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  1. I'm not sure that any of us here have ridden...

    I'm not sure that any of us here have ridden enough (any?) double downtube bikes to tell you anything about how the ride is affected. My own suspicion is that the other details of the geometry will...
  2. Thank you due ruote and @non-fixie...

    Thank you due ruote and @non-fixie.
    Nothing like a little C&W and R&B with my morning C&V to polish up my day!
    Brent
  3. Beautiful Bike! That paint scheme is nothing to...

    Beautiful Bike! That paint scheme is nothing to be ashamed of. I like the paint almost as much as the wild head badge!
    Brent
  4. Here is my "Champion Team" when I first got it. ...

    Here is my "Champion Team" when I first got it. I've figured out a lot of things about a previous owner just from looking carefully at the bike.
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    Nicely done! The seatpost is mounted backwards. ...

    Nicely done!
    The seatpost is mounted backwards. The piece at the the top of the post that clamps the seat should be pointing back from the post rather than forward. If the distance between...
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    Earth tones mainly, although I am partial to...

    Earth tones mainly, although I am partial to blue.
    Brent
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    Nice! Are you allowed to ride your bike on the...

    Nice!
    Are you allowed to ride your bike on the abandoned trestle?
    Brent
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    I got together with some friends in Oregon's...

    I got together with some friends in Oregon's Willamette Valley last weekend. I managed to sneak out for a nice 63-mile rolling loop between Sheridan and the Willamette River. A few graded gravel...
  9. Interesting question. I, for one, would not be...

    Interesting question. I, for one, would not be upset if you posted the bike parts you want and the various trade items you have in the ISO and For Trade thread. After all we have threads on this...
  10. Great story! Great Bike! Congratulations on an...

    Great story! Great Bike! Congratulations on an amazing recovery of health.
    It's a little-known fact that mountain biking and fly fishing make a great biathlon sport. There are some great fishing...
  11. I'm afraid I can't provide you with any...

    I'm afraid I can't provide you with any information, only encouragement. Definitely a worthwhile endeavor and a great old bike! Someone will chime in here who knows something bout these bikes....
  12. In the same vein as the brilliant car speed test...

    In the same vein as the brilliant car speed test proposed by barkersoldbean I propose the cooking test: If the two of you can prepare a fairly elaborate meal together without losing your tempers you...
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    There are several good custom builders out there,...

    There are several good custom builders out there, many of whom have been mentioned in this thread. We each have our favorites and it would appear that several people here are very passionate about...
  14. Just last night I overheard my wife talking to...

    Just last night I overheard my wife talking to her dad on the phone.
    "Brent is doing great. He just got back from a really long mountain bike ride and he can barely move."
    Brent
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    mountaindave beautiful pictures and great riding!...

    mountaindave beautiful pictures and great riding! I'm envious. bianchigirl the demeanor of that duck gives me the impression that the Boiling Springs Tavern is just the place for a Scotch on the...
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    Isn't that part of the fun of having vintage...

    Isn't that part of the fun of having vintage bikes?

    When I've brought a nice vintage bike with me into a shop I've been surprised by how many times the oldest guy in the shop (often the owner)...
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    It's surprising how much difference there can be...

    It's surprising how much difference there can be from one digital scale to another. That's why the produce scale at your local grocery store check-out stand has to be certified every year, and I...
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    3speedslow, my deepest condolences. I did the...

    3speedslow, my deepest condolences. I did the same thing when my father died 10 years ago next week. Riding, time, and the love of friends and family all help me get through hard times. But, damn...
  19. More local to you: Paul Sadoff of Rock Lobster...

    More local to you:
    Paul Sadoff of Rock Lobster Cycles in Santa Cruz.
    A highly skilled tig welder. I've seen him do this repair before.
    Brent
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    The La Perle looks very sweet! I've never seen...

    The La Perle looks very sweet!
    I've never seen one in person. I, for one, would love to see some more pictures.
    Brent
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    Hand lettering, lug lining, and box lining. ...

    Hand lettering, lug lining, and box lining. Elegant and simple lugs. Frames by Bruce Gordon, Peter Weigle, Mark Nobilette, and Roland Della Santa. Mafac cantilevers. TA Cyclotouriste cranksets....
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    Trolley tracks. I took my wife down with me on...

    Trolley tracks.
    I took my wife down with me on the tandem when I tried to cross the tracks at too shallow an angle; right in the middle of San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf tourist district, right...
  23. Thread: Follis

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    Beautiful elegant bike! I can't provide much...

    Beautiful elegant bike!
    I can't provide much help except that the lug work and paint are more intricate (and I would guess older)than the Follis bikes that we sold in the shop where I worked in the...
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    You guys are hitting all the peculiar twists and...

    You guys are hitting all the peculiar twists and turns of my omnivorous musical soul! Sun Ra, Pentangle, Sidney Bechet, BoxTops, FZ, Don Van Vliet, David Bowie, Buck Owens, Carter Family, Etta...
  25. In the seventies in the U.S. we didn't have the...

    In the seventies in the U.S. we didn't have the readily-available wide range of bike types that we have now. So we rode what we could find. As Jim has proved, we weren't crazy.

    I met a young man...
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