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40 years from now, what will the person disassembling your bike say?

Old 05-12-20, 05:54 AM
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40 years from now, what will the person disassembling your bike say?

Sometimes, less 'some' and more 'times', I have choice words for the previous owners and mechanics that assembled and "serviced" my bikes. What would the next generation say if your bikes sat in a shed unused for 40 years and your progeny sold them off for $20.

I try to grease all threads, stem and seatpost during assembly, not take shortcuts, use the right parts and keep my bikes dry. I am sure they would wonder why I used cheap, ugly m520 pedals and question why I replaced some of the very damaged hand painted decals with stickers on my Raleigh pro. Also they might wonder about these cheap sunrace freewheels.

Is that ebay handlebar tape???

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Old 05-12-20, 07:08 AM
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I think there’s been a consensus that any professional that’s working on anything I’ve worked on says something like “awwww. You tried so hard, lil’ slugger- but you’ll get it next time.”
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“This guy wasn’t even a thought in his parents’ minds when these were made. What was he thinking?”
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If it is my road bike I think they'd say "Well-chosen group and well-executed build, except he should have made the rear brake cable housing a half-inch longer."

If it is my mountain bike I think they'd say "Sweet Mother McCree, he was a bit addled, wasn't he?"
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Old 05-12-20, 09:07 AM
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Jeezuz that guy over-torqued everything on this bike!
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If the bike is still functional, fixable, and worth it 40 years later, must have done something right.
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I’ll be 81, and I’ll STILL be thinking, “maybe I should get rid of one of these bikes... Nah...”
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The guy working on my bike in 40 years will be saying "whoah, check out this antique - and to think that old codger is still riding!"
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That I am long dead.
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... was that guy thinking when he installed this Italian threaded fixed cup using blue Loctite ? I wish I knew where he was buried, so I could go and give him a good piece of my mind !
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I hope they'll say, "you can tell somebody put a lot of miles on this bike but they took really good care of it."
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"That Colnago appears to have been assembled during the great covid-19 epidemic of 2020, I bet the grease is crawling with deadly microbes. If you leave it with me, I have it properly incinerated, for safety's sake."
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I don't have to wait 40 years, as they are giving me their thoughts already: "it isn't electric?"
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"Is the stuff in that water bottle, water ... like from the toilet?"
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Yup!!........That old CF bike is gonna asplode any minute now........aaaaaaany minute now........
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What knucklehead filled the landfill with all of this crap?!
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Oi!,........this old bike has that Chinese Campy stuff on it!!
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Nice try framesavering, but next time use two or three bottles instead of one and use a fiber-optic camera to check your work because your coverage wasn't total.

Good job protecting the decals though. A slice of heavy-duty leaf bag covered with helicopter tape did the job, nice work there. And stealthed your bike, I wasn't sure what was under there ...
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