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    In my professional life as a goldsmith, I use...

    In my professional life as a goldsmith, I use vareity of polished, hardened steel blocks, mandrels and anvil forms. These tools come from the US, Germany, the UK, France, Italy, Switzerland, Sweden,...
  2. Thread: Removing a BB

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    Pedro's sells a specific tool to do this job of...

    Pedro's sells a specific tool to do this job of holding the BB cartridge tool snugly against the splines. The threading on the BB bolts is a finer thread than most hardware stores generally stock in...
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    I would say it depends on the rack. Some racks...

    I would say it depends on the rack. Some racks don't have the sliding flat mounting stays , but a rigid TIG welded bar that attaches at the brake bolt/fender mount. The original Jim Blackburn racks...
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    THIS!!!!!! As with so many manufactured products...

    THIS!!!!!! As with so many manufactured products with non Asian "pedigrees", the fact that they don't pass on their savings on production costs is what irks me. They increase their profits but...
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    Sticky: Beeswax wont lock treads like Locktite; it is...

    Beeswax wont lock treads like Locktite; it is easily disolved by dozens of chemicals or heat. But it is very useful for " sticking" screws onto screwdrivers or any fastener onto a tool so the...
  6. Bruce Gordon??

    Bruce Gordon??
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    Ted Williams was the grear slugger for the Boston...

    Ted Williams was the grear slugger for the Boston Red Sox. His heirs had his remains Cryo stored and then proceeded to have a legal battle over them. A recent biography on him revealed that he...
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    Occasionally, a good deed DOES go...

    Occasionally, a good deed DOES go unpunished......
    Great story- you were there for the right reasons in your heart; and she saw a way of honoring both your genuine kindness and her husband's great...
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    Yellow Jersey lists a limited number of French...

    Yellow Jersey lists a limited number of French threaded freewheels. Buy now before they're all snapped up!
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    Not from my experience! Velox tape seemed to...

    Not from my experience! Velox tape seemed to stay put once placed. I suspect that the thicker, padded types of tape have intrinsically more "give" or stretch than cotton tape. The need to...
  11. My commuter bike sports both reflectors and a...

    My commuter bike sports both reflectors and a plastic dork disc- really cheap insurance against the absurd possibility that my chain gets thrown over the largest cog. Even though I have my...
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    Are you sure that your replacement Jockey pulley...

    Are you sure that your replacement Jockey pulley isn't really a tension pulley? The Shimano Jockey pulleys are marked "Centron" or something and are deliberately narrower to be able to "float" to...
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    It looks like the rear brake is missing an...

    It looks like the rear brake is missing an important rod! Unless what I am looking at on the rear wheel is actually the U lock. When I was a student in Italy, I bought a stripped down version of...
  14. AFAIK, Germany requires lighting for all bikes...

    AFAIK, Germany requires lighting for all bikes (not involved in a road race). Remember to figure in the cost of adding lighting to any Bike you purchase outside of Germany.
  15. Superlative, impeccably finished and a joy for...

    Superlative, impeccably finished and a joy for the eye. Another example of our expert work- how easy you make it all look, Stuart.
    Suntour was so ubiquitous over here, it is hard to conceive of...
  16. I remember the Prestige's pulleys being the same...

    I remember the Prestige's pulleys being the same as each other ( IIRC). Couldn't you just use one of the tension pulleys, from one of the three you already have, as a Jocky pulley?
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    +1!!! Alfredo Binda straps; a layer of web strap...

    +1!!! Alfredo Binda straps; a layer of web strap sandwiched between two leather straps. There is virtually no stretch.
    You can treat leather straps (like Christophe) with Lexol leather treatment...
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    While I am not a Millennial, I sympathize with...

    While I am not a Millennial, I sympathize with their plight. If you are looking to blame someone for their supposed poor work ethic, then look at the manufacturers and employers for off-shoriing...
  19. I bough mine on eBay for about $12 including...

    I bough mine on eBay for about $12 including shipping! Nashbar has regular "OnSale" price for their version around $10. You could defray shipping costs.when they have a free shipping offer. I am...
  20. I had the same rack. It was mounted on my now...

    I had the same rack. It was mounted on my now stolen GT Talera commuter. I didn't use the supplied hardware, though. I found longer versions of canti/linear pull mounting bolts and modified a ...
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    Nashbar has twostands on sale the 360 stand seems...

    Nashbar has twostands on sale the 360 stand seems like a value at $ 99.00:
    Nashbar 360 Work Stand - Overweight Code B
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    This!!! BITD, everyone used black Tressostar...

    This!!! BITD, everyone used black Tressostar (or Tressoplast). If one had to fuss with the chain, no worries about any smudging on your bars! My '75 Super Course has had the same black Tressostar...
  23. Yeah, I found that, as well. I did a test fit on...

    Yeah, I found that, as well. I did a test fit on a Mexican made Condor's cottered chain set and it wouldn't fit over the cotter pin. I used a hack saw to shave another 1/8" (3 mm) off of each side...
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    This!! I have seen Bluemels Fenders sell for...

    This!!
    I have seen Bluemels Fenders sell for $100 a set! If you do a search on Ebay, I suspect they will be priced accordingly. The bikes themselves are only of interest to a Schwinn collector.
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    I thought those bars were called DUI bars.......

    I thought those bars were called DUI bars.......
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