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09-30-22, 11:39 PM
Replies: 16
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Posted By merziac

Oh, I get the blues reference, the :wtf:is for...

Oh, I get the blues reference, the :wtf:is for the bailout, desertion, perceived slight, abandonment, etc. :roflmao2:

Always had a feeling you were being hamstrung by your road bikes.

Couldn't...
09-30-22, 09:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 114
Posted By merziac

Exactly, maybe the real experts will come along...

Exactly, maybe the real experts will come along and save us from ourselves. :crash:

I recently had the worst example of this I've had in quite awhile but its a Nervar steel square taper so all...
09-30-22, 09:29 PM
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Posted By merziac

Potato, patotoe, you can call it what you want,...

Potato, patotoe, you can call it what you want, its all C+V to me. ;)
09-30-22, 08:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 267
Posted By merziac

Dirt Road Blues :wtf: Welcome back ;)

Dirt Road Blues

:wtf:

Welcome back ;)
09-30-22, 08:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 114
Posted By merziac

:popcorn I got nuttin but usually stick my...

:popcorn

I got nuttin but usually stick my fingers in my ears while going la, la, la, la right before I get out the bag O spindles for a round of mix and match.

That said, I've never had one I...
09-30-22, 01:10 PM
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Posted By merziac

Hard to say, maybe. :twitchy: Not a Huret...

Hard to say, maybe. :twitchy:

Not a Huret expert and don't think I've ever seen that but they wrote the book on early derailleurs including all the French builders so..... :foo:
09-30-22, 11:49 AM
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Posted By merziac

Happy to facilitate. ;)

Happy to facilitate. ;)
09-29-22, 06:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 843
Posted By merziac

So spot weld pins never an option? Too much...

So spot weld pins never an option? Too much weakening, tubes too thin? :foo:
09-29-22, 06:48 PM
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Posted By merziac

Very cool to be sure and likely very narrow...

Very cool to be sure and likely very narrow interest window for it. At that ask it would have to be perfect to draw any non true believers in. :twitchy:
09-29-22, 06:31 PM
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Posted By merziac

That Botty may have gained a bit in value just...

That Botty may have gained a bit in value just recently. :twitchy:
09-29-22, 12:47 PM
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Posted By merziac

:twitchy: Smokin deal either way, especially if...

:twitchy: Smokin deal either way, especially if the Matsuri is a Keirin.

And they're gone. ;)
09-28-22, 11:28 AM
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Posted By merziac

Yes it does. :(

Yes it does. :(
09-28-22, 10:55 AM
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Posted By merziac

Right at the HT lug, so, so is the TT. :bang: ...

Right at the HT lug, so, so is the TT. :bang:

With little or no kinkle, wrinkle, it could likely be yanked out and ridden for many more miles. :twitchy:
09-27-22, 03:25 PM
09-27-22, 12:57 PM
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Posted By merziac

:thumb: Tx, yep, being a Strawberry all reds...

:thumb:

Tx, yep, being a Strawberry all reds can apply just like cherry, I didn't want that dark. Its Honda Basque red using just the base coat and I am a fan of it, just didn't have a choice once...
09-27-22, 12:27 PM
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Posted By merziac

And cool as ef. :love:

And cool as ef. :love:
09-27-22, 11:58 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 976
Posted By merziac

PDW 1817, a bit spendy, northbend approved. ;) ...

PDW 1817, a bit spendy, northbend approved. ;)

Really look the business from here.

Most everything from them is very good, lifetime warranty*.
...
09-27-22, 11:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 613
Posted By merziac

That would explain why they're on a Colnago. ;)

That would explain why they're on a Colnago. ;)
09-27-22, 11:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 240
Posted By merziac

Quick sommelier hijack here, Eroica 25th ;) ...

