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  1. I've been reading about this myth for 30 years.

    I've been reading about this myth for 30 years.
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    Old rare-ish Campagnolo crank

    http://i495.photobucket.com/albums/rr314/jimr2527/Ebay6/DSC05397_zpsr9eq6ybo.jpg
    http://i495.photobucket.com/albums/rr314/jimr2527/Ebay6/DSC05398_zpsr4ktnbtp.jpg...
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    And I'll bet you were smarter than your...

    And I'll bet you were smarter than your counterparts and it paid off. Reminds of waiting tables at the Red Lobster in the 'hood. There were only 3 of use with higher educations, everyone else was...
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    You ever walk into a big store (KMart) that's...

    You ever walk into a big store (KMart) that's always empty and wonder how they pay the bills? I remember walking into the first really big store when I moved to Miami back in '96. It was like a Taj...
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    30 days wroking as mechanic in a busy store will...

    30 days wroking as mechanic in a busy store will make that mechanic better than 99.9% of the people on this forum. It reminds me of the people who bash quickie oil change places, "they're hacks,...
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    We noticed a significant drop in young riders...

    We noticed a significant drop in young riders with the increasing popularity of video games. Every Christams we'd have upwards of 100 bikes ready to go by Christmas eve. When I left in 1996 we'd be...
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    I got these from WRK101....rare short reach...

    I got these from WRK101....rare short reach levers for my ultra small Paramount

    http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTQ5MFgxNjAw/z/4scAAOSwqu9U4Ljw/$_57.JPG
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    For the most part, when we mention 'restore'...

    For the most part, when we mention 'restore' we're talking about bringing it back to original specification versus performing a concourse d' elegance type thing. In this instance 'restoring' means...
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    What I like a lot about Paramount's is the...

    What I like a lot about Paramount's is the variety of 'originality. Below is a reference picture of an almost 100% bone stock Paramount with it's original bar tape, twin stick shifters and bar tape....
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    My experience with prices varies slightly.... ...

    My experience with prices varies slightly....

    Chain ring: Lots of them available: $30 (I have at least one in my parts box)
    Inner chain ring bolt set: Upwards of $100 but maybe as low as $75 ...
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    I use bearing grease.

    I use bearing grease.
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    A special recessed tool exists....

    A special recessed tool exists....
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    I think it's high...if i were an end user I...

    I think it's high...if i were an end user I wouldn't pay $900 for it.

    Drilling of the fork has minimal impact on price.
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    it's too high right now....$630 shipped. FMV...

    it's too high right now....$630 shipped.

    FMV (fair market value) on the street is maybe $400?
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    Listen to JDT......his word is gospel when it...

    Listen to JDT......his word is gospel when it comes to frame building and lugged Trek's.
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    Why bother? I simply say: "Hi, is your XYZ...

    Why bother? I simply say:

    "Hi, is your XYZ still available? If so, "I'll give $XXX cash money today."
  17. If your good at reading between the lines it easy...

    If your good at reading between the lines it easy to realize he's 99% marketing and 80% of that 99 is complete b.s.
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    Fork trail/rake and brass balls. I've only...

    Fork trail/rake and brass balls.

    I've only ever rode 1 bike that made me nervous descending....a Trek Y-Foil
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    As mentioned above... A. Weld a hex key to...

    As mentioned above...

    A. Weld a hex key to the bolt.
    B. Cut through the stem and bolt as high up as possible.

    I dont own a welder so I'd opt for 'B'.
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    Not your buisness.

    Not your buisness.
  21. Thread: De Rosa 1976

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    Who says you have to restore it? It you have all...

    Who says you have to restore it? It you have all the parts to complete the build and the price matches condition go for it. Something like that will always holds value.
  22. Thread: De Rosa 1976

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    True. OP, do some leg work to determine it's...

    True.

    OP, do some leg work to determine it's approximate year and authenticity. I'm not a derosa expert by any stretch of the imagination but the 3 I've owned all had 'DeRosa' engraved into the...
  23. +1. Fair market value is somewhere in that range.

    +1. Fair market value is somewhere in that range.
  24. Thread: De Rosa 1976

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    In that condition? $2-250. Max.

    In that condition? $2-250. Max.
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    30% of MSRP

    30% of MSRP
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