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    Restoration/Modification Project: my deceased father's road bike.

    hey all, sorry about not posting anything yet. it's been really busy with me getting a new apartment and working a lot trying to make money for projects too. i've got almost all the components i need so far to mock up the bike!!! here's some pictures for you all, since i've slacked on...
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    Restoration/Modification Project: my deceased father's road bike.

    yeah those calipers i listed aren't the right ones. i want R559 i think is what the Tektro 55-73mm calipers are. the guy at the LBS said i should also be aware of possibly breaking the caliper arms going with smaller wheels. he also said, being a centerbolt configuration, the caliper may want to...
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    Restoration/Modification Project: my deceased father's road bike.

    sorrry about the slow progress guys! updates soon! i'm waiting on parts! i have some pics to upload as well.
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    Newbie - Part interchangeability?

    i'm in the same boat you are as far as modifications... my bike is a 70's bike as well with 27" wheels. i'm going a different route than you sound like you are though. and as far as i know, in order to make it a 2 speeder you'd have to probably get cassette style wheels? at least that's what...
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    27" or 700c deep v rims, lime green w/ machined lip, black spokes/hub

    if anyone has these let me know. willing to pay for shipping if it's legit.
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    27" or 700c deep v rims, lime green w/ machined lip, black spokes/hub

    if anyone has these let me know. willing to pay for shipping if it's legit.
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    Restoration/Modification Project: my deceased father's road bike.

    thanks a lot! it will really be neat when i'm done, at least in my opinion :) nice avatar picture. what kinda car?
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    Restoration/Modification Project: my deceased father's road bike.

    also, i had a few questions if anyone could answer them? -will most decent brake calipers have the adjustment i need to fit 700c rims? i have 27" rims now. EDIT: found a brake caliper that i think should work. Tektro R737's. -are the Shimano Sora brake lever/shifter combo levers index...
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    Restoration/Modification Project: my deceased father's road bike.

    thanks man! i plan on having as many pictures as possible, although i don't have a camera, the only camera i have is my phone.
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    Restoration/Modification Project: my deceased father's road bike.

    thanks Dave! yeah this project has been fun from the get-go. i've always loved bikes and bike riding, just never really had much time for it, and all the bikes i've ever had weren't really the greatest. i'd like to make this one halfway decent. haha. yeah the guy at one of the LBS told me...
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    Restoration/Modification Project: my deceased father's road bike.

    Hello all, my name is Zach, and i'm new to this forum.... and i thought i'd share with you all a project i'm working on that hopefully you guys will appreciate..... i'm not sure where this falls in your forum categories so i picked the best match i could find for the topic. Anyway, the whole...