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10-16-19, 10:03 AM
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Posted By merziac

It would be very cool to have a glamour shot of...

It would be very cool to have a glamour shot of that black one flanked by the 2 chrome ones. :love:
10-15-19, 09:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,236
Posted By merziac

Most excellent!

Most excellent!
10-15-19, 05:34 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,322
Posted By merziac

Yep, pretty common, two of my Merz's have 27.0...

Yep, pretty common, two of my Merz's have 27.0 but no drillium. ;)
10-15-19, 03:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,008
Posted By merziac

My bad, seeing triple. :twitchy: You can...

My bad, seeing triple. :twitchy:

You can stick to your story, but I can guarantee the factory would never mix brakes without some serious special order power and even then I doubt they would do it...
10-15-19, 01:53 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,322
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.........
10-15-19, 01:50 PM
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Views: 1,008
Posted By merziac

Wow, TA triple w/guard x 2. :love:

Wow, TA triple w/guard x 2. :love:
10-15-19, 01:39 PM
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Views: 1,322
Posted By merziac

That SP makes a very brave lad IMO;).

That SP makes a very brave lad IMO;).
10-15-19, 10:27 AM
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Posted By merziac

Handlebar setup/position, this is one of those...

Handlebar setup/position, this is one of those things that is very personal both aesthetically and functionally. While yours is not my cup of tea, they always strike me as very cool, love the vibe...
10-14-19, 05:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 392
Posted By merziac

Still a great score, plenty of history and good...

Still a great score, plenty of history and good here. :thumb:

It could easily end up with red livery, go through the archives and have a sign shop makeup whatever fits the best for you. ;)
10-14-19, 05:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,008
Posted By merziac

Clean living and good fortune. ;)

Clean living and good fortune. ;)
10-14-19, 03:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 840
Posted By merziac

If this is truly the case it needs to be done...

If this is truly the case it needs to be done with extreme caution, as indicated earlier, there will likely be no second chance, if it goes south it escalates to a whole new level.

I wouldn't...
10-14-19, 03:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 530
Posted By merziac

This is an excellent representation of their...

This is an excellent representation of their work, pricing and service second to none. ;)
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, 02:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 530
Posted By merziac

I would just call them and suss it out, I'm sure...

I would just call them and suss it out, I'm sure they will give you the full rundown in a conversation. ;)
10-14-19, 01:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,008
Posted By merziac

Welcome aboard, glad you found us. :thumb: ...

Welcome aboard, glad you found us. :thumb:

Many of us love chrome and Schwinn's.

Go around, say Hi AND comment on threads that interest you, may take another day as it's 5 per, then let er rip....
10-14-19, 01:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 392
Posted By merziac

Windsor, Centurion Pro or some such?

Windsor, Centurion Pro or some such?
10-14-19, 01:10 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,322
Posted By merziac

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

Always at least one troublemaker in the bunch. :roflmao2:
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10-14-19, 12:59 PM
Replies: 52,412
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Posted By merziac

As I'm sure you're aware, that funky front wheel...

As I'm sure you're aware, that funky front wheel setup got many a short rider on great bikes and down the road far better than many of the other options.:thumb:

Terry and others did a lot of these...
10-14-19, 10:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 390
Posted By merziac

I would say so, Embracing the latest "All...

I would say so, Embracing the latest "All road/Gravel/ do it all" thing.

I've even succumbed to an extent. :rolleyes:

Current touring setup;)

That being said, Merz was all about it way back,...
10-14-19, 10:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 390
Posted By merziac

Well, there's always that but I get it. They...

Well, there's always that but I get it. They really do get the job done, I've never been that hard on my bikes so no real need from that aspect. They're pretty proud of their freehub design and stand...
10-13-19, 11:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 258
Posted By merziac

You can rig up a jamb nut on threaded rod to...

You can rig up a jamb nut on threaded rod to chuck in a drill or press that can be secured inside the post to spin it and sand or grind. It can be a bit tricky so you have to work with it to get it...
10-13-19, 10:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 390
Posted By merziac

Tx, actually I would guess at least half of the...

Tx, actually I would guess at least half of the bikes in the pics have them, the rock lobster, cielo, Speedvagons, Breadwinners, Manitou, Zullow and plenty more, even my Merz has one that was there...
10-13-19, 04:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 840
Posted By merziac

Maybe they could be loose already and skewing on...

Maybe they could be loose already and skewing on assembly, do the cartridge cups go in further?
10-13-19, 02:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 144
Posted By merziac

:thumb: Pretty cool, plenty to like here, seems...

:thumb: Pretty cool, plenty to like here, seems like the RD is well in the ballpark, Unicantor seat? HS?
10-13-19, 12:37 PM
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Posted By merziac

The efbay was a very early version with very...

The efbay was a very early version with very first design fork that I have never seen, it was a very rare Stumpy that was probably actually worth some/most/whatever it went for, like it or not.

