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    Frame shipping weight and size?

    I am considering buying a frame and having it shipped to me from abroad. Id like to make at least a rough calculation of the shipping cost beforehand to have an idea if it will be within my budget....
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    It seemed like most of the top-of-the-line racing...

    It seemed like most of the top-of-the-line racing bikes weighed around 21-22 pounds, and you had to get pretty extreme to get a rideable bike much below 20 pounds. Lots of effort and expense compared...
  3. So is that a Polchlopek? Cool paint job.

    So is that a Polchlopek?
    Cool paint job.
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    There is a nice 2001 853/CF Alpe d'Huez at my LBS...

    There is a nice 2001 853/CF Alpe d'Huez at my LBS that I'm thinking of getting for my son. Solid green with white panels, good looking frame. I really like the way it combines classic and more modern...
  5. Thread: I'm done.

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    Nah, just scrap 'em...

    Nah, just scrap 'em...
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    I agree that Allvit's suck, but luckily there are...

    I agree that Allvit's suck, but luckily there are plenty of other options. Cyclotoine is selling a nice Campy Gran Sport rear derailleur for $35 on the "For Sale" thread. I would recommend that.
    If...
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    When I paint a frame I do all the prep work. Then...

    When I paint a frame I do all the prep work. Then I take it to my neighbor Oscar's auto body shop. He does the spraying because he's an expert at it-- he knows exactly how to mix the paint, how to...
  8. You can pick up a Challenger on Ebay for around...

    You can pick up a Challenger on Ebay for around $15-20. Another French option would be a Huret Svelto, which remminds me of a steel Jubile. They seem like more of a '60's derailleur, though, and they...
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    How is the paint job in general, aside from the...

    How is the paint job in general, aside from the details? If it's acceptable, then it's a pretty easy matter to get a bit of the same red color and just cover or touch up the lug lining and fork crown...
  10. Both the Jubile (short cage) and Challenger will...

    Both the Jubile (short cage) and Challenger will handle a 28t freewheel with no problem. I'm using a Jubile on a 14-28 fw with fairly wide-range 36-52 chainrings and it shifts with no problems. The...
  11. The Huret Challenger can be found fairly cheaply,...

    The Huret Challenger can be found fairly cheaply, looks pretty good, and shifts pretty well.
  12. I have 2 sets of Normandy Luxe Competition hubs....

    I have 2 sets of Normandy Luxe Competition hubs. They were supposedly the best French hub of the late 60's-early 70's and the only widely available alternative to Campagnolo Record, but they don't...
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    I have 2 Moto's, both restored. Early 70's Le...

    I have 2 Moto's, both restored.
    Early 70's Le Champion, rescued from oblivion a couple years ago. Shown here as a racer, it's now set up as a sport tourer.
    ...
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    That photo doesn't show anything clearly enough...

    That photo doesn't show anything clearly enough to be able to evaluate it. The frame tubing could be anything from cheap high-tensile steel to nice chrome-moly. Likewise, the parts could be just...
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    My mom and my aunt both have 750's and I really...

    My mom and my aunt both have 750's and I really like them. They are all you need for just basic riding around-- they make great commuters, tourers, and recreational riders. They're very versatile and...
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    Among brake manufacturers, Mafac was the last...

    Among brake manufacturers, Mafac was the last hold-out who stubbornly refused to give in and copy the Campagnolo side-pull. But even they eventually did.
  17. I've checked out the Collectables section from...

    I've checked out the Collectables section from time to time, but the bike stuff tends to be over-priced and I don't even bother anymore.
    Nice score on the Mazi, it looks very clean.
  18. Also, the model year of the frame does not...

    Also, the model year of the frame does not necessesarily correspond to the year of manufacture of the components.
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    It depends what kind of biker you are. My brother...

    It depends what kind of biker you are. My brother loves to ride, he likes the performance and convenience of modern equipment, he's not into working on bikes more than he has to, and he couldn't care...
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    Dave, I go fifty shades of green with jealousy...

    Dave, I go fifty shades of green with jealousy when I see your bikes, the likes of which very few ever make it across the Atlantic. Could you tell us a bit about the C&V scene in France? I get the...
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    As the bike-boom generation ages we'll need to...

    As the bike-boom generation ages we'll need to geezerize our bikes so that we can still ride them. Lower gearing and a more upright riding position are a couple of the main changes. I haven't done...
  22. A couple plastic presta valve covers fitted onto...

    A couple plastic presta valve covers fitted onto the prongs of the pump head will help protect the frame finish.
  23. I have a couple sets of tubular wheels for my...

    I have a couple sets of tubular wheels for my pre-1975 racers. I like them because they're the correct wheels for those bikes, they're very light, they ride nicely, and of course they make me a more...
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    The one that got me hooked: 1975 Schwinn...

    The one that got me hooked: 1975 Schwinn Continental, 15th birthday present from my parents. They couldn't figure out why I bought a fancy Motobecane only a year later.
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    The riding is the main thing. I've been a cycling...

    The riding is the main thing. I've been a cycling fanatic since I was 15, but that time (nearly 40 years) includes many periods when I didn't even ride due to circumstances. I've had three distinct...
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