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Bikes: 1967 Paramount; 1982-ish Ron Cooper; 1978 Eisentraut "A"; two mid-1960s Cinelli Speciale Corsas; and others in various stages of non-rideability.

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Old lugged steel frames + Campy 10sp triples w/Ergo, SPDs and dual pivot brakes = my happiest happy spot.

Old lugged steel for for function and beauty. A well made, well proportioned lugged steel frame is one of the finest, most beautiful things humans have ever created.

Campy 10sp because it works well and still looks right. Triple because I am old, fat and slow and 97.3% of my rides involve non-insignificant hills. Ergo because down tubes get further and further away every year (and because it doesn't have clotheslines).

SPDs because my feet and I like them better than clips and straps. Make that much better.

Dual pivots because they work better than single pivots and are easier to work on than center pulls
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