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    can't be helped; dem old univegas just keep...

    can't be helped; dem old univegas just keep turning up.
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    I'm 6' 4" so you'd think a mixte would be out of...

    I'm 6' 4" so you'd think a mixte would be out of the question, but I made a custom
    xtra long double tube seat post and added a long Dutch style stem to this
    'cruiserized $25 Raleigh. Today I...
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    Reading this makes me feel really good. I just...

    Reading this makes me feel really good. I just scored a mint Univega mixte
    for $60 on craigslist. I feel like such a thief, but I'll get over it. I was on my way
    home with it 1 1/2 hours after it...
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    Well, Oregon's not too far, but I don't think I...

    Well, Oregon's not too far, but I don't think I could make it today.
    Maybe on the motored bicycle. When, at 65 with as many traumatic
    injuries as I've had to my legs, 30 miles a day is tops just...
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    I was just messin' with reddog: no one...

    I was just messin' with reddog: no one appreciates quality
    metallurgy more than. I spend a fair size chunk of my fixed
    income on hardware. I am in fact a student of the 3 fields
    of metallurgy,...
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    The extenders I've seen seem mighty pricey for...

    The extenders I've seen seem mighty pricey for what's essential a couple small bolts.
    Anyone know where I can cheaper ones. Actually only need one for a leg that suffered
    a very complex fracture....
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    Let me call my broker, I think they might be a...

    Let me call my broker, I think they might be a wee mite
    above the price range I'm comfortable with.:)
    Besides, being tall, I prefer stem shifters.
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    Mayer, Gee, you really nailed with your CL...

    Mayer,
    Gee, you really nailed with your CL glossary of terms. RIGHT ON!
    I dunno Merkel about $40 for the Schwinn (#11) The rust on the
    wheels doesn't bother me it's probably just surface & I...
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    Congratulations on the Nishiki, Merkle. nice...

    Congratulations on the Nishiki, Merkle. nice score. I've put
    a few bucks into upgrading my 4 old bikes, but that's a much
    cheaper way to get a really nice bike if you don't mind getting
    your...
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    Bikes on Craigslist

    Yes Virginia,
    you can find a terrific bike at a bargain price on Craigslist....
    but it might take a while. Most of those bikes never sell. This
    is because many sellers have the idea that old...
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    I coulda scooped a nice one, a virtually unused...

    I coulda scooped a nice one, a virtually unused garage find for $25,
    but I told the guy to find a deserving teenager. The tires were a bit
    crackled so I even offered to donate a pair,(got'em comin'...
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    That's the idea. Did you want to see the engine?...

    That's the idea. Did you want to see the engine? With this
    setup I can run a friction drive(hilly terrain), or change over
    to a belt drive for faster cruising on the flat. Being 65, and
    having...
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    I dug an old FS elite Grand Teton out a bicycle...

    I dug an old FS elite Grand Teton out a bicycle bone yard for $15. Was it worth it?
    Oh yeah, I think so. It's a durn site cheaper than a Surly Long Haul Trucker.
    You be the judge. (Hmm, Can'...
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    I like the trail, sscyco, It looks like the...

    I like the trail, sscyco,
    It looks like the street I live on with fewer pine needles:D
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    McCready, Not a lot of folks know it, but a...

    McCready,
    Not a lot of folks know it, but a great many Schwinn & Nishiki
    were actually built by Giant. At one point following a strike in
    Chicago, 80% of Schwinns were made by Giant. In the...
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    Wow Rob65, Love your jolly green giant. Howse...

    Wow Rob65,
    Love your jolly green giant. Howse come all youse guys bikes look
    so nice and mine look so beat up? :rolleyes:
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    Sticky: I'm not a Clydesdale, I'm a rhinoceros, but for...

    I'm not a Clydesdale, I'm a rhinoceros, but for some reason the
    neighborhood kids call me Bigfoot. I think that's unkind just cuz
    I wear size 14s, am 3 foot shoulder to shoulder, and hate to be...
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    Shipwreck, If you have a heel-strike problem...

    Shipwreck,
    If you have a heel-strike problem with panniers, be thankful you've not got
    size 14 feet. I assure you it makes for an interesting engineering challenge.
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    Giant dating?

    Giant dating?
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    I have an '89 Raleigh technium Ovation.(the only...

    I have an '89 Raleigh technium Ovation.(the only year they were made, and then just a few.)
    I also have what may be a Giant atx (?) of European origin from late the "80s
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    You tell me, Could this be a Giant? Looks like...

    You tell me, Could this be a Giant? Looks like an early atx ,but no brake pivots. It has
    German Thun cranks, and when I found it for $15 it had a set of '30s Philco brakes.(?)
    It was painted...
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    Here buses all have racks;unfortunately they only...

    Here buses all have racks;unfortunately they only hold two bikes.
    They're often full which means waiting for the next one...maybe
    the one after...maybe. However you are allowed to carry on a...
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    I really like that folder; bin lookin' for one...

    I really like that folder; bin lookin' for one like it for ages.
    The cool thing about public transit is it let's me dodge miles
    of winding asphalt with no shoulder and nonstop logging trucks,...
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    Actually Stand, A Brit I know and myself as...

    Actually Stand,
    A Brit I know and myself as well. we think the Taiwanese frames are superior
    to the Nottinghams. My 'tourer' had 3 coats of paint when I dug it out of the
    boneyard, black,...
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    That's a really practical folder, 65. I've always...

    That's a really practical folder, 65. I've always thought the diagonal joint
    would be stronger than those at right angles. It makes for no hassle use
    of public transit, a great way to get around. ...
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