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Old 01-15-23, 08:09 PM
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Originally Posted by merziac;[url=tel:22770149
22770149[/url]]Great work, just simply looks so good.

Moto's are fantastic and make our efforts look good, they always look great to me no matter what and always ratchet way up when we lean in and apply the elbow grease.
Thanks! I agree, early-to-mid 70s Motos have a certain aesthetic that was all their own. The changes are subtle and sympathetic. Mrs. a also likes interrupter levers, those will go on once she’s able to sit on the bike so I can dial it in.
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Originally Posted by ascherer
Thanks! I agree, early-to-mid 70s Motos have a certain aesthetic that was all their own. The changes are subtle and sympathetic. Mrs. a also likes interrupter levers, those will go on once she’s able to sit on the bike so I can dial it in.
Hope she enjoys that lovely bike and with the 50.4 bcd you can run a really nice variety of rings!
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The Inter-10 as it sits, just a dusting and some oil on the chain.



Originally burgundy in color, looks very brown
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Originally Posted by ascherer

For now Mrs. ascherer’s Grand Jubilé can come off the stand. Transplanting the wheel set and Tiagra derailleurs from her Lotus went smoothly, save for getting the shift cable head slightly jammed inside the lever. Had to partially disassemble the lever, and the silver lining is it got a cleaning in the process.
Other enhancements include Tektro 559s, MKS Sylvans, lights, rack, and fresh bottle cage. I’d planned to put a triple up front but couldn’t rustle up an appropriate spindle so I kept the 49D intact. I would like to put something like a 46/30 setup on it before the season starts but as she’s just recovering from rotator cuff surgery, I have some time.

Next up is basic fleet maintenance and cleaning.
This looks flipping amazing! Not enough mixite bikes out there! And this is a hell of great frame - I am stunned! Kudos fine gentleman. Do tell, what ar those fixtures for the downtube bottle cage? They look way better than my zip ties
Meanwhile conicidentaly i am also wrenchin on a mixte - frame saved from the dumpster (pretty dinged up). It'll be a restomod
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Originally Posted by Positron400
This looks flipping amazing! Not enough mixite bikes out there! And this is a hell of great frame - I am stunned! Kudos fine gentleman. Do tell, what ar those fixtures for the downtube bottle cage? They look way better than my zip ties
Meanwhile conicidentaly i am also wrenchin on a mixte - frame saved from the dumpster (pretty dinged up). It'll be a restomod
Thanks! They're Velo Orange Bottle Cage clamps, five bucks a pair. Thin pliable metal, I line them with tape to avoid scratching the paint. I buy a few pair whenever I'm buying something of substance from them to defray the cost of shipping.

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Originally Posted by 52telecaster
Hope she enjoys that lovely bike and with the 50.4 bcd you can run a really nice variety of rings!
Thanks, Russell. She already loves it, I think the new gearing will suit her needs. Gotta find me some rings. I'd love to keep the star pattern. She won't care, but I will.
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Originally Posted by Mr. 66
The Inter-10 as it sits, just a dusting and some oil on the chain.


Originally burgundy in color, looks very brown
Yep; I'm going to have to try to swing by to take a look at that.

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Originally Posted by merziac

merziac , If I can ever get my act together and make it down to Portland for a trip, can I come check out your collection? As another tall guy, you've curated an impressive bunch of frames and bikes.
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Rockhopper cont'd.

Now my 3 spd actually has 3 shiftable speeds. I think. It's dark and wet and I'm not going outside you can't make me.
I'll find out in the morning.
I was going to route the shifter housing over the top tube but found the cable was a few inches too short for that.
So I went the standard route and things got awkward near the bell crank.

I also installed the $10 crank I scored at the campus bike store... they said, "soak it in oil and get rid of the rust".
I told them I plan to soak it in salt water the next three months... why I'm glad I got my Suntour crank and good pedals removed to fight another day.

They did have purple brake housing, which is just adorable on this bike; I used it for the shifter on the handlebar, and will swap out the front brake housing also. We may be miserable biking in Michigan winter but we want to look good!

