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10-03-22, 06:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 731
Posted By DMC707

I cant straddle the top tube on several dual...

I cant straddle the top tube on several dual suspension bikes i have had (and have )

Granted -- a dual suspension bike is a different animal, - but just throwing that out there for the folks...
10-03-22, 11:30 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,117
Posted By DMC707

Thats a beauty !

Thats a beauty !
09-30-22, 12:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 682
Posted By DMC707

Sigh - about to retire one (old Litespeed content )

This is a rant of sorts more than anything. Bike is in that ethereal age range where it miiiiight be considered C&V or might not , but ive had this thing forever it seems

a bit over a year...
09-30-22, 10:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,984
Posted By DMC707

I went the other way - i'm 5'8 and 195 in racing...

I went the other way - i'm 5'8 and 195 in racing trim (not now - now im in a struggle to drop about 40 pounds but thats another story ) -- For a few years i tried my best to hang with the pack in...
09-30-22, 09:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 614
Posted By DMC707

maybe the fact that they are also training for a...

maybe the fact that they are also training for a marathon
09-30-22, 09:46 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,459
Posted By DMC707

Argggghhhhhh ---- i remember throwing away a...

Argggghhhhhh ---- i remember throwing away a couple of sets of these - probably over 20 years ago - but who knows what will be worth something someday, when all you see in front of you is...
Replies: 13
Views: 586
Posted By DMC707

Were it my size, i would be running and not...

Were it my size, i would be running and not walking at $750 - thats a good buy OP . You're not stealing it or anything, but that is a very solid deal

If it were local , i'd...
Replies: 13
Views: 586
Posted By DMC707

Yes -- those department store grade tires are...

Yes -- those department store grade tires are cringe worthy on this bike- they were probably purchased at the same place as the seat.

. A classic PAnaracer Smoke/Dart combo is still...
Replies: 13
Views: 586
Posted By DMC707

$1200 High end, first gen XTR in very good...

$1200

High end, first gen XTR in very good condition

Very nice period style paint scheme


Really a nice. nice machine -------- and among the very small handful of MTB's that are worth...
09-27-22, 12:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 850
Posted By DMC707

Sounds like you're winning all the way around ! ...

Sounds like you're winning all the way around ! (Even if it feels expensive for now ) :thumb:
09-23-22, 11:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 858
Posted By DMC707

I made my choice a while back -------- I...

I made my choice a while back


-------- I still have the Klein that is - and note the strategic placement of the Tarmac by the garbage can



(I'm making this in jest - Specialized was...
09-22-22, 01:17 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,877
Posted By DMC707

LOL - i just dug this photo out in response to...

LOL - i just dug this photo out in response to another thread today !


https://i.imgur.com/CUc9ndS.jpg
Replies: 13
Views: 436
Posted By DMC707

There's a bike in those pics? I cant tell ! ...

There's a bike in those pics? I cant tell ! Maybe if i get my readers
Replies: 40
Views: 4,835
Posted By DMC707

Whoever put those tires, that saddle and pedals...

Whoever put those tires, that saddle and pedals on that fine bicycle should have their hands cut off (not literally -- but does make one scratch their head)
Replies: 21
Views: 508
Posted By DMC707

Great score ! As T2p said , might want to...

Great score !

As T2p said , might want to source some elastomers for that fork, -- but it looks too clean to be a parts bike -- i really like steel myself , but that aluminum will polish up to...
09-20-22, 10:34 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,103
Posted By DMC707

That is a very demanding face ! ...

That is a very demanding face !



Pekes have the ability to bring people together !

One of the selling points of my lady (Occasional Fiance' ) was she has a PEke named Annie as well !

I...
09-19-22, 05:16 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,257
Posted By DMC707

I actually think seeing a Paramount with those is...

I actually think seeing a Paramount with those is pretty cool !
09-19-22, 04:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 955
Posted By DMC707

How's your wall space and how many bikes? ...

How's your wall space and how many bikes?


