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Old 03-08-14, 11:23 PM
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Tough decisions. I recently opted not to throw my hat in the ring for a slightly better position that would've required a higher degree of stress and time commitment (my current job is already pretty stressful, and requires some sometimes crazy work hours), and decided to try and minimize my work load (some more time for riding? ) and to concentrate on bolstering my professional certifications and bolstering my resume in the next year.

We'll see if I made the right decision. It all depends on who ends up being my new boss

Good luck, Aaron, and keep us posted!
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Sorry to hear about your job Aaron, good thing you have some nice projects for the after hours of school/job search
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Originally Posted by gomango

I would have tried for the Wizard if it were my size.

Special bicycles. Imho
Yes. I understand. I just don't have space for it right now, there's a bit of overlap with other things I have, and it would be a bit of a museum piece.
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Both are great bikes, The Kellogg and The Team Professional. The Raleigh will surprise you, it's a very light and fast frame set, make it one of your go fast bike builds.
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Thanks! I have some tough choices - take a job like the one I lost, or have some tough times while aiming for some more credentials and increasing my long term value. The scared part of me (and that's a big part) is saying don't take chances, accept a decent offer. I think the smarter long term strategy involves some temporary sacrifice.
Everyone's situation is unique, but I stepped back from the rat race and completed my Masters. I worked in a school full time and when I graduated they had a job ready for me. That was 18 years ago and everything worked out just right for me. I am finishing my PHD in the next year and getting ready to start a company when I retire from the classroom in five years. So you are much younger than I am and you should follow your best instincts. You'll have many years to maximize your earning potential.
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That kellog is so sweet! If the Wizard was a 59cm, I would have drove to Lancaster the hour he posted it. Those sure are two nice additions to an already stunning collection.
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Originally Posted by Michael Angelo
Both are great bikes, The Kellogg and The Team Professional. The Raleigh will surprise you, it's a very light and fast frame set, make it one of your go fast bike builds.
If it weren't 753, I'd hot rod it. Maybe down the road I'll give it a SR weight weenie build...maybe even hunt down some drillium.

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That kellog is so sweet! If the Wizard was a 59cm, I would have drove to Lancaster the hour he posted it. Those sure are two nice additions to an already stunning collection.

Thanks - I think they're both very worthy additions. The Kellogg is very simple and understated, very much in line with the east coast approach.
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As everyone here knows, I have bad taste, so I rely heavily on this community of trendsetters to inform my builds. Some time ago, I bought this red Brooks swift - is the Kellogg the right home for it? Maybe this white Brooks pro? I was thinking red saddle, red tape, white hoods, white housings, white bottle. Sort of a subtle patriotic flavor.

What at says the BF elite?

On this:

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Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake
As everyone here knows, I have bad taste, so I rely heavily on this community of trendsetters to inform my builds. Some time ago, I bought this red Brooks swift - is the Kellogg the right home for it? Maybe this white Brooks pro? I was thinking red saddle, red tape, white hoods, white housings, white bottle. Sort of a subtle patriotic flavor.

What at says the BF elite?

On this:

If it were mine:

White saddle, white tape.

Fresh gum hoods.

VO silver braided housings.

Grand Bois Cerf 26s. Standards would likely be fine for occasional use, ELs if you are going to pile up the miles.

Top it off with a nice vintage Carradice bag to carry goodies on jaunts.
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Originally Posted by gomango
If it were mine:

White saddle, white tape.

Fresh gum hoods.

VO silver braided housings.

Grand Bois Cerf 26s. Standards would likely be fine for occasional use, ELs if you are going to pile up the miles.

Top it off with a nice vintage Carradice bag to carry goodies on jaunts.
Agree with all those, except for the VO silver braided brake cable housing. The dang things are just way too stiff that I think one will risk stressing the top tube cable guides too much after some miles. They are competitively priced (as in cheap), compared to other brake cable sets, but not worth the damage they can cause to a frameset, IMO.
I'd just go get some clear covered and internally lined brake cable housing from Pork Chop BMX, instead.....
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Agree with all those, except for the VO silver braided brake cable housing. The dang things are just way too stiff that I think one will risk stressing the top tube cable guides too much after some miles. They are competitively priced (as in cheap), compared to other brake cable sets, but not worth the damage they can cause to a frameset, IMO.
I'd just go get some clear covered and internally lined brake cable housing from Pork Chop BMX, instead.....
Hmm, not sure what to say about the stiffness.

