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    1400 cubic inch bag...

    1400 cubic inch bag
    1700 cubic inch bag
    These are big bags and are usually paired with a light rear rack.
    If you lock your bike outside and want a quick release for the bag: Nitto Saddlebag Grip
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    I would be happy with stainless steel chain ring...

    I would be happy with stainless steel chain ring bolts. Same goes for the wire clamping bolt on brakes.
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    I believe even Grant Petersen once reflected that...

    I believe even Grant Petersen once reflected that triple butting seemed a gimmicky idea that achieved nothing that double butting didn't already. The idea with double butted tubing is slightly...
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    What is the highest gear you need? Eddy Merckx's...

    What is the highest gear you need? Eddy Merckx's raced with a high gear of 52x13 or 105.5 gear inches. In no universe would either myself or anyone I've ever known would need a high gear greater...
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    My bike group makes a car-road trip in the dead...

    My bike group makes a car-road trip in the dead of winter and we make it a destination once every five years. One member commented "I didn't realize every modern part of my bike was invented a...
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    Regardless of frame material if you're looking...

    Regardless of frame material if you're looking for a bike for errands or commuting you should consider how easy it will be to mount racks and/or fenders. 1 or 2 hole sets by the rear dropout and at...
  7. Rear Brakes: The Weakest Link on the Professional Stage Racer's Bike

    When will they design a rear brake that isn't constantly coming out of adjustment? As I watch stage races on TV it's always the rear brake that has come out of adjustment and needs a team mechanic...
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    What's remarkable is that so many 27" tires are...

    What's remarkable is that so many 27" tires are still being made for a rim size that was phased out thirty years ago. Samsung no longer makes the battery for my two year old cell phone.

    27" was...
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    I've never seen a Franklin that wasn't made...

    I've never seen a Franklin that wasn't made superbly. He's also very good with painting frames. Franklin Frames built in the 70's and 80's sometimes look a little worn after 30 or 40 years on the...
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    The OP mentioned the Rhode Gear Euro Rack and it...

    The OP mentioned the Rhode Gear Euro Rack and it remains the best trunk rack for a small convertible such as a Miata or Alfa Romeo. It's like having a fork mount roof rack on top of your trunk. No...
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    Modern as long as that meant aluminum rims, 32 or...

    Modern as long as that meant aluminum rims, 32 or more ss spokes and silver hubs. I don't see anything in other high tech wheel designs that would provide any improvement for a C&V bike or the type...
  12. Thread: Cranksets

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    plan2peak.com...

    plan2peak.com

    Why would you want to believe scientific tests using instrumented measurements, many test runs, many test subjects and test data results presented in easy to understand graphics when...
  13. Since I like to have fenders on all my bikes I've...

    Since I like to have fenders on all my bikes I've switched all my roof racks to down-tube clamp style except for the tandem rack. I use Thule's Wide Mouth and Criterium models. I've been tearing...
  14. The bike boom of the 1970's did not drive new...

    The bike boom of the 1970's did not drive new rights or physical infrastructure right away but that doesn't mean the bike boom didn't influence the recent laws and infrastructure being built today. ...
  15. I am astounded at how many 70's and 80's era...

    I am astounded at how many 70's and 80's era bikes are still on the road. They are easy to spot from a distance with their narrow handlebars and auxiliary (safety) levers. They're everywhere on the...
  16. The main ingredient in most neutral hard shoe...

    The main ingredient in most neutral hard shoe waxes is beeswax. Proofide has more oil and will turn to liquid in the tin on a hot day whereas Kiwi will still be soft. I use Kiwi because I like the...
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    I served on the USS El Paso (LKA-117), USNS...

    I served on the USS El Paso (LKA-117), USNS Sirius (T-AFS-8), USS Richard L. Page (FFG-5), USS Iowa (BB-61), USS Constellation (CV-64) and Naval Station Rota Spain. I was able to carry a bicycle on...
  18. The chamfered area is rough. Try rubbing it hard...

    The chamfered area is rough. Try rubbing it hard with a smooth plastic cylinder (to bone, verb). After getting it smooth rub neutral shoe wax into it.
  19. It was a dental drill with the motor in the base...

    It was a dental drill with the motor in the base and power transmitted up the articulating arms via pulleys. I think I last saw one in a dentist's office in the mid sixties.
  20. I went to the auction. As one older man there...

    I went to the auction. As one older man there said, "If he who dies with the most tools wins, Chuck won." It was like the tools and inventory of four bike shops taken at different moments in time...
  21. I thought the rule was that if production models...

    I thought the rule was that if production models had tabs the same bike model as raced could not have the tabs filed off. Is this correct?
  22. Not just the British. Celeste is the Italian...

    Not just the British. Celeste is the Italian word for sky blue.
  23. Bike makers are always looking for customers that...

    Bike makers are always looking for customers that want a bike but are unhappy with current offerings. After the mountain bike dominated bike sales in the 80's and 90's the road bike with turn down...
  24. Although it's a recreational tour everyone's name...

    Although it's a recreational tour everyone's name and time is recorded and published. This means there are some who pretend they are in a race, blowing through all stop signs and stop lights,...
  25. How do your feet do in regular shoes in day to...

    How do your feet do in regular shoes in day to day walking life? Although you prefer cleats you might be surprised how much retention you get with comfortable shoes with grippy soles on a pedal like...
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