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12-13-19, 01:42 AM
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Posted By madpogue

"Papa" has some toys. That UTV doesn't look...

"Papa" has some toys. That UTV doesn't look cheap, and background right, that's an old SuperBee.
12-12-19, 08:52 PM
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Posted By madpogue

Actually, I'd be tempted to try to de-taco that....

Actually, I'd be tempted to try to de-taco that. And at least it's a fresh looking tire.

BTW is that Ryobi tool an LED light? How do you like it?
12-12-19, 08:11 PM
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Posted By madpogue

What, you couldn't spare another $20 for one of...

What, you couldn't spare another $20 for one of those Magnas?....

Dang, that's some beautiful beausage! Even the Brooks. Those lugs.... (Homer drooling smilie here....) So whatchagonna do with it?...
12-12-19, 07:41 PM
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Posted By madpogue

^^^^ Yeah, based on the livery, I estimated it to...

^^^^ Yeah, based on the livery, I estimated it to be a '71-'72-ish.

So is anybody in Rockford coming up to Madison for the swap next month? I'd gladly pay you to facilitate and bring it with.
12-12-19, 06:13 PM
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Posted By madpogue

So you've heard....

So you've heard....
12-12-19, 01:48 PM
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Posted By madpogue

Helloooo, look what's nestled in among a bunch of...

Helloooo, look what's nestled in among a bunch of Wal-bikes down in Rockfish (pic 5 in the ad):

https://rockford.craigslist.org/spo/d/rockford-bikes-for-sale/7035676017.htmlBIKES FOR SALE - $20...
12-12-19, 11:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 442
Posted By madpogue

I'd lean toward keep, for two options: * Let's...

I'd lean toward keep, for two options:
* Let's say you wear out or ruin the shoes you use with your Looks - maybe the sole cracks where the clean mounts or something. Without a pair of cage+strap...
12-11-19, 07:01 PM
Replies: 341
Views: 24,787
Posted By madpogue

Just add it to your BF gallery and post it. As...

Just add it to your BF gallery and post it. As long as BF is here, it'll be here.
12-11-19, 06:56 PM
Replies: 18,115
Views: 2,879,858
Posted By madpogue

^^^ And the "Hi-Fi" set was once owned by Dick...

^^^ And the "Hi-Fi" set was once owned by Dick Van **** Maury Amsterdam....

(That better?)

(I reckon no one would believe they starred out "Patten".....)
12-11-19, 04:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 722
Posted By madpogue

The names are just series designations assigned...

The names are just series designations assigned throughout the years. If I recall, the SingleTrack name only ever applied to 900-series bikes. With the 800 series, the very first ones just had a...
12-11-19, 01:25 PM
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Posted By madpogue

^^^^ Hey, it's the Bronx. Things, uh, happen,...

^^^^ Hey, it's the Bronx. Things, uh, happen, y'know? Things.
12-11-19, 12:38 PM
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Posted By madpogue

squirtdad , how long have you had that pack...

squirtdad , how long have you had that pack cover? Mine's a Salzmann brand, but it looks a lot like yours. I've had it two years, maybe three, and it's starting to fall apart.
12-11-19, 12:31 PM
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Posted By madpogue

Someone also needs to tell him that when his...

Someone also needs to tell him that when his thumb is in front of the lens, he can see it in the viewfinder. And that "nowadays", taking another picture WITHOUT your thumb in the frame is free.
...
12-11-19, 07:23 AM
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Posted By madpogue

^^^^^^ Based on the choice of ceramic sculpture,...

^^^^^^ Based on the choice of ceramic sculpture, I'm thinking this bike was once owned by Marlon Perkins.
12-10-19, 12:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 698
Posted By madpogue

The rear triangle spacing / OLD will most likely...

The rear triangle spacing / OLD will most likely be 126mm. A 26" MTB wheel will be either 130 or 135mm, so you'll have to either cold set the frame, or force it every time you install/remove the...
12-09-19, 01:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 544
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^^ (or just a question mark on either side of...

