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    Extraordinary. So what do you do with a bike like...

    Extraordinary. So what do you do with a bike like this? Will it be an occasional rider, or hang on the wall to be admired?
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    What do you mean by in between? That you aren't...

    What do you mean by in between? That you aren't able to trim the fd?

    Did it work before you changed the chain? Or is this a new bike/first setup?

    It would probably help to state what fd you are...
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    I have no real experience, but was told by a PC...

    I have no real experience, but was told by a PC guy that because it's so stable, it's actually a good base for overpainting.

    Please report back - we are all learners.
  4. Thread: Chain length

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    Not sure I understand this. The small/small is...

    Not sure I understand this. The small/small is far from your lowest gear.

    You said earlier you are almost always on the big ring. Why not go with a closer ratio freewheel like maybe a 14-24?
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    Hoods for those Aero Gran Compe levers can be...

    Hoods for those Aero Gran Compe levers can be tough to find, especially at a decent price. Too bad as I find them really comfortable.

    If you don't love them, it would be simpler to go with some...
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    This can help, but you don't want to go too far...

    This can help, but you don't want to go too far with an alloy stem I guess.
    https://janheine.wordpress.com/2012/01/17/inserting-a-handlebar-into-a-stem/
  7. Thread: Chain length

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    OK, what's a link? I thought it was an...

    OK, what's a link? I thought it was an inner/outer pair. But maybe that's not right. If each inner or outer segment is a link, then what should we call a half link?
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    In the top pic your chain looks slightly slack;...

    In the top pic your chain looks slightly slack; in the bottom one, your rd looks like it's gasping for breath. Taken together, I'd say you're at the limit of your rd's chain wrap capacity. Given that...
  9. Thread: Look kg281

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    Not a lead, but make sure she knows about Tempest...

    Not a lead, but make sure she knows about Tempest or something similar. Good luck to her, sounds like a nice wife.
  10. Yeah, I'd have to buy two. Maybe one of them...

    Yeah, I'd have to buy two. Maybe one of them could be a Seven.
  11. I always cover the bands. I've used Benotto quite...

    I always cover the bands. I've used Benotto quite a bit and always cut a piece off the roll for the band, and I've made it work with wide Cinelli 66 bars. 1/3 overlap might be too much though.
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    I just use the Zinnzer stuff straight from the...

    I just use the Zinnzer stuff straight from the can, no thinning. It's fairly drippy; I don't think I'd want to thin it. I usually do 3-4 coats. The first couple leave the cloth tape pretty rough. As...
  13. +1 to everything so far. Also, what are you using...

    +1 to everything so far. Also, what are you using for chain lube? It looks awfully dry.
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    I toss both rolls in a jar, add lukewarm water,...

    I toss both rolls in a jar, add lukewarm water, and let it sit 10 mins or so. It's thoroughly soaked; I actually squeeze the roll to wring out excess before wrapping. I don't remove the backing on...
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    2 rolls needed. I have used Newbaums plenty...

    2 rolls needed.

    I have used Newbaums plenty wet and had no problems with it.
  16. I have to say, the more I look at it, the more I...

    I have to say, the more I look at it, the more I like it. That rack has some really nice lines.

    I'm just picturing some kid with his dungarees rolled up, tearing around on it all afternoon, then...
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    Hmmm...Napa, Provence, Tuscany...it seems great...

    Hmmm...Napa, Provence, Tuscany...it seems great cycling and great wine go hand in hand. Coincidence, or part of some divine plan?
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    Yes, buy it. I believe your assessment is correct.

    Yes, buy it. I believe your assessment is correct.
  19. Digging the color on this Paramount. 1972...

    Digging the color on this Paramount.
    1972 Schwinn Paramount Rare Color

    1972 Schwinn Paramount Rare Color - $1400 (Milwaukee)
    http://images.craigslist.org/01717_97h4kSSQwFM_600x450.jpg
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    My '78 TC (54cm) is 22 with Concor saddle and a...

    My '78 TC (54cm) is 22 with Concor saddle and a spare tire so I think you're close.
  21. +1 these are adjustable for toe-ing in; the...

    +1 these are adjustable for toe-ing in; the Continentals are not.
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    Well, red, white, blue...you know, French colors.

    Well, red, white, blue...you know, French colors.
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    These are the two I've been riding the most...

    These are the two I've been riding the most lately. Both bikes have fenders, spare tube etc, frame pump, and full water bottle.

    1973 Raleigh Gran Sport, 56 cm - 27.6

    198? RRB fixed gear, 54 cm...
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    This is Benotto, not Fizik, but the aesthetic...

    This is Benotto, not Fizik, but the aesthetic issues are similar.
    http://i1182.photobucket.com/albums/x455/treadie/IMG_6344_zps4ff25104.jpg
  25. You pretty much described the way my Gran Sport...

    You pretty much described the way my Gran Sport fits me, and I've been riding it since 1973.
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