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    Another recent addition to the forum

    Since jpoppafoxtrot introduced himself I guess I ought to quit procrastinating and do the same. I have been hanging around and lobbing in the odd comment for a few weeks and this seems like this group is about the same half bubble off plumb as I am.

    The nickname Mort Canard is kind of a French pun that translates as "Dead Duck"...and no I don't speak french. Multilingual puns just appeal to my sense of humor. In addition to bicycling I ride motorcycle, fish, hunt and enjoy cooking. I also like old rock and roll from the late 60s and early 70s.

    I live in Wichita, Ks. and am a welder and welding inspector by trade.

    I enjoy tinkering with bikes and like classic and vintage bikes. I have a lot of parts already in the bin for the N+1 bike as soon as I can find a steel lugged frame that trips my trigger.

    I also have added my profile to the +50 riders sticky thread.
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    Welcome to the oldtimers forum

    Classic and Vintage lover? Me too. Check in with the C&V guys to let us know what you have and what you want.
    Having a flat tire as part of the total cycling experience is highly overrated. Knowing how to fix one quickly is not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldsCOOL View Post
    Classic and Vintage lover? Me too. Check in with the C&V guys to let us know what you have and what you want.
    Yep! This forum and the C&V forum is where I spend most of my time. I yearn for parts made of genuine unobtanium not fabric overlayed with plastic resin. Oh well, each to his own!

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    Howdy and welcome aboard!

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    Welcome Dead Duck... clever username, IMO. Now I'll have to think up a Frenchified name for myself...

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    "Shu pati schva a le bon le parti" Thats cajun french for welcome to the good party!
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    Mort, you will have to but a round before you can post again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by berner View Post
    Mort, you will have to buy a round before you can post again.
    The bottles next to the keyboard. Help yourself!

    Teachme, Mercy Buckups!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mort Canard View Post
    Yep! This forum and the C&V forum is where I spend most of my time. I yearn for parts made of genuine unobtanium not fabric overlayed with plastic resin. Oh well, each to his own!
    A Scandium fan then?
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    Well Mort, welcome to the fun.

    By now I'm sure you're preparing for the official Pie Ride in Sept. when we all gather for a virtual group ride and get stuffed.

    Of course I assume you're also preparing your report on your most recent colonoscopy, Tombay incident, and N+1 experience....oh you have much to do, much to do. We are not an idle group at all, not at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mort Canard View Post

    Teachme, Mercy Buttercups!
    Fixed it.

    What is in the bottle, it matters.

    COD, you seem to be awefully concerned about things going in others backsides, somethin you want to tell us?

    Welcome to the asylum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mobile 155 View Post
    A Scandium fan then?
    More Magnesium and Titanium. ...and of course Chrome/Molybdenum.

    COD,
    I have had a Tombay but it was long enough ago that I don't remember much about it. All I need for N+1 is a nice vintage steel lugged frame and I can begin hanging components.

    leob1,
    berner was refering to my response to question two in the +50 profile thread.

    2. Do you take any special supplements/vitamins/minerals as you have grown older? Single Malt Scotch or Irish Whiskey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mort Canard View Post

    . . . The nickname Mort Canard is kind of a French pun that translates as "Dead Duck"...and no I don't speak french. Multilingual puns just appeal to my sense of humor. . .
    What kind of pun is it? It means nothing in french. . . and in english?

    Welcome on the forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VNA View Post
    What kind of pun is it? It means nothing in french. . . and in english?

    Welcome on the forum.
    Actually the literal translation into french would be Canard Mort.

    Thanks for the welcome!

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    Hi.
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    Welcome to the forum.
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    Welcome Mort!

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    Mort Canard, did you happen to take your name from a line in the play The Curious Savage?

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    Mikey,
    No, I am not familiar with that play. How do they use the name?
    Mort

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    Welcome. The more the merrier.
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    The Curious Savage is a play written by John Patrick and first produced in New York in 1950: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Curious_Savage

    Mort Canard is used in a line, and some other times during the play by Mrs. Savage

    MRS. SAVAGE :
    Well, having kicked over the traces myself—and learned
    once again the importance of unimportant things—I decided I’d
    help others have the foolish things they’d always wanted. So, I
    established the Jonathan Savage Memorial Fund—a foundation
    for giving money away in memory of my husband. And that
    insane idea has brought me here. Well, at least I learned one
    thing from my French lessons: what I am. I’m a “Mort canard.”
    That’s a “dead duck”—I think. Some day you’ll realize that a
    great injustice was done me. You’ll know that I was always quite
    sane. But here I am—and here they’ll try to keep me—with my
    few foolish years taken from me.

    I've seen many productions of plays and musicals over the years mainly because a close family friend is an Excellent H.S. Drama Teacher. For nearly 30 years, I've taken publicity and historical record photographs(B&W for the first 15years and 35mm Slides for the first 25 or 27, and digital for the last 4 or so). I believe she's retiring next year.
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    Bikey Mikey,
    Thanks for the dialogue! Sounds like I am going to have to find a stage production of this play. From the write up in Wikipedia, and your description, it sounds like quite the good comedy.

    There was a some dialogue from an old Firesign Theater album where they identify someone as "Mr. Mort" and another Firesign Theater actor comments; "That's Mr. Dead in French." I guess that's what started me up with the idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mort Canard View Post
    All I need for N+1 is a nice vintage steel lugged frame and I can begin hanging components.
    What size?
    What's on your bicycle bucket list?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mort Canard View Post
    There was a some dialogue from an old Firesign Theater album where they identify someone as "Mr. Mort" and another Firesign Theater actor comments; "That's Mr. Dead in French." I guess that's what started me up with the idea.
    Firesign Theater --- we now know what you were doing in the 60's & early 70's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wildwood View Post
    What size?
    What's on your bicycle bucket list?
    Well right now I am rebuilding a 1976 Gazelle Champion Mondial that I bought as a bare frame new that year in Belgium. I hung components on it from the local bike shop at the time. Recently I decided to switch from 27x1-1/4" tires to 700C. That decision has changed a lot of stuff throughout the the bike. All new wheels and 7 speed cassette versus the old 5 speed freewheel. I am updating the brakes just a touch. I will probably post pix latter this summer.

    When that is done I will probably look for another vintage road bike to build or rebuild. Something from the late '80s may be interesting and that vintage parts are fairly reasonable these days. '70s parts are getting a little pricey.


    Firesign Theater --- we now know what you were doing in the 60's & early 70's.
    Guilty as charged!

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