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  1. Well, I'm afraid Niagra's international shipping...

    Well, I'm afraid Niagra's international shipping really sucks. I'll never order from them again.

    I've placed a couple of orders with them via Amazon. The first was about a year ago. The item...
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    Kastle Tour Montagne

    And now for something completely different...

    http://i942.photobucket.com/albums/ad263/Balmain_Cyclist/Kastle%20Tour%20Montagne/BzMMPoQCWkKGrHqQOKjoEOWYcQTyBMU7oYcY7_3.jpg

    Ugly as sin, and way...
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    2002 Giant TCR-2 Fork

    I have a 2002 Giant TCR-2 50cm frame I intend to build up. One of these:2002 Giant Archive

    I have to buy a fork.

    Can somebody out there let me know what axle/crown height and offset I should...
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    Thanks, I'll repost it in the right place. ...

    Thanks, I'll repost it in the right place.

    It's a 1 1/8 steerer, as per: http://archive.giant-bicycles.com/au/030.000.000/030.000.000.asp?year=2002&model=9611
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    Huh?

    Huh?
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    2002 Giant TCR-2 Fork

    I have a 2002 Giant TCR-2 frame I intend to build up. I have to buy a fork.

    Can somebody out there let me know what axle/crown height and offset I should be looking for?

    Thanks.
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    It's running 700C wheels as well. I don't know...

    It's running 700C wheels as well. I don't know if they were ever fitted to Olympic 12s.

    High definition pictures here: ...
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    Nishiki Olympic 12 TIG Welded?

    So, I'm looking at this Olympic 12, branded as a Repco for the Australian Market.

    http://i942.photobucket.com/albums/ad263/Balmain_Cyclist/Olympic%2012/Olympic12.jpg

    The thing I can't get my...
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    Thanks for the info. It ties up with my own...

    Thanks for the info. It ties up with my own thoughts, being that there wouldbn't be much in it. And yes, my main interest in the old frame is the aesthetics.

    I expect the Tange to be a bit...
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    Surly 4130 or Tange #1

    OK, I have a dilemma.

    I have a brand new Surly Pacer frame hanging on my wall, ready to be built up. I bought it as a boxed complete bike a few months ago, but decided I didn't like the color So...
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    @swen0171: Yes, I think you are right about the...

    @swen0171: Yes, I think you are right about the stiffness. When you see the Miyata next to the 520 the Miyata looks very delicate. The 520 has much thicker tubing, thicker forks, ahead headset,...
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    Unfortunately, I don't have the original brakes....

    Unfortunately, I don't have the original brakes.

    So last night I tried on half a dozen different sets of canties and V brakes from a 1990 Trek 800 to a 2010 Mongoose hybrid. A couple wouldn't...
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    I have already posted this in the "Show Us Your...

    I have already posted this in the "Show Us Your Vintage Touring Bike" thread, but it probably belongs in here.

    I have recently acquired a 50cm Clamont Fifteen Hundred tourer frame, which I now...
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    @ dokydoky I see that your Myata appears to...

    @ dokydoky

    I see that your Myata appears to have the same curious circular device on the chain stay that mine does:
    ...
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    That's really nice. I'm guessing you are somewhat...

    That's really nice. I'm guessing you are somewhat taller than me :)

    I believe the Clamont is a rebadged Miyata.

    The Clamont brand was, and is, predominantly applied by an Australian bike...
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    That's damn nice. I love those chainrings.

    That's damn nice.

    I love those chainrings.
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    Looks. Pure and simple. I already have a...

    Looks. Pure and simple.

    I already have a 2003 Trek 520. The Trek will be the donor bike for most of the bits and pieces.

    I understand the economic arguments, but it's just something I want...
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    So, I'm doing a bit of shameless thread mining...

    So, I'm doing a bit of shameless thread mining here.

    I've recently acquired a mid 80's 27" touring frame. The frame has bosses for cantilever brakes, but no brake calipers.

    I will be fitting...
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    Probably a little bit premature, but this is my...

    Probably a little bit premature, but this is my mid 80s Clamont 1500, as it stands.

    http://i942.photobucket.com/albums/ad263/Balmain_Cyclist/Clamont%201500/663d4644.jpg

    A little bit of work...
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    Shimano Alfine 11 Speed Width

    Does anybody know how wide the upcoming Alfine 11 speed is?

    I need to know how wide the drop outs should be to accommodate this hub.
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    I would wait for the 11 speed Alfine to be...

    I would wait for the 11 speed Alfine to be released later this year. It looks like being a huge step forward over the current 8 speed, with 405% gear range versus 307%, evenly spaced gear increments...
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    These pictures are old, and do not show the...

    These pictures are old, and do not show the current configuration and/or condition of my steelies, anyway:

    2003 Trek 520 (3/4 way through rebuild)
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    Flyer Special on my 520. Same top as s a B17,...

    Flyer Special on my 520. Same top as s a B17, but it has springs.
  24. You have several choices, all around $20.00: ...

    You have several choices, all around $20.00:

    Cheap: Shimano STX 7 speed trigger shifters. About $20.00
    ...
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    I believe the Grizzley, Osprey, Nyala, Ocelot,...

    I believe the Grizzley, Osprey, Nyala, Ocelot, etc rigid mtbs basically had the same frame, just different components.

    These are, indeed, sweet frames. I wasn't really aware that Bianchi even...
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