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  1. Alright, alright. Lot's of good input, but the...

    Alright, alright. Lot's of good input, but the real difference between old (assuming heavier) and new (lighter) is on the hills. I love my 1971 French 30lb steel steed, but I'm a solid 45s faster up...
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    I can't believe after almost 9 years, people...

    I can't believe after almost 9 years, people still get mad when someone yells at them!
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    Agree with you, that's way over the top and not...

    Agree with you, that's way over the top and not practical here. I've worked in western Washington in the heat of the summer and it's not even close to a south Texas summer day. Although I do...
  4. Austin has some good hills, but anywhere...

    Austin has some good hills, but anywhere north/northwest of Austin, anywhere north of San Antonio, and west to Bandera is going to give some good rides with rolling 200-300' hills. One after another....
  5. +1 That's what I'm talking about. Pretty country....

    +1 That's what I'm talking about. Pretty country. Fennimore, Platteville, and Prairie du Chien. Not sustained, but you could sure put some hurt on yourself.
  6. Surely you could find some good climbing in the...

    Surely you could find some good climbing in the Upper Peninsula, southwest Wisconsin along the Mississippi (there's a reason a lot of Swiss settled there), or in Duluth and north along Lake Superior....
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    Three months. This is disappointing.

    Three months. This is disappointing.
  8. Oh for heaven's sake. Really? Then, forget the...

    Oh for heaven's sake. Really? Then, forget the CAAD. Get the EVO in team colors and get a Cannondale Team kit.
  9. Hey Grumbler, you ever find a place to ride in...

    Hey Grumbler, you ever find a place to ride in the Savannah/Hinesville area? I travel there for work every few months (two weeks at a time) and bring my bike. Haven't had much luck either. I've been...
  10. I bought an EVO SS 105 group last January for the...

    I bought an EVO SS 105 group last January for the following reason; same platform as the mid-range EVO's. I looked at the CAAD10, but the 105 group matched my skills and budget. With the EVO, I can...
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    I saw it in a post here on Bike Forum, a seven...

    I saw it in a post here on Bike Forum, a seven year old thread and the author had not signed on since posting a picture. I sent him an email and he responded! We negotiated a price that included...
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    Mc_aines has decided to part out his bike. I'm...

    Mc_aines has decided to part out his bike. I'm trying to talk him into selling me the rear rim, skewer, and rear/front derailleur (I know my front derailleur will eventually fail).
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    No polishing, yet. Just a little general...

    No polishing, yet. Just a little general cleaning. The bike came "as is" and the story is the bike sat in a old person's garage for 10-20-30 years? It was received as trade for some help around the...
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    Seat post with pin striping. ...

    Seat post with pin striping.

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    They are the same, I just hauled the laptop to...

    They are the same, I just hauled the laptop to the garage and checked. As I recall, his seat is original. Plastic cover that eventually cracked, with pieces flaking off.
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    https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7547/15760448242_15...

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    Also have a frame pump. Absolutely worthless, you can hear plastic bits rattling around inside, but nonetheless, very cool!

    You...
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    Sweet! Thanks!

    Sweet! Thanks!
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    https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3955/15572679958_ce...

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    Early 1970's Manufrance Hirondelle. It is nearly IDENTICAL to my first "ten speed" purchased in 1971-1972. Found it here on Bike...
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    I've already retaped the bars, added clips and...

    I've already retaped the bars, added clips and straps, and recabled the brakes and derailleur. Next step, get rid of the dork disk on the rear hub, pull apart and clean the bottom bracket and...
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    Yes. NEWSTAR hub on the front with a DEA...

    Yes. NEWSTAR hub on the front with a DEA Super-Chrome rim. My first Hirondelle had the same dimples on the rim, so I'm guessing those are original. However, the rear rim and hub are different,...
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    Here's a better pic. Still working on figuring...

    Here's a better pic. Still working on figuring out the program for posting good full size pics.

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    Finally. A picture of my "new" Manufrance...

    Finally. A picture of my "new" Manufrance Hirondelle. I'm going to post full size pics with detail pics in French bike thread. Input solicited!

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    Not taken from my 1972 Manufrance, but a nice...

    Not taken from my 1972 Manufrance, but a nice fall picture riding a trail in Albuquerque.

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    http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7526/15573030380_820...

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  25. The trails are okay, but they can be crowded with...

    The trails are okay, but they can be crowded with families,children and dogs running wild. Try some of the county roads north of 1604 on weekends. You'll find nice wide shoulders, gently rolling...
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