Old 01-29-12, 05:21 AM
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gomango 
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Welcome to the forums.

I like older Dura Ace, and your attractive bicycle has at least some of that for starters.

On a bike such as yours, I would get it to fit, make sure maintenance is up to par, and check for safety items.

I don't assume anything.

Are you a decent mechanic?

If not, I would suggest these two sites to get you up to speed:

http://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help

http://sheldonbrown.com/

If you are not comfortable doing the work or lack the tools, find a good mechanic at a shop or coop.

I have a couple of the top racing mechanics in the Midwest help me from time to time. Not because I am a top racer, rather they are incredible at their craft and I don't mind paying for excellence.

Worth your weight in gold. imho

....and don't forget to bring in a case of beer for the guys occasionally. It is amazing how fast my bicycles get turned around!
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