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    Again, Veltec had many subcontractors working for...

    Again, Veltec had many subcontractors working for them in Italy to supply the Dutch market with Italian frames. We were, and still are, infatuated with beautiful Italian bikes!
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    That might be a US thing. Over here in The...

    That might be a US thing. Over here in The Netherlands, home base of Veltec (the company that had Concorde as its main Italianesque brand for years) nearly every collector has one concorde or another...
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    really ain't no sunshine when the bill withers on...

    really ain't no sunshine when the bill withers on these caps.
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    Definitely not clicking that link on the shared...

    Definitely not clicking that link on the shared computer.
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    Good suggestions. At the front, it's possible...

    Good suggestions.

    At the front, it's possible to convert the levers to 9 or 10 speeds. There's a company that does that for you if you don't have the mechanical chops to pull it off. Ergo Levers...
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    Not quite true, this is Campagnolo. 9, 10 and 11...

    Not quite true, this is Campagnolo. 9, 10 and 11 share a freehub, 8 speed is different.
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    Nice pics, Brandenjs. Funny to see how much has...

    Nice pics, Brandenjs. Funny to see how much has changed on these Cannondales, but more so how much stayed the same. That black batman bike looks great "in the wild". btw good to see that it's good...
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    Poll: No TT's, too. Somewhere in Blighty a Brit is...

    No TT's, too. Somewhere in Blighty a Brit is disappointed that he can't take his Alf Engers Drillium Style Time Trial.

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  9. Wish I could claim it, but no, it's pretty common...

    Wish I could claim it, but no, it's pretty common parlance. funny enough the only one to turn to find the iShakespeare that poured it from his inkpot is through google...
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    Speechless. That is the perfect bike.

    Speechless. That is the perfect bike.
  11. nah, neither want to be a glasshole nor one of...

    nah, neither want to be a glasshole nor one of those overequiped bikies with lights, mirrors, reflective strips and passive aggressive stickers on every frametube.
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    Poll: Germans do like their kit. You'll never see as...

    Germans do like their kit. You'll never see as much beautiful high euro cars, bikes and motorcycles than in Germany. Small wonder, with a culture so devoted to artisanal excellence. They really have...
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    yeah, I learned that asking people what they...

    yeah, I learned that asking people what they haven't put online yet pays off! the other day I bought an Icarus front hub, and asked if he had any more Campy MTB stuff lying around. Turned out he only...
  14. That looks excellent, Bill. looking forward to...

    That looks excellent, Bill. looking forward to seeing the photo's of the bike all build up. NExt up on the bucket list a really long tour :)?
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    Makes sense. I live in a city as well where bike...

    Makes sense. I live in a city as well where bike theft is a fact of life, but with some great roadie paths leading out of it. I just keep one or two nice road bikes in the shed and a changing coterie...
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    Yes, for the Somec. Definitely not a frame to...

    Yes, for the Somec. Definitely not a frame to build up with parts bin deore/tiagra :)
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    threw in my hat on just such a gruppo today :)...

    threw in my hat on just such a gruppo today :) Maladvertised, so I might just score a deal there. I've done it twice before, netting a Daytona group and a real nice Centaur one with Daytona/CXP33...
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    good advice Grady. Postponing the project to next...

    good advice Grady. Postponing the project to next year gives me a good time to save up for some really choice bits too.
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    Can anyone explain...

    Why Campagnolo Veloce Ergopower brifters are cheaper than Sora's, but Veloce RD's are more expensive than Ultegra RD's? Just a little observation... I'm somewhat stumped by these pricing oddities.
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    I spy some great SSMTB potential in that pile :)...

    I spy some great SSMTB potential in that pile :) With some spacers, two passes of the dremel, a shortened chain and some short stack bolts that blue Marin or that Giant is a beast of a SS after a...
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    Not sure about those decals, apparently the blogger is called Alan so maybe he bought the domain when the bike company let it expire. Velobase is good indeed for checking components, good thing you...
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    That thing is awesome, eastcoaststeve. So many...

    That thing is awesome, eastcoaststeve. So many gears though for a bike you build!
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    this RD, for instance. It's a thing of beauty....

    this RD, for instance. It's a thing of beauty. Schaltwerk1 . When tuned to it's final form it's slightly less pretty, but still very, very cool....
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    Actually, it has some fame there too. In record...

    Actually, it has some fame there too. In record setting lightweight bikes people often use the Huret Jubilee, tuned with carbon pully plates, Ti or alu bolts and CNC pulley wheels, operated with...
  25. Hi Dinesh, welcome to the forum, great bike you...

    Hi Dinesh, welcome to the forum, great bike you got there. Definitely late nineties, at the very very end of the production of this style of "screwed and glued" bikes, where the tubes are threaded...
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