- Sep 18, 2020
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I've been collecting vintage parts to build a '70s era Klunker the same way the Marin crowd did back in the day. I've done pretty good at finding most of the stuff I need with some notable exceptions. I'm still looking for affordable deals on a Brooks B72, embossed Ashtabula stem (probably never happen), and shifters plus some other small parts. The current dilemma is that I have found a perfect set of shifters, NOS complete with NOS cables. The problem is the price, $85! I really hadn't planned on spending that much. I think I can find some eventually but I only do one swap meet a year and the area I live in isn't exactly rich with vintage bike goodies. So I'm trying to decide if I should splash out on these shifters now or make do until I can find a better deal on reasonably priced ones? The bike isn't going to be a show piece, just a retro bike for my collection that I will actually ride as intended now and then, including riding Repack at some point. So what do you guys and gals think?