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Posted By KonAaron Snake

At least $500-600

At least $500-600
01-08-20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 11,962
Posted By KonAaron Snake

single pivot brakes and weaker rims.

single pivot brakes and weaker rims.
Replies: 19
Views: 1,466
Posted By KonAaron Snake

Uhhhh...NO. Early ti frames were typically...

Uhhhh...NO.

Early ti frames were typically CP titanium; the 3/2.5 was a very effective alloy that is still the standard. Most ti you see in frames is 3/2.5. Sometimes youíll see 6/4, which is...
01-05-20, 11:17 AM
01-04-20, 05:05 PM
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Views: 1,471
Posted By KonAaron Snake

I’ve dabbled in all of the above... I’m...

I’ve dabbled in all of the above...

I’m definitely more selective as the fleet has gotten larger, and the market softer. I’m really not interested in flipping at this point. No production 80s...
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Views: 1,466
Posted By KonAaron Snake

Older MTBs typically have low value. Older ti...

Older MTBs typically have low value. Older ti typically has lower than you’d expect value. Mystery ti has usually has low value. I’d be shocked if even good
marketing got you near $500. I’d guess...
01-03-20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,135
Posted By KonAaron Snake

Good guy, but...yeah. I like him very much, and...

Good guy, but...yeah. I like him very much, and he usually does quality work, but it can be laborious at times.

If you know Simon @ Firth and Wilson (used to work for SB), I think he's a bit more...
01-03-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,135
Posted By KonAaron Snake

Some of this is stylistic and preference... ...

Some of this is stylistic and preference...

I have three Mooney frames, and all 3 show thinning to the lugs, but not to the point where they loose character. He typically sculpts the lug to where...
12-31-19, 11:43 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,521
Posted By KonAaron Snake

Given the effort required to sell them, and the...

Given the effort required to sell them, and the dealing with low ballers, I'll likely be keeping all of them.

In a perfect world, I'd like to move on from the Rudge Pathfinder, the Palo Alto...
12-27-19, 12:57 PM
Replies: 704
Views: 138,625
Posted By KonAaron Snake

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12-25-19, 05:20 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By KonAaron Snake

https://youtu.be/-C18iyHd5Dw

https://youtu.be/-C18iyHd5Dw
12-21-19, 06:22 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 10,280
Posted By KonAaron Snake

I have a few cool pens, and I like some fancy...

I have a few cool pens, and I like some fancy office stuff. A few Omas, some Pelikans...a couple hand made pens.
...
12-21-19, 10:08 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,849
Posted By KonAaron Snake

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12-20-19, 01:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 490
Posted By KonAaron Snake

Mr. Kellogg is, to me, one of the single most...

Mr. Kellogg is, to me, one of the single most important members of the cycling community, and anyone who has ridden a Merlin knows why. I think this is very cool, and this is now on my radar! Nice to...
12-12-19, 09:54 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,655
Posted By KonAaron Snake

It's something that's come up here before... ...

It's something that's come up here before...

Some answers were:

A lack of cycling infrastructure/culture relative to some other Euro countries.
Relatively low profit margins comparable to...
12-11-19, 01:31 PM
12-11-19, 11:06 AM
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Views: 1,176
Posted By KonAaron Snake

The only thing that can describe this is... ...

The only thing that can describe this is...

Ohhhh MYYYY
12-09-19, 01:14 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,029
Posted By KonAaron Snake

I definitely agree...but the paint is pretty ;)

I definitely agree...but the paint is pretty ;)
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Views: 1,144
Posted By KonAaron Snake

Bartali is a lot more than just a cyclist...he is...

Bartali is a lot more than just a cyclist...he is righteous among the nations, and you should ride it proudly. I would love to ride a bike of bartaliís brand - the man is the best of us.

This is a...
11-22-19, 03:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,149
Posted By KonAaron Snake

I hope you gave the buyer a damn fine slice of...

I hope you gave the buyer a damn fine slice of cherry pie.
11-18-19, 11:30 AM
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Posted By KonAaron Snake

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11-16-19, 01:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,796
Posted By KonAaron Snake

Definitely this one...but underneath the...

Definitely this one...but underneath the rattlecan paint, and the carving into the components...lies a special velo. It is one of the sweetest riding bikes I’ve been on, and I kept the ugly duckling...
11-13-19, 11:54 AM
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Posted By KonAaron Snake

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11-12-19, 10:40 AM
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Views: 796
Posted By KonAaron Snake

No. Probably not. Possibly?

No. Probably not. Possibly?
11-11-19, 01:30 PM
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Views: 36,285
Posted By KonAaron Snake

^^^ That's a lot of talent. Buddy Holly is in the...

^^^ That's a lot of talent. Buddy Holly is in the holy trinity, Waylon Jennings is essential, Willie has an incredible voice, an incredible work ethos, and has made some amazing music, I absolutely...
11-08-19, 11:14 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,634
Posted By KonAaron Snake

The bike I tend to use as a lock it up has Huffy...

The bike I tend to use as a lock it up has Huffy decals...and looks plain jane grey. An experienced eye knows, but an experienced eye also doesn't put that much value on old titanium most of the time.
11-08-19, 10:05 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,634
Posted By KonAaron Snake

I'm actually going to say the Kryptonite...

I'm actually going to say the Kryptonite Evolution...

Anyone getting through the Evolution is also getting through the NYr...the only way through either of them is an angle grinder, and if there...
11-03-19, 03:06 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 16,723
Posted By KonAaron Snake

Iím not even sure Iíd Re-chrome at all in this...

