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    Bummer about the bike. Pretty lucky to come out...

    Bummer about the bike. Pretty lucky to come out of it as well as you did considering such a crash. Heal soon!
  2. Thread: Klein ????

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    It may have not devalued the name, but Colnago...

    It may have not devalued the name, but Colnago has had it's share of quality issues in the past. Especially in the late 70's to early 80's when they started to use sub contractors. I saw one of these...
  3. Paul Components has been making a long reach and...

    Paul Components has been making a long reach and medium reach version of the Mafac racer for a while
  4. Thread: 3D Printing

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    Pretty cool 3D print café opened in Dayton, OH. Said to be first of it's kind, but suspect these are going up all over.

    Unique Cafe Allowing Diners to Create Using 3D Printers - WKEF-TV ABC 22...
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    Really nice job on the RB-1.

    Really nice job on the RB-1.
  6. Thread: Klein ????

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    :thumb: Awesome bike Dfrost. I have been...

    :thumb:

    Awesome bike Dfrost. I have been looking for a Performance for a while.:thumb:
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    Ha ha. I was thinking the same thing. I am a fan...

    Ha ha. I was thinking the same thing. I am a fan of Sachs' work, but red is one of my least favourite colours.
  8. Thread: Klein ????

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    Actually you have misquoted me several times as...

    Actually you have misquoted me several times as common for trolls. I said "seem to hold their value pretty well". It is pretty relative to ones own opinion. Yours of which I could not give a rats...
  9. Thread: Klein ????

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    Well, Uncle Troll, I am saying comparatively...

    Well, Uncle Troll, I am saying comparatively speaking Klein's hold their value as well as many other manufactures bikes. You do realize that Klein made high end and low end bikes, so your example is...
  10. Thread: Klein ????

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    1)It does not take much searching to find like...

    1)It does not take much searching to find like results with most manufacturers.
    2)I don't know anyone who uses that rag to actually value a bike or frame.
    3)Check out ebay sold items if you really...
  11. Thread: Klein ????

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    And that means what??

    And that means what??
  12. Thread: Klein ????

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    They seem to hold their value pretty well.

    They seem to hold their value pretty well.
  13. Really depends on the hybrid. For instance I have...

    Really depends on the hybrid. For instance I have a '90 Trek 750 and it has the same geometry as the 520 for that year. The stays are not terribly long at 43cm. Room to put 700X50 tires.
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    Along with a couple of guys up top, I'd add Peter...

    Along with a couple of guys up top, I'd add Peter Mooney and Bill Davidson to my short list.
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    Tooling is expensive and that value is passed to...

    Tooling is expensive and that value is passed to the consumer. If you make 10 million of A and 1 million of B the cost passed on to B is going to be greater. Go price a custom made carbon bike frame...
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    You can go with 48/38 gears on 7700 cranks. That...

    You can go with 48/38 gears on 7700 cranks. That is what I am using on one of my bikes.
  17. Thread: Puch tubing?

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    Hi-ten.

    Hi-ten.
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    Congrats on the bike. I found a '78 TX700 frame...

    Congrats on the bike. I found a '78 TX700 frame set a couple of years ago. The paint was in rough shape so I had it powder coated and built it up with a modern ten speed drivetrain. Awesome bike and...
  19. Poll: I guess it depends on how broad you define...

    I guess it depends on how broad you define iconic. If vintage touring bike = iconic, then yes you are right.
  20. Poll: I'd do what ever made you the happiest with it....

    I'd do what ever made you the happiest with it. Nice frame, but calling it iconic a bit lofty.
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    Says the dude who gets all his arguments from...

    Says the dude who gets all his arguments from Wikipedia.
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    Old news. Even older than this thread.

    Old news. Even older than this thread.
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    Looks like the '86 did up grade the fork to CrMo....

    Looks like the '86 did up grade the fork to CrMo.

    http://sheldonbrown.com/bridgestone/1986/images/13-bridgestone-500.jpg

    With a Shimano 600EX drivetrain it's a nice upper mid-level bike.
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    1985 500: Triple butted main tubes, hi-ten fork....

    1985 500: Triple butted main tubes, hi-ten fork. Not sure about the stays. Might have changed in different years.



    http://www.sheldonbrown.com/bridgestone/1985/images/09-bridgestone-500.jpg
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    Also if it is plain gauge 4130 there is a...

    Also if it is plain gauge 4130 there is a reasonable chance the stays and fork are hi-ten.
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