leo really speaks to me!! This is 650b? How wide are those tires?
04-07-21, 07:51 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 3,672
Posted By Charliekeet

One of my favorite dials, all-time. I bet the...

One of my favorite dials, all-time. I bet the luminous is great too!
04-07-21, 07:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 221
Posted By Charliekeet

Not much to say- similar to many entry-level,...

Not much to say- similar to many entry-level, department-store road bikes a lot of us American kids started out on.

Itís likely mid 90s based on the Shimano Exage Motion group. Itís a basic,...
04-07-21, 06:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 246
Posted By Charliekeet

Lots of questions, requiring lots of opinions....

Lots of questions, requiring lots of opinions. Nobody can tell you for sure whatís going to happen, so again, just my thoughts:

1. BMX cruisers are hard to find (less common than 20Ē bikes), so...
04-06-21, 10:04 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 783
Posted By Charliekeet

Right- obviously donít know your expectations,...

Right- obviously donít know your expectations, budget, frame size, exact locality, criteria, but if it were me, Iíd scrap that & look at stuff like this

Miyata 512...
04-06-21, 03:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 783
Posted By Charliekeet

Negative - not worth the risk, and it's easy to...

Negative - not worth the risk, and it's easy to find a comparable frameset cheaply, so it's new bike scouting time.
04-06-21, 01:03 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 3,672
Posted By Charliekeet

Well said. I used to have a Seiko Orange Monster...

Well said. I used to have a Seiko Orange Monster model diver. It bugged me cause you can't handwind it (auto rotor winding only) but it was lots of fun to wear and bulletproof.
04-06-21, 07:34 AM
Replies: 20,226
Views: 3,388,789
Posted By Charliekeet

Yikes. Well, at least his shop has low overhead!...

Yikes. Well, at least his shop has low overhead! :D
Replies: 3
Views: 192
Posted By Charliekeet

If it were coming from a bike shop, with recent...

If it were coming from a bike shop, with recent service, some updated parts and a seat you really like, that price might MAYBE make sense, but I'd still negotiate like crazy. It's just too much for...
04-05-21, 06:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 262
Posted By Charliekeet

Nice lugs, nice landscapes too! :) Wonderful how...

Nice lugs, nice landscapes too! :) Wonderful how he caught the atmosphere, the stillness, and placed himself in it.
04-05-21, 06:32 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,684
Posted By Charliekeet

Yeah, I forgot about photos as well. On a short...

Yeah, I forgot about photos as well. On a short ride, Iím not bringing a DSLR in a padded bag. Still nice to have a phone for quick ďhey, look at thatĒ shots.
04-05-21, 04:09 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,684
Posted By Charliekeet

Well, not the authorities, and not due to...

Well, not the authorities, and not due to insecurities, but to contact spouse and children? Yeah. :thumb:
04-05-21, 07:49 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,684
Posted By Charliekeet

Reluctantly, in a holder on the bars, right next...

Reluctantly, in a holder on the bars, right next to the stem.
It looks so much cleaner without it, but I donít like the weight of having it in a jacket pocket (and I donít wear cycling jerseys)....
04-05-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 505
Posted By Charliekeet

I was JUST THINKING that what this thread lacked...

I was JUST THINKING that what this thread lacked was commentary on the prevalence of air conditioning in the modern automobile!
04-04-21, 09:12 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 3,672
Posted By Charliekeet

Oh man, you guys are killing me, stop, too much...

Oh man, you guys are killing me, stop, too much enjoyable hobby content in one place! :thumb:Beautiful stuff, esp. those JLCs... nice to see some high-quality Japanese & American stuff also to go...
04-04-21, 07:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 246
Posted By Charliekeet

Very nice! Itís a great feeling. Makes the...

Very nice! Itís a great feeling. Makes the arrival of Spring even more welcome.
04-04-21, 07:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 490
Posted By Charliekeet

First, look through the Classic & Vintage Sales...

