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cehowardGS 09-28-13 10:08 AM

I am a layman on Italian C&V, but even I knoiw, no repaint please.. :)

Congrats on the find, she looks super good. :thumb:

Seweryn 09-28-13 10:49 AM

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Originally Posted by cehowardGS (Post 16112288)
I am a layman on Italian C&V, but even I knoiw, no repaint please.. :)

Thanks, at this stage I know it was right decision to keep her in the original state.

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Originally Posted by cehowardGS (Post 16112288)
Congrats on the find, she looks super good.

Thank you ;). I am even a bit surprised that the parts cleaned so well. But once you put some work into it, you can see a light in the tunnel :).

thinktubes 09-28-13 10:50 AM

Nice pickup on the Pinarello!

Clean it up and ride it. The patina will grow on you and it's part of the bike's history.

VonCarlos 09-28-13 11:21 AM

That's cleaning up very nice ! Nice job.
Many folks here have done this many times and knew this would clean-up nicely.

There's a member here, Randy, that has a large website that explains how to renew and restore these bikes.

Here's the link: http://www.mytenspeeds.com/My_TenSpe...4_WORKSHOP.htm

A lot of very helpful info.
Looking forward to see it finished.

Seweryn 09-28-13 11:40 AM

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Originally Posted by VonCarlos (Post 16112464)
There's a member here, Randy, that has a large website that explains how to renew and restore these bikes.

Here's the link: http://www.mytenspeeds.com/My_TenSpe...4_WORKSHOP.htm

Thank you, that is a very useful website :thumb:.

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Originally Posted by VonCarlos (Post 16112464)
Looking forward to see it finished.

Me too, can't wait for the very first spin :).

jimmuller 09-28-13 07:20 PM

That's a nice looking frame!

russd32 09-28-13 08:15 PM

Very exciting project! It's amazing what a really thorough cleaning will do isn't it

orangeology 09-28-13 09:44 PM

congrats! pretty bike, and condition-wise, doesn't look too bad. enjoy restoring, have fun ride.
some compound wax e.g. Mother's or Turtle on small scratches—unless there's rust—will also yield some good results.
rubbing the freckles on chrome plate with cooking foil gets you some magical result as well.

ps: the HS looks to be Chorus? one of the unique ones, too.

i am waiting for arrival of my first Pinarello, too. can't wait!!! :)

Seweryn 09-29-13 01:43 AM

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Originally Posted by orangeology (Post 16113821)
congrats! pretty bike, and condition-wise, doesn't look too bad. enjoy restoring, have fun ride.
some compound wax e.g. Mother's or Turtle on small scratches—unless there's rust—will also yield some good results.
rubbing the freckles on chrome plate with cooking foil gets you some magical result as well.

Thank you. I have some polishing compound, so will give it a go maybe today. Unfortunately, will not have the wheels until tomorrow night :(.

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Originally Posted by orangeology (Post 16113821)
ps: the HS looks to be Chorus? one of the unique ones, too.

i am waiting for arrival of my first Pinarello, too. can't wait!!! :)

Good luck with your Pinarello. What model is it?

Yeah, the headset is Chorus and I love the way it looks. I did not see too many classic steel bikes in the flesh, but do not remember seeing one with that headset. Unfortunately, I may have to replace it, as the bearings are rough.

thinktubes 09-29-13 04:18 AM

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Originally Posted by jimmuller (Post 15394449)
That means they can unscrew with pedaling unless they are torqued in tight enough.

.....at the exact point during a ride where you are the farthest from home.

orangeology 09-29-13 09:44 AM

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Originally Posted by Seweryn (Post 16114097)
Thank you. I have some polishing compound, so will give it a go maybe today. Unfortunately, will not have the wheels until tomorrow night :(.


Good luck with your Pinarello. What model is it?

Yeah, the headset is Chorus and I love the way it looks. I did not see too many classic steel bikes in the flesh, but do not remember seeing one with that headset. Unfortunately, I may have to replace it, as the bearings are rough.

1. i found—in my experience—polishing wax doesn't work as effective as compound wax, tho. not enough abrasive-ness maybe. but it also differs by brand. so give it a try.
2. dunno the model name yet, all i know is a model w Matrix tubing. there'll be fun to figure out what beast it is. :)
3. sorry to hear the HS is out of shape. if you got a new HS, and in a need of disposal, pls LMK. i'd be interested in restoring it finding suitable bearing cages etc unless its hopelessly beaten everywhere... :)

good luck!

Seweryn 09-29-13 01:03 PM

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Originally Posted by orangeology (Post 16114607)
1. i found—in my experience—polishing wax doesn't work as effective as compound wax, tho. not enough abrasive-ness maybe. but it also differs by brand. so give it a try.
2. dunno the model name yet, all i know is a model w Matrix tubing. there'll be fun to figure out what beast it is. :)

Nice one. I find it difficult to obtain info about the old models, not much official info there.

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Originally Posted by orangeology (Post 16114607)
3. sorry to hear the HS is out of shape. if you got a new HS, and in a need of disposal, pls LMK. i'd be interested in restoring it finding suitable bearing cages etc unless its hopelessly beaten everywhere... :)

good luck!

Thanks, will keep this in mind ;).

Seweryn 10-05-13 02:35 PM

Finally the first test ride...
 
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Hi Guys,

I finally managed to screw all bits onto the frame after getting the wheel axle replaced. Adjusted the brakes, gears, etc.:

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Final approval by the house PR Manager before the test ride:

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=344343

And... Lets Hit The Road!:

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=344344

At the next phase - the stem needs to be changed to a different size, handlebar to be wrapped with tape and a new cassette is badly needed (or possibly a complete rear wheel). It is unbelievable in how bad state some parts were (i.e. the cassette).

shoota 10-05-13 03:07 PM

Very nice, good work.

Michael Angelo 10-05-13 03:11 PM

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Originally Posted by tarwheel (Post 15390182)
Simichrome polish and very fine steel wool are great for removing rust on chrome. Personally, I would remove the old decals. If you want to replace them, you should be able to find replacements on eBay.


Never steel wool, Brass wool works better and will never scratch chrome.


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