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    2015 will be the year of disposals. Any...

    2015 will be the year of disposals. Any acquisition will have to leave shortly after.
  2. You know this how? Stem is hideous and shows a...

    You know this how?

    Stem is hideous and shows a lack of pride by however built this bike. Looks like a parts bin build (whatever person had laying around). Such sloppy work is a WARNING. People...
  3. While we have bike blue book in the US, its...

    While we have bike blue book in the US, its garbage. Searching completed auctions on ebay, on bikes that have actually sold, is MUCH more useful. Local bikes tend to sell for less, figure a 20%...
  4. Ten down so far, get those Christmas orders in! ...

    Ten down so far, get those Christmas orders in!

    I'll give this a week, then put them up on ebay at a higher price.
  5. Jagwire Slick Stainless MTB brake cables NEW

    OK, I am now concentrating on road/race/touring bikes, so I have quite a few left over mtbs consumables.

    On the box: Inner Cable Brake 1.5x1700mm. Slick stainless.

    They sell at the typical on...
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    Same here, except I would be sure to keep all the...

    Same here, except I would be sure to keep all the gear items: bar end shifters, derailleurs, etc.
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    That Trek sounds a lot better. The Univega is...

    That Trek sounds a lot better. The Univega is beat, and catch the front brake straddle cable set up. WILD!

    FWIW, I just got back from Florida and grabbed two bikes on the trip (only had room for...
  8. Check on RAM brand mounts.

    Check on RAM brand mounts.
  9. Thread: C&V vocations

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    Retired Chemical Engineer, Manufacturing Director...

    Retired Chemical Engineer, Manufacturing Director for a mid sized chemical company.

    I tutor math and chemistry at a nearby community college 3 days a week to keep the brain working. I was also...
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    +1 I would recommend Microshift. After having...

    +1 I would recommend Microshift. After having several 9 speed Shimano STI die on me, I've given up on them.

    There was a seller from Taiwan on ebay, selling full Microshift set up: pair of shifters...
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    No collector interest, could make a decent rider....

    No collector interest, could make a decent rider. Sounds like store brand from the 1970s, there were thousands of them, perhaps millions, as many gas stations, tire shops, department stores, hardware...
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    Does not sound promising. Not sure you have to...

    Does not sound promising. Not sure you have to bury the seat post. I find even though I am close to or touching the top tube on most of my bikes, I still have a healthy (about a handful) of seat post...
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    Latest version of my 1987 Prologue. Mainly Dura...

    Latest version of my 1987 Prologue. Mainly Dura Ace 7700 (nine speed). Of course, the DA brifters died, so I installed nine speed Microshift. Crank is a hollow tech Tiagra compact (garage sale...
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    Define barely fit. On road bikes I ride a 22...

    Define barely fit. On road bikes I ride a 22 inch. On drop bar conversions I am around 20 inch and on mtbs i am at 19 inches.

    On my drop bar conversions the geometry is almost identical to my road...
  15. Thread: Build dilemmas

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    On the aesthetics front, I have slowly migrated...

    On the aesthetics front, I have slowly migrated to a handful of groups: DA 7400 STI, 600 6400 STI, and late 1980s Superbe Pro. On the MTB front, I really like the late 1980s/early 1990s Deore XT.
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    1920s? ELDI Bike Repair Stand

    This bad boy is heavy. It has two tool trays, only one bike clamp (other is MIA). I was going to use it as a coat rack in my bike shop. If no one wants it, I'll probably do it.

    But with way too...
  17. Found this 1989 +/- Nishiki Prestige. Its in...

    Found this 1989 +/- Nishiki Prestige. Its in worse shape than the pictures show, rust everywhere. But no cancer that I can see, just surface rust. I got it in Key Largo from a guy that dug it out of...
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    Pretty good deal, and it has the key too which is...

    Pretty good deal, and it has the key too which is nice. Given it has been on C/L for 17 days, use your negotiating skills to get a really good deal!

    Personally I prefer lower roller chests. They...
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    I used to answer these questions every few...

    I used to answer these questions every few months. After doing it for four or five years I stopped, as my opinions and comments have not changed.

    For the last several years, I have run a rust...
  20. IMHO, if you are going to work on vintage bikes...

    IMHO, if you are going to work on vintage bikes then you should get a vintage tool chest, or two, or more. I have vintage Snap On, Cornwell, Craftsman and Huot roll chest and boxes.

    while hunting...
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    I've bought two Parks TS2 truing stands, used....

    I've bought two Parks TS2 truing stands, used. One cost me $50, the other $100. I would rather have a nice used tool over a basic new tool. I have passed on several Park TS-2s in the same price...
  22. Thread: Trek 720

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    Asking prices on feebay are meaningless. Now if...

    Asking prices on feebay are meaningless. Now if it sells, that would be a shocker for sure.
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    +1 International was always a decent bike, and...

    +1 International was always a decent bike, and showed significant improvement over the years. I have had 1973, 1974, 1977, and 1988 models. I just picked up a 1979+/- model: Suntour bar end shifters,...
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    +1 This one goes higher and a used cassette is a...

    +1 This one goes higher and a used cassette is a crapshoot. Myself, I always change the hub and move on.
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    Very easy to find acetone here in the USA....

    Very easy to find acetone here in the USA. Walmart sells it as nail polish remover, a small bottle is 99 cents. Pretty much all the dollar stores sell it as well.


    There have been several...
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