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03-12-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,873
Posted By game_player_s

Aldi begins to markdown the prices of their...

Aldi begins to markdown the prices of their "Special Buy" merchandise two week after the advertised sale week for the product with the prices knocked down incremental percentages each week...
03-07-21, 11:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,873
Posted By game_player_s

Bike Stands at Lidl starting Wednesday (3/10/2021)

Forgot to bring a copy of the ad home to scan but; next week's Lidl ad, which goes into effect on Wednesday, has bike stands advertised for $39.99 each.

Edit: Ah, it's on their website.:...
11-22-20, 11:46 PM
Replies: 14,818
Views: 3,604,618
Posted By game_player_s

I refurbed a pair of 26" MTB BSO's last year,...

I refurbed a pair of 26" MTB BSO's last year, both had "suspension". everything about those bikes screamed "crap!". And at present moment I have a quintet of 26" wheeled BSO's in the back yard which...
06-10-20, 12:30 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 12,415
Posted By game_player_s

Same also for the computer industry, for which I...

Same also for the computer industry, for which I am no longer a part of.

Market dissolved down to people who will buy only the cheapest thing available so they can shop on Amazon and watch videos...
05-31-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 12,415
Posted By game_player_s

The stand that Aldi sold repeatedly the past few...

The stand that Aldi sold repeatedly the past few years, which I bought two of, is much nicer in my opinion as it has five legs, giving it superior balance. However, one leg less does appear to be the...
05-27-20, 07:57 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 12,415
Posted By game_player_s

They're doing it again! Scans of this weeks Lidl...

They're doing it again! Scans of this weeks Lidl ad, which went into effect today attached....
05-24-20, 09:00 PM
Replies: 14,818
Views: 3,604,618
Posted By game_player_s

Yesterday morning (pre 9 am) I picked up a super...

Yesterday morning (pre 9 am) I picked up a super inexpensive American Susen, Inc. Asahi mountain bike. No idea what the model is, and sadly it doesn't much matter as the frame is ruined. Was able to...
05-24-20, 08:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 795
Posted By game_player_s

These Schwalbe tires are what I recommend. Kenda...

These Schwalbe tires are what I recommend. Kenda K35's aren't bad mind,but they're absolutely as basic as it gets. For just a couple bucks more you can have a modern puncture resistant tire....
05-03-20, 07:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,988
Posted By game_player_s

Next Avalon 22636 (Now a serious red flag when...

Next Avalon 22636 (Now a serious red flag when there's a series of incoherent digits in the model name.) - Somewhere at a relatives place in Georgia this bike resides and is still mine, and despite...
05-03-20, 06:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,318
Posted By game_player_s

I didn't have time to clean up that derailleur to...

I didn't have time to clean up that derailleur to see if it has a visible SN under all that grime as I was having to get things in the yard put away and covered up as it's supposed to begin raining...
05-03-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,318
Posted By game_player_s

Okay, in all it's dirty and rusty glory. The...

Okay, in all it's dirty and rusty glory. The label on the down tube states it was made in "Republic of China" (Taiwan).
Front Derailleur: Simplex (Made in France) - Didn't see a model number.
Rear...
05-02-20, 08:59 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,177
Posted By game_player_s

For me it was this bike, which I just literally...

For me it was this bike, which I just literally sold last week. 1992 Huffy Crosswinds featuring 26" wheels and, most importantly 12-speed with indexed GripShift. Bike I had before it was a single...
05-02-20, 07:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,318
Posted By game_player_s

I realize that I'm reviving a nearly eleven year...

I realize that I'm reviving a nearly eleven year old topic tonight, but I bought a "Kingsway" bicycle just this evening. Will post pictures of it tomorrow as it was dark out when I got home. Have...
04-18-20, 08:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,162
Posted By game_player_s

Did computer repairs, sales, and service for the...

Did computer repairs, sales, and service for the last eleven years. I've been burned by employers for the last time in that field, burned out and unemployed. Totally understand how TC feels. They...
04-18-20, 07:48 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 12,415
Posted By game_player_s

Went in to the same Lidl again today (it's the...

Went in to the same Lidl again today (it's the only one in my area) No panniers, no folding bike maintenance racks, no LED light sets, and for some reason the crazy indicator signal bike helmets went...
04-18-20, 07:02 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 72,734
Posted By game_player_s

My normal go to road bike frame size is 23"....

My normal go to road bike frame size is 23". Presently have bikes other than the threeI 'm going to share pictures of, but because I'm downsizing presently, these are the only three I'm keeping......
04-08-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 2,388
Views: 288,728
Posted By game_player_s

Your comment had me puzzled, and I'm like, "what...

Your comment had me puzzled, and I'm like, "what am I missing?". Scrolled back through much earlier posts in this thread and you know, prior to browsing through the thread a bit more, well I honestly...
04-08-20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,332
Posted By game_player_s

I've sold two bikes so far this year, most...

