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  1. Yeah, any 3-spline bmx/single speed/3-speed cog...

    Yeah, any 3-spline bmx/single speed/3-speed cog will fit.
  2. WTF, somebody else will take credit for this,...

    WTF, somebody else will take credit for this, too.
    You don't need to go to the UK for a key.
    Your local Home Depot will have the the blank.
    It's an Ilco TM-10

    I don't get no respect.
  3. Hey, that diagram came from my site! Give me a...

    Hey, that diagram came from my site! Give me a credit!

    http://oldroads.com/mn0.jpg

    You've got a problem with those rims. Somebody painted them and the bumps from the rust are going to wear out...
  4. Doesn't look bad if it's the right size. Hey,...

    Doesn't look bad if it's the right size.
    Hey, you live in Dudley. There's a bike swap meet every 3 months there and it's winter now so you have time.
    I always put up a page for them: ...
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    Good advice. I've been working on bikes for 50+...

    Good advice. I've been working on bikes for 50+ years, the past 20 as a business. About 8 years ago I sold everything and just kept up a website devoted to vintage cycles. It was great turning all...
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    Antique: 75+ years old Vintage: 25+ years old...

    Antique: 75+ years old
    Vintage: 25+ years old
    Classic: could be any year

    That's the way I see it.
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    Hundred Year bicycles, they are.

    Hundred Year bicycles, they are.
  8. Yes and Yes.

    Yes and Yes.
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    C.Itoh, all steel, I mean everything was heavy...

    C.Itoh, all steel, I mean everything was heavy straight steel, but it had drop bars.
    Bought it at Lechmere Sales in Cambridge MA with money from my busboy job.
    40-something years later, Lechmere...
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    +2

    +2
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    Patina .vs. Rust. When I'm buying a bike I...

    Patina .vs. Rust.

    When I'm buying a bike I tell the seller it is Rust.
    When I'm selling a bike I tell the buyer it is Patina.
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    I was gonna say Sears Spaceliner or JC Higgins...

    I was gonna say Sears Spaceliner or JC Higgins Flightliner.

    Spaceliner:

    http://oldroads.com/pqdb_img.asp?p=pz65s.jpg&mod=Spaceliner&mak=Sears

    Flightliner:...
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    Yes, the leverage helps a lot, as do the...

    Yes, the leverage helps a lot, as do the Koolstops.
    Koolstops and clean rims are the easiest change, so I'd recommend people try that first.
  14. Bicycle Swap Meet, Dudley, MA, Sunday Nov 24, 2013

    Indoors. Free admission.

    http://oldroads.com/dudley/
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    One quick/cheap/easy fix we do to improve braking...

    One quick/cheap/easy fix we do to improve braking on some of the 3-speeds we sell as commuters in Boston:

    a) Clean the wheel's braking surface with soap and then acetone
    b) Koolstop brake pads...
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    Great combination.

    Great combination.
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    It would have come with a vinyl Brooks

    It would have come with a vinyl Brooks
  18. Me in 1962, working on a bike.

    Me in 1962, working on a bike.
  19. I went retail 6 years ago and hope to do another...

    I went retail 6 years ago and hope to do another 10 or so.
    You gotta have good employees and a good location.
    And know your target customer.

    Repairs can be profitable but you have to be...
  20. 'Resolve' works

    'Resolve' works
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    In my retail shop it's James Brown as the Pandora...

    In my retail shop it's James Brown as the Pandora seed.
    When I'm not there I don't know what the mechanics play.
  22. Makes me want to see some George Barris creations.

    Makes me want to see some George Barris creations.
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    Watch for tears around the rivets in the nose.

    Watch for tears around the rivets in the nose.
  24. Best of luck with the site.

    Best of luck with the site.
  25. When a thief has an angle grinder it doesn't...

    When a thief has an angle grinder it doesn't matter what kind of lock you have.
    Park in a well-lit, heavily-trafficked area.
    Never lock up in your building's basement - if gives a thief too much...
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