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Old 04-12-24, 06:41 AM
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
If not, you can always get one of those free-standing things with a duct to the window. My parents had one in NYC. Worked well.
We got one of those when Mrs. rjones28 had her surgery, since it was the warmest part of the year. Works well.

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Old 04-12-24, 06:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
I don't know which Cannondale this is but I can put you in touch with the owner if someone needs a retro project.

Thats what I picture Larry’s bike to look like.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
any benefit of 2 inch hitch over the smaller hitch? I picked 2 inch because I thought it was the standard size, but if I can get the sherpa for 200 dollars cheaper 1.25 inches might be the way to go. I don’t plane on using the hitch for anything but bikes.
it’s easier to find those cool fake boat engine propellers to plug into a 2” receiver (when the receiver hitch is not in use)

I typically pair the propeller with the Yosemite Sam ‘Back off Jack’ mud flaps

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Old 04-12-24, 06:49 AM
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
I don't know which Cannondale this is but I can put you in touch with the owner if someone needs a retro project.


Looks like a CAAD 3 or CAAD 4 with a bent seat stay.
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Old 04-12-24, 06:53 AM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Lord, I spend 5 mins in general and want to set something on fire.
Lots of stupid in General in general.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Looks like a CAAD 3 or CAAD 4 with a bent seat stay.
This is my friend's bike that got run over a couple months ago. Amazingly, most of the parts are ok. I got hit back in the early '80s and experienced the same thing - destroyed wheels and frame but most of the group was OK.
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CAADs are excellent bikes. I've owned a couple in my time, a silver CAAD9 and then a matte black CAAD8, when they were called R1000. Same colorway as this "Retro build" photo I just found. What an awesome bike that was! Light, stiff and just handled so well. I miss that thing. Maybe if/when my crappy Venge Elite 2016 bites the dust, I'll build one up as my racing bike instead of a modern carbon spaceship.

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Originally Posted by big john;[url=tel:23212282
23212282[/url]]I had a CAAD5 I bought as a frameset so it didn't have an "R" number. Great handling, super stiff, and the 63 was a bit long in the reach for me.
I have been a big Cannondale fan for a very long time. The one item of theirs I have never had is a bike. I currently have a Cannondale la Jersey.
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Old 04-12-24, 07:22 AM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
False advertising. That was not clear in the presentation. In fact the picture with bikes shows 2 bikes. Everybody is lying to me. Sheesh.
Are you crying? There’s no crying in Addiction.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
my life is just one long ballad of hypocrisy and idiotic tendencies.
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Originally Posted by abshipp;[url=tel:23212454
23212454]I needed a hitch receiver for the Escape but am cheap so I bought a $100 2-inch "class 3" off of eBay and spent an hour or so laying on a rough driveway installing it.

It went on without too much drama, but doesn't quite fit right so once everything is all torqued down it's crooked

Need to get some washers to use as spacers and have a bunch of fun with a rat tail file to get things all lined up, but hey, I can't see it when I'm driving so it's not a huge priority
This reminds me. We had my 88 Nissan King Cab 4WD for six years in the coastal southern Belizean rainforest. The hitch welded itself to the receiver. We had the truck chained to a tree and the hitch chained to a tractor and a brave soul in the middle with a sledgehammer. Nothing.

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Originally Posted by MoAlpha;[url=tel:23212457
23212457[/url]]If not, you can always get one of those free-standing things with a duct to the window. My parents had one in NYC. Worked well.
I have one of those I have yet to set up. Mine will be used in the wood shop.
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Originally Posted by TMonk
come join us in racing Bam! You can cross-post your workout files and get replies from more than just me and LAJ
Makes sense.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
I don't know which Cannondale this is but I can put you in touch with the owner if someone needs a retro project.

Ouch, did they get rear-ended?
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Old 04-12-24, 07:36 AM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Every time I go in there, you can hear the metaphorical pin drop.
More whining. Do you post when you go in there? Post one of your full page results charts in there and see who responds. Let people get to know you there because Addiction is neither a racing or training thread or forum.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
I don't know which Cannondale this is but I can put you in touch with the owner if someone needs a retro project.

That’ll buff right out, after awhile.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
this reminds me. We had my 88 nissan king cab 4wd for six years in the coastal southern belizean rainforest. The hitch welded itself to the receiver. We had the truck chained to a tree and the hitch chained to a tractor and a brave stupid fool soul in the middle with a sledgehammer. Nothing.
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Originally Posted by BillyD
More whining. Do you post when you go in there? Post one of your full page results charts in there and see who responds. Let people get to know you there because Addiction is neither a racing or training thread or forum.
Nope, it’s about cars and boats and stuff.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
If not, you can always get one of those free-standing things with a duct to the window. My parents had one in NYC. Worked well.
I use one of those to avoid using a tacky regular unit in a front window of the house. Indeed they do work well.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Lord, I spend 5 mins in general and want to set something on fire.
I see you posted in the "I hate Lance" thread.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Ouch, did they get rear-ended?
Most certainly.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Nope, it’s about cars and boats and stuff.
There’s cycling stuff, ride reports, bike reports and other stuff, all that’s appropriate. But there’s an entire 33 domain for racing and training stuff.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
We got one of those when Mrs. rjones28 had her surgery, since it was the warmest part of the year. Works well.

Might have to go that route. Maybe rig up a shelf for it so I can preserve my precious floor space, this is the second smallest apartment I've seen in my life after all.
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Originally Posted by BillyD
More whining. Do you post when you go in there? Post one of your full page results charts in there and see who responds. Let people get to know you there because Addiction is neither a racing or training thread or forum.

Man, did you put your cranky pants on today. I have posted there in the past, and no one responded. Easier to get a response here, even though this is addiction. Which IMO covers everything. From cars to bikes, and your shovel.
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