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Old 01-27-21, 03:26 AM
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Should I be considering this or will I die?

Only a 100 Polish zloty...

We three ski

We have enough snow, but...
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Old 01-27-21, 04:55 AM
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Perfectly safe.
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Old 01-27-21, 07:18 AM
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Saddle looks comfy.
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Take it off some sweet jumps first. If you live, buy.
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Too bad, it appears the link has moved on to better things.

So, Mr @Geepig, how far will 100 zloty get you in today's market anyway?
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Old 01-27-21, 10:50 AM
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...I actually had one of those (or something very similar), back in the mid 70's. I think I found it at a thrift store in D.C. for only 15 zloty.
So first, it's overpriced in today's market...but if you dress it up with some Reynolds or Columbus tubing stickers, you can probably flip it in the C+V.

Some of those guys will buy anything.

It took me 'bout two weeks to wreck mine beyond all hope of repair. Well worth the 15 zloty.
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Old 01-27-21, 10:58 AM
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Didn't the Beatles make those a thing?
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Old 01-27-21, 11:31 AM
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Didn't the Beatles make those a thing?
Zloty or Geepigs?
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Old 01-27-21, 01:14 PM
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She's got a ticket to ride and she don't care how much it cost...
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My kid wants to do this with one of my bikes.
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Old 01-29-21, 11:37 AM
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Originally Posted by 3alarmer View Post
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...I actually had one of those (or something very similar), back in the mid 70's. I think I found it at a thrift store in D.C. for only 15 zloty.
So first, it's overpriced in today's market...but if you dress it up with some Reynolds or Columbus tubing stickers, you can probably flip it in the C+V.

Some of those guys will buy anything.

It took me 'bout two weeks to wreck mine beyond all hope of repair. Well worth the 15 zloty.
Thrift stores in DC accept foreign currency? Must be the diplomatic community's influence.
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Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
Too bad, it appears the link has moved on to better things.

So, Mr @Geepig, how far will 100 zloty get you in today's market anyway?
Not so much, I could spend that on two rather average 24 inch tires for my folders, 5 uninspired ones or 7 Vietnamese ones I would have to centre very carefully during first inflation...
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Old 02-01-21, 12:23 AM
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Originally Posted by 3alarmer View Post
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...I actually had one of those (or something very similar), back in the mid 70's. I think I found it at a thrift store in D.C. for only 15 zloty.
So first, it's overpriced in today's market...but if you dress it up with some Reynolds or Columbus tubing stickers, you can probably flip it in the C+V.

Some of those guys will buy anything.

It took me 'bout two weeks to wreck mine beyond all hope of repair. Well worth the 15 zloty.
I dreamed of having one, but they were never available - and today we have a ton of snow but wifie has given me that 'dream on' look
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Old 02-01-21, 12:25 AM
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Originally Posted by cb400bill View Post
Saddle looks comfy.
Famous last words, before one limps off the field?
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Old 02-01-21, 12:26 AM
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Didn't the Beatles make those a thing?
Yes, but where does one get the top hat and black cape?
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Old 02-01-21, 05:08 AM
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Originally Posted by Geepig View Post
Not so much, I could spend that on two rather average 24 inch tires for my folders, 5 uninspired ones or 7 Vietnamese ones I would have to centre very carefully during first inflation...
Your English is excellent, by the way. Of course, I am assuming it's not your first language, forgive me if I'm wrong.

Those Vietnamese tires got my attention and I wondered about the mileage one gets on them. Then I realized you use kilometers. So my question today is: How do you say "mileage" in metric? Kilometerage doesn't exactly come trippingly off the lips...
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Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
Your English is excellent, by the way. Of course, I am assuming it's not your first language, forgive me if I'm wrong.

Those Vietnamese tires got my attention and I wondered about the mileage one gets on them. Then I realized you use kilometers. So my question today is: How do you say "mileage" in metric? Kilometerage doesn't exactly come trippingly off the lips...
I hope my English is OK, as I am English and work as an editor

I still say 'mileage' in metric or just say something else like 'how many kilometres do they last'. Before the second world war they used miles in Poland as well, and indeed one of the tire companies is called 'stomil' ('100 miles'), presumably named in the very early days of motoring...
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neighborhood kid had one growing up. they kinda sucked unless snow was perfect. if snow was perfect it was kinda scary. was definitely taken off many a jump.
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Originally Posted by Geepig View Post
I hope my English is OK, as I am English and work as an editor

I still say 'mileage' in metric or just say something else like 'how many kilometres do they last'. Before the second world war they used miles in Poland as well, and indeed one of the tire companies is called 'stomil' ('100 miles'), presumably named in the very early days of motoring...
'how many kilometres do they last' is even worse that kilometerage. Maybe klickage would work...
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Buy it, bang some broomstick up the handle bars so you don't cookie cutter yourself when you fall off, job done. (oh and don't forget to wax the skis, if you are gonna die, do it high speed)
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Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
'how many kilometres do they last' is even worse that kilometerage. Maybe klickage would work...
It sounds better when you say it in Polish, but klicks, I had forgotten about that, 24 years away from natives...
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I made something kinda like that when I was a kid. Very good for people who's bones are still somewhat rubbery and don't mind ending up with snow shoved up their nostrils. That is no longer me, but you be you.

You probably won't die.
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Originally Posted by Geepig View Post
I hope my English is OK, as I am English and work as an editor

I still say 'mileage' in metric or just say something else like 'how many kilometres do they last'. Before the second world war they used miles in Poland as well, and indeed one of the tire companies is called 'stomil' ('100 miles'), presumably named in the very early days of motoring...
I'm an English-speaking American, but British is a second language for me. We've been binging Peaky Blinders, and I can actually translate to my wife!
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