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07-12-22, 06:33 PM
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Posted By scratchpaddy

Hanlon's Razor...

Hanlon's Razor (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanlon%27s_razor), a good rule for politics, and online classifieds.
04-26-22, 07:28 PM
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Posted By scratchpaddy

Thank you! Early morning rides on the weekend...

Thank you! Early morning rides on the weekend always put me in a better mood. The light is perfect, and most of the motorists are still in bed.
04-24-22, 03:50 PM
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Posted By scratchpaddy

Into the golden sunrise. ...

Into the golden sunrise.

https://photos.smugmug.com/Bike/Schwinn-Prelude/i-Lt93g9p/0/b6f1dbd8/XL/2022-4%20293-XL.jpg...
04-24-22, 02:18 PM
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Posted By scratchpaddy

Today I headed east on the Powerline Trail. No...

Today I headed east on the Powerline Trail. No idea why it's called that. :foo:

https://photos.smugmug.com/City/More-Tempe/i-dmTnSNV/0/8571fb0f/XL/2022-4%20288-XL.jpg...
01-19-22, 05:29 PM
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Posted By scratchpaddy

Wow, that view looks familiar! My parents live in...

Wow, that view looks familiar! My parents live in Albany, and we've hiked around most of those areas around Corvallis: Fitton Green, Chip Ross, Bald Hill...
12-29-21, 04:53 PM
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Posted By scratchpaddy

Thank you! I used to use a DSLR, but moved on to...

Thank you! I used to use a DSLR, but moved on to mirrorless when Sony came out with the A7 in 2014. I like to adapt old and unusual lenses, and mirrorless cameras have better aids for manual focus....
12-25-21, 04:29 PM
Replies: 973
Views: 112,923
Posted By scratchpaddy

A touch of color. ...

A touch of color.

https://photos.smugmug.com/Bike/De-Bernardi/i-gnN8b5Q/0/1c58474a/X2/2021-12%20686-X2.jpg (https://photos.smugmug.com/Bike/De-Bernardi/i-gnN8b5Q/0/1c58474a/O/2021-12%20686.jpg)
12-25-21, 04:25 PM
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Posted By scratchpaddy

This year, I did my big road trip to see family...

This year, I did my big road trip to see family for Thanksgiving, so I'm left to entertain myself on Christmas. I'm kind of relieved; it's a rotten time to travel on the west coast right now. I did a...
10-21-21, 06:07 PM
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Posted By scratchpaddy

I hope they're sticking to well-paved mountains...

I hope they're sticking to well-paved mountains on this bike?
I'm wary of any ad which says something like this, followed by super minor things anyone could do. Wouldn't a seller with any sense take...
08-31-21, 06:49 PM
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Posted By scratchpaddy

Hopefully you had some pi saved for your return?

Hopefully you had some pi saved for your return?
08-23-21, 07:51 PM
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Posted By scratchpaddy

I have had both Paselas and (smooth) GravelKings,...

I have had both Paselas and (smooth) GravelKings, and the Kings were significantly harder to stain, and easier to clean, no worse than blackwall tires, really. I cannot recommend them, though. The...
08-23-21, 07:24 PM
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Posted By scratchpaddy

Thanks! The Archetype wheels are my favorite...

Thanks! The Archetype wheels are my favorite part, appearance-wise. The guy I bought the frame from had a set on another one of his builds. Seeing it, I knew immediately what I would get for mine....
08-22-21, 01:45 PM
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Posted By scratchpaddy

I still check in on this thread every day. So...

I still check in on this thread every day. So many wonderful sights and stories! Thank you, everyone who shares here!

I still ride ~60 miles a week, but it's the same ride to work and back each...
08-22-21, 01:14 PM
Replies: 973
Views: 112,923
Posted By scratchpaddy

Mill Avenue bridge ...

Mill Avenue bridge

https://photos.smugmug.com/Bike/Soma-Smoothie/i-J2qJDdq/0/1ccae98e/X2/2021-8%20140-X2.jpg (https://photos.smugmug.com/Bike/Soma-Smoothie/i-J2qJDdq/0/1ccae98e/O/2021-8%20140.jpg)
08-18-21, 07:10 PM
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Posted By scratchpaddy

[/h1]I love how they say "3 wheel bicycle" again...

[/h1]I love how they say "3 wheel bicycle" again and again in the ad. "Bi-" means... how many? Oh well, I'm sure they'll get re-elected anyway. ;)
06-08-21, 06:59 PM
Replies: 21,185
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Posted By scratchpaddy

I guess he just wanted everyone to know how...

