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    Muscle bike design spec robtown's Avatar
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    XXX: Interesting 26 year old




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    Beautiful Univega - I helped a friend buy a Sportour just like this back in 80 or 81.

    Is this new to you?

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    She looks like she's been around the block a few times. Bet she's a real goer, if you know what I mean, wink wink nudge nudge. Is she the village bicycle?

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    Stunning!!!
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    Muscle bike design spec robtown's Avatar
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    I bought her NOS a couple years ago for my son. He put about 20 miles on her. Since I moved her 27" x 1" wheels to my daughter's Schwinn I upgraded to new 700c wheels. She is a real smooth ride - but small on me.
    I sold her to recoup my costs to the father whose son bought one of my craiglist flip bikes. He was so inspired by his sons new (old) bikes he wanted to get back into cycling.
    My son now has this newer all steel road bike that I hope he'll ride some - though he does ride the Klein MTB. The saddle went to the Univega.
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    I have obtained my father's 1969 Dawes Galaxy, and I'm setting it up as a commuter. Tell me please, RTown, how do you get the crank and cassette so shiny?

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    Oh my...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kerlenbach View Post
    I have obtained my father's 1969 Dawes Galaxy, and I'm setting it up as a commuter. Tell me please, RTown, how do you get the crank and cassette so shiny?
    It took no work other than a good wash for the Univega. I have polished several cranks (even on bikes I flip) that needed it. I usually degrease and wash them on the bike then remove the crankset. If I'm selling the crankset or doing a special refurbish job I'll remove the chainrings and rewash. Sometimes I'll use an SOS pad on the chainrings with degreaser. To polish I use SimiChrome paste - usually on an old dress sock. I can give it some good elbow grease using the sock like polishing a shoe. Sometimes I'll use a 1" polishing bit on my cordless drill. The well used sock also does a great job with alloy rims.
    BTW that worked very well on a TA crankset from a Dawes SuperGalaxy.
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    Sweet. Old Univegas make my day.

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    That's the way to roll old skool!
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    Very nice. Now tell us how you wrap your handlebars so damn neatly. Mine never look that good.
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    Muscle bike design spec robtown's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by NOS88 View Post
    Very nice. Now tell us how you wrap your handlebars so damn neatly. Mine never look that good.
    Ah - a trade secret.

    They're the OEM felt tape.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NOS88 View Post
    Very nice. Now tell us how you wrap your handlebars so damn neatly. Mine never look that good.
    +1, mine are usually ok, maybe a B or B+, but that wrap job is definitely an A.
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    That bar wrap really caught my eye, too. Actually the whole bike caught my eye...gorgeous. Another fine job by robtown.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Historian View Post
    She looks like she's been around the block a few times. Bet she's a real goer, if you know what I mean, wink wink nudge nudge. Is she the village bicycle?
    I bet she does. Say no more, say no more.

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