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    Quote Originally Posted by Machianera View Post
    It is cheap metal and cheap finishing. I even had a dream that the hanger snapped
    I don't agree. Have you seen the stamped steel ones from that era?

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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    I don't agree. Have you seen the stamped steel ones from that era?
    Let me google that and get right back to you

    Ok, I don't know if there were cheaper ones. I would expect them to be better. Anyhow I am glad to have one and that someone made them. Maybe there are reasons why he did not write "big company name" copy.
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    Buddy bike or butt-buddy bike ? http://sfbay.craigslist.org/scz/bik/2486285876.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Steel View Post
    Better pick your buddy carefully or will be doing lots of leaning.
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    Somec is like the digital Zunow
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    Zip ties? Not on my bike!

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    Here are some of this weeks finds found on ipod so screen shots are small


    "rustic" ultegra shifters...looks like they've been submerged in water for some time..hope they work haha










    Titanium Pro Triathalon bike



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    Makes it worth $250 right? Fashion showwwwww



    I wanna fish where he does...this was posted in the free section



    Umm..couldn't think of any other title for this other than roadmasters are decent bikes and it rained today...


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    Quote Originally Posted by djmuff View Post
    Don't know if you guys have seen this seller on ebay, but most of their prices are unbelievable.

    For example, here is a set of NOS Deore thumbies, still in the pack, for $175.
    $175 Thumbies

    Then the same guy has another set of Deore thumbies, NOS, but this time in a ziplock bag, and the price goes up for some reason.
    $199 Thumbies

    And most of the rest of his 7 pages of auctions are similarly priced. Anyone interested in a $6000 Fat Chance Yo Eddy?
    http://cgi.ebay.com/Vintage-Team-Fat...item43a774c9d0
    That's a little extreme. Somebody is trying to cash in during hard times.$ 300 for an xtr rear der. that's not that old? NOBODY will by that thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandmangts View Post

    But what's worse is that someone probably dried certain body parts with that towel at one time or another - treason!

    5 is the old new black; 6 is the new new black...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mechagouki View Post
    But what's worse is that someone probably dried certain body parts with that towel at one time or another - treason!

    It's not a towel, its a real flag.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sandmangts View Post
    It's not a towel, its a real flag.
    The flag is never to touch to ground. Let alone used as a mat for a mass produced bike made in Taiwan for a photo op.

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    I dunno, I'm totally cool with this, though it is arguably worse than the ground.
    I mean, Axl got around!:
    Somec is like the digital Zunow
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    Quote Originally Posted by yo-Nate-y View Post
    I dunno, I'm totally cool with this, though it is arguably worse than the ground.
    I mean, Axl got around!:
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    Aaah, Skinny Axel. That pic was probably before he discovered gravy.

    The jiggling is almost hypnotic...



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    This guy has been trying to sell this Parkpre for the better part of 2 years...

    http://losangeles.craigslist.org/wst...502460413.html

    and it gets listed on a pretty regular basis
    and it's not like he's trying to sell something else
    it's sad in a way and funny at the same time.

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    please ignore!

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    This has a great many problems:

    1) 200mm fork on a XC hardtail built around a 100mm fork (if that fork really is that long)?
    2) Freeride on a Raleigh M600?
    3) $600 for a messed up bike originally from 2002 with MSRP of $879? (BikePedia - 2002 Raleigh M600 Complete Bicycle)

    Raleigh M600 Freeride Bomb proof Trail Rig.

    Raleigh M600. Sun single track wheelset with XT hubs - LX derailleurs - Truvativ stylo gxp cranks - bontrager crowbars - 200mm or travel courtousy of rock shox. and tons more ..

    bike is Sturdy as F*#k! Open to all types of trades
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    200 mm single crown?

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    "the frame alone is worth $1000.00" wow! I'm gonna jump right on this one.

    1989 bridgestone mb4
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    I would just like to say...

    I'm on a few other forums and have a habit of posting Craigslist and feabay Wtf threads...and have caught flak for it.

    Thank you all for making me feel at home. Haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by da'HOOV View Post
    "the frame alone is worth $1000.00" wow! I'm gonna jump right on this one.
    Nice find! BEST FRAME MADE!

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    Quote Originally Posted by da'HOOV View Post
    "the frame alone is worth $1000.00" wow! I'm gonna jump right on this one.

    1989 bridgestone mb4
    If he paid $800 for it originally, he got screwed!
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    Novelty? Yes!
    Worth this much? No!

