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    As long as the parts are the same brand, vintage...

    As long as the parts are the same brand, vintage and relatively close to the group quality level; you should be good to go with no effect on value. To me, mixing brands is the biggest no-no.
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    Not C or V.......dunno.........nice color.......

    Not C or V.......dunno.........nice color.......
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    Don't mention the wrong bars...no need to insult...

    Don't mention the wrong bars...no need to insult anybody. That bike; rehabbed; with period correct parts will sell for $350+ in some markets. Maybe $250 average markets. As is (if it all works and...
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    If I get smitten by an out of town bike, I check...

    If I get smitten by an out of town bike, I check the destination CL and thrift stores for flippers. You might pay for your gas at the least; or wind up with a free bike and cash in the pocket.
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    $125 as is; even less for a flip......and watch...

    $125 as is; even less for a flip......and watch out if it needs French threaded parts.....
  6. If you're getting it to ride, its just a little...

    If you're getting it to ride, its just a little high. It's an easy call for me. Go look at any bike shop and see what 350 will get you in a classy road bike. Throw in the great condition, vintage...
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    Panasonic is one of the most undervalued brands...

    Panasonic is one of the most undervalued brands out there. Totally dependant on condition, an originally equipped DX3000 is totally worth 250-300 in the sunny south as a road bike. Not so much as a...
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    I'll take 2....

    I'll take 2....
  9. Youtube is your pal; tons of info available...

    Youtube is your pal; tons of info available there. Also the CV sections in this forum are great source of info and encouragement.
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    Go get it.

    Go get it.
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    "I've got over $300 worth of tools and 8 years of...

    "I've got over $300 worth of tools and 8 years of bike repair! Crank pullers only come in TWO sizes!!!"

    The dialog at my final attempt at finding vintage parts, tools or advice at a LBS.
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    Uh-huh..........$175 maybe.........

    Uh-huh..........$175 maybe.........
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    If you can't get the correct diameter, use the...

    If you can't get the correct diameter, use the largest post and smallest shim; combo available.
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    If you can get that for 350 or less; you should...

    If you can get that for 350 or less; you should be on the way.
  15. Thanks for the suggestions....think I'm gonna...

    Thanks for the suggestions....think I'm gonna re-use the originals....I may do a drop bar conversion anyway......:)
  16. +1... Edit.... I also seem to remember...

    +1...

    Edit.... I also seem to remember something about attaching the cable on the other side of the cable bolt to give you a little more travel......
  17. Big honking, heavy gauge, vintage MTB brake cables....source?

    Does anyone still produce these big cables? I have faith in the old ones; but I'd rather replace them on a flip....
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    No problems on any...

    No problems on any devices....chrome....safari....dell pc.....iphone....samsung tab2........buy a membership....
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    This thread reminds of some guitar players I know...

    This thread reminds of some guitar players I know that don't trim excess strings. They simply curl them into a springy coil that looks like a head full of curlers...
  20. Get the Nishiki....well worth 160......

    Get the Nishiki....well worth 160......
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    I have seen replies that quote a previous reply...

    I have seen replies that quote a previous reply from someone else. But when I look for the original reply that was quoted; it's not there sometimes. Very odd!
  22. http://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage-bicycles...

    http://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage-bicycles-what-s-worth-appraisals-inquiries/1019644-old-decrepit-leather-saddle-any-value-here.html

    Send me an offer or interesting trade...
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    I don't think it is a Cannondale. I'm no expert,...

    I don't think it is a Cannondale. I'm no expert, but the Cannondales I've had, have plastic cable guides along the top tube. Plus the rear drop outs don't look right. Cdales seem much beefier.
  24. Mind your own business and keep moving.

    Mind your own business and keep moving.
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    90s Trek 7000 MTB...kinda' rough....

    Yes....it's a very needy bike. However, the seller was motivated. I got it for 60 bucks (sight unseen, but after lots a pics) and the seller delivered it from an hour away! Full Deore LX...paint is...
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