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  1. Awesome stuff. Good luck and have fun! We'll make...

    Awesome stuff. Good luck and have fun! We'll make sure to keep the desert warm till ya get back.
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    What surprised me most was the quality of the S-A...

    What surprised me most was the quality of the S-A hub. It was a little bit grumpy when I brought it home, but I fed it a little bit of oil and everything's working as clean as can be.



    That...
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    ...Never know where the roads will take us, do...

    ...Never know where the roads will take us, do we? Have fun in your new era. :)
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    69 Schwinn Deluxe Racer

    I've been intrigued by the Sturmey-Archer 3-speed for a while now. The clean, no derailleur look. The chain-pull shifter. Just the whole retro-cool hot rod aspect of it. So I finally picked up this...
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    Boooooo. That sucks.

    Boooooo. That sucks.
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    Went to the bike shop today for tires and sort of...

    Went to the bike shop today for tires and sort of as an afterthought asked the mechanic if he had one. His first answer was more of a laugh than a no. After a second that changed to a hmmmmm, and...
  7. ^^^ That could be cool bike with a little time...

    ^^^ That could be cool bike with a little time and energy into it.

    [EDIT: And bars. And a stem. And... And... maybe $100 is a bit high on a second look.]
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    Black goes with anything. ;)

    Black goes with anything. ;)
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    Remember: The bike does not know malice or spite....

    Remember: The bike does not know malice or spite. It appears to have been a pretty nasty little accident, but getting rid of a beautiful bike because you hold a grudge and/or a little bit of anxiety...
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    Awesome. I was hoping for an answer along those...

    Awesome. I was hoping for an answer along those lines. Thanks.
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    '69 Sturmey AW Oil Plug: Hmmmmmm

    I've been messing with an old Schwinn Racer I acquired recently and I wanted to add some oil to the S-A hub. Turns out this...
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  12. Sound like your head's in the right place; have...

    Sound like your head's in the right place; have fun with the project! Spend some time over at the Bike Mechanics section, too. TONS of useful information there.
  13. Semi-dangerous without brakes? I'm gonna go out...

    Semi-dangerous without brakes? I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say they're your first priority. (Unless you carry a stick that you can shove through the spokes in an emergency, in which case you...
  14. I think every town has at least one of these...

    I think every town has at least one of these guys. There's one just outside of my hometown, but his thing is cars. Old, classic cars, stacked across a few acres and facing the highway. They've been...
  15. I just did a "good enough" job on some aluminum...

    I just did a "good enough" job on some aluminum rims with Nevr-Dull wadding polish. The end result was pretty good, but any spots you miss when buffing off the polish will develop a white glaze. It...
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    You can find an upper-tier vintage bike for the...

    You can find an upper-tier vintage bike for the price of a bottom-tier new bike. If you had a bunch of money to throw at a nice new bike, then you'd be in great shape with modern stuff; there's...
  17. Thread: Bar taping

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    I've been looking at harlequin wraps lately......

    I've been looking at harlequin wraps lately... thinking about doing that on my 3-speed... looks cool, and doubles up on thickness of cloth wrap.
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    A triple tandem! But why? ...

    A triple tandem! But why?


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgskuTUY--o
  19. Dollar values aside, it's a solid resource for...

    Dollar values aside, it's a solid resource for info about a given year/model, or to help you narrow down the year if you know the model.
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    Weird Stuff + Band Saw = Science!!

    Weird Stuff + Band Saw = Science!!
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    First time I've seen one of these. Every time I...

    First time I've seen one of these. Every time I look at the picture my brain goes in five different directions trying to process it.
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    My oldest. Recently acquired '69 Deluxe Racer....

    My oldest. Recently acquired '69 Deluxe Racer. This is the "before" pic; "after" won't happen for a couple of weeks.

    http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j160/JohnnyDebauchery/69racer_zps6eab31f8.jpg...
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    Heh. 180 bikes. You're a madman! For now I try --...

    Heh. 180 bikes. You're a madman! For now I try -- as much due to lack of space as anything -- to remove one to match each acquisition at this point. I've got four very distinct styles of bike right...
  24. Honey, brown, or black? Yes. Tough to screw...

    Honey, brown, or black?
    Yes.
    Tough to screw things up when you stay with that palette. Honey if you like higher contrast, black if you want a more uniform whole.
    If you're just fishing for...
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    One Year In....

    I noticed today that I've been a BF member for a little more than a year now, and I joined not long after I picked up my first bike. The current family stable consists of:

    84 Schwinn Tempo, 72...
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