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Old 05-24-13, 03:40 PM
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Originally Posted by frantik
ok "estiker" is pretty obvious but help this gringo out with orkilla and why it's funny
It's just the misspelling that is funny, sort of a mixed Spanish/English phonetic spelling of "horquilla" which means "fork."
Spanglish has a lot of wonderful possibilities. I have a friend whose young son calls socks "socketines" a cross between the English word and the Spanish word "calcetines."
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Originally Posted by obrentharris
It's just the misspelling that is funny, sort of a mixed Spanish/English phonetic spelling of "horquilla" which means "fork."
Spanglish has a lot of wonderful possibilities. I have a friend whose young son calls socks "socketines" a cross between the English word and the Spanish word "calcetines."
If it`s funny enough, and you happen to be eating breakfast at the time, you might even get the wonderful experience of blowing confleik (my personal favorite spanglish word) through your sinuses and out your nose. You can wipe it off with those soquetines, of course!
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Originally Posted by obrentharris
It's just the misspelling that is funny, sort of a mixed Spanish/English phonetic spelling of "horquilla" which means "fork."
Spanglish has a lot of wonderful possibilities. I have a friend whose young son calls socks "socketines" a cross between the English word and the Spanish word "calcetines."
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Nice, I'll try to keep that in mind when I'm putting on my shoepatos
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Originally Posted by toytech
whisky tango foxtrot.
Call me ignorant, but I've never seen shifters on the head tube when there are clearly mounts brazed onto the down tube. And that is just a crazy amount of extension for the stem.

I am having visions of the handlebars having been turned up in a hobo-ish fashion. Somewhere there is a Ciocc screaming...
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a "roach Ciocc" for sure the fork is not original. I like how he mentions down tube shifters in the add, I guess they are technically down on a tube..
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A couple of sweet Raleighs...

OK, either the joke is on me, or

Top tubes can't do this: https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/bik/3765365397.html



Fake Brooks saddles are a thing: https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/bik/3817906562.html


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Brooks makes a lot of different saddles. I had a plastic one with springs made for mountain bikes.
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Raleigh had a model called the Colt that had a curved top tube.

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That's a real Brooks. Just not a very nice one.
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Originally Posted by gingi310
OK, either the joke is on me, or

Top tubes can't do this: https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/bik/3765365397.html

Fake Brooks saddles are a thing: https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/bik/3817906562.html
Google or do research otherwise you make yourself look dunce. When most bike manufacturing switched to Asia with cheap vinyl saddles, Brooks had to make cheap models to compete. When I built my first "all pedal" what Americans call fixed gear in 1985. I used a Brooks vinyl saddle that cost me new the equivalent of US $14, bought from a Raleigh store. Brooks is the only company left in Birmingham from an era when they were 200 shops and factories within a three mile vicinity. They made\did what they had to, to survive. People and companies do that. Everybody has a dirty past.

And curved top tube frames were associated with whats commonly called compact frames, a one size fits all approach to frames. It provides additional standover height closer to the seat. Again a measure done to save money and cost of having to build 8 sizes as is often done today. Most compacts tend to have the curved, bent top tube. Buy Jr a compact frame and it grew with him.

Wiki definition same as what I said just in a different notion "In a compact-geometry frame, the top tube is normally sloped downward toward the seat tube for additional standover clearance."

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Originally Posted by Poguemahone
That's a real Brooks. Just not a very nice one.
But a very period correct one and an OEM.
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Originally Posted by Poguemahone
That's a real Brooks. Just not a very nice one.
I disagree its actually in very nice condition. I get you on "nice one". Id swap either of my two for that one in a heartbeat, its clean, no rips and very well kept considering its at least 30 years old.
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I don't want to defend to my inseam, sounds painful. The funniest part? The MS150 was over a month ago,,,,BD

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Originally Posted by toytech
a "roach Ciocc" ...
Whoa! I have a Ciocc. I'll have to start calling it my roach in slang.

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I don't want to defend to my inseam, sounds painful.
This is what happens when you don't defend your inseam:




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Vintage (D)roolfast:

https://spokane.craigslist.org/bik/3798973966.html

[h=2]antique roolfast bicycle ( )[/h]

original
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great summer bike
$250obo

SPOKANE 326-O845~
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What you get after a few cases of beer and fantasizing you're the "Count"...

