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    It seems to be the front wheel he is referencing...

    It seems to be the front wheel he is referencing in the OP though of course the suggestion encompasses both wheels.
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    Try releasing the Quick release and then pushing...

    Try releasing the Quick release and then pushing down on the bars while re-doing it. This should centre the wheel if you drop-outs are aligned.
  3. Gilles Berthoud sells high quality goods if his...

    Gilles Berthoud sells high quality goods if his saddle are anything to go by but it does seem that he is only producing Tandems at the moment.

    Again if these bikes are produced in France it does...
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    If the frame bosses are rust-free and lubed and...

    If the frame bosses are rust-free and lubed and the return springs are not of equal tension, then you are going to experience difficulty in centring the brakes. This is a particular problem with...
  5. When faced with this problem I usually rely upon...

    When faced with this problem I usually rely upon clothing made with clothing made by a British company called "Rohan". Their range are ideal for your situation in that they are light, non-wrinkle and...
  6. I've cycled/camped in France for forty-odd years...

    I've cycled/camped in France for forty-odd years and lived in that country also.
    The basic and cheap camping you require is not likely to be found in the Michelin Guide but in a reference that lists...
  7. It's true that raising the nose a little does...

    It's true that raising the nose a little does solve the problem but not always. It's a fact that some people will never find a leather saddle comfortable despite this however.

    It's also true that...
  8. The B17 uses hide that is thinner than the rest...

    The B17 uses hide that is thinner than the rest of the range. Before the company was sold on, quality control was such that the thickness varied from saddle to saddle but now they all seem to be...
  9. A classic example of optimism over experience. ...

    A classic example of optimism over experience.

    Don't you read the multiple posts on this forum from those rejecting Brooks saddles because of problems with comfort?
  10. ^^^^^^^^^A bit over-complicated to say the least....

    ^^^^^^^^^A bit over-complicated to say the least.

    If the saddle is new and hasn't had anything applied to it then you should do this.

    Wet the underside of the saddle in the area of your...
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    I've tried every kind of lube over the years from...

    I've tried every kind of lube over the years from wet to dry and everything in between, but had never found one that did the job but never accumulated muck and grit.

    Now I have, and it's a lube...
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    If your saddle has not been treated underneath...

    If your saddle has not been treated underneath with any substance then you could try doing the following.

    Soak the leather thoroughly with water until it becomes very soft and pliable. Now use...
  14. The trim function comes into play when the chain...

    The trim function comes into play when the chain is on the middle ring and is rubbing on the inner side-plate of the Front Der. A gentle touch on the down lever should then move the FD slightly...
  15. The loss of the trim function is usually caused...

    The loss of the trim function is usually caused by incorrect tension of the cable.

    As for the Tiagra front shifter which I take is for a treble chain-set, it will have in fact three positions but...
  16. "Sharp" doesn't quite do it. The depth and...

    "Sharp" doesn't quite do it.

    The depth and breadth of his knowledge was staggering and no intellectual task seemed to be too much.

    While that was impressive, so too was his humanity.
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    That would be a good choice as I've had one and...

    That would be a good choice as I've had one and loved it.

    It's so light when compared with other trailers and the new model means that you can use your own panniers. I mean really....under eight...
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    Not a "spasm" really, I just happen to have had a...

    Not a "spasm" really, I just happen to have had a reasonable education and the quote was relevant I believe.

    As to your thinking that my post is "ad hominem", that would be incorrect....
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    Indeed there is an art to debate.... but...

    Indeed there is an art to debate.... but unfortunately you have yet to discover it.

    By posting these monolithic pieces of turgid prose, you do tend to reduce your readers to a comatose state by...
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    I'll agree to anything you propose....anything at...

    I'll agree to anything you propose....anything at all.... but please, enough of these over-long posts, I'm old and time is precious. :twitchy:
  21. I'd love to buy less tools but my memory is...

    I'd love to buy less tools but my memory is really bad as I'm old.

    I see a bargain and buy it, but when I'm trying to find a place to store it I find that the place is on top of two similar tools...
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    +1 My Kindle has Wifi and 3G which means that...

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    My Kindle has Wifi and 3G which means that in a field in France I can download my daily newspaper......or any novel I choose.
  23. Here's the thing.... before Brooks was sold to...

    Here's the thing.... before Brooks was sold to the present owner they recommended that Proofide was only to be used on the upper surface (the "rolled"side of the leather which prevents Proofide...
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    The answer lies in stopping the sweat as it is...

    The answer lies in stopping the sweat as it is this which causes friction and so chafing and saddle-sores.

    Buy a barrier cream, one used by nurses and others which has an added antiseptic and...
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    +1 Indeed I think they are, and this is why...

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    Indeed I think they are, and this is why there should be no movement at the interface between the shorts and the skin.......the prime advantage of wearing racing shorts in my opinion.

    In...
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