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  1. Thread: Bar taping

    by arex
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    Does hockey tape actually have padding to it, or...

    Does hockey tape actually have padding to it, or does it just bulk up the diameter a little for a better fit?
  2. Thread: Bar taping

    by arex
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    RavX also has this: Ravx Bicycle Bar Gel Under...

    RavX also has this: Ravx Bicycle Bar Gel Under Tape Gel Insert Road Bike Tape Insert | eBay

    I might give it a try.
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    I'm working on, as time allows, an old Raleigh...

    I'm working on, as time allows, an old Raleigh Sports frame that I'm building into a path racer, as well as rebuilding a Nishiki mountain bike into a pseudo-touring bike. In the meantime, I ride my...
  4. I have the good fortune of having had really good...

    I have the good fortune of having had really good luck with the two local shops I've used. Honest assessments, decent quotes, and a willingness to accommodate my stupid ideas.
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    Looking at these old pieces of stereo equipment,...

    Looking at these old pieces of stereo equipment, and C&V bikes, and older cars...makes me really realize that there's no love or artistry in anything any more. Sure, car quality and performance is...
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    This is seriously cool. Nice one.

    This is seriously cool. Nice one.
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    Wax that sucker.

    Wax that sucker.
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    +1

    +1
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    Could washers or a bushing be used, instead of...

    Could washers or a bushing be used, instead of cutting it?
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aznWdtk1TWg

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aznWdtk1TWg
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    A Sunlite seatpost for the Nishiki.

    A Sunlite seatpost for the Nishiki.
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    Check a good hardware store or farm implement...

    Check a good hardware store or farm implement store. I've found big copper and brass rivets that are used for riveting conveyor belts end-to-end that look just about perfect for bike seats. If you...
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    Off-topic, but jeez, this Peter White guy sure...

    Off-topic, but jeez, this Peter White guy sure has some seriously spiffy stuff.
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    A UN55 bottom bracket and a 7-speed cassette for...

    A UN55 bottom bracket and a 7-speed cassette for the Nishiki.
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    This is good...I don't feel so bad about using a...

    This is good...I don't feel so bad about using a new hub now.
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    That's where I've tried them, but it feels...

    That's where I've tried them, but it feels weird...dunno why, whether it's simply a new position to me, or if there's something between it and the way I fit that's not right.

    I've been thinking...
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    Is anyone changing the gearing on these...

    Is anyone changing the gearing on these conversions to something more road-like, or are you all leaving the gears as-is?
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    Brake levers on moustache bars

    Is there any standard or accepted placement of brake levers on moustache handlebars? I see them mounted all over the place along the bar and, while I realize that a lot of it is personal preference,...
  19. Thread: Wrap MTB Bars?

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    When I had bar ends, I wrapped them in neoprene...

    When I had bar ends, I wrapped them in neoprene tape, which seemed comfy enough...though I found I seldom used the bar ends, and got rid of them.

    I've no idea where I got the tape. It didn't...
  20. ...err, what's wrong with how they look?

    ...err, what's wrong with how they look?
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    Retrofitting a quick-release...

    I'm rebuilding an '85 Nishiki that has a QR on the front wheel but a solid, nutted axle on the rear.

    Is it possible to retrofit a hollow QR axle onto that rear wheel, or do I need to replace the...
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    Wow...that's pretty cool, and not terribly pricey.

    Wow...that's pretty cool, and not terribly pricey.
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    Haven't weighed it, but the Nishiki I'm...

    Haven't weighed it, but the Nishiki I'm rebuilding feels extremely heavy...the bare frame is noticeably heavier than my bare Raleigh Sports frame, and they're otherwise about the same size.
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    What's the story on that basket? Looks like a...

    What's the story on that basket? Looks like a good one.
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    Something similar happened to me this morning. I...

    Something similar happened to me this morning. I was trying to bust loose a thoroughly rusted-in pedal, really straining on it, and then it just up and let go. My thumb hit one of the chainrings,...
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