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06-30-18, 06:17 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,870
Posted By fettsvenska

Those Golden Arrow components should clean up...

Those Golden Arrow components should clean up pretty nice.
06-30-18, 05:58 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,796
Posted By fettsvenska

Is this what you are looking for... ...

Is this what you are looking for...

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06-30-18, 05:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 362
Posted By fettsvenska

Can a bike be beautiful and ugly at the same time?

I hope that my 1990 Trek is old enough to be classified at vintage. I figure that since it is made of steel and has lugs that it has got to be pretty close to being vintage. It was time to...
07-18-16, 10:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 686
Posted By fettsvenska

I'm fairly certain that the fork is original but...

I'm fairly certain that the fork is original but since I'm not the original owner, I can't be 100%. The half an ounce of common sense that I have was telling me not to drill this frame. Most of the...
07-18-16, 10:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 686
Posted By fettsvenska

That is the best idea I've heard yet. You guys on...

That is the best idea I've heard yet. You guys on the forum never let me down.
07-18-16, 03:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 686
Posted By fettsvenska

Yeah, I was just hoping to install matching...

Yeah, I was just hoping to install matching brakes both front and rear. I have a 2 full Shimano 600 groups in the parts bin and both have brakes with recessed nuts. I may just have to use brakes...
07-17-16, 07:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 686
Posted By fettsvenska

Rear brake for Gazelle

I'm trying to figure out a rear brake for my Gazelle Champion Mondial. The reason that I'm a little confused is that the fork is obviously drill for a recessed brake nut but the rear butterfly brake...
07-17-16, 03:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 258
Posted By fettsvenska

Rear brake for Gazelle

I'm trying to figure out a rear brake option for my Gazelle. I'm a little confused because the fork is obviously drilled for a recessed brake nut. However, the rear bridge is one of the butterfly...
07-10-16, 05:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,584
Posted By fettsvenska

For the most part, small dings don't bother me...

For the most part, small dings don't bother me not do they make me feel unsafe when I ride. However they definitely affect the value of the bike.
02-09-16, 10:13 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 15,498
Posted By fettsvenska

Let's keep this going. I'm seeing a lot of cool...

Let's keep this going. I'm seeing a lot of cool stuff here. I just got my F250 back after a fresh coat of paint...

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01-09-16, 06:23 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 15,498
Posted By fettsvenska

Show us your C&V car/truck

I know that there are probably some of you C&V folks that also have some pretty cool C&V cars/trucks. Show us what you got.

Here's my 68 F250 Ranger Camper Special...killing the earth and the...
11-24-15, 01:43 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,517
Posted By fettsvenska

I would like to chime in on this. I live in...

I would like to chime in on this. I live in Spokane and so I hope that my local point of view is worth something. I'm a fairly avid cyclist and own more bikes than a person should. Generally I am...
09-08-15, 05:08 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,921
Posted By fettsvenska

I have a love/hate relationship with eBay. I...

I have a love/hate relationship with eBay. I hate the fees because they eat into my take of the sale but they are a business and have to make money. I love eBay because of the reach that it...
Replies: 11
Views: 2,449
Posted By fettsvenska

Thanks for all of the input. I think that this...

Thanks for all of the input. I think that this gives me enough to get started. If/when I sell, I just want to be at a price point that is fair but doesn't scare people off. I've seen so many...
Replies: 11
Views: 2,449
Posted By fettsvenska

I'm looking for opinions on just the frame set as...

