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    i would build them myself using the bike frame as...

    i would build them myself using the bike frame as a truing stand.

    people often think building wheels is for professionals. but it's as easy as following a recipe. just follow sheldon's...
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    the '75 centurion i just finished came originally...

    the '75 centurion i just finished came originally with a 5-speed fw still in the bike. i measured the drops at about 124mm. i could probably squeeze a 6-speed in there pretty easily, but i would...
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    this. i would ride one of tim's bikes.

    this.

    i would ride one of tim's bikes.
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    great advice, thanks. paselas fit so tight...

    great advice, thanks. paselas fit so tight anyway. i pumped them to 90psi on my maiden voyage on this rebuild and felt really confident about it.
    ...
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    well, that turned out rather well ... ...

    well, that turned out rather well ...

    https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8638/16490143490_2766ffe793_b.jpg

    https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8624/16057609923_fab30be5be_z.jpg
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    tried the nail bit, but no go ... at least for...

    tried the nail bit, but no go ... at least for the campy shifter. i think i did more damage to my thumb than the cable.

    ridin' down to harbor freight tomorrow to buy my first rotary tool and...
  7. ^ well, that's cool. what's the mix ratio with...

    ^ well, that's cool. what's the mix ratio with water you use? or ... how long does 16oz of the stuff last?
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    if you can spread the frame to receive 6mm more...

    if you can spread the frame to receive 6mm more room for the wider hub/axle a 6-speed conversion usually requires, you'll usually need a slightly longer axle, some axle spacers, and the ability to ...
  9. cycling cap, clips n straps, and democratic...

    cycling cap, clips n straps, and democratic straight ticket.

    cats, not dogs.

    and republicans are stupid.

    but i'm really diggin' the global warming. 55 and sunny in seattle in february? ...
  10. i never brake from the drops anymore, no matter...

    i never brake from the drops anymore, no matter the lever.

    core strength? never had it.
  11. just bought a set of suntour symmetrics (with the...

    just bought a set of suntour symmetrics (with the little self-trimming gear inside), and the right wasn't working even after i carefully overhauled them. turns out the right was missing the thinnest...
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    i've bought a new can of testors from ebay for...

    i've bought a new can of testors from ebay for each of the last three bikes i've rebuilt in the last month: orange (centurion), graphite metallic (trek 412), and silver (univega).

    didn't want to...
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    ooh, i didn't think about a little nail punch. ...

    ooh, i didn't think about a little nail punch. thanks. will do.
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    http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment.php?attachmen...

    http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=436486&d=1425089772
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    shift cable head stuck in shifter

    it's been a helluva day. about a week ago, in three nice old bikes i bought in a group (two of them, columbus frames), i started with three stuck stems, a stuck seatpost bolt, stuck crank bolt, and...
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    i added a sunrace 7 (13-24) and kmc 9-speed chain...

    i added a sunrace 7 (13-24) and kmc 9-speed chain to my davidson and love it. smooth and quiet.

    i have two ird freewheels, but see no benefit over sunrace.

    if my freewheel of choice were...
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    speaking of cute, i was watching tcm's broadcast...

    speaking of cute, i was watching tcm's broadcast of the 1979 fim, 'a little romance,' with lawrence olivier as a bad influence on two teen lovebirds, when a when a kind of casual bike race broke out...
  18. awesome. don't know where i'd be wihout my...

    awesome.

    don't know where i'd be wihout my ez-off, two files, and 3m auto sandpaper in 600 grit. riding ugly bikes, i guess.
  19. there's a cool team fuji in eugene. though, i...

    there's a cool team fuji in eugene. though, i hate it when they don't list a price.
  20. i'll ride with you, rocky. but can you bring...

    i'll ride with you, rocky. but can you bring something light and fast?
  21. damn skippy. light stuff too. wish my g.record...

    damn skippy. light stuff too. wish my g.record were vitus 172 in the stays.

    but ... the way it is, it makes for a great loaded tourer. the stays aren't as long as on the g.jubilé, but they're...
  22. sweet. mine doesn't have a downtube decal. ...

    sweet.

    mine doesn't have a downtube decal. just on the fork. it feels a lot more "sturdy" in the rear than my full 531 falcon.
  23. orcas ... i wish that were the case. i don't...

    orcas ... i wish that were the case. i don't think it is ... at least with mine. it's a '76 or '77, and the rear feels a bit too heavy.
  24. Thread: suntour VX rd

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    i'm having a problem getting my v-series to swing...

    i'm having a problem getting my v-series to swing freely in the on-frame hanger with the hanger bolt tightened down.

    if any of you have any quick tips ...
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    great point. and i wish i had read your post a...

    great point. and i wish i had read your post a month ago. i overhauled one, mixed up the wheels, and on reassemly, one of them wouldn't turn. took way too long to figure out what happened. i had...
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