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    Lookin' great, Big Block - and I do dearly love...

    Lookin' great, Big Block - and I do dearly love those bars on yours!
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    I use waterslide media. The graphic is printed in...

    I use waterslide media. The graphic is printed in high resolution using archival lightfast ink sets. The graphic was recreated in Adobe Illustrator after very careful measurements for placement. I...
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    I've been off the forums for a few months now and...

    I've been off the forums for a few months now and this being a rainy afternoon thought I'd do a quick update on the Hobbs.

    https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7296/16476596855_5e75bc5114_b.jpg

    For...
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    Sticky: I, too, would be interested in panto levers for a...

    I, too, would be interested in panto levers for a Gazelle!
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    There are no logos on cloth tape. :)

    There are no logos on cloth tape. :)
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    Hmm. We've been trying to "simplify" for the past...

    Hmm. We've been trying to "simplify" for the past year or two, so the general philosophy is probably n-a couple. I'm quite happy with my regular riders and don't have any desire whatsoever to replace...
  7. I've had very high success rate matching nail...

    I've had very high success rate matching nail polish to frame colors, especially the metallics. For whatever reason, blues seem to be the toughest to match acceptably. The local Walgreens has gotten...
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    I'd kind of like to find some links to bikes and...

    I'd kind of like to find some links to bikes and riders filmed "back in the day." There are a few I've seen, like the Raleigh factory video and the British video of a large group of club riders. But...
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    You are correct - the Capella lugs denote a 1973...

    You are correct - the Capella lugs denote a 1973 model, and were only used that year.
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    I can't help out with the ID, but they sure are...

    I can't help out with the ID, but they sure are interesting looking.
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    The original question is interesting to me, and...

    The original question is interesting to me, and one I think about fairly regularly. My "new" bike is an off topic Boulder Brevet, built to fit me back in early 2012. For me it has become the gold...
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    This is me, in spades. I comfort myself (and my...

    This is me, in spades. I comfort myself (and my wife) with the thought that a couple of bikes will be set free of the herd, but man, all of these parts are tough to let go of. I keep thinking to...
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    Which Sharpie did you use? I've found black and...

    Which Sharpie did you use? I've found black and the metallics to be quite color permanent, even when exposed to the elements. We've done some informal color fastness testing on both the gold and...
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    You're about my height and inseam. I ride a 60cm...

    You're about my height and inseam. I ride a 60cm frame, but can easily accommodate anywhere from 58 to 61. Fit is a personal thing, and varies greatly between individuals, so please take my numbers...
  15. Sometime in the mid-80's, but I don't recall the...

    Sometime in the mid-80's, but I don't recall the exact year. I don't think I began to sport a beard until around '83 though, so no further back than then....
  16. I stopped caring much about speed, cadence, etc....

    I stopped caring much about speed, cadence, etc. several years ago, so the Garmin sits in a box filled with various CatEyes and at least one beat up old PUSH, and a few cyclometers. On the other...
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    Actually I have a very nice looking leather...

    Actually I have a very nice looking leather saddle bag in very nearly the same size and geometry, but I'll likely forgo both of this one and the leather bag in favor of a small canvas Carradice or...
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    I love those bars! I've seen similar on drop bar...

    I love those bars! I've seen similar on drop bar three speeds from throughout the 40's and 50's...I wonder if that style of bar has a name?
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    46 01 207 Mark's [this thread] 46 08 1020 on...

    46 01 207 Mark's [this thread]
    46 08 1020 on Classic Lightweights
    46 09 1293 mine [this thread]
    46 09 13[NN] on LFGSS
    46 09 1314 on Flickr
    46 12 1887 on LFGSS
    46 12 1890 on BikeForums

    Your...
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    Yes, I've done centuries on most of my bikes,...

    Yes, I've done centuries on most of my bikes, most of which have what I consider "requisite" apparel: racks, bags, fenders. One of those century bikes is even a three-speed road bike - but that's...
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    Big Block, I like where you're going with the...

    Big Block, I like where you're going with the serial numbers. Numerically, it makes sense to me. I wonder where we might get a broader sampling to test your theory further?

    Incidentally, here is...
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    I cannot even begin to compete with DD in this...

    I cannot even begin to compete with DD in this category, but here is my entry - currently on my 1966 Paramount.
    https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8484/8176362248_0a8ed3cba6_b.jpg
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    https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8488/8186522113_7f5...

    https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8488/8186522113_7f5cae04c0_b.jpg

    I picked up my "shorties" at a swap meet for five bucks.
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    Here is my 1976 Super LeMans (long gone now)...

    Here is my 1976 Super LeMans (long gone now) which looks a whole lot like your bike.
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    With the exception of fenders, rack, saddle, and...
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    A18 RALEIGH tubing transfer. 1950's. "High...

    A18 RALEIGH tubing transfer. 1950's. "High Tensile Steel Tubing" with Sir Walter at the top. "Scalloped" shape.
    Cream/white/black
    A13 RALEIGH fork transfers. Little "Sir Walter" emblem in...
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