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    Of course, there are smilar issues between...

    Of course, there are smilar issues between British English and American English.The term "presently" has somewhat opposing meanings. In the UK, to say"We will deal with that presently", means "We...
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    My '75 Super Course Mk II has this Reynolds...

    My '75 Super Course Mk II has this Reynolds decal;

    http://cdn3.bigcommerce.com/s-1h8i1imd/products/452/images/606/a20791d139747a6e527158_m__81311.1412205244.1280.1280.jpg?c=2
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    I found this catalogue page; Picture Display -...

    I found this catalogue page;
    Picture Display - Full Resolution

    The chromed fork and head lugs suggest your frame may be a "Baron" model.
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    This frame looks exactly like the one one my Vita...

    This frame looks exactly like the one one my Vita Sprint. The brand was the house brand imported by Caroline Imports of Perrysville OH. They were made by St. Etienne Manufance. Manufrance was a...
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    Thanks! Now it looks so simple!

    Thanks! Now it looks so simple!
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    Old's' Cool, I think I get it, but a...

    Old's' Cool,
    I think I get it, but a photo or two would really help out. The oval fork blades found on many C&V bikes tend to distort P clamps; your success would inspire me........
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    Could you provide some details and photos of the...

    Could you provide some details and photos of the added-on canti pivots that you have on the blue Ross? I have used the same type of front rack on Canti/linear pull equipped bikes, but I haven't...
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    Is that Triumph GT6 in the background? Great car!!

    Is that Triumph GT6 in the background? Great car!!
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    Once you trimmed the finishing nail to extend...

    Once you trimmed the finishing nail to extend just a little past the frame's end, you could create a "dimple" in the trimmed end that could be flared out using a modified nail set punch. This is...
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    I am a goldsmith, so i would use my Jewelers saw...

    I am a goldsmith, so i would use my Jewelers saw to carefully saw one end of the roller down. The blade would need to rest slightly against the buckle frame, slightly angled towards the roller. The...
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    The French (IIRC) use "cornouiller" or...

    The French (IIRC) use "cornouiller" or "cornouillet" for this wooden dowl pin. Either a reference to the material used (dogwood) or the shape. This seems to be only a French thing. Perhaps the...
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    That's easily' the best description of the ride...

    That's easily' the best description of the ride quality for a Super Course! It makes me wonder at what alchemy goes into one of these frames! It must be the blend of the straight gauge 531 in the...
  13. Great job cleaning this Tourer up! Trying to...

    Great job cleaning this Tourer up! Trying to replace the missing Huret Jubilee derailleurs set could bankrupt you, unfortunately. 122 mm BCD chain rings are still available from Stronglight. Try...
  14. My used Park T2 stand (older style) came with the...

    My used Park T2 stand (older style) came with the plastic base. With a 27" wheel mounted in it, it is quite stable and doesn't seem to require mounting it to the work table. I have loaned it to my...
  15. --edit: Out of my league trying to figure out...

    --edit: Out of my league trying to figure out differences between Whitworth, BSC (Brit. Std. Cycle), BSB (Brit. Std. Brass)-- Whew! Apparently and depending on the UK suppliers, they all use a 26...
  16. [QUOTE=dddd;17362058]Here's a caliper I modified...

    [QUOTE=dddd;17362058]Here's a caliper I modified for more-solid delivery of braking forces. Anchor cord straps control forward flex, homemade booster plate controls post splay flexing, and for...
  17. The SA hub threading is NOT Whitworth threading. ...

    The SA hub threading is NOT Whitworth threading. It is 13/32" x 26tpi BSC (British Standard Cycle) Threading. The thread pitch is 55 degrees rather than the usual 60 degrees. I saw a tap for this...
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    We refer to them as "cheese grater" rims. They...

    We refer to them as "cheese grater" rims. They "eat" brake shoes faster and only have marginally better braking than steel rims without the serrations. Any Japanese-made road or mountain bike from...
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    First: 20" wheels "Favorite"; Czech made with...

    First: 20" wheels "Favorite"; Czech made with twin cantilever tube frame and three piece cottered crank. Red with white pannels and gold lined lugs- an unbelievably well made cycle for a child....
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    Boh SRAM and Sturmey Archer offer a version. ...

    Boh SRAM and Sturmey Archer offer a version. SRAM calls it "Dual Drive" and Sturmey has the CS RC3 which can handle a seven speed cassette. I suspect these were developed for folders where a front...
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    Regarding the Pletscher rack stability issue,...

    Regarding the Pletscher rack stability issue, there was an aftermarket "stabilizer" that braced the OEM clamp to the brake's mounting bolt. These were either a "T" shaped or triangular flat plate...
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    "SA" can be an abbreviation for "Societa...

    "SA" can be an abbreviation for "Societa Autonomia"; which is essentially "Incorporated" in Italian. I see " __RES____ " on the upper portion of the transfer.
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    Grease nipple. A grease g*u*n's hose has a...

    Grease nipple. A grease g*u*n's hose has a fitting that fits on it and will allow grease to be pumped into the area behind it.
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    I found that bumpy sections of road would cause...

    I found that bumpy sections of road would cause accidental and unwanted gear shifts. Usually into the absolute wrong gear at the worst possible moment. I have since switched to Rapid Fire shifters...
  25. i like to use the local Boating store like West...

    i like to use the local Boating store like West Marine. They have an excellent selection of stainless metric fasteners. I've also used Grainger and Fastenal on occasion, as well. I think they no...
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