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    I have low arches and wide feet; I use the...

    I have low arches and wide feet; I use the Superfeet black insoles in my cycling shoes. Go shoe shopping with a thick pair of socks on so when out cycling in thin socks your feet have some room. ...
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    You can do it; you'll need a 105 bottom bracket,...

    You can do it; you'll need a 105 bottom bracket, BB-5700, to go with the crankset. The shifters will be the most expensive part; you can probably find some on ebay. Might need to widen the rear...
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    Using the 50T big ring with 12-28 ten speed...

    Using the 50T big ring with 12-28 ten speed cassette @ a leisurely 65 rpm would have you going 9mph to 21mph. I usually ride at 85 to 100rpm; my speed at 90 rpm would be 12.6mph to over 29mph So...
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    Here it is! another 1950's Motobecane on ebay in...

    Here it is! another 1950's Motobecane on ebay in the UK. This one is BIN for 180

    Vintage French 1950's Ladies Motobecane Mixte Single Speed Bicycle Duck-Egg Blue | eBay
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    It looks a lot like this Monfort but the shifter...

    It looks a lot like this Monfort but the shifter boss on the "top tube" instead of the down tube reminds me of some old Peugeots.

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  6. That was a very good ride, Bruce19!! My ride...

    That was a very good ride, Bruce19!!

    My ride was 58 miles of mostly flat land with a nasty little climb at mile 56. There were some faster riders that kept upping the pace; people were dropping...
  7. Google Francesco Moser and his record breaking...

    Google Francesco Moser and his record breaking attempt at the Hour ride. He used VERY heavy wheels. But he was on a nice track with no hills.

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    Henri Desgrange would agree with you that you are...

    Henri Desgrange would agree with you that you are copping out; you should be doing all of your riding on a fixed gear bike.

    I've got an 11-28 cassette with a 50-34 crankset. I don't need the...
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    The last few charity rides I've done; I've not...

    The last few charity rides I've done; I've not waited for the mass start and just rolled on down the road early. Unless you are near the front at the start, the mass of ignorant fools clogging the...
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    Could be a Gitane, a pretty decent one if the...

    Could be a Gitane, a pretty decent one if the tubing decals are real. What is the diameter of the seat post? Is the bottom bracket French?

    A good deal for $140 at any rate. Those aren't cheap...
  11. Some serious Trolling going on here. I like it! ...

    Some serious Trolling going on here. I like it! :thumb:
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    A saddle bag is very useful when riding out in...

    A saddle bag is very useful when riding out in the country although some people say they carry all their stuff in their jersey pockets. Plenty of threads on saddle bags, there was a pretty recent...
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    As Elvo said, just ride more. Stay out of the...

    As Elvo said, just ride more. Stay out of the weight room. Look like Andre Greipel:

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    I know you're really a secret Ashtabula fan.

    I know you're really a secret Ashtabula fan.
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    I've got dvd copies of those broadcasts. John...

    I've got dvd copies of those broadcasts. John Tesh(yes, that one) was the announcer.
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    Helmets were optional on climbing stages in 2004,...

    Helmets were optional on climbing stages in 2004, worn all the time in 2005.
  17. Pinarello Piccolo used 26" wheels. Probably rare...

    Pinarello Piccolo used 26" wheels. Probably rare as hen's teeth in the USA.

    I'd keep an eye on the European eBay sites; much better chance of getting a good frame there.
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    English BB Vitus rear dropouts with no fender...

    English BB
    Vitus rear dropouts with no fender mount
    rounded points on seatstays
    investment cast fork crown
    26.4mm seatpost diameter

    I was leaning towards Gitane Sprint but for the seatstay...
  19. I rode with the RAM group; mostly new riders with...

    I rode with the RAM group; mostly new riders with the goal of Riding A Metric century by the end of summer. Pretty fast group; we averaged 18 mph for our 35 mile ride. There was a light rain at the...
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    Now, head over to the A and S forum and say you...

    Now, head over to the A and S forum and say you won't ever wear a helmet because helmets are for girls.

    Or post a video in the 'bent forum of a DF'er riding faster than a paceline of 'bents.
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    Look at the used bicycle market if you want a...

    Look at the used bicycle market if you want a good road bike you can afford.
  22. Not with the miles I had put on it. :) I...

    Not with the miles I had put on it. :)

    I was more interested in making room in the shed than getting top dollar.
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    So do most bike repair shops. I need to...

    So do most bike repair shops.

    I need to check with them about what they do with my bike since it has a seatmast.
  24. I sold my 2005 Orbea Dauphine with Ultegra for...

    I sold my 2005 Orbea Dauphine with Ultegra for $350. It had the Euskaltel Euskadie color scheme, too. Identical frame to your...
  25. A lot of high end aluminum tubing is hydroformed...

    A lot of high end aluminum tubing is hydroformed to get the desired shape. Orbea's Lobular line featured this.
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