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Old 09-21-23, 05:30 AM
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Found this Devinci at the dump yesterday and gonna get at complete refurbishment today, and tomorrow and so on, until I have a mountain bike (again) to ride the lonely roads at the lake cottage...


And just finished refurbishing this Marinoni...
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Started changing the cockpit of the Peugeot that started it all so it can be used by guests. Itís been unused and thatís a shame.

I picked up a set of Tourist bars, city levers, and grips from Velo Orangeís recent sale. Pulled a 7-speed Shimano freewheel out of the bin, used a scruffy Box oí Crap Shimano 600 derailleur, Suntour thumb shifters from [MENTION=541335]macstuff[/MENTION], and Bobís your Uncle:



I still have to cable up the front derailleur, I might want to use a longer stem and I might try to fit some black plastic fenders Iíve got. Hmm, maybe a rack would be in order? This is meant for leisurely rides with guests on the rail trail, so Iím thinking all the amenitiesÖ
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Using some of the 50+ new saddle covers my sister made to rejuvenate an older saddle for many more years of use on a foster kid's bike.

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All the covers that arrived today: What came in the post for you today?
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Old 09-23-23, 06:23 PM
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Fiddle farted around with my Takara in my den like I was in my bedroom in 1980. New Kool Stops, a new tire on the rear, and the front Pletscher rack I got from Yellow Jersey a few weeks ago. While I was at it, I put on a once ubiquitous, sporting goods store, bike accessory, cast aluminum kickstand. The rack needed a little bending so the straddle cable won't rub on it and I had to file the edges of the mounting screws to clear the bottom head tube lug. My plan is to make this bike my ride to ALDI for a few groceries and/or the liquor store for a six pack.




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I love the bars on those older stumpjumpers and that 80ís blue color.
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Originally Posted by ascherer
Started changing the cockpit of the Peugeot that started it all so it can be used by guests. It’s been unused and that’s a shame.

I picked up a set of Tourist bars, city levers, and grips from Velo Orange’s recent sale. Pulled a 7-speed Shimano freewheel out of the bin, used a scruffy Box o’ Crap Shimano 600 derailleur, Suntour thumb shifters from [MENTION=541335]macstuff[/MENTION], and Bob’s your Uncle:

Hmm, maybe a rack would be in order? This is meant for leisurely rides with guests on the rail trail, so I’m thinking all the amenities…
You mean like ... fenders ...
......................................... dynamo lights ...
....................................................................... electronic shifting ... ?

But before you change the stem, let me ride it next time I head up there. It should fit me!
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Old 09-24-23, 07:53 PM
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Katy Trail KleanUp


The Katy Trail left this super fine baby powder limestone dust on everything.
canít complain too loudly- we never got rained on!
After getting home Iíve replaced the chain, hosed bags off. Removed rear rack and washed the bike. Also checked the brake pads for little stuck rocks.
Ready for a break after 450 miles in a week - which included two long days on the Amtrak.
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I need an intervention... I found this... My dog told me I should buy it... It scrubbed up nice...

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Frame respaced to 129.5mm, dropouts aligned all around, frame and fork verified straight.

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Fitted a new Dura-Ace headset, I may go to hell because of the headset spacer.

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Started a new restoration of a Colnago C96, circus 1996. Will post pics as soon as Iím worthy of it Oh, and this is my first restorationÖYouTube mechanic here.
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Retouched on both frames all the chips with nail polish and installed myself the bottom brackets and cranksets
IMG_20230925_132331[1] by georges zaslavsky, sur Flickr
I also prepared the cockpit for my gary fisher
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Originally Posted by Nemosengineer
I need an intervention... I found this... My dog told me I should buy it... It scrubbed up nice...

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Frame respaced to 129.5mm, dropouts aligned all around, frame and fork verified straight.

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Fitted a new Dura-Ace headset, I may go to hell because of the headset spacer.

