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    A righteous find - DM was definitely a builder's...

    A righteous find - DM was definitely a builder's builder. In some ways, it's a pity that he hung up his torch - but he chose a more contemplative path - good for him. Do you have info on who did the...
  2. Erm ... isn't that what we all do here anyway?

    Erm ... isn't that what we all do here anyway?
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    An added benefit of the oval tube is that there's...

    An added benefit of the oval tube is that there's no need to make a compound miter on the tube end.
  4. There are some amazing people here, and you, sir,...

    There are some amazing people here, and you, sir, are one of them! Salute!

    Frank
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    Sticky: YoKev came through just like my next door...

    YoKev came through just like my next door neighbor. Fast, exactly as described, perfect. Cheers Kevin!
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    Yeah, it's kind of strange to have a motorized...

    Yeah, it's kind of strange to have a motorized patrol - but then, if the officers really sweep up and down with some frequency, I don't see an easy alternative - that is, unless there are already...
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    :roflmao2::roflmao2::roflmao2:
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    I have a ~1980 Brooks Professional select that I...

    I have a ~1980 Brooks Professional select that I rode while going to University in England. I always wore jeans then when riding. I still have the saddle on my daily commuter - and looking carefully...
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    I was thinking Raleigh Blue Streak? - but the...

    I was thinking Raleigh Blue Streak? - but the lugs rule that out, unless anyone here knows otherwise. Oldpedallar's serial number search puts it within the Raleigh factory empire - and wasn't...
  10. Nitto for me please! PM on the way.

    Nitto for me please! PM on the way.
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    Hmm - interesting solution. As an older rider...

    Hmm - interesting solution. As an older rider with arthritis issues, this might be just the ticket for finally getting rid of huge freewheel cogs, and making more useful double chainring choices. Any...
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    Back to the OP's subject - I'm glad you were...

    Back to the OP's subject - I'm glad you were lucky enough to not be permanently injured, and doubly glad you got helmet religion. Once you find one that truly fits, you may find yourself wandering...
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    Nice recovery, Tom.

    Nice recovery, Tom.
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    It's sad to lose such an innovator so early -...

    It's sad to lose such an innovator so early - much too soon.
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    My parents disappeared my nice Lionel O gauge...

    My parents disappeared my nice Lionel O gauge set, and did the same with my ~ 3 miles of slotcar track and cars. My Schwinn tank bike too. What was I doing?

    Oooooohhhhhhh... it was the late 60's....
  16. Yesssss, very, very yummy.

    Yesssss, very, very yummy.
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    Wow - this is a really good thread!...

    Wow - this is a really good thread! Carbonfiberboy is absolutely correct - there's lots to go wrong with knees. For my knee issue, which is mild OA in my right knee - it flared up due to extended...
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    They're faster because the French are not afraid...

    They're faster because the French are not afraid to use lots of butter instead of that poncy margarine!
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    In my area, one has to assume that people will...

    In my area, one has to assume that people will run the red in the first 5 seconds. Failing to wait and look both ways on a just-changed green can be your last move.
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    I hear you! But I already did that, earlier this...

    I hear you! But I already did that, earlier this spring. Kind of willing myself to get better - I'd been lurking in all the usual places hoping to pick up a good used Ti bike. I did, and then it was...
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    Happy birthday! I have to stop riding when the...

    Happy birthday! I have to stop riding when the scarf over my nose ices up.
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    It pays to keep at it!

    Hi folks! I just wanted to check in to say that I have finally made it back onto the big chainring on my venerable commuter bikes. I've had multiple walking problems, and three an a half operations:...
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    I can imagine that two attacks within a year...

    I can imagine that two attacks within a year would tend to curb your enthusiasm. But hey - modern cardiac medicine coupled with revision of your diet may keep you ticking for a lot longer. Keep...
  24. I bought my first good bike in 1972 for $320 - an...

    I bought my first good bike in 1972 for $320 - an Atala Record Pro with NR, sew-ups and Universal centerpulls. Butted 531, nice chromed ends and chromed fastback seat cluster - and fairly crappy...
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    Oy!!!

    Oy!!!
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