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  1. When in Florida, do as the Floridians do! In all...

    When in Florida, do as the Floridians do! In all fairness to Ex Pres, frozen daiquiris go down like water when vacationing on a sandy beach.
  2. Usually either Bourbon or Rye. A manhattan on...

    Usually either Bourbon or Rye. A manhattan on the rocks is my drink of choice. I make a lot of those at home, usually with orange and cherry bitters. Old fashions are good, too.

    I have a...
  3. Seriously? Clothesline casing is attached to the...

    Seriously? Clothesline casing is attached to the inner wire. It doesn't slide inside like a brake cable would need to (i.e. not a Bowden cable). Then there's the question of how you would remove...
  4. +1 to define cheap, decent and attractive. These...

    +1 to define cheap, decent and attractive. These are all fairly subjective, and what works for one application (road) may not be ideal for another (commuting, touring, mtb/cross).

    Are you only...
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    It's been a good run! Your My Ten Speeds site...

    It's been a good run! Your My Ten Speeds site was an inspiration when I decided to bring my old bikes back to life. You've done a lot of good work saving bikes from landfills and finding good homes...
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    There are lots of great custom builders putting...

    There are lots of great custom builders putting out some amazing bikes. But I think the mass-produced monocoque carbon frames, especially used examples, will not retain their value or be as sought...
  7. Thread: C&V Sin?

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    +1, my eyes keep getting drawn to that dreadful...

    +1, my eyes keep getting drawn to that dreadful (and backward?) binder bolt. Seat post might be okay depending on the rest of the build. Hint of saddle suggests it's not a period piece anyway.
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    Awesome bike. Thanks for sharing. :thumb:

    Awesome bike. Thanks for sharing. :thumb:
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    Don't take offense to any comments in this...

    Don't take offense to any comments in this thread, or non-wavers for that matter. It's a topic that has been beaten to death already. On some popular cycling routes, you are likely to pass dozens...
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    The contradictions to which I was referring were...

    The contradictions to which I was referring were your statements that you weren't racing, but were near you max hear rate. That you weren't trying to beat him, but that you tried to chase him down...
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    Sounds like the other guy won again! ;) You say...

    Sounds like the other guy won again! ;) You say you've ridden with him in groups of varying sizes up to 15 riders. If he lives near you and even shared a Christmas dinner, you're bound to cross...
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    TIOS, so when are we gonna see the bottle on the...

    TIOS, so when are we gonna see the bottle on the bike? ;)

    http://i850.photobucket.com/albums/ab69/gaucho510/IMG_0293_zps372b1e7a.jpg
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    Count me as one of the many who does not "get...

    Count me as one of the many who does not "get it." A lot of what you (on the path) have written is contradictory. Have you talked to this friend/frenemy about your hurt feeling? Nothing wrong with...
  14. Really nice work as always! Nice touch on the...

    Really nice work as always! Nice touch on the added collar. Paint rub was a concern I had with the original example (not yours). I almost never need to carry my bikes, or these would be really...
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    Nice job papik! :thumb: Great pic of your Gitane...

    Nice job papik! :thumb: Great pic of your Gitane atop the Beast of Provence. Did you climb from Bedoin?
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    Since this thread has been bumped, I'll add a...

    Since this thread has been bumped, I'll add a more recent photo of my 753 Look since it's undergone some changes in the past couple years since I first posted on page 1:
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    As you say, it's not a Colnago. I doubt it's 753...

    As you say, it's not a Colnago. I doubt it's 753 either. It's rare (though not unheard of) to have chrome stays on 753 frames, but I don't think I've ever seen a 753 with crimped stays. I'm not a...
  18. ^+1. I would not chance enlarging the threads. ...

    ^+1. I would not chance enlarging the threads. Seems like a perfect excuse to buy another tool. ;) Note that the Park CCP 2 crank pullers in the link above do not have the double-end for both...
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    Oooh, a fully chromed Faggin is definitely worth...

    Oooh, a fully chromed Faggin is definitely worth a look and a test ride. Good luck, and post pictures if you get it!

    The Parkpre's I have are both excellent bikes. I used to race for Conejo Velo...
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    I wonder how many Faggins fell to the spray can...

    I wonder how many Faggins fell to the spray can as a result of homophobia. They did have some wild paint schemes, and some nice frame details. If you get it, I vote for giving it a pink fishnet resto...
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    Nice work, mountaindave. That Allez turned out...

    Nice work, mountaindave. That Allez turned out fantastic! Your wife knows you did that all for her right? ;)

    Hope you all have a great ride!

    DD, you sure to want to subject your beautiful...
  22. For the most part, I can't complain much about...

    For the most part, I can't complain much about the local bike shops in Berkeley. Managing expectations is key. I don't expect Performance Bikes or shops catering to the carbon racing crowd to have...
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    I have enough bikes. (This was my wife's...

    I have enough bikes. (This was my wife's contention, but I've proven this notion wrong on multiple multiple occasions.)

    Tubulars are not worth the hassle/expense.

    Lighter = always...
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    I wax both frame and recently polished alloy...

    I wax both frame and recently polished alloy parts. I'll either apply wax with a clean cotton rag or apply with the sponge that is sometimes supply with the wax, followed by clean rag. I avoid the...
  25. That was @16Victor...

    That was @16Victor: http://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/867213-cheap-highly-effective-rim-polishing-tool.html

    I agree with jyl, polishing laced hubs is just as bad. I can get a laced rim...
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