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Oh yeah: The cheapo crank with the welded chainrings is Biopace.
You'd think that wouldn't work without a derailleur/chain tensioner.
As it turns out, it doesn't make much difference.
They told me at the store that Sheldon Brown had found this to be true, which was good enough for me.
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Originally Posted by mhespenheide
merziac , If I can ever get my act together and make it down to Portland for a trip, can I come check out your collection? As another tall guy, you've curated an impressive bunch of frames and bikes.
Absolutely, anytime.

I really don't have that many that actually fit me right, plenty that are close, many work ok but the best fitting ones get ridden the most despite many others being cool as ef.

I'm only 6ft. but have a 38 in. inseam so my target is 64cm, very few of them to work with that are viable, doable, $$$able or attainable.

It took me quite awhile to realize I really needed that big of ones having ridden too small ones all my life and making them work.

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Originally Posted by Mr. 66
The Inter-10...
Cool saddle. And a Rally rd. Nice.
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Originally Posted by Mr. 66
The Inter-10 as it sits, just a dusting and some oil on the chain.

Originally burgundy in color, looks very brown
Looks like a NR with a perfect Rally like long cage transplant.
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Originally Posted by Mr. 66
Originally burgundy in color, looks very brown
We called that "root beer" back in my shop days.

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Here's mine, obtained as a frame that had been damaged in a Park stand and made into a mountain bike, circa 1982.




I still use the wheels, crankset, Mafac tandem cantilever brakes with Tommaselli levers and Pletscher on the Cimarron frameset that I got to replace the A-D.

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82 Trek 412 old man build

I got an 82 Trek 412 in a three bike purchase for $75 a couple years ago. It was mostly stock except for the seat. It didn’t really fill any voids in my fleet, but I was curious about the Ishiwata 022 tubing and it was a proper size for me.




Being retired, and getting a bit less flexible, especially after our long winters here I decided to turn this into an “easy rider” for winter and spring. I’ll do better pics and description when done on a separate thread so as to get some abuse for the turkey levers, dork disc, and stem shifters. The only stock parts now are the headset and front derailleur.



Almost done.
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Originally Posted by sd5782
I got an 82 Trek 412 in a three bike purchase for $75 a couple years ago. It was mostly stock except for the seat. It didn’t really fill any voids in my fleet, but I was curious about the Ishiwata 022 tubing and it was a proper size for me.




Being retired, and getting a bit less flexible, especially after our long winters here I decided to turn this into an “easy rider” for winter and spring. I’ll do better pics and description when done on a separate thread so as to get some abuse for the turkey levers, dork disc, and stem shifters. The only stock parts now are the headset and front derailleur.



Almost done.
I like it. If it makes you more comfortable, it’s the right build!

Im starting to sort of have a soft spot for metal dork disks...
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I guess I forgot to mention the dork disc is another original part.
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Diggin' that saddle! Is it an Assos, or something a little further down the food chain?

The bike is perfect, with just the right amount of patina

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Originally Posted by Drillium Dude
Diggin' that saddle! Is it an Assos, or something a little further down the food chain?

The bike is perfect, with just the right amount of patina

DD
Thanks to all that have replied to the Inter-10 it is absolutely dreamy when it comes to ride.

The saddle, I don't remember the brand. I do remember it is made in Spain and was one that could be found on Zeus.

The rear derailleur is a Nouvo Record, I think the long cage is a Soma. The rear derailleur works very well, a tad finicky in compare to the short cage.

The tipo hubs, the rear was originally 120, I was able to pull an axel from some other campy to respace for 6sp. Nos chain from Boulder bike.

The rims are not match, the front is Wobler, the rear is Torrelli. In the pictures they are a visual match. In person the Torrelli rim has more sheen than the other. These are one of the first set of wheels I laced up, successfully.

And of coarse the best bikes get the Almarc handle treatment.

Should I call myself Captain Overbuild? Nah, these were sold with marginal equipment. This bike originally would have had SR bars and stem, Normandy Low Flange red flags foil hubs, Huret derailleurs, Nervar crank and bb, Weinman 605 brakes and levers. I don't know what rims would have been.

it still has the original Simplex seat pin, and most of the headset. I replaced the crown race with one from Tange. The Tange is a taller race so I discarded the washer to compensate the stack.