Vintage Schwinn Custom - $475 (Lebanon, MO)



Vintage Schwinn Frame, Body is filled, painted and scalloped. Front and rear fenders. Front fenders pin striped Lowrider wide whites mounted on 100 spoke wheels, dice valve stem covers. Skull and Cross bone imitation shifter.
Banana seat, ape hanger handle bars. Tire generated rear light. Springer front end. First 475.00 OBO takes
Calls preferred (10:00am - 10:00pm)

Dang guy is too lazy to even go to his LBS...

Wanted, moblie bike mechanic (Parkville)
I have six bikes that need miner work, such as brakes tuned, gears tuned, etc...
Too many to bring to you.

Anyone need a few hours work? No surprises, just simple stuff. I do not have a garage or basement.
You must have tools and EVERYTHING that you need to do this.
Thanks.

So the experts are all wrong and smoking DOES pay... at least here in the form of a free Fuji

RARE-FUGI America FOLDING BIKE - limited edition - $150 (OVERLAND PARK)



The Fuji 4130 collectable Adventure Team folding mountain bike was built for a Marlboro promotion in the early 1990's. It was given out as a prize for collecting a certain number of points, mainly from cigarette packs. The bicycle is branded and was distributed by Fuji with a Marlboro head badge decal. This is a full 26" wheeled folding mountain bike, the mechanism folds the bike down the center once the seat post is removed from the frame. Great for storage, transport, or for camping. It is VERY EASY to fold and unfold!

It comes with a cloud 9 seat along with the original seat that came with the bike. Gently used and is in GREAT CONDITION. It is a VERY RARE find as not many were made!

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Tires are for sissies! Real cyclists ride on the rims...

Vintage 1972 Raleigh LTD-3 Jet Black Adult Bicycle - $50 (Seymour)



Vintage 1972 Raleigh LTD-3 Jet Black Adult 3 speed bicycle for refurbishing. Made in England. Frame is in very nice vintage condition and has lots of style with a nice profile! This is bike has the original frame, wheels, pedals, reflectors, kick stand, back bike rack and seat. Will need refurbishing to complete. Please see photos.
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It's not about being too lazy to go to the LBS. He is looking for a bike mechanic and he also states that there is miner work to be done. It's obvious that the bikes are buried deep underground and broken. So, after the miners dig down to them, the mechanic will fix them. That way, they will be in pristine condition when they are finally brought to the surface.
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Originally Posted by busdriver1959
he also states that there is miner work to be done. It's obvious that the bikes are buried deep underground and broken. So, after the miners dig down to them, the mechanic will fix them. That way, they will be in pristine condition when they are finally brought to the surface.



sold a bike yesterday.. i could hear the "bike fever" in the guy's voice when i spoke with him.. i recognize that feeling well
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This is what happens when you don't defend your inseam:



Well played, sir... well played. *starts slow clap*
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I posted this one back in March... shockingly, it still hasn't sold. I even emailed the seller and (politely, I believe), gave some tips for improving the ad. Of course, I got no reply. Now I find myself getting increasingly agitated every time the ad gets renewed...

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Originally Posted by Slammin
Google or do research otherwise you make yourself look dunce. When most bike manufacturing switched to Asia with cheap vinyl saddles, Brooks had to make cheap models to compete. When I built my first "all pedal" what Americans call fixed gear in 1985. I used a Brooks vinyl saddle that cost me new the equivalent of US $14, bought from a Raleigh store. Brooks is the only company left in Birmingham from an era when they were 200 shops and factories within a three mile vicinity. They made\did what they had to, to survive. People and companies do that. Everybody has a dirty past.

And curved top tube frames were associated with whats commonly called compact frames, a one size fits all approach to frames. It provides additional standover height closer to the seat. Again a measure done to save money and cost of having to build 8 sizes as is often done today. Most compacts tend to have the curved, bent top tube. Buy Jr a compact frame and it grew with him.

Wiki definition same as what I said just in a different notion "In a compact-geometry frame, the top tube is normally sloped downward toward the seat tube for additional standover clearance."
Hehe...so the joke IS on me...all in good fun; no?? And look at what I have learned that I wouldn't have if I hadn't posted those things that looked strange to me...good stuff!!
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Originally Posted by jopbianchi
...I have six bikes that need miner work, such as brakes tuned, gears tuned, etc...
Bring your headlamp and pick axe!
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I think the asking price is a bit ambitious for this one. I believe it to be a modded 87 SR400.

Cannondale Bicycle - $1500 (Kalamazoo)

https://kalamazoo.craigslist.org/bik/3775075892.html

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