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    Not today, but Wednesday. The (bad) photo is at...

    Not today, but Wednesday. The (bad) photo is at Playa Platinitos, Nayarit, MX.

    http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=503236&d=1454850264
  2. Thread: Bullseye?

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    Yeah, they fetch north of $40/pair most of the...

    Yeah, they fetch north of $40/pair most of the time. Sometimes it's worth buying a derailleur for the Bullseye pulleys if'n they are just the right color and in good condition.
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    They aren't, really. I was just pointing out that...

    They aren't, really. I was just pointing out that Jan had every brake available for comparison when working on the Compass brake design.
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    Still, of all the brakes he could have used as...

    Still, of all the brakes he could have used as the template for Compass brakes (yes, including dual pivot side pulls) he liked the MAFAC brakes well enough to base the Compass brakes on them and not...
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    From a recent post by Jan Heine...

    From a recent post by Jan Heine to the internet-BOB group:



    So someone seems to like them. :)
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    Weren't those offset holders for side pull...

    Weren't those offset holders for side pull brakes? These are the ones I remember:

    Aican Aluminum Bike Bicycle C Brake Shoes for Shimano SRAM Silver | eBay
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    CliffordK Not sure what the dropout brand has to...

    CliffordK Not sure what the dropout brand has to do with the OP's problem. Can you expand on that?
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    The one I recall seeing was, I think, a Dia-Compe...

    The one I recall seeing was, I think, a Dia-Compe or Weinmann 1080. The biggest I had seen previously was the tried and true 750. If I did my arithmetic right, that's got a reach of 4.25 inches. If...
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    I believe they are actually tongs for removing...

    I believe they are actually tongs for removing your little beaker of molten aluminium from the furnace before pouring it into the mold for your new derailleur...
  10. http://cdn.playbuzz.com/cdn/7d37dcbf-717f-46ca-866...

    http://cdn.playbuzz.com/cdn/7d37dcbf-717f-46ca-8667-e5ca76450f52/bd29e146-ab40-49eb-a377-1a3837e0f051.jpg
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    That seems to be a common complaint. I'm...

    That seems to be a common complaint. I'm surprised the AM wasn't more widely used. Was there some practical matter which made the AW the go to 3sp hub for decades? It couldn't have been the gearing....
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    I will be on vacation in warmer climes. See you...

    I will be on vacation in warmer climes. See you at Jak's Tap on Feb 20 though:

    Winter Bike Swap 2016 is coming! | Chicago Velo
  13. It's always amazed me that for as sophisticated...

    It's always amazed me that for as sophisticated and accurate as shifting the rear derailleur has become, shifting the front derailleur remains a bit of a kludge. Witness the "trim click". (My 9s...
  14. That would be Superbe Pro. The original Superbe...

    That would be Superbe Pro. The original Superbe parts came out in the 76-77 timeframe:

    VeloBase.com - View Group
  15. Replacing linear pull brakes - things I should watch out for?

    I've been riding a Giant FCR3 with (some no-name brand) linear pull brakes much of the past couple winters here in Chicagoland. A couple of the little spring tension screws are firmly rusted in place...
  16. Justin at PorkChop BMX has them (as well as...

    Justin at PorkChop BMX has them (as well as Kool-Stop's other retro repro pads):

    Bicycle Brake Pad Inserts / Refills
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    Just to be pedantic, those aren't made by...

    Just to be pedantic, those aren't made by Shimano, but are made for Shimano's brifters (as opposed to Campagnolo's or SRAM's, I suppose). They are made by Bar Mitts. As I indicated in an earlier...
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    Of course, that's apparently what Peugeot did. :D...

    Of course, that's apparently what Peugeot did. :D

    Thanks for the input folks. I'll give the options some thought. The entire cockpit might need a change. The bars and stem are coming off a 52cm...
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    Can I fix an Ava "Death Stem"?

    I'm in the process of dismantling a PX-10 to move the parts to another (more appropriately sized) PX-10 frame. The donor bike has an Ava "death stem" which so far hasn't cracked. Would it be...
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    People, let's not forget our corner braces!

    People, let's not forget our corner braces!
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    There are no pix to verify my claim, but I...

    There are no pix to verify my claim, but I believe this is probably the same frame a guy here in Evanston was trying to sell for a long time at a lower price ($400-ish I believe, now asking $600). At...
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    I have both versions, drop bar and mtb. The drop...

    I have both versions, drop bar and mtb. The drop bar version works well with non-aero brake cables as well.
  23. Vintage 1977 Schwinn Volare Road Bike Reynolds...

    Vintage 1977 Schwinn Volare Road Bike Reynolds 531 Dura Ace Paramount RARE!!!

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  24. If you've been looking for a set of those...

    If you've been looking for a set of those prototype(?) Campy retrofriction shifters, perhaps this is your chance:

    Vintage Campagnolo Retro Friction shift levers-NOS Price Just Lowered!!!
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    Simplex Rear Derailleur Removal?

    I'm about done tearing down a donor PX-10. I have the crank, bottom bracket, headset cups and rear derailleur remaining. Too early to make noise tapping out the headset cups, and I need to borrow...
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