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    Can'tre Member 3alarmer's Avatar
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    And So It Begins

    61 years old (hoping to make 62), retired, used to work for the city fire
    department, been riding pretty regularly since the early 70's (with some
    long periods off for illness and injury.) The bike I ride the most is probably
    a Raleigh Sports utility 3 speed, set up with giant wire mesh baskets
    and Schwalbe tires on alloy MB rims. My friend Mel says that it will still
    be rolling after the bombs have dropped. I hope he's right.

    I'm relatively sophisticated mechanically, worked for a while as a blacksmith
    in a living history park in Green Bay, WI, and live in Sacramento, CA in the
    heart of California's Great Central Valley (where food comes from). I grew
    up in Washington, D.C., went to Catholic schools through high school, currently
    have no association at all with organized religion (unless you count Sunday
    worship services at the church of produce, i.e. the local farmer's market), and
    took Pat Buchanan's sister Bay to the junior prom (my one brush with fame
    and politics).

    I have already used the information gleaned here on using a drill press vise
    to extract cotter pins and a really handy fixed cup removal procedure (using
    a standard fixed cup wrench -in itself a useless POS- and a short hex bolt
    with a couple of washers) with great success, and thank the respective
    contributors for their ingenuity and generosity. I hope, before my inevitable
    demise, to contribute as much to the general fund of mechanical knowledge.

    It is unfortunate about the vulgarity policy in the rules, because those are
    pretty much the only jokes I know -- except for the one about the pig with
    the wooden leg. But enough about me.

    Respectfully,
    Michael Larmer

    Postscript: By request, some recent photos of the Retroraleigh Postapocalyptic
    Transportation Module. Note the carefully cultivated antitheft patina, the prototype
    Chris King headset, the "alloy cranks! We don' need no steenkin' alloy cranks"
    crankset, and of course, the CalOSHA approved official red fire service water
    bottle cage. As you can probably tell, I really love this bike. As we used to say
    in the upper midwest: "She's a good runner, and knee deep in rubber."
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    Life is good RonH's Avatar
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    Welcome Michael. Glad you found us.
    I can't be much help with older bikes. C&V and Bike Mechanics can probably help.
    Stop by the 50+ forum and say hello to the old timers. I'm one of them. I'm 65, 66 next month.
    My bikes: 2001 Litespeed Tuscany---2015 Cannondale Supersix EVO carbon

    I thought of that while riding my bicycle -- Albert Einstein

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    You gonna eat that? Doohickie's Avatar
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    Welcome. Now how 'bout some pics of that Raleigh?
    I stop for people / whose right of way I honor / but not for no one.



    Originally Posted by bragi "However, it's never a good idea to overgeneralize."

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