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06-19-19, 06:16 PM
Replies: 30
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Posted By Charliekeet

Definitely put smoother, thinner tires on that GT...

Definitely put smoother, thinner tires on that GT and lock out (or at least tighten up) the fork damper and it wonít rise so Ďbigí. I love commuter/grocery getter mtbs set up like this.
06-11-19, 08:28 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,205
Posted By Charliekeet

Hmm, I was with you up until that part of your...

Hmm, I was with you up until that part of your post. During the times you mention, there was plenty of immoral, indecent, corrupt, violent, horrific behavior (and that was apparently despite the fact...
06-11-19, 06:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 209
Posted By Charliekeet

Iíd ask in the Classic & Vintage forum.

Iíd ask in the Classic & Vintage forum.
06-07-19, 07:03 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,912
Posted By Charliekeet

Oak is nice... :thumb:

Oak is nice...
:thumb:
06-06-19, 12:51 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,546
Posted By Charliekeet

I have a Cannondale SR900 from 1985 that I plan...

I have a Cannondale SR900 from 1985 that I plan to keep. It just works for me, which surprised me cause Iíve had other (vintage and modern) aluminum bikes and havenít liked them as much as the steel...
06-06-19, 12:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,541
Posted By Charliekeet

Wow! That is terrific.

Wow! That is terrific.
05-31-19, 09:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 935
Posted By Charliekeet

Thats how I got into it too, sort of. I find that...

Thats how I got into it too, sort of. I find that every bike is a learning experience (even if a PoS that you end up passing on just to get it out of your sight ;) ), as are all of the...
05-20-19, 11:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,342
Posted By Charliekeet

Iíd take the Cannondale first. Newer, more modern...

Iíd take the Cannondale first. Newer, more modern shifting would likely be better on a long ride especially if inexperienced. (And I have both downtube and brifter, steel and aluminum.) Thatís a...
05-16-19, 07:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 526
Posted By Charliekeet

ChrisJr, if you let us know what area youíre in,...

ChrisJr, if you let us know what area youíre in, sometimes people will send you local listings of a bike that would make sense and seems like it could be trusted for a certain budget. Let us know...
04-24-19, 07:07 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,053
Posted By Charliekeet

Why is [blank] so [blank]? Who thinks...

Why is [blank] so [blank]?

Who thinks [insert premise here] is [insert provocative judgment here]?!

Ugh.

So anyway, donít know that they are or are not, but I have a pair of Schwalbe Durano...
04-22-19, 09:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,116
Posted By Charliekeet

Ditto! :bang: :roflmao:

Ditto! :bang: :roflmao:
04-22-19, 07:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 302
Posted By Charliekeet

Does your cheap steel post have the diameter...

Does your cheap steel post have the diameter marked on it? I THINK I had a Fuji with this same tubing once, briefly, and i want to say it was 26.4...?

There is is some other frame I had from the...
04-06-19, 09:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 907
Posted By Charliekeet

Interesting, thank you.

Interesting, thank you.
04-06-19, 08:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 907
Posted By Charliekeet

Good to get detailed user impressions, thanks. ...

Good to get detailed user impressions, thanks.
But what is the the "smart tire" size concept you mentioned? Iím about your size and I would definitely have thought a 19.5Ē frame makes much more...
04-03-19, 07:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 929
Posted By Charliekeet

A literal, no for real, actual spit take of my...

A literal, no for real, actual spit take of my coffee this morning. Thanks! :lol:
04-03-19, 05:39 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,814
Posted By Charliekeet

Oh, it wasnít caustic toward you or your original...

Oh, it wasnít caustic toward you or your original post. Iím not a baby boomer.
04-01-19, 08:58 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,814
Posted By Charliekeet

I had a long & caustic answer prepared ... Iíll...

I had a long & caustic answer prepared ... Iíll just let it go and say idk, they likely have more disposable income? :foo:
Replies: 4
Views: 441
Posted By Charliekeet

Iím gonna say around $100, 125 is likely. Iíve...

Iím gonna say around $100, 125 is likely. Iíve sold older Cannondale than this, that look more like Cannondales, if you see what I mean, and gotten more than that even though they were older. This is...
03-16-19, 10:59 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,093
Posted By Charliekeet

Thanks for the suggestions!

