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Old 03-09-06, 05:32 AM
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Originally Posted by peregrine
[...]with those elegant sleek tubes, but not flashy and, with minimal amounth of stuff on it *sigh* ... oh, and I'd paint it that earthy orange color
Great minds think alike. Here's what I'm looking at:
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Old 03-09-06, 08:17 AM
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I'm preparing to eat my daily allowance o' oatmeal and watch some DVR'd shows. Then, I think it's bedtime for me....
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Seems like a bunch of work for a bike you may or may not get. Plus, didn't you just get a fixie recently? Not satisfied with just one new toy, huh?
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Sounds like a nice find, jyo.

I'd love to find an older (80's, early 90's) (cheap?) Surly Pacer or a Bridgestone RB with those elegant sleek tubes, but not flashy and, with minimal amounth of stuff on it *sigh* ... oh, and I'd paint it that earthy orange color
That's the mystery of it. I'd have to pretty much toss everything and just keep the frame. The frame's got nice geometry and could be a decent SS or roadie setup. But a roadie rehab would prob. be more expensive unless I bought an old used group. It'd be more of a project beater bike if I were to pick it up. The mind exercise of rehabbing it is what kept me awake. As for color, it actually looks kinda cool spraypainted matte black.
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Old 03-09-06, 01:10 PM
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Originally Posted by BeeTL
Great minds think alike. Here's what I'm looking at:
Beautiful bike


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That's the mystery of it. I'd have to pretty much toss everything and just keep the frame. The frame's got nice geometry and could be a decent SS or roadie setup. But a roadie rehab would prob. be more expensive unless I bought an old used group. It'd be more of a project beater bike if I were to pick it up. The mind exercise of rehabbing it is what kept me awake. As for color, it actually looks kinda cool spraypainted matte black.
Yeah, I can see how a SS would be better. What I was talking about was also a bike that'd be for running errands and just going around town, one with a cheaper drivetrain, old seat, cheaper wheels, regular pedals... one that I wouldn't be too worried to leave locked outside for long, one that doesn't look special but is still in excellent condition and well maintained. My Fuji cross is awesome and I love it but I don't like leaving it outside (as in when I go to see a movie or to the pub). I'm not sure if I'm making any sense.

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Oh, and what I'm doing right now is staring outside my window at the snow flurries dancing around. I woke up this morning, looked out my window and saw snow everywhere. This is quite unusual for Porland... it hasn't stopped but it's warm enough outside that it melts almost instantly.
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Old 03-09-06, 01:15 PM
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Old 03-09-06, 01:19 PM
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Originally Posted by peregrine
Yeah, I can see how a SS would be better. What I was talking about was also a bike that'd be for running errands and just going around town, one with a cheaper drivetrain, old seat, cheaper wheels, regular pedals... one that I wouldn't be too worried to leave locked outside for long, one that doesn't look special but is still in excellent condition and well maintained. My Fuji cross is awesome and I love it but I don't like leaving it outside (as in when I go to see a movie or to the pub). I'm not sure if I'm making any sense.
I know exactly what you mean. I already have a beater bike which until last week was also my only bike. It's components aren't the best, but I have it dialed into suit me. It's about 40 lbs w/ 10+ lbs being the chain and lock. But the bike I saw yesterday has me thinking of a new, lighter, simpler beater bike that I could either keep in my tiny apt. (unlikely) or ship it to my Mom's in Fla. so I'll have a bike to ride when I visit. Or I could retire my old beater bike to Fla. and keep the new beater bike. Or I could just resist the temptation to buy it.
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Old 03-09-06, 01:29 PM
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I guess it depends on where you live. I have no qualms about parking my commuter road bike outside the pub for a few hours. And I see on occasion at the bike rack at work a Kestrel Talon with Mavic wheels and Ultegra components which probably costs a decent bit more than my carbon fiber weekend warrior. And it wasn't even particularly well locked down. That said, my Specialized Roubaix doesn't get parked outside even though there's other people parking similarly expensive bikes outside.

