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    First of all: "Sir" was my Dad, gone under the...

    First of all: "Sir" was my Dad, gone under the ground now. And I understand about that grease. I'm pretty sure that the BB on mine had never been touched and "stiff" and "gooey" were compliments. ...
  2. S'true,I said it. Keep in mind that I don't...

    S'true,I said it. Keep in mind that I don't place high demands on a drive train, and having owned only 5 spd manual transmissions all my life, I never shift under load. I see the bicycle tranny...
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    Great bike Ed. I didn't realize you had a Mk V. ...

    Great bike Ed. I didn't realize you had a Mk V. Looks like is was made less than a year after my Mk IV. I can't wait to see it live. Maybe when I come north in the spring.

    Please start a...
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    I helped a friend strip a nice Carlton Corsa down...

    I helped a friend strip a nice Carlton Corsa down to the frameset. Before you bellar at me - it was half there already: seat and drivetrain gone and a few other bits and bobs gone. We still have...
  5. I'm so new to all this (only done two C&V so far...

    I'm so new to all this (only done two C&V so far with the third on the way) that I can barely write, let alone have a signature. Upon reflection though on both of those there were/are no crank arm...
  6. As that famous crime fighter Nick Danger once...

    As that famous crime fighter Nick Danger once said "Thanks half-pint. You just saved me a lot of investigative work." My winter project (about done with the cleaning phase and ready to build back...
  7. I live in the much maligned "north and west...

    I live in the much maligned "north and west suburbs" of Philadelphia. We do get our fair share and have been hammered plenty over the years. But this time we dodged the bullet - maybe 1 inch of...
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    Job #1...

    Job #1 is still the sliding barn doors for SWMBO's horse barn. Big job and big doors (6 foot by 8 foot each). But in between tasks I'm bumping the 68 Raleigh Grand Prix renovation forward. All...
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    C&V tire rotation??

    At least winter is just about half over. The roads are white with salt powder, black ice pops up when least expected, fields of sand and gravel at every intersection, road shoulders are constrained...
  10. Neither had I but one search bubbled up a entry...

    Neither had I but one search bubbled up a entry on the Park Tool blog:
    Park Tool Co. ParkTool Blog Bringing a Peugeot Mont-Cenis Back to Life Entry for October 6, 2011

    I don't know if this...
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    For long interstate trips the bike goes inside...

    For long interstate trips the bike goes inside the trunk, wheel off and the seatbacks folded down. Most of my hauling is to local trail heads though. I bought an old Rhode Gear trunk rack on CL for...
  12. I would love to participate and will put it on...

    I would love to participate and will put it on the calendar. But my fitness for the full 122 will be in question. My longest day so far ( in top summer form) was only 65 miles with a lot of...
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    OK, I'm just a woodworker and a tractor mechanic...

    OK, I'm just a woodworker and a tractor mechanic but I don't really understand this up and down stuff. I have low normal ("normal" is when the shift cable is unloaded, relaxed, no tension, ya?) on...
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    Glad I could help a little. I should mention...

    Glad I could help a little. I should mention that my Cycleops ( I did misspell it before, huh?) is the mag trainer with the cable that routes up to the handlebars so I can adjust the braking force...
  15. Gosh, I thought I was the ONLY person that still...

    Gosh, I thought I was the ONLY person that still used a monkey wrench. I don't use it for BB cups but those very parallel smooth jaws and wide opening are handy for many things. I made copper caps...
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    You should have not issues with mounting this in...

    You should have not issues with mounting this in a Cyclops trainer. I have a Cyclops Mag with remote adjust. It comes with a steel ended QR which replaces the stock QR and the trainer's clamps...
  17. Interesting thread as I've pondered these...

    Interesting thread as I've pondered these questions quite a bit too. When I bought my CAAD3 R600 I decided to replace the stock Coda bars with some ergos. Read a lot about fitting and accepted the...
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    I've left the plastic disks on the two Trek mtn...

    I've left the plastic disks on the two Trek mtn bikes. Seems like a good idea given the single track and weeds they play in. I left the one on the CAAD3 R600 cuz I never got around to taking it...
  19. Nice hub. I can see why you would want to use it...

    Nice hub. I can see why you would want to use it in a wheel. From the cutaways posted it does not look tough to get bearings but finding an axle could be tough. Any chance you have a friend who is...
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    Who would repaint a car or a panel truck to look...

    Who would repaint a car or a panel truck to look like a generic no-name model. Maybe apply some red herring stickers or pin striping? Who might eventually dump such a car?
  21. My DL-180 is a 1976 with a curious history so it...

    My DL-180 is a 1976 with a curious history so it may never have matched the Raleigh stock description. I thought about all this a lot last winter when I did the complete renovation: should I just...
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    After reading LOTS of opinions and procedures...

    After reading LOTS of opinions and procedures I've settled on the following. I've had no problem with KMC missing links so I use them. Cuz a dat all my chains are easy to remove from the bike. I...
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    [QUOTE=kohl57;17436118]I have extensively...

    [QUOTE=kohl57;17436118]I have extensively re-written and expanded my previously published (on the RetroRaleighs site) article on the Raleigh Lenton series on my Ipernity site [QUOTE]

    Thanks Peter....
  24. I've built just one wheel, actually unbuilt a...

    I've built just one wheel, actually unbuilt a wheel to yank out the bad hub then rebuilt to install the new one (cost of a whole new hub assembly was less than the cost of one replacement inner...
  25. Argh, no ride today. Its only 22 deg right now...

    Argh, no ride today. Its only 22 deg right now and that's below my lower limit. I will go help a friend sort out a couple of his bikes though ( get to work on C&V without laying out my own cash...
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