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Pars last won the day on February 27 2013

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About Pars

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  • Birthday 05/16/1954

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    engineer (telecom mktg)
  • Hobbies
    golf, music, cycling
  • Headphones
    AKG K601, Shure SRH840, Modded Fostex T50RP
  • Headphone Amps
    Gilmore dynamic (headamp v2 PCB), Dynahi (still proto stage)
  • Sources
    � Rotel RCD-855 modified (clocking, discrete output stage) � Rotel RCD-991 THS4031 I/V, AD8599 buffers
  • Other Audio Gear
    ? maybe Classe preamp, Odyssey Stratos poweramp, Von Schweikert VR4 Gen.II speakers

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  1. And now what did you do TODAY?

    Congrats CJ! And am I the only one here who thinks that MBAs are overrated? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. RIP some fuck or another

    RIP Jerry and Dick. I actually saw Dick Gregory back in the late '60s IIRC in Iowa.
  3. Happy Birthday Matt (NightWoundsTime)!

    ^ This. Dammit Matt Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Happy Birthday sorenb!

    Happy Birthday!
  5. Happy Birthday Ian!

    Happy Birthday! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. And now what did you do TODAY?

    Sorry for your loss Kerry, and all of the above. Losing a parent or in-law parent is tough. And Jacob, just saw this about the job today. Sorry, you can only control what you can control... I would agree that is sounds like they already had a decision and were going thru the motions in interviewing others. Hang in there. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Post what you're watching

    Started watching this as well, very good and agree with above! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. HC Bike/Cycling Thread

    Yep, if it is already 8 speed, it should be 130mm rear spacing. A set of 8 speed brifters, some cable stops and cables/housing and you would be set. Other that its still Shitmano
  9. HC Bike/Cycling Thread

    The guy on BF got back to me and said I can have the downtube mount, just needs an address. You want to pm me your address and I'll just have him ship them to you. He's leaving tomorrow for the Dairyland Dare, so wouldn't be until next week sometime before he could ship this. As for converting this to more modern indexed using brifters/ergos, you would need to replace the rear wheel, rear derailleur, and the shift/brake levers. Maybe the chain rings or crankset as well. You would need 130mm rear spacing which isn't done easily on an aluminum frame like a Cannondale. Not like steel, which you can cold set. It is only 2mm per side, assuming yours is set up for 6-7 speed (126mm). Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. HC Bike/Cycling Thread

    PM'd the guy, will let you know the outcome. Also, another thread on bikeforums. Some shop in CA had them at one time (2011). Also some discussion of the NOVA kit. http://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/742734-cannondale-black-lightning-help-i-m-lost.html
  11. HC Bike/Cycling Thread

    I'll try contacting him tonight. I guess I'm a bit unclear as to what your problem is, and I've never worked on a cannondale before. Is the shifter itself broken or is it just the shifter boss assembly? I would still try calling Kozy's or other dealers as you never know what they might have laying around. Particularly if it is an older mechanic or owner who knows these and knows how to fix them. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. HC Bike/Cycling Thread

    Kevin, I found this on bikeforums: http://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1086619-cannondale-shifter-boss.html http://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage-sales/1098978-shimano-group-cheap.html ^ Shimano group, sold, from a cannondale. I could pm the buyer and see if he would part with the shifters or at a minimum the cannondale mounting boss stuff... http://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage-sales/1098978-shimano-group-cheap.html http://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-mechanics/231963-interface-problem-mounting-indexed-dt-shift-lever-cannondale-3-0-a.html http://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/717549-cannondale-downtube-shifter-bosses.html http://vintagecannondale.com/ Is this the replacement you bought? Supposedly according to one or more of the above threads, a Cannondale dealer could get the correct parts. Kozy's is a Cannondale dealer, but it looks like there are a number of them in the Chicago area. Might even have one laying around. http://www.cycle-frames.com/bicycle-frame-tubing/NOVA-LEVER-BOSS-KIT-FOR-AL-FRAME.html
  13. HC Bike/Cycling Thread

    IIRC some people on bike forums/classic and vintage forum know how to fix those. I can ask for you if you like. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Happy Birthday tom_hankins!

    Happy Birthday!
  15. USB Audio tweaks

    I thought Kevin had stated quite awhile ago that some of the good DC supplies (original Dynalo, certainly a GRLV) are quieter that batteries? Maybe he wasn't talking about current lithium ion or whatever (perhaps it was SLAs he referred to). Also, I thought USB cables had some controlled impedance conductors, etc. which would seem to preclude DIY cables from performing well? I could be wrong...