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Old 12-19-13, 10:11 AM   #26
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I certainly wouldn't let my conscience bother me if I were you. There was nothing in your reply that was offensive in the least. Seemed like sound advice and right on target to me. No good deed...

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A c&v troll. The varsity really tips it off. ,

"What are some of the nicer bikes I should look into except I don't want to be told they are better than my possibly biggest bike boom clunker bike."

Lol. Move along, move along.
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Maybe I'm reading this all wrong (I'm not assuming the OP is a troll), but I don't see the cause for piling on the OP. He wrote a very detailed post; it's his thread. I think if one doesn't want to respond with what the OP was asking for then one should move on and not respond at all.

Brandosees, where are you located? My local vintage shop has all sorts of restored vintage bikes for in your budget. Any bike with a 3-piece crankset and all aluminum alloy components (no steel) is going to be a lot lighter than a Varsity and that usually translates to a more enjoyable ride.

100 miles a week on a Varsity? Good on ya, Brandosees.
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Old 12-19-13, 10:34 AM   #30
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You guys, the answer to the OPs question is "Get some aluminum wheels for your Varsity and you're done," obviously.
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Maybe I'm reading this all wrong (I'm not assuming the OP is a troll), but I don't see the cause for piling on the OP. He wrote a very detailed post; it's his thread. I think if one doesn't want to respond with what the OP was asking for then one should move on an not respond at all.

Brandosees, where are you located? My local vintage shop has all sorts of restored vintage bikes for in your budget. Any bike with a 3-piece crankset and all aluminum alloy components (no steel) is going to be a lot lighter than a Varsity and that usually translates to a more enjoyable ride.

100 miles a week on a Varsity? Good on ya, Brandosees.
Ahhhhh, but now he's gonna smack you too, CJL. He made it very clear he wanted a list of bikes, and only a list. With all the effort you put into your post couldn't you have just posted what I asked for? Just what I expected from you old goats. You just lost me as a member AGAIN.
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....would've happened anyway. Probably inevitable, and look at the time you saved the rest of us.


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To the OP- Sorry you didn't get an answer that you needed. The C&V forum can be brutal. I would recommend you try your luck in the road forum, they would definitely be able to help you there. Good luck.
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I'm still interested in hearing from everyone on their recommendations? I'm partial to old Raleigh's...but always open to hearing the opinion of others...

Anyone?
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A start.

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...=#post15966571

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...uld-I-consider

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...ng-bike-in-one

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...s-Touring-Rigs

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...g-bike-is-best
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Since when did reading about something become to hard? I'm seeing this more and more recently in my little Linux world, people don't want to be pointed to the manual/Wiki they just want the answer.
Running out on a limb here, but I think there is a move against needing to understand what's in technology. To run an Apple you do not need to know anything about operating systems, so all that information is extraneous. At the same time, it's a goal of education to learn how to sift through a source of knowledge for the part you need, and to filter the signal from the noise.
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Running out on a limb here, but I think there is a move against needing to understand what's in technology. To run an Apple you do not need to know anything about operating systems, so all that information is extraneous. At the same time, it's a goal of education to learn how to sift through a source of knowledge for the part you need, and to filter the signal from the noise.
I agree in principle disagree with your example..most OS are point and click anymore few regedit in Windows, or edit kexts and plist's on OSX, or install packages via the terminal. [rant] When I was young we had MUG's and LUG's and people would bring there issues but you better be able to state whats wrong and what you had done to correct it. When the MUG's and LUG's went online it changed to the community became your research. It's the same with cars, bikes, your house, have a basic working knowledge and at least some curiosity you don't know how a bottom bracket works take it apart don't know what xorg does uninstall it. do you got to your boss and say here's my problem what do I do, or do you go to your boss and say here's my problem and what I think should be done about it and here's why?[/rant]
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You couldn't have just used the same energy in writing this, to name some great bikes for their time? Oh, you could have, but you chose to be contrary simply because I was specific about my areas of interest.
Trek 520 was a great bike and has an almost cult like following. Schwinn had lots of really nice bikes in the seventies and eighties. Check out the vintage touring bike thread.
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I'm still interested in hearing from everyone on their recommendations? I'm partial to old Raleigh's...but always open to hearing the opinion of others...

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How about the "Worlds Finest Bicycle" the Sekine?
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Depends on your budget
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I'm still interested in hearing from everyone on their recommendations? I'm partial to old Raleigh's...but always open to hearing the opinion of others...
I could be wrong, but I think the idea of actually listing some examples has been abandoned in a conscious effort to spite the OP. May have to start a new thread to get any real answers.
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When did Schwinn become Sekine?

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after randy's warranted response to the surly op ("I don't need to be told that the bike I have is not worth putting the work into"), i threw him an olive branch that went completely unrecognized before his next temper tantrum.

phil gretz: he was pretty sure no one could teach him anything and was out to prove it.

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Is it just me or are the newbies getting pushier?
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Seems to be going that way, but, IMHO, the OP takes the cake. Probably a great guy to have for a neighbor, or in the next cubicle at work.
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