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    Also that is definitely a Horace Bates. The other...

    Also that is definitely a Horace Bates. The other brother E.G Bates continued making frames as well but only Horace retained the use of the Diadrant fork and the Cantiflex tubing.
  2. turn my DT shifters into thumb shifters

    I've got some nice Shimano SL DT shifters that I like very much but want to convert them to thumb shifters. Can I just use Paul Thumbies? Riv's site says they are made to convert Bar-End shifters...
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    Very cool indeed. I have a '37 Bates (forget...

    Very cool indeed. I have a '37 Bates (forget which model) that I absolutely love. Enjoy it! If you find the ride to be a bit too harsh try a wider tire. I happily run 700x32 GB Cypres tires on...
  4. they certainly ain't pretty. We agree on that.

    they certainly ain't pretty. We agree on that.
  5. I'd probably get the nutted calipers. Its so...

    I'd probably get the nutted calipers. Its so much easier. I've done it both ways... its not particularly hard to drill out the bridge/crown...slightly harder to do a decent job, but waaaaay easier...
  6. No pics here unfortunately but I have a Klein...

    No pics here unfortunately but I have a Klein Stage Comp, an Austro Daimler Inter-10 and my old Raleigh Super Course hanging up with no current plans

    That Hetchins is suh-weet.
  7. I rock saucony sneakers. Low profile toe fits...

    I rock saucony sneakers. Low profile toe fits clilps and straps nicely.
  8. Talking about bike rims dude. You Friggen...

    Talking about bike rims dude. You Friggen pedants have ruined this forum.
  9. nothing is worth anything until it sells.

    nothing is worth anything until it sells.
  10. I have a drawer. A big drawer. Things go in.

    I have a drawer. A big drawer. Things go in.
  11. heh, heh... rod. As with all things Bike...

    heh, heh... rod.

    As with all things Bike related, orange is fastest.
  12. OK i realize this is a post from over a year ago...

    OK i realize this is a post from over a year ago but I'm in love with this bike. What Merckx frame is that and where can I get one?



    I ride about 60% gravel and use my '84 Gran Course 650B...
  13. 'snice

    'snice
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    As a testicular cancer survivor (2 years and all...

    As a testicular cancer survivor (2 years and all clear!) I encourage all Jewish and Italian women to not wax their upper lip for the month in show of solidarity.
    Also I gladly rock the most...
  15. Steve Bilenky. 'Nuff said.

    Steve Bilenky. 'Nuff said.
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    Agree completely. A nice Velocity rim is so much...

    Agree completely. A nice Velocity rim is so much easier to build, true and get evenly tensioned than say a Sun CR-18.

    As for durability I'd say that a wheel that's properly and evenly tensioned...
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    Yep. I know em when i see em. My advice is...

    Yep. I know em when i see em.

    My advice is simply not to take advice from self important internet heroes. Nobody in particular in mind.
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    No he wasn't. He was given advice by you and...

    No he wasn't. He was given advice by you and you're butthurt that you're looking foolish

    Don't confuse good advice with the advice you give. Just because you googled it and regurgitated the...
  19. Is the Selle San Marco still in production?

    Is the Selle San Marco still in production?
  20. I just hoard Avocet touring saddles. You can't...

    I just hoard Avocet touring saddles. You can't have any of mine. I need enough to last until I die.

    anyone have experience re-covering them?
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    The only bike I haven't changed in years is my...

    The only bike I haven't changed in years is my Team Miyata. And I've been saying "I'll tear it down this winter" for like 4 - 5 years now.
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    I commuted on them for several years. I liked...

    I commuted on them for several years. I liked that if I was feeling more townie than speedy I could flip em at a moments notice. Removable faceplate on the stem FTW!

    Now I just like to ride with...
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    Dude you are like 4-5 years late for that...

    Dude you are like 4-5 years late for that comment. The rage now is touring bikes that never get toured on and Path Racers (which can mean whatever you want it to mean). Drew is dead.
  24. Not gonna make much difference.

    Not gonna make much difference.
  25. Dude, that's more than a 25% difference.

    Dude, that's more than a 25% difference.
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