I'm looking for opinions on just the frame set as shown in the pics. Thanks for responding.
Replies: 3
Views: 1,721
Posted By fettsvenska

80s Gazelle Champion Mondial AA

I think that this Gazelle Champion Mondial AA is from the late 80s but not totally sure. It's been collecting dust in my garage for a few years now. There are a few minor paint blemishes but no...
Replies: 5
Views: 782
Posted By fettsvenska

70s Raleigh International frame set w/ a ding in the top tube

This is a 70s Raleigh International frame set. As can be seen from the pics it is in pretty decent shape but there is a small ding in the top tube. I tried to get a good pic of the ding but not...
Replies: 3
Views: 622
Posted By fettsvenska

Estermann from late 70s or maybe early 80s

This is an Estermann that I think is from the late 70s or maybe early 80s. I believe that this was made in Switzerland. This is a tough one to value because there aren't very many out there. But...
Replies: 0
Views: 639
Posted By fettsvenska

Early 80s Shogun 1000 frame set

This is a Shogun 1000 that I think is from the early 80s and I turned it into a 650b conversion brain fart. It didn't turn out bad but it didn't turn out great either. It was a nice experiment and...
Replies: 11
Views: 2,449
Posted By fettsvenska

70s Motobecane Grand Jubile

I think that this is from the mid 70s and has a Stronglight headset and Stronglight bottom bracket. Typical paint blemishes but no dents or rust. Thanks in advance for the feedback.
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Forum: Touring
08-18-15, 10:08 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,802
Posted By fettsvenska

Threads like this are always interesting and fun...

Threads like this are always interesting and fun with all the strong opinions and sparring so I'll chime in. I think that this is one of those choices that comes down to personal preference and...
08-18-15, 07:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,612
Posted By fettsvenska

Your conclusions are similar to mine. For...

Your conclusions are similar to mine. For whatever reason, probably just personal preference, I like increasing the wheel size from 26" to 650B better than decreasing the wheel size from 700C to...
08-18-15, 02:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,225
Posted By fettsvenska

I have one of these and it is one of my favorite...

I have one of these and it is one of my favorite bikes. I sort of wish that I had a little bit lower gearing but other than that it rides great. The only thing that I switched out on mine was the...
08-18-15, 02:32 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 10,630
Posted By fettsvenska

I've given most of my bikes the same name...I...

I've given most of my bikes the same name...I call them all G*dd*mn*t
08-18-15, 02:31 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 10,630
Posted By fettsvenska

I'm sort of fat...and don't really care

I'm sort of fat...and don't really care
08-18-15, 02:30 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 10,630
Posted By fettsvenska

I overpay for misc bike stuff on ebay

I overpay for misc bike stuff on ebay
08-18-15, 02:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,612
Posted By fettsvenska

I'm sorry I didn't reply earlier. I've moved...

I'm sorry I didn't reply earlier. I've moved across the country and it has been several months since I logged in. This is a great bike and I had a lot of fun building it. Everything turned out...
Forum: Commuting
01-22-15, 09:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,351
Posted By fettsvenska

If you're trying to get things done on a shoe...

If you're trying to get things done on a shoe string budget, here is what I would do...

First, the components that originally came on the bike were pretty decent and as long as those parts are...
01-18-15, 03:04 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 16,050
Posted By fettsvenska

I'm using Panaracer 38mm wide tires currently but...

I'm using Panaracer 38mm wide tires currently but I think that I could fit something much wider. Maybe up to 2".
01-17-15, 08:02 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 16,050
Posted By fettsvenska

I should have been more specific. The bike that...

I should have been more specific. The bike that I converted was a Trek 930. So the original tire size was 26".
01-17-15, 01:10 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 16,050
Posted By fettsvenska

I like the CR 720s. One good benefit of these...

I like the CR 720s. One good benefit of these brakes is that I was able to adjust them up far enough for a 650B conversion.

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8392/8618394324_89e739e471_z.jpg...
01-10-15, 08:35 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,136
Posted By fettsvenska

I believe that Velo Orange also made a mixte but...

I believe that Velo Orange also made a mixte but I can't recall how large they made them.
Forum: Foo
01-08-15, 09:14 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,133
Posted By fettsvenska

I was at the 1995 Rose Bowl when Penn State beat...

I was at the 1995 Rose Bowl when Penn State beat Oregon. Penn State had a great team that year and I think they got ripped off. Wasn't that a Kerry Collins and Kijana Carter team?

Oregon and...
Forum: Foo
01-08-15, 08:45 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,133
Posted By fettsvenska

You could also add the 1985 Villanova team that...

