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    +1 I had fits with one for a little while until I...

    +1 I had fits with one for a little while until I read the L/R makings on the BB.
  2. I must admit, this is part of the appeal for me....

    I must admit, this is part of the appeal for me. I love hunting for great deals and getting one every now and then. How great is it when you can find a fine machine that looks great and functions...
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    Shp4man: nice save. That looks fantastic!

    Shp4man: nice save. That looks fantastic!
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    There is a Sunlite branded post with...

    There is a Sunlite branded post with flutes:Sunlite Alloy 350mm Seat Post - 26.8mm Silver. Looks to be made by Kalin.
  5. +1 on the 8 speed chain and Shimano HG freewheel...

    +1 on the 8 speed chain and Shimano HG freewheel combo. I've got it on my Mt. Hood and it shifts better than a 5-7 speed chain and suntour freewheel setup on my Gran Turismo.
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    Thanks Greg C and Lastplace29er for the kind...

    Thanks Greg C and Lastplace29er for the kind words. Lots of cool cruisers here.
  7. If I am not mistaken, weren't the Reynolds...

    If I am not mistaken, weren't the Reynolds stickers of that era prone to flaking off? It seems in cases like this, a measurement of the seat post diameter can help ID the tubing. I don't know exactly...
  8. I'm not going to argue your experience, but...

    I'm not going to argue your experience, but changing to a triple on a French bike with Italian components is probably not going to be easy peasy. The OP said that converting to a triple sounds easier...
  9. Ride whatever gearing works for you and your...

    Ride whatever gearing works for you and your riding style and pay no mind to what anyone else thinks. You are the one who has to ride your bike, do your ride, spend your money, etc.
  10. That Schwinn is probably a World and not a World...

    That Schwinn is probably a World and not a World Sport. Either way, that's not a bad place to start. See if you can get it for ~$50.
  11. Easier than dealing with a Heliomatic? probably....

    Easier than dealing with a Heliomatic? probably. Easy? Not exactly. If you know your crankset's bolt circle diameter, you can look to see if there is a triplizer available to bolt the granny ring to....
  12. I agree with this for the most part. Matching the...

    I agree with this for the most part. Matching the gearing to your style and strengths can be important for overall enjoyment on the bike. A compact double with a smaller large ring may work better. I...
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    If you are at all concerned about damaging the...

    If you are at all concerned about damaging the frame, set it to 128mm. You could use a 126 or 130 wheel. Most people recommend the Sheldon Brown method.
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    Alrighty then. Well, if you cannot find "ideal",...

    Alrighty then. Well, if you cannot find "ideal", then maybe something close will work. Nothing says that the spindle has to be symmetrical, lots and lots of bikes run asymmetrical spindles. You just...
  15. Don't forget the price of installation as well as...

    Don't forget the price of installation as well as the price of the shifters themselves. I'm assuming the OP doesn't know how to do install them based on the fact that their knowledge is still in it's...
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    I think Torchy is on to something. What if you...

    I think Torchy is on to something. What if you got a JIS cartridge BB designed for a 73mm shell? You could shim the drive side 3mm. With a shimmed 73x118mm BB You'd be about 34mm on the drive side....
  17. The VO one has a nice long quill if you need to...

    The VO one has a nice long quill if you need to get the bars up.
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    If it were me, I would just sew it back together....

    If it were me, I would just sew it back together. It would certainly take less time than writing emails and BF posts. There are lots of people in the touring forum who dropped $$$ on bags and had to...
  19. I've installed these on my wife's friend's bike....

    I've installed these on my wife's friend's bike. They were more than adequate. Jagwire X-Age Molded Brake Shoes, 50mm
  20. When it comes to French bikes, I think they...

    When it comes to French bikes, I think they should be preserved if they are uncommon. This bike is a decent bike for it's day, and you don't see this model very often. I look on CL every day and...
  21. With a brake in that position you would be...

    With a brake in that position you would be limited to a long transverse cable. If you wanted to increase mechanical advantage by shortening the Transverse cable with that setup you'd be SOL.
  22. Based on the parts you are considering, I would...

    Based on the parts you are considering, I would think a Fuji from the late 70's or early 80's would be good. A Raleigh Grand Prix with the plastic Simplex derailleurs, cottered cranks, and steel...
  23. The same may hold true for French bikes as well,...

    The same may hold true for French bikes as well, unless French parts are used.
  24. What kind of brake are you running? I've heard...

    What kind of brake are you running? I've heard that people with canti's have gotten rid of stubborn squeal by using a fork crown cable stop.
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    +1. Auto parts stores sell small tubes of anti...

    +1. Auto parts stores sell small tubes of anti seize grease that'll last for quite a while. It's super messy so I try to just put a few dabs on the BB cups where the threads start and let the turning...
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