• 12-02-2012
    indianadave
    To whomever deleted my thread
    If you'd have looked at my history on this site, you'd have seen I'm no troll. I was not looking for free information.
    I mentioned I was going to sell the items I'd found, but was thinking of keeping them because they were too cool. I was going to reserach the parts to figure out what they were, but figured you guys would probably jump in before I'd get the chance.
    Nevertheless, Someone jumped to conclusions and my post got deleted.
    If I was going to sell them, I was going to list them here to give you all first dibs.

    I've learned a lot, and shared a lot on this site. I've done more lurking and drooling in this forum though, since my old 98 Trek wasn't "vintage" enough, and just got ridiculed.
    Maybe I'll stick to the Riding with Family and Kids forum, where everyone is much friendlier.
  • 12-02-2012
    yo-Nate-y
    They let you sell kids there?
  • 12-02-2012
    girlonbike
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by yo-Nate-y View Post
    They let you sell kids there?

    Kids are cheap this time of year cuz you're expected to get a present for them! Kind of like getting a new girlfriend right before Valentine's Day. Not a good idea.

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by indianadave View Post
    If you'd have looked at my history on this site, you'd have seen I'm no troll. I was not looking for free information.
    I mentioned I was going to sell the items I'd found, but was thinking of keeping them because they were too cool. I was going to reserach the parts to figure out what they were, but figured you guys would probably jump in before I'd get the chance.
    Nevertheless, Someone jumped to conclusions and my post got deleted.
    If I was going to sell them, I was going to list them here to give you all first dibs.

    I've learned a lot, and shared a lot on this site. I've done more lurking and drooling in this forum though, since my old 98 Trek wasn't "vintage" enough, and just got ridiculed.
    Maybe I'll stick to the Riding with Family and Kids forum, where everyone is much friendlier.

    It would be great if every mod or admin researched each user's history before deleting one of their posts or thread. Unfortunately, time being valuable to most people and pay being poor, it doesn't happen. Plus, your thread was deleted not because I thought you wanted free information. I deleted it because you said you were going to sell everything but the box to fund your christmas presents. Your exact words. You didn't say you were thinking of it and I can't really sit here trying to analyze your intent. Nobody even had to jump to conclusions. You openly stated it was for sale. Doesn't matter that you were going to give people here first dibs.

    Buy an ad, $2. That's it. Nobody went out to hurt your feelings.
  • 12-02-2012
    Fillet-brazed
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    Kids are cheap this time of year cuz you're expected to get a present for them! Kind of like getting a new girlfriend right before Valentine's Day. Not a good idea.



    Good info. What do you think is the best time of year to sell? I'm thinking about getting rid of one or two.

    Good pics and start em at a buck like bikes?
  • 12-02-2012
    girlonbike
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed View Post
    Good info. What do you think is the best time of year to sell? I'm thinking about getting rid of one or two.

    Good pics and start em at a buck like bikes?

    Around February 14th actually because people will want to make their wives and girlfriends happy and nothing makes them happier than the gift of the pitter patter of little feet!

    Your kids are especially sought after since they come with roller cams. :cool:
  • 12-02-2012
    Fillet-brazed
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    Around February 14th actually because people will want to make their wives and girlfriends happy and nothing makes them happier than the gift of the pitter patter of little feet!

    Your kids are especially sought after since they come with roller cams. :cool:

    Just checked the Riding With Family and Kids forum and there's no WIW sticky for a value check.
  • 12-02-2012
    girlonbike
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed View Post
    Just checked the Riding With Family and Kids forum and there's no WIW sticky for a value check.

    They're smarter and nicer over there. I'm not a big fan of the WIW thread myself. Maybe it should be unstickied.
  • 12-03-2012
    bushpig
    Hey, the WIW thread rules and the guy who started it is super cool.
  • 12-03-2012
    CS2
    As you can see Dave this a knowledgeable albeit sarcastic bunch. You need a thick skin to post here. Good luck and don't be so sensitive.
  • 12-03-2012
    DeeEight
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by indianadave View Post
    If you'd have looked at my history on this site, you'd have seen I'm no troll. I was not looking for free information.
    I mentioned I was going to sell the items I'd found, but was thinking of keeping them because they were too cool. I was going to reserach the parts to figure out what they were, but figured you guys would probably jump in before I'd get the chance.
    Nevertheless, Someone jumped to conclusions and my post got deleted.
    If I was going to sell them, I was going to list them here to give you all first dibs.

