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Posted By 3alarmer

. ...there's a whole long thread on them here....

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...there's a whole long thread on them here. (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/500060-gios-compact-compact-pro.html)
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Posted By 3alarmer

...not really. Gios is kind of mysterious to me. ...

...not really. Gios is kind of mysterious to me. I think mine is mid 1980's, but I don't know how to date them exactly.
08-12-20, 08:52 PM
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Posted By 3alarmer

...just as an addition, this will doubtless be...

...just as an addition, this will doubtless be difficult to remove. Are you removing it for replacement with something else ?
Because if you are only servicing the BB, leaving it in place and...
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Posted By 3alarmer

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/gios_compact_001_f342bec4614310482f1cd53ebcd0f4216e4d1806.jpg...
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Posted By 3alarmer

Gios Compact 58cm - $575 (Gerber)...

Gios Compact 58cm - $575 (Gerber) (https://chico.craigslist.org/bik/d/gerber-gios-compact-58cm/7158713976.html)
...these are very nice, go fast bike frames. I have one set up to go fast, and I like...
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08-12-20, 12:01 PM
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Posted By 3alarmer

. ...has programmed his home's food replicator...

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...has programmed his home's food replicator to produce a version of soft serve ice cream that is remarkably similar to Tastee-Freez.
08-12-20, 08:45 AM
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Posted By 3alarmer

Retail Chains Abandon Manhattan: ‘It’s...

Retail Chains Abandon Manhattan: ‘It’s Unsustainable’...
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08-11-20, 08:37 PM
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Posted By 3alarmer

. ...knows full well that my gerbil/jellyfish...

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...knows full well that my gerbil/jellyfish genetic experiments are so much further advanced than his, that even if he were to make up his research funding shortfalls, he will never catch up. Thus...
08-11-20, 03:42 PM
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Posted By 3alarmer

. ...I wouldn't buy that, and I wouldn't invest...

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...I wouldn't buy that, and I wouldn't invest a whole lot in repairing it. Neither would I ride it.
That is oddly damaged, almost looks like an intentional crimp, poorly executed, for...
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08-11-20, 03:31 PM
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Posted By 3alarmer

. ...his inner glow lights up the space where...

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...his inner glow lights up the space where the sun don't shine.
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08-11-20, 01:29 PM
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Posted By 3alarmer

. ...puts the nois in Illinois.

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...puts the nois in Illinois.
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08-11-20, 11:53 AM
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Posted By 3alarmer

. ...his story is much too sad to be told, but...

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...his story is much too sad to be told, but practically everything leaves him totally cold.
He gets no kick from champagne. Mere alcohol doesn't thrill him at all. And he's not that fond of...
08-11-20, 08:53 AM
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Posted By 3alarmer

. ...I have built three sets of wheels with...

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...I have built three sets of wheels with them and they work fine for me. Feel a little lighter on the bike than Sun rims (which I also use). But none of my bikes gets a lot of mileage, because I...
08-11-20, 08:48 AM
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Posted By 3alarmer

...without being there in the room with you, I...

...without being there in the room with you, I cannot speculate. A lot of this depends on the rim in question, and your overall technique (approach) in the initial stages. Also, if you are using...
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08-11-20, 08:42 AM
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Posted By 3alarmer

. ...he just needs somebody to love. Wouldn't...

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...he just needs somebody to love. Wouldn't he love some body to love ?
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08-11-20, 08:41 AM
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Posted By 3alarmer

. ...when the truth is found to be lies. And...

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...when the truth is found to be lies. And all the joy within him dies. He just wants somebody to love.
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08-11-20, 08:20 AM
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Posted By 3alarmer

. ...a lot of people are saying he actually...

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...a lot of people are saying he actually wears pants in real life.
08-10-20, 10:00 PM
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Posted By 3alarmer

...on RH threaded fixed cups (French and...

...on RH threaded fixed cups (French and Italian), unless it's installed in the shell so tightly that it is a nightmare to remove it, they have an unfortunate tendency to back out under use. If...
08-10-20, 09:51 PM
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Posted By 3alarmer

...the way Jobst Brandt described it in his book....

...the way Jobst Brandt described it in his book. You run them up until the rim starts to deform, then back of a half turn on every spoke, then re-true what you have. At that point you have a good...
08-10-20, 09:48 PM
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Posted By 3alarmer

. ...a not great but adequate to your needs...

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...a not great but adequate to your needs tensiometer is not that expensive...
08-10-20, 09:30 PM
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Posted By 3alarmer

...I used to use a workmate before I had the cash...

...I used to use a workmate before I had the cash to mount a decent new Bench vise. If you use some short pieces of aluminum angle as jaw covers, you can avoid marring up the workmate surfaces, if...
08-10-20, 09:17 PM
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Posted By 3alarmer

...if you are going to repaint a frame anyway,...

...if you are going to repaint a frame anyway, and that's why you're pulling the fixed cup, a MAPP gas torch is like that lever Archimedes talks about that will move the world. You just need a place...
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Posted By 3alarmer

^^^^ ...fork looks bent. :D

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...fork looks bent. :D
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Posted By 3alarmer

Got this assembled, cabled up, and out the door today...

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Posted By 3alarmer

...if you really want to get sucked in on these,...

...if you really want to get sucked in on these, there's an extensive history article (with lots of photos) on the Raleigh Lentons here....
08-10-20, 05:58 PM
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Posted By 3alarmer

...nothing at all. It just doesn't work for...

...nothing at all. It just doesn't work for stubborn fixed cups. It works sometimes on the easier ones.
08-10-20, 05:55 PM
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Posted By 3alarmer

...sorry. I guess assumed you needed to replace...

...sorry. I guess assumed you needed to replace it for some reason. Never, ever remove a fixed cup unless you need to replace it. No upside to it. Yes, do this.
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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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Forum: Foo
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;
...
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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Views: 2,224
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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Views: 487
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...
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