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Old 10-29-17, 12:48 PM
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Picked this up real quick. Ended up installing new elastomers and passing it on.
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Old 10-29-17, 01:49 PM
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Picked this up real quick. Ended up installing new elastomers and passing it on.
Love the different anodised parts and the CNC-look of the suspension parts.
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Originally Posted by noglider
@jimmuller, Douglas Adams made up a few tenses like that. They made my head hurt.


Remember how I mentioned the Raleigh's BB a day or so ago? After we got back from our wet tandem ride I repacked it while watching a football game. Here is what I found:



Surprisingly, the races and spindle were in fine shape.
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Love it when that happens! What brand are those tuffun's?


Originally Posted by jimmuller


Remember how I mentioned the Raleigh's BB a day or so ago? After we got back from our wet tandem ride I repacked it while watching a football game. Here is what I found:



Surprisingly, the races and spindle were in fine shape.
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Old 10-29-17, 08:47 PM
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I've been building up an '84 Miyata 610 into a winter/rain commuter bike, and it's turned out great. On the back side of that momentous build, I've been cleaning and overhauling some wheels. One pair that I received in a trade (6400 hubs, Matrix ISO-C II rims), and one pair (7400 hubs, MA40 rims) that will go out as a trade with some other valuable-but-not-employed parts to the same guy (a BF member) for a frameset (hopefully) that I've been looking for, for a while. Overhauling hubs and cleaning/polishing wheels is therapeutic, so it was time well spent. Mounting extremely reluctant tires? Worth it, but no fun.
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Originally Posted by merziac
Love it when that happens! What brand are those tuffun's?
The races are Sugino, probably the spindle too. I credit the Rampar grease, a tub of stringy, baby-poop yellow stuff that I used on everything till it ran out. I guess it was synthetic but what do I know?
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Originally Posted by jimmuller


Remember how I mentioned the Raleigh's BB a day or so ago? After we got back from our wet tandem ride I repacked it while watching a football game. Here is what I found:



Surprisingly, the races and spindle were in fine shape.
Yukk!.....I suggest you add one of those plastic tube shields in your BB if you don't have one in there yet.....
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You could be right and whatever it was didn't hurt. I've always felt that these survivals fall squarely on the base part, these being Sugino does not surprise me, nor that they live on. My first quality crank was a "Mighty" Sugino Super Mighty Competition that survived being washed out several times before I got my stuff together and started overhauling it every month in the winter after it got a little rough. After that it was still going strong 10 years later when it was stolen along with the bike it was on. They are easily one of the toughest in the business.


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The races are Sugino, probably the spindle too. I credit the Rampar grease, a tub of stringy, baby-poop yellow stuff that I used on everything till it ran out. I guess it was synthetic but what do I know?
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hmm... soo much..

replaced the bottom bracket on my carlton, the original was too short and didn't allow enough clearance for the 54/50 chainrings. That was culprit behind my crank always coming loose. Weird, i don't know how the PO set this bike up without the chainrings grinding on the chain stay..

Installed a VO Constructeur front rack that I scored from our first ever local bike swap, got both front and back VO Constructeur racks for 5 bucks a piece. The catch? they have both already been trimmed to fit a previous bike so I had to get creative. The front rack went on my Holdsworth, and it looks great! I also installed a pair of Chrome shorty Bluemels that originally came on my Carlton. I think they look right at home on my Holdsworth. A quick question though... I couldn't quite remember which way they went on, so I just made sure the bluemel log was towards the back like all the other bluemel fenders. Any input here is appreciated.

And finally, i've begun work on this


As you can see it's a newer Trek 7.3fx, I think it's from 07/08 era, the headbadge is the older style. I have replaced the V Brakes with a nicer set with Kool Stops, and i've begun to true the rear wheel which has a nice size dent. I've gotten the wheel respectable but I'm probably going to replace it. This bike will be my poor weather commuter. I plan on fitting it with fenders, lights and a nice rear rack and probably a set of new tires.

On deck is finish my 68 Raleigh DL1 which just needs some finishing touches. and maybe revisit my Raleigh Grand Prix that I converted to a city bike. It's been hanging in the basement for 2 years without a look so we'll see.
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Almost done:

I think the yellow bar tape looks much better!
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This

My wife's early 80's Kabuki Superspeed 12, first bike she bought with her own money after graduating from college.
Been sitting in her parents garage for the last 30 years. Interesting construction, Aluminum lugs, steel tubes, Suntour 7 components, crap steel wheels and hubs. Will keep it stock, except for Shimano 6207 36h hubs I had laying around, and some new Aluminum 27 inch rims. Also thinking about having the frame powder coated in matte black
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Originally Posted by tyler_fred
I think the yellow bar tape looks much better!
Thank you! Yes, so do I. The shiny Benotto tape hurts my eyes, but combined with the darker colors of the stem and the tires it does bring out the bling of the frame so much better:

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Thank you! ... but combined with the darker colors of the stem and the tires it does bring out the bling of the frame so much better:
Yes indeed. That's a great looking bike with the yellow and those tires.
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Old 11-05-17, 06:36 PM
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When we got back from today's tandem ride I did a few repairs, as usual in the living room watching bad football and enjoying a good beer. And my sweetie had to snap a pic.



No, we never take out Christmas lights down. They make the living room so festive.

Okay, so I installed new toe clips on the PFN-10 because one had broken. And I put new bar tape on the Tommasini to get a better color match. Nothing earthshaking.
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Great pic ^^^^^
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^^^ kinda reminded me of Santa tweaking a C&Ver's presents on Christmas Eve night..
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[MENTION=190941]jimmuller[/MENTION] Nice mood lighting!

Cleaned off a lot of rust, fixed a broken fender, and installed a fresh set of Marathon Racers and new chain. I love gooooold.

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I'm going through this '85 Panasonic Team Europe II that I picked up recently off Craigslist.
That looks promising! You any relation to the hazetguy on TheSamba?
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Yeah, it's a pretty original bike that has literally been in a barn for a while. It should be a nice rider. Got it from a guy who was moving and decided he wanted to keep his new $4000 mountain bike instead....
I am really happy to have it, as it's re-lit the fire under my butt to get back on a bike.

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Awesome! Be careful, though -- my poor VWs have been languishing since I got back into riding bikes a few years ago.
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changed up the 8 speed crecord dropshifter gears to a mix of campy 10 speed veloce/centaur/chorus. Doesn't look as classy, would have preferred silver shifters but I really like the ergonomics of these. weight is 20.2 even with the ventos and crecord cranks size 52.20171106_161846.jpg
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Finally painted and decaled this 1972 CNC. Still have a few adjustments and tightenings to go, but it's close.
Last night was shortening the Silca pump to fit.
Excuse the modern saddle - I didn't have anything appropriate in the bin.

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Just picked it up an hour ago. Definitely going to be a challenge . Every thing turns that has bearings except the chain is a stiff one.
Has anyone used a garage door opener chain before? I bagged one looks kind iffy but is 1/2"X1/8" with 2 link assy's. The outer link plate is stamped either "W S" or "S M".

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Getting around to replacing bar tape on ou-10. Practically need a respirator taking off old tape.
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The Chubai bicycle in the background closely resembles a C. Itoh.

The Lyotard 36R's look a bit odd on it!

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