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    Sticky: You're not alone Doc. I've wondered about one...

    You're not alone Doc. I've wondered about one thread for ISO and another for WTB.

    And since the FAQs were vaporized a year or so ago I cannot find the answers either. Fortunately I have no...
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    I'm helping out at the Tailwind Bicycles booths...

    I'm helping out at the Tailwind Bicycles booths (double space somewhere) so stop by. The weather looks great so could be a very nice day.

    todd
  3. I found my notes as I'd looked into this last...

    I found my notes as I'd looked into this last year some time. I found that in April 1977 parent company Tube Investments mandated that all it's subsidiary companies change their names to start with...
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    FWIW I made copper rivets for my headbadge when I...

    FWIW I made copper rivets for my headbadge when I reinstalled it on my Raleigh Professional. I measured the old brass rivets and found a piece of solid copper wire that was real close and fit the...
  5. OK, finally a place to flash our CAAD3 rides. ...

    OK, finally a place to flash our CAAD3 rides. Love mine. R600 with 105 and Ultegra bits. Does everything well (Ok, sucks at single track around the reservoir). Power Grips/pedals have been swapped...
  6. Frankly the shop Tech's answers sound like lies. ...

    Frankly the shop Tech's answers sound like lies. Its very hard to lie consistently - same story every lie. Easy for the truth to be the same each time. It does not sound like you were unreasonable...
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    I'll ask the dumb question: with the small cog so...

    I'll ask the dumb question: with the small cog so close to the lock nut are you sure there is clearance for the chain as it passes the DS seat stay? I tried this on a Moto Mirage and, though the FW...
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    Riding down river to the sea

    Yesterday I took the Nishiki International down the Schuylkill River towards the sea on my first trip of the year all the way from Oaks, PA to the South Street Bridge. It was a cool but beautiful...
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    I understand all this a bit better now. I've had...

    I understand all this a bit better now. I've had a CAAD3 R600 for a few years but just this week I detail cleaned and adjusted one of your Crit bikes for a friend. I think it was '88 or 89 (did...
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    My 95 Trek ZX7000 came to me with a Vetta TT...

    My 95 Trek ZX7000 came to me with a Vetta TT Tri-shock. I replaced the vinyl cover with leather and found it very comfortable (5'11", 155 #). After I got my Cannondale CAAD3 R600 I got another...
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    Oh, I understand that. I used to have that...

    Oh, I understand that. I used to have that problem too. Very expensive!

    Now that I'm older (and the Raleigh does not even have dropout braze-ons) the temptation is much less. They say that the...
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    Good deal, go for it. Keep in mind that I have...

    Good deal, go for it. Keep in mind that I have NO experience with modern clip in pedals - all my bikes are toe cages/straps (well, one bike has PowerGrips). Part of my issue is that I'm actively...
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    Trexlertown Velofest around the corner

    Two weeks until the spring Velofest (May 2nd). I'll probably be there helping a friend. Anyone else planning to attend?

    The firehouse swap meet appears to be the same day again. I've never been...
  14. Thread: Is it just me?

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    The guys in lycra are fools to under-estimate...

    The guys in lycra are fools to under-estimate Rudi. If you've going to break down you had better hope Rudi is the next one coming down the lane. You would not believe what he's got in that seat...
  15. I rode my '76 Mk IV last weekend on L'Ombra NJ...

    I rode my '76 Mk IV last weekend on L'Ombra NJ which was a great mix of country roads, village streets, main highways and single lanes with no paint on em. Even a fair amount of packed sand tracks...
  16. Thread: Bicycle Tools

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    I'll toss this tool tip out, though it's been...

    I'll toss this tool tip out, though it's been written elsewhere too. For my bike tools I have a separate set of small metric sockets - 10mm to 6mm - that I've modified. Many of the fasteners on...
  17. Very nice work. Thanks for letting us follow...

    Very nice work. Thanks for letting us follow along. But what is that thing on the table behind your cylinder? Looks like some sort of Edwardian time machine control mech.

    Are you a wizard? ...
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    Ah yes. ed do we really wanna be famous for...

    Ah yes. ed do we really wanna be famous for this? It was a hoot reciting Mulga Bill's Bicycle at Christmas with Ed, one line each, back and forth for the whole tale. Thanks Ed for telling me about...
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    Ah yes, seen dem horses many times. I live near...

    Ah yes, seen dem horses many times. I live near Green Lane and have done the single track all the way around the water. Some fun (thanksgiving day one year). I often either park at Green lane and...
  20. Thread: 72 Fuji Newest

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    Sam, Great start and you'll use all those tools...

    Sam, Great start and you'll use all those tools over and over as the years go by. You're doing fine.

    Tip: adjust the work stand clamp to tilt the frame nose down and that fork will swing around...
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    After the 60 miler yesterday chasing Rudi, I...

    After the 60 miler yesterday chasing Rudi, I thought a nice easy 26 trail miles was the ticket. Second day this year cycling in shorts and t-shirt (third day tomorrow) I parked the car in...
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    I'm sorry that I missed seeing you again but the...

    I'm sorry that I missed seeing you again but the 60 mile circuit was the right choice for me. I just did not have the other 40 miles in me this time. BUT:

    Rudi really did an outstanding job...
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    [QUOTE=randyjawa;17707241] - lost 40lb, putting...

    [QUOTE=randyjawa;17707241] - lost 40lb, putting me at 198 lbs. It has been twenty, or more, years since I was under 200 pounds...

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    Ya look good Randy. Keep going. All that...
  24. Thread: Almost There

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    Very nice. What year? The calipers are pre-1976...

    Very nice. What year? The calipers are pre-1976 (pre CPSC). What color paint is the blue you used? Are you planning to line the HT lugs? That would look good.

    Keep them pictures coming. My...
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    Bon Voyage. Weather forecast still looks just...

    Bon Voyage. Weather forecast still looks just great for Saturday (though you may drive thru thunderstorms this afternoon). Take care around the DC and Balt beltways, with those treasures on the car...
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