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Old 01-08-19, 05:57 PM
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Originally Posted by crandress View Post
Geeze, looks like you would have a bit further to drive coming from Indiana...
8 hours, but hey, I just lined up a dinner date for Saturday night, in Madison, so go figure.

I reserved a table, and I have three wristbands coming with it.
Since I only need one, come see me early or PM.

Here's the swap timeline:
7 am - dealer setup
9 am - early admission ($10)
10 am - general admission ($5)
noon - free

...so one of my wristbands gets you in free.

First come, first served. PM for details.
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Old 01-08-19, 06:32 PM
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Originally Posted by bargainguy View Post
Another way to look at it is that I'm doing a solid here for someone who wants to get in early but doesn't want to pay that same $65 for a table that I did. There is no guarantee that I'll sell the extra wristbands, so I'm out the $65 regardless. If I make some back, great, but I don't count on it.
Getting in early and getting a table to sell as a vendor are two different things.

What you're basically selling is a 2-hour head start on a $10 ticket, for an extra $10.
Are you giving them 20/65 of your table?

I'm simply coming at this from a different direction.
Adventure. That's all.

I perfectly understand the entrepreneurial nature of it.
America was built on that. I'll buy you a cup o' Joe.
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Old 01-09-19, 02:06 AM
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Originally Posted by bargainguy View Post
Another way to look at it is that I'm doing a solid here for someone who wants to get in early but doesn't want to pay that same $65 for a table that I did. There is no guarantee that I'll sell the extra wristbands, so I'm out the $65 regardless. If I make some back, great, but I don't count on it.
Hey, I'm not knocking the idea. Like I said, I might consider it some year hence (when I have enough stuff to justify having a table). This year I think I'll sleep in; I wasn't even fixin' to do the 9:00 mass start....

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I perfectly understand the entrepreneurial nature of it.
America was built on that. I'll buy you a cup o' Joe.
The coffee there sucks, and $$$$$. Better to hit a local joint in town.

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Hey, I'm not knocking the idea. Like I said, I might consider it some year hence (when I have enough stuff to justify having a table). This year I think I'll sleep in; I'm from Mineral Point. I think the whole town is up at 5....they don't want to miss anything.

The coffee there sucks, and $$$$$. Better to hit a local joint in town.
Thanks for the tip. I'll get some liquid tar somewhere in the area.
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Hitting the road soon. Only 467 miles and a nap.
See you people there.
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Weather looks decent (for January in Wisconsin), so I'll be there, wearing my Lutz Raleigh warm-up jacket, if you spot me:

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Needle in a haystack mission for whoever is going.

Keep an eye out for a shimano stem cap. Im going to a bicycle swap meet tomorrow also but hoping to better my chancing of finding one thru you guys.

Will compensate of course.
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Drive safe folks, it has begun snowing here in Springfield.
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^^^^^^ Thanks for the heads up; local forecast is for flurries, but it may be worse to the south. I just heard St. Louis airport has cancelled hundreds of flights.
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Needle in a haystack mission for whoever is going.

Keep an eye out for a shimano stem cap. Im going to a bicycle swap meet tomorrow also but hoping to better my chancing of finding one thru you guys.

Will compensate of course.
what is a Shimano stem cap? The little rubber thing?
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Are you on the road? Get some sleep!
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Drove thru it

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Drive safe folks, it has begun snowing here in Springfield.
Arrived in WI. Snowed wet stuff from IN/UK border up to I57. GPS had me on county roads, which were slick and getting worse. Matoon north was dry. That was hours ago.
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... IN/UK border ...
Wow, I had no idea they shared a border (some GPS eh....) Seems like it shoulda put you on I64 (?) from Champaign, around Bloomington IL, then up I39 to Rockfish.
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what is a Shimano stem cap? The little rubber thing?
Shimano 600/Dura Ace stems had internal tightens bolts for the steer and bar clamp. A small cap either made of rubber or metal covered the entry way where the allen was used for tightening.

