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    All of this.. but I'm usually just stopping in...

    I take my bike into my LBS all the time - and I'm never getting a repair, but just stopping in to pick up a spare tube or some other part. It would never occur to me that a bike shop would have a...
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    I know I some for sale somewhere recently... I'll...

    I know I some for sale somewhere recently... I'll try to remember where for you.
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    Fascinating, thank you both for your replies....

    Fascinating, thank you both for your replies. Guess that's another Schwinn model/era I will have to try.
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    You made me think of something actually... since...

    You made me think of something actually... since I often commute and sometimes other obligations make me "late", I'd wager there's quite a few other commuters that do this too.. so in a way we are...
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    Ohhh the threads coming back to life. Thank...

    Ohhh the threads coming back to life. Thank goodness, I was afraid I might have killed it. So Mr Waffle, looking better than it has in ages? (The box)
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    Saw this thread last night but was on my phone....

    Saw this thread last night but was on my phone. Came back to today for the pictures and was not dissapointed, that is an amazing job OP!
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    OHhhh let's start talking about Tenax and how......

    OHhhh let's start talking about Tenax and how... oh wait. Relevant to the OP though, why is the Super Sport considered so good? I can understand for the 80's models, but I keep seeing electroforged...
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    My observations are going to be slightly off from...

    My observations are going to be slightly off from others here as my oldest road bike is a 72 and gaspipe, the next oldest in active service is a 77 with hi-ten tubing, both weigh more and feel much...
  9. Why not a freewheel rear wheel replacement? Can...

    Why not a freewheel rear wheel replacement? Can be had cheaply enough. You don't state what brand your FW is, and my memory may be faulty but if I recall right Shimano/Suntour of the era were if not...
  10. I've got some RSX brifters left over that I'm...

    I've got some RSX brifters left over that I'm attempting to trade off, I'm sure if you need them we can work something out so let me know. Also as an aside, I'm running a full tri-color 600...
  11. I've always used the vice method for securing a...

    I've always used the vice method for securing a freewheel puller haven't had a single failed removal(knock on wood). It's as simple as turning a truck without power steering left.


    Right on!...
  12. Everything the good gent from NY said but one...

    Everything the good gent from NY said but one more thing, you may need cable guides for the 3 speed shifter cable setup...
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    1991 Team USA Raleigh Technium 753 purchased as...

    1991 Team USA Raleigh Technium 753 purchased as frame/fork with a few extras from brockd15 had to toss the fork that came with it, ended up going with a 6500 drivetrain (1055 brakes for now until the...
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    My Team USA 753 Technium, it's rideable.. but a...

    My Team USA 753 Technium, it's rideable.. but a lot more money and wrenching to go.
    https://scontent-a-sjc.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfa1/t1.0-9/10616297_824965344203302_2255819093010118491_n.jpg
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    I got locked into a very serious relationship before going car-lite.. and she doesn't mind my lifestyle but she won't give up her car.
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    It's not as if such behavior is new or...

    It's not as if such behavior is new or anything... just the blantantency of it has increased a great deal, as well as escalation since the old stunts are well old.. I'll spare the details but I...
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    I live in Ca one of the most litigious places on...

    I live in Ca one of the most litigious places on earth... my favorite bike shop is a used bike shop and it's been doing well for several years now. I think as long as you're competent as a mechanic...
  18. +1000000000 Or your future wife as I have...

    +1000000000 Or your future wife as I have learned, doesn't matter if you think you can make it great for them... just don't do it.
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    Sticky: ISO: 25.4 Carbon Fiber Seatpost, or 25.0-25.4...

    ISO: 25.4 Carbon Fiber Seatpost, or 25.0-25.4 Aero seatpost (Shimano preferred), 1 inch threaded high quality steel fork or 1 inch threadless CF fork, 90-100mm good quality quill stem, or 90-100mm...
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    Touching base real quick here, final package is...

    Touching base real quick here, final package is off to Mr Waffle as of today I was stalling as I was trying to find some hardware to make a few pieces that were already in the box fully functional. I...
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    Entirely subjective to what you can afford to...

    Entirely subjective to what you can afford to spend and/or what you feel is a justifiable amount to spend.. I think of 1k entry level road bikes as inexpensive even though I'd never buy one.. and...
  22. As a fisherman and bicycle hoarde.. I mean...

    As a fisherman and bicycle hoarde.. I mean enthusiast, this +1,000,000.
  23. http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=searc...

    http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=threadless%20bottom%20bracket&sprefix=threadless+b%2Caps&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Athreadless%20bottom%20bracket
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    Seems a perfect thread to semi hijack by asking...

    Seems a perfect thread to semi hijack by asking this, those of you with LARGE feet, what messenger bag actually is big enough to stow your walking shoes in and your other gear? I've yet to find one.
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