If you have enough wall space, you can "Man Cave " it out

https://i.imgur.com/0k5sovK.jpg

Not much wall space and you may have to resort to more...
Replies: 25
Views: 690
Posted By DMC707

It looks like it’s a 53 or 54-ish size. Since...

It looks like it’s a 53 or 54-ish size. Since that is my size I would be all over it like a lampshade at $200
Replies: 16
Views: 426
Posted By DMC707

Yes. PRobably at the top end for this one,...

Yes. PRobably at the top end for this one, but its clean and the Suntour/ Dia Compe components are certainly compelling
Replies: 14
Views: 484
Posted By DMC707

There's always something out there, "better",...

There's always something out there, "better", lighter, cheaper , newer that'll hit Marketplace or Craigslist 3 days after you bring home your new to you prize, but yes, the PAramount is still a nice...
Replies: 14
Views: 484
Posted By DMC707

"Worth it for $200" ? - yes "Is...

"Worth it for $200" ? - yes


"Is it that much of an improvement over my 1974 Panasonic Sport Deluxe and 1982 Peugeot P8?" - yes


" I really love the bikes I ride now...
09-12-22, 11:14 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,273
Posted By DMC707

This. However OP, if it ever becomes an...

This.

However OP, if it ever becomes an issue, -- i thought Suntour sold a air conversion kit for some of their forks , --- but i recall your original post about the Verve and thinking it looked...
Replies: 21
Views: 508
Posted By DMC707

Good bike. I have an Eldridge. Wonderfully...

Good bike. I have an Eldridge. Wonderfully light Tange Prestige frame set. I’d pick it over the alloy framed bike all things being equal
Replies: 2
Views: 211
Posted By DMC707

I cant tell if the bike is supposed to be a...

I cant tell if the bike is supposed to be a racing oriented bike or a freestyle'ish bike ---- bars suggest freestyle, big chainwheel suggests racy

Cheap crankset/pedals and wheels really doesnt...
09-08-22, 01:03 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 12,639
Posted By DMC707

I gotta admit, my only experience with e-bike...

I gotta admit, my only experience with e-bike users is mountain bikers on actual trails. Locally in the central Oklahoma area, the most prominent e-bikers here are in their 70's , but Bentonville AR...
Replies: 23
Views: 631
Posted By DMC707

too late. Iím jealous

too late. Iím jealous
09-06-22, 06:21 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 12,639
Posted By DMC707

In a lot of states you can get a license to ride...

In a lot of states you can get a license to ride up to a 250cc motorcycle at age 14 that will hit 100mph

Putting a suggested age of 21+ on an e-bike is akin to ATV manufacturers putting "Must be...
Replies: 8
Views: 478
Posted By DMC707

Nice bike and a cool color . I love the brown...

Nice bike and a cool color . I love the brown and gold myself,

Bike's worth $250 if you want to put a little bit of sweat into cleaning it up (Wd-40 and steel wool on the forks etc. )
09-05-22, 11:08 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,789
Posted By DMC707

A Klein is a classic - hardly a "cheap" MTB,...

A Klein is a classic - hardly a "cheap" MTB, despite the price you paid :thumb:
09-02-22, 07:25 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,789
Posted By DMC707

Been spending a lot of time on the mountain bikes...

Been spending a lot of time on the mountain bikes lately -- given my age and the fact that i've already got a laundry list of artifically enhanced bodyparts already, i tend to stay away from airtime...
09-02-22, 12:31 PM
Replies: 744
Views: 19,228
Posted By DMC707

was actually a real estate deal. LOL, i...

was actually a real estate deal. LOL, i missed the boat on crypto too -- i guess i'm destined to stay downtrodden :troll:
09-02-22, 11:49 AM
Replies: 744
Views: 19,228
Posted By DMC707

This is not strictly confined to cycling I...

This is not strictly confined to cycling

I was going through a rough patch a few years back and recall a friend telling me

(im paraphrasing) "If you dont pull 50k out and invest it in such and...
09-02-22, 11:44 AM
09-02-22, 11:40 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,496
Posted By DMC707

Happy to oblige - here's a few of 'em -...

