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    [QUOTE=Roll-Monroe-Co;17054994] I started...

    I started buying when I started building guitars. Only then did I move on to using it on my car, bikes, etc. :)
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    If it's really dull (oxidized) I start with fine...

    If it's really dull (oxidized) I start with fine cut rubbing compound, then McGuires Show Car glaze, then wax. The "cleaner wax" products are a combo of rubbing compound and wax, and work fine on...
  3. Ha! Three speed fixie, aluminum Death Fork and a...

    Ha! Three speed fixie, aluminum Death Fork and a plastic brake lever. Your Viscount is pushing the right buttons for me; except I doubt I'd be able to live with the mustache handlebars, either. ...
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    It's taken me a while to get used to that...

    It's taken me a while to get used to that backwards business with the Jtek, too. :P
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    I wouldn't change the brakes or wheelset unless...

    I wouldn't change the brakes or wheelset unless there's something specifically wrong with them (or if you just really hate them). All you need to know about nice, vintage looking replacement rubber...
  6. I'd like to know what happened to the original...

    I'd like to know what happened to the original owner of my dead-mint Nuovo Sport, because he was dead within a week of buying it new in 1986, according to his brother in law, who sold me the bike...
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    Naw. Usually the thread titles give you enough...

    Naw. Usually the thread titles give you enough info to let you decide if the subject is 'vintage' enough for your interest.
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    The components all say early 1980's low-mid range...

    The components all say early 1980's low-mid range bike, but definitely not junk. I'm still surprised I've never heard the name of the Eurotech model before. What country are you in?
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    Need pix. Close ups of all the important parts....

    Need pix. Close ups of all the important parts.

    Never heard of a Eurotech, but sounds interesting.
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    ^ love it. I hope you ran the half in a pair...

    ^ love it.

    I hope you ran the half in a pair of Chucks, and did the swim in surfer baggies, just to show them :)
  11. That just may be their way of saying you'd get a...

    That just may be their way of saying you'd get a better, more modern wheel than what you now have for about the same price of having them do 3 or 4 more spoke replacements. Shop visits can add up...
  12. Very cool, with the cromovelato paint job. I'm...

    Very cool, with the cromovelato paint job. I'm jealous.

    Those translucent-color-over-chrome paint jobs are pretty fragile, so treat it gently as it deserves.
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    Gaucho - You make me miss Portland. I lived...

    Gaucho - You make me miss Portland. I lived there for five years and didn't do much biking, just a some of cruising around in the flat fields and industrial parks out by the airport, close to our...
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    You didn't inherit much, there. The expense and...

    You didn't inherit much, there. The expense and trouble of putting together a complete bike here would be a lot more than than the value of the finished product. If you want a nice bike, save up a...
  15. I thought we already had a thread for intriguing...

    I thought we already had a thread for intriguing eBay & CL finds?
    :)
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    After Drillium Dude hit the road back to Seattle,...

    After Drillium Dude hit the road back to Seattle, I took my MTB out for a ride on the Olympic Adventure Trail. It's pretty close to Lake Crescent, where we ended up on Monday. ...
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    ^Lots to like on that Atala. Chrome socks front...

    ^Lots to like on that Atala. Chrome socks front and rear, chrome lugs, is it really a "low end" bike? Love those Tipo hi-flange hubs.
  18. ^ That's an interesting (lack of) rake on the...

    ^ That's an interesting (lack of) rake on the fork, for a touring bike.
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    A Radsport Jessen Aachen, according to the...

    A Radsport Jessen Aachen, according to the headbadge. Was Jessen perhaps a big sporting goods store in Aachen, Germany back in the 90s?
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    I am sometimes surprised by how many patches I...

    I am sometimes surprised by how many patches I have on a tube I've pulled to repair.

    "Well, one more ain't gonna hurt anything!"

    Nine out of ten are patches I've made by cutting little...
  21. I don't get the problem. I realize fit is a very...

    I don't get the problem. I realize fit is a very personal thing, but if the standover height looks and feels right and you just need a longer seatpost, what's the big deal? Your local bike co-op...
  22. Very cool bike, with the craquelure in the paint...

    Very cool bike, with the craquelure in the paint and all (yes, that's word) :P I remember going by Magnolia Ski & Spoke to shop for ski boots with my dad when I was 12, which could have put me in...
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    ^ On a bike like that, you wave your dork flag...

    ^ On a bike like that, you wave your dork flag proudly, Sean.
  24. Lol. ^ The best thing in life is the TITS.

    Lol. ^ The best thing in life is the TITS.
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    Here's a couple of cell phone pix of the ride up...

    Here's a couple of cell phone pix of the ride up to Hurricane Ridge with Drillium Dude yesterday. Starting out at sea level shot about a block east of the hotel on the waterfront trail....
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