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    Senior Member RobbieTunes's Avatar
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    How did you come across BF C&V?

    What was your route to the Cuckoo's Nest?
    Robbie ♪♫♪...☻
    You will not believe how fast I used to be...

    1979 Centurion Semi Pro
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    Senior Member Michael Angelo's Avatar
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    I Googled Cuckoos nest, I got this link.......

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    Bianchi Goddess Bianchigirll's Avatar
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    I was foolomng around on the 'net looking for info on Bianchi MAX framed bikes adn possibly if there was one for sale. I stumbled across an archive post about a year old at the time. I joined, posted a reply and as fate would have it the OP offered me the bike a few months later.
    Bianchis '87 Sport SX, '90 Proto (2), '91 Boarala 'cross, '93 Project 3, '88 Trofeo, '86 Volpe, '89 Axis, '79 Mixte, '99 Mega Pro XL Ti, '97 Ti Megatube, , '90 something Vento 603,

    Others but still loved,; '80 RIGI, '80 Batavus Professional, '87 Cornelo, '86 Bertoni (sold), '09 Motobecane SS, '98 Hetchins M.O., '09 K2 Mainframe, '89 Trek 2000, '?? Jane Doe (still on the drawing board), '90ish Haro Escape

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    Senior Member RubberLegs's Avatar
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    I Googled OLD, Rust, broken, bent, seized seatpost, seized headtube, obsolete bike parts...and here I am! ;-)

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    Vello Kombi, baby Poguemahone's Avatar
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    Long ago I checked into BF one day and they had a new C&V forum. Yep, I was on BF before there was a C&V.
    "It's always darkest right before it goes completely black"

    Waste your money! Buy my comic book!

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    Senior Member wahoonc's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Poguemahone View Post
    Long ago I checked into BF one day and they had a new C&V forum. Yep, I was on BF before there was a C&V.
    I have been here so long I can't remember if C&V was here or not

    I have always had old bikes laying around, so it was a good fit, I also appreciate a lot of other old things. Cars, lawnmowers, tractors, trucks, sewing machines, women, scotch, ...

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    ISO: A late 1980's Giant Iguana MTB frameset (or complete bike) 23" Red with yellow graphics.

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    RIDE, YOU FOOL, RIDE!"
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    "Steel: nearly a thousand years of metallurgical development
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    Which one would you rather have under your butt at 30mph?"
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    Senior Member RobbieTunes's Avatar
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    I was surfing porn and somehow ended up here.

    I think it was when I searched for "old ladies, spandex, and saddles...."
    Last edited by RobbieTunes; 02-03-12 at 07:49 PM.
    Robbie ♪♫♪...☻
    You will not believe how fast I used to be...

    1979 Centurion Semi Pro
    1982 Lotus Classique
    1985 Cinelli Equipe Centurion
    1985 Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra
    1987 D'Arienzo (Basso)
    1995 Hot Tubes TT
    1995 Trek OCLV 5500
    1997 Kestrel 200SCi
    1998 Kestrel KM 40 Airfoil
    2004 Quintana Roo Kilo
    2006 Cinelli XLR8R-2
    2013 Eddy Merckx EMX-3

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    Wherever I may roam....
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    I was looking for.... ummm nevermind. I was actually looking for info on my trash picked Schwinn Traveler. Here I am now, w/ 12 bikes and over a dozen that have passed through my hands. Thanks guys
    Emails are quicker.... RobvanI-81@hotmail.com

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    I threw poop at the monolith
    Mmm, bikes.

    I prefer emails to private messages - holiday76@gmail.com

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    You gonna eat that? Doohickie's Avatar
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    I think I first found Bike Forums when I was on a business trip, far away from my bike. Here is my first post (in the 41), and here is my first C&V post. Shortly after that I started a thread about the DL-1 I purchased when I got back into town.
    I stop for people / whose right of way I honor / but not for no one.



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    www.theheadbadge.com cudak888's Avatar
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    Ran away from Oldroads.com.

    -Kurt

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    Steel is real, baby! frpax's Avatar
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    I can't remember...

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    Bought a raleigh sport.. searched out info for working on it.. ended up here as often as SB so I made an account.
    “Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.”


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    Curmudgeon in Training 20grit's Avatar
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    I was a riding junkie until age 15. I didn't ride from then until age 21. When I decided to ride again, I started researching bikes. I found the road forum and realized I couldn't stand the aesthetics of modern bikes so I gravitated here. It's been a serious money drain since.

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    Researching a Bridgestone XO-1.

    Hung around the road forum mostly before this, and it dawned on me there may be more to life.

    Then I found C&V, and my dreams have come true.

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    I googled "curmudgeon". After a few links to pictures of oldfatguy I found bike forums.
    Mmm, bikes.

    I prefer emails to private messages - holiday76@gmail.com

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    Don't be a "Drew" Muttleyone's Avatar
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    Like many others I was researching. I was trying to find some info on a Wheaties/Schwinn Paramount I wanted soooo baaaddd off of Ebay. She now sits proudly in my stable

    Mutt
    I love all my bikes because I have a heart of steel.

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    '85 Paramount "wife's"
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    Senior Member Miyata110's Avatar
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    I'm newer and just started looking for a bike in the fall of last year. I looked at a couple of new bikes and decided I was not going to spend $1k+ before I educated myself on what it was I was buying. Decided to look for a project bike for the learning experience and came here to research bikes I saw on Craigslist. I ended up finding my Miyata in near mint condition, fell in love, and lost all ambitions of buying new. As my wife would say, "Your addicted, but bikes are better than your old addictions".

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    Senior Member toytech's Avatar
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    I was looking for info, and bf was always the first or second result. I came over to C&V from SS&FG.
    "Never kick a fresh turd on a hot day."--Harry S. Truman

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    IIRC, I needed advice on a freewheel/hub that exhibited more wobble than I expected when rotating the wheel on a Raleigh Record.
    I had bought it a few years prior when I wanted to start riding again - (after several decades of sitting on my arse. )

    It turned out it was within the normal range of variation for an old hub. This is the bike, but with a new wheel set.... As you can tell from the seat post, it is too small for me, but what did I know then? - Practically everything I've learned since, was learned right here in C&V. What a tremendous resource! The collective IQ here is just amazing.

    - Auchen

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    Never trust a smiling dog
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    I gave up on a forum run by Bicycling magazine. Was C&V on BikeForums in 2004? I think not.

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    Typical: I was doing research on what kind of complete bike or project frame I ought to be after for reasonable dollar to replace a nice old 80s bike I had to leave behind on the other side of the country, got a frame, joined up on BF and mentioned the bike I was hoping to get to work on...someone told me I should post about it in C&V. I did.

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    Jack of all trades anixi's Avatar
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    I was trying to get some info on my old board, roadbike review forum, but was stifled by them not allowing me to post any pictures. I searched for an alternative that was less hysterical about newer people, came upon BF/C&V. They tolerated new-bees, so I stuck with them, here.

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    Vello Kombi, baby Poguemahone's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wildwood View Post
    I gave up on a forum run by Bicycling magazine. Was C&V on BikeForums in 2004? I think not.
    C&V forum started early 03, Iirc. You'll find some posts started earlier, but they were moved over by mods when the forum was built. Before C&V, some of us would discuss classics in the general cycling forum.
    "It's always darkest right before it goes completely black"

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    Quote Originally Posted by cudak888 View Post
    Ran away from Oldroads.com.

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