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    I have a stem on order. The process of...

    I have a stem on order.

    The process of implementing what I learned from my fitting session is taking longer than I'd hoped. I'll spare you all (and myself!) a blow-by-blow, but I will post a...
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    Yes, the seat is already positioned correctly....

    Yes, the seat is already positioned correctly. (It's somewhat different from the way it's photographed above) Having ridden the bike 157km on Thursday and about the same distance back home the day...
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    Suntour Cyclone. Excellent quality for much less...

    Suntour Cyclone. Excellent quality for much less cash. Then get out and ride it -- necessarily leaving it outside from time to time, but doing so with little to no worry that it will be stolen for...
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    Mrs Microcord's MangMoly mixte: ...

    Mrs Microcord's MangMoly mixte:

    http://images108.fotki.com/v191/photos/0/2875100/12290849/r_mixte-vi.jpg

    "Richmond" frame, bought from Richmond Cycles (then Richmond, subsequently St Margarets,...
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    There's about 9 cm from the topmost part of the...

    There's about 9 cm from the topmost part of the headset to the topmost part of the stem. I've no idea what model stem it is: I bought it used from Yahoo Auction (Japan's answer to eBay). When I last...
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    That page gives the equivalent of a one-semester...

    That page gives the equivalent of a one-semester undergraduate course in bike lighting. I will digest it -- not least because my perfectly good dynamo hub is as yet unused.

    And I'll consider...
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    Thank you all for the advice. Particularly ...

    Thank you all for the advice. Particularly



    Ulp! This sounds like the kind of thing I and my chums were repeatedly told to do forty-plus years ago -- whereupon most of us would make feeble...
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    Well, yes . . . except that few quill stems are...

    Well, yes . . . except that few quill stems are tall, and the lower ones can't be made shorter. And if you do need a different stem, then of course the switch is quite a rigmarole.



    Actually I...
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    I'm not completely happy with the bar. You can't...

    I'm not completely happy with the bar. You can't see this from the side, but it's what was dubbed a "randonneur" bar back in the 80s, when I bought it for my wife's bike. (She quickly made it clear...
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    bar height indecision

    Here's my bike:

    http://images56.fotki.com/v773/photos/0/2875100/12224549/richmond_bike_smaller-vi.jpg

    After (slow) rides of (mostly level) 160km, I'm tired. But no part of me is particularly...
  11. I can't speak about brevets but as for club rides...

    I can't speak about brevets but as for club rides yes I have seen it. (And in the very same Tokyo!)

    For long rides I bring along a lock that I never otherwise use. It has an unnecessarily and...
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    Sticky: Thank you, Sir! Now I'll just have to go on more...

    Thank you, Sir! Now I'll just have to go on more challenging rides. I'd like to do this and that (or, lazily, to have this and that done) to the bike before I go on these, but mustn't use various...
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    Sticky: If a "century" can be very flat (much along...

    If a "century" can be very flat (much along riverside paths) and very slow, then I've done three from home in Tokyo on this:
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