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  1. I go front brake, rear brake, rear derailleur,...

    I go front brake, rear brake, rear derailleur, front derailleur. That way I know the rear cable isn't somehow screwing with action on the front brake, and having the rear brake already setup makes...
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    What, exactly, are you talking about?

    What, exactly, are you talking about?
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    Anodizing Metal at Home (The LJS method)...

    Anodizing Metal at Home (The LJS method)
  4. I sort of went the other way: after building up...

    I sort of went the other way: after building up several vintage bikes with assorted classic and modern components, I sold everything off and built a Soma Double Cross. Moving to a small apartment...
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    You do have options, though the easiest route...

    You do have options, though the easiest route would be to find a used set of 26" wheels in the correct spacing. Anything else is going to require a frame modification, or building a wheel (or both)....
  6. If they're aiming at Brompton owners, they're...

    If they're aiming at Brompton owners, they're gonna charge Brompton-owner prices.
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    Thanks! I'm not quite car-free yet, but my city...

    Thanks! I'm not quite car-free yet, but my city has been steadily building infrastructure that will make it possible within the next year. I'm looking forward to that day.
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    Sticky: Pride is a funny thing. When I owned my house, I...

    Pride is a funny thing. When I owned my house, I used to be proud of being able to show it off to my friends and family. Living in the studio, I'm quite proud of myself for putting away those...
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    There may have been a few BMX flip-flop hubs back...

    There may have been a few BMX flip-flop hubs back in the 80s and 90s that accepted a 29mm freewheel, but 24tpi/1.37" became the de facto standard at least 30 years ago. You certainly wouldn't find...
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    Soma Double Cross with 36 spoke wheels and a mix...

    Soma Double Cross with 36 spoke wheels and a mix of 105 and Ultegra components. There's a rack installed now as well.

    http://i.imgur.com/IeFfmQD.jpg
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    29mm freewheels and hubs are very uncommon, so...

    29mm freewheels and hubs are very uncommon, so much so that you rarely see them mentioned.
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    Sticky: I've tried to tell the abridged version of my...

    I've tried to tell the abridged version of my story to friends, but somehow it turns into a manifesto. Put simply; I managed to go from a 2200 sqft house to living nearly car-free in a 400sqft studio...
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    I left my house with 3 bikes and a whole lot of...

    I left my house with 3 bikes and a whole lot of parts. I brought one with me to the apartment and rented a storage unit for the rest, at a cost of about $50/month. I got so sick of riding what I kept...
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    Any single-speed freewheel would work. I...

    Any single-speed freewheel would work. I recommend shimano mx-30's for an affordable, reliable option.

    You don't need a tool to install a freewheel, but you do need one to remove it. Park's FR-6...
  15. Some people enjoy building bikes, some enjoy...

    Some people enjoy building bikes, some enjoy buying them, and some enjoy riding them. No group is "wrong," as the whole point for 90% of cyclists is to enjoy the bicycle.

    I just completed my...
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    PM incoming.

    PM incoming.
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    PM'd.
  18. If you want index shifting with that suntour...

    If you want index shifting with that suntour setup, you'll need suntour shifters. I have a set of accushift downtube shifters that will work, and rivendell bar-end pods if you're so inclined. Reply...
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    The tape is Bontrager Gel Cork. It's a perfect...

    The tape is Bontrager Gel Cork. It's a perfect match for the honey brooks.

    The tires are 28s I had lying around, and I think I'm good with the size. I may go to a 32 in the rear, depending on how...
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    hello. http://i.imgur.com/IeFfmQD.jpg

    hello.

    http://i.imgur.com/IeFfmQD.jpg
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    This is Amos. I built him up over the weekend. A...

    This is Amos. I built him up over the weekend. A rack's been installed, but I'm feeling too lazy to take another photo.

    http://i.imgur.com/IeFfmQD.jpg
  22. The chain and cassette are sold, among other...

    The chain and cassette are sold, among other items. Everything's been updated.
  23. Price drops.

    Price drops.
  24. Suntour Edge 4050 rear derailleur (7-speed...

    Suntour Edge 4050 rear derailleur (7-speed accushift). Heavy rash. - $5.00

    http://i.imgur.com/bqUEnQf.jpg

    http://i.imgur.com/xkMGllO.jpg

    Suntour Edge 4050 DT shifters (7-speed accushift). -...
  25. Shimano Z-series non-aero brake levers. - $5.00 ...

    Shimano Z-series non-aero brake levers. - $5.00

    http://i.imgur.com/t8OkkHl.jpg

    Shimano 11-23t 9-speed cassette. It's filthy, I'm sorry. - $20.00

    http://i.imgur.com/97mYfHK.jpg

    Shimano...
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