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Old 07-26-2013, 01:33 PM   #31
Bill Harris
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Wonderful story, great update.

Scratches, bumps and dings give a bike character, they are the patina of loving use...

Ride well.

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Luddite. Not just a philosophy, a way of life...
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Old 07-28-2013, 06:13 PM   #32
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This has to be my favorite FP story. Thank you for resurrecting the thread; I hadn't read it before. You gained wonderful perspective at a (thankfully) minimal physical cost and shared it with us so we could at least attempt to gain it and do so at zero cost. Bravo!
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Old 07-30-2013, 05:29 PM   #33
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Job well done. Nice repairs.

Dawns on me, do any fellas ride with backup valve covers?
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