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06-19-13, 11:19 PM
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Posted By mrlassiter

What he said! Good job everyone!

What he said! Good job everyone!
06-14-13, 04:09 AM
Replies: 13,385
Views: 2,659,999
Posted By mrlassiter

Dang, Gordo, you officially suck! That color...

Dang, Gordo, you officially suck! That color would match the early eighties Nishiki Cresta I have, but, alas, I was only able to pick up a teal and pink Backroads for the same $50... Nice catch!
06-11-13, 11:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,767
Posted By mrlassiter

T-Mar, thanks again for all the work you do and...

T-Mar, thanks again for all the work you do and help you've given! I'm the proud owner now of TWO Nishikis (Nishikii?) a Cresta, that you've identified as 1983 vintage, and now an early 90's...
06-10-13, 02:09 AM
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Views: 2,665,454
Posted By mrlassiter

http://losangeles.craigslist.org/ant/bik/384546387...

http://losangeles.craigslist.org/ant/bik/3845463872.html

Yep! Those appear to be brand spanking new rotors alright! And is that rust on those brake actuators, as well?
06-01-13, 11:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 708
Posted By mrlassiter

I agree, but, I wanted to get it up and running...

I agree, but, I wanted to get it up and running yesterday, so I bit the bullet and splurged. And, Yes, we are having a blast! Highly recommended.
06-01-13, 01:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 708
Posted By mrlassiter

320537320538320539320540 More fun in the...

320537320538320539320540

More fun in the hood!
05-31-13, 02:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 708
Posted By mrlassiter

Nishiki Backroads and Weeride Copilot...

Purchased the Nishiki for $50, replaced original, deteriorating tires and tubes with street tires, lubed it up, and added the Weeride, received free from a friend needing only air the the tire. ...
05-17-13, 11:15 PM
Replies: 2,457
Views: 157,061
Posted By mrlassiter

I hope your Grandmother is okay. Your priorities...

I hope your Grandmother is okay. Your priorities are correct.


-mrlassiter
05-12-13, 01:37 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,913
Posted By mrlassiter

Repack the bearings,( bottom bracket, headset,...

Repack the bearings,( bottom bracket, headset, hubs...) thirty or forty year old grease is going to be dust by now. Your co-op will be able to help and should have the tools you'll need..
nice score!
05-07-13, 01:43 PM
Replies: 2,457
Views: 157,061
Posted By mrlassiter

glad those pedals found a good home!

glad those pedals found a good home!
05-01-13, 11:12 PM
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Views: 157,061
Posted By mrlassiter

nice! That reflector didn't last long, either...

nice! That reflector didn't last long, either...
04-27-13, 09:15 PM
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Views: 157,061
Posted By mrlassiter

Nice job cbchess!!!

Nice job cbchess!!!
04-25-13, 12:07 PM
Replies: 2,457
Views: 157,061
Posted By mrlassiter

These last few stops were from Illinois to...

These last few stops were from Illinois to California, and now on its way to Virginia! It would be cool to have a time lapse video of it jetting its way around! The 'Crapcam'!
04-25-13, 11:45 AM
Replies: 2,457
Views: 157,061
Posted By mrlassiter

Luckily, for my fat arse, it is only a couple of...

Luckily, for my fat arse, it is only a couple of blocks from home!
04-25-13, 10:52 AM
Replies: 2,457
Views: 157,061
Posted By mrlassiter

Does anyone realize, that we have spent nearly...

Does anyone realize, that we have spent nearly $1,000.00 on this Box 'O Crap? That cracks me up.
04-24-13, 03:44 PM
Replies: 2,457
Views: 157,061
Posted By mrlassiter

BOC Recieved Monday 04/22/2013 by -mrlassiter and...

BOC Recieved Monday 04/22/2013 by -mrlassiter and since I had to work late Monday and Tuesday, I didn't get it mailed out until today Wednesday 04/24/2013

BOC is on its way to cbchess!!

Enjoy...
04-19-13, 01:07 PM
Replies: 2,457
Views: 157,061
Posted By mrlassiter

Awesome Shirt!! Nice haul! Can't Wait! Thanks for...

Awesome Shirt!! Nice haul! Can't Wait! Thanks for the Tracking #!!

-mrlassiter
04-06-13, 01:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,639
Posted By mrlassiter

'DKO'= Dirt Knocked Off (?)

