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    I wouldn't want to ride with white hoods...

    I wouldn't want to ride with white hoods regularly, just because they're so hard to get clean, but I've found a 50% formula of Dawn dishwashing soap more effective than anything else at stripping of...
  2. two Midge-ish commuter conversions (with pics)

    This all started with my 1992 Nishiki Katmandu, a fairly road bike-like hybrid I picked up from Craiglist last 4th of July. (This bike was the subject of an earlier thread here.) I started off by...
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    Suteki's are invading Texas--I just bought your...

    Suteki's are invading Texas--I just bought your bike's twin (assuming your model is a Track 10) on Craigslist here in Austin tonight. I haven't ridden it yet, but it does seem like a nice touring...
  4. They're great bikes, and the Shimano 600...

    They're great bikes, and the Shimano 600 equipment equipment holds up well. I rode an 8 speed Dave Scott Ironman Master for a couple years and a lot of miles before finally deciding it was too small...
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    Or less. I just noticed that Nashbar has them...

    Or less. I just noticed that Nashbar has them on-sale for $12.99, although they seem to only have the 27x1 size in stock.
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    My daughter's Univega Sport (52cm)

    http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p48/sterlingwords/lbs_univega_viva_sport/DSCN4489_enh.jpg
  7. Thanks for the additional info. My bike has...

    Thanks for the additional info.

    My bike has the 650c wheels, but as you note the seat tube angle seems to fit a road bike, not a tri-bike. Maybe QR experimented with road bikes early on.
  8. Thanks T-Mar. That's a funny story about the...

    Thanks T-Mar. That's a funny story about the origins of the "duathlon" name.

    I'm curious--how extreme was Quintana Roo's triathlon specific geometry in 1990-92? I used to ride a 1989 Centurion...
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    Liz Downing Quintana Roo?

    I originally posted a message about this over in the classic and vintage forum, but maybe it belongs here, given Quintana Roo's tri heritage. Anyway, I just a beautiful old (apparently early 90's)...
  10. Thanks for the info. I understand that Liz...

    Thanks for the info. I understand that Liz Downing won every duathlon she entered for several years, always riding Quintana Roos, so it's not surprising they named a bike after her. But it must have...
  11. Viva Sport

    My daughter rides a 52cm, Lawee Designed Univega Viva Sport that I picked up off Craigslist for $50 last year. It's light and fast, and in near mint condition. I may have ruined its value by...
  12. info on "Liz Downing" signature Quintana Roo? (see pics)

    I found this Liz Downing signature model Quintana Roo a couple days ago, and have been unable to locate any information online regarding its age, place in QR's product line, or value. The components...
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    You can go with a longer bottom bracket if your...

    You can go with a longer bottom bracket if your crank requires it.

    The Ultegra cranks I've seen all require an Octalink bottom bracket. They won't work with a square spindle.
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    Thanks. I probably paid too much -- $150 off of...

    Thanks. I probably paid too much -- $150 off of Craigslist--but I've been looking for awhile and the market here in Austin has just gone nuts over the last few months. To tell you how crazy it is--I...
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    The rear deraiilleur is stamped PL -- so December...

    The rear deraiilleur is stamped PL -- so December 1991. I guess that means the bike could be a '92 or later.

    The head badge must have been a sticker -- when I got it there was just a big sticky...
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    Just got back from a first ride on this bike a...

    Just got back from a first ride on this bike a few minutes ago. It's pretty sweet -- the shifting is precise (except for an unfortunate, but I believe correctable, insistence on dropping from all the...
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    I started a thread yesterday asking for any...

    I started a thread yesterday asking for any information about a Nishiki Katmandu, a hybrid/commuter style model with Exage LX/CX components. (here). It was manufactured in Taiwan, and apparently...
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    I just grabbed the serial number off the bottom...

    I just grabbed the serial number off the bottom bracket. M2D0002445. That doesn't match any of the patterns on the Nishiki serial number DB thread.

    The bike shop sticker is from Whippany Cycle,...
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    any information on Nishiki Katmandu?

    I just picked up a made-in-Taiwan Nishiki "Katmandu", which looks like it served as a model for what they're calling a commuter bike these days. Steel (Series 600 thinwall cro-mo), road geometry,...
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    yes

    You've probably figured this out yourself already, but (not being aware of this issue) I replaced the downtube shifters on my late-80's Centurion Ironman Master with Dura-Ace barcons and used the...
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    I just bought a Sportour myself at a Goodwill...

    I just bought a Sportour myself at a Goodwill store here in Austin. I was driving by and noticed a road bike on the rack out front--turned around and went back and found a downright filthy 12-speed...
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    I like my Cadenza

    I took delivery of a 2005 model last September, and have worked up to putting about 60 miles a week on it. It's a fun bike--quick to accelerate, and fast overall. I go out a couple of days a week...
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