Iím not even sure Iíd Re-chrome at all in this case. Bikes like this present better with patina.
11-03-19, 09:01 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 16,723
Posted By KonAaron Snake

What an amazing bike, and what a fantastic story....

What an amazing bike, and what a fantastic story. I love the passion here, and I 100% get it. Normally I have little love for vintage tandems, but this is special.
10-31-19, 12:45 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,976
Posted By KonAaron Snake

West coast biases :innocent: By the 70's,...

West coast biases :innocent:

By the 70's, Raleigh Pro's, PX-10's, then also Moto TC's, Cinelli SC's and a flood of custom builders, Bill Boston, Tom Kellogg, Serotta, Redcay, Sachs, Weigle, Mooney...
10-31-19, 11:42 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,976
Posted By KonAaron Snake

Here's a question...would anyone outside of the...

Here's a question...would anyone outside of the US buy a Paramount? I'd think not, and at the prices listed above, I'd be purchasing a Frejus, Holdsworth (we have a local shop that sold them to...
10-27-19, 05:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 743
Posted By KonAaron Snake

Thereís one rule - do what thou wilt, except thou...

Thereís one rule - do what thou wilt, except thou shalt not grind/hack anything off of a double butted frame, nor re-space a double butted frame more than 10mm.

Btw - many of us love modifying...
10-27-19, 12:58 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,357
Posted By KonAaron Snake

^ I’d say that’s, as a minimum, a rule violation...

^ I’d say that’s, as a minimum, a rule violation on the CF being the same model as the others...it’s not even the same company. Clever using the 3 queens/king, but I’d say they’d have to be all the...
10-27-19, 10:39 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,390
Posted By KonAaron Snake

Gratzie Signor... Was thinking Sophia.

Gratzie Signor...

Was thinking Sophia.
10-26-19, 01:57 PM
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Views: 3,390
Posted By KonAaron Snake

The filing to the lugs is amazing...so...

The filing to the lugs is amazing...so beautifully finished. Each tube is modified - the flattening to the stays is so elegant.
10-26-19, 01:34 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,390
Posted By KonAaron Snake

Just another “What’s the big deal?” Italian bike

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10-25-19, 11:04 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,628
Posted By KonAaron Snake

Your mileage definitely varies from mine...and a...

Your mileage definitely varies from mine...and a lot of others. I would venture to say you're in a rather small minority. This is me at my most diplomatic.
10-24-19, 01:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,628
Posted By KonAaron Snake

You can't compare a Colnago ti bike to a Serotta...

You can't compare a Colnago ti bike to a Serotta ti...not remotely the same animal. One marketed a material in a sourced, the other made bikes.

My opinion is that ti varies more than steel, and...
10-24-19, 08:10 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,628
Posted By KonAaron Snake

This is as no brainer as it gets...the Serotta.

This is as no brainer as it gets...the Serotta.
10-17-19, 03:14 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 12,209
Posted By KonAaron Snake

That makes a lot of sense...and as a rush job, it...

That makes a lot of sense...and as a rush job, it does put things into perspective. I’m really not trying to run down Merz here...I’ve had quite a few specialized bikes over the years, and have a lot...
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Views: 2,374
Posted By KonAaron Snake

It's not the Poprad, and, as stated above, it's...

It's not the Poprad, and, as stated above, it's frequently an issue when you have a CF fork and cantis. My JTS was far worse on squeal than the Poprad.

IME some brakes are also more prone to...
10-16-19, 12:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,539
Posted By KonAaron Snake

If it’s classic to you, that’s all that matters....

If it’s classic to you, that’s all that matters. To
most? Probably not.
10-14-19, 01:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 992
Posted By KonAaron Snake

Looks like a Centurion Equipe (Cinelli built)....

Looks like a Centurion Equipe (Cinelli built). Not a Windsor.
10-11-19, 05:30 PM
Replies: 561
Views: 98,540
Posted By KonAaron Snake

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10-10-19, 08:53 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,127
Posted By KonAaron Snake

Honestly, I view all of the cruiser style bikes...

Honestly, I view all of the cruiser style bikes as being more a toy.
10-10-19, 07:24 AM
Replies: 561
Views: 98,540
Posted By KonAaron Snake

I Love EVERYTHING about that bike...except, and...

I Love EVERYTHING about that bike...except, and it's so minor as to be silly, a silver seatpost/stem would look better to me. This is so exceptional and smart; I'm not familiar with Meade, but I'll...
10-08-19, 12:17 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,127
Posted By KonAaron Snake

Damn it Jim, I'm a doctor, not a bicycle repair...

Damn it Jim, I'm a doctor, not a bicycle repair man!
Replies: 10
Views: 1,112
Posted By KonAaron Snake

Don’t buy it if you don’t think it’s worth it. If...

Don’t buy it if you don’t think it’s worth it. If everyone agrees, it won’t sell.

Sometimes you see ads like this because the person is pretending it’s for sale with a spouse, or they might not...
10-04-19, 06:59 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 15,880
Posted By KonAaron Snake

I bought my Specialized Roubaix at a shop that...

I bought my Specialized Roubaix at a shop that was going out of business about a year ago.

They had this staggered sale...first month everything was 10% off, 2nd month, 25%, 3rd month, 33%...and...
10-02-19, 11:40 AM
Replies: 293
Views: 22,668
Posted By KonAaron Snake

But that's how we hook them...person gets a bike,...

But that's how we hook them...person gets a bike, wants information, finds us, gets help...and some stay, and become assimilated. Beyond the recruitment angle, the information share is part of our...
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