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Posted By 3alarmer

AS originally received, it looked like this:

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Posted By 3alarmer

. ...that's in remarkably good condition. Must...

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...that's in remarkably good condition. Must not have been used much. I gave someone down near Petaluma $600 for this one, a Raleigh that is roughly equivalent, about ten or 12 years ago. I...
08-10-20, 01:17 PM
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Posted By 3alarmer

^^^^^^^ ....much like this, before I bought a...

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....much like this, before I bought a Hozan fixed cup tool for this, I used to use a few fender washers (outer diameter larger than the BB shell, inner diameter big enough to accept a large...
08-10-20, 11:35 AM
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Posted By 3alarmer

This is more or less how I do it here...

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08-10-20, 11:21 AM
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Posted By 3alarmer

Crack Commando Super Hero in Action...

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...while wearing his official super hero utility belt, inspired by the...
Forum: Foo
08-10-20, 08:34 AM
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Posted By 3alarmer

. ...back in grade school, in Mrs Sommers'...

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...back in grade school, in Mrs Sommers' third grade classroom, he only ate paste when she locked up the Crayola's.
08-09-20, 11:00 PM
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Posted By 3alarmer

... ...with all the chrome on the stays, that...

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...with all the chrome on the stays, that looks like a Montello. I have a similar purple one set up with 8 cogs in the back that I ride a lot lately.
I think that's probably a Mavic "starfish"...
Forum: Foo
08-09-20, 10:44 PM
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Posted By 3alarmer

. ...does anyone actually buy Old Spice any...

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...does anyone actually buy Old Spice any more ?
08-09-20, 10:32 AM
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Posted By 3alarmer

. ...I can't add much. Just that they are...

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...I can't add much. Just that they are similar in design to an automotive wheel bearing, thus require a slight pre-load in order to function as designed. Not certain if it is specified anywhere...
08-09-20, 10:27 AM
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Posted By 3alarmer

. ...in my lifetime, I have been most impressed...

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...in my lifetime, I have been most impressed with the invention of the bead jack, which has come together with improved pneumatic clincher tyre technology for bicycles.
08-08-20, 10:55 PM
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Posted By 3alarmer

...another shot fired in the War on Christmas. :(

...another shot fired in the War on Christmas. :(
08-08-20, 08:26 PM
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Posted By 3alarmer

...was it the lack of street food booths, or the...

...was it the lack of street food booths, or the general bleakness of the winter landscape in the Dakotas ?
08-08-20, 06:52 PM
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Posted By 3alarmer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkVoiYZOq8I

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkVoiYZOq8I
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Posted By 3alarmer

. ...generally speaking, if you want to do a...

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...generally speaking, if you want to do a single speed conversion, looking at stuff someone is asking $600 for on CL is not the best use of your time.
Ofmega had some proprietary spindles, but I...
08-08-20, 05:45 PM
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Posted By 3alarmer

What's going on with this ?

Colnago Road Bike - $450 (https://sacramento.craigslist.org/bik/d/rancho-cordova-colnago-road-bike/7169522112.html)
08-08-20, 05:27 PM
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Posted By 3alarmer

. ...good deal on an older Bob Jackson in...

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...good deal on an older Bob Jackson in Sacramento. (https://sacramento.craigslist.org/bik/d/sacramento-vintage-bob-jackson-bicycle/7173885941.html)
Forum: Foo
08-08-20, 05:11 PM
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Posted By 3alarmer

He never understood the attraction of the Chippendale's thing...

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...why would women get turned on by shirtless, when they could have pants-less ?
08-07-20, 08:26 PM
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Posted By 3alarmer

. ...a lot of those guys look like they're in...

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...a lot of those guys look like they're in the higher risk due to obesity group. Good thing there are all those sidewalk fried food booths.
08-07-20, 03:28 PM
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Posted By 3alarmer

. ...thanks. Very interesting...I love stuff...

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...thanks. Very interesting...I love stuff like this.
Forum: Foo
08-07-20, 03:20 PM
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Posted By 3alarmer

. ...in his 20's, he starred in a series of...

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...in his 20's, he starred in a series of aerobic dance workout video's. This was one of them;
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08-07-20, 09:57 AM
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Posted By 3alarmer

. ...personally, I wouldn't change that saddle....

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...personally, I wouldn't change that saddle. I use those a lot on 80's bikes. The Brooks saddles are fine, too, but the ones I have here are heavier by a substantial amount. On 70's stuff, I end...
08-06-20, 07:06 PM
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Posted By 3alarmer

...when presented with this issue myself, I...

...when presented with this issue myself, I usually fold, punch, and pop rivet the ends. Then I don't need strap buttons.
Forum: Foo
08-06-20, 01:04 PM
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Posted By 3alarmer

. ...when I was still in the Reserve Navy, post...

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...when I was still in the Reserve Navy, post active duty, I did a two week gig as the on duty Hospital Corpsman at the tiny cadet emergency room at the Naval Academy in Annapolis. I'm not even...
08-06-20, 10:30 AM
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Posted By 3alarmer

. ....I just remembered now. I might have lied...

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....I just remembered now. I might have lied about that rear cable magically popping out the back end of the chainstay. It's possible I had to run another cable in through the hole in the back,...
08-06-20, 10:15 AM
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Posted By 3alarmer

Who can forget when Dan Patrick said, "There are more important things than living."

