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Old 03-22-16, 05:57 PM
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50/34 compact rings, new (BF trade)
Seatpost (BF sale)
5700 shifter cover caps (eBay)
Look Keo Easy pedals and cleats (BF trade)
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Old 03-22-16, 06:12 PM
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It is a little embarrassing. Red and yellow splash bar tape. It is for my 12 year old son. Hopefully I will have the brifters later this week and will post once the bike is together (88 giant).

I tried to explain the tape should match saddle. His reply was "then all of our bikes would have black tape that isn't fun"
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Old 03-22-16, 06:26 PM
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We got a fresh copy of "the New Yorker" today. Good times.
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Not cycling related - a new "power pod" training aid for my new "hobby" as a fastpitch softball coach the next few years. Riding will be limited until mid-July but I am thoroughly loving coaching.

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We got a fresh copy of "the New Yorker" today. Good times.
I'll bet I have 25 rejection letters from them.
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Now all you need are hubs and rims.
So it would seem.... I had everything in place before I ordered all of the spokes, but then I found a (maybe) better suited rear hub. Spocalc says no problem either way on the rear miraculously, but I'm waiting 'til the hub arrives before I try anything.
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Liked the Tomii Cycles hammered bell so much, picked up another 2


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I'll bet I have 25 rejection letters from [The New Yorker].
Good for you for submitting to them. I have very high regard for the publication. Each of my parents had a subscription when I was a kid, and when I became an adult, my father bought me a subscription every year, so I've never been without it. After he died, it lapsed, so now I pay for it myself.
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Well, this would have come in the post should I have been fortunate enough to find this online and had it sent to me. As it was, I found myself even more fortunate, I believe, finding a post on my local Craigslist... The seller wanted $20 for a ratty old Karrimor bag that had disintegrating side pockets and segments of leather and duck cotton needing repair and/or replacement. A local store had the bag on display apparently, for many, many years, finally selling it as they were approached during the final days, prior to closing the store and retiring. I guess this guy didn't understand the extent of the condition, or something, and decided to pass it on just two months later.

I am refurbishing the bag, just as I did with the TA bag I worked on a couple of months back. I removed the side pockets to install new bias tape, a nice brown leather trim from a local leather company, and I'm using a mixture of leather and duck, with nylon thread, in repairing the bag. I'm not sure whether to re-list the bag as a custom re-furb, or keep it..




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Old 03-23-16, 03:54 PM
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Brewsmith sent this my way. Thought I had the bike for it but now I might be looking at others in the stable.
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Old 03-23-16, 04:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Camplex
Well, this would have come in the post should I have been fortunate enough to find this online and had it sent to me. As it was, I found myself even more fortunate, I believe, finding a post on my local Craigslist... The seller wanted $20 for a ratty old Karrimor bag that had disintegrating side pockets and segments of leather and duck cotton needing repair and/or replacement. A local store had the bag on display apparently, for many, many years, finally selling it as they were approached during the final days, prior to closing the store and retiring. I guess this guy didn't understand the extent of the condition, or something, and decided to pass it on just two months later.

I am refurbishing the bag, just as I did with the TA bag I worked on a couple of months back. I removed the side pockets to install new bias tape, a nice brown leather trim from a local leather company, and I'm using a mixture of leather and duck, with nylon thread, in repairing the bag. I'm not sure whether to re-list the bag as a custom re-furb, or keep it..




Wow! I hope you have pics documenting the process and final result. Will you be starting a thread to show this ?

Those old bags need to be saved.
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Originally Posted by Vonruden
Liked the Tomii Cycles hammered bell so much, picked up another 2


Those're purty - how much?

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Lot's crazy sci-fi and pulp covers collected at this site: Sci-Fi ? Pulp Covers
Wow. Great site. Thanks. I love cheesy Sci Fi art.
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Originally Posted by Drillium Dude
Those're purty - how much?

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$29/$30 is each, very nice bell.
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Originally Posted by Vonruden
$29/$30 is each, very nice bell.
Thank you!

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Old 03-25-16, 12:44 PM
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Originally Posted by 3speedslow
Wow! I hope you have pics documenting the process and final result. Will you be starting a thread to show this ?

Those old bags need to be saved.

Yes! Yeah, if folks think it's worth it.. Well, I don't have photos documenting the entire process but a limited number of before and after photos, with perhaps one or two "during" that hopefully were/are being taken... it is pretty much necessary to have someone with sewing experience (in my case, the wubby), and even then, challenges abound; leather is a difficult material to work with, matching vintage colors and styles, being careful since you know that nothing can be replaced OEM, etc. I'll post something in the near future!
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A frame !
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Huh, this showed up yesterday from somewhere in the middle of the country.

'84 GL 7400 in red. TSD paint is still in awesome shape. Found evidence of a chain-suck event on the chainstay behind the crank. Some chain slap scars, and a few caliper whacks on the DT. Not perfect, but I love it.
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Originally Posted by 3speedslow
A frame !
It made it home! Congrats, man! You going to start a thread for the rebuild? You know, I started pulling paint off it the other day and pretty sure my '72 Liotto is toast. That means I've got a full '72 Campy NR group that needs some TLC. Would look awfully nice on this Italvega
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Campag NR group

Yes, there will be a thread coming.

SN *210176*

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Giro Codes- so very, very light.

Shimano XT 8000 pedals- hard to choose a fav between these and 785s...

edit: I don't know where to ask this, but I am putting together a dyno driven light system for my BMC. I currently have a Luxos, but I am interested in the new B&M IQ-X. I have heard good things about this new light, but don't want to toss a lot of money at this without a really good reason. Any experience with this light out there?

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Sugino 46T chainring for a rather quixotic project involving an old Schwinn Speedster...

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Sugino 46T chainring for a rather quixotic project involving an old Schwinn Speedster...

Dang it, you made me go look up a word! Make my head hurt.
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Ooooohhh late arrival today. Finally found enough in my PayPal account to splurge on something long overdue.



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