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    No, I don't ride it that way, that pic was taken...

    No, I don't ride it that way, that pic was taken the day I bought it, I also don't ride with that seat. I'm 6'1 so sizing is about right. As for the shop, I'm pretty much committed at this point or I...
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    This is my bike (before I got ran over on it) ...

    This is my bike (before I got ran over on it)

    http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee275/EVIL85SSP/Bicycle%20Pics/DSC03454_zps68a252f1.jpg

    I know absolutely nothing about this stuff, I'm a BMX...
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    Installing 105 group on an '87 Lotus

    Hey guys, not sure if this should go here or in the vintage section but here goes.

    I got hit a week ago on my Lotus Leger, and it destroyed a bunch of parts. So the guy's insurance is paying to...
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    Well guys, I got blasted by a work van today...

    Well guys, I got blasted by a work van today while crossing a cross walk on my Leger. It destroyed both wheels and chewed up the brake levers and my Brooks saddle. I'm pretty banged up but nothing is...
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    When I was restoring rims as a hobby, I went...

    When I was restoring rims as a hobby, I went through every available stripping product I could get my hands on, and found that for powder coat, the gasket remover stuff worked faster and stronger...
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    I was hoping you would chime in. Thanks for the...

    I was hoping you would chime in. Thanks for the info.
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    Yeah, that Biopace style chainring stuff is...

    Yeah, that Biopace style chainring stuff is constant controversy with everyone I talk to. You either love it or hate it. I haven't spent enough time riding them to care one way or another, so my...
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    The best thing I've ever used to remove...

    The best thing I've ever used to remove powdercoat was Permatex Gasket Remover. I used to restore vintage car rims as a hobby, and this stuff would eat off 20 year old powder coat better than any...
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    Oh I have no doubt, I've sold entry level Ross's...

    Oh I have no doubt, I've sold entry level Ross's for that much around here. I have about $100 into it with the tires and tubes, but I don't plan on selling it anyway, I was just curious.
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    Tell me about this Lotus Leger

    Scored yet another Lotus from the same thrift shop today that I got my Excelle from, $30. Could have got it for half price tomorrow but the extra $15 was worth making sure someone else didn't snatch...
  11. Geez. Where to begin. 1. I know what Harley...

    Geez. Where to begin.

    1. I know what Harley guys use, because I grew up around bikers and car guys and even a few over the road truckers who had loads of aftermarket aluminum and chrome parts on...
  12. No, I'm saying as a person who actually polishes...

    No, I'm saying as a person who actually polishes aluminum the right way, that there are right tools and wrong tools to use for actually polishing something, and steel wool is not for polishing, and...
  13. We're talking about two different things here....

    We're talking about two different things here. You can easily polish out scratches from those aluminum calipers. That's not so easy to do with chrome which is MUCH harder than aluminum. Once chrome...
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    If you mean are there bikes with pedal brakes,...

    If you mean are there bikes with pedal brakes, there are but they're usually lower end kids bikes. There used to be hubs like that used for flatland riding though.

    The rear only brake is standard...
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    Well, I grew up riding almost nothing but BMX, so...

    Well, I grew up riding almost nothing but BMX, so here's my input.

    1. Smaller wheels mean lower gyroscopic force, which is the force applied to spinning wheels. This is what helps you stay upright...
  16. Steel wool will scratch the chrome that isn't...

    Steel wool will scratch the chrome that isn't rusted. This may not be an issue for the head of a quick release that's already covered in rust, but for example if you were removing some weld rust on a...
  17. I'm not sure if you guys get into the restoration...

    I'm not sure if you guys get into the restoration stuff like some of our BMX cousins, but a lot of guys use oxalic acid or even vinegar baths that will clean the rust off of all of that, without...
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    Oh I totally get everything you're saying. I took...

    Oh I totally get everything you're saying. I took a brief interest in BMX racing, so I understand all too well how weight equates to performance. I'm also into drag racing, and weight applies the...
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    Interesting, this sub forum is

    I've been riding my entire life, since I was old enough to balance on a bicycle. However, I grew up riding BMX, not road bikes. I put in about 17 hard years riding, where riding was not only my...
  20. Thread: BMX pedals

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    "Regular", I'm not entirely sure what a regular...

    "Regular", I'm not entirely sure what a regular pedal would describe, since I would lean towards calling a "bmx pedal" a regular pedal, as opposed to the clip in road bike style. The main benefit of...
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    As mentioned you couldn't really go wrong with...

    As mentioned you couldn't really go wrong with either, but I'd have drove an hour to get that Nishiki. I have a soft spot for the brand, my first two decent road bikes were Nishiki Prestige's, and...
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    Yeah those are good points about the value of the...

    Yeah those are good points about the value of the dollar. Also 6 years is a long time especially in the '80s when things were progressing so quickly. Which do I like better? I'd have to say the...
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    Are you basing that off looks/preference or...

    Are you basing that off looks/preference or quality? I know the Voyageur was about $90 more in '81 than the Excelle was in '87, which says something since the Voyageur is 6 years older, but from what...
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    GAAAAAAAHHHH I was just taking some pics of it...

    GAAAAAAAHHHH I was just taking some pics of it leaning against a brick flower bed and the damn thing fell over and scratched the crap out of the fork and rear seat stay :(

    Sometimes I'd like to...
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    It really is a great color, they called it...

    It really is a great color, they called it Electric Blue, it's a cobalt looking color, a bit darker in person than in those pics.
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