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05-20-24, 04:45 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 18,565
Posted By merziac

Great work as usual guys, very jelly despite...

Great work as usual guys, very jelly despite probably not being able to keep up if I was there. :D
05-20-24, 04:31 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 916
Posted By merziac

And compromise/stray from the vision only to have...

And compromise/stray from the vision only to have the program become lackluster, lose its way, etc. :twitchy:
05-20-24, 02:51 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,994
Posted By merziac

One to rule them all. Lugged steel from 2 of...

One to rule them all.

Lugged steel from 2 of the best in the business, classic as we could get it.

This was built with all that we are talking about here, intent, parts, pieces, aesthetic, etc,...
05-20-24, 02:16 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 916
Posted By merziac

Yikes! ;) For that $$$$$$ it should be NOS,...

Yikes! ;)

For that $$$$$$ it should be NOS, not gonna happen and I get it, not a fan but H**Y CRAP!

At that price, somebody here probably has an actual nice set they would let go of.

Like...
05-19-24, 05:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,701
Posted By merziac

Ask away but you need to quote the poster you are...

Ask away but you need to quote the poster you are addressing if you can.

A bit of a zombie thread here but Oldairhead will probably chime in if he sees this.

These guys were at MADE here in PDX...
05-18-24, 05:56 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 916
Posted By merziac

Its all about the vision, and often a little...

Its all about the vision, and often a little luck. ;)
05-18-24, 04:54 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 916
Posted By merziac

Yes ;) Sometimes just one part or a loose...

Yes ;)

Sometimes just one part or a loose theme, mine is chrome.

Delusional, usually, admit and be well cognizant of this going in and it can save you from yourself, some, maybe.

Be...
05-13-24, 07:17 PM
Replies: 9,098
Views: 3,165,926
Posted By merziac

You're welcome, always glad to go down the rabbit...

You're welcome, always glad to go down the rabbit hole on any of this. :twitchy:

Well it can be whatever it needs to be really, another term I like to use is "sympathetic resto, build" etc, very...
05-13-24, 01:33 PM
Replies: 9,098
Views: 3,165,926
Posted By merziac

Tx, built up from frame only, had been hoarding...

Tx, built up from frame only, had been hoarding parts for a long term Stumpy project so this was a no brainer when it came along, still have some good parts so the Stumpy may get a klunker build at...
05-13-24, 12:08 PM
Replies: 9,098
Views: 3,165,926
Posted By merziac

This is here already but I finally cracked the...

This is here already but I finally cracked the code and notched a win for best original at the Albany (OR) Vintage bike show, turn out was a little thin and they are not our tribe but the Ritchey...
05-12-24, 05:11 PM
Replies: 7,945
Views: 968,379
Posted By merziac

It's always funny how "regular folk" can't...

It's always funny how "regular folk" can't imagine a thing that is genius practical sense to us. :roflmao2:

Those who fail to think outside the box may never get out, of it. :twitchy:
05-12-24, 04:57 PM
Replies: 8,825
Views: 1,143,676
Posted By merziac

He may be on his way back from Japan, not sure...

He may be on his way back from Japan, not sure when he was returning from Eroica there.

Patiently awaiting the regaling. :innocent:
05-09-24, 04:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 216
Posted By merziac

Very cool, we need more pics, lugs, details, etc...

Very cool, we need more pics, lugs, details, etc plz. ;)
05-09-24, 12:31 PM
Replies: 725
Views: 39,020
Posted By merziac

There's a buck fiddy in WB holders alone. ;)

There's a buck fiddy in WB holders alone. ;)
05-08-24, 09:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 824
Posted By merziac

First of all and any DK psyco-babble aside, don't...

First of all and any DK psyco-babble aside, don't put words in my mouth.

I'm not advising anything here, just sharing my extensive experience as I see it like you did.

Making hair brained...
05-07-24, 07:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 824
Posted By merziac

Disagree on the mismatch, I have logged 1000's of...

Disagree on the mismatch, I have logged 1000's of miles on cranks and spindles that may or may not have been matched.

Never a crack or failure, ever, period.

Its more likely this was far...
05-07-24, 07:30 PM
Replies: 7,945
Views: 968,379
Posted By merziac

I need a chop saw just to make square 2 x 4 cuts....

I need a chop saw just to make square 2 x 4 cuts. :roflmao2:
05-07-24, 07:28 PM
Replies: 7,945
Views: 968,379
Posted By merziac

Same here, measure 2 or 3 times, cut once, get...

Same here, measure 2 or 3 times, cut once, get more wood and start over, repeat as necessary. :twitchy:
05-05-24, 09:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 329
Posted By merziac

Welcome aboard, glad you found us, you're in the...

Welcome aboard, glad you found us, you're in the right place. :thumb:

Many here are huge fans, myself especially, although no 50th's yet, but a dozen others, 1938 to 1976.

Others should be...
05-05-24, 06:33 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,192
Posted By merziac

I wanted silver but they were out so I got black,...

I wanted silver but they were out so I got black, worked out ok I think.


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05-05-24, 11:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 824
Posted By merziac

:wtf: ;)

:wtf:
;)
05-04-24, 01:35 PM
Replies: 725
Views: 39,020
Posted By merziac

Not ok to post one word posts, they won't count. ...

Not ok to post one word posts, they won't count.

You need to introduce yourself with bike info.

Then you actually need to comment and engage to move forward.

Welcome aboard.
05-04-24, 11:51 AM
05-03-24, 06:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 508
Posted By merziac

Great deal on these, older open nose, C+V real...

