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Old 01-08-22, 10:48 PM
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Originally Posted by jimbaddabim View Post
Yeah I get it. I don't do forums much, but this really is a good one. There's a crap ton of good info, and then there is some really questionable stuff, but that's what it's all about right? This is how we learn.

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so, what brought you to bikeforums? how'd you get into bicycling? and, do you have $200 you can spare?
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so, what brought you to bikeforums? how'd you get into bicycling? and, do you have $200 you can spare?
I thought I could share my restore process. I started cycling for real in San Francisco when it was my only form of transportation. I started doing "loops" in Marin, the South Bay, and Sonoma with a cool group of dudes. I do NOT have $200 to spare...Unless you have some good old Campy ***** for my Ciocc....
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Originally Posted by jimbaddabim View Post
I thought I could share my restore process. I started cycling for real in San Francisco when it was my only form of transportation. I started doing "loops" in Marin, the South Bay, and Sonoma with a cool group of dudes. I do NOT have $200 to spare...Unless you have some good old Campy ***** for my Ciocc....
Ha! Well, if I had the Campy stuff, we'd talk
The enthusiasts around here do love to see restores. It'd be welcome, no doubt. Is it the Ciocc you're planning to restore or the Scwhinn or both?
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Old 01-10-22, 05:29 PM
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Ha! Well, if I had the Campy stuff, we'd talk
The enthusiasts around here do love to see restores. It'd be welcome, no doubt. Is it the Ciocc you're planning to restore or the Scwhinn or both?
The Ciocc is in amazing original condition. It came with Shimano Tri-Color 600. I'm actually afraid to ride it. I don't want to damage it.

I got the Schwinn apart yesterday. I swung by Paragon Machine Works in Richmond and picked up a tubing block and rolled out the top tube dent as well as I could. I need to fill the dimple with stuff. I called the power coat folks and they told me to used hi-temp JB Weld on it. I'm not sure I'm going to paint it or PC it. I have a friend who restores old BMW motorcycles who does amazing work. I asked him to supervise me while painting. He just grumbled....lol

I got a great deal on some NOS silver Mavic Open Pro rims, a Nitto mustache bar, and some SPD pedals at the Re-Cyclery charity place in San Rafael....

That's where I am at the moment with the Schwinn.

I just finished up a Fuji Track Classic with some porteur bars, huge platform petals, some aero bar-end brakes, full fenders, and orange, shellac'd cotton bar tape..it looks so cool....waiting for the bars to cure completely before I test it out...
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1995 Litespeed Ultimate. Stripped down, polished the frame, new decals. Currently in the middle of rebuilding with what I think of as an interim build, while I decide what it will Ultimately be.
UPDATE! Interim build with Frankengruppo (Sachs/Campy/Shimano) group complete! I had to get a zero setback seatpost to put the saddle in the right place fore/aft, and a shorter stem that not only puts the bars in the right place but also doesn't clash with the gray of the titanium and the bright silver of the aluminum by being the blue/gray of stainless steel.



But don't blink, because I decided I'd take the half-a-groupset of 7410 Dura Ace I have, add the other half, and re-build it with that - 8 speed Dura Ace, same year as the frame, and will end up being the bike I wanted in 1995.
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Another non-bike related wrenching session....driving sim rig for my son (and me ) junkyard seat, and only about $25 worth of lumber. made it in 2 pieces so it'd fit through the door and i can move it around the house if needed)

Cool! My daughter recently built a VERY similar looking rig for herself (she's a big F1 fan, and is developing some good wood-working skills).
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Getting the latest version of my humble Humber together today. The bike surprisingly comes in at 28.5 pounds as shown. Undid the Sturmey Archer AW and relaced the Normandy high flange. Had been having trouble dropping the chain in lowest gear, even with freewheel spacers of varying thicknesses. It turns out that on the outward facing side of the small chainring, the teeth were only beveled about 1/3 of the way around. Light touches on the bench grinder took care of that.



