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    The OP mentioned the Rhode Gear Euro Rack and it...

    The OP mentioned the Rhode Gear Euro Rack and it remains the best trunk rack for a small convertible such as a Miata or Alfa Romeo. It's like having a fork mount roof rack on top of your trunk. No...
  2. The bike boom of the 1970's did not drive new...

    The bike boom of the 1970's did not drive new rights or physical infrastructure right away but that doesn't mean the bike boom didn't influence the recent laws and infrastructure being built today. ...
  3. I am astounded at how many 70's and 80's era...

    I am astounded at how many 70's and 80's era bikes are still on the road. They are easy to spot from a distance with their narrow handlebars and auxiliary (safety) levers. They're everywhere on the...
  4. The main ingredient in most neutral hard shoe...

    The main ingredient in most neutral hard shoe waxes is beeswax. Proofide has more oil and will turn to liquid in the tin on a hot day whereas Kiwi will still be soft. I use Kiwi because I like the...
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    I served on the USS El Paso (LKA-117), USNS...

    I served on the USS El Paso (LKA-117), USNS Sirius (T-AFS-8), USS Richard L. Page (FFG-5), USS Iowa (BB-61), USS Constellation (CV-64) and Naval Station Rota Spain. I was able to carry a bicycle on...
  6. The chamfered area is rough. Try rubbing it hard...

    The chamfered area is rough. Try rubbing it hard with a smooth plastic cylinder (to bone, verb). After getting it smooth rub neutral shoe wax into it.
  7. It was a dental drill with the motor in the base...

    It was a dental drill with the motor in the base and power transmitted up the articulating arms via pulleys. I think I last saw one in a dentist's office in the mid sixties.
  8. I went to the auction. As one older man there...

    I went to the auction. As one older man there said, "If he who dies with the most tools wins, Chuck won." It was like the tools and inventory of four bike shops taken at different moments in time...
  9. I thought the rule was that if production models...

    I thought the rule was that if production models had tabs the same bike model as raced could not have the tabs filed off. Is this correct?
  10. Not just the British. Celeste is the Italian...

    Not just the British. Celeste is the Italian word for sky blue.
  11. Bike makers are always looking for customers that...

    Bike makers are always looking for customers that want a bike but are unhappy with current offerings. After the mountain bike dominated bike sales in the 80's and 90's the road bike with turn down...
  12. Although it's a recreational tour everyone's name...

    Although it's a recreational tour everyone's name and time is recorded and published. This means there are some who pretend they are in a race, blowing through all stop signs and stop lights,...
  13. How do your feet do in regular shoes in day to...

    How do your feet do in regular shoes in day to day walking life? Although you prefer cleats you might be surprised how much retention you get with comfortable shoes with grippy soles on a pedal like...
  14. Make certain your wife doesn't find out you had a...

    Make certain your wife doesn't find out you had a set of tires that would have made her ride more comfortable and you sold them without telling her instead.
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    There are platform pedals that are so grippy that...

    There are platform pedals that are so grippy that you don't need clips or straps. Just stomp and go; no need to flip the pedal. Grip King (aka Lambda) by MKS is an example.
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    It may have been built as a sport tourer with 27"...

    It may have been built as a sport tourer with 27" wheels. I have a '71/'72 Mondia parked outside my office that has fender/rack eyelets on the fork tips and rear dropouts and the clearance is set up...
  17. Thread: 27" tires

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    When did new bikes stop being sold with 27"...

    When did new bikes stop being sold with 27" tires? Early 80's? It's amazing to me that there are enough 30 year old bikes on the road wearing out rubber that factories are still cranking out 27"...
  18. Thread: Diego Garcia

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    I was on the USS El Paso LKA-117. One cool...

    I was on the USS El Paso LKA-117. One cool aspect of the trip was we crossed the equator. There is not a lot to do transiting the IO (no contacts on radar) so the 50 shellbacks on board had plenty...
  19. Thread: Diego Garcia

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    It looks a lot nicer than when I visited in 1980....

    It looks a lot nicer than when I visited in 1980. Everything was still being built, the buildings, the airstrip. The SeaBees worked all day, lifted weights in their spare time, slept in tents, and...
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    Look at the overall average speed increase in the...

    Look at the overall average speed increase in the Tour de France with the increase in human performance factored out (Do this by charting the speed increase in running performance). The noticeable...
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    We've had this discussion before but I can't...

    We've had this discussion before but I can't think of a more comprehensive turnover of Rene Herse production from Lily Herse to Mike Kone and Jan Heine that did not involve growing Rene Herse's DNA...
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    I find that a lot of shoes get a crease right...

    I find that a lot of shoes get a crease right where the back cage plate contacts the sole. Eventually you'll start feeling it cut into your foot. Leather dress shoes work pretty well with toe clip...
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    The chart in post #2 covers lighter and heavier...

    The chart in post #2 covers lighter and heavier riders than the Michelin chart. There is an Android app called Berto Tire Pressure based on that graph (graph originally done by Frank Berto, back when...
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    I'll take both, comfort and speed. 700x33.

    I'll take both, comfort and speed. 700x33.
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    But heck, it's cheaper than just about every...

    But heck, it's cheaper than just about every repair (and they were numerous) that I experienced during the 25 years I owned Alfa Romeo cars. I would get this trainer except it would remind me of how...
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