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    I hit a patch a few years ago on a ride along a...

    I hit a patch a few years ago on a ride along a MUP with a friend just as it was getting dark, went down and slid maybe 20 feet on ice (a thin layer of clear freezing snow melt running across the...
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    With modern LED head and tail lights you can...

    With modern LED head and tail lights you can easily power a pair of headlights and at least one tail light - I'm running (and have for almost 4 years) two B&M IQ Fly headlights and a B&M Seculite...
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    I've used Harris 45% CF silver to braze stainless...

    I've used Harris 45% CF silver to braze stainless steel bits, but not spokes. I don't see a reason it wouldn't work. Just be aware that the 45% silver looks more "golden" than silver or stainless...
  4. Ummm, I really should have noticed this before,...

    Ummm, I really should have noticed this before, but are you ordering a rod-brake handlebar with the hardware already attached? I don't think that the normal levers that came with your bike will work...
  5. the full 1951 Raleigh catalog can be viewed here:...

    the full 1951 Raleigh catalog can be viewed here: Raleigh Bicycle Catalog for 1951

    For a front rod brake to rod activated drum brake conversion look here: Biking in Heels: Fixing it so it brakes,...
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    Don't ride without a front brake, most of your...

    Don't ride without a front brake, most of your stopping power is from the front.
    Is this the venerable Dawes Kingpin or something else? Either way, pics, please!
  7. Rick, you just made my new year! Thanks!

    Rick, you just made my new year!
    Thanks!
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    If your lighting setup causes drivers to be...

    If your lighting setup causes drivers to be confused as to what you are (a cyclist), what direction you are going in, and what speed you are traveling at, then you aren't helping yourself. Put...
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    Spare, remember that we are the 1% (those who...

    Spare, remember that we are the 1% (those who use bikes for commuting and running errands). For the vast majority (the 99% if you will), I believe, what I said was pretty much the truth. Of...
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    Impressive; what percentage of your workplace...

    Impressive; what percentage of your workplace commutes by bike?
    I've never seen such large pogies.
  11. Can anything be done to get the fender closer to...

    Can anything be done to get the fender closer to the tire? That might be one of the easier fixes.

    I don't know what length cranks you are using, but shorter cranks would give more clearance,...
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    Remember, a pedestrian is only a person who has...

    Remember, a pedestrian is only a person who has left their car, they are bound to be a little cranky.
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    You may have to cut the ends off your fender...

    You may have to cut the ends off your fender stay's to get them to work like that - they appear to be socketted into the opening and secured with a set screw. The bottle opener on the Surley Tugnut...
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    So what do your buddies consider to be cold...

    So what do your buddies consider to be cold weather?
    DO you r buddies have names?
    Would they be warm enough for me or too hot for me?
    Are they too cheap or pricey enough to drain my wallet?
    Do...
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    I've strapped a crank arm to the chainstays with...

    I've strapped a crank arm to the chainstays with a toe strap before to help anchor the cranks, worked well enough for me at the time, coupled with an extended pedal wrench.
  16. After playing with the yoke height on my Tektro...

    After playing with the yoke height on my Tektro 720 rear brake, I have gotten decent, but not great, braking from lowering the yoke until the cables rest on my fenders....
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    Wow, just begging to snag something with those...

    Wow, just begging to snag something with those last two aren't you? Stay away from tight spots and other riders especially me!
    But then again, I run mine upright on my fixed gear frankemuter bike....
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    Kickstart: very ingenious!

    Kickstart: very ingenious!
  19. 30) drivers trying to see out of a postage stamp...

    30) drivers trying to see out of a postage stamp sized hole in their ice covered windshield while they drive.
    31) snow and ice flying off minivans, SUVs and large trucks because their owners just...
  20. I had one several years ago, I found it too much...

    I had one several years ago, I found it too much trouble to keep perfectly aligned. If it got knocked, it could burn up the replaceable roller in less than a mile and always slipped in the rain.
    I...
  21. A better place to post this would be the...

    A better place to post this would be the singlespeed and fixed gear forum.

    The NJS stamp means that you end up paying top dollar for what would otherwise go for far less. While I don't race or...
  22. see here, under equipment: Keirin - Wikipedia,...

    see here, under equipment: Keirin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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    Very gently clean as much rust from the spokes...

    Very gently clean as much rust from the spokes and rims as you can without damaging anything - think 0000 and 000 steel wool with a bit of oil as lubricant. Don't trash them, rebuilding the wheels...
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    Make sure that the + and - wires are connected...

    Make sure that the + and - wires are connected to the correct + and - on both the hub and the light by using the stripe on the one side of the pair of wires. Maintaining the correct polarity is...
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    Be a dapper chap, get a small homeowners loan and...

    Be a dapper chap, get a small homeowners loan and take a trip to JP: Salmagundi for Ladies and Gents - Home
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