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Old 06-06-20, 04:22 PM
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
Well, gee willikers - I bet Velo Vol would get it.
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I couldn't figure it out. It would need to start with "Golly" for me to get it.
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​​​​​​ No one ever said @Velo Vol wasn't as smart as they come.
Depends on your sample size.
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Yep!
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
Well, gee willikers - I bet Velo Vol would get it.
That is awful.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
That is awful.
Well yeah - that's why it reminded me of your sense of humor.
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Dinner.


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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
Similar to my wife's 2019 Road AR.



Mrs. rjones28' former trike is a Villager. It is now the prized possession of a nice young lady whose favorite color is purple.
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I dunno what got into me...

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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
I dunno what got into me...


I loved both of the Tempos I've owned.

Is that fork maybe from a Circuit or Peloton? I didn't think any of the Tempos had visible chrome. The 1985 was chrome under paint but that's it as far as I remember.
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Originally Posted by abshipp


I loved both of the Tempos I've owned.

Is that fork maybe from a Circuit or Peloton? I didn't think any of the Tempos had visible chrome. The 1985 was chrome under paint but that's it as far as I remember.
I don't remember chrome socks either. I'll have to take a peek at the catalogs.
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I'm ok up to 95 or so during the day but to me the worst is when it's hot at night.
Same
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Thoughts on bar tape color assuming aero levers with black hoods? I'm also either going to use the saddle on the bottom picture or something colored black.

I kind of want to do yellow but it might be a little too loud for this build. I'd like it to look good with both the green and black bag.



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The '88 fork was red all the way down. I'm guessing a previous owner stripped the paint up to that point and added the white line.

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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
I dunno what got into me...

I wouldn't kick it out of bed! You could pretend it's a Merckx
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Originally Posted by abshipp
Thoughts on bar tape color assuming aero levers with black hoods? I'm also either going to use the saddle on the bottom picture or something colored black.

I kind of want to do yellow but it might be a little too loud for this build. I'd like it to look good with both the green and black bag.



Black. Bar tape should always be black. Though I have one bike with flipper blue. I don't know how that happened
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
The '88 fork was red all the way down. I'm guessing a previous owner stripped the paint up to that point and added the white line.


Must​ be, looks like the Circuit was the only 80s Schwinn offered with chrome but it was the entire fork.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize
Black. Bar tape should always be black. Though I have one bike with flipper blue. I don't know how that happened
Ehh… it's hard to go wrong, but in some cases not-black can look good (red on my P2 looks awesome). This bike is certainly screaming for leather/ honey to match the saddle, but with the levers changing to black... probably black. But then I worry it's too busy without a black saddle.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
I dunno what got into me...

Now see this requires black though. Done up right it would be absolutely awesome.
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Originally Posted by abshipp
Thoughts on bar tape color assuming aero levers with black hoods?
Something happened to your seat post.
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Dinner.


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Originally Posted by noodle soup
Dinner.


jealous. I had easy mac.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Something happened to your seat post.
A handful of seat post is just fine on that bicycle cycle.
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Originally Posted by LAJ
A handful of seat post is just fine on that bicycle cycle.
It changed color though.
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Originally Posted by abshipp
Thoughts on bar tape color assuming aero levers with black hoods? I'm also either going to use the saddle on the bottom picture or something colored black.

I kind of want to do yellow but it might be a little too loud for this build. I'd like it to look good with both the green and black bag.


Black would be easiest, although I'd be tempted to match the saddle.

I'd also be tempted to go carbon silver, even though it doesn't last very long...
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize
Black. Bar tape should always be black. Though I have one bike with flipper blue. I don't know how that happened
Black is certainly the safest choice. A bit boring, though.

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This bike is certainly screaming for leather/ honey to match the saddle, but with the levers changing to black... probably black. But then I worry it's too busy without a black saddle.
If I went with gum hoods then I would probably keep the ACE bandage brown since it does look cohesive. A black saddle may be in the future, but this one is comfortable enough to not warrant changing except for weight reduction reasons.

What about something a bit out there like purple or green?

Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Something happened to your seat post.
An experiment that didn't go very well. I have the angle and position pretty dialed on the other seatpost and saddle so I didn't want to take that setup apart just to try something different.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
It changed color though.
The saddle changed too.
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