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  1. I would guess that if you properly serviced those...

    I would guess that if you properly serviced those hubs before you put any miles on them they would last a lot longer. A while back I was at a Performance bike shop (not that your bike shop has...
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    Now things are getting entertaining in this...

    Now things are getting entertaining in this thread!
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    hmm... not so sure about this. I'm pretty sure...

    hmm... not so sure about this. I'm pretty sure you will have to do more work with the heavier bike, especially if there are hills involved. I'm no physics expert, but I do know that vertical work is...
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    Pretty good, up until the last line!:)

    Pretty good, up until the last line!:)
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    Exactly! Very convincing points!

    Exactly! Very convincing points!
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    Ok, all in good fun, but don't you think it would...

    Ok, all in good fun, but don't you think it would make a better case for those of us who ride old bikes in regular clothes if you could come up with some arguments for vintage bikes that were a bit...
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    I agree don't upgrade it. Have fun with it as...

    I agree don't upgrade it. Have fun with it as is, make repairs/maintenance as necessary.
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    That's true. Part of the reason I really like my...

    That's true. Part of the reason I really like my old bikes is because when I get them I completely overhaul them and give them a sort of newishness. New bar tape, new tires, new cables, new grease,...
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    I'm pretty sure nobody has been verbally bashing...

    I'm pretty sure nobody has been verbally bashing old bikes or anything like that in this thread. I ride old bikes, none of which are light by modern standards but I have to admit the lightest bike I...
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    I just went through this whole riding while sick...

    I just went through this whole riding while sick thing the last few weeks.
    Week 1 (three weeks ago): Got some kind of bad flu/illness, I had a highish fever and stayed in bed for several days,...
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    Cool! The one with the white paint job is an '87....

    Cool! The one with the white paint job is an '87. I thinks it's a good bike. Yes it's not super light, but not unreasonably heavy for being a mid-level 80's bike. I actually weighed mine, it was...
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    Out of curiosity what model is your Schwinn? I...

    Out of curiosity what model is your Schwinn? I had an '87 Schwinn Le tour with a 4130 cro mo frame and indexed down tube shifting. Though for some reason I usually kept it in friction mode. I guess...
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    Yes I agree, it is admirable when people do the...

    Yes I agree, it is admirable when people do the right thing when it is the norm to do the wrong thing. Especially when you are competing against the people who are cheating.
  14. It would make a big difference if you showed pics...

    It would make a big difference if you showed pics of the bike you want to convert. It's not necessarily expensive, depending on the bike, if you do it yourself, and if you have access to some old ...
  15. I wish I would have had a better understanding of...

    I wish I would have had a better understanding of the importance of tires from the beginning. I spent the first several months of bike commuting riding a modern, entry level Trek mountain bike with...
  16. You forgot best tires! And maybe best gearing?

    You forgot best tires! And maybe best gearing?
  17. +1 wd40 for cleaning. My go to lube is...

    +1 wd40 for cleaning.
    My go to lube is tri-flow. Is it the best? Maybe not. Does it keep my drive train quite, and shifting smoothly? Yes. Do I need to replace my chains occasionally if I use...
  18. Perhaps, but wouldn't you agree that blogging on...

    Perhaps, but wouldn't you agree that blogging on bike forums is equally a waste of precious time (other than a very occasional useful bit of info)? I know tinkering with my bikes is often not the...
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    If you already made an offer and the seller...

    If you already made an offer and the seller accepted doesn't that mean you bought the bike? Or I guess you could just keep offering $50 less each month.

    IMO you should buy the bike for your...
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    It's pretty hard to say, I've never ridden any...

    It's pretty hard to say, I've never ridden any road bikes made after 1987 so I can say little about new bikes.

    My favorite bike that I own is my '86 Cannondale Sr600, I also had an '87 Schwinn Le...
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    IMO the single Cannondale logo is about the right...

    IMO the single Cannondale logo is about the right amount of advertising, I'm proud to be riding an old, made in the USA Cannondale, but I'm glad it's not plastered with obnoxious lettering.
    I don't...
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    I am finally learning to pace myself to ride...

    I am finally learning to pace myself to ride longer distances. Most of my cycling in the past has been commuting ~10 miles each way. Doing that you can get in good shape and get good at riding fast...
  23. The only liners I've tried were Rhinodillos, ...

    The only liners I've tried were Rhinodillos, they turned me off from ever using tire liners again. I was using cheap tires and getting flats at least once per week. I tried the dillo's they worked...
  24. hmmm.. I wonder why that is. I've had the same...

    hmmm.. I wonder why that is. I've had the same experience. I've been kinda sick for the last several weeks. First I got a cold. That pretty much went away, then I got some kind of awful flu bug a...
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    How about a plastic tub? I've been using this...

    How about a plastic tub?
    I've been using this for more than a year and it works great, though maybe a little kooky looking. Once in awhile I use a backpack if I have the tub off for some reason or...
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