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    I like your idea. The market will decide whether...

    I like your idea. The market will decide whether or not it's a "good" idea for you-now. Build for friends and relatives and be honest about your experience. When I do that I ask them to bring me...
  2. It appears that the outside end of the "cut" has...

    It appears that the outside end of the "cut" has rubber from the molding process spanning the joint in the fabric. Again, how many miles?
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    Ferrous bolt? I've had good luck with solvent...

    Ferrous bolt? I've had good luck with solvent and a small magnet. The strain is off the threads and broken studs can often be unscrewed with no difficulty.
    If you go with the EZ-out, look at...
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    You might be OCD if you lace and unlace and...

    You might be OCD if you lace and unlace and relace and unlace and relace an old beater wheel a couple of dozen times to embed the process in both muscles and memory.
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    I might be OCD if I spend several years looking...

    I might be OCD if I spend several years looking for the out of production tools to rebuild Shimano SPD pedals....
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    I understand knurling. What is the "ghetto"...

    I understand knurling. What is the "ghetto" part? I imagine things like punches, cold chisels, anything that will raise burrs?
    Something more sophisticated?
  7. Thread: son 28 dynohub

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    I'd like to hear the results when this is...

    I'd like to hear the results when this is resolved?
    Thank you.
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    It's a beautiful thing! I have openers from...

    It's a beautiful thing! I have openers from Pedro's, Shimano, Campy, Craftsman, etc but, as I said, that's a beautiful thing.
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    "Off topic?" Schmopic. I was pleased to...

    "Off topic?" Schmopic.
    I was pleased to discover - on another recent thread - the age of some of my favorite members.
    BF is like a neighborhood tavern. I can drop in and relax, speak up or just...
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    I bought the 7th edition in March-looking for a...

    I bought the 7th edition in March-looking for a used copy of the 6th edition.
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    ONe should be able to turn several concentric...

    ONe should be able to turn several concentric rims from the same billet-very little waste. But how would the lathe drill the holes?
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    Used Hozan Tension meter specs

    I recently acquired an older Hozan spoke tension meter and the graphs for converting dial readings to force are for "High Carbon Steel" spokes. I wrote the company to ask how these related to...
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    I didn't have camera when I found it. I looked...

    I didn't have camera when I found it. I looked through United Bicycle Tool catalog but didn't find it. I got 2 freewheel vices and another axel vice-this isn't those. I'll try to get a snapshot...
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    Estate sale mystery?

    I was rooting through a box of bicycle tools at an estate sale (got some screamin' deals!). Everyone there was confused by something from the VAR company. There were 2 versions, one larger than the...
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    I can definitely wipe and ride-especially now...

    I can definitely wipe and ride-especially now that my curiosity has been satisfied. Thank you.
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    Grease @ Sealed BB?

    With less than 200 miles on a new Shimano cartridge BB, there is grease oozing at the axle from the NDS. DS looks normal. It was purchased and installed 2 weeks ago, NDS torque was to spec, drive...
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    Would anything less that a top end frame have the...

    Would anything less that a top end frame have the crown milled on initial assembly? It seems a small effort-is it relevant these days? I'm thinking of buying the Park milling tool and wonder if I...
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    It's an old joke-and depressing how many people...

    It's an old joke-and depressing how many people don't get it...
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    OP is studying at UHN. University of hard...

    OP is studying at UHN. University of hard nocks....
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    Tandem hub confusion

    A friend of mine got a good deal on a Rodriquez tandem from, we're guessing, the mid '70s. He wants to modify it and make a single speed w/650B tires. He's got the parts and a frame builder to make...
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    Would a non-disc front wheel benefit from tangent...

    Would a non-disc front wheel benefit from tangent lacing under braking strains?
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    I did. I got in there and went to town. ...

    I did. I got in there and went to town. Actually I rode to town in the dark-until the thing began to glow.... The longer I rode, the brighter the light became - When it peaked at about 80% of full...
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    Feel free to use the story.

    Feel free to use the story.
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    Wow. Great stuff-thank you. It's probably...

    Wow. Great stuff-thank you. It's probably beyond my ability but I'm encouraged to look...
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    Well, it's like this.... i live on a sailboat...

    Well, it's like this.... i live on a sailboat and usually keep the bike on deck, port side. I was getting ready to sail across the Sound to a nice little anchorage for the night. I put the bike on...
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