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  1. I learned just how much regular people really...

    I learned just how much regular people really like old rigid hybrid bikes.
  2. What part of the country are you located?

    What part of the country are you located?
  3. I think the the rules look pretty good. I am just...

    I think the the rules look pretty good. I am just happy that this might motivate me to actually get one of the bikes sitting in the basement built up and ride-able.
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    Has the contest started?

    Has the contest started?
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    So after I read the comments about maybe being...

    So after I read the comments about maybe being able to make some money off the build when all is done. What about, at the builder's discretion, any profit from the builds go to your local food bank...
  6. Not sure why you want to replace so many of the...

    Not sure why you want to replace so many of the components. I would clean and service everything, replacing cables/housing/pads/tires/bar-wrap and see how it rides. A lot less money and then you can...
  7. I have a few more leather saddles that need...

    I have a few more leather saddles that need moving along in the near future. One Belt, one Wrights W3N, One Brooks B-66 and finally an Ideale Competition 90.

    I have found that the B-17 Imperial...
  8. Price it high and wait or price it well and get...

    Price it high and wait or price it well and get it moved along to someone who can use it.
  9. Brooks Professional Saddle Copper Rivets - $55 plus actual shipping

    Saddle is in good shape. I am looking to get $55 for it with the buyer covering actual shipping cost and any paypal fees that may apply.

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    I had 1.75 and went to 2.0 on my converted...

    I had 1.75 and went to 2.0 on my converted mountain bike. The biggest factor, from my experience, is the weight of the tire. The larger size tires that I went with are half pound (227 grams) less...
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    One of the 1972 Falcon Merckx that I picked up...

    One of the 1972 Falcon Merckx that I picked up about 5 years ago has been calling my name for the past year. My intention is to sell off the Nuovo Record that it is wearing and build it up,...
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    I was about the type the same thing. The last...

    I was about the type the same thing. The last car my mother had sat for long stretches in the driveway and the rotors rusted/pitted and the calipers seized up. Pretty expensive fix.
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    I just went there and looked at that auction. ...

    I just went there and looked at that auction. Got what I view as a questionable pop up ad and closed the window.
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    Maybe and that would not be good.

    Maybe and that would not be good.
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    I am interested and despite the cold/snow right...

    I am interested and despite the cold/snow right now would love to see the mileage be a part of it. If the miles are part of the rules the end point needs to be sometime when it the weather up north...
  16. Well having just swapped out the seat post (to a...

    Well having just swapped out the seat post (to a zero set back), saddle (B-17 Imperial) and stem (shorter adjustable) to make my Jamis Aurora comfortable I am going with those pieces. Followed by...
  17. After reading the entire thread I am chucking in...

    After reading the entire thread I am chucking in my head. Everyone who made suggestions did so with good intentions. Some suggestions would be easy some harder. No one suggested hacking off parts...
  18. Thread: Dear Santa,

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    1. The time and motivation to complete every bike...

    1. The time and motivation to complete every bike project sitting in my basement, garage and garage attic.
    2. People who want to ride with me next year so I can finally get my mileage up to 3000 for...
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    For the price I think it is a great bike to work...

    For the price I think it is a great bike to work on and learn from. Good luck and let us see what the finished product comes out like.
  20. Marathon Supremes and normally 70-75 in each.

    Marathon Supremes and normally 70-75 in each.
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    For my not so fast riding I have settled on...

    For my not so fast riding I have settled on platforms with the non-strap toe clips. The clip is small, it is enough to hold my foot on the pedal and is easy to get a foot out. I have my pair of SPD...
  22. Since your setup is friction shifting (as opposed...

    Since your setup is friction shifting (as opposed to index) just about any derailleur will work. If you have a bike coop there are a bunch of Suntour derailleurs from the 70's which would be a great...
  23. I have had 3 bikes where that tool transformed...

    I have had 3 bikes where that tool transformed the shifting from horrific to terrific.
  24. Poll: The riding is ramping down, but I still trying to...

    The riding is ramping down, but I still trying to get out when I can. Only need 100 more miles to break my best yearly mileage record. Hoping ot ramp up the hiking to keep the few pounds lost over...
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    Maybe the part is too cheap for you bike shop to...

    Maybe the part is too cheap for you bike shop to want to bother?
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