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  1. I converted a 1983 Trek 630 to 650b. I was...

    I converted a 1983 Trek 630 to 650b. I was concerned with the bb drop of 72mm which is a little low and might cause pedal strike, but so far, so good. However I did change to 165mm length cranks. ...
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    Your Strada LX could be converted to 650b. You...

    Your Strada LX could be converted to 650b. You could probably fit a 650x38 in that frame. Wider tires are more comfortable. A taller Nitto stem would put the bars up. Perhaps you could change the...
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    Did you travel to and from the tour by plane? ...

    Did you travel to and from the tour by plane? Some planes are full of cold viruses.

    The shingles is related to age, I'm assuming you at least in your sixties. Anger and emotional outbursts can...
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    The 26" size can mean any of five different rim...

    The 26" size can mean any of five different rim sizes. I am assuming that these are 559 mm or mountain bike rims. Most tires will be stamped with the bead seat diameter. If you want fenders, a...
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    Why is it that people who collect and keep a lot...

    Why is it that people who collect and keep a lot of things like bicycles are considered hoarders, and suffering from some character flaw, while people who hoard money are looked up to by our society?
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    Protecting your ears and nose from the sun is...

    Protecting your ears and nose from the sun is pretty important, especially if you happen to be of Irish or Scottish descent. The problem with baseball caps is that your ears are not protected. As...
  7. Weren't Kirtlands a copy of Touring Cyclist bags?...

    Weren't Kirtlands a copy of Touring Cyclist bags? I have some small Kirtlands. Nice.
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    Grant Petersen of Rivendell used to run the North...

    Grant Petersen of Rivendell used to run the North American operation for Bridgestone. One of his ideas was the Bridgestone Owners Bunch, now known as internet bob on Google, ...
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    If you look at the upper right hand corner of the...

    If you look at the upper right hand corner of the screen there is "Advanced search", type in Brooks Saddles and you will find everything and more than you want to know about Brooks saddles. You...
  10. Some of my bikes have and some don't have...

    Some of my bikes have and some don't have kickstands. When the wind blows over a bike with a kickstand, Ihate kickstands. When I can't find a good place to lean one of my bikes that doesn't have a...
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    How much do you weigh?

    How much do you weigh?
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    It is leather, and there might be some variation...

    It is leather, and there might be some variation in the thickness or strength of the hide.
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    I have had some luck with parafin wax. I clean...

    I have had some luck with parafin wax. I clean the chain in solvent, and then melt parafin xax over boiling water (it's flammable, so diect heat is dangerous) soak the chain in the hot wax, move...
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    I didn't read the bit about it being spray...

    I didn't read the bit about it being spray painted, so the color isn't important. Have you tried to sand away the spray paint on the top tube, behind the head tube, to see if the name comes ou?
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    Except for the brazed on shifters and color, it...

    Except for the brazed on shifters and color, it looks like a Grand Touring I have in my basement. I also have a Grand Jubilee mixte in that color but it has MAFAC Competition brakes and Simplex...
  16. I built my first three pairs of wheel just using...

    I built my first three pairs of wheel just using the frame of the bike. One set of wheels I built this way went across the country, down the left coast , back to Colorado; then a couple of tours...
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    Why not just put bigger tires on the Saga? the...

    Why not just put bigger tires on the Saga? the 7c model is supposed to take 47mm wide tires, and the 26" version will take 2"+ tires. That'll handle most roads and trails.
  18. I find a lot in the dump. A damaged frame or...

    I find a lot in the dump. A damaged frame or wheel has a lot of good components.
  19. There is a thread on frame swap on the C&V forum....

    There is a thread on frame swap on the C&V forum. I think it's called " the frame doesnt fit".
  20. I have a 1983 Trek 630 which I converted to 650b....

    I have a 1983 Trek 630 which I converted to 650b. I have a seven speed cassette an a 126mm free hub, and a 46-36-28 triple crank. Also I have Suntour bar ends. The 630 is very similar to the 620. ...
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    Creating bike routes involves a lot of local...

    Creating bike routes involves a lot of local organizing as well as larger area planning. If you would like long distance bike routes ge,t involved . One group is the Rails to Trails Conservancy...
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    I've no experience with S&S couplers, but is...

    I've no experience with S&S couplers, but is there a limit to what they can bear? Similarly some rims have a recommended maximum weight. How many spokes?

    When I weighed 150 lbs, I went cross...
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    Why don't you just stop after twenty or so miles...

    Why don't you just stop after twenty or so miles , get off the bike stretch your legs or rest or eat and drink something? Then ride another fifteen or twenty miles and take another rest; or ride at...
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    Is your SR Signature crank drilled for a triple? ...

    Is your SR Signature crank drilled for a triple? Some are and some aren't. If it is, it might be possible to simply add a small ring. SR made it difficult because some cranks were drilled with a...
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    After looking at some of the prices airlines...

    After looking at some of the prices airlines charge, I wonder if it might not be easier and cheaper to buy a cheap bike at your destination. In France, Decathalon, the big sporting goods chain,...
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