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Posted By Charliekeet

It's not the classic 80s E.T.-era Kuwahara people...

It's not the classic 80s E.T.-era Kuwahara people may be thinking of. I'd do $60 if nothing's rusted stuck, and put parts/short $ into it and then sell it to someone for $100, or give it to a kid or...
08-15-22, 11:01 AM
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Views: 169
Posted By Charliekeet

Try Danscomp, Albes, EmpireBMX, or PlanetBMX.

Try Danscomp, Albes, EmpireBMX, or PlanetBMX.
08-12-22, 09:44 AM
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Views: 164
Posted By Charliekeet

Nice! That scheme is excellent.

Nice! That scheme is excellent.
08-09-22, 07:50 PM
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Posted By Charliekeet

Love that Crest edition- with Mavic starfish!

Love that Crest edition- with Mavic starfish!
08-09-22, 05:27 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 6,928
Posted By Charliekeet

1985 Cannondale SR

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/2e5347a2_1b6c_4cc5_9267_2123d16b66a2_fb5f0251a3883d2c949597e40bb52403bd01efb3.jpeg
Look, ma, no lugs! :D
07-25-22, 09:13 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,284
Posted By Charliekeet

Is that the drive-side?? :D

Is that the drive-side?? :D
07-18-22, 11:33 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,664
Posted By Charliekeet

It's no problem to have a raw aluminum frame,...

It's no problem to have a raw aluminum frame, even a DIY one. I have an '85 Cannondale that I stripped & finished using the techniques described here by Charlie Cunningham, who knows way more about...
04-25-22, 10:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 710
Posted By Charliekeet

OK, gotcha. Thanks for the clarification! ...

OK, gotcha. Thanks for the clarification!
These will just continue to be a backup to our disc mtb, and I'll focus on other upgrades to the rim-braker.
04-25-22, 10:11 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,515
Posted By Charliekeet

Thanks, good to know. Everything we would travel...

Thanks, good to know. Everything we would travel with is aluminum or steel. But there's a range of toptube shapes and I keep thinking I'd prefer a platform. I just admit I don't want to pay twice as...
04-25-22, 09:13 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,515
Posted By Charliekeet

Have you (or anyone else) with a truck or SUV...

Have you (or anyone else) with a truck or SUV used a 4-bike hanging rack? I'm looking at the Yakima RidgeBack 4 as it's still built well, but seems to be lots less money than a 4-bike platform rack...
04-25-22, 09:09 AM
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Posted By Charliekeet

Those double-spoke M wheels were the best.

Those double-spoke M wheels were the best.
04-25-22, 08:36 AM
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Views: 710
Posted By Charliekeet

Thanks, hokie - just to be clear though, the...

Thanks, hokie - just to be clear though, the wheel pictured in my 1st post above IS legit OK to use with a rim brake (and I just remove the disc from the hub)?
Whereas the other wheel pictured in my...
04-24-22, 10:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 710
Posted By Charliekeet

For comparison, here’s a disc front wheel I have...

For comparison, here’s a disc front wheel I have which I has different geometry than the rear one, and seems clear to me cannot be used with rim brakes?
...
04-24-22, 10:07 PM
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Views: 710
Posted By Charliekeet

Hi- since there’s no pics in this thread, I...

Hi- since there’s no pics in this thread, I thought I’d bring up this question, but with a specific example.

Just picked up a nice Gary Fisher Wahoo for my kid. It came with pretty old Weinmann...
04-21-22, 06:44 PM
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Posted By Charliekeet

:lol: It IS hard to argue with that logic.

:lol: It IS hard to argue with that logic.
04-21-22, 08:54 AM
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Posted By Charliekeet

I stopped myself from doing just that. If they...

I stopped myself from doing just that. If they keep posting it month after month maybe I'll try to be helpful. Never know what kinda response you'll get!
04-20-22, 06:41 PM
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Posted By Charliekeet

Oh boy, this is one where I THINK we're just...

Oh boy, this is one where I THINK we're just looking at straight-up ignorance/assumptions made based on lack of familiarity, or no ability to distinguish between a thing that they may have seen vs....
04-20-22, 11:04 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,697
Posted By Charliekeet

Adding 2 cents: I have a 1985 SR (Tange steel...

Adding 2 cents: I have a 1985 SR (Tange steel fork) and an 00's Kona Jake the Snake with a Whisky CF fork, and I like riding them both. the biggest difference (besides rider position due to the newer...
03-23-22, 06:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 840
Posted By Charliekeet

I'd like to hear more about the Cape Cod potato...

I'd like to hear more about the Cape Cod potato chips.
Anyway, you dodged a bullet that would have wasted your time for awhile. Nicely done!
02-18-22, 11:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 616
Posted By Charliekeet

Indeed - I found my younger son a 24" Fuji and...

Indeed - I found my younger son a 24" Fuji and had to drive a couple hours to get it. Not easy to find road-bike style low-standover rides for kids who like to go fast and smooth, but aren't big or...
02-16-22, 02:33 PM
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Views: 304
Posted By Charliekeet

Cool look! Love the pannier/bag. Lotta springs...

Cool look! Love the pannier/bag.
Lotta springs & metal, though - how heavy is that seat?
11-10-21, 11:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,122
Posted By Charliekeet

I think that's the most "Philadelphia" thing I've...

I think that's the most "Philadelphia" thing I've ever heard! :lol:
11-10-21, 11:06 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,675
Posted By Charliekeet

You know what they say: the best cure for high...

You know what they say: the best cure for high prices... is high prices! ;)
11-01-21, 01:51 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,979
Posted By Charliekeet

Stunning. I just noticed the dice motif in the...

Stunning. I just noticed the dice motif in the rear brake bridge!
10-23-21, 08:00 AM
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Views: 598
Posted By Charliekeet

Idk. Maybe since it was such a big size, it...

Idk. Maybe since it was such a big size, it wasn’t done strictly according to the typical model/livery combo for that season?
10-20-21, 08:10 AM
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Views: 1,556
Posted By Charliekeet

Not enough for it to matter, anyway.

Not enough for it to matter, anyway.
10-12-21, 12:00 PM
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Views: 621
Posted By Charliekeet

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

Bummer. Hate to ask, but based on your post, you don’t 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: 24
Views: 1,369
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
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Posted By Charliekeet

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

Agreed. The bizarre choices, the misspellings of common and proper nouns, the ridiculous pricing…
many questions, with all the same answer:
he’s a moron.
10-07-21, 10:38 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 10,125
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
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Views: 10,125
Posted By Charliekeet

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

"Be seen ... and be mocked!" :p
10-06-21, 08:41 AM
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Views: 10,125
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: 905
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: 2,149
Posted By Charliekeet

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

What, uhhhh, does "ingrish resson" mean? :wtf:
09-28-21, 05:56 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,313
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: 94
Views: 7,313
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: 3,631
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: 585
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: 3,420
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: 382
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: 382
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: 83
Views: 4,896
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: 83
Views: 4,896
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: 22
Views: 1,191
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: 393
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: 108
Views: 5,031
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...
08-31-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,555
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: 666
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: 360
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, I’d start at $100 and not go too far at all
08-27-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 730
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.

...
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