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04-16-21, 07:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,065
Posted By Charliekeet

Have you read the other threads? Itís really not...

Have you read the other threads? Itís really not a concern in this case - we are way past that.
04-13-21, 09:27 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 4,442
Posted By Charliekeet

Thank you for posting that! What a thread. The...

Thank you for posting that! What a thread.
The very first response by mirona , posted a mere minute after the OPís inane opening tale, is legendary. :roflmao2:
04-12-21, 07:59 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 4,442
Posted By Charliekeet

100% ...

100%

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04-08-21, 09:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 613
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, 07:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 267
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,...
04-06-21, 10:04 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 958
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: 958
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.
04-05-21, 06:32 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,460
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: 121
Views: 3,460
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:
03-30-21, 10:49 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,294
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: 3,294
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...
03-30-21, 07:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 870
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:...
03-28-21, 08:13 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,730
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...
03-27-21, 06:55 PM
Replies: 7,057
Views: 659,879
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: 20,249
Views: 3,400,649
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: 263
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...
03-25-21, 03:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 331
Posted By Charliekeet

:eek: :speedy:

:eek: :speedy:
03-22-21, 08:50 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,236
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, 12:11 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,236
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, 07:47 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,306
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...
03-15-21, 12:25 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,630
Posted By Charliekeet

Recent threads like: Will my bike always be a...

Recent threads like:
Will my bike always be a beginners' bike?
Does my bike make me a pariah?
Do I really have to spend a lot on my bike?
Are they all gonna laugh at me? etc etc...

OK, so my...
03-15-21, 11:21 AM
Replies: 20,249
Views: 3,400,649
Posted By Charliekeet

"The blue one needs some repair work to the frame...

"The blue one needs some repair work to the frame along with a tune up" "The blue one was sat upon by my pet elephant." {FIFY} :D

I always wonder just who in the hell do they think is going to...
03-07-21, 06:44 PM
Replies: 20,249
Views: 3,400,649
Posted By Charliekeet

That looks... disturbing :twitchy:

That looks... disturbing :twitchy:
03-06-21, 07:25 PM
Replies: 20,249
Views: 3,400,649
Posted By Charliekeet

This isnít from a sale ad, but while looking up...

This isnít from a sale ad, but while looking up some info on kidsí helmets for a friend I stumbled across a site which had a promotional video (like, for the site itself :rolleyes:) that caught my...
02-28-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 834
Posted By Charliekeet

Nah, once upon a time Odyssey was made in the US-...

Nah, once upon a time Odyssey was made in the US- their stuff has been Taiwan for some time now, I believe. But theyíre one of the original, since the mid 80s, California-based component designers...
02-24-21, 10:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 812
Posted By Charliekeet

Yes, first generation. Hereís what they looked...

Yes, first generation. Hereís what they looked like on my 85 SR.
...
02-16-21, 10:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 553
Posted By Charliekeet

Right, crankset determines bottom bracket, and,...

Right, crankset determines bottom bracket, and, to be honest, if you can afford a new crankset, you can afford a new bb. But, one does not HAVE to replace a bb if keeping the same type of crankset....
Replies: 43
Views: 1,984
Posted By Charliekeet

:foo: Seriously? From the eBay ad: "THIS...

:foo:
Seriously?

From the eBay ad: "THIS IS A GREAT LOOKING BIKE (It has obviously been in storage for years & needs a good wash!)" For $400, why don't YOU give it a wash, and maybe some cheap...
02-10-21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 15,827
Posted By Charliekeet

Well, T-Mar wrote that a few years ago, but I...

Well, T-Mar wrote that a few years ago, but I think what he meant is that if the frame is @ 126mm spacing (and anything 8/9/10 speed is 130mm)... it's not a good idea to spread an older lugged carbon...
01-18-21, 03:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 582
Posted By Charliekeet

Jicafold may be able to weigh in re: Minimax....

Jicafold may be able to weigh in re: Minimax. Iíve never had any kind of Max tubing frame, so idk, but I think he did. :) Very cool!
01-17-21, 10:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 694
Posted By Charliekeet

Well, thatís interesting. It does look like that....

