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    5'9" with a 29. But I'm an old fart so I'm liking...

    5'9" with a 29. But I'm an old fart so I'm liking the handlebars up a bit from the good old days and the longer seat tube provides that (less seat post showing). Used to ride 53 and 54, now I'm...
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    Oh he was definitely a bit wishy washy. ...

    Oh he was definitely a bit wishy washy.

    Anybody who wants to sell a DeRosa that fits is a bit unbalanced to begin with!
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    Oh, and one other thing. If a nice one comes...

    Oh, and one other thing.

    If a nice one comes up in this thread, you better be very quick on the PM trigger finger. :eek:
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    BTW, I contacted the Ann Arbor guy. Asked him to...

    BTW, I contacted the Ann Arbor guy. Asked him to measure the bike and he writes me back and tells me he's going to keep it.

    Moral of the story - Never let anyone who is willing to sell a DeRosa...
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    WTB: De Rosa or Eddy Merckx frame 55cmYou and...

    WTB: De Rosa or Eddy Merckx frame 55cmYou and anyone else who rides a 55
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    Wondering about Mavic component values

    Just curious as to whether or not a full complete Mavic equipped bike enhances value compared to Campy or Shimano. Is a full Mavic group really a valuable thing or not? Brakes- 440, RD- 841, hubs-...
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    Thanks very much for all the knowledgeable...

    Thanks very much for all the knowledgeable responses. The bike is being built up and in spite of Road Fan's very accurate rendering of Campy's chronology and specifications with respect to the...
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    That's good to know. I believe a standard 53-39...

    That's good to know. I believe a standard 53-39 would pose less of a challenge to the medium cage rear derailleur with the 12-30 cassette than your 50-34 both in terms of chain wrap and pulley...
  9. Check out these articles..... ...

    Check out these articles.....

    http://www.bikerumor.com/2012/05/15/campagnolo-intros-5236-wide-range-cranks-cassettes-performance-triple-cranksets/
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  10. Campy currently makes a 12-30 10 speed Ultra...

    Campy currently makes a 12-30 10 speed Ultra Drive cassette. What were the issues with the IRD?
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    Would that be as simple as taking a 29 off a...

    Would that be as simple as taking a 29 off a 13-29 and replacing the 30 with it, since it's the last cog?
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    Campy Rear Derailleur Capability Question

    I posted this in the Mechanics Forum, but I thought I might get more response here. My apologies for it not really being C&V.

    I am about to install an Ultra Drive 10-speed 12-30 rear cassette...
  13. Campy Rear Derailleur Capability Question

    I am about to install an Ultra Drive 10-speed 12-30 rear cassette onto one of my bikes and I am contemplating the use of a Campy 10-speed medium cage rear derailleur. This would be the derailleur...
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    Waiting on pictures at the moment.

    Waiting on pictures at the moment.
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    Question about customs costs

    Not really a C&V topic (please move if there is a more appropriate location), but I wanted to know what to expect on customs costs for a bike coming from Europe, Italy I believe. Is there a minimum...
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    Schwinn Biking Jacket

    Gotta have me one of these Schwinn Bicycle Jackets......
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    I think one of that main reasons for the change...

    I think one of that main reasons for the change in auction style from an open bid listing starting low to a fixed price or best offer auction or an auction with a high opening bid is because a little...
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    I would tend to agree wth this assessment. When I...

    I would tend to agree wth this assessment. When I wrote that this frame might go from anywhere from ($550 to $650) to ($1000 to $1200), I was speaking about letting it go without reserve in an eBay...
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    Actually I took the seller's response of...

    Actually I took the seller's response of "honestly I don't know what it's worth, what do you think?" to be exactly that, an attempt to draw me into a conversation that was intended to lead me to a...
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    Not really much different from getting an email...

    Not really much different from getting an email from someone who wants to buy something on the cheap. At least I am willing to discuss paying a fair price which is a lot more than I can say about...
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    Eloquently stated! And this is really the...

    Eloquently stated!

    And this is really the whole point of this thread, and I couldn't have said it better..... an investigation into the thought process and psyche behind some of these idiotic...
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    +1 Thanks for the heads up!

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    Thanks for the heads up!
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    In response to my question about doing research,...

    In response to my question about doing research, the seller responded....

    "yes, that is how we established the price (see the listing). Feel free to make any offer you want using the "best offer"...
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    Lobsters, ducks, and dead cats! Who'd have thunk...

    Lobsters, ducks, and dead cats! Who'd have thunk it?
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    I'm not really lusting after the bike. If I could...

    I'm not really lusting after the bike. If I could get the frame for a reasonable price, fine. Otherwise, it's no big deal. I have 3 DeRosas, all a bit higher up than this one. My objective with the...
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