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  1. Truly awesome.

    Truly awesome.
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    Thanks! Those are actually the only true...

    Thanks! Those are actually the only true Rivendell on the bike... they are the Jack Brown greens. I've been very happy with them. They ride well, look great, and right now I'm able to keep them...
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    Beautiful work, bravo!

    Beautiful work, bravo!
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    Thanks! That's actually the first touring BMZ...

    Thanks! That's actually the first touring BMZ besides my own I've seen here! I see the racers here and there. Looks like it is in great condition, too. My Palo Alto has been an absolute joy to ride -...
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    I recently finished this build, my "poor-man's...

    I recently finished this build, my "poor-man's rivendell" - a late 70s/early 80s Palo Alto branded tourer made by Biemmezeta with columbus tubing in Italy. It still needs its racks, and possibly...
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    Thanks! Jim Blackburns fit a lot of my...

    Thanks! Jim Blackburns fit a lot of my qualifications: silver, seat stay braze on mounted, simple, pretty to look at and period correct. Most other racks of that vintage use brake mounts or metal...
  7. Hah! Guilty as charged =D

    Hah! Guilty as charged =D
  8. 352383 I'd use my Palo Alto. With these thick...

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    I'd use my Palo Alto. With these thick tires I'd be confident taking off-road shortcuts...
  9. That's just great.

    That's just great.
  10. That heart makes me think De Rosa, but not sure...

    That heart makes me think De Rosa, but not sure...
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    It's looking good. Slap a front fender on that...

    It's looking good. Slap a front fender on that bad boy!
  12. Voyage steel imho...

    Voyage steel imho...
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    352379 Still in search of a nice Jim Blackburn...

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    Still in search of a nice Jim Blackburn rack for this gal. ;)
  14. Thread: New build!

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    Beautiful bike. Great looking fork crown.

    Beautiful bike. Great looking fork crown.
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    I've personally always had a thing with mixing...

    I've personally always had a thing with mixing black and brown. But, I think it looks sharp when done right (matching straps, bar tape, bags) - it's just not for me.
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    Ah - of course! The frame is a late 70s/early...

    Ah - of course!

    The frame is a late 70s/early 80s Palo Alto bike shop branded Biemmezeta. An Italian manufacturer with Columbus tubing. I picked it up at a bike swap in St. Louis.

    Wheels are...
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    Sounds good, my wife and I are in! We'll meet up...

    Sounds good, my wife and I are in! We'll meet up at Foster.
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    I'll be there! I was thinking it would be a great...

    I'll be there! I was thinking it would be a great weekend to check out the new LSD extension...
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    Thanks!

    Thanks!
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    Palo Alto Bike Build Photos

    A month or so ago, I asked for and received some great advice from BF C&V as I embarked on my first ground-up build. And, after logging countless hours reading through hundreds of archived threads,...
  21. Brake recommendations for Palo Alto touring build

    Hello all, I've started assembling the components needed for my Palo Alto touring bike build. I'm unsure about my last missing part: brakes. Here is what I have so far, a mix of Japanese and Italian:...
  22. I'm grateful for all the tips, I was surprised to...

    I'm grateful for all the tips, I was surprised to more responses today after returning from a short work trip.



    I came across some rumors like this as well. It's definitely something I'd...
  23. JohnDThompson - It measures about 14.75" from...

    JohnDThompson - It measures about 14.75" from wheel axle to brake mount. I was thinking friction shifting, so that really opens up my rear derailleur options, huh? Thanks for the tips.

    BikeMig -...
  24. thinktubes - Yes, stamped BMZ on BB. I'll check...

    thinktubes - Yes, stamped BMZ on BB. I'll check on the threading... thanks!
  25. Saguaro - it is a private branded Biemezetta. I...

    Saguaro - it is a private branded Biemezetta. I have a seat that will work in the short term, but eventually would want to put a Brooks B17 on it.

    SoreFeet - I have the wheels, just no discernible...
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