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Swampthing

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I have some 80's road bike parts that I would donate, just pay postage.
Nitto drops, Shimano Deore crankset (square taper) Shimano Exage LX 300 rear (6-8 sp) front (3 sp) with strapped down-tube shifters (polished and lubed). Dia-compe brakes, etc. Gold anodized road wheels with new tires and free hub. Old Look-Shimano road pedals.
Various saddles, stems and seatposts. Even a Fuji Attitude frame and fork.
Ask, I might have what you need.

Link to a few photos.
What is a Fuji attitude I don’t think I’m familiar with that?
For the most part I don’t ride road bikes much anymore either. I need to be able to do a minimum of 1/2 of soft dirt just to get to pavement, so “gravel” bikes are my style.
My definition of a gravel bike is one that’s fun to ride on dirt roads, and is cool on trails/ levee roads, or wherever I feel like riding.
Do you have a 26mm seat post?
 

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I have these three seatposts at the moment.
Top: 27mm
Middle: 26.6
Bottom: 25.6
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Swampthing

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I like the one on top.
I shined one of those up and put it on my lotus frame. I need to build that back up.
The Fuji absolute looks like a nice design. If it had room for some fat tires someone could have some fun with it.
 

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I knew this was going to happen lol that deore crankset :inlove: but,
A: not for a build off bike*
2: the danged shipping will cost more than it's worth.
III: (*) I could conceivably try to do another one, but it's definitely not a muscle, 1.75 tires, so it's not skinny, and it's intended use is on road, so there's no category for the mess I wouldn't be able to finish
But what if we send it to my wife's parents you forget I married an American.
 

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That'd be cool, thanks! I'm at 48130 in Michigan if it makes a difference. Canada is just across the river from here after all. ;-)
You would think 🤔 but it's cheaper to mail it to england than Michigan but I will ask wife when she gets home if she's going to here parents for Thanksgiving. She can mail it from there
 

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That'd be cool, thanks! I'm at 48130 in Michigan if it makes a difference. Canada is just across the river from here after all. ;-)
I used to live very close to there, and my dad still does. I used to ride along the Huron river from Ann Arbor to Dexter and around Manchester when I lived over there. I miss that area sometimes.
 

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I used to live very close to there, and my dad still does. I used to ride along the Huron river from Ann Arbor to Dexter and around Manchester when I lived over there. I miss that area sometimes.
I can hear the motorcycles on Huron River Drive on nice days. It's a common route for test rides when I get a bike done. (Motorcycle that is).

When we first got here we planned on staying two or three years. That was 23 years ago!
 

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You got there just Before I left.
I left in 2002.
That area seems to change quickly.
I left in around 73, went back in 79, left in 87, back in 93,… the towns got bigger and closer together every time, a lot of the roads got paved,…
Huron Parkway was a “test drive “ spot when I was in high school. Lol.
 

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just throwing it out there. any one have a pare of shifters. this style. for my Blue Blur build off bike. found a set local used but they were for 3/10 IE three gears up front 10 in back. it was a grate price $40.00 Shimano Dur Ace . but my bike is set up with Shimano 6 speed rear shifter and Shimano 2 speed up front. so like a dummy I did not buy it at local swap meet. thinking a 10 speed shifter will not work with a 6 /7 speed derailleur.

any who so I am on the hunt for one kind like this. must be Shimano compatible. don't need to be Dur Ace but need to work with Shimano
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I think Shimano Tourney brifters can be had in 2x7. They are about $90/pr new. Can you put a 7 speed on and make that work?
 

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I think Shimano Tourney brifters can be had in 2x7. They are about $90/pr new. Can you put a 7 speed on and make that work?
well after reading about them on line. looks like they will work. so just bought a set. $111.19 brand new be here by Wednesday.
so thanks for the heads up.
 
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@Grant what would it take to get you building in the skinny game? I've grown up a little, I might be able to stop myself from picking on your drop bars. I'm even building a bike with a set!
Possibly next time there's a skinny build off.
I'll have to find something interesting.
 

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