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Forum: For Sale
08-23-22, 02:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 764
Posted By cloozoe

Yep

Yep
Forum: For Sale
06-21-22, 10:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 764
Posted By cloozoe

Look 585 Frame For Sale - Size L - Pristine!

Virtually as new when I bought it a few years ago. Never built up by me. Classic frame - you won't find a nicer example.

$750 plus actual shipping cost. Free pick up in Central NJ.
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04-29-18, 06:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,926
Posted By cloozoe

Nice! See you've got the original front and rear...

Nice! See you've got the original front and rear reflectors
04-24-18, 03:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 759
Posted By cloozoe

Campy Record Hubs - Sold

Front (HB7-RE2) and rear (FH7-RE2), 32H. New in Boxes. Current models. 9/10/11 speed.

Sold
04-24-18, 03:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,926
Posted By cloozoe

Yeah, sorry for the guilt trip; belatedly...

Yeah, sorry for the guilt trip; belatedly reminded me of this infamous magazine cover from my salad days:

https://i.imgur.com/irOGoXq.jpg
04-16-18, 10:47 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,926
Posted By cloozoe

Pre Parting Out Bump

Would be kind of a shame, but need to generate cash for another project and can't afford the luxury of sentimentality.
03-30-18, 02:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,926
Posted By cloozoe

Thanks for the gracious apology. I, in turn, am...

Thanks for the gracious apology. I, in turn, am sorry to have reacted so crankily. I think (hope!) whatever either I or Google had done wrong in the first place has been resolved with the new host.
03-30-18, 05:04 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,926
Posted By cloozoe

Great - thanks again! I'll re-host...

Great - thanks again!

I'll re-host everything on Imgur and re-work the original listing.
03-30-18, 05:02 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,926
Posted By cloozoe

Don't think so; saw the difference between...

Don't think so; saw the difference between linking to thumbnail and copying actual image url, and too many people can see them for that to be the case, seemingly. But I could be wrong - happened once...
03-30-18, 04:58 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,926
Posted By cloozoe

Let's try this...

Here's one of the images from a different hosting service, Imgur. If everyone can see it, I'll redo all the images in the original post using them.

https://i.imgur.com/ZMhqZ6e.jpg
03-30-18, 04:45 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,926
Posted By cloozoe

Not sure quite what I've done to merit this...

Not sure quite what I've done to merit this nastygram, cpsqlrwn: I took a lot of good pictures, cropped and edited them, downloaded them to a hosting site, inserted them properly here best I can...
03-29-18, 12:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,926
Posted By cloozoe

Thanks, all, for kind comments. If those of you...

Thanks, all, for kind comments. If those of you who can't see pics are at work, shame on you! I trust you'll figure out how much time you've wasted and hence how much of your salaries to rebate back...
03-29-18, 10:14 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,926
Posted By cloozoe

"Rolling on smooooooth pavement." Is that...

"Rolling on smooooooth pavement."

Is that true, tmh657? If so, I'm envious as all hell. I'm rolling on chip seal laid down in the last century, covered with debris and riddled with frost heave and...
03-29-18, 10:09 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,926
Posted By cloozoe

Google. Apparently some people can see them, some...

Google. Apparently some people can see them, some can't, or they can be seen intermittently. Don't know what to do about it. If anyone else who's interested can't see them, PM me and I'll be glad to...
03-29-18, 09:28 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,926
Posted By cloozoe

Hmmm. Showing for me. Not sure what's wrong.

Hmmm. Showing for me. Not sure what's wrong.
03-29-18, 08:15 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,926
Posted By cloozoe

Lotus Legend - 1982 All Original - Virtually Unridden

Picked this up a couple of years ago from a guy who obviously almost never rode it, then hurt his back and put it in his heated basement where it sat for 30+ years.

I took it home, broke it down,...
03-09-17, 03:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 12,610
Posted By cloozoe

Me too. More so.

Me too. More so.
03-07-17, 04:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,186
Posted By cloozoe

Thanks for nuthin' Jack ;) Best guess is...

