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10-09-19, 08:09 AM
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Posted By rootboy

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Well, how things can change, so rapidly. Seems I just posted a...
10-06-19, 02:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,164
Posted By rootboy

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Someone say Snap On tool box?
09-20-19, 08:07 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,499
Posted By rootboy

All this parts decision stuff is the fun part....

All this parts decision stuff is the fun part. Right?
09-20-19, 08:04 AM
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Views: 157,877
Posted By rootboy

On "talking" with cats. I like it. My wife is...

On "talking" with cats. I like it. My wife is frequently amazed that the two cats "talk" with me, and not her very often. It only makes sense, I tell her. I talk to them a lot. They respond in kind....
09-19-19, 06:25 PM
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Views: 157,877
Posted By rootboy

Yeah. This is one very reserved and aloof cat. Or...

Yeah. This is one very reserved and aloof cat. Or was.
She was actually returned to the shelter by someone who adopted her., as being "too sketchy".
What B.S.! I said. I'll take her. She was...
09-19-19, 01:55 PM
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Views: 157,877
Posted By rootboy

On names. I am convinced that a given name is...

On names. I am convinced that a given name is just that. It's mostly for you, not your cat. They couldn't care less,
even though they do come to recognize what you repeatedly call them.
I call...
09-19-19, 01:36 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,499
Posted By rootboy

How many times during the day do you wash your...

How many times during the day do you wash your hands?

It's not a disorder if a mismatched set of brakes bugs you.
Change 'em.
09-13-19, 12:17 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 18,976
Posted By rootboy

I love your user handle, Lightning Pilot. ...

I love your user handle, Lightning Pilot.

Ummm...P-38 Lightning

One of the prettiest things ever made.
09-08-19, 06:33 AM
Replies: 938
Views: 153,046
Posted By rootboy

Some former F1 greats on bikes. Including...

Some former F1 greats on bikes. Including Scheckter, Hunt, Lauda, Fittipaldi, et...
09-08-19, 06:26 AM
Replies: 938
Views: 153,046
Posted By rootboy

The great Ayrton Senna reconnoitering the track,...

The great Ayrton Senna reconnoitering the track, on what looks like a Bianchi.
...
09-06-19, 06:19 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,320
Posted By rootboy

"I know that you and Frank were planning to...

"I know that you and Frank were planning to disconnect me...and I'm afraid that is something I cannot allow to happen."
...
09-05-19, 08:29 AM
Replies: 814
Views: 76,224
Posted By rootboy

Some cool stuff shown here. Great thread. My...

Some cool stuff shown here. Great thread.
My old Pioneer SA-9500 amp, and 5500 II tuner
A set of mahogany stands I made for my old JBL L19s, which I bought new in '77
The black ELACs on the metal...
09-04-19, 02:46 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,386
Posted By rootboy

Always thought the round hole Tipo hubs were...

Always thought the round hole Tipo hubs were pretty too
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09-04-19, 09:11 AM
Replies: 293
Views: 18,976
Posted By rootboy

As I read the situation, which may be totally...

As I read the situation, which may be totally wrong, if any resentment exists, some of it may be that the long term members here are mostly vintage bicycle enthusiasts.
When a new person logs on...
09-03-19, 02:48 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 18,976
Posted By rootboy

Toxicity. My new word for the day. I don't mind...

Toxicity. My new word for the day.
I don't mind newbies, but then I'm an oldbie who posts here less and less.

Good grief. I just looked at my post count for the first time in years.
I need to...
08-30-19, 12:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 493
Posted By rootboy

Bike carry strap ~ Hand made leather

I made a few of these several years ago. Thinking I'd save this one for myself. But figured I might as well see if someone can use it as I never will.
Handy if you have to carry your bike up...
08-30-19, 04:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 495
Posted By rootboy

They do. And on a couple of mine I coated the...

They do. And on a couple of mine I coated the back side of the clamp with clear PlastiDip.
To give a little cushioning "bite", and to help protect the paint.
08-29-19, 06:43 AM
Replies: 1,887
Views: 157,877
Posted By rootboy

For a face like that, it's worth the risk.

For a face like that, it's worth the risk.
08-23-19, 03:11 PM
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Views: 157,877
Posted By rootboy

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08-23-19, 08:31 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,414
Posted By rootboy

I like vises. These pictures of various vises...

I like vises. These pictures of various vises interests me. I've got a number of vises.
Such as,
...
08-21-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,040
Posted By rootboy

It depends, Dude, on the "cut" of the shellac....

It depends, Dude, on the "cut" of the shellac. Or, how much alcohol to shellac ratio. The stuff available in cans from the hardware store is too thick a cut for doing cloth bar tape, IMO. I generally...
07-21-19, 04:45 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,721
Posted By rootboy

The superlatives fail me. The ones I can think of...

The superlatives fail me. The ones I can think of are way over-used these days. Awesome? Epic? At any rate, I'm filled with admiration for this monumental accomplishment.
Hesitant to interject a...
07-18-19, 05:36 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,551
Posted By rootboy

You might find Chuck's Campagnolo timeline...

You might find Chuck's Campagnolo timeline helpful. A great resource.

Velo-Retro: Campagnolo Timeline (http://www.velo-retro.com/tline.html)
07-18-19, 05:34 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,551
Posted By rootboy

Not really "pre Record" front hub, Sam. Same...

Not really "pre Record" front hub, Sam. Same hub but they just stamped them differently back then, with no "Record" stamping on the hub barrel.
Thus the moniker they go by today, as "no Record"...
04-29-19, 04:57 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,414
Posted By rootboy

Oddly enough, when we bought this house 18 years...

Oddly enough, when we bought this house 18 years ago, that was the only thing left in the house when we viewed it.
That and the old metal bench it was sitting on in the basement.
I asked the owner...
04-24-19, 09:25 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,414
Posted By rootboy

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Since I no longer wrench on bikes, this is where I "bench". What a mess.
04-24-19, 05:25 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,634
Posted By rootboy

1963 Frejus SC, with the wrong wheels on it and...

1963 Frejus SC, with the wrong wheels on it and before I lowered the stem. ;>https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1333/frejus_45_9b904683275d443834402274ad3fcf1b78331a54.jpg
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