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  1. I went fishing this morning. Some prick in the...

    I went fishing this morning. Some prick in the neighborhood set off what sounded like his whole collection of fireworks at precisely 3 a.m.
    I mean, the alarm was set for 3:45 anyway, and I do...
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    Are you a real heavy person? If not, ride...

    Are you a real heavy person?

    If not, ride them and enjoy them.
    They were NOS when you built them.
    Now they aren't.
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    So glad you didn't get the one with the initials...

    So glad you didn't get the one with the initials for Piece-O-Crap on it.
    Whew....
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    Thought I might have one of these for you. But...

    Thought I might have one of these for you.
    But it turned out to be a pair of the older, pointy ones I had.
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    The other 2.63 percent wear yellow and green...

    The other 2.63 percent wear yellow and green argyles.
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    Saw "Masis" lined up outside of EMS last Fall....

    Saw "Masis" lined up outside of EMS last Fall. Closeout sale. The name was the only recognizable thing about them.
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    I'm leaning toward the two by four.

    I'm leaning toward the two by four.
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    Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no...

    Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race.

    H. G. Wells
  9. Thread: Acorn Roll Bag

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    OK. I'm confused. Saguaro: Acorn bag for...

    OK. I'm confused.

    Saguaro: Acorn bag for sale
    Saguaro: PM sent
    Saguaro: SOLD

    Did you sell it to yerself, Saguaro? Good strategy ;)
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    Don't like fixie? How about "fixed"? or...

    Don't like fixie?
    How about "fixed"?

    or maybe, "neutered"?

    gyuk
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    Right on, Rocket-sauce. I'll add; try look at...

    Right on, Rocket-sauce.

    I'll add; try look at great paintings or photographs on a kindle.
    Best in person of course, but good art books are treasures.
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    The Huysman is a good tip. Thanks. I tried to...

    The Huysman is a good tip. Thanks. I tried to read The Stranger again recently, but just couldn't make it through.
    I found a late nineteenth century copy of Shelley's poetry at an estate sale a few...
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    And the 1 1/8 Paselas are even better. ;)

    And the 1 1/8 Paselas are even better. ;)
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    That's a lot of assumptions.

    That's a lot of assumptions.
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    At first, I thought he was talking about that end...

    At first, I thought he was talking about that end too, but, it's the factory end he's referring too.
    Not sure but I believe it is more than lead. Which alone would be too soft. Perhaps a zinc and...
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    I agree. Good stuff. But, a while back, when...

    I agree. Good stuff. But, a while back, when contemplating re-painting a frame…still haven't done it… I wrote to that "expert" answer guy on the One Shot web site and told him what I was thinking...
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    Exactly. I try not to regret. But that was a neat...

    Exactly. I try not to regret. But that was a neat bike. In my case, I was so nomadic during that time, I ditched a lot of possessions.
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    Yes, Competition MK II. 1974. Man, that was a...

    Yes, Competition MK II. 1974. Man, that was a nice bike.
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    Hmmm. OK. They are designed to ride only on the...

    Hmmm. OK. They are designed to ride only on the "contact patch" of the tire. Where the tire meets the road. Which is the relative narrow section right in the center of the tread. Is it possible to...
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    ….forever preserved. I had one. Bought it new....

    ….forever preserved.

    I had one. Bought it new.

    Boy, you really scored, Mlamp. I'm surprised the bike was still there.
    As Davester said, copper Intl painted black, except the head tube. Me...
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    Some levers pull more cable per increment of...

    Some levers pull more cable per increment of travel than others, as I understand it.
    But I can't claim to understand it.
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    Heh, Actually, it's just the lens that makes it...

    Heh,
    Actually, it's just the lens that makes it look rather bulbous and voluminous.
    Same diminutive size as most cycling caps.
    In fact, I find these caps so tight they're sort of uncomfortable....
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    For a while, I had vintage Record levers on my...

    For a while, I had vintage Record levers on my Gitane, with the stock MAFAC Racer calipers in place. Seemed to work fine.
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    Had never seen one of these before. So had to...

    Had never seen one of these before. So had to have it.
    http://i1227.photobucket.com/albums/ee430/slipangle99/Vintage%20bike%20love/Moto%20cap%201_zpsepd48gng.jpg
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    Awh…you're just trying to be a contrarian,...

    Awh…you're just trying to be a contrarian, Davester. ;)

    I think they can be a little temperamental. And I can no longer get mine to get up to very high pressures. But I suspect it is me, not the...
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