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  1. La Mesa, California, 1959

    La Mesa, California, 1959
  2. We were taught the same thing right here in the...

    We were taught the same thing right here in the New Ninety States when I was a kid. The reasoning was that you could see the cars coming and avoid them.
    Brent
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    It was fortunate for me that I had a minor...

    It was fortunate for me that I had a minor acquaintance with Jobst in the mid seventies when I was a young bike mechanic with a much-too-big 26" Bob Jackson frame. Jobst paid me a decent price for...
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    Forty degrees and foggy when I left home this...

    Forty degrees and foggy when I left home this morning. Fifty-nine and sunny when I got back 3 1/2 hours later.

    http://obrentharris.smugmug.com/photos/i-JVkHx8s/0/X2/i-JVkHx8s-X2.jpg

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    Put it up on the "Frame Doesn't Fit" thread and...

    Put it up on the "Frame Doesn't Fit" thread and see if anything equally interesting comes your way.
    Brent
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    Great selection of photos non-fixie ! Brent

    Great selection of photos non-fixie !

    Brent
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    Now that's classic! Pretty well sums up my...

    Now that's classic! Pretty well sums up my thoughts.

    Well put iab.
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    Now you're chasing the right rabbit! But the...

    Now you're chasing the right rabbit! But the heater is probably overkill. A 150 watt incandescent light bulb might just do the job. You don't want to cook the paint, just bake it slowly.
    Brent
  9. Very cool! Brent

    Very cool!
    Brent
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    I've heard good things about these paints that...

    I've heard good things about these paints that are specifically matched to vintage Schwinn colors:
    Vintage Schwinn - Welcome! Schwinn Bike Paint, Custom Parts, Decals and Gallery of Pictures

    I...
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    Well put! Just in the last few posts we get a...

    Well put!

    Just in the last few posts we get a geographical history of Rhode Island, an Australian travelogue, the back woods of New Jersey, and cocoa, peanut butter, granola balls!

    I injured...
  12. Nice! A couple of treasures. That Silca pump...

    Nice! A couple of treasures. That Silca pump makes my seventies Silca look downright modern, and Pino Moroni is the stuff of legends!

    Here's mine, found at a bike swap for $5; aluminum Cinelli...
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    Definitely worth doing! Brent

    Definitely worth doing!
    Brent
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    I have worked as paperboy, assembly line worker,...

    I have worked as paperboy, assembly line worker, library page, elevator operator, house painter, costumed security guard, toy maker, librarian in a tiny research library, bike mechanic, moped...
  15. Very nice curing both! Nice paint job too. ...

    Very nice curing both! Nice paint job too.
    Brent
  16. Yes, I will facilitate if needed....

    Yes, I will facilitate if needed. 4one599zero56oh9
    Brent
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    Fabulous bike! Brent

    Fabulous bike!
    Brent
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    Am I the only man here with more bikes and more...

    Am I the only man here with more bikes and more shoes than his wife?

    Cycling shoes w/ spd cleats, cycling shoes w/ road cleats, vintage cycling shoes, 3-pin ski boots, mountaineering boots,...
  19. http://obrentharris.smugmug.com/photos/i-ShS44T9/0...

    http://obrentharris.smugmug.com/photos/i-ShS44T9/0/XL/i-ShS44T9-XL.jpg

    This was my mother's childhood sewing machine. She is now 91 years old. Unfortunately it requires a needle with a very...
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    Hah! I had completely forgotten that bit of...

    Hah! I had completely forgotten that bit of wisdom.
    Thanks for bringing back old memories, long lost!
    Brent
  21. I believe that hanging out for any length of time...

    I believe that hanging out for any length of time on this forum is accepted as clinical evidence of infection.
    Brent
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    Very pretty! The red/orange and black tires look...

    Very pretty! The red/orange and black tires look right at home on this bike.
    Brent
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    I agree! I've taken to wearing my painting...

    I agree! I've taken to wearing my painting respirator while using paint stripper.
    Brent
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    This one was original factory paint, early...

    This one was original factory paint, early seventies Motobecane Champion Team from a very salty environment.
    Brent
  25. http://obrentharris.smugmug.com/photos/i-CG8scvN/0...

    http://obrentharris.smugmug.com/photos/i-CG8scvN/0/XL/i-CG8scvN-XL.png

    This one is theoretically on the way to me.

    If there is a "Mission-of-Mercy" award this poor bike should be in the...
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