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    Looks good, I love my Topanga LE. The only thing...

    Looks good, I love my Topanga LE. The only thing left original is the frame,
    http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm319/Glennfordx4/GlennFordx4s%20Bike%20Album%202012/DiamondbackTopangaFinished001.jpg...
  2. You Shouldn't need a washer, just remove the two...

    You Shouldn't need a washer, just remove the two little ball bearings and you should be good to go. But you could also remove the detent and replace it with a friction washer, I would just find a old...
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    The 3m book was the first bicycle repair book I...

    The 3m book was the first bicycle repair book I had, my Uncle gave it to me when I was 11 or 12 & I still have it here somewhere.

    Glenn
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    I know is has lye in it but it is no where near...

    I know is has lye in it but it is no where near as strong as pure lye. I haven't had any problems using it in the past, and yes it will darken the aluminum but it will polish right off. I never let...
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    I would try the oven cleaner first, it works...

    I would try the oven cleaner first, it works pretty good and fast. The lye can damage the aluminum if you are not careful with your soak times.

    Glenn
  6. There are better ways to make money as others...

    There are better ways to make money as others have said but if you are passionate about it give it a try. That being said, I know it has gotten a lot harder in my area to sell a used bike then it was...
  7. That is the first thing I said when I saw it....

    That is the first thing I said when I saw it. That is too cool looking ( I really like the looks of that Motorcycle/Dirt Bike front end ) & looks like a blast to ride.

    Glenn
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    #1...

    #1 , It may be geographical I don't know but it was bad enough to force my hand in only listing a phone #.

    #2 , I don't own a smart phone as they can't handle the abuse I put on them ( I have...
  9. I have 4 or 5 sets of NOS 333 stem shifters also...

    I have 4 or 5 sets of NOS 333 stem shifters also along with a few NOS 333 shift & brake cables in packaging. Only the packaging says 333 on it if I remember right, although the cables may have 333...
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    I have had the same experience happen more then a...

    I have had the same experience happen more then a few times also selling out of my home.

    Glenn
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    That would be fine except it seems the only...

    That would be fine except it seems the only emails I get from CL users are scams or flakes and I have better things to do with my time then to be bothered by them. I also don't check my Email very...
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    I sell all kinds of stuff on CL not just bikes &...

    I sell all kinds of stuff on CL not just bikes & I get tired of all the scams so this is what I do. First I will only accept phone calls, no Text messaging, No Emails. The way I see it if you don't...
  13. Lowes, Ace Hardware, & Home Depot all sell loose...

    Lowes, Ace Hardware, & Home Depot all sell loose sockets here, Ace has Craftsman Tools now also if a Sears isn't close by.

    Glenn
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    I use carb clean on a rag with a long screwdriver...

    I use carb clean on a rag with a long screwdriver for grease clean up, I then use a small drum sander on a 24" drill bit extender to do the final clean up followed with air from a blow tool, works...
  15. I don't see these come up that often so I thought...

    I don't see these come up that often so I thought I would post them here. These will allow you to put any SIS shifter or modern cable stops on a frame with no braze on's, I picked up a set last year...
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    Wow, it's my size and everything, someday if I am...

    Wow, it's my size and everything, someday if I am lucky enough. Just love this color combo.

    Glenn
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    A little history when/How the 700c clincher came...

    A little history when/How the 700c clincher came to be,
    Mavic Module-E rims were introduced in 1975. They were developed in conjunction with Michelin to work with their then new Elan tires. These...
  18. Thread: old tires

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    With the cost of cheap tires there is no way I am...

    With the cost of cheap tires there is no way I am going to spend any time on a old tire no matter the brand. I have had enough tires that didn't look bad at all but were old, once inflated to...
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    Sticky: Please no mention of $$$$ in this thread, ( we...

    Please no mention of $$$$ in this thread, ( we wouldn't like it closed ) Trades only!

    Glenn
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    I was a Small Engine/ Motorcycle mechanic for 30...

    I was a Small Engine/ Motorcycle mechanic for 30 years. I was head mechanic & foreman at a large rental company by age 19 & after about a decade there I decided to open my own shop that I was forced...
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    You can also use a rear only and install a modern...

    You can also use a rear only and install a modern under the BB cable guide for the FD if you want to use one without housing stops. I have a frame around here that has this setup from the factory...
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    Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays to everyone here...

    Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays to everyone here at BF's.

    http://www.sherv.net/cm/emo/christmas/chimney-smiley-emoticon.gif


    Glenn
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    I have taken them apart to service & clean them...

    I have taken them apart to service & clean them here at my computer desk, I have a small clamp on vice and I put a 5mm allen wrench in it and use a rag & pliers to remove the 12 point looking nut...
  24. Drool! If I knew about stuff like this when it...

    Drool!
    If I knew about stuff like this when it was popular my bike would have been obnoxiously loud as I would have dressed it in everything like this I could find. If I could afford it I still...
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    Thanks, I am as far south as you can get in NJ,...

    Thanks, I am as far south as you can get in NJ, Exit 0 off the Garden State Parkway, Cape May.

    Glenn
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