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07-05-14, 11:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,329
Posted By CardiacKid

Chlll man. If everyone in America could speak...

Chlll man. If everyone in America could speak perfect Japanese it wouldn't be called a foreign language.
06-11-14, 01:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,270
Posted By CardiacKid

BTW, we generally refer to ourselves as cyclists,...

BTW, we generally refer to ourselves as cyclists, to avoid confusion with the leather jacket crowd.
05-07-14, 03:01 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 11,629
Posted By CardiacKid

Thankfully, I have learned to accept poor grammar...

Thankfully, I have learned to accept poor grammar as a byproduct of the computer age. So things like that don't bother me anymore.
05-04-14, 09:22 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,087
Posted By CardiacKid

I use Runkeeper. It tells you all the basics and...

I use Runkeeper. It tells you all the basics and is free. Just make sure you close it when you are finished because it sucks the battery. I am not even sure it would last through a century ride.
04-18-14, 08:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 663
Posted By CardiacKid

$75? That bike isn't worth $50 in like new...

$75? That bike isn't worth $50 in like new condition.
03-30-14, 02:00 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,276
Posted By CardiacKid

I bought a Walmart bike for one of my kids. What...

I bought a Walmart bike for one of my kids. What a huge mistake. I didn't actually buy it, it was a gift from my in-laws. I ended up rebuilding it. It took more effort than if I had found a bike...
03-23-14, 05:10 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 14,099
Posted By CardiacKid

1973 Eddy Merckx Molteni Bike Kessels Handmade |...

1973 Eddy Merckx Molteni Bike Kessels Handmade | eBay (http://www.ebay.com/itm/1973-Eddy-Merckx-Molteni-bike-Kessels-Handmade-/271432678396)

Same bike same seller, only $3000
03-23-14, 11:33 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 14,099
Posted By CardiacKid

If you are trying to sell something for $25,000...

If you are trying to sell something for $25,000 on an English speaking website, it might be a good idea to get someone who speaks English to write your ad.
03-17-14, 04:27 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,205
Posted By CardiacKid

You break your wife's $500 vacuum picking up all...

You break your wife's $500 vacuum picking up all the ball bearings you lost in the carpet last time you rebuilt your bottom bracket, headset, and/or hub in the living room.
03-15-14, 12:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,997
Posted By CardiacKid

There are literally hundreds of steel frames that...

There are literally hundreds of steel frames that are as light as or lighter than your Cannondale. Spend some time actually reading the forum and you will find plenty of good ideas. But I have to...
03-13-14, 02:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,037
Posted By CardiacKid

Are you sure you are not installing the saddle...

Are you sure you are not installing the saddle backwards. I did that once with an SR Laprode. I mean I know this guy that did that once.
03-10-14, 08:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,000
Posted By CardiacKid

So it is really good to know that if I pay an...

So it is really good to know that if I pay an annual subscription fee I won't get attacked by malware. In the old days that was called a protection racket. God bless the corporations.
03-06-14, 05:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 442
Posted By CardiacKid

New in the box, they come with multiple spacers...

New in the box, they come with multiple spacers and a chart as to which spacer to use on each side, depending on the bottom bracket width. You can probably download the chart from the internet, but...
01-30-14, 08:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,447
Posted By CardiacKid

Here is my take on it. This is a 69 Sport I...

Here is my take on it. This is a 69 Sport I converted to a ss/fg for my teenagers. I really like the Delta Cruisers.

http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z227/msiefken/DSCF1397.jpg...
01-01-14, 10:43 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,272
Posted By CardiacKid

When I was in 6th grade in 1968, my parents...

When I was in 6th grade in 1968, my parents bought me a Schwinn Collegiate and my brother a Varsity. It was the greatest gift I have ever received. I rode the heck out of that bike. When I outgrew...
11-05-13, 06:19 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 10,038
Posted By CardiacKid

Here is my RB2 with a black B17. I think it...

Here is my RB2 with a black B17. I think it would look fine on your bike.

http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z227/msiefken/67f82a74.jpg...
10-28-13, 08:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 707
Posted By CardiacKid

Another reason why I like c&v bikes

I really like those wheels. I wonder who makes them. :eek:

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08-01-13, 01:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,703
Posted By CardiacKid

I have seen some of those numbers generating by...

I have seen some of those numbers generating by manufacturers and they are so conservative, I shouldn't be allowed on a bike, if they were to be believed.
07-24-13, 05:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,712
Posted By CardiacKid

It is possible that the cable is hanging up where...

It is possible that the cable is hanging up where it goes under the bottom bracket. Clean and lube that area. That is the quickest and easiest potential cause to fix. If that doesn't fix the...
07-22-13, 02:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 887
Posted By CardiacKid

When you say Washington, if you mean D.C. you...

When you say Washington, if you mean D.C. you will probably need a college beater. Otherwise, it just depends on you. How comfortable is it? It looks a little small for you, based on the seat...
07-11-13, 02:10 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,475
Posted By CardiacKid

When you post on Craigslist, you get what you pay...

When you post on Craigslist, you get what you pay for. You need to expect to get all kinds of responses. Remember, "sticks and stones".
FYI, I bought the exact same bike on Ebay awhile back for...
07-02-13, 09:56 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,492
Posted By CardiacKid

The Griswold Wagon Queen 326828

The Griswold Wagon Queen

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06-19-13, 12:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 928
Posted By CardiacKid

That is pretty funny. Tour de France bikes, made...

That is pretty funny. Tour de France bikes, made in China, assembled in Iowa, sold at Target (pronounced targee)
06-17-13, 03:26 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 32,742
Posted By CardiacKid

I picked up this RB-2 for $200. All I did was...

