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11-18-18, 07:19 AM
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Nothing wrong with the bikes or the ad, but what...

Nothing wrong with the bikes or the ad, but what shop leaves the inventory tag on the bike when it sells, or on a repair going out? I've worked in several shops that used Sutherland's (and other...
11-16-18, 06:06 AM
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Posted By thumpism

https://richmond.craigslist.org/bik/d/classic-trek...

https://richmond.craigslist.org/bik/d/classic-trek-620-touring-road/6750172414.htmlClassic Trek 620 Touring Road Bike Handmade 57cm! - $330 (Chesapeake) ...
11-14-18, 06:59 AM
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Posted By thumpism

This thing looks brand new, as nice as the blue...

This thing looks brand new, as nice as the blue ladies' Sports I bought for $24 back in the '90s for a neighbor. Somebody buy this bike!!!
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11-12-18, 07:13 AM
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Posted By thumpism

Fuji Cambridge VI. Not exotic but an interesting...

Fuji Cambridge VI. Not exotic but an interesting machine and distinctive when it arrived in the U.S. market in the early '80s. Non-level top tube men's frame for taller head tube and more upright...
11-11-18, 09:23 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By thumpism

The hex is the lock bolt and the four-sided nut...

The hex is the lock bolt and the four-sided nut adjusts spring tension, is my guess.
11-11-18, 09:14 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By thumpism

Motobecane also made some nice mixtes with better...

Motobecane also made some nice mixtes with better tubing, but those were not typical in that they did not use a normal mixte's twin lateral tubes from the head tube to dropouts; they used a large...
11-11-18, 09:04 PM
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Posted By thumpism

Imagine if "Q" had built it. Desmond Llewellyn,...

Imagine if "Q" had built it. Desmond Llewellyn, if I remember correctly.
11-11-18, 08:49 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By thumpism

The logo certainly looks the same but I could not...

The logo certainly looks the same but I could not tell you if Somerset was on the badge. It's been a looong time.
11-10-18, 08:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 209
Posted By thumpism

The Jetters I saw were all very basic 10 speeds. ...

The Jetters I saw were all very basic 10 speeds. We sold them briefly back in my shop days. Nice to know they branched out.
11-10-18, 08:17 PM
Replies: 19
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Posted By thumpism

When there's no room for a valve stem.

When there's no room for a valve stem.
11-10-18, 12:52 PM
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Posted By thumpism

We had an older one to which I made some changes...

We had an older one to which I made some changes and upgrades. A nice little bike, fun to ride and better than no tandem, but the newer generation of bikes by Santana, Burley and the like are...
11-10-18, 12:37 PM
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Views: 325
Posted By thumpism

Yahoo runs Bicycling article on new mechanic

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/rebuilding-bike-nearly-broke-learned-184900462.html

Excerpted from the magazine, it's an engaging read about taking charge and getting your bike fixed when you know...
11-10-18, 07:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 566
Posted By thumpism

Using the Phil's on your bike, I trust.

Using the Phil's on your bike, I trust.
Forum: Touring
11-09-18, 10:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 556
Posted By thumpism

Not necessarily a bad way to begin. It's...

Not necessarily a bad way to begin. It's possible to overthink things and scare yourself out of trying something. Once you get out of sight of home with the intention of returning on a later day,...
11-09-18, 09:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 886
Posted By thumpism

I've been following this thread from the...

I've been following this thread from the beginning and agree that the pink bike is just a bike. However, to all, including mods, just to illustrate what might be judged offensive about the word take...
11-09-18, 12:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 450
Posted By thumpism

Maybe a flexible chain cover? Would not work on a...

Maybe a flexible chain cover? Would not work on a derailleur chain but on a fixie or SS it would. Perhaps they're even making novelty ones now....
11-09-18, 11:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 205
Posted By thumpism

Unlikely. Most singles I've seen are BMX type and...

Unlikely. Most singles I've seen are BMX type and use a 4-point remover that's a couple of inches across. Cassette removers are generally smaller and a different pattern....
11-08-18, 07:31 PM
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Posted By thumpism

I did mine so the stitching was on the inside...

I did mine so the stitching was on the inside curve of the bars, but the only bike that had it is gone and I had already removed the hide. May have a photo somewhere but I'll have to dig for it and...
11-08-18, 12:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 390
Posted By thumpism

You might need a Bridgestone RB-T. What size do...

You might need a Bridgestone RB-T. What size do you need? I have a 62cm that I'd consider trading for a 24" Trek.
11-08-18, 12:14 PM
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Posted By thumpism

Rhode Gear Handlebar Hide. How much do you need? ...

Rhode Gear Handlebar Hide. How much do you need?
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11-08-18, 12:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 970
Posted By thumpism

About 30 years ago a guy came into the shop for...

About 30 years ago a guy came into the shop for something and he had a similar setup that was much nicer than the one pictured. I regret not having a camera on me, as for so much during those years....
11-05-18, 09:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 349
Posted By thumpism

Bowyangs (or boyangs). I learned this term from...

Bowyangs (or boyangs). I learned this term from an Australian lady in Rothenburg, Germany many years ago when I had a pair just like the OP's with me on tour. The originals are generally strings or...
11-05-18, 06:56 AM
Replies: 48,655
Views: 6,087,886
Posted By thumpism

https://richmond.craigslist.org/bop/d/olmo-superli...

https://richmond.craigslist.org/bop/d/olmo-superlight-columbus/6729642928.htmlOLMO Superlight Columbus Genius 54x54 - $475 (downtown)
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11-05-18, 06:53 AM
Replies: 48,655
Views: 6,087,886
Posted By thumpism

Not cheap but if someone is looking... ...

Not cheap but if someone is looking...

https://richmond.craigslist.org/bop/d/waterfordcm/6729636780.htmlWATERFORD 2200 (853) 56CM - $599 (downtown) ...
11-05-18, 06:39 AM
Replies: 16,589
Views: 2,485,680
Posted By thumpism

No comment necessary, except that this thing is...

No comment necessary, except that this thing is probably overpriced.

https://richmond.craigslist.org/bik/d/custom-chopper-bicycle/6740789220.htmlCustom chopper bicycle - $200 (Richmond)...
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