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06-06-22, 03:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,521
Posted By chewybrian

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GK8ewRec7c

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GK8ewRec7c
06-17-21, 05:15 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,554
Posted By chewybrian

I was pretty sure this was gonna be one of the...

I was pretty sure this was gonna be one of the possible outcomes. I guess I'll just have to decide to become super rich, then, just in case.
06-17-21, 03:34 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,554
Posted By chewybrian

Well, the one thing that seems very clear is that...

Well, the one thing that seems very clear is that there is no percentage in taking benefits early if you are still working. Your tax bill would go up, you would pay a penalty, and your future...
06-16-21, 05:58 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,554
Posted By chewybrian

Not surprisingly, I don't know that. I assume it...

Not surprisingly, I don't know that. I assume it makes sense to bet long so you don't end up in the poor house. But, I have a sense that the medicare question is tied up with all this. Can I lock in...
06-16-21, 05:48 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,554
Posted By chewybrian

Thanks for the answers so far, which led me to...

Thanks for the answers so far, which led me to some more answers, and left me with a lot of calculations to ponder.

I've asked a few people in the non-virtual world, including some of them already...
06-16-21, 03:53 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,554
Posted By chewybrian

Social Security Questions

Hey, all,

I am a fifty plus guy, but I usually just hang out in Foo. I have a couple questions about social security that I thought some of you might be able to answer.

1--How do they determine...
04-07-20, 04:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,375
Posted By chewybrian

Archibald Leach, Bernard Schwartz and Lucille...

Archibald Leach, Bernard Schwartz and Lucille LeSueur...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfjBqNS8E7k
07-23-19, 04:04 PM
Replies: 71,691
Views: 11,668,408
Posted By chewybrian

One of you 'little people' should scoop up this...

One of you 'little people' should scoop up this beauty:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Mercian-Vincitore-Audax-frame-fork/372719051588?hash=item56c7c96344:g:Di0AAOSwhL9c66s5
...
02-18-19, 08:11 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 16,158
Posted By chewybrian

That's it. I'm moving to Amsterdam!

https://imgur.com/gallery/uJixr/comment/1587694509

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

^This!

https://i.imgur.com/0Tyd5aum.jpg

This is how things should be.
12-05-18, 03:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,099
Posted By chewybrian

Not today

https://www.bicycling.com/news/a25395419/cyclist-knife-in-head/
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-18, 05:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,774
Posted By chewybrian

Windy, when are you coming back to Foo?

Windy, when are you coming back to Foo?
05-31-18, 08:00 AM
Replies: 71,691
Views: 11,668,408
Posted By chewybrian

I need a 65...at least you have hope.

I need a 65...at least you have hope.
05-31-18, 07:13 AM
Replies: 71,691
Views: 11,668,408
Posted By chewybrian

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

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

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Ephgrave-No-1-Refinished-54cm/292584157665?hash=item441f5ff1e1:g:HywAAOSw8FBbDbz8
04-18-18, 05:50 AM
Replies: 71,691
Views: 11,668,408
Posted By chewybrian

https://www.ebay.com/itm/CLAUD-BUTLER-WORLD-CHAMPI...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/CLAUD-BUTLER-WORLD-CHAMPIONSHIP-PATH-VINTAGE-REYNOLDS-531-ROAD-FRAME-1940s-MINT/253558916983?hash=item3b094a0777:g:kcYAAOSw4ola0IGa

I'd be bidding if it fit me...
...
04-10-18, 10:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,289
Posted By chewybrian

Couple (probably) simple questions

I'm a long distance rider, and never gave much thought to single speeds, but I am considering a track frame purchase. I have two newbie questions:

1-Why do single speed hubs all have axles with...
04-06-18, 09:52 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 42,343
Posted By chewybrian

This bike is almost as green as my photography...

This bike is almost as green as my photography skills.

https://i.imgur.com/sUdh6LEl.jpg

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

https://i.imgur.com/LYnWOOZl.jpg
04-03-18, 08:14 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,914
Posted By chewybrian

I was going to join the conversation, even though...

