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Posted By Kabuki12

These are very nice bikes. There are folks who...

These are very nice bikes. There are folks who like the upper tier Treks . The dollar value is down on just about any vintage bike right now. I would say , if you find the right buyer , $250 or so ....
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Posted By Alan K

The only reason for me to even contemplate...

The only reason for me to even contemplate selling my Klein is to clear the clutter (as per my wife) in our garage. I don’t expect it to sell for $1000 and I see very little reason to sell it for...
12-22-23, 06:50 AM
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Posted By Schreck83

I found a few old posts that describe the process...

I found a few old posts that describe the process of frame building versus final fitting of braze-ons, paint and headbadge at Trek BITD.

https://www.bikeforums.net/18324621-post18.html

This 710...
12-21-23, 01:25 PM
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Posted By AdventureManCO

That's a great looking frame!! Hoping to build...

That's a great looking frame!! Hoping to build mine up w/ a full Campy record gruppo. I'm about 85% of the way there. Still need a BB and levers.
10-19-23, 12:22 PM
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Posted By merziac

It was a bit thin IMO, actually ok, no chaos or...

It was a bit thin IMO, actually ok, no chaos or drama, probably not sustainable as was.

I'll say it again (I think), Italy and or most of Europe vs Cal/USA is apples and oranges, we do not have it...
10-12-23, 01:07 PM
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Posted By jPrichard10

I always forget the 500 exists. ​​​​​​I am...

I always forget the 500 exists.

​​​​​​I am mostly talking about pre-1983 41x, 51x, 61x, 71x and 91x.
10-10-23, 09:11 PM
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Posted By jPrichard10

Can't not share: crazy deal on his and hers Trek 710s

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More pictures and report to come. I saw this ad for a...
10-05-23, 04:26 PM
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Posted By Robvolz

lol the second one disappeared ... my comment now...

lol the second one disappeared ... my comment now looks moot, your post was in there twice for a brief minute...[/QUOTE]

usually Bike Forums won’t allow you to double post. I’m in Central Oregon,...
10-05-23, 11:04 AM
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Posted By Andy_K

I don't think the lighthouse was ever supposed to...

I don't think the lighthouse was ever supposed to be the turnaround point. It just looked so much like it should be that a lot of us didn't notice that the official route went a bit further up the...
09-21-23, 06:53 AM
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Posted By repechage

‘then they watch you shift the rear mech and trim...

‘then they watch you shift the rear mech and trim the front with one deft reach and are just perplexed. ‘How do you do that?’
09-20-23, 09:16 PM
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Posted By Kabuki12

Never done Cino and did not attend Eroica this...

Never done Cino and did not attend Eroica this year (not by choice!) . I have always had a great time , in years passed , at Eroica and felt I got my $$ worth. Most of the enjoyment comes from being...
09-20-23, 03:40 PM
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Posted By bikingshearer

Cino has freshly cooked bacon (and the Bacon...

Cino has freshly cooked bacon (and the Bacon Lady) at the top of the climb on Day 1, fresh martinis (and mixologist Choke) at the top of the climb on Day 2, numerous water stops, serious lunch both...
09-20-23, 03:07 PM
Replies: 97
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Posted By Classtime

People who badmouth EroicaCA but don't ride it...

People who badmouth EroicaCA but don't ride it bug me.
09-20-23, 10:26 AM
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Posted By NorcalGuzzi

Saturday night I dined solo at Lombardi's (old...

Saturday night I dined solo at Lombardi's (old school Italian American) in Cambria for a carb load. Not sure if it helped, but I wanted it:). I was met with very friendly service, decent, if...
09-20-23, 10:12 AM
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Posted By Robvolz

I keep comparing this with Cino. Cino has a...

I keep comparing this with Cino.

Cino has a list of 7 requirements (I may be off on my number, correct me if you're "that guy") and you must adhere to 5. So if one bike fits everything, but has...
09-20-23, 10:08 AM
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Posted By Robvolz

Weaknesses 1. An up-to-date map with cue sheet...

Weaknesses
1. An up-to-date map with cue sheet would have been helpful. The changes of food/water stops was disconcerting.
2. I would think the shorter Piedras Blancas route along Highway One...
09-20-23, 09:38 AM
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Posted By NorcalGuzzi

Oh man, I was waiting for this movie (Office...

