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    That would be a great fund raiser if they need to...

    That would be a great fund raiser if they need to do one! Either way, that bike needs one, great idea!
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    It looks great! How is the paint in person? I...

    It looks great! How is the paint in person? I think it might be hard to get $260 for it but if you kept the saddle (I'm assuming that is where the money is) and adjusted accordingly I think it would...
  3. One went within a couple of hours for $250 here,...

    One went within a couple of hours for $250 here, full dura-ace... still kicking myself!
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    ^bummer. I got three on my mtn bike riding chair...

    ^bummer. I got three on my mtn bike riding chair lifts last weekend.

    Good ride this morning, felt a bit slow though... need some inspiration or something.
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    I dont know all the options for bottom brackets...

    I dont know all the options for bottom brackets but I do know there is a Phil Wood setup that works with the Raleigh threading. They are a little spendy but seem to be really high quality. I think...
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    ^ bummer... My ride was great once again. That...

    ^ bummer...

    My ride was great once again. That makes 3 commutes, well, once I get home it will be 3. I did get cut off today, kind of. I was in the bike lane and making a right. There was pretty...
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    Cleaning up the "new" Univega

    I am starting to clean up a Univega Gran Rally I bought the other day. It needs new hoods as the current ones are ripped and dont fit (although I am kind of liking how tacky the cyan is!). I was...
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    I have been using my '69 for commuting (20 mile...

    I have been using my '69 for commuting (20 mile RT) and it is solid. I over paid for mine ($200) but it came with a rack, bag and some extras. The paint on mine is also beat, it even has a california...
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    Just picked this baby up last night ('78ish Gran...

    Just picked this baby up last night ('78ish Gran Rally) and rode it to work today. It needs new hoods and maybe a saddle... any suggestions?...
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    Ya, I read on the sheldon brown site that they...

    Ya, I read on the sheldon brown site that they are bad for your knees. There is also biopace (shimano) which is similair in idea but seems to have more testing to back it up and actually is...
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    Great! The for as hot as it has been getting in...

    Great! The for as hot as it has been getting in the afternoons the mornings are beautiful. I wasnt nearly as worried going through the gnarly roundabout we have buy work either.
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    Beautiful bike, small though... Della Santa...

    Beautiful bike, small though... Della Santa
  13. Thread: brake options

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    I am going to do a refurb on the ones I have on...

    I am going to do a refurb on the ones I have on there and see how they feel. After some more reading I see that aero levers are another option to improve the brakes.

    I have my eye on a nice set...
  14. Thread: brake options

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    brake options

    I recently picked up a '69 Raleigh Super Cousre that I have been using for commuting. I love it! The brakes are terrible (then again I am use to 8" hydraulic discs). I am trying to decided if I...
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    Thanks for the encouragment! The ride home was a...

    Thanks for the encouragment! The ride home was a little harder but fun none-the-less. What a great way to end a week and get work off the brain!

    Cheers
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    Today was my first day commuting. It went really...

    Today was my first day commuting. It went really well... riding home may be different... its uphill!
  17. I have a pretty good one too. A few years ago I...

    I have a pretty good one too. A few years ago I was living near campus and didnt have a bike. A friend let me borrow his sweet Sears townie to use for riding around school. I got pretty comfortable...
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    Well, if you want to pay more HERE...

    Well, if you want to pay more HERE is you chance!
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    Looks great. Depending how much you want it to...

    Looks great. Depending how much you want it to stand out, you could pick up a pin-striping brush and some white paint and do up the tubes where they meet the lugs. It would really make them stand out...
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    Sorry to dig up an old thread... Is this white...

    Sorry to dig up an old thread... Is this white cloth with amber shellac or was the cloth brown?
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    I know with bare aluminum motorcycle frames I...

    I know with bare aluminum motorcycle frames I really like S.O.S. pads (they have a cleaning/polishing compound in them) and water. They do a very good job without making them too shiny or polished.
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    Hmmm, some of the measurements I asked him to...

    Hmmm, some of the measurements I asked him to take dont quite make sense. I am meeting up with him tomorrow to try it out. He says he has a 29" inseem and can stand over the bike with about 1" of...
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    Wow, that bike defiantly looks like it should...

    Wow, that bike defiantly looks like it should have come that way!
  24. I like it a lot. Very cool.

    I like it a lot. Very cool.
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    ok, another one to look at, Raleigh SC

    Do you think $200 is a fair price for a '69 Super Coarse? It sounds like it is in good shape. The sell is the original owner. He cant ride any longer due to a "disc disease". It is about a 45 min....
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