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Old 09-05-10, 07:34 AM
Thrifty Bill
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I have been using up my stash of Nashbar aerolevers. I bought them when they had them on sale for $4 a pair, that's half the price of basic lever hoods!

But I don't know that buyers appreciate them. Some bikes I upgrade just because I like them that way, but financially, its stupid. I do think that attention to detail and a couple of nice upgrades improve your word of mouth and referrals. So maybe I make the money back that way.

I just put aerolevers and DT shifters on two 1973 Nishiki Internationals I refurbished. I did one with red, and the other with yellow accents (both were blue 1973 Internationals, 22 inch frame size). I just like the way it looks. And I wanted an International back in 1973 when I was in high school, but I could not afford one. I've since found the red crank dust caps and installed pedals. I might just keep this one.

And as found:

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