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NEW WHISCOMBE ARRIVED TODAY!

October 17 2002 at 1:19 PM

Ken  (Login DFWKen)
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I saw the box. Beautiful cardboard box, in no apparent damage! Judy whisked it away, grinning from ear to ear.

I really didn't expect it to arrive so soon. Now I have to wait til Christmas to see it. I haven't felt this way since I was a kid.


ARRRGGGGGGHHHHHHH! I thought I could take it but now, I'm not so sure. I want to see that grade 3 stock, feel the match grade trigger, see the new color scheme (top half silver anodized), and experience the recoilless action.

Patience. Patience.

It'll be tough, but I'll make it.

Ken

 
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Dan S
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You lucky Dawg...

October 17 2002, 1:29 PM 

but why are you putting yourself through so much pain and anguish? Open the package now! I called Santa and got permission for you! LOL

Have fun.

 
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Bill Liles
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I'll bet a Cold Soda he won't make it till X mas! nt

October 17 2002, 3:19 PM 

no text

Billxxxv

My ego would kill a normal man!

 
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steve in michigan
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Dead man walking.

October 17 2002, 3:33 PM 

Ken, you're doomed. Steve

 
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Curly
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Well I still want to see it.

October 17 2002, 5:47 PM 

Tell Judy to bring it to the Autumn Airgun Fun Shoot Sat. You can just turn your head and don't look. Curly

 
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Ken
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I was waiting for that suggestion from someone.

October 17 2002, 6:19 PM 

You tell her!
Her email is judy@callairco.com

I promise not to look. My only stipulation is that if she does bring it, no one can shoot it. I have to fire the first shot.

Ken


    
This message has been edited by DFWKen on Oct 17, 2002 6:19 PM


 
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John Ulrich
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I sent her a note...

October 17 2002, 7:16 PM 

begging to have a look at it. Hope it works...

 
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Wade
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I saw your gun...

October 17 2002, 7:07 PM 

2 weekends ago! A guy by the name of Tom Lykins at the FT Nationals had a new one. It was gorgous, but guess what? It blew a piston seal during the match and went from 1000fps to 600fps and he scored a DNF! Sad but true.

 
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Ken
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OUCH!

October 17 2002, 9:02 PM 

That one hurt!

Ken

 
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Cpt Bob
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Dang It!

October 17 2002, 8:02 PM 

Mine should arrive anytime now. You in club Whizzer now.

Bob

 
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Marc
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Thought you could take It!

October 17 2002, 9:05 PM 

Hell, I can hardly stand it and I'm just reading this. For what it's worth, "We feel your pain, Brother Ken"!!!

 
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Rod
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Re: NEW WHISCOMBE ARRIVED TODAY!

October 17 2002, 9:33 PM 

Welcome to the fold. I have MANY rounds through my Whizzers and love them dearly.I just received mine a few weeks ago (a soft JW65). I have a .25 barrel on it shooting about 17 ft lbs. It's a plastic golf ball, squirrel slaying busta. What cal did you get?

 
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Ken
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Since I'm mostly a target shooter . . .

October 17 2002, 11:27 PM 

I got it in .177. Also got a .20 barrel for pest elimination (and because I have an RX2 in .20 and loads of pellets).

 
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RobbW
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Congrats, Ken

October 17 2002, 10:06 PM 

Only a few long weeks until Christmas though. Hang in there, it'll come soon enough and you've got something terrific to anticipate.

I wonder, is there any chance Judy could post a pic or two for the rest of us to see? I'd love to see the look of the stainless, and WE didn't promise not to peek.

 
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chasm
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Whiscombe Titilation

October 17 2002, 10:32 PM 

Ken,

I'm planning on bringing my JW-80 to the Saturday gathering. If your new acquisition is still under wraps, I'll be happy to show folks what you are about to get into. Seems to me though, that you might want that task yourself. Just my thought.

chasm

P.S. Would that LD could attend with his three. cm

 
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Ken
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Oh, good. That'll hold me over for a while.

October 17 2002, 11:33 PM 

I'm glad you're bringing yours. Mine is a '65 because I didn't want a powerhouse; just a good, accurate JW springer. I can't wait to see yours, first hand.

When I got my custom Serotta bicycle 4 years ago, I special-orded it with a 3 month delivery expectation. Judy jumped at the chance to whisk it into hiding for three more months to present to me as a Christmas present. All my racing buds saw it before I did (at the Bike Mart). Since I HAD a bicycle to ride (my eleven-year-old Merlin), waiting the extra three months wasn't too tough. It did make for a memorable Christmas, though. And it gave Judy the satisfaction and joy of giving me something that I really wanted and watching me become more anxious as Christmas Day neared. It was a win-win.

Ken

Ken

 
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RBest
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what derailleur does that Serotta have?(OT)

October 17 2002, 11:42 PM 

Campagnolo or Shimano? RB

Russell Best
BesTunes
BSA Owners Club
C.O.P.S.
fax-(203)484-7382
BesTunes@cs.com

 
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Ken
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It was the first 'complete' bicycle I ever bought.

October 18 2002, 12:04 AM 

Brakes, bottom bracket, shifter/brake levers, stem, pedals, and both derailleurs were all Shimano Dura-Ace. (9-speed rear titanium cogset and two alloy chainrings up front for 18 speeds). Bicycle weighs about 18 pounds (without me on it).

My previous bicycles were bought piece by piece, replacing cheaper components with better components as I wore them out and as I could afford them. (that was back when I had two kids living at home, a house payment, car payments, etc.) Never did have a complete bicycle with all brand new matching parts until the Serotta.

Remember the eleven year old Merlin bicycle that I mentioned? I sold it about 18 months ago; the proceeds being reinvested in two fine airguns (Anschutz 250 and RWS Diana-100).

Ken

 
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Cpt Bob
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It better be Campy!

October 18 2002, 8:31 AM 

Get a nice Italian bike and put on Japanese parts? That's an infamnia! Still got my Litespeed/Campy 9. Congrats on the Whiscombe Ken. Still waiting for mine.

Bob

 
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RobbW
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Serotta = Ben Serotta. Build in Saratoga Springs, NY.

October 18 2002, 1:45 PM 

And the last three Tours de France have been won with Shimano Dura Ace. It doesn't require the break-in period of Campy, though you don't get the fun of telling folks you have carbon fiber brake levers.

 
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