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  1. Good advice.

    Good advice.
  2. I could be completely wrong. My last experience...

    I could be completely wrong. My last experience with an electro-forged Schwinn was at least 50 years ago, and that's not long enough. My last experience with Tektro 800A's and Weinmann 730's was this...
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    I start with this and then sand by hand and then...

    I start with this and then sand by hand and then 0000 steel wool and finish on a buffing wheel with compound.

    http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/834/rt0y.jpg
  4. The $18 Tektro 800's have an extremely long...

    The $18 Tektro 800's have an extremely long reach. He needs less reach, not more. I just replaced a set with 730's. No other Tektro will work because the cable is on the wrong side. I'd use 610...
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    It can't be the old one. It takes a much longer...

    It can't be the old one. It takes a much longer spindle.
  6. It's exactly the same stuff, just attached to a...

    It's exactly the same stuff, just attached to a sponge.

    White is recommended for chrome. Green is for heavy duty cleaning, per 3M.

    The pads are plastic, but they also contain an abrasive...
  7. For what it's worth, I've read that somewhere on...

    For what it's worth, I've read that somewhere on the internet. Maybe it was here.
  8. There is always a guy at the "Goodguys" car show...

    There is always a guy at the "Goodguys" car show doing pinstriping. I thought I could take him the frame and fork along with some sample pictures of what I have in mind. He works outdoors, so I...
  9. Weinmann 730's are long reach brakes. The 500 is...

    Weinmann 730's are long reach brakes. The 500 is the shorter one. Either one would be a downgrade from their center pulls.

    I'm taking a break from installing 730's on a Jeunet right now. They're...
  10. You must be very short.

    You must be very short.
  11. My compressor is on all of the time and I have...

    My compressor is on all of the time and I have fittings with gauges and quick releases for both valve types. A floor pump is certainly not faster. My floor pump has been gathering dust for years.
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  12. I never would have thought of that combination,...

    I never would have thought of that combination, but it works.
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    What do you use on the rear crank? Just...

    What do you use on the rear crank?

    Just kidding.
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    The Pedaler in El Sobrante. I read somewhere that...

    The Pedaler in El Sobrante. I read somewhere that they built bikes for Greg Lemond.
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    I didn't realize that the 132 and 135 are 25.4....

    I didn't realize that the 132 and 135 are 25.4. That will work for me. I also didn't realize that you can't get them in wider sizes. That won't.
    I guess the Noodle in wider sizes is closest to what...
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    It's been around for a long time. I've been using...

    It's been around for a long time. I've been using it for at least 25 years. There's an abrasive version for scratches that works well.
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    Naming your bikes is really dorky, even if you're...

    Naming your bikes is really dorky, even if you're over fifty.
  18. I guess I had better stop using that sponge with...

    I guess I had better stop using that sponge with the green pad on one side on my chrome faucets.
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    One of the two above. I'd have to look at them...

    One of the two above. I'd have to look at them more to decide between them. I need wide bars, that's why I want Nittos.

    I guess I'd have to sand yet another stem. The French ones I have are 25...
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    The kids behind the counter at my LBS know...

    The kids behind the counter at my LBS know nothing about vintage bikes, but they don't need to. It's a very small part of their business. I've never seen anyone with a vintage bike there. The head...
  21. Nice, but it doesn't look fifties to me. If...

    Nice, but it doesn't look fifties to me.

    If the paint comes out well, I may take the frame to a pro to add some box striping.
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    Think Tom Wolf's The Electric Kool-aid acid test...

    Think Tom Wolf's The Electric Kool-aid acid test with Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters.
  23. I'd determine the reach needed and go shopping on...

    I'd determine the reach needed and go shopping on eBay.

    I'm not sure what using two rear brakes has to do with too much reach on the front one in the picture above. A front and rear set would have...
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    It's not wax, it's an acrylic coating. Consumer...

    It's not wax, it's an acrylic coating. Consumer reports found that it lasted longer than any wax they tested, including carnuba. I use it on my vehicles and bikes and on the back of old recording...
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    A demultiplicator relay will reduce cable travel....

    A demultiplicator relay will reduce cable travel. That's what it's designed to do. It's another Simplex product. I'd use one if I was going to do 9 speed friction.
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