^^^^^^ (or just a question mark on either side of the Salsa, first one upside down....)
T-Mar, do you know offhand if that frame would have been built originally with single-speed (no shift cable...
12-09-19, 12:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 698
Posted By madpogue

Oh sorry - flip-flop hub is one with a fixed gear...

Oh sorry - flip-flop hub is one with a fixed gear sprocket on one side, and a single-speed freewheel on the other. You would only use a tire that doesn't have a specific directional tread, and you...
12-09-19, 11:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 544
Posted By madpogue

This looks like it was built to be a single; I...

This looks like it was built to be a single; I see no accomodations for shift cables. 'Course, it's possible the frame had the associated braze-ons removed, if it's a repaint.

I would pull the...
12-09-19, 10:33 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 698
Posted By madpogue

Check to see if it's a flip-flop hub, or if a...

Check to see if it's a flip-flop hub, or if a single-speed freewheel could be installed in place of the fixed sprocket. That would at least get you freewheeling instead of fixed. You'll probably need...
12-09-19, 10:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 397
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^^ Sort of a miniaturized version of a...

^^^^^^ Sort of a miniaturized version of a headset cup remover, good idea. Might be difficult cutting that slit fairly evenly in such a narrow rod. Tiny wheel on a Dremel might work better. Perhaps...
12-09-19, 08:18 AM
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Views: 397
Posted By madpogue

This makes the most sense to me, given the...

This makes the most sense to me, given the situation.
12-08-19, 09:31 PM
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Views: 722
Posted By madpogue

They are versatile. '89 800. $25. Needed...

They are versatile.

'89 800. $25. Needed tires, saddle, and a front shift cable housing....
12-08-19, 01:27 PM
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Posted By madpogue

I get the sense that RobbieTunes "knows someone...

I get the sense that RobbieTunes "knows someone who lives...." just about everywhere. Knowhudumsayn?.....
12-07-19, 02:26 PM
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Posted By madpogue

^^^^^ Please, don't make us picture it..... ...

^^^^^ Please, don't make us picture it.....

Careful, one of these years, you'll have a tax conference and an authors' conference at the same time, in the same conference center.
12-07-19, 01:59 PM
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Posted By madpogue

^^^^^ Only on BF can a thread about a particular...

^^^^^ Only on BF can a thread about a particular make/model of bike turn into a discussion of.... er.... unusual occupational hazards.
12-06-19, 02:30 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,305
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^^^ They're all targets. For small...

^^^^^^^ They're all targets. For small businesses, cybersecurity can be expensive, therefore many remain unprotected. For the big guys, small-time fraud may go ignored, simply because they can't...
12-06-19, 02:25 PM
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Posted By madpogue

"Bait and switch" - $100 in the header, $120 in...

"Bait and switch" - $100 in the header, $120 in the detail. Even if it's worth twice that, I would, on principle, offer $100 tops.

+1, they call 'em "ghost bikes" here.
12-06-19, 02:17 PM
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Posted By madpogue

^^^^ I think T-Mar hit it on the head (pun...

^^^^ I think T-Mar hit it on the head (pun slightly intended) up-thread a ways, that someone reached for the N block, and the M was right next to it, and....
12-06-19, 12:33 PM
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Posted By madpogue

Seller couldn't find a white chain, evidently?...

Seller couldn't find a white chain, evidently? :foo:
12-06-19, 12:22 PM
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Posted By madpogue

+1; and I reckon that applies to other...

+1; and I reckon that applies to other year-to-year changeovers as well. My '86 has a June '85 serial number, but it's every inch an '86.
12-05-19, 01:58 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,305
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^ +1; the wording of the message is far too...

^^^^^ +1; the wording of the message is far too informal for such a potentially serious cybersecurity threat. Yes, it may be legit, but if so, it sounds like they themselves are a bit flummoxed by...
12-05-19, 01:48 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,156
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^^^ That is one loooong reach stem, looks...

^^^^^^^ That is one loooong reach stem, looks like it could reach into the next dimension.
12-04-19, 01:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 558
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^^^ Report from the Department of Too Much...

