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03-19-13, 02:12 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,959
Posted By prettyshady

When he says got rid, don't worry it still exists...

When he says got rid, don't worry it still exists its just not quite finished yet. Which pedals for a 1972?

http://i.imgur.com/YMoxzWY.jpg

ps Your black px10 is oh so nice
02-17-13, 10:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,721
Posted By prettyshady

great idea, they were in good condition but have...

great idea, they were in good condition but have sat in the shed for 2 years now. Its a shame to throw a working item away but I would like to get my none race bike section cleaned up.
02-17-13, 05:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,721
Posted By prettyshady

I am selling a set with world tour tyres and...

I am selling a set with world tour tyres and tubes on suzue hubs.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/290860061340 - ends very soon.


They are in europe and would be hard to box up and get to the post...
10-14-12, 05:29 PM
Replies: 51,780
Views: 6,851,608
Posted By prettyshady

I have made it. A bike I was selling got to this...

I have made it. A bike I was selling got to this thread! congrats who ever brought it, think it went to canada?
08-22-12, 03:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 834
Posted By prettyshady

Good post. stage 4 vuelta crash -...

Good post.

stage 4 vuelta crash - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9gcr4VhwsE&feature=player_embedded
paris nice levi crash - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZiRmpokpfA
2009 ventoux Valverde...
08-06-12, 04:02 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,894
Posted By prettyshady

was 2012 pro cycling TDF threads the most boring...

was 2012 pro cycling TDF threads the most boring ever?

lets talk about lance armstrong, or claim anyone who rides fast must be on drugs. :crash:
07-29-12, 01:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,831
Posted By prettyshady

If it wasn't for armstrong he would have won the...

If it wasn't for armstrong he would have won the Tour de france an extra 4 times
07-26-12, 01:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,450
Posted By prettyshady

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-3rWUAybrQ - 2006...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-3rWUAybrQ - 2006

I think there was another one more recently, in the HTC days
07-14-12, 07:07 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,993
Posted By prettyshady

For some reason, sew-ups are talked about as...

For some reason, sew-ups are talked about as being difficult and untrust worthy.

Since when was gluing A to B difficult?
07-13-12, 11:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,762
Posted By prettyshady

Amateur riding solo not in a race, 83kph, 51mph. ...

Amateur riding solo not in a race, 83kph, 51mph.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSoE5QsmtzQ&feature=player_detailpage#t=582s

http://youtu.be/0tFpNsZXWgc - the 100kph tdf video,
07-10-12, 02:35 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,039
Posted By prettyshady

Nice question, My answer would be 2008 was an...

Nice question, My answer would be 2008 was an Olympic year where he won gold. Before he was a prolog rider like chris boardman and occasionally going for breaks. For some reason (self belief?) he...
07-10-12, 01:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,497
Posted By prettyshady

contrador was suspended (source...

contrador was suspended (source (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2011_Tour_de_France#Pre-race_favourites)) and didn't think he could ride the 2011 TDF and only knew he could ride just before. He was...
07-02-12, 02:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,013
Posted By prettyshady

Not the full tour de france week, but a quick 5...

Not the full tour de france week, but a quick 5 day highlights spring time holiday
Rode round liege, rode somewhere else for a day, climbed two climbs then rode round the paris rush hour.
The Col...
06-27-12, 04:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,940
Posted By prettyshady

Thanks for the answer jim, I have some ava bars...

Thanks for the answer jim, I have some ava bars they just looked a little plain.

I have another question for you, but Il make a thread for that when the photos are ready
06-27-12, 03:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,940
Posted By prettyshady

I am restoring a 72, which bars did them come...

I am restoring a 72, which bars did them come with?
06-26-12, 03:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 576
Posted By prettyshady

go early, park far away and ride in. If your...

go early, park far away and ride in.

If your 3 or 4 hours early you might get to ride down some of the TDF roads.

first day is a TT,...
06-24-12, 03:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 675
Posted By prettyshady

Treat yourself to some NOS cycling shoes on ebay...

Treat yourself to some NOS cycling shoes on ebay from what ever year your bike (or bikes) are from.
06-24-12, 11:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 537
Posted By prettyshady

Plus its in a place where no one really looks. If...

Plus its in a place where no one really looks. If it get's patched up so its solid but no so pretty it doesn't matter as it wont be visible.

I say, let your contracts patch it up as best they can...
06-23-12, 02:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,435
Posted By prettyshady

Never broken a toe clip, but a few straps. ...

Never broken a toe clip, but a few straps.

Vintage Pedals are hard for me to find. Often the bikes I buy come with newer replacement pedals, or the originals have gotten wet a few times in their...
06-21-12, 09:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,416
Posted By prettyshady

Thank you so much for the photos. Very...

Thank you so much for the photos. Very interesting to see behind the scenes. Its quite similar to behind the scenes at my house, apart from there's more bikes parts and tools and everything is...
06-20-12, 04:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 802
Posted By prettyshady

px10

px10
06-20-12, 04:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,679
Posted By prettyshady

The frame looks ok, 1981 ish? judging by rear...

The frame looks ok, 1981 ish? judging by rear brake cable routing no eyelets for a rack = racer.

