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    Nice find! Looks to be in great shape. +1,...

    Nice find! Looks to be in great shape.
    +1, disassemble, clean, light sanding and a few coats of black satin paint and they will look new.
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    http://www.bikeforums.net/images/misc/quote_icon.p...

    http://www.bikeforums.net/images/misc/quote_icon.png Originally Posted by Velocivixen http://www.bikeforums.net/images/buttons/viewpost-right.png

    @ WNG - what tan wall tires are you...
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    Wonderful job, looks really nice! I had picked...

    Wonderful job, looks really nice!

    I had picked up the same Sorrento frame, no fork, and also built a grocery getter/street cruiser. Here is a pic of mine.
    ...
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    Poll: I thought it was kinda cool to read some American...

    I thought it was kinda cool to read some American brands catching on in Europe, like the way we get excited over European brands. Especially if it's in Germany, where they have such a selection of...
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    +1 Yes, some very nice rides recently posted! ...

    +1 Yes, some very nice rides recently posted!
    frantik Can't wait to see the DBR completed...what a desirable model!!

    Here's a pic of my Giant from Friday's ride with forumite Chuckk, in the...
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    Poll: OMG! I winced reviewing the elevation changes. ...

    OMG! I winced reviewing the elevation changes. But what a glorious ride. They will sing your praise and throw parties in your honor. You'll be the toast of the region. The vino will flow. :)
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    I also like the e-stay Boss. That's a nice...

    I also like the e-stay Boss. That's a nice quality tubeset...Tange DB MTB Tubing.
    That Trek makes a great drop bar hybrid conversion.

    I pick up diamonds in the rough. These are only ratty in...
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    Poll: Simple, the Trek. It's so rare there, a steel...

    Simple, the Trek.
    It's so rare there, a steel Trek will cause a mob scene. ;)
  9. Sticky: Doesn't northbend look like Calvin of Calvin and...

    Doesn't northbend look like Calvin of Calvin and Hobbs, all grown up? ;)
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    +1 Yes he does!

    +1 Yes he does!
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    Hey congrats on the winning bid! I just read your...

    Hey congrats on the winning bid! I just read your interest in mine if I plan to swap it out. I'm going to hold onto it for returning the Haro to its original setup some day.
    Glad you got a set, and...
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    LOL! I'm an OCD poster child! Saguaro Thanks...

    LOL! I'm an OCD poster child!
    Saguaro Thanks Craig! I've been bitten by the off-road bug recently. So nice out on the trails in Winter. But I'll segue back to road going bikes for the next...
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    I read DorkDisk's solution to his Haro Extreme...

    I read DorkDisk's solution to his Haro Extreme and thought, Hmmm, how clever! Thanks for the idea!

    Sounds cool! I'll have to measure the Haro stem's extension. Hope it's a match or close to your...
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    [QUOTE=likebike23;16628223]I scored a sweet 1986?...

    [QUOTE=likebike23;16628223]I scored a sweet 1986? Ross Mt Hood today. It's pretty much original except for the tires and saddle, and in decent shape. The chrome has some surface rust and it's missing...
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    frantik cyclotoine DorkDisk Italuminium Thanks...

    frantik cyclotoine DorkDisk Italuminium
    Thanks guys! So many nice rides here that it inspires and keeps my enthusiasm high. This one was a pleasant surprise find.
    neo_pop_71
    Fantastic bit of...
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    Great photo, AlTheKiller. Sorry about the smash...

    Great photo, AlTheKiller. Sorry about the smash and grab, that sucks. Damn thieves!
    But thanks for the warning. I won't be leaving my bike in the backseat of my car while visiting Austin.
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    Very cool! Nice contrast of the black on the...

    Very cool! Nice contrast of the black on the chromed frame.
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    @oddjob2...

    @oddjob2 Man, that Moto is pretty! I like the matching Brooks. Nice to see folks able to venture out with the thaw. Well, except you poor souls in Minnesota. ;)
    @jimmuller Yup, the gantlet of...
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    Yes, feel and appearance, both are quality...

    Yes, feel and appearance, both are quality levers. I prefer the older style for C&V bikes aesthetically. I've used the R200a, SCR-5, 340, and ZST's copy of the R100/200a.
    There was no major...
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    The 340 aren't the same as the SCR-5. The 200a...

    The 340 aren't the same as the SCR-5. The 200a were the same as the SCR-5, and yes at 1/2 the price for the identical levers.
    Tektro did also sell these as OEM to Origin 8 and XLC. But they are now...
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    Ouch! A $60 flat?! I guess tubulars are to road...

    Ouch! A $60 flat?! I guess tubulars are to road bikers as sheer nylons are to fashionistas. ;)
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    Love It! And those pedals are to die for!

    Love It!

    And those pedals are to die for!
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    Other than dirty wheels and some paint chips, the...

    Other than dirty wheels and some paint chips, the bike was in very good condition. The Rapid Fire shifters weren't engaging, typical. Bike got overhauled, new complement of Jagwire housing and...
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    Hmmm, intriguing idea Sixty Fiver. But maybe in...

    Hmmm, intriguing idea Sixty Fiver. But maybe in the future, as this is the only mtb I have for the desert trails.
    bane That's because there are a good number of belt failures being reported by...
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    I haven't ridden in 3 weeks since my trail...

    I haven't ridden in 3 weeks since my trail mishap, and injuring myself. Everything healed except my left wrist, which still has a pain in odd angles and holding weight.
    But I was impatient because I...
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