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Old 01-12-22, 09:19 PM
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Wheelbuilding time...

...needed a new MTB hub for my '91 Trek 750. So the old rim was in decent shape, so reused the rim and spokes, but added a new Deore Hub and new nipples.




Lacing is complete but I'm traveling for work and forgot my truing stand for the final work. So far so good though.
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Old 01-13-22, 05:20 AM
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...Lacing is complete but I'm traveling for work and forgot my truing stand for the final work. So far so good though.
Wow, you're really slipping! Before my "separation" I traveled a lot for work and NEVER forgot my truing stand. That always went into the suitcase first, then the tooth brush and socks. Oh yeah, forget neck ties and black shoes but not the truing stand.

You may need an intervention for sumptin. Granted the truing stand was awkward once TSA stood up and got fussy, but, hey, you never know huh? Be prepared, they always say. 😄

Next at you'll tell us you've been forgetting your Suntour four prong FW puller. Kids these days....
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Old 01-13-22, 01:29 PM
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Wow, you're really slipping! Before my "separation" I traveled a lot for work and NEVER forgot my truing stand. That always went into the suitcase first, then the tooth brush and socks. Oh yeah, forget neck ties and black shoes but not the truing stand.

You may need an intervention for sumptin. Granted the truing stand was awkward once TSA stood up and got fussy, but, hey, you never know huh? Be prepared, they always say. 😄

Next at you'll tell us you've been forgetting your Suntour four prong FW puller. Kids these days....
The previous hub took a four prog tool to remove the Suntour Freewheel first before I took the wheel apart. It's so funny you called it. I travel to a few factories for work and a couple of them are driving distance so I bring bike stuff with me to work on.
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Old 01-13-22, 07:17 PM
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Pretty happy with how these are cleaning up.

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The Peugeot Rebuild continued

The frame is primed, painted, decaled, clear coated. On schedule for April assembly
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Don't say gaspipe, it's triggering. The bike clearly self identifies as Motolite, and that's "High Resiliency Tubing". Says so right on the label.

BOTL '82 Moto that replaced my stolen PX10 during the last year of college.

63.5 cm frame hopped up with DT indexed shifting, an 8 speed freehub, campy 170mm crankset (pretty fancy, eh!), and new hubs and rims.

Revived and now my north Queens rider.

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Well......just to show that I do have a bike life out of the C&V world. The only one I've been tinkering with this week is a brand new Trek mountain bike. Knees are so bad now that I have to admit my hiking days are over. Yet I need to be up on the trails in the mountains to keep my sanity, hence the new bike. So I've been sorting out the fit, pedals, going over the build up to make sure it's safe, etc. First outing hopefully tomorrow.


This is such an "alien" bike to this ol' geezer.
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The frame is primed, painted, decaled, clear coated. On schedule for April assembly
JD, Dallas

Nice work, great paint/color scheme.
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Old 01-14-22, 03:27 PM
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This, that I put in the wrong thread earlier.

Anybody know what this is?

Drug out of mothballs from the shed where it was partially disassembled under a mountain of junk including several bicycles of course.

Its now resting in the garage of a good friend that is an expert world class painter, restorer, fabricator, builder and a lot more.

As soon as we get done with the V Max hes working on, we will start on this in earnest.




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This, that I put in the wrong thread earlier.

Anybody know what this is?

Drug out of mothballs from the shed where it was partially disassembled under a mountain of junk including several bicycles of course.

Its now resting in the garage of a good friend that is an expert world class painter, restorer, fabricator, builder and a lot more.

As soon as we get done with the V Max hes working on, we will start on this in earnest.




Looks like you are missing the turbocharger:


I wasn't aware these came with such subdued paint schemes.
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@DQRider

Turbo, carb, heat shields and hopefully more bits still to be retrieved from the pile, getting this out was an ordeal by itself.

