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  1. PHT and thenomad mentioned using a later...

    PHT and thenomad mentioned using a later MTB-style low-profile canti, I found some inexpensive Shimano M650 brakes on eBay, and the result was good. I did have to play with the yoke length to get...
  2. Love mine below 32F, toasty even down to the...

    Love mine below 32F, toasty even down to the teens. That and neoprene booties. Regular tights or warmers are fine for me above freezing
  3. Somewhere between 20 and 21 lbs. with the...

    Somewhere between 20 and 21 lbs. with the Dura-Ace group, Open Pro wheels/Ultegra hubs, vintage Dura-Ace aero seatpost, Speedplay X-2 pedals. 3TTT stem and bars, vintage Stronglight A9 headset.
  4. I'm in the Massachusetts Saugus, not the one in...

    I'm in the Massachusetts Saugus, not the one in CA., lots of weeds here , would be a full-time job to stay ahead of them! :-)
  5. Here are some pics of my '83 760. Bought the...

    Here are some pics of my '83 760. Bought the frame in 1984, had parts from a built-up Paris Sport frame that was a bit too small. First pic is pre-upgrade, I set it up for a 9-speed...
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    Sweet!

    Sweet!
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    I find that the small, single lane rotaries are...

    I find that the small, single lane rotaries are no problem at all (traffic is slow, easy to take the lane), but the two lane, high-speed ones like the 128 rotary in Gloucester are tricky and I try to...
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    +.95 - 58cm frame, with moustache bars. I...

    +.95 - 58cm frame, with moustache bars. I needed a 2500mm cable for the rear, 2100 was just a bit too short. I'm using Shimano 9 speed bar-ends and Jagwire cable housing, standard cables, no...
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    I have my levers so they're in a good spot when...

    I have my levers so they're in a good spot when my hands are furthest out front, very good feel. I got the moustache bars because of the width, I feel like I have better control when the bike is...
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    Follow-up: put a couple hundred miles on the fix,...

    Follow-up: put a couple hundred miles on the fix, is now braking with no shudder. I'll keep an eye on the rim to look for any problems, but so far, the repair is a success.
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    Follow-up: installation was uneventful, the thing...

    Follow-up: installation was uneventful, the thing that was unusual was installing the crown race. I found a scrap piece of 1" oak board, and cut a hole in it just bigger than the steerer. I figured...
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    Thanks, fietsbob, I'm pretty comfortable with the...

    Thanks, fietsbob, I'm pretty comfortable with the adjustment procedure. Regarding replacement, I had to remove and reinstall a threaded headset when I repainted an older steel frame. However, this...
  13. Probably not the issue, but on my laptop, my...

    Probably not the issue, but on my laptop, my Garmin only connects from my USB 3.0 ports, not the 2.0 ones.
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    Threadless headset adjustment issues

    I have a 2000 Fuji Team road bike (bought used) with a Cane Creek SL5 headset. The headset has a little wobble to it, but it can't be tightened any more or the steering feels like it is binding. ...
  15. Wheel truing stand small vice-grip pliers -...

    Wheel truing stand
    small vice-grip pliers - useful for getting good tension on derailleur cables.
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    I found some videos on YouTube (search for "grip...

    I found some videos on YouTube (search for "grip shift cable") that were very helpful.
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    Have fun in Madison, check out Yellow Jersey and...

    Have fun in Madison, check out Yellow Jersey and Machinery Row bike shops.
  18. My mechanic said my bike wasn't worth fixing. I...

    My mechanic said my bike wasn't worth fixing. I said I wanted a second opinion, he said it's ugly, too!
  19. I made a remover out of copper tubing, cut 4"...

    I made a remover out of copper tubing, cut 4" lengthwise 4 times, worked fine. I made a press out of threaded rod, washers and nuts. After using it, I epoxied the washers together to eliminate...
  20. Poll: I can't speak to cartridge bearings, but my '83...

    I can't speak to cartridge bearings, but my '83 Trek 760 came with a Stronglight A9 roller bearing headset, it's still in great shape.
  21. +1, except I was up to 250 or so. They work...

    +1, except I was up to 250 or so. They work great for me.
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    +1 - When I have experienced poor rear shifting...

    +1 - When I have experienced poor rear shifting under load, it has usually been a cassette and/or chain that needs replacing.
  23. +1. I'm 5'10'', was 185 in high school, 190 in...

    +1. I'm 5'10'', was 185 in high school, 190 in college. Currently at 224, I'm hoping to get close to 200, but I agree, I will feel a lot better losing a few inches in the belly...
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    I got the number from myfitnesspal with a goal of...

    I got the number from myfitnesspal with a goal of losing 2 lbs/week, I just lowered the goal to 1 lb/week and the calorie budget increased to 1830. Also, as I ride more when the weather improves, I...
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    Making Progress...

    Hello all,

    I'm a former high school and college athlete who, due to desk job and poor eating habits, found himself over the age of 50 in a less-than-desirable position body-wise. I do a lot of...
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