I was going to join the conversation, even though I had nothing to add, but I decided not to.
12-15-17, 10:49 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,385
Posted By chewybrian

Febreeze and sunshine.

Febreeze and sunshine.
09-16-17, 12:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,858
Posted By chewybrian

Thanks. The initial rain hit was a close call,...

Thanks. The initial rain hit was a close call, and now we have one more as we wait for the St. John's river to crest. The creek is about 18 inches from a flood now. If it goes over, we'll be a...
09-15-17, 05:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,858
Posted By chewybrian

Yes, sorry I did not see that other thread (or...

Yes, sorry I did not see that other thread (or maybe it was in the Ebay finds thread?). I'm just now making contact with the outside world after a week with no internet. (This is where I would...
09-15-17, 05:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,858
Posted By chewybrian

Would you ride it?

On Ebay now is a '72 Paramount, mint, that it is claimed was never ridden.

Assuming you buy that, and assuming you bought the bike, what would you do with it?

(It would be nice if someone could...
08-29-17, 04:31 PM
Replies: 71,691
Views: 11,668,408
Posted By chewybrian

LES EPHGRAVE CYCLES No. 1 REYNOLDS 531 ROAD FRAME...

LES EPHGRAVE CYCLES No. 1 REYNOLDS 531 ROAD FRAME 1950s *MINT* CAMPAGNOLO | eBay...
02-15-17, 04:51 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,905
Posted By chewybrian

It was a tumultuous time for our nation. The...

It was a tumultuous time for our nation. The clear beverage craze gave us all a reason to live. The information superhighway showed the average person what some nerd thinks about Star Trek. And...
12-25-16, 08:24 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,959
Posted By chewybrian

http://i.imgur.com/BdA5Dfr.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/BdA5Dfr.jpg
12-25-16, 08:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,426
Posted By chewybrian

They want 50 grand, and post one blurry potato...

They want 50 grand, and post one blurry potato cell phone picture of the bike? I declare shenanigans!
12-20-16, 05:36 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 14,610
Posted By chewybrian

The copper would be too much for most bikes. But...

The copper would be too much for most bikes. But it would be a great match with the copper bike. For that bike, perfect.
12-19-16, 06:25 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 14,610
Posted By chewybrian

That looks awesome!

That looks awesome!
12-14-16, 06:31 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,570
Posted By chewybrian

No, it's nothing like that. I was agreeing with...

No, it's nothing like that. I was agreeing with you, and I do prefer the Herse rings in the abstract. For this bike, I just thought they might be too much, like using a lugged stem when I already...
12-14-16, 11:28 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,570
Posted By chewybrian

I could make the clamp on style work, but it may...

I could make the clamp on style work, but it may look out of place. I am not sure the diameter of 631 is a match, either. I should have specified a braze on style in all silver if possible. You...
12-14-16, 04:05 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,570
Posted By chewybrian

You are right about brand/model of the mirror and...

You are right about brand/model of the mirror and the levers. I am really big on having a mirror, and this is the best I found to work with road bars when the ends are occupied with the shifters. ...
12-12-16, 12:21 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,570
Posted By chewybrian

Thanks. I think the Sun stuff is working great...

Thanks. I think the Sun stuff is working great at this point. The shifting is crisp with the index bar ends, and the hub has that wonderful sound like a new Dura Ace would make. I guess time...
12-12-16, 02:46 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,570
Posted By chewybrian

I don't need a lock; nobody wants to steal my...

I don't need a lock; nobody wants to steal my pace! If you go far enough, though, you can impress people with the distance, and they forget how slow you are. "Yeah, baby, I'm a Super Randonneur."
...
12-12-16, 02:31 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,570
Posted By chewybrian

That is very sharp. I love those lugs;...

That is very sharp. I love those lugs; arrowhead, I think they call them?



25.5 ctt, perfect fit for me; they don't call me Chewy just 'cause I'm hairy. The stays, yeah, I could give some...
12-11-16, 05:35 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,570
Posted By chewybrian

Only the titanium version has loops, which seems...

Only the titanium version has loops, which seems like it's made for the racer boys who would not want the 'excess weight', so it makes no sense. They are pricey, but I got a good deal on clearance...
12-11-16, 05:04 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,570
Posted By chewybrian

I did not capture it, but I was very impressed...

