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    I just came across an article on ancient metals. ...

    I just came across an article on ancient metals. IIRC, about 35 centuries for iron smelting. Longer for precious metals. I can only imagine the physiological results of early plumbers working...
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    Sorry...

    Alcohol is a depressant and suppresses ADH, so further dehydrates. It took me decades to realize this. :( For me, it's chocolate milk, or water. Warm green tea in the winter.:thumb:

    I'm...
  3. Thread: Hills

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    You can do it, you'll have to gear down and be...

    You can do it, you'll have to gear down and be ready to spin and control your descending speeds. I wouldn't want to be taking on 5+ mile, 7+ degree climbs all the time, though, but I personally...
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    Hi. I'm 184 cm tall, with a longer torso. I...

    Hi. I'm 184 cm tall, with a longer torso. I ride a 57cm 2012 Sputnik, which fits me perfectly with a 110mm stem (steerer uncut, more upright) or 100mm stem (steerer cut down, more tucked (as I...
  5. I might go back to the shop and ask whether...

    I might go back to the shop and ask whether they'll throw you a working clamp-on front derailleur and cable (could be a used rear one) from the take-off bin so that you can shift the front...
  6. Remember, you don't have to have black levers or...

    Remember, you don't have to have black levers or black hoods if you'd prefer the brown. I have these on one bike, and like the way that they look:

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    oh well , water under the bridge , so littyle...

    oh well , water under the bridge , so littyle shop classes are left after no chils left behind took to spending time selling tests to public schools

    Children in the 1950-70s in public school had...
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    Why not approach this differently? First, you're...

    Why not approach this differently? First, you're in charge of your own build, so don't let some component part (a DA freewheel) dictate to you whether or not you'll use it. Decide in advance what...
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    Four things: 1) remove the groovy seat cover 2)...

    Four things:
    1) remove the groovy seat cover
    2) get the rust discoloration off of the chain (various, labor intensive ways to do that) - or throw a new chain on there
    3) remove Shimano freewheel,...
  10. String method...check Sheldon's site. ...

    String method...check Sheldon's site.




    Why? Get a new chain, as you'll likely be buying a chainring as well as rear freewheel and tensioner. $75? I'd like to see how you'd allocate that...
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    Whaaat??!

    Sounds pretty sporty to me. Averaging over 20 mph for an hour's shakedown? Hmmmm.:innocent:
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    Nice Job

    Thanks for the report, and for the kindness that you dispensed. Well done. PG
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    Classic cool, and sweet with the ladies... ...

    Classic cool, and sweet with the ladies...

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    Very true. I encourage you not to judge too...

    Very true. I encourage you not to judge too harshly or quickly, Duane. You have to get to know him and his perspective. He reminds me of my father-in-law, a man I came to admire greatly over time....
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    How about 1984?...

    How about 1984?
    http://classicfuji.com/DelRey_1984_Page.htm

    Decent riding bike. All spiffed up, and well photographed, shining in the sunlight, you can list this for $250 any day. Here in Wash...
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    I always begin with the headset and bottom...

    I always begin with the headset and bottom bracket bearings. Always, and the fork gets installed immediately after/with the headset. For unthreaded steerers, that means that the starnut, cap, and...
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    Save up to 60% off new Mountain Bikes - MTB -...

    Save up to 60% off new Mountain Bikes - MTB - Gravity 29 SS Single Speed 29er Mountain Bikes

    Ride it until the fork fails, then upgrade that.
  18. Dremel tool with a fiber cutting wheel. Run old...

    Dremel tool with a fiber cutting wheel. Run old housing through the guide. Orient the cutting wheel so that it's parallel to the top tube (tool held perpendicular to, and above, the top tube). ...
  19. https://washingtondc.craigslist.org/nva/bik/441670...

    https://washingtondc.craigslist.org/nva/bik/4416708265.html

    Very nice detailed work. I wonder why he stuck with the chrome rims, though. It'll be interesting to see if it sells.
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    I'd get one of these. No question... 373863

    I'd get one of these. No question...

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  21. I maintain my bikes carefully, so there are...

    I maintain my bikes carefully, so there are rarely mechanical surprises. So, what I carry depends on the type of ride:

    Road, <3 hour - flat repair* only

    Road, >3 hour, supported - flat repair*...
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    Okay.

    Have you searched "downhill platform pedal" ?

    You'll get many types - grab a piece of paper or make a little spreadsheet on your computer. Start recording make, model, vendor, price,...
  23. Gentlemen, Thank you for your feedback. So, it...

    Gentlemen,
    Thank you for your feedback. So, it seems that my assumptions about correct chainline must be tested and measured. Thank you for the discussion.

    By using the former Sugino spindle, I...
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    I'm savaging an early 80's Fuji Grand SE that had a worn out Fuji-branded Sugino crankset. The type with a five-fingered swaged outer chainring. I...
  25. Core work, crunches, rows, lower back extensions,...

    Core work, crunches, rows, lower back extensions, supermans, static planks, push ups, vinyasas, scissors, etc. These will all help your lower back.

    Hamstring stretching, seated glute stretching,...
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