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    Being of Polish and Hungarian heritage I've...

    Being of Polish and Hungarian heritage I've always entertained the notion of buying a Romic or other eastern European bike. They are hard to find, especially here in SoCal. Pics are definitely in...
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    Wow.....interesting thread. Haven't read through...

    Wow.....interesting thread. Haven't read through all the posts yet but just enough to add my $0.02 worth. Hard for me to believe that some of you folks are discovering the "been there, done that"...
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    As stated by others in the above posts, a...

    As stated by others in the above posts, a mountain bike, or it's cousin the hybrid bike, are both capable to ride on a paved surface; aka road. Tires, saddle, gearing, geometry, manufacturer, bike...
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    POC helmets with M.I.P. system.

    I'm in need of a new helmet and am considering the POC with the M.I.P system after reading the article in Bicycling Magazine. I don't really "need" one but it's a good enough rationalization for...
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    I've considered the 700c version(s) of the Grand...

    I've considered the 700c version(s) of the Grand Bois, but these new 26"ers have me curious. Anyone tried or use these? http://www.compasscycle.com/tires_comp_26_175.html PG.
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    Roody- Well said. I've been an unknowing...

    Roody- Well said. I've been an unknowing sufferer of Dysthymia all my life. I'm now 61, as of 5/13/2013. Approx 2004 I was referred to the Psychiatric dept of Kaiser Permanente here in SoCal. ...
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    A few that came to my mind: J. J. Newbury...

    A few that came to my mind: J. J. Newbury stores; Flying A gasoline; Richfield gasoline; now known as only Chevron, in the past there was Chevron and Standard stations; Blue Chip Stamps and their...
  8. Ditto (yes, I am a provencial putz) what Zephyr11...

    Ditto (yes, I am a provencial putz) what Zephyr11 and roccobike said. I got into mountain biking last year with a Hardrock Sport Disc 26".....it's a good starting point bike but not a great bike. ...
  9. I second the Rivendell option. Velo-Orange may...

    I second the Rivendell option. Velo-Orange may be another possibility. PG.
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    Thx for the input so far. This is mostly me...

    Thx for the input so far. This is mostly me thinking out loud. Contrary to popular myth, the DL-1 brakes very nicely in my opinion, so I've either got it dialed in to my liking or I'm not as...
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    DL-1 and 30T cog.

    So, I was thinking; which is that smokey odor you smell and usually winds-up costing me money; about using a 30T cog on the rear wheel of my DL1. I was going to use this with a 21T cog and derailer...
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    Wow...great thread. I'm getting back into...

    Wow...great thread. I'm getting back into "mainstream" road riding after spending a long time in the classic and vintage area when I saw this thread. I've suffered from Dysthemia ( a low grade...
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    Might be worth dropping a line to Hilary Stone. ...

    Might be worth dropping a line to Hilary Stone. Website: www.hilarystone.com. Lots of interesting bits and bikes for sale. PG.
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    Worksman Cycles in New York still makes bikes in...

    Worksman Cycles in New York still makes bikes in the US. PG.
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    I'll second what rhm stated. On my DL-1 and...

    I'll second what rhm stated. On my DL-1 and Sports (recently sold) the cable uses the pulley mechanism and works very nicely. On the R20 folder and Trent Sports, both use a fully enclosed cable...
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    Accutually the kid eats like a horse and is still...

    Accutually the kid eats like a horse and is still skinny as a rail......takes after his father. Thx for the kind words. PG.
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    Raleigh R20 and my "MasterCard" moment.

    This past Sunday my wife and daughter went to a baby shower for our step-grand daughter. After much back and forth e-mails, texts etc it was decided that I would spend the afternoon with our 8 ...
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    Flying Pigeon in Los Angeles (Highland Park)...

    Flying Pigeon in Los Angeles (Highland Park) usually has them in stock. They also have the Chinese made rims from time to time if that'll work for you. PG.
  19. Interesting stuff. Would the new S/A 5 speed hub...

    Interesting stuff. Would the new S/A 5 speed hub "guts" fit into an older AW shell? PG.
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    Adventure Cycling has shown a number of folks...

    Adventure Cycling has shown a number of folks using the Big Dummy for touring in the past few issues. From my perspective, it seems to be a logical choice when hauling gear on a tour as well as...
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    Rivendell (sp?) sells the Pletscher racks.....not...

    Rivendell (sp?) sells the Pletscher racks.....not as cheap as Amazon etc but they do have them if you really really want for one. I bought two racks, at a great price for the time, years ago when...
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    I did it...I did it....I did it.....grocery shopping that is. Usually I hang-out in the C&V section with occasional stops in the Living Car Free, Touring and Folding Bikes. Seems like I'm spending...
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    Excellent suggestions so far. In my particular...

    Excellent suggestions so far. In my particular case, and as mentioned by Robert Foster and others, is the cool down phase. Once my body lowers it's temp from the mild activity of riding slowly any...
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    Inspiring!!! PG.

    Inspiring!!! PG.
  25. Yes, this should be interesting. The money spent...

    Yes, this should be interesting. The money spent on this construction project along with the now in progress HOV expansion lane project for the 5 freeway (?) through Burbank and the east San...
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