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    My parents frequently had us play that game with...

    My parents frequently had us play that game with classical music at dinnertime, with a "name the composer" contest. I did not fully appreciate the value of the contest until years later.
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    Another fan of older women. :) (My wife is 85...

    Another fan of older women. :) (My wife is 85 days older than I am.)
  3. Another Brooks Pro bigot here, but your mileage...

    Another Brooks Pro bigot here, but your mileage may vary.
  4. I am sure that is partly true, but I think the...

    I am sure that is partly true, but I think the introduction of aero levers predates some of the changes in handlebar shape. Pretty much irrespective of handlebar shape, I do need the shorter reach...
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    "Goodnight, Irene" -- Gordon Jenkins and the...

    "Goodnight, Irene" -- Gordon Jenkins and the Weavers

    wife: "The Third Man Theme" -- Anton Karas

    elder son: "When Doves Cry" -- Prince

    younger son: "Eternal Flame" -- Bangles


    Thanks for...
  6. Aero brake handles offer about a 10% leverage...

    Aero brake handles offer about a 10% leverage advantage over non-aero, meaning you have to pull the lever 10% farther, but you can squeeze with 10% less force. For me, the most important aspect of a...
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    My favorite: Cyclart (http://www.cyclart.com/)...

    My favorite:
    Cyclart
    in Vista CA (north San Diego County)
    Their primary business is painting and restoring, but Jim and Susan are friendly and have a lot of vintage parts, bikes, and tools. Tell...
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    Zefal HP-X size 3 pumps fit my 55cm frames along...

    Zefal HP-X size 3 pumps fit my 55cm frames along the seat tube.

    Since the 1960 Capo has a Rathausmann copper badge on the seat tube and downtube pump pegs, I found a blatantly period-incorrect...
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    By the way, Kawamura copied the Raleigh wrap...

    By the way, Kawamura copied the Raleigh wrap around seat stays in some 1970s Nishiki models, notably the Semi-Pro/Competition.
  10. Thread: 1970-74 peugeot

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    I worked at a Peugeot/Nishiki dealership in...

    I worked at a Peugeot/Nishiki dealership in during that era. The AO-8 had painted forks, low-flange hubs with solid axles and wingnuts, and sprint (bottom half of bars only) tape. The UO-8 had...
  11. Thread: Diabetics?

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    For many years my father, who had always been...

    For many years my father, who had always been overweight or obese, could turn his Type II diabetes off or on by losing or gaining several pounds.

    I do not know how much dietary fiber you are...
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    OK -- point very well taken. Yes, it is fun to...

    OK -- point very well taken. Yes, it is fun to keep the history alive. I would never even have heard of one of these if it were not for BF.
  13. For your knees, spinning is also better than...

    For your knees, spinning is also better than slogging.
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    It is definitely worth repairing if you do most...

    It is definitely worth repairing if you do most of the work yourself. If you do not like reaching for the downtube shifters, consider barcons.
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    Agreed. I have always had that mindset when...

    Agreed.
    I have always had that mindset when walking, bicycling, or motoring. Maybe that's why I am still around. :)
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    You can compensate -- at least somewhat -- for...

    You can compensate -- at least somewhat -- for slowing reactions with increased alertness and accumulated experience. Just being aware of the problem is extremely helpful. Cardiovascular exercise...
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    This was an evolutionary dead end for good...

    This was an evolutionary dead end for good reason. The whole concept is a few teeth shy of a cog.
  18. Since I am a gearhead with tools and a pretty...

    Since I am a gearhead with tools and a pretty good stash of parts, I would not be afraid to tackle something like that. If I had to buy most of the parts and/or had to pay someone else to do some or...
  19. Shimano brake pads. I put them on the Bianchi's...

    Shimano brake pads. I put them on the Bianchi's Campag. sidepulls because they looked nice, but they provided very little braking force. I substituted KoolStop salmons and was actually able to stop....
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    That's enough for most of us, myself included. :)

    That's enough for most of us, myself included. :)
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    Take him up on the offer! I use either 13-26 or...

    Take him up on the offer! I use either 13-26 or 14-26 6-speed freewheels on all four of my road bikes, but I find 26T freewheels or loose cogs very scarce on eBay, LooseScrews, etc.
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    I would not hesitate to use my non-suspension...

    I would not hesitate to use my non-suspension steel framed mountain bike for loaded touring -- I currently use it for loaded shopping trips. For longer trips I might want to replace the knobby...
  23. On eBay I bought a pair of 32-spoke tubular...

    On eBay I bought a pair of 32-spoke tubular wheels with Campag. hubs, as well as two pairs of Campag. Omega clincher rims. I simply cross-laced the clincher rims onto the hubs and spokes, and the...
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    Donate it and don't bother with the tax...

    Donate it and don't bother with the tax deduction, because you would have trouble justifying the stated value to the IRS.
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    You have a road bike with gears, but the bike in...

    You have a road bike with gears, but the bike in your target is a fixed gear track bike. Which type of riding experience do you want? A bike with gears is far more versatile and generally useful,...
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