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    Need Help...

    Need Help
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    In the < $200 range, with your criteria, you're...

    In the < $200 range, with your criteria, you're pretty much targeting a vintage touring bike. Of course, successfully purchasing a dependable older bike requires a certain amount of savvy. If I'm on...
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    Not a cassette? I'm quite ignorant on the...

    Not a cassette? I'm quite ignorant on the subject; did Shimano make UG freewheels?
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    Why does that remind me of my son's rodded Novara...

    Why does that remind me of my son's rodded Novara Forza?
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  5. FWIW, I got myself a lifetime supply of chainstay...

    FWIW, I got myself a lifetime supply of chainstay protection, by buying a roll of real aluminum duct tape. I just trace and cut the desired shape on the roll, then peel off and stick on. Anyone in...
  6. Just like today's popular SUVs relative to the...

    Just like today's popular SUVs relative to the off-roading they get :lol:
  7. Run, don't walk away. A knowledgable and/or...

    Run, don't walk away. A knowledgable and/or scrupulous seller would not describe the condition as "good", and not disclose the fork and/or frame damage. If you can get it for the value of...
  8. Always game for something down here in my neck of...

    Always game for something down here in my neck of the woods, as long as I can ride to the IP. I'm not much of one to pack my bike in a motor vehicle and drive somewhere just to go for a bike ride.
  9. Do you have any more info on the bike you have a...

    Do you have any more info on the bike you have a bead on? Photos, components; decals? Anything would help.
    If it has canties, longish chainstays, and extra braze-ons for racks front & rear, I'd...
  10. I had a buddy when I was growing up in the 1970s...

    I had a buddy when I was growing up in the 1970s that had a bike that sure looked alot like that. There were no markings so I guess it was repainted already. All the rest of us had entry level...
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    If you do your own wrenching, vintage touring...

    If you do your own wrenching, vintage touring bikes make great commuters. Modify/modernize to your own personal taste and ability.
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    ...enjoying reading about your odyssey, and bike...

    ...enjoying reading about your odyssey, and bike acquistions along the way. Keep it coming! :thumb:
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    I see what you did there... ;)

    I see what you did there... ;)
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    http://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1003998-...

    http://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1003998-what-bike.html
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    Umm, aka, "poor man's track stance"? :innocent:

    Umm, aka, "poor man's track stance"? :innocent:
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    Hmm, I have a New Yawk area code, but that has...

    Hmm, I have a New Yawk area code, but that has nothing to do with where I live, since it's a free internet phone number. I hope the area code in question isn't compromising my standing in society. ...
  17. If the damage is somewhat evenly distributed...

    If the damage is somewhat evenly distributed around the race, it is most likely fatigue. Corrosion damage tends to be localized, and normally not very deep.
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    Ahem, swallow your vanity and try a looser fit?...

    Ahem, swallow your vanity and try a looser fit? ;) Or is this meant to be a bragging thread ;) ;)
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    :wtf:Are you sure you have that the right way...

    :wtf:Are you sure you have that the right way around? :twitchy:
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    That's def the vaguest title I've ever seen,...

    That's def the vaguest title I've ever seen, given that this is a bike forum; the OP content [lack of] takes it to the next level... :rolleyes:


    Those titles seem reasonable to me, especially if...
  21. Always heartwarming to hear about a nice but...

    Always heartwarming to hear about a nice but neglected bike eventually finding its way into caring hands.
    Are you sure the failure is brinelling? That would be a little unusual for a BB spindle. ...
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    While the bikes are beautiful and seductive to me...

    While the bikes are beautiful and seductive to me :love:, I have no basis in knowledge to comment any further. However, I applaud your motives (and successful navigation of the obstacles)...
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    Nice old's'cool funny car! ;)

    Nice old's'cool funny car! ;)
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    HaHa, now we have the recursive mystery thread...

    HaHa, now we have the recursive mystery thread!! :lol:
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    OK, I'll start: HELP! What did I just buy?!?!?!?!...

    OK, I'll start: HELP! What did I just buy?!?!?!?!
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