Well, thatís interesting. It does look like that. And it does not look like the one on the SR900 in the 1985 catalog, which is supposed to be a Tange fork- see below. (I assumed this was the original...
12-26-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 588
Posted By Charliekeet

This. As long as youíre just hitting the BOLT...

This. As long as youíre just hitting the BOLT (not the stem), you actually want to hit it directly (no wood, cloth etc on top of it). You want a direct metal to metal rap on the bolt.
12-26-20, 10:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,181
Posted By Charliekeet

Itís true- itís all true... :D ...

Itís true- itís all true... :D

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12-26-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 506
Posted By Charliekeet

Agreed.

Agreed.
12-18-20, 10:50 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,028
Posted By Charliekeet

My 1985 Cannondale SR900. Love those short...

My 1985 Cannondale SR900. Love those short chainstays and stiff back end!
...
12-17-20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,087
Posted By Charliekeet

Excellent!! Yeah, the hex key youíll need is...

Excellent!!

Yeah, the hex key youíll need is likely to be quite small. You really should have a set including from 2.5mm to 10mm, in my experience, even though the some you wonít use often. Others...
12-17-20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,087
Posted By Charliekeet

Agreed with others - try buying the bar that has...

Agreed with others - try buying the bar that has more sweep first and dial in the reach of the levers for our hands (as shown in the video with the adjustment in the lever) - I would only buy a stem...
12-16-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,087
Posted By Charliekeet

HOLY COW I can't believe Iooked at that photo and...

HOLY COW I can't believe Iooked at that photo and didn't notice until Phil_gretz pointed it out. I'm getting old.
Yes, Rhyagelle , the whole darn thing is backwards - look at any other bike: the...
12-09-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 828
Posted By Charliekeet

OK, well, Iíll bite. I disagree with your first...

OK, well, Iíll bite. I disagree with your first statement, and agree with your second.
12-08-20, 09:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,551
Posted By Charliekeet

Do you have like, a text file that you just pop...

Do you have like, a text file that you just pop in or did you actually type all that out?! :p Wow
12-02-20, 10:35 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,788
Posted By Charliekeet

Yeah, still got a couple of Ďem. Just built this...

Yeah, still got a couple of Ďem. Just built this one up for my kid when his prior frame broke. {Yes, I know we should really add a bash guard to take up unsightly crankarm holes... :D }
Anyway, itís...
11-28-20, 12:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,306
Posted By Charliekeet

Or, also, and Iím sorry to those Brooks fans who...

Or, also, and Iím sorry to those Brooks fans who would say otherwise, just sell Ďem and donít worry about it. These saddles are not worth the trouble, IMHO.

You can just sell them for much more...
11-25-20, 09:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 664
Posted By Charliekeet

Ingenious and likely well-made, as with all Wolf...

Ingenious and likely well-made, as with all Wolf Tooth products I've used. I think they're great, but this one doesn't have too much appeal for me personally as I'm not often in a position where I'd...
11-21-20, 11:29 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,508
Posted By Charliekeet

Yeah, folks (including moderators), honestly, is...

Yeah, folks (including moderators), honestly, is this even a good-faith question?

This is the most generic, trolling question of all time. We are to believe that this person has a heavy,WalMart...
11-13-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,617
Posted By Charliekeet

Well, the guy showed who he was (and what he...

Well, the guy showed who he was (and what he thinks about who everyone else is) I guess. Clearly stuck up is the answer.
Think about it: bikes & cycling products and service at shops are in-demand...
11-11-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,619
Posted By Charliekeet

I guess your bike should have come with the kit...

I guess your bike should have come with the kit Giant describes in this video?
Giant Bicycles: How to fix a flat on an ERT tire (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0Mzy6vfGIE)
11-09-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 20,249
Views: 3,400,649
Posted By Charliekeet

Well, one can't argue with that! Break out the...

Well, one can't argue with that! Break out the checkbook. :lol:
11-09-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 675
Posted By Charliekeet

Pure class.

Pure class.
11-09-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 11,002
Posted By Charliekeet

Hi there - just wanted to go back to your...

Hi there - just wanted to go back to your original post to say that mostly people are trying to figure out advice to give you (or ideas on things to try, change, tweak) based on what you asked.
...
10-22-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,702
Posted By Charliekeet

Nice! The red tape makes it.

Nice! The red tape makes it.
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