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    ~'73 Falcon Molteni. 531 w/long-point lugs and...

    ~'73 Falcon Molteni. 531 w/long-point lugs and Campy dropouts, but still a touch crude. All original 1st gen Dura-Ace (Crane), w/ Superbe (Sunshine) / Super Champ wheels, Cinelli cockpit, Brooks...
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    Tensile strength is essentially the same, as is...

    Tensile strength is essentially the same, as is density. biggest difference is that 631 is air-hardening (making weld areas stronger), which is a significant improvement for TIGd frames. Not that...
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    If you search my posts, you'll see my many raves...

    If you search my posts, you'll see my many raves about the 631 Maxway. It's very nice. Can't speak to the later version, but I heartily recommend the earlier ones.
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    i have those same 1st gen ergos in a...

    i have those same 1st gen ergos in a drawer...maybe change 'em up with the dts down the road? gorgeous stuff there!

    check out the scapin's current saddle...upside-down clock in the nose, so you...
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    they called it 'blue velvet gas', and it is a...

    they called it 'blue velvet gas', and it is a little pearlescent...very close match w/purple ano.
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    Falcon Merckx ID?

    Just picked this up. SN 55389, if that says anything. Not sure if it's a Kermesse 106 or better? 531 tubes w/unusual seatstay detail, long-ish lugs but no thinning, 120mm spacing w/campy dropouts,...
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    1992 series 90. prestige OS, lugged &...

    1992 series 90. prestige OS, lugged & silver-brazed by panasonic, TIGed prestige unicrown fork, suntour xc-pro 8s (originally).

    always lusted after a waterford OS road frame from the same era. ...
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    early 90s scapin el-os, last-gen record 8s...

    early 90s scapin el-os, last-gen record 8s w/5-pivot deltas, FIR rims & veloflex tubies (new since photo).

    http://middlepath.gotdns.com/bikes/scapin.jpg
  9. OP: here's the best apples to apples i can...

    OP:

    here's the best apples to apples i can come up with for your (imho) race-oriented, uber-stiff alloy, handmade in the USA, best non-campy running gear of the day ride.

    frame: spooky or...
  10. che cavolo? no campagnolo? pfff.

    che cavolo? no campagnolo? pfff.
  11. As long as it's 111mm, it is. And heavier. And...

    As long as it's 111mm, it is. And heavier. And cheaper.
  12. I would grab up that Phil in a heartbeat myself,...

    I would grab up that Phil in a heartbeat myself, unless you're a clyde. I agree, it certainly looks to be both ti and new. If so, price is very fair, especially if it includes the cups/tool. Is...
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    As long as you let someone who knows what they're...

    As long as you let someone who knows what they're doing install it! Seriously...if you're concerned enough to install it, I expect you'll want it to work optimally and reliably. Even if you have to...
  14. I think it came out as intended... Optimal...

    I think it came out as intended...

    Optimal number of bikes in the stable = N + 1, where N is the current count...ie: another addition is always welcome. I'm all too familiar with the math...
    ...
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    holy slackness, dude!

    holy slackness, dude!
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    Hadn't seen that label, though I think they also...

    Hadn't seen that label, though I think they also labelled it 'Quitness'. My favorite was the fizzy yellow 'American style lager' when the Browns came back in '99...called it 'Expansion Draft'.
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    HST *clink* Just getting to add my latest DIPA...

    HST *clink*

    Just getting to add my latest DIPA favorites, and the Alchemy Hour is one of them. I grew up in CLE(hts) drinking GLBC and am glad to have them in it big time, and in my local market...
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    Any finally, complete & ready for urban assault...

    Any finally, complete & ready for urban assault duty...

    http://middlepath.gotdns.com/bikes/booger.jpg
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    An older Jamis Sputnik is exactly what you're...

    An older Jamis Sputnik is exactly what you're looking for. They were 631 tubed and Maxway built through at least '09, OK welding, basic paint, nice investment-cast track ends. Earliest had Easton...
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    This. Hit the road with a friend or two and...

    This.

    Hit the road with a friend or two and just cruise. Or find the local shop group ride and join them (please, don't show up brakeless, and do know how far/fast you can ride). Greenways...
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    Start with air pressure and maybe tires. That's...

    Start with air pressure and maybe tires. That's 90% of it right there.
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    Did he really say "shop"?

    Did he really say "shop"?
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    BDs MSRP is flat out crazy, I give you that, but...

    BDs MSRP is flat out crazy, I give you that, but I disagree with your statement here. If a retailer is at full MSRP, I go in expecting something. The fit is a nice perk, maybe. Do they sell the...
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    pinarello, brake, left the bosses...what could...

    pinarello, brake, left the bosses...what could possibly be jackass about this?
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    that'd be W&OD to purcellville? if you can do it...

    that'd be W&OD to purcellville? if you can do it geared, you can do it fixed. you know it's flat, 'cause you've ridden it before. how often did you shift?

    i'd start with a look at the gears you...
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