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    thanks for the reference bikemig. didn't even...

    thanks for the reference bikemig. didn't even think to search sheldon's site. for anyone who comes upon this thread in the future, here's what he says:



    I just put about 25 miles on the bike....
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    Thank you for the guidance everyone. I ended up...

    Thank you for the guidance everyone. I ended up doing as BG said and ended up with about 2.5mm petruding on each axle end.

    Looks rideable to me, but does cut it a bit close. I might end up...
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    Hub and Axle Question

    Hubs are the final thing I've yet to work with and master on bikes. So I have a question for those more experienced.

    I decided to upgrade my bike from a 6 to a 7 speed freewheel I got off ebay. In...
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    Stunning Masi!

    Stunning Masi!
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    I REALLY like that Mercier.

    I REALLY like that Mercier.
  6. nice bike mate. top end pricing, but it looks to...

    nice bike mate. top end pricing, but it looks to be in real good shape with one of the most sought after paintjobs.

    glad this isnt on my local craigslist, as id probably want to go take a look at...
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    for clarification, its a frankengroup. the...

    for clarification, its a frankengroup.

    the rear derailleur is 1st generation. the front der is 2nd gen, and the shifters are indeed blue line. i wont comment on pricetag :twitchy:.
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    *you're

    *you're
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    So in other words you can't.

    So in other words you can't.
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    they are from different eras, subcontracted out...

    they are from different eras, subcontracted out to different companies. they have about as much in common as the 70's Merciers and the Taiwan Merciers of today.

    As I said, I could be wrong. I...
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    Those are different dropouts, Mr.Holmes. Now go...

    Those are different dropouts, Mr.Holmes. Now go back to your regularly televised programming on the No Spin Zone (tm).
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    Beautiful! Had one of those pop up last month...

    Beautiful!

    Had one of those pop up last month for a ridiculously good price ($120). But had to pass because I can't justify having more than 3 bikes. I'm still kicking myself for it.
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    My understanding is that colombus only had a...

    My understanding is that colombus only had a relatively small quantity of these dropouts manufactured for them by some other italian subcontractor.

    I've only ever seen them on hand-made lesser...
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    ron cooper is a good guess. however, even though...

    ron cooper is a good guess. however, even though ive only seen one in person, I dont recall him using a bottom bracket or stamping like that on it.

    :crash: and having a clover doesnt mean the bike...
  15. Here's a few questions that can help narrow...

    Here's a few questions that can help narrow things down-

    1) What country are you in/buy it from? Raleigh UK models were sometime different from US and/or Canada models.
    2) Are you sure it was a...
  16. $200 for bondo'd aluminum be cray cray, yo.

    $200 for bondo'd aluminum be cray cray, yo.
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    You consider 22" large??? Looks like it...

    You consider 22" large???

    Looks like it turned out well. How'd you get that paintjob so smooth using a rattlecan? Lots of sanding?
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    $775 shipped is a crazy good deal. but am i...

    $775 shipped is a crazy good deal. but am i totally out of line for thinking what im thinking here? or maybe just a weird camera angle?
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    Sorry, can't help you here. I do have a...

    Sorry, can't help you here.

    I do have a question though. What kind of setup do you have going to paint? are you using a compressor and airgun? I have a bike I wanted to experiment with painting...
  20. I'm quite certain that's a decision you'll live...

    I'm quite certain that's a decision you'll live to regret, if you continue on with this little hobby/lifestyle of ours.

    Fix it up, and while you ride/train/commute on it, save up for a nice carbon...
  21. Very poor pictures, but it looks like its gonna...

    Very poor pictures, but it looks like its gonna need a lot of work. The first pic in your second post makes it seem like there are serious paint and rust issues on the down tube, seat tube and stays....
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    you didnt specify if it was USD or CAD....

    you didnt specify if it was USD or CAD. overpriced either way though.

    that bike is definitely not ride ready (by the looks of all that rust). if you dont know how to work on a bike yourself,...
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    a repainted and badly dented frame? yeah, no...

    a repainted and badly dented frame? yeah, no thanks. not worth the headache, even if it was free.
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    for what its worth, im 6'1 and cannot fit on a...

    for what its worth, im 6'1 and cannot fit on a 58cm properly. if I were you, I'd start around 61cm and go a bit up or down depending on your preference.

    aesthetics are really irrelevant when it...
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    Japanamounts are nice and all, but they're really...

    Japanamounts are nice and all, but they're really a different creature to the american made ones.

    either way, you should probably start a new thread rather than hijack this one.
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