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06-29-14, 08:57 AM
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Posted By metabike

Sorry all for the posting; I did not realize that...

Sorry all for the posting; I did not realize that it had damage.
06-29-14, 04:44 AM
Replies: 17,413
Views: 2,666,450
Posted By metabike

I honestly was expecting some homemade yard work...

I honestly was expecting some homemade yard work contraption when I saw the description:

Bike Rake
Bike rake for car. Brand new 50.00 firm
06-29-14, 04:40 AM
Replies: 51,220
Views: 6,658,112
Posted By metabike

Old Panasonic w/bar end shifters: Hand-Made...

Old Panasonic w/bar end shifters: Hand-Made Panasonic Touring Deluxe Bicycle, Excellent Condition (http://rapidcity.craigslist.org/bik/4537255008.html)
06-18-14, 06:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,310
Posted By metabike

I can understand your perspective since cycling...

I can understand your perspective since cycling is probably no big thing in the Netherlands. When you're in South Dakota, USA in January riding along and see another cyclist, it's like Little Darwin...
Forum: Foo
06-14-14, 04:24 PM
06-02-14, 07:50 PM
Replies: 17,413
Views: 2,666,450
Posted By metabike

Might want to have some rubber gloves when you...

Might want to have some rubber gloves when you take a test ride on this one:

DIAMONDBACK STEILACOOM CCX - $700 (Summerset)Cross bike

56in frame ( medium )
Some light scratches from bike rack...
05-21-14, 06:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 756
Posted By metabike

Need Perspective on Knee Injury

In 2000 I had a torn meniscus repaired on one of my knees. After a good-paced (for me anyway) early spring ride 6 weeks ago, the knee was hurting like a sum*****. An MRI confirmed that I tore it...
05-15-14, 07:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 663
Posted By metabike

C&V Components on Modern Bikes

Modern components on classic frames is one thing (even I have done that), but how about C&V components on modern rides? I admit that MA-40's aren't that C&V, and the Clements are the recently...
05-06-14, 06:35 PM
Replies: 1,643
Views: 149,634
Posted By metabike

Cycle of Lies: The Fall of Lance Armstrong

Cycle of Lies: The Fall of Lance Armstrong
04-27-14, 01:52 PM
Replies: 51,220
Views: 6,658,112
Posted By metabike

Schwinn 754.... Schwinn PARAMOUNT Road 57cm....

Schwinn 754....

Schwinn PARAMOUNT Road 57cm. (http://siouxfalls.craigslist.org/bik/4437125531.html)

Schwinn PARAMOUNT Road 57cm. - $250 (Sioux Falls) ...
03-28-14, 04:03 AM
Replies: 17,413
Views: 2,666,450
Posted By metabike

Check out the spec sheet: Holy smokes, did anyone...

Check out the spec sheet: Holy smokes, did anyone else realize that you're supposed to replace your BB every year? And of course, we all are aware of the HUGE difference that a one-tooth larger...
03-17-14, 06:21 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 11,723
Posted By metabike

I can't say for certain in its last year, but in...

I can't say for certain in its last year, but in 1986 Victory was second from bottom (Triomphe was lowest rung) (I had a Cannondale with full Victory group as if that matters). Design & performance...
03-15-14, 03:02 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 11,723
Posted By metabike

RD is the last version of Victory; think they...

RD is the last version of Victory; think they called it Victory S3.
01-05-14, 09:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 737
Posted By metabike

Tire/rim compatibility is dependent on INNER rim...

Tire/rim compatibility is dependent on INNER rim width - see Sheldon Brown's handy chart: http://sheldonbrown.com/tire-sizing.html. The chart is conservative and I have "cheated" on sizing w/o major...
12-28-13, 08:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,060
Posted By metabike

The Specialized has better shifters/derailleurs...

The Specialized has better shifters/derailleurs and is 9-speed (which will better help you find the "sweet spot" gear). That being said, for what you want to do with it, I'd go with the one that...
Forum: Great Lakes
12-28-13, 07:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 821
Posted By metabike

Thanks for the tips sir, and thank you for the...

Thanks for the tips sir, and thank you for the good wishes for the missus. We were there in November and the Clinic is indeed an amazing place. What we found most interesting is how the world's top...
Forum: Foo
12-26-13, 01:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 566
Posted By metabike

Is December 26th the Worst Day of the Year?

