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    Hello, Ok...the book and poster have...

    Hello,

    Ok...the book and poster have arrived...Book is excellent...very nicely done drawings ! The poster, well, it would have been great...but it was Folded ...major disappointment ! I would have...
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    First off, Happy New Year everyone ! ...

    First off, Happy New Year everyone !

    Decals.... I would always choose water slides over stickers any day ! My personal method is paint, polish, clear, polish, decal, clear, polish..... Most water...
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    Ok......any word on when these are getting...

    Ok......any word on when these are getting shipped ??

    Joe
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    Seasons Greetings to All, I just returned home...

    Seasons Greetings to All,

    I just returned home after a trip abroad, and opened my Secret Santa present ! To an admitted Italophile, there is nothing better than opening a package and seeing...
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    Ahhhhh....outgoing has been sent, and incoming...

    Ahhhhh....outgoing has been sent, and incoming has arrived, but now I have to go overseas tomorrow morning, so wont be able to open and post pics until next Friday !

    Joe
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    Oh definately...First Class all the way, a...

    Oh definately...First Class all the way, a pleasure to deal with for sure, and if this saddle rides half as nice as it looks, it will be a great investment without a doubt.. I see a few more RHM...
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    Shout out to RHM !!

    WoW is what I first said as I unwrapped the repro Aquila saddle from Rudi !

    Sorry I can't post a pic at the moment, but it was in the for sale area a short while ago....

    What I can say, is that...
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    Aluminum and Tri Color sweetness ! The bike is...

    Aluminum and Tri Color sweetness ! The bike is ok too....lol

    Really nice Scott and Aaron...!!


    Joe
  9. Thread: How much patina?

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    Nothing wrong either way in my book.......my own...

    Nothing wrong either way in my book.......my own criteria is to look at what isthere, how rare is it and what shape is it really in. As an example, I have a couple of bikes picked up in Italy on the...
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    I agree with what was stated by another...

    I agree with what was stated by another contributor.....a seasoned, knowledgable, expert builder, using quality materials and custom building a frame to fit you....no matter the nationality, will...
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    No compiters on vintage bikes for me....main...

    No compiters on vintage bikes for me....main reason ....fugly ! I say if you must gather and track data, slip a smart phone in pocket with your choice of app. I like to keep the vintage bikes...
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    This to me would be the biggest consideration...the bicycle was not designed or made to carry a load, and this may well affect the handling, not mention may cause other problems.......
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    Or, If you have a set of rims currently, and want...

    Or, If you have a set of rims currently, and want them polished.......drop me a PM........

    Joe
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    Have you developed a logo ?....you need a leather...

    Have you developed a logo ?....you need a leather stamp to emboss your logo on the side there....!

    Joe
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    Oh yes, it was great fun last year....I'm in for...

    Oh yes, it was great fun last year....I'm in for sure ! Thanks for setting it up again this year Pastor Bob !!

    Cheers,

    Joe
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    Campy NR brake hoods in leather work for...

    Campy NR brake hoods in leather work for me....want a vintage Balilla brake lever assy to use as a model ? Very simple....mostly straight and squarish..... Would be awesome for a couple of old...
  17. Ha ! Nice to see the price that went for....I was...

    Ha ! Nice to see the price that went for....I was just cleaning mine up today in the shop !! And it is in nicer shape than this one....:)
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    Ok. Listen, if you need a specific durometer...

    Ok. Listen, if you need a specific durometer hardness and specific size for an insert, I can help a PM me....

    As for the leather brake hoods....How Much ?? Any choices in color ? ( although the...
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    Couple of other thoughts.....usually when...

    Couple of other thoughts.....usually when inserting something with an o-ring into something else, I apply a touch of lube, so the rubber doesn't grab and roll or tear. Just like when you change oil...
  20. Yes, I stand corrected....OP did say he assembled...

    Yes, I stand corrected....OP did say he assembled the bike! Well, let it serve as a warning to those who rely on LBS to assemble things......
  21. The way some unscrupulous bike shops...

    The way some unscrupulous bike shops operate....is it even the original Campy BB that got put back in ? (or did they swap a cheap part on ya ?) one shop nearby was caught doing just that...
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    Wow, those look awesome...though I am not...

    Wow, those look awesome...though I am not surprised considering the source ! Couple of thoughts/ questions.... If the ID was thin enough, would the material bend or just deflect and remain in...
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    HA ha ! Oh yeah .....Including that wagon in the...

    HA ha ! Oh yeah .....Including that wagon in the background......ours was a 1975 Ford Grand Torino Wagon...burnt orange AND the fake wood panels !! Yes indeedy ! As for the jumps....mmmm hmmm, never...
  24. Thread: Ajax bike stand?

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    Display/storage...yes - one with proper skills /...

    Display/storage...yes - one with proper skills / tools can make a design like this very artistic in nature, perhaps adding a small brass plaque or nameplate even.......work stand ? Not so much...
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  25. Thread: Let's talk chain

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    I'd like to get comments along the restoration...

    I'd like to get comments along the restoration side of things as well. What chains would be correct for a given drivetrain ? Perhaps those with original 50's, 60's 70's catalogs would care to...
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