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10-09-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,413
Posted By sdn40

FWIW Be careful with sticking a bunch of money...

FWIW
Be careful with sticking a bunch of money into a motor home. The boxes are built as cheap as possible (1x3 walls, staples and glue), and then plunked on a frame and exposed to twisting,...
09-27-21, 05:21 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,787
Posted By sdn40

You need to make friends that know about working...

You need to make friends that know about working on bikes. I learned as I went in restoring a Cannondale Criterium and came out the other side just fine. Powder coating and ebay parts throughout. New...
09-19-21, 03:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,183
Posted By sdn40

Not gonna be for everyone, but IMO this is the...

Not gonna be for everyone, but IMO this is the bargain. You can find them new for $59.99 and recently I picked one up for $47.99 new. Square taper so you don't have to buy a $60 dedicated bottom...
09-18-21, 06:00 PM
Replies: 1,104
Views: 290,789
Posted By sdn40

Just brought this home. Pics taken after a quick...

Just brought this home. Pics taken after a quick hose down due to a layer of dust and dirt. Dura Ace levers (hoods are toast), pedals, hubs and shifters as well as the pictured crank, rd, and brakes....
08-19-21, 09:55 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,076
Posted By sdn40

And for 50 years automobile gas tanks vented...

And for 50 years automobile gas tanks vented directly into enclosed garages. Look - I get it - flammable liquids need to be used with care. If you want to used distilled water and ivory soap and a 12...
08-19-21, 06:05 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,076
Posted By sdn40

Not too worried. I also have a few working brain...

Not too worried. I also have a few working brain cells. As did generations before me that barely survived such dangerous practices.
08-19-21, 05:32 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,076
Posted By sdn40

I use gasoline and a paintbrush. I also eat eggs,...

I use gasoline and a paintbrush. I also eat eggs, red meat, and cut the tags off my pillows.
08-06-21, 07:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 697
Posted By sdn40

Continental Sale

I'm not an expert at what is considered a bargain, but Planet Cycles has Grand Prix's for $24.95 and Ultra Sports for $14.95. The other Contis are on sale as well. Free shipping if you spend $50
07-31-21, 10:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 939
Posted By sdn40

Wrap the chainstay with some brown handlebar tape...

Wrap the chainstay with some brown handlebar tape - win win
07-25-21, 07:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,840
Posted By sdn40

Sometimes it's just best to use the intended...

Sometimes it's just best to use the intended product for the intended use. Evaporust attacks rust only, is re-usable, and is available at Harbor Freight in 2 sizes.
Cutting corners is great, but...
07-25-21, 06:38 PM
Replies: 10,201
Views: 1,252,404
Posted By sdn40

I only bought this so this thread wouldn't get...

I only bought this so this thread wouldn't get buried and lost forever. I'm just a giver I guess.
Well that, and it was my size, and cool, and $50.
I believe it's an '89 Master. Some scuffs that...
07-21-21, 05:39 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,811
Posted By sdn40

I've been on the lookout for one. I think the...

I've been on the lookout for one. I think the graphics and curb appeal are great. It's light. Upgrade the parts to whatever you want. It's aluminum and has a unicrown fork so it won't get much love...
07-18-21, 09:12 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,442
Posted By sdn40

I half buried the rabbits and painted them a...

I half buried the rabbits and painted them a cherry color. No more problems
07-13-21, 02:44 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 12,494
Posted By sdn40

Can't argue with anything you said. But some days...

Can't argue with anything you said. But some days it sure is nice to 'tap' 'tap'
I'll send you 6 feet of surgical hose so you can drink from your water bottles - green to match the 531 decal of...
07-13-21, 02:02 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 12,494
Posted By sdn40

Glad that your build has met your expectations....

Glad that your build has met your expectations. Congrats.
Interested in your feelings on downtube shifters. Many of your builds have gone away from them (for good reason IMO). That's a long way to...
07-12-21, 07:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 862
Posted By sdn40

Vintage Look Tri Frame ??

