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  1. Thread: Isla Vista

    by dweenk
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    I assume you mean Isla Vista near UCSB? My niece...

    I assume you mean Isla Vista near UCSB? My niece was there a few years ago - she and a couple of her roommates bought the crappiest bikes that I had ever seen. In my neighborhood they would have been...
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    BG - the paint issues are mostly due to fading....

    BG - the paint issues are mostly due to fading. There is rust on the top tube near a cable housing guide, and two spots on the chainstays. I may spot wet-sand those and cover the metal with primer...
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    Camera battery recharged. So here are a few more...

    Camera battery recharged. So here are a few more photos.

    It looks orange in the photos, but the seller said that it had been in a window for several years, so the paint bleached and faded. It had...
  4. If I were Jesus, I would let it pass.

    If I were Jesus, I would let it pass.
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    WRK101 nailed it as a UO8. A nice riding bike,...

    WRK101 nailed it as a UO8. A nice riding bike, and yours appears to be in great condition. I've got a Motobecane Mirage and a Gitane Hosteller - I'm looking for a cheap&good UO8 for a hat trick.
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    OK, I took delivery of the bike today. It is not...

    OK, I took delivery of the bike today. It is not as good as I hoped, and not as bad as I feared. First thing I did was check the stem and seat post - they are free. Here is a quick list of major...
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    I don't have a carbon bike - all of mine are...

    I don't have a carbon bike - all of mine are either steel or aluminum. If I did want to buy a carbon bike, or one with a carbon fork, it would not be yours. Sorry.
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    Truing off, tweaking on.

    Truing off, tweaking on.
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    I don't have it yet. I should get it this...

    I don't have it yet. I should get it this weekend, so job #1 will be "as found" photos. In the meantime, I'll be searching for old Gitane catalog scans so I can determine the age.
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    BG, I think it is in between nearly pristine and...

    BG, I think it is in between nearly pristine and neglected and uh-oh. I don't gamble normally, but I thought this may be nice.

    vintage Gitane Hosteller
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    Vicarious bike purchase

    OK, I just bought a Gitane Hosteller, sight unseen for $70. it a 15 speed with racks, fenders, lights, and generator. A friend picked it up and will deliver this weekend. Am I nuts?
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    Vicarious bike purchase

    I just bought a bike - sight unseen. A Gitane Hosteller. Fifteen speed, fenders, lights, and possibly a death stem. Am I nuts? It looked nice in the pix, and a friend will deliver to me.
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    Solo, unless I'm riding with my wife. I see...

    Solo, unless I'm riding with my wife. I see cycling as relaxation or a way to get some place without using the car.
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    Here's a couple of photos to show the tire...

    Here's a couple of photos to show the tire clearance.

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    Well, I bypassed the 28s and put a pair of 35s on...

    Well, I bypassed the 28s and put a pair of 35s on it. I figured that since most of my rides are on pavement, packed trails, and dirt - I'd go for it. I barely have clearance for the tires, but what a...
  16. Thread: HUFFY Jokes

    by dweenk
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    Here's a Huffy that got a friend's wife back into...

    Here's a Huffy that got a friend's wife back into riding. I got it for free from my nephew, and gave it to my friend's wife. She bought a hybrid a couple of years later and wanted to return it to me...
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    Continentals and Varsities are so lame that...

    Continentals and Varsities are so lame that they're cool. If you can find a decent ( and cheap) set of aluminum wheels, go for it. Oh, while you are in France, you may want to catch a glimpse of a...
  18. A nice Trek 400 in Annapolis Trek Bike 1983...

    A nice Trek 400 in Annapolis

    Trek Bike 1983 400
  19. Thread: Mystery mtb

    by dweenk
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    It is obviously a pair of sunglasses - the decal...

    It is obviously a pair of sunglasses - the decal states that emphatically.
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    I would take one of the pins to a good hardware...

    I would take one of the pins to a good hardware store and try c-clips until you find one that fits.
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    "How fat can I go on tyres? 26 x 2.3 fit?" I...

    "How fat can I go on tyres? 26 x 2.3 fit?"

    I forgot to answer this in my original post. I put 2.125" tires on mine and still had room for the Planet Bike fenders in the photo, so I think 2.3"...
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    Here's one I got for $5.00 at a yard sale. I...

    Here's one I got for $5.00 at a yard sale. I intended to sell it, but after riding it a while I've decided that it's a keeper. The paint is not so hot, so I'll touch it up with nail polish some day....
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    Now here's a conversion. How about the stem? 31"...

    Now here's a conversion. How about the stem?
    31" NICE 10 SPEED VINTAGE RACING MEN BIKE SCHWINN WORLD RUNS GREAT!!
  24. :roflmao2:Like drawing a line without a ruler.

    :roflmao2:Like drawing a line without a ruler.
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    Sticky: 388803 ISO I recently acquired a Schwinn...

    388803

    ISO
    I recently acquired a Schwinn Crisscross (1991 I think). It must have been in a pile of junk because the front reflector bracket was bent back and had deeply scraped the head badge....
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