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    Yes, Tom, I still have it and would be happy to...

    Yes, Tom, I still have it and would be happy to send it on to tetra d. Shipping should cost no more than $150 or so...



    dddd, email your address to me at euromeccanicany@yahoo.com and I'll tie...
  2. Many of us C&V types came of age during the bike...

    Many of us C&V types came of age during the bike boom of the late 60s/early 70s. We have a relationship with bikes that mirrors the depth and intensity of car-obsession, and for the same reason. The...
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    What that piece did was keep the rack from...

    What that piece did was keep the rack from sliding down the seat stays. I don't think it made the rack mount any stiffer, but it kept the rack in place on the frame which made it less likely the seat...
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    The issue here is the type of failure that's...

    The issue here is the type of failure that's likely to occur when one of the struts or rails splits at a bolt hole. To expand on RHM's point, once one joint fails, other failures are likely to follow...
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    The bikes that just take up space in a garage are...

    The bikes that just take up space in a garage are mostly low-end, but not always. Like many on this forum, I've pulled decent bikes out of the trash and gotten garage sale bargains. (A few years ago...
  6. I don't know if this is a consideration, but the...

    I don't know if this is a consideration, but the performance and reliability of many road bike components (shifters, pedals & hubs especially) on mid-range and top-end models improved hugely from the...
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    That sign is at the top of a rather long climb...

    That sign is at the top of a rather long climb from the east and a shorter, steeper climb from the west. Knowing the iron-legged RHM is more than equal to the job of grinding up any slope in...
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    Cool VW! 407947Here's mine, with foldies on the...

    Cool VW!
    407947Here's mine, with foldies on the rear rack.
    As for a mountain bike for under $200, I'd suggest getting the simplest one (hardtail, rim brakes) that fits you. Brand is less important...
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    407731 1956 Frejus. I was born that year....

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    1956 Frejus. I was born that year. Although I was there the entire time I don't remember a thing.

    I rode it last week for the first time in a couple of months. Took it down & up the West...
  10. How common is injury from steel frame or fork failure?

    Several recent C&V threads got me thinking about this. I've seen many bent and broken steel frames and forks, but haven't had first-hand or even second-hand knowledge of people injured because of...
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    I rode the North County Trailway from Rt 117 to...

    I rode the North County Trailway from Rt 117 to Yorktown for the first time last Sunday. In spite of the road stretches, it is a more interesting and less car-proximate path than the SCT, which runs...
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    395396395397 Yet another Milanese confection....

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    Yet another Milanese confection. Mid 1970s, barely ridden. It hangs on the wall at work and I admire it every day.
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    Olympia celebrated their 120th birthday in 2013....

    Olympia celebrated their 120th birthday in 2013. They are the second-oldest bike manufacturer in Italy still in business (behind Bianchi). Unlike many of the other companies mentioned, Olympia hasn't...
  14. The head badge is 60s-70s. At some point in the...

    The head badge is 60s-70s. At some point in the early 1970s, they started using an aluminum badge with slightly different graphics. If the frame doesn't take a 26.2mm seat post, it is a 1980s or...
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    Gotta disagree. In 1978 I gave my wife a Serotta...

    Gotta disagree.
    In 1978 I gave my wife a Serotta frame custom made by Ben himself. She loved it and put many miles on it before we had kids. Next, she got a Ross MTB and a Burley in which our...
  16. Thread: Chrome Fork

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    Could be a replacement fork, but the only way you...

    Could be a replacement fork, but the only way you will get any decent info will be to post photos. Without knowing the model and age of the bike, nobody can give you a meaningful answer. If the bike...
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    Photo? Chamois riding shorts under cargo...

    Photo?

    Chamois riding shorts under cargo shorts for longer rides.
  18. Had enough trouble naming my kids. Bicycles...

    Had enough trouble naming my kids. Bicycles around here will always be, "the tandem", "the white Olympia", "the other white Olympia", "the foldie", etc.

    My daughter has named all her bikes. Her...
  19. Two thoughts: if you can photograph the down tube...

    Two thoughts: if you can photograph the down tube & seat tubes against a uniform neutral background with even light that doesn't glare and display the images side by side, it might be possible to...
  20. Olympia MTB: now with a good fork; Frejus with triple crankset

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/28164070@N04/sets/72157644663686741/

    Been riding this a little bit, now that I have a good fork on it. Unlike the anonymous fork I got with the frame, the Marzocchi...
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    I'd like to hear how you know this, Aaron. On...

    I'd like to hear how you know this, Aaron.

    On second thought, I guess I'd rather not.
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    You are generous, you blue devil! Although I...

    You are generous, you blue devil!

    Although I agree with the lost architect (Wrongway Wright?) that galvanized vs stainless is less trivial than a simple matter of branding, I think these things...
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    Tell him to pound sand. This is nearly as trivial...

    Tell him to pound sand. This is nearly as trivial as finding two different brand inner tubes on a bike.
    Or offer to buy it back, less shipping. I suspect he'll back down pretty quick.
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    The Old Croton Aqueduct is flat and easily...

    The Old Croton Aqueduct is flat and easily reached from the Hudson Div. stations. It isn't paved and it isn't always in sight of the river, but it is the closest path on the east bank south of...
  25. Hey, Francis! I tried just that when I first got...

    Hey, Francis!
    I tried just that when I first got the bike. Ephgrave left only one very small hole. Whatever is in there is too big to pass. My best guess is that it is a blob of solder: the bike is...
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