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09-08-21, 12:40 PM
Replies: 20,692
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Posted By fettsvenska

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/88339345...

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/883393455615084/

A bargain at $1500
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08-30-21, 08:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 277
Posted By fettsvenska

Another Sad Day...

https://www.spokesman.com/stories/2021/aug/30/25-year-old-bicyclist-dies-after-being-hit-by-a-ca/
07-24-21, 04:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,034
Posted By fettsvenska

I'm usually riding too early in the morning to...

I'm usually riding too early in the morning to cross paths with these guys. However, during the downhill ski season there are always several of these guys on the slopes blasting some foul flavor of...
Replies: 17
Views: 867
Posted By fettsvenska

I just sold a 1983 Nuovo Alloro for $400. I was...

I just sold a 1983 Nuovo Alloro for $400. I was in excellent condition without hardly a blemish in the paint. I live in a relatively small market and so I couldn't sell it for as much as if I were...
Replies: 36
Views: 1,664
Posted By fettsvenska

I live in the PNW as well and that is about as...

I live in the PNW as well and that is about as low $$$ as I've seen a Raleigh International priced that is in that condition. It wouldn't surprise me if there was a buyer at $725 out there for this...
07-13-21, 04:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 304
Posted By fettsvenska

No collection of jerseys is complete without one...

No collection of jerseys is complete without one of these https://www.amazon.com/Cult-Classic-Shirts-Cutters-T-Shirt/dp/B071R6N58M...
07-13-21, 10:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 952
Posted By fettsvenska

Just be careful because this is a dark hole to go...

Just be careful because this is a dark hole to go down, from which there is no return.
07-13-21, 10:00 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,428
Posted By fettsvenska

I chose England because my dream bike is a...

I chose England because my dream bike is a Hetchins. One of these days I'll find the right one.
Replies: 8
Views: 408
Posted By fettsvenska

Based on the cranks and the cantilevers, this is...

Based on the cranks and the cantilevers, this is a touring bike and I believe that the 1500 and 2000 were Shogun's touring models and so it could be one of those but I don't know for sure.
07-09-21, 11:06 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 6,087
Posted By fettsvenska

This is a good point. I obviously have no...

This is a good point. I obviously have no insight into the strategic plans of Cavendish's team but I think this is an illustration of how cycling teams work together to achieve certain goals and...
07-09-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 6,087
Posted By fettsvenska

You may very well be right about this. However,...

You may very well be right about this. However, IMO that doesn't meant that it wasn't deserved and one of those other riders was a teammate who was trying to lead Cavendish to the stage win anyway.
07-08-21, 12:27 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 6,087
Posted By fettsvenska

As long as the commentators keep the comparison...

As long as the commentators keep the comparison to just the TdF stage wins, I don't really have a problem with them recognizing that Cavendish could surpass Merckx. From what I've heard from the...
07-06-21, 12:39 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 7,067
Posted By fettsvenska

I've always been more concerned about the weight...

I've always been more concerned about the weight of my arse:twitchy:
07-01-21, 12:53 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,086
Posted By fettsvenska

I haven't read all the comments on this thread...

I haven't read all the comments on this thread but my very biased opinion is that we are not getting the whole story. The only way I can believe that a dog was killed by a kick to the head is if...
Forum: Foo
06-30-21, 11:42 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,390
Posted By fettsvenska

I switched jobs a few months before the pandemic....

I switched jobs a few months before the pandemic. At my previous job I had to travel a fair amount and so I had to rent cars. Even before the pandemic the going rental rates for a modest car like a...
Forum: Foo
06-30-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,149
Posted By fettsvenska

This is from Google maps street view... ...

This is from Google maps street view...
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Forum: Foo
06-29-21, 08:22 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,308
Posted By fettsvenska

Maybe this doesn't have much to do with cycling...

