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    These are fantastic frames. I've restored and...

    These are fantastic frames. I've restored and sold two of them.
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    cool, thanks! reason I'm asking is i'm running...

    cool, thanks! reason I'm asking is i'm running loose balls on it , it works but it could be insane.
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    Cool. do you happen to remember if that top race...

    Cool. do you happen to remember if that top race on the 600 was very narrow, and looks almost like its part of the lug? This is the skinniest race I've ever seen, and the cup above it is really...
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    Single walled MTB rim on front

    I rebuilt my rear wheel on my Trek 930 to a double walled Rhynolite rim with a decent LX hub and put a Continental Tour tire on it, so at least that's all set, but I'm wondering how really critical...
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    Did an awesome ride on it today after rescuing...

    Did an awesome ride on it today after rescuing the current Shimano 600 headset. Turned out the bearing cages were getting toasted. But the cups look okay. I used a caged set on the bottom and went to...
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    Grail bike.

    Grail bike.
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    Thanks. When did I write that? I think I wrote...

    Thanks. When did I write that? I think I wrote that on another thread.
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    I have only heard the term "french fit" recently....

    I have only heard the term "french fit" recently. Does that mean a bigger frame?
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    ' Thanks Repecharge, I enjoy your posts. ...

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    Thanks Repecharge, I enjoy your posts.

    I'm tired of dealing with headset issues, after battling to get the Motobecane Mirage up and running. I spent two hours on swapping the Bottom bracket...
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    very cool, I always wanted to try that

    very cool, I always wanted to try that
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    Bingo. Cool. We have a Napa here. Can you walk...

    Bingo. Cool. We have a Napa here.

    Can you walk in and buy some, or do they have to ID you and "special order" it?

    (sigh) Another hassle thanks to the crystal-meth heads.
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    Sorry, I meant the PR-10 . Turns out I think...

    Sorry, I meant the PR-10 . Turns out I think mine's a later model UO-8 , I just noticed your 531 sticker on the down tube and shallow raked fork. Mine has exactly the same paint scheme and the...
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    Awesome. I just got one for free, can you tell me...

    Awesome. I just got one for free, can you tell me what year that is? Mine is the same color, components, everything.
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    What city are you in? Generally, I don't bother...

    What city are you in? Generally, I don't bother talking to people on the phone, I tell them to make a mutually confirmed appointment at a camera monitored **PUBLIC LOCATION*** as per the CL tips ...
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    Doh!!! Resurrecting this old thread 'cause I...

    Doh!!!

    Resurrecting this old thread 'cause I need advice on specs, etc.

    I thought at first I might do a separate thread, but then I figured I should attach it here, because if you review the...
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    awesome. I restored one years ago that I told a...

    awesome. I restored one years ago that I told a kid to buy off Craiglist for 90.00 from a japanese guy. Turned out the seatpost was stuck, hence the markdown. I freed it. (not fun).

    Definitely...
  17. Hey , cool that looks like a UO-8 frame. I just...

    Hey , cool that looks like a UO-8 frame. I just got one today.
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    Alternative tube patch cements

    Are there any other types of cements that will work other than the usual patch-kit rubber cement? (usually it's Rax or that German brand )

    Weldwood contact cement? Duco Cement?
  19. Napa has Valvoline Red Synthetic for only 2.99. ...

    Napa has Valvoline Red Synthetic for only 2.99. Coastal Marine was 3.99 or 4.99. Tempted to try these instead of Mobil One, which I have used before, and I do like it.
  20. what do you use to figure out frame angles, a...

    what do you use to figure out frame angles, a protractor and a caliper?
  21. wonder if it's pipe-de-gas?

    wonder if it's pipe-de-gas?
  22. "You might be surprised at effect of your weight...

    "You might be surprised at effect of your weight distribution influences your perception of handling."


    Good point.
  23. Again, to clarify my initial question , I was...

    Again, to clarify my initial question , I was trying to figure out if many of the the French mfg's
    followed pretty much the same formula for geometry in the *Sport Touring category*

    I...
  24. "Ben Lawee had his own house brand Italvega bikes...

    "Ben Lawee had his own house brand Italvega bikes made in Italy by Torpado during a good part of the 70s. Because of favorable exchange rates he eventually went to the Japanese bike makers in the...
  25. "Actually, Ben Lawee probably had very little to...

    "Actually, Ben Lawee probably had very little to do with the geometry changes. Motobecane adopted Italian road geometry on their performance frames around late 1973."

    I never said he did, I was...
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