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    At that price I think it's worth a look. Check...

    At that price I think it's worth a look. Check the usual stuff...make sure it's not dented, fork is straight, no significant rust, seapost and stem aren't stuck, and that shifting works, and wheels...
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    Ask the seller if he did the single speed...

    Ask the seller if he did the single speed conversion, and if so, if he still has the shoebox full of parts. I've bought two single speed bikes (one a very nice Merckx Professional) and had the owner...
  3. I've got a number of older steel bikes, and a...

    I've got a number of older steel bikes, and a couple of used titanium frames with carbon forks, one built with 10 speed SRAM, one with 9 speed DuraAce. I love riding all of them, but prefer the...
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    I know it was adjusted, it happened on the 71...

    I know it was adjusted, it happened on the 71 SuperCourse I built for one of the early "VeloCheapo" contests. And I can't say for sure because it was already bent when I got to looking at it after...
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    I had a similar experience when someone messed...

    I had a similar experience when someone messed with my bar-end shifters while my bike was locked in a public place. I climbed on and started pedaling and had that result. Now I always leave them on.
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    My dad used to say "sugar jets" a lot after he...

    My dad used to say "sugar jets" a lot after he returned from Vietnam. As a kid I thought that's what everyone said when they got mad. I appreciate now the effort he made to be a good example in...
  7. http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w419/pandorasb...

    http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w419/pandorasboxmilford/13933a882a66f938321375ef8ed60a36_zpsecb97da3.jpg[/QUOTE]
    This is stunning. Very cool bike.
  8. I think that trike is awesome, and the...

    I think that trike is awesome, and the refurbishment looks great. Well done on a very interesting entry.
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    I'm currently the head of Quality at a biotech...

    I'm currently the head of Quality at a biotech company in San Diego. I've done everything from manufacturing (engineered, cryopreserved skin) to validation work at different pharma/biotech companies...
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    I've got a Burley tandem with a softride stoker...

    I've got a Burley tandem with a softride stoker setup. My wife loves it, and anything that makes a ride more enjoyable for her automatically ranks pretty high in my book.
  11. I have a pair of those Avenir barends, taken off...

    I have a pair of those Avenir barends, taken off my DBR Axis TT. I'm afraid I don't have the headset you are looking for.

    CMC
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    I think they can be variously called: Old Bitty...

    I think they can be variously called:
    Old Bitty
    Blue Hair
    Lemon Sucker
    and Bitter Shrew
    all work, and even Hag was suggested by my family (but I think this was less polite).
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    Very interesting, I'm sure it's fun to ride, and...

    Very interesting, I'm sure it's fun to ride, and would certainly be a conversation starter.
    Is there any kind of rear brake on that machine? I'm sure the weight if the rear tire wouldn't let you go...
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    I hadn't heard the acquisition story, but there...

    I hadn't heard the acquisition story, but there is a Speedplay office just down the street from where I work. I had some Speedplay cleats that hadn't put on shoes yet, and I'd lost a part for them...
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    I'm on board with Cheap Trick at Budokan. That...

    I'm on board with Cheap Trick at Budokan. That was the album that really launched them in the US. I think before that they were better known in Japan (as you can tell by all the Japanese girls...
  16. I spent 2 years in Minnesota, riding a 1989...

    I spent 2 years in Minnesota, riding a 1989 Hardrock all year round. The bike was perfect in and around the University of Minnesota campus. In wintertime with the snow and ice, studded tires were a...
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    That's a great story. Thanks for posting it.

    That's a great story. Thanks for posting it.
  18. I just picked up this same frame. I'm thinking...

    I just picked up this same frame. I'm thinking about doing something with it that I can post in the "Steel Frames with Ergos/Brifters" thread. I think its worthy of a 10 speed groupset.
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    Beautiful bike! Will you be touring on it?

    Beautiful bike! Will you be touring on it?
  20. Look at the Soma Sparrow, I think its a better...

    Look at the Soma Sparrow, I think its a better approximation.
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    Put me on the list for having done this,...

    Put me on the list for having done this, unfortunately the sound was very brief because the hanger broke off. :-(
  22. Ive got an 83 or 84 sport with the same BMX stem...

    Ive got an 83 or 84 sport with the same BMX stem and some specialized labeled bars. I'll see if I can find a photo.
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    Congratulations! Is it the Veloce model? I ride...

    Congratulations! Is it the Veloce model? I ride with a guy that loves his Veloce. Please post photos when you can.
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    I was recently watching one on EBay and was...

    I was recently watching one on EBay and was tempted to buy, and didn't only because I already own a Fuji Touring Series V.
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    Unless there is significant rust, or risk of it...

    Unless there is significant rust, or risk of it happening, I recommend that you simply clean and polish the existing paint and decals. Most here think that the original paint with some minor signs...
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