Quick sommelier hijack here,

Eroica 25th ;)

https://shop.eroica.cc/en/products/lifestyle-en/6024/cavatappi-campagnolo-leroica-xxv/?mc_cid=54579f591e&mc_eid=640f492054
...
09-27-22, 12:20 AM
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Posted By merziac

I do believe you are correct, although I only...

I do believe you are correct, although I only thought I had seen that before, but not sure at all what it was. :foo:
09-26-22, 11:18 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 976
Posted By merziac

:thumb: As I suspected, they just seemed very...

:thumb: As I suspected, they just seemed very good from here. ;)
09-26-22, 09:25 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 976
Posted By merziac

How about the PDW 1817's? ;) I did a PSA on...

How about the PDW 1817's? ;)

I did a PSA on them as they looked to be good stuff like PDW often has, and they seemed to be a bit more reasonable than some of their things.
09-26-22, 08:49 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,860
Posted By merziac

If he has to cut it to get it out, he's gonna...

If he has to cut it to get it out, he's gonna need you to send him a stem, fork too ifn it is toast also. :twitchy:

You do have another super long one for him, right? :roflmao2:
09-26-22, 08:42 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,860
Posted By merziac

The road to H**L.... We certainly mean well...

The road to H**L....

We certainly mean well but plenty of times we spin up, throw the book at it, but if its not one of the top easy 3 things we normally see, it can turn into a bonafide azz...
09-26-22, 07:09 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,860
Posted By merziac

I don't think he's laughing at himself anymore,...

I don't think he's laughing at himself anymore, or us. :twitchy:

Hope he's making some kind of progress.

Gonna surmise here that he may be in over his head with us, we think we know what we're...
09-26-22, 06:39 PM
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Posted By merziac

The experts are the experts for very good reason....

The experts are the experts for very good reason. :thumb:

Your frame looks awesome, great work by your guy despite the disobeying snafu.

Creative license is a tricky thing, I had a case on one...
09-26-22, 05:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 359
Posted By merziac

EF, that sucks. :mad:

EF, that sucks. :mad:
09-26-22, 05:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 870
Posted By merziac

:thumb: Absolutely, full agreement, got any aged,...

:thumb: Absolutely, full agreement, got any aged, tattered decal sets laying around? :twitchy:
09-26-22, 11:26 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 870
Posted By merziac

Fantastic work over there, well done. Such a...

Fantastic work over there, well done. Such a challenge on one like this, "what to leave in, what to leave out" as the great Bob Seger sang.

Decals will be a tough call, "maybe" have some later...
09-26-22, 10:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 422
Posted By merziac

No worries and your right, I've done it with...

No worries and your right, I've done it with mixed results, only used it on things that I didn't think it would make anything worse and don't think I did but was one of those things where I didn't...
09-25-22, 10:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 422
Posted By merziac

Not going to be at Auto Zone, you need to find a...

Not going to be at Auto Zone, you need to find a auto body paint supplier that sells to the public and mixes to match. Often not cheap and some don't do small touch up bottles, only pints and up or...
09-25-22, 10:39 PM
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Posted By merziac

I resemble that remark. :D 94 MB-1 This...

I resemble that remark. :D

94 MB-1

This frame turned out to be way smaller than I thought it was, wouldn't have and doesn't matter, I may never find another, my size or not. ;)
...
09-25-22, 10:29 PM
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Posted By merziac

Pretty sure they never sold Pegoretti's. ...

Pretty sure they never sold Pegoretti's. :twitchy:
09-25-22, 10:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 422
Posted By merziac

Yeah I get it, my buddy has won many, many shows...

Yeah I get it, my buddy has won many, many shows and awards, cars, mc's, boats and more, his show jobs were often worked over without replacing or rechroming anything that could be reworked and...
09-25-22, 05:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 422
Posted By merziac

I have a very good friend, world class expert...

I have a very good friend, world class expert painter, detailer, mech, tech, fabricator that uses .000000? steel wool on most things and they come out fantastic no matter what.