Happy to oblige - here's a few of 'em - although i've probably shared a few of these pics in C&V before


https://i.imgur.com/0k5sovK.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/LHgSFFd.jpg
...
09-01-22, 02:05 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 960
Posted By DMC707

lightbulb moment

lightbulb moment
09-01-22, 01:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 760
Posted By DMC707

I was just referring to little fat tired folders,...

I was just referring to little fat tired folders, electric or not

No - regarding e-bikes, i'm a fan -- as i mentioned in my first response, -- i really should have jumped off and taken the plunge...
09-01-22, 11:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 760
Posted By DMC707

I gotta admit - i dont think i'd be tempted too...

I gotta admit - i dont think i'd be tempted too much
09-01-22, 11:37 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 960
Posted By DMC707

Tough one -- if you look at my "current stable"...

Tough one -- if you look at my "current stable" list, its apparent i dont throw much out -- but i used to race track at a fairly competitive level and would go through bikes for that fairly rapidly -...
08-31-22, 11:55 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,496
Posted By DMC707

Hmmmmmm boring day at work so i'll take a...

Hmmmmmm

boring day at work so i'll take a shot at it

Im pretty sure this is all of it -- but you should have saw the stash 2 years ago before i started selling off a few things ! :twitchy:...
08-30-22, 06:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 917
Posted By DMC707

i do. In regards to the mountain bikes, i've...

i do. In regards to the mountain bikes, i've been riding booshy stuff from smaller manufacturers for a lot of years

But is your original post implying that Giant has some kind of brand premium? ...
08-30-22, 04:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 662
Posted By DMC707

Look for a Hite Rite --much cheaper The Hite...

Look for a Hite Rite --much cheaper

The Hite Rite quick-drop post system is back from the dead | off-road.cc...
08-29-22, 05:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 626
Posted By DMC707

I'll second and third everyone else who praised...

I'll second and third everyone else who praised the paint scheme ! I love loud bikes -- even though i dont ride very fast

A SID and a Shimano XT buildout is a quality start ! Are those carbon tims...
08-29-22, 05:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 760
Posted By DMC707

modestly regret my decision to build out a $10k...

modestly regret my decision to build out a $10k "dream bike" build last year (never add up your receipts ) -- as i am having issues with my knee crop up that will require surgery soon. Its just not...
Replies: 16
Views: 848
Posted By DMC707

Looks like Centurion didnt do the whole frame...

Looks like Centurion didnt do the whole frame that way, just the front end and the stays -- my memory is foggy



https://i.imgur.com/DCa0MSr.jpg



https://i.imgur.com/8u0CwO5.jpg
08-25-22, 11:35 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 9,038
Posted By DMC707

LOL ! Thank you guys' for the enlightenment and...

LOL ! Thank you guys' for the enlightenment and for taking it easy on me with my ignorance!

With Polaris OBark inference that it can also be used for "Dumb F*** " -- this gives me an acronym to...
08-25-22, 10:17 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 9,038
Posted By DMC707

OK -- ive gone through over a hundred posts in...

OK -- ive gone through over a hundred posts in this thread trying to find it --

but whats DF stand for?

forgive me for not knowing the nomenclature, but im guessing its an acronym for a...
08-24-22, 01:11 PM
Replies: 2,535
Views: 902,761
Posted By DMC707

https://i.imgur.com/xiRpJRO.jpg ...

https://i.imgur.com/xiRpJRO.jpg



https://i.imgur.com/kiFLR5Q.jpg
07-01-22, 01:14 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,771
Posted By DMC707

240 miles on my White DeBernardi at a "Tinbutt"...

240 miles on my White DeBernardi at a "Tinbutt" 12 hour marathon

But ---- to be fair --- I was 25 y/o then (in 1996) and the bike was only a year old ------ however - when i ordered the frame and...
06-21-22, 01:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 523
Posted By DMC707

"Just when i think im out -- they pull me back in...

"Just when i think im out -- they pull me back in ! "

(quote from The Godfather )
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