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08-03-20, 05:57 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 960
Posted By J.Higgins

From a marketing perspective, this gives us an...

From a marketing perspective, this gives us an indication as to the lengths that people will go to have their itch scratched. I preach this all the time to people trying to sell something. Offer a...
08-02-20, 05:52 AM
Replies: 3,437
Views: 299,633
Posted By J.Higgins

True. I learned a lot by working in a ball...

True.

I learned a lot by working in a ball bearing plant. When I rebuild a hub, I use ball-bearing tweezers and a demagnetizer. Aside from everything, demagged ball bearings just handle better,...
07-22-20, 07:53 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,779
Posted By J.Higgins

I'm in the clean it up, polish, and ride it camp....

I'm in the clean it up, polish, and ride it camp. To paraphrase bnewberry, if you restore it, you may not want to ride it being as pristine as it will be.
07-19-20, 08:45 AM
Replies: 57,516
Views: 8,355,282
Posted By J.Higgins

The chain guard is not original to that frame...

The chain guard is not original to that frame either.
07-19-20, 08:43 AM
Replies: 57,516
Views: 8,355,282
Posted By J.Higgins

This is worth double the asking price. I'd pounce...

This is worth double the asking price. I'd pounce on it if my truck didnt just cost me $2k.

https://nh.craigslist.org/bik/d/nashua-peter-mooney-road-bicycle-56cm/7161831626.html
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07-15-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 19,386
Views: 3,168,019
Posted By J.Higgins

What really keeps me awake at night is the...

What really keeps me awake at night is the thought that for every one of these "whacky" sellers on CL, eBay, FB, etc, is that there is a "whacky" buyer. Just the idea that there may be someone out...
07-14-20, 06:25 AM
Replies: 6,805
Views: 2,379,869
Posted By J.Higgins

Well done, sir! :beer:

Well done, sir! :beer:
07-13-20, 04:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 795
Posted By J.Higgins

Interestingly, I've been doing this for the last...

Interestingly, I've been doing this for the last five decades, and I have yet to own a bike-related bottle opener. My problem is that I loathe having too many things with bike-related themes on them....
07-13-20, 04:30 AM
Replies: 57,516
Views: 8,355,282
Posted By J.Higgins

This bike would make for a fantastic drop bar...

This bike would make for a fantastic drop bar conversion.
07-08-20, 05:19 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 10,141
Posted By J.Higgins

Modern bikes aren't any better than classic...

Modern bikes aren't any better than classic bikes, just different. They haven't developed their own songs yet. Modern bikes are like buying all your music through digital downloads. You can carry it...
07-07-20, 05:22 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,640
Posted By J.Higgins

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07-05-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,124
Posted By J.Higgins

You stole my line! :lol: Dead on though. My...

You stole my line! :lol:

Dead on though. My motto, after losing out on some spectacular deals, is to pounce when you first spot something you want. Second-guessing is for suckers. So what if baby...
07-01-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 13,981
Views: 2,998,884
Posted By J.Higgins

The components ought to polish up real nice. Here...

The components ought to polish up real nice. Here are the last two pics.

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07-01-20, 02:47 PM
Replies: 13,981
Views: 2,998,884
Posted By J.Higgins

Univega Ital Sport, 1985

Found a nice old UV on CL. A very nice elderly gentleman said he was the original owner, and that the bike had less than 500 miles on it, which I can confirm by the shape of the freewheel teeth and...
06-27-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 19,386
Views: 3,168,019
Posted By J.Higgins

This poor soul has obviously suffered through a...

This poor soul has obviously suffered through a long and lonesome period of self-quarantine.
06-23-20, 04:43 AM
Replies: 19,386
Views: 3,168,019
Posted By J.Higgins

[/url] I can just envision the look on the...

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I can just envision the look on the guy's face as he rode this off. Head on a swivel. 30mph tops. Adrenalin junkie!
06-21-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,640
Posted By J.Higgins

Hey Jacco, These hubs are sweet! What is your...

Hey Jacco, These hubs are sweet! What is your opinion about their stopping power?
06-17-20, 06:27 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,640
Posted By J.Higgins

...and Rohloff... and Schmidt SON... and split...