We have built half a dozen bikes with it and it seems to work fine.

That being said, it looks suspiciously like Jagwire to me.
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I'd love more feedback - no on the red?
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Red, White and Blue! Show your a proud American or advertise your favorite defunct, beer brand! Really nice bike. I would love to find a Kellogg in my size....

I think if you go with red cotton tape, a coat of amber shellac would tone it down a bit, make it a bit richer/ marroonish, rather than eye popping.
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Originally Posted by fender1
Red, White and Blue! Show your a proud American or advertise your favorite defunct, beer brand! Really nice bike. I would love to find a Kellogg in my size....

I think if you go with red cotton tape, a coat of amber shellac would tone it down a bit, make it a bit richer/ marroonish, rather than eye popping.
With red brooks?

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But I will never do business with that individual, even on non-inane pricing.
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The red Brooks uses is too strong for this color scheme.imho

I wouldn't want it on one of my bikes with this frame color.

I would want the frame to be the show, not the saddle.
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You're probably right...I feel like I'm never going to find a home for that red brooks and I'd like to use it. I'll probably go black saddle, black tape, white hoods/housings.
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Red Brooks and red tape, I'd ride it. I don't think there's much harm in a proper 'Murican bike, but then again I'm a European with a warped conception of the U.S. of A. Red cups, yay! See this article for more fun... This Is What American-Themed Parties Look Like Around The World
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Originally Posted by Italuminium
Red Brooks and red tape, I'd ride it. I don't think there's much harm in a proper 'Murican bike, but then again I'm a European with a warped conception of the U.S. of A. Red cups, yay! See this article for more fun... This Is What American-Themed Parties Look Like Around The World
So basically their idea of of American is what's on reality TV - the same stuff used as entertainment/excess to Americans. The Real World Beijing yo!
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So basically their idea of of American is what's on reality TV - the same stuff used as entertainment/excess to Americans. The Real World Beijing yo!
yeah. We're a whole generation force-fed with American Pie (the movie, that is), Jersey Shore etc.

It's so bad people even started to set up lacrosse clubs to get that extra collegey feeling.
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I'm disappointed that the movie dodgeball didn't lead to more dodgeball leagues.
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I'm disappointed that the movie dodgeball didn't lead to more dodgeball leagues.
oh damn, forgot that. Well, at my club they actually organized a big annual dodgeball tournament for several years. Good times. That movie is something special too. Just remember the five d's of dodgeball! The 5 D's of Dodgeball - YouTube
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Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake
You're probably right...I feel like I'm never going to find a home for that red brooks and I'd like to use it. I'll probably go black saddle, black tape, white hoods/housings.
How about the red Brooks on the Raleigh? Too much?

I love both of those bikes BTW. I've always wanted an understated bike in metalic blue, and I've also always like the Raleigh Team Pro frames. My size too!
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How about the red Brooks on the Raleigh? Too much?

I love both of those bikes BTW. I've always wanted an understated bike in metalic blue, and I've also always like the Raleigh Team Pro frames. My size too!
Are we both competing for the 55-56? I think the red on there might be too much.

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oh damn, forgot that. Well, at my club they actually organized a big annual dodgeball tournament for several years. Good times. That movie is something special too. Just remember the five d's of dodgeball! The 5 D's of Dodgeball - YouTube
I love that movie - if it's almost a sport, it's on the Ocho.
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Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake
Are we both competing for the 55-56? I think the red on there might be too much.
It looks like it- a 55cm TT is my sweet spot! I'm not buying anything (at least nothing nice) until my wife finds work, and considering she's a school teacher you may have the 55-56cm Philly market to yourself for a while. Well, you and 1,000 other people.
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It took me a while to get to this...I'm not sure why. I felt industrious after the Redcay and cleaned it up. It's not 100% done; I'm waiting for Veloflex 27c tires to come out and it will get a pair of high flange campy hubs. The bike looks like it can take 32c tires. I really like how much space Redcay and Kellogg give for tire clearance. I opted to (finally) use a white Brooks pro.

















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