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    Burned my VRC funds for the rest of the year.....

    Won't be posting any new bikes for a while. I made a purchase that kinda depleted my VRC funds. Feeding the beast with lift tickets will likely take its toll too. Have two unfinished projects which won't likely see a wrench till next December, an 87 Fisher Montare and a 97 Bontrager Race Lite.





    Still conflicted. Duhno what I like more, tinkering with old bikes, of plowing through rocks. Pretty excited about exploring another segment of this crazy sport/hobby. Also that I have something new to do in this summer. Till next winter....



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    Hard to beat a modern fully when it comes to going fast down a hill. Lets be honest...the only reason to climb is to come back down.
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    I still enjoy the climb so I choose something that will do both well...great jump shot...enjoy the speeeed on the new steed....the lifts will be running soon for us again....cant wait...I usually choose a day of each for proper balance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    Hard to beat a modern fully when it comes to going fast down a hill. Lets be honest...the only reason to climb is to come back down.
    I don't know about that. There used to be a dedicated uphill race!

    Wait, maybe you're right ... "used to be" being the operative phrase ...
    Wanted: more of the same ... but different

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    Quote Originally Posted by CCMDoc View Post
    There used to be a dedicated uphill race!
    back when men were men and the sheep were scared
    I may or may not be laughing at you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wv_bob View Post
    back when men were men and the sheep were scared
    That was only in Australia
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    Cool I just got one as well... original bonty fork somewhere in there as well



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    Neat Bonty--but I was wondering how it would burn your vintage funds for a year...then I remembered!

    I look forward to seeing it repainted with NOS parts for $6,000 in a few months.
    Somec is like the digital Zunow
    And this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JD5h3y0a9AU

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    Quote Originally Posted by yo-Nate-y View Post
    Neat Bonty--but I was wondering how it would burn your vintage funds for a year...then I remembered!

    I look forward to seeing it repainted with NOS parts for $6,000 in a few months.
    Re-read thread and then comment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SMRTIN View Post
    Re-read thread and then comment.
    I just did and bing! was talking about his new bikes. Good job, Bing!, great pick ups.

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    My bad, I thought this had turned into a themed thread.
    Somec is like the digital Zunow
    And this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JD5h3y0a9AU

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    yeah, it did get hijacked, eh?

    So...funny!

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    I'm in the same position Bing!...play with the old or ride the new? The older I get, the better newer, full suspension feel but you can't beat the ride/directness of the older bikes.

    It's like comparing an old Jeep...all utility...to a modern one...comfy.

    Decisions....

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    Quote Originally Posted by CCMDoc View Post
    That was only in Australia
    Strewth. You're the last bloke I'd expect would mouth off like a sheila who'd sunk too much turps.

    You're lucky you're on the other side of the pond or I'd be giving you a right clout over the noggin with a cricket bat. Too right I would, ya flamin' galah!

    Anyway, you're confusing us with New Zealanders, you drongo!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Grumpy View Post
    Strewth. You're the last bloke I'd expect would mouth off like a sheila who'd sunk too much turps.

    You're lucky you're on the other side of the pond or I'd be giving you a right clout over the noggin with a cricket bat. Too right I would, ya flamin' galah!

    Anyway, you're confusing us with New Zealanders, you drongo!

    Grumps

    Google translate seems to be having trouble with that but I think I get the gist

    Sheila - she lived 3 houses down from me when I was growing up in Brooklyn. A few years older than me and HOT. Good teacher, too. Don't know if she liked turnips, though. She did like other roots as I recall.

    Cricket bat??? How big are the crickets there that you need a bat to kill them?

    Flamin galah? Is that one of those girlie drinks? I prefer beer or Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio myself, depending on the occasion.

    Wait ... Australia and New Zealand are different places? Damn, I thought it was a state in Australia - ya know, like New York, New Jersey, New Mexico ...

    Be good or be gone (McSorley's motto)

    Just havin fun with ya. Tough day and a bit of comic relief was in order.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Grumpy View Post
    Strewth. You're the last bloke I'd expect would mouth off like a sheila who'd sunk too much turps.

    You're lucky you're on the other side of the pond or I'd be giving you a right clout over the noggin with a cricket bat. Too right I would, ya flamin' galah!

    Anyway, you're confusing us with New Zealanders, you drongo!

    Grumps

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    Don't mind grumps. he's putting the shrimp on the barbie.

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