Great deal on these, older open nose, C+V real deal. :thumb:
05-02-24, 06:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 508
Posted By merziac

Yep, I get it, the heart wants what it wants, dog...

Yep, I get it, the heart wants what it wants, dog with a bone, bird in the hand, etc, etc. :twitchy:

Been there, done that, overpaid plenty, had to have it and not about to let it get away. ...
05-02-24, 01:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 336
Posted By merziac

Nothing wrong with this being a "money pit", that...

Nothing wrong with this being a "money pit", that term explains much of what we do here to the uninitiated cretins, dullards, etc that have not yet been enlightened.

Sounds like you're in this...
05-01-24, 10:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 599
Posted By merziac

I think this may be an understatement. :crash:

I think this may be an understatement. :crash:
05-01-24, 05:27 PM
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Views: 39,020
Posted By merziac

These are pretty scarce on the ground, appears to...

These are pretty scarce on the ground, appears to be well worth the ask here, glad its not big enough. :twitchy:
05-01-24, 01:52 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 4,076
Posted By merziac

So....... I found I need somewhat stout shoes...

So....... I found I need somewhat stout shoes that match the fit of the clips.

Ideally the ball of your foot is to be over the pedal axle and stay there for the most part.

I use oldschool...
05-01-24, 11:11 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,277
Posted By merziac

Nah, just one of the many voices to be...

Nah, just one of the many voices to be considered. ;)
04-30-24, 04:52 PM
Replies: 725
Views: 39,020
Posted By merziac

Somebody, BUY, BUY, BUY!!!! :crash:

Somebody, BUY, BUY, BUY!!!! :crash:
04-30-24, 01:06 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,277
Posted By merziac

This was always an "as needed" strategy, you're...

This was always an "as needed" strategy, you're right, they didn't come from the factory with both and yes when the steerer is/was too short they were often eliminated, the opposite direction of...
04-29-24, 03:27 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,277
Posted By merziac

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You don't have the correct steel lock washer, it needs to be added. ;)...
04-28-24, 09:32 PM
Replies: 725
Views: 39,020
Posted By merziac

Listed 7 years ago.......

Listed 7 years ago.......
04-27-24, 09:53 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,436
Posted By merziac

Apply force to the handle only. The torque is...

Apply force to the handle only. The torque is calculated based on force being applied to the handle. Applying force on other parts of the wrench will result in a different torque value being applied....
04-27-24, 09:47 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,436
Posted By merziac

Torque is only correctly applied by using the...

Torque is only correctly applied by using the handle at the end, it is calibrated for the length.

Happy to provide this info if need be.
04-27-24, 03:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 447
Posted By merziac

They can be a very worthy stand in/placeholder...

They can be a very worthy stand in/placeholder for Magura's or Tommaselli's on early MTB's for the long or short run.

Plenty around to be had ok reasonable $$$.

...
04-26-24, 03:29 PM
Replies: 2,430
Views: 583,206
Posted By merziac

Agreed for the most part and not surprised by Mr....

Agreed for the most part and not surprised by Mr. Wells assessment.

Pretty sure she didn't take many "bad" pics. ;)
04-26-24, 03:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,454
Posted By merziac

That is wonderful and cool as heck. :thumb:

That is wonderful and cool as heck. :thumb:
04-25-24, 07:23 PM
Replies: 491
Views: 63,583
Posted By merziac

Pretty sure these are here already but...... ;) ...

Pretty sure these are here already but...... ;)

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04-25-24, 02:15 PM
Replies: 491
Views: 63,583
Posted By merziac

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04-25-24, 02:06 PM
Replies: 491
Views: 63,583
Posted By merziac

Nothing uninspiring here to me, well equipped and...

Nothing uninspiring here to me, well equipped and very get it done appearing from here. :thumb:
04-19-24, 11:03 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,135
Posted By merziac

Forgot to add a critical for me note. I...

Forgot to add a critical for me note.

I always lock the cable to the bar with electrical tape, full wrap to the exit and 2-3 at the exit so it stays put and doesn't mess with the actual bar tape....
04-17-24, 09:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,278
Posted By merziac

As well as scared and psycho, failure was not an...

As well as scared and psycho, failure was not an option. :twitchy:
04-16-24, 06:59 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 19,244
Posted By merziac

Well the less polite terms come from those who...

Well the less polite terms come from those who have no business weighing in, they should quickly and succinctly be summarily dismissed in short order. ;)
04-16-24, 06:18 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 19,244
Posted By merziac

Not surprised by this, it exudes quirkiness in a...

Not surprised by this, it exudes quirkiness in a great way, those seat covers are genius, they add a perfect amount of whimsy, especially on a bike like this.

Great work. :thumb:
04-14-24, 10:33 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,342
Posted By merziac

cudak888 Curt, I went with silverware drawer...

cudak888

Curt, I went with silverware drawer divider/organizers, some screen/wire versions but there are more robust versions, some are not that cheap so.....
04-13-24, 09:51 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,766
Posted By merziac

Not sure and don't think so but there will be a...

Not sure and don't think so but there will be a Classic Rendevous West in Davis Calif. Oct 19.

Show, swap and ride, this may be a good alternative that just might be a better option. :twitchy:
...
04-13-24, 12:36 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,070
Posted By merziac

This seems to me to may have been what helped...

This seems to me to may have been what helped them catch fire in the market so fast.

Close enough worked just fine for most, especially new riders that may have lacked confidence.

Sizing far...
04-12-24, 03:18 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,070
Posted By merziac

All good, anything that makes any of this work is...

All good, anything that makes any of this work is golden. :thumb:

Many of us are past the point where form can still overrule function, whatever it takes to get down the road well is what it is,...
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