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    What have I promised you?

    I know this is silly, but I promised a few people to look through my stash of bike parts when I got here, to our place in the country. I didn't take notes. I'm only here for a few more hours, so I...
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    What have I promised you?

    What have I promised you?

    I know this is silly, but I promised a few people to look through my stash of bike parts when I got here, to our place in the country. I didn't take notes. I'm only here...
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    And don't get hung up on 531. There are many...

    And don't get hung up on 531. There are many other good sets of tubing that are light and strong and give a good ride. 531 is just the most famous. And for what it's worth, it's pronounced...
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    Velocivixen, take a chance on one or more of...

    Velocivixen, take a chance on one or more of these bikes, if the prices are low. It's an extremely rare 3-speed hub that can't be brought back into service. They are reliable and durable beyond...
  5. Thread: Hub upgrade

    by noglider
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    OK, well, the differences among hubs does not...

    OK, well, the differences among hubs does not make a performance difference. You adjust the hubs to have little or no play, and the result is a small amount of friction, and it's pretty much the same...
  6. Thread: Hub upgrade

    by noglider
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    If your question is, "I like my bike but want to...

    If your question is, "I like my bike but want to spend money to upgrade it; is my money spent best on hubs or something else?" Then the answer is, yes, you can spend money on your bike, but hubs are...
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    Have you decided to build rather than buy? It...

    Have you decided to build rather than buy? It costs a lot more, in most cases, so is it for fun, to be extra specific, or some other reason? I build my own bikes most of the time, because (1) it's...
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    Dodgy?

    Dodgy?
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    Big oops! I know much too little about pre-1960...

    Big oops! I know much too little about pre-1960 bikes, so I forget entirely the little I do know.

    There wasn't a sub-30-pound 3-speed made after 1960, was there?

    I saw @photogravity's Norman...
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    Great post, Bandera. I wrote mine before seeing...

    Great post, Bandera. I wrote mine before seeing yours.


    I disagree. All of these are mandatory.
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    I took a 1975 Viscount and put a 3-speed fixed...

    I took a 1975 Viscount and put a 3-speed fixed gear hub on it. Total weight was about 23 pounds. I decided I didn't need 3 speeds for that type of rising, so I sold the hub and made the bike a...
  12. Cool. Good to know.

    Cool. Good to know.
  13. Upside down, in the loan world, means owing more...

    Upside down, in the loan world, means owing more than it's worth. Most of us aren't in debt for our bike purchases, at least I hope not.

    It is sometimes necessary to spend as much as we've spent...
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    That attachment doesn't work.

    That attachment doesn't work.
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    I just want to brag about my wife. She asked me...

    I just want to brag about my wife. She asked me what I was reading/writing about, and I told her some guy on bikeforums wants to put a drum brake 5-speed in the rear and a drum brake dynamo in front...
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    Bandera is right. Quality control was not good....

    Bandera is right. Quality control was not good. Raleigh and Peugeot were particularly bad, and with the brazing, Raleigh was the worst.
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    Impressive. The best part for me was...

    Impressive. The best part for me was straightening the dents on the fender.

    But he didn't polish the headlight lens!
  18. Thread: Tire sizes?

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    I'm not convinced there is one ideal tire size,...

    I'm not convinced there is one ideal tire size, but having said that, I also can't believe that marketing and production costs have not weighed into the sizes we have. They can't be here purely from...
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    Organize my tools and supplies better. Finish...

    Organize my tools and supplies better.

    Finish the projects I have, and, in general, shorten the time a project takes from start to finish. I have some that are years ongoing.
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    Wouldn't that be too high power for the dynamo? Dynamos typically are rated at 3W, no?
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    Chaincases are involved beasts. Are you going to...

    Chaincases are involved beasts. Are you going to be prepared to repair a flat on the road?

    I worked as a bike mechanic for six weeks this past summer. I had one customer who brought his bike from...
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    I can't say for sure, but I think your ideas...

    I can't say for sure, but I think your ideas should work. The bike will be heavy, but you know that.

    I installed a X-FD on my Twenty. I haven't ridden it much, but it works just fine, and I'm not...
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    That's why you have to collect them all!

    That's why you have to collect them all!
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    To ensure side visibility, I use a spoke light in...

    To ensure side visibility, I use a spoke light in my rear wheel. I would use one in the front, but it distracts me too much. Wheel or tire reflectors are good, too.

    Unfortunately, the spoke light...
  25. So you're thinking of replacing your laptop. I...

    So you're thinking of replacing your laptop. I got an iPad Mini last winter. I am so impressed with it, I can't express it. The software is leaner than full-fledged computer software, and that...
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