First, look through the Classic & Vintage Sales forum here on BF! Trustworthy & knowledgeable people with quality stuff to sell & ship to you.

You can also find a bargain by buying a Craigslist...
Replies: 18
Views: 592
Posted By Charliekeet

ezmiller, maybe tell us a bit more about the bike...

ezmiller, maybe tell us a bit more about the bike as you see it. And where are you located?
Replies: 15
Views: 428
Posted By Charliekeet

The seatstay brake bridge looks like the one on...

The seatstay brake bridge looks like the one on something like a 87, 88 SM500 - the all terrain type, not a road/touring type. So maybe the writing on the box is wrong? - it's not an SR, should be...
03-31-21, 08:12 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,391
Posted By Charliekeet

I'll try to keep it simple - a lot of people have...

I'll try to keep it simple - a lot of people have given you good advice, but other issues have made it hard to focus. Doesn't matter whether people are hardcore cyclists or not.

To actually solve...
03-30-21, 10:49 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,831
Posted By Charliekeet

Definitely married. But I feel like what the OP...

Definitely married. But I feel like what the OP reports is an example of one of many things that keeps people away from the hobby- what a hassle! Why bother?!
03-30-21, 09:48 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,831
Posted By Charliekeet

Iím curious: what would you do or not do if you...

Iím curious: what would you do or not do if you see ďa woman and husbandĒ? :lol:

Secondly, and this is not directed at you, OP, but good God, could people out there grow up? What an utterly...
Replies: 37
Views: 2,487
Posted By Charliekeet

(Perhaps I should be less sarcastic and simply...

(Perhaps I should be less sarcastic and simply say I don't think that's a good idea for you if your aim is to actually sell the bike.)
Replies: 37
Views: 2,487
Posted By Charliekeet

"but patience please" ... for what? And why...

"but patience please" ... for what?

And why in the world would you put the rude response you got IN the actual sale ad for the bike?? Are you thinking that someone will see that and decide to pay...
03-30-21, 07:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 764
Posted By Charliekeet

Looping through the wheel/round the down tube...

Looping through the wheel/round the down tube with a Gear Tie (or similar) as seen in this old thread, post #17:...
03-29-21, 09:46 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,171
Posted By Charliekeet

Hold on, do you consider the rest of say, the...

Hold on, do you consider the rest of say, the S-Works stuff ďcrapĒ? :foo:
And how do you figure that nothing but the MID range Trek bikes are worthy of being purchased new? Not sure I get it.
03-28-21, 08:13 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,605
Posted By Charliekeet

You sound like a real, feeling, human being....

You sound like a real, feeling, human being. Thatís a good thing, as in my opinion we need all of them we can get, imperfections and troubles and all. Sorry for what youíve been through, and hang in...
03-28-21, 07:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 676
Posted By Charliekeet

ďWhat, that old thing back there? I forget- feels...

ďWhat, that old thing back there? I forget- feels like Iíve had that one for ages...Ē
03-27-21, 06:55 PM
Replies: 7,027
Views: 654,680
Posted By Charliekeet

Today I got my first set of quality calipers. ...

Today I got my first set of quality calipers.

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03-25-21, 09:01 PM
Replies: 20,226
Views: 3,388,789
Posted By Charliekeet

Unreal. What kills me is he actually has ďFLUTEDĒ...

Unreal. What kills me is he actually has ďFLUTEDĒ in all capitals in his ad...
If he doesnít even know what the flutes are, WHY the heck would he do that??

And where is the rest of the post? How...
03-25-21, 03:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 242
Posted By Charliekeet

As others have said, the chain is likely too...

As others have said, the chain is likely too tight- due to the rear wheel being just a bit too far back in the dropouts. Slide it forward JUST a little and then re-tighten the rear wheel nuts (making...
03-23-21, 08:04 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,131
Posted By Charliekeet

Hey not sure about most of what you said there,...

