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Old 11-28-07, 07:00 PM   #1
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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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Old 11-28-07, 07:54 PM   #2
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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.
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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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Old 11-28-07, 08:45 PM   #6
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Old 11-28-07, 09:05 PM   #7
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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.
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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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Old 11-28-07, 09:34 PM   #9
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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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Old 11-28-07, 09:42 PM   #10
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And this was the bike you were looking for, Mooo: http://cgi.ebay.com/Vintage-Armstron...QQcmdZViewItem

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Old 11-28-07, 09:50 PM   #11
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And this was the bike you were looking for, Mooo: http://cgi.ebay.com/Vintage-Armstron...QQcmdZViewItem

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For $140, that's a pretty sweet deal.
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Old 11-28-07, 11:58 PM   #13
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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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Old 11-29-07, 12:05 AM   #14
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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.
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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.
Been there, done that...

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Old 11-29-07, 04:29 AM   #16
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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.
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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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Old 11-29-07, 11:28 AM   #18
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Old 11-29-07, 11:33 AM   #19
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...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?
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Sheldon Brown's site is one of your first three bookmarks.
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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!!
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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.
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Classic!!!

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#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.
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Classic!!!

Two more for ya:

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

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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.
Love those updates and SO glad Sianelle made that a sticky!


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