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Forum: Foo
05-09-09, 06:57 AM
Replies: 7,811
Views: 253,224
Posted By gamecat

Hallway crit to the coffee machine. Then a...

Hallway crit to the coffee machine. Then a recovery ride until the couch holds still.
05-09-09, 06:27 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 13,888
Posted By gamecat

Champion tubing is Tange. ...

Champion tubing is Tange.

http://www.mrmartinweb.com/images/bike/nishikiinttange.jpg



4130 is an industry designation for low-carbon CroMoly. It isn't anyone's trademark.
...
Forum: Commuting
05-07-09, 11:48 PM
Replies: 363
Views: 59,536
Posted By gamecat

Because of their higher quality. These are locks...

Because of their higher quality. These are locks designed to protect high-value possessions. Thus they have superior build quality, and advanced features like key control, get it? They are a further...
05-07-09, 10:32 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 13,888
Posted By gamecat

Vitus and Dedacciai are also names worth knowing....

Vitus and Dedacciai are also names worth knowing. TrueTemper OX is also reportedly good tubing (seamed?), but I've never owned a bike made with it.
05-07-09, 09:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 613
Posted By gamecat

I think I paid ~$285 for mine (having trouble...

I think I paid ~$285 for mine (having trouble remembering precisely) but this one has slightly better paint and more original parts (mine has replacement Suntour ARX derailleurs and non-original...
Forum: Commuting
05-07-09, 09:20 PM
Replies: 363
Views: 59,536
Posted By gamecat

I think the point of key control in this case was...

I think the point of key control in this case was the higher quality of the locks produced for key-control product lines, not protection against duplication. Crawdaddio doesn't stand to gain anything...
05-07-09, 09:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,311
Posted By gamecat

OK, that makes more sense. I thought it looked...

OK, that makes more sense. I thought it looked awfully new to be one of the 80's Sports but wasn't aware there was a 90's model. How do you keep 'em all straight? :bang:
05-07-09, 08:49 PM
Replies: 14,116
Views: 3,061,243
Posted By gamecat

1986 PH-501 Ventoux? Others will be able to...

1986 PH-501 Ventoux?

Others will be able to say more positively, I have a habit of being in the ballpark but off-base.
Forum: Commuting
05-07-09, 07:18 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,788
Posted By gamecat

To the OP: my sympathies. I'm just starting to...

To the OP: my sympathies. I'm just starting to feel better about my stolen bikes, and it's been about a month and a half since they disappeared.

Now, a minor derail:



Off topic, but what...
05-07-09, 06:59 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,060
Posted By gamecat

Jax in Huntington Beach seriously impressed me...

Jax in Huntington Beach seriously impressed me last week. I didn't need anything complicated, but they were extremely helpful despite knowing that I'm not an OC resident and so am outside of their...
05-07-09, 06:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,634
Posted By gamecat

So was the mark resold at some point, then?

So was the mark resold at some point, then?
05-06-09, 09:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,311
Posted By gamecat

Peugeot Sport, I believe? aka UO-6. Carbolite 103...

Peugeot Sport, I believe? aka UO-6. Carbolite 103 frame. Although it looks newer than the other Sports I've seen pictures of.
05-06-09, 09:18 PM
Replies: 3,849
Views: 244,228
Posted By gamecat

It's tough out here. Your best bet is usually...

It's tough out here. Your best bet is usually going to be buying out of market via ebay (or CL if you can swing shipping. Getting an LBS in the seller's town to broker the sale is often the sticking...
05-06-09, 07:43 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,106
Posted By gamecat

Really? I didn't think that would work w/a...

Really? I didn't think that would work w/a standard IGH--I thought the power input had to be on one side. But then again, I'm not the most mechanically gifted fellow.
05-06-09, 12:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,634
Posted By gamecat

by the power of google: ...

by the power of google:
http://img.tradekey.com/images/uploadedimages/products/4/8/A963415-20070811031948.jpg
http://www.tradekey.com/ks-alpin-bicycle-hubs/...
05-06-09, 12:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 427
Posted By gamecat

Pimpin' ain't easy.

Pimpin' ain't easy.
05-06-09, 12:28 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,106
Posted By gamecat

This is the setup I had on my old Trek, soon to...

This is the setup I had on my old Trek, soon to be replicated on my new Trek. Only with an 8 speed cassette and RD rather than an IGH in back--the FD and second chainwheel was removed.
...
05-06-09, 12:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 17,473
Posted By gamecat

You mean GREG LeMOND'S COMPLETE BOOK OF BICYCLING...

You mean GREG LeMOND'S COMPLETE BOOK OF BICYCLING by Kent Gordis ? :lol:

...
05-04-09, 02:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 803
Posted By gamecat

You can only make three offers on any one...

You can only make three offers on any one auction.

http://pages.ebay.com/bestoffer/faq/index.htm
05-04-09, 02:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,157
Posted By gamecat

http://backroom.hardsdisk.net/raleighltd3.html

http://backroom.hardsdisk.net/raleighltd3.html
05-04-09, 08:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,329
Posted By gamecat

They exist, but are pretty hard to find (at least...

They exist, but are pretty hard to find (at least in the US) and complete bikes in good condition fetch high prices.

Raleigh made some of their nicest models w/531.
...
05-04-09, 05:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,742
Posted By gamecat

Amazing details. The tubes are beautiful in a...

Amazing details. The tubes are beautiful in a strange way. The take apart frame scares me.
05-04-09, 04:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,055
Posted By gamecat

I think you did very well! I bailed on...

I think you did very well!

I bailed on watching this auction after it hit $500, as much as I liked the bike. Might have been worth it, but too rich for my blood at the moment:

MEDICI...
05-02-09, 10:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 643
Posted By gamecat

Hrrm. Interesting. I'll have to look at the...

Hrrm. Interesting. I'll have to look at the auction photos and see whats up. I just noticed there's a second generic side-clamp seatpost in the parts bag that came in the box w/the bike, but that...
05-02-09, 08:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 643
Posted By gamecat

Pics attached. I've moved the anchor and clamp to...

Pics attached. I've moved the anchor and clamp to the rear in these pics, it was in the front when it came. Do I need a second clamp/bolt/anchor assembly?
05-02-09, 07:35 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,514
Posted By gamecat

Pink Schwinn lugged 3 speed mixte (Collegiate, I...

Pink Schwinn lugged 3 speed mixte (Collegiate, I think?) for $8 in Cincinnati (Burlington, KY actually.) I bet cleaned up and in better light it's pretty cute. Bases covered: fenders, hockey stick...
05-02-09, 07:21 AM
Replies: 3,849
Views: 244,228
Posted By gamecat

$150 each was a steal given their condition....

$150 each was a steal given their condition. Someone is clearly upset they didn't get there first. I tend to think the upper limit on these is in the $250-$275 range and this bears it out.
05-02-09, 06:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 643
Posted By gamecat

Сулер Rider 26.6 Seatpost (Schwinn Voy. II)

I recently received the Voyageur II I purchased from out of town. It came together nicely, except for two issues

--seatpost is stuck. Not too badly, I think, but I haven't really tried to move it...
05-02-09, 05:58 AM
Replies: 3,849
Views: 244,228
Posted By gamecat

This is the post that will be referenced from now...

This is the post that will be referenced from now on when people ask about inferior examples priced at $250 and up. And to demonstrate that for an Ironman, the more the paint scheme screams "1980s"...
05-01-09, 05:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,857
Posted By gamecat

(Psst.... you want the [d] in the URL:...

(Psst.... you want the [d] in the URL: http://search.bikelist.org/?SearchString=hilary.stone&SortBy=MsgDate[d] (http://search.bikelist.org/?SearchString=hilary.stone&SortBy=MsgDate%5Bd%5D) )
05-01-09, 05:54 AM
Replies: 3,849
Views: 244,228
Posted By gamecat

That the-climb blogspot...

That the-climb blogspot (http://the-climb.blogspot.com/) fellow has been coming up with some interesting finds lately. Some of them are priced a little high, but $130 is indeed reasonable for a UJB...
04-27-09, 08:10 AM
Replies: 3,849
Views: 244,228
Posted By gamecat

Thanks. I wasn't looking in the right place. I...

Thanks. I wasn't looking in the right place. I see it now, on the 80's catalog page.
04-26-09, 10:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,768
Posted By gamecat

Many arts/crafts/hobby stores will carry them as...

Many arts/crafts/hobby stores will carry them as well. Some big box office stores, too.
04-26-09, 08:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,768
Posted By gamecat

Hilarious, but paint pens have to be held at a...

Hilarious, but paint pens have to be held at a certain angle for the paint to flow from the barrel into the tip properly. They do have a certain "handedness" to them, especially since maintaining the...
04-26-09, 08:12 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,768
Posted By gamecat

I've had decent luck w/paint pens, and I'm left...

I've had decent luck w/paint pens, and I'm left handed. I'd be pretty nervous using one on a frame that nice, though. Did the paint come off easily when you switched pens?
04-26-09, 06:42 AM
Replies: 3,849
Views: 244,228
Posted By gamecat

http://images.craigslist.org/3n03kf3mcZZZZZZZZZ94p...

http://images.craigslist.org/3n03kf3mcZZZZZZZZZ94p86321646fdf915ad.jpg
http://images.craigslist.org/3kf3mf3p9ZZZZZZZZZ94p2f0cca672017123a.jpg
$150?!

:wtf:
:troll:
:bang:

Is that ANOTHER PSV...
Forum: Commuting
04-26-09, 06:27 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,356
Posted By gamecat

Patio umbrella holder to hold a mast,...

Patio umbrella holder to hold a mast, cross-braced against the gunwales?

Bring life jackets. ;)
04-26-09, 06:24 AM
Replies: 3,849
Views: 244,228
Posted By gamecat

I'll have a go at the Univega seller in SLC....

I'll have a go at the Univega seller in SLC. Maybe I can convince him to do the LBS-as-broker thing. Otherwise I'll see if anyone can help out. I'd be surprised if it isn't scooped up by someone...
04-25-09, 10:28 PM
Replies: 3,849
Views: 244,228
Posted By gamecat

Aww, I really like those. Salt Lake City, eh?...

Aww, I really like those. Salt Lake City, eh? Drat.
04-25-09, 10:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 866
Posted By gamecat

I would hold out for something better.

I would hold out for something better.
Forum: Foo
04-24-09, 11:32 PM
Replies: 7,811
Views: 253,224
Posted By gamecat

No worries, the database was scotchguarded during...

No worries, the database was scotchguarded during today's maintenance. ;)
Forum: Foo
04-24-09, 11:30 PM
Replies: 7,811
Views: 253,224
Posted By gamecat

As always, I recommend bourbon. : Pours a...

As always, I recommend bourbon.

: Pours a few fingers over ice, slides it down the rail:
Forum: Foo
04-24-09, 11:27 PM
Replies: 7,811
Views: 253,224
Posted By gamecat

Yep. That's why they're still so much fun to...

Yep. That's why they're still so much fun to listen to. Plus, a lot of those guys could really play, even if it was all kinda derivative.

So far as the bar scene goes, I've done my hard living,...
Forum: Foo
04-24-09, 11:19 PM
Replies: 7,811
Views: 253,224
Posted By gamecat

OMG. I forgot all about Lita Ford, Vixen, etc....

OMG. I forgot all about Lita Ford, Vixen, etc. That's great.

I can't say I'm particularly attached to the chick metal, but I still listen to embarrassing hair bands with delight.

If you...
Forum: Foo
04-24-09, 10:56 PM
Replies: 7,811
Views: 253,224
Posted By gamecat

Three? That's an 80's hair metal fantasy. ...

Three? That's an 80's hair metal fantasy.

[give me the secret embed code! give!]

WASP: WILD CHILD
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TsoLb-E7oy8

I DON'T NEED NO DOCTOR...
Forum: Foo
04-24-09, 10:53 PM
Replies: 7,811
Views: 253,224
Posted By gamecat

I've made gender specific comments in other...

I've made gender specific comments in other subforums. This is the only Foo thread I frequent. ;P
Forum: Foo
04-24-09, 10:49 PM
Replies: 7,811
Views: 253,224
Posted By gamecat

:breaks into You Make Me Feel So Young.:

:breaks into You Make Me Feel So Young.:
Forum: Foo
04-24-09, 10:44 PM
Replies: 7,811
Views: 253,224
Posted By gamecat

My first annual 29th is only a few months away. ...

My first annual 29th is only a few months away. So, not that fresh.
Forum: Foo
04-24-09, 10:37 PM
Replies: 7,811
Views: 253,224
Posted By gamecat

Laddie. :D what's the BBcode for those YT...

Laddie. :D

what's the BBcode for those YT embeds?
Forum: Foo
04-24-09, 10:15 PM
Replies: 7,811
Views: 253,224
Posted By gamecat

Just got back from an exapserating dinner at an...

Just got back from an exapserating dinner at an overhyped new restaurant with the 'rents--and my grandmother. The main action of the evening consisted of an abortive quarrel over whether or not I...
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