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Forum: Classic & Vintage 12-18-16, 08:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 409
Posted By poprad
+1 on Alex Singer shop in Levallois. The...

+1 on Alex Singer shop in Levallois. The gentleman working that day told me they get more than a few drop-ins by readers of BQ ever since Jan Heine popularized the shop and style of bike. I suggest...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 11-30-16, 05:36 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 17,492
Posted By poprad
I'm pretty pleased with the aesthetics of my...

I'm pretty pleased with the aesthetics of my Vanilla stem, threadless though it be:

https://c7.staticflickr.com/2/1383/1349189078_4a565ffdb7_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/34dWUE)Vanilla 5...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 10-16-16, 09:09 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,479
Posted By poprad
I thought it was "quilt" too. Kind of...

I thought it was "quilt" too. Kind of disappointed....
Forum: Classic & Vintage 10-12-16, 05:30 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,258
Posted By poprad
I have to throw in with the Huret. I bought this...

I have to throw in with the Huret. I bought this on the 'Bay just to look at:

https://c3.staticflickr.com/2/1496/24049866090_201e1d9b39_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/CDcRiC)Macro Parts 005...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 09-20-16, 07:20 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,332
Posted By poprad
https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7554/15974078729_4c0...

https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7554/15974078729_4c04fe6093_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/qkzk5v)First Wheelbuild (https://flic.kr/p/qkzk5v) by Mark (https://www.flickr.com/photos/76636917@N00/), on Flickr
Forum: Classic & Vintage 09-11-16, 06:03 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,493
Posted By poprad
That's a great Fooj and some really nice shooting...

That's a great Fooj and some really nice shooting of it. Congrats on your new acquisition, she's a beaut! I always loved those RGC brakesets, the finish is incredible. I'd be tempted to leave the...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 09-11-16, 10:24 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 5,821
Posted By poprad
I can explain the appeal easily; I have a bunch...

I can explain the appeal easily; I have a bunch of bikes (13 or so...) but own two Surly CCs. One stays at the in laws on the west coast, the other is my daily commuter. It's the Glock of bikes;...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 09-10-16, 06:46 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,178
Posted By poprad
This is a really interesting thread. I am...

This is a really interesting thread. I am getting closer to retirement eligibility myself (a bit over 2 years) and entertained the idea of opening a shop. I decided the smart thing to do would be...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 09-10-16, 06:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 526
Posted By poprad
I second Bulldog's advice. When I fitted my...

I second Bulldog's advice. When I fitted my Honjos they were pretty easy to bend to reduce/increase the radius (by either squeezing together or opening the width of the trough along its length). ...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 09-08-16, 05:38 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,178
Posted By poprad
Contact these guys: Velo Classique...

Contact these guys:

Velo Classique (http://www.veloclassique.com/)

They're running a retail vintage bike shop in Purcelville, VA and seem to be making a go of it. I bet he'd have all sorts of...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 09-07-16, 04:38 PM
Replies: 1,168
Views: 73,275
Posted By poprad
That's horrible news, very sorry to hear of your...

That's horrible news, very sorry to hear of your loss. I wish you well in dealing with it.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 09-05-16, 01:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 377
Posted By poprad
Mike, Welcome to the forum and the land of...

Mike,
Welcome to the forum and the land of free advice; often worth every penny. Any headset appropriate for a 1" English-threaded steerer tube will work fine, provided the stack height of your...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 09-05-16, 07:30 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,410
Posted By poprad
Wow...that, I mean, holy... wow.

Wow...that, I mean, holy... wow.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 09-03-16, 03:58 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,208
Posted By poprad
Nice pics and project you have there Narhay. ...

Nice pics and project you have there Narhay. Replace the inner chainring with a true Campy part and the right spacers and you'll be much happier with it. That's going to be a nice Comp GS when...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 09-03-16, 07:13 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,798
Posted By poprad
Great pics, well written story, and gorgeous...

Great pics, well written story, and gorgeous result. Congrats on your custom and I hope the stories we get to read about riding it are even better!
Forum: Classic & Vintage 08-23-16, 07:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,067
Posted By poprad
I cut a square out my USMC bootcamp issue seabag...

I cut a square out my USMC bootcamp issue seabag and folded it up like a burrito ala Rivendell:

https://c8.staticflickr.com/4/3106/2296857239_5fa48cf165_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/4uXZCT)Raleigh...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 08-14-16, 10:32 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,208
Posted By poprad
Alas, I sold my forum handle namesake eons ago. ...

Alas, I sold my forum handle namesake eons ago. Still, had to at least get my name on here!
Forum: Classic & Vintage 08-06-16, 01:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 926
Posted By poprad
I'm also a fan of the non-drive side crop shot of...

I'm also a fan of the non-drive side crop shot of something unusual looking

https://c7.staticflickr.com/6/5798/21889627518_1f233f38c8_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/zmj4D1)Faux-Ji Special Road Racer (in...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-04-16, 07:07 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,963
Posted By poprad
Great pics NF, thanks for sharing your ride in...

Great pics NF, thanks for sharing your ride in this inaugural event!
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-03-16, 03:45 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,268
Posted By poprad
Wow, great ride report NF. Your photo essay...

Wow, great ride report NF. Your photo essay really took me back to that ride, and I am more homesick for N Europe than ever. Great ride, great report, and fabulous photography. Thanks for taking...
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 06-16-16, 07:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,748
Posted By poprad
Sorry; was travelling in France this last month. ...

Sorry; was travelling in France this last month. Between that and my dayjob I haven't been at the shop in awhile (or online); I never had a chance to roadtest the Roadhouse as it sold quite...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-13-16, 06:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 478
Posted By poprad
That is very cool, thanks for posting

That is very cool, thanks for posting
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 05-08-16, 07:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,071
Posted By poprad
So how's it fit? Didja buy it?

So how's it fit? Didja buy it?
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 05-05-16, 11:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,071
Posted By poprad
So, did you order it? I picked up an Exploit...

So, did you order it? I picked up an Exploit this January when they first came out and absolutely love the thing. It's been my go-to bike all spring and I am quite pleased. You may want to order...
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 05-02-16, 06:26 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,991
Posted By poprad
Sorry MC, been off the grid for a bit. I have...

Sorry MC, been off the grid for a bit. I have done several 50 + mile rides on pavement just to see how this bike feels, and I didn't find it sluggish at all. Most of my bikes, even the road ones,...
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