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03-31-21, 02:30 PM
Replies: 62,136
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Posted By SamSpade1941

Not me but that is a nice bike , I have never...

Not me but that is a nice bike , I have never owned a LeTour in fact I have only owned one Schwinn an 87 Circuit which ended up being just a tad too tall for my comfort . but I have thought...
03-31-21, 01:24 PM
Replies: 62,136
Views: 9,408,811
Posted By SamSpade1941

Uh oh am I being talked about again ... What did...

Uh oh am I being talked about again ... What did I do now ???
08-18-20, 09:45 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 7,398
Posted By SamSpade1941

If I did my job correctly and wore them out you...

If I did my job correctly and wore them out you are right they won't. I plan on leaving no pristine examples ... lol
08-18-20, 08:30 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 7,398
Posted By SamSpade1941

This ... honestly its not even a contest. the...

This ... honestly its not even a contest. the first bike I built with a 2x10 drive train has almost totally spoiled me to other drive trains . I still like my 3x9 and it is certainly robust but my...
06-28-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 391
Posted By SamSpade1941

Post Simplex SJ Type 2 Shifters

Something else I do not foresee using and they've been in my bin for a while .

Really nice looking Simplex Sj Type 2 shifters with down tube band they can be mounted directly to down tube...
06-24-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 290
Posted By SamSpade1941

Post VO Grand CRU Dual Pivot Brakes & Sun XCD 2x10 Front Derailluer

I purchased these to to use on my fat tire 2018 Stanyan build , and they did not work out for the purpose and ended up using some center-pull brakes and a different FD . They are both amazingly...
06-19-20, 04:41 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,641
Posted By SamSpade1941

You are probably right ill have to dig through my...

You are probably right ill have to dig through my photos I could have swore it had ishiwata 022 stickers (shrug)
06-19-20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,641
Posted By SamSpade1941

I had a Trek 600 series bike that was made from...

I had a Trek 600 series bike that was made from Ishiwata 022 a while back IIRC.. did not seem to be a bad bike
06-19-20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,185
Posted By SamSpade1941

They are not allowing people come in at all. I...

They are not allowing people come in at all. I do not like that model , If I want the online shopping experience I can get that online and it is actually cheaper than giving an LBS my patronage at...
06-19-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,185
Posted By SamSpade1941

The LBS & Social Distancing does them no favors

Over the last few days I have had a need to go to the LBS, and sadly it's my opinion after having felt like I was being interrogated in Corvallis by Peak Sports , and then having to call ahead at my...
06-17-20, 09:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 372
Posted By SamSpade1941

SOLD to shoota and shipped

SOLD to shoota and shipped
06-17-20, 08:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 372
Posted By SamSpade1941

Post Shimano 105 ST-5800 Brifters

These are good used condition Shimano 105 ST-5800 Brifters that I have been stashing for a build , recently I changed direction on the build and made the decision to go with a 1x11 drive train . ...
04-17-20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 791
Posted By SamSpade1941

Thanks for the tip it definitely looks easier...

Thanks for the tip it definitely looks easier than going under the cables for certain
04-17-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 791
Posted By SamSpade1941

Got it Thanks

Got it

Thanks
04-17-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 791
Posted By SamSpade1941

They're exposed cable , and I appreciate the...

They're exposed cable , and I appreciate the input. I just was concerned they may cause issue running the straps over the cables . Ill buy a frame bag and give it a try .
04-17-20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 791
Posted By SamSpade1941

Frame bags and cross frames

So I have been considering a frame bag for my Ridley but with the traditional top tube cable routing I am slightly concerned the bag would interfere with braking and shifting. Has anyone used a...
01-16-20, 10:55 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,844
Posted By SamSpade1941

I'd love to attend this one day , looks like...

I'd love to attend this one day , looks like great fun
01-10-20, 11:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,038
Posted By SamSpade1941

Actually the 6700 groupset is / was available in...

Actually the 6700 groupset is / was available in silver . My Ridley was originally equipped with a 6700 groupset in silver.
01-10-20, 11:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 720
Posted By SamSpade1941

Yes they are , I routinely get that much and more...

Yes they are , I routinely get that much and more for them. The AT is the most beautiful crank Sugino ever made.
01-10-20, 09:05 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 11,111
Posted By SamSpade1941

Totally stunned beyond words ... amazing find

Totally stunned beyond words ...

amazing find
01-10-20, 11:50 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 11,111
Posted By SamSpade1941

I want to believe this is a true find , but Iím...

I want to believe this is a true find , but Iím really leaning towards the OP yanking the C&V chain here.


i canít imagine anyone owning a Singer tossing it in the bin.
01-10-20, 08:28 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 13,056
Posted By SamSpade1941

Interestingly enough as much as I hate toe clips,...

Interestingly enough as much as I hate toe clips, I actually love down tube shifters . Of course I think they work better for some than others and it really depends on how much you shift. Nothing...
Forum: Commuting
01-09-20, 11:31 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 56,231
Posted By SamSpade1941

My daily commute is 8-10 miles depending on my...

My daily commute is 8-10 miles depending on my route. I cant see using an e bike for that short daily ride. 4 to 5 miles to and from doesnt take long. If I had a longer ride sure Id get one.
Forum: Commuting
01-08-20, 11:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,116
Posted By SamSpade1941

I have never understood the logic of using a...

I have never understood the logic of using a pack. Panniers are the proper way to tote stuff to work, can anyone please explain to me why you want something on your back while you are riding? I...
01-08-20, 09:23 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,679
Posted By SamSpade1941

From what I have read it is a favorite of many, ...

