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    For the record, there was a newspaper interview...

    For the record, there was a newspaper interview back in December about the ordinance, and the police rep. interviewed basically said: Since we can't actually enforce this ordinance, we're counting on...
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    Added a 90mm SA drum-dynamo as a supplementary...

    Added a 90mm SA drum-dynamo as a supplementary brake to my rim-brake only tandem a few months ago. Like others have pointed out, best way to describe it is "smooth". Always stops quietly. Always...
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    Except for bike dynamos (actually generators)...

    Except for bike dynamos (actually generators) which are A/C devices and have no polarity. The polarity issue is dealt with inside the device attached.
  4. If you have Shimamo downtube shifters now, these...

    If you have Shimamo downtube shifters now, these will allow you to reuse them on your new bars: Thumbies from Paul Component Engineering
    Those shifters are unlikely to work with your current...
  5. If the OP is unable to slap non-original,...

    If the OP is unable to slap non-original, non-period correct decals written in a generic Orientalist font onto his West Cost Cycle-imported frame, American culture as we know it will collapse. It is...
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    To add fuel to the off-topic fire, the most well...

    To add fuel to the off-topic fire, the most well known "American Classic" makes high end wheels:

    PRODUCTS
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    OEM can also be wholesale. Example: shop I work...

    OEM can also be wholesale. Example: shop I work at can buy tubes in individual cardboard box packaging, or bulk, which means the tubes come in a large cardboard box and are just individually rolled...
  8. What is your plan for reassembling it?

    What is your plan for reassembling it?
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    Sounds like you're going to go through with...

    Sounds like you're going to go through with this. Let us know how it goes. If you're interested in getting some hard numbers and good feedback on your design you should find a way to wire in a cheap...
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    Why not simplify and get more light at the same...

    Why not simplify and get more light at the same time?

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    Red LEDs that can take 500mA (or more) are easily available nowadays. Unless you're using a very weak sidewall generator you won't...
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    The implicit corollary to WheresWaldo's post is...

    The implicit corollary to WheresWaldo's post is that doing a direct-drop replacement from the existing LED to whatever is the latest model won't net you a big increase (600% as per your post) without...
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    Two words: Rhyno Lite That's what is on my...

    Two words: Rhyno Lite

    That's what is on my tandem, in 48 hole version. Probably overkill for you, but the 36/32 hole ones are a bargain for how strong they are. I've also heard great things about...
  13. I "upgraded" to M530 pedals from a pair of 520...

    I "upgraded" to M530 pedals from a pair of 520 type pedals for my commuter bike. I frankly can't tell the advantage of the extra platform body whether I'm clipped in or in street shoes. With street...
  14. If you can make it on Saturday, Austin's Yellow...

    If you can make it on Saturday, Austin's Yellow Bike project has a revolving selection of older bikes, either ready-to-ride or unfinished. Just don't expect to find replica bikes, their mission is to...
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    Come to think of that I've actually been to a...

    Come to think of that I've actually been to a Mellow Swap a few years back, got some good stuff there too (factory seconds pannier) Thanks for reminding me!
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    Nor will most transportational cyclists. ...

    Nor will most transportational cyclists.

    There's a few new ones that have opened on the East side, to add to AusTexMurf's list:
    Windmill Bicycles: They've got a few Fairdale bikes and similar...
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    If you're worried about anything on the RD...

    If you're worried about anything on the RD wearing out, put some threadlock on the bolt that holds the jockey wheel to the cage. That's the only time I've ever had an issue with a jockey wheel (when...
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    I have both the Nitecore/Sysmax i4 and the XTAR...

    I have both the Nitecore/Sysmax i4 and the XTAR SP2. The Nitecore is neat if you are still using a mix of NiMH and LiIon batteries, but its charging current drops to 350ma if you try to charge more...
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    If you're going to want to generate stationary...

    If you're going to want to generate stationary power, drive a generator directly from the trainer.
    Here's instructions on re-purposing a washing machine motor for the task:...
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    Ummm... there's a lot of meat for discussion...

    Ummm... there's a lot of meat for discussion here. I'll get the ball rolling:
    1. Bikes are lighter than cars. Apples to oranges. Bikes can endo, cars can't. Bigger front brake? Go nuts!
    2. Same...
  21. Eneloops aren't just for infrequent applications;...

    Eneloops aren't just for infrequent applications; they hold capacity better over multiple charge cycles such that after a hundred or so cycles they have better capacity than batteries that advertise...
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    This. Surly, Soma, Salsa, and what have you are...

    This. Surly, Soma, Salsa, and what have you are in no way comparable to Detroit Bikes. The only manufacturer I can think of to compare is Worksman.
  23. zona, thanks for the informative post. I had...

    zona, thanks for the informative post. I had suspected the rear was short, but my stoker seems to be getting settled in fairly well. I'm a fan of Mini V's and would like to have them, but I've got to...
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    Not All Interstates Prohibit bikes. Near me There...

    Not All Interstates Prohibit bikes. Near me There are parts of I10 in West Texas and new Mexico that are parts of bike routes. Check with your local authorities.
  25. Thread: Need brake help!!

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    Rim brakes work fine with non-machined brake...

    Rim brakes work fine with non-machined brake tracks. I have a Sun Rims CR18 laced up and it stops the best out of any wheel I've ever had (Shimano BR500 w/Kool Stop Salmons). Sqeals like crazy,...
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