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Old 03-13-13, 07:19 PM
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Oh, this too:


It is still weird seeing these in black after years of seeing them in polished alloy. Glad I passed on skeletons. There is something neat about the classic lines and modern finish on these.
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Cool! What do use to roast your beans?
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Originally Posted by mkeller234
Cool! What do use to roast your beans?

A secondhand popcorn popper that I got for $4.00. Luxury on the cheap, baby!
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Originally Posted by Cattywompus
A secondhand popcorn popper that I got for $4.00. Luxury on the cheap, baby!
I've seen those for sale on Sweet Maria's website before. Are you able to get the beans to second crack? I'd like to try my hand at roasting some time, but it seems like it could be a PIA for little benefit. Not to mention, we have a great local roaster, just a 5 mile bike ride from my house.
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Originally Posted by thirdgenbird
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It is still weird seeing these in black after years of seeing them in polished alloy. Glad I passed on skeletons. There is something neat about the classic lines and modern finish on these.
Those look great.

They'll provide ample stopping power.
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Yesterday, a saddle, and today, bar wrap.
Both for a friend's bike.
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I've always kinda likes that frameset.
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A great set of LD-2800 Suntour power thumbshifters from Redxj.

Super joe to deal with and more then enough patience when dealing with a duff like me ! Shipping was timely(even when I wasn't), shifters are great and exactly how he described them.

I would buy from him again.
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Originally Posted by mkeller234
I've seen those for sale on Sweet Maria's website before. Are you able to get the beans to second crack? I'd like to try my hand at roasting some time, but it seems like it could be a PIA for little benefit. Not to mention, we have a great local roaster, just a 5 mile bike ride from my house.


No local roaster here, so it's roast at home or go without. Yeah, it's more trouble than store-bought, but there's no comparison, especially if (like me) you prefer lighter roasts. I just don't understand going with some exotic bean, and then charring all of the flavor out of it. It's like ordering a kobe steak well-done.

I get to second crack no problem- I actually let the beans go too long a couple of roasts back and ended up with something close to cowboy coffee. Ick.
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Yesterday I got a couple of RX100 rear calipers, a brifter body and modolo brake levers from no other than Keith Bontrager! I guess he uses his stuff and when done sells them through an assistant on EBay. How's for not-quite-meeting-someone-famous?
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NOS Drilled Campy brake levers and my credit card bill which I hid from my wife. No sense ruining a perfectly good Saturday...she can always see it monday.
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It didn't really come in the post, but I got a book, a few $3 Campagnolo water bottles, and my first wool jersey. It looks spectacular and fits great!
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These finally came in yesterday afternoon after a little delay from USPS.....

Simplex bar end retrofriction shifters...... been looking for these for a long time but haven'd come across many in good condition like this one. Looks barely used...
The retrofriction fundtion works great after I cleaned and adjusted them today.....
Now they have me thinking if what kind of bike it should go on....PX10 maybe? Maybe some sort of high line Motobecane?....Maybe a Vitus 979?....
I'm thinking that if I go with a 5 speed at back I might not need on of those special cable pull multiplicator from Simplex too......so that means a 70's bike with a 120mm rear spacing, most likely....

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Originally Posted by anixi
Yesterday I got a couple of RX100 rear calipers, a brifter body and modolo brake levers from no other than Keith Bontrager! I guess he uses his stuff and when done sells them through an assistant on EBay. How's for not-quite-meeting-someone-famous?
Reminds of the time years ago I sold a used laptop via ebay to a guy in Marin County, who turned out to be the founder of Rockport Shoes.
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A Bit O'Shoppin! Been spreading the Green around a wee bit this week, on the following items. Unfortunately, none of it was made in the USA.

These beautiful Universal 68's and NOS levers came in from the Garden State.


At the Detroit Bike Show, Brooks B17 from Treefort Bikes, only $92.00. It's for the beautiful Colnago I bought from Sloar.


Spent all of $79 at Harbor Freight on the bike and non-bike items below.






And other than Auchencrow, I am probably the next to last person under 75 to upgrade to a smartphone, as I lost my 4-5 year old flip phone about a week ago.

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And other than Auchencrow, I am probably the next to last person under 75 to upgrade to a smartphone, as I lost my 4-5 year old flip phone about a week ago.
I just did the same thing in December. I went with a cheap prepaid for years, but finally got the black version of what you have right there. You're gonna love it.
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^Very tempting indeed!
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I'll be the last to upgrade to a smartphone.
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I got a stupid phone...I refuse to have a dambed online phone...to much distractions from life..
went in a bar to unwind in the states....3 girls there just screwing with their phones, nobody talking to anybody.....why even go??

soon we need internet implants-everybody thinks they will know everything and there wont be any arguing or discussions anymore
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