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    I've had plenty, started with a '67 Mustang...

    I've had plenty, started with a '67 Mustang convertible when I was 13, got really into the first generation Chevy vans (had like 8 of 'em, VCVC anyone?), now I'm enjoying my '63 Sweptline. Got if off...
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    Hey Reddbiker- Go for it! Media blast the...

    Hey Reddbiker-

    Go for it! Media blast the frame and get it powder coated, I did and I couldn't be more pleased with the results. This isn't my listing and I have no interest in the sale but there...
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    Hey 09box- The tires seemed to be real...

    Hey 09box-

    The tires seemed to be real winners, no complaints yet and I can't imagine anything coming up. The 70 psi max does really well on pavement and the 35 tire size puts plenty of meat to...
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    Thanks Chrome Molly & John E for the feedback and...

    Thanks Chrome Molly & John E for the feedback and kind words! The finish on the frame was an undertaking, once the rust was removed the steel tubing was covered in patches of black spots and there...
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    1980's Paganini Team Cyclocross

    Done at last… finally!!!

    This Paganini Team CX bike was my new year’s build for 2015 and it took all of 2015 and a bit of 2016 to complete. My goals were to save the frame from rusting away, use...
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    Hey thumpism, Right on! That link is for a...

    Hey thumpism,

    Right on! That link is for a tire that is just as cool as a slick, reminds me of an old hand cut slick. Those tires will work beautifully for my Rat Rod build and the time they are...
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    Hello thumpism- Greetings from one proud...

    Hello thumpism-

    Greetings from one proud Cimarron owner to another, I always love seeing others' Cimarrons. I'm always intrigued by the variety of set ups on Cimarrons, thank you for posting...
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    Hypno Toad I think you're going to really pleased...

    Hypno Toad I think you're going to really pleased with your choice of shift levers, the Gevenalles (RetroShift before being bought) are a great alternative to Shimano STI or Campy Ergo levers. I've...
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    Hey superstring, You're not wrong about the...

    Hey superstring,

    You're not wrong about the D.A. 9 speed not being compatible, spot on with that, I just wanted to point out another great DKG product that works beautifully on a drop bar...
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    Hey superstring- Really cool build you put...

    Hey superstring-

    Really cool build you put together! Some dirt drop conversions don't look like they'd be much fun to ride, however yours looks like it would be an absolute blast to hit the trails...
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    I love this thread, it is my favorite and I...

    I love this thread, it is my favorite and I couldn't believe I had to go tp page 4 of the thread listing to find it... shame! I like what Bill has to say about these conversion and so I figured I'd...
  12. Very cool looking bike Murray Missile, I've...

    Very cool looking bike Murray Missile, I've always loved that color! Looks like you've made a great start, I'm looking forward to seeing how you finish it off.

    Thanks for sharing and update with...
  13. Here is an update on my Paganini Team CX build......

    Here is an update on my Paganini Team CX build...

    I spent quite a bit of time using various metal wools (steel, copper, and brass) and a Scotch-Brite pad to remove the surface rust on the frame. I...
  14. You can proudly say that your wife has good taste...

    You can proudly say that your wife has good taste in bikes! My wife loves her Ferrari Red (with chrome lugs) Simonetti with full Campy. Some poor guys on here have wives and girlfriends that don't...
  15. Hey gomango, Those are three fabulous builds,...

    Hey gomango,

    Those are three fabulous builds, I've got a bit of bike envy right now!

    How do you like the Retroshift levers? I ask because I'm building a Paganini CX bike from the 1980s and I'm...
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    I raced on that same frame back then, that Alcoa...

    I raced on that same frame back then, that Alcoa aircraft aluminum was so stout and stiff, easily one of the best climbing bikes I've ever owned.
  17. Hey PaintItCeleste, Right on man, thank you...

    Hey PaintItCeleste,

    Right on man, thank you for the prompt reply with the paint code! I really appreciate the help, I love the different variations of Celeste over the years, but I've never been...
  18. I love to build bikes, I'm sure most of you do as...

    I love to build bikes, I'm sure most of you do as well, but to get away with some bonus builds I've built a few bikes for my wife and my little angel.

    1. My 10 year old's 1995 Barracuda A2Z,...
  19. Hello PaintItCeleste, Your mum's bike was...

    Hello PaintItCeleste,

    Your mum's bike was clearly a labor of love that you poured yourself into and it shows, her bike is absolutely stunning... maybe the prettiest bike I've ever seen!!! I would...
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    I have a number of steel bikes that I enjoy but...

    I have a number of steel bikes that I enjoy but only one do I call my baby... my resto-mod frankenbike a 1988 Schwinn Cimarron LE. It's always the first bike I reach for and then I have to stop and...
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    Hey Vonruden, good eye my brother, that is a...

    Hey Vonruden, good eye my brother, that is a White Industries freewheel. I won't run anything else anymore, they are worth the extra coin. I used to run Shimano 3.3.3. (pre-Dura Ace quality)...
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    Vonruden, your Ellis is gorgeous, so clean and...

    Vonruden, your Ellis is gorgeous, so clean and minimalistic, what a beauty!!! You are the first person that I've seen besides myself running high flange PAUL hubs that aren't laced to silly looking...
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    Hey Will, Great to see you posting again! Some...

    Hey Will,

    Great to see you posting again! Some mighty nice bikes with some future gems ahead, I'm diggin' it! Is the '83 Expedition new? I love that one, it must be treat to ride. Hey, the Suntour...
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    Thrifty Bill, you are the best... one for...

    Thrifty Bill, you are the best... one for starting this thread (my favorite in C&V for sure) and two for all the great support, advise, and praise! You are truly the Sheldon Brown (R.I.P.) of the...
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    Welcome okmain! Thanks for that cool piece of...

    Welcome okmain! Thanks for that cool piece of history... another feather in Schwinn's cap, proof they were still building quality! I ride my 1989 Schwinn 974 Aluminum Series road bike everywhere, I...
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