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  1. These? ...

    These?

    http://www.os2.dhs.org/~john/centaur.jpg

    Those pedals were made at a time when Campagnolo was on the ropes due to Shimano's aggressive marketing. They were dropped, along with the whole...
  2. "Astra" was Motobecane's budget line. If...

    "Astra" was Motobecane's budget line.



    If the bottom bracket cups are in decent shape, you should be able to simply swap in whatever spindle is needed for your crank. If the cups need to be...
  3. Yes, like this: ...

    Yes, like this:

    http://www.os2.dhs.org/~john/brokendropout.jpg

    Henry James offers conversion dropouts with tabs that are designed to retrofit road frames with rear-opening track ends:
    ...
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    Pacemakers have sensors that suppress pacing when...

    Pacemakers have sensors that suppress pacing when the heart's intrinsic rate is higher than a set level. Unless you've had an ablation to take the AV node off-line. In that case, a dual chamber,...
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    +1 this. Light therapy is proven to be effective...

    +1 this. Light therapy is proven to be effective and in most cases (see gerryattrick's post above) has no adverse side effects.

    Seasonal affective disorder treatment: Choosing a light box - Mayo...
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    Still plenty of snow to come before "spring"...

    Still plenty of snow to come before "spring" truly arrives. We're in the 8-12" band for tomorrow:

    https://i.imwx.com/images/maps/truvu/map_specnewsdct-87_ltst_4namus_enus_650x366.jpg
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    Italian bottom brackets are 36mm ID, so an...

    Italian bottom brackets are 36mm ID, so an English or metric bottom bracket cup is too small to engage the threads.



    Doesn't look like a Trek to me. And Raleighs tended to wrap the seat stay...
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    The threaded hole does make the dropout weaker in...

    The threaded hole does make the dropout weaker in that area, and damage to the dropout (i.e. crashing and badly bending the derailleur tab, or shipping damage that crushes the slot closed) can lead...
  9. And so does Campagnolo "Look." All of these use...

    And so does Campagnolo "Look." All of these use the same cleat:

    http://www.os2.dhs.org/~john/clipless-pedals.jpg



    "ARC" is Look's implementation of pedal "float" to allow your foot to rotate...
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    Ben's has them, but they ain't cheap: ...

    Ben's has them, but they ain't cheap:

    http://www.benscycle.com/images/Product/medium/402-114.jpg

    Shimano Dura Ace - PD64 Cleats Ben's Cycle - Milwaukee
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    And omitting the shoulder allows for some...

    And omitting the shoulder allows for some chainline adjustment. Phil Wood cartridges have been this way from the beginning, back in the 70s.
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    Unless you use an aluminum headset, in which case...

    Unless you use an aluminum headset, in which case the headset itself will be reformed by the harder steer tube.
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    I had a grade III acromio-clavicular separation...

    I had a grade III acromio-clavicular separation several years ago. The orthopedic surgeon told me he could do surgery, but that surgical outcomes were not statistically better than just physical...
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    I assume you mean your rim is 19mm, not cm, wide....

    I assume you mean your rim is 19mm, not cm, wide. I run 38mm wide tires on Sun CR-18 rims (18mm nominal width) without problems. Wide tires on narrow rims do put more stress on the rim sidewalls, so...
  15. Indexed shifting is fussier about hanger...

    Indexed shifting is fussier about hanger alignment than friction shifting, and the more cogs in the cluster the fussier it gets. By all means try this method first, but if shifting is sub-par...
  16. Yes.

    Yes.
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    The "Speedy Stitcher" kit I referenced includes a...

    The "Speedy Stitcher" kit I referenced includes a curved needle:

    http://static1.squarespace.com/static/52e867c9e4b0f93c384d72aa/t/54013891e4b0a806a017da4a/1409366161579/?format=1500w
  18. Looks decent. What does the fork rake look like?

    Looks decent. What does the fork rake look like?
  19. No. The cup is hardened steel; the washer is not....

    No. The cup is hardened steel; the washer is not. But as you acknowledged later, removal of the fixed cup is not necessary unless you intend to replace it.
  20. You still need a means of securing the hub shell...

    You still need a means of securing the hub shell while you loosen the ball ring. I'm not sure than simple soft vise jaws would be able to clamp with sufficient force, particularly with an old hub...
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    Have you considered bar-end shifter pods? These...

    Have you considered bar-end shifter pods? These allow you to install any standard friction shifter as a bar-end shifter:

    http://www.rivbike.com/v/vspfiles/photos/sh13-2T.jpg

    Silver Bar End...
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    A lot of solvents can penetrate your skin and...

    A lot of solvents can penetrate your skin and enter your blood, with unknown results.

    For me, another reason to wear gloves is that my day job is in a hospital where I'm expected to have very...
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    That's what I thought as well, and I was going to...

    That's what I thought as well, and I was going to respond that since repair of the bike is the owner's responsibility, the bike should be returned to its rightful owner.

    But that said, perhaps a...
  24. Yes, I still have some (original Looks and Look...

    Yes, I still have some (original Looks and Look licensed versions from Shimano and Campagnolo). In fact, those are the only clipless pedals I have. Everything else is either platform or slotted...
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    Yes, you can see the original lock stitch on the...

    Yes, you can see the original lock stitch on the right side of the picture. The "Speedy Stitcher" I referenced above can create a locked stitch like this.
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