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  1. I adjust my route so I don't have left turns at...

    I adjust my route so I don't have left turns at busy intersections (as much as possible). I have not experienced the issue mentioned in the OP. I ride in the 'burbs and the boonies, so that may be...
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    There's no arguing that brakes have improved...

    There's no arguing that brakes have improved generation by generation, market positioning being equal. But it does not follow that older brakes are inadequate. How would highly bankrolled TdF and...
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    I remember those; interesting how the side window...

    I remember those; interesting how the side window dip has moved from the back to the front (model year ~2000 & later Fords, e.g.) since then!
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    :wtf:
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    Poll: ...Or was it Poles? Maybe an audience with John...

    ...Or was it Poles? Maybe an audience with John Poll II? ;)
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    Poll: No doubt, Luigi Vercotti will soon be signing up...

    No doubt, Luigi Vercotti will soon be signing up his client, Ron Obvious, to take this to the next level.
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    Poll: I normally don't enter poll (or pole or Pole)...

    I normally don't enter poll (or pole or Pole) threads, but I'm making an exception for this one to point out it is inherently biased, as those who are poll (or pole or Pole) -averse like myself will...
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    A metal shim of the right thickness will work...

    A metal shim of the right thickness will work perfectly. Do not use anything soft, as even if it seems secure at first, eventually it will slip; and as you can appreciate, the stem to handlebar...
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    aluminum + cast + flex + repetition = fatigue =...

    aluminum + cast + flex + repetition = fatigue = break = :cry:

    Any metal product is susceptible of failing in fatigue, but there are better configurations for a mission critical component like a...
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    :roflmao2:
  11. Wait, did I mention how I clean my chains?...

    Wait, did I mention how I clean my chains? ;)
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    If that was prompted by my post, by no means did...

    If that was prompted by my post, by no means did I mean to imply that I somehow know the original freewheel is a Suntour. Not knowing any better, I was only speculating that it might be, and I would...
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    That is a misvocabulary (I Like It!) :thumb:

    That is a misvocabulary (I Like It!) :thumb:
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    Poll: I voted "middle ring of a triple" Except for the...

    I voted "middle ring of a triple"
    Except for the unmolested ones, all my vintage bikes are triples, half-step plus granny at that, with a 48- or 49-52 upper combo. So there is only a 6-8% delta...
  15. I have bikes with white tape. Rather than...

    I have bikes with white tape. Rather than removing the tape for cleaning (which never even occurred to me), I just clean it with hand cleaner, using either a brush or my bare hands. Comes out...
  16. Another way to help things along would be...

    Another way to help things along would be judicious use of heat on the crank arm, e.g. a low propane flame directed at the crankarm material surrounding the spindle. Not only will the crankarm heat...
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    @msnede1, If you decide to ditch the original...

    @msnede1,
    If you decide to ditch the original freewheel, and it's a Suntour, don't throw it away, send it to me! :)
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    Oh yeah..., it's an aftermarket post, plenty...

    Oh yeah..., it's an aftermarket post, plenty long! :) :giver:

    BTW, my GS doesn't strictly need a long cage derailleur, with its fairly narrow gearing, but I couldn't resist the Raleigh branded...
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    I have at least one crankset where the best...

    I have at least one crankset where the best chainline is achieved with the shorter end of the spindle on the drive side. That was a triple conversion, using a double spindle, to boot! :wtf:(Yes,...
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    That is excellent advice. I will take it, if...

    That is excellent advice. I will take it, if possible, on the subject cone. :thumb::beer:
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    https://aonbbq.dm2301.livefilestore.com/y3p_6VlwGD...

    https://aonbbq.dm2301.livefilestore.com/y3p_6VlwGDrfC_OWQ8hQ33Q4B0jp-hFABxhq6piW88vqQ0EfE1MqCEK8Xjz_bCIwuhB5kTDlRdhgnAQCxRwxNAlYFu79AvDuDy0znTS7Zxvh0yxsoLVcIVoZtbnRZY099Xzlh2hmoyyjPW-6c7DtVnLfJ-Qj9ZLM...
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    FIFY! ;) FWIW, my 78 has single eyelets.

    FIFY! ;)

    FWIW, my 78 has single eyelets.
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    @dddd, good points. Presumably the...

    @dddd, good points. Presumably the tight/overtight bearings are increasing the cyclic loading amplitude as the BBs orbit the cones, leading to their earlier demise. I try to be cognizant of this...
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    Very cool! I'm sure if they'd managed to bring...

    Very cool!
    I'm sure if they'd managed to bring it to the track, they would have added a rear wing, as was mentioned in the video, and headlight fairings, which would have brought it up to the aero...
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    My '78 has a Swiss BB. Do you know when they...

    My '78 has a Swiss BB. Do you know when they changed to English?
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