I picked up this RB-2 for $200. All I did was put on the Brooks saddle and some new bar tape. It is the bike I ride the most.

http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z227/msiefken/67f82a74.jpg...
06-17-13, 03:20 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,036
Posted By CardiacKid

If anyone wants a kickstand, I have a box full of...

If anyone wants a kickstand, I have a box full of them. They immediately come off any bike I purchase that already has one. Even my kids don't like kickstands. They just set their bikes on the...
Replies: 7
Views: 1,005
Posted By CardiacKid

Graduation just occurred and all the graduates...

Graduation just occurred and all the graduates are moving out and selling their bikes. Most of the rest of the students have left for the summer. While Austin has a population of about a million,...
Replies: 7
Views: 1,005
Posted By CardiacKid

That appears to be a 1988 in pretty good shape. ...

That appears to be a 1988 in pretty good shape. Assuming better pictures confirm it is stock and in good shape, I would guess it is worth in the neighborhood of $200 to $250. It is comparable to a...
03-24-13, 08:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 892
Posted By CardiacKid

If you are comparing high end and mid-range bikes...

If you are comparing high end and mid-range bikes today to the the RB-1 and RB-2 respectively,I agree with Robbie. However, if you compare them based purely on price today, I believe the RB is going...
03-21-13, 02:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,574
Posted By CardiacKid

It is experiences like this that make me long for...

It is experiences like this that make me long for the good old days. Weekly ads in the Greensheet were so much more efficient.
03-06-13, 04:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,199
Posted By CardiacKid

In the last 6 years, the only time I remember...

In the last 6 years, the only time I remember using an LBS for work was removing a cotter pin from a Raleigh Sport crank. They only charged me for the new pin, I think is was $3. I stopped letting...
02-23-13, 10:51 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,964
Posted By CardiacKid

I have had good success with a c clamp and a...

I have had good success with a c clamp and a socket. Put the socket over the exit end. Place the c clamp on the other end of the pin and the end of the socket. Slowly close the clamp.. The pin is...
02-10-13, 01:11 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 14,163
Posted By CardiacKid

I got my drivers license in 1973, so that...

I got my drivers license in 1973, so that decision was made a few years earlier. The decision was Schwinn all the way. For people in the financial situation you describe, Schwinn was the Cadillac...
02-01-13, 02:48 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,982
Posted By CardiacKid

Where I come from, that is a month's take home...

Where I come from, that is a month's take home pay for your average bike shop employee. Would I ever pay a month's salary for I bike? No.
Would I ever pay a month's salary for a frame? HECK NO!
01-22-13, 12:19 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 8,653
Posted By CardiacKid

When a deal looks too good to be...

When a deal looks too good to be true...............
01-21-13, 02:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 434
Posted By CardiacKid

The Monkees are as vintage as a 1968 Sears 10...

The Monkees are as vintage as a 1968 Sears 10 speed.
12-17-12, 10:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,139
Posted By CardiacKid

If you want a bike that has the same ride as a...

If you want a bike that has the same ride as a mountain bike, you have the wrong bike. That is like buying a Porsche and expecting it to have the same ride as a Cadillac. I doubt you will be able...
10-31-12, 01:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 577
Posted By CardiacKid

I have never had a problem finding Hyperglide...

I have never had a problem finding Hyperglide freewheels. Cassettes are obviously a different story.
10-30-12, 02:24 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,179
Posted By CardiacKid

It is also important to properly tighten...

It is also important to properly tighten everything when putting it back together. If you over tighten the lock ring you will cause permanent damage. Go to the Park Tools site for detailed...
09-05-12, 03:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,459
Posted By CardiacKid

I agree with those that say wait and save up for...

I agree with those that say wait and save up for a better bike. The bikes you listed will probably save you a minute or so, but not enough to put you on the podium. I would suggest you make a few...
09-02-12, 09:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,484
Posted By CardiacKid

I would suggest you swap it out for a Campy NR...

I would suggest you swap it out for a Campy NR drivetrain.
08-11-12, 06:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,296
Posted By CardiacKid

A Trek 800 does not warrant a moral dilemma.

A Trek 800 does not warrant a moral dilemma.
08-11-12, 06:42 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,453
Posted By CardiacKid

Regardless of the virtues of battery operated...

Regardless of the virtues of battery operated drivetrains, that bike is fugly.
08-05-12, 08:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 665
Posted By CardiacKid

The first step is to figure out the proper size. ...

The first step is to figure out the proper size. The bikes you have identified seem to be all over the place in size.
08-04-12, 02:56 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,399
Posted By CardiacKid

I guess you don't sleep in hotels either. Just...

I guess you don't sleep in hotels either. Just think what has been done on those beds. My skin doesn't touch my saddle.
08-02-12, 06:28 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,404
Posted By CardiacKid

Troll

Troll
07-25-12, 03:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,223
Posted By CardiacKid

It has to be better than the POS I bought from...

It has to be better than the POS I bought from Performance, which is now held together with duct tape and cable ties.
07-16-12, 09:16 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,520
Posted By CardiacKid

Theoretically, if the ramp was short enough, that...

Theoretically, if the ramp was short enough, that might be true. Practically speaking, the reason why a steel bike is faster than a carbon bike on a descent is because it weighs more. There is...
07-16-12, 07:30 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,520
Posted By CardiacKid

I am no physicist, so I can't cite the correct...

I am no physicist, so I can't cite the correct rules, but I believe everyone is hung up on the wrong rules. The Pinewood Derby Rule of Physics says "All other things being equal, the heavier car...
07-13-12, 06:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 418
Posted By CardiacKid

I assume she is older, so friending her on...

I assume she is older, so friending her on Facebook probably wouldn't help. Try sending flowers.
07-13-12, 06:40 AM
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