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    Brompton in Ottawa, Canada?

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    I had trouble getting Wiegel Framesaver at all...

    I had trouble getting Wiegel Framesaver at all because of shipping regulations (flammible?).
    I ended up using Boiled Linseed Oil. Works GREAT. Dries to something resembling hard cheese. Seems to be...
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    I've made and used the Pepsi-can stove but like...

    I've made and used the Pepsi-can stove but like the durability of the Trangia and have since switched. A Trangia-mini packs in it's own cook-pot with a skillet as lid. Good for 1-2 people - go with a...
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    http://www.ncf.ca/~af895/LJ/B67.jpg ...

    http://www.ncf.ca/~af895/LJ/B67.jpg

    http://www.ncf.ca/~af895/bike/big/side_colourized.jpg

    Honey B67 on KHS F20 Westwood. The more Proofide you rub in, the darker the Honey coloured Brooks...
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    I thought I replied to this already...? Yes,...

    I thought I replied to this already...?

    Yes, you can cut the wire. I've done this to run the wire down the inside of a stem & steerer tube for a cleaner install.

    See:...
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    Topeak Morph pump. No substitute for touring....

    Topeak Morph pump. No substitute for touring.
    Search the forum on it - you'll turn up a lot of threads.
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    YES. You can cut the wire and splice a disconnect...

    YES. You can cut the wire and splice a disconnect in.
    One of my rainy-day projects: http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=134260

    The cable on the VDO uses a single central conductor and the...
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    CAUTION when putting a cordless cycle-computer on...

    CAUTION when putting a cordless cycle-computer on a 20" wheeled folding bike: The distance between the transmitter and computer is MUCH greater than on a conventional bike. You may experience lost...
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    KHS folders accomodate a conventional front...

    KHS folders accomodate a conventional front derailleur clamped to the seat-tube.

    Google "e-type derailleur" for an option that works with any bike. You'd have to factor that cost into the price of...
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    Wurm, B72, B66 and B67 all share the same...

    Wurm,
    B72, B66 and B67 all share the same leather: 210x260mm. I went with the B67 and love it. I'm sure the others are equally comfortable. Mine's angled up quite a bit too....
  11. Thread: BB's

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    Better is a subjective term. Some people would...

    Better is a subjective term.
    Some people would say external bearing bottom-brackets are a solution looking for a problem.
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    Heh. I was riding in the downtown core last...

    Heh.

    I was riding in the downtown core last August and came to a corner where a bunch of cops were standing around, some kind of traffic watch.

    One of them says, "hey! is that a Bike Friday?"...
  13. The American way of life is a threat to the...

    The American way of life is a threat to the American way of life.
  14. Thread: Today, I Wore...

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    Sticky: +40F (about +5C) *beautiful* sunny blue sky here...

    +40F (about +5C)
    *beautiful* sunny blue sky here in Eastern Ontario, Canada! :D

    Did a quick 6km jaunt around the neighborhood wearing...

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    Microfiber short sleeved polo shirt.
    Long...
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    Found links for modifying a lock-ring tool to use...

    Found links for modifying a lock-ring tool to use without a chainwhip:
    http://www.mark-ju.net/bike_ride/equipment/hypercracker.htm
    http://ohmelovelo.dnsalias.org/tools/tools.html

    For on-bike,...
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    I'd disassemble it and figure out what made it...

    I'd disassemble it and figure out what made it tick before putting ANY force on it. :)
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    Sajikumar, I did this myself last year after...

    Sajikumar,
    I did this myself last year after asking the folks here if there were any issues to consider.
    The short answer is: go for it.

    The only hardware on my bike that used Philips (star)...
  18. Thread: ugly jerseys

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    Meridebikes: I LOVE that tuxedo jersey. Dunno how...

    Meridebikes: I LOVE that tuxedo jersey. Dunno how often I'd wear it but I want one. :)
    ...
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    Sticky: Bikerjohn: Doesn't LOOK low-end! Where did you...

    Bikerjohn: Doesn't LOOK low-end! Where did you find that and what's the brand/model?
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    This thread discusses PowerLinks and Shimano...

    This thread discusses PowerLinks and Shimano chains, FWIW: http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=133545
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    Thought I'd post some pics of France to whet your...

    Thought I'd post some pics of France to whet your appetite. ;)

    http://www.ncf.ca/~af895/LJ/gallery_1/French_swan.jpg
    http://www.ncf.ca/~af895/LJ/gallery_1/alley.jpg...
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    If, instead of candy bars & tabloid magazines,...

    If, instead of candy bars & tabloid magazines, every grocery store checkout in North America had bins of Livestrong bracelets, I wonder how long it would be until a cure for cancer was found, on the...
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    Stargazer48, Don't get too caught up in the...

    Stargazer48,
    Don't get too caught up in the weight of a bike. Anything south of 30lbs is fine. A 17lb bike that breaks at the first curb is not a bike you'll be happy or confident with.

    Most of...
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    I'm going to go ahead and make the unpopular...

    I'm going to go ahead and make the unpopular statement that it's likely much safer to cycle-tour Western Europe than most of the US on account of one issue: driver attitude.
    Most of my experience is...
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    To date, I've seen one folder locked up - chained...

    To date, I've seen one folder locked up - chained to a rack in front of a popular pub in the heart of the city core. (it was a Dahon Impulse D6)

    I bought a folder in part because I don't want to...
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