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    Welcome yahoooniee, The experts above are all...

    Welcome yahoooniee, The experts above are all right. If all repairs went as planned, you'd likely have more than $300 in the bike just getting it road worthy. Unless you're in love with the bike, it...
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    There doesn't seem to be any reliable Hiawatha...

    There doesn't seem to be any reliable Hiawatha serial number database, so dating it to the year is going to be a little tougher. The bike was made sometime in the late 40's or early 50's. I know that...
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    Very cool bike! There appears to be numbers on...

    Very cool bike! There appears to be numbers on the head badge - some of which are illegible in the photo. Can you provide those numbers as well as the numbers located on the underside of the...
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    Welcome Zazie! The Lotus is probably the...

    Welcome Zazie!

    The Lotus is probably the best bike in the lot and is also the cheapest... Finding one that's in solid mechanical condition and fits you well is probably the best idea though...
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    Great score first off... If it makes you feel...

    Great score first off... If it makes you feel better, you could just replace the effected headset parts and use the rest. I probably have something in my workshop. The outside of the ofmega looks...
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    Great looking Centurian!!!

    Great looking Centurian!!!
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    Not worried about being first:) I just think it's...

    Not worried about being first:) I just think it's funny we both keyed in on the same 10 words out of the whole description...

    I agree with you 100% about eBay. I had a return once on a $1k bike...
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    337926 This is a picture of Dave Scott in...

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    This is a picture of Dave Scott in 1986. He and Mark Allen were riding steel road bikes in the late 80's and their overall times in Hawaii were less than 6 minutes slower than the world...
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    Funny, we both focused on the same sentence...

    Funny, we both focused on the same sentence...
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    Stopping to take a break on a climb is better for...

    Stopping to take a break on a climb is better for you than not going riding at all...
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    If you are serious about the bike, I would ask...

    If you are serious about the bike, I would ask the seller a ton of questions about exact condition and for closeups of all the parts he skimmed over before bidding. For example, only one of the brake...
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    Great to see the story had a happy ending for all...

    Great to see the story had a happy ending for all parties involved!
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    They appear to be very similar builds. You might...

    They appear to be very similar builds. You might just go with which one you like the looks of better:)
  14. I like its invisible spokes...

    I like its invisible spokes...
  15. I signed a new Mercedes lease in July of 2009. I...

    I signed a new Mercedes lease in July of 2009. I left the suburbs and my daily commute to live downtown shortly after. For the first few months I found myself driving to get groceries less than a...
  16. It used to be that getting a license and a car at...

    It used to be that getting a license and a car at 16 was a huge right of passage... Good for you for sticking to healthy, green transportation...
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    Welcome Stevenson, I used to be good buddies...

    Welcome Stevenson,

    I used to be good buddies in the Marines with a guy with the same name. Anyhow, be careful if you're riding after a big snow. I usually go to a few Bills games with a good...
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    Good Story. I'd bet for every motorist annoyed...

    Good Story. I'd bet for every motorist annoyed because they have to share the road, there's another that wishes they had the motivation to get out there and do what you're doing...
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    Both materials can be used to make a super-light...

    Both materials can be used to make a super-light bike. Carbon more so than aluminum. I believe someone above listed some frame weight numbers. And now you know...
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    OP - Don't buy a $3k+ carbon bike and let it sit...

    OP - Don't buy a $3k+ carbon bike and let it sit in your back yard all week. Problem solved...
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    haha... I own, love, and enjoy both carbon and...

    haha... I own, love, and enjoy both carbon and aluminum bikes. The OP sounds like he just wants a lightweight bike. There's no right or wrong answer. It all comes down to what he can afford, and what...
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    Why would I leave any nice bike outside in the...

    Why would I leave any nice bike outside in the sun for a prolonged period of time?
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    Then again I've never experienced failure on any...

    Then again I've never experienced failure on any bike I've owned... Just buy the best you can afford and have fun with it...
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    Carbon doesn't break easily. I've owned a many...

    Carbon doesn't break easily. I've owned a many carbon bikes and never experienced failure...
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    If you have $2k or less to spend, buy a great...

    If you have $2k or less to spend, buy a great aluminum bike. If you have more than that, buy carbon. Don't worry about the lowest weights/wall thickness allowable before failure unless you're...
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