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    To lazy to walk and running sucks. I only run...

    To lazy to walk and running sucks. I only run away from danger and towards beer...

    Aaron :)
  2. Thread: Handlebar Tape

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    I use double wrapped cotton tape, been using it...

    I use double wrapped cotton tape, been using it for close to 40 years. I do wear lightly padded gloves. If your hands are aching and the padding is mashed in the gloves I would look at your riding...
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    Go to the Bike Friday website, they have a way to...

    Go to the Bike Friday website, they have a way to find other owners that will let you test ride. I have one back in the late 90's and used to get calls from people wanting to see it. Wish I had never...
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    All of my tour bikes are set up with steel granny...

    All of my tour bikes are set up with steel granny rings, steel freewheels, yes freewheels 6 or 7 speed. The middle and large rings are usually alloy because that is what was available. One drive...
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    My grandparents had a dairy farm in Northeast...

    My grandparents had a dairy farm in Northeast Fayette County Iowa... most DEFINITELY not flat! The western part of the county is, the eastern is not.

    Aaron :)
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    Check the rear hub for a date code. Should read...

    Check the rear hub for a date code. Should read something like 81 7 which would make it July 1987. I would guess 1980's and possibly for an import market. When did the white tail fender requirement...
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    Bike Friday NWT? Aaron :)

    Bike Friday NWT?

    Aaron :)
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    Tried their Rampant Imperial Ale? WOW! I won't...

    Tried their Rampant Imperial Ale? WOW! I won't drink more than one at a sitting... I travel extensively for a living and one of my joys is trying out beers that are local to that region, especially...
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    EPA didn't shut the plants down, the greed of the...

    EPA didn't shut the plants down, the greed of the owners did. Here in NC we have a power providing monopoly that has coal ash ponds that don't meet the EPA requirements, they just dumped a several...
  10. Maybe 15-18 miles on my fat tire cruiser. Longest...

    Maybe 15-18 miles on my fat tire cruiser. Longest on an upright bike with a IGH is 60 miles. Most day long rides stay in the 40 mile range.

    Aaron :)
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    Looked like ACQ treated to me, that stuff is a...

    Looked like ACQ treated to me, that stuff is a light lighter in color than the old stuff. I was more concerned with what would happen if the shackle pin comes loose. Needs to be wired (moused).
    ...
  12. I take the "free" BSO's and strip them for parts...

    I take the "free" BSO's and strip them for parts and sell the remains for scrap. Last trailer load of aluminum frames, rims, etc netted me over $300. :D

    Aaron :)
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    Beer... Personal favorites are anything from...

    Beer...

    Personal favorites are anything from New Belgium Brewery. But I won't turn down free beer.

    Aaron :)
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    Which brakes do you have? There are a few...

    Which brakes do you have? There are a few different types and several different models out there. None of my personal bikes have disc brakes, I prefer roller/drum brakes. But I work on several that...
  15. You need Saddle bags... They fit over the rack...

    You need Saddle bags...

    They fit over the rack and attach with straps and buckles.

    Aaron :)

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    What he said ^^^, the days of the cradle to grave...

    What he said ^^^, the days of the cradle to grave single employer are all but gone. Variety of reasons, but job stability is rare.



    I have a friend that is an electrical engineer by trade. He...
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    Some of the fancy pants oils with the additives...

    Some of the fancy pants oils with the additives can gum things up over time. In my experience as long as it is not a vegetable based oil you probably don't have much to worry about. Some people like...
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    In many parts of the country you have to have a...

    In many parts of the country you have to have a car to get to and from work. However a $25,000 car on a $26,000 a year income is insane. There are less expensive alternatives out there, but they...
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    Dave Ramsey is a financial advisor that goes against the stream and preaches paying cash over credit.

    I too pay cash for my cars, seldom buy new. I buy 2-5 year old vehicles, gently used with low...
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    I don't think we have reached critical mass here...

    I don't think we have reached critical mass here in the US... yet. Sounds like a good idea before it's time. The bulk of riders (including myself) are usually prepared to do trail side maintenance. I...
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    I don't see anything in that collection that I...

    I don't see anything in that collection that I would throw in the scrap pile... in fact many of them are nicer than what is in my current pile.

    Aaron :)
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    Hell Yes! :D Aaron :) ...

    Hell Yes!

    :D

    Aaron :)

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    They don't publish weights... I would be willing...

    They don't publish weights... I would be willing to wager they are in the 30# range...

    Aaron :)
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    Nice of the Ford engineers to think of that... :D...

    Nice of the Ford engineers to think of that... :D

    Aaron :)
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    Awesome! :beer: just added to my file of Raleigh...

    Awesome! :beer: just added to my file of Raleigh stuff.

    Aaron :)
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