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Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Richmond, VA
Bikes: Specialized Allez, Nishiki MTB
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I actually do have something to contribute to this.
A while back, I dug and old Gitane TdF out of the trash andwas looking to convert it. It was a bit big, but my local wrench offered me a trade for something out of his personal stash. He offered me a really pretty Moto Grand Record. It was sweet, much better looking craftsmanship than the Gitane, but I couldn't tear that down to build as a fix, so I ended up with a Bianchi frame that out to be pretty cool when I get done.
I would agree with the not stripping down a Moto. They're cool roadies, but I'd rather not have the hassle of looking for French threaded this-and-thats or finding somebody with the right Stronglight crank puller.