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Old 08-06-15, 01:37 PM
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OK. It didn't come in the mail. I went to the guy's shop and bought it with cash, the old fashioned way. Best part is when I stopped in during my ride on Tuesday just to say hi, it was full retail. Today, 30% off.

And of course a plug, Chequamegon Fat Tire Festival

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A B66S saddle for my wife.
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Originally Posted by iab
OK. It didn't come in the mail. I went to the guy's shop and bought it with cash, the old fashioned way. Best part is when I stopped in during my ride on Tuesday just to say hi, it was full retail. Today, 30% off.

And of course a plug, Chequamegon Fat Tire Festival

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Love that shirt!

Wouldn't mind having one. I go most years for a day or two of mayhem and stay at a friend's cabin.
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Old 08-06-15, 04:51 PM
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Originally Posted by gomango
Love that shirt!

Wouldn't mind having one. I go most years for a day or two of mayhem and stay at a friend's cabin.
As soon as I saw the embroidery I knew I wanted it. Originally they were staff shirts for the event. Make your way to Cable, WI and there are a few more on the rack.

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Old 08-08-15, 06:51 AM
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Arrived at last! C&V member Leftthread incredibly generously gave me his "Mystery Pista" bike a year ago and I had it shipped to another C&V friend Elcraft also in the US while I raised the funds to ship it to the UK, difficult due to my vastly reduced personal circumstances. Elcraft has had a very challenging year personally and I greatly appreciate his help and patience in facilitating this for me - C&V people really are the very best!



Really well packed, no damage at all from FedEx shipping - relief!





Only needs a saddle and chain (I have both). Will need to re-spoke these wheels but in the meantime I've built a pair with Nisi tubular rims on Maillard high flange track hubs.



Chrome just needs a good gentle clean, the plating is fine under the crusty grime accumulated from years of storage in the due to be demolished building it was rescued from.



Nervex Pro lugs?



Interesting 'step' in the top of the undrilled fork crown, round blade forks - any help in identifying the make?





Looking forward to trying this out at the historic Herne Hill outdoor Velodrome in South London! Thank you again to Leftthread and Elcraft for making this possible.
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Originally Posted by Chris_in_Miami
Bills.
A Pre wedding check from my mum...

....Followed by a bill in the same amount for the new water pump that went on the wife's BMW.... :/

...a moment of silence for all the bike parts I could've bought with $1,100....
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Old 08-08-15, 11:43 AM
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Originally Posted by EastCoastDHer
A Pre wedding check from my mum...

....Followed by a bill in the same amount for the new water pump that went on the wife's BMW.... :/

...a moment of silence for all the bike parts I could've bought with $1,100....
The price of owning a "German Engineered" car......
Been there, done that,........never again..........Unless I win the Lotto, or something....
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Old 08-10-15, 08:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Chombi
The price of owning a "German Engineered" car......
Been there, done that,........never again..........Unless I win the Lotto, or something....
Yeah. It was a rough call. Buy a car that will cost more to fix but last or buy a cheap car and fix it often. We opted for the German car. The wife already has an older Mercedes which she put roughly 290k on. The 535xi Sport Wagon was a natural pick for hauling goods to farmers markets, transporting chickens and dogs and the future task of hauling children. I also figured with her and I both working 40+ hours at the day jobs and then another 40 or so on the farm - as I put it "We're going to sweat, laugh, bleed and cry countless times through this vehicle so we might as well enjoy the small amount of time we are in it".
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Bought some "Thin Gripster" special Rivendell color pedals for a modern bike I bought and the "Roadie" bicycle bell which clamps to anything less than 8mm wide. Nice.
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A week or so ago, I got a nice box from Ayers with a Suntour GPX group.
I'm working on cleaning it up. The hoods are notorious for being bad off, and these were no different.
I like the levers, and plan on building the hubs and have a full GPX group on some kind of bike....

Anyway, I needed hoods. These were more available.

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Originally Posted by RobbieTunes
A box of bike parts, NOT, but mounts for a GoPro.
I do not own a GoPro. I do not want a GoPro.
Nor do I need 50 lbs of bike mounts for a GoPro.

They are OK, but not the best thing since sliced bread.
I prefer sliced bread. Or the Contour Roam on a side helmet mount.
Less dorky, but dorky enough.

The software, also sent, was 5 DVD's.
I run a 2002 Sony VAIO on WinXP.
Anything that takes 5 DVD's to load, well, it will go from PC to IED quickly.
If you dont want the GoPro stuff Ill take it! I have one for my motorcycle that I commute to work on. always good to film other people that want to cut you off for proof later!
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$30.00, including shipping for NOS tubular tire set. Not great tires, but a really great price, in my opinion...

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I got a set of 5-10 Dirtbag shoes!





I'm really excited about these!
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A few parts. Particularly pleased with the clear housing.

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Not on the doorstep yes, but the Post Office say's it's out for delivery.

Two Panaracer Pasela 27x1-1/8 tires and tubes for my Motobecane GT, along with the crank puller I'm going need and the Atom freewheel tool. If all goes well, I'll be riding it by the end of the weekend.
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Ooh. Looking at all these goodies is like Christmas.

I bought a pair of Compass Babyshoe Pass 650b x 42 tires, locally, so they didn't come in the "post" but just wanted to brag. They're on my Surly Straggler now and oh baby, they are smooth. Highly recommended.
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Originally Posted by Velocivixen
Ooh. Looking at all these goodies is like Christmas.

I bought a pair of Compass Babyshoe Pass 650b x 42 tires, locally, so they didn't come in the "post" but just wanted to brag. They're on my Surly Straggler now and oh baby, they are smooth. Highly recommended.
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Excellent tires!

Congrats.

Makes me want to build a bike just to use them.
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@gomango - Thanks! Well, if you do build a bike make sure to share photos. Your bikes are cool.
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Originally Posted by Velocivixen
@gomango - Thanks! Well, if you do build a bike make sure to share photos. Your bikes are cool.
Heh thanks.

I will let you guys know soon.

I have to email a couple of members to see if they will help me.

The RA in my hands won't let me do much nowadays.
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Just what will those be going on ?!
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Originally Posted by Oldpeddaller
Arrived at last! C&V member Leftthread incredibly generously gave me his "Mystery Pista" bike a year ago and I had it shipped to another C&V friend Elcraft also in the US while I raised the funds to ship it to the UK, difficult due to my vastly reduced personal circumstances. Elcraft has had a very challenging year personally and I greatly appreciate his help and patience in facilitating this for me - C&V people really are the very best!



Really well packed, no damage at all from FedEx shipping - relief!





Only needs a saddle and chain (I have both). Will need to re-spoke these wheels but in the meantime I've built a pair with Nisi tubular rims on Maillard high flange track hubs.



Chrome just needs a good gentle clean, the plating is fine under the crusty grime accumulated from years of storage in the due to be demolished building it was rescued from.



Nervex Pro lugs?



Interesting 'step' in the top of the undrilled fork crown, round blade forks - any help in identifying the make?





Looking forward to trying this out at the historic Herne Hill outdoor Velodrome in South London! Thank you again to Leftthread and Elcraft for making this possible.
Late to the unveiling, patiently waiting for the final build.
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eBay score, very cheap.

Quite a bit of work to do, and $10 for a bearing. Then, they'll be fine.

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Originally Posted by RobbieTunes
eBay score, very cheap.

Quite a bit of work to do, and $10 for a bearing. Then, they'll be fine.


Nice!

I have two sets of Fulcrum 5 CXs on bikes and they have been strong performers for an inexpensive wheelset.

I dislike their decals, so I removed mine immediately.

I think they look just fine after this surgery.
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