    I've learned a lot, and shared a lot on this site. I've done more lurking and drooling in this forum though, since my old 98 Trek wasn't "vintage" enough, and just got ridiculed.
    Maybe I'll stick to the Riding with Family and Kids forum, where everyone is much friendlier.

    I just don't even bother with this forum much anymore myself. Retrobike.co.uk is so much better a place.
  • 12-03-2012
    Fred Smedley
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by DeeEight View Post
    I just don't even bother with this forum much anymore myself. Retrobike.co.uk is so much better a place.

    Friendlier for sure. I must admit GOB has been much nicer since becoming mod:thumbsup:
  • 12-03-2012
    Rumpfy
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by indianadave View Post
    If you'd have looked at my history on this site, you'd have seen I'm no troll. I was not looking for free information.
    I mentioned I was going to sell the items I'd found, but was thinking of keeping them because they were too cool. I was going to reserach the parts to figure out what they were, but figured you guys would probably jump in before I'd get the chance.
    Nevertheless, Someone jumped to conclusions and my post got deleted.
    If I was going to sell them, I was going to list them here to give you all first dibs.

    I've learned a lot, and shared a lot on this site. I've done more lurking and drooling in this forum though, since my old 98 Trek wasn't "vintage" enough, and just got ridiculed.
    Maybe I'll stick to the Riding with Family and Kids forum, where everyone is much friendlier.

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  • 12-03-2012
    girlonbike
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Fred Smedley View Post
    Friendlier for sure. I must admit GOB has been much nicer since becoming mod:thumbsup:

    Haha! Thanks for noticing. It's been difficult at times. :p
  • 12-03-2012
    girlonbike
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by DeeEight View Post
    I just don't even bother with this forum much anymore myself. Retrobike.co.uk is so much better a place.

    I bet! I love those guys. Enjoy!
  • 12-03-2012
    sandmangts
    I just come here when my ego needs to be taken down a notch or two.
  • 12-03-2012
    CCMDoc
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
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    NICE Mustachio you got there, Rumpfy!!

    You should cinch up that chin strap otherwise your sombrero will blow off when you get air!
  • 12-03-2012
    83stumpjumper
    You're right, your 1998 Trek isn't vintage. Don't mention it here please.
  • 12-03-2012
    jeff
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by 83stumpjumper View Post
    You're right, your 1998 Trek isn't vintage. Don't mention it here please.

    And you early 80's Stumthumpers are uninspiring and pedestrian.
  • 12-03-2012
    83stumpjumper
    Pedestrian? That means to walk. I always ride my bikes!
  • 12-03-2012
    hollister
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by sandmangts View Post
    I just come here when my ego needs to be taken down a notch or two.

    " next time you get to thinkin’ you’re a person of some influence, try ordering someone else’s dog around."
  • 12-03-2012
    cousineddie
    Still waiting for Stan to ride to the OP's rescue.:smallviolin:
  • 12-03-2012
    girlonbike
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by cousineddie View Post
    Still waiting for Stan to ride to the OP's rescue.:smallviolin:

    Now you've done it.:madmax:
  • 12-03-2012
    Rumpfy
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by cousineddie View Post
    Still waiting for Stan to ride to the OP's rescue.:smallviolin:

    :thumbsup: Love it!
  • 12-03-2012
    cousineddie
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    Now you've done it.:madmax:

    Don't worry, I think it requires saying his name 3 times. :D
  • 12-03-2012
    indianadave
    This is funny, I don't care who ya are...

    Would anyone like me to re-post the pics of the stuff? It really is pretty cool. I probably will sell it all, including the box, since I don't have room in my garage to display it anyway. I've been thinning out the collections to make room to actually do work in the garage. FWIW, I have a collection (well, two) of pedal cars, some old brass fans, old tools, and some old toys hanging on the wall. So I do collect neat old stuff... I'm not just out to make a buck.

    I've also rescued a bunch of older mountainbikes, and fixed them up for friends and their kids. Even if they're older, they're still better than any department store bike.