Thanks for nuthin' Jack ;)

Best guess is you're right - although I did see additional, head on pictures and it's pretty ratty - but I passed for 3 reasons

1. What if the guy who put it together...
03-07-17, 07:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,186
Posted By cloozoe

Just to wrap this up, if anyone's curious, I...

Just to wrap this up, if anyone's curious, I passed on the frame.
03-06-17, 04:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,186
Posted By cloozoe

Yep, just pictures to me, too. If and when I get...

Yep, just pictures to me, too. If and when I get it, I'll do my best to examine it carefully.
03-06-17, 04:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,186
Posted By cloozoe

By all accounts it's a fine bike, for all I know...

By all accounts it's a fine bike, for all I know a better bike, but modern steel or no, it would be yet another steel bike in my stable. Been there, done that.

I'm big on empiricism, don't give a...
03-06-17, 03:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,186
Posted By cloozoe

No reason to trust or distrust it (other than the...

No reason to trust or distrust it (other than the ham-handedness that likely caused the damage that's the reason for the thread); all I've seen are pictures, in which it looks very clean. Given the...
03-06-17, 03:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,186
Posted By cloozoe

~sigh~ Yeah, I know you're right and the thing to...

~sigh~ Yeah, I know you're right and the thing to do is walk away. I've been spending the last week while waiting for it mentally designing the wheels I was going to build for it, and I'm having...
03-06-17, 01:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,186
Posted By cloozoe

Not the fork; rear mount on wishbone seat stay,...

Not the fork; rear mount on wishbone seat stay, ergo carbon all the way down. But thanks for chiming in.
03-06-17, 12:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,186
Posted By cloozoe

No doubt the most circumspect thing to do, but it...

No doubt the most circumspect thing to do, but it was really inexpensive for what it is (2012 Time NXR), it was purchased from a longtime member on one of the bike forums, seemingly a very nice guy,...
03-06-17, 10:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,186
Posted By cloozoe

Seemed like a hard thing to miss to me, too, Tim,...

Seemed like a hard thing to miss to me, too, Tim, but he sent the picture and notified me before sending the frame, and not only readily offered refund, but additional money "for my trouble". Who...
03-06-17, 10:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,186
Posted By cloozoe

Asked for head on pic. Will post if I get. Yeah,...

Asked for head on pic. Will post if I get. Yeah, I assumed from overtightening, too.
03-06-17, 09:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,186
Posted By cloozoe

Frayed carbon at brake mount

Was awaiting delivery of what was to be my first carbon frame, when I received a note/picture from the guy who sold it to me saying he had belatedly noticed raggedness at rear brake mount. He will of...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-17, 03:45 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,613
Posted By cloozoe

Amen Simplify, simplify...

Amen

Simplify, simplify...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-17, 10:16 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,863
Posted By cloozoe

Nor did I mean to imply you so implied. Apologies.

Nor did I mean to imply you so implied. Apologies.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-17, 08:48 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,863
Posted By cloozoe

Agreed, but... Whose idea of fit? A fitter...

Agreed, but...

Whose idea of fit? A fitter operating on a set of assumptions and/or power readings regarding what position theoretically maximizes efficiency and power generation without regard as...
02-20-17, 03:31 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 8,096
Posted By cloozoe

Cutler?! You made that up...nobody came back with...

Cutler?! You made that up...nobody came back with Cutler
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-17, 06:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,337
Posted By cloozoe

Well sure; that's at least half the fun.

Well sure; that's at least half the fun.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-17, 09:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,337
Posted By cloozoe

To each his own, certainly, but a nice used, say,...

To each his own, certainly, but a nice used, say, $4000 bike for $2000 holds more appeal to me than a new $2000 bike for $2000. Kinda like buying a 3 year old BMW vs a new Honda.

Budget is...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-17, 08:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,337
Posted By cloozoe

Carbon for steelhead

My few bicycles are all lugged steel, not out of any retro-grouchery conviction that they are superior, but because I think they're beautiful. It's all I've ever ridden.

