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    Poll: not if you are feeding it to a zombie to save...

    not if you are feeding it to a zombie to save your self
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    I think it comes down to appreciations of the...

    I think it comes down to appreciations of the simple classic bike design, whether it is an old or new. For me anyway, something about a classic triangle frame, in lugged steel with quill stem and...
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    Couple of thoughts checkout the touring forum...

    Couple of thoughts

    checkout the touring forum

    If you have not toured before, do a shake down tour of length in the US first... California to Alaska that would let you fine tune what you...
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    Depends on what you want: guaranteed workability...

    Depends on what you want: guaranteed workability and reliability or maybe works depending on what gears you select with the potential to not work or have issues.

    If you want the former get a...
  5. front wheel driver with chains on the rear. I...

    front wheel driver with chains on the rear. I can't remember how many times I have seen this on the roads up to ski hills. I don't understand having grown up in a time place where even if you...
  6. At least with C and V you can't sneak a motor into your frame

    Way OT but one previously under appreciated aspect of the classic steel frame is that it is hard to sneak a motor into it.
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    I like them because of the adjust wheel once and...

    I like them because of the adjust wheel once and forget about it aspect anytime I need to take the wheel off and put it back on.
  8. Not saying police are always right, but the are...

    Not saying police are always right, but the are also not always wrong as it seems the sentiment is way too often here.

    As usual we don't have the whole story and are still making rash judgements...
  9. Thread: Insurance

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    Let me clarify....can you show any real life...

    Let me clarify....can you show any real life examples of a non driving bicyclist's insurance going up because of a accident report or a simple rules infraction, no injury ticket on a bicycle?

    As...
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    This sounds like an assumption/hypothetical, not...

    This sounds like an assumption/hypothetical, not fact. Can you show any real life examples?
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    a couple of things. Classic and vintage has a...

    a couple of things. Classic and vintage has a ton of threads on tubulars. Hot right now is a poll on using tape or gluing.

    If you need to buy new one, the british sites like ribble have...
  12. My torpado would qualify (with pedal swap) the...

    My torpado would qualify (with pedal swap) the miyata would not. the nishki might....but would I wouldn't use it....to many laughs

    if i ever do a eroica or cino heroica I am ready
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    depends on the bike.... I am looking at some...

    depends on the bike.... I am looking at some point redoing my rattle can job on my nishiki with powder. This is my utility commuter and gets beat up....the rattle can job I did is really looking...
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    +1 the speedy stitcher is one of the most useful,...

    +1 the speedy stitcher is one of the most useful, underated tools out there
  15. Thread: Compact

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    IMLE (in my limited experience) you have to...

    IMLE (in my limited experience) you have to be careful with a swap like this. Most likely your current crank and spindle t are not JIS so you will have an interface issue that you need to...
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    So far not an issue that has come up for me :) ...

    So far not an issue that has come up for me :) but as my understanding is that with Tufo repair is difficult to impossible, so that is why I use the regular sealant in the tire, carry some...
  17. There used to be a machined doodad that you could...

    There used to be a machined doodad that you could use to make a mount point in using the triangle in the rear dropout.

    I forget the name/brand

    I made my own with washers, and cone shaped...
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    Poll: tape... I have only done one set of tubies ...

    tape... I have only done one set of tubies (second soon if I can talk one our VP's out of set of wheels he does not use anymore) so I went the full tufo route, tires, tape, sealant figuring that...
  19. Since I have one my vote is torpado :) OP ...

    Since I have one my vote is torpado :)

    OP if you give an idea of you location you would be surprised at what may show up from forum members
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    sorry yellow jacket fans but IMHO 3 tufo s33...

    sorry yellow jacket fans but IMHO 3 tufo s33 tyres with 2 rim tapes, shipped for $83.76 is a better deal in total (Ribble, with current 10% off)
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    fwiw ribble is doing 10% off tubular prices for...

    fwiw ribble is doing 10% off tubular prices for 48 hours may help in selection

    Extra 10% off Tubulars for 48 hours only
  22. OP did you ever get in touch with Silva Cycles??...

    OP did you ever get in touch with Silva Cycles?? I like to know because as I recommended them. The are a 11 - 7 kinda of shop. Ask for Tahn. Silva Cycles
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    I am 270 or so and started running the tufo sw33...

    I am 270 or so and started running the tufo sw33 in 24 last summer on a commuting bike.

    they get my vote. Maybe not the raciest, work and seem durable.

    I bought into the whole tufo...
  24. Durace 11 speed run in the $80 to $100 ranges...

    Durace 11 speed run in the $80 to $100 ranges (low end price out of places like wiggle in england) with cables. If you need to swap and can do you own work this might be a future option
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    nishiki.....the frame, fork and seat post are...

    nishiki.....the frame, fork and seat post are original beyond that: Cold set frame, deore hub based wheels, sram 8 speed cassete, Campy ???? crank and BB, Deore rear derailler, Sunrace...
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