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  1. *sigh* forgive me for not placing a comma between...

    *sigh* forgive me for not placing a comma between ordered and and. Bash if you will, it will not change the awesomeness of my bike, in fact it will probably increase the awesomeness. Now I am done...
  2. Good for you then. I'm sure that Miyata is just...

    Good for you then. I'm sure that Miyata is just as fricken awesome to you as my Torelli is to me. I agree tubing alone does not make a bike but it is a integral part in what the bike feels like to...
  3. everyone is entitled to an opinion....mine is...

    everyone is entitled to an opinion....mine is still that they are above the average. again, anything columbus is above the average. they may not be colnagos or whatever but still they are far above...
  4. I have to disagree with that "nothing special"...

    I have to disagree with that "nothing special" comment. Anything Columbus is above average. They may not be Bianchi special in your eyes but a hand built Italian frame is a thing of beauty to look...
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    My c&v obsession is a pretty solitary hobby, but...

    My c&v obsession is a pretty solitary hobby, but for me that's the draw. I like building at home alone, I like riding solo, I even avoid most LBS. I went through the faze of being a shop groupie,...
  6. http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll145/deuce8o8/...

    http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll145/deuce8o8/photo31_zpsa86f8acf.jpg
    bought for $20, spent $40ish, ride it for utility and rainy day.
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  7. The lugs and Fork look correct for that style...

    The lugs and Fork look correct for that style (vintage Italian) of frame, you can look at the bb shell and see if theres some sort of serial number and/or decorative cutaway. Torelli is a American...
  8. 98% solo except for the few organized centuries...

    98% solo except for the few organized centuries around here. I don't like or trust riding with others. I enjoy the peaceful solitude, plus I always ride at the perfect pace for the moment because...
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    The early American catalogs only show a few road...

    The early American catalogs only show a few road bikes, guess they didn't import the other types til later in the 70s. I will take the story I got as "good enough for me" then. 1969 it is, wish I...
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    read that but according to the story that came...

    read that but according to the story that came with it, the bike was brought back from Japan by military after deployment in the 60/70s. I can't find a Japanese catalog or bike list. 1971 is the...
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    Help identifying this Fuji

    Picked this up for $20 today, the serial number is F3Axxxx. According to the Fuji database this would make it built in Jan 1968/69 right? I cant find a reference to anything from 1969. Anyone...
  12. I believe the OP was asking about realistic...

    I believe the OP was asking about realistic numbers for COMPLETE bike weight, comparing original or correct period builds vs modified builds. Thus the need to weigh the whole bike.
  13. Used a bathroom scale for a general weigh in. ...

    Used a bathroom scale for a general weigh in. Dug out the digital fishing scale for a more accurate weight. Results: Centurion Tange Infinity 25.2, Torelli Columbus SL 21.5, Bottecchia Columbus...
  14. My Centurion Tange Infinity weighs in at 27+/-,...

    My Centurion Tange Infinity weighs in at 27+/-, Torelli Columbus SL at 23+/-, Bottecchia Columbus Aelle 24+/-, still building the Tomasso Columbus SLX but that will have mosty 7700 parts (I'll update...
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    can you pm me pics and a price? thanks

    can you pm me pics and a price? thanks
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    anything? anyone?

    anything? anyone?
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    if its a octalink then i am interested. you can...

    if its a octalink then i am interested. you can pm me a price. thanks
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    I'm looking for...

    STILL LOOKING FOR.....

    Dura ace 7400 braze on 6spd indexed downtube shifters

    Dura ace 7400 rear derailleur (pending a purchase)

    Dura ace 7400 skewers

    Dura ace 7800 skewers
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    I'm loving it! I'm using Shimano 1051 SLR aero...

    I'm loving it! I'm using Shimano 1051 SLR aero levers. Those are my preferred lever. I like the spring loaded lever, it has a more positive feel. Also I like to run them without the hood and wrap...
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    Dura Ace 7700 DT shifter question

    Just installed a set. Noticed upon installation (and double checking Shimano's tech docs) that the front shifter has a 30 degree rise (from parallel with the downtube) engineered into it. My...
  21. Depending on the shoe itself, some maybe fixed...

    Depending on the shoe itself, some maybe fixed using a longer bolt. The bolts the come with the cleats are short. I repaired mine with ones that were 10mm longer (I forget the exact length and I...
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    literally pulled off the recycled metals pile at...

    literally pulled off the recycled metals pile at the dump!

    before:
    http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll145/deuce8o8/fuji1_zpsb80971df.jpg

    after:...
  23. Try letting out the high limit. If this is...

    Try letting out the high limit. If this is turned too far in the derailleur won't be allowed to travel all the way. What I normally do when "messing" with my FD is 1 - Shift to lowest chainring,...
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    120mm Cinelli quill stem

    120mm, 26.0 clamp, standard drop, new style logo. almost brand new, fitted then decided i wanted a slightly shorter stem.

    asking $30 + $6 (C&V discount, im asking $38 + $6 on ebay)
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  25. ya, hard to tell most times if they are just...

    ya, hard to tell most times if they are just trolling or are serious about what they type. sarcasm is lost as well. that said i apologize if it took anything the wrong way or came off harsh here.
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