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  1. The problem with having "elite" and...

    The problem with having "elite" and "professional" models is that if you make them too separate, and make a big deal of it, then they're less effective at selling the lower range bikes, for whom...
  2. I wish I could provide some real information,...

    I wish I could provide some real information, since I like the design too, and have a few. They made these for Tom Ritchey too, with TR rather than Nitto branding -- and still make them for all I...
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    Since Neal no longer includes his bike porn links...

    Since Neal no longer includes his bike porn links in his signature: you can look them up HERE as he publishes (it is to be hoped) each ride.

    Neal, am I just missing it, or does your Picasa photo...
  4. All of the scotchbrite pads have an abrasive...

    All of the scotchbrite pads have an abrasive AFAIK; perhaps the one sold as "no-scratch" doesn't. I think it's mainly aluminum oxide. The green pads on a sponge are rated "A-VFN" in their literature,...
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    The Nitto/Ritchie ones are.

    The Nitto/Ritchie ones are.
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    Whatever . . . they're not NOS either; look at...

    Whatever . . . they're not NOS either; look at the grime buildup around washers and nuts, corrosion on the adjuster threads, minor scarring on the lever fronts. Not worth $230 even if they were NOS,...
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    I find it impossible to navigate Photobucket when...

    I find it impossible to navigate Photobucket when some webpage or forum posting sends me there via a link; so generally I don't bother if I see that the link points there. And I don't much like...
  8. Here's a link to the Michael's Cyclery Brochure,...

    Here's a link to the Michael's Cyclery Brochure, 1985. The Raleigh/Triumph Gran Course that I had was basically a "criterium" sort of frame geometry: 74-degree head and seat tube, and fairly short...
  9. I have the catalog from Michael's Cyclery in...

    I have the catalog from Michael's Cyclery in Ames, IA, from whom I bought my Gran Course frame in 1985. Michael's Cyclery was the house bike store, I believe, for the Raleigh Team USA. They had both...
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    I've never seen a Moto in that color before....

    I've never seen a Moto in that color before. Here's a frame of mine that I bought a few years ago for $30 (plus $100 for train fare x 2 and cab to Nyack) because it had a cracked rear dropout. It's a...
  11. Grrrr. It was Flickr, whose "beta" interactive...

    Grrrr. It was Flickr, whose "beta" interactive experience doesn't (appear to) allow access to the different sizes of photos, from whence I can copy an image link that works! Firefox wrongly accused....
  12. Exactly. BTW, were you able to see the photos...

    Exactly.
    BTW, were you able to see the photos when you read my post? I couldn't, either in preview or when opening the post on the forum, which led me to substitute the [IMG] tag with [URL]. I'm...
  13. Vintage bike techniques adapted to computer

    Hi all, haven't been around here in awhile -- obsessional focus diverted to guitars and amps.

    Anyway, I thought you all might be amused by my "handlebar twine wrap" technique to repair a couple of...
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    And yet (certainly no disrespect intended toward...

    And yet (certainly no disrespect intended toward T-Mar) the French have been vilified for rationalizing everything to metric consistently; when the fault really lies elsewhere.
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    Serottas came in all kinds of colors. A very...

    Serottas came in all kinds of colors. A very popular one (at least in the 80s) was a mini-metallic claret red. I've seen a lot of those....
  16. There's no difference in most vintage freewheel...

    There's no difference in most vintage freewheel hubs (like Campy Record) made for 120-128 spacing, except for the thickness of axle spacers themselves and their arrangement -- just adjust the...
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    Is that fork original? The crown looks...

    Is that fork original? The crown looks un-Raleigh, and un-SuperCourse.
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    The Road Morph mounting bracket can also be...

    The Road Morph mounting bracket can also be screwed to a pair of water bottle braze-ons. I think that it's a good-looking pump that's quite effective and easy to use. I have a vintage Silca with...
  19. What's the matte finish on a Cinelli 1E stem?

    I got one of these, and while the matte silver finish is OK, it doesn't say "aluminum alloy" to me. So, doing a bit of alu refinishing work, I dunked it into some Drano wherein a seatpost was having...
  20. I use Kool Stop Thinline (salmon) shoes on my...

    I use Kool Stop Thinline (salmon) shoes on my commuter with Weinmann 610/750s. They, the Supra model, and maybe some others have radiused cup/cone that allows the shoe to be rotated to get toe-in...
  21. Nice full-Campy Woodrup in Brooklyn, if somewhat...

    Nice full-Campy Woodrup in Brooklyn, if somewhat pricey. I suspect that Omega rims are later than the 70s, but the bike appears to be in great condition. I could facilitate, but out of town from next...
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    I have a few of these. For me, not as comfortable...

    I have a few of these. For me, not as comfortable as a Brooks for longer ride, but they are lighter. I simply like the classic looks, to my eye the most appealing of the Selle Italia/San Marco lot....
  23. FWIW, I found some at Universal Cycles: Michelin...

    FWIW, I found some at Universal Cycles: Michelin AirComp
    http://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/product_details.php?id=26783&category=199
    But I appear to have bought out their stock of 30 mm...
  24. Did I kill this thread? I'm sorry.

    Did I kill this thread? I'm sorry.
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    There's nothing wrong with staying with 26" rims...

    There's nothing wrong with staying with 26" rims (new, lighter, aluminum ones). If the bike is mainly or exclusively going to be used on paved roadway, then I suggest finding tires with as little...
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