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10-12-21, 12:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 262
Posted By Charliekeet

Bummer. Hate to ask, but based on your post, you...

Bummer. Hate to ask, but based on your post, you donít feel confident about it- so then why did you buy it?

Could it be used? Yeah, it might ride fine for a long time. Would I want to buy it and...
10-12-21, 09:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 703
Posted By Charliekeet

I say keep the blue seat! Love it and it's less...

I say keep the blue seat! Love it and it's less common. Maybe change to white cables, but I think you need the two sections of blue (the seat and the head tube etc.) for balance.
10-10-21, 09:06 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 2,781
Posted By Charliekeet

Agreed. The bizarre choices, the misspellings of...

Agreed. The bizarre choices, the misspellings of common and proper nouns, the ridiculous pricingÖ
many questions, with all the same answer:
heís a moron.
10-07-21, 10:38 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 5,399
Posted By Charliekeet

OK, that is pretty heinous. For a split -second I...

OK, that is pretty heinous. For a split -second I wondered why someone had posted a vacuum cleaner instruction sheet!
10-07-21, 10:37 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 5,399
Posted By Charliekeet

"Be seen ... and be mocked!" :p

"Be seen ... and be mocked!" :p
10-06-21, 08:41 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 5,399
Posted By Charliekeet

IMHO that's the winner so far- I think the key is...

IMHO that's the winner so far- I think the key is there can be no redeeming aspect of the component that could make one say "but on the other hand, it..." ;)
10-05-21, 11:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 481
Posted By Charliekeet

I drove through that area once a few years back -...

I drove through that area once a few years back - very cool topography as you say. In Mill Hall, there's an excellent BBQ place called Curt's Smoking Ribs. Man, was that good - was a snowstorm, and...
10-01-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,665
Posted By Charliekeet

What, uhhhh, does "ingrish resson" mean?...

What, uhhhh, does "ingrish resson" mean? :wtf:
09-28-21, 05:56 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,678
Posted By Charliekeet

Got my first Giant in 1986 as a kid. Our local...

Got my first Giant in 1986 as a kid. Our local mom-&-pop LBS suggested a road bike of theirs, chromoly, when none of us had heard of the brand before. They were like "it's just as good as these other...
09-28-21, 07:29 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,678
Posted By Charliekeet

I think we'd all agree with that statement. This...

I think we'd all agree with that statement. This is exactly the kind of bike that many of us C&V (classic & Vintage) fans refer to when we suggest that people not bother buying a new cheap bike...
09-27-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,983
Posted By Charliekeet

I did an 80s Cannondale SR900 bare-metal...

I did an 80s Cannondale SR900 bare-metal refurbish from a frame/fork that were free. It only cost me about $400, but again, the frameset was free, and I also used a ton of stuff I already had...
09-27-21, 10:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 289
Posted By Charliekeet

Sure, that should be fine. Clean it off afterward...

Sure, that should be fine. Clean it off afterward and spray it with a water displacer.
09-22-21, 12:57 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,977
Posted By Charliekeet

Others have covered it well. I'll just add my...

Others have covered it well. I'll just add my own experience on crushed stone trails near me is it's fine if the tires are on the skinny side IF
1. you're comfortable and confident on that...
09-17-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 234
Posted By Charliekeet

Do you mean 28" wheels? A 28" frame would be for...

Do you mean 28" wheels? A 28" frame would be for a giant... What does it say on the side of the tires? What you're describing is likely 700c, which is ISO 622mm, closer to 29 inches and is the...
09-17-21, 08:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 234
Posted By Charliekeet

Does it say earthquake, or "Quake?" If it's...

Does it say earthquake, or "Quake?" If it's Quake, is it a small bike, perhaps for children? There is a Raleigh model called that if you Google...
09-08-21, 10:06 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,732
Posted By Charliekeet

I always wondered why they used the branding for...

I always wondered why they used the branding for a ROAD bike, too. Would make way more sense to see it on an MTB.
As I've said elsewhere though, that's the whole reason that people take notice of...
09-08-21, 08:50 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,732
Posted By Charliekeet

Okay LifeNovice1 - my honest reply to that would...

