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10-18-19, 07:44 AM
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Posted By KonAaron Snake

I certainly get your temptation here...it's a...

I certainly get your temptation here...it's a cool bike, and imperfections are reflected in price.
10-17-19, 03:14 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,166
Posted By KonAaron Snake

That makes a lot of sense...and as a rush job, it...

That makes a lot of sense...and as a rush job, it does put things into perspective. I’m really not trying to run down Merz here...I’ve had quite a few specialized bikes over the years, and have a lot...
10-17-19, 03:09 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,166
Posted By KonAaron Snake

Itís 100% fine. I didnít post because I didnít...

Itís 100% fine. I didnít post because I didnít want to intrude on your show.

Iím not sure on the 600 question...I know I went through this, and I - think - they did not fit, and I had to buy new...
10-17-19, 02:28 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,166
Posted By KonAaron Snake

Frankly, Iím this case, nice workmanship was...

Frankly, Iím this case, nice workmanship was kind. I understand your point about - if - it came before the designs that followed (I donít know that to be accurate), but the geometry of the bike is...
10-17-19, 01:53 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,166
Posted By KonAaron Snake

While I’m sure it has nice workmanship, I don’t...

While I’m sure it has nice workmanship, I don’t think it comes close to executing the concept in the way that the Lotus does. It’s a traditional frame with different shifter mounts and that...
10-17-19, 01:23 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,166
Posted By KonAaron Snake

Link no workie...maybe just post photos? I...

Link no workie...maybe just post photos?

I don't know Merz's custom stuff well, and am more familiar with his work at Specialized.
10-17-19, 11:43 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,166
Posted By KonAaron Snake

The 3rensho currently in the for sale section is...

The 3rensho currently in the for sale section is the only other aero bike I've seen with close to some of the same features. Frankly, I think the Lotus executed it better.

Not really a bike I'd...
Replies: 12
Views: 245
Posted By KonAaron Snake

It's not the Poprad, and, as stated above, it's...

It's not the Poprad, and, as stated above, it's frequently an issue when you have a CF fork and cantis. My JTS was far worse on squeal than the Poprad.

IME some brakes are also more prone to...
Replies: 12
Views: 245
Posted By KonAaron Snake

My opinion - BUY. I paid considerably more...

My opinion - BUY.

I paid considerably more for mine, and think I got a bargain...that's one of the few bikes I truly miss having sold it...it was just awesome.

Nice to see it isn't just me! The...
10-16-19, 12:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 354
Posted By KonAaron Snake

If it’s classic to you, that’s all that matters....

If it’s classic to you, that’s all that matters. To
most? Probably not.
10-15-19, 09:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 465
Posted By KonAaron Snake

Was wondering about that as well...Iím in PA, the...

Was wondering about that as well...Iím in PA, the heart of Lotus country, and you never see those. Iíve seen more of the Centurions than the Lotus variant.

That would be a bike Iíd have interest...
10-15-19, 07:13 AM
Replies: 52,457
Views: 7,080,590
Posted By KonAaron Snake

Sweet baby Buddha. Oh man...for the first time in...

Sweet baby Buddha. Oh man...for the first time in my life, I wish were a little bit smaller.

(Someone call Skee lo)
10-14-19, 01:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 465
Posted By KonAaron Snake

Looks like a Centurion Equipe (Cinelli built)....

Looks like a Centurion Equipe (Cinelli built). Not a Windsor.
10-14-19, 12:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 298
Posted By KonAaron Snake

I didn't know that any of the PDGs were built in...

I didn't know that any of the PDGs were built in Waterford actually, and apparently it was a very small number.

This might help:
...
10-11-19, 05:41 PM
Replies: 514
Views: 79,226
Posted By KonAaron Snake

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/eb25ece6_41ac_4e36_a096_7f0611b38b0c_a41b6f7e9ca7eab6797a5e1de31f2e9f93aa6827.jpeg...
10-11-19, 05:30 PM
Replies: 514
Views: 79,226
Posted By KonAaron Snake

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/60d8eb96_6915_4958_ae00_04611877e28f_9a97faeb8ebaa21d24a8699e00e138230dad9c99.jpeg...
10-11-19, 05:21 PM
Replies: 514
Views: 79,226
Posted By KonAaron Snake

Still need photos of the spectrum, which still...

