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01-30-23, 01:16 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,331
Posted By DMC707

ouch! I had to look these up I donít even...

ouch! I had to look these up

I donít even wish that on the guy - laughs

iím getting softer as i age. Yes, I hate thieves and hate that I was targeted this time.

but it is also made me...
01-30-23, 01:06 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,331
Posted By DMC707

The owner of the facility that I keep my stuff...

The owner of the facility that I keep my stuff that was angrier than me because this type of thing is bad for business

So he did exactly that and I had a description of the truck used, found it...
01-29-23, 05:19 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,331
Posted By DMC707

Sadly I am pretty dejected. I'm feeling...

Sadly

I am pretty dejected. I'm feeling "done" with this

Most of my completed projects i keep on display in a loft area over my garage, but i arrived home from the break in and was just...
01-29-23, 05:03 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,331
Posted By DMC707

Had a break in - lots of C&V stuff stolen

Trying to turn my garage into a "Garage Mahal" type of thing with new flooring and fresh paint, so i cleaned a few old bikes (and not so old bikes) and box after box filled with nice components was...
01-26-23, 10:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 462
Posted By DMC707

I just got an E bike myself and have browsed the...

I just got an E bike myself and have browsed the E forums here And there is a lot of conversations in there about do it yourself projects and tinkering. Personally I just got an off the shelf...
01-15-23, 10:41 AM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,398
Posted By DMC707

I am more overweight than that and full retail of...

I am more overweight than that and full retail of my recent yeti build Would probably come close to that number

I previously had a DI2 s works tarmac And a couple of track bikes that would be in...
12-27-22, 06:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 348
Posted By DMC707

Between the two with that kind of price...

Between the two with that kind of price difference I’d probably go Cannondale

I would rate an XT build kit as a huge plus over anything SRAM, However the Sid On the other bike is a seriously nice...
12-25-22, 09:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 739
Posted By DMC707

A Handful of years back I was dating a gal my age...

A Handful of years back I was dating a gal my age - mid 40s at the time - And her whole family were avid cyclists despite being in their 70s. Since I consider myself slow for my age and her dad and...
12-23-22, 09:09 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,699
Posted By DMC707

ďFrom my cold dead hand!!!!!!Ē Or ...

ďFrom my cold dead hand!!!!!!Ē

Or Brooks is going to build a wall , and theyíre making Specialized pay for it
12-20-22, 10:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 384
Posted By DMC707

Sweet ride!

Sweet ride!
12-20-22, 10:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 739
Posted By DMC707

Thank you! That reinforces the fact that I must...

Thank you! That reinforces the fact that I must visit there before too long
12-20-22, 10:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 739
Posted By DMC707

First ride report: I had to make a couple of...

First ride report: I had to make a couple of modifications to the bike just for my preference, like swapping the brakes Moto style, I also swapped the SRAM trigger shifter for a grip shifter unit....
12-04-22, 10:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 739
Posted By DMC707

I am actually looking into the idea of how to...

I am actually looking into the idea of how to hook up a small trailer to the back of this so I can legitimately use it to run errands.
Would not be nearly as efficient for that as a hybrid style...
11-30-22, 08:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 739
Posted By DMC707

Went to the dark side . New bike day

Finally gave in to the siren song of the e-bike. Our local Tour de Dirt race series now has an E Bike class, and they also run them at select hare scrambles for the moto guys.

I dont have enough...
10-03-22, 06:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,487
Posted By DMC707

I cant straddle the top tube on several dual...

I cant straddle the top tube on several dual suspension bikes i have had (and have )

Granted -- a dual suspension bike is a different animal, - but just throwing that out there for the folks...
10-03-22, 11:30 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,180
Posted By DMC707

Thats a beauty !

