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  1. Anyone else getting some miles in on their Velo...

    Anyone else getting some miles in on their Velo Cheapo yet? I had a dandy little jaunt on mine yesterday. :)

    http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd271/lascauxcaveman/IMG_3601.jpg
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    ^ And put one of them Campy Delta brake Calipers...

    ^ And put one of them Campy Delta brake Calipers on the front just to be safe. Lovely to look at, but not really all that stoppy.

    Speaking of which, do we have a set of calipers picked out yet?
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    I'm in! I have, um... 15? 17? (possibly more)...

    I'm in! I have, um... 15? 17? (possibly more) bikes and have never owned a brifter. I've ridden three brifterized bikes owned by other people and none of them worked exactly right. Could be they...
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    Back around the Lake. (I think I probably have a...

    Back around the Lake. (I think I probably have a photo of this spot with about a half dozen different bikes).
    http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd271/lascauxcaveman/IMG_3600.jpg

    This spot,...
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    Well, if you East Coasters aren't jealous enough,...

    Well, if you East Coasters aren't jealous enough, buried under snow and ice as you are, I guess I'll just pile on here.

    Yesterday I took the day off and did about the same ride I did last year...
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    That'd be pretty cool to have hanging in my shop....

    That'd be pretty cool to have hanging in my shop. Do you think it'll fit in a med flat-rate priority box? :P
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    lol, i thought it sounded fishy, but I had an old...

    lol, i thought it sounded fishy, but I had an old Monkey Wards rattletrap pass through my hands once that had crazy skinny tubes, so I thought, "well, maybe."
  8. I don't have any problem with a carbon fork and...

    I don't have any problem with a carbon fork and Downtube shifters together. Do you like how the Downtube shifters work and feel? They're certainly less expensive than the upgrade. If it was my...
  9. You realize now, uncle uncle, as people submit...

    You realize now, uncle uncle, as people submit definitions, you will be required to add them in an alphabetical list at the end of your first post so they are easily searchable by all future cycling...
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    A NOS 5oth Anniversary gruppo is one of the few...

    A NOS 5oth Anniversary gruppo is one of the few bits of bike components I would never even consider putting on a bike. NOS vintage anything is a bit silly in price, but that is the capo di tutti...
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    I think you mean your seat tube is 26mm? (The...

    I think you mean your seat tube is 26mm? (The downtube is the one that runs diagonal from the head tub to the bottom bracket).

    And yes, you could shim it with something; a triple wrap of beer can...
  12. Really? I just bought an SLX bike 60x58 (both...

    Really? I just bought an SLX bike 60x58 (both CTC); I thought that counted as "large."

    At any rate, if i hadn't just dumped a lot of money, I'd be at least kinda-sorta interested in this frame. ...
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    Approx 4.36 lbs? In that case it's either made...

    Approx 4.36 lbs? In that case it's either made out of lead (a dud) or gold (a real score, but not for riding). I'm guessing it's not quite that heavy.
  14. I have absolutely no idea what a pinback button...

    I have absolutely no idea what a pinback button is.

    I do like my Brooks saddles, and Unicanitors, and my RHM. Anything really, really firm, I guess.

    I tend to run handlebar bags, since I've...
  15. Or, if you're bloodyminded and persistent, once...

    Or, if you're bloodyminded and persistent, once you've got it de-laced, you can whump and thump that tacoed rim back into shape, more or less, but it'll never be perfect. I had great fun one night...
  16. EdTheFred would be a great screen name. ...

    EdTheFred would be a great screen name. Especially if you're a Fred. :)
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    ^ A person who lived in Japan for several years...

    ^ A person who lived in Japan for several years told me it was more like TONGuh, or TONGeh, either one.

    French (like Spanish or English) will have slightly different pronunciations several hundred...
  18. This ^ If you can track the stolen bike on...

    This ^

    If you can track the stolen bike on your smartphone, and bring four of your largest friends with you to increase the chances of a successful repo, the lo-jack device would be helpful. ...
  19. http://www.zoominto.com/zoomapi/ZoomButt.gif ...

    http://www.zoominto.com/zoomapi/ZoomButt.gif


    He'd probably be happier if you let him come back inside. :)
  20. ^ OK, that's settled. "Next question!"

    ^ OK, that's settled.

    "Next question!"
  21. Eight miles on my velo cheapo bike then drove...

    Eight miles on my velo cheapo bike then drove almost 300 miles RT to take my daughter back to school (Again? I mean she Just left last week? Ugh; 3-day weekends! My 22-year-old Subie is gonna hit a...
  22. ^Speaking of which, when is the final date of...

    ^Speaking of which, when is the final date of this contest? I can't remember. And are we supposed to make our official entries in this thread or go back to the one where we commented on the rules,...
  23. My wife thinks pretty much ALL C&V moments are...

    My wife thinks pretty much ALL C&V moments are pretty silly.
  24. Best wishes.

    Best wishes.
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    ^ I see that bike as being an advantage while...

    ^ I see that bike as being an advantage while climbing a really steep gravelly surface (ahem, my driveway) where you have to get up out of the seat and mash and rear wheel drive alone loses traction....
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