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  1. Thank you Gomango! I'll have a couple of these...

    Thank you Gomango!

    I'll have a couple of these out the door to you soonest. Many thanks.

    Scott
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    SnoSeal works. But you could be missing out on...

    SnoSeal works. But you could be missing out on the rendered beef suet and Cod squeezins'

    Yummmm...
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    It is. An old one. One day I discovered its...

    It is. An old one. One day I discovered its footprint was nearly exactly the same as the rack's top rail. Added those straps from an old Dooney Burke purse. ;)
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    Hi. Thanks. That is a version of the tire savers...

    Hi. Thanks. That is a version of the tire savers I make, for bikes with fenders, to remove debris from the tire in hopes it doesn't puncture your tube. That bag is sort of temporary, until I make a...
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    FWIW, this is what I did with my rack and center...

    FWIW, this is what I did with my rack and center pulls. May not be all that applicable to your rack, though. Velo Orange rack.
    Had to make that aluminum "L" bracket. Clears the straddle cable just...
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    For what it's worth, John, Tony Colegrave, a guy...

    For what it's worth, John, Tony Colegrave, a guy whose opinion I very much respect, says to apply Proofide to the top surface only, as I remember. That said, I have applied Proofide to the under...
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    Definitely. Hard to beat a Cyclone.

    Definitely. Hard to beat a Cyclone.
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    Thanks for the heads up. I'm curious though, is...

    Thanks for the heads up. I'm curious though, is this something inherent in the way carbide cuts, as opposed to high speed steel, etc?
  9. You could try Zaffiros.

    You could try Zaffiros.
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    I bought my Stronglight tool from Jim Stein not...

    I bought my Stronglight tool from Jim Stein not too long ago and it was fifty bucks, as I remember. Shipped.

    It just made a round trip to Atlanta to help out another tool-less member.

    Harris...
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    At this point, if it were me, I would remove that...

    At this point, if it were me, I would remove that lock nut, and all the guts of the hub, even at the risk of getting filings in to the hub shell. Then go after it with a Dremel with the proper bit....
  12. "I do wonder why someone would want to own a...

    "I do wonder why someone would want to own a vintage bicycle without being at least interested in maintaining it him or her self."

    me too.
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    Or, it could have been either the tool, or...

    Or, it could have been either the tool, or misalignment of the tool. One thing I don't like about the Park two prong tool is that the prongs are fairly paltry. It is not a high quality tool. I...
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    Now…if it HAD had a rear mech on it? ….. does...

    Now…if it HAD had a rear mech on it? …..

    does look painful. maybe you'll rekindle your relationship next Spring.
  15. Thread: Bar taping

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    Thanks Glenn. Looks like a very interesting...

    Thanks Glenn. Looks like a very interesting option.
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    How old is old? I'm 60. And these are what I...

    How old is old? I'm 60. And these are what I ride. When I can.

    http://i1227.photobucket.com/albums/ee430/slipangle99/Frejus/Frejus45.jpg
    ...
  17. * Leather hand made BIKE HANDLE ~ get a handle on your bike *

    A handy item if you need to carry your bike anywhere.

    Inspired by a recent thread where a member showed off one of these his son brought to him from Europe and that there's been a bit of interest...
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    So you couldn't easily use the simple bolt idea! ...

    So you couldn't easily use the simple bolt idea! I'd be interested in knowing what your two handle threadings measure. I measured my old tool, and came up with the 9/16 X 24, which is nearly...
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    Do you have a website where you sell your work?

    Do you have a website where you sell your work?
  20. Thanks B dub. The more I contemplate these, ...

    Thanks B dub. The more I contemplate these, the more I see the utility, in certain applications. But it looks as though there is very limited demand. ;)

    Ah well….
  21. Thread: Classic Look ?

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    71 and still riding?! Fabulous.

    71 and still riding?! Fabulous.
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    I have a '67 Pro too. And yours looks to be in...

    I have a '67 Pro too. And yours looks to be in pretty good condition, JDT.

    I've often wondered what makes some of them crack on the surface like that. I guess the leather just gets to a certain...
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    Great picture!

    Great picture!
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    That is a good video. I hadn't seen that guy's...

    That is a good video. I hadn't seen that guy's vids before. For production work, FBinNY is right, 1987. Using something like a dedicated screw machine was probably the go-to way. For small...
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    Beautiful stuff, Smurv. As one who dabbles in...

    Beautiful stuff, Smurv. As one who dabbles in leather, I really appreciate your work.
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