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    Late 60's American Eagle roadster '82 Univega...

    Late 60's American Eagle roadster
    '82 Univega Gran Turismo
    '91 Shogun Prairie Breaker MTB.

    Bikes last.
  2. Thread: runbike?

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    Still a claw hammer, just with a weird handle

    Still a claw hammer, just with a weird handle
  3. Thread: runbike?

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    5 years from now, you'll be able to pick one up...

    5 years from now, you'll be able to pick one up on Craigslist barely used and real cheap. Looks like a pointless gimmick.

    Re-inventing the bicycle is like re-inventing the claw hammer.
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    Optimist of the week, or best story: Hollywood...

    Optimist of the week, or best story: Hollywood movie studios beach cruiser 26 inch 5 speed
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    Opened my eyes back in the day. Changed the way...

    Opened my eyes back in the day. Changed the way I looked at cycling

    "Just Ride" I agree 85% with 85% of what he says. I like Grant's philosophy.

    "It's Not About The Bike" Lance is a turd.
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    I gave away a 1959 Hercules 3 speed. Really...

    I gave away a 1959 Hercules 3 speed. Really regret now.

    The bike I regret selling:

    http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e234/djbower/SchwinnJaguar1.jpg

    A $25 Schwinn Jaguar with GT mountain...
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    No need for me to add anything to the list except...

    No need for me to add anything to the list except "Good Score". I paid $20 for one in far worse condition. Got $80 for it.

    Alloy rims, new brake pads, maybe new shifters. The Schwinn shifters...
  8. Can't go wrong. Cycle Tech at Fairview/Baker in...

    Can't go wrong. Cycle Tech at Fairview/Baker in Costa Mesa is another place
  9. That picture just about made me cry. Like...

    That picture just about made me cry. Like replacing the water pump on my Plymouth Voyager 4 cylinder did.
  10. I found a Nishiki hybrid in the alley. Decided...

    I found a Nishiki hybrid in the alley. Decided to fix it up for quick sale. Everything was worn. Ball bearings were cracked, the stem was cracked, the brakes crumbled when I pulled them off. The...
  11. Just Patience. Hit C-list 3-4 times a day, know...

    Just Patience. Hit C-list 3-4 times a day, know what you're looking for, read ads that make no sense. I picked up a very nice Shogun MTB. The ad read "beautiful bike". Period.
  12. By trying to shift through the entire range in...

    By trying to shift through the entire range in one shot. Smacked my significant others against the top tube.
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    Don't know what you mean by quite old, but...

    Don't know what you mean by quite old, but without putting forth any effort, I'd say 10-15 years at the most. Good source of info: BikePedia
  14. 3 years and counting. A Raleigh mixte that...

    3 years and counting. A Raleigh mixte that needed a wheelset. Eventually, I'm going to build a 3 speed coaster rear wheel. Got the hub, can't seem to get going.
  15. If I was a guy looking to jack a bike & rider,...

    If I was a guy looking to jack a bike & rider, I'd set up a clothesline under a bridge on SART or SGRT at night and wait. You can take out King Kong if you have the element of surprise.

    Find a...
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    I previously had an '82 a few years back. I met...

    I previously had an '82 a few years back. I met with a dopey college girl & her splendid mommy. Mom fell in love with the bike and would have bought it to ship to New York. Dopey ended up buying...
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    That's in my area. Might check it out for yucks

    That's in my area. Might check it out for yucks
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    Good info. The bars are 23.5 mm, might be able...

    Good info. The bars are 23.5 mm, might be able to shim them. When I sell a bike, I always assume I'll have to face the new owner down the line.

    God bless the French, God damn their components.
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    Yep, plastic levers.

    Yep, plastic levers.
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    Mafac brake lever help

    I was given a Peugeot mixte in decent shape. Been putting it back together, and the original Mafac brake levers are bent and broken. Can I get replacement levers, or do I have to find a set of 23.5...
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    Looked great, rode like poop.

    http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e234/djbower/Clist%20sales/Dyno3_zps76223ff9.jpg
  22. $100 for a '98 Specialized FSR project. Poor guy...

    $100 for a '98 Specialized FSR project. Poor guy was in over his head. Put on the wheelset from my daily rider, installed a new crankset, front derailleur, chain & cable set. Rode it around a few...
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    That awful overweight and understrengthed folding...

    That awful overweight and understrengthed folding steel stem. Brings back awful memories of a Huffy 10 speed I was forced to ride, until it tried to kill me.

    430871
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    Never went around a corner fast enough to be an...

    Never went around a corner fast enough to be an issue.
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    My '64 I picked up a few years back. Sold off...

    My '64 I picked up a few years back. Sold off what few components were left on it. The coaster brake 26" wheelset came off Craigslist from a guy who built it for retro-mountain bike racing. ...
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