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    Sticky: No special rack, just the ol' reflector tab,...

    No special rack, just the ol' reflector tab, which just happened to work perfectly as a bar bag support.
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    That Motobecane's a beaut, Veloria. I've...

    That Motobecane's a beaut, Veloria.

    I've acquired yet another 20+ yr old clunker, and I think it's my new favorite all around ride. '87 Schwinn Traveler a buddy of mine found at Goodwill for...
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    Sticky: My first real distance rig. Started as an '87...

    My first real distance rig. Started as an '87 Schwinn Traveler my buddy found at Goodwill for $12.50. A few changes and now she's ready for my big ride up north this weekend. It shall be sweet....
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    I s'pose you're right. It was on my way home...

    I s'pose you're right. It was on my way home from work, though.
  5. Up until a week or so ago, the creaking,...

    Up until a week or so ago, the creaking, screeching, and otherwise awful noises of the obliterated bottom bracket on my utility bike. New cartridge unit took care of that and now it's eerily quiet. ...
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    I believe that's the stock tape, but it really...

    I believe that's the stock tape, but it really does match the saddle nicely. Thank you for replacing those worthless stock fenders, too.
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  7. Poll: No longer had car, had bike. Made best of...

    No longer had car, had bike. Made best of situation, now it's an obsession.

    A good obsession, though.
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    I've got a small thermos that I fill up at the...

    I've got a small thermos that I fill up at the office/shop if I need coffee. It goes in the bag, though. Water tastes much better while riding to me, I guess.
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    Seems like everyone around me has a nice old...

    Seems like everyone around me has a nice old Miyata. Even their entry level stuff is pretty nice. If I needed another bike, I'd probably start looking for one. I don't, though. Save that bike!
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    We gotta have standards around here, folks. ...

    We gotta have standards around here, folks.

    That's just how it is. Next year, Sam. Next year.
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    Not old enuf!!! Outta this thread!

    Not old enuf!!! Outta this thread!
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    Truth. It always frustrates me when someone comes...

    Truth. It always frustrates me when someone comes into the shop with a nice bike from the 80s and says "I need a new bike. This is old and slow", when that bike would be spectacular with the proper...
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    Eh. I suppose. Just tellin' how it's been for me...

    Eh. I suppose. Just tellin' how it's been for me at the shop.
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    Terrible pic of the roommate's '78 Le Tour III...

    Terrible pic of the roommate's '78 Le Tour III singlespeed beater.http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii243/Elderberrypictures/Photo35.jpg
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    I was really hesitant to make the investment in...

    I was really hesitant to make the investment in clipless, but did so probably two months ago and now all the bikes are SPD'd. It really does make a huge difference, and I try to inform everyone who...
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    My '89 Schwinn World has had its hanger and shift...

    My '89 Schwinn World has had its hanger and shift cable guides hacked, been repainted, and has been drilled out for dual pivots. I don't really regret any of it, though, considering the shape in...
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    Tempting, friend. Tempting.

    Tempting, friend. Tempting.
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    Ron, your residence there almost makes me wanna...

    Ron, your residence there almost makes me wanna ride my Trek to Detroit... Almost.
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    ^True. I guess dressing in stuff that's...

    ^True. I guess dressing in stuff that's uncomfortable and having to worry about little nitpicky appearance things is what frustrates me. I'm usually presentable to some degree, and this works for...
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    I work at a high school, but I'm the super-cool...

    I work at a high school, but I'm the super-cool afterschool activity leader guy, so I needn't worry about this "presentability" of which you speak. The front basket on my commuter allows me to keep...
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    http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii243/Elderberr...

    http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii243/Elderberrypictures/Misfit035.jpg

    http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii243/Elderberrypictures/Misfit031.jpg
    Some aesthetic updates to the 30 yr old clunker...
  22. Well put. I went clipless about a month ago and...

    Well put. I went clipless about a month ago and the one time I rode in regular shoes felt weird and inefficient. I now have a pair of sneakers to change into at each of my workplaces, and it works...
  23. Somehow I've gotten along sans discs for a few...

    Somehow I've gotten along sans discs for a few years now...
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    Take it away, Jobst!...

    Take it away, Jobst!



    EDIT: Link now fixed. Thanks, Ian.
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    Yeah, our shop has a plethora of Jagwire...

    Yeah, our shop has a plethora of Jagwire brake/shift housing and cable sets in all the colors the kids like these days.
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