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03-12-19, 09:48 AM
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Posted By corn on the cog

Ask the bike. Ask it where it prefers to be:...

Ask the bike. Ask it where it prefers to be: inside at a standstill or outside in motion. Ask the bearings, waiting to spin. Ask the cables, waiting to be pulled. Ask the tires, begging for road....
03-09-19, 12:02 PM
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Posted By corn on the cog

Cool, thanks. It looked to me more like a...

Cool, thanks. It looked to me more like a cassette than a freewheel in that first pic!
03-07-19, 10:11 PM
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Posted By corn on the cog

Such a nice build, Slightspeed! Is that a...

Such a nice build, Slightspeed! Is that a 6-speed cassette in the back? I'm looking for something like that. Who makes it?
02-16-19, 12:41 PM
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Posted By corn on the cog

Thanks noglider, then I guess it’s not ok. I...

Thanks noglider, then I guess it’s not ok. I work there (Bikes Not Bombs). The organization as a whole is a non-profit, but the shop is meant in part to generate revenue for our youth programs,...
02-15-19, 09:10 PM
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Views: 23,465
Posted By corn on the cog

Boom. That bike wants to RIDE.

Boom.

That bike wants to RIDE.
02-15-19, 09:05 PM
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Views: 16,047
Posted By corn on the cog

Heh, good point. Our e-newsletter does have some...

Heh, good point. Our e-newsletter does have some pics, which I’d be happy to post but, being a relatively new poster here, was unsure whether this would run afoul of any forum rules against...
02-15-19, 08:51 PM
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Posted By corn on the cog

On the contrary, I’d say. People cared so much...

On the contrary, I’d say. People cared so much that they started to carry out his vision on their own terms, but shorn of the bizarre Victorian whimsy that festoons the latter-day Riv frames.
...
02-15-19, 08:10 PM
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Posted By corn on the cog

“Is that a hatchet in your front basket?”

“Is that a hatchet in your front basket?”
02-14-19, 09:43 PM
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Views: 16,047
Posted By corn on the cog

[/left] She is still a beauty, full of charm...

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She is still a beauty, full of charm and personality.
02-14-19, 09:40 PM
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Posted By corn on the cog

I thought of this thread today. The shop where I...

I thought of this thread today. The shop where I work is having a sale on red, purple and pink bikes today through Sunday.
02-14-19, 08:04 PM
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Posted By corn on the cog

I already had a couple of Suntours of similar...

I already had a couple of Suntours of similar vintage (GT and V-GT Luxe), but this is the one I've wanted for a long while. I can't get over how beautiful it is. And light. Oh and yeah, it doesn't...
02-14-19, 07:49 PM
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Posted By corn on the cog

Miss Piggy was my first celebrity crush.

Miss Piggy was my first celebrity crush.
02-14-19, 07:40 PM
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Posted By corn on the cog

And pigs look cute in lipstick.

And pigs look cute in lipstick.
02-11-19, 08:14 PM
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Posted By corn on the cog

This came in the post today: ...

This came in the post today:

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02-11-19, 08:03 PM
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Posted By corn on the cog

I'd love to get my hands on a pair of those...

I'd love to get my hands on a pair of those Simplex RFs someday.

Happy birthday scozim!
02-11-19, 07:43 PM
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Views: 23,465
Posted By corn on the cog

Grant P’s willingness to look difficulty in the...

Grant P’s willingness to look difficulty in the face, and share his thoughts about it, in terms of both the business and race matters, is pretty damn impressive.

He doesn’t always get things...
02-02-19, 05:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,249
Posted By corn on the cog

Mon dieu.

Mon dieu.
02-02-19, 02:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 495
Posted By corn on the cog

I’m loving all these idiosyncratic setups,...

I’m loving all these idiosyncratic setups, everyone. Keep them coming!
02-02-19, 11:11 AM
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Views: 1,249
Posted By corn on the cog

Argh..... I was already lusting after these...

Argh..... I was already lusting after these mechs, now you had to go and show Rebour’s drawings of it? ;-)
02-02-19, 10:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 495
Posted By corn on the cog

Looks great scozim, nice build! And no greater...

Looks great scozim, nice build! And no greater stamp of approval than “brother loves it.” What was the thinking behind your component choices?
02-02-19, 10:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 579
Posted By corn on the cog

I really appreciate all the feedback, everyone,...

I really appreciate all the feedback, everyone, you’ve given me a lot to think about, and very specific recommendations.



Kuromori, thank you very much for your offer. I will need to sleep on...
02-02-19, 10:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 495
Posted By corn on the cog

Older parts with newer frames: show or tell

Virtually every discussion ever of upgrading a vintage bike assumes that the net result will be a set of younger parts hanging off the older frame (the image of the mythical twins Romulus and Remus,...
01-31-19, 04:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 579
Posted By corn on the cog

Thanks for weighing in, everyone. Sounds like...

Thanks for weighing in, everyone. Sounds like I'm screwed... with the SuperPlate at least.
01-30-19, 10:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 579
Posted By corn on the cog

Shimano “Deerhead” SuperPlate: Am I Screwed?

Hello hunters of steel and alloy, I recently bought an early Deore “Deerhead” rear derailleur for $20 at a local shop, and not long after that found the Deerhead front mech for even less money.
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01-29-19, 09:06 PM
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Views: 1,924
Posted By corn on the cog

Dunno about “simple,” but pretty sure I saw a...

Dunno about “simple,” but pretty sure I saw a thread on here that contained discussion of this.
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