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Old 10-18-20, 06:23 PM
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Markeologist
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Bikes: Since new: 85/86 Rodriguez Tandem, wife's 87 Gitane Team Pro, 92 Burley Rock-n-Roll, 85 Fisher Comp, 88 Puch Pro, two 92 Bridgestone X0-1s; later: 66/67 Gitane Champion du Monde, late 60s/early 70s B.Carre, my 87 Gitane Team Pro, 77/78 Ritchey Tandem

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I love the French stuff frustrating as it is. But even at $100 bucks you can do better. In my not so humble opinion, better to start with a bike of higher quality as in the end you will spend the same amount of time and money fixing up BUT if you start with a lower end bike you will still end up with a lower end bike. My basic rule of thumb is skip anything with stamped dropouts.
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