...and Rohloff... and Schmidt SON... and split stay with Gate belts... and water bottle bosses brazed on... Two Lepper saddles!
06-12-20, 04:40 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,546
Posted By J.Higgins

Best answer in the thread. :thumb:

Best answer in the thread. :thumb:
06-11-20, 06:56 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,546
Posted By J.Higgins

Righto! Lobster at the supermarket was $4.99...

Righto!

Lobster at the supermarket was $4.99 a pound this week. A price like that does not come around very often, so I bought four of them for my wife and I. I had them all steamed and ready for...
06-11-20, 03:17 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,546
Posted By J.Higgins

$100 bill is the new twenty. I say go big or go...

$100 bill is the new twenty. I say go big or go home. At my age, I find myself just getting what I want, when I want. If you like it and you want it, then step up and get it, because there's about...
06-06-20, 03:26 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,131
Posted By J.Higgins

https://i.imgur.com/RYoBMsR.gif ... ...

https://i.imgur.com/RYoBMsR.gif


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Just kidding! Sometimes an old frame is just begging for a little "hotrodding".
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06-04-20, 05:21 AM
Replies: 572
Views: 117,493
Posted By J.Higgins

Nice bike, BB! I like your no-nonsense approach....

Nice bike, BB! I like your no-nonsense approach. How does it handle with the VO steering stabilizer? Is the front basket less-likely to flop over when parked?
06-04-20, 05:11 AM
Replies: 19,386
Views: 3,168,019
Posted By J.Higgins

^^^ I sometimes think that some folks don't...

^^^ I sometimes think that some folks don't really understand what NOS truly means. ^^^
06-03-20, 06:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 222
Posted By J.Higgins

Liberally coated with Tony Chachere's, grilled to...

Liberally coated with Tony Chachere's, grilled to perfection, basted in a combination of Tabasco Chipotle and butter, Boom jammalammalamma! Boom! I might be a Yank, but I know what makes a real...
05-31-20, 05:56 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 19,115
Posted By J.Higgins

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Polly McGee. English Lab. One year old. Best fur-kid ever!

Do I get points...
05-30-20, 05:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 302
Posted By J.Higgins

With regards to the title of this thread, I...

With regards to the title of this thread, I wonder how many people years from now will be saying things like, "Yeah, that's my covid-bike right there." Or how many twenty year-olds will be regarded...
05-29-20, 04:15 AM
Replies: 57,516
Views: 8,355,282
Posted By J.Higgins

This bike is part of a personal collection, and...

This bike is part of a personal collection, and is very well preserved. This bike is mint in every way, so if you are looking for a classic ride, its not a lot to pay. I know this guy, and he's been...
05-22-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 57,516
Views: 8,355,282
Posted By J.Higgins

Same here, Bob. If I didnt already have two Pros...

Same here, Bob. If I didnt already have two Pros waiting on the restoration list, I'd be all over this myself. The chrome looks good too.
05-18-20, 04:37 AM
Replies: 19,386
Views: 3,168,019
Posted By J.Higgins

"If not sold soon I guess I'll have to build it...

"If not sold soon I guess I'll have to build it up". Is that a threat? :roflmao2:
05-16-20, 01:52 PM
Replies: 19,386
Views: 3,168,019
Posted By J.Higgins

With complete deference to Lemond1985 , I never...

With complete deference to Lemond1985 , I never make offers over the phone or texts. Its just not cricket. Only in person. I almost always ask as a matter of course, if the seller is flexible on...
05-16-20, 06:54 AM
Replies: 19,386
Views: 3,168,019
Posted By J.Higgins

I won't even touch a buyer like this. I wouldn't...

I won't even touch a buyer like this. I wouldn't give him a call if he had my grail bike at a discount. There has been two times I've inquired about bikes with people like this, and both times I've...
05-12-20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 13,981
Views: 2,998,884
Posted By J.Higgins

^^^^^Pretty Nice for free, Rob!^^^^^

^^^^^Pretty Nice for free, Rob!^^^^^
05-11-20, 06:15 PM
Replies: 6,480
Views: 575,076
Posted By J.Higgins

They look good, though.