'DKO'= Dirt Knocked Off (?)
04-05-13, 10:19 PM
Replies: 2,457
Views: 157,061
Posted By mrlassiter

Ha! Not in the least! I, too, am excited! Cbchess...

Ha! Not in the least! I, too, am excited! Cbchess up after me, MSG request sent!

'Sure thought it would take longer to get to me!

mrlassiter
04-05-13, 09:58 PM
Replies: 2,457
Views: 157,061
Posted By mrlassiter

I replied to shadoman's address request that I...

I replied to shadoman's address request that I wouldn't have enough to put in the BOC, but remembered some things to add, so I hope he gets my request to ignore first response and sends it my way......
03-15-13, 11:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 521
Posted By mrlassiter

I just wanted to say I can't say the thread title...

I just wanted to say I can't say the thread title three times outloud(as written) real fast.
03-10-13, 03:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 648
Posted By mrlassiter

Nice looking build, though, were I you, (which I...

Nice looking build, though, were I you, (which I am not,... jessayin') I would make that back wheel match the front. That orange and black has an appeal to it!
03-04-13, 01:20 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,453
Posted By mrlassiter

We really need alike button for this forum! Great...

We really need alike button for this forum! Great looking bike! Great riding start! Have a blast!!!!
Forum: Commuting
02-28-13, 01:40 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,408
Posted By mrlassiter

Ask your coworker to ride in with you, supply a...

Ask your coworker to ride in with you, supply a borrowed bike if need be. This way, he can coach you through or show you all the pitfalls to be on the watchout for. Offer to show up at his house for...
02-25-13, 01:22 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 7,385
Posted By mrlassiter

301260 Why are firetrucks red? I'm glad you...

301260
Why are firetrucks red? I'm glad you asked!!
Firetrucks are red, because they have eight wheels on them and four firemen, and four plus eight is twelve, and twelve is a foot and a foot is a...
Forum: Commuting
02-23-13, 02:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 544
Posted By mrlassiter

Lifecycle:365 days in the life of a bike

Sorry if this has been posted before....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZcXF10Ir9Q

-mrlassiter
02-22-13, 02:07 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 7,385
Posted By mrlassiter

I used to could't whistle, then, I got a wooden...

I used to could't whistle, then, I got a wooden whistle, but it wooden whistle, then I got got a steel whistle and it steel wooden whistle, but, now I have a tin whistle and NOW I tin whistle!!!
02-06-13, 02:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,664
Posted By mrlassiter

Wow! Just, 'Wow!'

Wow! Just, 'Wow!'
Forum: Touring
02-02-13, 02:20 AM
Replies: 840
Views: 80,389
Posted By mrlassiter

Uhmm... wouldn't that one be OUL or Obscenely...

Uhmm... wouldn't that one be OUL or Obscenely Ultra Light?:roflmao2:

-mrlassiter
Forum: Touring
02-01-13, 03:21 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,108
Posted By mrlassiter

"... maybe life will just happen unexpectedly...

"... maybe life will just happen unexpectedly when you stop worrying about ways to kill time and start realizing there is so much to see and do that you can't possibly fit it all in."


Can I get...
01-28-13, 04:21 AM
Replies: 1,375
Views: 149,615
Posted By mrlassiter

I don't need 'em, but, I sure pity the poor...

I don't need 'em, but, I sure pity the poor bastitch that wins this!! :cry: Heck!, I might send 'em somethin' too...
Forum: Commuting
01-27-13, 09:14 PM
Replies: 15,232
Views: 10,931,349
Posted By mrlassiter

I have a Nishiki Cresta I just picked up and am...

I have a Nishiki Cresta I just picked up and am going to order the Brooks in brown and get some matching cloth tape in brown for it!! I don't NEED fenders, but, they DO look nice... Enjoy!
01-27-13, 02:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 962
Posted By mrlassiter

"Of course I have a hard time explaining why my...

"Of course I have a hard time explaining why my bike is hovering almost a foot off the ground."

Just tell them,... "No,... It's ON the ground! It's just a really BIG bike!"
01-26-13, 09:32 PM
Replies: 381
Views: 42,181
Posted By mrlassiter

Girl's 44cm KHS on Los Angeles CL 295583 ...

Girl's 44cm KHS on Los Angeles CL

295583

http://losangeles.craigslist.org/lac/bid/3506721289.html

(not mine)
-mrlassiter
01-25-13, 05:23 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,592
Posted By mrlassiter

To those of you that cautioned me about repacking...

