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11-20-19, 12:25 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,271
Posted By PilotFishBob

Actually, I don't know, I should find out. All...

Actually, I don't know, I should find out. All the other maples in my area turn bright red, this one sometimes gets tinges of red but is mostly yellow. I've heard soil chemistry can influence...
11-14-19, 06:34 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,271
Posted By PilotFishBob

The arctic blast we just got pretty much ruined...

The arctic blast we just got pretty much ruined it for this year, but normally the little maple in my front yard puts on a spectacular show. No bike in the pic, none I have can compete with that.
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11-12-19, 12:53 PM
Replies: 52,912
Views: 7,229,750
Posted By PilotFishBob

I saw this in February at $900 and posted here,...

I saw this in February at $900 and posted here, it's down to $400 now. Wonder if it's a something with the bike, the market, the seller, or just odd circumstance? Some user-added parts on it that...
11-10-19, 12:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,053
Posted By PilotFishBob

unworthy1, noting the condition of the bars, tape...

unworthy1, noting the condition of the bars, tape and plugs (and the condom for that matter) I wondered at first if someone at the Motobecane factory put it in - seems unlikely... noglider, I...
11-09-19, 06:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,053
Posted By PilotFishBob

Was thinking the same re DNA - if I had a UV lamp...

Was thinking the same re DNA - if I had a UV lamp handy I could ascertain. :foo: Oh well, positive it's unused and knowing it had to have been in there for 20-30+ years based on the bike, cloth tape...
11-09-19, 01:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,053
Posted By PilotFishBob

Well, it's not a tickler. :lol:

Well, it's not a tickler. :lol:
11-09-19, 01:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,053
Posted By PilotFishBob

A first for me.

Finally started on a Moto Grand Record that's been in the queue for awhile. Working on the components I got around to the handlebar, pulled the cloth tape, bar plugs and levers off and was getting...
11-03-19, 07:28 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,992
Posted By PilotFishBob

My Grand Jubilé. ...

My Grand Jubilé.

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11-01-19, 06:04 PM
Replies: 52,912
Views: 7,229,750
Posted By PilotFishBob

In the Halloween spirit too, those are some...

In the Halloween spirit too, those are some impressive cobwebs around the rear brake.
10-31-19, 12:31 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,130
Posted By PilotFishBob

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/900x623/img_20191031_132846_0b3f415e40521ab38f069ff98ce1b221ee3041be.jpg

Wait - re-read after I posted the pic - these aren't from events,...
10-26-19, 12:03 PM
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Views: 7,229,750
Posted By PilotFishBob

I have a '72 WV with a Crane RD and Titlist FD,...

I have a '72 WV with a Crane RD and Titlist FD, precursors to DuraAce from what I know. Only the crank is labeled DuraAce. Transition year I guess.
10-25-19, 07:40 PM
Replies: 52,912
Views: 7,229,750
Posted By PilotFishBob

Nice looking World Voyageur for $150 in the...

Nice looking World Voyageur for $150 in the general L.A. area. This ad appears to have been up for a couple of months.
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10-24-19, 08:29 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,050
Posted By PilotFishBob

Lovely. :rolleyes: Lucky the PO didn't try to...

Lovely. :rolleyes: Lucky the PO didn't try to go full-Routens and drill cable transit holes in the seat tube.
10-21-19, 01:40 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,642
Posted By PilotFishBob

My bad. No idea then, I've had issues with the...

My bad. No idea then, I've had issues with the optical HRM's before showing +200bpm but the chest straps have always been about right.
10-21-19, 09:18 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,642
Posted By PilotFishBob

Some skin tones can throw off optical HR readers,...

Some skin tones can throw off optical HR readers, to cross-check if you can get one you should use a chest strap model with electrode contacts for a more accurate measurement.
10-20-19, 06:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 594
Posted By PilotFishBob

Interesting. I've never seen that though I did...

Interesting. I've never seen that though I did run across this awhile back - no track bikes in my inventory so it was just a curiosity. Not as elegant as what you posted and pricey, but no tire...
10-17-19, 05:42 PM
Replies: 18,027
Views: 2,852,775
Posted By PilotFishBob

Who buys these things, and at 18 bills to boot? ...

Who buys these things, and at 18 bills to boot? And I thought the elliptical bikes were goofy...

https://littlerock.craigslist.org/bik/d/bull-shoals-row-bike-quad-in-very-good/7001035924.html...
10-15-19, 08:21 AM
Replies: 52,912
Views: 7,229,750
Posted By PilotFishBob

Despite my pledge of 'no more', if this was near...

