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06-05-20, 04:30 PM
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Posted By Kilroy1988

Only the first two links above really deal with...

Only the first two links above really deal with eastern Europe specifically. At least that's what I get from the text. Of course I had to translate it. The third says this:

"What happens to all...
06-05-20, 04:23 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,003
Posted By Kilroy1988

Firstly, there are many, many times more bicycle...

Firstly, there are many, many times more bicycle parts being sold on eBay by Italian, French, and English sellers than from any country in eastern Europe. More than enough to make up for the...
06-05-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,003
Posted By Kilroy1988

Beautiful, and an impressive shipping time to...

Beautiful, and an impressive shipping time to boot! I really wanted a wooden shift knob just like that for my '83 240D. It was also a manual, but the semi-floppy rubberized one stayed with me until I...
06-05-20, 02:06 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,003
Posted By Kilroy1988

I read the links. It's very interesting. But you...

I read the links. It's very interesting. But you are still being extremely biased if you want to suggest worrying about stolen goods being sold via eBay from Serbia versus Italy, or Lithuania versus...
06-05-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,003
Posted By Kilroy1988

Poland and Russia can be real long waits... I had...

Poland and Russia can be real long waits... I had a comic book sized envelope shipped to me from Poland earlier this year (before the pandemic) and it took seven or eight weeks. My mother-in-law...
06-05-20, 12:06 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,003
Posted By Kilroy1988

As a rule I don't argue on the internet about...

As a rule I don't argue on the internet about really important things. Then I actually do get upset. I can sit back and smile while I'm typing these posts. If I could go ride a bike I certainly...
06-05-20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,003
Posted By Kilroy1988

I agree. My apologies. It's hard for me to turn a...

I agree. My apologies. It's hard for me to turn a blind eye to someone making sweeping statements about the likelihood of stolen goods being sold in one place, where there is in fact much less crime...
06-05-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,003
Posted By Kilroy1988

You're the one who continues to respond to me....

You're the one who continues to respond to me. You jumped back in here this morning long after I stopped having the slightest interest, and I'm only responding to your quotes of my posts because...
06-05-20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,003
Posted By Kilroy1988

Lol. I asked you three questions in my first two...

Lol. I asked you three questions in my first two responses to you and you only answered one. I asked what the seller did wrong and you said they didn't providea tracking number. So then I asked if...
06-05-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,003
Posted By Kilroy1988

If you open a dispute and the seller cannot...

If you open a dispute and the seller cannot provide evidence or respond on time, ebay may settle in your favor and return your money, whether you or anyone likes it. Don't open a dispute if you don't...
06-05-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,003
Posted By Kilroy1988

Then perhaps you should explain yourself better...

Then perhaps you should explain yourself better before you go around saying that you're trying to get your money back for items that still have an estimated arrival date in the future?

As for...
06-05-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,003
Posted By Kilroy1988

Right. So Italy has five times as much theft per...

Right. So Italy has five times as much theft per capita as the Eastern European country in question. The only way you can say Serbians are more likely to be selling bicycles stolen from Italy than...
06-05-20, 08:18 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,003
Posted By Kilroy1988

What kind of an accusation is that? I've spent...

What kind of an accusation is that? I've spent quite a bit of time in eastern Europe and Croats, Serbs and Greeks (who I have experience interacting with most) are about the friendliest, most humble...
06-04-20, 09:31 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,003
Posted By Kilroy1988

You realize a lot of international postal...

You realize a lot of international postal services don't offer tracking #s (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=s) with every level of postage like the United States...
06-04-20, 09:26 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,003
Posted By Kilroy1988

Why would you open a case against a seller who...

Why would you open a case against a seller who shipped something with an expected delivery date still in the future, due to the current state of the postal service? What did the seller do wrong?
06-04-20, 08:44 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,003
Posted By Kilroy1988

That's not enough time passed yet, in my opinion....

That's not enough time passed yet, in my opinion. I waited nearly four weeks for a small first-class parcel recently and it was only going across the country.

When I send postcards home from...
05-28-20, 06:42 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,277
Posted By Kilroy1988

Thanks for the feedback on the switch, ascherer ...

