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  1. while profit is certainly important, threadless...

    while profit is certainly important, threadless is good design.

    I feel the naysayers arguments are anecdotal and retrogrouchy. Threadless headsets are better, easier to service and even easier for...
  2. I'm not engineer but I tend to think this is not...

    I'm not engineer but I tend to think this is not true. Many of the better stems are now top lock which sort of does what you describe. I think the clamping forces are not even on a single bolt quill...
  3. .... and they are way better from a weight,...

    .... and they are way better from a weight, engineering and ease of use standpoint.
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    Belt drives will not become popular for mountain...

    Belt drives will not become popular for mountain biking anytime soon.
  5. My summer project just became to convince you to...

    My summer project just became to convince you to sell me this track frame!

    Also the slim chance is amazing, please give it its own thread.

    My other summer project was my winter project and will...
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    Very Nice. Although in spec the Nishiki is more...

    Very Nice. Although in spec the Nishiki is more comparable to the Super Course I'd say it is more comparable to the Raleigh International in geometry and intended use. The step up would be the...
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    Mine had been repainted in the 1980s and had...

    Mine had been repainted in the 1980s and had braze-ons added. Road fantastically. A bit soft but still springy, i liked it a lot. yeah I put corky decals on it for fun.
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    lovely. these are great rides, but PLEASE tilt...

    lovely. these are great rides, but PLEASE tilt the saddle so the nose is slightly up.
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    I think Eddie was a put pull. Of course, I love...

    I think Eddie was a put pull. Of course, I love that movie. Marcus, he took my shoe!
  10. what a resurrection. That baby is beautiful!

    what a resurrection. That baby is beautiful!
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    Sticky: I have a 39T if you decide to go that route.

    I have a 39T if you decide to go that route.
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    Poll: I worked for a summer while in grad school at the...

    I worked for a summer while in grad school at the bike doctor in vancouver, bc. i think must have been 2007. That was a good learning experience though I had already taught myself a lot flipping...
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    was that only on the non-fluted super record...

    was that only on the non-fluted super record crank? Must be a rare bird. I have a later one marked "campagnolo-made in italy". Let me know if that is any good to you.
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    Sticky: You'll definitely want a clutch derailleur and a...

    You'll definitely want a clutch derailleur and a NW chainring. I have both shimano and sram. get a med. cage too. Sram beat shimano when you start adding aftermarket cassette conversion kits but if...
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    interesting. The lack of downtube shifter...

    interesting. The lack of downtube shifter braze-ons, long drop-outs, 120 spacing would put it in the 1970s one would think. The over the BB cable routing was seen in the 1980s and brazed on top tube...
  16. wow that thing is mint. Those finds are hard. I...

    wow that thing is mint. Those finds are hard. I say that because in my mind it is difficult to resist the urge to deck it out with the best components but at the same time those exage parts are mint,...
  17. These don't have the retro heritage but they sure...

    These don't have the retro heritage but they sure are inspired by it and heavily worn by the current pros. Better quality and fit and much easier to get than the old ones I'd think.

    DO Blade...
  18. I haven't done it, but I feel way safer doing a...

    I haven't done it, but I feel way safer doing a chemical strip than blasting.
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    That's an incredible find. In case you didn't...

    That's an incredible find. In case you didn't gather this. The black parts came that way and are highly desirable.
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    if you were a mountain biker you'd be cursing...

    if you were a mountain biker you'd be cursing them for not jumping on the sealed cartridge band wagon. Their MTB hubs are known for short life and disintegrating bearings and races and yes I can...
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    I raced motocross and road mountain bike...

    I raced motocross and road mountain bike simultaneously. While everyone is different, I had not problem with the distinction and hoping on one or the other and have always had my bicycles set up with...
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    are those 26" wheels? you said 700c conversion...

    are those 26" wheels? you said 700c conversion correct? Are you sure this wasn't an easrly "hybrid"
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    I always wonder why they slacken the ST on the...

    I always wonder why they slacken the ST on the big frames... it annoys me as I have to slam the seat so far forward. I build a frame a couple years ago with a 74 so my saddle positiong would look...
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    Wow, nice bikes. Lucky finds. Bith my size too...

    Wow, nice bikes. Lucky finds. Bith my size too (jealous). The head tube angle on the 1st makes the seat tube look a little more slack then one would expect. The second not as much since, as you...
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    Is there no barrel adjuster? Are they missing of...

    Is there no barrel adjuster? Are they missing of they just didn't have one?
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