Here's a pic of the 2 for example


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Here's to hoping all that went are going to find some good deals today. Family commitments prevented me from going and frankly, the weather that's coming today doesn't appeal to me for traveling.
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Old 01-12-19, 01:23 PM
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Just got back home. It was a good turnout. I found everything I was looking for except the Normandy Comp rear hub, seen two front red labels but no rear gold label.
I got to ride Robbie's gray Ironman! It was my first time riding an Ironman and my first time riding a carbon forked bike. I didn't want to stop doing laps, smooth, fast, and floaty is how I would describe it. The geometry felt similar to my Trek 460 but the carbon fork must give it that smooth floaty feeling up front. Thanks again Robbie.
There seemed to be a buttload of Campagnolo this year. Some nice bikes to look at. I heard a lot of chatter about the Coppi event. I picked up a dozen vintage bicycling magazines for the crapper, late 70's to mid 80's, my wheelhouse.
It took me about 15 minutes to find my car afterwards.
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I saw that ^^^^^ Ironman, and the original Miami Vice fork. There was a yellow Ironman, appeared to be original finish, in the corral as well.

The show-stopper was the chrome Colnago, with panto on just about every part save the bearing balls, and the drillium on the cage. I didn't bring a camera.

Safe journey to anyone heading south to go home; I reckon it's piling up down there, eh?
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The show-stopper was the chrome Colnago, with panto on just about every part save the bearing balls, and the drillium on the cage. I didn't bring a camera.
One of my car-pool buddies bought that. Nice bike.

I didn't come away with much. A few tools and minor sundries. But that's ok.
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Old 01-12-19, 09:43 PM
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Same here; tools, some NOS tires and bar wrap, oddball size seatposts I needed. Nothing big.

I haven't seen so much black carbon since I burned a bunch of burgers on the grill, before I went vegetarian.

I looked for you, based on your jacket, but didn't see you. There's a lot to take in.

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I met MB33, rockhound, and apparently crossed paths with madpogue but didn’t notice.

A lot of bikes, I was not interested in. I liked that Gazelle frame, have seen that Colnago before, didn’t think he’d ever sell it.

Picked up a new helmet, sold a frame, some wheel bags, did some people watching, and enjoyed talking bikes and other stuff with ldmataya.

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Picked up a pair of inexpensive panniers, a stoker handelbar. Timing chainrings, 110 bcd 44 teeth. A nice socketed 700c 36 hole rim an a pair of gravel king tires. 700×32 brown sidewall creme tread plus a free 5 spoke impel crankset.* Had a great time with a buddy but driving was damn scary.

Cant see it too well but the bronze bike is a 25\" letour lux for 80 .00. Looked pretty good too.
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^^^^ I remember that LeTour Luxe. Dude had mostly Schwinn's, including a rather yummy Paramount, the front of which can be seen in the background.
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... and apparently crossed paths with madpogue but didn’t notice.
The fellow at your table dropped your name wrt. the Ironman, but I didn't make the connection 'til later, and he was busy. My wife gave him an earful about powdercoating a lugged frame.....

Have you headed back yet? From what @52telecaster wrote, looks dicey down in Illinois.

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I had an appointment at 1130, plus I'm not much on the lookout for much of anything right now...
@RobbieTunes - if you're passing thru this way shoot me a PM- let's grab something to eat or something!
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I got there around 9:00 and stayed about 3 hours. I walked through the whole place several times but never saw any Ironmans which I'm always looking for because I have one. I don't know how I missed it. I picked up a set of Campy Record hf hubs for my first attempt at lacing wheels. Good show overall but would have liked meeting some bf members.
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Didnt make it to the show. I was working. But I did score huge.

Mid afternoon I get a call from my brother. He said he had something for me. So told him where I was working. He comes over, snow is flying, grabs this beauty from the backseat of his car, picked this up in Madison, I didnt even know he was going, and gives it to me. Yes, gives me, this beautiful frame. No way!



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