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    New cuz it blends with carbon fiber

    New cuz it blends with carbon fiber
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    I like the gentle "Hand O God" moments when I'm...

    I like the gentle "Hand O God" moments when I'm out riding. For instance, on my morning route, I see many of the same people, walking, pedaling, taking the trash out, watering the lawn, etc.

    I...
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    The Re-Cycle Center

    The Re-Cycle Center
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    Thanks, now I'm patiently waiting SJX426's duct...

    Thanks, now I'm patiently waiting SJX426's duct tape or rather "I wish I had some" tale......but it's still early ;)
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    You may have just jinxed yourself :eek:

    You may have just jinxed yourself :eek:
  6. I've got a early 80's MTB, lazy geometry, long...

    I've got a early 80's MTB, lazy geometry, long top tube, horizontal DO's. It's now set up as a heavy duty road bike. BUT....the ride is beyond boring!

    I'd go with the suggestions to use an older...
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    Used dollar bills before, but this tire was...

    Used dollar bills before, but this tire was separated from the bead wire. :eek: A Benjamin wouldn't even hold that one together.

    What surprised me most was the patch on the tube worked.

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    Duct Tape is C&V....right?

    It's been around since 1943 so I think it legit to use on bikes post '43 without a problem..right?

    This stuff is pretty cool. I keep my tire irons wrapped together with it for emergency purposes....
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    How far? Depends on how the wind is blowing I...

    How far? Depends on how the wind is blowing I guess.

    I've got a few "as original" bikes complete with period tools, but I've also got C&V frames configured in ways the Maker never considered. How...
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    The "Other Old Bike". It's a Triumph TRW 500...

    The "Other Old Bike". It's a Triumph TRW 500 currently undergoing a rebuild :(

    But, with lots of original and NOS parts :thumb:

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    Took the bike off the hook for a morning ride and...

    Took the bike off the hook for a morning ride and when the tire hit the floor....Pop...ssssssst; Flat in a matter of seconds. Made a quick repair and noticed a small slit where the tube had...
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    I touched up the Flamboyant Red paint Job with...

    I touched up the Flamboyant Red paint Job with nail polish...worked fine for me. Now there's less guilt when I bang it up!

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    If this were my bike, I'd clean and touch up. ...

    If this were my bike, I'd clean and touch up. You'll still notice the repairs but that is all part of the bikes provenance. I feel that an older bike should have chips, worn paint etc. Perfect...
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    Why does every Brooks saddle thread within a post...

    Why does every Brooks saddle thread within a post or two end up with some comment like

    Right outa the gate, no one even asked if you like them or not, simply a service announcement on a sale and...
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    I understand they just explode without warning,...

    I understand they just explode without warning, obliterating the rider and witnesses. That's why we don't have any first hand accounts.
  16. I quoted you this morning at my friend's shop ...

    I quoted you this morning at my friend's shop



    He laughed.

    PS - He's an ex-racer, frame builder, wrench, Friday night beer club; a one man shop + his son during the summer. He sells both...
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    (Sigh) well at least I have my self esteem group...

    (Sigh) well at least I have my self esteem group today....I'll be fine....:rolleyes:

    Seriously, nlerners' 38-650b has got us both whooped
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    I had the opposite experience, 32's felt like too...

    I had the opposite experience, 32's felt like too much tire, ended up with 28's. Although I have to admit the 32's looked better.
  20. Next time, when they finish talking; simply say,...

    Next time, when they finish talking; simply say, "not my bike, it's his" and point to some random person. Sit back and watch the comedy skit.
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    These are great frames, undervalued in my...

    These are great frames, undervalued in my opinion.

    I've got two, a 78 & an 81 that have been through several configurations.

    Just a heads up, I decided to build one "all things Campy SR" ...
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    My Mom taught me to always buy it when you see...

    My Mom taught me to always buy it when you see it, you can always sell it later she would say. I guess Mom was an N+1 gal.
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    http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0118/9802/product...

    http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0118/9802/products/RAW_ProductShotOverview_ccae60fd-5044-44f4-8bc1-9c17f2aebc8e_large.png?v=1406678157
    These are cool looking and seem to be very ergonomic and a bit...
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    471018 I like the classic stem mounted bells. ...

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    I like the classic stem mounted bells. Great on a MUP or for pedestrians, kinda useless against cars
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    Airtight frame, Campy crank, delta front brake,...

    Airtight frame, Campy crank, delta front brake, fixed gear, Brooks Swift, bespoke lugged stem, bars? Finish it off with some Zeppelin style alum. fenders, with some 700x28 rubber.
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