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    I was just over at our local surplus...

    I was just over at our local surplus hardware-n-stuff store and was looking at surplus military bags and pouches. Lots of interesting possibilities. Most of it is some variation on desert camo. ...
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    Poll: I suppose I'm, somewhat the opposite. I'm at the...

    I suppose I'm, somewhat the opposite. I'm at the point where I don't see a reason I cannot. Since I resumed cycling a few years ago, I've ridden hands free on each bike, some more than others. Yes...
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    . I think we finished up around 27" too...

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    I think we finished up around 27" too (should have taken a 27" wheel out there as a depth gauge) and I'm real glad I didn't even think about driving. I'm also glad I was not one of those 500...
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    Looks like about 5 inches so far, thru the night,...

    Looks like about 5 inches so far, thru the night, but blowing and more coming down like cats and camels. Fortunately we're far enough "north and west of the city", as they say, that it will stay...
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    You can have it. And my road tires can slide...

    You can have it. And my road tires can slide away from me with 1/2 inch as easily as with 5. Oh, looks like we get our 5 to 12 on Saturday - a system that may slide south of you for a change. BUT...
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    Didn't ride today. As Vonruden said - snow...

    Didn't ride today. As Vonruden said - snow yesterday (started as I was getting ready to ride). 1/2 inch of snow and a 1/2 of salt on the roads. Today never got above 25 deg so it was my first...
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    Your post 16 is very well done. Complete and a...

    Your post 16 is very well done. Complete and a good reality check. You obviously know about Proficient Preparation Prevents ...........

    You kids should consider starting at Quakertown too. How...
  8. Well done. Smart to do the bouncing in stocking...

    Well done. Smart to do the bouncing in stocking feet - easier on the frame finish. Note for future reference: The 2x4 broke right where I'd expect it to. That knot in the wood is the primary weak...
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    Not quite yet. Old age yes, but as healthy as...

    Not quite yet. Old age yes, but as healthy as ever. When I got my '76 Raleigh Pro it was clear that the original Campy housing clamps had rusted away and been replaced by DuraAce clamps. That...
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    My brother is a cardiologist. I asked him one...

    My brother is a cardiologist. I asked him one time what he would do if he treated some patient for a year or more, took care of some tough problems and got him back to perfect health. Then at the...
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    I have one of each (the OPs left example on the...

    I have one of each (the OPs left example on the Nishiki and the OPs right example on the Raleigh). Both SR stems from the late 70s. They both work just fine for my purposes. As the guy who fell...
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    First of all, I've done ONE leather saddle...

    First of all, I've done ONE leather saddle restore so I donno what I'm talking about but that one did work out well. I have a Wrights W3N that came on a '68 Grand Prix - one that had been stashed in...
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    Thursday was my 'short day' (semi-retired) so I...

    Thursday was my 'short day' (semi-retired) so I locked up at 10:30am and dragged the Ersatz Grand Prix to the east end of the Chester Valley Trail - 15 beautifully paved miles along the Philly Main...
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    Nice bike. I like a good rat bike!! Now, of...

    Nice bike. I like a good rat bike!! Now, of course, you're the one riding it and it has to be comfortable but, I like that you've flipped the bars back down. Good path racer look. And it will...
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    It does look close but it does not quite match...

    It does look close but it does not quite match the contours/profile of the one on my '76 Mk IV. I'd say it's not a Raleigh Pro fork.
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    Calling Ed. Any ideas on who that guy might...

    Calling Ed. Any ideas on who that guy might be? IIRC you were in the neighborhood.
  17. That Pro is delicious, Andrew. I was out on mine...

    That Pro is delicious, Andrew. I was out on mine ('76) yesterday thinking of you folks. Similar temps (38 degF) light wind and bit of sun. Almost no cars moving around. Great start to the new...
  18. While you're looking, post photos of what you...

    While you're looking, post photos of what you have. Someone here may have good ideas on how yours could be modified. For instance: for just 0.3mm on a Weinmann/Schwinn/Dia-Compe clamp, I'd try...
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    Very nice Jim. Excellent color coordination and...

    Very nice Jim. Excellent color coordination and the whole just talks to you: "Come on, let's go play, bomb some hills, peel up the pavement on some forest turns, stun some young women at the coffee...
  20. A right proper Boxing Day celebration. The...

    A right proper Boxing Day celebration. The highlight of the week. Jim and Sharon picked over 50 miles of excellent roads and outstanding scenery. Great way to wrap up the year (though I'll ride 2...
  21. I'm in Danvers now. Drizzly n warm with hopes of...

    I'm in Danvers now. Drizzly n warm with hopes of clearing. The Nishiki Int'l in leaning against the hotel fireplace (just to baffle the maids) and I'm ready for some miles. I'll have to fake being...
  22. Just some ideas fer ya: As to bent chain stay -...

    Just some ideas fer ya: As to bent chain stay - was the bike shipped with the rear wheel installed? Or some sort of brace locking the two rear dropouts together? If so the it seems like a stretch...
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    +1 and I've done, oh, 8 or 10 myself. Not hard...

    +1 and I've done, oh, 8 or 10 myself. Not hard as long as you go slowly, think it through and don't be sloppy (true for everything else on the bike too eh?). I have certainly seen a couple that had...
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    +1 Much of the dullness of old paint is from...

    +1 Much of the dullness of old paint is from oxidation of the top surface. Cleaner (official name of a very gentle abrasive compound) is effective for removing that oxidized layer and uncovering...
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    Ed. Just bring a few of those boxes to the...

    Ed. Just bring a few of those boxes to the Bedford Train Station next weekend and we'll help you disperse the contents. No wrapping, boxing nor shipping. Just stand back a bit so the elbows don't...
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