Despite my pledge of 'no more', if this was near me I'd run out and get it. A very good price at $85 obo, but the ad has been up for awhile so there may be a problem, or it sold and the ad never got...
10-06-19, 01:29 PM
Replies: 52,912
Views: 7,229,750
Posted By PilotFishBob

Hard to tell with only 3 pictures, may be too...

Hard to tell with only 3 pictures, may be too good to be true but a potentially nice Paramount for 5 bills in SF. Possibly worth a look for someone in the area.
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09-24-19, 04:04 PM
Replies: 1,919
Views: 163,881
Posted By PilotFishBob

Neat coloration, she almost looks like she's...

Neat coloration, she almost looks like she's wearing a Batman mask. :thumb:
09-17-19, 06:38 AM
Replies: 407
Views: 23,921
Posted By PilotFishBob

Was indeed, I'm not triskaidekaphobic but have to...

Was indeed, I'm not triskaidekaphobic but have to admit it was a bad day for me. I knew when I had to turn back home I'd regret it though it was the right thing to do. Enjoying the great pics. Also...
09-15-19, 01:04 PM
Replies: 407
Views: 23,921
Posted By PilotFishBob

Sorry about that, I just meant I survived the...

Sorry about that, I just meant I survived the accident. Vague humor - for which I have an unfortunate penchant. I know you have or had one and I have a musician buddy who uses one to haul his gear...
09-14-19, 09:08 PM
Replies: 407
Views: 23,921
Posted By PilotFishBob

Happy to report no funeral vehicle needed here. :)

Happy to report no funeral vehicle needed here. :)
09-14-19, 06:37 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,182
Posted By PilotFishBob

Looking good! I use bicyclebones too - very good...

Looking good! I use bicyclebones too - very good waterslides that grace both my Paramounts. I learned quickly that they need a coat of lacquer over them or they come apart at the lightest touch like...
09-14-19, 06:01 PM
Replies: 407
Views: 23,921
Posted By PilotFishBob

An addendum, btw. 2 hours into the drive at my...

An addendum, btw. 2 hours into the drive at my first stop in Sikeston, MO, and 2 hours before the accident. The 1963 Paramount on the rear rack? Not. A. Scratch. Pic two shows how close it...
09-14-19, 03:32 PM
Replies: 407
Views: 23,921
Posted By PilotFishBob

Wish I were there, all. Bob

Wish I were there, all.

Bob
09-12-19, 08:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,955
Posted By PilotFishBob

Hmm. My Motobecane Grand Record has 531 tubing...

Hmm. My Motobecane Grand Record has 531 tubing and a 26.6 seatpost - but that's French for you. No idea on this one. The decal certainly looks legit.
09-12-19, 08:23 PM
Replies: 52,912
Views: 7,229,750
Posted By PilotFishBob

Good point. I always search on all including...

Good point. I always search on all including dealers, but checking again this one is under 'By Owner' and not under 'By Dealer' so the ad is in violation assuming the shop posted this - a good...
09-12-19, 07:20 PM
Replies: 52,912
Views: 7,229,750
Posted By PilotFishBob

A bike dealer and on consignment - I'd lay firm...

A bike dealer and on consignment - I'd lay firm odds it's each. :D I checked the shop out in Google photos, they're no stranger to vintage. Likely that's the starting price and going up depending on...
09-11-19, 08:17 PM
Replies: 52,912
Views: 7,229,750
Posted By PilotFishBob

On consignment at a bike shop in Sycamore, IL. ...

On consignment at a bike shop in Sycamore, IL. The only pic shows a few nice looking specimens.

https://rockford.craigslist.org/bik/d/sycamore-schwinn-paramount-super-sport/6976731764.html...
09-11-19, 04:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 775
Posted By PilotFishBob

A recent thread sort of covered this topic: ...

A recent thread sort of covered this topic: https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1175641-retro-helmets.html I've never found anything else that really comes close to the Ekoi but, yeah, it's...
09-10-19, 04:54 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,817
Posted By PilotFishBob

'72 PX-10, not sure if I've posted this pic...

'72 PX-10, not sure if I've posted this pic elsewhere previously... One of my favorites.
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09-07-19, 06:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 293
Posted By PilotFishBob

Nice indeed. My '77 looks pretty much like yours...