They look good, though.
05-09-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,351
Posted By J.Higgins

That looks pretty good for a hand job. :innocent:...

That looks pretty good for a hand job. :innocent:

Is that your handiwork, John?
05-09-20, 09:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 904
Posted By J.Higgins

That's 63cm. No wonder its big! Guess I'll have...

That's 63cm. No wonder its big! Guess I'll have to re-calibrate my eye with a cup of coffee!
05-09-20, 03:44 AM
Replies: 57,516
Views: 8,355,282
Posted By J.Higgins

That fork looks like a total structural failure...

That fork looks like a total structural failure waiting to happen.
05-07-20, 04:35 AM
Replies: 19,386
Views: 3,168,019
Posted By J.Higgins

I stand corrected! :cheers: However, there...

I stand corrected! :cheers:

However, there are people who will happily pay those prices for resto-modded bikes like this particular bike. You would not believe what people are willing to pay for...
05-06-20, 07:12 AM
Replies: 19,386
Views: 3,168,019
Posted By J.Higgins

Thats a classy bike, and should not be posted in...

Thats a classy bike, and should not be posted in whacky. They've put a great deal into this bike, and I go to those lengths with my restorations. I doubt they are making much profit at $1800. Don't...
05-05-20, 04:48 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 7,101
Posted By J.Higgins

...and make sure the camera lens is clean! :50:

...and make sure the camera lens is clean! :50:
05-04-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,066
Posted By J.Higgins

Its nice to hear you having a great time, Russ. I...

Its nice to hear you having a great time, Russ. I loved my LBS jobs over the years! As far as the standing thing goes, I agree with people who talk about good shoes. After I got out of the USAF, I...
04-30-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 19,386
Views: 3,168,019
Posted By J.Higgins

This person has talent, surely!

This person has talent, surely!
04-29-20, 04:54 PM
Replies: 3,437
Views: 299,633
Posted By J.Higgins

I put a Brooks Cambium All-Weather on the Bilenky...

I put a Brooks Cambium All-Weather on the Bilenky today. I wasn't happy with the Selle SMP Well saddle, given the more-upright drop bar position that I'm trying to achieve. A quick test ride yielded...
04-26-20, 05:47 AM
Replies: 19,386
Views: 3,168,019
Posted By J.Higgins

Smoking the fine stuff up in VT, apparently....

Smoking the fine stuff up in VT, apparently. :wtf:

https://vermont.craigslist.org/bik/d/burlington-specialized-ladies/7113721016.html
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04-24-20, 05:05 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 7,101
Posted By J.Higgins

This is sound thinking, Rosa, and I'm going to...

This is sound thinking, Rosa, and I'm going to employ this in my next CL ad. Thanks!

Regardless, we just need to remember that there is ebb and flow to hobbies and interests, and this perceived...
04-21-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 3,437
Views: 299,633
Posted By J.Higgins

Removing reflectors and tossing in the bin is the...

Removing reflectors and tossing in the bin is the first thing I do on a bike. Hate is too mild a word to describe my regard for them.
04-13-20, 04:07 AM
Replies: 3,437
Views: 299,633
Posted By J.Higgins

Its the silver Logo Evo model, Russ. I'll also be...

Its the silver Logo Evo model, Russ. I'll also be adding a front rack, but I haven't decided which one yet.
04-12-20, 03:27 PM
Replies: 3,437
Views: 299,633
Posted By J.Higgins

Spent a couple hours today working on my Bilenky....

Spent a couple hours today working on my Bilenky. I added a Velo Orange randonneur bar, and adjusted the handlebar height, reach, etc. and I just had to take it for a shakedown ride! I've got new...
04-11-20, 05:28 AM
Replies: 6,480
Views: 575,076
Posted By J.Higgins

More fodder for the Morizumi SCT. ...

More fodder for the Morizumi SCT.

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Forum: Touring
04-09-20, 05:27 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,851
Posted By J.Higgins

I used the velcro for a while, and it worked...

I used the velcro for a while, and it worked fine, until I discovered these, which I buy by the bag-full. Every bike I sell gets one.
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