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10-20-10, 09:11 AM
Replies: 32
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Posted By gr23932

If only I could. I'm now in MD.:cry:

If only I could. I'm now in MD.:cry:
10-08-10, 01:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,018
Posted By gr23932

I'm with Liquefied. The 80s Colnagos had some of...

I'm with Liquefied. The 80s Colnagos had some of the ugliest paint schemes ever imagined. Of the many Colnagos and EMs bikes I've had and have, I had more ugly Colnagos than EM. But that is just...
10-08-10, 09:32 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,018
Posted By gr23932

What was left of all the steel frames in the EM...

What was left of all the steel frames in the EM Factory have been sold except for a few which, for me, are/were too expensive and which are in the possession of the actual past factory workers. ...
08-12-10, 09:30 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,891
Posted By gr23932

Hey! My wife said the same thing, but it could...

Hey! My wife said the same thing, but it could also be because she's in the Army too.
08-12-10, 09:24 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,917
Posted By gr23932

+1... But I do think there are many on this...

+1...

But I do think there are many on this forum alone who owns or has own one of either brand.
08-12-10, 08:42 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,917
Posted By gr23932

What about Colnago Supers and any of the Eddy...

What about Colnago Supers and any of the Eddy Merckx models? I might just be saying that since I own many and know many who own some also. (Sounds pretty trippy.lol) Seems every time I go out I see...
08-02-10, 12:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 603
Posted By gr23932

I would keep the groupos as you stated that...

I would keep the groupos as you stated that you'll like them for future builds. I've done this a bunch of times. Some bikes just weren't "my type" so I sold just the frames and kept the parts. ...
07-20-10, 08:35 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 8,913
Posted By gr23932

No. It was Vino. AC was a bit slow to react but...

No. It was Vino. AC was a bit slow to react but he had already put the hammer down, BEFORE Andy's mishap. I get the feeling that most people who seem to hate AC, do so because of the "Lance affect."...
07-12-10, 02:24 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,170
Posted By gr23932

lol

lol
07-08-10, 07:09 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,625
Posted By gr23932

My MX Leaders. The yellow one is still not built...

My MX Leaders. The yellow one is still not built but hopefully by the end of the summer it will be.
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07-08-10, 06:54 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,807
Posted By gr23932

NO bike ridding but I did run yesterday at 1630. ...

NO bike ridding but I did run yesterday at 1630. Felt pretty weird as I was the only one running.
07-08-10, 06:40 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 9,624
Posted By gr23932

Just saw this thread. This sucks! I used to...

Just saw this thread. This sucks! I used to live and ride in those very "roads" every weekend. Why is it that as soon as I leave, the Tour passes right thru my old house.
06-24-10, 05:55 AM
Replies: 15,283
Views: 5,107,452
Posted By gr23932

My bad John. The perfect size would be a 54cm...

My bad John. The perfect size would be a 54cm but a 52cm or 56cm would work also. Thanks.
06-24-10, 05:50 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,350
Posted By gr23932

The Alyeska is a very nice bike. The only thing...

The Alyeska is a very nice bike. The only thing is that I experience some high speed shimmy when under load; ie when towing a trailer with my tow kids. ...
06-22-10, 07:30 PM
Replies: 15,283
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Posted By gr23932

Looking to trade one of my bikes/frames for a...

Looking to trade one of my bikes/frames for a Good/nice touring bike/frame. Let me what you have and what you think would be a fair trade. I have too many frames/bikes to list but PM me and hopefully...
04-27-10, 06:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,558
Posted By gr23932

You might check with USAZorro, as he has the...

You might check with USAZorro, as he has the bike, to see if there was a shop sticker on it. I don't remember as it's been a while since I last saw any of my bikes.:cry:
04-26-10, 07:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,558
Posted By gr23932

He vjp. Lievens is a bike in Belgium. It was...

