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  1. Also, if you don't have a caliper, and are...

    Also, if you don't have a caliper, and are relying on that tape measure, you can't take measurements like 70 mm with using the hanging lip at the end: start with one end at 10 cm, and read at the far...
  2. I don't think that the OP's crank has a...

    I don't think that the OP's crank has a replaceable large chainwheel. As others have pointed out, the problem sounds like it's more likely caused by a worn chain, and maybe freewheel, than the...
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    This warning doesn't square with my experience. A...

    This warning doesn't square with my experience. A good shop that I've been a semi-regular customer of has been perfectly amenable to taking a correctly-laced wheel build and doing the truing for me....
  4. I think the answer is "no." Raleigh head badge...

    I think the answer is "no." Raleigh head badge has 3 holes, Carlton only 2, and I think the Carlton holes were spaced farther apart.
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    I would get rid of it. I bought a nice French...

    I would get rid of it. I bought a nice French frame on Craigslist, but the previous (original) owner had stuffed paper towels down the seat tube; ostensibly to soak up moisture that would enter at...
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    For what diameter bar?

    For what diameter bar?
  7. I may do it "wrong", but what I've always found...

    I may do it "wrong", but what I've always found comfortable is to use the heel of my thumb on the base of the lever, thumb running up the topside of lever, and my finger(s) on the underside. I...
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    I've never been a fan of secrets. For all I know,...

    I've never been a fan of secrets. For all I know, it's just a bunch of vintage boxes. Also, that doesn't look like NYC flooring to me.
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    At the risk of being shunned for not keeping up...

    At the risk of being shunned for not keeping up the NYC reputation for callous gruffness, OP is welcome to review my stash of Campy stuff, and make a deal on whatever he likes. I'll even send an...
  10. I don't know much about the good-bad-ugly of...

    I don't know much about the good-bad-ugly of Fiamme sewup rims, but I have a couple used ones: Ergal, one silver, and one silver-gray; both 36 hole.
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    I live here, and I wouldn't go looking for...

    I live here, and I wouldn't go looking for vintage Campagnolo parts hereabouts; much cheaper elsewhere. I don't know of a "Campy store" in the vein of the Nike, Disney, Apple stores; perhaps someone...
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    I interpreted "price point correct" to mean that...

    I interpreted "price point correct" to mean that one wouldn't (shouldn't) over-reach when equipping -- stick to the price point of components that the bike would have had in its heyday, the sort that...
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    I've got this idée fixe to build a bike based on a 1970s 62 cm Motobécane Grand Record frame with Reynolds tubeset. Cosmetic condition is strictly secondary, since I plan to make "interventions". I...
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    There's a couple Jeunet spec/sales sheets here:...

    There's a couple Jeunet spec/sales sheets here:
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/13175746@N05/sets/72157608942959867/with/3028149819/

    I have one such frame, which is quite lightweight for its size;...
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    My laminated straps are black; lami on top.

    My laminated straps are black; lami on top.
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    Re buttons: The "Italianate" (exc. frame) bike I...

    Re buttons: The "Italianate" (exc. frame) bike I built myself from scratch in the mid-80s had Binda straps (too right about being a bear to get through Campagnolo pedals), and I believe the plastic...
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    I will take the barcons if still available.

    I will take the barcons if still available.
  18. PMed also.

    PMed also.
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    I appreciate your figures, Rudi. This confirm...

    I appreciate your figures, Rudi. This confirm that my impulse to go with a 42 mm tire is a better goal than settling for 650B and narrower, or 700 C and narrower still: maximize the wheel diameter...
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    Thank you, Rudi, Gugie and Neal. I figured about...

    Thank you, Rudi, Gugie and Neal. I figured about 319 mm or so, but good to know it may be larger than that. I had fleetingly made a mental note to measure/calculate the BB height. This raises another...
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    Thank you very much for the comprehensive...

    Thank you very much for the comprehensive response. I don't really think there will be any problem with the fork; as I said, there's 45 mm clearance at the top, right under the fork crown which is...
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    A little 650B help, please

    Hi folks,

    Life has kept me away from bike projects awhile, but I'm thinking about converting a cosmetically ratty, structurally OK Raleigh International ('74) frame to 650B with moderately wide...
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    Earlier 70s rather than late, I'd say, judging by...

    Earlier 70s rather than late, I'd say, judging by the lugged fork crown and rear dropouts. Nice miscellany of parts, (Japanese/Italian) in traditional British spend-where-it-counts fashion. I doubt...
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    If you don't want to bugger it up, then don't put...

    If you don't want to bugger it up, then don't put too small a seat post into it and overclamp the collar. I believe that this bike took a 27.2 mm seat post standard, as mentioned above. What make and...
  25. The problem with having "elite" and...

    The problem with having "elite" and "professional" models is that if you make them too separate, and make a big deal of it, then they're less effective at selling the lower range bikes, for whom...
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