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  1. Tires and tubes, flats. Hate 'em. Defective...

    Tires and tubes, flats. Hate 'em. Defective Chinese tubes. Me drinking too much and trying to fix accumulated punctured tubes. It's not good at all. :lol:
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    Nice bike, I'm likin' that front tire. Is the...

    Nice bike, I'm likin' that front tire. Is the fork still functional?
  3. I plan on getting lots of slimy mud on mountain...

    I plan on getting lots of slimy mud on mountain bike wheels due to the recent rains.:)
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    I grew up in Bisbee when it was still a mining...

    I grew up in Bisbee when it was still a mining town. I wish this guy would have been there then. I would have traded my JC Higgins paperboy bike in for a nice bike. As kids, we really didn't know...
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    Thanks, man. The rack is an old Avenir painted...

    Thanks, man. The rack is an old Avenir painted silver.
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    This bike may not be C+V- it's a 1994...

    This bike may not be C+V- it's a 1994 Diamondback, but I paid $50 for it originally and built a commuter out of it. I've been getting into trail riding recently and decided to return it to it's...
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    I also occasionally imbibe in the cheap stuff....

    I also occasionally imbibe in the cheap stuff. Usually before payday. Natty light beer and Crystal Palace vodka. It does seem to make the hangovers a bit worse though.
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    I have a partially completed entry for the...

    I have a partially completed entry for the Frankenbike category. Sounds like an interesting competition!
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    Holy crap! You guys are the ultimate French bike...

    Holy crap! You guys are the ultimate French bike nerds of the world. :thumb:. Don't get pissed, I love French bikes because of their "all day" ride. My favorite bike ever:...
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    Some damn nice bikes in here. And some great...

    Some damn nice bikes in here. And some great build ideas, too. :thumb:
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    Riding a 1964 paperboy bike along the same routes...

    Riding a 1964 paperboy bike along the same routes as the spandex crowd, I've noticed a sort of respect- and no questions as to why do you ride such an old turd? and "it must be hard?" The answer is:...
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    Huret! Keep it French! :)

    Huret! Keep it French! :)
  13. Ya.:thumb:

    Ya.:thumb:
  14. I'm going to say that the drivetrain and shifting...

    I'm going to say that the drivetrain and shifting mechanism make the most difference. If shifting is easy like for example Deore thumbshifters on a mountain bike, you don't really think about the...
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    That Peugeot is nice. And a dude like you who has...

    That Peugeot is nice. And a dude like you who has been cycling and trading for years, and who is obviously very knowledgeable about bikes, to choose such a bike reinforces my newbie opinion that...
  16. I'd keep this one- a '77 PRN10E: ...

    I'd keep this one- a '77 PRN10E:

    https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-IUyahqyNU9Y/VE16h2RM2EI/AAAAAAAAFlo/wcNEg4bxGDw/w1278-h959-no/HPIM1482.JPG

    And one of the MTB's:
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    Ciclosdias ride was today in San Diego. It's very...

    Ciclosdias ride was today in San Diego. It's very liberating to ride for miles on city streets and NO CARS! :thumb:
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  18. Nice bike and welcome to the forum!

    Nice bike and welcome to the forum!
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    Rode an urban trail today through an area to...

    Rode an urban trail today through an area to hilly to develop. It was 90 degrees today. Southern California weather....
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    Me too.

    Me too.
  21. Thread: Klein ????

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    What happened to the green Klein from Seinfeld?...

    What happened to the green Klein from Seinfeld? It's kind of like the Captain America bike from Easy Rider. What would it be worth? ...
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    SRAM PC -870. Nickel plated and good quality. The...

    SRAM PC -870. Nickel plated and good quality. The successor to the Sedis Silver of back in the day.
  23. An non-gloss enamel base (color) coat and a...

    An non-gloss enamel base (color) coat and a multilayer lacquer clear coat has proven amazingly durable on one of my bikes.
    You do need to test compatibility before painting the bike, though.
  24. Sometimes the paint on a bike that's been exposed...

    Sometimes the paint on a bike that's been exposed to the elements won't be repairable. I'm going to go against the consensus here and say that it is possible to refinish a bike frame successfully...
  25. Dude, go for it.

    Dude, go for it.
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