I posted in the Tri Forum, but thought I would try here too. Bought this after seeing it on Facebook for 4 weeks. No one wanted it. The owner said he ordered the frame from LBS and it didn't come...
07-11-21, 03:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,470
Posted By sdn40

I wonder how much the mind has to do with...

I wonder how much the mind has to do with expectations etc. "It's a 40 year old piece of steel and collectible and nostalgic and fun --- it's awesome." "It's an expensive, new technology, with carbon...
07-11-21, 07:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 747
Posted By sdn40

And let's be honest. There was nothing inherently...

And let's be honest. There was nothing inherently special about the black lightning other than color.
The bike in question is at the very least, nicely equipped, and IMO wasn't trying to mislead or...
07-05-21, 12:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,207
Posted By sdn40

Start with the least aggressive option first...

Start with the least aggressive option first (metal polish, like Mothers). The results may surprise you. If you bring sandpaper into the equation, use wet / dry and use it wet.
07-03-21, 05:26 PM
Replies: 68,740
Views: 11,088,420
Posted By sdn40

I think it's legit - check out '82 '83 brochures....

I think it's legit - check out '82 '83 brochures. The color combo is something I haven't seen. The 900 series bikes had the Campy crankset and Cinelli BB and some had Dura Ace bits. The Dura Ace...
07-03-21, 05:17 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,319
Posted By sdn40

No. Do you work weekends and holidays ?

No. Do you work weekends and holidays ?
06-17-21, 07:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 922
Posted By sdn40

I get it. People dig the white - but that's the...

I get it. People dig the white - but that's the part that I think is overrated. It doesn't age well and IMO going silver matches better with the chrome the Circuit has. My main point being that I...
06-11-21, 05:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 818
Posted By sdn40

"But on rough roads, the 564 shines. Here, the...

"But on rough roads, the 564 shines. Here, the frame mutes vibrations that rock my steel steed."

Interesting
06-07-21, 09:32 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,162
Posted By sdn40

I think the Trek headquarters is near Madison...

I think the Trek headquarters is near Madison with a museum of sorts that offer tours.
06-07-21, 05:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,162
Posted By sdn40

If you're a beer fan - sample a Spotted Cow - or...

If you're a beer fan - sample a Spotted Cow - or anything else from the New Glarus menu.
06-05-21, 02:21 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 11,967
Posted By sdn40

I guess Mr Bike Forums has to ask himself how...

I guess Mr Bike Forums has to ask himself how many members he is willing to lose by banishing content to a Siberia sub-forum on the hopes it may someday grow big enough to serve a real purpose and...
06-05-21, 01:33 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 11,967
Posted By sdn40

What makes C & V great is the people, not the...

What makes C & V great is the people, not the title of the sub-forum.
Very accepting group who allow all ideas, regardless of title. Not sure why you would mess with that
People ask their...
05-29-21, 06:45 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 12,494
Posted By sdn40

The proportions thing is real, especially for...

The proportions thing is real, especially for taller riders. For some, the tall head tube just throws off the look of the bike. It's probably why a lot of tall riders are on the lookout for a...
05-27-21, 10:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,494
Posted By sdn40

Purple is underrated.

Purple is underrated.
05-25-21, 10:18 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,622
Posted By sdn40

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1600x1066/34420390190_a23dc687fa_h_e724d8bc1fe63682b19514b70c5c59039da6bfbc.jpg
05-10-21, 10:43 PM
Replies: 68,740
Views: 11,088,420
Posted By sdn40

Sirrus with a mix of Dura-Ace and Mavic....

Sirrus with a mix of Dura-Ace and Mavic. Surprised it hasn't been grabbed to part out.

https://greenbay.craigslist.org/bik/d/wrightstown-road-race-bike/7315951571.html
...
12-17-20, 04:38 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,302
Posted By sdn40

As I've said for a couple years now, for the...

