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Old 02-24-17, 08:17 AM
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Where did that avatar come from?

Let me know where your avatar come from. What was the motivation for the image? What do you like about it? I know its a bit ironic coming from a guy that doesn't have one. Looks like I'll have to get one at some point...

I was perusing through all things Cinelli and came across this page:

ITALIAN CYCLING JOURNAL: Cinelli

Scrolled down to the fourth image from the top. Then thought to myself, "Holy cow! I found iab's avatar! Its a hand drawing of Cino Cinelli!" It was a nice "easter egg" fo rme since I didn't know the origin for his avatar.
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Old 02-24-17, 08:29 AM
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I have a Miyata. I like the history of Miyata. So my pic is a Miyata logo.

Nothing really creative or secretive.
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Old 02-24-17, 08:54 AM
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Mine was an organized charity ride in Ontario, the Bluewater Gran Fondo benefitting a local hospice, which had professional photographers on course. Chose it because it is pretty much the only good pic I have of me on a bike.
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Old 02-24-17, 09:09 AM
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Frame I built many years ago for racing, and still ride.
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Old 02-24-17, 09:12 AM
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@DrIsotope Ahhh! You have chosen wisely!

Edit: I like your "Non omnino gravis" - "Not at all serious" title. It reminds me of the famous Latin saying from The Handmaid's Tale book. "Nolite te bastardes carborundorum." - "Don't let the bastards get you down."

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Old 02-24-17, 09:14 AM
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Originally Posted by Homebrew01 View Post
Frame I built many years ago for racing, and still ride.
Did you grind the tubes and braze them in a jig yourself?
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Old 02-24-17, 09:25 AM
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Someone had an avatar of a guy or doctor snapping a rubber glove on his hand. Was one of my favorites. Sort of like this but was a dude instead of a chick:

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On the Simpson's a cartoon that Lisa and Maggie like called the "Happy Little Elves" has a character named Yendor, he's my avatar.
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Did you grind the tubes and braze them in a jig yourself?
Yup. Just after high school. Built a jig and a couple of frames in my parent's basement.
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My avatar is a reminder of that terrible incident that took 5 lives here in Kalamazoo.
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Me in the Cat 3 crit at the Golden State Race Series, my team's annual race weekend.
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Old 02-24-17, 10:28 AM
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Originally Posted by Homebrew01 View Post
Yup. Just after high school. Built a jig and a couple of frames in my parent's basement.
Wow. Good on you for being that adventurous. I've always admired the skill and precision that framebuilders need to put out a good product.
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Old 02-24-17, 10:29 AM
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My avatar is a reminder of that terrible incident that took 5 lives here in Kalamazoo.
Ah, ok. I recall the story Kalamazoo: 5 dead after truck plows into bicyclists - CNN.com Very sad. This story doesn't say, but I wonder if the driver was impared (or driving drunk). "He said that three separate police agencies received phone calls prior to the crash regarding the truck's erratic driving."
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Mine it of my fav bike, Concorde Astore, Champy equiped. Was custom made. I bought it as my retirement gift, from the USAF, when stationed in Germany. I lived about 5km from the Dutch border. A Dutch friend, who was a cyclist, took me to a Concorde dealer. KB.
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Mine is from this image. It makes me laugh. Eddy Merckx joins the Michelin man on the podium in 1975:
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Old 02-24-17, 10:58 AM
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Originally Posted by kcblair View Post
Mine it of my fav bike, Concorde Astore, Champy equiped. Was custom made. I bought it as my retirement gift, from the USAF, when stationed in Germany. I lived about 5km from the Dutch border. A Dutch friend, who was a cyclist, took me to a Concorde dealer. KB.
Great bikes. They sponsored the PDM Pro team years ago. One of my favorite riders used to be on that team, Sean Kelly:



Don't know if its urban ledgend or not. But heard that some years he rode up to 200 races a year? Or was it days? Either way that's way too much and never knew how he did it. I also noticed that he road bikes a crunched up style (back was curved more). So I wonder how he would have done in his hey days if he rode less races and had a proper bike fit. Although looking at the image above, it looks like he has a flatter back than when he rode for KAS.
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Great bikes. They sponsored the PDM Pro team years ago. One of my favorite riders used to be on that team, Sean Kelly:



Don't know if its urban ledgend or not. But heard that some years he rode up to 200 races a year? Or was it days? Either way that's way too much and never knew how he did it. I also noticed that he road bikes a crunched up style (back was curved more). So I wonder how he would have done in his hey days if he rode less races and had a proper bike fit. Although looking at the image above, it looks like he has a flatter back than when he rode for KAS.
Yep, I was stationed there, at the height of his career. My Dutch buddy, inspired me to by the Concorde, as it was the Dutch PDM sponsored team. And, I still have my PDM jersey and it still fits. I bought XL, in cased I gained any in my senior years. KB
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I made a quick video of my lighting setup a few years ago. The upload says 2014, but the video is older. This is the '83 Nishiki. The lighting setup has changed since then and there are two other bikes.
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Old 02-24-17, 12:03 PM
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Mine is the sacramental presence of Jesus exposed for adoration.

You're missing the "Dei" at the end of your title. "Ut In Omnibus Glorificetur Dei" - "So that in all things God may be glorified". Was a standard benedictine motto.
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Mine is a pic of Pee Wee Herman from the "Pee Wee's Big Adventure" movie poster. Mainly because I don't take myself very seriously. Some day I may upload an actual pic of myself for an avatar, though.
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