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08-28-22, 02:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 688
Posted By poprad

I love that you kept the patina and that you used...

I love that you kept the patina and that you used parts on hand. Something about this build just gels, it's very well done. Congrats and thanks for sharing!
08-26-22, 11:21 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 1,880
Posted By poprad

That's fair, I suffer from an incessant...

That's fair, I suffer from an incessant comparison with the book, and that's just a recipe for disappointment usually. I admit I did really like Michael Caine in the 2002 version. I've always...
08-26-22, 02:38 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 1,880
Posted By poprad

That is a truly fantastic and simple drip...

That is a truly fantastic and simple drip machine. Paired with a quality grinder and beans it can rival any method for a good cup.
08-24-22, 12:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 750
Posted By poprad

Another fantastic vid John, keep 'em coming! My...

Another fantastic vid John, keep 'em coming! My only niggle is the sound quality, even the cc option doesn't capture some of the dialogue and I want to hear it!

Super minor complaint though,...
08-24-22, 06:07 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 1,880
Posted By poprad

Was it the "normal" or "Midwatch" urn? During my...

Was it the "normal" or "Midwatch" urn? During my time at sea I only accidentally sampled the Midwatch sludge once. I can still remember the foul taste...
...
08-24-22, 05:38 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 1,880
Posted By poprad

What a great thread topic. I'm a coffee geek...

What a great thread topic.

I'm a coffee geek from way back. My wife loves the smell but can't suffer the taste, so I became a coffee snob by accident by only needing to brew a couple cups a day....
07-31-22, 09:24 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 13,280
Posted By poprad

Quite correct, from Olivier: Good evening Marc,...

Quite correct, from Olivier:
Good evening Marc,

This frame was made with a series of 7 others identical to the
Canada. That’s why they’re numbered that way.
So there are only frames on...
07-25-22, 03:10 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 13,280
Posted By poprad

Yeah, I have to control myself when I go there...

Yeah, I have to control myself when I go there and only pick out one bike to shoot per visit. If I started down that slope I'd be there forever...

But that was a cool Pew Goat.
07-25-22, 03:04 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 13,280
Posted By poprad

I've sent Olivier a request to look up the serial...

I've sent Olivier a request to look up the serial #, we will see what the Master Records reveal.
07-23-22, 03:11 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 13,280
Posted By poprad

Thanks for posting, the pics are great! If you...

Thanks for posting, the pics are great! If you want info on the frame (original build date, first owner, etc) send me the serial #. Should be on the left dropout and fork tip. I can ask Olivier...
07-23-22, 09:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 167
Posted By poprad

Jen Green might be willing to: Revolution...

Jen Green might be willing to:

Revolution Cycle Jewelry (www.headbadges.com/store/c1/headbadges)

I've commissioned work from her for over ten years. I've never been disappointed, or in fact...
07-23-22, 09:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 410
Posted By poprad

I love the comparison of the design aesthetic of...

I love the comparison of the design aesthetic of the Campy gruppo to a Ford Taurus!

:lol:
07-23-22, 08:28 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 13,280
Posted By poprad

A couple more of the JA: ...

A couple more of the JA:

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/img_8059_f17c2ec343f98365f41cdf77cd76a774016fee60.jpg
Love, love, LOVE the hand done line work...
07-23-22, 08:23 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 13,280
Posted By poprad

And finally, yet another super cool old steed in...

And finally, yet another super cool old steed in for minor tweaks and repairs. This one is ridden daily. A Jaques Anquetil (known for asking for a woman and champagne after each stage mid-tour)...
07-23-22, 08:18 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 13,280
Posted By poprad

A trip to Alex Singer wouldn't be complete...

A trip to Alex Singer wouldn't be complete without a few shots of tools and the like:
...
07-23-22, 08:13 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 13,280
Posted By poprad

Headbadge arrived ...

Headbadge arrived

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1124/qzdf9362_1__95e55beb09d6fa05a47f7bef8368b30c9d65d496.jpg

So, I finally found a time when I could link up with...
07-11-22, 05:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 363
Posted By poprad

The only thing wrong with this thread is not...

The only thing wrong with this thread is not enough pics of that gorgeous machine.
07-03-22, 01:53 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,117
Posted By poprad

But just to keep to the theme: ...

But just to keep to the theme:
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/orval_0c62e2c66b6152595f0c798d40fbb945fbe83487.jpg
07-02-22, 11:20 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,117
Posted By poprad

Thanks, it was a fun build of a bike shop...

Thanks, it was a fun build of a bike shop attic-found frame. I rescued it from a mom n pop shop in Arlington, Va back in 2011, built it up with a cool mix of Huret/Shimano parts, and rode it as a...
07-02-22, 05:40 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,117
Posted By poprad

This may become my favorite thread...

This may become my favorite thread everhttps://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/img_7909_1__b6d7a6ad9b84bcf80a57e8703506bb2c07643629.jpg
Put new shoes on the road bike last...
06-20-22, 12:57 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,082
Posted By poprad

Great pics, feels like being there but without...

Great pics, feels like being there but without the hypoxia and cramps afterwards!
06-20-22, 03:01 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,438
Posted By poprad

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1360x2000/img_7903_ea0efc312fb8e72742cc6c1629e2f55e6e16bc7d.jpg
06-20-22, 12:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 796
Posted By poprad

I'll second that request, anything from Sheldon...

