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10-28-11, 11:48 AM
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Posted By mandrake

Schwinn Traveler

Seems like a decent deal.
http://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/bik/2635127143.html
10-22-11, 07:30 PM
Replies: 837
Views: 114,553
Posted By mandrake

With my favorite jazz label on the table.

With my favorite jazz label on the table.
10-21-11, 04:54 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,838
Posted By mandrake

You could not pay me to wear tweed, esp. on a...

You could not pay me to wear tweed, esp. on a bicycle. It seems a ridiculous thing to do. 'Hey look at me! I am wearing funny looking clothing, wait a moment while I pull over so you can give me a...
10-20-11, 03:33 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 10,270
Posted By mandrake

My first helmet was a Vetta (in white) which I...

My first helmet was a Vetta (in white) which I bought in the mid-80's also because it looked pretty cool.
10-18-11, 02:20 PM
Replies: 837
Views: 114,553
Posted By mandrake

Which AR? I have an ES-1 (and am keeping it).

Which AR? I have an ES-1 (and am keeping it).
10-17-11, 10:05 AM
Replies: 3,613
Views: 957,052
Posted By mandrake

I have always loved that swinging "Hot Club"...

I have always loved that swinging "Hot Club" style of jazz. I will check out more of Tchan Tchou. Django was influential on this side of the Atlantic as well, inspiring the Modern Jazz Quartet to...
10-16-11, 10:32 PM
Replies: 3,613
Views: 957,052
Posted By mandrake

Nice. Also, good selection of music. Reminded me...

Nice. Also, good selection of music. Reminded me of the Belgian Gitane- Django Reinhardt.
10-10-11, 02:52 PM
Replies: 2,699
Views: 976,378
Posted By mandrake

Serial number on mine indicates 1984.

Serial number on mine indicates 1984.
10-10-11, 10:46 AM
Replies: 2,699
Views: 976,378
Posted By mandrake

With the bar-ends, cantilevers and small...

With the bar-ends, cantilevers and small chain-ring, I would have expected rack threads on the fork. My Gran Touring of this era is similar, but has DT shifters and rack threads on the fork. Was...
10-09-11, 03:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,503
Posted By mandrake

Mercy, Mercy, that is one nice Mercian.

Mercy, Mercy, that is one nice Mercian.
10-08-11, 03:49 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,040
Posted By mandrake

I have the same bike and have been thinking of...

I have the same bike and have been thinking of putting on a compact double crankset. I believe I would also have to change out the front der.
These old 2300's are pretty good riders.
10-03-11, 02:47 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 12,472
Posted By mandrake

Please don't take this as a judgement on your...

Please don't take this as a judgement on your English, because I am certain it is way better than my... well any other language. Substitute "was" for "were" in the above cases. Why? because you are...
10-03-11, 11:25 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 12,472
Posted By mandrake

Thanks for the reply. Like many things, it is...

Thanks for the reply. Like many things, it is hard to beat something "tailor made" for you. Also, it is great knowing the person who actually made it.
I have heard the Dutch take their cycling...
09-29-11, 05:04 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 12,472
Posted By mandrake

That's it- let the ride decide.

That's it- let the ride decide.
09-29-11, 01:14 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 12,472
Posted By mandrake

I see postings of Dutch bikes from time to time...

I see postings of Dutch bikes from time to time and they are always appealing. I wonder if anyone can identify what is the facination with bikes like Zieleman, RIH, Gazelle, etc.
Are they an esp....
09-04-11, 06:53 PM
Replies: 18,885
Views: 2,320,465
Posted By mandrake

My standard ride up to Swamis and back, but saw a...

My standard ride up to Swamis and back, but saw a really nice Italian (no decals, and I didn't catch the name) lugged steel bike all re-done with updated components and a Joe Bell desert rose color...
08-24-11, 06:27 PM
Replies: 3,613
Views: 957,052
Posted By mandrake

Is that an inner tube dispenser mounted on the...

Is that an inner tube dispenser mounted on the wall?
08-22-11, 05:53 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 32,076
Posted By mandrake

Here is a chrome 11.8 for sale. ...

