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    That all depends on your physique and the kind of...

    That all depends on your physique and the kind of shifters you want to run. Bar width depends on shoulder width; if you're a broad shouldered guy, get some wide bars, and if you're skinny, skinny...
  2. Don't forget one of those 52/46 cranks with a...

    Don't forget one of those 52/46 cranks with a 13-28 6 speed freewheel, that have absolutely not a single usable gear between them.
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    ^ is that for your bike? Stunning piece, again.

    ^ is that for your bike? Stunning piece, again.
  4. This. And I've picked up some great music...

    This.

    And I've picked up some great music that doesn't get much attention here on the continent (Little Feat, Townes van Zandt) from all the thread drift into music.

    and bikes? Well, I've...
  5. To me to. Although that link of Cartier-Bresson I...

    To me to. Although that link of Cartier-Bresson I posted earlier violates that rule already. I stumbled upon it at an exhibition of his work, amongst some of the best photography I've seen.
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    Yes, the Japanese term is Mamachari, but over...

    Yes, the Japanese term is Mamachari, but over here in the Netherlands we call them "Omafietsen" - granny bikes - even though most of the grannies have moved on to electric, pedal-assisted bikes these...
  7. Wow, awesome stuff. Though I must confess I'd...

    Wow, awesome stuff. Though I must confess I'd rather have a print of that chrome beauty :)
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    A nice tripel from the abbey up the road at the...

    A nice tripel from the abbey up the road at the Belgian hangout, with a mean hill climbing bike in the back.

    https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8526/8578419136_2357d5d56c_b.jpgUntitled by ctjr, on...
  9. get some repro's of Henri Cartier-Bresson's...

    get some repro's of Henri Cartier-Bresson's marvelous photo shoot at the Vel d'Hiv.

    It's Nice That : Incredible unpublished Henri Cartier-Bresson shots appear in the latest Rouleur
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    wait, an AB without fender eyelets?

    wait, an AB without fender eyelets?
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    no, the headset has an extra ring on it you can...

    no, the headset has an extra ring on it you can turn to prevent the steerer from turning in the headtube, preventing the wheel from flopping about as you unweigh the front end by putting the bike on...
  12. wow, that's an extremely neat frame, especially...

    wow, that's an extremely neat frame, especially at that price point.
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    yeah, over here in euroland nobody gives a rats...

    yeah, over here in euroland nobody gives a rats arse, especially when it come to city bikes. There is absolutely no point in riding a diamond road frame with drop bars when you can ride a nice sturdy...
  14. And hows' about moving to 650b on a 700c frame?...

    And hows' about moving to 650b on a 700c frame? would that get those posts high enough? Or is that another boneheaded idea?

    also, rueda tropical has some nice documentation on their site. MAFAC,...
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    the day before a century, bike not yet build, 11...

    the day before a century, bike not yet build, 11 at night... Let's go!

    https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7199/13186615885_ca9aa805a0_b.jpgUntitled by ctjr, on Flickr
  16. This set-up is reputedly the best in town when it...

    This set-up is reputedly the best in town when it comes to power and modulation. Jan Heine thinks so, the Dutch guru of these matters too, so that's why I started this thread. Clearance is good to, I...
  17. Poll: Oh, you meant riding? Mtb'ing is gorgeous here...

    Oh, you meant riding? Mtb'ing is gorgeous here now next to the ardennes so I did that everyday for a week. Have to get back to riding after spending all summer jogging like some stupid beast from...
  18. Exhibit 18593 that nothing jn the bike biz is...

    Exhibit 18593 that nothing jn the bike biz is ever new.
  19. Thanks, this preliminary survey confirms my...

    Thanks, this preliminary survey confirms my suspicion. Better get a torch and some brass then :)
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    Awesome. Best of both continents. Who needs 11...

    Awesome. Best of both continents. Who needs 11 gears out back anyway, glad the axle thing worked out fine.
  21. Poll: Up. Got a SOMEC to finish, commuter to winter...

    Up. Got a SOMEC to finish, commuter to winter proof and the gravel grinder needs a frame straightening.
  22. Production frames with Centrepull brake posts

    Anyone heard of them? I've seen tons of boom bikes with centrepulls mounted on an extra back plate, and gorgeous custom frames with centrepull posts brazed to the frame, but never a production bike...
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    Cinelli 101 looks great, comes in 135.

    Cinelli 101 looks great, comes in 135.
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    6 hours is reasonable for me, but I never ride...

    6 hours is reasonable for me, but I never ride them alone or in events without nice stops, so there.
  25. Yurpean here: I've got almost 2 cm left to the...

    Yurpean here: I've got almost 2 cm left to the quill on my nice campy pedals. You know what they say abou guys with narrow feet...

    in all seriousness, I think it has to do with imagined fears of...
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