Thanks for the suggestions!
03-15-19, 07:00 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,093
Posted By Charliekeet

yeah thanks, thatís what I was wondering, whether...

yeah thanks, thatís what I was wondering, whether those are still available. Mineís an Ď85 SR so if I do this Iíd need the same set i think. Iíd go that route rather than individual on the Bay I...
03-14-19, 06:28 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,093
Posted By Charliekeet

Thats gorgeous. Are you saying you canít purchase...

Thats gorgeous. Are you saying you canít purchase decals from anyone other than Cannondale now?
03-12-19, 05:22 PM
Replies: 17,408
Views: 2,664,113
Posted By Charliekeet

https://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/bop/d/newton-cen...

https://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/bop/d/newton-center-bridgestone-road-bike/6819892259.html

$300 for this trashed Bridgestone w/o wheels?
I know they have their following, but... am I being too...
02-12-19, 05:37 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 10,158
Posted By Charliekeet

Hmm. I get the joke youíre making, but Iím...

Hmm. I get the joke youíre making, but Iím unclear about whether you actually think my intentions are not pure?

Thatís the point: it should be possible to have a discussion about BSOs and offer...
02-12-19, 04:06 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 10,158
Posted By Charliekeet

Hey, would you stop doing that? Stop asserting...

Hey, would you stop doing that? Stop asserting that everyone who looks askance at crappy BSO bikes is commenting on the buyers of BSOs?
You are inferring, but that doesnít mean they are implying......
Replies: 11
Views: 848
Posted By Charliekeet

Seconding what Aubergine said. Itís 80s, and...

Seconding what Aubergine said. Itís 80s, and low-end, but with nice graphics and if 103 Carbolite frame, will ride nice and smoothly. Iíve had an Iseran and a P8 and they are not light, basic, but...
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Views: 903
Posted By Charliekeet

Cool little bike. That stem looks, uh, high? :eek:

Cool little bike. That stem looks, uh, high? :eek:
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Views: 503
Posted By Charliekeet

Well, if you search youíll get a bunch of threads...

Well, if you search youíll get a bunch of threads on these bikes. Idk lately, but 5 or so years ago when prices were higher for C&V all around, I sold my late-Ď71-constructed-sold-in-1972 green Super...
01-31-19, 07:28 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,943
Posted By Charliekeet

Ditto, I have those on a rigid mtb whose flat...

Ditto, I have those on a rigid mtb whose flat pedals are not up to my usual preference and they really are nice to have - donít get in the way, but provide some extra security and allows a vigorous...
01-31-19, 07:25 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,425
Posted By Charliekeet

Yes, something like 3 is a good mix for me...

Yes, something like 3 is a good mix for me without taking up too much space. One road, one mountain, then one hybrid or city type.

The problem for me is I keep tweaking each of my choices and then...
01-27-19, 03:42 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,943
Posted By Charliekeet

SPD on road bike, Odyssey Twisted PC bmx flats on...

SPD on road bike, Odyssey Twisted PC bmx flats on everything else.
01-16-19, 12:37 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,135
Posted By Charliekeet

My guess after making it through the manifesto is...

My guess after making it through the manifesto is that the OP is rightly annoyed by the stuff in point #3, re: finding a tube that works with the ďSchwinn deep-V aluminum rimĒ...

now that he...
Replies: 12
Views: 928
Posted By Charliekeet

I have an SR900 with a frame in similar condition...

I have an SR900 with a frame in similar condition as this paint. Iím riding it and will wait until after the winter so I can take my time doing it outside over a few days.

Iíve never repainted...
Replies: 14
Views: 816
Posted By Charliekeet

Ask at BMXmuseum and youíll get good info, and...

Ask at BMXmuseum and youíll get good info, and ask at VitalBMX too and youíll get owned by the kids, lol. But anyway, itís a nice mid-school example, not rare, made by Giant, and certainly closer to...
01-04-19, 04:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,517
Posted By Charliekeet

Oh, that shoelace suggestion is a good one for...