I guess he just wanted everyone to know how awesome the bike would be if it included the part he's not selling? :rolleyes:
Probably why the wheels aren't included. They weren't up to his standards....
05-21-21, 05:08 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,898
Posted By scratchpaddy

It's Italian thread, 70x109.5. Nothing unusual. I...

It's Italian thread, 70x109.5. Nothing unusual. I used a Shimano BB-5500 to match the Octalink V1 interface on the cranks (Ultegra FC-6500).
03-29-21, 07:02 PM
Replies: 19,286
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Posted By scratchpaddy

Awesome, glad you got to do that on your visit...

Awesome, glad you got to do that on your visit this time! It's something I've been meaning to do, but never actually get around to doing. I've done plenty of hiking on the trails there with the dogs,...
03-12-21, 04:38 PM
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Posted By scratchpaddy

I did a search to find out if Next ever actually...

I did a search to find out if Next ever actually made a bike called "Top Banana," or if that was a custom decal.

Turns out the builder was inspired by an Instructables post, and left a comment...
01-02-21, 09:33 AM
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Posted By scratchpaddy

If it were my project, I would leave the the fork...

If it were my project, I would leave the the fork alone. Celeste and orange are a great combo. :thumb:
12-31-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,898
Posted By scratchpaddy

Good on you for finding a proper Campagnolo group...

Good on you for finding a proper Campagnolo group for your Italian frame. I felt a little guilty putting Shimano on mine, but even Dura-Ace is much easier to find at a price I like.

Bigger is...
12-27-20, 02:12 PM
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Views: 4,898
Posted By scratchpaddy

Oooh, I'm a little jealous. A chrome fork is nice...

Oooh, I'm a little jealous. A chrome fork is nice and all, but it doesn't tie in to the rest of the bike as well as a painted one. Plus I really like the pearlescent greenish-yellow paint. The more,...
12-27-20, 12:09 PM
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Posted By scratchpaddy

Very nice. Add some models with tall socks and...

Very nice. Add some models with tall socks and short shorts, and I'd think you'd pulled that from a catalog.
12-27-20, 12:03 PM
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Posted By scratchpaddy

The twin!! That's awesome! When you said he had...

The twin!! That's awesome! When you said he had more than one, I thought you just meant another De Bernardi. Is the fork chromed like mine, too?

Oh, be careful. The paint is really soft.
12-26-20, 12:36 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,898
Posted By scratchpaddy

I hope you're able to find one. I gave up on...

I hope you're able to find one. I gave up on finding a shop willing to do it for me.

The frame was bead blasted before paint was applied, and not all of the tiny glass beads were cleaned out from...
12-25-20, 11:27 AM
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Posted By scratchpaddy

Under McDowell Rd. ...

Under McDowell Rd.

https://photos.smugmug.com/Bike/De-Bernardi/i-9Jpx8Jd/0/6faa11e8/X2/2020-12%20055-X2.jpg...
12-25-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 19,286
Views: 2,424,462
Posted By scratchpaddy

It's sad to not be with family right now, but I...

It's sad to not be with family right now, but I made the best of the morning and went out on the very, very quiet streets. Cloud cover kept the city from cooling down much last night, and it was 50...
12-22-20, 06:28 PM
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Posted By scratchpaddy

NO ONE knows bikes like this guy knows bikes,...

NO ONE knows bikes like this guy knows bikes, it's crazy. Strangely big wheels? Sticker that says, RIGHT ON IT, how tall the rider should be? Now there's a bike that WILL LAST!! The world has NEVER...
11-29-20, 06:07 PM
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Posted By scratchpaddy

I didn't know you could weld aluminum to steel!...

I didn't know you could weld aluminum to steel! Guy must be a real pro. :eek:
11-26-20, 10:25 AM
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Posted By scratchpaddy

Super light traffic this morning. I felt like I...

Super light traffic this morning. I felt like I could run down the middle of the road, no problem. And then I did see a guy doing exactly that. No idea why. Joggers are strange.

Headed down the...
11-23-20, 06:49 PM
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Posted By scratchpaddy

:lol: Thanks. It's a small natural gas power...

:lol: Thanks. It's a small natural gas power plant across the street from my apartment complex. It's behind a cannery/bottling facility, and next to a golf course. Kind of a weird mixed-use area.
11-22-20, 10:48 AM
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Posted By scratchpaddy

robertorolfo I love the color scheme on that...

robertorolfo I love the color scheme on that Basso. I need to take mine out again soon.

Early this morning, by the power plant with the other Italian.
...
11-22-20, 10:41 AM
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Posted By scratchpaddy

Thanks for the nature fix, Northbend. Not much...

Thanks for the nature fix, Northbend. Not much natural splendor on my ride this morning, but the weather sure is nice!
...
11-20-20, 12:13 PM
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Posted By scratchpaddy

I tried to read the whole thing, but there's only...

