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    Do you live in a desert? You clearly haven't...

    Do you live in a desert? You clearly haven't worked on any old/used bikes. It's gotten to the point that whenever I go to look at a bike for sale I refuse to even consider buying it until I've...
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    Yep. 50/11 isn't high enough for you? BS. But...

    Yep. 50/11 isn't high enough for you? BS.

    But go ahead and put on a 36, 38, or 40T small ring if you don't like the big jump between chainrings on your current double.
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    +1 I don't know if I could get $500 around...

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    I don't know if I could get $500 around here but $400 certainly seems realistic.
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    Literally anything that says the work "grease"...

    Literally anything that says the work "grease" will work for this. You could probably use Crisco. Just use whatever you use for the rest of the bike.



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  5. Frame without a fork has much less value. $50...

    Frame without a fork has much less value. $50 maybe.

    I would try to sell the whole bike for $150 but the component mix is so bizarre I have no idea who would buy it. But you can try.
  6. I suspect he meant Sunshine. I don't know if I...

    I suspect he meant Sunshine. I don't know if I could get $325 for that around here. My guess would be $250-275.

    Raise the saddle before you take pictures for the ad. It looks bad slammed so low...
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    I just use car stuff, it works really well. Go to...

    I just use car stuff, it works really well. Go to an auto parts store and get chrome polish and car wax. It will look amazing when you're done. And the amount of surface area on a bike is so small it...
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    +1 I've seen a couple Trek T1s at the local bike...

    +1 I've seen a couple Trek T1s at the local bike swap two years in a row. Same guys trying to sell the same bikes. They were stock, original paint. I think they were asking in the $400-500 range?
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  9. It could work, but it's the worst version of...

    It could work, but it's the worst version of "friction" shifting I can imagine. Trimming every gear with indexing??? Painful! A friction lever would be 100 times better.
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    Depends on condition and how much XTR is left. We...

    Depends on condition and how much XTR is left. We really need good quality photos to assess value. Also depends a lot on the fork and what kind of condition it's in.
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    Nice bike, great score. I think you could easily...

    Nice bike, great score. I think you could easily sell it as-is for $200-250. More than that is probably stretching it. Plenty of scratches on the components (or is that just dirt?) will hold down the...
  12. Yes, sometimes minor adjustments must be made. Do...

    Yes, sometimes minor adjustments must be made. Do make sure you're always putting in the wheel fully and securely. Adjusting brakes to fit a crooked wheel is bad practice. And also make sure your...
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    You could put a Shimano 8-speed cassette on...

    You could put a Shimano 8-speed cassette on there, and a Shimano RD. That setup will work perfectly with your Campy 10-speed shifters. I've done this a bunch of times with excellent results. See:...
  14. Why wouldn't the indexing work? As long as a...

    Why wouldn't the indexing work? As long as a (road or MTB, either one) shifter is used with the same number of speeds as the cassette it will work perfectly. Cable pull for the 9-speed and earlier...
  15. This bike needs more than just a tune-up. It...

    This bike needs more than just a tune-up. It should be taken down to the frame and completely rebuilt. This isn't a terrible undertaking but given how long it's been sitting it desperately needs this...
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    You definitely did well. But if you want an...

    You definitely did well. But if you want an appraisal you'll have to post some good pictures.
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    You won't make any money building it up into a...

    You won't make any money building it up into a complete bike if that's what you're asking. Want to make it an investment? Store it in a cool dry place for 50 years and then sell it.

    But my real...
  18. Only the FRONT derailers, and some of the newer...

    Only the FRONT derailers, and some of the newer 10-speed "Shadow" MTB rear derailers. If you're talking about an older Deore RD it should function perfectly with road parts (except for Dura Ace 7400...
  19. The long cage will give you more chain wrap...

    The long cage will give you more chain wrap capacity, allowing you to run a wider range of gears. But if you're not going to do that, and you don't like the look of the longer cage, make the dealer...
  20. Thread: V-brake

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    Go to an empty parking lot and practice panic...

    Go to an empty parking lot and practice panic stops. USE THE FRONT BRAKE ONLY. Work your way up slowly. Perfection is when you can do a panic stop where the rear wheel is completely unweighted but...
  21. Ok, admittedly I've never used leaded grease....

    Ok, admittedly I've never used leaded grease. Maybe it lasts forever. I have no idea.

    But I HAVE ridden on 20-30 year old tubulars. They were new-old-stock. I glued them up for the first time...
  22. The bearings are fine, it's the grease that needs...

    The bearings are fine, it's the grease that needs to be replaced.

    If you're just riding around the block once a month you'll be fine. But if you put serious miles on 80 year old grease (or what's...
  23. The claw RD is on the Raleigh, not the Trek. The...

    The claw RD is on the Raleigh, not the Trek. The Raleigh is quite a bit older and also lower-end than the Trek. Cottered cranks and claw RDs were more common back then.
  24. Correct. Swiss thread is 35x1 just like French...

    Correct. Swiss thread is 35x1 just like French but the fixed cup is left-hand threaded (like English threading.) I should've posted this in my first reply, but better late than never: Sheldon Brown's...
  25. Yikes. Yes, be sure to pick up a pair of cheap...

    Yikes. Yes, be sure to pick up a pair of cheap digital calipers if you don't already have some and measure your frame/fork before you buy. Especially before you start hammering!

    With some care you...
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