Still need photos of the spectrum, which still needs some work.
...
10-11-19, 07:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 151
Posted By KonAaron Snake

Love the frames on these, and I am a Lotus fan....

Love the frames on these, and I am a Lotus fan. Far too small, but cool bike!
10-11-19, 07:45 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 8,204
Posted By KonAaron Snake

Zeppelin, I'm right with you. Hobbit rock, and I...

Zeppelin, I'm right with you. Hobbit rock, and I don't like Plant's vocals. They also just seem so incredibly stupid. Floyd...I mostly agree, but I do like a few tunes. Elvis...I get the Public Enemy...
10-11-19, 07:15 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,040
Posted By KonAaron Snake

Merlin did that with the News Boy....

Merlin did that with the News Boy. https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1024x768/merlin_newsboy_13519_20101009_000_a8446f870fb8ebc488d8619430af2049fe4dc680.jpg
10-10-19, 11:20 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 8,204
Posted By KonAaron Snake

To follow this theme - vintage bands/songs that...

To follow this theme - vintage bands/songs that don't wow?

I'll start with The Pogues in general, and Fairytale of NY in particular. Boring song, frat bro, drunken lout band. Not even MacColl can...
10-10-19, 08:53 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,040
Posted By KonAaron Snake

Honestly, I view all of the cruiser style bikes...

Honestly, I view all of the cruiser style bikes as being more a toy.
10-10-19, 07:24 AM
Replies: 514
Views: 79,226
Posted By KonAaron Snake

I Love EVERYTHING about that bike...except, and...

I Love EVERYTHING about that bike...except, and it's so minor as to be silly, a silver seatpost/stem would look better to me. This is so exceptional and smart; I'm not familiar with Meade, but I'll...
10-09-19, 08:20 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,040
Posted By KonAaron Snake

I don't remember Khan being in a Klingon ship?...

I don't remember Khan being in a Klingon ship? Wasn't he in a stolen federation ship?

As far as shipping this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYW_lPlekiQ
10-09-19, 07:18 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,154
Posted By KonAaron Snake

A lot of us have extra frames we're sitting on...

A lot of us have extra frames we're sitting on (stuff we're not actively selling, but would move on)...post a wanted with size and preferences in the ISO/trade sticky. You'll almost assuredly get...
10-08-19, 02:26 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,154
Posted By KonAaron Snake

I use the starbucks nomenclature and call it a...

I use the starbucks nomenclature and call it a demi gruppo.
10-08-19, 12:17 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,040
Posted By KonAaron Snake

Damn it Jim, I'm a doctor, not a bicycle repair...

Damn it Jim, I'm a doctor, not a bicycle repair man!
10-07-19, 07:14 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,154
Posted By KonAaron Snake

Gruppo is just Italian for group...but over the...

Gruppo is just Italian for group...but over the years, gruppo has just became a standard term. Either word is fine, but a campy group is almost always referred to as gruppo, whereas other non-Italian...
10-07-19, 01:47 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,154
Posted By KonAaron Snake

Painting ti is, IMO, silly.

Painting ti is, IMO, silly.
10-07-19, 07:25 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,154
Posted By KonAaron Snake

Colnago ti bikes are not especially well...

Colnago ti bikes are not especially well regarded...you can get a Merlin, or Serotta, for less, and you aren't getting contracted mystery ti. There are so many frames, brands, etc...it depends on...
10-06-19, 04:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 922
Posted By KonAaron Snake

Iíve never seen one thatís not like that...all of...

Iíve never seen one thatís not like that...all of the ones Iíve seen are sitting on a literal landfill of bicycles and parts, and think that because theyíre a co-op, they should get eBay pricing on...
Replies: 11
Views: 550
Posted By KonAaron Snake

Don’t buy it if you don’t think it’s worth it. If...

Don’t buy it if you don’t think it’s worth it. If everyone agrees, it won’t sell.

Sometimes you see ads like this because the person is pretending it’s for sale with a spouse, or they might not...
10-04-19, 02:08 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 18,902
Posted By KonAaron Snake

What bike shop are you going to? That's $100-$150...

What bike shop are you going to? That's $100-$150 near me.

