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  1. I don't think I'd run those on my bike but I can...

    I don't think I'd run those on my bike but I can appreciate the time and effort it took to design/build them.
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    http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h170/HandsomeRya...

    http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h170/HandsomeRyan/MDbike1.jpg

    Here is the obligatory garage door shot of the bike 95% assembled. After the pic was taken I adjusted the saddle height a bit and...
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    Coral Snake Paint Scheme

    Howdy everybody. I haven't been around the forums in a bit but I got to a point in my latest project that I wanted to share.

    Bike started life as an orange motobecane messenger. It has been...
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    Nope. They pop off to be (nearly) flush.

    Nope. They pop off to be (nearly) flush.
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    http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h170/HandsomeRya...

    http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h170/HandsomeRyan/bikerack1.jpg

    Built from wood. Not beautiful but it could hold big heavy bikes.
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    How about more rivets?...

    How about more rivets? http://www.harborfreight.com/hand-riveter-set-38353.html
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    http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h170/HandsomeRya...

    http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h170/HandsomeRyan/gitane.jpg

    1974 (I think?) Gitane from my neighbor. He bought it new for his wife from a Toyota dealership that (i guess) also sold bikes. It...
  8. Thanks. I'm entertaining company this weekend so...

    Thanks. I'm entertaining company this weekend so I'm not sure how much time I'll have to play with it but this info will certainly help me.

    Why are skiptooth cogs and chainrings so sexy? There...
  9. Wheel is shot. Spokes are so rusted and loose...

    Wheel is shot. Spokes are so rusted and loose that I'm pretty sure even if the nipples turn (which I doubt) they will snap long before any type of tension or true is achieved.

    I got the retainer...
  10. New Departure Skiptooth cog on other hub?

    Howdy.

    My neighbor has given me a 1951 Schwinn bike that is in rough shape. The frame is okay but the rims and spokes are pretty well shot. The bike has a "sweetheart" skiptooth chainring and a...
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    I'm not sure who designes/specs the bikes but...

    I'm not sure who designes/specs the bikes but they are made in Asia (probably China) just like 95% of bikes produced by major manufacterers. You mention that BD "lowballs some components" but I think...
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    Thanks for the full review. Looks like a pretty...

    Thanks for the full review. Looks like a pretty cool bike that could certainly fill a niche in the market.
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    Blacken your chainring bolts with a sharpie.

    Blacken your chainring bolts with a sharpie.
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    That's why I was asking why the OP T&S'd their...

    That's why I was asking why the OP T&S'd their spokes.
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    http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h170/HandsomeRya...

    http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h170/HandsomeRyan/RyanBike1.jpg

    What do you think about my sweet single speed?
  16. HandsomeRyan circa 1989 ...

    HandsomeRyan circa 1989

    http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h170/HandsomeRyan/RyanBike1.jpg
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    I've got a SRAM S-7 hub with coaster brake that I...

    I've got a SRAM S-7 hub with coaster brake that I used to have shoved into my motobecane messenger. It's a little on the heavy side but it works well and I enjoyed many happy miles on it. I'm not...
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    Why do people keep suggesting these tires?! They...

    Why do people keep suggesting these tires?! They are only marginally flat resistant, they have the weakest sidewalls of any tire I've ever seen, and they are so tight on most rims that you best carry...
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    I respectfully disagree. Brooks saddles are...

    I respectfully disagree.

    Brooks saddles are popular because of their comfort over longer distances. On a commuter/utility bike that is likely to only see short rides and may be ridden in the...
  20. If you can't handle installing/adjusting brakes...

    If you can't handle installing/adjusting brakes without destroying them, riding a brakeless fixed gear is probably not for you.
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    Also- because CL takes down the postings after a...

    Also- because CL takes down the postings after a while it is good manners to copy/paste the text so people will know what this thread was about even after the CL posting expires or is taken down...
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    Un-54 The filter keeps pwning this. Srsly, we...

    Un-54

    The filter keeps pwning this. Srsly, we can't post to capital letters next to each other even when it is the proper name of an item?
  23. Ssfg culture is already busted. We have so much...

    Ssfg culture is already busted. We have so much in-fighting. At least roadies all agree to hate commuters and MTBers. Diamond framers are the sworn enemy of recumbent riders. But us? We argue over...
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    http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml98/98112....

    http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml98/98112.jpg

    Campus Pedals!

    You can ride SPD at the track and flip em over and ride to work in your dress shoes or work boots, or stripper heels or...
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    If you read all the other threads you should know...

    If you read all the other threads you should know that Gatorskins suck. They are only 'just okay' at flat prevention and their sidewalls are made of a material that is about as puncture resistant as...
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