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    Anyone recognize these pedals?

    Hi, all -

    I've had these pedals for about 6 years. SPDs, came with my Felt at the LBS' discretion. I'm considering swapping them out for SPD-SL pedals, but I'm kind of curious what they are. ...
  2. Sticky: https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3839/14341892600_aa...

    https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3839/14341892600_aa1fc6238a_z.jpg1985 Miyata Pista by Scott --, on Flickr

    Resto finished, save for some toe clips I neither need nor want yet. Stock, except the...
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    I've been a chemist for 20 years and work at a...

    I've been a chemist for 20 years and work at a wastewater treatment plant. If xylene is the worst thing I'm exposed to today, I'm doing good. :)

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    Success! 4-0 steel wool soaked in xylene is...

    Success! 4-0 steel wool soaked in xylene is stripping the dried glue right off. Almost out of the xylene, though, so I'll be switching to naphtha momentarily to see if that works as well.

    Thanks...
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    Xylene is a much more aggressive solvent (and...

    Xylene is a much more aggressive solvent (and longer wetting time/slower evaporation) than acetone IME. And it is doing very little.
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    True dat. I'll give it a try.

    True dat. I'll give it a try.
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    I've got a gooseneck scraper, but I've got to...

    I've got a gooseneck scraper, but I've got to admit I'm a bit nervous about putting steel against the rim. I'd think, depending on how the burr was turned, that it could easily gouge the rim. Not...
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    My concern with leaving it is that the old glue...

    My concern with leaving it is that the old glue is completely crystallized. Hitting it with naphtha or xylene does nothing to solublize the stuff, so I don't know that new glue would do anything,...
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    Removing REALLY old rim cement?

    Hi, all -

    I have a set of rims with cement on them from (get this) 29 years ago. Have new sew-ups on order, and want to strip the old, desiccated glue off the rims and start fresh. Naphtha and...
  10. Sticky: Almost embarassed to post this, can't compete...

    Almost embarassed to post this, can't compete with the machines in this thread, but it's mine.

    https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7334/9722729259_a894a34498_z.jpg
    Miyata Pista... by Scott --, on...
  11. Training tire recommendation - Grand Prix 4 Season v. Gatorskins...

    Hi, all -

    I want to upgrade my old, trainer-worn Vittoria Action HSD tires to something robust and suitable for training this spring. Have it narrowed down to Continental Grand Prix 4 Season and...
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    Currently about 209 and just shy of 6'. Starting...

    Currently about 209 and just shy of 6'. Starting carb cycling, riding and running again - hope to be in the 170 range by Fall. Am still setting a fitness goal, but have a feeling a duathlon is in...
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    Sticky: Dude! In what world do you look like you're on...

    Dude! In what world do you look like you're on meth?! I'm 5'11" and about 207 right now. You're giving me hope I can get back down to 170, where I sat for about 20 years. You do not look like a...
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    Could be worse - you could have a Sharpay neck......

    Could be worse - you could have a Sharpay neck... :roflmao2:
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    Nothing bike, but my son got us tickets and a...

    Nothing bike, but my son got us tickets and a room for the NCAA Div I lacrosse championships this May.
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    Fluid Trainers: Nashbar Fluid vs

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    On a limited budget, but looking at fluid trainers to (a) help recover from impending knee surgery, and (b) help the wife practice her spin. I'm looking at the non-adjustable Nashbar...
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    I posted this in the fg/ss thread, too, but it's...

    I posted this in the fg/ss thread, too, but it's all track:
    http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j185/bliorg/IMG_2270.jpg

    '85 or '86 Miyata Pista, bought new, mothballed almost since new. All...
  18. Thread: home anodizing?

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    You were working at the shop, and teaching in a...

    You were working at the shop, and teaching in a high school?! That bodes ill - I'm about to start working toward certification to teach chemistry... :eek:
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    +10 fer dat.

    +10 fer dat.
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    I was looking at these last week. Glad I passed...

    I was looking at these last week. Glad I passed now... :eek:
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    My problem with road bikes on loose cinders or...

    My problem with road bikes on loose cinders or gravel isn't damage to the bike or perceived fragility, but sloppy steering and braking...
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    Overkill, even for my outta shape self. :D

    Overkill, even for my outta shape self. :D
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    Axis Build - Double or Triple?

    Ok, stupid noob question, but I'm starting to troll for parts, and I'm pondering drivetrain: The Axis originally came spec'd with a triple crank. Is there an argument for/ag'in a double vs a triple?...
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    Was thinking that the whole time, too...

    Was thinking that the whole time, too...
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    Bought it new as a punk teenage bike mechanic in...

    Bought it new as a punk teenage bike mechanic in '86. Didn't seem cheap at the time... ;)
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