Hey not sure about most of what you said there, but this part:

- I don't agree with that at all - personally, I love seeing the "before" pictures, the state of dissasembled or unfinished parts...
03-22-21, 08:50 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,131
Posted By Charliekeet

Yeah, man, but things like that cable that Kurt...

Yeah, man, but things like that cable that Kurt noticed going down past the rim... I mean, there's a basic level of expectation a $500+ buyer is gonna have, you know? You're not throwing it up there...
03-22-21, 08:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 862
Posted By Charliekeet

Well, since you put it that way (in your last...

Well, since you put it that way (in your last sentence) - because you don't need to know that to buy a bike at an LBS. That's what the people at the shop are there to help you with.
What he/she DO...
Replies: 5
Views: 323
Posted By Charliekeet

Add some photos to your gallery, and tell us in...

Add some photos to your gallery, and tell us in detail what it has on it. Maybe someone can narrow the range down if we know more.
03-22-21, 02:12 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,400
Posted By Charliekeet

Bingo! [I attached the catalog here.] The STs...

Bingo!
[I attached the catalog here.] The STs had chainstays 2.25" longer than the SRs. Love that violet color - paint looks to be in good shape!
03-22-21, 12:11 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,131
Posted By Charliekeet

There aren't, but you asked, and posted...

There aren't, but you asked, and posted repeatedly about it - people are actually offering you valuable feedback which could be used to 1. improve your listings, 2. dial in your assessment of things...
03-22-21, 08:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 296
Posted By Charliekeet

I like the darker sidewalls on this bike.

I like the darker sidewalls on this bike.
03-22-21, 08:14 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 799
Posted By Charliekeet

Love that!

Love that!
03-22-21, 07:47 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,171
Posted By Charliekeet

I think that, like the OP, you're drawing...

I think that, like the OP, you're drawing inferences from some observations and attributing characteristics where they're not necessarily deserved... e.g.:
"But successful people also have a...
03-21-21, 09:03 PM
Replies: 20,226
Views: 3,388,789
Posted By Charliekeet

The nerve- ďall tunedĒ lol. Apparently this...

The nerve- ďall tunedĒ lol. Apparently this seller works quick! ;)

I like that- it doesnít mean HE did the tune-up; just that it happens to be in a tuned state. So heís not being dishonest- he...
03-21-21, 08:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 456
Posted By Charliekeet

Yeah, Iíd guess you donít have some rigidity...

Yeah, Iíd guess you donít have some rigidity (like a cable end cap) somewhere like right at the lever body or as it enters/exits the frame. I donít have any internal-routing frames, so Iím not...
03-21-21, 08:38 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,502
Posted By Charliekeet

An e-bike, perhaps... who knows?! Itís a slippery...

An e-bike, perhaps... who knows?! Itís a slippery slope ;)
03-20-21, 08:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 314
Posted By Charliekeet

I canít even deal with this.

I canít even deal with this.
03-19-21, 12:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 776
Posted By Charliekeet

Normal. As long as you bought through a channel...

Normal. As long as you bought through a channel which allows for returns no worries. I just had two tires delivered yesterday from 2 different sellers & they were totally different shipping methods:...
Replies: 3
Views: 292
Posted By Charliekeet

Well done selling it - IMHO, the blue, white, &...

Well done selling it - IMHO, the blue, white, & silver would've looked great, and the yellow smudges just... no thanks. :p Obviously a lovely frame regardless.
03-19-21, 10:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 465
Posted By Charliekeet

Do tell. (Seriously, I've never ridden one &...

Do tell. (Seriously, I've never ridden one & always wondered. Negative observations?)
Replies: 3
Views: 280
Posted By Charliekeet

Yeah, I don't mean to suggest Tange 1 is common,...

Yeah, I don't mean to suggest Tange 1 is common, or that it's not good. It certainly is! But it was used by Centurion, Fuji, Miyata, Nishiki, Panasonic, Bridgestone, etc, so because they were a lot...
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