Thanks for the feedback on the switch, ascherer Noted! As it turns out, I'll almost certainly be going with a pair of Weinmann 605 side-pulls for the current project rather than the 610/750s I have,...
05-24-20, 10:07 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,828
Posted By Kilroy1988

A very impressive feat! In fact, I'd be inclined...

A very impressive feat! In fact, I'd be inclined to say that it's rather ridiculous, but I try not to point out the obvious...
05-24-20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,218
Posted By Kilroy1988

Last year I managed to sell a cool Olmo Gran...

Last year I managed to sell a cool Olmo Gran Sport from around 1960 for $950 after I mechanically restored and cleaned up all of the components. It was almost ready to ride (just needed glue on tires...
05-24-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 581
Posted By Kilroy1988

Someone recently posted this same example of a...

Someone recently posted this same example of a Jack Taylor "Rough Stuff," c. 1979. I found the photo on Flickr from a user named Andrew:, so that's where credit is due.

And though not really what...
05-24-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 10,391
Posted By Kilroy1988

Considering down tubes typically have a larger...

Considering down tubes typically have a larger diameter than top, head, and seat tubes, you'd either end up with mismatching joints or else mismatching down tube sizes. An additional top tube (which...
05-24-20, 08:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 198
Posted By Kilroy1988

I've personally never pulled the trigger on a...

I've personally never pulled the trigger on a frame or bicycle from eBay.fr precisely because the quoted shipping prices seem too good to be true... I figured it'd end up being a mess just of this...
05-23-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 10,391
Posted By Kilroy1988

'Eh, that's not quite how most people would...

'Eh, that's not quite how most people would explain what a lifestyle brand is about. Advertising and brand image are important parts of the equation, and typically people who are attracted to brands...
05-23-20, 02:31 PM
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Views: 1,598,188
Posted By Kilroy1988

I finally installed a handlebar shim I waited...

I finally installed a handlebar shim I waited three weeks to arrive, so was confident taking the Creme Caferacer Uno out for its first longer ride, and ended up doing 29 miles to and from a very...
05-22-20, 09:46 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 10,391
Posted By Kilroy1988

RiddleOfSteel Very well put! I personally read...

RiddleOfSteel Very well put! I personally read Tolkien and Kipling and watch birds and do landscape painting and write poetry and carve leather things, and all sorts of innocuous stuff, as you would...
05-22-20, 07:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 230
Posted By Kilroy1988

They should definitely be 28" rims and the frame...

They should definitely be 28" rims and the frame is 26" center-to-top, with about a 36" standover height. I've stared at a lot of these and have had a similar 24" frame, and I'd just about bet money...
05-22-20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 10,391
Posted By Kilroy1988

I was drooling over Rivendells as I went about...

I was drooling over Rivendells as I went about deciding what bike I'd get for pleasant riding around town. Unlike many who are apparently attracted to the brand (or bicycles with similar purpose),...
05-22-20, 06:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 230
Posted By Kilroy1988

Oh, if it is a Raleigh that wouldn't be the...

Oh, if it is a Raleigh that wouldn't be the original chain case. Definitely different than usual, as Raleigh had the center portion open to expose the stay from early on.
05-22-20, 06:13 PM
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Views: 230
Posted By Kilroy1988

I can't say Raleigh for sure, but it's a 26"...

I can't say Raleigh for sure, but it's a 26" roadster that's probably not a Sunbeam... I can't find any example of those using those round fork crowns. Definitely a Raleigh thing but there could be...
05-22-20, 11:10 AM
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Posted By Kilroy1988

Ah, shucks... But I'll bet the "other extreme"...

Ah, shucks... But I'll bet the "other extreme" might ride just as nice or nicer than mine! Looks rather practical, if not aesthetically pleasing.
05-21-20, 11:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 358
Posted By Kilroy1988

That right there is the right way to do it!

That right there is the right way to do it!
05-21-20, 09:10 AM
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Views: 10,233
Posted By Kilroy1988

It had been sliding down the page since last...

It had been sliding down the page since last night until you bumped it up. 😋
05-21-20, 06:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 358
Posted By Kilroy1988

Yes, you can definitely re-space the rear...

Yes, you can definitely re-space the rear dropout. People here (myself included) do it all the time, whether it's 2 or 10mm differences. Some folks act like it's a big deal but it's not... You're...
05-20-20, 10:59 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 10,233
Posted By Kilroy1988

I doubt this is the right Klein thread, but I...