Finding myself curious,...
01-31-17, 04:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,079
Posted By cloozoe

The physics are complex and subtle, the variables...

The physics are complex and subtle, the variables virtually infinite; I've come to the conclusion that I can't credit a statement that begins along the lines of, "SLX rides like..."

It's a natural...
12-20-16, 06:44 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,041
Posted By cloozoe

The short answer is every dollar you put into...

The short answer is every dollar you put into your bike will return give or take fifty cents if you go to sell it. That's if you do your own work and get a decent buy on the parts. If you pay bust...
11-13-16, 04:23 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,928
Posted By cloozoe

No dog in the fight, but from a pure logic...

No dog in the fight, but from a pure logic perspective, I'm not buying the (remote) chance of a dud as a reason to eschew CO2. Four cartridges would take up no more room than a pump. Odds that...
11-07-16, 01:28 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,861
Posted By cloozoe

I like all my tools, but I like these especially...

I like all my tools, but I like these especially well for some reason

http://i1079.photobucket.com/albums/w502/kernriverrainbow/IMG_0969_zpsaamyidc2.jpg

...
11-05-16, 04:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,363
Posted By cloozoe

Missed my calling

If I had it to do over again, I would have been a bike mechanic. I've been at it seriously only for a couple of years, have had a limited number of bikes and parts to work with, so make no claims to...
11-05-16, 03:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 893
Posted By cloozoe

If anyone's interested, I think I know the...

If anyone's interested, I think I know the answer. My can arrived, and as opposed to being "J P Weigle Frame Saver" it was the same can, same graphics, same Frame Saver with trade mark symbol, but it...
11-04-16, 03:52 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,867
Posted By cloozoe

See, but the thing about it's "being a common...

See, but the thing about it's "being a common problem for this particular bike" is not true. It was a common problem for the 1980 version of this bike and only the 1980 version.

But in hindsight...
11-03-16, 01:39 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,867
Posted By cloozoe

Thanks very much for the interesting, on-point...

Thanks very much for the interesting, on-point response. Appreciate it.
11-03-16, 01:20 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,867
Posted By cloozoe

Can find nothing that indicates 81-82 Legends...

Can find nothing that indicates 81-82 Legends were ever made with anything other than Champion 1 (up to 23") or Champion 2 (larger than 23").

Weight of the frame/fork is right for Champion 1;...
11-03-16, 01:13 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,867
Posted By cloozoe

They fixed the water slide decal issues with the...

They fixed the water slide decal issues with the model 1981 framesets. This is an 81 or 82 given the presence of bottle bosses and non-water slide decals. Not an 83 or later as it has non-aero brake...
11-03-16, 12:54 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,867
Posted By cloozoe

OK, I give. Here's the frame - 81 or 82...

OK, I give.

Here's the frame - 81 or 82 Lotus Legend

http://i1079.photobucket.com/albums/w502/kernriverrainbow/IMG_0965_zpsceg14370.jpg

Here's the sticker:
...
11-03-16, 10:33 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,867
Posted By cloozoe

Well, I did say "hypothetically", which could...

Well, I did say "hypothetically", which could mean that it's indisputable because God told me so, or I invented a time machine and watched it being built.
11-03-16, 09:20 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,867
Posted By cloozoe

Didn't mean to be arrogant with the "believe me"...

Didn't mean to be arrogant with the "believe me" - just funny; sorry if it came across that way. And not trying to be mysterious, but what I find interesting and wanted to discuss is the...
11-03-16, 08:45 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,867
Posted By cloozoe

I was all set to start laboriously typing after...

I was all set to start laboriously typing after your first sentence and lay it all out, then I got to your snarky 2nd and 3rd sentences and thought "why would I want to indulge this unpleasant...
11-03-16, 08:21 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,867
Posted By cloozoe

Doesn't matter, but if I bothered to outline the...

Doesn't matter, but if I bothered to outline the specifics you'd agree it was indisputable. Or even if you didn't, indisputable to my satisfaction. In the words of a great contemporary American...
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