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    I've built a bunch of bikes with KMC 7 speed...

    I've built a bunch of bikes with KMC 7 speed chains and new 6 or 7 speed shimano freewheels and they always feel like complete garbage, but seem to calm down some after they wear together, but the...
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    Do Dropouts really matter?

    I am wondering what makes a forged steel dropout nice, or not nice as far as ride quality and performance go. Is a Suntour GT going to deliver a different ride than a Campagnolo? I assume they're...
  3. Yeah, I build bikes properly so that jazz isn't a...

    Yeah, I build bikes properly so that jazz isn't a factor. That's why I'm so confused! And the weirdest thing is that not ALL the freewheels feel like garbage, just most. I've only tried one 7...
  4. Well, they're made in China, so it's possible! ...

    Well, they're made in China, so it's possible! The issue is generally in one of the middle gears and the chain is either brand new or has a thousand or so miles on it. I've used lots of different...
  5. Problems with New Shimano Freewheels and Cassettes

    I've bought a bunch of new Shimano 6 and 7 speed freewheels as well as 7 and 9 speed cassettes. The freewheels, in certain gears feel like they're "broken" when I'm riding them, like there's a...
  6. Thanks Y'all. I'll do some more poking arond.

    Thanks Y'all. I'll do some more poking arond.
  7. Bike RENTAL business insuance companies

    Can anyone recommend a bike rental liability insurance company in the US other than ISU Westlake? Thanks!
  8. I don't think it's the same tubing. The new...

    I don't think it's the same tubing. The new Tange Prestige is sorta basic 4130 cro-mo just like 520, right?
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    Who made this Novara Viaggio?

    http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/bik/3016150329.html
    This looks like something Panasonic might have made. Anyone have any ideas? Rear derailleur originally was a cyclone MKII or the previous...
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    Bike swaps in the NW

    Does anyone know of any upcoming Bike Swap Meets in OR, WA, or Northern CA?
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    Check out Everybody's Bike Rentals...

    Check out Everybody's Bike Rentals in inner NE just off Alberta. It's a good place for inexpensive vintage road and commuter bikes.
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    In case you're in Portland, OR, Everybody's Bike...

    In case you're in Portland, OR, Everybody's Bike Rentals is a good place for inexpensive vintage road and commuter bikes.
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    Thank you, Stalag!

    Thank you, Stalag!
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    T-Mar, do you have any idea what the frame is...

    T-Mar, do you have any idea what the frame is worth with the chainstay cleaned up?
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    it's just adhesive from the chainstay protector. ...

    it's just adhesive from the chainstay protector. Can you give me a value assuming I just cleaned it?
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    Ofmega Premier rear derailleur

    This is an Ofmega Premier that's in really good shape, shifts perfectly, and is branded "Bianchi." Anyone know what it's worth/what you'd pay? Thanks! ...
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    The curly thing in the derailleur hanger was a...

    The curly thing in the derailleur hanger was a piece of paint that had been in the threads.
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    chainstay is fine

    It was wrapped and what you see is the leftover residue/dirt. The paint is fine, just needs to be cleaned up. The threads in the derailleur hanger are also fine. That said, what do you think the...
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    Tom Kellogg Spectrum Frame

    Anyone have any idea what this frame is worth? Ishiwata 019 tubing, clearly awesome paint job, shimano dropouts, internal cable routing, I think it's a '92. And what might it be worth built up with...
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    THO(E)MUS Tom Cat Comp: any info?

    Hi everyone. I picked up a Thomus (Thoemus) TomCatComp at a garage sale today and I'm looking for some info on it. I think it's a 2004 based on the Manitou Skareb Super fork, full XT group with...
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    I sold a DX4000 for $400 with a new $200 shimano...

    I sold a DX4000 for $400 with a new $200 shimano wheelset on it. Ir rode REALLY nicely with a 105 group so I imagine yours rides even nicer!
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    If the wheels are true and round he should buy...

    If the wheels are true and round he should buy it. Looks like it may be owned by a higher tier bike flipper/CL builder.
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    CoMotion Espresso Frame

    Howdy. I'm wondering what you all think this frame (not the whole bike) is worth with that big ol' dent in the top tube. There's some paint cracking at the top and bottom of the dent that isn't...
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    "But, I'm a little confused by West Coast pricing...

    "But, I'm a little confused by West Coast pricing at the moment. Lower-end bikes are selling for more than they are worth and higher-quality bikes are not selling."

    God, that so true. It's...
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    1985 Fuji Team

    http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2720/5728545260_5ed8d7a910_o.jpg

    Superbe derailleurs, Sugino ALP crank (never heard of, can't find info), Cyclone pedals, Araya rims on polished Sansin hubs, in...
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