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09-17-20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 715
Posted By Charliekeet

“Hello, Officer, I’ve discovered that the...

“Hello, Officer, I’ve discovered that the automobile I bought from your auction contained 5 pounds, er... no, sorry, I mean FOUR pounds of marijuana!”
09-15-20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 339
Posted By Charliekeet

That would be possible, but in my opinion I would...

That would be possible, but in my opinion I would rather find a 27.2 (a very common size), and you could shim that easily.
09-15-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 226
Posted By Charliekeet

I called Chris King and they were very helpful....

I called Chris King and they were very helpful. :thumb: I’ll order the important pieces from them and move forward. Thanks everyone.
09-11-20, 09:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 367
Posted By Charliekeet

Sheldon Brown’s seatpost database says this: ...

Sheldon Brown’s seatpost database says this:
Univega
Specialissima
1981
26.8

So I don’t know about the accurate dating of your frame, but given this and that your measurements indicated on...
08-20-20, 05:34 PM
Replies: 19,616
Views: 3,210,813
Posted By Charliekeet

In cyclist Hell, everybody rides this bike, just...

In cyclist Hell, everybody rides this bike, just like this:...
07-29-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,102
Posted By Charliekeet

To the OP, you're looking for something like...

To the OP, you're looking for something like this?
An Origin8 22.2 quill / 25.4 bar clamp stem on Amazon for like $20...
07-17-20, 10:23 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,606
Posted By Charliekeet

Ditto. Steel or quality aluminum, like an old...

Ditto. Steel or quality aluminum, like an old Cannondale. You’ll be fine at that weight. I am :)

Just keep moving, each day. Things will get better & you’ll enjoy it.
07-08-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 19,616
Views: 3,210,813
Posted By Charliekeet

Amazing: he has relisted the damned thing, now...

Amazing: he has relisted the damned thing, now for $900 with $185 in shipping, and don't forget that $95 SquareTrade 2-year protection plan!!
New eBay listing...
Replies: 2
Views: 632
Posted By Charliekeet

Hi! Most Murrays were not worth a lot, the kind...

Hi! Most Murrays were not worth a lot, the kind of first bike bought at a department store type of thing. Many of us started on one, or a Huffy, Free Spirit, etc... they made millions and millions of...
05-18-20, 09:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 839
Posted By Charliekeet

Gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

Gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.
05-15-20, 11:05 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,324
Posted By Charliekeet

My '85 SR's paint is shall we say, NOT, something...

My '85 SR's paint is shall we say, NOT, something to behold. :lol: It's the red, and I have decided that it's just too far gone to keep touching it up (badly). I'm gonna strip it and enjoy the...
05-12-20, 07:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 243
Posted By Charliekeet

Agree with SalsaShark - don’t do it. Make sure &...

Agree with SalsaShark - don’t do it. Make sure & get the right size. Better to wait now and save yourself periodic hassle from now on.
(It’s .2 difference, not .02) :)
05-12-20, 07:28 AM
Replies: 19,616
Views: 3,210,813
Posted By Charliekeet

Oh, how far we have fallen... :lol: ...

Oh, how far we have fallen... :lol:
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04-26-20, 07:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 402
Posted By Charliekeet

Thanks for confirming (and sorry to the OP for...

Thanks for confirming (and sorry to the OP for any thread-jackishness)! I had seen them for about $20, missed them, and lately they’ve been out of stock as you said (only curved-back around), or on...
04-15-20, 10:10 PM
04-15-20, 09:51 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 9,846
Posted By Charliekeet

Oh noes, some are even doing it with...

Oh noes, some are even doing it with computers?!?! :lol:

If the bikes you’re referring to are cheap to begin with (or even from the trash) then the people who are flipping them are likely people...
10-18-19, 09:14 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,287
Posted By Charliekeet

Ok, so there are definitely aspects of (insert...

Ok, so there are definitely aspects of (insert your term of choice here) workmanship, quality, high-end materials, assembly methods, etc. which have slipped in top of the line automobiles, whether it...
10-01-19, 06:39 AM
Replies: 19,616
Views: 3,210,813
Posted By Charliekeet

So I had to ask. He said he was pretty sure it...

So I had to ask. He said he was pretty sure it came from the factory this way, and that: “If it was a Lefty installed backwards they would have given me a Lefty front wheel. But I have a Righty front...
Replies: 28
Views: 8,372
Posted By Charliekeet

... nor does it change the fact that this dude...

... nor does it change the fact that this dude resurrected an 8-year-old thread about this thing. And is able to judge strength based on how light something is? :p
Replies: 19
Views: 2,941
Posted By Charliekeet

Right, there is certainly value in spending the...

Right, there is certainly value in spending the time to learn and familiarize yourself with a cheap bike, as it makes you more capable when you come across a better project. As others have said,...
07-17-19, 04:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 875
Posted By Charliekeet

So don't leave us in suspense: what’s the...

So don't leave us in suspense: what’s the difference?
06-19-19, 06:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,710
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 won’t rise so ‘big’. I love commuter/grocery getter mtbs set up like this.
04-24-19, 07:07 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,735
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, don’t know that they are or are not, but I have a pair of Schwalbe Durano...
05-23-18, 06:31 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,849
Posted By Charliekeet

looks excellent! Esp. the original fork....

looks excellent! Esp. the original fork. Personally I like the other wheel set, but this is really elegant.
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