I've sold two bikes so far this year, most recently my '84 Bianchi road bike just two days ago to a rather enthusiastic, presumably 20-something, who had a keen eye for the quality and features of...
04-07-20, 11:31 PM
Replies: 2,388
Views: 288,728
Posted By game_player_s

Had a heck of a battle with a Continental Grand...

Had a heck of a battle with a Continental Grand Prix 4000s II tire just two Saturday's ago. First fight was getting it off of the rim it was already on, which was a wheel for a bike I scrapped last...
04-07-20, 11:11 PM
Replies: 5,241
Views: 601,036
Posted By game_player_s

Cleaned up and did general maintenance on my...

Cleaned up and did general maintenance on my primary bicycle over the weekend. Installed a new rack and bottle cage on it Monday. Been wanting to put a rack on it ever since I bought it last year,...
04-07-20, 10:39 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 12,415
Posted By game_player_s

Update: Ladies and Gents, I went to my local Lidl...

Update: Ladies and Gents, I went to my local Lidl Tuesday late afternoon on a mission (accomplished) to secure doughnuts. Seriously,a doughnut craving is no respecter of pandemics.

Checked out...
04-05-20, 10:39 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 12,415
Posted By game_player_s

I've already bought all of the tools this kit has...

I've already bought all of the tools this kit has in the previous two or three years out of necessity and paid a great deal more than that $19.99, paid $15 just for my pedal wrench. Questionable...
07-28-19, 11:56 PM
Replies: 526
Views: 121,916
Posted By game_player_s

I really should've figured on this... but I...

I really should've figured on this... but I didn't.

So the 1987 Centurion Dave Scott Ironman Expert "Miami Vice" I bought last month. I stripped the rear wheel and readied the rim, spokes, and...
07-27-19, 11:20 PM
Replies: 5,241
Views: 601,036
Posted By game_player_s

The 197x (really I have no idea what exact year...

The 197x (really I have no idea what exact year it's from) Chiorda Mixte. Anyone who keeps tabs on the "Your Catch of the Day" topic may recall seeing me post this poor abused bike rescue two...
07-27-19, 10:40 PM
Replies: 14,818
Views: 3,604,618
Posted By game_player_s

Sorry for the late response. Really appreciate...

Sorry for the late response. Really appreciate your post, would never have guessed Chiorda seeing as i; never even heard of the brand prior. Did research after originally reading your post days ago...
07-14-19, 01:42 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,691
Posted By game_player_s

Was the corpse of the rider that bike took out in...

Was the corpse of the rider that bike took out in the big red & white bag?


Brilliant! What an ingenious use for those old dead Lithium-Ion fire hazard batteries, bicycle ballast! :lol:
07-14-19, 01:19 PM
Replies: 14,818
Views: 3,604,618
Posted By game_player_s

Oh, yeah, third bike... was dead tired last night...

Oh, yeah, third bike... was dead tired last night and failed to post it after getting the other two typed up. Believe it is a 1976 Schwinn Varsity as the color appears to be "Chestnut", which isn't...
07-14-19, 12:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,756
Posted By game_player_s

There's a statute of limitations on how long you...

There's a statute of limitations on how long you can wait to formally press charges, no idea what that time limit is in your area, but I wouldn't let someone get away with theft like that. "Good kid"...
07-14-19, 12:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,368
Posted By game_player_s

You've answered your own question in the first...

You've answered your own question in the first two sentences. Neither our input nor your input are are at all relevant to the party who owns and presides over the establishment in question.
07-13-19, 11:30 PM
Replies: 14,818
Views: 3,604,618
Posted By game_player_s

Three bikes followed me home last week. Might...

Three bikes followed me home last week. Might keep the first one as I have never had a mountain bike and seems a good fit, it's either a 1994 or 1995 Giant Sedona ATX. Actually in pretty nice shape...
06-23-19, 08:33 PM
Replies: 21,181
Views: 4,029,769
Posted By game_player_s

Man's bicycle - $50 (Easley) ...

Man's bicycle - $50 (Easley)
https://greenville.craigslist.org/bik/d/easley-mans-bicycle/6918324600.html
One of these finally popped up on my area Craigslist. Someone who couldn't be bothered to...
06-22-19, 07:13 PM
Replies: 14,818
Views: 3,604,618
Posted By game_player_s

My rescue of the day, yard sale find, and the...

My rescue of the day, yard sale find, and the first Centurion I've run across for sale, so I paid the price. I have no idea as to the year or model as I'm wholly unfamiliar with the brand. I poked...
Replies: 12
Views: 3,136
Posted By game_player_s

Sorry it took so long to get back to this. So I...

Sorry it took so long to get back to this. So I finally asked about it, and turns out the rickshaw is on consignment to the shop from someone the shop owner personally knows, hence why it's been...
06-10-19, 11:46 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 12,003
Posted By game_player_s

I can't have people come to where I live, dead...

