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10-20-21, 08:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 514
Posted By Charliekeet

Not enough for it to matter, anyway.

Not enough for it to matter, anyway.
10-12-21, 12:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 279
Posted By Charliekeet

Bummer. Hate to ask, but based on your post, you...

Bummer. Hate to ask, but based on your post, you donít feel confident about it- so then why did you buy it?

Could it be used? Yeah, it might ride fine for a long time. Would I want to buy it and...
10-10-21, 09:06 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,594
Posted By Charliekeet

Agreed. The bizarre choices, the misspellings of...

Agreed. The bizarre choices, the misspellings of common and proper nouns, the ridiculous pricingÖ
many questions, with all the same answer:
heís a moron.
10-07-21, 10:38 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 5,574
Posted By Charliekeet

OK, that is pretty heinous. For a split -second I...

OK, that is pretty heinous. For a split -second I wondered why someone had posted a vacuum cleaner instruction sheet!
10-06-21, 08:41 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 5,574
Posted By Charliekeet

IMHO that's the winner so far- I think the key is...

IMHO that's the winner so far- I think the key is there can be no redeeming aspect of the component that could make one say "but on the other hand, it..." ;)
09-28-21, 07:29 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,944
Posted By Charliekeet

I think we'd all agree with that statement. This...

I think we'd all agree with that statement. This is exactly the kind of bike that many of us C&V (classic & Vintage) fans refer to when we suggest that people not bother buying a new cheap bike...
09-08-21, 10:06 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,767
Posted By Charliekeet

I always wondered why they used the branding for...

I always wondered why they used the branding for a ROAD bike, too. Would make way more sense to see it on an MTB.
As I've said elsewhere though, that's the whole reason that people take notice of...
09-03-21, 09:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 306
Posted By Charliekeet

It's fine - localized damage: ...

It's fine - localized damage:
https://www.capecod.com/cape-wide-news/breaking-ef-0-tornado-confirmed-in-dennis/
09-01-21, 09:09 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,321
Posted By Charliekeet

Oh Good God, Lemon. :notamused: Moisture...

Oh Good God, Lemon. :notamused:

Moisture (the OP): If you want regular general purpose tennis shoes to wear for riding on flat pedals, go with something that has a reasonably flat and somewhat...
08-26-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,714
Posted By Charliekeet

Maybe post pics of the bikes (plural) as theyíre...

Maybe post pics of the bikes (plural) as theyíre currently set up, and people could suggest changes or components that might make the drops more usable without ruining everything else.
08-19-21, 07:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,248
Posted By Charliekeet

A.K.A. kick the bucket, buy the farm, etc :p

A.K.A. kick the bucket, buy the farm, etc :p
08-13-21, 07:17 AM
Replies: 20,653
Views: 3,621,130
Posted By Charliekeet

All of the text in that ad is really annoying. It...

All of the text in that ad is really annoying. It would have to be a truly unbelievable deal on something special for me to deal with someone who writes like that!
08-06-21, 01:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 375
Posted By Charliekeet

The "eyelet" thing on the right side is not an...

The "eyelet" thing on the right side is not an eyelet - it's just a place to grab and turn what is a quick-open mechanism; swing up (like the position it's in now) and it enables you to loosen the...
08-05-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 851
Posted By Charliekeet

The good news is you've learned re: the hanger,...

The good news is you've learned re: the hanger, which is most definitely replaceable, inexpensive, and normal to have to be replaced or straightened (and that's much better vs. the actual frame...
Replies: 11
Views: 717
Posted By Charliekeet

Cheap, so buy both and assess which is better...

Cheap, so buy both and assess which is better quality/functioning of each frame, bars, each component, and put together the best of both on one bike. The leftovers are spare parts for you.
07-29-21, 10:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,007
Posted By Charliekeet

Seriously, they always look screwed-up and kinda...

Seriously, they always look screwed-up and kinda ancient. :p Would be weird to see one with clear, shiny graphics.
07-29-21, 07:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,007
Posted By Charliekeet

I think it's fine too. It's not like you put...