The BB in photo 1 looks like a crank nut rather than a crank bolt.

original gipimme hubs (5...
06-20-12, 04:40 PM
06-20-12, 04:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 474
Posted By prettyshady

http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/bnc/bik/30885853...

http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/bnc/bik/3088585369.html
06-20-12, 04:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 474
Posted By prettyshady

both are too a bit too small for a man of your...

both are too a bit too small for a man of your height.

the first is a peugeot uo8 (ish) bike from around the mid 70's. Its a cheep bike but reliable. Looks in working order but you may be best off...
06-19-12, 08:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 577
Posted By prettyshady

still the worse the presentation is, the more...

still the worse the presentation is, the more likely it is you can scoop a good deal.
06-19-12, 03:57 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,201
Posted By prettyshady

pay the local gym $10 to put my new brooks on an...

pay the local gym $10 to put my new brooks on an exercise bike for a week.
06-18-12, 02:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,110
Posted By prettyshady

PM sending, the future cyclist below. ...

PM sending, the future cyclist below.

http://www.prettyshady.com/2010/up/DSC_3012.JPG
06-18-12, 02:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,110
Posted By prettyshady

100% interested here in Europe.

100% interested here in Europe.
06-18-12, 07:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 723
Posted By prettyshady

maybe, but looks repainted.

maybe, but looks repainted.
06-17-12, 03:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,119
Posted By prettyshady

I keep seat post's in most sizes, this is how I...

I keep seat post's in most sizes, this is how I check a seat post size.
06-15-12, 03:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,540
Posted By prettyshady

Cav. I dont think Sagan is a pure sprinter,...

Cav.

I dont think Sagan is a pure sprinter, he won a ITT recently and in 2009? paris nice he broke away on a climb with over 1km to go. I tihnk he's just found a gap in the market while Cavendish...
06-15-12, 03:30 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,362
Posted By prettyshady

all of the above

all of the above
06-13-12, 03:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,216
Posted By prettyshady

Certainly not a coincidence, just a tribute ...

Certainly not a coincidence, just a tribute



When I saw the post I thought a tributre photo would be a good idea, and when I thought about it I was surprised that in the bikes I currently have...
06-13-12, 09:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,216
Posted By prettyshady

http://www.prettyshady.com/2010/up/DSC_2703.JPG ...

http://www.prettyshady.com/2010/up/DSC_2703.JPG

This was the first thread I clicked on today and the first thing I did was save that photo. I love it. :thumb:
06-13-12, 08:41 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,200
Posted By prettyshady

Surprised this poll maxed out at 50. I ran...

Surprised this poll maxed out at 50.

I ran out of time this winter (built a barn to house them) so I did not complete some of the projects I started and have not counted them up this year
...
06-13-12, 08:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,689
Posted By prettyshady

I made a wheel bench yesterday, used some tape...

I made a wheel bench yesterday, used some tape which I didnt plan to use on any of my bikes on the handles.

http://www.prettyshady.com/2010/up/wb_(3).JPG

I reuse everything, tape, tyres, tubes,...
06-11-12, 01:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 789
Posted By prettyshady

If you lived near me you could have a pick of any...

If you lived near me you could have a pick of any of the low end frames I have stashed away. I'm sure It cant be too hard to find a nicer frame to replace this one.

From my experience of breaking...
06-10-12, 02:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,019
Posted By prettyshady

Great photos. I have taken photos at a few french...

Great photos. I have taken photos at a few french pro races, and it quite stressful knowing that you only have one chance when the main riders fly by to get it right.

Did you have an media pass or...
06-07-12, 05:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 997
Posted By prettyshady

That is a very nice campagnolo equipped bike you...

That is a very nice campagnolo equipped bike you have there. Its a shame the forks have rusted so much, reading the replies so far there's no easy fix.

You could try and find a replacement fork,...
06-06-12, 02:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 951
Posted By prettyshady

Good advice. I usually only sell seat posts...

Good advice.

I usually only sell seat posts which state the size on the post, that way there's no confusion.
06-06-12, 12:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 760
Posted By prettyshady

'Pro cycling for the fans' is actually just a...

'Pro cycling for the fans' is actually just a dump for Lance threads from other area's of the forums.

Is there a Dauphine thread anywhere? Evans vs Wiggins showdown
06-04-12, 12:25 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,834
Posted By prettyshady

This almost killed me, the short story is I...

This almost killed me, the short story is I brought a bike with this set up and broke a spoke going up alpe d'heuz. The wheel would no longer turn so I took a brake block off to complete the climb....
06-01-12, 11:36 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,737
Posted By prettyshady

Laying low and trainning. 100% commitment on the...

Laying low and trainning. 100% commitment on the TDF
06-01-12, 12:59 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,489
Posted By prettyshady

Wow, I brought my first tandem a few years ago...

Wow, I brought my first tandem a few years ago and have been searching for a highend one like this ever since.

This is everything I want, high end, great condition and its a good size!



My...
05-30-12, 02:05 AM
Replies: 14,011
Views: 1,259,592
Posted By prettyshady

I climb it a few times a year, and every time its...

I climb it a few times a year, and every time its exciting and emotional.



For that day yes, sun protection



Its my favourite climb in europe, and if you do come to europe I recommend...
05-29-12, 02:54 PM
Replies: 14,011
Views: 1,259,592
Posted By prettyshady

Wife and baby away for the day, had the car,...

Wife and baby away for the day, had the car, public holiday and the weather was ok. Went to play on my old friend ventoux

8.20 am, bit of cloud, perfect...
05-27-12, 12:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,282
Posted By prettyshady

week in week out

week in week out
05-24-12, 02:52 PM
Replies: 324
Views: 33,647
Posted By prettyshady

Simplex SLJ , 1977 tour de france winning stuff. ...

Simplex SLJ , 1977 tour de france winning stuff.

http://veloup.com/2012/apr/slj-wow/DSC_1430.JPG
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