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    I paid a fraction of that (about $60 including...

    I paid a fraction of that (about $60 including shipping) for a short cage Cyclone a little while ago... I saw others selling for twice what I paid. I thought I may have overpaid, but it's a nice...
  2. Nice touch with the bicycle trying to edge it's...

    Nice touch with the bicycle trying to edge it's way into the photo. :)
  3. I'm not much of a fighter per se... Part of my...

    I'm not much of a fighter per se... Part of my martial arts training when I was younger was that your mouth is the best way to win/avoid a conflict before falling back on your fists. I've gotten a...
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    Another thought, to the best of my knowledge the...

    Another thought, to the best of my knowledge the Sekine plant in Canada made exclusively Sekine bikes.
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    Definitely not a Sekine... They've scavenged that...

    Definitely not a Sekine... They've scavenged that rear wheel from one. Likely since both are Canadian bikes, they broke the original wheel and it was what was available.
    I don't believe those...
  6. Decent brakes from the time (Weinmann for...

    Decent brakes from the time (Weinmann for example) would have been made from alloy, those are clearly steel given the rusting on them so they're going to be heavier and of unknown manufacturing...
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    +1 Start with the least harsh chemicals such...

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    Start with the least harsh chemicals such as diluted dish detergent (Dawn works really well at removing grease and not leaving a film), and/or vinegar and a Mr. Clean magic eraser. Go to...
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    Is it any better/different from Shimano sealed...

    Is it any better/different from Shimano sealed cartridges?
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    I'm being proactive this year and building a bike...

    I'm being proactive this year and building a bike just for destructive riding in the Winter, but I'm doing it now instead of waiting until I get all twitchy about it mid-snow-season.
    I always could...
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    Brand new, C&V-looking "J&L Classic" saddle. Just...

    Brand new, C&V-looking "J&L Classic" saddle. Just your basic Regal clone.

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    Came directly from Taiwan and is going to on my Sekine to help complete the white accenting and replace the...
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    I had Simplex on my old Grand Prix... When it...

    I had Simplex on my old Grand Prix... When it worked, it worked fine. After about 10 years of use on a 30-40 year old plastic part things started wearing out and cracking. I suppose that's a fairly...
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    Getting a second bike, as suggested is a good...

    Getting a second bike, as suggested is a good start. Get yourself a set of tools for working on your bikes. Park Tools and Sheldon Brown's website have plenty of information explaining how to...
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    The drops should be as close to parallel with the...

    The drops should be as close to parallel with the ground as possible while still being comfortable to hang onto.
    See the link posted by Metacortex for lots of good info and note how the bars are...
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    That is indeed a pretty cool bell.

    That is indeed a pretty cool bell.
  15. No pics at the moment, but thinning the primer...

    No pics at the moment, but thinning the primer (two parts primer, one part water) is turning out much smoother. I've tried a couple of different brushes and find its working best with a small foam...
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    Not a C&V bike, and not particularly high end......

    Not a C&V bike, and not particularly high end... Falcon clones of Shimano Lark/Tourney derailleurs, ashtabula cranks, CCM punched steel brakes. Your basic Canadian Tire department store bike.
    This...
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    Alright, I'll play... I'm a retro grouch though,...

    Alright, I'll play... I'm a retro grouch though, so there's lots of tech that's been made that I do not care for...

    Indexed shifting - I've been tasting the koolaid lately on my Miyata 1000, but...
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    Not black, but I just put a set of Alex alloy...

    Not black, but I just put a set of Alex alloy wheels on my bike and I am suitably satisfied. I notice someone mentioned they aren't light - and they aren't especially. Only about a half pound lighter...
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    Shifts like a dream too... Totally digging this...

    Shifts like a dream too... Totally digging this derailleur.
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    I decided what I wanted to do with this bike was upgrade to the "mid-to-high-range-best" from what would be available in 1980 / fit my budget / used as many parts as possible that I already have on...
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    I did mention to leecycle that you where...

    I did mention to leecycle that you where interested, btw.
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    Did you know that older SunTour adapter claws...

    Did you know that older SunTour adapter claws will not fit on a Cyclone? I didn't until about a half hour ago when I went to install it on the spare one I removed from a broken unit.
    After the...
  23. Thread: Barbarians

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    :roflmao: Yeah, who wants to do something like...

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    Yeah, who wants to do something like that?
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    I'm pretty excited that this came in the mail for...

    I'm pretty excited that this came in the mail for me today:

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    It's astounding just how light this derailleur actually is!
  25. Frame has been stripped and a quick coat of...

    Frame has been stripped and a quick coat of primer slapped on to stop it from flash rusting. I find the brush on primer does not self level well and is pretty lumpy. It's water based so I'm going to...
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