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    Well based on your parameters I don't don't own...

    Well based on your parameters I don't don't own any "high end" bikes. :D

    The most expensive bike in my stable of 30+ would probably be my 1989 Giant Excursion. IIRC it listed for ~$750 back in...
  2. Empathy only goes so far. I have little sympathy...

    Empathy only goes so far. I have little sympathy or empathy for people that make multiple poor lifestyle choices that lead to them to my door with their hands held out.

    I chose to live my life...
  3. Sounds like "The Plan"... As far as my 7: ...

    Sounds like "The Plan"...

    As far as my 7:


    1971 Raleigh Superbe
    1971 Raleigh Twenty
    1989 Giant Excursion (road tour)
    1989 Giant Iguana (Expedition Tour bike)
    1981 Raleigh Tourist
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    For temporary stop to the fraying, twist back...

    For temporary stop to the fraying, twist back together by hand with pliers and tape. Replace the cables, when you replace the cables you can solder or add new crimp caps. I usually solder.

    Aaron :)
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    I still run GH6 hubs and AG and FG on some...

    I still run GH6 hubs and AG and FG on some vintage bikes I own. The newest of those hubs is over 40 years old.

    Warranties are to protect the manufacturer, not the consumer. If I have two products...
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    Knew there was a good reason to avoid disc brakes...

    Knew there was a good reason to avoid disc brakes ;)

    Aaron :)
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    That was the basics... did you actually READ my...

    That was the basics... did you actually READ my post? Most people don't have the ability nor access to grind their own flour, make their own meat or produce their own cheese.

    BTW do you make your...
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    Does SON pay to rebuild the wheel if the hub...

    Does SON pay to rebuild the wheel if the hub fails? Or do they just give the shop a new hub and you are on the hook for the cost of the wheel rebuild?

    FWIW I have one Shimano dyno hub that came...
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    Anecdotal evidence... I use the Moves app...

    Anecdotal evidence...

    I use the Moves app on one of my smart ass phones. My "baseline" daily walking when at home on the farm is around 4.5 miles, that includes walking the dog 1/2 a mile at a...
  10. I have always oiled my pump stove and lantern...

    I have always oiled my pump stove and lantern leathers (and pump leathers) I have a couple of Coleman lanterns dating back to the 50's and the directions are the same as for the newer ones.

    Aaron...
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    http://www.foodclipart.com/food_clipart_images/bag...

    http://www.foodclipart.com/food_clipart_images/bag_of_flour_0071-0903-1518-3432_SMU.jpg
    http://images.kitchenwaredirect.com.au/500px/Salt-Pepper-Pizza-Baking-Stone-w-Pizza-Wheel_1a_500px.jpg...
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    Let your wife pick the bike... I bought my...

    Let your wife pick the bike...

    I bought my bride a very nice GT Slipstream, she had problems using the gears. Fast forward a few years and she won a Raleigh Colt 3 speed at an ABCE gathering, fast...
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    So get an 8 ton jack... All bike locks can be...

    So get an 8 ton jack...

    All bike locks can be defeated.

    Aaron :)
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    ^^^ This I have a 70's vintage hub that has...

    ^^^ This

    I have a 70's vintage hub that has 35,000+ miles on it that is smooth as can be, I have older hubs that are still stiff due to low mileage. Keep lube in it and ride. Out of the 20 or so...
  15. I read the ad... first thought was "what an...

    I read the ad... first thought was "what an idiot", second thought " I wouldn't give that much for that bike" YMMV

    Aaron :)
  16. build your own Aaron :)

    build your own

    Aaron :)
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    I would be interested to see the metallurgy of...

    I would be interested to see the metallurgy of the Master Lock, somehow I don't think it will be all that great, based on previous experience with Master Lock products.

    Aaron :)
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    They make battery powered grinders now. Noise is...

    They make battery powered grinders now. Noise is not an issue. Ever seen the videos of people stealing bikes in broad daylight on city streets? Happens a lot. If the thief acts like they know what...
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    I would be willing to bet 90-120 seconds using a...

    I would be willing to bet 90-120 seconds using a side grinder with a cutting blade... faster than picking.

    Aaron :)
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    While I agree in principle with your statement, I...

    While I agree in principle with your statement, I would also like to point out that many things are no longer available in stores so they HAVE to be ordered online, slippery slope.

    Aaron :)
  21. Thread: Raleigh Winkie

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    Some people don't have the motor skills to ride a...

    Some people don't have the motor skills to ride a two wheeler and a tricycle may their only option. I knew an elderly gentleman that had that issue, he rode a racing tricycle and was a helluva lot...
  22. I don't see why not. I have a Huffy single speed...

    I don't see why not. I have a Huffy single speed cruiser that I bought at Walmart for ~$80usd 10 years ago. I actually bought two, the first one had a hub self destruct in the first couple of weeks,...
  23. Wheels, pedals and a chain fits the bill! I...

    Wheels, pedals and a chain fits the bill!

    I ride a lot of IGH bikes, mostly in an upright position. I do have one drop bar IGH bike, several folders and an a couple of drop bar derailleur bikes,...
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    Sticky: I like that concept! I would use extruded...

    I like that concept!

    I would use extruded rather than polyiso. Years ago Dow made an extruded polystyrene with an aluminum outer skin. If memory serves me it was .024-.032 painted aluminum. It was...
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    Two things Marthon tires and tire wipers...

    Two things

    Marthon tires and tire wipers they will help pull the glass BEFORE it has a chance to get fully embedded in the tire. Used them for years on my road bikes prior to the invention of...
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