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  1. That ain't broke, it just needs Duck (or Duct)...

    That ain't broke, it just needs Duck (or Duct) tape!

    Less facetiously, I have booted tires with inside damage like the second photo and never got around to replacing the tire until the tread...
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    NOTICE: FREE STUFF OFFER! :beer: Miche made...

    NOTICE: FREE STUFF OFFER! :beer:

    Miche made Campy-compatible cassettes up to 28 teeth in 8-speed. I have a few in the parts box I'd be happy to give you for just the shipping cost. They are worn...
  3. Measuring mine at the bridge that joins the cage...

    Measuring mine at the bridge that joins the cage plates to the actuating arm, clearances between the inner faces of the plates are:
    pre-CSPC Nuovo Record: 10.4 mm
    "lipped" Super Record: 11.1 mm...
  4. Don't forget Italian fixed cups loosen...

    Don't forget Italian fixed cups loosen counter-clockwise.
  5. I have frequently referred to the Campagnolo...

    I have frequently referred to the Campagnolo technical bulletin posted here:
    http://www.minortriad.com/campagbb.html
    It is from the Super Record era (the first one, in the 1970s) so won't answer...
  6. I have one of those hubs that came with my...

    I have one of those hubs that came with my sister's Peugeot UO-8 in 1972. The bike is long gone but that rear hub has been in regular service ever since, most recently on my "Queen of the Night"...
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    Have to agree with the OP that any kind of...

    Have to agree with the OP that any kind of clip-on light is aesthetically disappointing on a classic bicycle. And I suppose LEDs and Li-ion batteries are as out of place as any other anachronism,...
  8. Pink Bikes at the Giro,....C&V content!

    Entering the town of Camporosso, Italy, on Aug. 25, along the route that the Giro d'Italia had taken earlier in the summer, we had been enjoying the multitude of bicycles (both real and fanciful)...
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    Keeping the right and left spokes separate is...

    Keeping the right and left spokes separate is important, since usually they will be different lengths.

    I also keep the "inbound" and "outbound" spokes separate on each side, since the elbows take...
  10. The daughter of a friend of mine, and her...

    The daughter of a friend of mine, and her partner, are riding across Canada too, camping self-supported. They traversed that 11/17 chokepoint between TBay and Nipigon on 11 July. That was the only...
  11. Conceived in Seattle, born in Durango, Colorado,...

    Conceived in Seattle, born in Durango, Colorado, this Erickson/Ericksen collaboration is now living abroad in its adopted homeland under the butts of two Canucks.

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    What a lovely thing to say, Aidan. Thanks so...

    What a lovely thing to say, Aidan. Thanks so much and best wishes on your new affliction.
    (Clan MacMillan but the tartan is too ugly to post, sorry to my late Dad for saying that.)
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    You mean "modernized" like in Johnny Carson's...

    You mean "modernized" like in Johnny Carson's quip about "New Improved" Cheez Whiz?

    "Less cheese, more whiz"
  14. I've been kind of hanging off the back hoping...

    I've been kind of hanging off the back hoping that I might get seized with the urge to say "to Hell with it" and hop in the car for a mad dash across MI (the state and the lake) & WI again for a...
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    ^ I admit, when I first read Forester's...

    ^ I admit, when I first read Forester's micro-oiling technique, I thought, "He's gotta be kidding! -- that'll take fah-EVah!" When I decided to try it, the main barrier was overcoming the inertia...
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    Yeah, and the snakes don't like it much, either....

    Yeah, and the snakes don't like it much, either.
    I prefer oil made from reptiles that have already been dead for 60 million years or so.

    We have great success with rear-end differential oil for...
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    Sorry, couldn't resist: Years ago my sister was...

    Sorry, couldn't resist: Years ago my sister was driving, came up behind a car with a "Honk if you love Jesus" bumper sticker. (Remember bumper stickers?) So she honked. The woman gave her the...
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    Nice illustration of the correct use of flaunt &...

    Nice illustration of the correct use of flaunt & flout in the same sentence, Robbie. Well done.

    Walked into the elevator at work th'other day (hey, it's 17 floors up!), guy notices my helmet,...
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    The train from Sarnia to Toronto (which goes...

    The train from Sarnia to Toronto (which goes through Kitchener) does not have a baggage car normally.* You would have to get to London and catch the Windsor-Toronto train (or cross into Canada from...
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    Rubber pads are the ticket. I use a short length...

    Rubber pads are the ticket. I use a short length of the left-over rubber strips that come in the packages of bike lights to make the clamps fit snugly around handlebars and seatposts. A drop of...
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    With huge white-wall tires and fuzzy dice hanging...

    With huge white-wall tires and fuzzy dice hanging from the stem extension?
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    My wife taught me this way, for when you...

    My wife taught me this way, for when you absolutely have to use a tire lever because all else has failed or no better tool is available:
    First, make sure the tube has enough air in it that it is...
  23. Sounds like you are speaking from experience....

    Sounds like you are speaking from experience....
  24. Isn't that just the cage stop that limits the...

    Isn't that just the cage stop that limits the backwards rotation of the cage under spring torsion? You would remove it to allow the cage to unwind all the way, relaxing the spring completely, if you...
  25. Any update on this? I hope the subjective sense...

    Any update on this? I hope the subjective sense of being faster on the Gatorskins hasn't seduced you into abandoning your quest for rigor...:innocent:

    The 5 boxes on the "after" side of the...
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