He vjp. Lievens is a bike in Belgium. It was still open when I left Belgium. That bike I posted, no longer mine, was received without decals by the shop and then they applied their decals.
04-26-10, 06:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,558
Posted By gr23932

My bad. As far as I know, the serial numbers...

My bad. As far as I know, the serial numbers were in the order that the bikes were made per year. I'm not sure of this as I was told this by a few local Belgian bike shops. FYI, one bike shop told...
04-26-10, 06:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,558
Posted By gr23932

Lievens.....Maybe..... ...

Lievens.....Maybe.....
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04-26-10, 03:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,558
Posted By gr23932

Where r u located? The paint doesn't look too...

Where r u located? The paint doesn't look too bad. Maybe just touching it up a bit would suffice. Also, once u respray it, you"ll lose the uniqueness of it. For one, the gold handwritten on the BB...
04-25-10, 04:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,558
Posted By gr23932

[QUOTE=vjp;10720498]PLUS Masi, Superia, Peugeot,...

[QUOTE=vjp;10720498]PLUS Masi, Superia, Peugeot, Pella and maybe a couple of others....

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Very true. I should of said "mostly rode", but once he won his first TDF, he mainly rode the...
04-25-10, 09:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,558
Posted By gr23932

Awesome bike. Obviously, you know that it was...

Awesome bike. Obviously, you know that it was made by Kessels. He was a local frame builder in Belgium that made some of the bikes Eddy rode during his career. It says alot of Kessles, since Eddy...
04-06-10, 08:58 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 15,093
Posted By gr23932

I really can't even think of a bike I would want...

I really can't even think of a bike I would want to have, since I have every bike I ever wanted.:p That is not to say that tomorrow I might not wake up with a urge to have X bike.
04-02-10, 08:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 512
Posted By gr23932

Awesome song. Funny how I just finished making a...

Awesome song. Funny how I just finished making a playlist with this song on it.
04-02-10, 08:02 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,652
Posted By gr23932

What an ugly machine.....:lol:

What an ugly machine.....:lol:
03-29-10, 05:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,770
Posted By gr23932

I've shipped two EM frames set to Australia and...

I've shipped two EM frames set to Australia and had a bit of a problem getting the boxes down to the dimensions specified, but if you get the "right" person at the post office you'll be fine. Just...
03-27-10, 04:21 PM
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Views: 100,789
Posted By gr23932

That might one day apply to Lance..:innocent:

That might one day apply to Lance..:innocent:
03-27-10, 12:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,101
Posted By gr23932

All MX Leaders used Max tubing except for the TT...

All MX Leaders used Max tubing except for the TT and stays. As far for the labels, they probably just used the Max tubing label until the MXL label was thought of...Just saying....It's not like I ask...
03-26-10, 08:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,101
Posted By gr23932

Bringing back a dead thread but I've been gone...

Bringing back a dead thread but I've been gone for a while. GrayJay, you are right and wrong. The MX Leader was made with Columbus MAX tubing, except for the TT and stays which were "custom...
03-26-10, 08:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,101
Posted By gr23932

Bringing back a dead thread but I've been gone...

Bringing back a dead thread but I've been gone for a while. GrayJay, you are right and wrong. The MX Leader was made with Columbus MAX tubing, except for the TT and stays which were "custom...
03-19-10, 11:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,251
Posted By gr23932

I quit looking when I got my Merckx Grand Prix...

I quit looking when I got my Merckx Grand Prix last year.
03-19-10, 10:48 PM
Replies: 730
Views: 152,995
Posted By gr23932

Kurt, yes, or atleast back in the day. They...

Kurt, yes, or atleast back in the day. They thought that tape offered some protection to the chainstay from chain slap. You still see it on newer bikes but now it's usually done by the bike shops...
03-16-10, 11:32 AM
Replies: 730
Views: 152,995
Posted By gr23932

Hey John, Not deployed yet but in training. ...