    Great Tandem Bike

    "Ever ride a tandem and get tired of looking at the person in front of you's butt? Or maybe you ride in the front and get tired of the person behind you gawking at your buns. Well, this here tandem bike puts you side-by-side with the one you love/hate. And since the laws of the road and greenway say ride no more than 2 abreast, this bike is 100% legal! I will let this puppy go for a measly $5,000."
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    Cad$3000 wtf!!!

    everything sucks but my vacuum cleaner.

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    Yeah, best to go with the OBO on that. Still an very cool bike. Dang that brings back memories. I think Robin McKeever raced one of those, but I could be wrong. He was nearly always way too far in front of me for me to tell.

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    Dude had a theme going (crazy $$ on black and yellow bikes he'd never ride):

    RARE VINTAGE COLNAGO TIME TRIAL BIKE C42 ORO | eBay
    VINTAGE CARRERA COLUMBUS FRAME ROAD BIKE 53cm | eBay
    Somec is like the digital Zunow
    And this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JD5h3y0a9AU

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    scary ad... bring $6500 cash. no doubt there is magic bike there.
    it has been on and off for a couple of months.
    proto type cannondale $6500

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    Quote Originally Posted by Straightbarjay View Post
    so awesome that I can trade guns and ammo for it.

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    Hey i saw it first
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    Quote Originally Posted by djmuff View Post
    Don't know if you guys have seen this seller on ebay, but most of their prices are unbelievable.

    For example, here is a set of NOS Deore thumbies, still in the pack, for $175.
    $175 Thumbies

    Then the same guy has another set of Deore thumbies, NOS, but this time in a ziplock bag, and the price goes up for some reason.
    $199 Thumbies

    And most of the rest of his 7 pages of auctions are similarly priced. Anyone interested in a $6000 Fat Chance Yo Eddy?
    Vintage Team Fat Chance Yo Eddy MTB Bike Campagnolo | eBay
    You mean $349: Shimano Deore XT ii thumbshifters 7 speed NOS top mount | eBay

    I'm pulling the trigger on the 6k Yo, just so I don't have to look at it anymore
    blah, blah, blah..........

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    not VRC but a great deal on a "Bodacious" DOWNHILL bike...

    Iron Horse "Breeze" 21sp Downhill Front Susp. Bicycle - Shimano
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    Saw this list for a silly cheap Grove tandem in a recent CL search. Of course the listing is no longer up. Did somebody here get it? I'd love to see some pics.


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    Sep 15, 2011 – PRICE TO SALE TODAY..BILL GROVE INNOVATION 2 SEATER BIKE - $175 (PITTSBORO NC) ... THIS IS A GOOD DEAL ON ONE BILL GROVE BIKE ...

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    Well I'm guessing that's gone by now?
    Needed: 26.8mm XTR seatpost, blue GT/Grundig Jersey.

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    that has to be a mis price

    maybe $1750

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    Quote Originally Posted by H_Tuttle View Post
    that has to be a mis price

    maybe $1750
    The original ad was gone by the time I came across it through a Google search, so who knows.

    $1750, though still relatively cheap for a rare tandem, seems much more plausible. Then again, it was listed as a "two seater" . . .

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    Softride meets WTF?
    BICYCLE
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    Quote Originally Posted by sandmangts View Post
    Softride meets WTF?
    BICYCLE
    I think we're looking at a kid's bike (20" wheels I think) sized up for an adult with a BMX layback seatpost. Wheelie machine!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boy named SSue View Post
    I think we're looking at a kid's bike (20" wheels I think) sized up for an adult with a BMX layback seatpost. Wheelie machine!!!
    Whatever it is, it's awesome! Note that it's in "exelentes Meccan conditions". Does that mean it's ready for a pilgrimage?

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    Zipp 515

    There is a reason these were discontinued. They cracked after a little use. This in not the first time he has posted them. Never drops the price and used to post pics.


    indianapolis craigslist > Zipp 515 Mountainbike Wheels - $2000 (Indianapolis)

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    Date: 2011-10-10, 8:09PM EDT
    Reply to: sale-fgzen-2617149849@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]
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    Old school Zip 515 wheels with Zipp hubs. Rare, discontinued line, immaculate condition


    •Location: Indianapolis
    •it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests



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    Zip ties? Not on my bike!

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    Wtf?

    who TF built this bike?

    everything sucks but my vacuum cleaner.

