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    Quote Originally Posted by auchencrow View Post
    Another winter project completed…
    This ‘72 bronze Super Course came to me in a pretty sorry state: The bearings were set in dried brown mortar, and it was covered in dirt, stickers, and aluminum duct tape.

    After cleaning, I overhauled it, and replaced the front wheel with the Weinmann here that I rebuilt. (It was a pretzl.) The seat tube decorations you see are from a local auto parts store. The Kenda’s are OK(especially for the price), but I’ll probably put some Panaracers on it later.

    The freewheel and chain are new, otherwise I retained the running gear as it was when I bought it - including an old Suntour V-GT-Luxe DR, which I am pretty pleased with. Nothing wrong with that cottered Stronglight crank either IMO.

    - I decided to do just a half-wrap on the bars, and I know it looks like I chintzed on the cable housings as well (black on the bars and white elsewhere) - but I think it gives it a bit of an austere look, which was my intention.

    Anyway, here ‘tis.







    That's a mightly great looking Super Course
    -E

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    Thanks E, and Iowegian. It is always gratifying to have one’s own efforts acknowledged by his fellow-aficionados . . . Also, and at the risk of sounding a little recondite, I must say that when you salvage a bike like this, it's doubly rewarding: Riding it for the first time yesterday, I could feel its old bones were grateful for having been restored, and happy to be tooling around once again, after such a long time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by auchencrow View Post
    The seat tube decorations you see are from a local auto parts store.
    Great job on the resto!

    Can you tell me more about the seat tube stickers? Maybe post a close up pic?
    Laterally stiff yet vertically compliant.

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    Great job crow. Now I'm feeling guilty since mine is in pieces all over the bike cave floor. It's getting down to the nitty gritty...restore and try to sell or just part it out. I suppose I could convince myself that a 56cm isn't a little too big.

    Once again, awesome job and that copper is perfect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cb400bill View Post
    Great job on the resto!

    Can you tell me more about the seat tube stickers? Maybe post a close up pic?
    Thank you cb400bill -

    The stick-on appliques from the local auto parts place are pictured below - The chrome bright/mylar comes in a wide roll, and the pin striping is available in a variety of colors. It's pretty tough stuff, but remarkably easy to apply.

    I found another application for it on a Schwinn Premis I'm working on - (the bike with the purple chain stays below) - I replaced the original chewed up gummy black mastic chain protector with the chrome stuff and it looks 100% better.





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    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Cloud View Post
    Great job crow. Now I'm feeling guilty since mine is in pieces all over the bike cave floor. It's getting down to the nitty gritty...restore and try to sell or just part it out. I suppose I could convince myself that a 56cm isn't a little too big.

    Once again, awesome job and that copper is perfect.
    Thanks Fast Cloud -
    - Of course I am biased (I love the dreamy ride quality and am partial to the looks of an old Super Course road bike) but I would say you really ought to reassemble yours.... You just may find that (unless your feet don't reach the pedals) you can comfortably ride a bike that is a little bit larger - (at least certainly more comfortably than one which is too small).
    - And even if you can't get comfortable on it, preserving these old Raleigh SCs is a worthwhile endeavor, both for posterity and for your pocketbook, since these bikes are beginning to command some respect, and much higher prices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by auchencrow View Post
    Thank you cb400bill -

    The stick-on appliques from the local auto parts place are pictured below - The chrome bright/mylar comes in a wide roll, and the pin striping is available in a variety of colors. It's pretty tough stuff, but remarkably easy to apply.

    I found another application for it on a Schwinn Premis I'm working on - (the bike with the purple chain stays below) - I replaced the original chewed up gummy black mastic chain protector with the chrome stuff and it looks 100% better.




    Looks like an easy way to trick out your bike.
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    Absofreakinglutely gorgeous bike.

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    Picked up a Brooks copper rail Pro WITH a Brooks rain cover, for $80. One scuff/scratch on the top left of the nose, but not bad enough to cry over. The rest
    of it is tip top, and doesn't even look like someone "tried" to break it in. Not a lot of mounting scratches on the rails either. Guessing by the code on
    the bottom, it's two years old? "OL8?",,,,BD



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    Picked up a strange Bianchi Advantage. It looks like a softtail but isn't. The front fork isn't bent, but it sure has a strange angle. I figured $5 was teh right price to flip it to a student as a daily.

