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    Centurion Dave Scott with 2012 Tiagra Shifters,...

    Centurion Dave Scott with 2012 Tiagra Shifters, everything else original :)
    https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/431903_4800993662870_2088724006_n.jpg
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    I guess that makes sense, get the back flatter....

    I guess that makes sense, get the back flatter. I'm thinking a 54-56 top tube, 80-100mm stem, bar ends and go from there.
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    You'll only find out if you try!

    You'll only find out if you try!
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    Heres what i would do, but ymmv: Is it just the...

    Heres what i would do, but ymmv:
    Is it just the clamp, or does it go into the tube a while?
    If its just the clamp, I'd heat it with a heat ***, take a spare 27.2 post, and try to work it in...
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    That's what I do too wjv, it's the easiest and...

    That's what I do too wjv, it's the easiest and one roll goes a long way!
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    $3 for tape is better than a cut! Take the...

    $3 for tape is better than a cut!

    Take the roll, cut with the razor, into the roll so when you peel it off it is the proper width. Put the tape in a vice for safety.
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    Fit, top tube and flat bars?

    After measuring my sister and entering the numbers into a calculator I've got that she needs a 52cm top tube with a 100mm stem for a road bike. The thing is, we want a vintage mtb to put some slicks...
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    did you get it to index properly yet? or are you...

    did you get it to index properly yet? or are you still using friction? Also, if you're experiencing any numbness "down there" you may have your saddle tilted too far up in the front.

    Another...
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    very nice!

    very nice!
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    I love the Ordinary in there.

    I love the Ordinary in there.
  11. http://inlandempire.craigslist.org/bik/3795599984....

    http://inlandempire.craigslist.org/bik/3795599984.html
  12. This is really a test of patience from both ends....

    This is really a test of patience from both ends. I built my lady 3 bikes last year. Mountain bike, not comfortable, too slow, etc etc. Very compact road bike, I swear her hips are fused to her butt...
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    nice bike, and welcome to the forum! If you're in...

    nice bike, and welcome to the forum! If you're in california, let me know when you're ready to upgrade, I like the banana yellow. :)
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    I know this is an old thread again, but I may go...

    I know this is an old thread again, but I may go buy one of these next week for my sister. haha, I too will be putting slicks on it and making it a "road ripper" if it ends up with me. :)
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    does your bike have a cassette or freewheel? I...

    does your bike have a cassette or freewheel?

    I just upgraded my 6 speed bike (shimamo uni-glide free-hub) to 10 speed 2012 Tiagra by swapping the freehub to a modern unit. The swap took less than...
  16. y this seems to be the trend at most shops...

    y

    this seems to be the trend at most shops these days, its almost as if they dont want to spend their time on a wheel build so they would rather over-charge to scare you away.
    I remember one...
  17. Thread: Pedal Strike

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    I pedal strike too often on my Centurion, a lot...

    I pedal strike too often on my Centurion, a lot of them just have low bottom brackets! But I feel that being loose on the bars usually saves me from going down, and I tend to power only the outside...
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    These sort of stories give me hope for the human...

    These sort of stories give me hope for the human race
  19. what an interesting marque. the 6000 looks very...

    what an interesting marque. the 6000 looks very spiffy! I wonder if there is any catalog locked up in some ooold bike shops in tulsa or michigan. Great thread!
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    I went for a 32mile ride yesterday on my 69...

    I went for a 32mile ride yesterday on my 69 varsi-Burba-nental. All original except stem bars and brake pads. Let me tell you, that was the longest 30 mile ride I've ever done. I took the California...
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    I'd take option 1, HTFU and lose the weight! I...

    I'd take option 1, HTFU and lose the weight! I would also look if you could stop mashing, your knees will thank you. Even standing up and doing slow pedals is easier on the knees than sitting and...
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    It's got STI's so it couldn't have been too bad!...

    It's got STI's so it couldn't have been too bad! It is pretty cool than you got to ride steel in the mix of carbon and aluminum.
  23. probably around 25mph. they are kind of fun to go...

    probably around 25mph. they are kind of fun to go downhill on
  24. Thread: drunk drivers

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    "Hoon activities can include speeding...

    "Hoon activities can include speeding, burnouts, doughnuts or screeching tires"

    I have certainly done the "hide in a bush" trick, a few times. sometimes, you just have a feeling that this crazy...
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    Sticky: Poll: I'm coming up on 9 months car free, and almost a...

    I'm coming up on 9 months car free, and almost a year car light. I haven't been able to find work, and getting screwed by a bankrupting company was the last thread on my previous car. I commute to...
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