Before he drills again...
Before he drills again...
What really hurts me is that, having seen that, there's no way to unsee it.
"Progress might have been all right once, but it has gone on too long."
That seller should stick to his Nazi schtick
Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving. Albert Einstein
2014 Additions: 1985 Trek 560, 1992 Trek Multitrack 700 (my 2nd), 1994 Trek Carbon 2200, Peugeot PX-10, 1981 Schwinn Voyager, 1989 Bridgestone RB-1
"LOTS OF LOVE PUT INTO THE DRILLING." Made me chuckle
Maybe it looked wicked cool when he was on the controlled substances, then when he straightened out, not so much. Oh well, off to Ebay with this one.
I asked on Ebay;
Did you ruin this or someone else
i made a masterpiece!
Biking in Cambodia
WALL-HANGER for sure....or, what is the going rate for scrap Aluminum? I guess one COULD ride it....Very, Very softly......must wear fuzzy slippers while riding....
IF the price doesn't go up, might be worth the starting bid for the rings and bolts (or is that ring TOO far gone?) Spider Toast anyone?
"That is some of the worst drillium I have ever seen. Please stop ruining these classic parts. I would never attempt riding this crankset."
We'll see what he says.
I drilled my wheels, now they are 18 gms lighter and the holes let air pass for more better aerodynamics.
When I see hack jobs like this combined with a statement about how proud they are of their work, I can only conclude that the person is either eight years old, or a troll of the highest order.
I take that back - my eight-year-old could handle a drill press better than this.
Knows the weight of my bike to the nearest 10 pounds.
This is no even good for wall art. The holes aren't drilled straight. Blasphemous!
Should send the guy a telegram:
Holes drilled in crankset STOP
Calling yourself an artist STOP
Use of the word "Masterpiece" STOP
Thoughts of doing this again STOP
"excellent cond. See photos for additional condition detail"
o.O I'm not a very powerful rider and I experience BB flex.. I'd dread to think what would happen to anyone with this crankset... yeesh
“Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson, Emerson in His Journals
I hope the guy drills his own frame. Maybe he'll learn the folly of his ways.
Perhaps he should drill his feet so they match up with the crankset!
A couple of well placed holes in his brain pan wouldn't hurt.
I'm having a deja vu moment. Haven't I read that quote before? Maybe last time he tried to sell it?
Last week, I saw a CLB Professional Compact caliper set at ebay with drillium on it.
First time I ever saw such and it looks like it was done well enough. I first thought it was unusual (for CLB calipers) neat, but then I realized, with one of the lightest brakeset ever, why even bother drilling them?? It's not like CLB put so much superfluous amounts of aluminum on their Pro compact calipers.
Still an interesting brakeset, and will most likely be snatched up by some collector for good money just because of it's rarity factor......
Heck!, It seems like half the drillium that's done out there these days are mostly pointless and sometimes just really ugly.....
Because of people like this guy selling the butchered SR crank, I wouldn't be surprised if the renewed appetite for drillium from C&V collectors and new rider retro fans, would wane again really quick as people will realize or remember why they went away in the first place after the 70's
Last edited by Chombi; 09-19-13 at 12:00 PM.
EXPERT LEVEL DELUSION!!!!!! What a PUTZ!!