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07-23-22, 09:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,006
Posted By Pars

Yes, it was an interesting experience. That was...

Yes, it was an interesting experience. That was the first Ragbrai (it wasn't called Ragbrai until the 2nd year). Donald Kaul lived in DC, so probably easier to get a Masi there, though I'm not sure...
07-02-21, 08:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,607
Posted By Pars

The '73 Pros and on were 126 and 6 speed. Same...

The '73 Pros and on were 126 and 6 speed. Same with the '73 RRA. The Internationals, etc. were still 120mm (5 speed). You can see in the attached '73 price list.
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09-01-20, 08:07 PM
Replies: 351
Views: 93,487
Posted By Pars

I'd posted this earlier this summer, but figured...

I'd posted this earlier this summer, but figured why not here also.

My son and I built this '84 Gitane TDF up for him during the last 3 weeks. We bought the frame from forum member ChromeMoly in...
07-18-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,454
Posted By Pars

The axle is a single piece. In your picture, you...

The axle is a single piece. In your picture, you can see where yours snapped just left of the left cone.
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07-05-20, 05:11 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 683
Posted By Pars

Trek 700 build

On the heels of building the Gitane TDF for my son, one of his friends like riding with my two sons (and I sometimes) and decided he would like a bike. I advised him to buy an '86 Trek 700 from...
07-04-20, 03:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 739
Posted By Pars

Gitane TDF

My son and I built this '84 Gitane TDF up for him during the last 3 weeks. We bought the frame from forum member ChromeMoly in December. The frame included the cranks/BB, seat/post and headset. Built...
07-01-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,729
Posted By Pars

Sheldon Brown (RIP) site has good instructions on...

Sheldon Brown (RIP) site has good instructions on both, as does Park Tools web site.
https://www.sheldonbrown.com/tooltips/bbcups.html
https://www.sheldonbrown.com/tooltips/bbadj.html...
06-30-20, 10:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 904
Posted By Pars

I tried both the salmon and black Kool Stops on...

I tried both the salmon and black Kool Stops on my RRA (with Campy NR brakes) and could not get rid of the brake squeal. I got close with the black pads. I bought a set of the new Campy replacements...
06-15-20, 10:08 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,692
Posted By Pars

Yes, Regina Oro according to the catalog. I don't...

Yes, Regina Oro according to the catalog. I don't think the Ultra stuff was available that early. Raleigh was the first big manufacturer to go 6 speed in 1973, Many didn't start until the late '70s.
06-11-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,213
Posted By Pars

The copper color wasn't offered until 1974. This...

The copper color wasn't offered until 1974. This would have originally had Campy Record HF hubs with sew-ups, so both wheels have definitely been changed. Also, the Brooks Team Pro (large copper...
09-27-13, 01:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,701
Posted By Pars

Very nice! Me likey...

Very nice! Me likey...
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