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    . Welcome! I don't live in Northern...

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    Welcome!

    I don't live in Northern California anymore, but you might find some cyclists near you in the the Northern California sub-forum:
    http://www.bikeforums.net/northern-california/
  2. . Very nice condition Raleigh Mountain Tour. ...

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    Very nice condition Raleigh Mountain Tour.

    Road Mountain Tour Bicycle 20" RALEIGH - $150

    Love the portage strap braze ons!

    Mombat lists a series of Raleigh sport tourers for 1986 that...
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    Here's Schwinn MTB spec sheets from '81-'90....

    Here's Schwinn MTB spec sheets from '81-'90. Supposedly they didn't stick too closely to this at times, but our '86 Sierra only differs from the spec sheet by having an earlier Mountech rear...
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    You're looking for an 1986 or '87 Schwinn High...

    You're looking for an 1986 or '87 Schwinn High Sierra. I regularly see those for ~$150.
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    . Okay, the fork arrived today. Seemed very...

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    Okay, the fork arrived today. Seemed very quick from when I ordered it. Very well packed in cardboard, paper, bubble wrap, secured well in packing tape. Basically, it looks as good as the one on...
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    . I actually just ordered one of these the...

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    I actually just ordered one of these the other day. It's going to be a few months before it gets mounted though, the bike it is going on is last in my build queue. I'll be lucky to get to it...
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    Sticky: . Odd, I notated that I had logged my miles on...

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    Odd, I notated that I had logged my miles on the 28th, but I'm not seeing the post here.
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    There's another drawback, some of the more...

    There's another drawback, some of the more touristy areas are already closing/closed. I can't count the number of times I've been told "If you'd just been here a week or two ago you could've...
  9. +1 Same experience with two different pairs of...

    +1 Same experience with two different pairs of 510 shoes. My pedals are old school bear traps though. Work the same, have to lift my foot to reposition it. Swear by them. My last pair lasted 3 years...
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    I agree! I almost spent 30 bucks on a mint...

    I agree! I almost spent 30 bucks on a mint condition shock that was the exact same model, but silver. Forgot to make the final bid on ebay, but probably for the best, because I don't really expect to...
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    I did finally get a chance to take a few pics. ...

    I did finally get a chance to take a few pics.

    Here's one quick one:
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    Nope. The boy scout troop I was in was incredibly...

    Nope. The boy scout troop I was in was incredibly boring and did nothing interesting in 3 years, so I gave up on the boy scouts. Not learning knots is the only thing I regret about that.

    I've got...
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    True, I don't doubt too many other riders carry a...

    True, I don't doubt too many other riders carry a "ferry strap". I always have one with me on my rig for those times I take one of the ferry boats. Sadly, neither I nor my partner ever learned any...
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    AWESOME! Muchas dankes! THAT was exactly what I...

    AWESOME! Muchas dankes! THAT was exactly what I needed, and I still wasn't having any luck with the googles despite having the make and model #. Thanks again!

    Bike Forums delivers!
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    . Sorry, here's the photo! (Fell asleep, I...

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    Sorry, here's the photo! (Fell asleep, I work nights; 12 hour shift + 20 mile round trip commute...)

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    I found the model # on the underside of the clamp: BL 600
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    Everything I've read so far indicates the...

    Everything I've read so far indicates the Servo-wave levers were intended for V-brake use. In fact, I think they were an attempt by Shimano to provide more modulation for linear pull brakes to more...
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    Ah! Thank you! I think that may be it, but it...

    Ah! Thank you! I think that may be it, but it might be complicated in this case by the fact that they are older Servo-wave units. Doing some more research tonight, I came across this: "it's more of a...
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    I'll will in a few hours. Stuck at work at the...

    I'll will in a few hours. Stuck at work at the moment. According to Bikepedia, should be "Shimano Deore LX levers" from 1997 (OEM for a '97 GT Tequesta FS), they say "Servo-wave" on the levers though.
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    I always have a ziploc with some rubber gloves in...

    I always have a ziploc with some rubber gloves in it, usually some of the more durable ones, so hopefully they won't rip. They usually keep my hands clean. The cloth I use to wrap everything in is a...
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    Yeah, that I get. I need to know which is which.

    Yeah, that I get. I need to know which is which.
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    Dumb question(s)

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    Just picked up an old mountain bike, this one has got brake levers that have "high" and "low" settings, and it's equipped with V brakes. Shouldn't that be in the "high" position? It came to me...
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    This is good to know! I'm sure my Kirby will outlast me. Since these are like a dollar, and Kirby belts are probably much more...
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    Thanks! I wouldn't have thought of the small...

    Thanks! I wouldn't have thought of the small screwdriver, I'm going to have to add that to my tool kit in general. I never worry about the tubes themselves, I don't think I've ever had problems with...
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    ferrying tool kit? N + 1 !

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    About to go on a planes, trains, and automobiles* odyssey to go pick up a new (to me) bike from a Craigslist seller. Afraid I might forget to bring something I should.

    What's in your "ferry...
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    I need a triple for my terrain. Usually 24 speeds...

    I need a triple for my terrain. Usually 24 speeds is fine by me, and I'm okay with 21, but it has some gaps in the useful range. The Pacific Northwest is honestly quite hilly. And no, I can't run any...
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