Okay LifeNovice1 - my honest reply to that would be to ask you to take a look at this thread and note that for the same amount of money, one can find HIGH quality bikes which will work for half a...
09-07-21, 07:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 551
Posted By Charliekeet

Can't go wrong for $45! Heck, I'd have paid that...

Can't go wrong for $45! Heck, I'd have paid that just for the frame OR the parts. Looks like a decent frame pump too!
09-03-21, 09:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 302
Posted By Charliekeet

It's fine - localized damage: ...

It's fine - localized damage:
https://www.capecod.com/cape-wide-news/breaking-ef-0-tornado-confirmed-in-dennis/
09-01-21, 09:09 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,284
Posted By Charliekeet

Oh Good God, Lemon. :notamused: Moisture...

Oh Good God, Lemon. :notamused:

Moisture (the OP): If you want regular general purpose tennis shoes to wear for riding on flat pedals, go with something that has a reasonably flat and somewhat...
Forum: Foo
09-01-21, 07:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 891
Posted By Charliekeet

Great idea! Can't believe I never thought of it...

Great idea! Can't believe I never thought of it - I like a wrapped steering wheel, and most cheap non-factory stuff feels, uh, cheap and nasty, so this may be a good cost-effective way to get a...
08-31-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,498
Posted By Charliekeet

100% that's it. I can't believe people actually...

100% that's it. I can't believe people actually try and find a dumb buyer who will send them some money ahead of receiving the item.
08-30-21, 09:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 489
Posted By Charliekeet

Sure, you can go from twist grip to lever/trigger...

Sure, you can go from twist grip to lever/trigger type shifters.
08-28-21, 10:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 285
Posted By Charliekeet

Absolutely not. Rough shape, fine for general...

Absolutely not. Rough shape, fine for general riding, but a very easily-found type of bike. Needs an overhaul - if everything works, Iíd start at $100 and not go too far at all
08-27-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 336
Posted By Charliekeet

H. Lloyd really do have amazing and interesting...

H. Lloyd really do have amazing and interesting things. Bought this on a whim earlier this year.

...
08-26-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,671
Posted By Charliekeet

Maybe post pics of the bikes (plural) as theyíre...

Maybe post pics of the bikes (plural) as theyíre currently set up, and people could suggest changes or components that might make the drops more usable without ruining everything else.
08-24-21, 08:27 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,038
Posted By Charliekeet

Six: 4 from the current century (adult...

Six:

4 from the current century (adult cyclocross bike, kidsí road bike, adult xc mtb, and adult hybrid).
2 from the last two decades of the last century (adult road racing bike, early womensí...
08-20-21, 10:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 438
Posted By Charliekeet

Yup, near me maybe 150 originally, and at least...

Yup, near me maybe 150 originally, and at least 200 now
Replies: 3
Views: 304
Posted By Charliekeet

Hereís the listing on fbook so people can check...

Hereís the listing on fbook so people can check it out- (I canít save/upload pics at the moment):
https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/615433606090671/
08-19-21, 08:37 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,570
Posted By Charliekeet

Iíll wager that you had it right in this one. Too...

Iíll wager that you had it right in this one. Too much hard work on the front of the knees despite (reportedly) having things in the right relationships, plus complaining of creaking (possibly...
Replies: 3
Views: 304
Posted By Charliekeet

If not yet able to post pictures, put the pics in...

If not yet able to post pictures, put the pics in your profile album (or paste a link to the vine youíre looking at).

In my book, no, thatís not worth $475 (and I love Cannondales). Shoot for at...
08-19-21, 07:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,236
Posted By Charliekeet

A.K.A. kick the bucket, buy the farm, etc :p

A.K.A. kick the bucket, buy the farm, etc :p
08-19-21, 07:02 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,498
Posted By Charliekeet

Iíve also had a higher % of ďrealĒ responses when...

Iíve also had a higher % of ďrealĒ responses when posting stuff for free, and Iím always shocked at how quickly things just left out with a ďFreeĒ sign are snapped up. Even big things, like heavy...
08-19-21, 06:49 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,145
Posted By Charliekeet

Ditto. Icebreaker GT jacket- love it. Itís...

Ditto. Icebreaker GT jacket- love it. Itís vented, but definitely not a summer piece. I like merino, but Iíve never even seen a hot-weather merino jersey, so Iím learning from this thread!
08-13-21, 02:12 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,498
Posted By Charliekeet

As I've posted before, I've dealt with people on...