Here is a chrome 11.8 for sale.
http://sandiego.craigslist.org/ssd/bik/2560638089.html
02-11-11, 07:43 PM
Replies: 69,040
Views: 11,155,452
Posted By mandrake

Looks like a nice touring bike. ...

Looks like a nice touring bike.
http://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/bik/2209192352.html
02-04-11, 11:42 AM
Replies: 837
Views: 114,553
Posted By mandrake

I have a Dyna Pas 3 Preamp, modified with a slow...

I have a Dyna Pas 3 Preamp, modified with a slow start circuit and koa wood face plate. The Sheldon Brown spirit applied to audio. Dyna stuff is good value for money.
02-03-11, 10:38 PM
Replies: 837
Views: 114,553
Posted By mandrake

This guy played with EC on that live album: ...

This guy played with EC on that live album:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cek5qZ76FZs
02-02-11, 10:54 AM
Replies: 837
Views: 114,553
Posted By mandrake

+1 on "Just One Night", lots of Blues, esp. like...

+1 on "Just One Night", lots of Blues, esp. like the Maceo Merriweather tune "Worried Life Blues."
01-31-11, 12:48 PM
Replies: 837
Views: 114,553
Posted By mandrake

Some people don't like Van Gelder recordings, but...

Some people don't like Van Gelder recordings, but I do. If he was good enough for Alfred Lion, he is good enough for me.
01-31-11, 11:22 AM
Replies: 837
Views: 114,553
Posted By mandrake

Nice Thorens. What kind of arm do you have on it?...

Nice Thorens. What kind of arm do you have on it? Also, like the choice of vinyl, Blue Note is my favorite jazz label.
01-30-11, 06:47 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,984
Posted By mandrake

What about on a mtn. bike with knobbies? I have...

What about on a mtn. bike with knobbies? I have some tires where reversing the tread pattern look like it would decrease traction and not ride as well on smooth surfaces and maybe wear out...
01-30-11, 06:35 PM
Replies: 837
Views: 114,553
Posted By mandrake

Like bikes, there are deals to be had if you know...

Like bikes, there are deals to be had if you know what you are looking at and have patience. About 15 years ago I was in a Goodwill and heard the sound of a good stereo system coming from the back of...
01-30-11, 03:19 PM
Replies: 837
Views: 114,553
Posted By mandrake

188101Speaking of simple. Here is my AR ES-1...

188101Speaking of simple. Here is my AR ES-1 turntable. It powered by a small DC motor coupled to a belt that wraps around the bottom of the platter. It has just one speed- 33 1/3 rpm. The platter is...
01-30-11, 02:59 PM
Replies: 837
Views: 114,553
Posted By mandrake

Yep, my friend has a < 10 wpc single ended tube...

Yep, my friend has a < 10 wpc single ended tube amp running in Class A powering very efficient Klipsch La Scala's and there is plenty of volume, and of course it sounds wonderful. He sold me a 1963...
01-30-11, 02:16 PM
Replies: 837
Views: 114,553
Posted By mandrake

I believe it was, and I apparently underestimated...

I believe it was, and I apparently underestimated the WPC. Look at that transformer and heat sinks! The cabinet is practically all taken up by the amp. Like I said, it's a beast. Unfortunately, Fred...
01-30-11, 01:44 PM
Replies: 837
Views: 114,553
Posted By mandrake

I was in an audio repair shop here in SD a few...

I was in an audio repair shop here in SD a few years ago and he had a beast of a Pioneer receiver in for service that was rated at 250 watts per channel! The amp had heat sinks protruding from the...
01-29-11, 10:32 PM
Replies: 837
Views: 114,553
Posted By mandrake

It's a good way to get your groove back.

It's a good way to get your groove back.
01-21-11, 05:19 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,780
Posted By mandrake

I have never tried any of my panniers in the...

I have never tried any of my panniers in the rain, but would not trust any of the ones I own but the Ortliebs to keep stuff inside dry in the rain.
Orliebs not only are made of waterproof material,...
01-21-11, 01:27 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,780
Posted By mandrake

I have a mismash of panniers. Two Jandd Mini...

