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Old 03-25-16, 08:47 PM
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^^ neat! But I don't want to know what you would have to do to get cancer from that thang.
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Old 03-25-16, 08:56 PM
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^^ neat! But I don't want to know what you would have to do to get cancer from that thang.
Personally, I plan on waking up and licking it every morning, but ...
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Old 03-26-16, 12:22 AM
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Kool Stop Continental brake pads and Velo Orange brake levers.
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Old 03-26-16, 06:39 PM
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A nos Suntour rear derailleur and new pulleys. 2 things over the past week that are now assembled.

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Old 03-28-16, 06:29 AM
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Received three posts last week. Mint condition wool jersey, Giro Republics, and Nashbar gloves. I'm out of pocket all of $84.

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Old 03-28-16, 08:16 AM
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Nice wool jersey! Pocket in the front or 3 in the back? Which decade?

Gloves I have to get.
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Old 03-28-16, 11:57 AM
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A couple of things arrived for me the past couple of days... I received the front rack I had long been searching for, finally having been identified on eBay from a saved search. Shipped from France, it was a little more than $25. Velo Orange sold some similar units, NOS, a few years back and called them "Rackeleurs"..... Anyway, it holds handlebar bags surprisingly well and one is able to move the contraption from bike to bike rather effortlessly.



Also received the saddle I just purchased via the same means, though from a seller in Idaho. With shipping, a little more than $50 and a lot less than a comparable Brooks, new or used. Phew! :-D



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Old 03-28-16, 01:54 PM
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My first post . . . might as well be with good news.

I got a chain wear indicator (0.75 and 1 mm) and a new KMC 9 speed chain. THANK GOODNESS and thanks for this forum -- I was able to diagnose the rattling on the cassette as a worn chain. Might seem simple to most of you, but it's the first time I've gone through a chain. Large chain ring will be coming up next. Getting shark fins there.
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A wheel that I bought on ebay only for the Helicomatic lockring. For $12.50 i got a Champion rim laced to a Helicomatic hub with a wide range gear cluster. Yello Jersey wanted $39.95 for the lockring plus $8.00 shipping.
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Old 03-28-16, 05:52 PM
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A pair of Bikesmiths Raleigh cotter pins.
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Some Stronglight Impact cranks from France. A better, and cheaper alternative to Sugino (made by Sugino afaik), for those who appreciate new things. And an inexpensive Brooks.



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Old 03-28-16, 06:24 PM
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Originally Posted by 70Degrees
My first post . . . might as well be with good news.

I got a chain wear indicator (0.75 and 1 mm) and a new KMC 9 speed chain. THANK GOODNESS and thanks for this forum -- I was able to diagnose the rattling on the cassette as a worn chain. Might seem simple to most of you, but it's the first time I've gone through a chain. Large chain ring will be coming up next. Getting shark fins there.

Good job! More tools will find their way into your toolbox before you know it.

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Yellow Benotto bar tape, vintage.
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Old 03-29-16, 08:41 AM
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3 buttoned pockets in the back. Made by Oregon Cyclewear.

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Nice wool jersey! Pocket in the front or 3 in the back? Which decade?

Gloves I have to get.
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Old 03-31-16, 03:13 PM
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For want of a cable stop, a bike sat stil... NO MORE !

CliffordK stepped up to send me this for my XX rebuild of my Dawes. Latest group to go on is a nice Suntour ARX which needed this tiny peice to hold the cable. Happy wrenching tonight.

Thanks Cliff buddy, get you something in the mail tomorrow.
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Old 04-01-16, 02:20 PM
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A pile of Terry's 399 self-locking cable clips. They're perfect for 1950-1960 vintage bikes and I've been on the lookout for them for a while now. Twenty-five came in the post today:

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Old 04-01-16, 02:28 PM
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A Zippo lighter with a Reynolds 531 decal on the back.
A vintage bike lock.
A headbadge decal for my Grant Peterson tribute bike
2x6 indexed stem-mounted shifters
Half toe-clips
A post card
A little gas station man


All in a box of crap.



I sent it back out.

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Old 04-01-16, 02:29 PM
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Handlebars, seatpost clamp, spokes.
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Old 04-02-16, 05:47 AM
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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..




will the work all be done by hand?
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A complete Helicomatic wheel, just for the lock ring to use on a wheel that I had. Then I found another lock ring on ebay, so I now have two complete Helicomatic rear wheels. I know some of you are wondering why anyone would want 1 Helicomatic wheel - let alone 2.
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A handle bar for my Italvega sent by the man, Plonz.
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Originally Posted by long john
will the work all be done by hand?
Yes, unfortunately (or not)... our sewing machine is just a simple consumer's model and cannot do what we would need it to. It will usually be too thick, or will include leather. And it likely, unless we are considering an unattached piece, wouldn't fit either. So things take a while and are subject to the sensitivities that manual work imbues, I guess. It maintains the look and lineage of the bag though.
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PC-1 for the Langster.
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Nashbar had a nice sale. I had a weak moment. The rest is history. Now I have to go ride this.





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Seat side mount for my trike, bag and water bottle cage
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