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Posted By 12mphflatout

The good thing about handlebar tape is that...

The good thing about handlebar tape is that almost any tape will look good on a C&V bike. I am using good ol' Cinelli cork tape. It's cheap, so I don't mind replacing it relatively often.
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Posted By 12mphflatout

Looks like the seller is fishing for a sucker. I...

Looks like the seller is fishing for a sucker. I think that bike's been repainted, and the conversion to SS/FG is just a gimmick to get someone to pay way too much for a "cool-looking" bike. If...
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Posted By 12mphflatout

I think that could be worth a little bit of money...

I think that could be worth a little bit of money -- it's a little hard to tell the condition from the photo. How does the saddle look from the back? Is the leather torn or scuffed back there? What...
09-09-13, 03:31 PM
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Posted By 12mphflatout

My guess is that the ad was created by some...

My guess is that the ad was created by some 20-year-old who learned to write by texting back and forth with friends. In fact, the whole ad may have been created on an iphone.
09-08-13, 03:27 PM
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Posted By 12mphflatout

I drove across the new span for the first time...

I drove across the new span for the first time yesterday. I was surprised to see so many pedestrians and cyclists on the new path. I am in the process of moving from San Francisco to Walnut Creek,...
09-08-13, 03:24 PM
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Posted By 12mphflatout

Thanks for the tips. I will try PB Blaster with...

Thanks for the tips. I will try PB Blaster with some heat (good suggestion there), and, if that doesn't work well enough, try Kroil.
09-08-13, 01:44 PM
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Posted By 12mphflatout

Dura Ace 7400 Dust Cover Problem

I'm a little embarrassed to ask this, but better safe than sorry. This is a C&V type question.

I want to remove the dust covers on my Dura Ace 7400 cranks so that I can service the bottom bracket....
09-06-13, 12:17 PM
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Posted By 12mphflatout

I can't remember who it was who first posted a...

I can't remember who it was who first posted a link to those listings, but I remember looking at some of those bikes this past spring. There was a lot of buzz about them in the C&V forums. Looks like...
09-03-13, 06:30 PM
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Posted By 12mphflatout

Oh, wow, what a beaut! It's been a dream of mine...

Oh, wow, what a beaut! It's been a dream of mine to someday restore one of these from 1979 -- the year I was born.

I'm glad to hear you won't be changing anything out on this bike -- you're a...
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Posted By 12mphflatout

I concur. Maybe look at bikes around 56cm, see...

I concur. Maybe look at bikes around 56cm, see how those work for you.
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Posted By 12mphflatout

I'd encourage the OP to buy the bike anyway, I...

I'd encourage the OP to buy the bike anyway, I bet it'd make a good campus cruiser if it is kept a little beat-looking. Black won't attract a lot of attention. I'd tune it up but keep the rust to...
09-02-13, 07:46 PM
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Posted By 12mphflatout

On CL, I don't think you'll get a return on the...

On CL, I don't think you'll get a return on the cost of the upgrades. I doubt any buyer will give you more for the bike considering that sort of thing. eBay might be a different story, though.
08-31-13, 07:16 AM
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Posted By 12mphflatout

Now that's dedication! Good luck to him.

Now that's dedication! Good luck to him.
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Posted By 12mphflatout

Trek made some nice bikes. Do some research on...

Trek made some nice bikes. Do some research on bike fit so that you can make a good determination about whether the bike would work for you size-wise.
08-30-13, 07:01 PM
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Posted By 12mphflatout

As for touching up a few spots, maybe try the ol'...

As for touching up a few spots, maybe try the ol' nail polish trick? Do a search on this forum for instructions.
08-30-13, 06:54 PM
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Posted By 12mphflatout

Maybe it's not the world's prettiest bike, but...

Maybe it's not the world's prettiest bike, but it's not ugly, either. I think it looks pretty nice, and anyway, all that matters is how it feels when you ride it. So go ride it and keep going!
08-30-13, 02:31 PM
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Posted By 12mphflatout

I know a couple of guys who would like the look...

I know a couple of guys who would like the look of those bikes.

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Posted By 12mphflatout

Sounds like things ended up in the best way...

Sounds like things ended up in the best way possible -- and congrats on your newly acquired gem! DON'T ride it like you stole it. Ride it very carefully, and maybe only on Sundays, but that said,...
Forum: Commuting
08-28-13, 10:06 PM
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Posted By 12mphflatout

^ Ha!

^ Ha!
08-28-13, 10:00 PM
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Posted By 12mphflatout

+1. The Athena group set is really nice looking.

+1. The Athena group set is really nice looking.
Forum: Commuting
08-28-13, 09:51 PM
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Posted By 12mphflatout

Maybe patch it up on the inside just to be safe....

Maybe patch it up on the inside just to be safe. Then ride it, but every time you get home and walk in the front door, drop a buck in a jar. When you've got twenty bucks in there, go get yourself a...
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Posted By 12mphflatout

Good luck! If it was my size, I'd be sorely...

Good luck! If it was my size, I'd be sorely tempted to bid on it -- it's such a nice-looking bike!
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Posted By 12mphflatout

Stranger things have happened, so I suppose it's...

Stranger things have happened, so I suppose it's possible. It cannot have been very comfortable, though.
08-22-13, 10:44 AM
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Posted By 12mphflatout

Nice! Looks like it's been ridden and enjoyed...

Nice! Looks like it's been ridden and enjoyed quite a bit. What are your plans for it?
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Posted By 12mphflatout

I'm going to guess either 50 or 52cm. Depending...

