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    I may give the Kroil a try on an old lower end...

    I may give the Kroil a try on an old lower end Puch I am unable to remove the seat post from.

    I did try PB Blaster and a few other sprays with no success. The bike was not rusty when I picked it...
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    Here's a drive train shot since pic up against...

    Here's a drive train shot since pic up against fence is non drive side.

    http://i793.photobucket.com/albums/yy213/ViewPicsHere/Misc%20Pics2/UniRoverDriveTrain_zps5ff9cc50.jpg
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    Thanks on the compliment eom. I think...

    Thanks on the compliment eom.



    I think it is a 1986 model Univega mtb.

    I tried to minimize cost on the build and thankfully these days there are some decent
    reasonably priced non...
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    Enjoyed riding my vintage Univega mtb on a nice...

    Enjoyed riding my vintage Univega mtb on a nice country ride 2 weeks back after making a few changes on cables, bar tape and tires.
    ...
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    gomango, those 3 bikes are outstanding!

    gomango, those 3 bikes are outstanding!
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    That's a great looking Marin you have there. Nice...

    That's a great looking Marin you have there. Nice job.
  7. Wow! Four pages in one day. When I considered...

    Wow! Four pages in one day.

    When I considered starting this thread yesterday I was thinking there might not be any interest.

    I am continually amazed at the details of some of these classic and...
  8. Post zoomed in pics of your vintage bike or mounted components

    Please post zoomed in pics of your vintage bike or components
    or pics from a unique angle.

    I looked for similar threads but did not see one.

    I was just thinking of the artistic beauty of a...
  9. I have tried this penny/coin tip described here...

    I have tried this penny/coin tip described here on the Velo Orange site with success a few times:
    The Velo ORANGE Blog: Bike Tips and Tricks

    Good luck.
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    My Peugeot Orient Express in current config is...

    My Peugeot Orient Express in current config is 30.8 lbs...quite a tank.
    It is a heavy frame to begin with at 8.9 lbs for the bare frame & fork.
    On the plus side it has lots of room to spare between...
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    Thanks. Those are actually Chinese made knock...

    Thanks.

    Those are actually Chinese made knock offs, and heavy at that but help make this bike a blast to ride.
    CST Metropolitan Palm Bay Wire Bead Tire 26-Inch x 2.35

    METROPOLITAN PALM BAY...
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    I forgot to mention, I did install this : ...

    I forgot to mention, I did install this :

    Shimano SM-CB90 In-line Brake Cable Adjuster with in-line barrel adjuster and cable quick-release

    since those Tektro's did not have a quick release but...
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    Ok, not a mtb 'drop bar' conversion, although I...

    Ok, not a mtb 'drop bar' conversion, although I have done about 6 of those to this point & shared some of them, but this is a mtb conversion
    with Nitto Albatross bars.

    It is the 1986 Peugeot...
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    What a beauty! I really like that green color....

    What a beauty! I really like that green color.
    Were did you get it painted?

    I look forwarded to pics of it built up.
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    Two nice rides. Glad the bigger one did not...

    Two nice rides.
    Glad the bigger one did not decide to take a 'bite' of the smaller one.
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    404977404978404979404980 Way late on this...

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    Way late on this thread but perhaps this link might be helpful to someone reading this thread later.

    1984 Ross Mt. Whitney

    Remarkable how similar that Mt Whitney...
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    This past Saturday I had a nice longish ride...

    This past Saturday I had a nice longish ride exploring various areas of Dallas on my Univega MTB which I converted to drop bars and added some nice smooth tread fat 2.3 x 26" Michelin tires.
    It's a...
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    Saw a couple other Peugeot MTB's. Here's the...

    Saw a couple other Peugeot MTB's. Here's the current config of my Orient Express.

    It's the 86 model with the under the chainstay mounted rear brake which I do not have mounted.
    I think the next...
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    Thanks Bikedued. Is your chrome bike a...

    Thanks Bikedued.

    Is your chrome bike a Univega? Which model?

    I like the seat stay/seat tube treatment better on your bike than the tig welded on mine.
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    Thanks for the info on the Panaracer TServs. I...

    Thanks for the info on the Panaracer TServs. I failed to include that in my response. I always appreciate info on other good tires out there.
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    Yes, that's the plan to find some lighter tires....

    Yes, that's the plan to find some lighter tires.
    I had picked up these terra cotta colored 1100g tires on clearance at REI for $13 each a few months back & that's all I had on hand in a 26".
    ...
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    A number of folks have mentioned the fairly light...

    A number of folks have mentioned the fairly light weights of their mtb's converted to drop bar machines.

    Anyone's build turn out to be quite a tank?

    I just finished one yesterday, a mid 80's...
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    A number of folks have mentioned the fairly light...

    A number of folks have mentioned the fairly light weights of their mtb's converted to drop bar machines.

    Anyone's build turn out to be quite a tank?

    I just finished one yesterday, a mid 80's...
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    So much for the idea of climbing to the top of a...

    So much for the idea of climbing to the top of a tree to escape a bear after you.

    Great pictures.
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    I was able to get in a 3 hour ride around the...

    I was able to get in a 3 hour ride around the greater downtown Dallas area
    on my Nishiki
    and it turned out they were having the Comic-Con at the Dallas Convention Center
    so I snapped a few pics of...
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