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    Thanks Corwin. You saved me some work.

    Thanks Corwin. You saved me some work.
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    You said "But I will bash the company. From what...

    You said "But I will bash the company. From what I saw of the quality control of one that came into my clinic,coupled with their FUG marketing,I'll totally hammer them. BTW, I love my Dyna Super...
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    Nothing wrong with a 1979 Trek 910. That's for...

    Nothing wrong with a 1979 Trek 910. That's for sure. But I'm guessing they are probably harder to find than a Rivendell. You say "A Rivendell can't be a better bike ..." I disagree. I'm not...
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    Are you sure your on the right list? Matt

    Are you sure your on the right list?

    Matt
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    Appearance wise they are different. The Hilsen...

    Appearance wise they are different. The Hilsen has the traditional horizontal top tube whereas the Hillborne has a 6 degree up sloping top tube. The ride is pretty similar, however, but I'd guess...
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    If you've never ridden a Rivendell you really...

    If you've never ridden a Rivendell you really shouldn't bash them. I know. Not that I ever bashed them but at some point I certainly felt I could duplicate the ride quality restoring/converting...
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    Don't get the Rivendell because than she'll want...

    Don't get the Rivendell because than she'll want to ride with you all the time. :lol:

    Matt
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    I wasn't aware of this. I've been using my...

    I wasn't aware of this. I've been using my Hollywood trunk rack to carry my commuter bike on my 2007 Accord, five days a week, 40 mile round trip, for the last 8 years or so. I haven't had any...
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    There are a couple measures that can be taken to...

    There are a couple measures that can be taken to protect the automobiles paint. Keep a clean cloth in the trunk. Each time before installing the rack give the trunk lid a quick rub down to remove...
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    I agree but will also add that it doesn't have to be in your driveway. I think the best reason to put a "trunk" rack into the trunk when not in use is because when installed bike-less it screams...
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    You may have better luck asking this question in...

    You may have better luck asking this question in the Vintage forum.

    Matt
  12. I'd go with the Shimano simply because of its...

    I'd go with the Shimano simply because of its user serviceable bearings. Why not Velogical? I thought you were sold on those?

    Matt
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    For info more related to touring add the keyword...

    For info more related to touring add the keyword "S240" to your search.

    Matt
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    Baskets are very popular and useful. Google...

    Baskets are very popular and useful. Google "Rivendell basket" and you will get loads of info and pictures.

    Matt
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    In your particular case don't get lost in the...

    In your particular case don't get lost in the details. The shop you by it from, and the support they will provide, is far more valuable than the differences between these two bicycles. Pick the...
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    Before jumping to conclusions get retested. In...

    Before jumping to conclusions get retested. In case you don't know, you are not supposed to ride your bike or ejaculate at least 48 hours prior.
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    Here's a youtube video you might enjoy. Grant...

    Here's a youtube video you might enjoy. Grant Petersen was a part of this era and I've been told is in this video. If you look at his bikes today and the bikes in this video there is no doubt about...
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    Grant (Rivendell) designs bicycles for practical...

    Grant (Rivendell) designs bicycles for practical cyclists. By practical, I mean, bicycles that will accomodate wider than normal tires, fenders, racks and an upright riding position if desired. ...
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    Sorry, I was enjoying cocktail, reading the...

    Sorry, I was enjoying cocktail, reading the thread for the first time, and missed the smiley face.

    Matt
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    Totally uncalled for. Matt

    Totally uncalled for.

    Matt
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    I do not believe you have to spend big bucks on...

    I do not believe you have to spend big bucks on helmets. In fact, the cheaper one's may even provide better protection since they have more material (i.e. less ventilation).

    I personally prefer...
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    Interesting. I did not know this. Having always...

    Interesting. I did not know this. Having always heard these creams described as lubricants I thought sticking was bad.

    +1 for zinc based diaper cream
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    I think you should reconsider this. The ability...

    I think you should reconsider this. The ability to boil water for coffee, tea, hot chocolate, ramen noodles, etc. could make a big difference. Especially if it's cold.

    Matt
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    I have two pair of Pearl Izumi's from the late...

    I have two pair of Pearl Izumi's from the late 80's. I don't wear them often anymore, and when I do it's under another pair of pants because they've worn so thin. I wore them yesterday and would buy...
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    Which, I'm sure, is a good thing. Thank You DMV!...

    Which, I'm sure, is a good thing. Thank You DMV! Sometimes Government pays.

    Matt
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