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Old 02-25-22, 07:45 PM
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Quite a transformation - superb result

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Well it's -7 outside right now. Still waiting for a stem (due to arrive today) for the KHS before I can finish that build. But I did get in some used Reynolds DV46 wheels yesterday. Swapped some Veloflex Corsa 700 x 25 tires onto them with latex tubes, mounted a 10 speed cassette, and then mounted those on the old Calfee I'm still sorting out. Didn't give much weight savings over what I had on there but should be a lot more aero and comfortable I think. I also swapped on a pair of new Look Keo blade pedals. The changes have the bike at 17 lbs 13 ozs now. I have a lot of tire clearance still though so I wish I had some larger Conti 4000s II 700 x 25's to put on it. I've got new Conti 700 x 28's but those I'm sure would not clear.

Anyway, still monkeying with this one and no test ride today with the cold temps and fresh snow having fallen yesterday.

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The Sirrus gets prepared for use.

The tape was rewrapped and a new chain has been installed and the pedals got a good polish.
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Old 02-26-22, 01:19 PM
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About to start building up a 1960 Cinelli SC but need to find a couple of the usual bits like the Universal rear brake hanger/quick release and 26.2 seatpost. Don't really want to do much until I find those bits particularly the Universal part.
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Just finished this build a 1951-52 Sun Manxman frame /fork to a road bike.
A temporary stop while I figure out fenders and a suitable saddle bag.


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Old 02-26-22, 05:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Pogliaghi View Post
About to start building up a 1960 Cinelli SC but need to find a couple of the usual bits like the Universal rear brake hanger/quick release and 26.2 seatpost. Don't really want to do much until I find those bits particularly the Universal part.
Wow, a 60, pretty hard to nail that down, oil port top and drain on bottom of BB, 74mm? Got the crank and BB all sorted already too?

No help on the parts you need, isn't the cable hanger special for the binder bolt on these, more hens teeth?

Pics plz.
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Wow, a 60, pretty hard to nail that down, oil port top and drain on bottom of BB, 74mm? Got the crank and BB all sorted already too?

No help on the parts you need, isn't the cable hanger special for the binder bolt on these, more hens teeth?

Pics plz.

Yes have pretty much everything, I do need a grease nipple and the screw but I don't think those will be difficult to find. Have Ambrosio stem and bars and Campagnolo Record parts etc. Yes the cable hanger is specific. Bad part is I thought I had one but have lost it lol.
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Old 02-26-22, 08:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Pogliaghi View Post

Yes have pretty much everything, I do need a grease nipple and the screw but I don't think those will be difficult to find. Have Ambrosio stem and bars and Campagnolo Record parts etc. Yes the cable hanger is specific. Bad part is I thought I had one but have lost it lol.
Wow, that is beautiful. That shade of blue makes me weak in the knees, and the chrome lugs donít hurt, either.
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Old 02-26-22, 08:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Pogliaghi View Post

Yes have pretty much everything, I do need a grease nipple and the screw but I don't think those will be difficult to find. Have Ambrosio stem and bars and Campagnolo Record parts etc. Yes the cable hanger is specific. Bad part is I thought I had one but have lost it lol.
Excellent!

Carry on and good luck.
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Old 02-27-22, 10:26 AM
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@Pogliaghi the frame is beautiful! Hilary Stone has a 26.2 post listed on FB. And I’ll take a look for the cable hanger I have and send you a pic later today.

cheers.

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Old 02-27-22, 11:37 AM
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@Pogliaghi the frame is beautiful! Hilary Stone has a 26.2 post listed on FB. And Iíll take a look for the cable hanger I have and send you a pic later today.

cheers.

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Thank you Brad, info is much appreciated! Would be nice to get the hard to find parts so the bike is not left hanging around partially finished. I like to focus on one bike at a time until it is complete.
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Old 02-27-22, 11:39 AM
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Thanks to all who have commented, I will try to take pics as the bike comes together.
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Old 02-27-22, 03:06 PM
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Ok, so I think Jan is a pompous blowhard, but I like low trail bicycle geometry. At my local co-ops garage sale, I spotted this Rans recumbent fork for a 26" wheel. The steerer is 1 1/8th threaded and is long enough to work with my recent Trek 990. After plugging in the dimensions into the low trail calculator (Bicycle Trail Calculator | yojimg.net), I'm looking at ~22mm of trail. Now to decide on front racks, the heavier the better...


