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  1. A co-worker gave me this 1977-ish Sekai 1000...

    A co-worker gave me this 1977-ish Sekai 1000 frame, and I'm planning on giving it a new paint job, and probably building it as a single speed. It's quite rusted, has been in a very minor head-on, and...
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    What about paint? I've got a Sekai frame that I...

    What about paint? I've got a Sekai frame that I stripped off all the paint and rust, and bought the supplies to paint it. Should that be factored into the cost?
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    I sell both of these bikes regularly at work....

    I sell both of these bikes regularly at work. They are pretty close component wise, I suppose the Shimano crankset and cassette will work a bit better on the Fuji, the shifters on the Giant are...
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    I suppose if I were forced to pick one or the...

    I suppose if I were forced to pick one or the other, Microshift seems a little bit better. But why not just use new Shimano shifters? Much better than either, and better than most old Shimano trigger...
  5. WD-40 will strip lubrication away, and if you...

    WD-40 will strip lubrication away, and if you don't wipe it clean, then lube it, it is doing more harm than good. Getting a can of chain lube should help a ton. And if it's in bad shape, taking it in...
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    I've tuned up quite a few MTBs from this era,...

    I've tuned up quite a few MTBs from this era, which of course means test riding afterwards. My favorite so far is my 1993 Giant ATX 780. Nice light frame, 1 1/8" headset means I can throw on a...
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    Yep, I'm sure it will. The fork is a Troll fork,...

    Yep, I'm sure it will. The fork is a Troll fork, corrected for 100mm travel, while the frame isn't designed for that. Handled amazingly with north road bars, not totally sure how it will handle as a...
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    Here is the latest evolution of my Schwinn, now a...

    Here is the latest evolution of my Schwinn, now a cruiser with a Shimano Nexus 7-speed hub:
    http://i.imgur.com/lh7DOIL.jpg

    And I just built this up again on Monday out of whatever I had lying...
  9. Bianchi Campione:...

    Bianchi Campione:
    http://www.bianchiusa.com/bikes/road/steel/campione/
  10. Rear derailleur, no problem. Front derailleur,...

    Rear derailleur, no problem. Front derailleur, nope, unless you get one of these: http://jtekengineering.com/shiftmatestraight.php

    Edit: Or an inline barrel adjuster would work too.

    Going with...
  11. I work at a shop that carries a ton of brands,...

    I work at a shop that carries a ton of brands, and the Trek FX bikes are definitely what I sell the most of, usually the 7.1 or 7.2. They do seem like great bikes, but the geometry does not work at...
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    http://i.imgur.com/mka93Bm.jpg Just built up...

    http://i.imgur.com/mka93Bm.jpg

    Just built up my first good fixed gear. 2007 Raleigh One Way. I wanted a fixie, and suddenly I find all the parts I need to build one. Do need to buy some tires for...
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    The word from work is that the MSRP is around...

    The word from work is that the MSRP is around $170-ish. Very tempted to try one on the Raleigh One Way I'm building up, but I think the price is high enough I'll see if I like one of the saddles I...
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    Saddles are a very personal thing, what works for...

    Saddles are a very personal thing, what works for me may not work for you. A new bike generally comes with the style of saddle that is suited to the position the bike puts you in. Obviously a road...
  15. $300 for a 1992 Diamondback Master TG $220 for a...

    $300 for a 1992 Diamondback Master TG
    $220 for a 1988 Centurion Ironman Expert
    $180 for a 1975-76 Motobecane Grand Jubilee

    And quite a few have been had for $150.
  16. Possibly referring to a recall?...

    Possibly referring to a recall? http://articles.latimes.com/1997/jul/10/business/fi-11318

    I briefly had a Bianchi Osprey, which was probably one model below this. Was pretty much stock except for...
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    Is this still a beach cruiser? ...

    Is this still a beach cruiser?

    http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a64/Ropefish/IMG_20120130_202550.jpg

    I do need to find some wheels to build it up again, but that was a really fun bike.
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    I'd say Sunrace indexed thumbies aren't too bad,...

    I'd say Sunrace indexed thumbies aren't too bad, better than Shimano's super cheap ones. Another thing to look out for are higher end gripshifts, They tend to look almost the same as cheap ones, but...
  19. Late 80's, and especially the early 90's. I...

    Late 80's, and especially the early 90's. I absolutely love the paint jobs and decals on these bikes. And the way the MTBs of this era handle, they make amazing city bikes.

    Other things... I've...
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    Exactly. I've spent far more on trade-ins than...

    Exactly. I've spent far more on trade-ins than discounted stuff. Ordering through QBP and such is pretty awesome too.
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    Well this is worrying... USPS Tracking says it...

    Well this is worrying... USPS Tracking says it was delivered the 8th...
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    The BOC arrived during a pretty busy weekend,...

    The BOC arrived during a pretty busy weekend, didn't get to really look through it right away. But last night I finally dug through, and there is a lot of cool stuff in there. Box of crap is a bit of...
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    My understanding of it is throw everything up for...

    My understanding of it is throw everything up for ridiculous prices, and if you have enough things listed, you start to find people who want this exact thing right now no matter the cost. Somehow it...
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    Whatever you are looking for, it's almost...

    Whatever you are looking for, it's almost guaranteed Budget has it somewhere. Of course, there is a price, which could be totally reasonable, or totally ridiculous ebay price. Might as well stop by...
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    I hear a ton of good and bad about them. Since I...

    I hear a ton of good and bad about them. Since I work at Budget, haven't had much reason to go there. But the one time I did go there wanting info on a Sekai 5000 I had, the idiot working at the time...
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