I...
10-13-19, 12:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 390
Posted By merziac

You're welcome, the new bikes are awesome but...

You're welcome, the new bikes are awesome but seem a bit cookie cutter and I don't really mean that in a bad way. The crowd was enough that I didn't have the patience to try for pics of them. I made...
Replies: 9
Views: 290
Posted By merziac

You better keep it then, don't want to be sad...

You better keep it then, don't want to be sad later. ;)
10-12-19, 10:51 PM
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Views: 390
Posted By merziac

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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10-12-19, 10:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 390
Posted By merziac

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10-12-19, 10:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 390
Posted By merziac

Chris King Open House

This is a great event, I should have gone before last year, great vibe, great venue, all good. This year was more of the same.

Not a big fan of the parts but they speak for themselves and they are...
10-12-19, 07:38 PM
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Posted By merziac

First year Stumpy went for crazy money today....

First year Stumpy went for crazy money today. :eek:
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10-12-19, 07:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 530
Posted By merziac

They will do anything you want for far less and...

They will do anything you want for far less and excel at it far more than most, always have, probably always will. ;)
10-12-19, 11:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 530
Posted By merziac

Marinoni could do that too, just spitballin, not...

Marinoni could do that too, just spitballin, not really encouraging it.
10-12-19, 11:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 530
Posted By merziac

The foundation here is my key concern, it's a...

The foundation here is my key concern, it's a great one to have so I am advocating mainly for the best resto you can muster, the rest will be elevated by that. Again, rust is always a concern on old...
10-12-19, 09:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 530
Posted By merziac

You could see if stripping it yourself would...

You could see if stripping it yourself would mitigate some of the cost for Marinoni to do it. There looks like there is enough rust to make this somewhat urgent for the long run, once you build it up...
10-12-19, 01:44 AM
Replies: 511
Views: 78,748
Posted By merziac

No kidding. :thumb:

No kidding. :thumb:
10-11-19, 10:38 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,599
Posted By merziac

Those maple leaf's are about as cool as it gets,...

Those maple leaf's are about as cool as it gets, the M cutout as well. Good plan on keeping it even if you had to move something else along. These are special aside from being a special. I would...
10-11-19, 03:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 405
Posted By merziac

So cool, Tx for your as always excellent...

So cool, Tx for your as always excellent commentary and pics. :thumb:
10-11-19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 978
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...
10-11-19, 11:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 261
Posted By merziac

:thumb: Agreed, this is very good advice. ...

:thumb: Agreed, this is very good advice.

Snug without sticking is good, most of us lament the crappy Campy seapost binder bolt that breaks and while it is a crappy bolt, they will do their job if...
Replies: 5
Views: 238
Posted By merziac

So no real expert but well aware of Bruce, have a...

So no real expert but well aware of Bruce, have a road bike from when he was in Eugene OR for 10yrs and hung out with the PDX guru's.

This fork is an odd duck being for 700c with canti's and all....
10-10-19, 01:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 261
Posted By merziac

Both of mine too.

Both of mine too.
10-10-19, 11:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 262
Posted By merziac

I would use a bolt on stop right in front of the...

I would use a bolt on stop right in front of the broken one, should be able to get it close and hide the broken one first.

If that doesn't work for you, then I would VERY CAREFULLY remove the...
10-09-19, 01:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,129
Posted By merziac

Same here, that file is indispensable, great...

Same here, that file is indispensable, great little knife, they all are. I have a few knives, a friend with a big collection recently gave me a Benchmade Crooked river to carry after a guy was...
10-09-19, 11:30 AM
Replies: 52,412
Views: 7,070,452
Posted By merziac

Calling Mr. Walton. ;)

Calling Mr. Walton. ;)
10-09-19, 01:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,129
Posted By merziac

No expert by any stretch, but ditto on the knives...

No expert by any stretch, but ditto on the knives IMO. ;)
10-08-19, 11:19 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,977
Posted By merziac

[QUOTE=2cam16;21111434]Finished it yesterday....

[QUOTE=2cam16;21111434]Finished it yesterday. Took it out for a ride today and some glamour shots. Love the bike!
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10-08-19, 09:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 215
Posted By merziac

Very cool :thumb: This bike was supposedly...

Very cool :thumb:

This bike was supposedly Greg Meeker's training bike, built by Micheal Bornstien at Strawberry here in PDX when he worked for Andy before he went back to Michael's in Iowa.
...
10-08-19, 09:05 PM
Replies: 511
Views: 78,748
Posted By merziac

Well it is beautiful to be sure so happy wife,...

Well it is beautiful to be sure so happy wife, happy life. You know me, I can connect Merz to just about anything in my mind and Mark did work for him so......

I'm sticking to my story. ;)

Was...
10-08-19, 05:18 PM
Replies: 511
Views: 78,748
Posted By merziac

I know we talked about it before but that color...

I know we talked about it before but that color is stunning and seems like it could be a bit of an homage to Jim's Sequoia reboot. ;)
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