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Cannondale is gone. Not to be pessimistic, but now that you know what to look for (for the most part), flim-flamming around on bikeforums is not going to land you or your bf with much more than a...
Just did a quick google search on Bianchi Randonneur and came up with this:
Fork recall for '82-'84 models. Could be alarmist BS, but then...
1) 1973 Raleigh Pro Track - just waiting on new sew-ups...if they get here by today or tomorrow, I should be done by the end of the weekend *fingers crossed*
2) 1980 Miyata Gran Touring - needs...
No problem. One word of caution, don't over-tighten the FD clamp when you re-position it--this can cause crimping in your seat tube. Max torque is pretty low 50-60 inch-lbs (5-7 Nm). Or, if you...
FD position needs to be lowered. The cage should be about 1-2mm above the outside ring of the crank:
See Park Tool site for more info:...
+1 While I really appreciate the creativity and presentation of many of last year's entries, I also liked simply seeing the poor Velveteen Rabbits come to life through careful (and carefully...
Can you give us a serial number, + latitude and longitude? We'll pin this thang down!
Unless you use these 'tires.'
Looks like you succeeded...and in a big way. The pre-Trek Lemonds have just been added to my "someday" folder.
Any shots of the seat cluster?--looks like an interesting wrap-around.
I'm in for a size Medium. Thanks!
If he can't inflate his own tires, he's probably not all that savvy either. My guess is that the flat is nothing to worry about--seller probably doesn't have a presta adapter and so hasn't bothered...
Depends on what model you're talking about. The spendy Ideale's - which sport aluminum rails - are rare, the reason they bring the Francs...err Yen. The one on this bike is mostly likely of the...
Seat clusters and dropout transitions for me:
A lot of variables to consider here as well--under-described and mix 'n' matched parts don't inspire much confidence. Add to that the risk of getting skewered by an unfair split...well, you can see...
No one has tried JP Weigle Framesaver yet:
Boeshield (comes in cheaper 4oz bottle):...
Reprinted for posterity:
And, in keeping with the theme:...
Anyone know who actually made these frames? There was a Torpado connection, yes?
Probably not, but what the hell.
Agreed. I think this stuff falls into that rather large category of "nice place to visit, wouldn't want to live there."
A $20 limit sounds good to me.
What else do you love?
Here are some custom versions by Ko Masuda:
Another 'aye' for Nick!
Something else to consider--do we want the gifts to be a complete surprise, or do people want to come up with a wishlist of things of approximately the same dollar amount?
+1 If we keep the dollar amount low, I'd love to give it a go!