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  1. Chuck Harris (Mirror Man & cycling pioneer) estate auction

    Chuck Harris was a cycling pioneer in the United States long before the 70s bike boom. His belongings, including his bicycles, components and the rest, are being auctioneed tomorrow at the home of...
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    Dude, c'mon. You were talking about you? If so,...

    Dude, c'mon. You were talking about you? If so, I deeply apologize.
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    You have no idea how much I appreciate an honest...

    You have no idea how much I appreciate an honest and open minded answer. The wind penetration is two edged. Yes, with too few layers, the penetration will cause you to be cold. But the wind...
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    It's funny you chimed in. This morning I wore 4...

    It's funny you chimed in. This morning I wore 4 layers. I tried every possible movement and twisting I could think of with hands and bars and riding no hands. No binding whatsoever. Zero. So...
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    Look, I have the mouth breather who rides with...

    Look, I have the mouth breather who rides with the Power Rangers saying I'm freakish for wearing layers. The irony compels me to respond. And the Power Ranger mouth breather guy keeps repeating "I...
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    Yeah, I remember some roadie dissing touring...

    Yeah, I remember some roadie dissing touring bikes "used for anything but touring." My response was, how about racing bikes used for anything but racing? (I own some racing bikes too, they're just...
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    A. Don't upgrade. B. Screw "hardcore"...

    A. Don't upgrade.

    B. Screw "hardcore" cyclists. Learn that early on and you'll enjoy cycling more. To quote "Fight Club," "We spend money we don't have, to buy things we don't need, to impress...
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    No one's asking you to wear the number of layers...

    No one's asking you to wear the number of layers I suggest. Sounds like many of you think fewer layers are necessary. Fine, try it out and see. What I've listed works for me, and I've used layering...
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    Thanks. That's the whole point. Wore 4 layers...

    Thanks. That's the whole point. Wore 4 layers wool layers on this morning's 14 mile commute (2 base thin layers, 1 thin sweater, and a medium weight sweater). I stayed warm and dry. You wouldn't...
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    One last (I hope) point. I've given it some...

    One last (I hope) point. I've given it some thought and I can see how some of you are getting the mistaken impression that I'm layering up to six sweaters. I'm not. I have a drawer full of merino...
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    For some reason these knitted wool layers aren't...

    For some reason these knitted wool layers aren't binding or piching me. At all. So I must be doing it wrong? ;)

    Yeah, I think we're at or even well past the :deadhorse2:stage in this thread. If...
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    I like nice restaurants, or at least having that...

    I like nice restaurants, or at least having that option. As far as ease of movement goes, layers are actually far less restrictive than a nylon shell. Knitted wool stretches. Nylon does not. You...
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    My commute is 14 miles one way and takes about an...

    My commute is 14 miles one way and takes about an hour. The layering works even better for all day rides--the advantage being that if the temperature rises 20 or more degrees f through a day, you...
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    Believe me, I sweat too, and it does feel good to...

    Believe me, I sweat too, and it does feel good to ride hard enough to really sweat. I just don't like it when my clothes are soaked in it!
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    I don't use windproof shells any more. When I...

    I don't use windproof shells any more. When I did it was mainly on club rides, and I counted them as 3 layers. I find I'm much more confortable without the shell. I always ended up with too much...
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    1949 Lady's Raleigh Lenton Sports

    FALSE ALARM--THE GROUP HAS NOW DECIDED TO HAVE ME CLEAN IT UP AND FIND A GOOD HOME FOR IT RATHER THAN SELL IT.

    This was donated to a local cycling advocacy group, ConsideBiking.com, by a woman...
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    1973 Mercian Professional, I'm the original...

    1973 Mercian Professional, I'm the original owner. Try to commute with it every other week or so.

    http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj303/KeithAM_photo/018.jpg

    2000 Bob Jackson Special...
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    Using Layers for Cold Weather Riding

    Veteran cyclist Ashley Molk mentored me when I first started riding with the local AYH club in the early 1970s at age 12--13. One of the things he taught me was to wear layers of wool for cold...
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    1973 Mercian Pro (I'm the original owner): ...

    1973 Mercian Pro (I'm the original owner):

    http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj303/KeithAM_photo/018.jpg

    2000 Bob Jackson Special Tourist (commuted on it yesterday):
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    Likewise, on the ride home last night: ...

    Likewise, on the ride home last night:

    http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj303/KeithAM_photo/Moon.jpg
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    Beat me to it on the Opinel. Light, elegant, and...

    Beat me to it on the Opinel. Light, elegant, and cuts well because the blade is thin. And costs less than a fast food lunch.
  22. Raleigh Twenty: ...

    Raleigh Twenty:

    http://columbus.craigslist.org/bik/3412627078.html

    Vintage Raleigh Folding Bicycle - $200 (Pickaway County)
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    As did both my 1970s DL-1s. But those aren't ...

    As did both my 1970s DL-1s. But those aren't road bikes.
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    That reflects my experience as well, with few...

    That reflects my experience as well, with few exceptions that wouldn't apply here (DL-1s, touring bikes with 40 rear, etc.).
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    I agree completely--my original answer applies...

    I agree completely--my original answer applies only if you're dedicated to 100% "vintage correct," which is something I don't aim for myself.

    As for what a Brit of that era would most likely...
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