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11-18-19, 02:49 PM
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Posted By ddeand

I’m one of those who tries to limit my inventory,...

I’m one of those who tries to limit my inventory, so I really don’t let myself drift into the true collector mode. But I’m also trying to optimize the quality and fit if my rides. I was able to pick...
11-17-19, 02:46 PM
Replies: 1,219
Views: 181,508
Posted By ddeand

My last gravel ride of the year. ...

My last gravel ride of the year.
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11-05-19, 01:55 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,901
Posted By ddeand

For the past few years, Iíve been using black...

For the past few years, Iíve been using black shrink tape to finish off my wraps. I cut a 3/4Ē piece and slide it on the bar up to the stem (I have to remove the brakes, of course). Then I do the...
10-05-19, 08:48 AM
Replies: 7,779
Views: 692,065
Posted By ddeand

That sounds like a solid plan going forward. What...

That sounds like a solid plan going forward. What I generally do when comparing bikes is set both up similarly in terms of seat, stem, bar and seat height, and wheels. Then I ride both bikes for a...
10-04-19, 10:25 AM
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Views: 692,065
Posted By ddeand

Here are a few pics of the Miami Vice Expert I...

Here are a few pics of the Miami Vice Expert I picked up this week. Got a pretty good deal, and now I need to decide how I'll proceed with the project. First up will be a thorough cleaning followed...
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Views: 2,019
Posted By ddeand

This is the e-mail I got from them earlier this...

This is the e-mail I got from them earlier this week. I had asked when they might be getting to my fork. Apparently, the new forks are being made on a batch-by-batch basis. That makes sense since I...
08-23-19, 04:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 993
Posted By ddeand

Um . . . how ‘bout you keep the tool pouch and...

Um . . . how ‘bout you keep the tool pouch and send me the Torpado?
08-05-19, 08:02 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,060
Posted By ddeand

Most bike shops have a queue for the work that...

Most bike shops have a queue for the work that needs to be done, the estimated amount of time that the work will take, and estimates for any aspects of the work that will take more time - thatís how...
08-03-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 36,156
Posted By ddeand

Here's my latest project - a truly "Blue" bike. ...

Here's my latest project - a truly "Blue" bike.

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08-02-19, 07:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,841
Posted By ddeand

Actually, Dawn dish soap does a good job if...

Actually, Dawn dish soap does a good job if cutting grease. I use it to clean some parts (cranksets and other one-piece items that get greasy), but on derailleurs, cassettes, etc., I use a solvent....
06-27-19, 08:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,357
Posted By ddeand

I know little about the sorts of crown lugs that...

I know little about the sorts of crown lugs that were available for old forks, but I was a little surprised to see the one posted by the OP. Was the card suit motif a popular item for forks, or was...
05-20-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 26,372
Posted By ddeand

As mentioned earlier, it’s merely a catch-phrase...

As mentioned earlier, it’s merely a catch-phrase that carries a tinge of snobbish weight. Basically an iteration of “Look at me, I’m retro and therefore I’m cool.” Mind you, I’m only referring to the...
05-08-19, 07:42 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 9,082
Posted By ddeand

My last two new bikes were auminum frame/carbon...

My last two new bikes were auminum frame/carbon fork bikes, and they were excellent forks. I am (or WAS) pretty heavy at 250lbs, and spent a lot of time on gravel and rougher roads. I never once had...
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