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What are you working on? Fall 2015 In-progress Build Thread

Old 09-08-15, 12:10 PM
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What are you working on? Fall 2015 In-progress Build Thread

What do you have in the works? Now that summer is drawing to a close, do you have projects filling up the queue? I know some people prefer to wait until everything is complete before spoiling the big reveal. Any one have some sneak peaks they want to share? Or just tell us about it.
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Here's one of mine, a LOOK KG86 with a mix of old & new polished Campagnolo. Will be my first brifter bike:







N.B.: Ignore the backward brake pads.

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nothing I can show for yet, but a nice fun build in progress. Waiting for a set of custom wheels to be built now. Custom saddle going out for recovering soon, and a custom stem in the works as well. Saving money for a decent groupset and then looking for a late winter assembly.
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[QUOTE=gaucho777;18147610]Here's one of mine, a LOOK KG86 with a mix of old & new polished Campagnolo. Will be my first brifter bike:


"look"s nice :~)
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I have posted the Bottecchia Team ADR on here a few times in a few different builds.. one mixed Shimano (pictured below), one SRAM.. I posted the frame alone as well...





The latest build was with the SRAM and that stuff all sold and I have been looking for a Campy group to build it up. "cicatriz" came across a complete bike that he wanted the Frame/Fork off of - and it was equipped with 1998 (or so) Campy Veloce with Rolf Pro wheels - so we went in together and each got what we wanted...

In the prior builds I had a Nitto stem with the Cinelli bars. I bought a Cinelli stem missing the bar clamping bolt at a bike shop sale for $5 so that replaced the Nitto..

Had to order a few bits and pieces but here is the build so far:

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A Univega Alpina Pro on the way to becoming a SS bomber. Unfortunately on hold as of last Wed. Whiie I heal. At least I can gather parts.

Only thing done so far was strip off the badly scraped clear coat to leave the shiny smoke chrome showing. Wonder if oven cleaner will remove the smoke ?

anyway, pics
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The "hippie bike" is coming together. I have a few details to attend to in finishing the paint and appearance of it, but once the proper stem arrives, I should have everything needed to make it rideable.


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The 1960 Capo Sieger, my perennial project bike. My goal is to make it look as good as one I saw on eBay. Extra bonus points if I can remove the San Diego bicycle license without obliterating the double butted Reynolds 531 sticker beneath it.

(I have already swapped out the 58T (!) outer chainring for a 49 -- PM me if anyone wants the 58, for the cost of shipping.)
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Originally Posted by ratfink76 View Post
I have posted the Bottecchia Team ADR on here a few times in a few different builds.. one mixed Shimano (pictured below), one SRAM.. I posted the frame alone as well...





The latest build was with the SRAM and that stuff all sold and I have been looking for a Campy group to build it up. "cicatriz" came across a complete bike that he wanted the Frame/Fork off of - and it was equipped with 1998 (or so) Campy Veloce with Rolf Pro wheels - so we went in together and each got what we wanted...

In the prior builds I had a Nitto stem with the Cinelli bars. I bought a Cinelli stem missing the bar clamping bolt at a bike shop sale for $5 so that replaced the Nitto..

Had to order a few bits and pieces but here is the build so far:


That's one sweet ride you've got coming together.
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I have a titanium Lemond frameset (with aluminum fork) I'm building into a bike. Hubs are, I think Campagnolo Record, 10-speed. Crank is Campagnolo Record 9-speed, which I expect will work. Shifters and derailleurs will be Campagnolo Veloce 10-speed. I've built the wheels and am assembling everything else.
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It's 95 degrees here in the Garden State on the day after a late Labor Day. Who says fall is around the corner?
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What crankset is that @USAZorro?
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This one I pretty much know what I'm doing with:



It's getting a strong light 93 crank and I'm working on getting matching rims. Other than that, I'm just cleaning it and will get some cool bags.

This one I don't know what I'm doing with. I'm considering city 1x build, conventional campy triple NR, north roads - I'm not sure what direction I want. I have two beuatiful top line cranks...one set a triple, one single, that I'd like to use some day.

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What crankset is that @USAZorro?
it's an Origin8. 110 BCD Compact Double.
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Nice assortment of cleaning fluids.
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With gaucho777 and his Look KG86, ratfink76 Bottecchia ADR, I'll add to the Greg LeMond theme.

Slow going but I'm building for one of the granddaughters a Bilatto made early LeMond tribute in Team Z livery. The color combo plus graphics is all pop and girls like that stuff.

Not going for accuracy but LeMond character pieces. Haven't fully decided on the Mavic parts but definitely is getting a custom starfish crank and Scott drop-in bars. Might even use a vintage Avocet saddle and computer.
The maybe list also includes Suntour Cyclone shift group with my practice in drillium.

Have to add, after doing the Motobecane team BiC / Ocana tribute, I'm hooked into doing more like this. I really enjoyed doing the theme build for a youngster. Could care less what the purist say, its for the kids and they love it. Having downtube shifters or dual control, type of pedals doesn't matter to them. They easily learn or adapt and scoot along just fine.

