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  1. i recommend building your first set. if you...

    i recommend building your first set. if you follow sheldon's wheelbuilding page closely, it's easier than baking a soufflé.

    sapim db spokes from danscomp and sun m13ii rims from niagara will cost...
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    so with $200 in bb and headset, the frameset is...

    so with $200 in bb and headset, the frameset is worth $50 less?
  3. drop bar angle/alignment is an individual choice....

    drop bar angle/alignment is an individual choice. many align the bar-end to point to the rear brake. for me, my drops are angled higher, parallel with the top tube.
    ...
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    this. velobase has a great search feature.

    this.

    velobase has a great search feature.
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    i would go with a sunrace 6- or 7-speed freewheel...

    i would go with a sunrace 6- or 7-speed freewheel and an 8-speed chain (with the 6-speed fw) or 9-speed chain (with a 7-speed fw).

    i use sram 8-speed chains (like the pc-830) and kmc 9-speed...
  6. what worked for me on two bikes ... a shot...

    what worked for me on two bikes ...

    a shot glass of equal parts atf and acetone poured into the upside-down steerer and left alone for two weeks.

    on one bike, the solution was dripping out the...
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    12strings, you're right that an overhaul will...

    12strings, you're right that an overhaul will cost $200 in labor alone.

    but ask for bare frame pics to know that's what you're getting.

    i include bare frame pics with all my ads of full...
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    w t f ? ...

    w t f ?

    http://images.craigslist.org/00N0N_915eAFzmOZb_600x450.jpg
    Sekai Vintage Bike 50cm Shimano Parts
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    same thing happened to me. send me your...

    same thing happened to me. send me your remaining one, and at least one of us will have a complete set.
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    i love that paint scheme. but this rebuild...

    i love that paint scheme. but this rebuild leaves a lot to be desired. the white (?) cable housing is too long and routed in front of the bars. he went with black tires, yellow tape, and a cheap,...
  11. the catalog page shows tan walls -- my choice...

    the catalog page shows tan walls -- my choice with a white framed peugeot.
  12. the fremont recycled cycles sold me a pair a...

    the fremont recycled cycles sold me a pair a couple weeks ago.
  13. ^ this ... if your levers are non-aeros. those...

    ^ this ... if your levers are non-aeros.

    those hoods look best with 600 and dura ace non-aeros. and my lbs sells 'em too.

    https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7688/17272796955_6b471d7d6a.jpg
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    in '88, the club went to chromoly ... and a bit...

    in '88, the club went to chromoly ... and a bit more 'miami vice.'

    http://www.classicfuji.com/Models_for_Display/1988%2011%20Club%20Fuji.jpg
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    "wrong"? yeah, maybe "nothing" is "wrong." but...

    "wrong"? yeah, maybe "nothing" is "wrong." but there's a reason the opus, team and pro were chromoly, and the club was valite.

    i only had one, so my experience is limited.
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    not necessarily a bad thing if one always has a...

    not necessarily a bad thing if one always has a project build going -- that front derailleur that hasn't sold may be ideal for what's to be built. and that's how i approach it. and sometimes it...
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    sold my cherished '80 moto grand jubilé pseudo resto 700c conversion for $700 saturday on cl.

    took four months for the right buyer on the right day to come along.

    that was one of the best bikes...
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    new stem. it needs red tape anyways. ...

    new stem. it needs red tape anyways.

    http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=448773&d=1430622123

    i had an '84, but prefer this paint scheme. it's very pretty with the gumwalls....
  19. a wise man told me to use a shot glass of equal...

    a wise man told me to use a shot glass of equal parts acetone and atf. i let it soak a week, tried it, and it was still stuck. so i gave it another shot glass and another week, and it finally...
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    hey, dallas, i'm thinkin' that red helmet needs...

    hey, dallas, i'm thinkin' that red helmet needs an interlocking 'ou' on it.
  21. when i only had one bike, it got a new makeover...

    when i only had one bike, it got a new makeover regularly. now, i build them, and they're pretty much done.

    i've had a couple that gave me a squeak or click that weren't too fun figuring out --...
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    "grammer"? crescents have such great decals.

    "grammer"?

    crescents have such great decals.
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    but does the pilot know he is now one paramount...

    but does the pilot know he is now one paramount short?

    $200, jeeze.
  24. Thread: Fuji Allegro

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    valite? no thanks. look for db chromoly.

    valite? no thanks.

    look for db chromoly.
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    a club fuji with valite is a better deal at $250...

    a club fuji with valite is a better deal at $250 than a mint miyata 310?

    if i had to ride it every day, i'd pay $500 more for the miyata, maybe more.

    i also don't understand the...
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