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...so true, such...
08-06-20, 10:07 AM
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Posted By 3alarmer

One country stands alone, as the only affluent nation ...

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...to have suffered a severe, sustained outbreak (https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/06/us/united-states-failure-coronavirus.html) for more than four months...
Forum: Foo
08-06-20, 09:30 AM
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Posted By 3alarmer

. ...his life is a constant struggle with the...

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...his life is a constant struggle with the cognitive dissonance produced by a sweet tooth and free candy on one hand, and the admonitions of his mother on the other.
08-06-20, 08:54 AM
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Posted By 3alarmer

. ...I restored one of these once. Routing the...

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...I restored one of these once. Routing the derailleur cables (which did not have any internal tubes as guides IIRC) was an exercise in ingenuity. It's best done with the frame's BB removed, but...
Forum: Foo
08-05-20, 08:27 PM
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Posted By 3alarmer

. ...would jump at the chance to progress in...

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...would jump at the chance to progress in his chosen career path from the guy digging ditches, to the one filling them back in.
08-05-20, 07:14 PM
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Posted By 3alarmer

. ...this is why those Velo Orange French...

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...this is why those Velo Orange French threaded sealed unit cartridges are such a blessing. :)
08-05-20, 07:08 PM
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Posted By 3alarmer

. ...I like MKS, as a company. They make my...

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...I like MKS, as a company. They make my life easier. :) Their version of the old Lyotard platform pedal is exquisite.
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08-05-20, 11:54 AM
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Posted By 3alarmer

. ...this is an example of one solution...

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...this is an example of one solution to house fires.
Forum: Foo
08-05-20, 08:09 AM
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Posted By 3alarmer

. ...he's dead, Jim.

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...he's dead, Jim.
08-04-20, 10:04 PM
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Posted By 3alarmer

...I don't know if you've ever visited the place,...

...I don't know if you've ever visited the place, But I grew up in DC. The whole place in the areas around the major monuments and government buildings consists of a great deal of swamp land that was...
08-04-20, 09:49 PM
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Posted By 3alarmer

...I use that one, too. It has always worked...

...I use that one, too. It has always worked well for the wheels I build here, but I mostly build old school wheels, with 120 and 126 OLD hubs, and regular rims that are not offset. A man's got to...
08-04-20, 08:50 PM
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Posted By 3alarmer

...it's possible Biden will choose a capable...

...it's possible Biden will choose a capable female running mate as VP, then have the courtesy to go to his reward.
But everything is in limited supply here nowadays. Look at the problems we had...
08-04-20, 07:52 PM
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Posted By 3alarmer

...when you have great leadership again,...

...when you have great leadership again, everything is easier. :)
08-04-20, 07:23 PM
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Posted By 3alarmer

...sacrificing enough of the populace is one...

...sacrificing enough of the populace is one solution.
08-04-20, 02:42 PM
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Posted By 3alarmer

...if you go to a place that is a specialty auto...

...if you go to a place that is a specialty auto paints store, they usually have it in stock. They also make a primer, which you can buy at the same places, which works very well. I only use the...
Forum: Foo
08-04-20, 11:31 AM
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Posted By 3alarmer

. ...a big Star Trek fan , he has modified his...

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...a big Star Trek fan , he has modified his own homeless RV to resemble the Enterprise shuttle.
He likes to sit in the Captains chair and say, "Make it so." Which is lost on a lot of people. :(...
08-04-20, 11:23 AM
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Posted By 3alarmer

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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08-04-20, 10:14 AM
08-04-20, 10:10 AM
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Posted By 3alarmer

. ...Davidson made some nice bikes. I have a...

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...Davidson made some nice bikes. I have a couple that showed up here, but a little earlier than that one, I think. Good deal that whoever it is kept the original fork. It took me over a year to...
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Posted By 3alarmer

...mine had some very similar cosmetic flaws....

...mine had some very similar cosmetic flaws. There was some paint flaking and rust in several spots under the top tube, the cable guides were paint free and rusty, that chrome fork was starting to...
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Posted By 3alarmer

....turns out my frame, which was sold to me as...

....turns out my frame, which was sold to me as "early to mid 70's" is also a 1980, with the telltale pantographed stay caps and recessed brake bolt bridge. I don't think it will make that much...
08-04-20, 09:35 AM
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Posted By 3alarmer

...I don't suppose for a moment you are alone in...

...I don't suppose for a moment you are alone in your observations. And I don't see any quick and dirty way out of the economic apocalypse we are about to experience as a nation. At this point in...
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Posted By 3alarmer

. ...on value, I bought an early 70's Colnago...

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...on value, I bought an early 70's Colnago Super (frame only) here in NorCal a few weeks back for $350. It needed some paint work, which I am now doing myself. For some reason the complete...
08-03-20, 02:54 PM
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Posted By 3alarmer

. ...I do restorations on bikes like this every...

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...I do restorations on bikes like this every couple of years, and in this case, if there is not a problem with heavy internal rust, I'd skip doing the OA bath, and simply strip, sand, prime, and...
08-03-20, 02:35 PM
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Posted By 3alarmer

. ...Argentina (and SA in general) is not...

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...Argentina (and SA in general) is not exactly new to bicycles. Are there no sources of used bicycles, like scrap yards and the like, similar to what we use for this purpose here ? I used to...
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