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Old 09-25-20, 04:28 AM
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Two months and two days after I ordered from xxcycle, this crushed box landed on my doorstep with a soft whimper:
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Longest I’ve waited for an international shipment...
Still waiting on e small eBay purchase from Munich made on August 13. You've got me beat (so far). I have absolutely no tracking data. I have a USPS tracking number, but they say "still awaiting package."
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Old 09-25-20, 01:51 PM
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Tracking is good...however mine still says: "In Transit - Inbound Into Customs"
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Tracking is good...however mine still says: "In Transit - Inbound Into Customs"
Maybe more's coming.

I spoke with USPS this morning. They have nothing but the tracking number. They don't know the source or destination. All they could tell me is that it's formatted properly (checksums, etc).
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Old 09-26-20, 06:14 AM
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I ordered some specialty wrenches from Poland...Shimano 600 head wrenches...they must’ve been hand carried through every little town and burg in that part of Poland...then it disappeared and reappeared some days later...once it made it the USA, they was here overnight!
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@ascherer, Andy, where did you get the dynamo hub? Did you build the wheel? Are the lights all installed and running now?
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Frame And wheels from Poland

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I ordered some specialty wrenches from Poland...Shimano 600 head wrenches...they must’ve been hand carried through every little town and burg in that part of Poland...then it disappeared and reappeared some days later...once it made it the USA, they was here overnight!
same experience here...9 weeks from Gdańsk to Charleston. But packed wonderfully!

great seller though!
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@ascherer, Andy, where did you get the dynamo hub? Did you build the wheel? Are the lights all installed and running now?
I got the wheelset back in June or July from either the CR or iBob list, it was a screaming deal, a Sanyo dynamo laced to VO PBP rims, I think the rear hub is a 105. Eventually I may relace the SA hub to that rim for matchy-matchyness 🤓. Maybe not.

Front light is mounted, next week I’ll route the wiring to the rear and replace the Spanninga battery light that’s on the fender now. Photo was taken before I routed the wiring.

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Old 09-26-20, 11:59 AM
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An Audax UK 300KM Brevet badge. It's some years since I rode a 300 but I thought I should make up for lost time.
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Old 09-26-20, 01:30 PM
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Vintage Suntour Superbe brake pad holders, with washers and chrome nuts.

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Vintage Suntour Superbe brake pad holders, with washers and chrome nuts.
I've seen several sets on eBay recently with replacement pads. I guess back when spares and repro pads weren't available people just used whatever fit and tossed out the old pads. Nice to see some of them weren't thrown out.
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Old 09-27-20, 03:54 PM
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I guess back when spares and repro pads weren't available people just used whatever fit and tossed out the old pads. Nice to see some of them weren't thrown out.
Indeed. It feels good to save parts like these.
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Small parts! All the way across the US to me.


Gonna enjoy building a bike with my son next week.
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Something to read while we wait for the smoke to subside...
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Old 09-30-20, 01:10 AM
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Originally Posted by ascherer View Post
I got the wheelset back in June or July from either the CR or iBob list, it was a screaming deal, a Sanyo dynamo laced to VO PBP rims, I think the rear hub is a 105. Eventually I may relace the SA hub to that rim for matchy-matchyness 🤓. Maybe not.

Front light is mounted, next week I’ll route the wiring to the rear and replace the Spanninga battery light that’s on the fender now. Photo was taken before I routed the wiring.

ive used several of the sanyo/Panasonic hubs in builds. Really excellent hubs fojr the money.
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Old 10-02-20, 06:48 AM
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a set of tyres, Strada Corsa and some inner tubes. and so it begins
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Old 10-02-20, 08:01 AM
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Originally Posted by ascherer View Post
I got the wheelset back in June or July from either the CR or iBob list, it was a screaming deal, a Sanyo dynamo laced to VO PBP rims, I think the rear hub is a 105. Eventually I may relace the SA hub to that rim for matchy-matchyness 🤓. Maybe not.
Two of my favorite lights on that nice bike of yours. If you want you can even strip and polish the Cyo heatsink for a slightly shinier and better matching look.
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Two of my favorite lights on that nice bike of yours. If you want you can even strip and polish the Cyo heatsink for a slightly shinier and better matching look.
That's a nice mod!
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Bearings for the front hub, bottom bracket, and headset for my Dad's '84 Raleigh Prestige I've been getting road worthy along with new pads for the aero bars.
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I think I ordered this in April.

And one day, an Acorn Med will rest on it.

Nitto M-1 Mark’s Rack.
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@malcala622, is that for you or your sweetheart? My kid bought one for their wife, and it fits well. It's super nimble because the front end is so short and the wheel is so small. My daughter in law is learning how to handle it. She'd prefer a more sedate ride but this will do.

@ascherer do you have any impressions of the light yet? My spouse and I took a shopping ride and needed our lights on the way home. She has a B&M Eyc. The beam is a bit too narrow, but otherwise, it's a powerful light.
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noglider I can turn this into a TT bicycle for me lol but I bought for my wife. Great deal at $80 and a 2 hour drive to get it.
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@ascherer do you have any impressions of the light yet? My spouse and I took a shopping ride and needed our lights on the way home. She has a B&M Eyc. The beam is a bit too narrow, but otherwise, it's a powerful light.
I mounted and rough wired the Secula yesterday and took a quick spin around the block last night.The near field was wide. It’s possibly less bright than I expected, but that impression may be slanted because this ride was on well-lit city streets and I haven’t aimed it carefully. I may take it out with one of those cheap Chinese lights we both have for comparison.
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@ascherer B&M dynamo lights aren't amazingly bright. German law doesn't (or didn't) allow more than 3 watts which is boneheaded. So they engineered the heck out of the optics. If you aim it right, it's useful but never impressively bright. Make sure the top edge of the beam is horizontal. You can do this by putting the bike alongside a wall, but what I do is notice how high the beam is on a nearby object. I want it to be the same height as the light itself, maybe a tiny bit lighter so I can light up people's necks but not their faces. The cheapo Xanes light is probably brighter than your light.
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