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My international took its first ride last Saturday (45 miles). The Maiden Voyage (except for a tuneup ride after the build completion the night before). This is a bike I bought from a guy who found it in a box at CycleArt and sometime in the early 90s (if I remember right) he had his LBS build it and it hung on their shop wall until I bought it (so I guess since it was built up it was not NOS technically). Rides exceptional and compared to my other one (I have two 74s) exactly the same except this one has perfect balance (when riding no hands). Have to figure that out on the other one. I rode this one with the same wheelset (still have to finish putting the wheels back together) so it is a frame to frame comparison. Garnered lots of attention on our greater dallas bicyclists airport ride...sorta stood out.
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