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  1. Most 5 year old used bikes are going to be low...

    Most 5 year old used bikes are going to be low quality bikes in the price range he's looking at when they were new and thus, believe it or not, will not be as reliable nor as easy to fix as a vintage...
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    I didn't read in his paragraph that he was...

    I didn't read in his paragraph that he was supporting illegal riding to control others, if that is his agenda then he needs to explain himself, but I didn't get that from the paragraph. Cyclists do...
  3. Here's a couple more 23"s to go see to: ...

    Here's a couple more 23"s to go see to:

    Vintage Raleigh Criterium ----- with 23.5" (59 cm) frame ---- | road | City of Toronto | Kijiji

    Miele Cicli 12 Speed | road | City of Toronto | Kijiji
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    I'm 61 and they never did business with a...

    I'm 61 and they never did business with a handshake, not even in my dads time and he would have been 93 this year. So unless The Man Show is older than my dad I seriously doubt he did business that...
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    I went to their website and it does look...

    I went to their website and it does look promising, but photos of lights can be very misleading since the camera operator and later the computer operator can alter the picture to make the lights look...
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    Viet Cong I think Spare Nuts is just trying to...

    Viet Cong

    I think Spare Nuts is just trying to see if he can start a war.
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    The Bikes Direct TI bikes have gotten really high...

    The Bikes Direct TI bikes have gotten really high reviews from magazines, I have a friend who owns one (and another who has a Serrota TI) and have ridden both many times, quite frankly there isn't...
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    Well...look, I've been riding for over 40 years...

    Well...look, I've been riding for over 40 years and for a while never even used a light at night and could see just fine, and when lights did come out that weren't dim do nothing generator lights,...
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    I agree 100%, parents need to set an example so...

    I agree 100%, parents need to set an example so their kids can see that as an adult they protect their bodies as much as they try to protect their children. Parents need to be able to return home to...
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    The Knog Blinder and the Planet Bike SuperFlash...

    The Knog Blinder and the Planet Bike SuperFlash Turbo are not that great in broad daylight they almosts faded completely away in direct light, I've had both and still have the Turbo, in addition the...
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    I didn't even know there was such a course. I...

    I didn't even know there was such a course. I would recommend it too to any beginner rider.
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    Yes, I think that took care of the problem too...

    Yes, I think that took care of the problem too because once you can see a broken down schematic of anything, and in this case a real object, the problem becomes more easily to ascertain what went...
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    According to Sheldon Brown he says the Pro tour...

    According to Sheldon Brown he says the Pro tour was the nicest mass produced touring bike in it's time, not so sure if I agree with him, but regardless it does put it up rather highly in the touring...
  14. Is that bike worth the money? I'm not up on the...

    Is that bike worth the money? I'm not up on the vintage values of 3 speed bikes maybe someone else can answer that question. Personally I don't think they are, while the 3 speed Sturmey Archer was...
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    Exactly why I no longer use the Tuffy either, but...

    Exactly why I no longer use the Tuffy either, but the FlatAway works great in comparison, I have yet to get a flat in a tire with a FlatAway liner in it since I started using them about 5 years ago. ...
  16. Thread: bikesdirect

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    Well then go pay a lot more money for the...

    Well then go pay a lot more money for the equivalent bike from an LBS in town, why go through all this arguing here on this forum if you already know you don't like mail order type of bike places? ...
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    I liked both and have the (yellow version) Silca...

    I liked both and have the (yellow version) Silca Impero (with the Campy Chrome head) and the Zefal HP pump. The Zefal was a combination pump and billy club, the Silca you couldn't use as a billy...
  18. Thread: Head Hot

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    Sorry to hear about that racer. The problem is...

    Sorry to hear about that racer. The problem is you're dealing with the bonehead brigade who don't want to wear a helmet regardless of facts so they will find one small fact that shows helmets don't...
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    Warranty is handled by BD, remember, BD bought...

    Warranty is handled by BD, remember, BD bought the name rights to Motobecane. Bikesdirect.com Satisfaction and Warranty
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    Adrenaline has some cool looking retro bikes in...

    Adrenaline has some cool looking retro bikes in their warehouse like the Bianchi Vigorelli with Shimano 105 is only $1499, nice steel frame that will last a lifetime with a colored matched carbon...
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    I wore one of those in the early 70's, little did...

    I wore one of those in the early 70's, little did we know they were ineffective.
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    While the light is in violation you won't find...

    While the light is in violation you won't find many if any cops that will write a ticket for it. Maybe the rider only had one light and felt it was best to put it on the rear?
  23. Thread: Head Hot

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    Is your hair too long? Long hair will prevent...

    Is your hair too long? Long hair will prevent the vents from working correctly. Some helmets don't work like others even though they look like their well ventilated. The Poc Octal is the one of...
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    New silca Impero are for sale here Classic &...

    New silca Impero are for sale here Classic & Modern Italian Silca Impero Framefit Pumps at Yellow Jersey If you have an older one with the Campy Chrome head like mine you can remove it and put it on...
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    I run the 700c tubes too, in fact on the box it...

    I run the 700c tubes too, in fact on the box it says 700c x 20-28c 27 x 3/4-1 1/8" so no problem.

    I use Presta valves in my 27" rims because I don't want to deal with Schrader on a road bike,...
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