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  1. The aluminum frame is fine for touring;...

    The aluminum frame is fine for touring; Cannondale touring bikes have a justly loyal following.

    I'd prefer a bike without suspension for the duty you describe, but that's a good price if the bike...
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    Never heard of the cork trick, but some of the...

    Never heard of the cork trick, but some of the guys I rode with in the 1960s and 1970s used to push spare spokes inside the handlebar. The spokes would come out with some bends, obviously, but they'd...
  3. Apparently no one but RollCNY noticed that "How...

    Apparently no one but RollCNY noticed that "How many people are you passing?" is exactly the same question as "how many do you pass?"
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    In the 1960s and 1970s, Peugeot produced the U0-8...

    In the 1960s and 1970s, Peugeot produced the U0-8 in four sizes and in black, white, blue, red, yellow, orange, and green (and maybe a couple of other colors I've forgotten).

    At the other end of...
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    It appears to a Bianchi from the early 1970s....

    It appears to a Bianchi from the early 1970s. Entry-level model, but still respectable. It's too bad the frame is badly damaged from a front-end collision.
  6. Simple version: tires with sizes expressed in...

    Simple version: tires with sizes expressed in decimals on the sidewalls are pretty much never interchangeable with tires with fractional sizing numbers. Completely different rim sizes.

    So: return...
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    And 24 x 1 3/4" is not the same as 24 x 1.75".

    And 24 x 1 3/4" is not the same as 24 x 1.75".
  8. Yes. Factory finish was always satin, so efforts...

    Yes. Factory finish was always satin, so efforts to "bring the shine back" are misguided. Leave them alone.
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    How about them Schwinn Paramounts? 440696 ...

    How about them Schwinn Paramounts?

    440696

    Plus Paramount road and track bikes and various other models with bent seat tubes in the 1977 catalog:

    1977 Schwinn Catalog
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    Bianchigirll's pictures don't load on my...

    Bianchigirll's pictures don't load on my computer, but that can only be the '80 Rigi listed in her sig. Ride to the turnaround in a time trial, meet yourself coming back.

    I'm convinced that...
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    Maybe it's just weird distortion in the first...

    Maybe it's just weird distortion in the first photo in the original post, but be sure to check for damage at the top and down tubes near the head lugs. Looks bent to me, but here's hoping it's not.
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    If you mean toe clips, and if you mean that the...

    If you mean toe clips, and if you mean that the toe clip strap caused the accident, you might consider leaving the straps loose or even removing them.

    I use clipless on most of my bikes, but I...
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    "is fixable" doesn't equal "should be fixed."...

    "is fixable" doesn't equal "should be fixed." Having a fork fail in use never ends well.

    I commuted for a while on on a Gran Tour of that era. The fork blades flexed exactly as you describe, a...
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    Schwinn reserved the Paramount name for their...

    Schwinn reserved the Paramount name for their very best models, the only U.S.-built factory bikes regarded as fully equal to high-end European bikes, until the end of the family ownership of the...
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    Steel frames of moderate weight are almost...

    Steel frames of moderate weight are almost certainly still the best choice for durability in a commuter bike, but you did ask about lightness as well. It's always worth looking at the article at the...
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    Bike prices and bike part prices in the U.S....

    Bike prices and bike part prices in the U.S. reflect the margins that were current throughout the toy industry in the early and middle years of the 20th century (yes, bikes were in the "toy" category...
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    Campy Record rear derailleurs of that era should...

    Campy Record rear derailleurs of that era should leave the chain slack in the small-small combination. In those days, anyone buying a pro-level racing bike would have known not to use the small-small...
  18. That's a Tour de France, the second from the top...

    That's a Tour de France, the second from the top model. Looks like the original Nervar crank (I think). The original wheels, too, probably. Those are tubular tires, anyway.

    I always wondered who...
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    On behalf of the next owner(s) , grease the...

    On behalf of the next owner(s) , grease the seatpost and stem (probably more important for quill stems than threadless stems). You'll be doing your part to conserve BF bandwidth in the future.
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    Pro fitting is based on averaged data from large...

    Pro fitting is based on averaged data from large numbers of riders, but sometimes riders depart sufficiently from the norm to require tweaking of the bike's adjustments even after a pro fit. In this...
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    The trick to using the Campy seat tool is to lube...

    The trick to using the Campy seat tool is to lube the threads of both seatpost bolts and then adjust the front bolt using your fingers. Press down on the back of the saddle to confirm when you've got...
  22. Back when Campagnolo offered lifetime warranties...

    Back when Campagnolo offered lifetime warranties on their products, the list of exceptions included flange failures in hubs that showed multiple sets of gouges of the kind described in this thread.
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    I worked at a Schwinn dealership when the...

    I worked at a Schwinn dealership when the aluminum Schwinn road bikes were introduced. Very nice bikes (but don't lose that seatpost). It's a shame that Schwinn hadn't offered them a few years...
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    One benefit of all the colorful pronouncements...

    One benefit of all the colorful pronouncements from the aluminum naysayers on the topic of harshness, rattling teeth, etc.: when someone not wholly brainwashed gets on a Cannondale or equivalent,...
  25. Agree about the Campy downtube shifters. We used...

    Agree about the Campy downtube shifters. We used to use a Vice Grip to (gently) pinch the threads at the end of the D-ring bolt to increase friction; Loctite would probably work, too.

    My pet peeve...
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