Oh, that shoelace suggestion is a good one for things like that! Thanks!
12-10-18, 05:39 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,289
Posted By Charliekeet

Agreed, and itís partly cause they also did a...

Agreed, and itís partly cause they also did a black seatposts & stem. That helps.
I have a red Cannondale with an all black singlespeed crankset and a black post, but at the moment I have
the...
12-09-18, 10:46 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 5,398
Posted By Charliekeet

Good thread: A looptail Mongoose for $1550: ...

Good thread:

A looptail Mongoose for $1550:
https://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/bik/d/1984-mongoose-californian-bmx/6763670633.html

https://images.craigslist.org/01212_lIKaXbxUyND_1200x900.jpg
...
12-09-18, 08:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 947
Posted By Charliekeet

And ďyourĒ [sic] rude! Did you understand...

And ďyourĒ [sic] rude!

Did you understand the response re: the number of gear ratios you actually have, or did you just presume that you were correct when you wrote that (the line about Math 101,...
12-07-18, 09:11 PM
Replies: 17,408
Views: 2,664,113
Posted By Charliekeet

Amazing! Go West, young man, for twice the number...

Amazing! Go West, young man, for twice the number of trashed, lazily-presented vintage road bikes.
12-07-18, 07:27 PM
Replies: 17,408
Views: 2,664,113
Posted By Charliekeet

Juuust a tad optimistic: ...

Juuust a tad optimistic:

https://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/bop/d/21-puch-bike-frame/6759368016.html
12-07-18, 04:50 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,659
Posted By Charliekeet

Can you elaborate on that? Interested in your...

Can you elaborate on that? Interested in your experience cause my wife has been tiring of carrying everything in a backpack or messenger bag, and we just put in a rack with the intent of buying...
11-17-18, 04:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 504
Posted By Charliekeet

Thanks for the specifics & costs too. Iíd be ok...

Thanks for the specifics & costs too. Iíd be ok on the cable guides with mine. Luckily there arenít too many decals for one to replace on these models. I hadnít even thought of that yet.
Thereís a...
11-17-18, 09:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 504
Posted By Charliekeet

: Seconded. I have an SR900 in red with...

:

Seconded. I have an SR900 in red with really trashed paint and Iíve been wondering which way to go if I ever refinish it. I was looking at the catalogue thinking black paint, but this is...
11-13-18, 04:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 211
Posted By Charliekeet

Good news. Thanks to all for the info &...

Good news. Thanks to all for the info & reassurance. Iíll try on that STX & proceed.
11-13-18, 02:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 691
Posted By Charliekeet

THIS. Just get some new, lighter, thinner,...

THIS.
Just get some new, lighter, thinner, smoother tires, and make sure everything on the bike is working smoothly (e.g. that you can use all gears, so you can keep your pace up like the folks...
11-13-18, 12:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 211
Posted By Charliekeet

Its a thumb shifter and is indexed, but I think...

Its a thumb shifter and is indexed, but I think it also has a lever that may switch to friction. Iíll check later.
11-13-18, 11:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 211
Posted By Charliekeet

Derailleur swap - options for old ATB

Picked up a 1989 Diamondback Ascent in a swap recently. Itís the one with the ďiridescent lilac smokeĒ paint job, which rules. But I digress...The only major issue I can see is that the rear...
Replies: 7
Views: 500
Posted By Charliekeet

Iíd include an unconstructed sport coat and a...

Iíd include an unconstructed sport coat and a pastel t-shirt with it.

:thumb:
Replies: 26
Views: 1,425
Posted By Charliekeet

Yes, ďOpaque greenĒ! That was it. Thanks

Yes, ďOpaque greenĒ! That was it. Thanks
Replies: 26
Views: 1,425
Posted By Charliekeet

Sold mine a few years ago for $180. Believe it...

Sold mine a few years ago for $180. Believe it was a late Ď71 build, but a Ď72 model cause of the green color or something like that. Smooth riding, smooth looking bike in great original paint...
10-22-18, 08:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 564
Posted By Charliekeet

And during that time, did you loosen/tighten it a...

And during that time, did you loosen/tighten it a bunch of times for height adjustments, seat changes, maintenance in a stand, etc?
Cause thatís all i can think of that would do that, and anyway, I...
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