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  1. I've got them set-up on 6, 7, and 8 speed...

    I've got them set-up on 6, 7, and 8 speed clusters and found 8 speed to work, but had to make sure that I had the limit screws on the derailleur just right, and no slack in the cable at all on the...
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    I'm glad to hear he's getting better, and...

    I'm glad to hear he's getting better, and especially that he's able to get back on a bike.
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    +1 Make mine with French Vanilla ice...

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    Make mine with French Vanilla ice cream....which I'm told by the French doesn't really exist since vanilla is from Vietnam. I'm betting that Vietnam Vanilla ice cream probably couldn't be...
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    That could be an issue for you, while I never...

    That could be an issue for you, while I never experienced numbness in my hands, I've put wider bars on the older bikes that had the most narrow. Now I feel like I'm less compressed and actually...
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    That stem/shifter configuration is much better. ...

    That stem/shifter configuration is much better. It looks like you did a great job! That's a campus bike that someone will get some good use out of.
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    I've used some of the gel padding into the past...

    I've used some of the gel padding into the past and it works well, but I've found that using an old piece of the cork wrap that I'm removing (and just taping it on top of the bar in my favorite hand...
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    Careful analysis of that study and the actual...

    Careful analysis of that study and the actual rate of colon cancer in the population says that you go from a 4.8 percent chance of getting it, to a whopping 5.7 percent chance. If the WHO and...
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    That is a beautiful bike! I think I'll be...

    That is a beautiful bike! I think I'll be looking more closely at Velo Orange's offerings.
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    That's a keeper for sure. I've always thought...

    That's a keeper for sure. I've always thought mixte frames are classy and have never seen one built as a mtn. bike. I doubt there are too many in existence.
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    In southern Utah near where I grew up, there is a...

    In southern Utah near where I grew up, there is a small town named Hurricane, but of course the inhabitants pronounce it "Herr-ican". They also eat their "carn" with "farks".
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    this is one of my favorite pictures ever. Just...

    this is one of my favorite pictures ever. Just look at the joy on the boy's face!
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    I recently needed a fork steer tube cut down and...

    I recently needed a fork steer tube cut down and threaded, and Joe Bell was the only local I could find with the tools to do the work. He is a very nice guy and when I was dropping off and picking...
  13. This is my 1971 SuperCourse that I built as part...

    This is my 1971 SuperCourse that I built as part of the VeloCheapo contest several years ago. I went overboard using powdercoat, new decals, and newer components... which wasn't cheap, so of course...
  14. John E, I currently work at the top of Lusk Blvd...

    John E, I currently work at the top of Lusk Blvd (on Wateridge Circle) and keep a bike at work for lunchtime rides. I hate climbing up that hill, and can count on both hands the times I that I went...
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    I had 1 aluminum Mtn bike, the frame cracked, so...

    I had 1 aluminum Mtn bike, the frame cracked, so I've never tried Aluminum again.
    I've now got 9 steel bikes including 2 tandems.
    I've got 3 titanium bikes, 2 roadies with carbon forks, and a...
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    I picked this Fuji Touring Series V up at a...

    I picked this Fuji Touring Series V up at a garage sale for either $5 or $15 dollars. This is how it looked before wiping the dust off....(sorry for non-drive side photo, I was very new to bikes...
  17. I've seen bikes with a lot of rust before, but...

    I've seen bikes with a lot of rust before, but this one looks pretty bad. Many of the ones in my experience were ridden on Trainers inside, and the corrosion was the result of a rider sweating...
  18. I recently switched from Park-lube to a marine...

    I recently switched from Park-lube to a marine grade grease and tried it on a recent build. It is a little thicker and somehow kind of stringy, but seems to work great. I assume it will last longer...
  19. Here is one of the Elk hide that I found after it...

    Here is one of the Elk hide that I found after it had aged a few years.

    http://i708.photobucket.com/albums/ww84/CMC2020/DSC02024.jpg
  20. I've got the Elk hide, and have loved it for 5-6...

    I've got the Elk hide, and have loved it for 5-6 years now. Here is a picture of it new, I don't have one more recent, but it has a nice aged look to it....
  21. Congratulations, that's an attractive bike and if...

    Congratulations, that's an attractive bike and if it fits will be a fine first road bike. I still remember my amazement at how easy road bikes were to go fast over long distances, after trying to...
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    I had a Fuji Espree with a set of black Suntour...

    I had a Fuji Espree with a set of black Suntour barons that had indexing for sure on the rear shifter. I don't recall the model but I'll try to find it.
    Found it, Accushift Plus, and they worked...
  23. I've owned a number of Fujis is and found them...

    I've owned a number of Fujis is and found them all to be well made and with very functional if not high end components. I've also been impressed with Univega, Nishiki, Bridgestone and Centurion...
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    Brooks B17S, Team Pro S, or maybe the B67 S. My...

    Brooks B17S, Team Pro S, or maybe the B67 S. My wife enjoys the first and the last on her bikes.
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    I rode I the San Diego tour de cure for 8...

    I rode I the San Diego tour de cure for 8 straight years with a team of co-workers and friends (my wife even joined me twice on our tandem). We always had a great experience. All of my rides have...
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