As I've said for a couple years now, for the general public, it's all about brifters. Another year means the prices on the older brifter bikes will be closer to vintage downtube shifter bikes. If...
09-17-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,170
Posted By sdn40

The dreaded abrupt right turn that transports...

The dreaded abrupt right turn that transports your life into slow motion
09-05-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,276
Posted By sdn40

I came away with the opposite feeling. He is...

I came away with the opposite feeling.
He is fully admitting that the stove is hot - and not to touch it. So unless a 5 year old has an ebay account, his pitiful attempt at reverse psychology will...
07-27-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 8,131
Views: 2,540,255
Posted By sdn40

Classic case of Craigslist ad that said blue bike...

Classic case of Craigslist ad that said blue bike and white bike for sale. No pics
I took the white one for $35
...
06-29-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,897
Posted By sdn40

Can I get you a bottled water ? Maybe some...

Can I get you a bottled water ? Maybe some Tic-Tacs ? Definitely need your address to send a Christmas Card and some chocolates.
I just went to a website and bought a constellation in your name - I...
06-14-20, 05:00 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,417
Posted By sdn40

because n-1 would be depressing

because n-1 would be depressing
06-12-20, 10:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,474
Posted By sdn40

I know that trick. Better check to be sure the...

I know that trick. Better check to be sure the whole magazine is bike related
06-12-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,154
Posted By sdn40

Late Night Facebooking - Nishiki Competition

As evidence by this thread, I have stopped buying stuff.
Browsing Facebook Marketplace at 2a.m. and this popped up. It's not my fault because I wasn't specifically searching for bikes. I paid the...
05-31-20, 06:34 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,268
Posted By sdn40

That's correct. While not a problem in this...

That's correct. While not a problem in this forum, for the most part, the gap is shortening in price. And 99% of the public will choose the brifter bike.
05-28-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,268
Posted By sdn40

With careful planning, you could do whatever you...

With careful planning, you could do whatever you wanted to the Cannondale and still come in under the cost of the Vitus ....... if that's your thing. That's what I did to this Criterium. I would have...
01-17-20, 11:44 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 12,136
Posted By sdn40

Older bike with downtube shifters for $200 or...

Older bike with downtube shifters for $200 or newer brifter bike for $200 ? 99% take the brifter
12-20-19, 10:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,974
Posted By sdn40

I really like mine. The aluminum looks like its...

I really like mine. The aluminum looks like its made from turquoise thread. Stunner in the sunlight
...
12-01-19, 07:51 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,565
Posted By sdn40

Someone was probably paid a billion dollars to...

Someone was probably paid a billion dollars to decide for us. What size is shown in the brochures ?
10-31-19, 11:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,089
Posted By sdn40

Yikes on that seatpost clamp bolt

Yikes on that seatpost clamp bolt
10-31-19, 02:40 AM
Replies: 10,201
Views: 1,252,404
Posted By sdn40

The OG --- $125 ...

The OG --- $125
https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1296638680519052/
...
09-30-19, 12:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,408
Posted By sdn40

Old school: Here's your 1 bike. Don't say I never...

Old school: Here's your 1 bike. Don't say I never gave you anything. Don't come back for 4 years. I coat my chain in tar. Damn flies. Ehhhh, the headset is fine, it's not grinding yet. Form follows...
09-29-19, 07:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,408
Posted By sdn40

GCN -Original 7-Eleven Merckx Team Bike

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHaz8iPCJOY
09-26-19, 06:22 AM
Replies: 526
Views: 117,822
Posted By sdn40

If the small sample of the pictures is any...

If the small sample of the pictures is any indication, I would find a friend or a co-op. Rear derailleur needs a little attention too. Without seeing other pictures, I think the safe assumption is...
09-02-19, 11:42 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,180
Posted By sdn40

The best value by far is to swap the parts over...

The best value by far is to swap the parts over and then sell the frame. Depending on your area, selling the PD7 as is won't get you anywhere close as you are then in the parts seeking market - which...
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