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Old 05-01-07, 11:33 AM   #1
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Todays find, a half decent one I think!?

Regular junk guy gives me a whistle, I go over and he has this, pics are as found, I havnt done a thing to it yet, let me know what you guys think.











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Old 05-01-07, 11:35 AM   #2
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Three more pics (including one of my foot! LOL!)



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Old 05-01-07, 11:36 AM   #3
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That thing is a piece of s**t! - PM me and I'll give you my details so you can pass it on to me...
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I think you done good. The drilled Uni levers are interesting.
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That was definitely some bike porn. You started off vague and then moved onto the "naughty" bits.

Good catch, sir!
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Man I want a regular junk guy!
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I think it's my size!
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You're only allowed to ride it ghetto
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Nice, NICE find! Amazing dumpster find.

Raleigh Professional with mostly Campy, very very nice ... but I don't get it, what's with the cheap looking platform pedals?

My bike has those same Universal Super 68 brakes. The quick-release lever is handy for getting the wheels on and off.

Interesting handlebar position, to each his own ...

Also, if you don't have any use for the Suntour Cyclone rear derailleur, please PM me ... my Cyclone FD is looking for a mate.
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Nice catch! Yesterday near the end of my ride, I came upon an older guy with a Bell Biker helmet, riding a Raleigh International in similar condition (but the bars weren't upturned). I made an appreciate comment about his bike, and he made an appreciative comment about my Brooks Pro saddle, but nothing about my aged patina Capo!

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Looks kind of like the tweaker bike I saw.

Nice! Definitely worth restoring!
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Thanks all for the comments, I just looked at the drops, campy front and rear!
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I like it Just my size too.
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More like decent-and-a-half! Can you believe what some people throw away? Good thing you were there to catch it!
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More like decent-and-a-half! Can you believe what some people throw away? Good thing you were there to catch it!
Thanks to my "junk man" he told me he was waved down by a man and asked him to take all the "junk" out of his basement, he got this bike, a few junker girls frames, and a few washers, he was more than happy to sell this one to me, he told me he doesnt care what they are worth, just so long as he makes more than what the scrap yard will give him
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Luc\ky catch man, I'd be really jealous if it were my size hehe. Wasn't the proffesional the top of raleighs line up? Doesnt have chrome lugs which is a shame, but no big deal I guess!
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Luc\ky catch man, I'd be really jealous if it were my size hehe. Wasn't the proffesional the top of raleighs line up? Doesnt have chrome lugs which is a shame, but no big deal I guess!
Yeah, chrome lugs would be sweet! but Im not complaining! Im going to be trading this for a frame and fork of like "yummy goodness" in my size (53-55?) so if anyones got anything with Campy drops, F/R deraillers, crankset, and so on please let me know also, Ive never been measured for a frame, can anyone tell me the correct way of doing this?
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Ive never been measured for a frame, can anyone tell me the correct way of doing this?
There are various fit methodologies and debates about whether they work ... this is the most precise and complete free online fit calculator I've found. Which is not to say it's accurate or not. It gave me a reading that I should be riding a smaller frame than I have, in more of a racing style fit/position.
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There are various fit methodologies and debates about whether they work ... this is the most precise and complete free online fit calculator I've found. Which is not to say it's accurate or not. It gave me a reading that I should be riding a smaller frame than I have, in more of a racing style fit/position.
YES, it's one of the easiest and more comprehensive than most.I've compared the reults I'd obtained with those of other shops etc. It works,It offers three different realms of fit,I'd stick to the "race" fit,the others are nice to consider for a comparison,they let me know I had some latitude.I followed the race fit very,very closely though.
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YES, it's one of the easiest and more comprehensive than most.I've compared the reults I'd obtained with those of other shops etc. It works,It offers three different realms of fit,I'd stick to the "race" fit,the others are nice to consider for a comparison,they let me know I had some latitude.I followed the race fit very,very closely though.
My main beef with this calculator is it told me I have the wrong size bike ... if it had confirmed that my bike was the right size for me, I would swear by this calculator!

Seriously though, aside from my personal issues, while the race fit (with handlebars well below the level of the seat) is clearly the best for aerodynamics and power in competition, isn't it uncomfortable and not really suitable for the average person riding recreationally?
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Well, that's the nail on the coffin for whatever was left of my liking of Carlton-built machines...

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Call me an idiot, but I truly dont know what to make of this comment? what does it mean?
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Call me an idiot, but I truly dont know what to make of this comment? what does it mean?
A humorous little knock at Carlton for their lug lining and finishing - and my general dislike of their sloppy work.



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Unbelievable! I've been looking for something just like this, a decent 531 frame with eyelets for fenders and someone just hands it to you?!? I guess it is a frame made for 27" wheels, is that right? I need one for 700c but still, that is a great bike.
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