From what I have read it is a favorite of many, I keep passing them by because I am more interested in an International , however I may buy the next one that pops up here locally.
01-08-20, 08:14 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,791
Posted By SamSpade1941

I wasnít into bikes when toe clips were a thing ,...

I wasnít into bikes when toe clips were a thing , after I decided I wanted ride as an adult , trying to ride toe clips was not an inspiring experience especially after my foot coming out of the cage...
01-08-20, 06:52 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 13,966
Posted By SamSpade1941

the glass and needles are less of a problem in...

the glass and needles are
less of a problem in river front park these days but the trash has still been a problem as the city tackles the transient issues which are disproportionate to this size of...
01-08-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 13,056
Posted By SamSpade1941

i did on my 78 Grand Jubile

i did on my 78 Grand Jubile
01-08-20, 05:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,060
Posted By SamSpade1941

I love the Sequoia but every time I find one itís...

I love the Sequoia but every time I find one itís too large .

Oddly enough every time I find a Trek 620/720 itís too small
01-08-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 13,056
Posted By SamSpade1941

This has been my experience .. center pulls are...

This has been my experience .. center pulls are only second to cantilevers for me . That ranking order has everything to do with tire clearance and nothing to do with effectiveness as my bike with...
01-08-20, 05:38 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 13,056
Posted By SamSpade1941

Giving this topic more thought ... Iíll add...

Giving this topic more thought ... Iíll add another one to the list. French bikes ... yes I said it so let the those of you upset with me start forming your diatribes . I love the aesthetics and...
01-08-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 13,056
Posted By SamSpade1941

Aero levers fix that problem . Iíve had both in...

Aero levers fix that problem . Iíve had both in enough quantity now to know Iím not ok with non aero levers save for a rare collectible bike that should be left in a period correct configuration
01-08-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 13,966
Posted By SamSpade1941

Iphone back pack tarp eyeglasses ...

Iphone

back pack

tarp

eyeglasses

lots of broken glass bottles on the the road and paths (thanks a-holes) :(
01-07-20, 02:44 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 10,630
Posted By SamSpade1941

I donít disagree with this estimate . I would...

I donít disagree with this estimate . I would point out that the employee(s) will end up being the wild card in how profitable you are .

depending on state / municipalities the cost of having...
01-07-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,247
Posted By SamSpade1941

Zep Orange degreaser works wonderfully , smells...

Zep Orange degreaser works wonderfully , smells good and is not as nasty as other degreasers
01-07-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 10,630
Posted By SamSpade1941

The bike industry isnít the only business segment...

The bike industry isnít the only business segment that is experiencing this . Further more itís not a new problem this has been in the pipes for 20 years .

I used to sell Oakleys and got out...
01-06-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 10,630
Posted By SamSpade1941

There are currently three shops not including the...

There are currently three shops not including the co-op here.

how 2 of those shops stay in business is anyoneís guess

Santiam bicycles here in Salem seems to be empty of customers most of...
01-03-20, 09:18 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 10,630
Posted By SamSpade1941

See that is even better for me than Hillsboro ...

See that is even better for me than Hillsboro

:)
01-02-20, 08:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 700
Posted By SamSpade1941

Bump ... I have a very lightly used Ultegra 9...

Bump ... I have a very lightly used Ultegra 9 speed cassette that I will happily include with this grouppo at no extra charge.

Thanks
Forum: For Sale
01-02-20, 08:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,906
Posted By SamSpade1941

Sadly the swift does not fit my back side...

Sadly the swift does not fit my back side geometry or I would be on this..
01-02-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 10,630
Posted By SamSpade1941

they recently put in a bunch of rental city bikes...

they recently put in a bunch of rental city bikes in Salem by the transit center the rack is almost always full when I pedal down the street past it .


lime doesnít really have a presence here...
01-02-20, 10:13 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 10,630
Posted By SamSpade1941

That is actually a great idea and it MIGHT just...

That is actually a great idea and it MIGHT just have legs in the right Major Urban market. However I have a feeling it would fail miserably in most markets across the US .
01-02-20, 07:59 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 10,630
Posted By SamSpade1941

agree

agree
01-01-20, 09:25 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 10,630
Posted By SamSpade1941

Yet no one in this thread for the most part...

Yet no one in this thread for the most part wanted to admit that combative approach plays a role in availability and cost of properties.

Thanks for the fresh breath of honesty.

eCommerce is...
01-01-20, 08:39 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 10,630
Posted By SamSpade1941

Ahhh the counter culture cause head hard at work...

Ahhh the counter culture cause head hard at work even north of the border... I learned about the "zine" culture and all that nonsense after moving here . Why can't people just let it be about the...
01-01-20, 06:49 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 10,630
Posted By SamSpade1941

I actually consider it a win for me on the rare...

I actually consider it a win for me on the rare occasion I drive up to visit the physical store , I will not need to go into Portland proper which I am not a fan of doing.
01-01-20, 04:07 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 10,630
Posted By SamSpade1941

I canít speak for anyone else here, but having...

I canít speak for anyone else here, but having owned 3 successful businesses which I later sold . Yes I could , but I care very much about profit and not so much about hipster appeal. As I said...
01-01-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 10,630
Posted By SamSpade1941

While I do not disagree that developers will not...

While I do not disagree that developers will not develop if they canít rent the space. You really did a great job outlining all the hoops that developers in this part of the US must go through to...
01-01-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 10,630
Posted By SamSpade1941

Seattle like Portland make it hard for developers...

Seattle like Portland make it hard for developers to develop property in a way that would best suit the needs of the market. Hence my continuing comments about excessive regulation having an effect...
01-01-20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 10,630
Posted By SamSpade1941

supply and demand itís not magic ...

supply and demand itís not magic ...
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