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    The rear rack on the typical small wheel bike is...

    The rear rack on the typical small wheel bike is much closer to the rider's heels during pedaling. This reduces clearance for items carried. YMMV, but I'd go with a saddlebag and/or the front mount...
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    Look in Pastor Bob's pictures and note how...

    Look in Pastor Bob's pictures and note how spindly the steel rods are compared to the aluminum tubes.
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    Yeah, I turn my $12 Chinese headlamp (w/ $12...

    Yeah, I turn my $12 Chinese headlamp (w/ $12 Japanese battery!) on and see a stop sign three blocks away shine back at me, and I shudder at all the miles I rode in the dark behind a 2.4W incandescent...
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    A can of worms! Where's my P38...

    A can of worms! Where's my P38?

    Three DX Superflash copies: two on the bike, one in your bag.
    DX 3xAA Cree T6 flashlight w/ handlebar mount.
    Eneloops + charger.
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    Quicker Pro...

    Quicker Pro.
  6. Thread: Nuvinchi hub N360

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    Perhaps the over-the-road efficiency of the N360...

    Perhaps the over-the-road efficiency of the N360 is not bad at all compared to other IGHs. Human beans also have an efficiency versus cadence (example). If the rider uses the N360 CVT to keep...
  7. Thread: Slow

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    Maybe, but mine has scary tiny clearance when...

    Maybe, but mine has scary tiny clearance when fitted with Scorchers even sans fenders.
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    I found this Varsity frame, SP and stem in the...

    I found this Varsity frame, SP and stem in the alley on large item pick up day, and built it up with random parts out of the big box under the workbench:

    429798

    Watch out, L'Eroica!
  9. Thread: Nuvinchi hub N360

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    Run this...

    Run this through Google translate...unless you're fluent in German, that is.
  10. Thread: Slow

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    I thought Greenspeed Scorchers were the fastest...

    I thought Greenspeed Scorchers were the fastest 349 tire? No?



    Bicycles are the only vehicle about which I routinely hear suspension makes them slower. Or maybe I'm not not quite following...
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    My city got around to extending a long planned...

    My city got around to extending a long planned bike path on city park land adjacent to a city golf course. At the perfunctory public hearing, the pro- contingent was blindsided by the homeowners...
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    3 in One Motor Oil (Blue label...

    3 in One Motor Oil (Blue label! NOT black label) is probably the closest equivalent we have to the Sturmey Archer Oil of yore, both as a lubricant and as a dispensing container.
  13. Thread: Bus Porn

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    Britain's REAL best bus driver...

    Britain's REAL best bus driver. :)
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    J' think? Berthoud...

    J' think?

    Berthoud
    Lepper
    Persons
    Selle Anatomica
    Selle Monte Grappa
    Tops
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    One might think Boston would have a reputation...

    One might think Boston would have a reputation among cyclists for windiness, but it doesn't seem to.
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    Brass, either #2 or 2mm...

    Brass, either #2 or 2mm.
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    Sturmey-Archer factory AW dimensions,...

    Sturmey-Archer factory AW dimensions, 1936-present beginning page 5.
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    Actually, this thread got me thinking about a $15, 5-mode, red LED 1x18650 cell DX flashlight. No photons thrown out to the sides like a real tail lamp, though. Hmm. But if it was a member of a...
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    Or not, depending on where you come down on...

    Or not, depending on where you come down on planing.
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    Well, just the thing to mount a Chapman Game Bag...

    Well, just the thing to mount a Chapman Game Bag on the front of a Dahon Mu Rohloff.
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    Consumer Reports tested this a few years back....

    Consumer Reports tested this a few years back. Their findings agree with everyone else: the MPG cost of even a bare roof rack is real and can be significant.
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    I love the ebay ads that say 'rare'. BTW, note...

    I love the ebay ads that say 'rare'. BTW, note the details of any Classic you're considering - these bikes came with a variety of components and gearing of different quality over the years.

    For...
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    Outside the box: Dahon Boardwalk D8...

    Outside the box:

    Dahon Boardwalk D8
    Electra Townie
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    Yep, well, the North American line-up. Other...

    Yep, well, the North American line-up. Other countries/markets, you couldn't throw a chain without hitting one.

    BTW, the only bike share I've run across world wide that uses derailleurs is the...
  25. Sturmey 3-spd hub, not Nexus 7/8. 13-24...

    Sturmey 3-spd hub, not Nexus 7/8. 13-24 teeth.
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