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    Bavin: If you did not even know what a tap is, I...

    Bavin: If you did not even know what a tap is, I do not think you should be attempting to tap a hole. Have your local bike shop tap the threads in and save yourself a big head ache. You could do a...
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    I never heard of "standover height".

    I never heard of "standover height".
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    The size of the frame is measured from the center...

    The size of the frame is measured from the center of the axel that the crank connects to, to the center of the bolt that clamps the seat post to the frame. Judging by the short head set I would guess...
  4. What in the heck does this have to do with...

    What in the heck does this have to do with "Classic & Vintage"? This is stupid in my opinion!
  5. Years ago I found a pair of barber shears which I...

    Years ago I found a pair of barber shears which I use to this day. I found a beat up Craftman Open End Wrench which I took to Sears and they gave me a new one.
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    Wow!! Those are really nice signs in Portland....

    Wow!! Those are really nice signs in Portland. Portland must be a very bike friendly town. I've never seen anything like it here in Los Angeles County. We do have bike signs marking scenic bike...
  7. I'm sitting here in Southern California where we...

    I'm sitting here in Southern California where we are in a heatwave of high/low temperature of 105F/74F and you jokers dig out those pictures you took last winter. Is this April Fool's Day in Canada?...
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    I went to school in Cincinnatti around 1950....

    I went to school in Cincinnatti around 1950. Those are really steep hills leading up to the high bank of the Ohio River. However when I was there they were paved with cobblestone. They were humped...
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    I too ride at 60 to 70 rpm, but I am a one legged...

    I too ride at 60 to 70 rpm, but I am a one legged 86 year old biker who is about ready to give up biking because of my infirmatives. The proper cadence is one which you can ride continuously without...
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    sch's advice is good except that I would lay them...

    sch's advice is good except that I would lay them flat on a shelf rather than on any form of hanger. If the bead is kevlar it will be deformed. Rubber continues to cure and will get harder and...
  11. On the pedals! You should remember that the right...

    On the pedals! You should remember that the right hand pedal has right hand threads and the left hand pedal has left hand threads. You can instal the pedals with an open end wrench if the wrench head...
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    I am 86 years old, but I can assure you that bike...

    I am 86 years old, but I can assure you that bike is way, way before my time.
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    What you are describing is a "cross over" and you...

    What you are describing is a "cross over" and you never should do that, or even have a reason for doing it. You can get beter gear ratios by other means. I think it strange that you have never heard...
  14. This is another one of those dumb questions. GROW...

    This is another one of those dumb questions. GROW UP LITTLE KID!!!!!!!!!!
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    How old is Jonathan? This is a pleasant change...

    How old is Jonathan? This is a pleasant change from the depressing news that is coming out of the Landis case today, 19 May '07.
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    Tour de Fowl. See:...

    Tour de Fowl. See:
    http://www.sportsline.com/columns/story/10187593
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    Poll: From Velonews!!!! LeMond says Landis...

    From Velonews!!!!


    LeMond says Landis admitted doping
    By Jason Sumner
    VeloNews.com
    This report filed May 17, 2007
    Three-time Tour de France winner Greg LeMond testified under oath Thursday...
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    This is a job for WD40 (Water Displacing). Spay...

    This is a job for WD40 (Water Displacing). Spay it into places you think may harbor water.
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    This is out of Zinn & the Art of Road Bike...

    This is out of Zinn & the Art of Road Bike Maintenance, By Lennard Zinn. This is a book you should buy if you plan to continue ridding.
    To attach the cable to the rear derailleur, Put the chain on...
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    Poll: What the heck are USS, ASS, and OSS. Can't people...

    What the heck are USS, ASS, and OSS. Can't people speak english anymore?
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    Bob Roll was damned good. See...

    Bob Roll was damned good. See answers.com/topic/bob-roll for the complete record. Blaireau has no idea of what he is talking about.
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    As I remember the right hand lever controls the...

    As I remember the right hand lever controls the rear derailer. "Right is Rear" applies to most bikes for both shift and breaks. Forward on this lever is "high" the smaller gears on the back free...
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    What is a "turkey lever"?

    What is a "turkey lever"?
  24. That is a great story. I hope more people will...

    That is a great story. I hope more people will read it. I am retired now but I used to commute by bike all of the time I worked. The direct route to work was only six miles but I used to take a...
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    I had a Peugeot back in the late fifties or early...

    I had a Peugeot back in the late fifties or early seventies. I consider it the worst bike I had ever owned. Since 1945 I have owned six or seven bikes.
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