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  1. Just did a metric century. Nice riding bike!...

    Just did a metric century. Nice riding bike! Still trying to get the Symmetrics dialed in.

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  2. Impulse buy Nishiki OR 'Whatda want, a Medalist?"

    Last week I stopped by a LBS that often has nice old bikes, and this little Nishiki called to me. I did a little research here and discovered it was one of the very good ones, so I went back two days...
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    Nor the lack of shifter bosses. Top

    Nor the lack of shifter bosses.

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  4. Seems to me I've seen that bike before........

    Seems to me I've seen that bike before.....
    Cleaned up pretty good.

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    I got tired of organized group rides after it...

    I got tired of organized group rides after it became the group tiring to drop the old guy on the old bike. Never quite happened, but another story....
    There are two groups I ride with on a regular...
  6. Thread: Favorite group?

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    Late '80s 105, and it's downmarket little brother...

    Late '80s 105, and it's downmarket little brother Exage 500EX.
    Ditto for Deroe LX/Exage 500LX.
    Nuveo/Super Record exist to demonstrate how much better Superbe Pro was, and I have bikes equipped...
  7. I'll gladly send you a pair for postage. PM me. ...

    I'll gladly send you a pair for postage. PM me.

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    FWIW, Biopace 130s went down to 40, 110s to 46....

    FWIW, Biopace 130s went down to 40, 110s to 46.
    The 130/40 was a steel ring, part of the Exage 300 crankset.
    I have a modest stash of Biopace rings, as I am a fan. Let me know what you need if none...
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    I'll throw for the Lyotard's. PM shortly. Top

    I'll throw for the Lyotard's. PM shortly.

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    http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p183/top506/IMG...

    http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p183/top506/IMG_3152_zpsbae0d6e4.jpg

    http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p183/top506/IMG_3149_zpsff806136.jpg

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    I've bought off the shelf from all three and...

    I've bought off the shelf from all three and worked with VeloCals on a custom project. They all delivered a good product.

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  12. One thing about a good friction set-up: it is...

    One thing about a good friction set-up: it is QUIET!
    On a recent charity ride I had the bike set up with HG freewheel, IG chain, Retrofriction shifters, and Superb Pro FD/RD. The lack of noise...
  13. I recently acquired a '65 SS and it is a very...

    I recently acquired a '65 SS and it is a very different (and much nicer) bike than my '73.

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    Funny thing; the other bike I posted (a 50cm...

    Funny thing; the other bike I posted (a 50cm Miyata 1000) was responded to by a party in Chicago. After a few e-mails the transaction went by the numbers (including a $100 pack and ship fee) and the...
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    They must think I'm pretty dumb.

    Response to a recent CL posting:

    Hello,
    Thanks for the details. I'm buying this for my son. Your asking price
    is quite reasonable and affordable considering others I've seen
    lately,I'll take...
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    Throw in the toe straps on the MKS pedals and...

    Throw in the toe straps on the MKS pedals and I'll take the Shimanos.

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    Please feel free. Top

    Please feel free.

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  18. I have four of these RDs in the fleet set up both...

    I have four of these RDs in the fleet set up both index and friction, and I never considered them to be anything other than a well functioning lower end RD.
    T-Mar posted about these several times. ...
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    "What a long, strange trip it's been". Glad to...

    "What a long, strange trip it's been". Glad to see it finally got to the end user.

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    On a recent charity ride while riding a Vitus 979...

    On a recent charity ride while riding a Vitus 979 I saw two others. One silver and one orange. Both set up with modern running gear.

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    I think the best bang for the buck are the upper...

    I think the best bang for the buck are the upper tier Exage groups. 500EX is the same as 1050 with different cosmetics. 500LX is the same as DeoreLX. 500CX is a hybird-oriented groupset much like...
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    Any idea of which Kool Stops to order? ...

    Any idea of which Kool Stops to order?



    Yeah I did.....on the CCRT. Not a lot of hills.



    Some sort of SR as I recall. The RD was just fine. The FD had issues, but the granny ring was an...
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    180 miles on a Vitus 979

    OK, let's get this straight this time: 180 miles over THREE days. Now that that's out of the way......

    The bike: It's light, maybe too light. On a fast descent in strong crosswinds I felt the bike...
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    Nice to see Sharon back in the saddle. My ride...

    Nice to see Sharon back in the saddle.
    My ride today? Stage 2 of the Trek Across Maine: 58 mile route from Farmington to Waterville via North New Portland, Anson, Madison and Fairfield.
    I refer to...
  25. Mine either. Sometimes you can get away with a...

    Mine either.
    Sometimes you can get away with a spacer or two.
    Sometimes you have to re-dish.
    Sometimes you get lucky and it screws right on with no problems.

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