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07-26-05, 08:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 662
Posted By suntreader

I believe you have misquoted me. The remark about...

I believe you have misquoted me. The remark about the Trek was in response to the original poster's qestion as to whether or not his carbon Trek will be considered vintage in the future. In light of...
07-26-05, 08:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,911
Posted By suntreader

Sounds like the Shimano Arabesque series. Very...

Sounds like the Shimano Arabesque series. Very attractive.
07-26-05, 08:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,622
Posted By suntreader

Agreed!

Agreed!
07-26-05, 07:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 408
Posted By suntreader

You made the right move in keeping the Moulton....

You made the right move in keeping the Moulton. You'll probably never do better. Treat it with loving care and ride it well! It'll make you feel good all over.
07-26-05, 05:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 437
Posted By suntreader

I saw a Huffy "Futura" men's bike in a Salvation...

I saw a Huffy "Futura" men's bike in a Salvation Army thrift shop last week. Don't know if they're related, though.
07-26-05, 05:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 662
Posted By suntreader

It's neither. It's a fairly modern folder.

It's neither. It's a fairly modern folder.
07-24-05, 04:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 426
Posted By suntreader

You paid a fair price. Enjoy the bike.

You paid a fair price. Enjoy the bike.
07-23-05, 12:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 527
Posted By suntreader

I live only two blocks from the ocean, so it's no...

I live only two blocks from the ocean, so it's no problem. If anyone needs a classic bike aged (preferably in the 55cm range), just ship it to me and I'll get the process underway.
07-23-05, 05:02 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,785
Posted By suntreader

They look great!

They look great!
07-23-05, 04:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 527
Posted By suntreader

Simple. Leave it outside in the rain for three...

Simple. Leave it outside in the rain for three years. That ought to do it. :D
07-22-05, 09:51 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,770
Posted By suntreader

I don't know much about French bikes... but I DO...

I don't know much about French bikes... but I DO know that ramen noodles is good noodles. I'd rather eat ramen noodles and ride a decent bike, than eat steak and ride a clunker.

Good luck with...
07-22-05, 09:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 545
Posted By suntreader

The bicycle gods are trying to speak to you. ...

The bicycle gods are trying to speak to you.

You must listen and obey their will.

Obey! Obey! Obey!
07-21-05, 07:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,261
Posted By suntreader

A photo would be handy.

A photo would be handy.
07-21-05, 04:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 642
Posted By suntreader

Ultimate retro poseur. No thanks.

Ultimate retro poseur.

No thanks.
07-19-05, 09:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 697
Posted By suntreader

If you want a classic (and who doesn't?) and you...

If you want a classic (and who doesn't?) and you have time to shop and money to spend, I think you should look for a high grade Masi, Gitane, Peugeot, or Bianchi... or similar makes. You'll...
07-19-05, 07:40 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,770
Posted By suntreader

I hate to return to the original topic, but... ...

I hate to return to the original topic, but...

Poguemahone, what's your game plan with the bike? It looks like you have plenty of work ahead. Where will you start?
07-18-05, 10:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,118
Posted By suntreader

Twenty-five bucks in excellent condition? Go for...

Twenty-five bucks in excellent condition? Go for it!
07-18-05, 08:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,770
Posted By suntreader

Your sanity and the purchase of that bike are...

Your sanity and the purchase of that bike are actually two separate issues. :)

That being said, good luck with the restoration. It looks like you have a lot of work to do... especially on those...
07-18-05, 06:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,281
Posted By suntreader

My new bike has an Ultegra (indexed) drivetrain...

My new bike has an Ultegra (indexed) drivetrain and I really enjoy it... BUT the entire bike is designed to handle an indexed system. However, I would never dream of modifying my old Schwinn in that...
07-18-05, 06:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,281
Posted By suntreader

No way! Friction shifting is is a important part...

No way! Friction shifting is is a important part of the vintage bike experience.
07-18-05, 06:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,131
Posted By suntreader

There's no such thing as molded steel, is there? ...

There's no such thing as molded steel, is there?

I thought all steel had to be extruded, then fabricated in some fashion.

Exception: some stainless steel items are casted.
07-17-05, 02:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,042
Posted By suntreader

Merckx or Moulton... whoever is willing to make...

Merckx or Moulton... whoever is willing to make the best deal.
07-16-05, 03:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,406
Posted By suntreader

Beautiful bike. Nice photo, too!

Beautiful bike. Nice photo, too!
07-13-05, 09:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,572
Posted By suntreader

:roflmao:

:roflmao:
07-11-05, 08:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,572
Posted By suntreader

I could see changing the pedals, but I would...

