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  1. Thread: Tire sizes?

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    Ten years ago, the 650B(584) tire was obsolete; ...

    Ten years ago, the 650B(584) tire was obsolete; only the efforts of a few enthusiast cyclists kept it alive in France and Japan. In the US Grant Petersen of Rivendell revived it. Now there are a...
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    It isn't just at night that winter riding can be...

    It isn't just at night that winter riding can be dangerous. The low sun in the morning and late afternoon can blind motorists, making you practically invisible.

    Another reason cyclists should...
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    There is a long running thrad on the C&V forum ...

    There is a long running thrad on the C&V forum "Saved from the dump". Some towns have a metal pile or a re-use it shed where you can find bikes. Dumpsters outside college dorms at the end of...
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    Silk is good for chilly weather; merino wool as...

    Silk is good for chilly weather; merino wool as it gets colder; then merino wool over silk.
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    The Zebrakenko looks like a Record Tour. I...

    The Zebrakenko looks like a Record Tour. I bought one in 1978. I toured down the East Coast on it one summer, and then used it as a utility, or casual bike for a few years, then stored it. I...
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    No. I just kept riding my bikes and they became...

    No. I just kept riding my bikes and they became vintage.
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    Raids are best for wide tires like 650B x42 . ...

    Raids are best for wide tires like 650B x42 . Since you are going to use braze ons, the reach will not be an issue, so the Racers should do the job. I've been looking for a pair of Raids but they...
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    Is it your size? If so it is a reasonable price. ...

    Is it your size? If so it is a reasonable price. One potential problem is the rear hub. If it is a Heliconomic(?) you might need a special tool.
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    Why exactly does the OP want 500mm chainstays? I...

    Why exactly does the OP want 500mm chainstays? I guess if he is heavy, longer chainstays could provide better weight distribution between front and rear wheels, or maybe the longer stays would...
  10. Thread: Tire sizes?

    by ironwood
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    It would be a lot easier if the industry would...

    It would be a lot easier if the industry would stop using 27" or 26" to identify tires and rims and use the ERTRO designations 630, 622, 590, 584 etc., which are based on the bead seat diameter of...
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    Berkshire Brewing Co. Cabin Fever Ale(in Winter),...

    Berkshire Brewing Co. Cabin Fever Ale(in Winter), or Berkshire Ale, or Steel Rail Ale. Jack's Abbey Session beers with lower alcohol are also good as you can drink more without getting drunk.
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    Many early Treks from the eighties have good...

    Many early Treks from the eighties have good randonneuring ggeometries. My 1983 Trek 630 has similar geometry to a Toei 700c Randonneur. I converted it to 650b as I want wide tires and fenders....
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    Rivendell Atlantis.

    Rivendell Atlantis.
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    What's a "metric inch"?

    What's a "metric inch"?
  15. I converted a 1983 Trek 630 to 650b. I was...

    I converted a 1983 Trek 630 to 650b. I was concerned with the bb drop of 72mm which is a little low and might cause pedal strike, but so far, so good. However I did change to 165mm length cranks. ...
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    Your Strada LX could be converted to 650b. You...

    Your Strada LX could be converted to 650b. You could probably fit a 650x38 in that frame. Wider tires are more comfortable. A taller Nitto stem would put the bars up. Perhaps you could change the...
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    Did you travel to and from the tour by plane? ...

    Did you travel to and from the tour by plane? Some planes are full of cold viruses.

    The shingles is related to age, I'm assuming you at least in your sixties. Anger and emotional outbursts can...
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    The 26" size can mean any of five different rim...

    The 26" size can mean any of five different rim sizes. I am assuming that these are 559 mm or mountain bike rims. Most tires will be stamped with the bead seat diameter. If you want fenders, a...
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    Why is it that people who collect and keep a lot...

    Why is it that people who collect and keep a lot of things like bicycles are considered hoarders, and suffering from some character flaw, while people who hoard money are looked up to by our society?
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    Protecting your ears and nose from the sun is...

    Protecting your ears and nose from the sun is pretty important, especially if you happen to be of Irish or Scottish descent. The problem with baseball caps is that your ears are not protected. As...
  21. Weren't Kirtlands a copy of Touring Cyclist bags?...

    Weren't Kirtlands a copy of Touring Cyclist bags? I have some small Kirtlands. Nice.
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    Grant Petersen of Rivendell used to run the North...

    Grant Petersen of Rivendell used to run the North American operation for Bridgestone. One of his ideas was the Bridgestone Owners Bunch, now known as internet bob on Google, ...
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    If you look at the upper right hand corner of the...

    If you look at the upper right hand corner of the screen there is "Advanced search", type in Brooks Saddles and you will find everything and more than you want to know about Brooks saddles. You...
  24. Some of my bikes have and some don't have...

    Some of my bikes have and some don't have kickstands. When the wind blows over a bike with a kickstand, Ihate kickstands. When I can't find a good place to lean one of my bikes that doesn't have a...
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    How much do you weigh?

    How much do you weigh?
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