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    Ahhh, the Black Ace... Definitely one of Fuji's...

    Ahhh, the Black Ace... Definitely one of Fuji's best, from their best period; I'm sure you're in for some fine rides.
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    Thanks. :) Actually, I might want to speak...

    Thanks. :)

    Actually, I might want to speak with RHM sometime about recovering my old Ideale TB-6. It's easily the most comfortable saddle I've ever ridden, but it's getting towards the end of...
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    Sure! If you bump into me sometime, feel free to...

    Sure! If you bump into me sometime, feel free to ask.

    I live in NE and make the usual rounds.
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    Funny story- a couple of weeks ago a guy passed...

    Funny story- a couple of weeks ago a guy passed me and said, "Dude- nice Pash-- um; what??"

    At first glance it did have kind of a Pashley-esque look to it (before I fitted the fenders)... It...
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    Both. Maybe... sorta. :rolleyes: It's a 20",...

    Both. Maybe... sorta. :rolleyes: It's a 20", btw.

    I built it to clear some extra parts out of my garage; to sell it, really; but after riding it... I honestly don't know- it's pretty awesome;...
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    My 650B Univega 'Franken'-Rover 10!

    Hi Everybody!

    Maybe I should have posted this in the 'Uniivega Appreciation' thread, but I just thought I'd share some images of my latest finished project- a 1984 Univega Land Rover 10, with a...
  7. Well... yeah. That IS exactly what I asked,...

    Well... yeah. That IS exactly what I asked, FBinNY (btw, thanks for pointing out my mistake w/ the crown race/outside cup dimensions). See, I could skirt this whole issue with a new, better...
  8. BMX Headset question: "32.7" or "32.5"?

    Hi!

    I'm replacing a shot BMX headset (a Tange MX-2; mounted into an early '80s MTB), and I've run across conflicting statements about the 32.5 & 32.7 headset standard; are they actually the same...
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    Headset question- "32.7" or "32.5"?

    Hi!

    Not sure if I should ask these questions here or in Bicycle Mechanics, but...

    I'm replacing a shot, early '80s BMX headset (Tange MX-2), and I've run across conflicting statements about the...
  10. Thanks for the reassurance! Yup, it is...

    Thanks for the reassurance!



    Yup, it is indeed. It's still in the OEM set up for that particular bike, according to the '83 Univega catalog I found online.

    I wish I could salvage the...
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    You say Shimay-no, I say Shimaanoh, Let's...

    You say Shimay-no,

    I say Shimaanoh,

    Let's call the whole thing Sram.
  12. 22.2 to 21.1 Headset modifications... Have any of you ever tired this?

    My apologies, but the tagline should read, "Have any of you ever TRIED this?" (I caught that a minute too late, and of course- it can't be changed: it's set there permanently in digital concrete.)
    ...
  13. Dig it, dude- Froome's only about 150lbs at 6'1";...

    Dig it, dude- Froome's only about 150lbs at 6'1"; Contador's 5'9" and weighs in at 135.
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    Actually, the 820's tubing varied from year to...

    Actually, the 820's tubing varied from year to year...

    As examples, while outwardly the same bikes (aside from size) my '93 had a full Tange DB MTB tubset (and was a very nice ride), however...
  15. Woah-- just heard- Phinney broke his leg...

    Woah-- just heard- Phinney broke his leg yesterday in Chattanooga (slammed into a guardrail, possib. a race vehicle); bad luck-- no 1st time TdF for him this year...

    Also, fwiw, my '02 Buenos...
  16. Totally. Not to stray too far from the OP,...

    Totally.

    Not to stray too far from the OP, but even Cav's referred to him as "a once-in-a-generation rider," and with good reason. It'll be interesting to watch him, Quintana, Phinney, and...
  17. Another (current) glaring exception is Sagan;...

    Another (current) glaring exception is Sagan; he's big for a climber, but can climb well enough to usually keep up with the main peloton. That makes him a spoiler for any GC contender, especially...
  18. That seems to have been par for the course... ...

    That seems to have been par for the course...

    Trek really didn't seem to know how to market LeMond's bikes (personally, I always felt they should have kept the older names with the older designs...
  19. The listed frame weight for the '03 Zurich (full...

    The listed frame weight for the '03 Zurich (full 853 frame, tri-butted) was 3.3 lbs; the Icon C/F fork (Alu. steerer) was an additional 18.1 oz.

    The Sarthe preserved the Zurich's original...
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    Also this- even in the same size, tires by...

    Also this- even in the same size, tires by different makers will all fit a bit differently; some tighter, some less so. Just as an example, Michelin tires tend to have a VERY tight bead (mount...
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    And yet more shifter follies...

    I've posted recently about some STI shifter problems; I'm revamping a few different bikes and each one has its issues:

    the "moderately used" DA 7700 shifters I'd picked up for my sport bike...
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    Andiamo 'Skins' are really good for casual rides...

    Andiamo 'Skins' are really good for casual rides & commuting, although I often wear boxer-length briefs; the latter also work really well as a base-layer under Smartwool thermals. Beyond that, I...
  23. In terms of its original kit, no: of course not...

    In terms of its original kit, no: of course not (and in fact this bike was issued with Accushift bar-cons).

    In terms of its condition when I got it: the only original gear left on the frame were...
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    Knowing one's limitations is the first step to...

    Knowing one's limitations is the first step to success.

    This is turning out to be one of the best, most accurate, and realistic threads on frame painting that I've read in a while; congrats,...
  25. Rebuilding my RB-2; choices, choices...

    It's been my experience that when it comes to components, vintage builds are usually subject to Hobson's Choice; you're rarely presented with the luxury of picking from three solid options...

    I'm...
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