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  1. Thursday afternoons on the North County Trailway (NY State)

    Next week should be pretty nice. Monday I'm driving to Northern Virginia and plan to ride the W&OD all afternoon. Then Thursday (July 23rd) my wife and I are driving to the Boston Area to visit...
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    Burt Monroe: "Invercargill,...

    Burt Monroe: "Invercargill, I-N-V-E-R-C-A-R-G-I-L-L. Sometimes I spell it with one L to save ink." (Worlds Fastest Indian)

    Edit: My NR RD says "Patent 76" so they used the full word that year.
  3. Thanks Rudi. Mine are probably OK cuz they are...

    Thanks Rudi. Mine are probably OK cuz they are custom made to the right dimensions with thicker SS that does not deform. Dumb luck, eh?
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    Just to avoid possible confusion: pull the brake...

    Just to avoid possible confusion: pull the brake lever down (open the gap between the lever and the housing) and look down in there to find the head of the bolt that tightens the band clamp. It's...
  5. I agree. Beautiful bike and well thought out...

    I agree. Beautiful bike and well thought out build but HOW do you keep it that clean - for 6 weeks? My bikes looks this clean just once a year (in the late winter) then get all spooged up after...
  6. OK, I'll bite. Why do we all avoid these straps?...

    OK, I'll bite. Why do we all avoid these straps? These straps in particular or all such straps? I made my own for my Raleigh and they have worked just fine for the past 1200 miles on all...
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    Where do you live? In the city or out in the...

    Where do you live? In the city or out in the burbs somewhere. There may be a few of us that could help you. I'm almost out to Berks County but I drive into KofP often enough. The NBW is a great...
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    I have found that with index shifting, RD...

    I have found that with index shifting, RD alignment is more critical and with Mtn bikes RD alignment gets wacked. I'd start by eye balling or even gauging the alignment. Then do the tension checks...
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    Mondays on the W&OD to Purceville

    Next Monday (July 20th) I need to drive to NoVA so I can attend BOOGSATs all day Tuesday. As I've never been on the Wad, I've decided to pack the Raleigh Pro, drive early and ride from Rte 28 out to...
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    It would be great to see you here Bob. And my...

    It would be great to see you here Bob. And my neck is so stiff from riding in the drops that I cannot even look down to see dem spud peelers. No worries.
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    Just one bit-o-experience here. I have a 76...

    Just one bit-o-experience here. I have a 76 Raleigh Professional Mk IV and use an early '80s Cannondale Trestle handlebar bag. I only carry light loads for all day rides: second water bottle,...
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    L'Ombra NJ #2 - Harvest Hustle

    Ride is Now Full..

    We're going to do it again. We're grinding out another full century ride (hustle: as in busy movement and activity not as in fraud and swindle) somewhere in central New Jersey...
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    I'll recommend you just wait - go ride the bike...

    I'll recommend you just wait - go ride the bike for a few hundred miles first. A few years ago I drank the 'wider bars' Kool-aid and got 42cm bars for my Cannondale. Worked just fine. BUT I then...
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    I've seen that Raleigh used various fasteners for...

    I've seen that Raleigh used various fasteners for the head badge. I think something subtle is best - the various pop rivets seem awkward and I'd worry about the glob inside the head tube dragging on...
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    I miss Tom and Ray. RIP Tom.

    I miss Tom and Ray. RIP Tom.
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    We're visiting my son and his family near...

    We're visiting my son and his family near Kenosha, WI. Yesterday was the annual Kenosha County Diary breakfast so I joined the 'official' 10 mile ride from Salem thru Wheatland to the farm. I used...
  17. Well velovixen, you've got a pile of great advice...

    Well velovixen, you've got a pile of great advice and there is little I can add but the neighborhood was so quiet this afternoon during my regular trip 'around the block' (13 miles thru deserted,...
  18. I posted this over in the Gitane thread but it is...

    I posted this over in the Gitane thread but it is my summer project - competing with a long Honey-do list.

    http://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/643488-show-off-your-gitane-6.html#post17869715
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    A slightly different question, Jim. On my three...

    A slightly different question, Jim. On my three road bikes (all 28 section clinchers) the rear tubes loose air more than the fronts. I rarely have to top off the front tires but generally need to...
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    If it's the Campy SuperRecord RD I'm thinking of,...

    If it's the Campy SuperRecord RD I'm thinking of, then there is no B adj screw. That all came later. I've decided that any time an RD is not working well is the time to ensure the alignments are...
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    Agreed but when you apply those Channel Locks its...

    Agreed but when you apply those Channel Locks its wiggle wiggle wiggle, back and forth just a bit to get the threads loose, then more wiggle, wiggle, back and forth. The nut will loose a bit at a...
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    Nice bike, Narhay. I'm also a fan. I obtained...

    Nice bike, Narhay. I'm also a fan. I obtained mine about 2 years ago, did a frame up overhaul, touched up a few nicks and put er back on the road. I've probably logged 1000 miles since then and...
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    I agree about reflectors and mounts. Ugly DOT...

    I agree about reflectors and mounts. Ugly DOT mandated goop. If you get a chance dismount a wheel that has one of those reflector things clipped in the spokes. Hold the axle between your hands and...
  24. VV nailed the right question here. I'm about 6...

    VV nailed the right question here. I'm about 6 foot as well and could not comfortably ride that bike. The frame looks like, maybe, 62cm and you have 4" or 5" of seat post out in the wind. With my...
  25. Great looking bike Doc. Yes you won't need a...

    Great looking bike Doc. Yes you won't need a saddle bag. That third mount could be a tool bottle as shown above or just a wide mouth bottle (I have one too from some backpacking gear) that holds...
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