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  1. Peculiar issue with tire casing and flatting.

    So yesterday, about eight hours after a ride, I was surprised by the noise of a tube on the bike I'd ridden earlier suddenly deflating as if a blowout had occured. I'd had no issues during the ride...
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    Same as Ekdog, I looked at the website and it was...

    Same as Ekdog, I looked at the website and it was pretty easy to find bikes listed in my city. I clicked around out of curiosity and found that of the dozen or so bikes listed in town or nearby, none...
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    So here's what I pulled from my parts bins:...

    So here's what I pulled from my parts bins:
    http://s24.postimg.org/hs6yytbg1/image.jpg

    A late 60's Carlton Catalina frame with original HS, stem, bars, and brake levers
    new wrap of cloth tape...
  4. Previous posters are right on - I will add...

    Previous posters are right on - I will add though, that when I was looking to add a 15mm socket to my set a while back, I found that the common sockets sold by auto parts and hardware stores all had...
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    Looks like a low-pro "funny bike" made for time...

    Looks like a low-pro "funny bike" made for time trial riding. Probably takes a 700c rear wheel and 650c front, but hopefully the seller can tell you for sure what wheel sizes are required - or...
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    I'm partial to frames painted with mostly solid...

    I'm partial to frames painted with mostly solid colors in light shades, and if there's exposed chrome that's great too - examples in this thread would be the mink blue Raleigh above, the various...
  7. I'm not picky about bar width on my bikes, but I...

    I'm not picky about bar width on my bikes, but I have noticed that wider bars make for easier, more precise handling when riding a bike that's loaded with heavy panniers and cargo, due to the...
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    If the aluminum has just gone dull and isn't...

    If the aluminum has just gone dull and isn't pitted you can bring the shine right back using Simichrome or similar polish. If the surfaces are pitted, then you'd have to sand them before...
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    Perfect timing for this thread, by some...

    Perfect timing for this thread, by some coincidence I've already been working on a parts bin build that's very nearly ready to show off... here's a preview, stem goes with the frame.
    ...
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    A Sannow! I love how every Sannow I've seen...

    A Sannow! I love how every Sannow I've seen pictures of has different lugs and construction, yours is especially pretty.

    I have one too and am always looking for more information about the brand -...
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    I suspect that you might be in for some...

    I suspect that you might be in for some disappointment - it's not impossible that someone has the appropriate mounting bits for the bike computer they used 20 years ago stashed away in a box of...
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    Assuming you're set on having an 8-speed cassette...

    Assuming you're set on having an 8-speed cassette on polished hubs, and if you don't mind low flanges, the easiest thing to find would be Shimano Ultegra or Dura Ace hubs made between 1988 and the...
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    So... what has become of the box?

    So... what has become of the box?
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    I have a heavily patinated Carlton that wants a...

    I have a heavily patinated Carlton that wants a Wrights, PM incoming.
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    I'll second the recommendation for Sun CR18's,...

    I'll second the recommendation for Sun CR18's, I've built two wheelsets with those rims and been quite happy with them overall. They're relatively heavy and tend to make for challenging tire...
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    2014 was a mediocre year for me, I rode pretty...

    2014 was a mediocre year for me, I rode pretty much everyday (going on five years since I went car-free, still happy with that decision) and got in some decent mileage, but not as much as I would...
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    Many good points in this thread. Going car-free...

    Many good points in this thread. Going car-free for a week as an experiment does seem doomed to failure - that's simply not enough time for the participants to fully explore their options and adapt...
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    Eleven, if you count two ongoing projects. Three...

    Eleven, if you count two ongoing projects. Three of those are utility/commuting bikes of various kinds, the rest are toys I've acquired because I like riding for fun and I also enjoy working on...
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    John, that's an extremely generous offer, and I...

    John, that's an extremely generous offer, and I can fit pretty well on a 55cm frame. I'll send a PM.
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    C&V in San Diego?

    I'm going to be visiting San Diego for about a week around the New Years holiday. Aside from wanting to eat fresh seafood and get in the ocean at some point, I don't have a lot planned. Is there...
  21. Rider weight/preference has a lot to do with it...

    Rider weight/preference has a lot to do with it too. As a 150lb rider with high tolerance for rough stuff, I like tires anywhere from 25mm (fine for 3/4" gravel roads) to 38mm (for really rough...
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    Did Shimano produce any kind of French-threaded...

    Did Shimano produce any kind of French-threaded parts, ever? French thread SPD pedals seem even less likely, since French threading went extinct at around the same time as clipless pedals became...
  23. Those projections of 'money-saved' seem extremely...

    Those projections of 'money-saved' seem extremely optimistic to me, at least as they apply to entire cities or communities: If more people go car-free, what happens to all the economic activity...
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    I have a 7-sp Sunrace freewheel on a 126mm VO hub...

    I have a 7-sp Sunrace freewheel on a 126mm VO hub and it fits fine.
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    Yes, some of those changes you made are...

    Yes, some of those changes you made are questionable indeed - how dare you remove that lovely Pletscher rack and classy vintage stem shifters? :P

    Seriously though, that looks like a great bike to...
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