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    DIY cobbled together weld-by-numbers E-stay bike?
    Amolan

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    Quote Originally Posted by cegrover View Post

    well, It was made by Bon...

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    okay, now that this has done sold, I can ask what it is:
    NOS VERY NICE MTB FRAME RITCHEY FORK FINISH TITANIUM SEE | eBay

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattytruth View Post
    well, It was made by Bon...
    Hasn't that thing been continually relished going on a year now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sizzler View Post
    okay, now that this has done sold, I can ask what it is:
    NOS VERY NICE MTB FRAME RITCHEY FORK FINISH TITANIUM SEE | eBay
    No idea, but the indented swirls in the tubes kinda remind me of the ribbed tubing used in old Tange Prestige steel tubing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by datasurfer View Post
    No idea, but the indented swirls in the tubes kinda remind me of the ribbed tubing used in old Tange Prestige steel tubing.
    wasn't that in columbus and miyata tubing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed View Post
    wasn't that in columbus and miyata tubing?
    I'm sure your correct. I was actually thinking about Tange Ultimate tubing as used in the down tube of my '94 Kona Hot. Was columbus and/or miyata tubing ribbing swirled or straight?

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    Quote Originally Posted by datasurfer View Post
    I'm sure your correct. I was actually thinking about Tange Ultimate tubing as used in the down tube of my '94 Kona Hot. Was columbus and/or miyata tubing ribbing swirled or straight?
    It's only a vague recollection, but I think they called it "rifled" (which would mean swirled).

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    Its still listed, who woulda thunk it ?

    They DO look freakin awesome with a pair of redline flight cranks though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by datasurfer View Post
    No idea, but the indented swirls in the tubes kinda remind me of the ribbed tubing used in old Tange Prestige steel tubing.
    External fluted tubing has been used by Vulture, he used some to build my friends bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 92gli View Post
    Its still listed, who woulda thunk it ?

    They DO look freakin awesome with a pair of redline flight cranks though.

    Spider looks cool, but why would you drill holes in a sprocket and mount it with the tabs unused like that?




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    Quote Originally Posted by eastcoaststeve View Post
    Spider looks cool, but why would you drill holes in a sprocket and mount it with the tabs unused like that?




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    Not mine. I didn't even notice. But yeah, that does look kinda silly now that you pointed it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eastcoaststeve View Post
    Spider looks cool, but why would you drill holes in a sprocket and mount it with the tabs unused like that?




    Steve
    ummm, maybe because the sprocket was of a different bolt circle diameter and there wasn't space above the existing holes to drill new ones without compromising strength?

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    Quote Originally Posted by da'HOOV View Post
    ummm, maybe because the sprocket was of a different bolt circle diameter and there wasn't space above the existing holes to drill new ones without compromising strength?

    Just seems like a lot of hassle when there are 9,365,437 sprockets out there with the right BCD...not to mention it just looks goofy with the "ears" hanging out for no reason.
    YMMV



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    Quote Originally Posted by eastcoaststeve View Post
    Just seems like a lot of hassle when there are 9,365,437 sprockets out there with the right BCD...not to mention it just looks goofy with the "ears" hanging out for no reason.
    YMMV



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    Seriously, and why spend so much on a pretty spider then go all half-assed on the ring?

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    Quote Originally Posted by eastcoaststeve View Post
    Just seems like a lot of hassle when there are 9,365,437 sprockets out there with the right BCD...not to mention it just looks goofy with the "ears" hanging out for no reason.
    YMMV



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    oh, I totally agree...but sometimes "ya gotta run what ya brung" I guess.

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    I realize this isn't a bmx site... but really???
    looking for 20-21" P team

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    If I recall correctly, that ring had two separate BCD's stock.
    Zip ties? Not on my bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff View Post
    If I recall correctly, that ring had two separate BCD's stock.

    Good call. Googled and came up with several images of these. No drilling necessary. They already have both BCD. One less SKU for the shops. Still looks funny with the smaller bcd and tabs exposed.
    Old School bmx Tuff Neck 43t Chainring sprocket pink gt haro mongoose | eBay

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    Yeah, those chainrings have become more popular because of the recent single speed, fixie fad.
    Last edited by Sizzler; 11-02-2011 at 07:29 PM.

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    I prefer the any-size BCD "fits" option. Why limit yourself to 110 and 130?