Thats a beauty !
09-30-22, 12:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 721
Posted By DMC707

Sigh - about to retire one (old Litespeed content )

This is a rant of sorts more than anything. Bike is in that ethereal age range where it miiiiight be considered C&V or might not , but ive had this thing forever it seems

a bit over a year...
09-30-22, 10:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,086
Posted By DMC707

I went the other way - i'm 5'8 and 195 in racing...

I went the other way - i'm 5'8 and 195 in racing trim (not now - now im in a struggle to drop about 40 pounds but thats another story ) -- For a few years i tried my best to hang with the pack in...
09-30-22, 09:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 667
Posted By DMC707

maybe the fact that they are also training for a...

maybe the fact that they are also training for a marathon
09-30-22, 09:46 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,732
Posted By DMC707

Argggghhhhhh ---- i remember throwing away a...

Argggghhhhhh ---- i remember throwing away a couple of sets of these - probably over 20 years ago - but who knows what will be worth something someday, when all you see in front of you is...
Replies: 13
Views: 618
Posted By DMC707

Were it my size, i would be running and not...

Were it my size, i would be running and not walking at $750 - thats a good buy OP . You're not stealing it or anything, but that is a very solid deal

If it were local , i'd...
Replies: 13
Views: 618
Posted By DMC707

Yes -- those department store grade tires are...

Yes -- those department store grade tires are cringe worthy on this bike- they were probably purchased at the same place as the seat.

. A classic PAnaracer Smoke/Dart combo is still...
Replies: 13
Views: 618
Posted By DMC707

$1200 High end, first gen XTR in very good...

$1200

High end, first gen XTR in very good condition

Very nice period style paint scheme


Really a nice. nice machine -------- and among the very small handful of MTB's that are worth...
09-27-22, 12:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 921
Posted By DMC707

Sounds like you're winning all the way around ! ...

Sounds like you're winning all the way around ! (Even if it feels expensive for now ) :thumb:
09-23-22, 11:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 950
Posted By DMC707

I made my choice a while back -------- I...

I made my choice a while back


-------- I still have the Klein that is - and note the strategic placement of the Tarmac by the garbage can



(I'm making this in jest - Specialized was...
09-22-22, 01:17 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,114
Posted By DMC707

LOL - i just dug this photo out in response to...

LOL - i just dug this photo out in response to another thread today !


https://i.imgur.com/CUc9ndS.jpg
Replies: 13
Views: 498
Posted By DMC707

There's a bike in those pics? I cant tell ! ...

There's a bike in those pics? I cant tell ! Maybe if i get my readers
Replies: 40
Views: 4,954
Posted By DMC707

Whoever put those tires, that saddle and pedals...

Whoever put those tires, that saddle and pedals on that fine bicycle should have their hands cut off (not literally -- but does make one scratch their head)
Replies: 21
Views: 624
Posted By DMC707

Great score ! As T2p said , might want to...

Great score !

As T2p said , might want to source some elastomers for that fork, -- but it looks too clean to be a parts bike -- i really like steel myself , but that aluminum will polish up to...
09-20-22, 10:34 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,205
Posted By DMC707

That is a very demanding face ! ...

That is a very demanding face !



Pekes have the ability to bring people together !

One of the selling points of my lady (Occasional Fiance' ) was she has a PEke named Annie as well !

I...
09-19-22, 05:16 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,014
Posted By DMC707

I actually think seeing a Paramount with those is...

I actually think seeing a Paramount with those is pretty cool !
09-19-22, 04:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 967
Posted By DMC707

How's your wall space and how many bikes? ...

How's your wall space and how many bikes?


If you have enough wall space, you can "Man Cave " it out

https://i.imgur.com/0k5sovK.jpg

Not much wall space and you may have to resort to more...
Replies: 25
Views: 881
Posted By DMC707

It looks like it’s a 53 or 54-ish size. Since...

It looks like it’s a 53 or 54-ish size. Since that is my size I would be all over it like a lampshade at $200
Replies: 16
Views: 444
Posted By DMC707

Yes. PRobably at the top end for this one,...