This is an early one, actual 78, the one you posted is a 79 but was still based on a 78's bought for the original run.

The 78's have the same regular paint as a standard Z1R.

They also changed several other things for 79, spyder header that mine was upgraded to and several other things, mine came with the original "log" exhaust manifold too.
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I have a friend that has a 79 black, orange and yellow one like in the video, he's had it for a long time, comes from a family of drag racers and he ran it quite a bit.

I saw him run it several times, what a handful, lit the tire up in 3rd gear and incinerated it from the 1/8th mile to the end of the 1/4 mile.

Don't remember the ET but it was still very respectable all things considered.

Going to be reaching out to him so may get some numbers.

One of the magazines got one down in the 10's without scattering it, they were very weak in stock form for this.

They sorely needed a rev limiter, stronger valve springs, welded crank, undercut trans, never mind turbo cams, O ringed head, HD studs, main cap plate and plenty more.

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Maybe 20 years ago I picked this SLX Marinoni Special at big trash day.
Bent, and 1 or 2cm too small for me, I stripped the Victory group and after straightening the frame, packed it up into the attic.
Now, in my mid-70's, I realized that I probably have shrunk enough to ride the bike.
Pulled it out of the attic, installed a headset and BB, found an appropriate crank and wheels.
Supposed to be a cold and windy weekend, so I'll probably get it mostly together.

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Maybe 20 years ago I picked this SLX Marinoni Special at big trash day.
Bent, and 1 or 2cm too small for me, I stripped the Victory group and after straightening the frame, packed it up into the attic.
Now, in my mid-70's, I realized that I probably have shrunk enough to ride the bike.
Pulled it out of the attic, installed a headset and BB, found an appropriate crank and wheels.
Supposed to be a cold and windy weekend, so I'll probably get it mostly together.

Love it when this happens, few marques deserve to be resurrected more than a Marinoni.
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Thanks, JD
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Between a house renovation gone sideways and a major product release at work I need a project to keep me sane. I started with stripping down the Falcon I got in the fall, thinking I’d tidy it up and be ready for some period-correct fun in the spring. I determined that there was more work to be done on the frame surfaces than I thought. Paint isn’t original so I’ve filed that away for the warmer weather when I intend to strip, treat the rusty bits, prime and repaint. I’m thinking of going the spray.bike route for that, and the upstate house has a shed that will make a great spray booth.





So I’ll turn my attention to the Grand Jubile mixte. When I got it there was evidence of some knocks, but not those of a crash: there’s a small bend in the chain stay above the brake bridge and it looks like a steel rimmed rear wheel from a Mirage was swapped in, but it didn’t present any major weirdness on a short checkout ride and the price was lower that I could get for the Jubilee changers and Stronglight 49 so I figured I wouldn’t be out anything and I’d work with it. First order of business was securing a set of sympathetic 700c wheels from our friend recarcar. Nothing better than taking the Subway to Brooklyn to pick up bike parts! In swapping the wheels it’s clear that the forks are out of alignment, the dropouts are too close together. Thinking about the wheel, chainstay and fork spacing I’m wondering if it got backed into in a garage or such like. I’m going to measure it up and see what’s to be done. I have a sense that I think I can bring it back, and I hope so because I want to have fun polishing up all those nice French bits!
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Originally Posted by Chuckk View Post
Maybe 20 years ago I picked this SLX Marinoni Special at big trash day.
Bent, and 1 or 2cm too small for me, I stripped the Victory group and after straightening the frame, packed it up into the attic.
Now, in my mid-70's, I realized that I probably have shrunk enough to ride the bike.
Pulled it out of the attic, installed a headset and BB, found an appropriate crank and wheels.
Supposed to be a cold and windy weekend, so I'll probably get it mostly together.
Dug parts out of boxes yesterday and worked through assembly today.
Still needs cables, casing, tape and chain, but I need to do a disassemble, clean and lube first.
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