I can't have people come to where I live, dead end single lane street and the next door neighbor is a retired drunk who is typically out in his front yard sitting around with a bunch of like-kind...
06-03-19, 11:04 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 12,003
Posted By game_player_s

My experiences with selling my bikes have been...

My experiences with selling my bikes have been mixed to say the least. Of the five I've sold in the last three years, only two have sold at my asking prices just this past month. Now realize though...
06-01-19, 08:40 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,378
Posted By game_player_s

Yard/Garage Sales have been pretty decent for me...

Yard/Garage Sales have been pretty decent for me this year too, though have yet to yield me a frame my size, uhg! Have purchased four bikes so far this year, fixed up and flipped one already, two...
Replies: 12
Views: 3,136
Posted By game_player_s

Value of a rickshaw?

Just to be clear I'm in a rather hilly part of the U.S.A. where such a thing as a rickshaw is likely the sort of thing to be wholly impractical not to mention something you just never see here. But...
04-29-19, 11:03 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,725
Posted By game_player_s

For the record, I stripped the seafoam green bike...

For the record, I stripped the seafoam green bike I asked about on April 7th. Felt rather uneasy about it, and not like I don't own other good bikes.
04-07-19, 08:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,725
Posted By game_player_s

Yesterday I did buy a high-end super...

Yesterday I did buy a high-end super light'n'fluffy used aluminum bicycle with a top tube dent that the original owner regarded as being so bad that I was told he went out and bought himself a new...
04-06-19, 10:48 PM
Replies: 14,818
Views: 3,604,618
Posted By game_player_s

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1380x1260/eimg_2184_a185250fcf0f2ac54c15a1f4f5ae0a295327a83e.jpg
Thanks tiredhands, seems that's it and was able to identify the sizing thanks...
04-06-19, 04:19 PM
Replies: 14,818
Views: 3,604,618
Posted By game_player_s

Went a sale'ing this morning and this hipster...

Went a sale'ing this morning and this hipster followed me home on the back of the car. Didn't kick him off because I felt sorry for it being green, dented, and possibly high on performance enhancers....
06-10-18, 08:06 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 15,231
Posted By game_player_s

I think Aldi's corporate felt like they got stung...

I think Aldi's corporate felt like they got stung on these bike racks when they stocked them for their bike weeks (two weeks of biking accessories) last year. I bought one last year two weeks after...
10-18-17, 01:40 PM
Replies: 14,818
Views: 3,604,618
Posted By game_player_s

Saved another kids 24" wheeled "Diamondback...

Saved another kids 24" wheeled "Diamondback Octane" mountain bike last week from the exact same dumpster I saved the the previous 24" wheeled mountain bike from. This one is so odd though, the seat...
10-01-17, 02:03 PM
Replies: 14,818
Views: 3,604,618
Posted By game_player_s

Sorry, haven't felt inclined to picture the...

Sorry, haven't felt inclined to picture the thing. Pulled a DBX (exclusive branding of Dick's Sporting Goods) Vanquish, 24" wheeled, mountain bike out of a dumpster behind a bike store last week....
06-18-17, 11:02 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 14,615
Posted By game_player_s

I went to my local Aldi (Taylors, S.C.) a few...

I went to my local Aldi (Taylors, S.C.) a few hours ago. Only bike item they have left is the Tire Pump, which has been marked down to $7.99.

Glad I got one of the metal handlebar baskets back the...
06-17-17, 11:11 PM
Replies: 14,818
Views: 3,604,618
Posted By game_player_s

Two more pics that for some reason wouldn't take...

Two more pics that for some reason wouldn't take in my previous post.
http://www.tweeg.psoarchive.com/other/b/bianchi_8.JPG

http://www.tweeg.psoarchive.com/other/b/bianchi_9.JPG
06-17-17, 11:08 PM
Replies: 14,818
Views: 3,604,618
Posted By game_player_s

Found and purchased this loaded Bianchi road bike...

Found and purchased this loaded Bianchi road bike from a yard sale this rainy morning for $10. Not pictured, as I removed them to take into the dry; leather straps for the pedals, vintage red...
05-26-17, 09:58 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 14,615
Posted By game_player_s

Aldi was imported along with the BMW factory,...

Aldi was imported along with the BMW factory, personally you could've kept the Beemer factory, all they make is some hideous looking SUV-thing, and it is literally ranked as one of the worst...
05-19-17, 10:19 PM
Replies: 70,635
Views: 11,555,122
Posted By game_player_s

https://greenville.craigslist.org/bik/6139463098.h...

https://greenville.craigslist.org/bik/6139463098.html
https://images.craigslist.org/00C0C_gjKqK12KTni_600x450.jpg
05-19-17, 08:52 PM
Replies: 14,818
Views: 3,604,618
Posted By game_player_s

http://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-mechanics/110577...

http://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-mechanics/1105772-aldi-repair-stand-39-29-a.html
(http://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-mechanics/1105772-aldi-repair-stand-39-29-a.html)
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