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  1. I still live like a savage, with 3x8...

    I still live like a savage, with 3x8 1.5-step-plus-granny gearing on the mountain bike and 2x6 half-step or 1.5-step on each of the road bikes. As long as I can get about a 6-7% ratiometric...
  2. Thread: Nishiki Cascade

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    Nashiski? I cringe to think how the seller would...

    Nashiski? I cringe to think how the seller would list a Peugeot. :)
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    The sort of stuff I miss out on by living on a...

    The sort of stuff I miss out on by living on a slab. :(
  4. Most English and Japanese frames came with...

    Most English and Japanese frames came with Weinmann or DiaCompe 610 front, 750 rear. The asymmetry provides greater braking leverage in front, where it is needed.
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    I used small screws, but aluminum pop rivets...

    I used small screws, but aluminum pop rivets would probably be a nice aesthetic upgrade.
  6. Nothing to add here -- the others have pretty...

    Nothing to add here -- the others have pretty well ID'd it and set a reasonable value on it. Very nice!
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    4mm = 5.04/32" Have you tried 11/64"?

    4mm = 5.04/32"
    Have you tried 11/64"?
  8. Tigat, who rides a Trek with a really slick...

    Tigat, who rides a Trek with a really slick electronic shift setup. Also, the elder half of last year's Swiss father-daughter RAAM team. We have another BF member with a paralyzed hand, as well. All...
  9. Same here, particularly in a crosswind, although...

    Same here, particularly in a crosswind, although I could see where that might be tougher with one arm.
  10. Good suggestions. As a fairly timid and very...

    Good suggestions. As a fairly timid and very uncoordinated cyclist who is far more concerned with safety than with performance, I always leave a generous following distance on group rides and...
  11. ... or using the key, which is what I always do....

    ... or using the key, which is what I always do. The remote lock/unlock fob on my 1996 Audi stopped working years ago.
  12. I reject his formula, because there are trophy...

    I reject his formula, because there are trophy women in every age category. After 50 years of marriage, one of my friends always talked about his "trophy wife," who was indeed a keeper, as he well...
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    Most single-pivot sidepull calipers that are in...

    Most single-pivot sidepull calipers that are in good working order are pretty similar in stopping power, which is dictated by the dimensions (leverage). I recommend aero brake handles (10% more...
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    As mentioned above, you can find French-threaded...

    As mentioned above, you can find French-threaded freewheels on eBay and elsewhere, but you will pay a premium, and you will not have the selection of cog sizes you would have with the common ISO...
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    That has been my philosophy, as well. For me,...

    That has been my philosophy, as well. For me, anything above 100 gear-inches (52/14, 48/13, 44/12 w/ 27" wheels) is a waste of a valuable gear combination, so all of my road bikes top out at 94 to 98...
  16. Campus Green -- cool! Looks like it is in nice...

    Campus Green -- cool! Looks like it is in nice condition.

    When I worked at a Peugeot/Nishiki dealership, we sold an Olympic with 24" wheels -- we dubbed it the "BabyOly."
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    European model based on the UO-8 frame. Fairly...

    European model based on the UO-8 frame. Fairly rare in the US, much more common in Europe. Decals are typical of early 1970s, and the white color is always a winner.
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    Good suggestions all around. MKS and others make...

    Good suggestions all around. MKS and others make road quill pedals which will look about right, even if not technically correct for that bike.

    We sold a few bike boom era Atalas at the...
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    Yup -- as the late, great Sheldon Brown notes, in...

    Yup -- as the late, great Sheldon Brown notes, in the world of bicycle tire sizing, 1 3/8 is not 1.375, and 1 3/4 is not 1.75.
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    Check your chainrings for tooth wear.

    Check your chainrings for tooth wear.
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    Welcome back to the world's greatest sport, and...

    Welcome back to the world's greatest sport, and best wishes on your continued recovery.
  22. You da man, Chas! Very impressive capacity...

    You da man, Chas! Very impressive capacity stretch. :thumb:
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    I don't know the Japanese Bianchis well, but that...

    I don't know the Japanese Bianchis well, but that looks like a great bike. Handling should be comparable to that of an Italian Bianchi, which is a very good thing, in my book. The chrome stays are a...
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    A two-tooth drop is too narrow, but a three-tooth...

    A two-tooth drop is too narrow, but a three-tooth drop in front works beautifully with a 2-to-3-tooth progression in back.

    My UO-8: 45-42/13-15-17-20-23-26
    My 1960 Capo: 49-46/14-16-18-20-23-26
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    When I worked at a Peugeot/Nishiki dealership in...

    When I worked at a Peugeot/Nishiki dealership in the early 1970s, the Peugeot PA-10s, PR-10s, and PX-10s came geared 52-45/14-21, and almost every customer wanted to replace the freewheel with a...
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