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    It was a Schwinn Antique, you know, the model...

    It was a Schwinn Antique, you know, the model name, just below the Varsity in price.
  2. I don't even see any live rust to be concerned...

    I don't even see any live rust to be concerned with.
    "Rust removal" dipping in oxalic acid bath, makes bare metal, and then will want paint. If you begin by rubbing the entire frame with paste wax,...
  3. Start by not painting it.

    Start by not painting it.
  4. There were many bike builders, large & small...

    There were many bike builders, large & small shops, at the start of the 20th century. As time went on the numbers dwindled, WWI and the world-wide depression took a toll, the 30's were a good time,...
  5. Take your bike to a bike shop and let them...

    Take your bike to a bike shop and let them measure and sell you one that fits correctly.
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    I cannot believe this thread has gone 3 pages...

    I cannot believe this thread has gone 3 pages without the Bicycle Bungee

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLKBy5ioPbg...
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    Did not the Reynolds tube-set that contained all...

    Did not the Reynolds tube-set that contained all the tubes, forks and stays come with decals in the box that said "made with Reynolds tubes forks & stays" and no fork decals?
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    Thermos!

    Thermos!
  9. If it will be only for occasional riding, the...

    If it will be only for occasional riding, the older bike will be more interesting, the "vintage vibe". Other than that, color & finish condition are most important considerations.
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    I have an '86 Bridgestone 300, so it is very...

    I have an '86 Bridgestone 300, so it is very close to your bike. I bought the 700c CR18 wheelset from Velomine, and they are perfect, fitted with Panaracer Pasela's 32mm. I can't imagine a better...
  11. Right, the levers are unusual, but not exactly...

    Right, the levers are unusual, but not exactly rare. The bike is worth getting, by all means you should jump on it if it fits you.
    If it is a Reg Harris with 531 (look for a 531 decal, on the seat...
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    Thanks everyone. I play my guitar every day &...

    Thanks everyone.
    I play my guitar every day & twice on Sunday, so there.
    I can't ride, it is winter in Texas, it's wet & in the high 30's, so we're pretty much shut down.
    So I suppose I'll do that...
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    Why is BF so slow, and what to do?

    It is so slow...
  14. It is a Raleigh club racer, maybe a Reg Harris,...

    It is a Raleigh club racer, maybe a Reg Harris, 50's most likely. The wood rims & fenders aren't original on "the all-steel bicycle" but are a nice feature and were probably added by the original...
  15. I'll take, if not already taken, the Sakae SX...

    I'll take, if not already taken, the Sakae SX (170 52/42) With Dust Caps $15.00 + Shipping
  16. If you were looking for a 3 speed, this one found...

    If you were looking for a 3 speed, this one found you!
    I don't see anything French about it, except the lug lining.
    It looks like a British "clone" bike, maybe Hercules or Elswick, but it doesn't...
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    Yesterday I was telling my wife I really need to...

    Yesterday I was telling my wife I really need to dig that trench and put in a new power line to the shop out back. Then I went for a ride and saw a man emptying the back of his truck into a trash...
  18. Is there a club for a Drew to belong to? I so...

    Is there a club for a Drew to belong to?
    I so want to drew, but I am restrained by the lack of a C&V club.
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    The closest thing to a hill in a 50 mile radius...

    The closest thing to a hill in a 50 mile radius is a freeway overpass. I would be in better shape if I had a few hills to climb.
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    Neither of my bikes have brifters OR shifters....

    Neither of my bikes have brifters OR shifters. I'm single speed all the way.
    You weaklings with multiple gears can't join MY club!
  21. The Calif. Eroica, like the Italian & British...

    The Calif. Eroica, like the Italian & British events, are designed for those who can afford to travel and bear the considerable expense.

    The gravel events around the country will be designed and...
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    Figure out what the corrosion is, and remove it,...

    Figure out what the corrosion is, and remove it, then Zinc-Chromate primer.
  23. The better you were as a wrench in the past, the...

    The better you were as a wrench in the past, the harder it is to realize, as you get older, that you ain't what you were anymore.
    BITD I was an aircraft mechanic with an unblemished record. Now I...
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    Yes it is a very nicely built frame, likely built...

    Yes it is a very nicely built frame, likely built by a shop that is only known in its own region, never exported.
    Did someone do a rough drill to the top tube for internal brake cabling? It is such...
  25. I think it is important to be sure you install...

    I think it is important to be sure you install the new cotters in the correct direction, even though they will work from either direction. The correct way is where the crank is pushing against the...
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