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  1. That Velosolex appears to have brakes still...

    That Velosolex appears to have brakes still bolted to a backing plate that spans the stays...

    I do remember seeing some high-end Peugeots with gold-in-appearance MAFAC brakes bolted to...
  2. I did a bit of Googling after my post this...

    I did a bit of Googling after my post this morning, and found that you can still buy Dia Compe posts and the hardware to convert their other brakes, like the little springs and the D-plate that the...
  3. No, it doesn't. Beautiful bike, though! Here...

    No, it doesn't. Beautiful bike, though!

    Here are the posts on my 1977 Centurion Pro Tour with the original Dia Compe Model G brakes. Notice that the front of the fork crown isn't drilled! The...
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    This is one of the reasons smaller towns are...

    This is one of the reasons smaller towns are nice. Although, now that I moved to a very small town of about 30,000 here in Sweden, I usually just walk the few blocks to the center of town if I'm not...
  5. Thread: Fuji Regis?

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    I trash picked one of those in a really small...

    I trash picked one of those in a really small size, mostly complete, many years ago when walking my dog. I remember it having steel rims, so I harvested the cones and such along with the BB and HS...
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    Nice! I've only been in Sweden for 8 months,...

    Nice!

    I've only been in Sweden for 8 months, but all of the Husqvarna bikes I've seen have had very elaborate chainguards on them, even basic (but old!) city bikes. It's part of Swedish craft...
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    The only reason the polarity is important is...

    The only reason the polarity is important is because the lights are sometimes also grounded to the frame, fork and fender when they're conductive. Since your bike is made of cereal, I doubt that...
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    That's the nut near the top of the Dunlop valve....

    That's the nut near the top of the Dunlop valve.

    I've found that some pumps work a lot better with these than others. I suspect that the testing procedure for pumps sold in some parts of the...
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    True. But in that case you're looking at an...

    True. But in that case you're looking at an extremely niche product.

    It's just a generic, box section, double-walled, slightly wide aluminum rim with machined sidewalls. I've been using one...
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    After spending some weeks, albeit mostly enjoying...

    After spending some weeks, albeit mostly enjoying the barley nectars and amazing stews, in Germany and the Czech Republic, I'm very much in favor of the balance bike. With many of the kids, they...
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    Wasn't Motiv the down-market brand of Jamis (or...

    Wasn't Motiv the down-market brand of Jamis (or whatever it was called at the time...)?

    I had seen some of their hybrid bikes pop up, and I would have taken them if they were at the right price.
  12. When I've cleaned and adjusted the bearings...

    When I've cleaned and adjusted the bearings carefully with plenty of cheap grease, where the original parts are of okay quality, I've never once re-opened anything to find a disaster.

    Most of the...
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    I rode today, unexpectedly, about 75 kilometers...

    I rode today, unexpectedly, about 75 kilometers on my unknown age Finnish city bike. Earlier this week I had replaced my old rear rack with a new one from Sweden after the sprung rat-trap and some...
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    I would (and did) just go with an 8-speed...

    I would (and did) just go with an 8-speed cassette. Before I moved to Europe, I cold set the rear on my 120 mm spaced '77 Centurion Pro Tour to 135 mm and put on a cheap Shimano touring-oriented...
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    That's great, Holiday! Is that an Ultegra RD...

    That's great, Holiday! Is that an Ultegra RD that you're using to take up all that chain wrap?
  16. I live in a small city in Sweden, about 30,000...

    I live in a small city in Sweden, about 30,000 people, having just moved here from a larger city of about 100,000 nearby. Many, many people here do everyday stuff by bicycle, very similar to...
  17. While driving, I especially find the wheel and...

    While driving, I especially find the wheel and pedal reflectors to be helpful in in telling my brain what exactly I'm looking at. I'm able to then identify something as a moving bike, and make some...
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    My bikes are learning to cope with having some...

    My bikes are learning to cope with having some space and sunlight! I doubled the space that I have, and went from 1,5 meter sloping ceilings in half of it (I'm about 1,75 meters tall) to beautifully...
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    If you like plastic fenders, Planet Bike Cascadia...

    If you like plastic fenders, Planet Bike Cascadia and SKS fenders are nice. I've been using Planet Bike Cascadia fenders on two bikes for more than 4 years in really wet, really dry and hot, and now...
  20. What type of front brake should I put on?

    Most basic cycling computers can do calories.
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    You can turn it to dis-engage the magnets when...

    You can turn it to dis-engage the magnets when the lights aren't being used to eliminate the tiny losses you get from that.
  22. Great bike! I'm still kicking myself for not...

    Great bike! I'm still kicking myself for not buying one way back when these were new...

    Though I've never seem them in the USA, I'm using the Schwalbe Spicer in a 35 mm nominal width. I use the...
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    Shimano 1.5 W dynos, anyone using one?

    Since I moved to Sweden, I've been using a 2,4 watt nutted Shimano dynamo hub that I bought in a cheap, $65 wheel at a hardware store with a cheap LED headlamp of unknown origin. The lamp clearly...
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    Help me identify this mystery bike?

    I'm a big fan of brazed-on center pull brakes like the ones on your bike. Great trash pick!
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    Actually, the coaster brake is the one part of...

    Actually, the coaster brake is the one part of the equation that I'm not thrilled about (my bike has one).

    I hadn't used a coaster brake in about 25 years, since I was a child thrashing on a...
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