^^^^^^^ Report from the Department of Too Much Information.....
12-04-19, 01:04 PM
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Posted By madpogue

If they'd posted a couple weeks ago, I would have...

If they'd posted a couple weeks ago, I would have been 1/2 hour drive away last week at our cabin. But Splattsville is a two-hour drive from Madison. Seller would be better off posting on Dubuque CL...
12-03-19, 07:34 PM
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Posted By madpogue

Poster child for "rode hard and put away wet"....

Poster child for "rode hard and put away wet". But for those who like the first gen graphics.....

https://madison.craigslist.org/bop/d/platteville-bike-frame-fork-dave-scott/7031675392.htmlbike...
12-03-19, 06:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 558
Posted By madpogue

I just came into one like this. That auction that...

I just came into one like this. That auction that came up a few weeks ago, where they had all those NOS 531 tube sets in the boxes, and such, I picked up on several oddball lots. One of them was a...
12-02-19, 03:57 PM
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Views: 2,879,858
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^^ That Aerowind was only $800 a couple years...

^^^^^^ That Aerowind was only $800 a couple years ago.

These prices reflect the fact that Roger runs essentially a museum. He recently bought the building adjoining the existing used "showroom"...
12-02-19, 03:31 PM
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Posted By madpogue

Another bike for Bill Walton, and an uncommon...

Another bike for Bill Walton, and an uncommon expression of the brand. Hand built frame, if I'm not mistaken. A bit of beausage.
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Forum: Commuting
12-02-19, 01:55 PM
Replies: 1,818
Views: 62,009
Posted By madpogue

Took last week off for a trip to the cabin. Snow,...

Took last week off for a trip to the cabin. Snow, rain, sleet, 20-40 MPH winds all week. Firewood never dried out. Crappy vacation weather, but it would have been brutal commuting weather.

Cold...
12-01-19, 06:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,169
Posted By madpogue

For a completely different purpose, these...

For a completely different purpose, these products - https://stabil.implus.com/ - go on/off your boots easily and quickly, and stay put while in use. I have an older version of the Maxx2, which is...
12-01-19, 03:06 PM
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Views: 708,350
Posted By madpogue

Only if the entire post is upper case. It...

Only if the entire post is upper case. It interprets that as "yelling" and mixes the case.
Replies: 33
Views: 1,451
Posted By madpogue

Um, looking at the pics, isn't it the rear...

Um, looking at the pics, isn't it the rear shifter that's broken?

Gotta hit the pre-focus when doing close-ups like this. Or look for a macro / close-up (icon is usually a tulip) option.
11-23-19, 03:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 198
Posted By madpogue

It's an aerodynamic "A".

It's an aerodynamic "A".
11-23-19, 01:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 198
Posted By madpogue

If the entire message has no lower case, the...

If the entire message has no lower case, the forum software tones it down by mixing the case. If you'd said:



It would've worked.

Oh, and thanks for the specific ID.
11-23-19, 10:10 AM
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Views: 167,206
Posted By madpogue

I had to reflect on that....

I had to reflect on that....
11-23-19, 09:05 AM
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Views: 385,207
Posted By madpogue

I'd be proud of getting a nice stand like that...

I'd be proud of getting a nice stand like that for six dollah.
11-23-19, 08:55 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,772
Posted By madpogue

...Yeah.... and so....

...Yeah.... and so....
11-23-19, 08:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 198
Posted By madpogue

I couldn't tell you the exact model, but yes,...

I couldn't tell you the exact model, but yes, those are Gran Compe levers, kinda what you'd expect on a Suntour-spec bike.
11-22-19, 07:48 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,772
Posted By madpogue

Yeah, don't worry your pretty little head about...

Yeah, don't worry your pretty little head about that guy at the LBS.....
11-22-19, 07:47 PM
Replies: 1,927
Views: 167,206
Posted By madpogue

You don't have a dingle arm reinfraction tool?

You don't have a dingle arm reinfraction tool?
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