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    ... and if we just ... Just bought my first oldie/commuter. SS !

    Woo Hoo!

    Sooo...

    I've been getting the classic/vintage bug lately. Being from NYC does not help either as I constantly am surrounded by very nice gems that people collect/ride around here.

    Before getting this bug, I was thinking of converting my 07 Specialized Hard Rock Disc Pro to SS, rigid fork, and using it for a nice commuter into the city to work (currently running Michelin slicks)....then the bug hit. Being on these classic/vintage boards do not help either.

    My father has had a early 80's Peugeot Monaco hanging in the garage for years. Never really rode much. I took it out last week and started cleaning it up. Low end components, nothing special. Perfect for a commuter ! I took apart the rims and started polishing them up again, etc. I then started snooping around on what could be done to this bike. I wanted to do SS, flat bar, etc but I think it was more trouble than it was worth according to Sheldon Brown's site about compatibility issues with older french bikes/newer components.

    I started shopping around on Craigslist for oldies but goodies, and stumbled across this old Univega. Clean as hell in my eyes, and already had the stuff done to it that I was going to do regardless (except i'm going to be putting on a rear brake for safe measures).

    serial # is PG69859

    https://palmsprings.craigslist.org/bik/1294624250.html

    $225 shipped from Cali to my door in NYC.









    So what do you folks think ?

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    Nice man. I love that lugged frame!
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    Hot bike, I hope you love it. You need some of these though: http://velojol.blogspot.com/2009/07/...f-testing.html

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    Pretty nice, ZX10. Needs more gears to suit me, but I`ll grant it`s pretty. So you bought it from a guy in Socal and had it shipped to NY? I guess it worked out for you, though it seems odd that you couldn`t find one you liked out there. Anyway, have fun with it.

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    id just add a WI freewheel to scare off fixies
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    Nice bic but for safety reason, its good to have another brake on rear to have more braking power when in emergency to have more braking power to safely stop immediately.

    And swoop yr pedal to some nice and bling white wellgo MTB pedal.

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    Sweet! I love lugged steel, very nice. What's your gearing 39x14?

    Might not be your cup of tea, but toe clips & straps, Brooks saddle (black of course) and a pair of Tektro R530 calipers would finish the bike nicely.
    I'm gravity challenged, adrenaline deficient, and looking for that endorphine high. Shout out, I'll move out of the way. :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by nyc_zx10
    $225 shipped from Cali to my door in NYC.

    So what do you folks think ?
    Did you already buy it?
    "Don't buy upgrades; ride up grades." -Eddy Merckx

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndrwSwitch
    Did you already buy it?

    Yup !

    Awaiting for it to get here.

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