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  1. Curious Velo Gathering - A Bicycle Swap Meet - Lexington, MA

    There's no Larz Anderson bicycle show this year, but there will be this:

    Curious Velo Gathering - A Bicycle Swap Meet

    Sunday, July 12, 2015

    97 Mass Ave, Lexington, MA

    FREE ADMISSION
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    No prob, you ain't the only one to say it. I...

    No prob, you ain't the only one to say it. I just want to set the record straight.
    -Vinny
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    Hey, lemme make sure people understand this. ...

    Hey, lemme make sure people understand this. There is no OLDROADS SWAP, unless you come to my shop in Cambridge.
    We post local shows on our site, but we do not endorse anyone but ourselves......
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    MTBs with no suspension make great commuters. ...

    MTBs with no suspension make great commuters. The brakes are fantastic. Put smooth street tires on them.
    In Boston you're talking $200 for one all tuned up.
  5. Don't mess with painting and sourcing decals. ...

    Don't mess with painting and sourcing decals. Find an original. It should be easy. Your frame has the clamp for the earlier hockey stick chainguard. Don't buy the one that uses brazed on tabs.
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    The Chen Shin 27 x 1 3/8 knobbies are a good...

    The Chen Shin 27 x 1 3/8 knobbies are a good value. I see them lasting a long time as commuter tires, though they do not fold. They prob retail for $12 max.
  7. Someone came to my shop today wanting to sell a...

    Someone came to my shop today wanting to sell a similar Lemond.
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    Whaddya mean no diagrams? I've had one on my site...

    Whaddya mean no diagrams? I've had one on my site for 20 years:
    http://oldroads.com/shim3spd.asp
    You need to replace part 38 or part 38 and 39.
  9. Annual Jim Huntington Bicycle Show and Swap

    Annual Jim Huntington Bicycle Show and Swap
    Sunday, MARCH 23, 2014
    AMVETS Post 74 2150 Main St., Three Rivers, MA

    http://oldroads.com/monson.asp
  10. Yeah, any 3-spline bmx/single speed/3-speed cog...

    Yeah, any 3-spline bmx/single speed/3-speed cog will fit.
  11. WTF, somebody else will take credit for this,...

    WTF, somebody else will take credit for this, too.
    You don't need to go to the UK for a key.
    Your local Home Depot will have the the blank.
    It's an Ilco TM-10

    I don't get no respect.
  12. Hey, that diagram came from my site! Give me a...

    Hey, that diagram came from my site! Give me a credit!

    http://oldroads.com/mn0.jpg

    You've got a problem with those rims. Somebody painted them and the bumps from the rust are going to wear out...
  13. Doesn't look bad if it's the right size. Hey,...

    Doesn't look bad if it's the right size.
    Hey, you live in Dudley. There's a bike swap meet every 3 months there and it's winter now so you have time.
    I always put up a page for them: ...
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    Good advice. I've been working on bikes for 50+...

    Good advice. I've been working on bikes for 50+ years, the past 20 as a business. About 8 years ago I sold everything and just kept up a website devoted to vintage cycles. It was great turning all...
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    Antique: 75+ years old Vintage: 25+ years old...

    Antique: 75+ years old
    Vintage: 25+ years old
    Classic: could be any year

    That's the way I see it.
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    Hundred Year bicycles, they are.

    Hundred Year bicycles, they are.
  17. Yes and Yes.

    Yes and Yes.
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    C.Itoh, all steel, I mean everything was heavy...

    C.Itoh, all steel, I mean everything was heavy straight steel, but it had drop bars.
    Bought it at Lechmere Sales in Cambridge MA with money from my busboy job.
    40-something years later, Lechmere...
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    +2

    +2
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    Patina .vs. Rust. When I'm buying a bike I...

    Patina .vs. Rust.

    When I'm buying a bike I tell the seller it is Rust.
    When I'm selling a bike I tell the buyer it is Patina.
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    I was gonna say Sears Spaceliner or JC Higgins...

    I was gonna say Sears Spaceliner or JC Higgins Flightliner.

    Spaceliner:

    http://oldroads.com/pqdb_img.asp?p=pz65s.jpg&mod=Spaceliner&mak=Sears

    Flightliner:...
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    Yes, the leverage helps a lot, as do the...

    Yes, the leverage helps a lot, as do the Koolstops.
    Koolstops and clean rims are the easiest change, so I'd recommend people try that first.
  23. Bicycle Swap Meet, Dudley, MA, Sunday Nov 24, 2013

    Indoors. Free admission.

    http://oldroads.com/dudley/
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    One quick/cheap/easy fix we do to improve braking...

    One quick/cheap/easy fix we do to improve braking on some of the 3-speeds we sell as commuters in Boston:

    a) Clean the wheel's braking surface with soap and then acetone
    b) Koolstop brake pads...
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    Great combination.

    Great combination.
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