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post #10111 of 13876

Glad to see they had mercy and put you on the first floor considering the gear you're lugging into the room!

post #10112 of 13876
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Originally Posted by shipsupt View Post
 

Glad to see they had mercy and put you on the first floor considering the gear you're lugging into the room!

 

No, I walked it down (I'm upstairs thankfully). I tend to remove stuff for housekeeping and march it all back inside. :D 

post #10113 of 13876
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Thanks kindly on the stack! The front wheel is a 700c Specialized Roval Rapide 60 Carbon Clincher Wheel. It belongs to my Cervelo S5 sitting in the hallway... here:

 

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And is usually kept in the middle of my bedroom, along with a vintage Schwinn - I ride the Velo on Saturdays, the Carbon Cervelo a time or two during the week and the Steel Schwinn a couple of times a month.

 

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Hmmm - inspired by the recent changes in Yahoo! Mail, hereby I pronounce you:

 

You are my bicycle anti-theft Hero !

 

It is a sad fact of today's world that the only lock any serious bike should ever see is that on the door to your appartment or house. Anything else is just asking for trouble. From "contracts" ( a Colnago size so and so much with Ultegra, "ordered" by/for a known "customer" ) to junkies stealing better bikes just for the daily dose - and everything in between. Likelihood that police would do anything - or even retrieve the bike - are practical approximation of zero. 

 

For above reason, I only go to a restaurant where I can always keep an eye on the bike. NO exceptions. A sandwich from gas station is infinitely more tasty than paying whatever's Chef's ouvre  - by stolen bike.

 

For "non bicycle speaking" head-fiers - SO's bikes pictured here DWARF The Tower Of Power in price/value. You may think twice before pronouncing SO "anything" for having bikes in the bedroom - I too own two bikes and after my mountain bike "rode off" from the locked cellar, they both have to be in the flat.

post #10114 of 13876

Speaking of theft, and why I even have two extra receivers with me, is strategic. I only have interest in listening to the very rare Sansui G-22000. The other two receivers are bait! :tongue_smile:

 

It is my hope, that if someone should come in and take one... or two amps, it'll be the other ones. 

post #10115 of 13876

A "modern" thief would probably elect to leave the vintage treasures and leave with the iPod.  :tongue:

post #10116 of 13876
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Originally Posted by Silent One View Post
 

Speaking of theft, and why I even have two extra receivers with me, is strategic. I only have interest in listening to the very rare Sansui G-22000. The other two receivers are bait! :tongue_smile:

 

It is my hope, that if someone should come in and take one... or two amps, it'll be the other ones. 

GOOD one - I mean strategy.

 

I have one acquaintance with a VERY intertesting theft story. The building has terrace balcony - and the first thing you notice entering his flat is very sturdy fence bars across all of the opening of the terrace balcony. Reason?

He went away for holidays and left the keys of the apartment to his mother to come often enough to water the plants. One day, she opened the door - and almost tripped over the turntable ( Well Tempered ) in the hallway. In next room(s) on the floor there were respectively tuner, preamp, power amp...etc. 

 

They obviously came to steal audio equipment - BUT when they realized his LP collection (some 5K LPs) FAR outstrips Audio Reasearches and Mark Levinsons in value (not to mention untraceability opposed to Serial # on equipment ), they simply took the records and left the audio equipment on the floor.

 

Final straw: as many of these LPs have been long out of print, a "friendly bird" tweeted his records will be ocassionally on sale at the local flea market. He had to re-buy his own LPs - it took one hell of a lot of sunday visits to the flea market, as his records were always offered by the different "dealer" - never more than 5 pcs per day....he got back perhaps one third, other rarities were grabbed by the "innocent bystanders"...

post #10117 of 13876
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Very cool! I see that bottom Sansui on Craigslist from time to time. Is that the HE-6? I love my HE-500 they sound so nice out of my Kenwood KA-7100 and just got Richard Wright's Broken China on CD and it's one of the best CD's I've heard! I wish they would not keep freaking pushing back Roger Waters Amused to Death SACD because I want to listen to it so bad with these headphones! It was supposed to come out the other day >___________< 

post #10118 of 13876
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Originally Posted by Silent One View Post
 

 

Thanks kindly on the stack! The front wheel is a 700c Specialized Roval Rapide 60 Carbon Clincher Wheel. It belongs to my Cervelo S5 sitting in the hallway... here:

 

 

And is usually kept in the middle of my bedroom, along with a vintage Schwinn - I ride the Velo on Saturdays, the Carbon Cervelo a time or two during the week and the Steel Schwinn a couple of times a month.