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    Picked this up at Goodwill for only $11. It is a Raleigh Super Record Mixte Made in Japan with serial NIE0847.



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    So I traded a bike carrier that I found in the trash for this Viscount Sebring. It looks to have a new chrome replacement fork on it (with canti bosses) and a new seat. It looks to have been crashed as can be seen in the picture of the top tube.

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    Picked up this unidentified full suspension mtb on CL last week for $5. Oversize steel tubing. Serial #YM97025379

    Anybody have a clue as to what it is?

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    raverson, I don't know, but with that paint job, it's cute.

    Very nice work on that Super Course, auchencrow.
    You don't read my signature anyway, do you?

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    Well, I wouldn't say I'm addicted, but I'm going to look at an '86 Schwinn LeTour (ladies version) tonight. Supposed to be in great shape. Only asking $90. Not for me, for my wife. If its like advertised, it will be a nice matching frost white to go with the '88 Miyata 512 I picked up last week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by billbillw View Post
    Well, I wouldn't say I'm addicted, but I'm going to look at an '86 Schwinn LeTour (ladies version) tonight. Supposed to be in great shape. Only asking $90. Not for me, for my wife. If its like advertised, it will be a nice matching frost white to go with the '88 Miyata 512 I picked up last week.
    Ahhh yes, I have about 6 bikes that my wife will ride, someday. Doesn't hurt to go see what it looks like in person, right?

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    This has been a project that took a few winters to complete... not nearly as pretty as that Carlton of auchencrow's and if it gets re-painted it will be copper brown as well.

    My friend gave me the bike...

    It is a 1954 Raleigh Sports with a drop bar / 700c conversion and the only $$$ I spent were to get new bar tape and I just replaced the chain and increased the drive cog to a shiny new 20 tooth to get a better gearing.

    It has actually been nice enough to ride on the main roads which are pretty much clear and free of ice and snow and I even rode a little in the valley on some of the hard pack... the frame geometry and 700:32's do a lot to take the bite out of rough roads.

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    I do like this bike.
    I wonder if i could pull this look off with it...




    Quote Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver View Post
    This has been a project that took a few winters to complete... not nearly as pretty as that Carlton of auchencrow's and if it gets re-painted it will be copper brown as well.

    My friend gave me the bike...

    It is a 1954 Raleigh Sports with a drop bar conversion and the only $$$ I spent were to get new bar tape and I just replaced the chain and increased the drive cog to a shiny new 20 tooth to get a better gearing.

    It has actually been nice enough to ride on the main roads which are pretty much clear and free of ice and snow and I even rode a little in the valley on some of the hard pack... the frame geometry and 700:32's do a lot to take the bite out of rough roads.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesj View Post
    I do like this bike.
    I wonder if i could pull this look off with it...
    I really like the two tone. I am thinking about trying the mustard fenders from this Raleigh Sprite





    On this 1948 Rudge

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    Quote Originally Posted by raverson View Post
    Picked up this unidentified full suspension mtb on CL last week for $5. Oversize steel tubing. Serial #YM97025379

    Anybody have a clue as to what it is?
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    -E

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    Quote Originally Posted by EjustE View Post
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    you guys are killing me

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    Doubt its Next; it would have a crappy alum frame or non integrated rear der. mount. Don't know what it is, though.

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    This Cinelli stem came with a repainted 1966 Atala frame I bought for myself (posted a thread about it). I've had it for months just sitting on my desk looking pretty. Can anyone tell me anything about it? As near as I can tell from my web-crawling, it's likely from the late 50's or maybe early 60's. Love the brass badge. Sorry about the webcam pics, my camera bit the dust.




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    Quote Originally Posted by twoducks View Post
    This Cinelli stem came with a repainted 1966 Atala frame I bought for myself (posted a thread about it). I've had it for months just sitting on my desk looking pretty. Can anyone tell me anything about it? As near as I can tell from my web-crawling, it's likely from the late 50's or maybe early 60's. Love the brass badge. Sorry about the webcam pics, my camera bit the dust.



    I can tell you that thing is worth a pretty penny... I would search the completed auctions on ebay.
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