Maybe this doesn't have much to do with cycling so it probably belongs over in Foo. However, it seems like a harmless topic. My official title is "Analytics Engineer" but I don't think I'm an...
06-29-21, 06:15 PM
Replies: 65,030
Views: 10,170,787
Posted By fettsvenska

A little worse for wear but appears to be...

A little worse for wear but appears to be complete. Price is right at $25

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/162312955958712/
...
06-25-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,115
Posted By fettsvenska

I also like Adidas Swift Solo. Obviously, these...

I also like Adidas Swift Solo. Obviously, these may not work for everyone but they aren't too bulky and so the fit into the clips easy. The other reason I like them is that they are comfortable...
06-21-21, 08:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,148
Posted By fettsvenska

I tried a couple of 650b options for awhile and...

I tried a couple of 650b options for awhile and it just wasn't my thing. However, I can definitely see why some people would like it. The situation for me is that on most of my vintage bikes...
Forum: Foo
06-20-21, 03:49 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,103
Posted By fettsvenska

I can feel this pain where I live as well. I...

I can feel this pain where I live as well. I took my family out camping at a state park in central WA thinking that we would get out and breath the fresh air, do a little hiking, drop a line in the...
Forum: Touring
06-20-21, 03:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 990
Posted By fettsvenska

I like the idea of using his current bike. ...

I like the idea of using his current bike. However, he is at the age where growth spurts happen and so he may not even fit his bike next year. One other thing to consider it that a good set of bar...
06-20-21, 02:09 PM
Replies: 4,214
Views: 649,414
Posted By fettsvenska

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

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06-20-21, 01:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,639
Posted By fettsvenska

One other thing that might help is to know what...

One other thing that might help is to know what your budget is? If you're working on a tight budget, then I would suggest you just be patient try to find another older steel Trek. They can still be...
06-18-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,271
Posted By fettsvenska

I'm a morning person as well. I was awake at...

I'm a morning person as well. I was awake at about 4AM today. I don't always ride early but I start putzing around getting stuff done. I work from home and usually try to be at my desk no later...
06-18-21, 08:08 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,907
Posted By fettsvenska

Same thing has happened to me 3 times and since I...

Same thing has happened to me 3 times and since I had my glasses under the straps I was able to remove my helmet without stopping. One time it was while I was riding in a duathlon and so it slowed...
06-17-21, 07:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,515
Posted By fettsvenska

I think that your Diamondback should be fine. ...

I think that your Diamondback should be fine. Also, there is a shortage of bicycles and parts right now due to the pandemic so giving your existing bike a tune up might be your best option anyway. ...
06-17-21, 07:42 AM
Replies: 65,030
Views: 10,170,787
Posted By fettsvenska

Hard to go wrong on $15 for a Schwinn Voyageur. ...

Hard to go wrong on $15 for a Schwinn Voyageur.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/765157527494681/
...
06-16-21, 09:04 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 40,991
Posted By fettsvenska

I'm not so much embarrassed to ride a bike. I'm...

I'm not so much embarrassed to ride a bike. I'm more embarrassed that I let myself get out of shape and overweight. I think this is one of those struggles that is different for everyone and the...
06-15-21, 02:27 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 59,699
Posted By fettsvenska

My new bike. I've made a few modifications from...

My new bike. I've made a few modifications from what came stock with the bike but it has turned out great....
06-15-21, 02:04 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,532
Posted By fettsvenska

My input would also be to not discount the nicer...

My input would also be to not discount the nicer Japanese bikes. Miyata, Panasonic, 3Rensho, Lotus just to name a few. They did make some lower end model which probably won't interest you but the...
06-15-21, 08:21 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,046
Posted By fettsvenska

You need a gravel bike to ride that route.

You need a gravel bike to ride that route.
06-15-21, 06:35 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,046
Posted By fettsvenska

Any mention of a "kit".

Any mention of a "kit".
06-14-21, 09:41 PM
Replies: 2,032
Views: 637,998
Posted By fettsvenska

4 more pictures ...