Pretty sure he has...
09-25-22, 04:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 591
Posted By merziac

ToniH. There are a lot of workarounds here,...

ToniH.

There are a lot of workarounds here, many far more functional than hacking the original.

I would not butcher that original Record, crappy though they may be, you don't really ever want...
09-25-22, 04:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 313
Posted By merziac

^^^^ Absolutely, the bike world is a far more...

^^^^ Absolutely, the bike world is a far more drab place since Peugeot, Gitane, Schwinn and others quit purple and violet.
09-25-22, 04:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 422
Posted By merziac

Hopefully the POA is worth the "valuable learning...

Hopefully the POA is worth the "valuable learning experience". ;)

This happens most of the time IME, blinded by the light, oh, wait, :wtf:, damnit Jim, hate it when that happens. :roflmao2:
...
09-25-22, 04:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 313
Posted By merziac

Only that it is very cool. :thumb:

Only that it is very cool. :thumb:
09-25-22, 03:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 422
Posted By merziac

I thought it was all but outlawed in Cal....

I thought it was all but outlawed in Cal. especially in LA, when was the last time you had one done?

OP is in FL so....

We have almost no chromers here anymore and the last work I know about...
09-25-22, 03:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 422
Posted By merziac

ericlowney Evaporust would work for the fork...

ericlowney

Evaporust would work for the fork too but you would need to make a pipe bath for each leg and a gallon of juice. ;)

And I would still use the TW after that as well as a regular show...
09-25-22, 03:47 PM
Replies: 840
Views: 265,901
Posted By merziac

:eek: H**Y CRAP! :thumb: That's freakin...

:eek: H**Y CRAP!

:thumb: That's freakin awesome, love it when that happens. ;)
09-25-22, 03:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 422
Posted By merziac

ericlowney This is my go to, scrub, slather,...

ericlowney

This is my go to, scrub, slather, let dry, slather again, let dry and scrub with fresh, repeat as necessary.

One of the many places you can get it.
...
09-25-22, 12:54 PM
Replies: 71,664
Views: 11,665,608
Posted By merziac

It still needs the @ but you don't want it to...

It still needs the @ but you don't want it to auto populate, I type out the name, add the @ then move the cursor to the end of the name and enter to move the cursor down to the body without making...
09-25-22, 12:37 PM
Replies: 71,664
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Posted By merziac

https://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/bik/d/portland...

https://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/bik/d/portland-specialized-allez-road-bike/7528012491.html


And just for fun, 2017 Specialized Merz Sequoia

These were always overpriced but they only made...
09-25-22, 12:34 PM
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Posted By merziac

DOH! :twitchy: Sorry, my bad, was working...

DOH! :twitchy:

Sorry, my bad, was working on another thing that needed pics only.

https://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/bik/d/portland-specialized-allez-road-bike/7528012491.html

Happy to...
09-24-22, 10:45 PM
Replies: 71,664
Views: 11,665,608
Posted By merziac

Earlier Allez Not a really good deal but not...

Earlier Allez

Not a really good deal but not a bad deal. ;)

Seems like these are getting harder to find. :foo:


https://images.craigslist.org/00i0i_8Q034GjnPRbz_0CI0t2_600x450.jpg
09-24-22, 09:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,311
Posted By merziac

Scamazon, Efbay and BTD. Not many or good...

Scamazon, Efbay and BTD.

Not many or good but....

;)
09-24-22, 03:08 PM
Replies: 71,664
Views: 11,665,608
Posted By merziac

Those are pretty old originally I think, been...

Those are pretty old originally I think, been around quite awhile, they were a vast improvement over most that came before them.

$50 seems like a smokin deal if you want one of these. ;)
09-24-22, 03:04 PM
Replies: 71,664
Views: 11,665,608
Posted By merziac

531, cool unusual saddle and wheels, Stronglight,...

531, cool unusual saddle and wheels, Stronglight, plenty to like here. ;)
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