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    Sure looks like a '61 or '62 UO-8. These were...

    Sure looks like a '61 or '62 UO-8. These were decaled as "Trophee de France" prior to the ubiquitous "Record du Monde" that we all know. I have never seen one in this color, but it looks original due...
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    Very nice looking bike. I like the choice of...

    Very nice looking bike. I like the choice of components. Still retains the vintage look. I don't think you need 27" wheels. My Grand Jubile is stock except for the wheels which are 700c sew-ups.
  3. Nice bike indeed! I would only replace the RD...

    Nice bike indeed!

    I would only replace the RD with a Huret and the Araya rim with a Weinmann, clean and lube all the bearings, replace cables and brake pads and ride it.

    Oh, one last thing,...
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    New Rims for the UO-8

    Finally got around to putting alloy rims on my '62 UO-8. It's something I've been wanting to do for a long while. This weekend I came across a good set of Superchampion Mod 58's in 27" size, so I...
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    Not entirely all original. This is what it looked...

    Not entirely all original. This is what it looked like when I brought it home from the thrift store. Still not bad for a $10 investment.

    As you can see i ditched the rear rack, replaced the...
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    My '74 Grand Jubile' that I've posted before. ...

    My '74 Grand Jubile' that I've posted before.

    http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c298/koskid/DSC04573.jpg
  7. Here's my '63 Superior. Still has the original...

    Here's my '63 Superior. Still has the original B-15 saddle on it too.

    http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c298/koskid/DSC00480_zps4faf0a3e.jpg
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    Nice small mite. Is that a Reynolds 531 decal on...

    Nice small mite. Is that a Reynolds 531 decal on the seat tube?
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    The Griffon decals were produced for a client and...

    The Griffon decals were produced for a client and were printed on clear waterslide paper. I believe he clear coated after applying the decals.

    Here's another I did for a Fuji mixte I restored....
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    Decals for Griffon

    Here's some one-off's I made recently. Original decal, reproduction waterslide sheet, and finished bike.

    The tough part was reproducing the Griffon bird.

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    My first real bike was a brand new 1961 Varsity...

    My first real bike was a brand new 1961 Varsity 10-speed. I love the checkerboard seat tube decals on the early Varsity. The bike was kinda heavy, but at the time I didn't know any better.
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    DT Swiss spokes to lace-up a wheel for my Fuji...

    DT Swiss spokes to lace-up a wheel for my Fuji restoration.
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    Very nice indeed. Congrats on a great find and on...

    Very nice indeed. Congrats on a great find and on a very nice restoration.
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    Progress photo of the Fuji S12-S Mixte...

    Progress photo of the Fuji S12-S Mixte restoration. All I need is a chain and front brake and I could ride it around as a single speed for a while.
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    1961, a Schwinn Varsity

    1961, a Schwinn Varsity
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    I have put waterslides over and under the...

    I have put waterslides over and under the clearcoat. Here's a Fuji frame I just finished clearcoating after applying the waterslide decals. I had no problem with the decals.

    Years ago, bike (and...
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    I vote for number 2. Nice restoration by the...

    I vote for number 2.

    Nice restoration by the way.

    I just finished restoring a Fuji mixte frame with clearcoat over waterslide decals. The clearcoat helps protect the transfers.
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    Finished painting and decaling the frame. I think...

    Finished painting and decaling the frame. I think I am going to use a Nexus 7 IGH for the rebuild. More pictures later.

    http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c298/koskid/PaintedFrame_zps55018803.jpg
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    Nice mixte. I just started restoring an '81 Fuji...

    Nice mixte. I just started restoring an '81 Fuji S12-S Mixte. So far I have it torn down and primed.

    http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c298/koskid/fuji-mixte_zps370c66bb.jpg
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    1963 Schwinn Superior ...

    1963 Schwinn Superior

    http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c298/koskid/DSC00480_zps4faf0a3e.jpg
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    The frame and some of the other parts are from a...

    The frame and some of the other parts are from a '62 UO8. Crank and derailleurs are not original and later vintage. I have a '62 UO8 that I've restored and I sold a frameset identical to yours...
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    Sugden & Lynch, Menlo Park ...

    Sugden & Lynch, Menlo Park

    http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c298/koskid/sugden-lynch-1_zps21940e4d.jpg
  23. Happens to me all the time. I keep my...

    Happens to me all the time. I keep my handkerchief handy.
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    Coloral water bottles.

    Coloral water bottles.
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    Nice bike indeed, love the color. I had my...

    Nice bike indeed, love the color.

    I had my Superior out last weekend for a short 10 mile ride. It a little older yet...50 years this month.
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