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    these guys are serious...

    when restoring vintage stuff, those guys go all the way.

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    Don't understand a word of it, but the photos are nice. Pretty thorough resto. I'd be afraid to ride it.

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    the german started the vintage mtb thing. that site is older than mtbr retrobike and the yahoo groups.

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    Yeah, some go beyond most to get a period correct retro build. Lots of time and money to get it "just right". Nice stuff.
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    Wow. Crazy stuff. Those guys don't even bother to post if they aren't absolutely serious. I am glad we are here for people who want to fix up bikes that happen to be old, but this makes me see Rumpfy's point of view.
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    Very nice... awesome restoration, great attention to detail

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    Quote Originally Posted by uphiller View Post
    Those guys don't even bother to post if they aren't absolutely serious. .
    Anything worth doing is worth doing right.


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    I wonder how many of them are scoring NOS 300lx groups for their re-finished Hard Rocks...

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    He never drives it! He just rubs it with a diaper!

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    IRD sticker's on the wrong side :P
    Somec is like the digital Zunow
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    The Red and White Pro Fro is my favorite.
    Zip ties? Not on my bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by yo-Nate-y View Post
    IRD sticker's on the wrong side :P
    Not only that but that hanger is cockeyed too

    these guys are serious...-comp3.jpg

    Anyone that spends that much time on a bike should learn how to solder cable ends.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Machianera View Post
    the german started the vintage mtb thing. that site is older than mtbr retrobike and the yahoo groups.
    Older than MTBR? When I first joined this site in 1997, my now vintage Bridgestone was current.
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    Quote Originally Posted by uphiller View Post
    Wow. Crazy stuff. Those guys don't even bother to post if they aren't absolutely serious. I am glad we are here for people who want to fix up bikes that happen to be old, but this makes me see Rumpfy's point of view.


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    Very nice... awesome restoration, great attention to detail
    Not sure about the Diamond Back branded bars on the Fat though...

    Quote Originally Posted by ish View Post
    He never drives it! He just rubs it with a diaper!
    Nice FBDO pull.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sgltrak View Post
    Don't understand a word of it, but the photos are nice. Pretty thorough resto. I'd be afraid to ride it.
    Google Chrome and its built in translator are wonders.
    Just a regular guy.

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    English-speaking people share a sense of punctuality with the Germans, but the Germans really are far more meticulous. I do believe there are more meticulous people among the 95 million or so German speakers than there are among the whole 385 million native English speakers, and those links are evidence of it.
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    be punctual is a sign of slavery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ameybrook View Post
    Anything worth doing is worth doing right.
    Yep. Some nice stuff there! I like the pics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Machianera View Post
    be punctual is a sign of slavery.
    Usually it's the domintaed nations who cannot be punctual. Germans excell at engineering and their discipline makes for social services far more advanced than America.
    NOt to mention the Deutsche mark has a lot of power. Actually the DM says they are far from slavery.

    there was once a german philosopher and he was so punctual that everyone in the small village (which he never left) would set their clocks according to Kant's evening stroll.
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    Talk about setting the bar!
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    There is a custom camo scoboni...
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    Quote Originally Posted by colker1 View Post
    There is a custom camo scoboni...
    whats the link?(I'm on a slow connection over here)
    looking for 20-21" P team

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    Somebody should buy all the painted ones and strip them and repaint them...maybe gray or sumthin'.

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    That's a great Merlin, but that low-end, (found on Bridgestone MB-5 and 6, I think) Ritchey stem bugs me a little.

    The Golden Goat has a similar stem. I can't help but think low-end Bridgestone when I see those.

    That Whiskeytown Goat is great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    Somebody should buy all the painted ones and strip them and repaint them...maybe gray or sumthin'.
    I see what you did there.


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    Amazing. Awesome bikes that are at once awe inspiring and a little "cry for help" creepy.

    Like competitive car restorations. A Porsche Speedster from the factory via time machine with zero miles would fail miserably. Unless the doors were rehung with a micrometer and chassis welds were filed smooth, it couldn't even get displayed.

    I'll gladly take any of them tho!

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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    Somebody should buy all the painted ones and strip them and repaint them...maybe gray or sumthin'.
    Greatness!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boy named SSue View Post
    I feel the same way about the Matrix branded CQP on the WTR as I do about the low end Ritchey stems on the two you mention.
    yeah, I noticed that too, but it's from the same time and a nice crank.

    I remember building and selling the Treks with those cranks. Kinda weird to unbox a Trek with all that nice stuff attached.

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    Quote Originally Posted by colker1 View Post
    there was once a german philosopher and he was so punctual that everyone in the small village (which he never left) would set their clocks according to Kant's evening stroll.
    I'm a bit skeptical of an untraveled philosopher.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed View Post
    That's a great Merlin, but that low-end, (found on Bridgestone MB-5 and 6, I think) Ritchey stem bugs me a little.

    The Golden Goat has a similar stem. I can't help but think low-end Bridgestone when I see those.

    That Whiskeytown Goat is great.
    I feel the same way about the Matrix branded CQP on the WTR as I do about the low end Ritchey stems on the two you mention.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boy named SSue View Post
    I'm a bit skeptical of an untraveled philosopher.

    and then Kant is THE most important philosopher of the last 300 yrs. Life is unfair..
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    That Merlin needs a no logo CK HS too.
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    well, if this is a community build project, I would like to request a Type II.

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