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  1. 2nd chick from the right is either STACKED or...

    2nd chick from the right is either STACKED or stuffed
  2. Ha, the danger of band handwriting!

    Ha, the danger of band handwriting!
  3. Well at least ball bearings are cheap. Never seen...

    Well at least ball bearings are cheap. Never seen metal turn black from soaking in simple green; I soak greasy parts in about 50% simple green and scrub them with an old toothbrush and they come out...
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    noglider: RHM saddle; that's pretty cool. I have...

    noglider: RHM saddle; that's pretty cool. I have a vintage Ideale that I'm riding right now even though there is a tear in the middle of the left skirt, and I have no idea if/when it will ever simply...
  5. That pair is more reasonable, but, aesthetically,...

    That pair is more reasonable, but, aesthetically, I would want to improve the alignment, relative sizes of the images, and fonts!
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    Straggler is very close to cross-check in...

    Straggler is very close to cross-check in geometry, not quite so touring-oriented as dLHT, but still with wide flexibility for fixed/single/1x/2x/3x gearing, plus rack/fender mounts etc. Strangely,...
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    Ah, now I see it; I was looking at the back of...

    Ah, now I see it; I was looking at the back of the rack. Pretty cool.

    And sux about the rims! I've never seen yellow rims before, and your bumblebee color scheme was really working!
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    I'm pretty cheap, so now that I'm working ok...

    I'm pretty cheap, so now that I'm working ok enough, I won't be changing brakes. Good info about wide profile though, it's all starting to make sense to me.

    And yes I was pretty disappointed that,...
  9. benzfatantic, are you the same wackjob with the...

    benzfatantic, are you the same wackjob with the scarified Bobby Hill on your arm?
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    Also good to know, thx. If I ever decide to go...

    Also good to know, thx. If I ever decide to go mini I will have to research more intently before ordering from fleabay, or actually go to a real brick&mortar store!
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    Thx for info, there is misinformation out there,...

    Thx for info, there is misinformation out there, for instance this eBay ad for 926A says "

    Brake Lever Actuation
    Long Pull", I've seen lots of others.


    Good tip on the noodles, if I ever...
  12. OK yes, that is what I know as a combination...

    OK yes, that is what I know as a combination wrench. I would never pay $50 for a set, and I would never buy general-purpose tools like that from a bike store with specialty bike-store markup. Go to...
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    Even if you come away with a broken wrist, I'd...

    Even if you come away with a broken wrist, I'd consider you lucky.

    Apart from damage, the straggler looks hot! I wish Surly had introduced it two years earlier, I would have gotten a straggler...
  14. I'm not sure exactly what you mean by...

    I'm not sure exactly what you mean by "combination metric (wrenches?)" (apparently you dont' either since you put ?). If you mean allen wrenches, that need might be filled by park ph-4/5/6. And I'm...
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    I'm glad somebody picked up on my reference...

    I'm glad somebody picked up on my reference...
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    Sticky: What's ironic is that the thread was started to...

    What's ironic is that the thread was started to handoff too-large jerseys, which is how I got it from you, but I later got the larger (2XL) jersey and preferred that fit, so I decided to hand it off...
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    I took a close look at my levers, and good news...

    I took a close look at my levers, and good news there is indeed a QR (the big button), bad news the special retroshift overhead cable stop completely prevents it from doing its job.

    I also gave...
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    I do occasionally get flats from goatheads that...

    I do occasionally get flats from goatheads that are quite obvious. In fact usually the better practice is to leave the goathead(s) in there; if you pull them out then HISSSSSS. But if you leave them...
  19. legendary framebuilder Dave Moulton tells you how...

    legendary framebuilder Dave Moulton tells you how to MacGuyver a hanger alignment tool using scrap steel and a bolt:

    Dave Moulton's Blog - Dave Moulton's Bike Blog - Aligning a bent...
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    OK I hear that, it makes sense, and resonates...

    OK I hear that, it makes sense, and resonates with my experience of the 720s. Since I have to take out my cable again to replace the mcguyvered plastic barrel adjuster with metal, I'll give a try to...
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    Because higher yoke = less mechanical advantage,...

    Because higher yoke = less mechanical advantage, and less mechanical advantage will make my braking even less acceptable.



    Correct I do not have low profile. So I could buy the argument that...
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    Yes I probably did cross-thread. As for my...

    Yes I probably did cross-thread.

    As for my super-low straddle cable (yoke riding maybe 2mm above the rubber), I took my strategy from SB:



    that's how my brakes feel. I do have to squeeze...
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    Doesn't have to be that much; the real question...

    Doesn't have to be that much; the real question is whether they let in enough slack to detach the straddle cable. Then the brakes flip all the way out, and I have to squeeze the fat rubber past the...
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    QR buttons on road levers? On MY levers? That's...

    QR buttons on road levers? On MY levers? That's news to me, and fantastic news at that! With that hint, I can probably figure it out if I look closely, but there are two pins of different diameters,...
  25. Quirksome, was this frameset originally blue? It...

    Quirksome, was this frameset originally blue? It looks kind of like it was originally blue and somebody did an incomplete job of removing the blue, so there's a little left at the fork crown lugs,...
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