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    Getting married in 17 days, honeymooning in St....

    Getting married in 17 days, honeymooning in St. Augustine, FL with a pair of 20" folders (my Raleigh Twenty and a Yugoslavian folder I built up for Maggie with a S-A kickback 2-speed hub). Upon...
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    Back in the day, if you were riding seriously,...

    Back in the day, if you were riding seriously, the drug of choice was acid. Not weed. Weed mellows you out, slows you down.
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    Now, to put things is order for inflation, 1972...

    Now, to put things is order for inflation, 1972 prices at A.R. Adams Cycle in Erie, PA were:

    Raleigh Sports was $100.00
    Dunelt or Triumph "B-line" bike was $85.00
    Raleigh Superbe was $110.00,...
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    When having a roof rack is its own punishment: ...

    When having a roof rack is its own punishment: You and the fiance' go riding, she's got the Raleigh Sports, you're riding a DL-1 Tourist.
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    A couple of bike boom era AW's are sitting on my...

    A couple of bike boom era AW's are sitting on my parts shelf - both smooth.
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    Reminds me of forty years ago, my boss at the...

    Reminds me of forty years ago, my boss at the Fuji/Atala shop that I helped get going (and regular riding buddy in the Presque Isle Bike Club) had a Honda Z600 (the little two cylinder coupe that...
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    A quick explanation regarding 3-speed internally...

    A quick explanation regarding 3-speed internally geared hubs vs. 3-speed derailleur (aka, Iab's Italian bikes): It's very nationalistic.

    The three speed internally geared hub is a British...
  8. A couple of thoughts (I'm going to assume that...

    A couple of thoughts (I'm going to assume that either you're willing to work on the bike to put it in shape, or have someone who can do the work for you):

    1. While condition is important, don't...
  9. To some people on this list, that's new-fangled...

    To some people on this list, that's new-fangled technology.
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    My method was to grab the edge of the fender or...

    My method was to grab the edge of the fender or fender stay (whichever is less and will still give you the necessary clearance) in the jaws of a medium sized crescent wrench and use it as a lever to...
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    Regarding the sub thread over the last couple of...

    Regarding the sub thread over the last couple of pages on bike shops with a ****ty attitude:

    First off, I don't defend them. In fact, I was happy as all get out when Rowlett's in Richmond, VA...
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    Yes, to the point that I sold my last three...

    Yes, to the point that I sold my last three brifter-equipped bikes (newest one was a five year old Trek) last spring. I like the older frame angles better. And my main ride, currently, is a Raleigh...
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    Big time agreement with that statement. I think...

    Big time agreement with that statement. I think the last time I field stripped an AW hub was somewhere around 1974. To the point that I'm probably going to tear one down just for the hell of it...
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    Query for the group: I'm currently working on...

    Query for the group:

    I'm currently working on a very nice condition '69 Raleigh Sprite (S-5 hub). Minus a few minor missing bits which I can easily order, the biggest problem I've got is that the...
  15. Poguemahone and I doubled up as usual this year,...

    Poguemahone and I doubled up as usual this year, sold a couple of small parts but not much. I figure it says something about having too much bike stuff when you can go to the largest swap meet on...
  16. Unfortunately, while going thru my pictures, I...

    Unfortunately, while going thru my pictures, I found that I erased most of my "before" pics about a year ago so I can only show the "after" on one of them. And, strictly speaking, both of these...
  17. We're due to go up there sometime in the next...

    We're due to go up there sometime in the next month or two on our next Ikea run. Will do some looking.

    Of course, this weekend we're passing thru the area heading up to the Westminster swap meet,...
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    I find it interesting. That says something about...

    I find it interesting. That says something about me . . . . . . . probably nothing that you could say in public.
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    That thread scared the living piss out of me. ...

    That thread scared the living piss out of me. Yeesh! Scary when you can't tell the difference between a bicycle fork and a hockey stick.
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    I'm quite happy with my roof rack on the mouse car (Scion xB), the boxiness of the car is really well suited to that kind of setup. It does have a couple of, don't want to call them negatives, let's...
  21. Depends on which vehicle. My Scion xB (first...

    Depends on which vehicle. My Scion xB (first gen) has a Yakima roof rack, and a Thule strap on rear rack. Currently I'm using the Thule, and removing it when I get back home. The Yakima has the...
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    I was lucky. Before I got back into restoring...

    I was lucky. Before I got back into restoring 3-speeds, I'd gone through twelve years of vintage Triumph and BSA ownership. I not only had Whitworth, I spoke Whitworth fluently.
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    Only ten days into the new year, and I've already...

    Only ten days into the new year, and I've already got my nomination for delusional seller of 2015 - $9500 asking for a 1949 (claimed - no picture showing a date on the SA hub) Raleigh Sports ladies...
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    Crank is a Varsity/Continental/Super Sport. Bars...

    Crank is a Varsity/Continental/Super Sport. Bars would have been the same, and I seem to remember getting some in the shop with the Schwinn "S" branded stem on them. Unless you're determined to be...
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    Sounds normal. Every fall, I build up 3-5 bikes...

    Sounds normal. Every fall, I build up 3-5 bikes for the annual swap meet at the Virginia Museum of Art. And I sell all of them, usually in one fell swoop - to a big time bike flipper from...
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