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    I am running Shimano Claris 8 speed STI. ...

    I am running Shimano Claris 8 speed STI. Initially I had a lot of difficulty with the FD setup but after reading this thread, I picked up the IRD Alpina FD for STI and it shifts...
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    370938 Just finishing up this GT Timberline. ...

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    Just finishing up this GT Timberline. Going to change the handlebars to short reach, but otherwise the fit it good and it's fun to ride.
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    Thanks for the reply. Not married to Claris...I...

    Thanks for the reply. Not married to Claris...I have the IRD alpina-d front derailleur on the way. If that doesn't work, I may just add a bar end and call it a day. The chainline issue is a bit...
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    Sweet bike! I am in the process of a drop bar...

    Sweet bike! I am in the process of a drop bar conversion on the exact same frame. Can you tell me what crank and front derailleur is working with the STI left shifter? I have Claris 8 speed STI...
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    Hi Nickie, Weight loss in a nutshell is less...

    Hi Nickie,

    Weight loss in a nutshell is less calories in, more calories out. In order to figure out how many calories you need to burn when riding, you first need to know how many calories you...
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    Thanks for the replies. At some point I will...

    Thanks for the replies. At some point I will replace the rear with a 700c but for now it will stay as is. As far as tires go, I like the paesela panaracers and they come in both sizes.
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    48cm Nishiki Cresta front wheel size

    Hi All,

    I have a question regarding my new to me Nishiki Cresta. It is a 1983 vintage and without checking, I bought 2 new tires in 27x1 1/4 size. When I went to install the front tire, I...
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    I like www.loseit.com

    I like www.loseit.com
  9. This is my rain bike so it has gotten a lot of...

    This is my rain bike so it has gotten a lot of use lately ;)
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    http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z116/ptclassic/ConeyIslandsunday.jpg

    Still have the bike. As you can see I have made some changes: fenders, rack, NOS Suntour bar end shifters, Nitto seat...
  11. Agree with zacster-lots of old low end 10 speeds...

    Agree with zacster-lots of old low end 10 speeds selling in the 300 dollar range. But, when I was there, lots of folks were looking & test riding. I felt torn between being happy for more people...
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    If you are willing to go to Brooklyn, Mr. C's...

    If you are willing to go to Brooklyn, Mr. C's Cycles has a pretty big showroom. Got my Trek 1200 there. http://http://www.mrccycles.com/bicycles.html
  13. Thread: Allergy to Lycra?

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    Some info: Spandex: DuPont first introduced...

    Some info:

    Spandex: DuPont first introduced Spandex in 1958. That fiber is now called lycra or lycra spandex. Spandex is a synthetic fiber made of at least 85% polymer polyurethane.

    Spandex is...
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    I run them at 85-90 psi as well. They are rather...

    I run them at 85-90 psi as well. They are rather wide but I ride this bike on NYC/Brooklyn streets-lots of potholes, debris etc. and the tires handle it well. I also find it to be a very...
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    Panaracer Pasela tour guards 27x1 1/4

    Panaracer Pasela tour guards 27x1 1/4
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    Thanks old's cool! This was an ebay find for...

    Thanks old's cool! This was an ebay find for around 180.00 IIRC. Was looking for a commuter/grocerygetter etc. & NY craigslist is a bit ridiculous (pricewise) for older steel bikes. I added on the...
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    http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z116/ptclassic/...

    http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z116/ptclassic/ConeyIslandsunday.jpg

    Gran Turismo
  18. Clear nail polish over the lettering. Worked on...

    Clear nail polish over the lettering. Worked on mine.
  19. Yellow Jersey carries odd size seat posts. ...

    Yellow Jersey carries odd size seat posts. http://www.yellowjersey.org/frogstem.html
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    Physical therapist. You guys keep me in...

    Physical therapist. You guys keep me in business!:)
  21. Seeking opinions on fair pricing 1986 centurion Accordo

    I have this 1986 Centurion Accordo. It was always a bit too small for me but I was much more flexible 21years ago. I spent around 225.00 to upgrade the shifters, freewheel, brake calipers, add...
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    http://www.yellowjersey.org/frogstem.html ...

    http://www.yellowjersey.org/frogstem.html

    Yellow Jersey has a 24mm post, pretty pricey though.
  23. Thread: Iso/wtb

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    I have a steel post from an old Peugeot AO8 or...

    I have a steel post from an old Peugeot AO8 or UO8-I think it is 23.8 or 24. PM if interested. Needs a clamp.
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    1983 Univega Gran Turismo. Waiting for a Brooks...

    1983 Univega Gran Turismo. Waiting for a Brooks B17, rack, fenders, and barcon installation.
    http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z116/ptclassic/Univega.jpg
  25. Another thing to not love about the frame: only...

    Another thing to not love about the frame: only one set of water bottle cage braze ons-seems a little odd for a touring bike......
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