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Old 02-02-23, 08:56 AM
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Originally Posted by Murray Missile
Hardware for my recently acquired Avocet 27.2 seatpost. One set was missing, I bought 2 just in case.

The bolts themselves are fairly standard and should be available at a well-stocked hardware store. The half-round piece is proprietary, but I fabricated a replacement from a 1/2" steel rod. I drilled a hole through the rod and tapped it 5 x 0.8mm, then split the rod to create the half-round piece. Works fine. The springs aren't strictly necessary, but can likely also be found at a hardware store.
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Old 02-02-23, 04:59 PM
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Petersen Publishing's "Complete Bicycle Book, 1972 Bicycle Buyer's Guide", I had a copy of this in HS. Most of the bikes in the guide portion are domestic BSO's but there is a lot of other interesting stuff. It's a nice window into 1972.

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Originally Posted by Murray Missile
Petersen Publishing's "Complete Bicycle Book, 1972 Bicycle Buyer's Guide", I had a copy of this in HS. Most of the bikes in the guide portion are domestic BSO's but there is a lot of other interesting stuff. It's a nice window into 1972.
Oooh...'bikes of the future'. Did they predict e-bikes and carbon fiber gravel bikes?
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brand new 80's specialed touring pedals...


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Old 02-02-23, 07:08 PM
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Oooh...'bikes of the future'. Did they predict e-bikes and carbon fiber gravel bikes?
Recumbents with aerodynamic bodies, suspension, chainless drives and "thermoplastic" frames. That close enough?
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Weeee, the future is red (BS564 Bold Red)




From https://www.rawlinspaints.com/home/m...p-price_band_1

HMG SAH300 Enamel is a high solids, gloss 1K polyurethane alkyd designed for brush application.
  • Excellent protection against harsh weather conditions, atmospheric pollution, road dirt, sharp cleaning agents and mechanical car washes etc
  • Available in 2,400+ colours, inc. RAL Classic, BS, NCS & the new NCS 2050 colours
  • Also available as an aerosol, please see HMG SAH300 Enamel Aerosol
  • Available in satin and gloss finishes; matt finish is no longer available
I think that qualifies as good quality paint,
but I'm still waiting for the pearl powder and the quality paint brush to arrive.

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My latest score from member @Catnap. The GB stem is my favorite item here, I think.

My buying behavior lately could be described as a “spree” because of so many good items for sale recently, but I think I need to transition into a “pause” to preserve marital bliss.



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Serotta ST pivot bearing nuts and bolts for spares. Tiny essential things that could be hard to find or improvise.

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My buying behavior lately could be described as a “spree” because of so many good items for sale recently, but I think I need to transition into a “pause” to preserve marital bliss.
You're not the only one!
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Brooks Cambium C15. I keep hearing good things about these, and the saddle on my indoor bike has been beating me up. So, figured I would give one a try. I don't think I would ever use one on the road because they weigh about a ton and a 1/2. And, now I understand why they are so expensive. The packaging is a work of art.

The Box even has air holes so it can breathe
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This... thing, which kinda works; I bought it specifically for the old steel Raleigh whose rear axle is too narrow for modern-day U-type bike stands. It wasn't what I expected, but it does what it does, I guess...
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Originally Posted by sjanzeir
This... thing, which kinda works; I bought it specifically for the old steel Raleigh whose rear axle is too narrow for modern-day U-type bike stands. It wasn't what I expected, but it does what it does, I guess...
Put your toe on one of the front feet to hold the stand down, then roll the bike into it. These are OK but not great.
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New TRP mini V's with Ti hardware!




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And since I don't want to donate wheels to the less fortunate without choosing to do so....

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Old 02-04-23, 01:21 PM
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I got this in from Ukraine.



And it's the perfect match to this, cool score!!

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New TRP mini V's with Ti hardware!




very interesting alternative to avid
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Originally Posted by sjanzeir

This... thing, which kinda works; I bought it specifically for the old steel Raleigh whose rear axle is too narrow for modern-day U-type bike stands. It wasn't what I expected, but it does what it does, I guess...
Originally Posted by Prowler
Put your toe on one of the front feet to hold the stand down, then roll the bike into it. These are OK but not great.
I use these at bike shows where the ground is uneven/sketchy with a standard type stand on the other end, the spring loaded one holds the bike in place better for more stability with a second for a backstop.

I usually use it on the front if its the only one.

Scored a second one awhile back for $5, they work great for me.
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I usually use it on the front if its the only one.
I've had it only since yesterday and I found out just this morning that it works better on the front wheel! Thanks!
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I've had it only since yesterday and I found out just this morning that it works better on the front wheel! Thanks!


They are a bit futzy but can work well once you get the hang of it.
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Originally Posted by Prowler
Put your toe on one of the front feet to hold the stand down, then roll the bike into it. These are OK but not great.
I realize now how it works; it's just that I'm not entirely fond of how it works - you know, needing to use three of my four limbs at the same time and all... but I bought this particular one because I didn't want the other types, the ones that may put pressure on the spokes to keep the bike upright, or the plastic ones. This is... just better.
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Nothing too significant, but a Nitto bottle cage. I can't justify buying these at full retail, but a nice used one for half of that, I can do.

One of the nicest looking bottle holders, to my eyes.

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Today was like Christmas here in MH land. Got my first shipment of Kool Stop brake pads, and a few other items to help get to know the complete line.

An assortment of brake blocks and pads. Some Thinline dual compound some international, and Campy and Modolo inserts.

The full product picture guide for those like me who a see the picture and then look at what it is in the caption.
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