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04-09-21, 06:33 AM
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Posted By madpogue

^^^^^ Who knew that pedals from a Murray tricycle...

^^^^^ Who knew that pedals from a Murray tricycle would fit an '87 Schwinn Circuit?
03-30-21, 04:47 PM
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Views: 9,147,072
Posted By madpogue

Marketed to politicians, perhaps......

Marketed to politicians, perhaps......
03-21-21, 11:45 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 11,954
Posted By madpogue

I don't think anyone in the Madison area sold...

I don't think anyone in the Madison area sold them BITD. So any that you see around here, I think it's a safe they're from TV Lenny (i.e. they were giveaways).
03-21-21, 06:36 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 11,954
Posted By madpogue

Call TV Lenny!

Call TV Lenny!
03-21-21, 03:52 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 11,954
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^^ At least it's in appropriate company.

^^^^^^ At least it's in appropriate company.
01-05-21, 12:51 PM
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Views: 3,393,962
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^^^ No way that bike is 52 feet long.

^^^^^^^ No way that bike is 52 feet long.
12-30-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 20,242
Views: 3,393,962
Posted By madpogue

The movie overall was a disappointment, having...

The movie overall was a disappointment, having read the book. That said, the Dr. Malcolm quote is one of my favorite movie quotes of all time.

More like Spray.Bomb
12-29-20, 09:47 AM
Replies: 20,242
Views: 3,393,962
Posted By madpogue

Does Red Green have blue duct tape?

Does Red Green have blue duct tape?
11-10-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 20,242
Views: 3,393,962
Posted By madpogue

Where's the chalk outine?

Where's the chalk outine?
10-28-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 9,768
Views: 1,012,254
Posted By madpogue

Seller needs to take the ad down.

Seller needs to take the ad down.
10-19-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 20,242
Views: 3,393,962
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: 17
Views: 909
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: 1,072
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: 76
Views: 11,954
Posted By madpogue

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

^^^^^ Say "Fresno Firenze" ten (or fifteen) times real fast.
Replies: 12
Views: 1,239
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: 16,836
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: 1,380
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: 61,140
Views: 9,147,072
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: 1,380
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: 61,140
Views: 9,147,072
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: 3,466
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: 92
Views: 8,096
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: 3,110
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: 80
Views: 4,739
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: 3,110
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: 2,718
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: 1,883
Posted By madpogue

Why? Um, wheels aren't free.

Why? Um, wheels aren't free.
Replies: 34
Views: 2,202
Posted By madpogue

Photo assist: ...

Photo assist:
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10-03-20, 04:19 PM
Replies: 61,140
Views: 9,147,072
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: 20,242
Views: 3,393,962
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: 61,140
Views: 9,147,072
Posted By madpogue

MagicSpellCheck?

MagicSpellCheck?
09-30-20, 02:30 PM
Replies: 61,140
Views: 9,147,072
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: 1,977
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: 919
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, 01:38 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,739
Posted By madpogue

That looks too small to be a seat post binder on...

That looks too small to be a seat post binder on the back side of that lug. Maybe it was intended for a reflector mount, or rack mount or something? But now that you mention it, the Univegas I've...
09-28-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 919
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: 296
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: 61,140
Views: 9,147,072
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: 3,540
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: 1,004
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: 9,567
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: 1,004
Posted By madpogue

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

But it's alright, now......
Replies: 17
Views: 901
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: 3,110
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: 3,110
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: 526
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: 34
Views: 1,482
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: 34
Views: 1,482
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: 20,242
Views: 3,393,962
Posted By madpogue

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

^^^^^ Needs a chalk outline.....
09-14-20, 10:59 PM
Replies: 20,242
Views: 3,393,962
Posted By madpogue

Sandwich Police are my heroes.

Sandwich Police are my heroes.
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