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    reversed North Road would be my pick: ...

    reversed North Road would be my pick:

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    For me personally (and no one else): Road...

    For me personally (and no one else):
    Road bikes-lugged steel or fillet brazed steel with parallel top tubes, Al before 1989. Nothing TIGed or plastic, but there can be exceptions (Graftek, Mossberg,...
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    I'd like to order from that catalog! A set of toe...

    I'd like to order from that catalog! A set of toe clips and that water bottle cage for sure!
    There was a stripe decal running the length of the top tube, evidence of which still exists. Can anyone...
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    That may be true, but like the man said, "you...

    That may be true, but like the man said, "you can't get there from here." Bob is almost due WSW of me but the road networks tend to run North/South between US RT 2 and MA RT 2. It's a three-four ...
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    Not your run of the mill Super Sport

    Pastorbob and I have been conspiring for years to get his '65 SS from back of beyond New Hampshire where he lives to back of beyond Maine, where I live. This spring a happy confluence of events...
  6. "If you would only spend HALF as much time...

    "If you would only spend HALF as much time working on the house as you spend on those damn bikes...."
    My daughters, on the other hand, were riding with my wife when they passed me going the other...
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    Pay no attention to the old fat guy standing...

    Pay no attention to the old fat guy standing behind the Vitus 979.

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    My SS is somewhat less refined than Pastor Bob's...

    My SS is somewhat less refined than Pastor Bob's 'Sporty'.
    Speaking of the good Reverend, I've acquired his '65 Super Sport. I'll post some pictures over the next few days; it's a very different...
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    I did a charity ride a couple of years back on my...

    I did a charity ride a couple of years back on my '73 SS. Basicly a metric century a day for three days. Granted, the bike was hot-rodded a bit:
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    Bargins. Just scored a set of Nuovo Tipo hubs...

    Bargins.
    Just scored a set of Nuovo Tipo hubs laced to Mavic GP4s for $65 shipped.

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    Bach To The Future? Top

    Bach To The Future?

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

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    Nishiki Medalist.
    Tange Champion #1 tubeset.
    FD and RD Cyclone II, brakeset Superbe, crankset Sugino Aero Mighty.
    # KC...
  13. Hasn't been my experience at all. With 13-25,...

    Hasn't been my experience at all.
    With 13-25, 13-28, and 13-30 in the fleet (several of each) the SunRace freewheels have been going strong, in two cases for 10 years.

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  14. 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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  15. 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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  17. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...

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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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  25. 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...
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