I tried to read the whole thing, but there's only so long I can go without punctuation.
11-16-20, 07:33 PM
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Posted By scratchpaddy

Lovely fall-themed handlebar tape. :thumb:

Lovely fall-themed handlebar tape. :thumb:
10-20-20, 05:55 PM
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Posted By scratchpaddy

Polka-dot panniers? I'm in!

Polka-dot panniers? I'm in!
10-11-20, 01:31 PM
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Posted By scratchpaddy

https://photos.smugmug.com/Bike/Soma-Smoothie/i-vW...

https://photos.smugmug.com/Bike/Soma-Smoothie/i-vWX2fc4/0/d1c26cc7/XL/2020-10%20006-XL.jpg (https://photos.smugmug.com/Bike/Soma-Smoothie/i-vWX2fc4/0/d1c26cc7/O/2020-10%20006.jpg)
10-11-20, 01:29 PM
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Posted By scratchpaddy

I'm really enjoying the fall colors in all the...

I'm really enjoying the fall colors in all the posts in this thread. That's the one thing I miss from when I lived in Georgia. We're still waiting for fall to show up here. It's still above or near...
09-25-20, 09:22 AM
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Posted By scratchpaddy

To be fair, Saturns in the 90's were all...

To be fair, Saturns in the 90's were all basically one car with three body options and two engine choices: the single cam, or twin cam. One model name, for example, was "SC2", meaning Saturn Coupe,...
09-24-20, 07:04 PM
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Posted By scratchpaddy

Manganese, magnesium... pretty much the same...

Manganese, magnesium... pretty much the same thing, right? :thumb:
09-20-20, 10:32 AM
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Posted By scratchpaddy

Rode the Hot Wheels bike about 30 miles along the...

Rode the Hot Wheels bike about 30 miles along the canals this morning. Smoke still clings to the horizon at dawn here, making for some hazy sunrises.
...
09-20-20, 10:29 AM
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Posted By scratchpaddy

What is going on with those handlebars? Did they...

What is going on with those handlebars? Did they collapse from despair?
09-16-20, 07:18 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,898
Posted By scratchpaddy

Thank you, and yes, they are 700c Mavic Helium...

Thank you, and yes, they are 700c Mavic Helium rims. The tires are 28mm, Vittoria Rubino Pro Endurance IV G2.0... I think that's the whole thing? I'm really impressed with these tires. Since moving...
09-13-20, 09:47 PM
Replies: 973
Views: 112,923
Posted By scratchpaddy

Thanks, Ben! I used a Carl Zeiss Jena Sonnar...

Thanks, Ben! I used a Carl Zeiss Jena Sonnar 135mm f/3.5, another plentiful and cheap Communist lens, made in East Germany in the '60's. It's small enough to fit in my little saddle bag. :)
09-13-20, 12:01 PM
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Posted By scratchpaddy

With so much fire along the coast, we're seeing...

With so much fire along the coast, we're seeing smoke even over here in the Phoenix area. Luckily for us, it's mostly way up in the atmosphere. Air quality is still "moderate." That faint red disk is...
09-13-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 973
Views: 112,923
Posted By scratchpaddy

Under a tepid sun. ...

Under a tepid sun.

https://photos.smugmug.com/Bike/De-Bernardi/i-2zhv6Z8/0/c535b5f1/X2/2020-9%20027-X2.jpg (https://photos.smugmug.com/Bike/De-Bernardi/i-2zhv6Z8/0/c535b5f1/O/2020-9%20027.jpg)
09-13-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 21,185
Views: 4,030,137
Posted By scratchpaddy

I don't understand why so many ads say this. Are...

I don't understand why so many ads say this. Are we worried about adult bikes previously owned by extremely tall children? A picture or two would go a lot further to reassure people about the...
09-11-20, 06:16 PM
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Posted By scratchpaddy

"PM me if serious" Unfortunate choice of...

"PM me if serious"

Unfortunate choice of words. I can't imagine any serious people looking to ride a bike (bikes?) like that. Maybe "PM me if wacky, and rich".
09-10-20, 08:01 PM
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Posted By scratchpaddy

DD, good to see someone else down here enjoying...

DD, good to see someone else down here enjoying the weather! :thumb: No joke, today and yesterday were the best days we've had since April. I've ridden about 50 miles in the past two days, mostly in...
09-07-20, 08:18 PM
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Views: 4,030,137
Posted By scratchpaddy

Their account was hacked. Someone got hold of...

Their account was hacked. Someone got hold of their eBay password, probably through a phishing email, and started posting fake ads.
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