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Old 11-14-15, 06:44 AM
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Since this obviously upsets you, let me know what type of skewers they were and I will send you a set. My gift to you.
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Old 11-14-15, 07:14 AM
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Originally Posted by iab
Since this obviously upsets you, let me know what type of skewers they were and I will send you a set. My gift to you.
No, it's OK iab, I think I'll survive this one. Just a rough week at work causing me to rant a bit... Just have to let it out of my system. Thanks for the kind gesture.
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Old 11-14-15, 02:45 PM
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Pedals and plugs

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Old 11-14-15, 02:54 PM
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A new sticker for my license plate, finally. Whew.
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Old 11-14-15, 04:28 PM
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A new sticker for my license plate, finally. Whew.

Are you talking about bike liscence plate ? Do they require that where you are, in CID ?

I' m asking...
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Old 11-14-15, 04:45 PM
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A Shimano single speed freewheel remover (expensive, but not Park equivalent) and a pair of XLC drop bar brakes for the 2010 Langster. They are interesting as the levers are canted out, have an interesting curve and look a lot like Tektro's. They have a lot of hand surface area too.
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Old 11-14-15, 05:14 PM
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Originally Posted by 3speedslow
Are you talking about bike liscence plate ? Do they require that where you are, in CID ?

I' m asking...
Oh, no -- it's just for my car. I'm a couple months past my last birthday, and had thought I'd renewed it earlier, but redid it this week.
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Old 11-14-15, 07:02 PM
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A set of wheels for a friend's bike. AeroMax, with Vuelta hubs.
Insanely cheap, but bladed spokes, aero rims, nice looking.
They would not turn a bit. I removed the rubber seals, adjusted the bearings.
Now, they are smooth, light, and nice looking. Something like $80.
Just amazing that a decent, serviceable wheelset can be this cheap.
It won't see a ton of miles, and will serve it's rider well. Progress.
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Old 11-14-15, 07:05 PM
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I guess its just normal to get deliveries from UPS in blown out and flattened boxes in the Chicago area?......
If that's the case, I'll never ship anything through UPS to my Aunt in Glen Ellyn..... actually, after this experience, to anywhere.
A couple of friends of mine work at UPS. They suggest this rule of thumb:
Either pack it so it can survive a 10' drop, use another carrier, or take your chances.

At first, I thought this was silly. Actually, it's good advice, and works well.

I've had bike boxes arrive from UPS with tire marks down the side.
I've never figured out what the box was doing where vehicles drive by it that close.
The bike was not damaged.

I shipped a bike via UPS, and it arrived damaged, in a damaged box.
UPS paid a shop to fix the bike.

I shipped a bike by bus, to myself. Horrible way to do it.
I kept asking the bus terminal if it arrived, they had no clue.
I went down there, and the mangled box was sitting out in the middle of the terminal.
Since I bought it for parts, I was OK, as far as a useable bunch of parts.

The frame, I gave to a Duke student in exchange for a cup of coffee where he waited tables.
I felt sorry for this "starving student," until I saw him walk to the parking lot, to his Ducati.

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Old 11-26-15, 01:18 PM
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In yesterday's post. Sorry I'm a day late.

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Old 11-27-15, 07:30 AM
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New Schroeder pump head for my old Meidai floor pump. The 40 year old gasket was worn to the point where the head would blow off the valve stem once the pressure got above ~40psi, and I couldn't source a replacement. So I replace the whole head:



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Old 11-27-15, 06:18 PM
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A pair of Shimano PD-M747 SPD pedals from eBay (used) and a new Mountain Hardwear rain jacket from Sierra Trading Post. I am now good to go.
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Old 11-27-15, 09:12 PM
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Old 11-27-15, 09:50 PM
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A couple of friends of mine work at UPS. They suggest this rule of thumb: Either pack it so it can survive a 10' drop, use another carrier, or take your chances.
Easier: Just have it boxed at a UPS Store. Then they get to pay lots of money for it when they break it. Since none of us pay retail .... Profit.
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Old 11-28-15, 11:28 AM
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Old 11-28-15, 02:26 PM
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Finally found a real good one to install on the PY10FC from a French seller!
Unlike most used ones out there, the front pivot arm, brand graphic, pivot bolt heads and small plastic caps are immaculate. No scratches anywhere except a few very light ones on the upper inner cage plate edge.
Wasn't cheap, but not too bad either, considering how much NOS ones are priced at these days.....
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Campy Record indexed 8speed DT shifters. Soon to be converted to 9 speed.
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Old 11-29-15, 09:11 AM
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Axa Echo30 dynamo headlamp and low-level front Shimano V-brake for my city bike. The kind of stuff you realize you need as December approaches in Scandinavia. They work extremely well for being cheap items, perfect for city bike applications.

I also filled out the order of cheap stuff with expensive stuff. Claris level ST-2400 2x8 STI levers for my Centurion Pro Tour and a Brooks B17 'aged' that I picked up to retire an actual antique Brooks that is tearing at the rivets. This will be my first experience with STI shifters.
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Old 11-29-15, 11:25 AM
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Have actually had this for a few days but, just got some pics of it last night. This was the one part I was really concerned about finding for my '86 Peugeot so I was happy to find it. Hoping to polish it up soon.

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Some nicely patinaed levers for a clubman project this winter

From a Forumite named Clubman no less ! Thanks again.
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Generic road tubes from Wiggle. 18 tubes at $2.85 each put me over the $50 threshold for free shipping. They arrived today, 3 days from the UK to California.

I hope the quality is OK. I got a batch of Niagara's generic tubes a few years ago, and a few of them leaked at the valve stem the first time I inflated them.
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Old 12-03-15, 08:19 AM
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I hope the quality is OK. I got a batch of Niagara's generic tubes a few years ago, and a few of them leaked at the valve stem the first time I inflated them.
Sorry to beat a dead horse (I've made similar comments elsewhere), but the Niagara generic tubes probably come from Kenda or other similar low-end/marginal Asian manufacturer of tire-like (thanks to @iab for the term) products. I have learned the hard way that life is too short to put up with crappy tires and tubes. There are plenty of alternatives out there which perform much better, don't cost all that much more, and won't leave you stranded. For example, Wiggle has Continental tubes for $4.26, and Schwalbe tubes for $6.40. Sure, you won't get as many tubes for your $50, but the odds of premature failure or DOA tubes is almost certainly much lower.
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Old 12-03-15, 08:36 AM
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Bib and Jersey from Hong Kong. Bought it from ttdey on eBay. Now I can cosplay Bianchi Man, just need to find a Celeste cape. I'm 6'1", 211lbs and an XL is tight in the thighs, about 1-2" too long (baggy ankles, oh no). I'll have to see how well it wears, but for $35 and two weeks, it's a cheap experiment.

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I received a C-Record headset today that will go on my Bianchi
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