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Old 03-23-10, 09:12 AM
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One more for the French bike fans!





Amongst all the pantographing, chrome, drillium and flashy paint we have here, the Vitus Carbones and 979s are a more understated approach to high end bikes.

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Originally Posted by Herbertle View Post
I am a long time reader of this forum. time to register.

gomango, who teaches you manners?
do you call everybody a "jerk" who criticizes your bike?
if your no able to stand the harmless words about the tape bar, don't show your bikes in public next time.

best, be happy, enjoy the world.
Criticizing is one thing, the smug "who does your tape" is another...and the little laughing smiley was rude. There was no need to be condescending in the criticism.

If you've been reading this forum for a while, hopefully one of the things that keeps you here is the civility and friendliness of nearly everyone here. I've had people point out issues with my bikes and all of them did it in a polite, respectful and friendly manner. They offered advice, not mockery.

We don't put a photo of our bike up to get mocked by other members.

To give you an example of the difference...I could offer helpful advice with your grammar. I could politely explain the difference between your and you're and suggest proof reading "if your no able to stand the harmless words about the tape bar, don't show your bikes in public next time."

Or I could
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Can we pause the bickering for a moment to stare in awe at this masterpiece that exemplifies what this thread is supposed to be about? My new fave. Just wow!

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Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake View Post
Criticizing is one thing, the smug "who does your tape" is another...and the little laughing smiley was rude. There was no need to be condescending in the criticism.

If you've been reading this forum for a while, hopefully one of the things that keeps you here is the civility and friendliness of nearly everyone here. I've had people point out issues with my bikes and all of them did it in a polite, respectful and friendly manner. They offered advice, not mockery.

We don't put a photo of our bike up to get mocked by other members.

To give you an example of the difference...I could offer helpful advice with your grammar. I could politely explain the difference between your and you're and suggest proof reading "if your no able to stand the harmless words about the tape bar, don't show your bikes in public next time."

Or I could
your welcome, enjoy life and the world.

grammar?

and the tape on that nice bike is ugly tapped.

P.S. you can be rude to people, but rude to a bike? huuu

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Old 03-23-10, 10:31 AM
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sometimes you guys are just too critical. if someone wants to post pics of a bike that his son wrapped the bars let him. if the job is not up to your high standards too bad. he is being a great father spending time with his sone and teaching him how to work on bikes. he could just as easily leave his son infront of the TV or video game and do the work himself or be down at the bar.

gomango my hat is off to you for being such a great father to take the time be with your son and teach him.

that Bruce Gordon is just fabulous as are most of the bikes here
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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
sometimes you guys are just too critical. if someone wants to post pics of a bike that his son wrapped the bars let him. if the job is not up to your high standards too bad. he is being a great father spending time with his sone and teaching him how to work on bikes. he could just as easily leave his son infront of the TV or video game and do the work himself or be down at the bar.
hello beachgirl,

nobody said that he cant post the bike of his son, nobody said that he isn't a great father, I belief he is! somebody just said that the tape could be nicer done, thats all.

best regards
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Originally Posted by Herbertle View Post
hello beachgirl,

nobody said that he cant post the bike of his son, nobody said that he isn't a great father, I belief he is! somebody just said that the tape could be nicer done, thats all.

best regards

hello beachgirl, ? I do hope this is a typo and not meant to be a play on words
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Focus... focus..

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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
hello beachgirl, ? I do hope this is a typo and not meant to be a play on words
bianchigirl, sorry that was misspelling.
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Old 03-23-10, 11:23 AM
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The GIOS and the TC on the racks takin a much deserved rest.




The GIOS after a few miles



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Old 03-23-10, 11:46 AM
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Originally Posted by mkeller234 View Post
Another Raleigh Professional:


Beautiful Mike Melton Frame set:

aw man lets see the rest of that melton, ooops didnt scroll thru thre pages enough i see where u posted more pics ,sorry

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my pride and joy also have a melton racing frame made by mike for gary or larry doering.
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my pride and joy also have a melton racing frame made by mike for gary or larry doering.
That aero Gitane is FANTASTIC!!!!
We hate you!

By the way, how do you do a sharp left turn on that bike with the front brake caliper mounted that way??

