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Old 05-20-17, 05:44 PM
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Your Univega is looking good,VV!
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Thanks!@2cam16. When the temperatures rise I plan to do some touch up painting on it.
@sloar - did you have to put that rack on when the fork was pulled?
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No, slides up over the fork legs.
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Old 06-01-17, 07:04 PM
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Went into the week wanting a project. Now I have two...

1996 Cinelli Supercorsa SLX


1986 Schwinn Cimarron



Have a bunch of stuff coming in for Cimarron that I think will turn it into a pretty fun tool.
Making Progress on the Supercorsa. Going to swap bars, need new tires, have to decide on tape color. Have everything else.



And the Cimarron was finished:

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That's quite a study in wheel clearance!
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Originally Posted by toavii
Making Progress on the Supercorsa. Going to swap bars, need new tires, have to decide on tape color. Have everything else.



And the Cimarron was finished:

First of all, the Cimarron looks great.

As for the Cinelli, just go black on bar tape.

For bars, go with a favorite of yours.

What works on your best bikes?
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[QUOTE=toavii;19625754]Making Progress on the Supercorsa. Going to swap bars, need new tires, have to decide on tape color. Have everything else.



I would go with White Tape and Cables. Cloth would look classy.
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Old 06-01-17, 07:37 PM
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Originally Posted by gomango
As for the Cinelli, just go black on bar tape.

For bars, go with a favorite of yours.

What works on your best bikes?
I'm probably going to have to do white tape because of the white hoods on the brake levers. Finding black hoods hasn't been all that fruitful. Not a huge fan of black saddle/white bars though.

I did just swap the stem and bars on the Kvale to get Hwy Ones on there. I have another Cinelli bar that I might try on the SC before going to Hwy One. We'll see. I have the stem and bars from the kVale if you could use them.

Tires are likely going to be Veloflex Master 23. May as well order another set for the Tommasini too...
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[QUOTE=Wileyone;19625836]
Originally Posted by toavii
Making Progress on the Supercorsa. Going to swap bars, need new tires, have to decide on tape color. Have everything else.



I would go with White Tape and Cables. Cloth would look classy.
If the saddle is white you are correct.

Cables black as well.

Otherwise........
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I do Titanium Jagwire housing on all my bikes. I love the look.
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[QUOTE=gomango;19625846]
Originally Posted by Wileyone

If the saddle is white you are correct.

Cables black as well.

Otherwise........
Nothing wrong with White Cables and Tape with a Black Saddle. I am not a Fan of Black Tape.
Otherwise....
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Originally Posted by toavii
I do Titanium Jagwire housing on all my bikes. I love the look.
That would look great too.
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Originally Posted by toavii
I do Titanium Jagwire housing on all my bikes. I love the look.

Can't miss.
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A full pic thread when this is done. Test fitting the components.



Thanks to @DrilliumDude for the essential bit for the aero lever mounts.



Bar tape color? Black, dark blue, light blue?
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Originally Posted by toavii
I do Titanium Jagwire housing on all my bikes. I love the look.
Big fan of the Jagwire Titanium look as well. Unfortunately not as impressed with the durability. I do a decent job of keeping my bikes clean but I found the titanium housings still discolor quickly when exposed to the Houston sun and my perspiration. I got about eighteen months out of my last set.
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Basic maintenance type things - to get bikes where I like them so I'll ride them more.

Stripped the parts of the Univega Supra Sport fixie - eventually will sell the wheels and components. Done with that phase of cycling. Not sure what I'll do with the frame.

Got rid of the non-aero look on my Gitane Olympic for Tektro aero levers and Tektro dual pivot brakes.

Put Tektro dual pivots brakes on my PX-10 and removed the center pulls. Kept the non-aero look on that. Swapped in a set of Rigida wheels with Normandy hubs for the Mavic Module E and Helicomatic rear that was on it. The Helicomatic worked great - was just looking for a little different gearing.

Put the Suntour Superbe brakes back on my Nishiki so I can actually stop. Granted it's on the indoor trainer but it just looks better with brakes.

Still need to decide if I'm going to strip the 87 Trek 800 Antelope from it's drop bar conversion. It's a heavy tank and I don't really ride it so the answer will probably be - yes, strip it and get rid of the frame.

Finally, need to glue a set of Continental Gatorskin sew ups and Continental Sprinters (both courtesy of Ribble) and figure out where or how to store all the dang wheels that are filling up my small bike closet.
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Originally Posted by plonz
Big fan of the Jagwire Titanium look as well. Unfortunately not as impressed with the durability. I do a decent job of keeping my bikes clean but I found the titanium housings still discolor quickly when exposed to the Houston sun and my perspiration. I got about eighteen months out of my last set.
I was going to use Jagwire Titanium on my latest build, but then I found these for half the price:



VO Metallic Braid Derailleur Cable Kits - Cables - Shifting - Components

I think these are better for a vintage look, and they work just as well.



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Originally Posted by DQRider
I was going to use Jagwire Titanium on my latest build, but then I found these for half the price:



VO Metallic Braid Derailleur Cable Kits - Cables - Shifting - Components

I think these are better for a vintage look, and they work just as well.
Ooh I'm definitely liking the looks of those and I like having separate brake and derailleur options (not always the case with certain Jagwire offerings). I'm no stranger to Velo Orange but I've managed to let these escape me. Thanks for pointing it out!
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Ready for a short test ride. Will tape handlebar once sure of lever placement, and give it a better go when new tires are fitted...



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^Looks like you need one of these for your Peugeot

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Tourist's bikes shipped to the Shop, a couple for the TABR, starting tomorrow morning, none C&V.
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Careful.

Not so red hot for Campy 9/10 speed systems or discs. As always, ymmv.
Originally Posted by DQRider
I was going to use Jagwire Titanium on my latest build, but then I found these for half the price:



VO Metallic Braid Derailleur Cable Kits - Cables - Shifting - Components

I think these are better for a vintage look, and they work just as well.



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Originally Posted by gomango
Careful.

Not so red hot for Campy 9/10 speed systems or discs. As always, ymmv.
No worries here; can't afford Campy and don't use discs.


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Besides the Voyageur build which has a thread about it, switching some groups of 2 frames.

My 91 Formula Race Gazelle has had this 90's Shimano 105 group for about 2 yrs. they are coming off and going to my 88 Schwinn Tempo. The Gazelle is getting a 10 speed Campy mix ( Veloce, Daytona, Chorus )
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[QUOTE=Wileyone;19625836]
Originally Posted by toavii
Making Progress on the Supercorsa. Going to swap bars, need new tires, have to decide on tape color. Have everything else.



I would go with White Tape and Cables. Cloth would look classy.
Yes, white bar tape would pick up the Cinelli graphics on the bike very well and always compliments blue.
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