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    Thank you for this post. It's a good refinement,...

    Thank you for this post. It's a good refinement, what the officer wrote above, but on the other hand, being able to quote the law even if you don't have the number will be helpful. Thank you for this...
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    It's several months after you posted this, but...

    It's several months after you posted this, but yes, you can take bikes on the Lady of the Lake. We took our bikes, I can't remember if we had to pay extra or if it was included in our fare. Our trip...
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    Positive vibes!

    Positive vibes!
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    Thanks, Rad. No shifter bosses. The LBS put...

    Thanks, Rad. No shifter bosses.

    The LBS put the new indexed shifters on the downtube with a clamped on band, but he placed them right in the "R" of the big Raleigh decal on the downtube! That may...
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    Very inspiring, bikeman, your description is just...

    Very inspiring, bikeman, your description is just how I imagine it in my head, the freewheel comes loose with one firm turn! I think we have a vise...

    The cable stop I chose looks real similar to...
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    Okay, I did look at the SunRace thumb shifters...

    Okay, I did look at the SunRace thumb shifters (the best deal) but instead I picked http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008VQDID6/ref=oh_details_o02_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    because they are Tourney and...
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    Thanks, RubeRad. The original shifters were...

    Thanks, RubeRad. The original shifters were friction, and mounted on handlebar stem. When I had the LBS move them to downtube, he put new shift levers on, indexed, and so far they have worked ok. The...
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    Thanks, bikeman. I hesitate to tear into it. But...

    Thanks, bikeman. I hesitate to tear into it. But I've had good luck so far with my projects. A new rear derailleur to match the new freewheel is not much more money either, if it comes to that. I...
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    Raleigh Marathon

    Originally I posted this in C&V but I just noticed this forum for mechanics. Realize, this bike is old and not elite, but it is providing me with the learning experiences of doing mechanics on my own...
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    Raleigh Marathon

    Hello, BF. I have a NOS Raleigh mixte, purchased at the local thrift last year. It was the start of a new hobby, i.e., messing about with my bikes. At first I had the LBS do the work, but have...
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    Ahh! Someone beat me to it! Birthday coming up,...

    Ahh! Someone beat me to it! Birthday coming up, maybe husband will spring for it! Doubtful, he always wants to DIY. :lol:
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    Got it. Sounds like you are in for some good...

    Got it. Sounds like you are in for some good miles, good times! Your storage dilemma prompts me (again) to work out my idea for a cover that goes over the bikes when they ride on a hitch mount...
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    I love the ladies style of bike. For us shorter...

    I love the ladies style of bike. For us shorter women it's harder to find quality bikes unless you have the money to drop with no concern. My mixte frame bikes are from the 80s and though they are...
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    Umm...this thread is kind of old, Cubey, not sure...

    Umm...this thread is kind of old, Cubey, not sure if it helps to comment here. 1) REI is a reputable place to buy a bike. Like any LBS, the luck you get there depends on who happens to work there....
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    Maybe this doesn't work for anyone but me. I put...

    Maybe this doesn't work for anyone but me. I put the seat height equal to the top of my hip bone. Put your hands around your hips. The sharp point you feel at your index finger is the top of your...
  16. The "taint" is the perineum. About an inch to...

    The "taint" is the perineum. About an inch to inch and a half between the back of the penis/scrotum and the anus, or for a woman, the inch or so behind the opening of the vagina toward the anus. Have...
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    You already know the answer you are looking for. More data is not going to change that. The data you wish for is not available anyway. Go for it.
  18. REI is a good reliable place for a new bicyclist...

    REI is a good reliable place for a new bicyclist to start out. If you buy a bike from them you get a free tuneup. Their sales approach is no pressure. They carry only quality gear and bikes. They...
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    Female rider here, late 50's, with several...

    Female rider here, late 50's, with several vintage quality steel frame bikes with quality component upgrades, 10 spd 12 spd 24 spd, and a brand new Marin mountain bike, have not updated my "bike...
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    Nice color, and a craigslist price, great!

    Nice color, and a craigslist price, great!
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    Steripen? Is that a brand name? I want one

    Steripen? Is that a brand name? I want one
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    GORGEOUS scenery! Oh yeah, nice bike too...tee...

    GORGEOUS scenery! Oh yeah, nice bike too...tee hee
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    Clothing description by female with cold hands...

    Clothing description by female with cold hands and feet if sweatiness not managed properly! Guess it might not apply to testosterone types. Rainy and fog about 50% of the time in Hoquiam, even in...
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    Sticky: Hoquiam. That's HO-KWEE-um, or as the locals...

    Hoquiam. That's HO-KWEE-um, or as the locals say, Hokey-um. It's next door to Aberdeen, on the coast by the ocean, 2 hours west of Seattle. Spent a month in Spokane just recently, loved it over...
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    Windy, gusts up the side of the mountain. There...

    Windy, gusts up the side of the mountain. There is a good lodge at the top, don't know what seasons it is open, for winter sports it is full service. Had a rack of nicely on sale outdoor clothes...
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