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    staring at the mountains superdex's Avatar
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    It starts with this, an early 80s Schwinn Le Tour: http://cm.ebay.com/cm/ck/1065-29392-...tem=7180736726

    which will get converted to a SS/fixed something-erother. Can't wait to have fun....
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    Looking good!
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    I explained that he could never pay me enough cash for the amount of work I had put into that bike and the only way to compensate me for it was to ride the hell out of it.
    IRO Angus Casati Gold Line

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    How can you go wrong with Dan, of Dan's Bike Rental Service. He's a United Bicycle Institute (UBI) Certified Advanced Bike Technician. And he has 19 years experience!
    This is Africa, 1943. War spits out its violence overhead and the sandy graveyard swallows it up. Her name is King Nine, B-25, medium bomber, Twelfth Air Force. On a hot, still morning she took off from Tunisia to bomb the southern tip of Italy. An errant piece of flak tore a hole in a wing tank and, like a wounded bird, this is where she landed, not to return on this day, or any other day.

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    At least the guy finally learned how to spell the word "pedal." It always bugs me when someone tries to define himself as a professional and yet has no knowledge of the specific vocabulary that is often seen within his profession. Ebay should come with a mandatory spellchecker...

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    That's funny. I have a similar SS project going and I almost bought that bike. I have resolved to use only parts I currently own (like the freewheel sitting idle on the other side of my flip-flop hub), or spend only what I can habitually gather in my change jar. So far, the total budget is $70. I think I will have to take advantage of the winter frame market.

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    Yeah we'll see what condition it's in when I get it. If I'm lucky the only real work will be in a crank and cog setup. Maybe change the front brake to a two-finger (my first fix, gonna want a brake for a while). It's going to be a town beater ride around the block cause I don't want to put on my clipless shoes bike, so I expect my largest expenditure to be the shipping ($57!). Anyone know where I can hunt down specs like seatpost diameter and such? And from I can tell, this will have a 120mm rear spacing, right?

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    diameters
    That guy does charge a LOT for shipping. Seems to only use his 19 years experience to diagnose the bikes. Why doesn't he ever fix them?

    Anyway, looks like a perfect example for your project. I'm not sure what the rear spacing will be, I've had them from that era be 122 to 126mm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by muccapazza
    I promise to never ask a question like that again without checking out Sheldon first. Duh! Thanks--

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