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06-01-09, 12:51 PM
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Posted By mandrake

I have the same bike (same size and color too)....

I have the same bike (same size and color too). Mine has newer wheels, rear der, saddle and aero brake levers. Rode it to work today. It is a perfect commuter and tourer. Yours appears completely...
06-27-08, 11:05 AM
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Posted By mandrake

Time will tell about the RD. In the...

Time will tell about the RD.

In the meantime, I plan on riding it.
06-27-08, 09:15 AM
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Posted By mandrake

It's a Master for sure, I thought it might be an...

It's a Master for sure, I thought it might be an '87. I will keep an eye on the derailleurs. I would not mind going with friction shifting as I am used to it and there is not that much difference to...
06-27-08, 07:41 AM
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Posted By mandrake

Add another one to the DB. N6P8311. Dave Scott...

Add another one to the DB. N6P8311. Dave Scott Master Ironman. Any idea what year it is?
Picked it up last night on CL. It needs a good cleanup, polish and minor adjustments, but it is all there and...
06-25-08, 08:42 AM
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Posted By mandrake

Sounds like the voice of experience. In fact, I...

Sounds like the voice of experience. In fact, I have 4 bikes (road [CF Trek 2300], touring (Centurion) and 2 mtn. bikes (GT). The road and the touring bikes have their roles and it is easy to decide...
06-24-08, 01:54 PM
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Posted By mandrake

Good find, you are killing me. It appears to be...

Good find, you are killing me. It appears to be factory original and my size, the rear rack is missing. I will keep an eye on the bidding, but I think I can resist. Breath in slowly, breath out,...
06-24-08, 12:33 PM
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Posted By mandrake

The below the DT waterbottle cage, though kind of...

The below the DT waterbottle cage, though kind of stylish, has one flaw- it only works with a stubby water bottle, the longer bottles interfere with the front wheel. That is the one gripe I have with...
06-24-08, 10:26 AM
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Posted By mandrake

I saw a Pro Tour on the L.A. CL about a year ago...

I saw a Pro Tour on the L.A. CL about a year ago going very cheap, so they do turn up from time to time.
The size was not right for me otherwise I would have picked it up for the frame alone.
I...
06-24-08, 08:52 AM
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Posted By mandrake

It's an Elite GT. This bike came from the factory...

It's an Elite GT. This bike came from the factory with the front braze-ons for the rack.
Yes, those are replacement aero levers (Shimano). I would like to replace them with newer aero levers as the...
06-23-08, 07:07 PM
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Posted By mandrake

Serial Number: N3S9347, is it a 1984? Great...

Serial Number: N3S9347, is it a 1984?
Great for groceries, commuting and this fall hope to take it on a multi-day trip from San Luis Obisbo south.
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