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07-16-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 521
Views: 37,821
Posted By Kobe

Wow, is this new or new to you? Great looking...

Wow, is this new or new to you? Great looking build.
07-16-20, 09:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,329
Posted By Kobe

My best friend from High School who has not been...

My best friend from High School who has not been on a bike in 10 years asked me to find him a bike. Luckily it was early April and Bikes Direct had some bikes left. $300 for a new hybrid was better...
07-11-20, 07:34 AM
Replies: 371
Views: 32,633
Posted By Kobe

The Mustache bars did not agree with me. It was...

The Mustache bars did not agree with me. It was my third and probably not last attempt at them. The handling was fine but wrists would hurt after 30 minutes.

We are going to need more pictures of...
07-01-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 976
Posted By Kobe

I owned a '69 Corona in the 80's. More like 0 to...

I owned a '69 Corona in the 80's. More like 0 to 16 in 60 seconds, I bet it's still running somewhere though.
07-01-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,438
Posted By Kobe

Must have heard about the bike shortage and...

Must have heard about the bike shortage and figured it was time.
06-24-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,181
Posted By Kobe

Modern Classic. I have been waiting for a...

Modern Classic.

I have been waiting for a thread like this to pop up so I could post my '19Sport. I bought it last year by ordering from Shirk's bike shop in Lancaster County, but was able talk to...
05-27-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 778
Posted By Kobe

BG was ahead of his time with the original...

BG was ahead of his time with the original monster cross. Great looking bike, I bet there are not many in nicer condition.
05-15-20, 08:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 518
Posted By Kobe

Build it and they will come. I built...

Build it and they will come.

I built something similar to your upright one for the shed. It holds only 6 bikes.
05-15-20, 07:36 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 14,660
Posted By Kobe

Last time for myself was June of last year....

Last time for myself was June of last year. Gunnar will only do sales through a bike shop even though I knew exactly what I wanted to order. I did have them ass the headset though. Apparently this...
04-09-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,037
Posted By Kobe

Nothing more sad than to see someone walking a...

Nothing more sad than to see someone walking a bike. I did the walk of shame when I was a half mile from my house when I got a flat and figured it was easier to fix it at home. As everyone is looking...
04-02-20, 09:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,608
Posted By Kobe

Or should be. Him and the bike look like they...

Or should be. Him and the bike look like they need to get a room.

The seller has been listing this for at least a year. A price drop is probably in order.
04-02-20, 08:54 AM
Replies: 472
Views: 33,368
Posted By Kobe

Resurrecting the old mileage thread.That is, if 3...

Resurrecting the old mileage thread.That is, if 3 months counts as dead.

I am getting some miles in now that work has been cut back to 4 days a week. I just wish the rain would stop, seems like...
03-30-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 225
Posted By Kobe

Touring bikes with canti brakes will usually take...

Touring bikes with canti brakes will usually take a larger tire. I had a 1985 65cm 520 that would take 700x40c.

Switching from 27" to 700's can be a little tricky with canti brakes due to reach.
03-10-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,546
Posted By Kobe

I am 6'6" and my favorite drop bar is the Soma...

I am 6'6" and my favorite drop bar is the Soma Highway One in 46cm. The shallow drops make it much easier for my 57 year old body to get to them.

...
03-04-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 478
Posted By Kobe

That Cannondale looks great, and for $50 it looks...

That Cannondale looks great, and for $50 it looks even better.

The Schwinn is an OK too, but it seems anything with "Sport" in its name has lower end components.
02-28-20, 11:04 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 17,968
Posted By Kobe

I missed this originally thinking it was another...

I missed this originally thinking it was another of those don't buy thinks on the internet threads. Glad it all came out with a mostly happy ending.

What percent of your parts were you able to...
02-14-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 33,636
Posted By Kobe

When Bruce Gordon was alive I thought about...

When Bruce Gordon was alive I thought about having him make me a custom, but price was an obstacle and I ended up having Clockwork make me one. Well, I ended up with a BG for a fraction of the price....
01-24-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 800
Posted By Kobe

That has to be a repaint, too nice to be...

That has to be a repaint, too nice to be original. Love the seat lug.
01-24-20, 05:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 620
Posted By Kobe

The Radac probably came with a Ultegra group,...

The Radac probably came with a Ultegra group, similar to an RB-1, but if you have an Exage 400 group available it would definitely be a step up over what is on their now.

If you decide to change...
Replies: 26
Views: 4,510
Posted By Kobe

maldav, I read your email but was unable to reply...

maldav, I read your email but was unable to reply offline. It looks like you tried everything I would have done, and took the 9% hit. At least you ended up with a great bike.

I am in the area and...
01-23-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 620
Posted By Kobe

Maybe Japenese market Radac, this one sold in...

Maybe Japenese market Radac, this one sold in Okinawa has internal cable routing but different lettering.

Radac (http://yahoo.aleado.com/lot?auctionID=h357464734)
...
01-23-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 495
Posted By Kobe

If you are in a larger city, Craigslist still...

If you are in a larger city, Craigslist still works well. No fees and no buyers remorse or shipping hassles.
Replies: 26
Views: 4,510
Posted By Kobe

Did you give them a deposit or pay the full fee...

Did you give them a deposit or pay the full fee up front? If paid by credit card I would look into the buyer protection, especially if he gave you a quote in writing and the fee was omitted.
01-23-20, 01:10 PM
Replies: 6,470
Views: 573,031
Posted By Kobe

I like the Shimano more than the Suntour. That...

I like the Shimano more than the Suntour. That little curve seems to give it better leverage.
01-17-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,868
Posted By Kobe

If you're not fast on this bike you're not...

