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    old bike catalogs

    http://www.mtb-kataloge.de/ caveat: mostly in german. enjoy!

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    check the thread just above this one
    looking for 20-21" P team

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    thanks for the heads up. beat me to it. (mod can delete if neccessary)

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    Hey, we like where your heads at.
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    Cool-blue Rhythm Schwinn Service Manual 1969

    Moral and or legal dilemma.

    Wondering if there is any interest in me sharing this 3 ring binder of volume 1?

    This was inherited from the Sun Valley bicycle shop.
    468 pages of material copyrighted and labeled
    "This service manual is the property of the Schwinn Bicycle Company and is registered in the name of:

    MRS RENE LE FLEUR
    SUN VALLEY BIKE SHOP
    (address etc)

    Possession or use by anyone other than the above is considered unlawful. Please return this manual to the above named registered user or to any Schwinn representative."

    This has been with me for over 20 years but no one else ever sees it.

    Advice and thoughts please.

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    I have been putting my catalog scans on RetroBike, because they have been generous in giving me extra space to archive high-resolution versions.

    I have three file boxes of Fat Tire Flyer product files from the '80s, and I'm scanning them as quickly as I can, but this pile is huge. Every time I poke through it I find stuff I forgot about.

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    cannondale catalogs over here:

    www.vintagecannondale.com

    and treks over here:

    www.vintage-trek.com

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    I hate PDF.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Repack Rider
    I hate PDF.
    ok, and whats a better format that is a all in one file?

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    Quote Originally Posted by broomhandle
    ok, and whats a better format that is a all in one file?
    Who cares? It's slow. I post jpegs, because it doesn't matter to the people who visit my site if it's one file or several.

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    pdf's are usually jpegs.... but all good. you can tell adobe that you dont like there most popular software.

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    Quote Originally Posted by broomhandle
    pdf's are usually jpegs.... but all good. you can tell adobe that you dont like there most popular software.
    Why would they care what I think? Why do you?

    Just because rap music is popular it does not follow that I have to like it.

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    ... very interesting discussion

    I don't care wether it is JPG or PDF, I'm just happy to get these catalogues but I definitively don't like rap music.

    ciao
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    Quote Originally Posted by Repack Rider
    Why would they care what I think? Why do you?

    Just because rap music is popular it does not follow that I have to like it.
    ...uh....its all good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by broomhandle
    pdf's are usually jpegs.... but all good. you can tell adobe that you dont like there most popular software.

    Not everyone here is super tech/computer savvy or familiar with Adobe PDF files.

    I'm ok with PDF, but I could see why people would find it a pain to deal with. They're a bit slow to load, large file sizes...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Repack Rider
    I hate PDF.
    Indeed. When creating an image file, as in catalogue scans, people should just use the image file everyone can view quickly and easily, without sticking it in some crappy container file that has to be opened with an old, bloated, crash-prone program. If one must play with PDF's (though there's no good reason to anymore), there are these:

    http://www.infograph.com/brava-viewer.htm

    http://www.foxitsoftware.com/

    http://www.cutepdf.com/Products/CutePDF/writer.asp

    Acrobat sucks. It's a lousy format, and an awful application. It's only "popular" because it comes on every computer in the world, and it only comes on every computer in the world because at one time, looooong ago, it made sense for secure software documentation. It's long since outlived it's purpose, and needs to be stopped.

    For thousands and thousands of pages on exactly why Adobe Acrobat is a rotten stinkpile:
    http://www.google.com/search?q=acrobat+sucks
    No snappy sig.

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    i dont even use acrobat. im on a mac , it opens up in viewer. as for PC, there are some better apps than adobes, or you can use your browser to view the PDF's. its just nice to have a contained file.

    and i agree, acrobat is not my favorite, and nor is adobe. i got laid off from them

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    i alway loved getting Mountain Bike Specialists catalogs


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    Quote Originally Posted by bcd
    i alway loved getting Mountain Bike Specialists catalogs


    oh man, me too. Lots to drool over in those. I still have one left somewhere.

    I also liked the Fathead Cycles catalog. It was a shop in Somerville, MA I think. Might have been intertwined with Fat Chance maybe... Maybe one of the east coasters will know.

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    [QUOTE=RumpfyI'm ok with PDF, but I could see why people would find it a pain to deal with. They're a bit slow to load, large file sizes...[/QUOTE]

    And ...I like free things.
    Each bicycle owned exponentially increases the probability that none is working correctly.

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