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Old 04-27-22, 08:51 AM
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Bikes: 07 Vanilla, 98 IRD road frame built up with 25th Ann DA, Surly cross check with 105 comp, 78 Raleigh Comp GS, 85 Centurionelli

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Not sure if I'd ever posted this bike that I acquired basically NOS back in 2017. My first really "nice" bike was an R4000 with the chromo rootbeer color, but that one went west a long time ago. I missed it and searched for CDale R4000s off and on for years and stumbled on this one on EBay with zero bidders over a holiday weekend. The original tires even had the forming sprues on them.


How about a green bike?

Or a grayish one?

Or both!




Durace 9 speed was the highpoint of design for Shimano. The metal forming and finish work was beyond perfect, and unhidden by coatings and colors.

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