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Addiction LXXVIII

Old 05-08-20, 08:06 AM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
That’s funny, given the genesis of this thread.
This iteration or OG Addiction?
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
I'm a fan of the Johnny Cash, one piece at a time, method. Seems to be easier to find deals on parts rather than complete and it spreads out the financial blow.

....then again, when a deal comes along on a complete bike, it's a grand thing, if you're agreeable to all of the parts.
That's how I built this one.



​I saw ​​​​​55/Rad Pinarello, and started collecting parts. It took over 10 years, but it only cost pocket change.

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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
She drove a car to the end of her driveway?
Her driveway is likely longer than one of your Strava-less walks.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
I was born in Fla., ain't no way I'm gonna move there ever.

I did live in Flag late 80s early 90s, wouldn't mind that again, or Williams.
Def getting out of the valley soon. Might have to tough out the whole summer though.


Luckily it looks like tomorrow will be the last ****ty day for a while.
Every now and then I consider Flag as my next destination. And then I consider somewhere else.
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Originally Posted by abshipp
This iteration or OG Addiction?
OG. Pcad bragging about his new plastic bike and how we would all rue the day.
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Originally Posted by noodle soup
It has been a little warm lately, but I love this kind of heat. It's dry, not windy, and it's still in the 60s in the morning. I would love 365 days of this weather. July and August are rough, but i'll take that over cold winter weather.

I grew up north of Boston, but I'm done with that weathe. .
I loves me some winter weather, the cold, the snow.

The heat has a profoundly negative effect on me, although the dry heat of the desert is much preferable to the humidity of the east coast.
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Originally Posted by BillyD
Every now and then I consider Flag as my next destination.
Flag is nice, but you can't swing a dead cat in the air without hitting someone that just moved there from California.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol


No.

Just no.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
OG. Pcad bragging about his new plastic bike and how we would all rue the day.
I thought you may have been talking about this post from the tail end of LXXVII that got quoted on to the first page of this version
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Originally Posted by BillyD
I loves me some winter weather, the cold, the snow.

The heat has a profoundly negative effect on me, although the dry heat of the desert is much preferable to the humidity of the east coast.
I love the heat of the desert, but 90F in the Northeast sucks.
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Originally Posted by noodle soup
Flag is nice, but you can't swing a dead cat in the air without hitting someone that just moved there from California.
Yeah I would definitely have to study the place some more.

Originally Posted by noodle soup
I love the heat of the desert, but 90F in the Northeast sucks.
Yes it does. Even the 80s.
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Originally Posted by BillyD
No.

Just no.
Mmmm. Soylent Green
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A lot of wrong posts on just one page.

Kudos.
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People here don't get it.
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Originally Posted by abshipp
Taal was doing it's best earlier this year.
Wow those are some incredible images. They wouldn't have to tell me twice to GTFO.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
She drove a car to the end of her driveway?
IKR What a *****, she's just showing off.
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Originally Posted by abshipp
If I ever experience a windfall that would cover it, I'm totally getting a plastic bike. With disc brakes.

You people corrupted me. I should have stayed over in C&V
One more time, we prefer “enablers”.
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Originally Posted by noodle soup

​I saw ​​​​​55/Rad Pinarello, and started collecting parts. It took over 10 years, but it only cost pocket change.

The hottest bike to ever grace these forums. Rad knocked it out of the park.
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Originally Posted by noodle soup
Flag is nice, but you can't swing a dead cat in the air without hitting someone that just moved there from California.
Better than Austin and Boston.
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Originally Posted by BillyD
IKR What a *****, she's just showing off.
I go with lazy.

Not enough walking activities.
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Originally Posted by abshipp
Yeah, a little bit at a time spreads the pain out, but overall the price tends to be higher on a piecemeal build. Kind of annoying when the end value is less than the sum of the parts, but I suppose that's (literally) the price you pay for getting exactly what you want.
Depends. My price on the Cervelo was pretty good. I don't think that I could have gotten an equivalent full build (with place-keeper wheels) for less. But being picky about things like handlebars and stem can really jump up the price on you. If you have some flexibility there, you can get things done pretty economically.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
Depends. My price on the Cervelo was pretty good. I don't think that I could have gotten an equivalent full build (with place-keeper wheels) for less. But being picky about things like handlebars and stem can really jump up the price on you. If you have some flexibility there, you can get things done pretty economically.
Kudos. Even if I had the same experience, I think I would have to factor in the emotional price of having to wait
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