To those of you that cautioned me about repacking and cleaning the hubs and BB, Thank you!!! (though I would have anyway...) I had the LBS do it, (no tools, etc..) and the report back was that the...
01-25-13, 02:05 PM
Replies: 2,108
Views: 592,025
Posted By mrlassiter

Thanks again! I can only imagine how well put...

Thanks again! I can only imagine how well put together the top of the line tourers were, then. I really like this bike, everything about it.
Forum: Commuting
01-25-13, 12:26 AM
Replies: 15,232
Views: 10,931,349
Posted By mrlassiter

Schweeeeeet!!

Schweeeeeet!!
01-23-13, 05:19 PM
Replies: 2,108
Views: 592,025
Posted By mrlassiter

Thanks T-Mar!!! I just dropped it off at the LBS...

Thanks T-Mar!!! I just dropped it off at the LBS to have all the bearings repacked. Can't wait to get it back, finish cleaning it up and put another 30 years worth of riding on it! It has the...
01-23-13, 02:22 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,592
Posted By mrlassiter

Thanks RubberLegs! I am pretty sure my calipers...

Thanks RubberLegs! I am pretty sure my calipers will work with 700c's, not sure I want to go the expense of a new wheelset, new tires and tubes, etc all at once. I think when I have the first...
01-23-13, 01:43 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,592
Posted By mrlassiter

So much to learn (and spend :))... I think I'll...

So much to learn (and spend :))... I think I'll wait and revisit this when I have to replace the tires or (more likely) break a spoke. I like the ride the way it is, would like to gain some...
01-23-13, 11:35 AM
Replies: 2,108
Views: 592,025
Posted By mrlassiter

295076295077295078 By the serial number...

295076295077295078

By the serial number KB109251, I am guessing this Cresta is a 1982? Components are Dia Compe brake levers (model???) and Dia Compe (n500?) quick release calipers (1282 stamped...
01-23-13, 10:37 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,592
Posted By mrlassiter

Oh! Thanks again for the velobase link! Good info...

Oh! Thanks again for the velobase link! Good info resources...
01-23-13, 10:35 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,592
Posted By mrlassiter

Awesommmme! Thanks! I can't find the model number...

Awesommmme! Thanks! I can't find the model number on the calipers, on the backside, there is a 1282, and on the inside, the Japan and DiaCompe stamp, but can't read anything else without taking them...
01-23-13, 09:49 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,592
Posted By mrlassiter

Hey Saguaro! "Be aware, if you change to...

Hey Saguaro!

"Be aware, if you change to 700c, you will also need to change the brakes to long reach brakes (this is how it starts, one thing leads to another :lol:)"

I just found a set of...
01-22-13, 07:21 AM
Replies: 2,457
Views: 157,061
Posted By mrlassiter

Thank you Kind Sir!

Thank you Kind Sir!
01-20-13, 06:32 AM
Replies: 2,457
Views: 157,061
Posted By mrlassiter

I am mezmerized by this whole thread! Please add...

I am mezmerized by this whole thread! Please add me to the Box of Crap list. And for anyone upstream of me, I am in need of an especially crappy old Brooks B17 Saddle in dark brown and bar tape to...
01-19-13, 11:57 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,592
Posted By mrlassiter

Looks nicer with the flash. I see you also...

Looks nicer with the flash. I see you also changed it back to DT shifters. I am apparently going to have to start taking my bike photos parked in at least a midrange gear, until I get out of granny,...
01-19-13, 10:40 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,592
Posted By mrlassiter

Nice! I like the color! Was it brownish before...

Nice! I like the color! Was it brownish before and you repainted? Or was it just the photo being off a bit?
In either case, good job with it!
01-19-13, 08:16 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,592
Posted By mrlassiter

@Saguaro~ Thanks again for all the...

@Saguaro~

Thanks again for all the recommendations, I was cringing at the price of the Brooks matching leather tape. I may go with a cloth/shellac setup if it'll save me a bunch AND still look...
01-19-13, 08:04 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,592
Posted By mrlassiter

simmonsgc- Thanks for the wishes! This is the...

simmonsgc- Thanks for the wishes! This is the first REAL bike I've owned and I can tell it is from a different era, when quality still meant a lot! I may never get to that stage, but, I do have hopes...
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