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  1. I can't help specifically on which make/model....

    I can't help specifically on which make/model. But speaking purely about the relationship of hills and knees and age, you should consider triple chainring rather than any compact double, imho. Maybe...
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    My two cents: I no longer have problems with any...

    My two cents: I no longer have problems with any of my three roadies. I learned rather late in life that I shouldn't expect to "sit" on my saddles, but rather suspend myself on them. I tilted them...
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    I'm thinking both stiffness fatigue and fit on...

    I'm thinking both stiffness fatigue and fit on the cross bike. Too stiff does over fifties no favors.
    Oh, and props to both your fatty performance and to your proper use of knackered. : - )
  4. Thread: Dry Skin

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    Good advice so far. I have incredibly dry, thin...

    Good advice so far. I have incredibly dry, thin skin as did my father so there's a genetic component. I've been steered to 12% ammonium lactate lotion by a series of dermatologists. It works,...
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    Yes Sir! Thanks for helping to make this subforum...

    Yes Sir! Thanks for helping to make this subforum the great place it is. Salute!
  6. Ouch Randy! This would have been mine were it on...

    Ouch Randy! This would have been mine were it on offer a year ago. Very nice!
  7. A real beauty! Congratulations!

    A real beauty! Congratulations!
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    Wut, the bolt cutter wouldn't do the job?

    Wut, the bolt cutter wouldn't do the job?
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    Um, could I please be you for a little while?

    Um, could I please be you for a little while?
  10. Heh heh heh...yesterday I spent 3.5 hours working...

    Heh heh heh...yesterday I spent 3.5 hours working on a bike in my herd just so I could give it to someone. Downsizing, now that I've got my grail. I'll keep a few of 'em around, so they don't get...
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    Yowza!

    Yowza!
  12. Man that's sweet. Will spruce up nicely. I had a...

    Man that's sweet. Will spruce up nicely. I had a mid-sixties Raleigh with that style exposed brake cable and the same GB stem but longer, and GB Maes bend bar. Those Mafacs will look really nice...
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    Sorry to hear of your setback. Patience and...

    Sorry to hear of your setback. Patience and perseverance are what you need now. I hope you recover in good time. Just don't get too discouraged!
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    Ah, tenacity! Welcome back, sir!

    Ah, tenacity! Welcome back, sir!
  15. One day at a time, DG, one day at a time... : - )

    One day at a time, DG, one day at a time... : - )
  16. Thread: Gulp!

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    Yah, knees. If it serves to spur you back onto...

    Yah, knees. If it serves to spur you back onto two wheels, my knee guy says that the strength of my quads is inversely proportional to the pain in my knees. I find that it's true. Roll on!
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    I haven't had my serious accident yet. Just a few...

    I haven't had my serious accident yet. Just a few traffic knockoffs in the '80s, resulting in two 3 separated shoulders. No broken bones yet. It's not gonna stop me from riding though, unless I'm...
  18. Dang! I can't hear the intro of that one in my...

    Dang! I can't hear the intro of that one in my mind for some dooby reason or other.
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    Do you mean the Tektro R539AG (47-57mm) Nutted?...

    Do you mean the Tektro R539AG (47-57mm) Nutted? VO doesn't appear to list 'em now. The amazon ones I saw are mega-reach for cruisers. Jim, when you find a source, would you post it here please?
  20. I'd very much like it to have been "Long Tall...

    I'd very much like it to have been "Long Tall Sally" by Little Richard, as it would make me maybe a decade younger than I am, and because hearing that particular song really rocked my world - it was...
  21. :roflmao::roflmao::roflmao::roflmao: Ah - the...

    :roflmao::roflmao::roflmao::roflmao:

    Ah - the Del Vikings.
  22. My close friend had this operation, and he's...

    My close friend had this operation, and he's still kicking ten years later an is quite active at 65. It's understandable that you're scared - especially so when you have had a competitive spirit and...
  23. I agree - there's a lot of speculating about...

    I agree - there's a lot of speculating about materials going on here. Data is not shown. Does anyone have a photo of a delaminated pad?
    OTOH, any of us foolhardy enough to trust 20-40 year old brake...
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    I've seen a Serotta Legend Ti on de bay go for...

    I've seen a Serotta Legend Ti on de bay go for ~$1200 recently. You just have to be ready to put our money down. I spent a huge amount of time futzing and lurking for a 58-60cm before I decided that...
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    Gots to be stolen.

    Gots to be stolen.
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