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Old 02-19-17, 10:41 AM   #1
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1975 Wizard...Done for now.







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I like it! Really rich paint.

Wizard was Baylis and Howard, right? Post Masi?
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I like it! Really rich paint.

Wizard was Baylis and Howard, right? Post Masi?

Correct.


It is an Ed Litton repaint. Almost like you can reach into the paint.
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Old 02-19-17, 11:09 AM   #4
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It is an Ed Litton repaint. Almost like you can reach into the paint.

Is Ed the last of the old school painters on the West Coast? He painted a frame for me in 1983, and one in 2013. Both were outstanding, he's a real artist. Makes it worth driving out to Pt. Richmond.
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With the passing of Baylis, Ed is the old man.
Mikkelson (sp) has also been building, repairing and painting for a long time.

Joe Bell is still going.

Be interesting if the past employees of Cyclart set up shop elsewhere.

There is going to be a changing of the guard on the horizon. With the environmental regs getting ever tighter in California and especially Southern California, painting I think will be moving out of state.
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Absolutely beautiful, but you know what they say, a wizards work is never done.


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Whew, this is a rarity! Beautiful work on the resto / preservation. Any storyline you can share, details on the build itself?
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There is one thing I would change now that you're done. You may need pedals.
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Old 02-19-17, 12:41 PM   #10
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Details are scant on the history of the frame. I know that a Google search of "Ron Nelson" shows that he still Master's class races. I got the frame from Velosport in Berkeley in ~2011. @gaucho777 put it on the "Are you looking for" thread if memory serves.


I've spent the time since gathering parts. A mix of Record and Super Record. Not period perfect, but as it might have been updated. The Bicycle Stand in Long Beach built the wheels-Record hubs with CR-18 hoops. The clinchers are a nod to my lack of tubular skills and the desire to ride the bike. The gearing means that it will be for less hilly rides-still looking for a nice 52T SR chainring, it's a 50T on there now.


No ride report yet. Waiting for roads to dry. It's killing me....


I'll take some better pics with a real camera and post them to this thread once the drizzle stops.
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My grail bike. Amazing
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Thats a very special bike you have there. Nice job breathing new life into it!
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Wow. That bike is...wow.
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Yeah, that's really lovely. Just...lovely.
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Oh, and the pedals. I have some Campy pedals, but they won't see much use. This will get the SPD's, just like all of my bikes. So I leave them off for pics.
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Old 02-19-17, 06:00 PM   #16
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Credit to @pasterbobnh for the freewheel spa.

Weight is 20.5# as it sits.
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Wow, that was a long time in the restoration process; what a wonderful result, tho!

Beautiful

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That turned out spectacular! Yes, I'm the one who spotted it on a workbench at Velosport on consignment, and then posted in the "Are you looking..." thread. If it was my size I'd have snagged it for myself! Glad it stayed in the BF family. Beautiful frame, and you've done it justice.
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Absolutely gorgeous!
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I recall when Mr. Baylis would go around to the races with his recently finished work to sell them. If I'd not been dirt-poor at the time ..................... Simply beauteous flawless work. Nice to see one so well loved.
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