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  1. Um, yes. That too. In the days before lawyer...

    Um, yes. That too. In the days before lawyer tabs.
  2. Riding home dead drunk from a gig many years ago,...

    Riding home dead drunk from a gig many years ago, and saw two identical red BMWs parked side by side. Decided to ride right up the middle between them.


    Hit a single BMW right smack in the...
  3. i'd just pump up the tires, clean the bike, lube...

    i'd just pump up the tires, clean the bike, lube the chain, and be done with it.

    Ride carefully for the first mile, then break the speed limit if things hold up.

    Don't put a bunch of money into...
  4. white bar tape, much as I hate it. tape must...

    white bar tape, much as I hate it.

    tape must match the saddle.

    use the silver bars, not the copper/red alloy ones.



    And please rotate the bars so the end of the drops is flat, not the...
  5. Regal saddle, often recovered.

    Regal saddle, often recovered.
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    So, you're the ones who stole my iPod. Even the...

    So, you're the ones who stole my iPod. Even the Eno.
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    Hey, I know this is C&V, but if you're carrying...

    Hey, I know this is C&V, but if you're carrying more than fit into the three pockets on your jersey, then you're carrying too much.
  8. A colleague has left his Bianchi Euro out in the...

    A colleague has left his Bianchi Euro out in the elements in a seafront house in Okinawa for several years (think typhoons, salt, and 100% humidity), and Yes, both his BB cups have corroded into the...
  9. Of course changing the bars for another style has...

    Of course changing the bars for another style has a massive impact: that's geometry for you.

    But without changing geometry, replacing your OEM wheels with a lightweight tubular wheelset will give...
  10. my Sarroni cost me $780 Australian in late 1983...

    my Sarroni cost me $780 Australian in late 1983 from Europa Cycles in Sydney, frame alone (but included reaming seat tube, facing head tube and BB, thread chasing in BB). About $1000 all up, with...
  11. Meh. most of my bottles are 10 years or more. ...

    Meh. most of my bottles are 10 years or more. Replace em when they break. Who cares about that black gunk that's hard to wash off the inside of the spout and the bottom?

    the most important...
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    AgainOT, but we've been waiting at least 2 months...

    AgainOT, but we've been waiting at least 2 months for this since our local store stopped carrying this (on base BX).

    and we have 6 cats, and nothing else works anywhere near as well.

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    That's a very shiny seatpost!

    That's a very shiny seatpost!
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    It's a Ken Evans. His logo and his brake bridge...

    It's a Ken Evans. His logo and his brake bridge and fork crown.

    He used Cinelli brackets and Campagnolo dropouts/fork ends. Edit: on at least some of his bikes... as QV points out below.
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    I did for years, especially when racing and...

    I did for years, especially when racing and riding in Taiwan (with altitude: very useful when climbing to 10,000 feet often enough). But not since the last VDO MC1.0 died a couple of years ago.
    ...
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    Giro Brancale from 1985 or so. (not my photo) ...

    Giro Brancale from 1985 or so.
    (not my photo)






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  17. You shouldn't wear your jersey under your bibs. ...

    You shouldn't wear your jersey under your bibs.

    Just saying.
  18. SL? superleggera?

    SL? superleggera?
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    52/15 fixed on the flats. 42/17 SS commuter. ...

    52/15 fixed on the flats.

    42/17 SS commuter. I have hills.
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    Shimano HG-50 or KMC X8 99 or 93 chains. miles...

    Shimano HG-50 or KMC X8 99 or 93 chains. miles of single speed on both.
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    Looks like the seatpost even saw some grease at...

    Looks like the seatpost even saw some grease at some point or another.

    But you'd better pull it and re-lube just to be sure.
  22. Nah.

    Nah.
  23. Um? Oxygen?

    Um? Oxygen?
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    Hey, sorry the tongue-in-cheekness of my comment...

    Hey, sorry the tongue-in-cheekness of my comment didn't make it all the way across.

    but going the 1x7 route is a great idea. that Giant is reasonably heavy so you'd love a bit of range to cope...
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    So, instead of filing the vertical dropouts to...

    So, instead of filing the vertical dropouts to get a good chain length, just add some track ends by welding on a couple pieces of flat bar and slotting them. Should be a ten minute job. no need to...
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