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Old 07-10-17, 04:53 PM
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Hmmm. FedEx store called me to come pick up a package today.

Not sure what it may be other than really well-packed. Any guesses?

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Old 07-10-17, 05:17 PM
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Originally Posted by francophile
Hmmm. FedEx store called me to come pick up a package today.

Not sure what it may be other than really well-packed. Any guesses?

Looks like a Motobecane Prolite
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Old 07-10-17, 05:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Narhay
Looks like a Motobecane Prolite
Damn, I probably mentioned it somewhere around here didn't I?

I've been pretty excited about this one! Got a great price on it.
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Last November, I sold my 1954 Hetchins, Magnum Opus frame off. As I had the frame up for offer, someone saw my FB profile picture, and offered me this from the same maker as the bike in my profile. I was home when the Fed-Ex truck did a stealth drop/run, so I took pictures of the entire unboxing, just in case.







It's a bike. What a surprise.



with track ends...



it's my 2nd Viking.



It's from the 50's and was resprayed at some point in a livery that's plausible for the era.



Even if the tubing decals are from a different era, I really look forward to setting this up and riding it on the Little Miami trail. It will be a flip-flop fixed/singlespeed - hopefully ready in time for a Sunday cruise. Welcome to your new home, Loki.
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Old 07-11-17, 10:06 AM
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Originally Posted by High Fist Shin
I got tired of busting my tire levers and knuckles on tight wire beads.



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Everyone should own one of these. Putting tires on shamal rims and a few other ones definitely require these. Your finger tips will thank you later.
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Old 07-11-17, 10:26 AM
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Originally Posted by mapleleafs-13
Everyone should own one of these. Putting tires on shamal rims and a few other ones definitely require these. Your finger tips will thank you later.
Speed Levers are great too.
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Old 07-11-17, 10:50 AM
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Nothing special but it is NOS.

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Old 07-11-17, 08:59 PM
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Very pretty SR Aerox Chainwheel set!
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Old 07-12-17, 07:42 PM
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Old 07-13-17, 03:35 PM
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I am apparently trying to corner the Campy Retrofriction market. Note that the one in the middle is the rare "big barrel" model.

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Old 07-13-17, 04:39 PM
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Nothing picture worthy, but a few doodads for the Centurion Ironman I got in June.

A set of Schwalbe One V-Guard folders in 700x23 to replace the Vittoria Zaffiros the bike came with. I'll hang onto the Zaffiros for wet weather season since they're sure-footed. But I'm curious to see whether the faster rolling Schwalbes translate to my limited engine.

Some padded black bar tape. Nothing fancy, some $5 Velo tape. Should be more comfortable than the thin cloth Bontrager tape the bike came with.

A 13-25 SunRace freewheel. Feels heavier than my entire original rear wheel with Suntour 13-24 freewheel and Araya CTL-370 rims. Mostly I'm curious to see whether the slight gearing change helps on hills, my nemesis. The 42/24 combo doesn't allow my preferred faster cadence, but it's close enough that the 25 big cog might do the trick. Going to a 28 cog freewheel would mean giving up indexed shifting, but the Suntour GPX is pretty smooth in friction mode so I could cope if necessary.
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Old 07-16-17, 08:21 PM
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@qcpmsame, these arrived yesterday. They're in GREAT shape, thanks again!!

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Old 07-16-17, 11:05 PM
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A little something for my 86 Miyata Trail Runner rebuild, as is it had a horrible padded and torn comfort saddle

[IMG]IMG_1616 by Ryan Surface, on Flickr[/IMG]

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Old 07-18-17, 07:12 PM
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Something to keep the saddle company as I go down the road. Period Schwinn bag for the Le Tour II.
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Old 07-20-17, 10:27 AM
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I recently got a Bryton Rider 530 GPS (it's like a Garmin, but cheaper) and then I ordered a protective case for it. When I placed the order for the case (from China on eBay), I got an email from the seller thanking me for my order and saying I'd be getting a thankyou gift with my order, but that the thankyou gift would come separately. How sweet, huh? Udate: as of this morning, the thankyou gift has arrived!



What it is, well, maybe you can tell me?
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Looks like a universal remote with instructions in case you get it wet?
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Old 07-20-17, 12:01 PM
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Originally Posted by FBOATSB
Looks like a universal remote with instructions in case you get it wet?
No, can't be that; the whole unopened package (which seems to include five of the things) is 1 mm thick. I'm sure someone on this forum will step up and read what's written on it, but until then we can keep guessing! I'm thinking it's some kind of a heat shrink waterproof bag for a remote device. I don't see any reason to open it.
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Originally Posted by rhm
No, can't be that; the whole unopened package (which seems to include five of the things) is 1 mm thick. I'm sure someone on this forum will step up and read what's written on it, but until then we can keep guessing! I'm thinking it's some kind of a heat shrink waterproof bag for a remote device. I don't see any reason to open it.
Well, I learned something today. I googled "shrink wrap for remotes". I never heard of such a thing.
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Old 07-24-17, 12:38 PM
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^ It must be one of those quirky Asian things. I am Vietnamese and throughout my entire childhood, my parents would keep all of the remote controls in the house wrapped in kitchen plastic wrap. We never questioned it and to this day I still don't fully understand why. It's probably partially because my father was a germaphobe and felt it would be quicker and easier to disinfect and wipe down the remotes while they are wrapped. I'm just glad the weird phobia didn't stick with me to where I feel the need to wrap our remotes now.

Anyway, a couple of new-to-me goodies came today:


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Old 07-24-17, 01:57 PM
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Old 07-24-17, 08:12 PM
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Originally Posted by FBOATSB
Well, I learned something today. I googled "shrink wrap for remotes". I never heard of such a thing.
Huh. So, what happens when you need to change the batteries?

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The Team Pro I ordered from the sale at Art's Cyclery showed up today. I guess they were moving some old stock, I'm pretty sure it was made in '13.

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@rocks in head, I have that same desk lamp.
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