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Old 01-17-23, 10:13 AM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Check out this bad boy. Only $400. If they'd take $100 I'd be tempted to get it as a wall hanger

Make the offer! I'd bet the list of potential buyers is quite small.
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Old 01-17-23, 10:19 AM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Check out this bad boy. Only $400. If they'd take $100 I'd be tempted to get it as a wall hanger

Holy HeadTube. I think I could straddle that, but NFW I could ride it comfortably.
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Originally Posted by t2p
he had a mechanical valve installed in the early 90’s (when he was in his mid 20’s)

could be related ?
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I asked my friend and she seems to think it's a different valve. But details are sketchy.
Yeah, likely related, since the original heart defect and the prosthetic valve are both risk factors. An infectious process originally associated with the mechanical valve could have seeded another one.
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Old 01-17-23, 10:37 AM
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
Yeah, likely related, since the original heart defect and the prosthetic valve are both risk factors. An infectious process originally associated with the mechanical valve could have seeded another one.
I am chums with some of the cardiothoracic surgeons in the Penn Medicine system so hypothetically I could ask them about Indy, but because of HIPAA I really cannot.

I will post updates if/when I get them. I hope someone is looking after Stephen while Indy is hospitalized.
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Thanks amigo, I hope it fits me.
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Thanks amigo, I hope it fits me.
Simon has a cyclist name. Not so much Brett.

Will need a picture one day of the little fella in it and on his bike.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Simon has a cyclist name. Not so much Brett.

Will need a picture one day of the little fella in it and on his bike.
I hope he won't be too intimidated by his big sister's monster sprinting prowess.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Check out this bad boy. Only $400. If they'd take $100 I'd be tempted to get it as a wall hanger
I bought one of those as a frame set for my wife in 1984. They made them in several different levels. Mine was a Carleton made frame of 531 with Campy dropouts. I always wished that I’d never bought it because the cheap versions were showing up all over the place and people assumed that that’s what my wife had and not the top end model. I paid more for her Carleton frame than you a complete model with a cheap frame and cheap components.
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Originally Posted by Eric F
I hope he won't be too intimidated by his big sister's monster sprinting prowess.
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My recently-minted grandson will be getting one of those as soon as he's ready for one.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06


Thanks amigo, I hope it fits me.
LOL - we bought our son the same jersey and another yellow onesie with 2021 on it.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Simon has a cyclist name. Not so much Brett.

Will need a picture one day of the little fella in it and on his bike.

It shall be done. The way he is eating, he will be able to wear that in a couple weeks.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
It shall be done. The way he is eating, he will be able to wear that in a couple weeks.
That might be a bad sign for the jersey though.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Check out this bad boy. Only $400. If they'd take $100 I'd be tempted to get it as a wall hanger

In general. I think big traditional frames look better than small ones, but I think the sweet spot was at about 25”. Also, I cant believe how I now prefer the look of compact frame bikes to the classics, old as I am. They used to look like bmx bikes to me.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
That might be a bad sign for the jersey though.
He'll fit right in with this group.
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And so it begins.
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https://mybikeshop.com/

good prices on stuff.

Nothing is my size.
enjoy.
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I ordered some stuff from them over the years. Pour one out.
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Also, AG's favorite place in Boulder went under just recently.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
Also, AG's favorite place in Boulder went under just recently.
It will be interesting to see that happens. I really hope wrench science survives, adrenaline bikes, excel, competive plus my local shops, well and everyone’s local shops.

In my case my local shop is trek and the other one has a decent size foot print on the east coast so I think they will be okay.

I wonder if brands like Fezzari, Parlee, and Allied will survive.
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My recently-minted grandson will be getting one of those as soon as he's ready for one.
My daughter had no interest in those. I tried.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
https://mybikeshop.com/

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Nothing is my size.
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Damn you. They have a QR tri bike frame in my size.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
It will be interesting to see that happens. I really hope wrench science survives, adrenaline bikes, excel, competive plus my local shops, well and everyone’s local shops.

In my case my local shop is trek and the other one has a decent size foot print on the east coast so I think they will be okay.

I wonder if brands like Fezzari, Parlee, and Allied will survive.
So I/we knew the businesses being propped up by cheap VC would die - Carvana, OpenDoor, etc. Strava is likely in trouble (reminds me I need to kill my account again). And Zwift. I wouldn't have expected MBS, and certainly not a local restaurant & bakery. Excel ought to be ok; they've been stable for a long time there. I'd expect CC as well.

Fezzari could have very low overhead and survive. Parlee is not, I think, run on VC and should be able to weather. Allied is younger but also not VC to my knowledge (someone who bought the old Guru equipment). Saris popped last year due to supply chains, of course, and bad decisions as a result. I would have thought bike companies that survived the pandemic crunch would have been through the worst. Maybe I'm wrong.

Separately though, the "layoffs" are overrated and my thoughts on the news about it veer into the political. A few famous companies announcing what seem like large layoffs (but not in the scope of the economy, and not all on-shore), and the "non-tech" companies like my employer are... hiring programmers. And we still have a thirst for more experienced devs because they're thin on the ground. I am curious how things will actually fall out.
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Originally Posted by thin_concrete
Damn you. They have a QR tri bike frame in my size.

I expect a brokerage fee.
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