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    $70 is a little more than I would have paid for a...

    $70 is a little more than I would have paid for a bike in that condition, but you didn't do too bad on it. First step is to take it all apart and wipe the crud off of everything. Hopefully you don't...
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    I forget what the treading was, I took it apart...

    I forget what the treading was, I took it apart quite a while ago. I'll take a look tonight when I get home from work.
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    I know very little about frame repair. Is this...

    I know very little about frame repair. Is this something that could be repaired well enough that I could ride it? And the second question would be is this frame worth sinking the money into? I assume...
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    Help identify damaged frame [pic heavy]

    This frame belonged to a friends' uncle. She tells me that he built it up himself 'back in the 80s' and did a lot of touring on it. It had a mix of Shimano 600 and Suntour ax 5000 parts. Eventually...
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    Sticky: I'm looking for the cage spring for this Shimano...

    I'm looking for the cage spring for this Shimano 600 RD. Seems a shame to toss it without trying to give it new life. Have various small parts to trade.

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    Poll: Living and cycling in a city I often find myself...

    Living and cycling in a city I often find myself picking up bikes that have fallen over while locked to a pole or a post. It happens a lot and I would like to think that should any of my bikes ever...
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    That's a really interesting bike, looks like it...

    That's a really interesting bike, looks like it would be a lot of fun to ride. Thanks for the pics!
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    Sticky: [Admin deleted. No cash offers allowed.]

    [Admin deleted. No cash offers allowed.]
  9. I'm also working on a 1991 Gary Fisher right now,...

    I'm also working on a 1991 Gary Fisher right now, a Montare.

    Luckily the bottom bracket doesn't need servicing. Any tips for me when the time does come? I've looked and it seems like there is no...
  10. I was going to say this. Shouldn't be too hard if...

    I was going to say this. Shouldn't be too hard if the cup isn't seized. You will of course need a new BB and crankset in this case.
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    That is beautiful. There is literally one little...

    That is beautiful. There is literally one little fleck of white paint, and one little fleck of red paint left on mine.
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    This Cinelli stem came with a repainted 1966...

    This Cinelli stem came with a repainted 1966 Atala frame I bought for myself (posted a thread about it). I've had it for months just sitting on my desk looking pretty. Can anyone tell me anything...
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    Kurt, that makes sense. The hubdate on the SA hub...

    Kurt, that makes sense. The hubdate on the SA hub is 64.

    Clubman, I guess that answers your question. I will take a look for the serial number for you soon, the bike is 'in storage' at my parents'...
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    Thanks, Sixty Fiver. I've seen one other red one...

    Thanks, Sixty Fiver. I've seen one other red one around town (Toronto) that is in much better shape than mine. It still has the original lights, pump, and saddle. A blue one in this style recently...
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    The paint has seen better days, especially on the...

    The paint has seen better days, especially on the fork and chain fender, but she rides like a dream. This is the bicycle that got me into working on old bikes. I got tired of paying people to make...
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    Sticky: ISO the following: Decent 26.8mm Italian...

    ISO the following:

    Decent 26.8mm Italian seatpost (black detailing a plus)
    Any Campagnolo front QR skewer.
    Gipiemme dust caps for Sprint cranks.
    2x Sugino dust caps
    Decent Italian nutted...
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    Seconding the superior stopping power of dual...

    Seconding the superior stopping power of dual pivot brakes, I picked up a nutted pair for my daily commuter and I love them. Very smooth, even, and responsive. I'm using them with 80's SLR levers...
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    Thanks for the info everyone. I think I will...

    Thanks for the info everyone.

    I think I will just invest in a pair of digital calipers; nothing wrong with adding to my tool arsenal.

    stausty, I'll be sure to post some pictures when it's done.
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    I've been slowly picking up parts for this bike...

    I've been slowly picking up parts for this bike throughout the winter and it's nearing completion.

    One thing I still need is a seat post. Does anyone know what size the frame would be likely to...
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    Sticky: In Search Of: Campagnolo clamp-on DT...

    In Search Of:


    Campagnolo clamp-on DT friction shifters
    Campagnolo QR Skewer for front wheel
    Some nice looking cable guides, not too picky about make


    Have: Cash
  21. '59 Superbe. First blue one I've ever seen....

    '59 Superbe. First blue one I've ever seen. Missing the Dynohub + lights, but still drooling over the rest of it.

    http://toronto.en.craigslist.ca/tor/bik/1541946230.html
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    Thanks for the update, I don't think anyone could...

    Thanks for the update, I don't think anyone could begrudge you your vacation after all of the work you have put into this.

    Enjoy the trip!
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    Good question. I like that the wheels "literally...

    Good question. I like that the wheels "literally slice through ice", but only on the current speed he has it set to.
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    http://toronto.en.craigslist.ca/tor/bik/1531077634...

    http://toronto.en.craigslist.ca/tor/bik/1531077634.html

    Very high quality bike - $80

    - duel gear shifters, silver frame, bottle holder, adjustable seating, 18 speed

    - on the current speed...
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    I've got that same Grand Prix set up as my daily...

    I've got that same Grand Prix set up as my daily commuter. I changed the brakes to newer dual pivot calipers, put on some full black fenders, upright bars, a milk crate on the rack, a more...
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