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    I had my daily bike set up the same way, and I've...

    I had my daily bike set up the same way, and I've used the front rack..once? I need a strap to keep anything on it, and then while I can keep an eye on something getting loose, I don't want it to...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C848R9xWrjc

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C848R9xWrjc
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    I can tell you that I once owned a Liberia,...

    I can tell you that I once owned a Liberia, complete gas pipe bike, but similar looks in the lug department.
  4. Heck, my modern Mavics get a little sketchy when...

    Heck, my modern Mavics get a little sketchy when I'm trying to haul it down in the rain, cant imagine the steel.
  5. Thread: What year

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    I'm gonna guess you meant to be in classic and...

    I'm gonna guess you meant to be in classic and vintage? I'm not even sure.
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    I don't suspect any part of the bike, but the...

    I don't suspect any part of the bike, but the action of riding is the real culprit. Some people can't eat within X minutes of physical activity, I know I can't eat for about two hours before playing...
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    Nope, just the regular, sorry

    Nope, just the regular, sorry
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    Just IMHO, I put the Cambium c17 on my touring/...

    Just IMHO, I put the Cambium c17 on my touring/ commuter, and it was comfortable on day 1. Very good in the elements too.
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    Looks an awful lot like a dept store or lawnmower...

    Looks an awful lot like a dept store or lawnmower shop bike to me.
  10. Thread: ~75/76 Klein

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    Looks like full length housing though, would that...

    Looks like full length housing though, would that change the braking in this situation?
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    Its not as great as you think. Coming off Davis...

    Its not as great as you think. Coming off Davis island, going onto bayshore, I dove deep into the turn and hit a rock on the inside of my tire. Bike skipped left, rock shot right. I soft pedaled the...
  12. Thread: Saddle Question

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    At least it's a threadless steerer, so you can...

    At least it's a threadless steerer, so you can swap a few lengths and see what works/doesn't. Do you ride on the hoods? Tops?
  13. Thread: Saddle Question

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    Were you fit on the bike? Saddle looks pretty far...

    Were you fit on the bike? Saddle looks pretty far back on the rails.
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    Road triples around here.

    Road triples around here.
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    Downhill turn I've done a bunch of times before,...

    Downhill turn I've done a bunch of times before, you can't see if there is traffic or not, so if you go slower, you can stay in your lane, if you want to fly through it, you have to go into traffic....
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    I have given up wrenching on bikes. The co-op...

    I have given up wrenching on bikes. The co-op closed, the bikes are all to a point where they run well, so I stopped tinkering. I thinned the herd etc. I kept wanting to get a new part, but then...
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    "Vintage" cycling caps

    Not sure if this has been posted before, but if you're looking for some vintage inspired cycling caps

    MASH STOREROOM | Softgoods

    instead of rolling the dice on ebay for someone else's sweat. ...
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    In a previous job I did underground contamination...

    In a previous job I did underground contamination cleanup - one was at a wastewater plant that apparently was built over an old landfill. Drilled down and hit the roof of some car. You haven't lived...
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    Too many flats, not enough patches/spare tubes...

    Too many flats, not enough patches/spare tubes got me once, I had to call that one in. Busted chain got me another. Didn't have a chain tool, so I said forget it.
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    I would be leery of having the cable for the...

    I would be leery of having the cable for the earbuds dangling.. most people I know who ride with them route them under the jersey and up by the ears. Last thing you want is to snag a cable on the...
  21. I have XL DeMarchi, Castelli, and Bellwether....

    I have XL DeMarchi, Castelli, and Bellwether. Castelli is very snug but not impossible to ride in. I'm 6'5" 220.
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    Lucky. My league fee is ~300 a 12 week season....

    Lucky. My league fee is ~300 a 12 week season. Go through a stick or two every season, new skates every few years...
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    Bowl of raisin bran or something. Not too serious...

    Bowl of raisin bran or something. Not too serious really, just something to start the gears turning.
  24. Thread: Vanhawks

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    "The single-speed (and the variable-speed)...

    "The single-speed (and the variable-speed) Valours come stock with a 55T front chainring and a 22T rear sprocket."

    I'm curious why this ratio was selected.
  25. The tires alone are ~80 bucks alone if they are...

    The tires alone are ~80 bucks alone if they are in good condition. Not that I would sell them for $80, but If i was going to refinish this bike and sell it, I would swap those out.
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