    <img src="http://www.whiteind.com/images/640_mountainvbc.jpg" width="620" height="425">
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sizzler View Post
    I can't tell if this conversation is a joke, these chainrings are extremely common, just search 110 130 chainring.
    Apparently they're not common in everybody's world.
    Zip ties? Not on my bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff View Post
    Apparently they're not common in everybody's world.
    Sorry, my statement sounded pretty snobby, I'll change it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sizzler View Post
    sorry, my statement sounded pretty snobby, i'll change it.
    Zip ties? Not on my bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sizzler View Post
    Yeah, those chainrings have become more popular because of the recent single speed, fixie fad.
    aha! outed, you single speedin' fixie hipster you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    aha! outed, you snobby, single speedin' fixie hipster you.
    Fixed it for you...
    Zip ties? Not on my bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff View Post
    Fixed it for you...
    I come back from the alleycat races all jazzed about my new spoke cards and I find these hurtful comments . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sizzler View Post
    I come back from the alleycat races all jazzed about my new spoke cards and I find these hurtful comments . . .
    But I bet you still look hot in your girl jeans, dirty T, chain belt and U-Lock key fob.
    Zip ties? Not on my bike!

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    OK. I probably shouldn't be outing this here -- I mean, a 1974 Gary Fisher! That's worth a mint, right? I didn't even think he was making bikes then. But this is just too good a deal to pass up.

    Vintage 1974 Gary Fisher Mountain Bike

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    ha! I think it's a Bontrager.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleCentury View Post



    DC....can I see the whole bike...pretty please




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    Quote Originally Posted by eastcoaststeve View Post
    DC....can I see the whole bike...pretty please
    Green Machine (#12)

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    "DC....can I see the whole bike...pretty please"

    Sure. It's not mine, of course.

    Ham #12

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    Quote Originally Posted by halaburt View Post
    Is this the $15K bike?



    Sorry, I'm not a devotee of the wtf auction thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mainlyfats View Post
    Is this the $15K bike?
    No. I would certainly argue that while they're both nice, #12 is in another realm of special-ness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by halaburt View Post
    No. I would certainly argue that while they're both nice, #12 is in another realm of special-ness.
    So it's for sale at a higher price?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mainlyfats View Post
    So it's for sale at a higher price?
    #12 is still owned by Charlie and I wouldn't imagine it's for sale.

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    The point of my picture post was the PRO NECK USA chainring discussed earlier.

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    That bike is ugly. What the heck kind of outing is that.

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    Here's another shot of #12 taken in Fairfax in 2007. Note the "Chain of Hercules" anti-theft device (available as a special option)
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails The Official WTF outing thread, Craigslist, eBay etc-dsc03186.jpg  


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    yeah chainrings that are convenient to use for a variety of cranks is stupid. You would have thought that they would have figured that out since they have been making them since the mid 70's that way.

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    Okay, I'll eat my words, bike pretty, fork pretty, stem even prettier, the chainstay keeper or whatever that marshmallow is glued to it is ugly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobynC View Post
    Here's another shot of #12 taken in Fairfax in 2007. Note the "Chain of Hercules" anti-theft device (available as a special option)
    just about the most awesome bike of all time!!

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    Lol, nifty toilet paper roll thingy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobynC View Post
    Here's another shot of #12 taken in Fairfax in 2007. Note the "Chain of Hercules" anti-theft device (available as a special option)
    Wonder when the last time CC rode that thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed View Post
    It's only a vague recollection, but I think they called it "rifled" (which would mean swirled).
    Columbus TSX?
    WTB: Bomber Z2 1 1/8 steerer, in good to excellent shape OR bomber rebuild kit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by colker1 View Post
    Columbus TSX?
    I want to say SLX. The Columbus tubes were internally rifled, at least on my friend's Medici they were. They may have made it the other way but I never heard of it.

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    Courtesy of Bikesnob.....

    Sweet cockpit!

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    This is a Pugs not some carbon wannabee pretzel wagon!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MendonCycleSmith View Post
    Courtesy of Bikesnob.....
    I tried to snap a photo of a bike to send him yesterday. A classic Richard Sachs roadie with a suspension stem and hi-rise bars. Gotta love Solana Beach.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boy named SSue View Post
    A classic Richard Sachs roadie with a suspension stem and hi-rise bars.
    This makes me so sad it hurts.....
    This is a Pugs not some carbon wannabee pretzel wagon!!

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