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  1. I got an ortleib downtown about a year ago and...

    I got an ortleib downtown about a year ago and love it. it is a nice looking bag with tons of room in it. maybe a bit pricey but it looks like it will last for a long time.
  2. geez this is a long thread. just put on some...

    geez this is a long thread.

    just put on some vo fenders last weekend. nothing too hard, had to:

    - get smaller bolt to attach the l-bracket to the front fender
    - deflate rear tire to fit wheel...
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    I have an old sports with a B72 that was well...

    I have an old sports with a B72 that was well broken in before I bought the bike, it is a very comfortable saddle without much discernable springiness. Look around for an old raleigh on craigs list...
  4. I find getting the wheel of my sports off to be...

    I find getting the wheel of my sports off to be the difficult part, tough to spread the forks but somehow it always works, then remembering which way it goes back on always results in some head...
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    Wool jersey suggestions

    I have a synthetic jersey that lives up to what is said - it really stinks after just using it for one ride. Am thinking about getting a long sleeved wool jersey as the cooler weather approaches. ...
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    I have a downtown and love it. Strap is there...

    I have a downtown and love it. Strap is there for your shoulder, or you can just tuck it in the bag to carry it as a briefcase and stow it for riding. Has tons of room, looks good - would...
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    not sure what the ????s are for? will say that...

    not sure what the ????s are for? will say that it is a bit of a gloat to get an essentially new RB-T, did have to pay $250 for it. got from original owner who says she rode it about 12-15 times...
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    +1 on the flick stand. got an old roadie...

    +1 on the flick stand.

    got an old roadie with a flick stand on it, ended up taking it off that one and put it on my main roadie. works great. also great for holding the front wheel in place...
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    Over-wrapping bar tape?

    I picked up an early 90's Bridgestone RBT with original white vinyl bar tape that is in super condition. Thing is, i am typically riding with my hands on the top bar, and would like a bit softer...
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    My poor mans riv is a 1991 Bridgestone RB-T...

    My poor mans riv is a 1991 Bridgestone RB-T picked up recently for $250. Got it from the original owner who says she rode it about 10-15 times before medical issues forced her to stop riding it. ...
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    Bridgestone question - XO3 vs RBT

    I have an XO3 that has been serving me well, but have a chance at an RBT. I am wondering, is there a signfinicant difference between these 2 bikes (besides drop handlebars vs the arc handlebars on...
  12. I built up a commuter for under $400 - got an old...

    I built up a commuter for under $400 - got an old 3 speed in rough shape with a good frame, stripped it and repainted (spray painted in my back yard), got new 650B wheels made up (w/velocity blunt...
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    I have Col De La Vies on my 650B 3 speed...

    I have Col De La Vies on my 650B 3 speed conversion - wonderful tires.

    I also have an old Raleigh sports that I put 650A (26 x 1-3/8") Schwalbe Delta Cruiser Creme tires on, those creme tires look...
  14. Thread: Computer Bags

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    i just got an Ortleib downtown, a little pricey...

    i just got an Ortleib downtown, a little pricey but a well built bag. as far as protection against bumps, you can put your computer in a sleeve which comes as an extra.
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    just today I ordered an Ortlieb Downtown pannier....

    just today I ordered an Ortlieb Downtown pannier. I havent gotten it yet but if you google "ecovelo ortleib" they have a review of it. I like that it looks like a briefcase, has lots of pockets,...
  16. i just put a black wald rack on my bike with the...

    i just put a black wald rack on my bike with the black wald folding basket. rack is fairly heavy compared to an old aluminum one i have but is sturdy as heck. the wald rack is something like $15-20...
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    Foam handlebar grip worth saving?

    I have an old road bike (early 80s miyata) that i am messing around with, planning on swapping out the stem which necessitates removal of the grip etc on the handlebar. It has the solid foam type...
  18. thanks for all the info. i have ordered a nitto...

    thanks for all the info. i have ordered a nitto stem that is 120 mm long. will try that out, if it doesnt work will put the bike up for sale to hopefully make a few $bucks off so I can get a bike...
  19. i am about 5'-10. i have relatively short legs...

    i am about 5'-10. i have relatively short legs and long torso. so i did the stand over test and things seem good (bar is right at my crotch) but when i am on the bike just seems cramped,...
  20. Miyata 610 19.5" too small? new stem question

    I just picked up for just over $100 (had to throw in an old unoperational lawnmower in the deal) a Miyata 610. rode it around, felt ok, now am realizing that at 19.5 inches the frame is probably too...
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    i converted my old MTB to a kid-trailer puller,...

    i converted my old MTB to a kid-trailer puller, got some schwalbe big apples to put on it , they are some fine and comfortable tires. got the 26 x 2.125 size but they have narrower sizes. if you...
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    what bike is that in the picture? its a nice...

    what bike is that in the picture? its a nice looking bike!
  23. how do you like the brake levers? i had been...

    how do you like the brake levers? i had been checking them out on the VO site, they look slick. I would be putting them on my albatross bars.
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    why not use the universal shift cables? i just...

    why not use the universal shift cables? i just got one to restring on my 1967 sprite (5 speed version of the sport) and each end has a crimp on, one that is the fat cylinder and the other the...
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    homebrew tool roll????

    I have been searching around for a nice, small, vintage style saddle bag to hang off my vintage Brooks B72. There are some nice new ones out there that just look too new for what I was after. The...
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