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  1. nlerner that is my kinda bike . . . rusty, nice...

    nlerner that is my kinda bike . . . rusty, nice and rusty.
    Good colour too.
  2. Well got a break in the rains! Got some pics and...

    Well got a break in the rains! Got some pics and an idea on where to head on both builds,
    Here are the pics
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    They are both coming along with no money spent yet, Shimano 600 mechs...
  3. Cool thread with some effective solutions I just...

    Cool thread with some effective solutions I just clean the area of flaky paint or rust, and use a dab of rubbing alcohol with a cotton bud let it air dry and coat with nail polish, clear mostly,...
  4. I love fenders, it is nicer to only get wet from...

    I love fenders, it is nicer to only get wet from above . . . sometimes you never know whats coming up at you.

    Raining heavily here now(which is unlike this time of year, summer) I will get some...
  5. So . . .I am going with both! I will post pics...

    So . . .I am going with both! I will post pics tomorrow of their striped out states.
  6. Anyone able to comment on which bike I should do?...

    Anyone able to comment on which bike I should do? Thanks all
  7. jimmuller, family time comes first, ride time...

    jimmuller, family time comes first, ride time second, wrenching is something I get too if I can, they will get done, just not as fast as I would like.
  8. Dog puked on the carpet today . . . . so I...

    Dog puked on the carpet today . . . . so I cleaned that up there goes the time I had this morning, my 6 year old son is about to go off to a birthday party soon so I will get an hour or so soon . ....
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    A little update, I have finished a bomb around...

    A little update, I have finished a bomb around type bike that I have procrastinated over for an age,

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    I will get to the Giant and possibly the Trek in the new year.
  10. Some pretty sweet projects going on, some very...

    Some pretty sweet projects going on, some very nice bikes indeed, well I finished the first in line it is a commuter do it all type thing,

    Marin Bolinas Ridge . . .nothing special, nice comp...
  11. I am now unsure which bike to do . . . 1) The...

    I am now unsure which bike to do . . .

    1) The Carlton I originally posted,

    2) This Falcon Olympic

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    I will possibly use this crank set on the Carlton and throw some...
  12. The guy is only asking for a headset? A headset....

    The guy is only asking for a headset? A headset. If I had it it would already be in the post.
    It is not like he is asking for ALL the parts?

    With people having already donated most of the parts,...
  13. I'll play with this Carlton Corsa 5 picked up off...

    I'll play with this Carlton Corsa 5 picked up off of my local auction site in NZ called Trade Me, for the very steep sum of $10 NZ!!
    Here it is,
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    I will just re do it as...
  14. Some people just love to pick fault or be...

    Some people just love to pick fault or be negative(miserable outlook really)

    Best of luck in the search, nice to see passion in preserving a visual example of a time that was.

    Be happy/proud...
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    Hi guys! I forgot about this thread until I dug...

    Hi guys! I forgot about this thread until I dug the bikes of mine in it out of storage, had too many hairbrain builds on the go at once, got clear of some so ?
    Here are the builds in the beginning...
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    Hey all, I am wondering if my Sora ST-3550 STI's...

    Hey all, I am wondering if my Sora ST-3550 STI's are going to be compatible with Tektro Cantis, or Shimano CX50's for that matter? I got Sora ST-3550 Deraileurs with the STI levers so I know I am all...
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  18. Bikes like the DL-1 and most others of that era...

    Bikes like the DL-1 and most others of that era wear the Delta cruisers well. sailorbenjamin that is a very nice bike, I have a 50's Phillips that I want to do a similar way but in a deep Royal blue,...
  19. The "life got in the way thread" build thread.

    Hey all Paul here,
    I was in my storage area the other day looking at what I needed to get rid of, disassemble parts off, restore etc, I dumped off the stuff I did not want got dumped with a mate. ...
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    I think bikes that were higher end race geometry ...

    I think bikes that were higher end race geometry were long in the top tube and low seat tube, yet mid to low end frames were shorter in the top tube and taller in the seat post tube.

    I am...
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    bloom87, have you been looking at the great "Bike...

    bloom87, have you been looking at the great "Bike hacks" by any chance? If not you should. Awesome, love the anti money approach (no offence intended to anyone, to each his own).
    Keep flapping. Paul
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    I think it would be important to say the frame...

    I think it would be important to say the frame needs rust or else we end up with a bunch of beautiful road bikes, rustier the better in my mind. Narhays challenge was great but there were a few too...
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    For those suffering with snow/ or impending snow...

    For those suffering with snow/ or impending snow should the build ride time be longer than other threads? I know a thread like this can stay current?
    I have a $10 Carlton and a $30 Falcon Olympic...
  24. Thread: Wtf?

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    Whoa!! Well done DD:thumb:

    Whoa!!
    Well done DD:thumb:
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    @D1 Way to alienate yourself completely! Good on...

    @D1 Way to alienate yourself completely! Good on you mate!!

    Oh to all the "hoarders" on here pat yourselves on the back for a job well done in preserving these bikes for generations to come!!
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