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    So I learned that this is not a '38 like I...

    So I learned that this is not a '38 like I thought it's a'33 and it was repainted at some point and that the fenders are not original.

    So I am going to leave the fenders off. I had new wheels...
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    415651415652415653415654415655415656415657415658...

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    Thought I would post an update and some pics. I had trouble getting the crankarm off so I decided to leave the crank alone and just shoot some...
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    I like this advice thanks, this is what I am...

    I like this advice thanks, this is what I am going to do. Clean the frame like this and the rusty parts of the rims and spokes with oil and steel wool. Get an old brooks saddle and get a shelf...
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    Don't recover the seat? Why?

    Don't recover the seat? Why?
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    Thanks I will try this on the rims and spokes. ...

    Thanks I will try this on the rims and spokes. I am not worried about the value but I want to clean it up right and be able to take it out for a spin now and then. I found this spec sheet for a...
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    Thanks I feel very fortunate to have been given...

    Thanks I feel very fortunate to have been given the opportunity to have this bike.
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    Ok good it is my preference to keep the original...

    Ok good it is my preference to keep the original paint. Should I remove all the loose paint and just leave the bare metal? As it is if I clean the bike quite a bit of paint is just going to fall...
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    No they are metal rims painted to look like wood.

    No they are metal rims painted to look like wood.
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    Late 1930's Iver Johnson

    Just picked this up today. One owner.

    Rims and spokes are a little rusty, tires are shot, seat obviously, paint is loose and flaky, otherwise fantastic condition.

    Never restored an old...
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    http://www.state.nj.us/transportation/commuter/bik...

    http://www.state.nj.us/transportation/commuter/bike/pdf/bicyclingmanual.pdf NJ DOT Cycling manual.
  12. Yes it is legal and yes drivers in our area don't...

    Yes it is legal and yes drivers in our area don't like it very much when a cyclist rides VC. I could care less about how car drivers feel about how I ride. I care about my safety and ride legally...
  13. I am going to try to convince you that you need...

    I am going to try to convince you that you need two bikes. I think if you try to find a compromise you are going to end up with a bike that is not really any good for either purpose.

    If I...
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    350686 I have a Surly LHT and use a Bob. ...

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    I have a Surly LHT and use a Bob.

    When it is loaded heavy I find there is a little bit of pull to the side when I lean into a turn. Easily manageable though just something you have...
  15. This times 1000. I am not going to go out of...

    This times 1000. I am not going to go out of my way to appease a bunch of entitled motorists who would risk my safety without a second thought in order to save ten seconds.

    I am going to ride...
  16. Are you camping? If you decide to take the...

    Are you camping? If you decide to take the ferry to Sandy Hook I would just run straight down the shore to Manasquan and then cut in on the Edgar Felix Memorial Bikeway from Manasquan to Allaire...
  17. I have a Brooks B17 Imperial and it works great. ...

    I have a Brooks B17 Imperial and it works great. Another comfortable cutout saddle for me are the Adamo ISM's. I have an Adamo Road and an Adamo Peak. The Adamos work better for me in more...
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    I had a broken snap on my handlebar bag just...

    I had a broken snap on my handlebar bag just before they switched over to the magnets. I sent it back to Ortlieb and they replaced it with a new one. In talking with the Ortlieb CSR they said...
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    Your Welcome. Try to find a way over to South...

    Your Welcome. Try to find a way over to South Mountain Reservation. It's only four or five miles and once you are there you have great riding through the Reservation and down into Milburn, Short...
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    What are you in like Harrison or Kearney? You...

    What are you in like Harrison or Kearney? You are going to have to get used to urban riding or you are going to have to put your bike in your car or on NJ Transit.

    Things open up to the northwest...
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    Barolo some people believe it is safest to ride...

    Barolo some people believe it is safest to ride in the middle of a lane that is too narrow to permit a safe pass within the lane by a car. Others believe that it is best to stay to the far right of...
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    To me, the red line is the worst option. This...

    To me, the red line is the worst option. This line invites unsafe passes from traffic in lanes to your left and right.

    I wouldn't follow the yellow path for three reasons. First, I am...
  23. Great ride report. The other leg of the canal...

    Great ride report. The other leg of the canal that follows the Delaware river is nice too. Lamberville, New Hope and Frenchtown are all nice places to stop.

    I would skip the Trenton...
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    Are you talking about Navesink Ave? I have...

    Are you talking about Navesink Ave? I have ridden this stretch many times. Textbook take the lane situation. Doesn't matter whether it is one bike or 1000.

    So one day a year some car...
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    Maybe I am not envisioning it correctly but I...

    Maybe I am not envisioning it correctly but I don't see what the cyclists did wrong. There are two left turn lanes. If you are a vehicle, and I don't care what kind, you have the option of...
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