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  1. Just what I thought. It is for 12 year old kids.

    Just what I thought. It is for 12 year old kids.
  2. Cartridge bearings are great for BBs and wheels....

    Cartridge bearings are great for BBs and wheels. For Headsets on heavy bikes they suck, I tried the 2 "best " ones.

    Put me down for Threadless sucks. Ugly and non-adjustable much??. My last 2...
  3. I think you had to live thru the era to get the...

    I think you had to live thru the era to get the jist of the meaning. Up to the sixties the SS heavyweights and Sturmey 3 middleweights were the vast majority, with the odd 5 speed derailler. When the...
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    I have Dyad rims which have been fabulous, with a...

    I have Dyad rims which have been fabulous, with a Rohloff 32H and SA 36H hubs front and rear.
    They have 6600 and 14,000 miles on a heavyweight. On tour 3700 miles with up to 310 lbs GVW.
    No broken...
  5. Mine was rather foreboding. " Rags to Riches" by...

    Mine was rather foreboding. " Rags to Riches" by Tony Bennett. It was on the radio lots in the 60's.
    Been a gambler since I was 20, lottery and roulette. Finally won second prize Christmas Eve 2011,...
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    i got used to wearing stiff soled steel toed...

    i got used to wearing stiff soled steel toed running shoes at my last job. Been using them 6 years now with no complaints. Very good for riding or walking on any surface, especially on rocky. My feet...
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    Hey this is the touring section. Only a ROHLOFF...

    Hey this is the touring section. Only a ROHLOFF 14 will do, mine is 32H with 14g DT. 48/16T
    Not just me out here. I met a 60+ guy like me in Hanoi. In 9 months rode almost the whole way from...
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    I started wearing Wigwam socks 3 years ago. They...

    I started wearing Wigwam socks 3 years ago. They are totally awesome, great fit and feel.
    And they are indestructible, none show any wear. None of the one size fits all BS. Made in USA, maybe too...
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    I have a Sturmey Archer XL FDD Dyno drum brake....

    I have a Sturmey Archer XL FDD Dyno drum brake. It's over 11,000 miles on 3 bikes with not a speck of trouble, now with a Rohloff on tour. Not as good as a disc brake but Ok. My lights are never off...
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    +1. This bike is way too one trick pony for an...

    +1. This bike is way too one trick pony for an only bike, but it is what LBS guys love to sell to newbies.
    Find one more road hybrid/ commuter/ utility friendly.
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    I'm glad the cyclist was ticketed for harassment.

    I'm glad the cyclist was ticketed for harassment.
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    +1 Frame not good .... Most new derailler bikes...

    +1 Frame not good .... Most new derailler bikes since about 1995 have had a notch dropout like front forks. An IGH will not work without a pulley.

    I have used the SA RD5w 2 years with 46/18T and...
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    I have a Rohloff on a custom bike. I am pretty...

    I have a Rohloff on a custom bike. I am pretty certain that only a tourqe arm will work for that bike. A very long and strong DO is needed. I tried both also but needed the TQ arm, which helps keeps...
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    I also saw one of those Trek IGH bikes...

    I also saw one of those Trek IGH bikes languishing 2+ years at the LBS. I had a good look one day. It was burgandy color, had a straight bar, rubber belt, 8 spd, hybrid medium slope TT, twist shifter...
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    One thing that has gotten far WORSE is grips....

    One thing that has gotten far WORSE is grips. Nothing beats the grips from my 1974 Raleigh, now on my custom also with that handlebar actually. They are some kind of vinyl plastic, smooth, soft,...
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    +1 Deraillers are finicky clunky stupid...

    +1 Deraillers are finicky clunky stupid technology. Crisp silent shifting is a fairytale on a sunny day, nevermind a dirty puddle day. Groupo's , levels, WTF cares. The mechanics forum is half full...
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    Since you brought it up .... I think it looks...

    Since you brought it up .... I think it looks like a standard 40 ft bus. The jerky video timeline seems to show 2.5 secs to pass the bus. 11 mph is 16.1 fps x 2.5 = 40. Right about my guestimate. The...
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    There is nothing worse than a cheap bike with...

    There is nothing worse than a cheap bike with cheap deraillers.

    +1 For a 3 or 5 sp IGH, hopefully with a 130 mm rear dropout.
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    Yah Bob, too bad we didn't make a Rohloff sale...

    Yah Bob, too bad we didn't make a Rohloff sale here eh. Mine is a 700c custom build totally of my design, for function and brute strength. It has track DIY dropouts also. Turned into a Franken bike...
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    WUT no Rohloff yet ???? Pfffffffft POS fer...

    WUT no Rohloff yet ???? Pfffffffft
    POS fer cheapskates.
  21. +1 The OP is demonstrating how stupid VC MUST use...

    +1 The OP is demonstrating how stupid VC MUST use full lane is. Damn shills anyway. ha
    If you REALLY want to pack in people on the roads, then Honda 150s are the best way by far, as in Vietnam. Lots...
  22. All I see wrong with the van is the bumper is...

    All I see wrong with the van is the bumper is tilted down a bit. Not likely an upright hit from behind.
    My 35c tires going flat never bothered my steering on a flat road, slowed braking some. I had...
  23. It has a 46T ? Well it doesn't cost much to try...

    It has a 46T ? Well it doesn't cost much to try different cogs. SA was always designed for up hill and down hill, which I agree with. I like powering down dips to get momentum for going back up. You...
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    Yes you can use any old single chainring. The...

    Yes you can use any old single chainring. The bash lip is not necessary. Steel teeth will last better.
    I have been using A White industry ENO aluminum crankset for 8000 miles I think. One ring wore...
  25. No, I haven't bought a Linus, but looked at them...

    No, I haven't bought a Linus, but looked at them a lot at the local dealer. Their style really stands out in a crowd. DeR is a derailler. I now have a custom tour bike with a Rohloff and an SA XL-FDD...
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