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    That would be me :) ...

    That would be me :)

    http://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/947269-i-have-atoned-my-lack-italian-bikes-grandis-style.html

    For the record, I paid $500 for the bike (definitely worth it) and an...
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    ^ Welcome to the forum. When you get a chance,...

    ^ Welcome to the forum. When you get a chance, post some pics of your bike. We don't see a lot of these around here.
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    Typical summer's day in my carport. From left to...

    Typical summer's day in my carport. From left to right, Apollo fixie getting triplized (Tringle speed? Trixie?) Lambert getting the IGH treatment with the Aifine 8 that landed in my lap, and the...
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    Which reminds me of a funny story: For a couple...

    Which reminds me of a funny story: For a couple years in college I drove a hand-me-down Pinto. This was right when the news about them exploding in rear-end collisions came out, so used Pintos were...
  5. Thanks, Bill!

    Thanks, Bill!
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    Auto-correct is the new Cockney Rhyming Slang :)...

    Auto-correct is the new Cockney Rhyming Slang :)

    For a hot market like Ottowa, I agree the bike is reasonably priced.
  7. I respectfully disagree with that pretty much...

    I respectfully disagree with that pretty much 100%, but then I grew up with downtube shifters in a very hilly area and never had to give them a second thought. Still live there, and still have them...
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    Well, your paint is beat up enough and your frame...

    Well, your paint is beat up enough and your frame is not such a special high-end model that I'm not going be one of those guys to say "Don't rattle can it." But try to keep in mind two things that...
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    A slick of StingRays. (alternatively known as...

    A slick of StingRays.

    (alternatively known as a wheelie of StingRays)
  10. You mean rare, as in they didn't sell many of...

    You mean rare, as in they didn't sell many of them, because they weren't very good? ;)

    Sorry, but we're going to have to tease you about this bike, it's low-end in every way. If EGP 850 is...
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    A burden of Huffys?

    A burden of Huffys?
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    My dark blue Nishiki Landau looks pretty nice...

    My dark blue Nishiki Landau looks pretty nice backlit by the bright, hazy ocean sky. As you can see, the ocean tilts downhill to the right hereabouts :)
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    It doesn't look like its bent that far, is it...

    It doesn't look like its bent that far, is it really starting to crack? Maybe your LBS can give you some advice on if it really needs to be replaced or just straightened. A super close up photo of...
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    VO makes several different models in several...

    VO makes several different models in several different widths. I've got the extra long 45mm wide smooth stainless ones over 700 x 28 tire with lots of room to spare, tire-wise.

    In fact, that's...
  15. Well, maybe that was a bit naive; but if you're...

    Well, maybe that was a bit naive; but if you're talking the lovely bicycle you were riding at the C&V meetup in Snohomish last month, it was worth it. :)
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    My favorite CL sellers don't know **** about...

    My favorite CL sellers don't know **** about bikes. That's why they are only asking $50 for a nice old Centurion. They're the best.

    But I'm still trying to figure out the last one I ran into. ...
  17. My boneheaded stuff has been the result of...

    My boneheaded stuff has been the result of more-or-less self inflicted mechanicals.

    - Not quite tightening the stem after adjusting it's height on my Kona MTB (Boom. Helmet, meet ground)

    -...
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    For groovy 70s vintage looks and decent...

    For groovy 70s vintage looks and decent performance, 600 Arabesque anything.

    Deore LX, DX, XT in the old Black+alloy combo for best mix of clean, smart looks and great shifting on wide range...
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    I don't think your old hub grease looked that...

    I don't think your old hub grease looked that bad; looked pretty greasy to me.

    The Nishiki Prestige looks like a nice solid platform on which to build. A worthy project. :)

    I think you'll be...
  20. It all really depends on what you're expecting...

    It all really depends on what you're expecting out of it; what you want to use it for. To me, with all the steel running gear (as opposed to alloy) it's just to low-end to bother upgrading,...
  21. This is why I don't follow anyone closely, unless...

    This is why I don't follow anyone closely, unless we've discussed it beforehand and everyone buys into it. Don't be too hard on yourself, Jeff, I'd have to agree the guy that "rear ended" you...
  22. It is. Only worthwhile if the bike has strong...

    It is. Only worthwhile if the bike has strong sentimental value.
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    In my collection of bikes, I've got all three...

    In my collection of bikes, I've got all three mentioned above, as well as Grip Shifters and Trigger shifters. As long as it's adjusted properly, it's all good. My preference is for downtube...
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    "Pither! What a stroke of luck!"

    "Pither! What a stroke of luck!"
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    "You'll shoot your eye out, kid."...

    "You'll shoot your eye out, kid."
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