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    When I bought my Nishiki, it had bright blue lug...

    When I bought my Nishiki, it had bright blue lug lines, which I thought contrasted with the frame.

    http://i850.photobucket.com/albums/ab69/gaucho510/1974%20Nishiki%20Competition/IMG_3495.jpg
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    Poll: jimmuller, I realize it's difficult to identify...

    jimmuller, I realize it's difficult to identify from which point in the rotation the the sound is emanating, and even more so with a rear tire. I've had a similar experience on a couple occasions,...
  3. ^ I think The Golden Boy was referring to...

    ^ I think The Golden Boy was referring to Cancellara (video included in the linked article).
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    The "It wasn't my bike" excuse doesn't pass muster with me. The bike belonged to her friend and...
  4. What's a vintage LOOK without vintage LOOK...

    What's a vintage LOOK without vintage LOOK pedals?

    http://i850.photobucket.com/albums/ab69/gaucho510/LOOK%20Equipe%20Bernard%20Hinault%20Reynolds%20753/IMG_5946_zps500ddec0.jpg
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    "Well, I'll give neutral support another 20...

    "Well, I'll give neutral support another 20 minutes, but that's it!"


    (Airplane! reference)
  6. Poll: I go pretty light, 9 in total: Shoes (2)...

    I go pretty light, 9 in total:

    Shoes (2)
    Socks (2)
    Shorts
    t-shirt
    light jacket
    helmet
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    Sticky: Cosmic Hawk (HI) _____________ 671.8 (738 total)...

    Cosmic Hawk (HI) _____________ 671.8 (738 total)
    Bizman (PA) __________________ 473.0 (577 total)
    TexMac (TX) __________________ 450.0 (541 total)
    Tarwheel (NC) ________________ 383.0 (578 total)...
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    Poll: Once I tried to tried to take off a hoodie...

    Once I tried to tried to take off a hoodie sweatshirt while riding no-handed. I forgot to untie the drawstring and the sweatshirt got caught around my head. Riding no-handed while blind, even if...
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    Poll: Poll: Do you like polls?

    Are you more or less likely to click on a thread if it is a poll?
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    I don't believe so, though I'm far from an expert...

    I don't believe so, though I'm far from an expert in such forum technical matters. I think it needs to be done when you first set up the thread.
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    All of the above. ;) When you first start a...

    All of the above. ;)

    When you first start a new thread, there is an "Advanced Options" section under the text box with options such as "show signature" and such. At the bottom, there is a "Post a...
  12. I have three bikes that would qualify for Eroica...

    I have three bikes that would qualify for Eroica without any modifications. I have a couple others that are period-correct from the late 80s but would be disqualified for clipless pedals and aero...
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    Yes, I repair them. Sometimes I'll save up a...

    Yes, I repair them. Sometimes I'll save up a batch and do some repairs while watching a baseball game. When you dispose of a good tubular tire, it's a good idea to save any removable valve cores...
  14. Don't shoosh the toosh's push for cush.

    Don't shoosh the toosh's push for cush.
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    Poll: I'm stuck in my old ways. Glue for me. I put...

    I'm stuck in my old ways. Glue for me. I put the wheel in my truing stand, and apply the glue to the rim using the end of the tube to smooth it out as I work my way around the rim. If you keep the...
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    I'm sure that was not intentional but it made me...

    I'm sure that was not intentional but it made me laugh. :)
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    UPDATE: I did some work on the problematic...

    UPDATE:

    I did some work on the problematic pedal last night. I was not able to fully service the pedal, but it's in much better condition, full of fresh grease, and has significantly less play. ...
  18. It is worth noting that, per that site, the...

    It is worth noting that, per that site, the outside diameter of a 700c x 23mm wheel is 668mm--the same as a 650B x 42mm wheel. If you can fit 32mm, 700c tires, you're probably already getting a...
  19. All Eroica complaints should be sent via PM to...

    All Eroica complaints should be sent via PM to -holiday76.
  20. I definitely will replace the saddle before...

    I definitely will replace the saddle before Eroica CA in April. I do have a spare Ideale 80 in the wings. (I also have a spare Ideale 90 with alloy rails, but that's a bit too precious for commuting...
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    I am thoroughly confused. How in the world could...

    I am thoroughly confused. How in the world could one forget about a bike like that?! ;) A beauty for sure, even with the whistling seat post. Love all the paint details. Thanks for sharing.
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    Thanks for the links Miele Man. For...

    Thanks for the links Miele Man.

    For posterity, here's a direct link for the second thread (one of the links above brings me to a mirror "bike-air" site):...
  23. ^It's a Cassave original. He's a very talented...

    ^It's a Cassave original. He's a very talented man. I've seen close-ups of his seat clusters; the seat stay junctions are sublime.
  24. Not Ideale: Sad, Slow Demise of a Beloved Saddle

    My Ideale 90 is on its last legs. I thought I would chronicle its sad end.

    I first acquired the saddle used but in seemingly excellent condition. It came on a rusted Nishiki, and was the main...
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    Servicing Unserviceable Pedals?

    I have a pair of "unserviceable" Atom pedals. I like the pedals, but one of them has started to develop a lot of play. I'm sure one of the cone nuts has come loose, but it's behind a non-removable...
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