4 more pictures
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06-14-21, 09:41 PM
Replies: 2,032
Views: 637,998
Posted By fettsvenska

I have this Gazelle Champion Mondial AA 57cm...

I have this Gazelle Champion Mondial AA 57cm frame. I would say that it has typical cosmetic blemishes in the paint but no dents or dings. Campagnolo drop outs. What I would like is an early 90s...
06-14-21, 12:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 987
Posted By fettsvenska

You're going to find this to be a recurring theme...

You're going to find this to be a recurring theme right now. Even finding parts for an upgrade could be challenging. If you're current bike works for you, I would advise to be patient and wait for...
06-11-21, 03:07 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 10,605
Posted By fettsvenska

That was my first thought as well. I hope that...

That was my first thought as well. I hope that they Sheldon's website will be maintained as it contains such a wealth of knowledge about bikes.
06-10-21, 03:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 843
Posted By fettsvenska

This is what I thought as well when I read the...

This is what I thought as well when I read the article. I'm not sure why there is such a harsh reaction to Mr. Petersen's opinions.
Forum: Foo
06-10-21, 02:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,382
Posted By fettsvenska

I would advise against allowing any wild animal...

I would advise against allowing any wild animal to take up residence in/on your home. They can cause more damage than you think and most of the time prevention is much less expensive than repair. I...
06-10-21, 01:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 843
Posted By fettsvenska

I appreciate some of the modern improvements that...

I appreciate some of the modern improvements that have been made but for me my older bikes still work just fine. One feature that I think is over-sold is suspension. I'm not opposed to suspension...
06-10-21, 01:13 PM
Replies: 623
Views: 64,726
Posted By fettsvenska

Not entirely C&V yet but here is my 50th...

Not entirely C&V yet but here is my 50th anniversary Telecaster and my 1977 Twin Reverb....
06-10-21, 12:53 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,096
Posted By fettsvenska

If you get one of these units, I would be...

If you get one of these units, I would be interested in your experience. Also, I think that one of the advantages of using an inexpensive GPS over a bike computer is that it is much easier to use...
06-10-21, 12:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,527
Posted By fettsvenska

I fully confess that I fell into the spending...

I fully confess that I fell into the spending trap and became a bit of a hoarder when it came to bike stuff. I was never totally out of control but about 6 years ago I moved across the country and it...
06-09-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,621
Posted By fettsvenska

I certainly understand and appreciate the rant,...

I certainly understand and appreciate the rant, which I think is applicable across all categories of used items and not just bicycles. I guess all you can do is shake your head and roll your eyes. ...
06-04-21, 08:49 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,599
Posted By fettsvenska

ME TOO! I have friends, family, etc. who are my...

ME TOO! I have friends, family, etc. who are my age or not much older who don't get around that well.
06-03-21, 03:26 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,249
Posted By fettsvenska

I love these stories. I'm nowhere near being a...

I love these stories. I'm nowhere near being a contender for this prize. I grew up in the 70s and my family didn't hardly have a penny to our name so a reasonable bike wasn't really within reach. ...
06-03-21, 02:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,599
Posted By fettsvenska

I hear ya. In my head I'm not that old. Pretty...

I hear ya. In my head I'm not that old. Pretty soon I'm going to be eligible for the senior discounts.
06-03-21, 09:16 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,582
Posted By fettsvenska

I can no longer use eBay because they permanently...

I can no longer use eBay because they permanently disabled my account. Evidently, I committed some offense to get my account suspended. What that offense was, I have no idea, but I can no longer...
06-02-21, 11:19 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,283
Posted By fettsvenska

There are a couple of bikes that I sort of wish...

There are a couple of bikes that I sort of wish that I still had but for the most part I don't have any real regrets about selling any of them. I actually have more regrets about all of the bikes...
Replies: 16
Views: 934
Posted By fettsvenska

Do what you like with this one but IMO you should...

Do what you like with this one but IMO you should pass on this bike. It may be salvageable and when it was brand new was probably a decent bike. However, Peugeot never made any really high end...
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