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    What's with the cancerous black blob by the chain...

    What's with the cancerous black blob by the chain on the rear stay?

    In an urban market, my experience and target for a fully overhauled Nishiki mixte with new consumables would be $200 +/- 12%. ...
  2. Price is at FMV. Great bike and should fit a...

    Price is at FMV. Great bike and should fit a 6'2" + rider fine.
  3. File size restriction is 1 mb. Best to upload to...

    File size restriction is 1 mb. Best to upload to photo host site and link back.
  4. +1 For the most part I agree with BG on the $300...

    +1 For the most part I agree with BG on the $300 +/-. But you need a better photo with the sun behind you, rather than the sun in front of the camera. I would also suggest lowering the seat post to...
  5. Share your knowledge and don't scare the noobs...

    Share your knowledge and don't scare the noobs with speculation! "Might" is speculation and unnecessary in the Internet age. As I don't have a 720 series frame, it doesn't affect me directly, but I...
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    Cool Vintage Design from Amish Country

    C&V scooters from Goshen, Indiana. Where there are horse rails downtown! But these dudes couldn't be Amish, they couldn't ride their bikes.

    Check the video out at this link
  7. The Austro Daimler below. Crimped seat tube,...

    The Austro Daimler below. Crimped seat tube, horrible paint with surface oxidation. Paid about $40 for it because I needed the Weinmann concave wheelset to finish off my Motobecane Grand Touring. ...
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    ^ I'm not at all politically correct, but the...

    ^ I'm not at all politically correct, but the above comment is offensive.
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    I don't understand what the fuss over French...

    I don't understand what the fuss over French threading is all about? Maybe because they are too new, from early 1970's to early 1980's. On 90 percent of the French bikes that I have reconditioned,...
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    Where's auchencrow? Are you admitting IGH...

    Where's auchencrow?


    Are you admitting IGH aficionados? How about drewers?
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    Two year back log? Amateur :innocent: Take...

    Two year back log? Amateur :innocent:

    Take close ups of all defects and put them in your ad, whether here, CL, or ebay. Don't make any representations, other than perhaps "no (or limited)...
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    Looks like you can do fine with frame and fork. ...

    Looks like you can do fine with frame and fork. Below comp includes Nitto Technomic Stem, headset, bars, and seat post. IMHO, ask $235 shipped.

    trek 660 | eBay
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    In a Badger land, which is probably not...

    In a Badger land, which is probably not dissimilar from a big ten university town known for welcoming a certain former NFL coach to its football facility, $500 is probably 2X the money to find and...
  14. Thanks for the mighty fine compliment. Nice to...

    Thanks for the mighty fine compliment. Nice to be known as a pillar of this fine community!
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    +1 Scott's procedure works for me. I start with...

    +1 Scott's procedure works for me. I start with the larger old style puller as it won't thread at all if it is a newer 22mm threaded crank.
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    Stainless steel replacement cables or new ball bearings? Not highly visible.

    Do whitewalls on Mixtes count as a signature?
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  17. Nice to hear you got it working. If you live...

    Nice to hear you got it working.

    If you live in a bike friendly town, check out the local coop for a used FD. FDs are cheap in general, so pay a little more and get a good functioning one rather...
  18. If it has the weathered Delrin plastic housing,...

    If it has the weathered Delrin plastic housing, the housing will crack sooner or later. Better to find a Suntour VX or variant, or a metal Simplex FD.
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    If economy is important, then seek a full group...

    If economy is important, then seek a full group to purchase. Then buy and sell the add ons that may not fit, which may include: front derailleur, wrong clamp size or braze on; seat post diameter.
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  20. Good luck and safe travels to members and family...

    Good luck and safe travels to members and family in the affected zones.

    My offering of $725 to the Anti-Snow God TORO was back in November and so far the result is the shiny red sculpted object in...
  21. Thread: Pronunciation

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    What is Huret, pronounced U-ray.

    What is Huret, pronounced U-ray.
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    When I saw famous Japanese Architect, the...

    When I saw famous Japanese Architect, the Jeopardy in me wanted to say, "who is Minoru Yamasaki?"
  23. I see it here in SE Michigan and in metro NYC...

    I see it here in SE Michigan and in metro NYC that there is a sizable percentage of vehicles which are not properly equipped for snow. Dub wheels, high performance tires, bald tires, and/or extra...
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    About a 1983, low end model. Delrin plastic...

    About a 1983, low end model. Delrin plastic front derailleur often need replacement as they crack or the rear jockey wheels are worn. Bike needs a lot of love. I'd start at $35 because between...
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    The bike is in rough condition and as thus, not...

    The bike is in rough condition and as thus, not worth much. $20-$50
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