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    Most of the saddles I ride, whether they're...

    Most of the saddles I ride, whether they're factory Brooks or ones I've recovered myself, are lopsided in the same way. I doubt it's the manufactures fault. I think it's the rider's anatomy that's...
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    Veddy nass! Mais leeetle. (:lol: ) ...

    Veddy nass! Mais leeetle.

    (:lol: )

    Seriously now... no one should praise the route at this point. You'll see.
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    Wax.

    Wax.
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    +1. Seat post size will tell us something useful.

    +1. Seat post size will tell us something useful.
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    Rrrrr. My rear wheel went flat again. After I...

    Rrrrr. My rear wheel went flat again. After I patched it on Wednesday, it held air overnight and through the day Thursday; but went flat suddenly on the ride home on Thursday. I haven't checked...
  6. As was said before. The lugs are Carlton design...

    As was said before. The lugs are Carlton design called "crespera." I don't know what bike models they used these on, but there were a few to be sure. One of them was the Raleigh Gran Prix. But that...
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    All this week, pairs of geese on the canal tow...

    All this week, pairs of geese on the canal tow path. This morning, two peepers on opposite stress of the road through the swamp. In another few days there will be so many I won't hear individual...
  8. Can you identify the seat post size? That, too,...

    Can you identify the seat post size? That, too, might tell us something.
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    Well, we are all different. What works for one...

    Well, we are all different. What works for one guy is not necessarily going to work for another. But I believe you would not have this problem with a hard saddle.
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    But is it a hard leather seat, or padded?

    But is it a hard leather seat, or padded?
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    I agree! The response was completely out of...

    I agree! The response was completely out of proportion to the offense. Clearly Business Suit Guy thought he could talk this way without consequences. Judging by his tone, I'd guess he was in the...
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    blastro, what is the saddle? I do virtually all...

    blastro, what is the saddle? I do virtually all my riding in chinos. That's 5000 - 6000 miles each year. I wear chinos for my commute (12 miles daily) and for recreational rides (I ride a century...
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    Well, this is an interesting point. On one...

    Well, this is an interesting point.

    On one hand, I am not a policeman. I believe the police have a job to do and I would rather let them do it than undertake to do it for them.

    On the other...
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    Yes, as juvela said, probably a Carlton. The...

    Yes, as juvela said, probably a Carlton. The head lugs appear to be Carlton's "Crespera" model. But it could be some other manufacturer made a similar lug. Here's an image I pulled off the ...
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    When I got on my bike to ride home from the...

    When I got on my bike to ride home from the station this evening, the rear tire was flat. Totally deflated. I pumped it up and rode home as fast as possible, and fixed it just now. The cause was a...
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    Duplicate thread....

    Duplicate thread.:troll:
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    Oy! I admire your stubbornness and hope very...

    Oy!

    I admire your stubbornness and hope very much you find the solution. I know someone who went through a similar process, also due to uneven leg lengths, and I believe he too ended up getting...
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    My main commuting winter bike has the Nexus 8...

    My main commuting winter bike has the Nexus 8 hub, several years old now. It used to be on my touring bike, and I rode it on several 100+ mile rides, but a couple years ago I needed a pair of wheels...
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    Wanting to carry Mace is one thing. Actually...

    Wanting to carry Mace is one thing. Actually carrying it is another. If this happened to me, I would take some defensive measures. First thing I'd so is stow the head phones. Then start paying a...
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    Try to remember that this will happen, write your...

    Try to remember that this will happen, write your post in Word or the like, then paste it into your reply here. I know, cumbersome workaround, but pretty easy if you anticipate the problem.
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    $875 plus shipping &c? Well, I save my outrage...

    $875 plus shipping &c? Well, I save my outrage for more important things than overpriced bike parts. But, speaking of overpriced bike parts, I consider that hub overpriced by about $500.
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    So your serial number starts with an A? Well,...

    So your serial number starts with an A?

    Well, as you say, these things vary a lot; but even those variants that don't conform to the catalog were made in large numbers. The real question, I...
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    I've seen them sell for $200-$400 depending on...

    I've seen them sell for $200-$400 depending on completeness, if my memory is correct. Now that you can get a complete S3X setup for under $150, the attraction of the original ASC is reduced to...
  24. For what it's worth (which is probably not much),...

    For what it's worth (which is probably not much), I once rode from Washington to Iowa on I-90. I don't think I'd do it again, but it was fine. Interstate highways cast a certain kind of pall on the...
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    photogravity has a very cool Claud Butler, butted...

    photogravity has a very cool Claud Butler, butted 531. They do exist. I don't know if he could be persuaded to part with it.

    Kettler, one of the main suppliers of bicycles in Germany, used to...
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