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    Why a new frame? My favorite commuter frame was...

    Why a new frame? My favorite commuter frame was used at $40 and my favorite road frame $100. Lots of classy options including powdercoat color of your choice.
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    Turning new bolts with an extra thick head allows...

    Turning new bolts with an extra thick head allows me to tighten to the proper tension, mark the orientation of the desired slot, remove the fastener, cut off excess thickness and make a new slot with...
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    Pitlocks are more expensive and more secure. ...

    Pitlocks are more expensive and more secure. It's possibe to order the same "nut/wrench" combination for multiple bikes. I carry one socket on my key ring so I have the removal tool with me no...
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    Nice. It didn't happen to come with chainrings...

    Nice. It didn't happen to come with chainrings did it?
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    That's the page from Sutherlands I was...

    That's the page from Sutherlands I was remembering-hope it helps the OP. Wish I had the volume!
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    I don't have access to the old (6th edition?) of...

    I don't have access to the old (6th edition?) of Sutherlands but if I remember correctly, it has a page showing all the identification marks for common BBs of the time. The last Stronglight I put in...
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    Aluminum rims, steel eyelets, brass nipples, and...

    Aluminum rims, steel eyelets, brass nipples, and SALT water make the same kind of "gunge" found on very old batteries....
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    How do you carry wheels on a bike?

    I made an unplanned stop yesterday to pick up a rim and then I rode home. I seem to do this with rims and wheels on a regular basis, and have yet to find a clever way to carry 'em? I can drape rims...
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    It seems there's a trade off between the weaker...

    It seems there's a trade off between the weaker cleaning power of alcohol, which evaporates, and the stronger OMS, which probably leaves residue in my chain? I realize I can burn out the OMS if the...
  10. I didn't get rid of the car, I just park it 99.9%...

    I didn't get rid of the car, I just park it 99.9% of the time. I allolw myself $0.50 p/mile "savings" when I ride and use the money to fund any bike bling, tools, or parts my little heart desires.
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    The VAR is nicer to use than the Park by a long...

    The VAR is nicer to use than the Park by a long shot but I don't think it's as "beefy" as one would assume.... I've had good luck grinding the tip of an old, large, screwdriver to a tight fit.
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    +1 University of Washington in Seattle has them...

    +1 University of Washington in Seattle has them as well-often under the cover of bike shelters. I've seen others here in town, at community centers and public spaces.
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    I envisioned leaving the frame unpainted and...

    I envisioned leaving the frame unpainted and letting the patina evolve. I have to store my bike outdoors; the perfect utility bike for wet locations. I'm guessing the galvanizing might add a bit...
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    "....you could use hot-dipped galvanized parts,...

    "....you could use hot-dipped galvanized parts, but they wouldn't be pretty."

    I've spent a lot of time debating with myself about having a frame hot dipped. I've done dozens of marine parts,...
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    +1 on the SKF. 15K miles of year round use in...

    +1 on the SKF. 15K miles of year round use in Seattle w/no sign of trouble.
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    Everything that won't fit under my bunk goes...

    Everything that won't fit under my bunk goes behind the seat in the truck-or in the file cabinet at work.
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    Salt ******* the yeast in the dumplings.

    Salt ******* the yeast in the dumplings.
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    There is a lot of good advice here-and other...

    There is a lot of good advice here-and other places. I've come to the conclusion that building wheels is like making chicken soup. There are about 500 recipes for both activities and when finished,...
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    Velo Orange has Stein crnk pulleres in 23mm for...

    Velo Orange has Stein crnk pulleres in 23mm for TA cranks and 23.35mm for Sronglight cranks.
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    I prefer using Jacob's chuck removal wedges.
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    They're cheap, easy to use and very reliable. They do the job so nicely that you can reuse the crank with confidence even if the original...
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    I prefer using Jacob's chuck removal wedges.
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    They're cheap, easy to use and very reliable. They do the job so nicely that you can reuse the crank with confidence even if the original...
  22. +1 on this, and even more impressive, i did a...

    +1 on this, and even more impressive, i did a boat trailer once out of the same tub....
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    What happens w/oxalic acid and aluminum? I have...

    What happens w/oxalic acid and aluminum? I have an old set of Campy brakes (aluminum) with steel quick release levers that are rusted. I'd like to clean them up but taking out the rivets seems...
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    I decided to build the wheel without creating a...

    I decided to build the wheel without creating a second series of deformations at the spoke holes on an old hub. I pay attention to many "traditional" rules but I'm not going to consciously degrade...
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    My decision was based on structural integrity...

    My decision was based on structural integrity over convenience.
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