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  1. Thread: Shifting 101

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    The rule of 3 is a good starting place, though...

    The rule of 3 is a good starting place, though once you get used to it, breaking it once in awhile is really no big deal.

    The rule of 3 is this - don't use big chainring with 3 biggest gears. And...
  2. Thread: 53/39 or 52/36?

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    Just got the 52/36 with a 11/28 rear after...

    Just got the 52/36 with a 11/28 rear after several years riding 50/34 with a 12/25. Wider range and with 3 more gears, I'm not missing anything.
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    A Pinarello Montello (the chrome one) and a...

    A Pinarello Montello (the chrome one) and a Lemond Tete de Course (853 steel) to name a couple. Both went to great, deserving people.

    55/Rad
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    Great to see you too. Can't wait to get them...

    Great to see you too. Can't wait to get them wheels on the bike...though now, it may be a week or 2. Thanks for the tip on the Seven dealer.

    55/Rad
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    Portland Oregon Locals

    Need recommendations for where to take a bike for an insurance inspection. River City? Bike Gallery?

    Bike isn't too bad but I need a careful inspection by someone who would rather replace parts...
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    Welcome. You came to the right place. The folks...

    Welcome. You came to the right place. The folks here are knowledgeable and friendly and should be able to get you on your way.

    Let's start with some simple questions.

    What part of the world...
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    I do like a good brick background as well. ...

    I do like a good brick background as well.

    http://imageshack.com/a/img295/3261/wfhero1kl1.jpg
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    SJX426 - while your Montello frame is full...

    SJX426 - while your Montello frame is full chrome, even under the paint, it is not shiny perfect under that paint. Only the "Chromonero" Montello's, which came with a translucent tint, came with the...
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    I don't have it anymore but here is the story on...

    I don't have it anymore but here is the story on how I did my Montello:

    Full Chrome '88 Pinarello Montello - The Paceline Forum
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    http://imageshack.com/a/img297/2401/pinnyfullretou...

    http://imageshack.com/a/img297/2401/pinnyfullretouchedgp8.jpg
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    Deep SPACE... ...

    Deep SPACE...


    http://img156.imageshack.us/img156/2964/img0115bb0.jpg
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    I recommend.....SPACE. ...

    I recommend.....SPACE.

    http://imageshack.com/a/img235/1045/gfullwidebigok7.jpg
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    Basic aluminum frame with a Tiagra mix group....

    Basic aluminum frame with a Tiagra mix group. Entry model on the quality road bike level. Looks to be in fairly decent shape.

    $425 is more than I would pay but it's not a bad deal. Certainly far...
  14. And one back to you BillyD! I'm still...

    And one back to you BillyD! I'm still riding...though I only have one bike. Life is good. How are you?

    55/Rad
  15. I'll take my F22 Raptor - and since you know your...

    I'll take my F22 Raptor - and since you know your planes, note the tail wing designation and think about the signatures needed just to get into the hangar at the time this photo was taken.

    Just...
  16. "It doesn't get easier...you just get faster" -...

    "It doesn't get easier...you just get faster" - Greg LeMond

    And it doesn't happen with just a change in equipment.

    But new gear is always nice.

    55/Rad
  17. Bikes don't climb, people do.

    Bikes don't climb, people do.
  18. I don't have a website but I did create a demo...

    I don't have a website but I did create a demo montage of some of my work...it's short and incomplete but you'll get a taste - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSFBlPdyhHE

    55/Rad
  19. Interesting that it is back on Ebay. And for...

    Interesting that it is back on Ebay. And for anyone interested in purchasing it, I'm happy to provide details. It really is a nice frame and I might have kept it if it didn't remind me each and every...
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    Do you have any interest in getting decent photos...

    Do you have any interest in getting decent photos taken?

    55/Rad
  21. No, but you can make decent money buying non...

    No, but you can make decent money buying non working sets for next to nothing, overhauling and selling them on ebay. Even more when you learn the secrets to bringing old shimano sti's back to life.
    ...
  22. Riding the MUP and expecting other users to clear...

    Riding the MUP and expecting other users to clear a path for you.
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    I had one in a similar "quattro colori" paint...

    I had one in a similar "quattro colori" paint scheme. I had big plans in terms of restoring it but alas, other things got in the way.

    http://imageshack.us/a/img171/2301/tommasini1gu3.jpg...
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    On my last 100 miler (yesterday), I took 2 full...

    On my last 100 miler (yesterday), I took 2 full water bottles, a bar of some sort, a gu and knowledge of a place to stop to get more water at about the 57 mile mark. I also took $5 cash, a debit...
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    a) yes, it is from the early 90's. b) can you...

    a) yes, it is from the early 90's.
    b) can you re-state the question.

    Bottom line - it looks like a nice bike at a decent price and if it fits well and works well, go ride it. Put about 1000 miles...
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