You could also add the 1985 Villanova team that beat Georgetown. I think they were a 7 or 8 seed but nonetheless without a playoff they would never have won that championship.
Forum: Foo
01-07-15, 07:49 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,133
Posted By fettsvenska

I guess that I'm not quite that cynical about...

I guess that I'm not quite that cynical about this situation. There is some sort of championship competition in virtually every sport because that is what the spectators and competitors want. This...
Forum: Foo
01-06-15, 03:02 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,133
Posted By fettsvenska

There is part of me that loves the tradition and...

There is part of me that loves the tradition and history associated with the bowl games. However, it seems that being entrenched in that tradition is contributing the problems and controversy...
Forum: Foo
01-06-15, 02:12 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,133
Posted By fettsvenska

Here is an interesting article comparing the...

Here is an interesting article comparing the history of the Buckeyes and the Ducks.

Oregon built a college football power from nothing - SBNation.com...
Forum: Foo
01-06-15, 01:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 861
Posted By fettsvenska

I believe that ESPN had to give its blessing to...

I believe that ESPN had to give its blessing to Sling TV to go ahead with internet streaming. So even though they might be part of what is keeping the cable/satellite TV status quo in place, they...
Forum: Foo
01-06-15, 01:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 861
Posted By fettsvenska

Given that 36 of the top 40 cable TV events of...

Given that 36 of the top 40 cable TV events of recent history were aired on ESPN, the market would seem to indicate that ESPN is a prominent player.

BRISTOL, Conn.: College semifinals break cable...
Forum: Foo
01-06-15, 12:17 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,133
Posted By fettsvenska

I went to the U. of Oregon so I have to provide...

I went to the U. of Oregon so I have to provide the disclaimer that I bleed ducks green and yellow. That stated, I wonder what happened to FSU last Thursday night? It makes me wonder if they didn't...
Forum: Foo
01-06-15, 12:08 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,133
Posted By fettsvenska

I don't think that this is quite accurate. ...

I don't think that this is quite accurate. Generally speaking, men's football and men's basketball are profitable sports at most Div I schools. However, because of title IX a bunch of other sports...
Forum: Foo
01-06-15, 11:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 861
Posted By fettsvenska

Sling TV

Anybody else paying attention to Sling TV that will be offered by Dish Network later this month? I think that this service will completely change the cable and satellite TV industry.
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12-25-14, 12:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,355
Posted By fettsvenska

Now that is true love for you!

Now that is true love for you!
12-25-14, 12:51 PM
Replies: 13,872
Views: 1,232,498
Posted By fettsvenska

Relative decent weather on Xmas day here in...

Relative decent weather on Xmas day here in Minnesota so I went out for a ride with my wife.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7462/15918446219_ecef4e51e9_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/qfEcti)IMG_1551...
12-25-14, 09:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,173
Posted By fettsvenska

Bravo!...Drool...

Bravo!...Drool...
12-24-14, 08:32 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 14,026
Posted By fettsvenska

Data Scientist/Statistician...yeah, I know what...

Data Scientist/Statistician...yeah, I know what you guys are thinking: "I bet this guy gets all the hot babes! How would it be?"
12-20-14, 08:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,689
Posted By fettsvenska

Have you thought about selling your wife and her...

Have you thought about selling your wife and her bikes to make more room for you and your bikes? Just throwing that idea out there for your consideration.:innocent:

In these cases I always apply...
12-20-14, 06:34 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,712
Posted By fettsvenska

Has there ever been a bike made with 500mm chain...

Has there ever been a bike made with 500mm chain stays?
Replies: 10
Views: 1,965
Posted By fettsvenska

1989 Trek 1000, good deal?

Just make sure it fits
12-13-14, 04:26 PM
Replies: 629
Views: 29,951
Posted By fettsvenska

Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell Robot Check...

Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell

Robot Check (http://www.amazon.com/Lone-Survivor-Eyewitness-Account-Operation/dp/031632406X)
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