I'm going to guess either 50 or 52cm. Depending on your proportions, it might be ok for you, but you'll have to ride it first to know for sure. It seems way too big for whoever is riding it now --...
08-19-13, 10:55 PM
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Posted By 12mphflatout

It seems like some decent craftsmanship went into...

It seems like some decent craftsmanship went into the frame, at least, and I respect that. However, just because a lot of time and effort went into a project, that does not necessarily make for a...
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Posted By 12mphflatout

Yeah, I'd say get the Raleigh -- it's a...

Yeah, I'd say get the Raleigh -- it's a nice-looking bike.
08-15-13, 08:59 PM
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Posted By 12mphflatout

Yes, nail polish. You can search on this forum...

Yes, nail polish. You can search on this forum for prior posts about how to apply the polish, blend it, etc. You can also a clear coat finish to prevent the nail polish from flaking off.
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Posted By 12mphflatout

Looks like you got an '81 model with a lot of the...

Looks like you got an '81 model with a lot of the original components.

You mentioned having short legs, so the 58cm bike may fit you -- you're the best judge of that. Still, as an experiment, try...
08-12-13, 02:38 PM
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Posted By 12mphflatout

I can't imagine riding such a distance at that...

I can't imagine riding such a distance at that age. You should be a proud dad!

My wife and I are thinking of having kids soon, and this gets me daydreaming about passing on the love of bikes to my...
08-12-13, 01:21 AM
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Posted By 12mphflatout

We've all heard of bike porn. This is more like...

We've all heard of bike porn. This is more like "bike boudoir." And I'm a sucker for it!
08-09-13, 06:11 PM
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Posted By 12mphflatout

WOooooowwwww! I love it. Well done!

WOooooowwwww! I love it. Well done!
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Posted By 12mphflatout

Way to dive right in and get your hands on...

Way to dive right in and get your hands on something! The Schwinn looks pretty nice in the photo. How's the fit?
08-02-13, 12:54 PM
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Posted By 12mphflatout

What an amazing story. Please get well soon! I...

What an amazing story. Please get well soon! I like the advice above: remember you will overcome it one way or another.
08-01-13, 10:12 AM
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Posted By 12mphflatout

Looks nice! I don't know anything about the...

Looks nice! I don't know anything about the components, but if they work well, use 'em! My two cents is that you should re-wrap the bars in red cork or microtex to go for more of a matte look --...
07-31-13, 08:50 PM
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Posted By 12mphflatout

Wow! That is a real beaut. Terrific work.

Wow! That is a real beaut. Terrific work.
07-31-13, 08:31 PM
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Posted By 12mphflatout

I've never heard of a "punch card" before -- kind...

I've never heard of a "punch card" before -- kind of a weird concept, if you think about it. I agree, though -- cool find!
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Posted By 12mphflatout

Enjoy, hope you become a regular here!

Enjoy, hope you become a regular here!
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Posted By 12mphflatout

What part of the country do you live in? Will you...

What part of the country do you live in? Will you have to pay for shipping, or will you pick it up in person.

I do like the coloring on the 86 pro model. This price may be toward the high end of...
07-28-13, 09:41 PM
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Posted By 12mphflatout

Don't forget to show us some more pictures!

Don't forget to show us some more pictures!
07-26-13, 01:06 AM
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Posted By 12mphflatout

Looks classy! Congrats.

Looks classy! Congrats.
07-25-13, 11:57 AM
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Posted By 12mphflatout

Can't wait to see it all complete! Keep us...

Can't wait to see it all complete! Keep us informed.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-13, 08:36 PM
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Views: 842
Posted By 12mphflatout

Get a used classic bike! You can get a great bike...

Get a used classic bike! You can get a great bike from the 80s or 90s for under $700.
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Posted By 12mphflatout

Where do you live? That could help determine...

Where do you live? That could help determine whether the price of the Nishiki is reasonable. I used to ride an Olympic 12, it was nice. See if he'll negotiate on the price. If not, keep looking.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-13, 02:11 PM
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Views: 770
Posted By 12mphflatout

Trek is a good brand, you will probably be very...

Trek is a good brand, you will probably be very happy. Hopefully the bike fits you well...
07-23-13, 12:32 PM
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Posted By 12mphflatout

It would be perfect if all three bikes were born...

It would be perfect if all three bikes were born and bred in the good ol' US of A, but there's a Frenchie in the mix! :)
07-23-13, 12:16 PM
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Posted By 12mphflatout

Dura Ace made both a clamp-on and a braze-on...

Dura Ace made both a clamp-on and a braze-on model for the front derailleurs in the early 1990s. It may be possible that the clamp-on was 7403, but anyways, it should be compatible. Keep looking --...
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Posted By 12mphflatout

Re-post this in the Appraisals section, with...

Re-post this in the Appraisals section, with pictures. You should get the info you need from the forum members there. Good luck!
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Posted By 12mphflatout

It's a pretty bike, and for LA, the price might...

It's a pretty bike, and for LA, the price might be reasonable, though I'm no expert. Judging from the length of the head tube, the bike might be a bit large for you. Looks like a 58cm maybe. I am...
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Posted By 12mphflatout

Looking at the photos, it seems like maybe the...

Looking at the photos, it seems like maybe the bike was exposed to ocean/beach air -- looks a bit rusty and corroded in places, so be careful. I went to college in a beach town (Santa Barbara), and...
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