I'll second that request, anything from Sheldon ought to be an interesting read.
06-19-22, 07:29 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,438
Posted By poprad

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/img_6070_76012ece8e8cb25c4bc277a09e4128dff7674167.jpg
06-18-22, 04:14 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,438
Posted By poprad

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

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_3113_2a760ffcb9df399f6e293695a369c1843f08a691.jpg
06-18-22, 01:45 AM
Replies: 3,116
Views: 353,692
Posted By poprad

Giving animals good lives is one of the finest...

Giving animals good lives is one of the finest things we humans can do.
06-17-22, 12:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 886
Posted By poprad

Thank you for sharing this story with us, that...

Thank you for sharing this story with us, that was really well written and enjoyable to read. You have a flair for this...
06-17-22, 10:30 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 13,280
Posted By poprad

You ran across my totem animal for cycling. ...

You ran across my totem animal for cycling. "Start slow and then taper off" that's my motto....

Lovely bike, thanks for posting
06-17-22, 10:27 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,082
Posted By poprad

I am very, very jealous. That is one of my...

I am very, very jealous. That is one of my favorite rides on the planet. Have one for me at the top, I can't make it from Paris!
(where it will be 103 tomorrow)
06-12-22, 10:37 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 13,280
Posted By poprad

All hand work, Jen is an artisan and I think the...

All hand work, Jen is an artisan and I think the satisfaction she gets is thorugh creating these things without using modern automated equipment. If you haven't checked out her stuff it's worth a...
06-12-22, 05:57 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 13,280
Posted By poprad

And in case anyone is interested in the fox/crow...

And in case anyone is interested in the fox/crow thing:
The great fable is all about vanity and how important it is to not be obsessed with your looks and yourself. A raven is perched in a tree and...
06-12-22, 05:47 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 13,280
Posted By poprad

Just because I can't stop taking photos of this...

Just because I can't stop taking photos of this bike:
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/img_7238_7066137e2aa2be9d7b53a466d4405e341a5fe7cd.jpg...
06-11-22, 09:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 870
Posted By poprad

This thread is an insta-classic. Thanks for...

This thread is an insta-classic. Thanks for sharing and may the miles before you be plentiful....
06-06-22, 07:03 AM
Replies: 260
Views: 31,420
Posted By poprad

Yep, that's a Microshift rear. It works just...

Yep, that's a Microshift rear. It works just fine, esp paired with the ratcheting Dia Compe ENE shifters. Somewhat surprisingly this is my first bike with these and I was skeptical, but I told...
06-03-22, 01:44 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 13,280
Posted By poprad

Update: with Olivier's blessing Jen Green is...

Update: with Olivier's blessing Jen Green is working her magic

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/810x1080/jen_green_headbadge_4_258d942182097cc3c0972d08bab0c7164b7b6b53.jpg...
06-03-22, 01:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 435
Posted By poprad

I can't wait to see the repaint and full build. ...

I can't wait to see the repaint and full build. Do a full thread from here please! Subscribed...
06-03-22, 01:27 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,500
Posted By poprad

True... once someone cuts the derailleur hanger...

True... once someone cuts the derailleur hanger off the dropout it's no use to me...
06-02-22, 10:52 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,500
Posted By poprad

It wasn't that one for Fixies was it? 'Cause...

It wasn't that one for Fixies was it? 'Cause that's just sick...
06-02-22, 10:43 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 31,420
Posted By poprad

It's highly encouraged! As beautiful as my new...

It's highly encouraged! As beautiful as my new Singer is, all i did was get on the wait list and order it. You grew yours from parts organically, and that gets some serious props. And a chromed...
06-02-22, 06:51 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 873
Posted By poprad

My Ross, nowhere near as nice but a lot of fun: ...

My Ross, nowhere near as nice but a lot of fun:
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1036x731/capture_065def484ce19c94efc600d412f723c3f56cb7bc.png
I built it up as my winter...
06-02-22, 06:46 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 873
Posted By poprad

So what I'm hearing is that it's OK to hate you...

So what I'm hearing is that it's OK to hate you now.

Thanks for the better pic, those bars are really cool. I love the raw brazed joints. Bravo again on that build, you did that frame justice.
06-01-22, 11:14 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 31,420
Posted By poprad

What is this beauty? More of it please!

What is this beauty? More of it please!
06-01-22, 11:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 873
Posted By poprad

Bravo...slow clap... That's a very nice...

Bravo...slow clap...

That's a very nice build and I love the bars. Component selection is superb. Just an all around stunner. I haven't seen bars like that with apparently raw brazing before. ...
06-01-22, 12:35 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 13,926
Posted By poprad

Sorry, but that bike is too cool not to...

Sorry, but that bike is too cool not to "like."
06-01-22, 12:31 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 31,420
Posted By poprad

Another thread with an excuse to post my new...

Another thread with an excuse to post my new Singer? Really? OK, if I have to....
...
05-31-22, 01:27 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 13,926
Posted By poprad

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/img_7035_e1f09e2fa1756273e793a60bbf9d4f0cd1e09858.jpg
My new Alex Singer. 725 main tubes but Olivier uses 531 for the fork blades....
05-31-22, 01:22 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,500
Posted By poprad

Makes it cooler. Anyone can ride a...

Makes it cooler. Anyone can ride a right-side-drive bike.
05-31-22, 08:27 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,500
Posted By poprad

My empty checking account statement after paying...

My empty checking account statement after paying for my Singer.

Drops mic...
05-30-22, 11:44 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,030
Posted By poprad

I've only ridden Paselas and liked them just...

I've only ridden Paselas and liked them just fine. I have them on my International. Nice tires. Not superlight mind you, but they work well as a gravel tire.
...
05-30-22, 01:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 413
Posted By poprad

Correct guide or no, that is one sharp looking...

Correct guide or no, that is one sharp looking bike!
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