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    Please don't break that bike up. As you show it...

    Please don't break that bike up. As you show it in your photos it is worth a few hundred dollars to a collector. Sell it to someone who will restore it, and use the money to upgrade your Sports. If I...
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    Not real positive, but I seem to recall that 1955...

    Not real positive, but I seem to recall that 1955 was the last year they used the oiler bottom bracket, so your frame has to be earlier than that.
  3. Brooks makes a range of sprung saddles ranging...

    Brooks makes a range of sprung saddles ranging from the B66 with coils in the back through the B135 with double coils in the back and hairspring coils in the front and some inbetween models....
  4. In looking at IGH, I have noticed that the...

    In looking at IGH, I have noticed that the 5-speed hubs often sell for more than the 8-speed hubs. you might want to check on prices before buying.

    BTW, unlike a lot of people who object to the...
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    The light uses a miniature screw thread 12v...

    The light uses a miniature screw thread 12v flashlight bulb. There is a spare inside the light housing. However those may become difficult to find fairly soon.

    You could use a LED conversion...
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    Sorry about the delay, I was in the hospital for...

    Sorry about the delay, I was in the hospital for a couple of days.

    OK, basic test ride. At 40 psi the Koverts ride real nice. Smooth and fast, far better than the original tires (which did go to...
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    There are people who make a living by buying...

    There are people who make a living by buying cheap on eBay and relisting the item. However most of them do not make up a bogus story to go with it.
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    By measuring it. A cheap caliper is something...

    By measuring it. A cheap caliper is something everyone who works on his own bike needs....
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    Actually, most of the brushless motors are AC....

    Actually, most of the brushless motors are AC. The controller consists of an inverter and a phase converter. The inverter changes the DC from the battery to AC, then the phase converter converts it...
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    There are two ways to look at it. This is a...

    There are two ways to look at it. This is a starter bike and you are going to replace it with something nicer real soon now, and you are going to have to make do with this bike for awhile.

    Let's...
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    That is usual. You will probably find that you...

    That is usual. You will probably find that you need to add some air every week or two.




    Usually, unless you have a good reason to do differently, you should use the same size tires as came on...
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    Well, I have them installed, but the weather is...

    Well, I have them installed, but the weather is supposed to be cold and drizzly today, so it will be another day before I get to try them out.

    The tires are rated for 40-120psi, they weigh 2-3...
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    I just got a call from the manager at eBikeStop,...

    I just got a call from the manager at eBikeStop, He said he had been on the phone with the distributor of the tires and that they figured out that while the label said 65psi the tire was embossed...
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    Kenda Kovert 20x1.95 120psi Tires

    It would be nice to report on how these work out, but the labels on the ones eBikeStop sent me say 40-65psi. Their customer service phone number keeps hanging up on me, so I sent them an email.

    As...
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    Of course it was abused, it was ridden by a 10...

    Of course it was abused, it was ridden by a 10 year old boy (me) in 1953. By the time I was 12 I realized that most of the problems were caused by my dad fixing it and figured out how to do it myself...
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    That place buys store returns at 10 cents on the...

    That place buys store returns at 10 cents on the dollar, and sells them on eBay. Anything you buy from them is a pig in the poke. It may be perfect, or it may have some unrepairable problem....
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    A decent dirt bike (motorcycle) or a 4x4 utility...

    A decent dirt bike (motorcycle) or a 4x4 utility vehicle should have no problem with a 100% grade. However, I will note that loose dirt will not pile that steep; about 35 degrees if IRCC.

    In my...
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    Well, I just ordered a pair of Kenda Kovert...

    Well, I just ordered a pair of Kenda Kovert 20x1.95's and a cheap, but not as cheap as the one on the bike, derailleur.

    The Koverts are rated 40-120psi, which seems to be great, as I can run them...
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    I am sure you found hundreds on the local...

    I am sure you found hundreds on the local craigslist when you lived in Montana too. Didn't you? So quickly we forget what it is like living in the boonies.

    Even here in a university town, there...
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    You can get 3 of those baskets from Staples...

    You can get 3 of those baskets from Staples online for the price of that one on eBay. Have them delivered to the store for free shipping.

    I do notice that the ones I have are not quite as sturdy...
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    That is a good question. Not hard to answer for...

    That is a good question. Not hard to answer for those with expensive bikes, but who is going to put $90 to $100 worth of tires on this thing? I would probably go with Kenda Kwest 20x1.5's at <$20...
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    I did not say it was unridable with with a broken...

    I did not say it was unridable with with a broken spoke or two, I just said they broke quite often. On the other hand wheels with modern stainless steel spokes almost never break even though I now...
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    A follow up on the Verso Cologne now that I have...

    A follow up on the Verso Cologne now that I have ridden the bike a bit.

    It is pleasant to ride, probably not as pleasant as some of the expensive bikes, but it is not squirrelly or anything. I am...
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    Actually, the classic looking Taiwanese made 12v...

    Actually, the classic looking Taiwanese made 12v generator light works pretty well and looks retro enough that only and expert is going to tell the difference. I seem to remember buying it from...
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    Originally, the trigger shifter was marked BL L N...

    Originally, the trigger shifter was marked BL L N H (Yes, it was for both the 3sp and 4sp hubs) and seemed to be intended to be mounted under the handle bar because the letters were upside down when...
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