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    Not invite only. This event was announced on the...

    Not invite only. This event was announced on the Classic Rendezvous list. Open to everyone, but will likely follow the same registration guidelines as the main L'Eroica (i.e. a limit to the number...
  2. Depleted my bike fund. An overly crowded...

    Depleted my bike fund.
    An overly crowded garage.
    A sore left knee from switching between too many bikes with different pedal set-ups.
    Resentment from my lovely wife from too much time in the bike...
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    Another option is to apply a piece of felt on the...

    Another option is to apply a piece of felt on the inside of the clamp. When I bought this TA cage online, it came with a neatly trimmed piece of green felt (which you can barely make out along the...
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    You've got a serious cat problem, but the Somec...

    You've got a serious cat problem, but the Somec is gorgeous! ;)

    Congrats on the 6-month milestone. :thumb: You're never out of the woods, but the hardest part is behind you.
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    Another fan right here. I have no experience...

    Another fan right here. I have no experience riding them, but my heart skips a beat and I swoon a little each time I see a pair of Curtis Odom hubs. I've held a couple in my hands and they are...
  6. +1 to too much. I like some features here &...

    +1 to too much. I like some features here & there, such as the bi-plane fork crown on the mixte custom and some of the parts selections (Curtis Odom hubs make me weak in the knees) but the overall...
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    Maybe because a savvy Japanese exec was aware of...

    Maybe because a savvy Japanese exec was aware of the English definition and didn't want the tubing associated with a "mangy" old dog?
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    I don't like seeing debris in the bike lane. If...

    I don't like seeing debris in the bike lane. If there's some trash that I know won't damage my sidewalls, say like a paper cup or plastic bottle, I'll flick it out of the way with my front wheel as...
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    ^T-Mar, It's so nice to see you posting again! :)

    ^T-Mar, It's so nice to see you posting again! :)
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    Last night, groups of protesters in Berkeley...

    Last night, groups of protesters in Berkeley marched from campus to the I-80 freeway, which is about a mile from where I live. After hearing the helicopters and sirens for an hour, I decided to hop...
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    ^Season's Greetings, T-Mar & C&V brethren!

    ^Season's Greetings, T-Mar & C&V brethren!
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    Do you get it now? ...

    Do you get it now?


    http://youtu.be/XqSp4XZX0CU

    Update: Arrest in Berkeley hit-run bike crash - SFGate Blog
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    Sticky: Sold a pair of wheels to nlerner a few weeks ago....

    Sold a pair of wheels to nlerner a few weeks ago. As will come as no surprise, everything went smoothly and it was a pleasure to deal with him.
  14. Cool. Thanks for sharing. I'd love to see more...

    Cool. Thanks for sharing. I'd love to see more detail pics of the bike. Now you need some SR pedals with black cages!
  15. You can take a man out of the Navy, but you can't...

    You can take a man out of the Navy, but you can't take the Navy out of a man.
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    Nice find! Put some knobbies on there and hit...

    Nice find! Put some knobbies on there and hit the trails. (As I recall, they were spec'd with Continentals, but the guys at Parkpre office/warehouse were partial to Panaracer Smoke (rear)/Dart...
  17. What a sweet son you are! Enjoy your stay in AZ....

    What a sweet son you are! Enjoy your stay in AZ. Smart move to migrate south for the winter. Getting you Colnago Super back will be a nice present. I've seen your typical gearing choices, so I...
  18. Countdown to 1,000 pages and 25,000 posts....

    Countdown to 1,000 pages and 25,000 posts. :thumb: Wonder how many bikes were purchased as a direct result of this thread.
  19. Something is not right with your assembly. ...

    Something is not right with your assembly. Compare it to the other photos. Is the lever flipped upside down? A right lever on a left clamp? Your thumb should press against the flat edge of the...
  20. MA40s are clincher rims. That point aside,...

    MA40s are clincher rims. That point aside, tubulars are easier and quicker to change. It's just that you have to be a bit more careful one your spares the rest of the ride if you flat. But not as...
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    Genius. Challenge a mechanic's manliness (and...

    Genius. Challenge a mechanic's manliness (and ability to do what you want done) and they are sure to prove you wrong. Did you read that in your wife's copy of The Secret Handbook of Tricks for...
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    No, I'm not sure it's nylon. I was simply going...

    No, I'm not sure it's nylon. I was simply going by the linked ebay description, but it could be some kind of plastic for all I know. There was a thin glossy residue of glue which I lightly scuffed...
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    Question: What type of glue would you suggest for...

    Question: What type of glue would you suggest for re-glueing leather straps with the nylon center?

    I picked up a pair of NOS Avocet straps at a swap recently (just like these, but I only paid $1)....
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    My experience is that the nose of the saddle will...

    My experience is that the nose of the saddle will also wear prematurely. The inseam is pretty harsh on soft leather. I'd ride with jeans on my Ideale saddles (or Brooks, if I had one), but I would...
  25. I bought my Speedwell Ti for about $260...

    I bought my Speedwell Ti for about $260 (negotiated in a package deal with an ultrasonic cleaner). Even though it was in very rough condition, I still felt it was a bargain considering some of the...
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