That's your definition of those terms...not a commonly accepted definition within this forum. Restoration can mean different things, and...
10-04-19, 06:59 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 8,260
Posted By KonAaron Snake

I bought my Specialized Roubaix at a shop that...

I bought my Specialized Roubaix at a shop that was going out of business about a year ago.

They had this staggered sale...first month everything was 10% off, 2nd month, 25%, 3rd month, 33%...and...
10-03-19, 01:27 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 18,902
Posted By KonAaron Snake

Says the guy who gives away an Ironman every...

Says the guy who gives away an Ironman every other Tuesday.
10-02-19, 11:40 AM
Replies: 293
Views: 18,902
Posted By KonAaron Snake

But that's how we hook them...person gets a bike,...

But that's how we hook them...person gets a bike, wants information, finds us, gets help...and some stay, and become assimilated. Beyond the recruitment angle, the information share is part of our...
10-02-19, 10:27 AM
Replies: 293
Views: 18,902
Posted By KonAaron Snake

Hang in there, we're worth it. Well, I am. Most...

Hang in there, we're worth it. Well, I am. Most of these other people? Not so much.

If you reply, you'll be at 6!

So actual idea...maybe we can have volunteers (I'd do it) who post photos for...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-02-19, 06:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 798
Posted By KonAaron Snake

I'm going to check it out...hard to tell in the...

I'm going to check it out...hard to tell in the photos what's just grunge/dirt and what's more significant.
Replies: 17
Views: 862
Posted By KonAaron Snake

The bottle/cage are $75. Looks like it has a...

The bottle/cage are $75. Looks like it has a brooks. The repaint is unfortunate...but if you put that for $300 near me, you'd be 20 deep in an hour.
10-01-19, 01:52 PM
Replies: 52,457
Views: 7,080,590
Posted By KonAaron Snake

Price seems pretty good considering the Brooks: ...

Price seems pretty good considering the Brooks:

https://philadelphia.craigslist.org/bik/d/new-hope-vintage-rudge-model-24-deluxe/6969467700.html
...
10-01-19, 01:48 PM
Replies: 52,457
Views: 7,080,590
Posted By KonAaron Snake

I have two tandems, including a triple, as is... ...

I have two tandems, including a triple, as is...

And unlimited storage is a fantasy. Also, the current GF isn't into cycling at all. :(
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-01-19, 10:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 798
Posted By KonAaron Snake

Makes sense, but guessing shipping likely kills...

Makes sense, but guessing shipping likely kills any savings.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-01-19, 10:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 798
Posted By KonAaron Snake

Thanks for the advice...I'll follow it. Just...

Thanks for the advice...I'll follow it.

Just so I have some concept of used market pricing, is that a decent price on the Brompton?
10-01-19, 10:14 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,122
Posted By KonAaron Snake

Don't be an anti-deadite.

Don't be an anti-deadite.
10-01-19, 07:38 AM
Replies: 52,457
Views: 7,080,590
Posted By KonAaron Snake

In my ideal world, I have unlimited storage, and...

In my ideal world, I have unlimited storage, and can have any number of crazy tandems. I love this.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-01-19, 07:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 798
Posted By KonAaron Snake

Know little about folders, could use some guidance...

Hello gang...new poster to your fine forum, and am hoping to get some opinions. The only folder I've owned/ridden was a 1969 Raleigh 20, so I have very little practical knowledge. Of course I want...
10-01-19, 04:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 565
Posted By KonAaron Snake

I donít believe thatís correct - most got 2...

I donít believe thatís correct - most got 2 basics, and also some race stage specific bikes.
09-30-19, 09:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 464
Posted By KonAaron Snake

This didn’t have Blackburn racks btw - it came...

This didn’t have Blackburn racks btw - it came with a Japanese brand. Yakota, or something like that. I think I even have the front racks somewhere.
09-30-19, 08:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 464
Posted By KonAaron Snake

This was my first “real” bike... What tubing...

This was my first “real” bike...

What tubing does your decal state? The 86’ I had as a kid had a Columbus SL decal...the one I bought a few years ago said Tange infinity (consistent with what...
09-30-19, 04:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,122
Posted By KonAaron Snake

God that song is good, but he has so many that I...

God that song is good, but he has so many that I love. Disorder in the house, Muhammadís radio, lifeíll kill yaí, mr. bad example...
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