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Forum: Introductions
05-10-22, 06:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 204
Posted By Rage

Welcome aboard, Ivan!

Welcome aboard, Ivan!
Forum: Introductions
05-10-22, 06:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 68
Posted By Rage

You’ve come to the right place. Howdy and welcome!

You’ve come to the right place. Howdy and welcome!
Forum: Foo
05-04-22, 02:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 431
Posted By Rage

Why “no?” I loved that movie when I was a kid. ...

Why “no?” I loved that movie when I was a kid.
I grew up just a few blocks away from their firehouse headquarters, too. I’d pass by and wish I would see the ecto-1 come screaming out of there lol.
Forum: Introductions
04-28-22, 08:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 106
Posted By Rage

Welcome from a fellow coaster brake enthusiast!

Welcome from a fellow coaster brake enthusiast!
Forum: Introductions
04-27-22, 01:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 151
Posted By Rage

Hello back from NY, Oyster.

Hello back from NY, Oyster.
04-27-22, 01:44 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,140
Posted By Rage

Poor Johnny Depp…

Poor Johnny Depp…
Forum: Foo
04-27-22, 10:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 387
Posted By Rage

Beware lest you anger the gods again! Stock up…

Beware lest you anger the gods again!
Stock up…
Forum: Foo
04-26-22, 01:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 387
Posted By Rage

Why you gotta anger the smoking gods like that?

Why you gotta anger the smoking gods like that?
04-26-22, 09:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 852
Posted By Rage

“ I love it when a plan comes together! ” - John...

“ I love it when a plan comes together! ” - John “Hannibal” Smith
Forum: Introductions
04-22-22, 05:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 140
Posted By Rage

Welcome from the US!

Welcome from the US!
04-20-22, 11:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,067
Posted By Rage

There’s a 58cm volume cutter v1 on eBay with a...

There’s a 58cm volume cutter v1 on eBay with a “buy it now” of 550 dollars. Maybe make the seller an offer?
04-18-22, 04:07 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 5,203
Posted By Rage

No need for animosity here. Anybody thinks...

No need for animosity here.
Anybody thinks they can realize a profit on a fifty thousand dollar investment in that collection is welcome to try and win the auction.
Good luck!
04-17-22, 08:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,067
Posted By Rage

Heck yeah, the kilo tt over the crew defender. ...

Heck yeah, the kilo tt over the crew defender.
The kilo is back in stock up to 57cm btw.
04-17-22, 08:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 730
Posted By Rage

Kilo tt is back in stock, up to 57cm.

Kilo tt is back in stock, up to 57cm.
04-17-22, 08:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 391
Posted By Rage

I don’t know what shipping to Toronto might...

I don’t know what shipping to Toronto might entail but bikesdirect has restocked the kilo tt which is three hundred bucks(US) cheaper’n the Fuji.
04-17-22, 12:37 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 5,203
Posted By Rage

What’s really messed up is I wouldn’t pay five...

What’s really messed up is I wouldn’t pay five hundred for that Dawes. But I will spend four hundred getting it back together lol.
04-17-22, 12:32 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 5,203
Posted By Rage

I love the old bikes. Recently spent hundreds...

I love the old bikes. Recently spent hundreds getting this beautiful green Dawes Galaxy back together. It’s dazzling.

I take it on a group ride and most everybody is all, “ why’re you on that?”...
04-17-22, 10:37 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 5,203
Posted By Rage

I feel pretty much the same way as guy1138. I’m a...

I feel pretty much the same way as guy1138. I’m a few years older and I think we might be amongst the youngsters in the c&v crowd. Around here, anyway. And, it seems, anywhere lol. I go to a vintage...
04-13-22, 01:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 373
Posted By Rage

Thanks for the responses, you guys. Greatly...

Thanks for the responses, you guys. Greatly appreciated.

Further complicating things, I just got a new fork that may be better suited as a replacement. Found a cheap decent wheel set and got this...
04-12-22, 11:35 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,159
Posted By Rage

Were you dressed like a bee?

Were you dressed like a bee?
04-11-22, 06:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 373
Posted By Rage

Also a way to go. And inexpensive, too. Thank...

Also a way to go. And inexpensive, too. Thank you, squirtdad.
Originally, I was hoping to put together some sort of DIY device and knock it out in a day or two.
But looks like it’s gonna take...
04-11-22, 05:30 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,159
Posted By Rage

I’m still flabbergasted by what we learned about...

I’m still flabbergasted by what we learned about the behavior of dogs in the kingdom of qwaa. I guess you really do learn something new everyday.

This might explain why one of my dogs went nuts...
04-11-22, 05:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 373
Posted By Rage

Thank you, dedhed. That may be the way to go. I...

Thank you, dedhed. That may be the way to go. I have a Tange levin that I think/hope will work as you suggest.
And “milled” was the word I was looking for in my first two posts of this thread....
04-11-22, 11:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 373
Posted By Rage

Thanks, HIllrider. I was just hoping to be...

Thanks, HIllrider.
I was just hoping to be able to knock it out myself without having to head to the shop.
And it would have been sweet/serendipitous if all the parts I had laying around worked...
04-11-22, 09:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 373
Posted By Rage

To be perfectly clear, I need to get a 26.4 crown...

