Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123
Results 51 to 65 of 65
  1. #51
    Motorcycle RoadRacer cehowardGS's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Posts
    3,797
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I am a layman on Italian C&V, but even I knoiw, no repaint please..

    Congrats on the find, she looks super good.
    2001 Raleigh R700
    1996 Litespeed Classic
    1995 Klein Quantum
    1989 Cannondale Black Lightning
    1988 Centurion Expert Ironman
    1989 Centurion Master Ironman
    1986 Schwinn Prelude(Beater)
    1986 Raleigh Grand Prix(Beater2)
    1985 Raleigh Prestige
    1985 Raleigh Competition
    1985 Raleigh Grand Prix #1
    1985 Raleigh Grand Prix #2 (project #1)
    1985 Raleigh Super Course (project #4)
    1979 Raleigh Competition GS-1

    2007 Suzuki GSX R1K (commuter)
    http://www.cehoward.net/pretty.jpg
    74,Old,Dirty,&Fast

  2. #52
    Member Seweryn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Cill Chainnigh
    My Bikes
    Bianchi Specialissima X4, Pinarello Stelvio (in bits), Cannondale CAAD 10
    Posts
    48
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by cehowardGS View Post
    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.

    Quote Originally Posted by cehowardGS View Post
    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 .

  3. #53
    Fast+Bulbous thinktubes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    2,485
    Mentioned
    7 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    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.

  4. #54
    AmiableNitrite Member VonCarlos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    City
    My Bikes
    '74 Alex Singer -'81 Mercian - '72 Motobecane GR - '73 Legnano - '6? Dawes Galaxy - '87 Masi GC
    Posts
    253
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    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.

  5. #55
    Member Seweryn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Cill Chainnigh
    My Bikes
    Bianchi Specialissima X4, Pinarello Stelvio (in bits), Cannondale CAAD 10
    Posts
    48
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by VonCarlos View Post
    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 .

    Quote Originally Posted by VonCarlos View Post
    Looking forward to see it finished.
    Me too, can't wait for the very first spin .

  6. #56
    What??? Only 2 wheels? jimmuller's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Boston-ish, MA
    My Bikes
    '73 Raleigh Carlton Gran Sport, '72 Peugeot UO-8, '82 Peugeot TH8, '87 Bianchi Brava, '76? Masi Grand Criterium, '72 Bertin C32, '87 Centurion Ironman Expert, '74 Motobecane Champion Team, and lots of uncertainty on some
    Posts
    7,045
    Mentioned
    24 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    That's a nice looking frame!
    Real cyclists use toe clips.
    jimmuller

  7. #57
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Bloomington, IL
    Posts
    127
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Very exciting project! It's amazing what a really thorough cleaning will do isn't it

  8. #58
    category ii hoarder orangeology's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    NYC+NNJ
    My Bikes
    '88 Masi 3V (frame), '87 Pinarello Tre Cime (WIP), '91 Parkpre Catalyst (WIP)
    Posts
    700
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    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!!!

  9. #59
    Member Seweryn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Cill Chainnigh
    My Bikes
    Bianchi Specialissima X4, Pinarello Stelvio (in bits), Cannondale CAAD 10
    Posts
    48
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by orangeology View Post
    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 .

    Quote Originally Posted by orangeology View Post
    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.

  10. #60
    Fast+Bulbous thinktubes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    2,485
    Mentioned
    7 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by jimmuller View Post
    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.

  11. #61
    category ii hoarder orangeology's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    NYC+NNJ
    My Bikes
    '88 Masi 3V (frame), '87 Pinarello Tre Cime (WIP), '91 Parkpre Catalyst (WIP)
    Posts
    700
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Seweryn View Post
    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!

  12. #62
    Member Seweryn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Cill Chainnigh
    My Bikes
    Bianchi Specialissima X4, Pinarello Stelvio (in bits), Cannondale CAAD 10
    Posts
    48
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by orangeology View Post
    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.

    Quote Originally Posted by orangeology View Post
    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 .

  13. #63
    Member Seweryn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Cill Chainnigh
    My Bikes
    Bianchi Specialissima X4, Pinarello Stelvio (in bits), Cannondale CAAD 10
    Posts
    48
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Finally the first test ride...

    Hi Guys,

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

    Stelvio Project 09.jpgStelvio Project 10.jpgStelvio Project 11.jpgStelvio Project 12.jpgStelvio Project 13.jpgStelvio Project 14.jpg

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

    Stelvio Project 17.jpg

    And... Lets Hit The Road!:

    Stelvio Project 18.jpg

    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).
    Attached Images Attached Images

  14. #64
    Senior Member shoota's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Tampa, FL
    My Bikes
    1987 Trek 560
    Posts
    3,371
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Very nice, good work.
    2005 Cannondale six13 10s SRAM

  15. #65
    Senior Member Michael Angelo's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Hurricane Alley , Florida
    My Bikes
    Treks (USA), Schwinn Paramount, Schwinn letour,Raleigh Team Professional, Gazelle GoldLine Racing, 2 Super Mondias, Carlton Professional.
    Posts
    3,206
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by tarwheel View Post
    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.

Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •