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10-15-19, 01:53 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,302
Posted By merziac

No worries, as stout as they are they could...

No worries, as stout as they are they could probably do fine with the holes all the way through especially small ones, seems like many have so.........
10-14-19, 02:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 530
Posted By merziac

And always the best option IMO, get the vibe, ask...

And always the best option IMO, get the vibe, ask the ?'s and get it straight from the source, especially when its one of the best. :thumb:
10-14-19, 01:10 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,302
Posted By merziac

Always at least one troublemaker in the bunch....

Always at least one troublemaker in the bunch. :roflmao2:
...
10-12-19, 10:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 390
Posted By merziac

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10-11-19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 977
Posted By merziac

Welcome aboard, glad you found us. Go...

Welcome aboard, glad you found us.

Go around, say Hi AND comment on 5 posts over two days for 10 total to get PM and pics.

If you quote the original poster in your post, they will get a notice...
10-10-19, 01:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 260
Posted By merziac

Both of mine too.

Both of mine too.
10-08-19, 04:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 915
Posted By merziac

Always hard not to have (insert favorite,...

Always hard not to have (insert favorite, rare,obscure marque/builder here) colored glasses when we "find" what we think we have found.

I always plan to be disappointed by something unseen,...
10-08-19, 12:05 AM
Replies: 511
Views: 78,741
Posted By merziac

:thumb: So awesome, gotta love it when fortune...

:thumb: So awesome, gotta love it when fortune smiles and a plan comes together.
10-06-19, 11:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,052
Posted By merziac

Not that it's beyond me but that was mpetry912 ...

Not that it's beyond me but that was mpetry912 flashing his stuff, he's been doing this and much more for a long, long time wrangling Snapon and all else with the best of them. :thumb:

My current...
10-02-19, 10:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 839
Posted By merziac

That's what BB sleeves are for. ;) ...

That's what BB sleeves are for. ;)

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10-01-19, 11:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,052
Posted By merziac

Don't think that will work on the 1A ;), the...

Don't think that will work on the 1A ;), the booster allows for much more positive engagement and leverage while keeping it firmly in place so as not to compromise the tool or fastener anymore than...
09-30-19, 12:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,052
Posted By merziac

Here's my fix for this, a little fiddly but it's...

Here's my fix for this, a little fiddly but it's like choking up on the bat, you have to get closer to the bolt and improve the angle when the socket is compromised. I use a bit and a wrench but you...
09-29-19, 11:47 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,865
Posted By merziac

And just for fun, 1982 Jim Merz, one of...

And just for fun,

1982 Jim Merz, one of about 10 built according to him.
...
09-28-19, 06:52 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,882
Posted By merziac

:thumb: Very solid call, Tx for getting a service...

:thumb: Very solid call, Tx for getting a service member squared away, they have a big job, often limited off duty resources and leeway when things go south.

So glad they do what they do for us.
09-28-19, 02:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 705
Posted By merziac

Those are the right stuff, I would go with it for...

Those are the right stuff, I would go with it for now and keep looking along the way. They will do very well and you would have a backup set if you procure some Campy's or other down the line. I...
09-28-19, 12:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 705
Posted By merziac

MKS, bullitproof, cheap and look the part since...

MKS, bullitproof, cheap and look the part since they have been around for a long time. I run them on all daily riders and I had a pair of them for my first higher quality pedals when I started doing...
09-22-19, 01:51 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,157
Posted By merziac

I would like to think so but see very little...

I would like to think so but see very little evidence of it at street level with VC being gone, very few rides or anything else for that matter. That being said with gugie organizing rides, working...
Replies: 19
Views: 923
Posted By merziac

And when they think they're giving a deal saying...

And when they think they're giving a deal saying it's priced accordingly for needing an overhaul in a buyers market.

Any bike I buy needs an overhaul for the simple fact that I didn't do the last...
Replies: 8
Views: 517
Posted By merziac

You need to introduce yourself and give as many...

You need to introduce yourself and give as many details as you can if you want our help, which we will be glad to give even if you are asking to sell.

The workaround for 10 posts for pics has been...
09-20-19, 03:04 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,935
Posted By merziac

One of my favorite's of all time, hands down....

One of my favorite's of all time, hands down. :thumb:
09-20-19, 02:29 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,093
Posted By merziac

Been doing it long before that. Never been a fan....

Been doing it long before that. Never been a fan. Trek rolled into PDX and promptly decimated the long running not yet C+V LBS network that had been firmly in place for decades. Seemed like it was...
09-15-19, 05:06 PM
Replies: 407
Views: 23,221
Posted By merziac

Set one for yourself, in your phone, in your...

Set one for yourself, in your phone, in your computer, on the wall calendar......... ;)
09-15-19, 11:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 941
Posted By merziac

Fantastic, love it when a plan comes together! :)...

Fantastic, love it when a plan comes together! :)

Please do a build thread on the racks, this is huge. ;)
09-14-19, 02:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 839
Posted By merziac

Especially with new custom racks at cost of...

Especially with new custom racks at cost of materials. ;)
09-14-19, 01:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,658
Posted By merziac

:( Sorry this happened. :foo: Maybe the mods...

:( Sorry this happened. :foo:

Maybe the mods could chime in, seems very harsh from here. :twitchy:

Absolutely no apology necessary.

Any faux pas was obviously not intentional.

You can ask...
09-14-19, 01:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 941
Posted By merziac

:thumb: Excellent!

:thumb: Excellent!
09-14-19, 12:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 839
Posted By merziac

Hi Toni, Welcome aboard, glad you found us,...

Hi Toni,

Welcome aboard, glad you found us, a more accomplished lot of enablers you will not find. As has probably been stated, go around, say "Hi" and/or comment on 10 posts for pics, it takes...
09-12-19, 02:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 323
Posted By merziac

R/T is just that, Super Bee was more of the same...

R/T is just that, Super Bee was more of the same only different, these were Dodge specific on Dart, Challenger, Charger, Coronet, etc.

R/T was like SS on Chevrolet.

R/T = road/track, no "and"....
09-12-19, 12:05 PM
Replies: 722
Views: 113,451
Posted By merziac

Yep, saw that and get it, still just a matter of...

Yep, saw that and get it, still just a matter of time, you invite them, they will come. ;)
09-11-19, 10:14 PM
Replies: 722
Views: 113,451
Posted By merziac

Pretty cool campus, but between the pug and your...

Pretty cool campus, but between the pug and your buddy's bike, those could be freebies in a flash. Their were some thieves in PDX awhile back with some wide jaw bolt cutters and some that were like...
09-05-19, 09:25 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 18,777
Posted By merziac

Sorry mac, gum, tan, skinwall are all as C+V as...

Sorry mac, gum, tan, skinwall are all as C+V as can be as the day is long, you don't have to put them on but many a proper build will have them, always have, always will, just the way it is.

But...
09-04-19, 05:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 349
Posted By merziac

Yeah, and it's tedious, fiddly pita that fights...

Yeah, and it's tedious, fiddly pita that fights you all the way, I always start with that and have always been lucky.

Now for the really fun part, this is why I always remove the DS cup, get it...
09-04-19, 05:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 349
Posted By merziac

Last ride 76 Damnit Jim! I hate it when that...

Last ride 76

Damnit Jim! I hate it when that happens. I know it's challenging when the BB is kludged and this won't really help you now but I never let anyone use taps on any of mine. I have saved...
09-04-19, 04:52 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,318
Posted By merziac

Spence had Merz build many frames for him and his...

Spence had Merz build many frames for him and his customers, kindred spirits and like minded touring bike wizards IMO. ;)
09-03-19, 11:33 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 18,777
Posted By merziac

Very well said my friend, and applies to many...

Very well said my friend, and applies to many other threads where they call you out then tell you they're not going to discuss it any further.

There are many polarizing questions, opinions and...
09-02-19, 10:44 PM
Replies: 6,712
Views: 1,605,125
Posted By merziac

Padgett Well it's obviously a bit rough, no...

Padgett

Well it's obviously a bit rough, no matter, a Fat Chance is a grail bike regardless, great find. Looks like the fork might not be original, again no matter and may be.

The outer ring...
09-02-19, 09:11 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 18,777
Posted By merziac

Exactly this, entitled, instant gratification,...

Exactly this, entitled, instant gratification, most can only be bothered for a click or a swipe,"Why shouldn't I be able to do what I want right now!".

Well because this is Classic and VINTAGE,...
09-02-19, 05:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 695
Posted By merziac

Yessir, rip city. ...

Yessir, rip city.

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09-02-19, 05:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 695
Posted By merziac

That's a builder we almost never hear about, darn...

That's a builder we almost never hear about, darn shame too. He's in PDX now, great guy, talked with him a couple of times . :thumb:

No pics of that bike? :innocent:
09-02-19, 05:01 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 18,777
Posted By merziac

You can and we are glad to help, the depth of...

You can and we are glad to help, the depth of knowledge freely given here is unmatched.

That being said, Welcome aboard, glad you found us, go around, say "Hi" and or comment on any posts that...
09-02-19, 04:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 695
Posted By merziac

:thumb: Agreed, his back was where the...

:thumb: Agreed, his back was where the "wheelchair" quote came from iirc.
09-02-19, 04:16 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 18,777
Posted By merziac

:thumb: "We the willing, doing the impossible for...

:thumb: "We the willing, doing the impossible for the often ungrateful, asking very little in return..........".

Huge Thanx to the powers that be allowing us to drill down, futz around till we and...
09-02-19, 03:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 695
Posted By merziac

:thumb: This was part of the Downtown Sunday...

:thumb: This was part of the Downtown Sunday Parkways that day, you gotta remember his bike is his "wheelchair" so he will probably be riding it till the end. ;)
08-31-19, 04:04 PM
Replies: 52,411
Views: 7,070,165
Posted By merziac

While I agree on the looks, that is a Girvin...

While I agree on the looks, that is a Girvin Elite with a Noleen shock, serious big deal in more ways than just what you see. ;)
08-27-19, 07:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 959
Posted By merziac

I hate it when that happens. ;) You have to...

I hate it when that happens. ;)

You have to develop a sixth sense about this kind of thing and then run with it.

This only lasted as long as it did because it was a bit obscure to the masses....
08-26-19, 04:25 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,871
Posted By merziac

nomadmax, All great news, full speed ahead!...

nomadmax, All great news, full speed ahead! :thumb:
08-26-19, 11:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 399
Posted By merziac

Sounds good, many will tell you the fixed...

Sounds good, many will tell you the fixed driveside cup does not need to come out which is not correct, it needs to come out so it can and will in the future and you may have to replace yours for...
08-23-19, 12:27 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,871
Posted By merziac

IMHO It's all about tempering and wrangling your...

IMHO It's all about tempering and wrangling your expectations. We all like to think it's not too good to be true but the reality is that it usually is.

If you are realistic, often hard to do,...
08-23-19, 11:00 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,871
Posted By merziac

:thumb: Excellent! I love it when this happens,...

:thumb: Excellent! I love it when this happens, the best possible outcome, work it out, drill down, get it fixed and ride on.
08-22-19, 01:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 442
Posted By merziac

H**Y CRAP! ;) So awesome, what a good day, very...

H**Y CRAP! ;) So awesome, what a good day, very envious.

These stellar opportunities are becoming more and more fewer and farther in between, hard to come by and easy to squander. ;)
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