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  1. Nope. Why? Road race or sport conversions =...

    Nope.

    Why? Road race or sport conversions = road geometry.

    Why not? Because I'm not track racing them. Also road frames are plentiful and cheap.
  2. Weight difference will be pretty minimal. The...

    Weight difference will be pretty minimal. The difference is in ride characteristics, which are also determined by frame design.

    Myself, I choose a frame that fits and is of acceptable quality,...
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    If you want standard (130mm BCD) than almost any...

    If you want standard (130mm BCD) than almost any vintage square-taper Shimano is good and cheap. Compact? I dunno...I put a Tiagra on my wife's 80's Marinoni and while it's not "correct" it's...
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    Those M3's are just climbing in value, the sooner...

    Those M3's are just climbing in value, the sooner it stops rotting under that tarp the better.

    Man I wish I had the time/space/money for a toy car. That M3 would be at the top of the build list!
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    I've done this before, it works. Jeunet required...

    I've done this before, it works. Jeunet required it on the front wheel to have clearance for the Suntour GPX hubs that were on there- the original hubs are amazingly low-profile. Makes getting the...
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    Good buy. The wife and I have put over 200k on...

    Good buy. The wife and I have put over 200k on our 2006 Element and it's been as reliable as a..well..Honda. Such a practical car, particularly for bike/snow/dog/surf/tools/materials types like us....
  7. Also: I've used a lot of Paselas. LOTS. Zero...

    Also: I've used a lot of Paselas. LOTS. Zero problems, they're my go-to tire for urban bikes. I don't bother with the TG version as I haven't had problems with flats (proper tire pressure is an...
  8. I've had 28c Grand Bois' and Vittoria Open...

    I've had 28c Grand Bois' and Vittoria Open Corsa's, they both ride amazingly smoothly on nice pavement and I think they smooth out rough surfaces better than stiffer tires as well. They both feel...
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    P-clips and some creativity and you can jam full...

    P-clips and some creativity and you can jam full fenders on basically anything. It's nice to have a dremmel handy for tight fits. Also racks.

    Personally I don't bother with any type of fender...
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    Lovely. I really like a classy conversion.

    Lovely. I really like a classy conversion.
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    My Jeunet is oh so wrong but gets 'er done with...

    My Jeunet is oh so wrong but gets 'er done with style. Jeunet frame, Suntour GPX wheels, shifter, and rear derailleur, 70's Huret shifter mount, 80's 600 brake levers, unknown leather saddle,...
  12. 80's 753 Trek with some unique parts, only $2k. ...

    80's 753 Trek with some unique parts, only $2k.

    https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/usedphotosna/32952362_614.jpg
    Trek Pro Series Road Bicycle Central Saanich, Victoria

    It's been up for a...
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    Yep, I'm the Key Master. I'm the guy who can...

    Yep, I'm the Key Master. I'm the guy who can always open a beer quickly and tidily, no specialty tools needed.
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    I've ever had a worse pair of gloves than the...

    I've ever had a worse pair of gloves than the long fingered black leather Giros. Every ride they'd bleed black dye all over my hands, leaving them stained for days. Wet rides, dry rides, whatever. ...
  15. Thread: Every Day Pics

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    I rented a fatbike last Xmas while in town at the...

    I rented a fatbike last Xmas while in town at the in-laws, I now think I like Edmonton better in the winter. It's like the river valley was made for fatbikin'!
  16. This whole bike just feels so good. Comfy and...

    This whole bike just feels so good. Comfy and stiff steel, solid, reliable components and supple tires. The early 90's are a real sweet spot for me for road bikes.
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    Last time I had a run of flats it was all my...

    Last time I had a run of flats it was all my fault.

    I trimmed about 1/4" - 1/2" off a cable, let the shards fall. Right onto the patio where I wheel my bikes out. Didn't clean it up.

    6 flats...
  18. My preferences run to early '90's and 7402 - talk...

    My preferences run to early '90's and 7402 - talk about pricey! Glad my Bianchi is almost complete 7402 already, but man the last few bits and pieces are 'spensive and hard to find! I just need a...
  19. If this were my problem, this is how I'd solve...

    If this were my problem, this is how I'd solve it:

    Put STI on the one that can fit fenders, which, based on my Centurian experience, would NOT be the ironman. Convert the other to SS. Throw the...
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    Oh, right. The topic at hand. My DeKerf is...

    Oh, right. The topic at hand. My DeKerf is meaningless. Cool, pretty, but way too small for me and old mountain bikes are relatively terrible for actual high-performance mountain bikin'. ...
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    I have a Cross Check and love it. An 1986 ST800...

    I have a Cross Check and love it. An 1986 ST800 would do a terrible job of the things that I've used my Cross Check for. I've found my Cross Check so useful and versatile that I don't think I'll...
  22. gaucho777 just beat me to the punch. His...

    gaucho777 just beat me to the punch.

    His approach allows you to decide if you'd prefer to stop and wax at the polished stage. I often contemplate stripping etc, then am fine once things are all...
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    - The mini-velo version looks like it's better...

    - The mini-velo version looks like it's better supported by the rod. There's a lot of leverage going on there a longer connection is probably better.
    - I like the integrated bungees. A middle one...
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    What? Are you saying that bikes from 1939...

    What?

    Are you saying that bikes from 1939 would be scrapped for bombs in WWII & Korea so they therefore wouldn't exist in 1977? Or that they were being scrapped for bombs in 1977?
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    For the use you've described, I'd lean towards...

    For the use you've described, I'd lean towards the 80's and very early 90's era bikes. "NORBA" geometry took over in the early 90's and it wasn't comfortable for anything but hammering XC...
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