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  1. Interested if you can supply more pictures. ...

    Interested if you can supply more pictures.

    Can shoot me a message through my facebook page if you prefer.
  2. I've got two tandems, a 1979+/- Motobecane and a...

    I've got two tandems, a 1979+/- Motobecane and a late 1980s Burley Duet. I also have a spare Motobecane frameset with quite a few OEM parts. I even have a set of OEM drum brake rear wheels. Might...
  3. KMC Z33: 5 or 6 speed. KMC Z50: 6 or 7 speed (and...

    KMC Z33: 5 or 6 speed. KMC Z50: 6 or 7 speed (and since 8 speed spacing is almost identical to 7 speed, some might use it on 8 speed).

    I buy Z33 chain on line for less than $5, and Z50 for less...
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    If it fits and you don't have a steel Trek yet, I...

    If it fits and you don't have a steel Trek yet, I would build it up myself. Mine is a 19 1/2 inch frame, way too small. Otherwise, I would have built it up for me. Tri color is the way to go IMHO.
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    Yes, it is the vehicle of choice for someone with...

    Yes, it is the vehicle of choice for someone with a DUI and no license. Until this year, no tag was required, along with no license and no insurance. SC is even worse, if you operate a moped and are...
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    I have many, many bikes that did not show up in...

    I have many, many bikes that did not show up in catalogs. Catalog layouts are sent out to printers months ahead of actual production. Decisions get changed, models get added or deleted, and so on....
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    It is very likely 126mm spacing, may be 130mm. I...

    It is very likely 126mm spacing, may be 130mm. I have a 1985 Cresta in the completed stack right now. A Nishiki from that era would have normally been 126mm spacing. The 120mm spacing was early, mid...
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    Exact year has no bearing on replacement parts....

    Exact year has no bearing on replacement parts. Schwinn's last production facility closed about 1991. If you are committed to finding exact year, head to either bikepedia or just look up component...
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    Go with the converter. Opens up the world of...

    Go with the converter. Opens up the world of opportunities.

    I rarely recommend converters, but this is one of those cases where it just works. Find a good LBS that lets you try out various stems.
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    Robbie, it will be interesting to track North...

    Robbie, it will be interesting to track North Carolina stats. This year they passed a law requiring license plates on mopeds and scooters. Next July insurance will be required.

    IMO, this is going...
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    Always in person, in cash. And don't low ball. ...

    Always in person, in cash. And don't low ball.

    Make sure you like it first. Don't low ball! I'd start at $250 (85% of asking price). If you think that is too low, start at $265 (90%). I always...
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    +10 In for the double, $250, maybe higher, on...

    +10 In for the double, $250, maybe higher, on ebay. Local sale you won't even get $125. Higher end vintage frames just don't bring the money here.

    Note I have a 1979 930 myself in the to sell on...
  13. My experience as well. Meanwhile, older adults...

    My experience as well. Meanwhile, older adults all seem to want north road bars. So its a matter of what market you are selling into.

    College student market = need to be willing to deliver, or...
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    Put on your negotiating hat and the price could...

    Put on your negotiating hat and the price could be close. 2X the bike condition wise.
  15. Serial numbers are usually useless on identifying...

    Serial numbers are usually useless on identifying a bike anyway. There was no standard system, each manufacturer did it their own unique way, manufacturers changed their numbering systems over the...
  16. Shifting comes with riding experience. I...

    Shifting comes with riding experience. I explained to my wife by shifting, it makes it easier for HER and easier on her knees (her family has a lot of knee problem history so sparing her knees is a...
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    Unless the shop has a long term relationship with...

    Unless the shop has a long term relationship with you, I am surprised they gave you a quote at all. Installing a BB takes a couple of minutes, so you really haven't done much there. And if they have...
  18. The Super Sports that Sloar has is a totally...

    The Super Sports that Sloar has is a totally different bike. They are made in Chicago, with Huret or similar derailleurs. Your 1981 SS is a made in Japan model by Panasonic. It does not share a...
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    Just realize Univega never made a single bike...

    Just realize Univega never made a single bike anyway.
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    Forget the Tempo, its a mess, mix of components...

    Forget the Tempo, its a mess, mix of components that do not work together, mediocre condition, etc.

    The other bikes above would be a better bet. Personally, I like the DX-400 best. Its actually a...
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    Super nice work there! I had a 1987 210 (maybe...

    Super nice work there!

    I had a 1987 210 (maybe it was a 215, I don't recall right now). Throughout the 1980s, Miyata upgraded their lower end bikes, to the point that the 210 was a very nice bike....
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    Thanks for the kind words above. I can tell you,...

    Thanks for the kind words above. I can tell you, the occasional bizarre stuff on this forum gets old, encourages veterans to do a TMar.

    I appreciate it!



    On the topic at hand, as a...
  23. The problem with smaller markets is that the...

    The problem with smaller markets is that the "right" customer can take a while to come along. With all the Super Sports you have already sold, you may have saturated the market for SS.

    As far as...
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    +10 Its a proven fact that all steel frames suck....

    +10 Its a proven fact that all steel frames suck. Despite this, I have limited my 100+ accumulation to steel because, well, I am an idiot. Until I wise up, I will probably continue to make the...
  25. Wow, this looks very enticing. Even on site...

    Wow, this looks very enticing. Even on site camping, a must for the thrifty guy! Just conflicts with prime time here in the mountains. We did some riding in Sparta earlier this summer.
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