Not going nutz in doing though. Another goal is keeping a tight budget with a total cost on par of a big box store new bike. This being possible using classic parts and new rubber. Its a challenge yet reality considered a loss if labor time is factored. Bringing back to life junk and scratched parts, mix / match wheel building, trashy but classic frames to something interesting and different is fun but takes time. After the LeMond faux team Z, I may be onto a Merckx of some sort or LOOK Hinault.
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Early 1980's Coventry Eagle 'Commodore' touring frame, Reynolds 453 butted tubing. Just resprayed (by me) after rust eradication. Building with Campagnolo Daytona triple crank, front mech, Campagnolo barcons, Tektro dual pivot brakes & aero levers, SR Road Champion bars & stem, Kalloy seat post, self-built wheels (Mach 1 silver V section rims on Maillard small flange QR hubs with twisted snowflake spoke lacing), Long cage Shimano 105 rear mech (what I have to hand), alloy mudguards, front low-riders and panniers, rear rack & panniers. I made my own decals and am pleased with the result. Waiting for the new 7 speed freewheel to arrive, all other parts already in hand. This frame fits me well and isn't particularly valuable, so will be ideal for rough use.
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Here is my awful, awful John Deere project that won't die.

I am going to finish it and throw it into someone's barn under a tractor.

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No pics, but I have a 73 Masi GC to build which will have some of Drillium Dude's work. Reworking the chrome 69 Lejeune Champ du Monde with Mafac brakes and perhaps more correct markings. There is a B. Carré seamed tube frame which will likely be redone as a Sauvage Lejeune unless something else come through. Then the 46/47 Raleigh Lenton Sports needs to go back together. Decided not to refinish it as there are not replacement decals for it. True what remains of the decals is hard to see, but....
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I've got a few goals for the coming winter (or what passes for winter here in SoCal). Mostly I'm excited for the garage to get cool enough to enter and work in for more than 10 minutes. It's 100* again this week, which means it is 115*+ in the garage and it faces away from the prevailing wind-I make plywood sails to guide the breeze through the garage....

Anyway, the Wizard will roll first. Super Record brake levers need anodizing removed, some light sanding to remove minor road rash, and a good polish. Then final assembly. This will likely be followed by something for my better half, though she is quite thrilled with her new Gunnar, so the choice of Trek 620 or 660 will be up to me. Her '75 Paramount needs final fit tuning and bar tape as well. I need to work in 3 or 4 of the "bikes for sale" I claim to do every year as space is full.

My ground up build is going to be an '85 Skip Hujsak. The DuraAce group is largely complete, though I seem to have mis-placed the DT shifters.

Of course, with the fishing as good as it is right now in our part of the Pacific, Fall can wait....
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Trek 620: no idea how I'm going to do this one up, probably Shimergo drivetrain with a 6500 Ultegra triple and rando bars. Probably.

Raleigh Competition GS: Probably going to end up as a Clubman type with 3-speed tubulars and track drops. Probably.

Trek STP 200: Not really vintage, certainly not steel, definitely not a road bike: upgrading to 400 spec with XTR M950 bits as the budget allows, but with an AMP Research linkage fork. With some careful wheel and tire selection, I think I can get it down to 21 pounds or less. Probably.
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Actually, a bunch. Rivendell Road Standard, an early one, that I think is going to get the NOS 6403 group with brifters. Pretty much finished with the Richard Sachs that's full SR, just have to replace the brake pads. Kind of excited about the '79 Jim Redcay build that's some NR & some SR, dark green frame with green Concor saddle and matching green leather bar tape.

No pics, just use your imagination at this point...
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Three projects, all in different stages of developement:

'88 Panasonic MC2500, which should get finished this week or next



Untitled by Joshua Paschall, on Flickr

And the "his and hers" '81 Schwinn Super Sports. I'm focusing on the small frame so my wife can have a rider for the nice Fall whether here. I'll actually probably transfer some parts from the large frame to hers, since she was missing some pieces. Planning to have the small frame powder coated by the end of the month.



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The large frame will be on the backburner until I can replenish my coffers



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No c&v at this point.

All roaders only.

Serotta/Winter for my buddy.

[IMG]Untitled by gomango1849, on Flickr[/IMG]

Twin Six rando for me.

Cheap thrills.



Both likely with full Ultegra 6800. Wheelsets are either CX75/H Plus Sons or XT/H Plus Sons. Nitto stems, seatposts and bars.

Compass or Bruce Gordon tires.

Maybe one for my wife as well, but I have no idea if she will even get it by spring.

An Elephant NFE.

They are getting popular. Not much else like them on the market right now.

Especially at that price point.



All of these have disc wheelsets.
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Actually, a bunch. Rivendell Road Standard, an early one, that I think is going to get the NOS 6403 group with brifters. Pretty much finished with the Richard Sachs that's full SR, just have to replace the brake pads. Kind of excited about the '79 Jim Redcay build that's some NR & some SR, dark green frame with green Concor saddle and matching green leather bar tape.

No pics, just use your imagination at this point...
I don't remember you getting a Sachs...or a Redcay. Photos?
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