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    For me it's not a Brooks substitute. I like the...

    For me it's not a Brooks substitute. I like the comfort of an S-A more than that of a Brooks, and S-A thinks the new carbon design should be better than their leather ones. I think the carbon top...
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    The deal I'm talking about was to "donate" $199...

    The deal I'm talking about was to "donate" $199 to their Kickstarter (or similar) fund to help defray development of the new saddle design.
  3. As a math Goldilocks, something here is not Just...

    As a math Goldilocks, something here is not Just Right, though far short of a kludge.

    If you have a 52 cm frame with a 73 degree seat tube angle and a 56 cm frame with a 73 degree seat angle, and...
  4. I think some distinctions would be helpful and...

    I think some distinctions would be helpful and you are starting to make them. I think fitting is accomplishing what Hamilton described, to adjust the bike and its parts so that all your desired...
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    S-A Carbon Saddle?

    Anyone else plunk down the bucks for a Selle AnAtomica Carbon saddle?
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    Re your other note, I don't think Campy ever used...

    Re your other note, I don't think Campy ever used JIS taper. I think they always used their own taper until ISO came out looking very much like their own taper. But yes, it is said that JIS versus...
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    What's the deal with that? I've noticed no...

    What's the deal with that? I've noticed no difference in my ability to no-hand or one-hand with Ergos, compared to other types of levers. There's always a risk in braking response if your hands...
  8. I think we had that same storm - roads look great...

    I think we had that same storm - roads look great here, too!
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    I'd expect to find the original setting was 126...

    I'd expect to find the original setting was 126 mm, not 120 mm.
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    I do, too, OldsCOOL! Maybe we can find a support...

    I do, too, OldsCOOL! Maybe we can find a support group for that.
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    This being the case, people with questions about...

    This being the case, people with questions about vintage tubulars could find answers to nearly all the question on the thread "totally tubular."

    I wish the Mods would re-sticky it, or make it...
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    Probably nobody who knows is still capable of...

    Probably nobody who knows is still capable of typing.

    My first set of tubular rims was a pair of Nisi marked additionally with "Moncalieri" (means "rims?"), which were installed on a Cicli...
  13. I don't know enough about body building or muscle...

    I don't know enough about body building or muscle building strategies, but if you are tearing hamstrings or any other muscles, it does not sound you are following the best plan. But I can't help you...
  14. Red, I think we could construct a world-class...

    Red, I think we could construct a world-class route by extending it up into Michigan! "The Ohio-Michigan Pave Crash Classic"
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    And if a bunch of us dorks start arguing about...

    And if a bunch of us dorks start arguing about it, just go the other way!
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    I think also the term "randonneur" has several...

    I think also the term "randonneur" has several different usages, one focused on long-distance road riding, and the other on the concept of just wandering with a perhaps vague endpoint in mind, as I...
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    Might need to check the stamped numbers again -...

    Might need to check the stamped numbers again - could any more of those numbers actually be letters?

    H should mean the frame is a 710, and 3 should mean it's 22.5". 7xx were traditionally...
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    To decode those frame numbers, go to Vintage Trek...

    To decode those frame numbers, go to Vintage Trek Bikes- Information on Steel Road Bicycles made by the Trek Bicycle Corporation, bike. There are excellent essays about what the multi-digit number...
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    I would say, strip off the old tape if you are...

    I would say, strip off the old tape if you are going to put on new tape. The new tape could feel lumpy if you don't. There's no reason not to replace the old tape with modern cushier stuff like...
  20. To this I'd like to add, don't undo the lower...

    To this I'd like to add, don't undo the lower pivot bolt without first removing the pin that Henry has mentioned. It will be easier.

    I agree with leaving the upper pivot alone. They don't...
  21. When I've bounced, raising the saddle did help. ...

    When I've bounced, raising the saddle did help. I was not only bouncing, but at bottom my foot felt a little like I was stamping it down on the pedal at bottom dead center. I raised the saddle just...
  22. For this vintage, the lack of a tubing sticker...

    For this vintage, the lack of a tubing sticker was interpreted as "no single type of tubing was used." In other words the builder selected each tube for its particular characteristics for that part...
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    Ok, I'll stick to Adult! First are German...

    Ok, I'll stick to Adult! First are German pilsners and helles (Hofbrau Haus, Ottakring, and Bavarian and Westphalian beers), next Belgian-style lagers like Flat Tire, Affligem, and Stella Artois -...
  24. Sorry, all, to have to miss it again but I am...

    Sorry, all, to have to miss it again but I am flying to Germany that day, for work.
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    Front mud-flaps are mainly to protect the feet...

    Front mud-flaps are mainly to protect the feet and drivetrain from front wheel water. Because the fork turns, it needs to have some width.

    Rear mud-flaps are mainly to protect the following...
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