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    Thanks for the reply. First does the E-type, with...

    Thanks for the reply. First does the E-type, with BB attachment, bb attachment ring come off to use it as a direct mount? Is SRAM's equivalent, they don't seem to use the word E-type, what they call...
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    Questions for Klein Mantra folks

    I'm restoring a 1999 Klein Mantra Comp and I am not familar with the derailleur mount for the newer swing arm. It is some kind of direct bolt mount. To further cloud the issue I don't use Shimano...
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    Bianchi Catalog Scans

    I am working on a 1998 Team Replica build and would love to see the pages from a 1999 catalog, also a 1984 catalog with the Nuovo Alloro. BianchiGirll appears to have a Bianchi catalog collection and...
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    Ya I was thinking in terms of getting a spare or...

    Ya I was thinking in terms of getting a spare or two and robbing the parts to fix what ever needed fixing but it may be simpler, tho more expensive, to buy spares that are swapped out with the failed...
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    Check on the Athena. How do I tell the...

    Check on the Athena.
    How do I tell the difference between Centaur Groups before 2006? No other names like QS, Escape etc and no pointy top?
    I guess I will have to sit down and dig into all the...
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    That's depressing. I liked the old days when...

    That's depressing. I liked the old days when Campy and their competitors had interchangeable stuff for 20+ years. I have an easier time finding parts for my Nuovo and Super Record stuff.

    Now that...
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    Well that is a start, thanks. So Quick shift may...

    Well that is a start, thanks. So Quick shift may be better with a matching front derailleur but it will work with a non. The real question then says that the guts of a QS left shift will not replace...
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    Modern Campagnolo 101

    After playing with vintage bikes (ah 5 speed friction)a for a while I came up for air and realized all my "modern" bikes were now vintage too. My 8 speed campy stuff was no longer supported with...
  10. A nice show with some great builders and vintage...

    A nice show with some great builders and vintage bikes. I look forward to attending next year.

    Some pictures of the show: http://biciak.blogspot.com/
  11. Heartland Velo Show in Madision this Weekend

    at the Alliance Energy Center.

    www.heartlandveloshow.com
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    The frame is based on the World Tourist but is a...

    The frame is based on the World Tourist but is a custom with all that chrome and the extended head tube and the fancier lugs. The basic frame would cost about $700 last year when I got mine, the...
  13. FYI The Heartland Velo Show and Vintage Concourse Aug 27-28 in Madison

    http://www.heartlandveloshow.com/Home.html for those interested.
    from the website:
    For over 100 years, the Midwest has been at the forefront of bicycle manufacturing, racing, and recreational...
  14. I would have to agree with PeterPan1. Don't...

    I would have to agree with PeterPan1. Don't assume that getting a custom frame will get you a proper fit. Having gotten many custom frames over the years it took me half a lifetime to get the right...
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    Bob Jackson makes the off the shelf (off the peg)...

    Bob Jackson makes the off the shelf (off the peg) World Tourist with a 1" standard steerer and then they will make the custom version they call the Special Tourist.

    With the custom you can get a 1...
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    Just got mine and still building up so I can't...

    Just got mine and still building up so I can't comment on ride. I have Pasela 35mm on it and they fit with fenders. The tight area is at the BB. The frame is surprisingly light in a pleasing way....
  17. Bear resistant sacks vs canisters -lighter

    By the way bears can easily smell a wrapped up energy bar, never bring food into your tent.

    You might look at these they can save you weight and give you protection:...
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    I echo the Bob Jackson. I have a number of frames...

    I echo the Bob Jackson. I have a number of frames made in the last couple of years. The current cost for a Special Tourist which is custom made is about $750, with any paint job you want. The...
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    Another offering to the group. Centaur G group,...

    Another offering to the group. Centaur G group, Cane Creek Strados wheels, FSA.

    http://www.danceoflight.com/images/Merlin1.JPG
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    Climbhoser the fixie link is great!

    Climbhoser the fixie link is great!
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    Madcow, Thanks for the effort. Great info and...

    Madcow,

    Thanks for the effort. Great info and it helps a lot. Time for a road trip I think.


    Mike
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    Thanks again for the info. I am interested in...

    Thanks again for the info. I am interested in Illinois or Michigan because they don't tax retirement income. I can't afford the west coast. I checked the University of Michigan climate center and...
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    Possible but I don't think so, I come from 8...

    Possible but I don't think so,

    I come from 8 months of winter, 6 months is better.
    UP looks like half the snow, 1/3 the rain and 220 days of no precipitation instead of 225 days of precipitation...
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    Thanks for everyone comments, Climbhoser, How...

    Thanks for everyone comments,
    Climbhoser,

    How would compare the MTB in Marquette to say Moab? I don't ride on double track. I don't do slimey muddy rooted trails. I like fast, winding,...
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    Thanks for the replies

    The statistics show Escanaba at 50 inches of snow a year with Traverse City and Marquette at three times that. There are conflicting websites on those numbers but the majority support that data and...
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