Thank you for sharing pics of your French beauty with us!

Forgot to mention, The Shimano DA stuff is defintely high class, but you really must consider hanging some French "Junk" components on that nice French frame eventually......
Stronglight Delta stuff comes to mind or maybe maybe even a full later version Mavic SSC group with the Aero Modolo based brakes (440 SSC), slant parallelogram RD and "Starfish" crankset??.....

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1978 Gazelle A-Frame (Campagnolo Nuovo Record w/ modern brakes & pedals atm)





1983 Serotta Nova (modern Campagnolo 10sp - now with new wheels)



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Nice bikes on this page! Poor commentary by some.





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Originally Posted by gomango View Post
My ten year old.

He loves working on bikes and he is learning how to do it.

Who teaches you manners?

What a jerk!

By the way, he was proud of this.

And I'm proud of him for trying to learn.

Jeesh.
This is great tape job.

My 9 year old and 11 year old boys are helping me in builds of their bikes (and at the rate the kids are growing every year, it's more like a build per kid per year these days ) but they could never wrap tape that well. It is a very hard job to do, especially with the newer tapes that are really unforgiving for mistakes.

Kudos to your son!
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Ejust...

+1

I don't think I wrap tape that well now.
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This surely is a good thread. I'd hate to destroy it with senseless bickering (something I know a little bit about).

Your ten year old did it - that's very cool!
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Tommasini Velocista with just about all campy record (not the seatpost) and with Campy Vento HPW 16 wheels. I put 250 miles a week on this bike most of the time!
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Originally Posted by Chombi View Post
That aero Gitane is FANTASTIC!!!!
We hate you!

By the way, how do you do a sharp left turn on that bike with the front brake caliper mounted that way??

Thank you for sharing pics of your French beauty with us!

Forgot to mention, The Shimano DA stuff is defintely high class, but you really must consider hanging some French "Junk" components on that nice French frame eventually......
Stronglight Delta stuff comes to mind or maybe maybe even a full later version Mavic SSC group with the Aero Modolo based brakes (440 SSC), slant parallelogram RD and "Starfish" crankset??.....



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the shimano dura ace is what came on it from the factory, yeah i probably will put something else on it
here is a couple more of my high enders a degribaldywith full mavic, a serotta murray notice the s bend chainstay on the one side,and i hav e a vitus too , and a old look hinault frame.
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[QUOTE=Dyermaker;10565877]The GIOS and the TC on the racks takin a much deserved rest.

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I am not sure which I like better the bikes or the rack. is that a DIY? also how do you like the F.I.R rims? I just had a set of 'spares' built with a pair.
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I am not sure which I like better the bikes or the rack. is that a DIY? also how do you like the F.I.R rims? I just had a set of 'spares' built with a pair.
Thanks for the encouraging words... Yes the rack was a do - it - yourself project that my Dad and I had some fun with... The design was actually taken from my sisters boyfriend and tweaked a little because we had to be dealing with carpet in my bedroom. I really like the outcome, doesnt seem to stress either bicycles or the wall at all, Im looking for a solution to the socks for padding in the grooves.

The Isidis FIR rims I have been riding on the GIOS are extremely light... Im not sure if they are as strong as the G 40 Mavics that I am used to riding, But I do already prefer the feel of tubular tires to clinchers... Not sure how much help that is as a general opinion but I dont feel like I have enough experience with bicycles yet to be the one gauging whats good great or bad.
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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
sometimes you guys are just too critical. if someone wants to post pics of a bike that his son wrapped the bars let him. if the job is not up to your high standards too bad. he is being a great father spending time with his sone and teaching him how to work on bikes. he could just as easily leave his son infront of the TV or video game and do the work himself or be down at the bar.

gomango my hat is off to you for being such a great father to take the time be with your son and teach him.

that Bruce Gordon is just fabulous as are most of the bikes here
Thank you Bianchigirl.
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krhea, can i build your blog.. your bikes are art.

you must have a large garage.
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Originally Posted by gomango View Post
Thank you Bianchigirl.
thanks god I've been blessed with three great kids.
sometimes I learn so much from them, they show me many times that they are much cooler
when it becomes analyze or criticizes things... they dont ask for support, they just dont care.
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