I think it's fine too. It's not like you put modern Trek decals on it, or another brand. :)
07-29-21, 07:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 610
Posted By Charliekeet

numlok , create an album - people can view photos...

numlok , create an album - people can view photos in your profile.
07-29-21, 07:52 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,928
Posted By Charliekeet

I have always suspected that a LOT of people...

I have always suspected that a LOT of people simply do not know what yield means. And even those who do approach the rotary trying not to stop if at all possible (rather than assuming you WILL have...
07-24-21, 10:58 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,295
Posted By Charliekeet

Not surprised. On the other subject, I agree that...

Not surprised. On the other subject, I agree that sight lines are worse (and have been for a long, long time) in modern vehicles, and thatís due not just to blocky hoods on trucks but also vehicles...
07-20-21, 02:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 648
Posted By Charliekeet

Agreed, we've seen a bunch of these lately, and I...

Agreed, we've seen a bunch of these lately, and I had one myself after not having anything stuck for years. Non-drive side was not a prob, drive side couple days of PB Blaster and cranking it led to...
06-30-21, 08:46 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,695
Posted By Charliekeet

Well, for one thing, Iíve learned that most of us...

Well, for one thing, Iíve learned that most of us here donít think bikes are that complex to fix, but most people (in countries other than yours) do and are not able to reliably repair/replace parts...
06-28-21, 08:05 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 5,982
Posted By Charliekeet

Right. But everyone will tell you thereís no...

Right. But everyone will tell you thereís no actual GRAVEL in their area, so itís a question as to how much one really NEEDS a gravel bike. ;)
06-28-21, 08:01 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,859
Posted By Charliekeet

Valve stem caps and reflectors, of course.

Valve stem caps and reflectors, of course.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-21, 09:40 AM
Replies: 1,686
Views: 249,623
Posted By Charliekeet

Minor point, and I like how you picked up the red...

Minor point, and I like how you picked up the red from the Soma graphics at various places, but I think with this darker wheelset if you change the bottle cage out for a black one, it will look more...
06-25-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 516
Posted By Charliekeet

"I don't really need another project right now,...

"I don't really need another project right now, but..." - that's the C&V tattoo/tombstone inscription! ;)
06-23-21, 03:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 410
Posted By Charliekeet

Yeah, that would certainly help. Need to...

Yeah, that would certainly help.
Need to see/check everything- all the way from the brake lever (check position of this - fully open?) to housing (as said, is it popped out) to cable end/barrel...
06-17-21, 09:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 656
Posted By Charliekeet

Yes, you should do so. Try to get Shimano or...

Yes, you should do so. Try to get Shimano or Jagwire cables and/or housing, as either of those brands will be an improvement and much easier to find. For derailleurs, again, Shimano.
06-15-21, 03:05 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,544
Posted By Charliekeet

:lol: {voiceover} Tonight's episode: The Broken...

:lol:
{voiceover} Tonight's episode: The Broken Promise
{title card} A Substantial Gift

I forgot about that. Makes me laugh every time.
06-11-21, 11:53 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,453
Posted By Charliekeet

:foo: OP said "got it dialed in to where I feel...

:foo: OP said "got it dialed in to where I feel comfortable as far as seat height and position. "
So the question was just about how it looks, and it looks fine because it's a modern sloping top...
06-03-21, 07:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 531
Posted By Charliekeet

Check out Velomine also.

Check out Velomine also.
06-01-21, 01:22 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,973
Posted By Charliekeet

I'm with ya. I care deeply, you know? But,...

I'm with ya. I care deeply, you know? But, eventually I'm predisposed to decide that nothing will change, roll my eyes, and move on. :D
05-31-21, 07:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,515
Posted By Charliekeet

This. Just go to a bike shop!! Theyíll have...

This. Just go to a bike shop!! Theyíll have something which will work and will likely put it on (and clamp the cable to proper torque spec) for a small amount.

And a lot of places will do...
05-28-21, 07:53 AM
Replies: 20,653
Views: 3,621,130
Posted By Charliekeet

He also says: "Ready to ride, needs nothing" ...

