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Old 01-18-19, 11:10 AM
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Bikes: Schwinn Paramount ('71) and Volare ('78); Raleigh Competition GS ('79)

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'79 Raleigh/Carlton Competition GS. Brought it home cheap, beat to hell with a wicked-stuck stem. Brake levers and headset are original, the rest is parts bin or co-op. More rust than is apparent here. Original stem was harmed in the making of this daily commuter.

A race bike in any era is a highly personal choice that at its "best" balances the requirements of fit, weight, handling, durability and cost tempered by the willingness to toss it and oneself down the pavement at considerable speed. ~Bandera
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