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    OP; You have the option of changing to disks...

    OP; You have the option of changing to disks easily so that is a plus to say the least. On you could just add the disks and swap the levers for a pair of dual wire levers. With 4 working brakes,...
  2. NASHBAR Chromo Touring Frames / Fork on close-out right now

    Having had such a good experience with their aluminum touring frame (sweet build / ride), I wanted to pass on that just got a notice that the steel version is on sale ($99) in a good range of sizes....
  3. NASHBAR Chromo Touring Frames / Fork on close-out right now

    Having had such a good experience with their aluminum touring frame (sweet build / ride), I wanted to pass on that just got a notice that the steel version is on sale ($99) in a good range of sizes....
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    U-Man; I didn't see Doug's post (I will...

    U-Man; I didn't see Doug's post (I will search/look for it this evening). I pulled the hoses and tip off and took my current Victor 100 series to the bathroom scales (its digital strain-gauge based...
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    U-Man; I have not seen these previously. The...

    U-Man; I have not seen these previously. The AiWA looks a lot like the Victor 100 Series handle (as I had recommended above). I had picked that kit with the 100 series because it was not "large...
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    OP; Yeah, what Doug said "a lot better" than my...

    OP; Yeah, what Doug said "a lot better" than my drooling...
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    OP; Agree with others that using CL clunkers for...

    OP; Agree with others that using CL clunkers for practice is less than ideal... 1) others could still be riding them; 2) paint, grease, etc., inside the used tubes will spoil your effort; 3) Hit...
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    Suggest new starts/redo buyers consider these (a...

    Suggest new starts/redo buyers consider these (a few of my favorite things or so the song goes...):

    - Thermadyne 0384-2045 Victor 510/540 Performer Medium Duty Oxy Fuel Outfit; Currently selling...
  9. OP; Noting that the tips of the lugs have not be...

    OP; Noting that the tips of the lugs have not be thinned out to the ends nor rounded suggests this may be a production bike. Relatively speaking it looks competently built. How does it ride and...
  10. OP, JohnDThompson; Imho; The Volpe is worth...

    OP, JohnDThompson; Imho; The Volpe is worth saving. They are nice touring frames. So ditto on need for more contact area. Note that the stays may be capped instead of plugged. 1) Could recap them...
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    Roadholland; Thought this was the tandem forum? ...

    Roadholland; Thought this was the tandem forum? All these pix are of a couple riding singles? Just asking...
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    T-Tom, OP; Ditto on the Touring Store. -...

    T-Tom, OP; Ditto on the Touring Store.
    - Wayne runs it and is fanatical about customer service and support. They are a major reseller of Orties and the Lone Peaks (and maybe other brands also). ...
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    Any LBS with a QBP account can order on for about...

    Any LBS with a QBP account can order on for about $7.00 In general there exists a couple of sizes in tin and plastic. To each his own.

    I generally put the biggest one available (intended for 34T)...
  14. OP: How about $49.95 for a bag made to fit the...

    OP: How about $49.95 for a bag made to fit the Brompton?

    Amazon.com : MOBIC Folding Bike Protective Carry Bag : Sports & Outdoors

    Hope that helps
    /K
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    Scott - In the absence of a professional...

    Scott -

    In the absence of a professional fitting, I would recommend starting with the front about 1 inch smaller than your good road bike...assuming that you have a choice to do so. When...
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    Jack - Recommend giving the Lone Peak bags a...

    Jack -

    Recommend giving the Lone Peak bags a look. I bought a complete set (LP-10, Yellow/Black) and am impressed with quality and strength of the materials. TheTouringStore.com is main seller....
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    OP; The derailleur into the spokes can happen...

    OP; The derailleur into the spokes can happen after a crash or spill that bends the arm. Otherwise it is entirely the blame of an inept tune-up /poor maintenance. Recommendation is to not...
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    OP; Need to be able to remove and replace a BB...

    OP; Need to be able to remove and replace a BB without fear as a starting point to being able to do a frame up build. Otherwise just buy something close off Bikes Direct and spend time pedaling...
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    Pick up a good used Trek non-suspended MTB off...

    Pick up a good used Trek non-suspended MTB off craigslist for under $100. It won't hurt as much when it gets stolen...
  20. OP; Borrow some Miracle Grow from her flower...

    OP; Borrow some Miracle Grow from her flower garden. Thoroughly saturate the chamois in your bike shorts daily. Check for progress after 6 months!
  21. Thread: Frame Crack?

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    I agree with drilling a pin hole at the trailing...

    I agree with drilling a pin hole at the trailing edge to preclude propagation of the crack. But I wouldn't weld it at this time as it doesn't look like it will threaten the frame at this time......
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    http://www.icyclesusa.com/catalog/ti...rotor-bolt....

    http://www.icyclesusa.com/catalog/ti...rotor-bolt.htm

    Link goes no where
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    SpinUp; 1) I checked my "go to" site for...

    SpinUp;
    1) I checked my "go to" site for fasteners; KL Jack | Industrial Fasteners and Supplies - 1-866-471-3626 | SALES@KLJACK.COM (wide selections of Grade 5 and 8 as well as stainless and...
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    Twocicle; A lot of tandems built with 145mm OLN...

    Twocicle; A lot of tandems built with 145mm OLN but it is still far from perfect and except for gram chasers, I wouldn't recommend anything narrower. I had initially groused a lot about the 160mm...
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    Scooper; Agree with the reference... From what I...

    Scooper; Agree with the reference... From what I have seen, Frank could weld two beer cans together and get perfect welds...

    /K
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