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  1. what is going on with this crank? ...

    what is going on with this crank?

    http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=453848&d=1432694914

    why no drive side pics of the trek? the first photo of the rd is the raleigh. but...
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    you could do some very simple things to make it...

    you could do some very simple things to make it more presentable:

    - remove dork disk
    - match the front tire to the new one in the rear
    - lower the seatpost
    - repace cable and housing
    - move...
  3. yes, lightish yellow and very viscous. in the...

    yes, lightish yellow and very viscous.

    in the rear hub, i found 10 7/32" balls on each side -- smaller than 1/4", but with an extra ball. i wonder why someone would do that.
  4. related question maybe someone here can help... ...

    related question maybe someone here can help...

    i bought some campy record hubs over the weekend, filled with a yellowish grease that's more viscous than park. what brand(s) might it be?
  5. Thread: Univega's

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    people are just tight-lipped today. too many hot...

    people are just tight-lipped today. too many hot dogs stuffed in their jowels.

    i appreciate your thoughts on weight and ride quality. this isn't discussed enough.

    here are my four, all nice...
  6. is the lf front hub 32h or 36h? i'm looking for...

    is the lf front hub 32h or 36h? i'm looking for a lf front 32h hub with oil clip and without the skewer.

    if you live in a bike rich market, i would try craigs first. i've sold a bunch of campy...
  7. Thread: Never Fails

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    can you cancel your order? it is a holiday.

    can you cancel your order? it is a holiday.
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    what year ph10? are the wheels original? ie:...

    what year ph10? are the wheels original? ie: did it come with 27" wheels?

    i would've tried 1" paselas in the first place, but i prefer 23-25mm tires.

    i had a '73 pr10 that originally came...
  9. Thread: Cycling Caps

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    my last purchase was a new black campy cap...

    my last purchase was a new black campy cap shipped from europe for $11 total on ebay. i doubt i'd be able to ship it back for $11.

    black may be hot, but it looks best. not sure i'd wear it south...
  10. Thread: Univega's

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    i've owned four. the two gran rallys (rallies?)...

    i've owned four. the two gran rallys (rallies?) were the best of the bunch. really fun to ride and i loved shifting their brazed dt arabesque shifters on those smooth six-speed clusters. one of...
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    i made my moto grand record my grocery getter. i...

    i made my moto grand record my grocery getter. i already had a cool, center-mount blackburn rack i polished up. it looks great with its new black/red banjo brothers grocery pannier to match the...
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    ^ it didn't feel that light, though. it felt...

    ^ it didn't feel that light, though. it felt dead.

    i often say, one example does not a sample set make. so maybe i should reserve judgment. still, it would be difficult for me to buy another...
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    +1 i like suntour fw's when they look good and...

    +1

    i like suntour fw's when they look good and don't skip, but that doesn't happen often with those i find. so it's usually to sunrace i go...
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    ^ my '84 club fuji was valite, and i thought it...

    ^ my '84 club fuji was valite, and i thought it was too heavy, stiff and dead. all my univegas were more lively and fun to ride.

    still looking for a chromoly fuji though.
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    no derailleur hanger, and the top tube guides...

    no derailleur hanger, and the top tube guides mean it's not a track bike. case closed (for me).
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    maybe. but i would look for a bike with an...

    maybe. but i would look for a bike with an on-frame rear derailleur hanger and downtube shifters. their presence is a good indication of mid-level quality.

    if you want a fuji, check out the...
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    i thought my carradice zipped roll was very...

    i thought my carradice zipped roll was very reasonably priced from spa cycles in the uk. i paired it with my new favorite, the nidd saddle, to help justify the shipping.
    ...
  18. Thread: 80s bianchi

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    for me, it depends on the level of friendship,...

    for me, it depends on the level of friendship, sentimental value of the bike, and the level of economic need for you and your pops. for example, if all are well off and it's a very good friend, $500...
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    oh did i confuse scarlet for garnet? sorry. ...

    oh did i confuse scarlet for garnet? sorry.

    one thing i won't confuse is red for crimson.

    http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/okla/sports/m-footbl/auto_wide/3161758.jpeg
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    for $60, this '76 donor bike with suzue hubs,...

    for $60, this '76 donor bike with suzue hubs, rando bars, takagi double, first gen cyclone and barcons:

    https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7377/9187887675_c8129f6537.jpg

    also for $60, this '81 bike...
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    lol

    lol
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    if it were fully overhauled with new tape, it...

    if it were fully overhauled with new tape, it would probably fetch $500 in a big market. it has a columbus decal atop the seat tube.

    if i liked bianchis like this i'd wonder about the paint on...
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    apparently, mid sized people like riding tiny...

    apparently, mid sized people like riding tiny bikes with hideous stems.

    change the stem, lower the seatpost, put a little toy dog near the bike, take a drive side pic, and sell it to a little...
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    windsors used the pointed lugs, fastback seat...

    windsors used the pointed lugs, fastback seat cluster and columbus tubing, but did not use the severely sloping fork crown as shown in these photos.

    also, windsor/columbus bikes have 27.2mm i.d....
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    not true. the free market pricing system does...

    not true. the free market pricing system does not perfectly allocate resources to their highest value of use.
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