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    generally, yes. In this case I believe that 531P...

    generally, yes. In this case I believe that 531P (and the earlier SL) tubing DID cost a little more than the 'regular' 531C tubing, and it had to be handled more carefully in both the frame-building...
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    Check out this little poster...it's a reduced...

    Check out this little poster...it's a reduced size, but if you can read it you'll see that 531P (rofessional) was the successor to 531SL, both used red instead of green in the label and this was the...
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    What tubing is that, 531 red label (531P, 531SL)?

    What tubing is that, 531 red label (531P, 531SL)?
  4. NR hubs (high or low flange) are great quality...

    NR hubs (high or low flange) are great quality and CAN last a lifetime if taken care of (and with a little skill in wheel-building). You don't see a lot of them on any bikes compared to all the other...
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    hmmm, I am guilty of mixing some dimensions,...

    hmmm, I am guilty of mixing some dimensions, here. I should stick with 0.833" instead of 21.1 21.15 or 21.8, cause I think there's only one size involved in any case, not 2.
    Nishiki (and others...
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    The interesting thing about your tale (and best...

    The interesting thing about your tale (and best of luck with getting it set right by the seller) is not much of a surprise: eBay wants to severely constrain their exposure in any dispute between...
  7. Thread: 3D Printing

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    this high-tech stuff is very intriguing, and...

    this high-tech stuff is very intriguing, and high-cost too! But to go back to something rhm was asking: no reason why the very accessible (relatively cheap) 3D printers available right now can't be...
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    True that, and Phil Wood Swiss rings were only...

    True that, and Phil Wood Swiss rings were only offered in Steel, no alloy versions, plus since they are LH thread on the fixed side that should be one clue, Phil also painted the inner flange with...
  9. there are Miches and then there are Miches: the...

    there are Miches and then there are Miches: the "pista" hubs they sell today are nicely finished and use cartridge bearings but some of those old Miches (also sold as Cyclo Pro) were among the...
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    I wouldn't try to shim a split-wedge type quill...

    I wouldn't try to shim a split-wedge type quill stem, don't have any hard data but my gut says this might not be reliable...and not needed since 21.8 is a very common size for BMX bikes so you can...
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    "Hot cross buns! Hot cross buns! One-a-penny,...

    "Hot cross buns! Hot cross buns! One-a-penny, two-a-penny, hot cross buns. If you have no daughters, give them to your sons, one-a-penny two-a-penny hot cross buns!"

    Why would anybody not buy two...
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    Damn, who would throw anything like this in a...

    Damn, who would throw anything like this in a junk yard?
    I don't know about it being an Eisentraut, tho Albert did have some relationship to Velo Sport for a while, and I would think Mikkelsen...
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    I don't "frigg", thank you very much! :)

    I don't "frigg", thank you very much! :)
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    Hah, Tell that to the Bankers that hold your...

    Hah, Tell that to the Bankers that hold your mortgage, the stock brokers, commodity traders and hedge fund managers that all "game the market"...;)
    But I digress...to the point rhm raises: yes this...
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    there's some debate about it, but an oft-quoted...

    there's some debate about it, but an oft-quoted "fact" is that Razesa built frames sold as Zeus (and for another Spanish bike company "BH"), and they are thought to be the same high-grade frames that...
  16. Agreed based on the few photos on Classic...

    Agreed based on the few photos on Classic lightweights UK: fork could be original to the frame and frame may not have had shifter bosses, those split style TT guides look original to me.. In any case...
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    Nashbar sold a similar stand (no idea who made it...

    Nashbar sold a similar stand (no idea who made it for them) but not sure if this is one of those or not.
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    That's news to me, but I can't say it's...

    That's news to me, but I can't say it's wrong...if the OP's "wiggling" is the rear cable lever, then maybe it's a case of 'they ALL do that".
    I have had very little exposure to this gen of Altus RDs.
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    Hilarious, plus that "butterscotch" color is...

    Hilarious, plus that "butterscotch" color is darker than when this half-empty can was new, so this grease is oxidized. Probably still just fine in actual use and for the Campy fanatic who insists...
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    I must be an out-lyer, I have an old Minoura...

    I must be an out-lyer, I have an old Minoura Alien that has a fairly quick and easily adjustable clamp system, but not as positive as the Park (which I also use), tho I've never been afraid that I...
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    The hoods will perish from normal wear-and-tear,...

    The hoods will perish from normal wear-and-tear, but you can try to lengthen their life with some preservative. This is an area of controversy, and you won't have all the potions in NL that we use in...
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    Following up: I send the jpeg scans of the...

    Following up: I send the jpeg scans of the (1993?) Mavic catalog to Jon at VeloBase, but so far not any reply to my email, or to a follow-up asking if I need to resubmit (and change something) and it...
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    Bravo! :thumb: THAT was quick work, and I think...

    Bravo! :thumb: THAT was quick work, and I think yours are the best yet since they provide that no-direct-metal-contact we care about...so how much for one of these beauties?
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    My money would be on this^ if I was betting, am...

    My money would be on this^ if I was betting, am surprised there were so many brands that sold AX-specific frames (in Europe), were all those Araya-built from (what sort of) tubing? The only similar...
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    I worry more about buckle contact over leather...

    I worry more about buckle contact over leather rubbing off paint, but the original lilac paint on a Moto like the OP's is one paintjob I'd be VERY careful with!
    I'm sure a clever leather technician...
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