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  1. When you consider that you get the cables, cable...

    When you consider that you get the cables, cable stops, + 8speed shifters. Can you mount your down tube shifters on this pod?

    I bought these + 8-speed cassette + chain for under $75 shipped a...
  2. I considered doing the exact same thing with my...

    I considered doing the exact same thing with my downtube shifters (arabesque).

    Opted for this instead:
    Shimano Ultegra 6480 Triple 8sp Bar End Shifter | Chain Reaction Cycles..even better deal...
  3. Your Shopping Cart | Wraith Fabrication...

    Your Shopping Cart | Wraith Fabrication

    With a 3k budget..I'd get the above + h+son (tb14)/105 wheel set. Whatever groupo you like. Should be under 3k.

    Also..I'd consider Soma Double Cross...
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    That's too bad about the B-17.. I'm not sure...

    That's too bad about the B-17..

    I'm not sure if this has been mentioned..I bought my wife the following saddle (Charge Ladle):
    Charge Ladle Cromo Saddle > Components > Saddles and Seatposts >...
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    I'm also looking for a bike for long distances. ...

    I'm also looking for a bike for long distances. I've been researching this for way longer than i care to admit. I'm basically leaning towards the Soma Double-Cross. Aside from being versatile,...
  6. Another Japanese brand is: Lotus I recall...

    Another Japanese brand is: Lotus

    I recall looking up the geometry for a 1987 Lotus Excelle and it and the steel tubing were very similar to later RB-1's.

    Previous years Excelle's were slightly...
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    Sticky: ISO: 700c Wheelset--ideally mid 80's and japanese...

    ISO: 700c Wheelset--ideally mid 80's and japanese (ukai, araya, wolbers)

    I have front wheel (ukai, shimano 600EX)..

    but it's surprisingly difficult finding a rear wheel only for a decent price....
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    Sticky: ISO: I need the rear wheel for a Lotus...

    ISO:

    I need the rear wheel for a Lotus Classique (1983)--i have the front..but would be willing to buy the wheelset and see if i can sell my front.
    Ukai Rim 700c + Shimano 600EX hub


    Have:...
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    I'd get something from bikesdirect like this:...

    I'd get something from bikesdirect like this:
    Save Up to 60% Off Track Bikes | SingleSpeed Bikes | Fixie | Windsor Bikes - The Hour | Save up to 60% off Fixed gear and singlespeed bicycles

    Then...
  10. I have this bike..exact model color and size..i...

    I have this bike..exact model color and size..i also bought it for my wife. She was a little nervous about the drop-bars and so i put 'porteur' bars on there. Even though it's too small for...
  11. I think what VT_Speed is suggesting makes a lot...

    I think what VT_Speed is suggesting makes a lot more sense.

    It gets you riding a lot quicker + cheaper too.
  12. How about a karate monkey complete? I don't think...

    How about a karate monkey complete? I don't think you need ALL of the versatility of a troll/ogre..this seems like a decent compromise.

    Or if that's still outside the price range you can try:
    KM...
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    After seeing what you did with the 750 (and the...

    After seeing what you did with the 750 (and the 950)..I was convinced to try something similar. However, it seems like these 750/790's (1990-1992) are getting harder and harder to find for less than...
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    http://blog.peterlombardi.com/index.php/2013/04/fi...

    http://blog.peterlombardi.com/index.php/2013/04/finally-a-trek-750-multitrack-update/

    I know you are looking for drop bars and, I haven't seen the color...but I've always liked this conversion.
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    718 Cyclery in Gowanus has free wheel building...

    718 Cyclery in Gowanus has free wheel building classes..and I think as part of the 2nd class you get to use their tools to put one together. I am pretty sure you don't need to purchase anything from...
  16. I can't imagine spending $1000-1500 on what is...

    I can't imagine spending $1000-1500 on what is essentially a commuting/utility bike.

    I don't know how much the Allant currently weighs--but, again, I doubt that any of the bikes weigh...
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    I think that you can't really go wrong with any...

    I think that you can't really go wrong with any of the bikes -- I suggested just upgrading to brifters because it seems the simplest. As for the Straggler being $1800 (MSRP)..the great thing about...
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    Up the budget slightly and have your shop put a...

    Up the budget slightly and have your shop put a set of brifters on the surly cc.or get a straggler.
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    http://m.jensonusa.com/Outlet-Panaracer-Pasela-Tir...

    http://m.jensonusa.com/Outlet-Panaracer-Pasela-Tire

    Consider adding $25 worth of more stuff for the free shipping.
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    I'm biased--i agree with snydermann that this...

    I'm biased--i agree with snydermann that this particular model year for the excelle is really nice. I have the same bike, same size..its relatively light..sport tourish and it takes wide tires. ...
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    1984--in a size 21" ...

    1984--in a size 21"

    http://www.vintagelotusbicycles.com/site/a802ff7aeca345b8bc2a5c9d590680ad/default?url=http%3A%2F%2Fvintagelotusbicycles.com%2FEclair.php#2664
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    I would not sell that bike so quickly. ...

    I would not sell that bike so quickly.
    http://www.vintagelotusbicycles.com/Cinelli_Supreme.html

    Let Snydermann chime in first--he's the expert on Lotus. The only thing is that it seems someone...
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    Loose- All of your questions regarding the BD...

    Loose-

    All of your questions regarding the BD moto CXX (surly clone) have been asked and answered on the forums before.

    The bike shares the same geometry as the current surly cross-x. The semi...
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    What makes you say that the BD bike (CXX) is not...

    What makes you say that the BD bike (CXX) is not at all like the crosscheck? There are def. some minor differences..the fork..the top tube cable routing..fewer braze-ons??..but I'm fairly certain...
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    Is the fork also ishiwata? Looks a little like my...

    Is the fork also ishiwata? Looks a little like my 1987 lotus excellent..I think the color is pearlescent.. Just a guess.
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