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Old 12-05-07, 08:47 AM
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not a true "before and after", here's a bike I picked up on craigslist some time ago:

I don't know how the previous owner rode it w/ the stem barely in like that. Anyway, the frame (make unknown) was not only too large for me, but had internal rust issues as well. So I stripped and cleaned the parts, got a bottecchia frame on ebay, plus some other parts:

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