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Spam from Shining Bikes!
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I got a spam email this morning, some diet plan link, which I naturally did not open.  But the source appeared to be (and the headers confirmed) it was Robert Vaughters, famous (notorious?) owner of…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by h' 1.0 Mar 11.

WTB Dia-Compe caliper brake adjuster
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Hello there!I need to find ONE VERY SPECIFIC D-C brake adjuster as shown in the photo below (the one on the right). I'll gladly buy or trade for it, and will take a whole caliper if you don't happen…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by mark stetson Sep 28, 2013.

WTB 700c rear wheel, flipflop or fixed
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My son's rear wheel was stolen while his bike was locked to the rack at his HS today.  That's the third theft from those racks our family has had; the other two were whole bikes.  But that's another…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael A Aug 30, 2013.

FS: 1984 Centurion Turbo, beautiful vintage steel, 54cm, EC
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For sale is this beautiful bike, top of the line for Centurion in 1984, prior to their introduction of the Ironman series.   It has the best Japanese components of the time, including Suntour…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tominator yesterday.

 

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Tominator replied to Albany Park Al's discussion FS: 1984 Centurion Turbo, beautiful vintage steel, 54cm, EC
"Can I ask: what'd you get for it?"
yesterday
Mark Nguyen replied to Albany Park Al's discussion FS: 1984 Centurion Turbo, beautiful vintage steel, 54cm, EC
"ah, darn!  Thanks for the info :)"
yesterday
Albany Park Al replied to Albany Park Al's discussion FS: 1984 Centurion Turbo, beautiful vintage steel, 54cm, EC
"Nope, finally put it on eBay.  Sold it to a collector in CA.  For the record, got $450.  "
yesterday
Mark Nguyen replied to Albany Park Al's discussion FS: 1984 Centurion Turbo, beautiful vintage steel, 54cm, EC
"This is not still available, is it? "
Monday
Albany Park Al replied to Julie Hochstadter's discussion NORTH BRANCH SOUTHERN EXTENSION COMMUNITY MEETING - August 21
"I couldn't make it but my wife did.  She texted me 'I smell NIMBYism approaching,' and left around 7 when the real crazies started.  'How many trees will be murdered!?!' and so on.  I've been at similar…"
Saturday
Albany Park Al replied to Renee Patten's discussion Bike Parking at the Jefferson Park Transit Center
"I hesitate to post anything to discourage you (or anyone) but a good friend had her carefully locked bike stolen from there.   As it was a bike I had fixed up and given to her I was particularly sad to hear this.   The bike was nothing…"
Thursday
Albany Park Al replied to Bikefreeek's discussion FOUND: Black Single Speed
"Black/silver Miyata 110 (maybe 112?) from the 80s, my son and I single-speeded it, stolen from a garage while he was at a party.  I probably have a picture of it."
Apr 9
Julie Hochstadter replied to Albany Park Al's discussion Spam from Shining Bikes!
"You should look at the emails we get to numerous different variations of @thechainlink.org.  "
Mar 11
dan brown replied to Albany Park Al's discussion Spam from Shining Bikes!
"I didn't get it ; but the (very ) little I know about spambots is that they generate an email for (pretty much) every combination of letters, numbers, etc. in an email address; and the emails to  non-existing accounts just bounce back.…"
Mar 11
Albany Park Al posted a discussion

Spam from Shining Bikes!

I got a spam email this morning, some diet plan link, which I naturally did not open.  But the source appeared to be (and the headers confirmed) it was Robert Vaughters, famous (notorious?) owner of Shining Bikes/5600 Bikes. Of course these things usually come from someone's email address that has been hacked, or spoofed.  But he has seemed to be such a shady character I am not so sure in this case.I have no idea how he might have gotten my email info, certainly I never emailed him or his…See More
Mar 11
Albany Park Al replied to Skip Montanaro 12mi's discussion Ultrasonic cleaners
"Hi, Skip! I've got one of those too, the same model probably.  I had to return the first one I got pretty quickly, it failed, and apparently that is a common fault, due to water getting in around the perimeter of the bowl and the…"
Jan 28
Albany Park Al replied to Heather's discussion Iron Cycles closes in Albany Park
"Very nice note to explain things, and very classy of Brandon to recommend other shops in the area.  That is typical of my experience with Iron Cycles, and one of the reasons I'm sorry they are not my neighborhood shop anymore.I might have…"
Dec 23, 2013
Albany Park Al replied to Heather's discussion Iron Cycles closes in Albany Park
"Really sorry to hear this.  They are just a few blocks away from us.  I first went into their original location on Montrose and they could not have been more friendly.  I've only bought parts, tires, etc there as I have old…"
Dec 5, 2013
Albany Park Al replied to Skip Montanaro 12mi's discussion Bike parking?
""About Peter V. Bella: Peter V. Bella is a freelance photojournalist and writer. He covers news events, social events, and photographs anything and everything that piques his interest." And apparently he 'covers' things for a…"
Oct 25, 2013
Albany Park Al replied to Albany Park Al's discussion WTB Dia-Compe caliper brake adjuster
"Thanks, Mark!  I think I have solved the issue, but will check Bicyclists' Retreat just for info.  As it happens, the second one in the photo is likely going to be okay.  It is (probably) from a Shimano 600 caliper, slightly…"
Sep 28, 2013
Albany Park Al posted a discussion

WTB Dia-Compe caliper brake adjuster

Hello there!I need to find ONE VERY SPECIFIC D-C brake adjuster as shown in the photo below (the one on the right). I'll gladly buy or trade for it, and will take a whole caliper if you don't happen to have one of these adjusters loose in your parts bin. It's off mid 80s D-C calipers, specifically the New Gran Compe and Aero Gran Compe and probably the Suntour Superbe Pros, which they made, as well.  Please don't tell me what a reasonable substitute for it would be, how Shimano is better than…See More
Sep 28, 2013

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About me:
total n00b to serious cycling and wrenching, but very enthusiastic

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