To be perfectly clear, I need to get a 26.4 crown race onto a fork steerer tube with a crown of 27.0.
04-11-22, 09:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 373
Posted By Rage

Crown resizing

So, I left one of my bikes at my old workplace where I am on-site every few weeks on a consulting basis. Because of the pandemic, the building and bike room has been pretty much empty since the...
04-09-22, 03:52 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,159
Posted By Rage

I’ve been bitten a bunch. Former K9 handler....

I’ve been bitten a bunch. Former K9 handler. Sucks every time. And good idea to be current with the tetanus shot.
You don’t need to get one after a bite but good idea to be up to date.
04-09-22, 03:46 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,159
Posted By Rage

Iím also glad that dog didnít cause you to wreck....

Iím also glad that dog didnít cause you to wreck. And that you appear okay.
That is NOT acceptable behavior in a dog.
That could also have been much worse.
A friend of mine was pretty badly hurt...
Forum: Commuting
04-08-22, 10:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 665
Posted By Rage

The pandemic furloughed me and I remain out of...

The pandemic furloughed me and I remain out of work but before I became an unemployed wastrel I commuted by bike from high school into my forties. That ride to and from work was probably my favorite...
04-08-22, 09:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 669
Posted By Rage

Sometimes a build will take me a day and other...

Sometimes a build will take me a day and other times it will be years and counting.
04-06-22, 02:59 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 4,349
Posted By Rage

Not even once…

Not even once…
04-05-22, 05:28 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 9,652
Posted By Rage

My best wishes to both of you.

My best wishes to both of you.
04-05-22, 01:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 176
Posted By Rage

And, yeah, the 59th street bridge does jam up so...

And, yeah, the 59th street bridge does jam up so be careful on the descent.
04-05-22, 01:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 176
Posted By Rage

The real challenge is going to be navigating your...

The real challenge is going to be navigating your way around people on bikes they haven’t even looked at in years.
One time this young lady’s right pedal fell off her bike right in front of me on...
04-05-22, 01:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 176
Posted By Rage

You’ll be fine. I once did it on a coaster-brake...

You’ll be fine. I once did it on a coaster-brake cruiser with my girlfriend and her mom, both of whom also rode cruisers.

The only real elevation is going to be on the Verrazano, but if you can...
04-04-22, 06:11 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 4,349
Posted By Rage

I was born and raised in Manhattan, commuted to...

I was born and raised in Manhattan, commuted to work by bike for something like twenty to twenty five years and also worked as a bike messenger here in my youth. Crazy as it seems to people that do...
04-04-22, 04:41 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 4,349
Posted By Rage

So, huge guy crush on sweaty nyc bike messengers...

So, huge guy crush on sweaty nyc bike messengers and doesn’t even own a track bike? Oy gevalt!
Forum: Introductions
04-03-22, 11:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 139
Posted By Rage

Howdy from NYC!

Howdy from NYC!
04-03-22, 05:34 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,634
Posted By Rage

Well, I think you made out pretty well over...

Well, I think you made out pretty well over there. Congrats!
04-03-22, 04:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,067
Posted By Rage

I’m not sure about improved but it was tweaked to...

I’m not sure about improved but it was tweaked to be more “trick-friendly,” meaning shorter wheelbase/chain stay to pull off wheelies and longer top tube for more clearance. Definitely influenced the...
04-03-22, 02:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,067
Posted By Rage

I’ve worked on or put together three of the bikes...

I’ve worked on or put together three of the bikes on your list and would recommend the kilo or any other bikesdirect offering over any of them.

If you really want a trick-track bike, it might be...
04-03-22, 09:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 652
Posted By Rage

Good going! It gets easier and more enjoyable as...

Good going! It gets easier and more enjoyable as you go along, too.
Keep it up.
04-02-22, 01:00 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 4,349
Posted By Rage

Not all alleycat crash stories are bad, though. ...

Not all alleycat crash stories are bad, though.

In the middle of another, probably the year before that last one, a friend of mine goes down hard. She can’t get up for several minutes. She’s...
04-02-22, 12:28 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 4,349
Posted By Rage

A buddy and I tried to catch up to mr. bikes into...

A buddy and I tried to catch up to mr. bikes into little kids to at least get him to apologize or something but he took off like a bat out of hell. We went back to check on the boy and he was still...
04-02-22, 11:37 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 4,349
Posted By Rage

If you think the guy in the original video...

If you think the guy in the original video inspires fear of those of us on bikes, imagine the chaos and confusion in the wake of an alleycat in the city. You can see the switch flick in the eyes of...
04-01-22, 08:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 409
Posted By Rage

Thumbs up!

Thumbs up!
03-31-22, 10:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,478
Posted By Rage

You did the right thing going with the bare...

You did the right thing going with the bare frame. ‘Nuff said lol.
03-31-22, 10:04 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 4,349
Posted By Rage

That’s kinda what pulled me in, at first. I was...

That’s kinda what pulled me in, at first. I was really impressed by the guys that rode like that and was flattered they thought I could do the same.

But after a while, I realized I’d rather be a...
03-31-22, 06:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 872
Posted By Rage

My best wishes on a swift and full recovery.

My best wishes on a swift and full recovery.
Forum: Commuting
03-31-22, 06:12 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,544
Posted By Rage

The Brooks b17 narrow is my favorite.

The Brooks b17 narrow is my favorite.
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