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Old 03-09-06, 01:32 PM
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Sounds really nice, jyo. I guess you could make an estimate of how much it'll cost you: frame + rehab and weigh that over how much you'll ride it (which you've probably done already ). I think you'll enjoy a lighter, simpler beater bike more
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OMG, this snow is just not stopping!! I feel like I'm up in the mountains.... it doesn't melt any more and if the temps drop, we'll be stuck here up on the hill.... One of my lab mates is REALLY not happy about this. What I'm hearing right now is: This is dick! I'm calling these flippin' weathermen 'cause they don't know ****ing ****! *******s! **** this! she's funny
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Originally Posted by peregrine
Sounds really nice, jyo. I guess you could make an estimate of how much it'll cost you: frame + rehab and weigh that over how much you'll ride it (which you've probably done already ). I think you'll enjoy a lighter, simpler beater bike more
Yeah, I would. I've gone through this exercise before w/ my beater bike when I got the idea to replace the bb and drivetrain completely. After scouring the web and comparing prices, I ended up w/ an estimated $900 for new shifters, FD, RD, cranks, cassette, cables, bb, etc. That's almost 3x what I paid for the bike. So instead, I left it as-is, replaced the fork instead and my bike got instantly faster.
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Originally Posted by peregrine
OMG, this snow is just not stopping!! I feel like I'm up in the mountains.... it doesn't melt any more and if the temps drop, we'll be stuck here up on the hill.... One of my lab mates is REALLY not happy about this. What I'm hearing right now is: This is dick! I'm calling these flippin' weathermen 'cause they don't know ****ing ****! *******s! **** this! she's funny
Send me your snow. SEND ME YOUR SNOW! If you don't give me your snow, I'm coming up there and I'm stealing it
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Old 03-09-06, 01:55 PM
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I'm supposed to be working, but im browsing files, viewing pictures, chatting and realy slowly deploying this website.
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Send me your snow. SEND ME YOUR SNOW! If you don't give me your snow, I'm coming up there and I'm stealing it
Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo....don't let him steal your snow! He needs to help me steal BeeTL's weather!
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I'm doing some lit revision and trying to figure out which business owner I want to call to beg to review the material.
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I'm doing some lit revision and trying to figure out which business owner I want to call to beg to review the material.
Eanie Meanie Minie Moe is a great way to make decisions like this. The secret is when calling the business owner, you make it sound like he was chosen because of some "enduring/redeeming quality" that makes him feel special
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I'm wondering whether I should go for a long ride this evening (long for me) or take a nap.
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Grrr . When I installed aim it installed a freaking 'send to aim buddy" and send to "aim share". those 2 items have been the bane of my existance
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Originally Posted by TexasGuy
Send me your snow. SEND ME YOUR SNOW! If you don't give me your snow, I'm coming up there and I'm stealing it
HEEEY, come back here with my snow, you... you... you meanie! I'm tellin' the moderator!
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Originally Posted by TexasGuy
Eanie Meanie Minie Moe is a great way to make decisions like this. The secret is when calling the business owner, you make it sound like he was chosen because of some "enduring/redeeming quality" that makes him feel special
I did. It worked. I'm way too good at this job.
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I'm wondering whether I should go for a long ride this evening (long for me) or take a nap.
You could do both! At the same time! *the advice given by this member is almost never good*
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You could do both! At the same time! *the advice given by this member is almost never good*
Y'know, I have a good feeling this is one time where your advice is good. I'll give it a shot.
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You could do both! At the same time! *the advice given by this member is almost never good*
Such brilliant insight is why the above member continues to be my role model.
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Y'know, I have a good feeling this is one time where your advice is good. I'll give it a shot.
Good luck! *this member cannot be held responsible for the many horrific and often disfiguring things that happen to people to who take her advice*
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