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Forum: Classic & Vintage 08-23-16, 07:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 759
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: 46
Views: 5,012
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: 718
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: 1,603
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: 1,778
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: 24
Views: 3,375
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: 396
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: 3,045
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: 3,045
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: 4,629
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,...
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 04-12-16, 05:08 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,629
Posted By poprad
Chief, I have a 34 inseam and am 6ft1. I...

Chief,
I have a 34 inseam and am 6ft1. I fit well on the 58, but had to move to a zero offset seatpost, so a 56 would have worked for me too, and may have been a better option. Bike sizing is...
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 04-11-16, 06:28 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,629
Posted By poprad
Hey RMR20, I'm an Exploit owner and a steel guy...

Hey RMR20, I'm an Exploit owner and a steel guy through and through. Having said that...if you're being offered an expert for $2300 you should snap that up and don't let the bike shop door hit you...
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 03-20-16, 04:20 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,629
Posted By poprad
As long as you're not Exiled to an indoor trainer!

As long as you're not Exiled to an indoor trainer!
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 03-20-16, 09:17 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,629
Posted By poprad
Congrats on your Exploits (get it?), I am...

Congrats on your Exploits (get it?), I am absolutely loving mine. My weekend long rides have all been on this for the past month, and every week I enjoy it more. The ride is very similar to my '78...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-05-16, 06:55 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,023
Posted By poprad
Yep. Been getting that for 10 years now and...

Yep. Been getting that for 10 years now and never looked back. Jan's made a real institution there.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-01-16, 04:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,447
Posted By poprad
also, you're in Illinois. Set frame outside for...

also, you're in Illinois. Set frame outside for a couple of hours to get really cold. Bring it in and hit those things with a heat gun or hairdryer, then tap. May pop right off.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-29-16, 07:04 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,616
Posted By poprad
My shoulder EGA resembles that remark

My shoulder EGA resembles that remark
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-29-16, 06:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,464
Posted By poprad
I'm no Ciocc expert, but with SR shifting gear...

I'm no Ciocc expert, but with SR shifting gear it's likely early 80s, with other components were updated in the 90s. That's a sweet find, hope you post some good pics when she arrives! Congrats.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-28-16, 06:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,200
Posted By poprad
Every once in awhile modern technology gets it...

Every once in awhile modern technology gets it right.

Nice find.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-28-16, 06:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,902
Posted By poprad
I have done this with more Zefal Hpx pumps than I...

I have done this with more Zefal Hpx pumps than I care to admit. Have to remove pump to put on rack...set pump on vehicle rear mount tire...mount bike on rack. Admire bike. Drive away. Yeah, I...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-27-16, 10:26 AM
Replies: 1,002
Views: 61,571
Posted By poprad
Exactly. This is not a good thing.

Exactly. This is not a good thing.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-27-16, 09:10 AM
Replies: 1,002
Views: 61,571
Posted By poprad
[QUOTE=DrIsotope;18567903]Jiji just turned 3. ...

[QUOTE=DrIsotope;18567903]Jiji just turned 3. Spends more time up trees and on the roof than anywhere else. Appears to be made of at least 75% murder. Songbirds, hummingbirds, gophers, ground...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-24-16, 07:07 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,659
Posted By poprad
Well now, that about sums it up, doesn't it?

Well now, that about sums it up, doesn't it?
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-22-16, 08:23 AM
Replies: 307
Views: 28,201
Posted By poprad
'99 R4000, NOS condition with chromallusion jade...

'99 R4000, NOS condition with chromallusion jade paint. Shots taken at odd angles in low sun to showcase the color trnasition. From any one perspective it normally all looks one color, that being...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-20-16, 10:45 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 931
Posted By poprad
I love the aesthetics of the bells posted so far....

I love the aesthetics of the bells posted so far. As a regular MUP user in DC I have bought enough Spurcycle bells for all my regular use bikes. Has the most resonant sound and longest duration of...
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