As I've posted before, I've dealt with people on Craigslist that I was 100% certain were spammer/phishing/sketchy types who then turned out to be regular people and we completed the transaction just...
08-13-21, 07:17 AM
Replies: 20,640
Views: 3,616,359
Posted By Charliekeet

All of the text in that ad is really annoying. It...

All of the text in that ad is really annoying. It would have to be a truly unbelievable deal on something special for me to deal with someone who writes like that!
08-12-21, 02:49 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,479
Posted By Charliekeet

I like pretty much all the SunTour Cyclone/GT...

I like pretty much all the SunTour Cyclone/GT series, and even though Disraeli Gears (https://www.disraeligears.co.uk/site/suntour_cyclone_derailleur_6000.html) can't stand its beefier pulley cage...
08-11-21, 10:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 764
Posted By Charliekeet

If it were just a question of bike vs. drive, it...

If it were just a question of bike vs. drive, it might. It depends on what one is looking for/in need of, but industry-wide it may indeed serve to keep demand for bikes higher than "usual" as in,...
08-11-21, 09:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 488
Posted By Charliekeet

Made me chuckle too. "Our journalistic integrity...

Made me chuckle too. "Our journalistic integrity is responsive yet stiff." :D
08-09-21, 03:29 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,938
Posted By Charliekeet

We've tried them too. They do seem to to work as...

We've tried them too. They do seem to to work as well, although on my skin for some reason it was irritating. (Not much, but still.) May have been the other stuff in it though, IDK.
We have a range...
08-09-21, 07:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 681
Posted By Charliekeet

IMHO a better choice if you don't have real rim...

IMHO a better choice if you don't have real rim strips or tape on hand would be "hockey" tape, a.k.a. grip tape. It's like that cloth medical tape, but less slippery and as far as I can tell,...
08-06-21, 01:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 369
Posted By Charliekeet

The "eyelet" thing on the right side is not an...

The "eyelet" thing on the right side is not an eyelet - it's just a place to grab and turn what is a quick-open mechanism; swing up (like the position it's in now) and it enables you to loosen the...
08-05-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 836
Posted By Charliekeet

The good news is you've learned re: the hanger,...

The good news is you've learned re: the hanger, which is most definitely replaceable, inexpensive, and normal to have to be replaced or straightened (and that's much better vs. the actual frame...
08-05-21, 11:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 143
Posted By Charliekeet

Hi. I see a set on eBay for $100, which sure...

Hi. I see a set on eBay for $100, which sure seems like a lot, but IDK...
And I assume you've tried this page, but thought I'd post it in case there's a way for you to transition to a newer...
08-05-21, 09:47 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,891
Posted By Charliekeet

Yeah, it's fine to go into a circle with a stop...

Yeah, it's fine to go into a circle with a stop sign while someone else is still in it. One just has to definitively STOP before entering, whether there's someone to yield to or not.

And that's...
Replies: 11
Views: 706
Posted By Charliekeet

Cheap, so buy both and assess which is better...

Cheap, so buy both and assess which is better quality/functioning of each frame, bars, each component, and put together the best of both on one bike. The leftovers are spare parts for you.
08-03-21, 08:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,591
Posted By Charliekeet

I wouldn't bother putting one in a tire/wheel...

I wouldn't bother putting one in a tire/wheel location, because those are too likely to be separated from the bike if it's stolen. I think where you have it (betw. crankarm and chainrings) or inside...
07-29-21, 10:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 997
Posted By Charliekeet

Seriously, they always look screwed-up and kinda...

Seriously, they always look screwed-up and kinda ancient. :p Would be weird to see one with clear, shiny graphics.
Replies: 3
Views: 364
Posted By Charliekeet

Hi. Bike looks clean, and the seller sounds...

Hi. Bike looks clean, and the seller sounds confident that it's in running condition, nothing stuck, and has some decent parts, BUT:
That's too much dough for this. 360 euro for a late 80s, downtube...
Replies: 8
Views: 3,792
Posted By Charliekeet

I mean, he was preparing to sell off the...

I mean, he was preparing to sell off the components three years ago, so I'm gonna bet on "No!" ;)
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