Hey John, Not deployed yet but in training. Here are a few of mine. Some are still in boxes.

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10-01-09, 08:04 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 18,075
Posted By gr23932

That thing is awesome! I've been looking for one...

That thing is awesome! I've been looking for one for a while but they're always too small.
10-01-09, 08:03 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 18,075
Posted By gr23932

My Kessels Eddy Merckx. It will get "re-done"...

My Kessels Eddy Merckx. It will get "re-done" with a full NR group next year. I have the parts just not the time.:(
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09-27-09, 11:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,992
Posted By gr23932

This thread is brought back from the dead. I...

This thread is brought back from the dead. I guess since Halloween is approaching, it's all good.:D
Forum: Touring
09-27-09, 11:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 644
Posted By gr23932

I'm glad I'm not the only one that went through...

I'm glad I'm not the only one that went through this. I have been able to make every hill I've faced with the kids and panniers but I just want to do it without feeling I got my a$$ handed to me...
Forum: Touring
09-27-09, 11:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 644
Posted By gr23932

Thanks guys for you input and suggestions. I...

Thanks guys for you input and suggestions. I think I'm going to see if a 11-32 cassette I just got for nothing will work. If it doesn't, I will end up getting a new Rd and granny chain ring.
09-26-09, 07:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 372
Posted By gr23932

+1^ All my '90s Merckx bikes have front and...

+1^
All my '90s Merckx bikes have front and rear "Eddy Merckx" dropouts while my earlier ones are as OFG stated. Also, none have a mix of drop outs, so I would say the fork is not original to the...
Forum: Touring
09-24-09, 07:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 644
Posted By gr23932

Thanks. I think I'm going to try changing just...

Thanks. I think I'm going to try changing just the small chainring first and see if that improves my climbing with the kids in tow.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-09, 05:11 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 11,206
Posted By gr23932

Very nice. What year is it?? I have a frame set...

Very nice. What year is it?? I have a frame set that I will build some day. I have 3 Colnagos now but have had many and I always liked the way they handled. The fact that they look good too is a...
Forum: Touring
09-23-09, 02:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 644
Posted By gr23932

Tiagra RD capacity...

I know that Shimano states that 27t is the largest cog it can handle but I'm curious if any one has used a 30T or 32T with success. It's on my LHT which I use to haul my two kids around on weekend...
09-19-09, 07:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 381
Posted By gr23932

Sadly I don't. It was replaced my the original...

Sadly I don't. It was replaced my the original owner a long time ago and he couldn't find it. No worries though, I shall have a better replacement in the near future thanks to my connections in...
09-19-09, 07:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 381
Posted By gr23932

Just like Christmas...

Here is what I came home too from a week in Orlando. I won't have time to work on it but I'm sooooo stoked. I was never able to find one while in Belgium but now, thanks to a friend in Belgium, I...
09-12-09, 09:28 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,184
Posted By gr23932

If you still haven't gotten the seat post free,...

If you still haven't gotten the seat post free, do as Unworthy suggested and keep at it. If all else fails, you could do what I did below. It might take you longer due to the thickness of the post...
09-11-09, 09:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 861
Posted By gr23932

I'm going to try to get these two done by the end...

I'm going to try to get these two done by the end of this month or it won't be till summer of next year.
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09-11-09, 04:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,830
Posted By gr23932

The white garage door......??

The white garage door......??
09-11-09, 06:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 800
Posted By gr23932

Very nice build!!

Very nice build!!
09-08-09, 10:30 AM
Replies: 15,283
Views: 5,107,452
Posted By gr23932

I have many complete TA bottle cages. Pm me if...

I have many complete TA bottle cages. Pm me if interested.
09-07-09, 07:37 PM
Replies: 15,283
Views: 5,107,452
Posted By gr23932

Looking for a Brooks Professional or B17. Let me...

Looking for a Brooks Professional or B17. Let me know what you need; chance are that I have it.
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