Nice indeed. My '77 looks pretty much like yours except the dropouts are chromed.
09-06-19, 11:43 AM
Replies: 407
Views: 23,921
Posted By PilotFishBob

I took the Bob out this morning to give the new...

I took the Bob out this morning to give the new rigging a shakedown and for a switch it went with no hitches, everything worked like it should. I only had one high-tooth freewheel in house, a...
09-06-19, 08:39 AM
Replies: 407
Views: 23,921
Posted By PilotFishBob

I'm guilty. So, so guilty. ;)

I'm guilty. So, so guilty. ;)
09-06-19, 06:31 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,414
Posted By PilotFishBob

I left FB in July last year, I miss some of the...

I left FB in July last year, I miss some of the bike groups I was following but other than those it was problematic. The increasingly negative 'Friends' chatter was bad but worse were the problems...
09-06-19, 05:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 767
Posted By PilotFishBob

Starts with a "P". Can't show that here....

Starts with a "P". Can't show that here. :)
09-04-19, 06:34 AM
Replies: 407
Views: 23,921
Posted By PilotFishBob

I took the rubber band so no one could wind up...

I took the rubber band so no one could wind up the propeller. :D
09-03-19, 09:53 AM
Replies: 52,912
Views: 7,229,750
Posted By PilotFishBob

If I had room (I don't) and if this were a little...

If I had room (I don't) and if this were a little taller I'd submit an offer. $350 before shipping is a bit much IMO but I have a thing for the old Carlton Catalinas, the Capella lugs and copper-ish...
09-01-19, 07:36 AM
Replies: 18,027
Views: 2,852,775
Posted By PilotFishBob

I think we know where the seller got that idea......

I think we know where the seller got that idea...

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08-31-19, 04:47 PM
Replies: 18,027
Views: 2,852,775
Posted By PilotFishBob

Heheh - with this seller's notions that air will...

Heheh - with this seller's notions that air will cost $50. BARGAIN!! :)
08-31-19, 07:16 AM
Replies: 18,027
Views: 2,852,775
Posted By PilotFishBob

A chiropractor's dream for creating new clients. ...

A chiropractor's dream for creating new clients. And it'll only set you back a grand.

https://atlanta.craigslist.org/atl/bik/d/cave-spring-custom-made-gucci-lowrider/6967544149.html...
08-30-19, 02:40 PM
Replies: 668
Views: 115,800
Posted By PilotFishBob

Beauty.

Beauty.
08-30-19, 02:35 PM
Replies: 407
Views: 23,921
Posted By PilotFishBob

I like your solution, didn't really want to put...

I like your solution, didn't really want to put in another spindle and futz around with a triple. Just found a 48/34 double to combine with the rear mods and with that I should be able to curse and...
08-30-19, 10:28 AM
Replies: 407
Views: 23,921
Posted By PilotFishBob

I've been toying with the idea of bringing the...

I've been toying with the idea of bringing the Bob (which was brought up earlier) and switch out it's current NR setup with a triple front and a 2nd Gen Campag Rally RD I have in the bin paired with...
08-29-19, 08:30 PM
Replies: 52,912
Views: 7,229,750
Posted By PilotFishBob

Nice Colnago. I really appreciate the...

Nice Colnago. I really appreciate the facilitation offer, incredibly tempting but I don't dare get another until I move at least a couple. I'm sweating as I type this. Must.... Resist.... ...
08-29-19, 07:07 PM
Replies: 52,912
Views: 7,229,750
Posted By PilotFishBob

That'd be a keeper for me - I have a 57cm '89...

That'd be a keeper for me - I have a 57cm '89 Giro, a beauty but right now it usually just graces my office wall since it's a just little too small to be comfortable. One day soon I'll have to say...
08-29-19, 03:14 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,225
Posted By PilotFishBob

Red and Chrome are a great pairing, the friend I...

Red and Chrome are a great pairing, the friend I sold my 11.8 to went that route. I also had the Velocals replacement stickers and threw those in, he used all but the red seat tube stripes deciding...
08-29-19, 01:51 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,225
Posted By PilotFishBob

Looks great!

Looks great!
08-28-19, 11:22 AM
Replies: 52,912
Views: 7,229,750
Posted By PilotFishBob

Yes, was watching too out of curiosity. Good...

Yes, was watching too out of curiosity. Good price for sure. It feels like a buyer's market right now, most selling prices I've seen are lower if they go at all.
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