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    That is a very cool and helpful chart!

    That is a very cool and helpful chart!
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    Huh? Shimano UN-55 BB's in a wide variety of...

    Huh? Shimano UN-55 BB's in a wide variety of lengths are available for less than $25.
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    You've already got anti-seize, so use that for...

    You've already got anti-seize, so use that for the spoke threads. Use any old grease for the nipple seats in the rim. Don't use Locktite anywhere on a wheel.

    Listen to what FBinNY says. He's got...
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    When we vacationed in Bend (from Seattle) last...

    When we vacationed in Bend (from Seattle) last fall, I found the Deschutes County Bicycle Route Guide (Bend, OR) with 22 bike routes in the area ranging from 10 to 86 miles, all paved. The guide had...
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    Sorry, Bill. Forgot about the short chainstay...

    Sorry, Bill. Forgot about the short chainstay type of clearance problem. My early Counterpoint tandem had that problem (among many other interesting "features"), but the dropouts were pretty cheap...
  6. If it were just a few centimeters bigger, I'd ask...

    If it were just a few centimeters bigger, I'd ask you to bring it along on your next visit to Seattle and I would happily buy it. But 53cm is what I need for my wife's bike.
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    There's at least one model of Tektro dual pivot...

    There's at least one model of Tektro dual pivot brake (T539) that opens wider with the quick release. Grant Peterson says that it opens 9mm rather than the typical 4mm. Up to you whether a dual pivot...
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    I often use DS BB spacers to get the chainline...

    I often use DS BB spacers to get the chainline right if needed. PM me if you need a few. I have more than I'll ever need, and they fit in any old envelope.
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    Mostly on the hoods or more likely just behind...

    Mostly on the hoods or more likely just behind them in these older stiffer days. Tops when climbing steep hills, drops in a stiff headwind or during the fun of a long fast downhill.
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    Sold the 1972 Masi Gran Criterium that I'd bought...

    Sold the 1972 Masi Gran Criterium that I'd bought new, to pay for the engagement ring for the women I should never have married. So that one hurt twice, although the kids produced by that marriage...
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    I brifterized my 1979 Miyata 912, now on its 3rd,...

    I brifterized my 1979 Miyata 912, now on its 3rd, 8-spd Campagnolo/Sachs version as shown. Spread the rear dropouts to 130mm and drilled the fork for the 2nd, 7-spd version about 12 years ago. Not as...
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    The widely available Sugino XD-2/500/600 is the...

    The widely available Sugino XD-2/500/600 is the same crank, except without the crown emblem.

    https://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/product_details.php?id=9824&category=2637

    also available...
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    I put fenders on bikes with minimal front...

    I put fenders on bikes with minimal front brake/tire clearance by cutting off the fender just in front of the mounting clip that attaches the fender at the brake bolt, then attaching the fender...
  14. When touring with a load and hills, 4-5 mph may...

    When touring with a load and hills, 4-5 mph may feel pretty good at times, and I wouldn't want to climb hills assuming that I was going to be standing up them.

    And gearing for pedaling fast...
  15. Gilles Berthoud Aravis

    Gilles Berthoud Aravis
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    I'm now an old guy (and will officially retire in...

    I'm now an old guy (and will officially retire in a month), and have always been a spinner, not a masher. Plenty of riding this past year, and lots more getting ready for my 5th STP in 20+ years (and...
  17. Here's my Berthoud Aravis new (less than 100...

    Here's my Berthoud Aravis new (less than 100 miles):

    http://dfrost.smugmug.com/Bicycles/Davids-Bicycles/i-ChfPVLk/0/M/IMG_2609-M.jpg

    And here it is one year and 3000 miles later:
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    I built my latest pair of wheels with TB14's, and...

    I built my latest pair of wheels with TB14's, and they seem like the nicest rims I've used in 20 years of building my own and friends' wheels (clincher rims from Campagnolo, better Mavic, Velocity...
  19. Have you considered Gilles Berthoud saddles? The...

    Have you considered Gilles Berthoud saddles? The Race Saddle looks pretty narrow. I'm pretty slender, but extremely comfortable on the Touring version. The GB saddles seem to need less nose-up tilt...
  20. I had my aortic valve replaced with a 25mm tissue...

    I had my aortic valve replaced with a 25mm tissue valve in 2006 at age 57. I decided that blood thinners for life posed too many potential restrictions/concerns, and my cardiologist agreed.

    I'd...
  21. That s**ks about the badly abused AT crank, and...

    That s**ks about the badly abused AT crank, and screwed up in so many places!

    110mm would be the safe BB length (IMHO, some say 113mm is the design length), and result in a good chainline with no...
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    I should be n-1, but that may turn back into n+0....

    I should be n-1, but that may turn back into n+0. I can really only justify two bikes. The Marinoni gets as much riding time as possible, and the Rambouillet is now the dedicated fender bike. There's...
  23. I have a Sugino AT that I bought used. Looks like...

    I have a Sugino AT that I bought used. Looks like it needs a 122.5mm spindle with a longer DS or BB spacer, but I haven't mounted it yet to confirm. I did a temporary mount with an existing 118mm BB...
  24. I expect that my SKF square taper BB (a splurge,...

    I expect that my SKF square taper BB (a splurge, for sure) to literally outlive me, and maybe my kids, too. The Phil BB in two other bikes are probably similar, and quite rebuildable. I should...
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    PM sent.

    PM sent.
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