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  1. +1. Couldn't agree more! +1. Couldn't...

    +1. Couldn't agree more!



    +1. Couldn't agree more!

    And therein lies the quandary!
  2. This is true, but five years ago those options...

    This is true, but five years ago those options didn't exist!
  3. I'm late to this thread but not to the 650B...

    I'm late to this thread but not to the 650B conversion game. Five years ago I converted this 1980s Shogun touring frame to 650B. I thought it would be a great rando bike, but somehow with 650B...
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    I missed this thread until now. Not sure if...

    I missed this thread until now. Not sure if you're still looking, but I have a set of Grand Bois Cypres Extra Lights, 700x32 (measure 30mm on MAVIC MA2 rims). They have less than 100 miles on them,...
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    The question was eventually answered, but I...

    The question was eventually answered, but I disagree on the value thing.
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    There's no reason a Tange Levin should have worn...

    There's no reason a Tange Levin should have worn within a year if installed properly. Was the head tube faced? Did you pre-load the headset properly? I would venture to say that improper pre-load is...
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    Neal, you were selling yourself short with those...

    Neal, you were selling yourself short with those profit figures! Your average profit wasn't 72%, but 258%!
  9. I am still grid-tied, but in the next few years...

    I am still grid-tied, but in the next few years the prospects of off the grid power will be very realizable, with technologies like the Tesla power wall battery storage system becoming reasonably...
  10. Well, my house electric is covered 150% by solar,...

    Well, my house electric is covered 150% by solar, so it wouldn't cost me anything (after the initial cost of going solar).
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    It might be fun for single track mtb riding, but...

    It might be fun for single track mtb riding, but you'd need a huge front rack to mount it all to. For road use, it would cause people to go blind and drive into you. Not smart.
  12. This guy designs and builds his own stuff in his...

    This guy designs and builds his own stuff in his basement, and sells them on the internets. I hear he's very approachable.

    Velo Lumino Home
  13. I agree with the others that the best way to...

    I agree with the others that the best way to achieve what you want is to use a rechargeable battery buffer. Functionally, the battery does the same thing the capacitor is doing, but the capacity of...
  14. Here's one of my American steel bikes, built last...

    Here's one of my American steel bikes, built last year by Jeff Lyon. 650B, with a typical modern randonneur build:

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    Right there with the sentiment. ...

    Right there with the sentiment.

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  16. Option 1-- Lock the bike up nearest where you...

    Option 1-- Lock the bike up nearest where you found it and where the owner can see it (if in fact the owner had left it there in the first place). Leave a note on the lock to contact you to release...
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    Correct! The inverse levers had too much...

    Correct! The inverse levers had too much mechanical advantage and/or not enough travel. As the pads would wear, the levers would begin to bottom out, and I got tired of the constant adjustments. ...
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    I'm impressed you can remember that. And I'm...

    I'm impressed you can remember that. And I'm impressed that my shellacked twine job (from my GP-inspired days) has held up! It's going on five years!
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    My friend David, a Vermont-based randonneur, has...

    My friend David, a Vermont-based randonneur, has started a bike bag fabrication side-business. His attention to detail is superb, and his bags have a very well constructed and finished look and feel:...
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    My Rawland 650B Stag would be that bike. It's not...

    My Rawland 650B Stag would be that bike. It's not classic by any stretch, and it is a 2013 bike. But it's my go-to, go-fast bike (in spite of the fenders and baggage).
    ...
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    There's a street in Somerville named Jacques St....

    There's a street in Somerville named Jacques St. The locals pronounce it "Jakes" St. There was a furniture dealer in my wife's hometown called Mantagna's. It was pronounced "Man-Tag-nuz". The town...
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    Being that I live 45 minutes from a place called...

    Being that I live 45 minutes from a place called Worcester, I have an in on this one. "Wuss-ter-sheer". Growing up in NY I always thought it had five syllables, "War-sess-ter-shy-er".
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    Speaking of pronunciation... MAFAC

    How do you pronounce it?

    "May-Fack"? (this is how I say it, but I'm sure I'm wrong)
    "May-Face"?
    "May-Fake"?
    "Mah-Fock"? (I can't bring myself do this without giggling)
    "Mah-Foss"?

    And it...
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    There will always be a need for mechanics,...

    There will always be a need for mechanics, builders, plumbers and electricians and other labor trades, and there will always be people to fill those needs. But there is a new economy, too, that...
  25. Sticky: After the Kearsarge Klassic ride a couple of...

    After the Kearsarge Klassic ride a couple of weeks ago. This year I've been keeping my spare tire around my waist instead of in the saddlebag. Have to work on getting it to fit back in the saddlebag....
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