I doubt this is the right Klein thread, but I found this during my search and it is full of some real gems...

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/980535-klein.html
05-20-20, 09:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,257
Posted By Kilroy1988

Had to look that one up, but they look very tidy...

Had to look that one up, but they look very tidy and well-built. Got a photo of your Hustle to share?

My top three have and probably will continue to change as the years go on. I've only been...
05-19-20, 09:40 PM
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Posted By Kilroy1988

I'd really like to try a newer Sturmey-Archer...

I'd really like to try a newer Sturmey-Archer 3-speed to compare to the Nexus now that I've tried this one... However, my understanding is that with both companies the less speeds you've got the more...
05-19-20, 09:15 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 10,233
Posted By Kilroy1988

He'd better have a subscription!

He'd better have a subscription!
05-19-20, 09:12 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 10,233
Posted By Kilroy1988

I might have to buy them, open them up then burn...

I might have to buy them, open them up then burn them just to prove to some people that I don't have "unresolved issues," apparently.
05-19-20, 09:05 PM
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Posted By Kilroy1988

Work is getting busy and I'm trying to do serious...

Work is getting busy and I'm trying to do serious cardio only three or four times a week so that I don't burn out. It's been really nice to have a town bike again now that I actually live in town for...
05-19-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 617
Posted By Kilroy1988

I'm glad this got shared and that I took the time...

I'm glad this got shared and that I took the time to read it. There are a lot of things more important in life than bicycles or {insert other worldly goods}, but sometimes they just happen to go hand...
05-19-20, 02:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 121
Posted By Kilroy1988

Great poster! My answer is no, but I'd like some!...

Great poster! My answer is no, but I'd like some! I love early 20th century bicycle advertisements especially, and would enjoy something large enough to hang framed on a wall. I think it could only...
05-19-20, 01:49 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 10,233
Posted By Kilroy1988

And, by the way, that doesn't mean I don't...

And, by the way, that doesn't mean I don't believe there's room to leave some rare items sealed until there aren't enough left open to meet demand for actual use. I don't buy sealed vintage bicycle...
05-19-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 10,233
Posted By Kilroy1988

I'm pretty sure people who spend time attempting...

I'm pretty sure people who spend time attempting to point out the flaws in others are generally the most prone to having unresolved issues. I also never said anything has to stay in a box forever,...
05-19-20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 10,233
Posted By Kilroy1988

Most of this conversation has been centered on...

Most of this conversation has been centered on buyer-seller interactions, the idea of keeping/selling old things in packaging, and valuation. You've brought up morality in response to my posts but...
05-19-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 10,233
Posted By Kilroy1988

Well you're welcome to think what you want! I'm...

Well you're welcome to think what you want! I'm just glad I don't have to worry about moral questions regarding the value and use of tiny plastic, metal or cardboard objects. Bigger fish to fry in...
05-18-20, 08:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 655
Posted By Kilroy1988

Those are lovely bows, indeed! I like the simple...

Those are lovely bows, indeed! I like the simple elegance of the curves in many of the far eastern designs. One of my college roommates regularly shoots some similar bows that he actually purchased...
05-18-20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,813
Posted By Kilroy1988

I think that turned out rather splendidly! I...

I think that turned out rather splendidly! I certainly would have guessed that it came out at 10.5-11kg at best given the size of the frame, use of fenders, and what appears to be a rather average...
05-18-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 147
Posted By Kilroy1988

Always a good one, though I must admit it's...

Always a good one, though I must admit it's probably been shared on this forum already more than anywhere else on the internet... ;)
05-18-20, 07:38 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 10,233
Posted By Kilroy1988

Ha! That was my initial response to what I deemed...

Ha! That was my initial response to what I deemed a rather silly question, in fact. Somehow, it has devolved into my having to defend the notion of the packaging of collectible items having intrinsic...
05-18-20, 06:30 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 10,233
Posted By Kilroy1988

Actually that's against eBay policy and if...

Actually that's against eBay policy and if someone gives you poor feedback after you've given them poor feedback concerning a disputed item, then eBay can easily delete that from your profile for you...
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