Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Out Door - O- Rama!

Headed to the eBay out door... an 18" Independent Fabrication Deluxe frame. #153...a 1995 frame and one of the first year IFs. Paint is pretty rough, but the frame is straight and ready to go, so we'll see if I can get my dough out of it. This is another victim of my eyes are bigger than my shop, or as Fred Ward says in Sweet Home Alabama, "You can't ride two horses with one ass, Sugar-Bean!"

Buy now and save!

Friday, March 25, 2011


After fishing patiently on Craigslist for a good long while, trying to trickle down to a fair price, the VW finally sold. I didn't quite get what I'd like for the car, but to have it move on, and to another VW fan who seems likely to treat my old girl with respect and affection, is a relief.

Here's to a happy home, VW. We had a good 20 years together.

***UPDATE! The car actually sold to an insane woman who left it parked outside in the sun, weathering. The paint looked like a chalkboard the last time I saw it. She sold it about 2 years after she bought it, I'm sure after her VW "loving" family members stripped the poor girl of her German parts and low mileage German motor and replaced the lot with repop crap. Sad.

Monday, March 21, 2011

more missed eBay potential bliss

I spent 2 weeks in the hospital, as I said before, but then after only 11 days at home, I found myself back in the hospital for another 10 days ending just this afternoon! I won't get into the nitty gritty details, but I think we've got a handle on the whole illness, and I'm hoping my hospital days are behind me for a long time to come!

On to the eBay goodies that set sail during my absence...

These Altek levers have been drifting on and off eBay for the last 4 months or so, with a crazy BIN or BO price of $350. Seller cancelled the auction, so maybe they will reappear with a little bit more realism applied to the asking price.

And this tidy SDG Comp Ti saddle in black sold for a fairly low price of 44.37. I think I would have jumped in on this saddle had I been able to watch it through to auction close. There were not a lot of black Comp saddles made (most Comps are red) and this clean example would have been a good addition to the SDG quiver.

There it is!

Friday, March 4, 2011

'Dillo Tough

A few of the UK folks were surprised to discover that we had armadillos living in Florida. They are all over the place, even living in a hole in the corner of my yard.

These little beasties were snapped in Fernandina, at Ft Clinch State Park, but trust me, his cousins plow up my back yard every night.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Them that got away.

I spent the last two weeks in the hospital with atypical pneumonia! Well, I'm home now, and that means I'm able to log in to the old fleabay account and see what carnage I've missed in my absence. Not too bad, it seems.

Altek rim brakes, full bike's worth. these sold for about $105, so somebody got a good deal, but they look pretty well used, so I'm not throwing myself off a cliff for missing out.

Blue Altek levers, these also have some miles on them, and sold for $91. I have two sets of blues, so I'll live. Would be nice to have a third set though.

And an SDG Comp Ti saddle in blue. This sucker sold for $50 bucks. Again, a good deal, but I won't be draining my blood out onto the hospital floor for missing out.

Some action missed, but I'll live. Now that I'm out of the hospital anyway,