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    It is the year 4067

    Archeologists combing the remnants of the ruined planet Earth find, among the ashes, a few signs of a former civilization.
    One of these is a frame/fork/headset, nothing else. They have no other information about the ancients. Tell us what they think.....

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    If only humans had invented the wheel . . .
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    Do they make carbon headsets?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jyl View Post
    If only humans had invented the wheel . . .
    no, no, by the Chinese counting we are in 4712 already.

    Two thousand years hence, no much steel will still be around.

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    Who was Schwinn and what is a Varsity?
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    They are thinking, okay, so our learned ancestors obviously had developed highly advanced bong technology, but where the hell do you put the weed, and which part is the spigot that you suck on!!?
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    An intelligent species would have invented recumbent . . .
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    It's a UO8....and the damn fork's bent........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Whitlatch View Post
    Who was Schwinn and what is a Varsity?
    Ding ding ding! We have a winner!
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    They think they'll eBay the frame... headset included
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    What they think - Let's put it on Craigslist, " Rare, hard to find, mint condition!" $5000

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Whitlatch View Post
    Who was Schwinn and what is a Varsity?
    Every electroforged Schwinn will still be around and probably still ride able.

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    Silly question. I'm immortal, and will be happy to tell them all about my 4067 bicycles.
    In search of what to search for.

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    Ever read _Motel of the Mysteries_? Plays with this type of question in very interesting ways.

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    They'll think it will be a perfect match for that Campy group they found on Mars.

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    They will just put it next to the box of Twinkies, to be figured out later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kindaslow View Post
    They will just put it next to the box of Twinkies, to be figured out later.
    Twinkies were one of the 'Mysteries of US Culture' that I wanted to study/experience, when I came over to visit friends in Phoenix a couple of years ago. I had only seen them on the telly and, even then, not close up. Everyone seemed to talk about them, but I had no idea what they were.
    Imagine my disappointment, when they said that the company had gone bust and resurrected itself, with 'new' Twinkies. Apparently, they're not the same as the originals.

    Bother.....

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    With modern components and attempting the technology restricted hour record, one archaeologist breaks the mark. The oversized aluminum frame provides unparalleled efficiency in a world where all bikes are now unobtanium of lightness and comfort. The non-professional cyclist and archaeologist says afterwards, "That's a rocket bike, or in the ancient language the word for bicycle was pronounced Kan-non-dayle."

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    Archeologists combing the remnants of the ruined planet Earth find, among the ashes, a few signs of a former civilization.
    One of these is a frame/fork/headset, nothing else.
    I think I was one of them, yesterday...

    While digging a hole (I am digging to bedrock for each my cottage foundations), I found a zip-lock freezer bag, nicely sealed, except for a small hole in the plastic. Inside there was a, somewhat oxidized, set of Modolo Speedy brake calipers. I know they are mine, but how they got two feet under the ground - now that is something to ponder.

    What will those in the future think of us, based on a frame, fork and headset?

    My guess would be "fork's bent"!
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    If they find my CIOCC, they will have to re-write the history books because the "ancients" had far more style than we were given credit for.
    If they find a Huffy Free Spirit - same old books.........

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    Read A Canticle For Liebowitz by Walter S. Miller (I think I remember the author correctly).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fidbloke View Post
    Twinkies were one of the 'Mysteries of US Culture' that I wanted to study/experience, when I came over to visit friends in Phoenix a couple of years ago. I had only seen them on the telly and, even then, not close up. Everyone seemed to talk about them, but I had no idea what they were.
    Imagine my disappointment, when they said that the company had gone bust and resurrected itself, with 'new' Twinkies. Apparently, they're not the same as the originals.

    Bother.....
    If you can find one made from before the change, it would probably still be "edible" (in so much as they ever were). They were so laden with preservatives, they practically lasted forever on the shelf. Honestly, I don't think you missed anything.
    In search of what to search for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbke View Post
    With modern components and attempting the technology restricted hour record, one archaeologist breaks the mark. The oversized aluminum frame provides unparalleled efficiency in a world where all bikes are now unobtanium of lightness and comfort. The non-professional cyclist and archaeologist says afterwards, "That's a rocket bike, or in the ancient language the word for bicycle was pronounced Kan-non-dayle."
    Broken record... Canondale... I get it.
    In search of what to search for.

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    Better check Bike Forum Classic/Vintage section....think I saw something like this a few weeks ago.
    Last edited by okane; 07-29-15 at 05:26 AM.

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    "nah, it's probably ritual" - every archaeologist, ever.
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