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Old 03-27-23, 01:01 PM
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
We had a Nedicks (pronounced"Needix") a block away from where I grew up, which I never liked. I can still remember how insipid that orange drink was from 60 years ago. The hotdogs I could take or leave, but I did like the caps the servers wore. I also remember when every drug store had a lunch counter and every candy/news shop had a soda fountain. Both of those types of establishment had a typical smell, which I still remember vividly. Part of getting old, I find, is having ancient and vivid memories out of nowhere.
In the mid 60s I lived across the street from a small hospital and they had a snack/lunch counter. We never had soda drinks at home and the first time I had a fountain drink was at that lunch counter. A cherry Coke. I had never heard of such a thing. When my friend and I could scrape our pennies together we would get a cherry Coke.
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Originally Posted by big john
In the mid 60s I lived across the street from a small hospital and they had a snack/lunch counter. We never had soda drinks at home and the first time I had a fountain drink was at that lunch counter. A cherry Coke. I had never heard of such a thing. When my friend and I could scrape our pennies together we would get a cherry Coke.
The Woolworth store where I grew up had a lunch counter into the mid-late 90s. Used to go there with my mom and grandma while shopping.
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Originally Posted by big john
In the mid 60s I lived across the street from a small hospital and they had a snack/lunch counter. We never had soda drinks at home and the first time I had a fountain drink was at that lunch counter. A cherry Coke. I had never heard of such a thing. When my friend and I could scrape our pennies together we would get a cherry Coke.

I'll bet you thought you died and went to heaven when you had that first Cherry Coke.

I know I did.
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I feel am old! My small home town had a neat catch-all shop with the then (late '50s/early '60s) common fountain counter. My mom worked there before she re-married, starting behind the counter then moving to sales generally (floor walker). Main floor sold china, books, magazines, general 'stuff.' Upstairs ... toys and puzzles and such. Almost everything in that shop was imported from the UK. Shop was in the centre of town, just down the street from the Eaton's dept. store -- two floors, would you believe it!

My mom would treat me and my sister to something at the fountain about once a week. We loved it. My grandmother (bless her snobbish heart) had much grander ideas as to what constituted a 'proper' outing -- tea at Eaton's -- for her grandson.
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Growing up in a town of 600 people, the closest we had to a snack/lunch counter was Bill Raffensbergers, where he had candy, chips, a small freezer with popsicles and such, and a rack with some magazines. In fact, I bought my first car magazine there - an issue of Road & Track with a Jaguar E-type 2+2 on the cover. I was 8 years old, and that was the most beautiful thing I'd ever seen.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
Growing up in a town of 600 people, the closest we had to a snack/lunch counter was Bill Raffensbergers, where he had candy, chips, a small freezer with popsicles and such, and a rack with some magazines. In fact, I bought my first car magazine there - an issue of Road & Track with a Jaguar E-type 2+2 on the cover. I was 8 years old, and that was the most beautiful thing I'd ever seen.
Soda machine filled with ice water and the bottles hanging from a track?
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
Soda machine filled with ice water and the bottles hanging from a track?
I don't remember. I do remember that at the other end of town, at Swayze's Philips 66 station they had one of those coke machines with the glass bottles, where you'd put in your nickel and pull the bottle you wanted.
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tell that to a Nun and a ruler meets the back of your hand.
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anyone care to advise is laypersons terms what the signs would be that (front) wheel bearings needed replacement?
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Originally Posted by genejockey
There's no egg in egg creams. Just milk, seltzer water, and chocolate syrup.
Are you sure of that? Are you absolutely positively sure of that?
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Originally Posted by BillyD
Are you sure of that? Are you absolutely positively sure of that?
Yes. Absolutely. Milk, seltzer/soda water, and chocolate syrup - preferably Fox's U-Bet.
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Originally Posted by mschwett
anyone care to advise is laypersons terms what the signs would be that (front) wheel bearings needed replacement?
With the bike in a workstand, spin the wheel and hold a couple fingers on the fork near the hub. It should be smooth, not granular feeling. Worn or crappy bearings feel "gritty" when they spin.

Oh, and it should spin forever, and when it stops, spin backwards and forwards in decreasing arcs till it finally settles with the heavy spot down.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
I continue to amaze you with the quality music I share. You are welcome.
You didn't share that. You shared a lame '60s computer rendention.

