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  1. Thread: Shorty Fenders

    by okane
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    Shorty fenders grail purchase Shorty Lovers rejoice

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    Guy claims, "Bicycle Fender Foundry Molds, Industrial Factory Salvage - $75 (Pottstown PA)

    https://philadelphia.craigslist.org/for/5427248778.html


    If you like shortys, here is your...
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    Centerpulls and cottered cranks......ugh

    I think really short yoke cables is important because I've found that shortening the yoke cable as much as possible gets the best braking for me. In your photo you would need to replace the brake...
  3. Thread: Wards Hawthorne

    by okane
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    Nice Ballooner

    Worth a few bucks I'd say. Primo twin front lights! Best place for this type bike is CABE. (Classic and Antique Bicycle Exchange) Google it.

    You will also need some decent pics from all sides...
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    In central PA I see them listed on CL from about...

    In central PA I see them listed on CL from about $50 on up. The key word is listed as I see the same bikes week after week, apparently unsold. They are heavy and usually sport chrome wheels that...
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    Love my World Sports

    I have 3. Latest purchase has 4130 CroMoly double butted main tubes & alloy wheels....price $10 at a flea market.

    Changing the stem shifters to triggers, new tires, wax an lube and ready to go. ...
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    They look like fender mounting hardware.

    They look like fender mounting hardware.
  7. Al Gore

    Sounds like Algore....travels in private jets and limos and owns huge mansions but demands that I sit in the dark and turn the thermostat down to 60! The only thing he recycles is the bull crap...
  8. Thread: Retro Bar Mitts

    by okane
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    Me too

    Come in from a ride, fingers deathly white from nuckles to tips, place in warm water, blood begins flowing again and the intense pain begins, sometimes lasting up to five minutes. Feels like someone...
  9. God help us if it uses a windows operating...

    God help us if it uses a windows operating system. Hope they include a ctrl/alt/del button!
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    My wife worked for the local cable company when...

    My wife worked for the local cable company when it all began and I remember exactly what you are saying! It reminds me of a song with the line, "....we pave paradise and put up a parking lot."
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    Believe me I've thought long and hard about that...

    Believe me I've thought long and hard about that but my better half wouldn't go for it.....plus other than local news and sports, instead of reality shows, network tv has little more than unfunny...
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    I hate the nose pickers show and

    all the other reality sludge being trowled out to us.

    I had not watched the show in about a year and happened to channel surf past it while the bike in question was being discussed. Stopped for...
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    Wizard of oz bike?

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    Better buy it or a house will drop on you
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    One you probably heard before

    Canadian guy in the US riding a bicycle tries to return home and customs officials are suspicious. He looks a bit nervous and they search him and give the bike a thorough examination, but find...
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    A grandfather tells his grandchildren that he's...

    A grandfather tells his grandchildren that he's never been to New York City and would like to visit before he passes on, so they load up the car and take grandpa to NYC, but as they were walking...
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    Yeah, he's like me......getting old...15 years...

    Yeah, he's like me......getting old...15 years now and vet said he is truly a senor citizen. First time we ever had him out on an all day ride away from home we came back to the motel exhausted, ate...
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    I have put many hundreds of miles with Lucky Dog...

    I have put many hundreds of miles with Lucky Dog in the front Wald Giant Newsboy basket using different types of bikes including a World Sport. He weighs in at about 20 pounds plus the weight of the...
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    So true. Other ones I've seen look like the...

    So true.

    Other ones I've seen look like the very bottom of the barrel. but at a glance this one looks to be the best of the worst.
  19. PM sent, Event info here: STOP SWAP AND SAVE...

    PM sent,

    Event info here: STOP SWAP AND SAVE | The East Coast's Largest Indoor Bicycle Swap And Consumer Bike Expo

    I would also be interested in sharing a table with anyone who wants a...
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    I once saw a guy pour motor oil on a dried out...

    I once saw a guy pour motor oil on a dried out Brooks on a bike he planned to sell. Claimed it breathed new life into the leather. Stupid idea for a seat I thought at the time, but might it work...
  21. Thread: Assorted parts

    by okane
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    In addition

    Using proper terminology is vital. For instance as I previously stated, group usually refers to front and rear DRs, Chainrings, rear cassette/freewheel, and shifters. You can usually change groups...
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    My wife likes to ride and accompanies me almost...

    My wife likes to ride and accompanies me almost always. She is a strong rider and I sometimes struggle to keep up with her due to my many medical problems.

    She told me though that she probably...
  23. Thread: Assorted parts

    by okane
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    Hard for me to understand your question(s) from...

    Hard for me to understand your question(s) from what you have written.

    I think you are asking if the drive train, i.e., shifter, chain rings, rear gear cluster (freewheel or cassette) needs to...
  24. Thread: Headset Bearings

    by okane
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    Don't remember what size, but the

    ...old Raleighs et.al. used something like 24 balls top, 26 bottom or some such goofy arrangment, and the balls were very small.

    I had to lay the bike on its side on the floor on a tarp to keep...
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    CL is fun to watch even if you're not buying a...

    CL is fun to watch even if you're not buying a bike. All categories are rife with misspellings, no punctuation marks and run-on sentences that can only be translated by an Enigma Machine,...
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