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    Sticky: ISO: 700c Wheelset--ideally mid 80's and japanese...

    ISO: 700c Wheelset--ideally mid 80's and japanese (ukai, araya, wolbers)

    I have front wheel (ukai, shimano 600EX)..

    but it's surprisingly difficult finding a rear wheel only for a decent price....
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    Sticky: ISO: I need the rear wheel for a Lotus...

    ISO:

    I need the rear wheel for a Lotus Classique (1983)--i have the front..but would be willing to buy the wheelset and see if i can sell my front.
    Ukai Rim 700c + Shimano 600EX hub


    Have:...
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    I'd get something from bikesdirect like this:...

    I'd get something from bikesdirect like this:
    Save Up to 60% Off Track Bikes | SingleSpeed Bikes | Fixie | Windsor Bikes - The Hour | Save up to 60% off Fixed gear and singlespeed bicycles

    Then...
  4. I have this bike..exact model color and size..i...

    I have this bike..exact model color and size..i also bought it for my wife. She was a little nervous about the drop-bars and so i put 'porteur' bars on there. Even though it's too small for...
  5. I think what VT_Speed is suggesting makes a lot...

    I think what VT_Speed is suggesting makes a lot more sense.

    It gets you riding a lot quicker + cheaper too.
  6. How about a karate monkey complete? I don't think...

    How about a karate monkey complete? I don't think you need ALL of the versatility of a troll/ogre..this seems like a decent compromise.

    Or if that's still outside the price range you can try:
    KM...
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    After seeing what you did with the 750 (and the...

    After seeing what you did with the 750 (and the 950)..I was convinced to try something similar. However, it seems like these 750/790's (1990-1992) are getting harder and harder to find for less than...
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    http://blog.peterlombardi.com/index.php/2013/04/fi...

    http://blog.peterlombardi.com/index.php/2013/04/finally-a-trek-750-multitrack-update/

    I know you are looking for drop bars and, I haven't seen the color...but I've always liked this conversion.
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    718 Cyclery in Gowanus has free wheel building...

    718 Cyclery in Gowanus has free wheel building classes..and I think as part of the 2nd class you get to use their tools to put one together. I am pretty sure you don't need to purchase anything from...
  10. I can't imagine spending $1000-1500 on what is...

    I can't imagine spending $1000-1500 on what is essentially a commuting/utility bike.

    I don't know how much the Allant currently weighs--but, again, I doubt that any of the bikes weigh...
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    I think that you can't really go wrong with any...

    I think that you can't really go wrong with any of the bikes -- I suggested just upgrading to brifters because it seems the simplest. As for the Straggler being $1800 (MSRP)..the great thing about...
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    Up the budget slightly and have your shop put a...

    Up the budget slightly and have your shop put a set of brifters on the surly cc.or get a straggler.
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    http://m.jensonusa.com/Outlet-Panaracer-Pasela-Tir...

    http://m.jensonusa.com/Outlet-Panaracer-Pasela-Tire

    Consider adding $25 worth of more stuff for the free shipping.
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    I'm biased--i agree with snydermann that this...

    I'm biased--i agree with snydermann that this particular model year for the excelle is really nice. I have the same bike, same size..its relatively light..sport tourish and it takes wide tires. ...
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    1984--in a size 21" ...

    1984--in a size 21"

    http://www.vintagelotusbicycles.com/site/a802ff7aeca345b8bc2a5c9d590680ad/default?url=http%3A%2F%2Fvintagelotusbicycles.com%2FEclair.php#2664
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    I would not sell that bike so quickly. ...

    I would not sell that bike so quickly.
    http://www.vintagelotusbicycles.com/Cinelli_Supreme.html

    Let Snydermann chime in first--he's the expert on Lotus. The only thing is that it seems someone...
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    Loose- All of your questions regarding the BD...

    Loose-

    All of your questions regarding the BD moto CXX (surly clone) have been asked and answered on the forums before.

    The bike shares the same geometry as the current surly cross-x. The semi...
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    What makes you say that the BD bike (CXX) is not...

    What makes you say that the BD bike (CXX) is not at all like the crosscheck? There are def. some minor differences..the fork..the top tube cable routing..fewer braze-ons??..but I'm fairly certain...
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    Is the fork also ishiwata? Looks a little like my...

    Is the fork also ishiwata? Looks a little like my 1987 lotus excellent..I think the color is pearlescent.. Just a guess.
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    Sticky: For Trade: 700c - Wolber Super Champion T430...

    For Trade:
    700c - Wolber Super Champion T430 Alpine Wheelset (shimano 105 hubs)--straight; good condition.
    Box of tressostar handlebar tape (10 rolls) in black.

    ISO:
    Nitto Technomic Deluxe ...
  21. Id get a soma doublecross..the frame + fork will...

    Id get a soma doublecross..the frame + fork will run you $450-$550..

    That said...i doubt you can go wrong with another crosscheck
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    I'm a big Lotus fan--but even at $40 I'd pass on...

    I'm a big Lotus fan--but even at $40 I'd pass on this one; unless you already have a lot of extra parts lying around. Also, it looks like a size 51cm--that's on the smaller side of bike sizing and...
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    My daughter is 5..and she weighs about 40##..I...

    My daughter is 5..and she weighs about 40##..I use the topeak seat..thls one:
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000ZKAUE6/ref=mw_dp_mpd?pd=1

    I thought it was rated for 48.5lbs ..but I could be...
  24. Poll: Whatever you get--I'm sure it'll work fine. I...

    Whatever you get--I'm sure it'll work fine. I think they are both fine choices.

    However, not to complicate things for you anymore--but since you'll be using this bike for commuting more than...
  25. I think with a little patience (eBay+ Craigslist)...

    I think with a little patience (eBay+ Craigslist) you could get yourself a really nice used bike in that size.
    i like 80's Japanese bikes (specifically Lotus, Fuji, etc)--I've seen quite a few xtra...
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