I have a mismash of panniers. Two Jandd Mini Mtn's for the front. They are well made. I like Jandd, have a few of their under seat packs as well. I also have an Arkel rear Utility Basket which I have...
01-20-11, 11:08 PM
Replies: 837
Views: 114,553
Posted By mandrake

http://www.gallagher.com/clean_records.htm ...

http://www.gallagher.com/clean_records.htm

or make your own:

http://vinylhive.com/groovmaster-label-protector-clean-vinyl-records/

It works well for me.

I use a Deema carbon fiber...
01-20-11, 10:28 PM
Replies: 837
Views: 114,553
Posted By mandrake

I saw George in his "50 States in 50 days" tour...

I saw George in his "50 States in 50 days" tour while a student at Florida State. Made sense he would hit Tallahassee instead of going south on the peninsula for that tour. It was at a small...
01-12-11, 11:40 PM
Replies: 18,885
Views: 2,320,465
Posted By mandrake

So it was you, not a DNS problem after all.

So it was you, not a DNS problem after all.
01-12-11, 05:26 PM
Replies: 18,885
Views: 2,320,465
Posted By mandrake

No pics just a nice day (70 F) after the office...

No pics just a nice day (70 F) after the office closed at 11:30 AM due to all of our servers in the Boston area going down.
It was nice to ride home in full sun and light traffic. It's usually dark...
01-12-11, 12:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,232
Posted By mandrake

I like the mineral water wetdown the one guy got....

I like the mineral water wetdown the one guy got. The tifosi spare no expense.
01-06-11, 07:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,347
Posted By mandrake

I have an '84 Gran Touring. It has Shimano...

I have an '84 Gran Touring. It has Shimano canti's, low rider mounts on the fork, triple butted Tange chromoly frame (including the fork), 7 speed with triple crankset, Shimano index shifting. The...
12-27-10, 07:56 PM
Replies: 18,885
Views: 2,320,465
Posted By mandrake

Did the same ride myself on Xmas Eve.

Did the same ride myself on Xmas Eve.
12-25-10, 09:53 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,319
Posted By mandrake

When in Mex, I like Penafiel mineral waters.

When in Mex, I like Penafiel mineral waters.
12-24-10, 01:56 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,319
Posted By mandrake

Why the boycott? Has it failed to remove...

Why the boycott? Has it failed to remove corrosion from your car bat-tri?
12-18-10, 01:21 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,479
Posted By mandrake

I had one just like it in blue and white. Rode it...

I had one just like it in blue and white. Rode it until the front tire hollowed out, by that time I was ready for a two wheeler.
12-09-10, 09:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 974
Posted By mandrake

Great video, it has "universal...

Great video, it has "universal applications."
12-03-10, 07:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 691
Posted By mandrake

I believe Roberts is still making bikes. They are...

I believe Roberts is still making bikes. They are located outside of London.
http://robertscycles.com/
11-28-10, 11:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,962
Posted By mandrake

Best of luck on your site. Thank you for the link...

Best of luck on your site. Thank you for the link to classic lightweights UK. Some stunning bikes on there.
While many of us were riding heavyweight tanks, machines like this were in existence:...
11-07-10, 01:03 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 9,690
Posted By mandrake

That must have been about 50 years ago.

That must have been about 50 years ago.
11-07-10, 12:48 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 9,690
Posted By mandrake

Ballast Pt. Sculpin IPA after doing a canyon run...

Ballast Pt. Sculpin IPA after doing a canyon run near my place.
http://www.ballastpoint.com/beers-of-ballast-point-ipa-sculpin/
10-09-10, 07:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 35,079
Posted By mandrake

I believe all of their bike names where based on...

I believe all of their bike names where based on actual places/trails from Marin Co.
09-25-10, 01:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,200
Posted By mandrake

I like twine usually, but just to finish the bar...

I like twine usually, but just to finish the bar tape. This person took it too far for me. I like a thinner gauge of twine also. Looks cluttered, I like a cleaner look.
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