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Old 10-07-22, 02:02 PM
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Originally Posted by ascherer View Post
Pretty pleased with the spray.bike experience! Everything others have said about using it is true, it was really pretty easy for me. The color is perhaps a bit darker than Falcon used but it's close enough for me. I tacked the headbadge on for reference. I think the blue is a bit lighter than in the photos and given spray.bike's semi-gloss, semi-matte finish it may appear differently once it's got the 2K top coat(s). I sanded and resprayed the divots on the head tube and lug, and now I wait for the transfers to arrive so I can place them and hit it with gloss.







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I posted about this bike in 2019, not really knowing what I had bought except there were Cinelli pantographs on it (See original post here: Help identify this Cinelli ). I finally got around to overhauling and cleaning it and thought I would post it up.
The original paint was in great shape and polished up nicely. I used some acetone and got rid of the shakey lug lining that a previous owner had put on it. The chrome all polished up nicely. The clear coat on the chrome had yellowed so I removed it. Since there were no decals on it when I purchased it I got some new ones from Velocals which I applied. The Shimano RSX levers that were on it when I got it were replaced with Universal levers to match the Universal brakes. I still don’t know what rims are on it as there is no branding that I was able to find. They were true and in good shape so I just went with them. I believe all other parts are original.
I also listed it in the “What is it Worth” thread so if you have thoughts as to it’s worth, please post there.
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This morning I've been working on the old Calfee Tetra Pro. Giving it one final chance to prove itself. I just have not connected with this one despite lusting after one for years and years. This morning I swapped on a brand new set of Campagnolo Zonda wheels with Continental GP 5000 7000 x 25 tires and latex tubes. Same setup as on the Mavics I just removed. If this doesn't "wake up" the bike for me it'll be on the chopping block for someone else to use. I've never had any bike not come alive under me with Zonda's on it. No real weight difference from what I took off as the bike only weighed an ounce lighter with the Zonda's. The tires are wider by at least 1.5mm on these rims though. That's good thing. Gonna stick with the same pressure I was running though for the first ride. I was surprised how greasy the drivetrain was on this when I worked on it this morning. I figured it only had a couple of hundred miles on it. But when I checked I've done 451 miles on this one but still that's not a lot to make the drivetrain nasty in the clean conditions I ride. Most have been a lot of grease on the chain when new that I forgot to clean off.

Today's shot of the bike after the wheel swap.


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Old 10-09-22, 09:27 AM
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Putting the Batavus ‘Black Beauty’ in the stand to get the Pumpkin Spice brake blocks installed, and then the project morphed a bit. You can see the nitty gritty here….BUMMER. This ain’t working or am I doing it wrong





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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
Putting the Batavus ‘Black Beauty’ in the stand to get the Pumpkin Spice brake blocks installed, and then the project morphed a bit. You can see the nitty gritty here….BUMMER. This ain’t working or am I doing it wrong





Sometimes I’m not sure this tool was worth the expense.
What is it?
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Originally Posted by jdawginsc View Post
What is it?
I's a press for changing brake pads/blocks. Unfortunately it doesn't work so well older (aka larger) blocks and holders like Campanutella etc.

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Old 10-09-22, 11:52 AM
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What is it?
Brake pad press.
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Old 10-09-22, 12:27 PM
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Aaaahhh. I see it now.
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SOMA Saga? Ooh... pics please?
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A little slow, but here we go. 🙂 I'm not sure what year this is yet, so I'm reluctant to post much, in the C&V forum.😉

Once I changed that BB, I realized the rear derailleur hanger was bent. 😲😟 But the guys at the Davis Bike Collective straightened me and the bike out. 😁

I ended up putting on 2 good used chainrings, so that I have a 53-39-24 triple. This bike had the Dura-Ace 7703 FD and Ultegra 6603 crankset, but crappy/worn rings, when I bought it.

It shifts great, so far, but I haven't tried that 53t ring yet. That's mostly for emergencies, like if a bear started chasing me or something. 😁😉 I might still mess with that one more, later. I'm pretty happy to have that granny gear though, for the mountains they keep putting in my way. 🙄😁

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I took advantage of the recent Velo Oh-rahnge sale and fenderized both of my Miyatas!