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It's wonderful to see the Cinderellas chop down the Goliaths.
Not when this Goliath has never been to the Final Four.
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That too. Complete racket. They've only made minuscule improvements to the software in the last 10 years.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
NBD.

Is that a T 700? If so, do you know the year? I had a 1998 in green with Coda cranks. Rode that thing across the country, among other places. Think I paid around $800 for it because I bought it at the end of the year. IIRC, the 1999 model came with brifters. I wanted bar ends.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
Is that a T 700? If so, do you know the year? I had a 1998 in green with Coda cranks. Rode that thing across the country, among other places. Think I paid around $800 for it because I bought it at the end of the year. IIRC, the 1999 model came with brifters. I wanted bar ends.
My first bike as a grown up was a 1994 H400, which I later equipped with a drop bar and bar ends. I switched it back to a flat bar so The Older Boy could use it to commute, but he decided he'd rather walk.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
We had a Nedicks (pronounced"Needix") a block away from where I grew up, which I never liked. I can still remember how insipid that orange drink was from 60 years ago. The hotdogs I could take or leave, but I did like the caps the servers wore. I also remember when every drug store had a lunch counter and every candy/news shop had a soda fountain. Both of those types of establishment had a typical smell, which I still remember vividly. Part of getting old, I find, is having ancient and vivid memories out of nowhere.
I get that, I know what you mean. I find myself tending to live more in some of the enjoyable parts of the past now than in the future. Just today the wife and I were talking about revisiting one of our favorite vacation spots.

What I loved most about Nedicks was the toasted bun, and the relish, not so much the hot dog. We had an old candy store with a soda fountain right across the street where they would make the egg cream with an egg . . . I can picture him breaking the egg with one hand, still today . . . and using vanilla syrup, never chocolate. Good times.
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Originally Posted by BillyD
I get that, I know what you mean. I find myself tending to live more in some of the enjoyable parts of the past now than in the future. Just today the wife and I were talking about revisiting one of our favorite vacation spots.

What I loved most about Nedicks was the toasted bun, and the relish, not so much the hot dog. We had an old candy store with a soda fountain right across the street where they would make the egg cream with an egg . . . I can picture him breaking the egg with one hand, still today . . . and using vanilla syrup, never chocolate. Good times.
Ewww.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Not when this Goliath has never been to the Final Four. [size=13px]
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Maybe next year.


Edit: Uh oh, gremlins sneaking in again.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
Ewww.
That was a local mom & pop store, one of them died and the store died with them. I'm telling you, years later when I visited a shop down by city hall, I was so disappointed because it was so watered down compared to what I had loved. No egg.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
With the bike in a workstand, spin the wheel and hold a couple fingers on the fork near the hub. It should be smooth, not granular feeling. Worn or crappy bearings feel "gritty" when they spin.

Oh, and it should spin forever, and when it stops, spin backwards and forwards in decreasing arcs till it finally settles with the heavy spot down.
This presupposes that your brake pads aren't touching the rotor.
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Originally Posted by BillyD
That was a local mom & pop store, one of them died and the store died with them. I'm telling you, years later when I visited a shop down by city hall, I was so disappointed because it was so watered down compared to what I had loved. No egg.
Everything I have ever read about Egg Creams always starts with, "Despite the name, there's no egg in Egg Creams"
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Originally Posted by genejockey
I don't remember. I do remember that at the other end of town, at Swayze's Philips 66 station they had one of those coke machines with the glass bottles, where you'd put in your nickel and pull the bottle you wanted.
I remember those too.
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Originally Posted by BillyD
I get that, I know what you mean. I find myself tending to live more in some of the enjoyable parts of the past now than in the future. Just today the wife and I were talking about revisiting one of our favorite vacation spots.

What I loved most about Nedicks was the toasted bun, and the relish, not so much the hot dog. We had an old candy store with a soda fountain right across the street where they would make the egg cream with an egg . . . I can picture him breaking the egg with one hand, still today . . . and using vanilla syrup, never chocolate. Good times.
I never saw an egg cream with an actual egg, but that name must have come from somewhere.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
I'll bet you thought you died and went to heaven when you had that first Cherry Coke.

I know I did.
It was awesome enough that I still remember it. I think I had a vanilla coke there later.
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