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  1. I have a garage full of 1970s and 1980s steel...

    I have a garage full of 1970s and 1980s steel bikes that have about zero surface rust. It includes Schwinns, Raleighs, Trek, Bridgestone, Peugeot, Motobecane, Lotus, Miyata.
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    I am 5'9" widebody and find a 58cm fits best. ...

    I am 5'9" widebody and find a 58cm fits best. Usually about 4" of seat post exposed. Moderate quill too.

    You can see how this vintage Trek is setup.
    ...
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    The Raleigh looks more like a Record to me, but...

    The Raleigh looks more like a Record to me, but agree with Big Chainring, keep looking.
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    I believe you'll need tubular tires, so go to a...

    I believe you'll need tubular tires, so go to a shop like SIC Transit by the Broadway Bridge in A2 for help with that. The bike likely needs a full overhaul and all other consumables, cables,...
  5. Thread: Raleigh DL-1

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    What you're looking at as it is in Chicago should...

    What you're looking at as it is in Chicago should be worth $125 +/- $25. Cleaned up, a ready to ride loop frame DL-1 should be worth $300 or better if it is super clean.

    Ebay usually gets higher...
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    That is the right size for you, enjoy!

    That is the right size for you, enjoy!
  7. Thread: Raleigh DL-1

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    USA, midwest is a big area, with wide ranging...

    USA, midwest is a big area, with wide ranging demographics ranging from Gary, IN to Bloomfield Hills, MI.

    This is a late 1970's bought a week ago. I think the seller needed to make his June...
  8. Thread: Raleigh DL-1

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    It depends to a large degree upon your location. ...

    It depends to a large degree upon your location. The loop frame models should command a higher dollar. $100-$150 IMHO as shown.
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    The levers activate the brake calipers as well as...

    The levers activate the brake calipers as well as provide index shifting of the derailleur cables if you move them right or left. But the cables are missing.

    Also, the saddle is a Brooks clone...
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    LOL! Great story

    LOL! Great story
  11. My favorite, works great on a Schwinn Super Le...

    My favorite, works great on a Schwinn Super Le Tour, which came with a mixed bag of components, I think a Blaze RD. Crisp and fast, looks good too, and I believe the original spec on the SLT....
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    Go for it. If it's as nice as you say, it would...

    Go for it. If it's as nice as you say, it would be about $900 +/- 10%. Good luck.
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    Read mytenspeeds.com for what to look for. ...

    Read mytenspeeds.com for what to look for.



    SCHWINN LE TOUR 12 SPEED ROAD BIKE ALL ORIGINAL!!
  14. Each below are in your size. Nicely...

    Each below are in your size.

    Nicely maintained, great quality, fair price. I have 3 Miyatas, 912, Team, and Terra Runner, among my rather large group.

    58cm Miyata 512 Road Bike

    Comfy, cheap...
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    Brochures at cyclespeugeot.com Early 1980's from...

    Brochures at cyclespeugeot.com
    Early 1980's from the graphics.
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    Are you looking only at ebay sold transactions as...

    Are you looking only at ebay sold transactions as opposed to asking prices?
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    When the seller can't spell the brand of the bike...

    When the seller can't spell the brand of the bike correctly..........
  18. If it is a Maillard Helicomatic freewheel and...

    If it is a Maillard Helicomatic freewheel and hub, get a whole new wheel. You can probably find one locally for $25, or an alloy pair for $40-$50. If you get a pair, 700c should work as well as...
  19. http://www.bikeforums.net/general-cycling-discussi...

    http://www.bikeforums.net/general-cycling-discussion/1010319-confessions-huffy-enthusiast.html
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    Nice to know their value. I just happened to...

    Nice to know their value. I just happened to take a pair off a Puch.
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    Look on the back of the crank arms for a 2 digit...

    Look on the back of the crank arms for a 2 digit date code.

    Fuji Bicycles - Indentification by Serial Number, Catalog, Model and History 1971-1991
  22. Geez I paid twice as much for this in 2013, but I...

    Geez I paid twice as much for this in 2013, but I had it delivered! :D
    Refurbished it went for $200.
    https://dl.dropbox.com/s/t2js7d7t95xir2z/2013-06-02%2012.52.56.jpg?dl=0
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    Sticky: +1 ^^ Great post. Right now, for the first time...

    +1 ^^ Great post. Right now, for the first time in a few years, having US dollars in your pocket is better than Canadian! :D :beer:
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    +1 ^^ swmbo

    +1 ^^ swmbo
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    Quit bragging about your big thing. The public...

    Quit bragging about your big thing. The public can judge when you ride in your birthday suit! :D
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