Oh man, I was waiting for this movie (Office Space) reference to pop up. Nice one!
09-20-23, 09:29 AM
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Posted By Caliwild

I agree... I actually like Cambria a lot. ...

I agree... I actually like Cambria a lot. Madeline's restaurant has amazing food and an amazing wine list. The Sea Chest Oyster Bar has some of the best seafood I've ever had, and has a great...
09-20-23, 09:25 AM
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Posted By Sactown_Albert

Cambria works as a venue for a larger event

I wanted to add my observation that I thought Cambria was a good venue. The town was charming with plenty of restaurants and coffee shops. Also, just down Highway 1 are Cayucos and Morro Bay, which...
09-20-23, 08:27 AM
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Posted By Mr. Spadoni

Corporate now wants SWOT reports to be rolled...

Corporate now wants SWOT reports to be rolled into your TPS reports.
09-19-23, 02:57 PM
Replies: 97
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Posted By obrentharris

This is all good news. I thank you for doing...

This is all good news. I thank you for doing this.

I paid for this year's event but, based on the last couple of years of diminishing returns, decided not to attend when I got another offer for a...
09-19-23, 02:53 PM
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Posted By Erzulis Boat

Exactly. I bring 2 water bottles, and some food,...

Exactly. I bring 2 water bottles, and some food, as this isn't my first Eroica. It's all about the ride, the rest stops are just an extra bonus!

Me- "Well, I'll be darned, is that a taco truck up...
09-19-23, 02:45 PM
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Posted By bbpo8

Very positive experience

This was my first Eroica and I had a great time. Many thanks to the organizers.
Successes
1. I did the Santa Lucia route which was gorgeous. A variety of scenes from narrow tree-lined canyon, to...
09-19-23, 01:59 PM
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Posted By Robvolz

I was right within firing range when you had that...

I was right within firing range when you had that conversation.

I hit the brakes pretty quickly.

...
09-19-23, 12:50 PM
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Posted By Manny66

Did you attend the Event ? If so , You could...

Did you attend the Event ?

If so , You could have easily walked up to Amadeo , Nipul , Or Bob and discussed any concerns with them ,I sure Did ( as well as many others), and They listened and were...
09-17-23, 01:07 AM
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Posted By Robvolz

Lets see your Eroica pics...

So far, too much fun.
Yes, there are issues. So what. Its a nice day on the California coast.

Elephant seals!!
Zebras!!
Otters!!!

Shuddup already and ride. Have a beer, make a friend or...
09-12-23, 01:09 PM
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Posted By Manny66

I will be riding my red Colnago Super on the...

I will be riding my red Colnago Super on the Saturday morning Cayucos Coffee ride , and I will be on my red Moser on the Santa Lucia Route on Sunday morning .. but You might also find me on the sag...
09-10-23, 06:19 PM
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Posted By Curtisjshaw

81 Puch Luzern for me. Nearly vintage exept for...

81 Puch Luzern for me. Nearly vintage exept for the tires and brake pads and cables.
09-10-23, 04:08 PM
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Posted By fvernon

I'll be cruising up to the elephant seals on...

I'll be cruising up to the elephant seals on Saturday morning to stretch the legs if anyone isn't doing Nova and wants to join (*edit* or maybe I'll just jump on that Cambria--Cayucos coffee ride on...
09-10-23, 02:43 PM
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Posted By merziac

A silver one. :innocent: Short Sunday ride,...

A silver one. :innocent:

Short Sunday ride, maybe.:twitchy:
09-09-23, 02:06 PM
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Posted By Manny66

UN-official Saturday Morning Vintage Ride , From...

UN-official Saturday Morning Vintage Ride , From Velo Cambria to Cayucos . DEPARTURE TIME is at 9 AM from Velo Cambria and headed south to Cayucos to the Luna Coffee Bar. Feel free to get to Velo...
09-06-23, 03:25 PM
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Posted By Oldairhead

I rode the first Eroica Britannia in 2014 and it...

I rode the first Eroica Britannia in 2014 and it was exceptionally well done with over 1900 riders participating! The next year I did not ride but participation had exploded and it was clear that the...
09-06-23, 11:19 AM
Replies: 150
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Posted By Caliwild

I'm actually looking forward to this year's...

