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  1. My bikes are mostly clipless, but a few are set...

    My bikes are mostly clipless, but a few are set up with toe clips. I have appropriate shoes for each type but I generally wear a pair of Carnac Ventoux (sp?), which have a built up rubber sole...
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    I just began visiting BF again after a long...

    I just began visiting BF again after a long absence & saw this thread. After reviewing my old pics, I found a few more of the Alpine I owned for a while.

    Notice the unusual fillet brazing at the...
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    Another Simplex: Taken in The Bike Stand shop,...

    Another Simplex: Taken in The Bike Stand shop, Olympia, WA at a display of vintage & custom built bikes. This was on a beautiful Randonneur by Corey Thompson.
  4. Thread: Is this Bad?

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    Don't worry, even if the dropout corrodes &...

    Don't worry, even if the dropout corrodes & breaks loose from the fork, those "lawyer clips" should still hold everything in place! Don
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    I had success with contact cement on foil labels....

    I had success with contact cement on foil labels. Don
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    Check the Bike Stand at 5th & Adams, they...

    Check the Bike Stand at 5th & Adams, they sometimes have a used road bike for sale and there is also a bulletin board inside where people post used bikes for sale. Don
  7. Thread: How to fall

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    I've had good & bad falls: Least injuries were...

    I've had good & bad falls: Least injuries were from falls where I was wearing a helmet & gloves plus managed to remain on the bike with my hands away from the bar ends and slid, bike first in the...
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    I had one just like yours for a while. Excellent...

    I had one just like yours for a while. Excellent paint/pinstriping, the Sun Tour derailleurs are classic. Even with a Hi-Ten frame it wasn't that heavy and had an excellent ride. It makes an...
  9. It looks like a pretty small frame, & I assume...

    It looks like a pretty small frame, & I assume the small rear wheel is an optical delusion? Don't think you can go wrong at $40 though, so grab it!
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    At age 11 or 12, I was with some friends showing...

    At age 11 or 12, I was with some friends showing off for the neighborhood girls. On a dare, I attempted to ride down the steepest hill in town with my arms crossed right to left bar & left to right...
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    +1 on the Bainbridge Island Ferry ride. If you...

    +1 on the Bainbridge Island Ferry ride. If you want a longer & more scenic trip, take the Bremerton Ferry. It also departs from Colman dock. If you choose the Bainbridge ride, check out Classic...
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    I have a few old jerseys & some white Lotto...

    I have a few old jerseys & some white Lotto slotted cleat shoes. I can no longer squeeze into the small but fill out the Medium nicely & tell myselfthat these must be Italian sizes, not American!
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    I had good success restoring 3 dry/hard Brooks,...

    I had good success restoring 3 dry/hard Brooks, Selle & Pryma saddles with a leather care product made by Armor-all. They looked better & became slightly softer after a couple of treatments. No sag...
  14. When I lived in Olympia & got back into cycling,...

    When I lived in Olympia & got back into cycling, Bike Tech was the first shop I visited as they were right across from the supermarket where we shopped. Staff was friendly but made a few snide...
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    East bound exit from I-5 onto Martin Way in...

    East bound exit from I-5 onto Martin Way in Olympia, WA: actually only a kill zone during the morning & afternoon rush hours(each of which which lasts about 20 minutes). Photo looks back West at the...
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    I found one NOS in the box for under $100 some...

    I found one NOS in the box for under $100 some years ago, used the components on a restored Raleigh Super Course, gave away the pedals & eventually sold the frame/fork to someone who made it into a...
  17. It comes with & without the stand light, you...

    It comes with & without the stand light, you needed the one that says "Standlicht" on top. If it doesn't say that, you don't have the stand light. I use a Seculight model mounted on my rear fender...
  18. I have the Ciussi stainless bottle cages ...

    I have the Ciussi stainless bottle cages
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    Happened to me once with a brand new Sram chain. ...

    Happened to me once with a brand new Sram chain. Definitely knew right away & I don't see how you could lose a chain & not know it. My QL came loose when I coasted around a corner downtown &...
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    This is a "given", especially if the price is...

    This is a "given", especially if the price is low, or free. Also, I always thoroughly check out any yard sale/thrift store bike for desireable add ons by the previous owner. One of my best Brooks...
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    Try some Lacquer thinner, test carefully on a...

    Try some Lacquer thinner, test carefully on a small patch down low to see if it has any effect on the sharpie marks. I have used this to remove poorly done lug lining without damaging original paint.
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    Most all my bikes are setup clipless but I remain...

    Most all my bikes are setup clipless but I remain "bi-pedal" with a few toe clip bikes I ride regularly. For those special rides....I have a near new pair of Lotto slotted clip shoes....The white...
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    Zeus

    Zeus
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    I've done a few: here are pics of one on a Zeus I...

    I've done a few: here are pics of one on a Zeus I renovated & gave to my son: I don't lace & there isn't a noticeable difference in feel before & after. I'm a little guy @ 150 pounds & my son is...
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    This is probably my favorite bag. Found it in a...

    This is probably my favorite bag. Found it in a dark corner of Recycled Cycles in Seattle for only $5. I later found out it was sold by Rivendell but is no longer available. Don
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