I could see changing the pedals, but I would leave everything else intact. It is a valuable classic bike the way it is.

You may want to contact Dave and see what he thinks. Here's his web site:
...
07-11-05, 02:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,330
Posted By suntreader

I can't imagine it not being a good deal......

I can't imagine it not being a good deal... unless the frame is cracked or the forks are bent. Otherwise, I'd have to go for it. Just make sure it's the right size for you.

If nothing else, it'll...
07-07-05, 10:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,341
Posted By suntreader

Did you get lucky?

Did you get lucky?
07-04-05, 10:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 709
Posted By suntreader

That's a beautiful head badge. You don't see too...

That's a beautiful head badge. You don't see too many like that any more.
07-02-05, 09:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,130
Posted By suntreader

I hope I look better than that. :D

I hope I look better than that. :D
07-01-05, 11:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,326
Posted By suntreader

This is a very dangerous bike. You are risking...

This is a very dangerous bike. You are risking your life every time you ride it. Your best move would be to send it to me so I can drop it off at the PDF (Peugeot Disposal Facility) here in Myrtle...
07-01-05, 11:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,130
Posted By suntreader

That explains the athletic body.

That explains the athletic body.
07-01-05, 07:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,130
Posted By suntreader

I suppose you could obtain the inventory from the...

I suppose you could obtain the inventory from the IRS property seizure a few years ago. If Willie owned it at that time, then it became public property.

For some strange reason, I just don't see...
07-01-05, 10:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,130
Posted By suntreader

I like the bike, too. It's exactly my size. The...

I like the bike, too. It's exactly my size. The engraving would cost $20-30 just about anywhere you go. I'm guessing that it belonged to either a devoted fan, or someone who tried to make it a gift...
07-01-05, 08:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,130
Posted By suntreader

I'm not doubting the seller's integrity. An...

I'm not doubting the seller's integrity. An engraved stem doesn't seem like adequate provenance to me. What could be easier to counterfeit? (Lance Armstrong decals on a Trek top bar would actually...
07-01-05, 03:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,281
Posted By suntreader

It depends on where you live in the Germanic...

It depends on where you live in the Germanic countries. It can range from "Pook" to "Pooch" to "Poosh."
07-01-05, 03:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,130
Posted By suntreader

I'm gonna engrave "BOB DYLAN" on the stem of my...

I'm gonna engrave "BOB DYLAN" on the stem of my old Schwinn. That should be worth a few bucks.
06-30-05, 08:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,164
Posted By suntreader

Nice looking bike. Any idea where it was made?

Nice looking bike. Any idea where it was made?
06-30-05, 03:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,099
Posted By suntreader

I guess marriage is out of the question. :D

I guess marriage is out of the question. :D
06-30-05, 03:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,281
Posted By suntreader

Determining the year of manufacture?

Determining the year of manufacture?
06-28-05, 09:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 749
Posted By suntreader

It's hard to resist a fastball down the middle?

It's hard to resist a fastball down the middle?
06-28-05, 09:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 700
Posted By suntreader

Nothing better to do?

Nothing better to do?
06-28-05, 01:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 709
Posted By suntreader

Sweet! I can't wait to see the finished product....

Sweet! I can't wait to see the finished product. Best of luck!
06-28-05, 01:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 700
Posted By suntreader

Free? That's too much for a Roadmaster.

Free? That's too much for a Roadmaster.
06-28-05, 06:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 709
Posted By suntreader

I see a lot of rust. Is it in fairly decent...

I see a lot of rust. Is it in fairly decent mechanical condition? Restorable?
06-28-05, 06:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 541
Posted By suntreader

Nice find. Ride it!

Nice find.

Ride it!
06-27-05, 09:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 555
Posted By suntreader

Heck no! I'm not that crazy. The chainsaw-powered...

Heck no! I'm not that crazy. The chainsaw-powered Trek came from this thread last April:

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=102955
06-27-05, 02:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 749
Posted By suntreader

I disagree. A frame built from solid steel rods...

I disagree. A frame built from solid steel rods has excellent descent characteristics. The 200+ pound frame builds substantial momentum and enables the rider to go downhill much faster than a "hollow...
06-27-05, 11:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 555
Posted By suntreader

Yes. Add a chainsaw engine.

Yes. Add a chainsaw engine.
06-23-05, 10:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 903
Posted By suntreader

And I'm not saying that the color should be...

And I'm not saying that the color should be changed, either... I just think that it would look great in black... or maybe British racing green. Hmmmm... stealthy!

I'd definitely lose the wheel...
06-23-05, 10:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,624
Posted By suntreader

You must be living right. The bicycle gods have...

You must be living right. The bicycle gods have smiled upon you.
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