Looks like I cased the landing. "You should have seen it, I was 20ft in the air..."


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Old 02-27-22, 03:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Pogliaghi View Post

Yes have pretty much everything, I do need a grease nipple and the screw but I don't think those will be difficult to find. Have Ambrosio stem and bars and Campagnolo Record parts etc. Yes the cable hanger is specific. Bad part is I thought I had one but have lost it lol.
You could also reach out to Merz, he's on FB, CR and may be able to help.

Also, just in case, that is one of the best looking SC's I have ever seen.

I was lucky my frame came with all the finicky bits as well except the hanger which I don't need with side pulls, Universals with Balilla levers.

And mine is no chrome, repro HB and repaint in a bit rough shape.

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I finally cleared some time for the Grand Jubile mixte. Iíve already serviced the bottom bracket and crankset. Today I stripped the frame, gave it a birdbath, cleaned up the brakes and drivetrain and put fresh cables and housing on. Iíve never worked on Jubilee components, they sure are light, and nicely made. The shifters are interesting, they seem unduly complicated.





The Weinmanns are standard, and while theyíre better with fresh cables and housing, they take a lot of effort. Iíve been thinking about putting long reach Tektros on it. If not I could probably use a 750 for the rear. The hoods are soft but decades of Northeast seasons spent in an unheated garage left itís mark.



I have no idea if Iíll keep these bars on it or go with an upright setup but the engraving is nice.



To do: locate one of my wide range 7-speed freewheels, put a new chain on, true the replacement wheels (VO hoops on 1st gen Dura-Ace high flange hubs), get some 32 or 35 tires, and service the headset. Oh, and retape the bars. Iím sure itís the original wrap, it even has Moto bar plugs.
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Originally Posted by merziac View Post
You could also reach out to Merz, he's on FB, CR and may be able to help.

Also, just in case, that is one of the best looking SC's I have ever seen.

I was lucky my frame came with all the finicky bits as well except the hanger which I don't need with side pulls, Universals with Balilla levers.

And mine is no chrome, repro HB and repaint in a bit rough shape.
Thanks for the comment. The frame came from a person in Colorado, the refinish was done by Brian Bayliss who always did beautiful paint jobs! I have had it for a few years and it is time to get it back on the road.
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Chuck M It's a hair chilly (48F) and the recommendations are to wait until it warms up a couple more degrees, so of course I've started with the second coat. (I know I should have had a bucket of warm water for the can...) After a few seconds, the spray evened out and went on fine. As you can see, I wrapped a mixture of twine, satin jewelry cording, and 21g badminton string to create some stripes. With the frame shape I was expecting to get some runs, but so far only one that I've noticed. I'll upwrap it tonight after I've put ~.5-.75 of the can on.




You've left us in suspense for way too long. When do we get to see what it looked like when you removed the string?
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You've left us in suspense for way too long. When do we get to see what it looked like when you removed the string?
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Sorry, my adhd has been going strong lately. I start too many projects all at the same time.

Not quite what I'd hoped for, needed to have used more thick twine or a thicker string (hmmm, what am I ever going to do with a reel of cheap 15g tennis string? Maybe next time...)



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Looks great to me!
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I agree with the Doc. It may be a little more subtle than you hoped but I think it looks fine.
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This.
Sort of erased the '96 roots, but W. David Lynskey is the signature on the L chain stay.
Only the frame survived the trans, but hey, it lost 5 lbs.

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The 8700 gets a new (old) fork Manitou Answer "Pro" but still needs chain rings.
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Not quite what I'd hoped for,...



Yeah, I was getting impatient to see the result, too

I get that you had your own idea regarding the final result, but I think this came out just right - particularly the way the lines aren't perfect. The effect is really cool - oh, and good call painting the fork to match the frame.

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I think it looks fine! it should be a great looker when built back up. Smiles, MH
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Just finished swapping out the original fork on my Lemond. I started to worry about the old carbon fork, and decided to replace it with a new Ritchey carbon fork.

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