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    talked to the mechanic, said that he and another...

    talked to the mechanic, said that he and another guy stared at it for over an hour trying to figure out what was causing the issue, they came to the conclusion that the head tube must be tweaked...
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    haven't gone through this thread, but rochester...

    haven't gone through this thread, but rochester ny has the Mendon Cyclesmith for more frame building and repairs. and Towners Bike shop for more vintage parts and mechanics who know what a cotter pin...
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    its weird because there is no evidence of any...

    its weird because there is no evidence of any damage anywhere else on the frame, the white bar tape is scuffed on one side, but no other indicators. i'm picking the bike up after work, hopefully i...
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    @USAZorro...

    @USAZorro wow thanks for the info,will do..

    so i received a call from my LBS, they stated that it looks like it was in a front end collision, the lug around the head tube is coming apart, and...
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    good point, just cannibalize a new one.. i may go...

    good point, just cannibalize a new one.. i may go that route, ill know more once i hear back from my lbs
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    he was going to pull the headset apart and take a...

    he was going to pull the headset apart and take a look. double check everything make sure nothing is bent or out of wack, doesn't hurt having another pair of eyes look it over. He was pretty...
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    yeah, i'm hoping to get it back in a few days,...

    yeah, i'm hoping to get it back in a few days, the guy just doesn't deal with Vintage bikes, but he is so damn close to home its hard to avoid sometimes, i like to try to give him the benefit of the...
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    scored a black Schwinn Super LeTour 12.2 for 40...

    scored a black Schwinn Super LeTour 12.2 for 40 bucks, missing front wheel, but in a lot better shape then the last one i had. Should clean up nice, its my size so it might be a keeper. Not sure if I...
  9. my 9yr old's nishiki century, it's a little big...

    my 9yr old's nishiki century, it's a little big for him, but there is no way i can keep him off it. rode it 12 miles on memorial day with no complaints.. set it up with aero levers, cross levers and...
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    working on my coworkers 74 Schwinn Sprint, he's...

    working on my coworkers 74 Schwinn Sprint, he's had it since highschool, and loves it dearly. I've torn it down and relubed everything, now in the process of cleaning/rust removal and rebuilding.
  11. looks like you found yourself a 70's era bike...

    looks like you found yourself a 70's era bike boom bike, lots of steel bits and a cottered crank. A great place to cut your teeth if you haven't worked on bikes before. Start by replacing all...
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    an update to my Super Course issue, that can be...

    an update to my Super Course issue, that can be detailed in this thread

    wanted to update it here so fellow owners can laugh/cry/commiserate

    i decided to take the bike up to my LBS to see if...
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    So i decided to take the bike up to my LBS to see...

    So i decided to take the bike up to my LBS to see if they could identify the issue. I haven't heard back yet, but i'm concerned because, I was talking to the shop owner about how I don't want to...
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    40 dollar Raleigh DL-1 still my best restoration ...

    40 dollar Raleigh DL-1 still my best restoration
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    http://i.imgur.com/cKlea3r.jpg

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    http://i.imgur.com/CJnZ1hy.jpg
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    did you get the stem out? i had a stuck stem on a...

    did you get the stem out? i had a stuck stem on a nashbar, had to cut the stem off to get the forks out, turns out the fork steer was cracked.. hopefully your situation was different..
  16. WOO just sold it for 200, to a nice couple that...

    WOO just sold it for 200, to a nice couple that want to tour around the finger lakes.. that was one of my top 5 deals of all time.. free bike.. add parts.. sell.. woo drinks on me!
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    don't have any pics, but i have a super course...

    don't have any pics, but i have a super course story,
    Stopped by a local thrift shop that was liquidating, they advertised on CL that they had a lot of bikes. They never had any pictures of...
  18. It actually came out really nice, it rides...

    It actually came out really nice, it rides smooth, and the rack bags don't throw the weight off, if it was a little bigger I might keep it. The command shifters don't do anything for me so I won't...
  19. Finished up the build tonight, again its too...

    Finished up the build tonight, again its too small, but i kitted it out as a commuter/tourer, asking 200 we'll see,
    Touring/Commuter Steel Framed bike
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    if you want it bad enough, then you should sell...

    if you want it bad enough, then you should sell one you own to buy it, that's my motto, the only way I've been able to get bikes from the coop is because i have an equal value bike that i've traded...
  21. leaving the 6 speed on there ,it shifts fine...

    leaving the 6 speed on there ,it shifts fine right now, it was set up as a 7 speed on the univega, so i still need to adjust the rear, other than that, i put a pletscher rack on it last night, i...
  22. Univega Grand Touring crashed.. organ transplant

    so I came across a crashed Univega Grand Touring at the coop, it looks like it got t-boned by a car, the downtube has numerous dents and creases. the frame is dead. But the parts are fine, it came...
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    Saw this on my local CL, it was an obvious...

    Saw this on my local CL, it was an obvious Hybrid, couldn't make out the brand but he had it listed for 10 bucks and it had a 3 piece crank so i knew i couldn't lose, cheap 700c x 35 rims are worth...
  24. not sure how it wouldn't be.. there was no...

    not sure how it wouldn't be.. there was no visible signs of impact or damage. looks like the seal around the bead failed
  25. good customer service breeds customer loyalty, if...

    good customer service breeds customer loyalty, if i know they will make good on anything that goes wrong, i trust them even more now.. i can accept that failures can happen, but it's how the company...
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