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  1. Thread: Bike paint

    by Novakane
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    Steel frame tubes generally have decently thick...

    Steel frame tubes generally have decently thick walls. You'd need an awful lot of corrosion in the chipped spots to weaken it in any significant manner, and it would have to be a pretty large area of...
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    I think that is definitely a factor and may even...

    I think that is definitely a factor and may even be at the root of it. I'm not exactly at an age anyone would really consider "old" but I'm in my late '30s and the signs that mortality has been...
  3. Still looks like it would be easily crushed by a...

    Still looks like it would be easily crushed by a large truck rather than "pushed aside" as he suggests, IMHO.
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    I am not a reckless cyclist, IMHO. I was perhaps...

    I am not a reckless cyclist, IMHO. I was perhaps more so when I was a teen, but a few close calls in traffic set me straight long ago.

    I say IMHO because one might consider not being 100% aware of...
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    Certainly I can agree that the initial incident...

    Certainly I can agree that the initial incident wasn't a spectacular crash, nor was it close to the worst I've experienced in my life. I never really had any issues getting back "up on the horse" as...
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    Getting Back on the Saddle After Injuries

    I've been riding bikes since I was a child and have been traveling/commuting by bike for all of my adult life, so I never expected to ever get spooked away from riding.
    Sadly, that's exactly what...
  7. It can be easy to overthink it, but I agree with...

    It can be easy to overthink it, but I agree with the posters who's sentiment is "just get on a bike and go" - this is how I started.

    As a teenager in the country the next town over was an hour...
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    I paid a fraction of that (about $60 including...

    I paid a fraction of that (about $60 including shipping) for a short cage Cyclone a little while ago... I saw others selling for twice what I paid. I thought I may have overpaid, but it's a nice...
  9. Nice touch with the bicycle trying to edge it's...

    Nice touch with the bicycle trying to edge it's way into the photo. :)
  10. I'm not much of a fighter per se... Part of my...

    I'm not much of a fighter per se... Part of my martial arts training when I was younger was that your mouth is the best way to win/avoid a conflict before falling back on your fists. I've gotten a...
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    Another thought, to the best of my knowledge the...

    Another thought, to the best of my knowledge the Sekine plant in Canada made exclusively Sekine bikes.
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    Definitely not a Sekine... They've scavenged that...

    Definitely not a Sekine... They've scavenged that rear wheel from one. Likely since both are Canadian bikes, they broke the original wheel and it was what was available.
    I don't believe those...
  13. Decent brakes from the time (Weinmann for...

    Decent brakes from the time (Weinmann for example) would have been made from alloy, those are clearly steel given the rusting on them so they're going to be heavier and of unknown manufacturing...
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    +1 Start with the least harsh chemicals such...

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    Start with the least harsh chemicals such as diluted dish detergent (Dawn works really well at removing grease and not leaving a film), and/or vinegar and a Mr. Clean magic eraser. Go to...
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    Is it any better/different from Shimano sealed...

    Is it any better/different from Shimano sealed cartridges?
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    I'm being proactive this year and building a bike...

    I'm being proactive this year and building a bike just for destructive riding in the Winter, but I'm doing it now instead of waiting until I get all twitchy about it mid-snow-season.
    I always could...
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    Brand new, C&V-looking "J&L Classic" saddle. Just...

    Brand new, C&V-looking "J&L Classic" saddle. Just your basic Regal clone.

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    Came directly from Taiwan and is going to on my Sekine to help complete the white accenting and replace the...
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    I had Simplex on my old Grand Prix... When it...

    I had Simplex on my old Grand Prix... When it worked, it worked fine. After about 10 years of use on a 30-40 year old plastic part things started wearing out and cracking. I suppose that's a fairly...
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    Getting a second bike, as suggested is a good...

    Getting a second bike, as suggested is a good start. Get yourself a set of tools for working on your bikes. Park Tools and Sheldon Brown's website have plenty of information explaining how to...
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    The drops should be as close to parallel with the...

    The drops should be as close to parallel with the ground as possible while still being comfortable to hang onto.
    See the link posted by Metacortex for lots of good info and note how the bars are...
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    That is indeed a pretty cool bell.

    That is indeed a pretty cool bell.
  22. No pics at the moment, but thinning the primer...

    No pics at the moment, but thinning the primer (two parts primer, one part water) is turning out much smoother. I've tried a couple of different brushes and find its working best with a small foam...
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    Not a C&V bike, and not particularly high end......

    Not a C&V bike, and not particularly high end... Falcon clones of Shimano Lark/Tourney derailleurs, ashtabula cranks, CCM punched steel brakes. Your basic Canadian Tire department store bike.
    This...
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    Alright, I'll play... I'm a retro grouch though,...

    Alright, I'll play... I'm a retro grouch though, so there's lots of tech that's been made that I do not care for...

    Indexed shifting - I've been tasting the koolaid lately on my Miyata 1000, but...
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    Not black, but I just put a set of Alex alloy...

    Not black, but I just put a set of Alex alloy wheels on my bike and I am suitably satisfied. I notice someone mentioned they aren't light - and they aren't especially. Only about a half pound lighter...
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