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  1. The last Valentino shifter/derailleur set I...

    The last Valentino shifter/derailleur set I purchased off of ebay cost me $0.50 Yes, fifty cents. That was about 2 or 3 years ago. And the seller had it listed as free shipping! I suppose he'd...
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    Lovely dérailleurs those DNB! Here's one of two rear derailleurs that I used to own:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/28906010@N06/sets/72157637739237764/

    Dai Nippon Bicycle also made bicycles,...
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    Sticky: Welcome to Long Beach, Earl! My wife and I...

    Welcome to Long Beach, Earl!

    My wife and I moved to LB to be near the bike path along the L.A. River. We ride a "there and back" 24 mile trip every Sunday and once in a while do a 52 mile loop...
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    Quetzal track bike

    The rarest marque to pass through my hands is a Quetzal, circa 1958, here http://flic.kr/s/aHsjCzCb6U and here http://flic.kr/s/aHsjD3Vcig
    Built in Guatemala by an expat French racer friend of my...
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    Lovely bike, "patina", battle scars and...

    Lovely bike, "patina", battle scars and everything. Keep it as it, build it up with period correct parts, ride it.

    Carlos
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    286719 286720The Quetzal is Guatemala's national...

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    286720The Quetzal is Guatemala's national bird and the name of its currency. The particular bird has a range mostly centered in Central America but is also seen sometimes in tropical areas of...
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    Were you able to come up with more info on your...

    Were you able to come up with more info on your hubs? I have what I think is a mid to late 50s track bike that came with only the rear wheel, in very poor condition, with FB 3-piece hubs and the rim...
  8. Thread: Witcomb Cycles

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    Your best bet is to contact any of the following...

    Your best bet is to contact any of the following gents who apprenticed at Witcomb at one time or another: Richard Sachs, Peter Weigle, Chris Chance and Ben Serotta. I know RS and PW are still around...
  9. I forgot to mention that donations through the...

    I forgot to mention that donations through the Bikes for the World website are tax deductible. Purchasing a bike from me is NOT tax deductible, although the proceeds still go to the same cause.
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  10. Save a life! - Rural Bike Safety Project - Bikes for the World

    Donations wanted for a pilot program: Rural Bike Safety Project.

    We recognize that in the underdeveloped world the bicycle is an essential tool for mobility and is used for commuting to work and...
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    I noticed the bike missing the saddle; perhaps...

    I noticed the bike missing the saddle; perhaps the open end of the seat tube is where the seller installed the new pubes?
    I'll have to use that line on my next bike sale. The pubes must make up for...
  12. Give your husband a patriotic color scheme......

    Give your husband a patriotic color scheme... green to match the flag, with yellow lug outlines.
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    If you sell through CL, set up a yahoo email...

    If you sell through CL, set up a yahoo email address just for that purpose. Then you can have a blast with these scammer nitwits, like shooting fish in a barrel, without fear of harassment.
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    Care to share the camera specs? I'm very...

    Care to share the camera specs? I'm very interested.
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    I've got all the components I need to build it...

    I've got all the components I need to build it back up, sitting all cleaned and shiny in a box in my office, while the Atala is in the shed, still under tons of tightly taped bubble-wrap. But I'm...
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    Since I've seen Rickert mentioned here and there...

    Since I've seen Rickert mentioned here and there in this thread I thought I'd chime in. Hugo Rickert was ordered to cease and desist from using the name RIC on his frames and so he had to change to...
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    Link from another thread that is entirely...

    Link from another thread that is entirely relevant, a cyclist fighting back with a helmet cam.
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    Telly, you were entirely within your rights to...

    Telly, you were entirely within your rights to take the lane. Since the car "touched" your bike, you had the right to stop and take the driver's information, he essentially caused an accident,...
  19. I'm still waiting for you to get tired of your...

    I'm still waiting for you to get tired of your Cicognani... wanna trade?

    -Carlos
  20. Well ain't that interesting. I purchased the bike...

    Well ain't that interesting. I purchased the bike from Al, the gentleman who forwarded you the pictures. It's a mess, lots of missing bits and pieces, lots of lose paint over the rusty frame. But it...
  21. Try this link to the Garota...

    Try this link to the Garota
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    The bike I regret selling is a 1967 Atala Record....

    The bike I regret selling is a 1967 Atala Record. I sold it at a really good price to a local collector that I've known for years. Shortly after the sale I recognized some of the components on...
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    Hey Kurt, is that one on top a first generation?...

    Hey Kurt, is that one on top a first generation?

    -Carlos
  24. Garota (de Ipanema) bicycle, can anyone shed some light on this?

    The previous owner inherited the bicycle in 1955 from a Portuguese gentleman in New York. I have enquired from a few acquaintances in Portugal, including with the Amigos das Pasteleiras vintage...
  25. I'm keeping it exactly as it is. Let us know...

    I'm keeping it exactly as it is. Let us know if/when you are certain of the origins of your bike. I have another interesting bike about which I know very little, perhaps you can help. The brand is...
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