I have an Orbea Team Euskaltel replica from the first all-carbon generation, as well as a Specialized Tarmac Elite for more casual rides. The Orbea has Dura-Ace and the Specialized is Ultegra.

 

I have a burning hatred for Ultegra.

post #10119 of 13876
SO, that looks stunning! And I thought I was done chasing flagships until I saw that Sansui again. frown.gif
post #10120 of 13876
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SO, that looks stunning! And I thought I was done chasing flagships until I saw that Sansui again. frown.gif

Are you talking about his bottom Sansui? There has been one on CL near me since early this year. It just never sells! 

just checked and either the ads expired and will be up again or someone finally bought it... 


Edited by harrinj - 10/17/13 at 9:05am
post #10121 of 13876
I have seen one 22000 and one 33000 and both were gone when I called. But I'm in between Detroit and Chicago so this area can be picked over.
post #10122 of 13876
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Originally Posted by wotts View Post

SO, that looks stunning! And I thought I was done chasing flagships until I saw that Sansui again. frown.gif

 

:blink: Done chasing? Next time you run through your playlist or pull up subscription radio, play George Clinton's "Atomic Dog" and get thy understanding. :rolleyes: :D

 

After careful review, I think it's time I show the Pioneers the door. Both the SX-650 and SX-D7000 had their time and place inside my room. The former makes for an excellent shop receiver/office receiver. I want the next listening room to have a minimalist aesthetic. Just enough audio pieces for enjoyment.

 

When not in-session, I want the room to have a pleasing and calming effect and be free of clutter. And have a multi-purpose role for reading, writing, studying, tea, meditation and relaxation. Oh, but vintage gears are sooo much fun! And it still tickles me to watch adult men trying to restrain themselves when they encounter the Silver-faced SX-650... aching to touch, turn and flick every switch they can find! 

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Those are the considerate ones. Others just reach mid-sentence :rolleyes:while talking to me. Admittedly, those levers on Silver-faced Pioneers has got to be one of the greatest details on receivers ever!

 

Psychiatrist:  "How long have you had the urge to flick these levers?"


Edited by Silent One - 10/17/13 at 9:15am
post #10123 of 13876
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Originally Posted by wotts View Post

I have seen one 22000 and one 33000 and both were gone when I called. But I'm in between Detroit and Chicago so this area can be picked over.

 

The last 33000 you and I saw in Detroit looked to be in great shape at a really good price! I got caught dilly-dallying, 'cause when I finally made up my mind and contacted the seller, the eventual buyer was en route to his house. :mad:

post #10124 of 13876
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Originally Posted by harrinj View Post
 
 

Are you talking about his bottom Sansui? There has been one on CL near me since early this year. It just never sells! 

just checked and either the ads expired and will be up again or someone finally bought it... 

 

Hmmm, I'd like to have a look... virtually speaking. Can you send the link? It could be that this particular unit has issues - fixing them aren't going to be cheap in some cases either. A few of the pieces inside are no longer available and one would have to use suitable replacement caps and stuff, I believe.

:popcorn:

post #10125 of 13876
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Originally Posted by Silent One View Post
 

 

Hmmm, I'd like to have a look... virtually speaking. Can you send the link? It could be that this particular unit has issues - fixing them aren't going to be cheap in some cases either. A few of the pieces inside are no longer available and one would have to use suitable replacement caps and stuff, I believe.

:popcorn:

I don't know how to bring up old listings :/ I think there was one on the Seattle, WA CL too that I saw from the portland, OR CL but that one has vanished too. sometimes I hate CL, it will bring up results but these people seem to purposly mislabel their locations because they don't show up in the said areas! like ther eis a Marantz 235(something) for $1,300 in North Bend, OR BUT it shows up in Portland, OR CL and NOT Oregon Coast CL. 

Now I cannot find that Marantz one... 


Edited by harrinj - 10/17/13 at 9:28am
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