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    TSX is Cyclex alloy just like SLX with the same...

    TSX is Cyclex alloy just like SLX with the same UTS and YS. TSX has the helical reinforcements along the entire length of the tubes instead of just in the butts like SLX.

    You needn't worry about...
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    http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d7/k4drd/Bicycle...

    http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d7/k4drd/Bicycles/Tubing/853Description_zps2d9e3a7e.jpg
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    Reynolds 853 is a generation later than Cyclex,...

    Reynolds 853 is a generation later than Cyclex, the steel used in Columbus SL, SLX, SP, SPX, TSX, etc.

    The tensile strength and yield strength of 853 are significantly higher than for Cyclex, and...
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    No. $1500 tops..
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    The frame is TIG-welded Reynolds 853...

    The frame is TIG-welded Reynolds 853 air-hardening steel, and appears to be in great shape. It will last as long as you do if you don't crash it or allow it to rust.

    These bikes do have aluminum...
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    I was going to suggest that you look into that...

    I was going to suggest that you look into that Nashbar fork further. The price is right and the reviews are good. The 43mm rake is close enough to the 40mm rake on the existing aluminum fork that you...
  7. It never occurred to me that a six month old...

    It never occurred to me that a six month old thread might be a zombie.
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    This page is from the 1998 Parts & Accessories...

    This page is from the 1998 Parts & Accessories catalog. Unfortunately, there's not an MSRP price list.
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  9. This thread prompted me to poke around looking...

    This thread prompted me to poke around looking for a simple way to mount standard bottle cages on the handlebar. Although I've got the seatpost mounted double bottle cage from Profile Design that...
  10. Thread: Whizzer

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    Whizzers are cool. During the war when gas was...

    Whizzers are cool. During the war when gas was rationed, lots of factory workers used them to commute to work.
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    That's a gorgeous frame; the chrome looks like...

    That's a gorgeous frame; the chrome looks like it's in great shape.
  12. THESE GOGGLES...

    THESE GOGGLES are made specifically to fit over Rx eyewear.
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    I went from 630mm 27" rims to 622mm 700c rims and...

    I went from 630mm 27" rims to 622mm 700c rims and the long reach Tektro brakes worked out well. It really depends on the position of your rear brake bridge whether or not there would be enough...
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    Eric, I'll admit to personal prejudice against...

    Eric, I'll admit to personal prejudice against aluminum alloy forks, but I also believe there is a reason aluminum has never been a very popular material for this application.

    Unlike steel,...
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    It's a late nineties Peloton. These are nice...

    It's a late nineties Peloton. These are nice bikes with TIG-welded Reynolds 853 frames that were produced in Asia. They have the same geometry as the Match Cycle built Schwinn Paramounts that were...
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    The catalog page and specs are online. 1985 Le...

    The catalog page and specs are online.

    1985 Le Tour Luxe catalog page Yours is Bright Blue.

    1985 Specs page 1

    1985 Specs page 2
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    Yep; that should fit.

    Yep; that should fit.
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    Mario Confente...

    Mario Confente

    Mario Confente was a framebuilder for Masi in Italy who moved to California to build Masi frames in the U.S. He then built frames on his own and had a reputation for superlative...
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    That's a pretty small frame. How tall are you?

    That's a pretty small frame. How tall are you?
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    After he stole it what could he do with it?...

    After he stole it what could he do with it? Assuming it's genuine, Confentes are rare enough that it would attract lots of attention if the thief actually rode it in public.
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    BTW, in 1989 Schwinn produced a "short top tube"...

    BTW, in 1989 Schwinn produced a "short top tube" Paramount for riders with proportionally long legs/short torsos like me. They're fairly rare, but show up occasionally.
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  22. I rode with friction down tube shifters for...

    I rode with friction down tube shifters for nearly thirty years and it worked fine for me. Then my '87 Paramount had D-A 7400 7-s indexed DT shifters, and I liked that. Then in 2007 I got my...
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    On a stock frame, the top tube length is the more...

    On a stock frame, the top tube length is the more important dimension so as not to feel too stretched out or too cramped. You can always raise the seatpost to get the right saddle height on a smaller...
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    Here's the '84 geometry chart, so I'm pretty...

    Here's the '84 geometry chart, so I'm pretty certain the '85 is the same as the '84 and '86.
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    Yes; the frame is 535mm from the crank center to...

    Yes; the frame is 535mm from the crank center to the top of the seat tube (where the seatpost is inserted). I don't have the '85 geo chart, but I believe it's the same as the '86.
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