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    If I could keep from being worried about it being...

    If I could keep from being worried about it being stolen, I'd pick one up in a heartbeat. It would probably become my touring bike, too.
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    Many of the touring-style tires from the major...

    Many of the touring-style tires from the major providers should work quite well for you.

    I have a Panaracer Crosstown knobby-ish tire on the front of my touring bike, and a Continental Touring...
  3. Here's my modified version enjoying my boring,...

    Here's my modified version enjoying my boring, dark living room in Sweden this winter.
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    I've modified it a bit. I think next may be my first attempt with brifters!
  4. I have one. They are not fully chromed. Only...

    I have one.

    They are not fully chromed. Only the ones with the slightly later chrome-lugged frames were fully chromed.
  5. Many of the members here are American (myself...

    Many of the members here are American (myself included) or Canadian, and I've found that people post weird bikes from here in Scandinavia (I'm just across the Íresund in Sweden) all the time that...
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    You're luck to find the Pro Tour. I'll never get...

    You're luck to find the Pro Tour. I'll never get rid of mine!
  7. I'd probably switch to an 8-speed...

    I'd probably switch to an 8-speed freehub/cassette system on a touring bike. Parts will be easily available practically anywhere. A lot of modern mountain cassettes will give you nice gear ranges,...
  8. Look at where the tension is in the system is...

    Look at where the tension is in the system is when you're pedaling vs. braking. When braking, you tension the bottom, which would compress the spring, loosening the chain possibly causing it to...
  9. Sorry about the delay. Removing and...

    Sorry about the delay.

    Removing and re-installing the rear wheel is a bit annoying since I also have to detach the brake reaction arm from the non-drive-side chainstay, which is connected by a...
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    Definitely a Pro Tour, circa 1977. Everything...

    Definitely a Pro Tour, circa 1977. Everything except the wheels and saddle appear original.

    I bought one in silver almost exactly 5 years ago from a neighbor when I lived in Arkansas. I've...
  11. There were a lot of good 26" wheeled mountain...

    There were a lot of good 26" wheeled mountain bikes in the 1980's, most of which have horizontal dropouts.

    After I changed the rear tire on my 7-speed IGH (SG 7C-21) coaster-braked horizontal...
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    Great! How nice that you still have the...

    Great!

    How nice that you still have the downtube decals. Only a couple of the letters were left on my '77 Pro Tour when I got it, and I finished the job of removing them quite easily. The...
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    No. If your frame is equipped with a...

    No. If your frame is equipped with a Campagnolo-style integrated derailleur hanger, then it is the threaded piece that replaces that nut. Assuming your mount is a threaded Campagnolo style, that is.
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    I agree. The last thing you do is rotate the...

    I agree. The last thing you do is rotate the cage by hand and re-install this stop-screw to return the cage to tension. The tuning of the tension comes from selecting the notch where Spring 20...
  15. The original rear wheel would not have had a...

    The original rear wheel would not have had a bolt-on hub. Probably the original was busted or stolen at some point.

    I highly recommend you take advantage of your dynamo wire routing. I wish my...
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    I have to admit, I just looked at Walmart's...

    I have to admit, I just looked at Walmart's offerings, and there seems to be a lot more diversity than when I was last there about 5 years ago. Some pretty practical stuff at around $150 to $200.
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    I see quite a bit of variety in the bikes used...

    I see quite a bit of variety in the bikes used here in southern Sweden. Quite a few are typical "Grandmother" bikes with Shimano 3-speed hubs, fenders, rear coaster brake and front V-brake, a rear...
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    I have a Sanyo, and I think it's pretty good. It...

    I have a Sanyo, and I think it's pretty good. It was my first foray into dynamo hubs. I've had it a year and a half, purchased when I lived in California, in a wheel that was $100 shipped from an...
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    If I were in your shoes, and I lived near an REI...

    If I were in your shoes, and I lived near an REI (site-to-store), I would be looking at this one as a closeout from Marin. ~$760

    Some of the components might not quite be the best, but it...
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    The real pain in the hindquarters with IGH hubs...

    The real pain in the hindquarters with IGH hubs and tire repair are those with a coaster brake reaction arm that mounts to the chainstay...

    I've only had to change the tire on mine (Shimano...
  21. Tell me about it... In the almost 1 year since I...

    Tell me about it... In the almost 1 year since I moved from the USA to Sweden, the exchange rate has dropped, as I calculated this morning, 22.1%. Certainly not good news in terms of my retirement...
  22. Yeah. I can be there in about 30 minutes by...

    Yeah. I can be there in about 30 minutes by train. Lund, which is about 100,000 people and where I work and used to live, is perhaps even better. Even my little town has at least two of those...
  23. I have only been here for a year, and I haven't...

    I have only been here for a year, and I haven't been to Gothenburg or Stockholm yet (I plan to spend some time there and in Oslo this spring and fall), but I'm most surprised at the lack of cars. I...
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    The increase in diameter between next-nearest...

    The increase in diameter between next-nearest sizes is a second order effect.

    The first order effect is the impact on volume and the pressure selection. And the particular tire and construction...
  25. Many places here in Sweden are a bit like this. ...

    Many places here in Sweden are a bit like this. The infrastructure reflects it, too.

    Society is a good deal flatter here in terms of earnings, and folks tend not to covet ownership of stuff, as...
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