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    I'd think the campus shop can guide you through...

    I'd think the campus shop can guide you through this. You may have to move spacers around and dish. 105's aren't the only Shimano hubs made for 126/7 speeds, a number of hybrids from the late 80's...
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    I think so too. My basement is humid so I have to...

    I think so too. My basement is humid so I have to clean my saddles annually, then touch up with proofhide.
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    I've tried to save a dozen or so pairs of those...

    I've tried to save a dozen or so pairs of those but the rubber just rots with time. I have one set and I'm afraid to let it see daylight.
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    The older Lycett(s) the better in my experience....

    The older Lycett(s) the better in my experience. Only you will know if it's comfortable.
  5. Groves Cycle operated on College St near...

    Groves Cycle operated on College St near Kensington up until around 2004 (in Toronto). Two sweet Japanese Canadian brothers had owned it for over 30 years and still had NOS Dunelts and Robin Hood 3...
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    Measure twice, cup once, arf. ...

    Measure twice, cup once, arf.
    http://sheldonbrown.com/harris/headsets/headsets-1-inch-threaded-jis.htmlhttp://sheldonbrown.com/harris/headsets/headsets-1-inch-threaded-jis.html
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    My 30 year old Silca Floor pump gave out on me...

    My 30 year old Silca Floor pump gave out on me and I'm desperate to get it back. Must look for how-to-fix online. A lifetime pump imo.
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    Schwinn 26 x 1 3/8 tires are usually the...

    Schwinn 26 x 1 3/8 tires are usually the culprits...as mentioned, they are 597's.
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    HA! Perfect for the thread. There's an old...

    HA! Perfect for the thread.

    There's an old joke about the nuance of old Newfoundland fishers revealed in just a few words, spoken at pace.

    Whale
    Oil
    Beef
    Hooked
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    Sticky: crank_addict, I looked at a dozen brit axles and...

    crank_addict, I looked at a dozen brit axles and found nothing as wide as your needs. For a double I assume? Maybe it's time to take a BFH to the chainstays :eek:
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    1922 Raleigh...it's all grey guys....

    1922 Raleigh...it's all grey guys.
    https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-P-KWedDAgS8/VY9TPqWPaUI/AAAAAAAAAEY/Zh5Fa6BUh6Y/s512/raleigh_path_and_road_racer_1922_vcc_.jpg
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    Thanks, perspective's everything I rode a...

    Thanks, perspective's everything

    I rode a naughty night ride at the 95 messenger championships in TO. Good clean fun. Saddles clean up.

    Nudity side note from the day. The tarck stand comp went...
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    I gotta say PM, less queries and more oil will...

    I gotta say PM, less queries and more oil will solve your issues. I know I'm over medicated and edgy these days but you're approaching troll territory.
    You have read Sheldon Brown's online site? If...
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    Can you just hide that can of WD40 and try the...

    Can you just hide that can of WD40 and try the correct oil first? Be patient.
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    And some of those bikes from Japan were...

    And some of those bikes from Japan were excellent, nice chrome, campy drops, uber-light tubesets.
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    Good advice has meandered about the thread but it...

    Good advice has meandered about the thread but it must be re-mentioned that just using many SAE straight machine oils in the hub (and chain) and riding it may properly set up your hub for the rest of...
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    So keep the pedals too...they have shorter...

    So keep the pedals too...they have shorter threaded axles.

    edit. Hacksaw that BB/crank out of the frame and send to me please. Lots of trade bait here;)
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    Damn I messed up the punchline.I thought Grace...

    Damn I messed up the punchline.I thought Grace Jones was Grace Slick, a perfect setup. Oh well. GJ was so cool....
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    Way too much Mickey, you'll be changing your name...

    Way too much Mickey, you'll be changing your name to Grace Slick after a month or so, black and slippery The SA can recommends using a couple of drops sparingly every 200 miles. For a regular use...
  20. A number of marques made fake "tri" geometry...

    A number of marques made fake "tri" geometry before tri specific bikes really hit the market. My SR Triathlon has a 56.5 top tube and a 54 seat tube c-t. Thats a good start.

    Of course I made it a...
  21. Cool bike. Test the tension of the chain and if...

    Cool bike. Test the tension of the chain and if there's some forgiveness, maybe you're good to go. A link wouldn't hurt. The spring may acquire a shortened lifespan and they are not robust gears as...
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    Maybe DiaCompe did some Weinmann licensing,...

    Maybe DiaCompe did some Weinmann licensing, comparing the Gran Compe/VainQueur centre pulls but really, most other Dian Compe brakes were unique and (maybe) better quality
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    If the crank is uber loose then disassemble and...

    If the crank is uber loose then disassemble and look for damage to the crankarm itself, maybe a previous attempt to fix it elongated the hole. Crank arms are abundant if you need to replace (...
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    Used to be that way...Boston apparently as well.

    Used to be that way...Boston apparently as well.
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    Toronto (formerly known as York, an enclave of ...

    Toronto (formerly known as York, an enclave of anglo-centric Canada) is where you go for that, at least in the old days. I'm sure I'd bought dozens of Raleigh Superbes for under $20 before vintage...
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