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    As in "wabi sabi?" I'd go with that; there's an...

    As in "wabi sabi?" I'd go with that; there's an inherent zen to it, as well as some interesting historicity.

    I'd also suggest looking up the philosopher Walter Benjamin, his particular...
  2. There's also the Deda Murex: 418929 Not...

    There's also the Deda Murex:

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    Not really the best view of mine, but these aren't bad- if you take the time to set them up correctly. If not, they can be kinda flexy (the secret: you have...
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    Mine was almost literally an attic bike; it had...

    Mine was almost literally an attic bike; it had been stored in the rafters of a detached garage and hadn't been ridden in 14 years before I bought it. The original owner commuted with it for two...
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    Thanks very much for your cogent & technical...

    Thanks very much for your cogent & technical answer, Ben; it's what I needed to know. Is that also why internal ducting was generally abandoned on more recent (steel) frames in favor of cable stops,...
  5. The 6400s came with both HG & UG freehub bodies,...

    The 6400s came with both HG & UG freehub bodies, depending on the year; the slightly later 6402 is HG compatible & will accept 9sp cassettes.

    I have a couple of wheelsets built around these and...
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    That's also how my XO-3 was originally set up,...

    That's also how my XO-3 was originally set up, however its stock bar was by Sakae rather than Nitto, and while it looked exactly like the RM-016, the tubing was much thicker and wouldn't accept...
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    I think you'd be hard pressed to find anything...

    I think you'd be hard pressed to find anything related to that clan that wasn't... The cans in the basket are quite likely 'placed' products; the bike itself is most likely a prop brought in by the...
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    It should be noted that Baroness Audrey- a former...

    It should be noted that Baroness Audrey- a former fashion model & Givenchy favorite- was quite proud of the fact that (her pregnancies excepted) she never weighed more than 106 pounds.
  9. Count me as another vote for Shimano-fitted late...

    Count me as another vote for Shimano-fitted late '80s/ early '90s Japanese bikes. :thumb:

    Gorgeous; well-made; standardized fittings, and easy to work on.
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    Retofitting question...

    Hi Everyone,

    This is just a hypothetical question; I'm just seeing if this is even possible...

    I ride a LeMond Buenos Aires (853 designer select frame). I've had this frame for years; it suits...
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    His rock-star-coolness was all soaked up by this...

    His rock-star-coolness was all soaked up by this guy:

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    Yup: it's death himself, warmed over.
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    As far as brake calipers go, you might be able to...

    As far as brake calipers go, you might be able to get away with replacing only the rear one with a longer reach 47/ 57mm caliper.

    When I converted my 1990 RB-2 to 700c, I was still able to use a...
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    Ahhh... So it isn't just my imagination. I was...

    Ahhh... So it isn't just my imagination. I was wondering if I'd been witnessing that famous optical illusion that makes a black line on a light surface appear thinner than a white line (of the same...
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    I was really surprised by its nimble handling;...

    I was really surprised by its nimble handling; it's an excellent descender & climbs like a goat. Say what you like about the weight of plain-gauge tubing, it IS stiff.
  15. "... Suuuuper Geniuosssss."

    "... Suuuuper Geniuosssss."
  16. Thiokol should pay you for the advertising!!...

    Thiokol should pay you for the advertising!! :roflmao2:
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    I've met some genuinely cool people via CL bike...

    I've met some genuinely cool people via CL bike deals, a few freaks, and a fair number of flakes; more from the former group than the latter two.

    That said, I have run into that occasional jerk...
  18. Agreed: STI made an enormous difference for me,...

    Agreed: STI made an enormous difference for me, specifically when riding in windy/ crappy conditions.

    I'd also have to agree with prior comments about saddles & handbars; they really do change a...
  19. + 1 again for diligence: patience is a virtue. ...

    + 1 again for diligence: patience is a virtue.

    Beyond that, I initially built up a few gruppos that I'm really comfortable with, so for me, it's become a process of finding successive frames...
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    Wwowww... Nice. Judging from the headbadge, it's...

    Wwowww... Nice. Judging from the headbadge, it's what- a '74, '75?

    Btw, is that the original handlebar? I dunno if any of you have ever noticed, but it's always seemed to me that a lot of these...
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    Here's another 'low end' bike, my Corsa Strada. ...

    Here's another 'low end' bike, my Corsa Strada. It's an entry-level frame for Torelli (Aelle; plain gauge CroMo), but despite that, the build quality is excellent; beautifully filed lugs, etc. ...
  22. My LeMond was dubbed by my friends, initially as...

    My LeMond was dubbed by my friends, initially as something of a gag...

    One friend said it looked like it had been snowed on; another took it a step further, saying it looked like I'd left it under...
  23. Sorry- I don't collect geographical features. ...

    Sorry- I don't collect geographical features. That, and my RB-2 is currently for sale.
  24. Only if one of them was P.G. Wodehouse... ...

    Only if one of them was P.G. Wodehouse...



    ... and keeping in mind that Baron Münchhausen's horse was also named Bucephalus. :lol:
  25. Maybe "Wooster?" That seems a better name for an...

    Maybe "Wooster?" That seems a better name for an English roadster than, say "Bertie" or "Hobson"...
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