If you're not fast on this bike you're not trying. Awesome find an setup!
01-15-20, 10:34 AM
Replies: 15,825
Views: 1,629,867
Posted By Kobe

I need to move to Point Reyes Station. Nice...

I need to move to Point Reyes Station. Nice looking town with a great bike shop that knows both new and vintage bikes.
01-10-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 9,348
Posted By Kobe

Glad they didn't use it for an anchor, it's...

Glad they didn't use it for an anchor, it's definitely not.
01-07-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,109
Posted By Kobe

Looks like a miniature Fat Bike. Awesome way to...

Looks like a miniature Fat Bike. Awesome way to learn to ride.
01-02-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,900
Posted By Kobe

Thanks Aaron. I always wanted a BG and almost had...

Thanks Aaron. I always wanted a BG and almost had Bruce make a custom for me when I got my Clockwork. He was just out of my league pricewise.
01-02-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,290
Posted By Kobe

Take that cool headbadge off and send it to me so...

Take that cool headbadge off and send it to me so you can get it under 20lbs.

Seriously, very nice bike.
01-02-20, 10:46 AM
Replies: 472
Views: 33,368
Posted By Kobe

I hate following gearbasher on this thread. ...

I hate following gearbasher on this thread.

I fell 89 miles short of my goal of 4,000.

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01-02-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,900
Posted By Kobe

I just got it in December so it still needs a few...

I just got it in December so it still needs a few parts. I was thrilled when the eBay seller accepted my offer and delivered it personally from Ohio....
12-31-19, 11:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,131
Posted By Kobe

At 6'6" and 278lbs 5 years ago I realized 300 was...

At 6'6" and 278lbs 5 years ago I realized 300 was coming up quickly. My goal was 4000 miles per year and 215lbs which I have achieved for the past 5 years.

Surprisingly it's not the actual biking...
12-23-19, 10:41 AM
Replies: 371
Views: 32,633
Posted By Kobe

I should have more black bikes. '88 Proteus. ...

I should have more black bikes. '88 Proteus.
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1024x768/proteus_d9cb35f6469b5e0a8c7d365c127ed99d872e2f45.jpg
12-19-19, 01:45 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,320
Posted By Kobe

Groody Brothers did a nice job keeping the lug...

Groody Brothers did a nice job keeping the lug lines crisp. May I ask who made the decals?
12-19-19, 01:09 PM
Replies: 57,409
Views: 8,337,875
Posted By Kobe

It's missing decals but looks legit. I wish it...

It's missing decals but looks legit. I wish it was my size....

Colnago (https://cnj.craigslist.org/bik/d/somerset-colnago/7041210335.html)

...
12-18-19, 01:03 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,105
Posted By Kobe

I will only buy quality bikes in my size...

I will only buy quality bikes in my size (65-68cm) which nicely limits my buying, especially on Craigslist.

I did trash pick a Jamis Explorer mountain bike and added new cables,brakes and a chain....
12-12-19, 11:27 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,290
Posted By Kobe

I use my Proteus on a Kurt Kinetic trainer in the...

I use my Proteus on a Kurt Kinetic trainer in the basement. A fan helps to keep any sweat to a minimum.
12-12-19, 11:14 AM
Replies: 24
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Views: 1,252
Posted By Kobe

I predict one step backward and two forward, only...

I predict one step backward and two forward, only because that's what I have been doing for years.
12-11-19, 01:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,108
Posted By Kobe

If it hasn't been said yet, Oh May! So close to...

If it hasn't been said yet, Oh May! So close to fitting me but....
12-11-19, 10:59 AM
Replies: 57,409
Views: 8,337,875
Posted By Kobe

Whoa, that's either a 65 or 68cm all original. I...

Whoa, that's either a 65 or 68cm all original. I almost never see these, especially for that price. I paid twice that for a 68cm frame.
12-10-19, 11:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 552
Posted By Kobe

Same bike, different components? It does match...

Same bike, different components? It does match the CL ad. Hmmm...

Classic '87 Trek TX700...
12-10-19, 10:34 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,583
Posted By Kobe

If there are spacers on the rear wheel it is...

If there are spacers on the rear wheel it is probably the original. All you need is a 6 speed freewheel, rear derailleur, shifter,rear brake, chain and cables to get it functional again.

Here is...
12-02-19, 10:27 AM
Replies: 472
Views: 33,368
Posted By Kobe

October 369 November 349 YTD - 3507.

October 369
November 349
YTD - 3507.
Replies: 35
Views: 3,060
Posted By Kobe

It already has a nice dirt drop type stem. So...

It already has a nice dirt drop type stem. So handlebars, tape, brake levers and some bar end shifters.
Replies: 35
Views: 3,060
Posted By Kobe

You'll need to change your name now...

You'll need to change your name now roadbikeChris. With the broken shifter you might want to think of doing a drop bar conversion.
11-07-19, 12:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,688
Posted By Kobe

This is the group; "Big Bikes and Beyond. 60cm/XL...

This is the group; "Big Bikes and Beyond. 60cm/XL frames and up-COMPLETE BIKES OR FRAMES ONLY".
11-07-19, 08:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,028
Posted By Kobe

You probably missed it because you were using...

You probably missed it because you were using that slow rotary shoe phone.
11-06-19, 12:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,688
Posted By Kobe

I had that Cannondale St-1000 on my watch list....

I had that Cannondale St-1000 on my watch list. Fantastic deal from a good seller. The other Cannondale he has for sale is tempting also.

If you are on facebook, their is also a group that sells...
10-24-19, 10:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,875
Posted By Kobe

Good luck, I hope you go forward with this.

Good luck, I hope you go forward with this.
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