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  1. Ed_Straker's_Rat

    Internal Geared Hubs

    My nexus-4 coaster has been the most reliable hub that I have owned so far. Not a huge fan of the SA 3 speed on my wife's cruiser, the shifting seems not so crisp as the Shimano. I am also running a SRAM i-motion 3 disk on my 29'er and apart from the absolutely horrible stock shifter it has...
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    somebody else's fresh find

    The weight (or lack of) alone would have given somebody a clue that this was not your run-of-the-mill cheap $5 bike. It looks like full XTR with Mavic Crossmax and Fox RL forks. The bike probably weighs in around 24lbs. Maybe the guy has some swampland in Florida for sale cheap too. I would...
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    Trek Broadsider - 29'er Rat

    Just found this amazing looking Trek 29er prototype: http://bikereviews.com/2010/08/trek-201 ... prototype/
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    Electrical Conduit for Frame building?

    These guys have just about everything you would need. Think that the lugs are for mountain or road bikes though. http://www.cycle-frames.com/bicycle-frame-tubing/LUGS/
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    HotRodGirl

    Just found this on bikeforums.net: "A&P = Accles & Pollock. UK company, used to make bikes and later bike parts from the late 1800s until the 1960s (also motorcycle, auto and airplane parts). Major competitor to Reynolds from 30-60s." Also: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accles_%26_Pollock
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    Vanhulsteijn

    Wow, I want one...
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    Cool video of manf. Gazelle bikes from 1925

    Great video! I only wish frame painting was that easy :)
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    found in dumpster 49-59 murray meteor flight

    How to post pics: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=48 :)
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    BUILD OFF #5 IS COMING

    I seriously want in but I'm having a hard time finding an affordable frame in Toronto :( Got everything else, wheels, pedals, seat and a plan :)
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    I need help finding books on bikes.

    If you're looking for a really good book on the history of the bicycle, I would recommend: Bicycle: The History' by David V. Herlihy http://www.amazon.com/Bicycle-History-D ... 0300104189 It can be a little 'dry' at times but is a really good source for the early years.
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    my full hubless project

    Wow!
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    Double Chain Drive?

    I've seen track bikes with a double chain drive before. Here is one I found online: http://fixedgeargallery.com/2007/sept/2/SH.htm#image_3
  13. Ed_Straker's_Rat

    Glidin' In The Garden

    Great Score!! I love the Eaton's Glider camel-back frames. They are perfect for tall people like me :)
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    Crooz- Nice site of some custo- bikes

    I seriously need these forks :) http://crooz-inc.ca/bikes_docbrown.html
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    Fixie Question

    It all depends on what you are using the bike for. My fixies are both road bikes so the gearing is reasonably high. I also have a single speed 29'er mountain bike that is running 33/18 to get up steep hills etc. If you are running a cruiser/street bike then you would probably want something...
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    Fixie Question

    I have two fixies running 46/16 and 52/18. They feel about the same to pedal, great on flat roads and not too bad on hills.
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    Most comfortable seat?

    Go for the Brooks, I have three of them and unlike reproductions, they get much better with age :)
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    Waiting for a Bike

    LOL, this is about to happen to me on Tuesday when FedEx arrives at my door :)
  19. Ed_Straker's_Rat

    29ers'

    I've been riding a Jamis Exile 29'er SS for about 2 years now and I love it. It pretty much rolls over anything on the trail with the bigger wheels. Having gears on the hills are a bonus though so I'm gonna lace up a SRAM 3 speed disk hub to make it perfect.
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    Snow Bombing (pics and video:)

    Re: When life gives you snow, you gotta... Looks like a lot of fun, I love riding in the snow. (I can't believe I'm saying this) but I wish we had some snow in Toronto this year :)