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    I got tired of organized group rides after it...

    I got tired of organized group rides after it became the group tiring to drop the old guy on the old bike. Never quite happened, but another story....
    There are two groups I ride with on a regular...
  2. Thread: Favorite group?

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    Late '80s 105, and it's downmarket little brother...

    Late '80s 105, and it's downmarket little brother Exage 500EX.
    Ditto for Deroe LX/Exage 500LX.
    Nuveo/Super Record exist to demonstrate how much better Superbe Pro was, and I have bikes equipped...
  3. I'll gladly send you a pair for postage. PM me. ...

    I'll gladly send you a pair for postage. PM me.

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    FWIW, Biopace 130s went down to 40, 110s to 46....

    FWIW, Biopace 130s went down to 40, 110s to 46.
    The 130/40 was a steel ring, part of the Exage 300 crankset.
    I have a modest stash of Biopace rings, as I am a fan. Let me know what you need if none...
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    I'll throw for the Lyotard's. PM shortly. Top

    I'll throw for the Lyotard's. PM shortly.

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    http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p183/top506/IMG...

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    I've bought off the shelf from all three and...

    I've bought off the shelf from all three and worked with VeloCals on a custom project. They all delivered a good product.

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  8. One thing about a good friction set-up: it is...

    One thing about a good friction set-up: it is QUIET!
    On a recent charity ride I had the bike set up with HG freewheel, IG chain, Retrofriction shifters, and Superb Pro FD/RD. The lack of noise...
  9. I recently acquired a '65 SS and it is a very...

    I recently acquired a '65 SS and it is a very different (and much nicer) bike than my '73.

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    Funny thing; the other bike I posted (a 50cm...

    Funny thing; the other bike I posted (a 50cm Miyata 1000) was responded to by a party in Chicago. After a few e-mails the transaction went by the numbers (including a $100 pack and ship fee) and the...
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    They must think I'm pretty dumb.

    Response to a recent CL posting:

    Hello,
    Thanks for the details. I'm buying this for my son. Your asking price
    is quite reasonable and affordable considering others I've seen
    lately,I'll take...
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    Throw in the toe straps on the MKS pedals and...

    Throw in the toe straps on the MKS pedals and I'll take the Shimanos.

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    Please feel free. Top

    Please feel free.

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  14. I have four of these RDs in the fleet set up both...

    I have four of these RDs in the fleet set up both index and friction, and I never considered them to be anything other than a well functioning lower end RD.
    T-Mar posted about these several times. ...
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    "What a long, strange trip it's been". Glad to...

    "What a long, strange trip it's been". Glad to see it finally got to the end user.

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    On a recent charity ride while riding a Vitus 979...

    On a recent charity ride while riding a Vitus 979 I saw two others. One silver and one orange. Both set up with modern running gear.

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    I think the best bang for the buck are the upper...

    I think the best bang for the buck are the upper tier Exage groups. 500EX is the same as 1050 with different cosmetics. 500LX is the same as DeoreLX. 500CX is a hybird-oriented groupset much like...
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    Any idea of which Kool Stops to order? ...

    Any idea of which Kool Stops to order?



    Yeah I did.....on the CCRT. Not a lot of hills.



    Some sort of SR as I recall. The RD was just fine. The FD had issues, but the granny ring was an...
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    180 miles on a Vitus 979

    OK, let's get this straight this time: 180 miles over THREE days. Now that that's out of the way......

    The bike: It's light, maybe too light. On a fast descent in strong crosswinds I felt the bike...
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    Nice to see Sharon back in the saddle. My ride...

    Nice to see Sharon back in the saddle.
    My ride today? Stage 2 of the Trek Across Maine: 58 mile route from Farmington to Waterville via North New Portland, Anson, Madison and Fairfield.
    I refer to...
  21. Mine either. Sometimes you can get away with a...

    Mine either.
    Sometimes you can get away with a spacer or two.
    Sometimes you have to re-dish.
    Sometimes you get lucky and it screws right on with no problems.

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    Not only that, the small ring is the hard-to-find...

    Not only that, the small ring is the hard-to-find 130/40t.
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    I think I was ahead of the curve on this one:

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    Ice cream is good but opiates are better. Hope...

    Ice cream is good but opiates are better.
    Hope you're back in the saddle soon. "That which does not kill me......"

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    Robbie, I think your Classique is more like an...

    Robbie, I think your Classique is more like an '84:

    Classique

    Tim Synderman's website is the font of all things Lotus. He posts here now and again. He was very helpful when I was setting up my...
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