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    This sounds awesome. I have a great starting...

    This sounds awesome. I have a great starting point and am in if this is the criteria. I don't have one but rigid mountain bike would be fun too.
  2. Thread: Gitane

    by devinfan
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    Maybe the yellow was added on over the original...

    Maybe the yellow was added on over the original blue? The internal cable guides and spacing look very Gitane to me. I'm going to guess Gitane Criterium made with Vitus 983 tubing off the bat for...
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    That Atala is looking FANTASTIC.

    That Atala is looking FANTASTIC.
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    Fantastic. Well done on the thoughtful...

    Fantastic. Well done on the thoughtful restoration. Can't wait to see this one built up. What are your plans for it? I would be thinking early campy record, no-record hubs and universal 61...
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    If beautiful Masi's are now being classified as...

    If beautiful Masi's are now being classified as trash, I'm really in trouble.
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    What's wrong with the current paint job?

    What's wrong with the current paint job?
  7. Nothing could persuade me to repaint that bike if...

    Nothing could persuade me to repaint that bike if it were mine. It's an old bike. The paint isn't going to be perfect. Wax it and learn to love it's patina. Or sell it to someone who'll enjoy it...
  8. If I were you I'd go to your local bike co-op. ...

    If I were you I'd go to your local bike co-op. Pull off that crank, service the bottom bracket and then try out whatever square taper cranks they have there until you find one that works with your...
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    Lots of information on the different model types...

    Lots of information on the different model types in this thread:

    http://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/801421-any-advice-how-identify-vintage-mercier.html

    Lovely bicycle, anyway. Looks...
  10. LOL... okay, OOH! AAHHH!! I love it. Had the...

    LOL... okay, OOH! AAHHH!! I love it. Had the same bike once, same great colour. A very nice bike from a great company. You did great.
  11. I broke my Universal 61's trying to do this, and...

    I broke my Universal 61's trying to do this, and I was using very little pressure. Don't do it. They are brittle.
  12. This suggestion is going to seem bizarre but it's...

    This suggestion is going to seem bizarre but it's worked every time for me with squealing kool stop salmons. Turn the brake pads upside dow, squealing gone. Don't know why it works I only tried it...
  13. That is one great looking bike. Congrats!

    That is one great looking bike. Congrats!
  14. I, too, have found a COmanoli del Mungo racer...

    I, too, have found a COmanoli del Mungo racer bicycle, this time for 50 cents from a homeless child! I think mine is now worth $2,000.
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    I was running these exact callipers and they have...

    I was running these exact callipers and they have excellent stopping power. Mine have the original pads and there's nothing wrong with them. The only disclaimer is that I was using CLB levers, so I...
  16. I've always loved Benotto tape, and use it on...

    I've always loved Benotto tape, and use it on most of my bikes. The best thing about it is that you can unwrap it and use it again if you feel like changing it, it feels great and doesn't get...
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    https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3948/15654712285_35...

    https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3948/15654712285_3569c6402b_o.jpg[/QUOTE]

    Beautiful.
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    That's a fantastic looking bike. Absolutely love...

    That's a fantastic looking bike. Absolutely love the paint.
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    Steel wheels. I like the way they look, I like...

    Steel wheels. I like the way they look, I like the way they ride, and I don't care that they don't work in the rain. I also, unlike everyone else I know, love the strange buzzing noise the textured...
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    Dibs and PM sent!

    Dibs and PM sent!
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    My current daily ride/commuter. It does...

    My current daily ride/commuter. It does occasional lock-up duty so I tried to make it as understated as possible so that it blends in:...
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    What a find!!! I love how "American" this frame...

    What a find!!! I love how "American" this frame is, it's there in every detail. Come to think of it I can't think of a small American builder I don't like. It's great to see the push for invention...
  23. Thread: Miele Project

    by devinfan
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    Looking great! FYI the model was Chic! Complete...

    Looking great! FYI the model was Chic! Complete with exclamation mark.
  24. Thread: Brass Bell?

    by devinfan
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    Crane is one maker, you can definitely order them...

    Crane is one maker, you can definitely order them from Velo Orange, for starters.
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    What I've found is that I'm actually better...

    What I've found is that I'm actually better climbing hills, even steep ones, on a singlespeed. When I'm riding a geared bike I often spend mental and physical energy trying to get into the "right"...
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