"Next to a circus there ain't nothing that packs up and tears out faster than the Christmas spirit." (Kin Hubbard)

I was out of food for one of the dogs so I ventured out to Petsmart near the...
Forum: Great Lakes
12-25-13, 05:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 821
Posted By metabike

Rochester MN Question

The wife has to go to Mayo next month and I was looking for suggestions on unique/local color type places to eat. She's got a full slate of appointments and we'll be leaving on a Saturday, any fun...
12-02-13, 04:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,312
Posted By metabike

Western SD resident here with some words of...

Western SD resident here with some words of advice: the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is August 4-10, 2014. if you come anywhere near this part of the world, the lodging rates will be jacked up...
Forum: Foo
10-09-13, 07:56 PM
Replies: 9,884
Views: 1,988,152
Posted By metabike

Black-smoke belching pickup, Confederate flag,...

Black-smoke belching pickup, Confederate flag, trailer-trash t-shirts: wouldn't be surprised if that was taken in my "beloved" South Dakota.
Forum: Foo
04-20-13, 03:30 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,738
Posted By metabike

Great ad Kmart, if you're aiming for the 4th...

Great ad Kmart, if you're aiming for the 4th grade demographic. Maybe the genius' who thought this one up can next come up with a killer flatulence joke.
Replies: 10
Views: 1,640
Posted By metabike

DISCLAIMER: completely useless post that offers...

DISCLAIMER: completely useless post that offers no meaningful information you were seeking, but I just wanted to vent. Definitely looks like she was rode hard and put up wet (how can someone who's...
Replies: 3
Views: 502
Posted By metabike

See this:...

See this: http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=132013&start=0

If you're looking for something to work on and learn, it looks like a decent frame and $100 for two of 'em looks like a...
Forum: Commuting
03-01-13, 06:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,320
Posted By metabike

Thank you all for your comments, there is...

Thank you all for your comments, there is something to take away from each one.
Forum: Commuting
03-01-13, 07:08 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,320
Posted By metabike

CF Fork & Commuting?

I've fallen for this bike, http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/gravity/liberty_cxd.htm, mostly due to the rack mounts & discs. The one thing that's keeping me from actually ordering one is the CF...
02-27-13, 05:28 AM
Replies: 17,413
Views: 2,666,450
Posted By metabike

Univega Rover - $200 ...

Univega Rover - $200 http://images.craigslist.org/thumb/3G33Ld3J85L15K55Med2j2846fe9b84c51d82.jpg ...
02-22-13, 05:23 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 14,620
Posted By metabike

or...meh - been there done that; that's why God...

or...meh - been there done that; that's why God invented Lycra.
Replies: 11
Views: 606
Posted By metabike

Not for those who come from a motorcycle...

Not for those who come from a motorcycle background!
02-19-13, 05:36 PM
Replies: 629
Views: 29,815
Posted By metabike

"In Harms Way" by Doug Stanton. Recounting of...

"In Harms Way" by Doug Stanton. Recounting of the sinking, shipwreck & rescue of the men of the USS Indianapolis (last ship sunk in WW II). I am not one to fawn over anything but this is a...
02-10-13, 06:09 AM
Replies: 17,413
Views: 2,666,450
Posted By metabike

At first I thought this price was a mistake, then...

At first I thought this price was a mistake, then I saw that they are listing as "NEW" a mismatched, crashed/scratched/gouged, set of brifters so maybe they are serious: ...
Replies: 7
Views: 516
Posted By metabike

Trek Questions

Trek 1220: is this a fair price for something to throw fenders on and use as a commuter? http://rapidcity.craigslist.org/bik/3575685117.html

Trek 2000: collectable? Pricing appropriate? ...
Forum: Foo
02-07-13, 07:52 AM
Replies: 9,884
Views: 1,988,152
Posted By metabike

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_G2EgKE3otBQ/SkFc2XbQz0I/AAAA...

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_G2EgKE3otBQ/SkFc2XbQz0I/AAAAAAAADpE/cee8s6-969M/%5BUNSET%5D.jpg?imgmax=800
Forum: Commuting
02-05-13, 07:11 PM
Replies: 4,068
Views: 117,106
Posted By metabike

Couple of days of 40's and all the snow/ice is...

Couple of days of 40's and all the snow/ice is gone (typical up & down weather for this part of the world). It felt sooooooooo good to leave the studded tire mountain bike beast at home and be back...
Forum: Commuting
02-02-13, 06:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,000
Posted By metabike

Don't get me wrong BiketoFeel and labrat (nice to...

