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  1. Oh I know! That comment was for the OP. Your...

    Oh I know! That comment was for the OP. Your thread on the conversion was great and I learned a lot form it. I also leaned that as your riding evolved, the conversion was not ideal relative to the...
  2. I would just save my money and buy a 650b...

    I would just save my money and buy a 650b specific frame. After all expenditures you will probably be close to a SOMA Grand Rando frame with none of the anguish/hassle.
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    FYI, I have 10mm Nitto Technomic Deluxe if you...

    FYI, I have 10mm Nitto Technomic Deluxe if you still need a stem. 26.0. I also have a 10cm Pearl that is vintage and I think is 25.4.
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    Get a set of MAFAC Racers. Cheap and you can use...

    Get a set of MAFAC Racers. Cheap and you can use all of your hardware etc. If you want to, Compass bikes sells replacement bushings and parts for MAFAC brakes. I put new brass bushings and thrust...
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    Here is my 86'. It was pretty rough paint-wise...

    Here is my 86'. It was pretty rough paint-wise when I got it, so I repainted it with green Rustoleum and a brush.
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    Poll: or your big ring is too big and not very useful.

    or your big ring is too big and not very useful.
  7. I think we are talking about different handle bar...

    I think we are talking about different handle bar types. I think you are looking for North Roads. This is an All-Rounder,
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  8. I have a set of GB All Rounder bars. $25 shipped....

    I have a set of GB All Rounder bars. $25 shipped. Let me know.
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    Get a nice Nitto stem, sand it a bit, polish it a...

    Get a nice Nitto stem, sand it a bit, polish it a bit and ride the bike knowing you probably won't face plant on a climb and shatter your teeth all over the road.......
  10. Just buy some new (different) levers. 40+ year...

    Just buy some new (different) levers. 40+ year old aluminum=not worth the risk if you intended to ride the bike in question.
  11. FWIW, The Tektro brakes can interfere with the...

    FWIW, The Tektro brakes can interfere with the fender on the front IME. As the arms close they will contact the fender, squeezing it. I was using 45mm SKS fenders and need them set up as high as they...
  12. Yes. The little metal tab that connects to the...

    Yes. The little metal tab that connects to the ratchet broke off. The shifter just flopped around like it was loose.
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    Poll: 46/30 TA style cranks. 95% large ring. 5% small....

    46/30 TA style cranks. 95% large ring. 5% small. Paired with a 10 speed, 11-32 rear.
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    I'm sorry...what? You woke me up.......:p

    I'm sorry...what? You woke me up.......:p
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    I say ditch all of the sticky threads. People can...

    I say ditch all of the sticky threads. People can subscribe to the thread that they want to follow.
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    For a while. Once I learn enough, I stop caring...

    For a while. Once I learn enough, I stop caring so much. Being the "smartest guy in the room" when it come to vintage bikes, is more work than its worth. In addition, to use the knowledge you have to...
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    Acorn Medium Saddle Bag ...

    Acorn Medium Saddle Bag

    http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k292/bylar13/5B48065F-1803-4857-AC5C-D2F49F25EB84_zpsytrlnsct.jpg
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    80"s Woodrup 753 ...

    80"s Woodrup 753

    http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k292/bylar13/IMG_20151125_153815050_zpswuccfhb6.jpg
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    and the counter point to gomango's awesome shots....

    and the counter point to gomango's awesome shots.

    My neighbors car....

    http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k292/bylar13/IMG_20160123_193818883_zpsmikopn8c.jpg

    Side of my garage....
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    Yeah, our forcast was revised from 12'-18"to...

    Yeah, our forcast was revised from 12'-18"to 23"- 30" of snow. The only one who is really loving it if the 7 month old black lab pup.....:lol:
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    I was unaware.....we have a blizzard warning for...

    I was unaware.....we have a blizzard warning for this weekend...American Picker binge watch!;)
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    I quit cable and have an antenna for local...

    I quit cable and have an antenna for local channels (news, sports etc.) and a Netflix subscription. No reality TV and its a lot cheaper.
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    Nice!

    Nice!
  24. +1. Just seems kinda stupid. Inventing a reason...

    +1. Just seems kinda stupid. Inventing a reason to suffer for glory alone seems so 1800's. :p
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    Why does original even matter? It is simply a...

    Why does original even matter? It is simply a construct established to make people feel a certain way about a thing. Just buy a second crankset and that has already been tapped if you feel like you...
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