This was a bare frame with HS purchase.

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Have been building up a set of wheels (Mavic Open elite rims, DT swiss spokes, Miche hubs) for my randonneur (Puch Clubman) to "silverfy" the components. I just love this bike - it has grown from a forgotten 2x5 with 27 inch wheels to my favourite bike. I have switched out most all of the parts. Only the seatpost binder bolt and the headset are original parts.

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Originally Posted by Positron400
Have been building up a set of wheels (Mavic Open elite rims, DT swiss spokes, Miche hubs) for my randonneur (Puch Clubman) to "silverfy" the components. I just love this bike - it has grown from a forgotten 2x5 with 27 inch wheels to my favourite bike. I have switched out most all of the parts. Only the seatpost binder bolt and the headset are original parts.

Digging the rake on the fork, looks low-trail to me. Those wheels sound great, always loved Miche parts, and those drilled rings? very nice. Love the build overall. Here's to many, many happy miles
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Originally Posted by Positron400
Have been building up a set of wheels (Mavic Open elite rims, DT swiss spokes, Miche hubs) for my randonneur (Puch Clubman) to "silverfy" the components. I just love this bike - it has grown from a forgotten 2x5 with 27 inch wheels to my favourite bike. I have switched out most all of the parts. Only the seatpost binder bolt and the headset are original parts.
Are these Dia Compe ratchet shifters? If yes, what's your opinion about them? I'm asking because I'm slowly completing parts for a build with late 70's ' early 80's Superbe derailleurs (and hubs, if I get lucky). There seems to be a model of Superbe ratcheting shifters from the early 80's which are not the usual Power Shifters (which I think can't be used on braze-on downtube shifter bosses), but these are not easy to come by. I understand Dia-Compe shifters are a copy of the Suntour shifters I'm looking for, so I thought I could just go for Dia Compe until that happy day when I come across the Superbe ones without having to sell a kidney.
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Are these Dia Compe ratchet shifters? If yes, what's your opinion about them? I'm asking because I'm slowly completing parts for a build with late 70's ' early 80's Superbe derailleurs (and hubs, if I get lucky). There seems to be a model of Superbe ratcheting shifters from the early 80's which are not the usual Power Shifters (which I think can't be used on braze-on downtube shifter bosses), but these are not easy to come by. I understand Dia-Compe shifters are a copy of the Suntour shifters I'm looking for, so I thought I could just go for Dia Compe until that happy day when I come across the Superbe ones without having to sell a kidney.
Yes, those are the Dia Compe ratchet shifters. I love them. The ratcheting mechanism is awesome and i much prefer them to the microshift w/o the ratcheting. I can wholeheartedly reccomend them. Unfortunately, i cannot comment on the suntour shifters as i have no experience with those. They were quite cheap, 60 - 70 € for the pair if memory serves. I had them in use for a year and like 8000 km. No issues so far.
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Got a great deal on a Park ts-2 stand! Disassembled for thorough cleaning..
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Originally Posted by Positron400
Yes, those are the Dia Compe ratchet shifters. I love them. The ratcheting mechanism is awesome and i much prefer them to the microshift w/o the ratcheting. I can wholeheartedly reccomend them. Unfortunately, i cannot comment on the suntour shifters as i have no experience with those. They were quite cheap, 60 - 70 € for the pair if memory serves. I had them in use for a year and like 8000 km. No issues so far.
I'm using Power Shifters on one bicycle. Considering the fact they are 40+ years old, they work quite well. The problem is that apparently they might not be entirely compatible with braze-on shifter boses (from what I've read, haven't tried that yet) and the frame I'm working on has braze-ons. And even if they fit, they are quite chunky and I'd like something more sleek.
From what I read the later ones (apparently part of Superbe gruppo) hed finer teeth on the ratchet. And it seems they were made in the early 80's, so that would fit the age of other components. They also look nicer (very similar to Dia-Compe ones, if not identical) than the Power Shifters. Thanks for letting me know DIa Compe ones work well for you
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