Don't get me wrong BiketoFeel and labrat (nice to see a fellow SD rider on BF by the way): after 33 years of cycling in all its varied forms and sometimes attendant abuses, the truly deep rewards I...
Forum: Commuting
02-01-13, 05:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,000
Posted By metabike

Secret Benefit of Commuting?

Thursday morning it was 5 degrees with a nice north wind of 23 (gusting to 32) with a few inches of fresh snow fallen overnight (with the attendant drifts and the attendant 6 times for me to almost...
02-01-13, 05:07 PM
Replies: 17,413
Views: 2,666,450
Posted By metabike

Grandmaster of understatement:...

Grandmaster of understatement: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Motobecane-Grand-Touring-/150989187621?pt=Road_Bikes&hash=item2327a82a25
01-30-13, 05:23 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 11,286
Posted By metabike

'99 Litespeed Natchez

'99 Litespeed Natchez
Replies: 2
Views: 719
Posted By metabike

Custom DeBoer?

Anyone have any background on DeBoer frames?

http://siouxfalls.craigslist.org/bik/3570579154.html
Replies: 16
Views: 2,144
Posted By metabike

This forum is focused on older stuff so I don't...

This forum is focused on older stuff so I don't know how much pricing insight you'll get; maybe the SS/Fixie forum would be a better venue. Of course, my curiosity forces me to ask, how did the...
01-19-13, 04:40 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,824
Posted By metabike

1986, first set of clipless (white Look) pedals...

1986, first set of clipless (white Look) pedals just installed on my C-dale: "Wonder how hard you can pull up on them without pulling out?" Wheelie followed by me on my back on the driveway, feet...
Forum: Commuting
01-14-13, 05:36 PM
Replies: 4,068
Views: 117,106
Posted By metabike

A couple of firsts for me this morning: ...

A couple of firsts for me this morning:

First ride ever in single digits (4 degrees, no wind thank goodness but I ended up overdressing).
First ride ever on studded tires (studded mountain bike...
01-08-13, 07:19 AM
Replies: 51,220
Views: 6,658,112
Posted By metabike

I am not a Trek devotee so I don't know if these...

I am not a Trek devotee so I don't know if these early aluminum models are collectable or not, but the Dura-Ace group might have a broader appeal:

http://sd.craigslist.org/bik/3530302926.html
01-04-13, 09:43 PM
Replies: 629
Views: 29,815
Posted By metabike

Good book, but sad.

Good book, but sad.
12-30-12, 02:02 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 75,943
Posted By metabike

My hot rod Samurai after finally finishing...

My hot rod Samurai after finally finishing changing over to a CF fork - bottom of the BB #'s are S8P, seat tube #'s AS717509.
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Replies: 8
Views: 6,013
Posted By metabike

1990? ...

1990?
http://forums.mtbr.com/attachments/vintage-retro-classic/570919d1285563193-specialized-rock-hopper-1990-rockhopper-sport.jpg
Replies: 6
Views: 1,506
Posted By metabike

You are correct on the Deore DX era, the STI...

You are correct on the Deore DX era, the STI probably is 1991. My guess is that the frame is a re-badged Sakae. Here are a couple of links to photos of similar models:...
12-23-12, 08:17 PM
Replies: 17,413
Views: 2,666,450
Posted By metabike

There must be some story behind this. The...

There must be some story behind this. The quality of the welds (visible in the photos) is pretty poor, but what's interesting is why someone would hang fairly decent components on a POS frame. I...
12-16-12, 09:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 499
Posted By metabike

Sounds like you tried to fit a JIS crown race...

Sounds like you tried to fit a JIS crown race (27.0mm diameter) to an ISO crown (26.4mm). My advice is find the appropriate ISO race.
12-15-12, 05:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 862
Posted By metabike

My favorite starting point is the Mystic...

My favorite starting point is the Mystic Trailhead and then heading towards Deadwood. No matter which segment I ride, I always like to tackle the climbs first and then bomb the downgrade on the way...
12-15-12, 05:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 983
Posted By metabike

Yes, Old Hill City Rd. & the train run very close...

Yes, Old Hill City Rd. & the train run very close to each other. By the way, the NPS is (or was, I don't know the exact status) studying the feasibility of a trail link between the Mickelson & Mt....
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