I did not capture it, but I was very impressed with the Tange roller bearing headset. I doubt you could make it shimmy if you tried. It handles fine, but inspires confidence, and seems ideal for...
12-11-16, 04:50 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,570
Posted By chewybrian

Shakin' down the new Bob Jackson

It's here in the states, built and rolling.

http://i.imgur.com/QmnxdwWl.jpg

I took it for a 20 mile, slow motion shake down ride today.

http://i.imgur.com/k20vt9Fl.jpg

It fits, it's...
12-08-16, 06:52 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,509
Posted By chewybrian

They all look great, but I like this one the...

They all look great, but I like this one the best. The exposed chrome on the seat tube is a very cool touch that I have not seen on a Paramount before. Thanks for sharing.
12-08-16, 06:19 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,509
Posted By chewybrian

'72 MERCIAN VINCITORE ~ MY PARAMOUNTS - '72...

'72 MERCIAN VINCITORE ~ MY PARAMOUNTS - '72 P15-9, '72 Chrome P13-9, & '73 P10-9 ~ '87 all 'Campy' Cannondale Team Comp ~ '95 Bob Jackson ~ '04 Cannondale R600

^Man, that is an impressive...
12-06-16, 11:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,033
Posted By chewybrian

Me too. I pulled out the stops and picked out...

Me too. I pulled out the stops and picked out the one I wanted most for my new bike, which turned out to be the regular Team Pro, with titanium rails (since that was the only Pro with loops).

I...
12-06-16, 11:40 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,224
Posted By chewybrian

No, I have a "Vulcan"(soon to be on the road). I...

No, I have a "Vulcan"(soon to be on the road). I think it has less clearance than these others, 28 max. They could not make it wider with the curly stays, for some reason. I would have set it...
12-06-16, 11:33 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,224
Posted By chewybrian

I always thought the fenders just had to be 10 mm...

I always thought the fenders just had to be 10 mm wider, no matter what tire size. I got 40's to go with 28 tires on my Bob Jackson, so it should work if I don't have too much dimpling to do. Their...
12-06-16, 03:08 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,224
Posted By chewybrian

It turned out great! I like all the components,...

It turned out great! I like all the components, new with a classic look, all silver--especially the Paul center pulls. Well done.
12-05-16, 05:29 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 33,982
Posted By chewybrian

http://i.imgur.com/180RvcB.jpg Helpful?

http://i.imgur.com/180RvcB.jpg

Helpful?
12-05-16, 12:10 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,083
Posted By chewybrian

There were some good ones there. The only...

There were some good ones there.

The only reason a bicycle should ever be in an upside down position is during mid-rotation while crashing.

But, there are also about a dozen reasons I'll never...
12-04-16, 05:21 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,083
Posted By chewybrian

Ha ha! Truth! Awesome bike.

Ha ha! Truth! Awesome bike.
12-01-16, 04:30 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,270
Posted By chewybrian

That is a great looking machine. It looks ready...

That is a great looking machine. It looks ready for a century or rando ride.
11-29-16, 02:28 PM
Replies: 3,116
Views: 353,631
Posted By chewybrian

It may be 'for the best', but it still sucks. I...

It may be 'for the best', but it still sucks. I am sorry your friend is gone.
11-28-16, 05:55 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 59,974
Posted By chewybrian

Isn't the point of the hole in the middle that...

Isn't the point of the hole in the middle that you route the brake cable through it?



^My favorite from the thread (so far).



^I bought this one for my new Bob Jackson (soon to be on the...
11-26-16, 08:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,660
Posted By chewybrian

If the one in the box was a 25, I'd give the $800...

If the one in the box was a 25, I'd give the $800 in a heartbeat. I can't think of a new bike for under $1000 I'd rather have.
11-22-16, 08:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,589
Posted By chewybrian

What does it compare to that is new today? ...

What does it compare to that is new today? Bianchi Eroica, maybe? That's like $3500, right? If they made the Professional new today, I would consider one for $2500.

Seeing these prices in...
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