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Old 10-09-22, 06:23 PM
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I took advantage of the recent Velo Oh-rahnge sale and fenderized both of my Miyatas!





funny how once you ‘fender-ize’ a bike suddenly anything without fenders just seems kinda naked…!
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funny how once you ‘fender-ize’ a bike suddenly anything without fenders just seems kinda naked…!
Right?? I got caught out on a couple rainy days this summer and didn't have a bike with fenders ready.
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my Super LeTour 12.2 - not much but it’s mine

got my Schwinn rolling again with a $20 CL 27in wheelset with freewheel. And a set of Conti tyres from BikeTales
and of course the new chain and chain rings from my LBS.



gravel rated Contis?
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82 Ross Force One

I did a few era correct updates.
Ritchey bullmoose, shimano mt50 brakes,
SR pedals, and my custom prizm chainstay protector....made from an old chevy decal. Lol

I like tuf looking bikes.




This decal worked good as a frame protector, Thick and 80's prism.
Kept getting ripped off on eBay.
$3 at the antique store.

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Great looking Ross! What’s holding the hubs/wheels? An Allen head skewer or just Allen bolts screwed into the axle?

that receiver is huge!
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Right?? I got caught out on a couple rainy days this summer and didn't have a bike with fenders ready.
I'm very surprised when I see people on bicycles without mudguards around London. Which, weirdly, is a lot of bikes, especially road ones. These bicycles just look wrong to me, as someone mentioned before, strangely naked.
Still lusting after metal mudguards (like the ones pictured few posts above), especially Gilles Berthoud. I like the mounting of the front one, at least in the photos. All my mudguards were modified to a similar, though handmade, mounting system going inside the steerer tube before I was aware someone actually makes a mounting system like that. Eventually setled with black Bluemels as a mudguard of choice. They are some kind of thin plastic, but a very resilient one and are also much lighter than steel mudguards.
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Originally Posted by Prostyler View Post
I did a few era correct updates.
Rotchey bullmoose, shimano mt50 brakes,
SR pedals, and my custom prizm chainstay protector....made from an old chevy decal. Lol

I like tuf looking bikes.
This decal worked good as a frame protector, Thick and 80's prism.
Kept getting ripped off on eBay.
$3 at the antique store.
THAT is a gorgeous build! The "Force One" is a model I didn't know about. I've got a chrome Mt. Whitney in my build queue for this winter, but still haven't decided what it's gonna be yet.

I had a Ross Aristocrat road bike with the Ishiwata 024 frameset, and that was a comfy dream to ride. Have you had this one out much?
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Nice kickstand.
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This:


Which, after a lot of work and a 14 month frame repair, restoration and respray buy Joe Bell., is now this:


Have a lot of pics of the frameset as received and the build process after the restoration; may do a separate thread for those.
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^^^^**^Looks great!
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Remember, we have a "Before & After" thread. This (Wizard) would be a good fit.
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1984 Schwinn High Sierra

Just a few tweaks left, but this
lil Custom Coyote is ready.

81' Ukai rims , 81 ACS/83 SR hubs , 81 Dia Compe breaks, 70's seat, SR CR crsnks,
SR Pedals ...




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It's the tail end of the riding season here in mid-Michigan, and I'm trying to get my house in order.

The "winter" bikes will be my trusty Bruce Gordon BLT from Taiwan and a Specialized Rockhopper that'll go studded.

I've been running the Gordon with a North Roads bar that doesn't do it for me for anything beyond a few miles, so I'm going back to drops. Got one of the Velo Orange Randonneurs that are on sale right now, and the "50 cm" is actually a really nice 46 cm at the hoods. A great fit for this bike, but while I was setting this up, I ruined the 80s Dura Ace levers.. and I'd just put a Mirrycle on it, too. Boo hoo... And I wasn't whaling on it, either.

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I think you used the same spray.bike color I did on the Valgan.... which is taking me a dog's age to complete. Summer, riding, house-projects... it's languished in the workshop, but I kinda-sorta got back to it the past couple days. Well, at least I stuck the brakes and a few other bits on it....


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Originally Posted by ehcoplex;[url=tel:22675801
22675801[/url]]I think you used the same spray.bike color I did on the Valgan.... which is taking me a dog's age to complete. Summer, riding, house-projects... it's languished in the workshop, but I kinda-sorta got back to it the past couple days. Well, at least I stuck the brakes and a few other bits on it....


That Valgan is looking great! Similar trajectory for me. I started stripping it in the spring. I’d be able to work on it for a day or two then life took over…sometimes it was a few weeks before I could make any progress. With the onset of cooler weather I was motivated to get it done before it got too cold to spray. The color is “Coldharbour Lane.” I finished applying the transfers and gloss coat and this morning I put the headset and fork on. I think it’s coming together nicely. I may use white housing like you’ve done, and that may call for white handlebar tape which I’m generally not fond of because it gets dirty so fast.

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