I'm actually looking forward to this year's Eroica... Since the move to Cambria, things have gone sorta downhill (literally!) but I still enjoy the ride and seeing all the vintage bikes. Plus, that...
09-03-23, 11:27 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 9,975
Posted By Kabuki12

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The surgery was a success . I got out of post op at 10:30pm last night . At...
09-01-23, 02:26 PM
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Posted By SurferRosa

Let the buyer arrange shipping with bikeflights,...

Let the buyer arrange shipping with bikeflights, send you a label, and the carrier will pick it up at your place on the day you choose.
09-01-23, 10:58 AM
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Posted By pwert

I didn't really retire, I just stopped getting...

I didn't really retire, I just stopped getting paid to get up after everybody went to sleep and getting home when they got up. I don't get much sleep but I do get up at 4 am and ride my bike in...
08-31-23, 07:13 AM
Replies: 288
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Posted By friendofpugs

First off, a hearty "Thanks!" for starting this...

First off, a hearty "Thanks!" for starting this topic, as it's something I've been wondering about myself. I stumbled into C&V about six years ago, and it didn't take long to discover that parting...
08-30-23, 03:58 PM
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Posted By madpogue

If it boils water for coffee as part of the...

If it boils water for coffee as part of the process, sign me up.
08-24-23, 06:54 PM
Replies: 117
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Posted By Senior Ryder 00

Not so crazy,

Hi,
I’m a product of the same roller coaster ride that Gugie has been on. Started young & spent 35 years in it. For the most part I enjoyed it. In the spring of 2001 I volunteered for a RIF & got a...
08-24-23, 11:54 AM
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Posted By fvernon

I'll certainly be there for the swap on Saturday...

I'll certainly be there for the swap on Saturday and the Santa Lucia (or maybe Heroic, if I'm up early enough?) route on Sunday. I'm staying in Cambria instead of San Simeon, but I do plan on getting...
08-24-23, 09:21 AM
Replies: 117
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Posted By squirtdad

Once I get there, i have visions/delusions of a...

Once I get there, i have visions/delusions of a "retirement job" like helping with kayak trips, be the old fart at the bike shop, do a bike coffee cart, set up small woodworking business, work...
08-23-23, 06:27 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,967
Posted By smontanaro

Here's to a quick recovery. I recently took...

Here's to a quick recovery.

I recently took a job as a lifeguard at the local YMCA. Doing my part to make sure the pool stays open.
08-22-23, 09:37 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,967
Posted By sbarner

My biggest struggle has been resisting "nap...

My biggest struggle has been resisting "nap time." I typically lose. After two years, I am only just getting back to getting in some decent cycling mileage on a consistent basis. My old commute was...
08-22-23, 09:31 PM
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Views: 5,967
Posted By merziac

Certainly overrated to be sure. ;)

Certainly overrated to be sure. ;)
08-22-23, 03:11 PM
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Views: 4,131
Posted By SkinGriz

I wonder if some of these people can just be...

I wonder if some of these people can just be bought off.
It might actually be cheaper.
08-22-23, 02:35 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,131
Posted By davester

No need to guess. There are many objective...

No need to guess. There are many objective measures of healthcare quality and pretty much all of them show that USA health outcomes are vastly worse than pretty much all European countries, all while...
08-21-23, 03:13 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,131
Posted By chain_whipped

USA - Tennessee. Outside of US, adventurous,...

USA - Tennessee.
Outside of US, adventurous, gorgeous territory, bargain cost of living, fresh water, nature, very low crime, respectful unselfish people, easily can live car free yet have access-...
08-21-23, 01:22 PM
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Views: 4,131
Posted By USAZorro

We decided to settle down a ways outside of...

We decided to settle down a ways outside of Roanoke, VA. We found a sweet little place four years ago (5,000 sf, 4br 3.5 ba on an acre and a half for 325K with annual taxes about $1,500). The only...
08-21-23, 12:20 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,131
Posted By Germany_chris

My wife and I bought our retirement place in...

My wife and I bought our retirement place in central Mallorca about 10 years ago from her aunt when they decided to sell and buy their retirement place in Dubai. I imagine we'll snow bird it up and...
08-18-23, 10:56 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,967
Posted By davester

Fantastic man! Welcome to the club. That said, I...

Fantastic man! Welcome to the club. That said, I must report that retirement sucks because there are way too many things to do. Over the past year since I've retired I've sailed the South Seas,...
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