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  1. Easiest way to clean is to remove the chain, hang...

    Easiest way to clean is to remove the chain, hang it to full length, then spray with Birchwood-Casey Gun Scrubber. Wipe down, repeat twice. Allow the solvents to evaporate completely in the sun. ...
  2. The 26" wheels you're considering would be 559mm...

    The 26" wheels you're considering would be 559mm diameter - meaning that the brake reach would be an issue. You could compensate for that by building up some drop bolts, assuming you have access to...
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    Late to the party again... There are other...

    Late to the party again...

    There are other problems with these wheels, in addition to the thin metal used for the rims. The spokes may be down-gauged on the rear wheel, and they may have...
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    Reynolds 531 and Columbus SL are magic, but that...

    Reynolds 531 and Columbus SL are magic, but that doesn't mean 103 is bad. It's fine for what it was designed to do - be built into internally-brazed and inexpensive sport road bikes.
  5. KMC makes a bunch of nice chains. I'd get one of...

    KMC makes a bunch of nice chains. I'd get one of the X-series chains (ex. X8.99 if you can find one), since they shift better than anything out there.

    Also, I'm gonna go off-piste and recommend...
  6. Gary Fisher's bikes were popular in certain...

    Gary Fisher's bikes were popular in certain places like northern California, but I was never impressed by them at all. My take was always that the guy with the real talent as an innovator was Tom...
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    As nice as it probably is, the quill seatpost...

    As nice as it probably is, the quill seatpost will in no way compensate for an under-built seat-clamp area. Given what we know about carbon fiber, the post might cause a bulge (opposite of a crush)...
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    Caloi is still in business in Brazil. Website is...

    Caloi is still in business in Brazil. Website is here, mas vocÍ precisa entender portuguÍs: Bikes

    Rock Shox Quadra forks have elastomers (which are usually degraded to the point where they have...
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    Chain Reaction has Ultegra 9-speed clusters that...

    Chain Reaction has Ultegra 9-speed clusters that will work in eight-of-nine configurations. The one you want is the 12 - 27 cluster. This should work okay with the tricolor rear derailleur I think...
  10. Recommend you remove the front wheel. Turn the...

    Recommend you remove the front wheel. Turn the forks to one side, then the next. If it binds, you have a headset issue - and will need to tear it down at the very least. Old grease and dirt will...
  11. So I noticed this new Bianchi has a 29t max...

    So I noticed this new Bianchi has a 29t max cassette cog.

    Gotta hand it to them - they got the gearing just right for the middle-aged disposable income types that would buy these bikes (and...
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    I'd guess it would feel somewhat similar. ...

    I'd guess it would feel somewhat similar. Elements of geometry won't change that much, but the bottom bracket is likely to be higher.

    Assuming you can salvage the fork and headset (not...
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    Flanders Fietsen made that bike, probably during...

    Flanders Fietsen made that bike, probably during the late 80s or early 90s. They've been around since 1962, according to their Australian distributor. Think of them as Belgium's equivalent of Trek...
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    Shimano MT-22s are what I'm using at the moment. ...

    Shimano MT-22s are what I'm using at the moment. Yes, they have weird lugs, but they do have vintage appearance - and Performance was blowing them out about a year and a half ago. Crank Bros cleats...
  15. The new and younger riders you can't really...

    The new and younger riders you can't really reach, per se. They have to learn to appreciate the vintage and classic machines on their own.

    I just try to keep up with the younger riders as much...
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    I haven't really paid that much attention to the...

    I haven't really paid that much attention to the era of the cycling jerseys I have. Most were purchased slightly used on eBay or at Velofest. The ones that work the best are made from wool or...
  17. Poll: If your bike had tubular tires as original equipment, what does the bike have now?

    '72 Peugeot PX-10 - non-original tubular rims (Performance MT21) with modern low flange hubs (Shimano Ultegra), modern butted spokes (DT) and modern tubular tires (Conti Sprinter Gatorskin 25mm)
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    Can-o-beers are pretty stiff for those of us...

    Can-o-beers are pretty stiff for those of us under about 5' 11". If that's you, I wouldn't consider picking it up - would only make you miserable riding it.

    And it's not as though the Miele is...
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    Mine's a converted '84 Schwinn LeTour (made in...

    Mine's a converted '84 Schwinn LeTour (made in Chicago with CrMo mains and stays). Recycled parts and actual old-school track wheels (Suzue hubs with tubulars) were used, along with front and rear...
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    You did pretty well. The bike is at least a...

    You did pretty well. The bike is at least a rider and a keeper. Not sure how collectible it is right now, though. It's probably worth about 300-450 Euro, possibly more to a Bridgestone collector....
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    The frameset you're considering is going to look...

    The frameset you're considering is going to look stupid with modern fat parts.

    Also, am going to recommend you stop obsessing over the weight. You might get a 20-lb. bike if you return to the...
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    I've seen a little too much poseur behavior in my...

    I've seen a little too much poseur behavior in my lifetime for it to bother me. In fact I think it's hilarious how the little bastards in Greenpoint and NoLibs are now trying to imitate Thomas...
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    Three of my current rides have 25mm Conti...

    Three of my current rides have 25mm Conti Sprinter Gatorskins, which, while not vintage / period correct, ride fantastically well. I have a fourth with the same tires in 22mm carcass. Wiggle has...
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    Am assuming the bike is done with lug-work and is...

    Am assuming the bike is done with lug-work and is of the '80s vintage. Strada LXs tended to be lower-end offerings in Bianchi's Sport line. Don't expect Columbus SL tubing, in other words - the...
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