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    I am the Eggman Mooo's Avatar
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    You know you're in C & V when...

    You actually search E-Bay cycling & transportation for "Armstrong " hoping to find something old, English, and steel and it takes you half a second to understand what you just did.

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    You're qualified! I am struggling for a similar analogy...of course there's Kelly, as in Sean Kelly, and, uh, well...

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    Or when you search for Campagnolo and get pissed off by all the carbon.
    Quote Originally Posted by CardiacKid View Post
    I explained that he could never pay me enough cash for the amount of work I had put into that bike and the only way to compensate me for it was to ride the hell out of it.
    IRO Angus Casati Gold Line

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    Quote Originally Posted by el twe View Post
    Or when you search for Campagnolo and get pissed off by all the carbon.
    That's why everything is prefaced with 'vintage'.

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    East Hill shows up demanding photos.


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    If I own it, I ride it CV-6's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by East Hill View Post
    East Hill shows up demanding photos.


    [Guess who...]
    I can almost hear it in Clara Peller's voice....."Where's the pictures!!!"
    Lynn Travers

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    Finder's fee paid for info leading to purchase of Lejeune 753 Champ du Monde 53-54cm ctc

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    You know you're in C&V forum when you encounter lots of friendly, helpful folks who share your quirky passion for old bikes.
    "Early to bed, early to rise. Work like hell, and advertise." -- George Stahlman
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    4.6692016090 retrofit's Avatar
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    you know you're in C&V...

    when campy no longer means: "providing sophisticated amusement by virtue of having
    artificially (and vulgarly) mannered or banal or sentimental qualities"


    or does it? ahh, nevermind...

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    When you spend way more money than a normal person would call sane restoring a so called lightweight Schwinn gaspipe bike and nobody tells you that you are crazy.

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    And this was the bike you were looking for, Mooo: http://cgi.ebay.com/Vintage-Armstron...QQcmdZViewItem

    Neal

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    Quote Originally Posted by nlerner View Post
    And this was the bike you were looking for, Mooo: http://cgi.ebay.com/Vintage-Armstron...QQcmdZViewItem

    Neal
    yeah, pretty, innit?
    I won't be able to make up my mind in time, though.

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    For $140, that's a pretty sweet deal.
    Quote Originally Posted by CardiacKid View Post
    I explained that he could never pay me enough cash for the amount of work I had put into that bike and the only way to compensate me for it was to ride the hell out of it.
    IRO Angus Casati Gold Line

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    ...WHEN:

    #1: You believe relaxation involves bronze wool, Goof Off, Flitz Metal Polish, Meguiars Scratch X, and chrome/aluminum bike components.
    #2: You use carbon seatposts as garden stakes.
    #3: You're constantly examining your Campagnolo NR crankset for cracks.
    #4: You're constantly ribbing the road crowd that they're Campagnolo Record carbon cranks will turn to splinters in five minutes.
    #5: You're intent on finding out exactly what Eric Clapton's Condor looks like
    #6: You spend your extra off-the-bike leisure time bidding up eBay scammers
    #7: You report all Craigslist finds of frames 50cm and smaller to East Hill.
    #8: Ray Dobbins is God.
    #9: Mike Swantak is Satan. So is aluminum oxide.
    #10: It is not unusual for someone to perceive you sticking half out of a dumpster, extracting some tossed bike or another from it.
    #11: Chrome head lugs raise your heart rate more then Viagra.
    #12: Paramounts too.
    #13: And PX-10's.
    #14: Your tactics to sneak new bikes past your wife are more complex then the FBI's security system.
    #15: Your local bike shop doesn't know what to make of you.
    #16: You don't know what to make of your local bike shop.
    #17: Carbon is irrelevant.
    #18: You shelled out well over 3 grand for a new Waterford that looks no different then your 1971 Paramount (that one's for you, Stan...still have to scan that Providence Report for you...)
    #19: Words such as "Rabid Koala," "nlerner," "el twe," "cyclotoine," and "luker" are all familiar to you.
    #20: You are posting in this thread.

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    Your local LBS owner tries to sell you HIS collection of ancient parts...then just tries to sell you the whole shop.
    http://bicyclenut.bravehost.com/Bicy...nt%20page.html

    The last two bikes on my list are a 50's Lenton Grand Prix and a '64 Raleigh Record.

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    www.theheadbadge.com cudak888's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by redneckwes View Post
    Your local LBS owner tries to sell you HIS collection of ancient parts...then just tries to sell you the whole shop.
    Been there, done that...

    -Kurt

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    You know you're in C & V when...

    ...members look forward to what a reverend might find on one of his weekly visits to impart salvation to bicycles left at the town dump.
    Bob
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    Death fork? Naaaah!! top506's Avatar
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    ...the classic French roadie you've built up for your daughter is old enough to be her grandmother.
    ...the LBS calls you looking for parts.
    ...you can spot a Miyata, Centurion, or Panasonic logo among the 3000 bikes parked at the end of a charity ride.
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    You know it's going to be a good day when the stem and seatpost come right out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cudak888 View Post
    ...WHEN:

    #1:
    #2:
    #7:
    #10:
    #11:
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    #16:


    -Kurt

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    Quote Originally Posted by pastorbobnlnh View Post
    You know you're in C & V when...

    ...members look forward to what a reverend might find on one of his weekly visits to impart salvation to bicycles left at the town dump.
    what ever became of the 1890s bicycle btw?
    1 Super Record bike, 1 Nuovo Record bike, 1 Pista, 1 Road, 1 Cyclocross/Allrounder, 1 MTB, 1 Touring, 1 Fixed gear

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    Sheldon Brown's site is one of your first three bookmarks.
    The search for inner peace continues...

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    ...when your LBS doesn't worry about you robbing the place because all you'd steal are a bunch of old, used 1" threaded headsets and alloy quill stems.

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    You're in the very best part of BF!!
    May you live long, live strong, and live happy!

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    nobody thinks your nuts for waiting over 20 years for an obscure Dutch frame.
    you think nothing about spending 100 pounds sterling to restore/rebuild a saddle.
    the manager of your LBS asks you to help him build up a classic Italian bike
    you have more tools required to build and service said italian classic than the LBS
    you know there's more to rear derailleurs than campy and shimano.
    you can tell the difference between all the various campy Delta brakes.
    Sono pi¨ lento di quel che sembra.
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    Classic!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by cudak888 View Post
    #14: Your tactics to sneak new bikes past your wife are more complex then the FBI's security system.
    Two more for ya:

    #) You read list like Kurt's and laugh out loud.
    #) You use more of your college French studying vintage bikes then you used in college.
    1981 Peugeot PFN10

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    Quote Originally Posted by pdxpeugeot View Post
    Classic!!!

    Two more for ya:

    #) You read list like Kurt's and laugh out loud.
    I know I did!

    Quote Originally Posted by pastorbobnlnh
    You know you're in C & V when...members look forward to what a reverend might find on one of his weekly visits to impart salvation to bicycles left at the town dump.
    Love those updates and SO glad Sianelle made that a sticky!


    Quote Originally Posted by alicestrong
    You're in the very best part of BF!!


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