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  1. I'm running three types of Ultegra brakes on my...

    I'm running three types of Ultegra brakes on my bikes - single-pivot, 1st generation dual pivot, and 6500 dual pivot. The dual pivot brakes have a much stronger braking power over the singles, but I...
  2. That's what I was thinking as I read this thread....

    That's what I was thinking as I read this thread. Kind of the opposite problem but my ol' Bridgestone MB-1 has a 68mm shell and I have to use two spacers with Hollowtech II cranks on the non-drive...
  3. When I got my first DL in Montana, the DL number...

    When I got my first DL in Montana, the DL number was my SSN. That was 1982, so unlawful use has been around for a long time.

    May as well have it tattooed on your forehead these days.
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    I've been tempted to buy on of those many times. ...

    I've been tempted to buy on of those many times. I guess now counts as another time!

    I use a piece of nylon rope but it's not perfect.

    With bikes having weird shaped tubes, decals in the...
  5. I used to keep a photocopy of my DL in a small...

    I used to keep a photocopy of my DL in a small zippered pack I take on recreational rides with the house key, debit card, money etc. I haven't made a new one since the last one expired, though.
    ...
  6. I agree. I have Dura Ace 9sp down tube shifters...

    I agree. I have Dura Ace 9sp down tube shifters on 2 bikes and have occasionally tried friction shifting. Maybe it could be learned but it's difficult with everything in back so close. The last...
  7. I guess every old part has its day, but it's kind...

    I guess every old part has its day, but it's kind of weird to me that Ultegra 600 parts are desirable now. Back when I built up one bike 20+ years ago, I had a "well, that's all I can afford"...
  8. That Ultegra crank could use the ol' Easy Off,...

    That Ultegra crank could use the ol' Easy Off, sand & polish treatment. I tried it on a set awhile back doing everything by hand (no power buffer) and it came out quite nice.

    This is somewhat...
  9. Thread: Wind

    by Eric S.
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    I live in Las Vegas and we get Spring wind that...

    I live in Las Vegas and we get Spring wind that would make national news in a coastal city, but since it's the desert...

    There have been a few times that I've dismounted and walked because I just...
  10. I think the flex connector will be fine with a...

    I think the flex connector will be fine with a little stress on it (I haven't seen the angle of incidence on your bike, though). Burley offers a hitch setup to mount at the back of a rear rack, and...
  11. There is a Steel is Real FB group and someone...

    There is a Steel is Real FB group and someone posted a before/after photo of white hoods made to look like new with Bleche White tire cleaner. I scrolled for a few minutes trying to find it but gave...
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    Being able to get where I'm going on streets with...

    Being able to get where I'm going on streets with little or no traffic allows me to daydream while I get where I need to be.

    Can't do that in a car.

    Sometimes I feel lazy and drive but I...
  13. Thread: Polar Vortex

    by Eric S.
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    I live in Las Vegas and we were told that winter...

    I live in Las Vegas and we were told that winter 2014 was one of the warmest ever, but this summer has not been bad at all. In the 6+ years I've lived here I'm used to nighttime lows of about 90,...
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    I lived in a 2nd floor apartment for a long time...

    I lived in a 2nd floor apartment for a long time and always grabbed the bike by the seat tube to haul it up & down the stairs.
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    I'm glad this old thread came up, because I was...

    I'm glad this old thread came up, because I was trying to remember the name Maruishi the other day. A buddy bought a used one the summer after we graduated from high school in 1985. It had that...
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    I have Vuelta chainrings on my MTB commuter; they...

    I have Vuelta chainrings on my MTB commuter; they offer rings in all kinds of sizes. They're a good product but not the most authentic looking replacement, though.
  17. I have 2010 Rival cranks on one bike and 2012...

    I have 2010 Rival cranks on one bike and 2012 Apex on another. I don't know about the weight difference, but they just look different. That's all. Both are good stiff cranks. I ride 180mm arms and...
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    The last one I had powder coated cost $100 for...

    The last one I had powder coated cost $100 for frame and fork. That was 2010.

    No special instructions, just had a nice Bridgestone MB-1 lugged MTB frame I use as a commuter that had numerous...
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    I'm 6'2" and have been riding 180mm cranks on my...

    I'm 6'2" and have been riding 180mm cranks on my bikes since the mid-'90s. I also have one set of 177.5mm and rode those for a couple months and they felt short to me.

    I recall an article in the...
  20. I had that happen a few months ago. I think I...

    I had that happen a few months ago. I think I just muscled the shoe off once I got my foot out. My cleats were pretty well worn, which was OK for being used on my commuter.
  21. Anyone using Dia Compe Gran Compe 202 non-aero levers?

    I asked Velo Orange if the Gran Compe 202 levers had return springs and got a reply of "No, they do not."

    Is anyone here using these levers with modern dual-pivot style brakes? Does the lack of a...
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    The epilogue to this thread is that a new chuck...

    The epilogue to this thread is that a new chuck didn't help me, and in trying to remove the plastic piece at the top of the barrel to inspect the innards, it broke.

    So I bought a new pump.
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    I guess I'm lucky being a commuter in the desert....

    I guess I'm lucky being a commuter in the desert. The dry atmosphere doesn't make me sweat much at all, until we get into the monsoon season (yes, that's what it is called) when 20% humidity feels...
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    I have one Castelli jersey (made in USA) that is...

    I have one Castelli jersey (made in USA) that is XL but based on other clothing I wear I'd call it a bit smaller than Large.

    A friend gave me a Hincapie jersey that is XL and I'd call it a solid...
  25. Thread: Bar Tape

    by Eric S.
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    I've lost my love of bulky padded bar tape and...

    I've lost my love of bulky padded bar tape and recently re-did my 3 road bikes with Newbaum's cloth tape.

    Earlier in this thread there was mention of using tennis racket wrap. I may try some as...
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