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    It doesn't look bad to me. But I think you must...

    It doesn't look bad to me. But I think you must be using a 9-ball retainer. You might try either an 11-ball retainer or loose balls if you have a concern.
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    Running a tap from the back of the arm should...

    Running a tap from the back of the arm should easily restore those threads to usable condition. It's not worth investing in a set of pedal taps for a job you'll only do once; take it to a shop and...
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    The manual says to have your authorized Sturmey...

    The manual says to have your authorized Sturmey Archer dealer service the hub, but what fun is that? Our own Dan Burkhart has a video on opening the hub:
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    Except Italian thread pitch is 55° versus ISO/English 60°:

    http://www.os2.dhs.org/~john/thread-pitch.jpg
    Source: Sutherland's 4th Edition

    But we're really picking nits here, aren't we?
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    Polarized clip-ons from the drug store, over my...

    Polarized clip-ons from the drug store, over my bifocals.
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    AFAIK, the cogs were always ISO/English thread,...

    AFAIK, the cogs were always ISO/English thread, but hubs could also be had in metric (35mm x 1mm) thread for a 3rd party metric thread cog.

    http://www.os2.dhs.org/~john/1036-hubs.jpg
  7. A new route can be fun. Sometimes, just riding...

    A new route can be fun. Sometimes, just riding the same old route in the opposite direction is good also.
  8. That's what I did with mine, using 25mm tires: ...

    That's what I did with mine, using 25mm tires:

    http://www.os2.dhs.org/~john/viscount/mudguards.jpg
  9. Not to mention that the advantage of an...

    Not to mention that the advantage of an aerodynamic frame only becomes at all significant at high speeds. For the speeds most of us ride at, the advantage is negligible.
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    No, that's what the "Classic Rendezvous...

    No, that's what the "Classic Rendezvous" mailing list is for.
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    No, Huret derailleurs of that vintage do not have...

    No, Huret derailleurs of that vintage do not have sprung upper pivots. AFAIK, the first Huret derailleur to have a sprung upper pivot was the "Rival," which appeared after the merger with Sachs.

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  12. Where are you at in NE Wisconsin?

    Where are you at in NE Wisconsin?
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    Yes, standard equipment on almost all mid to high...

    Yes, standard equipment on almost all mid to high end bikes, even in the 120mm OLD days.
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    Crunchyroll has it, under the name "Yowapeda:" ...

    Crunchyroll has it, under the name "Yowapeda:"

    Crunchyroll - Yowapeda Full episodes streaming online for free

    Yeah, it's kind of fun to watch.
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    Campy cogs are ISO thread; it's just the...

    Campy cogs are ISO thread; it's just the lockrings that are different.

    http://www.os2.dhs.org/~john/track-lockring-thread.jpg
    Source: Sutherland's 4th Edition
  16. Reminds me of "the Impaler." Mike Appel built it...

    Reminds me of "the Impaler." Mike Appel built it just for fun many years ago. Yes, that's a skateboard wheel in front, and yes, it's quite ridable -- at least on a smooth surface.
    ...
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    I can ride a century no problem, but I don't try...

    I can ride a century no problem, but I don't try to set any speed records while doing it.
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    They also serve to keep the stem in a radial...

    They also serve to keep the stem in a radial orientation, reducing the risk of tear flats at the stem base.
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    Indeed. TA "Pro 5," Stronglight 99, even Zeus...

    Indeed. TA "Pro 5," Stronglight 99, even Zeus 2000. Here's my 48 x 36 Zeus:

    http://www.os2.dhs.org/~john/zeus-drillium.jpg
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    The decal graphics are consistent with a mid-80s...

    The decal graphics are consistent with a mid-80s Gitane.
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    http://img4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110911014341/icarly/images/e/e0/LOL-Monty_Python_Applause.gif
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    And that's one of the reasons the stems come with...

    And that's one of the reasons the stems come with those little knurled nuts that people generally discard.
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    Any difference seems to be submerged in the...

    Any difference seems to be submerged in the margin of error:

    ProCyclingStats

    And over the years, doping seems to have been a more significant factor than anything else:

    Mean speed in...
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    I was probably doing 15-18mph at the time.

    I was probably doing 15-18mph at the time.
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    Had a frog jump into my wheel today. Thought it...

    Had a frog jump into my wheel today. Thought it was just a leaf in the road, but when I got next to it, it jumped, landed in my front spokes, spun around a couple times, and was flung out at my leg....
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