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  1. For one thing, Faliero Masi passed away many...

    For one thing, Faliero Masi passed away many years ago. His son, Alberto, has been building in Italy since US Masi began. Now Faliero's US Masi company has changed hands several times and has...
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    Tom, what is your vision of how you'll use this...

    Tom, what is your vision of how you'll use this bike?

    If you just want something you can ride long distances, the keys are comfort, smoothness, and perhaps light weight with some gear-carrying...
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    Or a Peugeot UO-8 - rando-cheapo!

    Or a Peugeot UO-8 - rando-cheapo!
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    Just going by looks, the black bike is much...

    Just going by looks, the black bike is much bigger than the other one. So, which one fits you better?

    The smaller one has a very compact cockpit on a short headtube - 51 cm c-c? I can't see...
  5. Thread: Tire sizes?

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    27" is obsolete as a tire size for new bicycles. ...

    27" is obsolete as a tire size for new bicycles. 27" is not obsolete as a tire size. Just to add a little more semantics.
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    I don't think I have it mixed up at all. I just...

    I don't think I have it mixed up at all. I just don't think Proofide is a waterproofer or anything like one, based on my experience. I have seen no waterproofing benefit from it. Maybe it worked...
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    The SA rails are about as long as any saddle you...

    The SA rails are about as long as any saddle you can get, even if they may be biased toward the front. It's about twice as long as for a Brooks, and I can't say for a Rivet. If you need it farther...
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    I have a few Anatomicas now, and I plan to get...

    I have a few Anatomicas now, and I plan to get another for Mrs. Road Fan's new bike. She's in the 140's and likes a B17 Imperial, so I think I'll get her the one below the X, that has some extra...
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    I like the old Silca Pista and Super Pista,...

    I like the old Silca Pista and Super Pista, especially for durability. You can still get all the replacement seals, et cetera.
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    Bingo - the reduced motivation could be a sign of...

    Bingo - the reduced motivation could be a sign of a problem or illness. You certainly aren't lacking in basic ability and up-training.
  11. You actually need three. The third is a measure...

    You actually need three. The third is a measure of the offset of the BB - is the drive side spindle longer than the non-drive side, and if so by how much. It can also be important to know if you...
  12. I read the availability of healthy cows who's...

    I read the availability of healthy cows who's hides would make better saddles was really driven down by the need to slaughter so many cows due to mad cow.

    Urban? More likely a barnyard legend. ...
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    What do you do with the ginger?

    What do you do with the ginger?
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    Temporarily working in Germany, so I'm loving the...

    Temporarily working in Germany, so I'm loving the local pilsners.

    As far as Bud goes, it IS a pilsner, so I think I'm going to give it another try. I'm not crazy about the ultra-hoppy microbrews....
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    A Good Reason to Boycott Specialized

    I always wondered if the two new stores were containable.
  16. Regarding a primer, Tony Oliver discussed design...

    Regarding a primer, Tony Oliver discussed design considerations for small bicycles and frames in his book, "Touring Bicycles."

    If you look at the bikes here, especially the blue Peug Mixte single...
  17. I think Kermit needs a quality jr road bike, too.

    I think Kermit needs a quality jr road bike, too.
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    People here are as cheap and bike-ignorant as...

    People here are as cheap and bike-ignorant as anywhere but there is a hard core of well-equipped enthusiasts. One of our former members was a very active AA flipper, selling real nice steel Hi-Ten...
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    They were, and fitting was one of the strengths.

    They were, and fitting was one of the strengths.
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    Being a local and sometimes Two Wheel customer,...

    Being a local and sometimes Two Wheel customer, I've asked at other local shops, "Why couldn't Dennis have just changed his major supplier? He had active sales in non-Specialized brands, as well." ...
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    Admitting I haven't read the whole thread yet,...

    Admitting I haven't read the whole thread yet, but have you experimented with moving the saddle forward and back on the rails? My first guess is you need the saddle a little farther back, to keep...
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    NICE! Hot Nurse Chipcom is back!

    NICE! Hot Nurse Chipcom is back!
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    531 db is a BETTER tube set. The steel is about...

    531 db is a BETTER tube set. The steel is about 40% stronger than conventional steels, loosely called high carbon steel. Being stronger simply as material, a 531 frame can achieve the same or...
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    I agree with Repechage. In addition, I think...

    I agree with Repechage. In addition, I think we've answered the OP's tire question in terms of showing him places to look for decent tires.

    OP may or may not be ignoring the elephant in the...
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    Filing the dropouts could go wrong or not, but...

    Filing the dropouts could go wrong or not, but filing the axle could create stress risers, leading to axle breakage. I don't see careful modification of the dropouts leading to a hazardous failure...
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