Yes. PRobably at the top end for this one, but its clean and the Suntour/ Dia Compe components are certainly compelling
Replies: 14
Views: 593
Posted By DMC707

There's always something out there, "better",...

There's always something out there, "better", lighter, cheaper , newer that'll hit Marketplace or Craigslist 3 days after you bring home your new to you prize, but yes, the PAramount is still a nice...
Replies: 14
Views: 593
Posted By DMC707

"Worth it for $200" ? - yes "Is...

"Worth it for $200" ? - yes


"Is it that much of an improvement over my 1974 Panasonic Sport Deluxe and 1982 Peugeot P8?" - yes


" I really love the bikes I ride now...
09-12-22, 11:14 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,321
Posted By DMC707

This. However OP, if it ever becomes an...

This.

However OP, if it ever becomes an issue, -- i thought Suntour sold a air conversion kit for some of their forks , --- but i recall your original post about the Verve and thinking it looked...
Replies: 21
Views: 624
Posted By DMC707

Good bike. I have an Eldridge. Wonderfully...

Good bike. I have an Eldridge. Wonderfully light Tange Prestige frame set. I’d pick it over the alloy framed bike all things being equal
Replies: 2
Views: 221
Posted By DMC707

I cant tell if the bike is supposed to be a...

I cant tell if the bike is supposed to be a racing oriented bike or a freestyle'ish bike ---- bars suggest freestyle, big chainwheel suggests racy

Cheap crankset/pedals and wheels really doesnt...
09-08-22, 01:03 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 13,591
Posted By DMC707

I gotta admit, my only experience with e-bike...

I gotta admit, my only experience with e-bike users is mountain bikers on actual trails. Locally in the central Oklahoma area, the most prominent e-bikers here are in their 70's , but Bentonville AR...
Replies: 23
Views: 690
Posted By DMC707

too late. Iím jealous

too late. Iím jealous
09-06-22, 06:21 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 13,591
Posted By DMC707

In a lot of states you can get a license to ride...

In a lot of states you can get a license to ride up to a 250cc motorcycle at age 14 that will hit 100mph

Putting a suggested age of 21+ on an e-bike is akin to ATV manufacturers putting "Must be...
Replies: 8
Views: 546
Posted By DMC707

Nice bike and a cool color . I love the brown...

Nice bike and a cool color . I love the brown and gold myself,

Bike's worth $250 if you want to put a little bit of sweat into cleaning it up (Wd-40 and steel wool on the forks etc. )
09-05-22, 11:08 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,845
Posted By DMC707

A Klein is a classic - hardly a "cheap" MTB,...

A Klein is a classic - hardly a "cheap" MTB, despite the price you paid :thumb:
09-02-22, 07:25 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,845
Posted By DMC707

Been spending a lot of time on the mountain bikes...

Been spending a lot of time on the mountain bikes lately -- given my age and the fact that i've already got a laundry list of artifically enhanced bodyparts already, i tend to stay away from airtime...
09-02-22, 12:31 PM
Replies: 744
Views: 20,752
Posted By DMC707

was actually a real estate deal. LOL, i...

was actually a real estate deal. LOL, i missed the boat on crypto too -- i guess i'm destined to stay downtrodden :troll:
09-02-22, 11:49 AM
Replies: 744
Views: 20,752
Posted By DMC707

This is not strictly confined to cycling I...

This is not strictly confined to cycling

I was going through a rough patch a few years back and recall a friend telling me

(im paraphrasing) "If you dont pull 50k out and invest it in such and...
09-02-22, 11:44 AM
09-02-22, 11:40 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,589
Posted By DMC707

Happy to oblige - here's a few of 'em -...

Happy to oblige - here's a few of 'em - although i've probably shared a few of these pics in C&V before


https://i.imgur.com/0k5sovK.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/LHgSFFd.jpg
...
09-01-22, 02:05 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,047
Posted By DMC707

lightbulb moment

lightbulb moment
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