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  1. Just so I get you right, that means the bosses...

    Just so I get you right, that means the bosses would be original? Thanks.
  2. The one in the picture is not mine, but a picture...

    The one in the picture is not mine, but a picture of one similar to mine. The bars on mine are Cinelli, and the brake levers are not aero. The barcons have been replaced with downtube shifters on...
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    I make a tool for installing spoke nipples on new...

    I make a tool for installing spoke nipples on new wheel builds. Two bends in the spoke and a nipple threaded on past the end of the threads so a few threads are exposed, and you put the back of the...
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    Scratch my balls. Just kidding!

    Scratch my balls.




    Just kidding!
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    Poll: You could also do a restore on the Peugot just to...

    You could also do a restore on the Peugot just to sell it. Its nice to be able to advertise a bike in restored condition, and it might appeal to a wider audience. If you get a Brooks for it, wrap...
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    Poll: Le champ is more unique, and has a nice saddle. ...

    Le champ is more unique, and has a nice saddle. Its a pretty bike. It'd probably keep it. The PX-10 is tempting, and with the right rebuild and a better saddle, it could compete, but it has huge...
  7. Were the downtube bosses brazed onto the Colnago aftermarket?

    All signs indicate this Colnago is a 70s model, and its has been repainted. Would it have come with downtube bosses, or were these most likely brazed on afterwards? The owner seems to have...
  8. '85 Trek 720 Reynolds 531, 57.5cm fully loaded tourer

    All original in vgc with stock Brooks Pro in also great condition but w/ tarnished hammered rivets.

    I saw one go for over $1000 on ebay last summer. I'm planning on doing the full overhaul myself...
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    Sticky: ISO: The downtube boss mounting barrel...

    ISO:

    The downtube boss mounting barrel adjusters that would have gone with mid-80s Suntour ratcheting bar end shifters.

    Have:
    Plenty of stuff, if you have them tell me what you need
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    Sticky: Iso: -Shimano 600 tri color rear derailleur...

    Iso:

    -Shimano 600 tri color rear derailleur
    -Shimano 600 tri color 8 spd downtube shifters

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    -all kinds of stuff
  11. Repaint before sale? 70s Colnago and Raleigh Professional frames

    I have a mid-70s Colnago and an early 80s Raleigh Professional that have both been repainted badly, though they are in good condition. The Raleigh may have had downtube shifter bosses added...
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    describe the wheels, consult the board, name the...

    describe the wheels, consult the board, name the old rims. if the old spokes aren't stainless steel, don't reuse them. look at the head of the spokes and see if they're stamped with something.
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    Vintage friendly shops near Monroe, NY?

    Staying with family and looking for a shop nearby that might have assorted small parts for vintage bikes. Also feeling out the area in case I wanted to stay here for a while and get a job in a shop...
  14. Great bike and pictures. I think what you have...

    Great bike and pictures. I think what you have labeled as a tool pouch may be a *** holster. Not sure, but I saw a very similar bike in the lbs last fall, and it had the same pouch. *** holster...
  15. Just the standard for a 25 year old bike: dry...

    Just the standard for a 25 year old bike: dry bearing grease. If you cheap out on overhauling the bearings, you'll pay for it later. Hubs are the most important because they can't be replaced...
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    I picked up a very similar Shogun last winter. I...

    I picked up a very similar Shogun last winter. I saw it on cl and was surprised to find it equipped the way it was. It had steel wheels, turkey levers,bolt on hanger, etc. Other brands with this...
  17. I think those were made in the Mississippi...

    I think those were made in the Mississippi factory. Either that or taiwan.
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    Post deleted. I would have edited out the last...

    Post deleted. I would have edited out the last line to make it less offensive.
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    More than anything, i think the op is trying to...

    More than anything, i think the op is trying to use teambuilding jargon, data collection, and corporate streamlining methods to approach a problem that doesn't exist. When problems building bikes...
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    But if a trusted shop knows its your bike, and...

    But if a trusted shop knows its your bike, and they know its being taken apart to be returned to you, how would they release these parts to the custody of the folks running this? I guess for the...
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    I could see trusting a third party. I don't see...

    I could see trusting a third party. I don't see how a trusted shop would cooperate in a theft scheme. But, who will pay for the shop to do the work, much less take exacting measurements that are...
  22. Thread: Harlequin wrap

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    Harlequin wrap

    I did this harlequin wrap on the newest bike I built for sale.

    I like how the wrap came out with cloth. I started and stopped the pattern a few times, which I think is more pleasing than...
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    I rode by a Schwinn Prelude locked in the same...

    I rode by a Schwinn Prelude locked in the same place all summer in 2008. I watched as the tire somehow ended off to the side of the rim, etc. I thought about just freeing it, but I had done that...
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    Deltas and cruiser bars :eek:. But really i dig...

    Deltas and cruiser bars :eek:. But really i dig it :)
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    They're all over here in Chicago. People really...

    They're all over here in Chicago. People really dig them in this city, for style. Sometimes I wonder what people think when they see a vintage bike I thoroughly rebuilt locked up somewhere, all...
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