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  1. You may want to post a request in the ISO thread...

    You may want to post a request in the ISO thread of Classic & Vintage. There could be someone there who has one.

    Also, try a national Craigslist search. If Specialized is like many...
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    With my experience, with bikes up to 40 years old...

    With my experience, with bikes up to 40 years old or more... They may be heavier, but in my experience don't require any more maintenance than modern bikes. I have replaced derailleurs long before...
  3. You may be able to retrofit with modern component...

    You may be able to retrofit with modern component and drop bars.

    If you do that, I would suggest saving cash and going with an older 10 speed 105 group (if you can find NOS)

    You may be able to...
  4. I agree with fietsbob. Another thing to...

    I agree with fietsbob.

    Another thing to seriously consider with French bikes is whether they use the oddball French sizes for components. That bike seems to be new enough that they might have...
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    There is a computation that you may not have run...

    There is a computation that you may not have run across yet based on your post count, but I think you captured the spirit. The proper number of bikes is N+1 where N represents the number of bikes...
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    Just to underscore in case someone else digs up...

    Just to underscore in case someone else digs up this thread later.

    1) Highest pressure allowed by the tire is good practice for us large riders.

    2)Going down a size to get higher pressure is...
  7. Back when they were new, I rode a bike with the...

    Back when they were new, I rode a bike with the FFS briefly (not mine) and it was interesting to be able to shift while coasting, but I honestly thought it was dangerous to have the drivetrain...
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    The first scratch is the hardest, then it becomes...

    The first scratch is the hardest, then it becomes an easy choice, just like a car.

    What size is it? If it is my size, I will volunteer to ride it until it crumples under my weight or gets a...
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    Hey Minerander... I can't see the pic right...

    Hey Minerander...

    I can't see the pic right now (behind a firewall) but if it is a mountain bike, unless you want to do off-road riding, a set of smoother tires would probably be in order.
    ...
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    Last year I upgraded to a newer bike (a 2011 Trek...

    Last year I upgraded to a newer bike (a 2011 Trek 7.3 FX) from my 2003 Giant Sedona DX (bought late in the 2012 season), and honestly, after switching shifters on my Sedona to Rapid Fire, I think...
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    And don't bypass other brands off-hand either. ...

    And don't bypass other brands off-hand either. The Trek FX line would be similar, and make good commuters, as would those from other manufacturers. Even if a specific brand is a little more...
  12. I agree the MSO would be a good option. I ride...

    I agree the MSO would be a good option. I ride the 60 TPI Clement X'Plor USH on my hybrid because I liked the center tread better when I checked them out, but it is only available in 35mm... A...
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    Unless you are having problems, you don't need to...

    Unless you are having problems, you don't need to rush.

    I have thousands of miles on the stock wheels on my Giant Sedona, at weights from 310-365 and have had one spoke pop in 10 years. I also...
  14. Doesn't look like a PX-10 to me. However, it...

    Doesn't look like a PX-10 to me. However, it looks like a decent deal for $100 either way... at least for a local purchase.

    Classic PX-10 Peugeot 10 speed
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    The stand linked to in the OP is very similar to...

    The stand linked to in the OP is very similar to one I have... and it is not designed to hold the bike up by the chain stays, it is designed to be used on the ends of the QR of the rear wheel.
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    In addition to mileage, how about hills? How...

    In addition to mileage, how about hills? How good is the pavement?

    Light will help in 3 ways. A little when accelerating, while climbing, and when lifting the bike. If riding on flat grouns,...
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    That is a very creative way to make the point. ...

    That is a very creative way to make the point. But it is a shame that police don't understand the bike lane does not negate the legality of riding in the road. :(
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    Expressing your view and pointing out the legal...

    Expressing your view and pointing out the legal issue with her parking in a traffic lane is fine. I tend to be too passive in my dealings, but even for people who are bolder, there are some...
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    Don't hesitate to come back if you have specific...

    Don't hesitate to come back if you have specific questions.

    As part of your hunt, determine which shop you like best as well.
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    I don't think anyone was saying it is ok to drive...

    I don't think anyone was saying it is ok to drive visually impaired, as long as the term visually impaired doesn't mean everything below 20/20 in both eyes. I know that what I am saying is that...
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    This is true for all standard bikes, but not for...

    This is true for all standard bikes, but not for Electras with their crank forward design (and there may be another exception or two around). They are designed specifically to allow flat footed...
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    Yeah, I understand the skepticism. I was fine...

    Yeah, I understand the skepticism. I was fine with cold (didn't always like it, but no health issues) until I was 56 (a couple of years ago)... Ironically, I first started to notice the issue in the...
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    I agree with this. I'll be honest, I don't try...

    I agree with this. I'll be honest, I don't try to lift on the upward part of the stroke very much when I ride clipless, so I probably get no power advantage, but I definitely like the feeling of...
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    I may be uninformed, but I am not aware of any...

    I may be uninformed, but I am not aware of any bike in the Specialized line-up where you can have your saddle adjusted for efficient pedaling and still be able to stop with your feet on the ground...
  25. While I can see how longer cranks would help at...

    While I can see how longer cranks would help at lower RPM (which is why mtb cranks tend to be longer), I don't think that they will necessarily help as much as keeping your cadence up during a climb....
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