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    Gimme a quarter and I'll tell you.

    Gimme a quarter and I'll tell you.
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    rootboy, I think we have a lot of vinyl in...

    rootboy, I think we have a lot of vinyl in common.

    Honestly, most of the things I like are C&V. Besides vinyl (and cassettes):
    Books from the early-'60s Time Reading Program book club.
    '60s...
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    Awesome. I don't think I'd have the patience,...

    Awesome. I don't think I'd have the patience, but I'm glad you do.
  4. The Bic pen trick from the thread I linked above,...

    The Bic pen trick from the thread I linked above, really works! Just take the inner ink tube from a cheap Bic pen, push it over the broken end of the indicator rod, and turn. It didn't even ruin...
  5. Hey, that Bic pen trick really works! Thanks, ...

    Hey, that Bic pen trick really works! Thanks, bgrantca bgrantca !
  6. Help! Sturmey Archer 5-speed hub, X-RF5 (w): indicator rod broke off

    Somewhat idiotically, I pushed too hard on the shifter for my new (to me) Sturmey Archer X-RF5 (w) hub and bent the indicator rod just below the shoulder where the chain attached. Somewhat more...
  7. It's been a while since I replaced the pads with...

    It's been a while since I replaced the pads with Kool Stops on my DL-1, but here's what I seem to remember I did:

    You'll need a bench vise. Put the end of the rubber pad against one jaw of the...
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    It's unlikely that you have any Whitworth parts...

    It's unlikely that you have any Whitworth parts on that bike, if that's what you're scared of. There are a few on my '80 DL-1, but that's a very different animal.

    Cone wrenches will probably be...
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    Patience is key. To build my dream commuter (for...

    Patience is key. To build my dream commuter (for myself), I waited nearly five years to find the right frame in the right location (for $50, as it turned out). I was then able to bring in the whole...
  10. Cyclist 'messed up' over bike & gummy worms...

    Cyclist 'messed up' over bike & gummy worms stolen in Portland

    "It was stolen on Monday outside Alberta Co-op Grocery in Northeast Portland, even though Dimacali secured it with a cable lock."
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    Glad you're OK, and my hat's off to you for...

    Glad you're OK, and my hat's off to you for keeping your cool in that situation. I probably wouldn't. But: this is exactly why people who ride a lot usually don't like bike lanes. They make you...
  12. My first commuter bike was an '84 Peugeot road...

    My first commuter bike was an '84 Peugeot road bike that I got back in '98 (before fixies, before everybody wanted them) mostly because it was $40 at the Salvation Army, though I was also pleased...
  13. Born in 1974; I love my 1951 Raleigh Clubman and...

    Born in 1974; I love my 1951 Raleigh Clubman and 1972 Raleigh International at least as much as I love my '80s bikes, and my wife's '57 Raleigh Sports, too, along with the '61 Atala that was my mom's...
  14. It really depends on where you are. In my NC...

    It really depends on where you are.

    In my NC college town we've got plenty of garden-variety teenagers and addicts who'll steal anything they can get their hands on, but not (as far as I've heard)...
  15. Agreed. On the plus side, now that my right...

    Agreed. On the plus side, now that my right tibia has a permanent titanium rod down its full length, it's supposedly unbreakable. I'm not trying to find out, though.
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    There's a guy who makes an aftermarket indexing...

    There's a guy who makes an aftermarket indexing ring for 10-speed Shimano with the Suntour Command shifters. If you ask me, the "light indexing" is more like real indexing than it is like friction,...
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    AFAIK, all Suntour Command shifters are set up...

    AFAIK, all Suntour Command shifters are set up for indexing -- in fact, the issue is usually how to modify them if you want friction instead. I've got a pair on a Raleigh International with Velo...
  18. As I understand it, you'd need the special...

    As I understand it, you'd need the special two-part FW indicator spindle, which would probably be at least as hard to find as an entire FW hub. I could be wrong about the latter assertion, though.
  19. Rear racks are MUCH better for stability/handling...

    Rear racks are MUCH better for stability/handling than front racks. I wouldn't put more than 10 pounds on top of a front rack (more if you're using very low panniers on the sides of the rack, which...
  20. Do you have a bike co-op anywhere close to you? ...

    Do you have a bike co-op anywhere close to you? If so, you could bring it by and try a few wheels to see what fits. This list probably isn't up to date.
  21. Hey, there. I don't know how far you are from...

    Hey, there. I don't know how far you are from Orlando, but have you tried Retro City Cycles? If you're in the market for a new bike, they'll at least understand what you're looking for.
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  22. Ah, yes, the Beefmastor. Too much of that stuff,...

    Ah, yes, the Beefmastor. Too much of that stuff, and you'll definitely need a stronger rear axle. ;)
  23. Yep, I've been to the 35223, and I believe you. ...

    Yep, I've been to the 35223, and I believe you. The 27858 isn't a lot better. But (wrong forum for this, I know) this is why we should all be working to improve bike routes in the Sunbelt sprawl. ...
  24. If you need a car to ride a bike, you're doing it...

    If you need a car to ride a bike, you're doing it wrong...
  25. Yep, also true in the U.S. -- if this bike is...

    Yep, also true in the U.S. -- if this bike is going to spend a lot of time parked on the street in a city, the bolt-on axle is a bonus. Otherwise, I'm not really sure that the solid axle is stronger...
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