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    For some of us, that time is spent raising kids,...

    For some of us, that time is spent raising kids, maintaining our homes, and socializing. Helping your kid with 6th grade arithmetic can eat up a good portion of those 50+ hours you've calculated as...
  2. You, sir, have exquisite taste. I took delivery...

    You, sir, have exquisite taste. I took delivery of my Country Clubman a couple of months ago. It took some time to sort out a dodgy rear wheel issue, but now everything is grand. I did upgrade the...
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    20 something bikes

    1 less garage bay
    1/2 less shed
    1 very understanding wife
    2 kids ready for trade school
  4. Thread: Merckx deal

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    Not a bad deal

    The Alu Sprint does not have the retro goodness of EM's steel bikes, or the sublime feel of his scandium alloyed alu frames, but for $400-500, you can't go too wrong. The frameset is light and...
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    I just picked a name out of the phonebook and...

    I just picked a name out of the phonebook and tacked on a "mad".
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    Turn the LHT from a "loaded rando" into the true loaded tourer it was meant to be, sell your 620 to someone who knows what to do with it, and scratch your "sport tourer" itch with one of these...
  7. Need more info

    There's nothing tricky about the design of the Dew Drop or its wheelset, but without more info, it's hard to diagnose your problem.

    It could be that you're not seating the tire's wire bead in...
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    Sounds right

    I just bought a complete bike from a shop in the UK. Fedex charged nearly $200 for delivery and clearing customs. Very dear, if I do say so.
  9. Thanks folks

    Didn't know how the C&V gang would receive a faux classic. In any event, it rides like a dream, and stands next to my '86 Bottecchia, '94 Merckx TSX, and '86 Paramount over in the C&V portion of the...
  10. A brand new good old fashioned country bike

    I just got this in the mail.
    Okay, not in the mail, but delivered from the UK. I've been turned off by the fit, feel, cost and marketing hype of the latest and greatest carbon fiber race machines...
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    Flahutes ride bikes with DT shifters.

    Flahutes ride bikes with DT shifters.
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    I just got this in the mail.

    Okay, not in the mail, but delivered from the UK. I've been turned off by the fit, feel, cost and marketing hype of the latest and greatest carbon fiber race machines (being that I do not race...
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    You realize that if you cut the steerer tube...

    You realize that if you cut the steerer tube extension flush with the top of the stem you eliminate further adjustability and a segment of the buying market when you inevitably decide to sell the...
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    Take up ping pong.

    Take up ping pong.
  15. So far, so good.

    I swapped out my Nitto rack for the VO with integrated decaluer on my Kogswell P/R. At first, it looked a little goofy because the tangs stick up pretty far. Once I put my VO bag on, everything fit...
  16. Been there. Done that.

    I took out the extracter when it was clear that it would not budge the fixing bolt. I then used a 8mm head attached to a 10" socket handle attached to a 3' cheater bar while my buddy steadied the...
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    Ugh, and they come in threes

    Same thing happened to me on my commute into work this morning. The second time in two weeks. This time it was 1" nail that went right through my Conti Gatorskins rear tire. Since I was only a...
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    My experience

    I used Riv's geo chart as a starting point. According to Riv's chart, I should be on 59 Bleriot. I went with a 57 to keep the TT on the shorter side, and it fits like a glove. Riv's ST...
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    That is awesome! You may have to replace your...

    That is awesome! You may have to replace your fillings after riding it, but it's a blast of adrenaline.
  20. Thread: Kona Kapu

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    Everyone should own an orange bike at some point...

    Everyone should own an orange bike at some point in their lives, especially so if it's lugged and the lugs are chromed. Except for the twonky 1" JIS headset, the Kapu is a sweet build. Room for...
  21. The Team SC is a blast to ride. The tube walls...

    The Team SC is a blast to ride. The tube walls are about as thick as a beer can and I'm certain it's out of warranty by now so be careful clamping it in a stand/rack. Otherwise, it's a real shot of...
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    Tour of the Hamptons

    Today, my friends and I drove out to the east end of Long Island for the Tour of the Hamptons. 75 miles on the rando bike, 3 PBJ sandwiches, and no flats. Awesome ride past two of the best beaches...
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    Why not just buy the B17 Imperial? The're going...

    Why not just buy the B17 Imperial? The're going for @$145, and sounds like you've already spent that much experimenting.
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    Get a real real rear blinkie like the PB Super...

    Get a real real rear blinkie like the PB Super Flash. The bar end lights are a waste since the tiny LEDs are more often than not blocked by your body.
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    Oh, they broke my heart. I'm a big Kona fan...

    Oh, they broke my heart. I'm a big Kona fan (Dew, Dew Drop, Kapu, Paddy Wagon, ***** Tonk, Jake and a King Zing...yeah, I know, it's a sickness) and was sad to see their road and asphalt line-ups...
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