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View Poll Results: Which should I NOT let LooseSpoke ride?
1980 Colnago Mexico w/ Super Record
4
13.33%
1973 Raliegh RRA
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23.33%
1985 Basso w/ Super Record
2
6.67%
1986 Circuit w/ Dura Ace STI
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0%
1996 Litespeed w/ Dura Ace STI
9
30.00%
2006 Pinarello Dogma w/ Record 10s
8
26.67%
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Old 02-08-12, 06:06 PM
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Which bike....

...should I NOT let LooseSpoke ride when he visits tomorrow? (or any of the others in my sig)







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Old 02-08-12, 06:10 PM
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Don't let him ride the 2006 model bicycle.
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My vote it to not let him ride the oldest on the list... It's nearly irreplaceable.
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Originally Posted by photogravity View Post
My vote it to not let him ride the oldest on the list... It's nearly irreplaceable.
That's cruel.
He'd probably give his right arm to ride that beauty.
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Originally Posted by auchencrow View Post
That's cruel.
He'd probably give his right arm to ride that beauty.
All the more reason to deny him the opportunity!
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The Raleigh.
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Fuso.

No soup for him.

He gets to escape Minnesota and ride where you might not freeze to death in February.
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Let him ride this one....



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If I owned that Litespeed, I wouldn’t allow a strangers lifted leg anywhere near it.
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The Raleigh--- no reason to get it dirty!
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I think you should have reversed the poll and asked which one should I let LooseSpoke ride, to that I would have answered the Pinarello Dogma because I don't think much of aluminum bikes, so if by some odd chance he crashed the bike I wouldn't be as upset.
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Old 02-09-12, 06:42 AM
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Originally Posted by rekmeyata View Post
I think you should have reversed the poll and asked which one should I let LooseSpoke ride, to that I would have answered the Pinarello Dogma because I don't think much of aluminum bikes, so if by some odd chance he crashed the bike I wouldn't be as upset.
The Dogma's magnesium and carbon.....
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I was going to vote ALL OF THEM as a wag, but instead picked the Litespeed. I think you'd miss it most.
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Old 02-09-12, 07:19 AM
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If you are trying to REALLY be mean...I could bring over my 79 Schwinn LeTour...see if he would rather walk! ;-)
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I voted Litespeed because that's the one I would want to ride.

Forgive my ignorance because I use cages. How does the peddle thing work when someone borrows a bike with clipless pedals? Does he bring his own pedals?
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Old 02-09-12, 07:59 AM
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Is he a smoker? Keep him away from the Pin...
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Wow - great excuse to post pics of your beautiful collection!
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Originally Posted by miamijim View Post
The Dogma's magnesium and carbon.....
It looks like aluminum, my bad, still that's the one I would have him ride, why...do you really want to know why? While magnesium may be 20% lighter than aluminum for a given strength, but it's only about 65% as stong/weight compared to titanium; it's a *****e to weld or machine on due to fire concerns; will corrode but of course paint will protect it as long as the paint remains intact, once corrosion starts the frame is will die quickly; and it will react with steel bolts; it will crack in an accident instead of bending; though it would produce some great sparks if a car dragged it down the street. I'm sorry, but I want a practical bike, Loosespoke can ride the impractical one. But hey, I had to pick on a bike, personally I would buy some cheap bike from Walmart and have Loosespoke ride it!!!! OK, now I'm being mean.
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Tom aka 'Loose Spoke' and his wife and cousin-in-law stopped by yesterday and first of all I'd like to say you couldn't nicer people. We chatted for awhile (would you expect otherwise) and I brought out the eniter collection as well as some of my more unique parts and tools. I showed him an NOS HI-E rim set, some 1st gen C Record hubs, HOzan truing stand and a VAR fork jig.

I asked him which bike he'd like to ride and he picked the......Colnago Mexico.
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Originally Posted by rekmeyata View Post
It looks like aluminum, my bad, still that's the one I would have him ride, why...do you really want to know why? While magnesium may be 20% lighter than aluminum for a given strength, but it's only about 65% as stong/weight compared to titanium; it's a *****e to weld or machine on due to fire concerns; will corrode but of course paint will protect it as long as the paint remains intact, once corrosion starts the frame is will die quickly; and it will react with steel bolts; it will crack in an accident instead of bending; though it would produce some great sparks if a car dragged it down the street. I'm sorry, but I want a practical bike, Loosespoke can ride the impractical one. But hey, I had to pick on a bike, personally I would buy some cheap bike from Walmart and have Loosespoke ride it!!!! OK, now I'm being mean.
Trash the Dogma all you want but its very light, super stiff, accellerates like a rocket and is very, very comfortable. The bike is simply amazing, its by far the best riding bike I own. One shouldn't make judgements based on a materials physical characteristics from an 8th grade chemistry book or a Wikipedia page.

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Originally Posted by miamijim View Post
Trash the Dogma all you want but its very light, super stiff, accellerates like a rocket and is very, very comfortable. The bike is simply amamzing, its by far the best riding bike I own. One shouldn't make judhements based of a materials physical characteristics from an 8th grade chemistry book or a Wikipedia page.
If you read my post carefully you'll see I was just kidding, that's why I said I had to pick on a bike, read between the lines, it mean't none of your bikes I could pick on!!! And then went on to kid about the Walmart bike thing. Sorry if it didn't come across funny, it was early in the morning my humor was a bit dry...you had to live in my head at the moment to understand the humor...ehh, on second thought you probably wouldn't want to live in my head, you would be a basket case in a very short period of time.
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Jim,
Thanks for taking the time to show us your collection and share your knowledge! Amazing, awesome and more. I had to segway from one amazing jewel to another. Almost overwhelming.
For you to let me ride the Colnago was an honor. Not everyone would let someone they've never met before ride a prime jewel from their collection. Very much appreciated.
And, thanks for sharing your knowledge with me and other forum members. In my book, a gentleman and a scholar.
I wanted to ask you while I was there, but forgot: You mentioned you worked in a bike shop at one time, are you still in the business?
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Tom,

Thanks for stopping by, it was a pleasure to meet you, your wife and cousin. I worked at Ted's Bicycle Shop in Endicott, NY from 1984 through 1996 at which time I moved to Florida to finish school. After finishing school, aside from recreational biking, I didnt do much with bikes until the summer of 2008. From then on it's been strictly a hobby.
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Originally Posted by WNG View Post
Let him ride this one....

Now that's cruel!
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