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    Although I think about doing a proper cleaning of...

    Although I think about doing a proper cleaning of my bike, I rarely (every 2 years or so) get around to doing it. I try not to ride when there is a potential for salt, but can't avoid completely.
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  2. Thread: Wheel hop

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    Perfect tension is less important than trueness. ...

    Perfect tension is less important than trueness. As long as tensions are uniformly close (+- 10% or so) when you achieve trueness, you should have a good wheel. I always address radial trueness...
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    Absolutely, the book is the best of all. Le...

    Absolutely, the book is the best of all. Le Carré was a master.
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    Actually it was a movie adaptation of a very well...

    Actually it was a movie adaptation of a very well made TV mini-series that aired in the late seventies. The movie was good, but for those of us who had seen the finely woven mini series, the movie...
  5. I concur. Good idea but, should have engineered...

    I concur. Good idea but, should have engineered it to prevent a collapse that could engulf unwary users. Folks get killed in these home-brew "projects".
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    They may, but this applies to public roads and...

    They may, but this applies to public roads and not drive-throughs, private parking lots, etc.
  7. With temps in the teens or lower I would have...

    With temps in the teens or lower I would have ridden anyway, though would have opted for my short route to work. As Tarwheel pointed out it's risky to ride on all of the hard, rutted ice on most of...
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    I've used PL premium...

    I've used PL premium to re-coat damaged shoe soles with success. It would probably work fine for your purpose too, though I wonder why you just don't invest in new tires. I'd have no reservations...
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    For me the issue is the government involvement. ...

    For me the issue is the government involvement. I don't see an good reason why they think they need to decide what's best. First, they obviously have no clear view of the reality of risk/liability....
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    Last few frames I've stripped, I used a razor...

    Last few frames I've stripped, I used a razor blade for most of the stripping. The straight tubing goes pretty fast, but the lugs take a bit of time. Took me about an hour to get to the point where...
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    I took glucosomine/chondroitin for about 2 years...

    I took glucosomine/chondroitin for about 2 years when I started to cycle commute because I was worried about my mild, occasional knee pain getting worse. I stopped taking it a few years ago because...
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    I built up a front wheel last fall with a Miche...

    I built up a front wheel last fall with a Miche large flange track hub. I don't have more than a few hundred miles on it, but no complaints so far. They do have a low-flange (40mm) version in 36H ...
  13. Never did in 40+ years and never had an issue. ...

    Never did in 40+ years and never had an issue. No harm in it, I suppose. And baby powder smells oh so nice!
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    No bike vendors on the list. I doubt that there...

    No bike vendors on the list. I doubt that there are any that court seniors, but there may be. Anyone know? Tool vendors would be nice, too.
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    Sticky: augustgarage (CA) _________________ 745.1 [17/17]...

    augustgarage (CA) _________________ 745.1 [17/17] (956.9 total)
    gregf83 (BC)_______________________ 738 [18/24] (913 total)
    scroca (MT) _______________________ 704.1
    bconneraz (CA)...
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    My guess is that this resulted from the formation...

    My guess is that this resulted from the formation of the slight taper on the inner cog teeth during stamping. The metal on the top edges of the teeth was stretched slightly in the process to form...
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    I had been attracted to convert to a Schlumpf...

    I had been attracted to convert to a Schlumpf system on my recumbent trike, coupling it with an IGH at the rear. This vaporous as yet 3 speed drive looks intriguing, though the Schlumpf avoids the...
  18. I'm the boss and I don't have enough money to...

    I'm the boss and I don't have enough money to even think about paying myself off. I'd have even less money if I gave up the bike for commuting.
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    It's a work in progress: Finally after 5 years I...

    It's a work in progress: Finally after 5 years I decided to replace the broken plastic leg catches on my Black and Decker Workmate portable bench. These Workmates don't look like much, but I have...
  20. Came to this thread a bit late, but want to add...

    Came to this thread a bit late, but want to add that I have enjoyed restoring/repairing old sewing machines as well. Started with my wife's Elna Supermatic in an attempt to recondition for...
  21. In North Carolina, bicycles are required to...

    In North Carolina, bicycles are required to display either a red light or reflector from the rear. I have always thought that flashing amber, in addition to a red, would allow the cyclist to be seen...
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    Nope, not even close. Thanks for posting though.

    Nope, not even close. Thanks for posting though.
  23. I like the way the reflective strip looks, but if...

    I like the way the reflective strip looks, but if I were to want to hide it, I might try black RTV after masking the tire.
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    I have over 6,000 all-weather miles on my X-FDD...

    I have over 6,000 all-weather miles on my X-FDD with no issues, although winters are lower impact in NC. Post a picture of the bearings if you are able to. Thanks.
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    Poll: Wouldn't work on my bike. Got no 12 T cog.

    Wouldn't work on my bike. Got no 12 T cog.
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