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    Here are a couple of thoughts: 1. I cannot...

    Here are a couple of thoughts:

    1. I cannot speak for any other years, but my 1971 Raleigh International is a fantastic long distance bike. Although I currently have 28s on it, the frame fits 700 x...
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    Yeah, it doesn't quite fit me the same way as the...

    Yeah, it doesn't quite fit me the same way as the older "original" models do. Wish I could put my finger on the differences, but they are subtle and the saddle shape looks the same to my eye, so it...
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    http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment.php?attachmen...

    http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=423911&d=1419079939
    This has absolutely nothing to do with functionality, but I really like the simple lettering on the top tube with no graphic...
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    Since you're here in Kansas City, your other...

    Since you're here in Kansas City, your other options are to look for a good condition used pair of wheels. The 816 Bicycle Collective is the local bike coop, and they're open Saturday afternoons....
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    The Regal used to be my favorite saddle before I...

    The Regal used to be my favorite saddle before I began riding Brooks Cambium. (OK, so I was actually torn between Brooks Pro and the Regal.) I have the exact saddle pictured and to me it seems to be...
  6. I'm curious how you arrived at this particular...

    I'm curious how you arrived at this particular list. There are other builders I would probably want to seek out - Weigle and Kvale come to mind.
  7. Thread: Naked lugs

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    No name other than the "custom" head badge that...

    No name other than the "custom" head badge that was on the frame, so I will call this one a "Harman."

    https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2941/15245234728_7883f9754e_b.jpg...
  8. Thread: I need help!

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    That chain is pretty standard. I would think you...

    That chain is pretty standard. I would think you could get one at just about any bike shop. If not, the internet is your friend.
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    Majorca is on my bike ride bucket list....

    Majorca is on my bike ride bucket list.
    http://holidays.monarch.co.uk/_global/images/destinations/gallery/w_bam_2007_08_gallery.jpg
  10. Not French, but brazed up by a local amateur...

    Not French, but brazed up by a local amateur builder in the 70's. And you are quite correct, I need to recuse myself. Just goes to show that I should do precisely what I tell my students to do: Read...
  11. Here's my entry: the crusty frame given to me...

    Here's my entry: the crusty frame given to me this summer - no doubt to clear space at the giver's house, and reduce space in mine.
    https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2948/15355435215_409ae1cd97_b.jpg
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    Depends on the time of the year for me as to...

    Depends on the time of the year for me as to what's in the bag. Year round though: tube, tire irons, basic tool kit, plastic bag, paper towel, wet wipes stolen from KFC, sketch kit. When the weather...
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    30 and wet yesterday; a degree or two warmer...

    30 and wet yesterday; a degree or two warmer today and drier too - but with a touch of wind. A day for layering, but it felt darned good to be out there once my ears acclimated.
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    Just out of curiosity, has anyone followed Hariet...

    Just out of curiosity, has anyone followed Hariet Fell's lead and carried a whole roasted chicken?
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    I have a hard time fitting all of this into my...

    I have a hard time fitting all of this into my jersey pockets. :)
    https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7089/7249273632_6584614d9f_z.jpg

    https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7239/7250998256_f31f080b51_z.jpg
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    I swear by front bags, and I have two that are in...

    I swear by front bags, and I have two that are in constant use:

    1. Swift Ozette Rando Bag, secured by a front rack, VO receiver, and a homemade decaleur....
  17. I just read this somewhere yesterday - Sheldon,...

    I just read this somewhere yesterday - Sheldon, maybe? -anyway, minimum is 2 inches.
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    Yeah, I remember those tires too. Thought they...

    Yeah, I remember those tires too. Thought they were pretty cool back in the day, but I think it would scare the hell out of me to ride 'em today.

    Back to the OP's point though, there aren't a...
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    Here are a few of mine. ...

    Here are a few of mine.

    https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7547/15724719847_087cf7faa2_b.jpg
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    Reynolds 531 was a premium tubing; Carbolite 103...

    Reynolds 531 was a premium tubing; Carbolite 103 was essentially HiTen or something similar. 531 is lighter than 103. All this said, the Peugeot P8 that I used to have was 103 and the ride quality...
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    The PX-10 by far.

    The PX-10 by far.
  22. I always felt like my Voyageur had a "dead" ride...

    I always felt like my Voyageur had a "dead" ride quality. I traded it for a a Shogun 2000 that worked much better for me; to be fair, I think the Voyageur rode better for the BF member it wound up...
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    Luxe 46/30...

    Luxe 46/30 - got it, like it.
  24. It's probably my Boulder, with very few mods from...

    It's probably my Boulder, with very few mods from what I'm riding now:

    Frame: Boulder Brevet - I'm riding 700 x 32, but in this imaginary world I'd probably go with 650B instead
    Headset: Miche...
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    Sticky: ISO: Fixed/flip-flop hub 110mm - cottered crank

    I'm looking for a fixed gear or flip/flop rear hub in a 110mm width. Bonus points for high flange. I'd also consider a wheel set with 27" rims.

    I'd also like to find a cottered crank with a...
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