He also says: "Ready to ride, needs nothing"
:bang: Infuriating.
05-26-21, 08:05 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,973
Posted By Charliekeet

LOL,amusing idea. I like it, but I gotta say as...

LOL,amusing idea. I like it, but I gotta say as an American, we did it to ourselves. Just like our automakers used to produce utter pieces of junk for decades vs. ever more efficient, ergonomic,...
05-26-21, 07:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,053
Posted By Charliekeet

That wheel looks like an excellent candidate for...

That wheel looks like an excellent candidate for Craigslist sale! "Good condition - normal wear." :thumb:
05-25-21, 01:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,071
Posted By Charliekeet

My '85 Cannondale SR frame weighed in at about...

My '85 Cannondale SR frame weighed in at about 1899 g/4.19 lbs; that's with headset cups + BB fixed cup still on at that point. Its Tange chromoly fork was 765/1.69, with the crown race on.

I love...
05-21-21, 08:21 AM
Replies: 20,653
Views: 3,621,130
Posted By Charliekeet

What I really like here is the effort to set up a...

What I really like here is the effort to set up a nice-looking background for these! :lol: Should've just shown them leaning against a trash bin.
05-10-21, 09:22 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,124
Posted By Charliekeet

Good thread. There's a non-profit place in...

Good thread.
There's a non-profit place in Boston called 'Bikes Not Bombs'
05-10-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,946
Posted By Charliekeet

I'll play - ummm, let's see...Rim BrEakz for...

I'll play - ummm, let's see...Rim BrEakz for LYFe, bro!
:deadhorse2: :D
05-06-21, 08:40 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 15,996
Posted By Charliekeet

I like form movements a lot. My wife has this...

I like form movements a lot. My wife has this vintage Bulova, which is never worn as it needs a cleaning and a crown. Next project...

...
05-05-21, 08:21 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 9,731
Posted By Charliekeet

Yes, this is why itís a no-go for me: because I...

Yes, this is why itís a no-go for me: because I definitely donít want an unnecessary chunk of metal attached to my bike semi-permanently.
05-04-21, 07:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,325
Posted By Charliekeet

Super looking stuff. I'm sure there'll be many...

Super looking stuff. I'm sure there'll be many more!
Cheez is of course also a satisfied Canyon owner...
05-02-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,934
Posted By Charliekeet

I like it! Iím looking forward to employing one...

I like it!
Iím looking forward to employing one of those cyborg dogs; it can gallop just behind me to my left and emit flashing lights and sirens to ensure my safety!
04-24-21, 07:40 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,614
Posted By Charliekeet

OK, fine, Iíll play (since you keep asking others...

OK, fine, Iíll play (since you keep asking others what youíve done that is rude).

Section A. You began this post with a rhetorical hypothetical, supposing that someone said that they will NOT use...
04-08-21, 09:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 982
Posted By Charliekeet

Oh my gosh, that Bottechia Leo really speaks to...

Oh my gosh, that Bottechia Leo really speaks to me!! This is 650b? How wide are those tires?
04-07-21, 07:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 832
Posted By Charliekeet

Not much to say- similar to many entry-level,...

Not much to say- similar to many entry-level, department-store road bikes a lot of us American kids started out on.

Itís likely mid 90s based on the Shimano Exage Motion group. Itís a basic,...
04-06-21, 10:04 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,804
Posted By Charliekeet

Right- obviously donít know your expectations,...

Right- obviously donít know your expectations, budget, frame size, exact locality, criteria, but if it were me, Iíd scrap that & look at stuff like this

Miyata 512...
04-06-21, 03:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,804
Posted By Charliekeet

Negative - not worth the risk, and it's easy to...

Negative - not worth the risk, and it's easy to find a comparable frameset cheaply, so it's new bike scouting time.
04-06-21, 01:03 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 15,996
Posted By Charliekeet

Well said. I used to have a Seiko Orange Monster...

Well said. I used to have a Seiko Orange Monster model diver. It bugged me cause you can't handwind it (auto rotor winding only) but it was lots of fun to wear and bulletproof.
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