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    The 200 bucks gets you a saddle when production...

    The 200 bucks gets you a saddle when production starts?
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    Sella Italia Turbomatic (long out of production),...

    Sella Italia Turbomatic (long out of production), or Brooks Professional. I'd like to try a carbon saddle, however that is a lot of mula to experiment with.
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    There was a time when I enjoyed the pain of...

    There was a time when I enjoyed the pain of competition. Have a fun race, and don't forget the rubdown afterwards!
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    This bike has an odd history, and I have known it...

    This bike has an odd history, and I have known it since new in 85. Hopefully you find it. Been searching for the original wheels, but have come up short. The bike is a real beauty, can't wait to hit...
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    Miyata 1000 coming together

    I have given up on finding a front deer derail eur from a local source so have decided to complete the build using a front Mountech. The fit is spot on and all that is needed are tires. 8 speed Sachs...
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    [yep, that's the one! I got lucky and bought it from the Miyata warranty center before they closed it down in the US. It was changed over to a cruiser with beach bars from Don Pierce at Detroit...
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    I just came across this thread and felt compelled...

    I just came across this thread and felt compelled to chime in. Look at the intended riding style. If you liked the Roubaix and Synapse the best, and both in carbon form, then the hybrid better than...
  8. I had the hots for one of those black ones at the...

    I had the hots for one of those black ones at the time. One of the most underrated mtb of that era. Very easy to ride and very stout construction. There is a Koga Miyata Caboliite in the garage ...
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    +1 again. No way would I pay 200 bucks for a...

    +1 again. No way would I pay 200 bucks for a "professional" fit. An experienced cyclist can do it without the bling tools and fancy vernacular of salesmanship. I have used Fit Kit since 1985, and it...
  10. In 2012 I got a Habanero road frame and put my...

    In 2012 I got a Habanero road frame and put my 1986 Campy parts on it. The bike has over 7500 miles on it, and every time I ride the thing, which is often, it feels like a new bike. It absolutely...
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    +1 Some saddles do push a rider forward, however...

    +1 Some saddles do push a rider forward, however check the fit of the bike!!
  12. Thread: Back health

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    Keep body weight down

    Keep body weight down
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    We sold quite a few of the Tri A's. The bikes...

    We sold quite a few of the Tri A's. The bikes were nicely done, as typical of Nishiki's nicer models, but had to compete in a tough market. Nishiki was distributed by West Coast Cycles, I think....
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    Plus one on the SKS Longboards. I now ride in the...

    Plus one on the SKS Longboards. I now ride in the rain with dry feet. The Planet Bikes are less costly, but do not have the coverage of the SKS. As for color, who cares?
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    There is a book called Back Rx, and it addresses...

    There is a book called Back Rx, and it addresses core strength and stretching using some positions from yoga. This is where I started and now do mostly yoga, basic, simple, no named yoga. The stuff...
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    Yoga Yoga Yoga It has cured all of the back...

    Yoga Yoga Yoga It has cured all of the back issues I have dealt with since age 28, and now that my wife is doing yoga, here back issues have gone away... Yoga Yoga Yoga Yoga Yoga Yoga,,, you get the...
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    I'm with having the local shop build wheels to...

    I'm with having the local shop build wheels to your spec, especially if you are a high mileage or are going to be a high mileage rider.
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    My son, a soon to be grad, is selling his car...

    My son, a soon to be grad, is selling his car when he moves to Seattle for a job. he did two internships there and all he needed was his bike for the 40 mile round trip commute. Says he can't wait to...
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    Just for giggles, go ride a Cannondale Quick. You...

    Just for giggles, go ride a Cannondale Quick. You will be amazed at how different the ride is from the Quick to the Sirrus. Bikes are cool.
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    I use pins for building as well. It allows me to...

    I use pins for building as well. It allows me to build without the use of a formal rigid jig. Pulling the things apart for repairs can be time consuming, but is usually no problem. I like to think of...
  21. Nice. The 8 speed Chorus is great stuff, and you...

    Nice. The 8 speed Chorus is great stuff, and you have it on one great bike!
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    My Zefal hp runs the top tube and is wrapped with...

    My Zefal hp runs the top tube and is wrapped with a Banda toe clip strap. Staying vintage right down to the pump strap.
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    Rollers were instrumental in developing a...

    Rollers were instrumental in developing a workable cadence when racing. Pushing a big gear while on the rollers speaks volumes about what is going on here. You are ready for lower gears and a higher...
  24. Suntour friction thumbies from the mid eighties...

    Suntour friction thumbies from the mid eighties were an outright nightmare to push when shifting. Every bike I built or worked on with those thumbies had the same issue. They were even worse with the...
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    I remember selling these back in the day. If I...

    I remember selling these back in the day. If I recall correctly they were built for Specialized by Giant. The lugs are designed to fit inside the tubes as well as on the outside of the tube by the...
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