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    when's the Blue Light Special?

    when's the Blue Light Special?
  2. Classic! :roflmao2::lol: :roflmao:

    Classic! :roflmao2::lol:
    :roflmao:
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    but did the 1 pounder climb faster?

    but did the 1 pounder climb faster?
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    A 50cc motor 436057

    A 50cc motor

    436057
  5. I find it depends on the machine, with a fixed...

    I find it depends on the machine, with a fixed gear both grunting and spinning, friction or IGH it's grunt before spin......with indexing and brifters it's shift and spin.

    As a point of reference,...
  6. Looks to be a nice early post war balloner, seat...

    Looks to be a nice early post war balloner, seat looks period correct. Good luck deciphering the #'s!
  7. It's nice as it is, leave it be. 435940

    It's nice as it is, leave it be.

    435940
  8. Since you mentioned wanting to keep the Aero...

    Since you mentioned wanting to keep the Aero levers and going flat or upright, consider a set of Mustache bars, fitted either dropped or upright.

    1 You can use all your existing levers, cables,...
  9. Like these :thumb: 435854 ...

    Like these :thumb:

    435854

    http://www.somafab.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/soma_hbar_condorina_topvu1000-370x300.jpg
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    A not so special Giant, heavy laden and rolling...

    A not so special Giant, heavy laden and rolling on Pasela 1.75"s. Very comfortable and stable, good for mixed surfaces but not particularly speedy.

    435751
  11. Statues are cool, coins are a little more...

    Statues are cool, coins are a little more practical, save the Blog for when the cult goes brick & mortar.
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    I've been eyeing the GT's with the triple...

    I've been eyeing the GT's with the triple triangle ( Hellenic stays) for added rigidity, particularly if your going with a 23" frame.
  13. Russian hide like bear, what need goat for?

    Russian hide like bear, what need goat for?
  14. Amen to that brother! 435388

    Amen to that brother!

    435388
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    That Chainring was a universal item used by...

    That Chainring was a universal item used by Raleigh and Hercules alike, you'll find in both catalogs back into the 30's

    Check it out https://herculesmuseum.wordpress.com/
  16. My head just 'sploded

    My head just 'sploded
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    Soma has some nice Brown padded tape, no logos ...

    Soma has some nice Brown padded tape, no logos

    Thick and Zesty Bar Tape | SOMA Fabrications
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    Judging from the stem, flip flop, lug cut outs,...

    Judging from the stem, flip flop, lug cut outs, low fender profile and box lining; I'd date it late 30-40's
  19. His reader base just grew by 23.....I think he...

    His reader base just grew by 23.....I think he succeeded.
  20. I've mixed emotions on these. I used them on a...

    I've mixed emotions on these. I used them on a 40's vintage frame, thinking the braided finish would look like a steel cable. My 2 observations:

    1 They are too silver and shiny and will never...
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    When gasoline prices reach $4 a gallon, all...

    When gasoline prices reach $4 a gallon, all bicycles will have a greater value.
  22. How cool is this! Something like $800US to your...

    How cool is this! Something like $800US to your door. Pricey but very cool.

    Hilary Stone The site for Classic and Vintage bicycles and their parts
    ...
  23. Or caught in a bike stand clamp :eek:

    Or caught in a bike stand clamp :eek:
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    With a tire like that, it's gonna stay a "low...

    With a tire like that, it's gonna stay a "low mile bike".

    surface rust, I'm assuming that's what we see, can be removed with OA or Evaporust, then an oily rag and your done.
  25. Build it and ride it if the dent doesn't bother...

    Build it and ride it if the dent doesn't bother you. I'd roll it out (the dent) or look for another frame, purely for esthetical reasons
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