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Old 04-09-10, 04:38 PM
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A little C&V Kumbayah

I've been hanging out here a couple months now and had a few observations...

This is probably the most generous and friendly internet group I've ever run across...and I've been doing this for a HECK of a long time...back when BBSes were modern forms of communication (and earlier for that matter, anyone else remember e-mail via UUCP? ). Newbie questions are answered sincerely with nary a hint of the typical "USE THE SEARCH ENGINE" harda** BS (which is one of my pet peeves with most forums).

Personally I've been helped and guided far beyond what I could have ever expected from a forum such as this. And I have to be honest, the enthusiasm around here for what you guys do was a big factor in my budding obsession. I'll be honest, I used to look at steel bikes with a tad of disdain, as old technology, etc. Now, after having ridden some, working on some, and restoring some I have to say I have come to appreciate the beauty in a graceful steel frame that, as I look with different eyes now, doesn't seem to exist in Al or C. Does that mean my Cannondale will ever go away...nope .

I'm also humbled by the folks that PM me and ask questions about polishing and other experience I've been able to offer back. I certainly don't consider myself an expert at anything and there are folks here FAR more worthwhile listening to than I. But as I've said in other threads I'm just someone who loves to tinker and figure stuff out....be that polishing a crank or covering a saddle. It's my honor to be able to offer something back that anyone feels worthwhile.

Anyway, those of you who have hung around here a while should be proud of what you've built here and what continues to grow from it. My hat's off to you...and I thank you.
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Old 04-09-10, 04:54 PM
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I second that, C & V and Skickbow.com's Leatherwall are the two friendliest forums I've ever run across.
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Old 04-09-10, 04:59 PM
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Originally Posted by khatfull View Post
My khat's off to you...and I thank you.
fix'd that for ya.

so i've always wanted to know... is that you in your avatar picture?


oh yeah, +1 and all that jazz... everyone here i've crossed paths with has been good folk.
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Old 04-09-10, 05:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Zaphod Beeblebrox View Post
fix'd that for ya.

so i've always wanted to know... is that you in your avatar picture?
Yes, it is.

I started using khatfull as a moniker/username WAY back before the internet was as "scary" a place as it is now . I've gotten so used to it that I'm not changing now and if I ever refer to my first name, Keith, put two and two together and you'll find there's only one of me in the entire country. I'm not hard to find.

However, when I played Quake like a madman, my name was Mr.Chaos
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Originally Posted by Zaphod Beeblebrox View Post
fix'd that for ya.

so i've always wanted to know... is that you in your avatar picture?
I saw this asked a while back. Yes, it is him and I believe it was a church picture.

Edit, he beat me to it!
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^^^ Correct!
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I guessed that he was a teacher because our school uses the same background for our photographs.

Keith, you speak the truth. This has to be one of the friendliest sections of the entire forum.
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I've enjoyed reading your posts and I will definitely be trying to recover a couple of saddles after seeing what you did. You provided some good motivation.
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Originally Posted by khatfull View Post
Yes, it is.

However, when I played Quake like a madman, my name was Mr.Chaos

Its a cool pic, its like one of the most professional ones i've seen right up there with Tom with the handlebar mustache.



You don't mean Professor CHaos do ya
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I guessed that he was a teacher because our school uses the same background for our photographs.
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I knew i'd seen that background before!!
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If I may be allowed to represent the folks in the peanut gallery: I'm one of the multitudes who, I'm sure, follow and learn from the discussions on C&V while being acutely conscious of lacking the knowledge, experience, and good sense that the regulars bring to bear here. It is, indeed, a great forum. Please carry on.
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Yes, it's mighty coool in this forum!
As many here are, I am so happily stuck in the 80's when it comes to bikes mechanically and aesthetics. The traditional "diamond frame" of mind is something that never fades for me. The new "Tail dragger" framed. briftered. compact cranked, ergo barred, jillion speed bikes will just always look too alien to me. It's great to know that many here share my preferences when it comes to bikes. This resurging obsession of classic bikes for me have recently made me drift away from other activities and hobbies in my everyday life and I am glad to do so..........In fact, there should be a big package waiting for me at home filled with some classic Italian (this time) components to hopefully start my dream "Tout Italian" restoration(? depending what kind/condition an Italian frame I will eventually find)/buildup....and I am feeling real good!! Thanks for the great company and help from all the guys at this C&V forum so far, in this last one and a hlaf years!!!

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...In fact, there should be a big package waiting for me at home filled with some classic Italian (this time) components to hopefully start my dream "Tout Italian" restoration(? depending what kind/condition an Italian frame I will eventually find)/buildup....and I am feeling real good!!
When the build's done, congratulate yourself and be sure to call it "Tutto Italiano"!
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When the build's done, congratulate yourself and be sure to call it "Tutto Italiano"!
Got it! Thanks for the correction!
Old French "habits" are sooo hard to resist!

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This is a really friendly forum.
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Sounds much like my experience when I joined up nearly 5 years ago ( !!!). Came to figure out what the hell I'd gotten myself into by buying a $10 gas pipe Schwinn that was 3 sizes too big for me. Stayed for the great group of people and the wealth of knowledge I was able to gain and eventually start to provide. Then they went and made me a mod... and then an admin. Guess someone wants me to stick around... or drive me away, not sure which some times.

// digression... sorry about that... this is your thread... I think I need a drink...
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.... mumble about the forum duplicating posts... now I'm off for that
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Thread's a troll...
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Uh....what?
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Keith, sorry to say, but you're in the lingo now....

I told someone they could clean up their cranks, or they could do a khatfull on them...
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Thread's a troll...
Yep, that's me, a troll.

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Originally Posted by RobbieTunes View Post
Keith, sorry to say, but you're in the lingo now....

I told someone they could clean up their cranks, or they could do a khatfull on them...
Great, I'm a verb.
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Sorry, just tossing bombs. This place is great, full of gentlemen and ladies, who act like adults, not children.
And... it has bikes!
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actually i think that makes you part of a prepositional phrase, but i'm not very good at that stuff
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