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The build is on... Mike
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Fiddling with a collection of Maeda/Suntour freewheels, idea being to build an x5 cluster that'll better deal with the grades where I ride now.

Also thinking on 'upgrading' the free-balls BB farther forward, the better to hang an eBay'd Stronglight x3 crank set on using one of Velo Orange cassette things where the balls used to roll.
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Fitted a new Dura-Ace headset, I may go to hell because of the headset spacer.

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Think of it... as an Italian sandwich.
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A Univega Maxima Sport

I took all the parts from a Univega 1980 Speciallisima and put it on a ten dollar Maxima Sport frame. The Specialissima was too big for my inseam, the seller used a weird tape measure I swear and called it a 54 when it was a 50, but ebay sort of saved me with this other frame.

Its got SR Randonneur drop bar, SR stem, SR Apex series 3 crankset, tange cup & cone bb, Dia Compe brake system, suntour derailleurs. Its a triple up front and sort of wide sprockets set 14-32. Nice for San Francisco.

The rear Suntour Cyclone unfortunately had a busted cage stop and I had a spare GT Luxe, that I put on before the replacement Cyclone came so now that its on, itís on.

The original & matching front derailleur clamp also had broke at the pivot maybe during shipping. Replaced that but now Iím scared the new one will break there too.

The rear drops I put an old spacer from a Peugeot and removed the captured spacer to cheat it backwards & try and get it aligned with the hanger side, it didnít quite work out but I can trim it so the rear is stable & straight. So many more fiddly bits also, you know.

Iím keeping the spoke protector on just because.

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Originally Posted by Nemosengineer
I need an intervention

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Fitted a new Dura-Ace headset, I may go to hell because of the headset spacer.
The Rossin does not mind. It just wants to find the road again!
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Most of the time when I'm working on wires in a bicycle context, it's shifter and brake cables, as I was installing this morning. But this evening, the wires are of a different sort - the big batteries were delivered for my Ridekick e-trailer, and I'm now cutting, stripping, and connecting to create high-amperage circuits to feed my new pushy two-wheeled friend.


Now I'm dumping a pile of 28 V electrons into them, and we'll test the contraption later this week. This should come in very handy at the end of a long day with a heavy bike.
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Old 09-25-23, 08:15 PM
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Originally Posted by KiwiAmerican
Have been hovering over this guy for a few months. I was tempted by condition and price even though itís not an entirely novel bike. Super happy with it upon pick up. I already have a faithful steel mnt do-it-all so not sure what direction Iíll go with this. Still needs to be cleaned, gutted, greased, and replace consumables before I get there. Any ideas are welcome!
The GT frames are unique and Iíve been on the hunt for a high quality one to add drop bars and turn it onto a gravel bike.
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Old 09-25-23, 09:06 PM
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The GT frames are unique and Iíve been on the hunt for a high quality one to add drop bars and turn it onto a gravel bike.
Yeah, I have done a half dozen drop conversions. That came to mind for this one too. However I just did a Schwinn CrissCross drop with Gevenalle style shifters. Donít want to spend too much on new parts when I have so many good parts here. The shifters need the flush treatment from 30 years of Shimano grease sitting. I think Iím leaning towards keeping 3X7 setup and other components to maintain the 90ís aesthetic and ride feel. Some thingís (130mm stem, pedals, narrow bars, tires) arenít practical so they will get swapped.

Keep an eye on OfferUp/FB/Craigslist and you will find one. I will say itís worth waiting for at least a mid-tier modelÖand one thatís in the appropriate size for a drop build. Good luck! Let us know when/what you get!
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Originally Posted by noglider
You mean like ... fenders ...
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But before you change the stem, let me ride it next time I head up there. It should fit me!
Even if I do, itíll fit you. That said, it feels different with upright bars. Also, I put a 27Ē wheel set on it and the 1-3/8Ē Sand Canyon tires actually rub the bottom of the fork crown. Ether have to try some lower profile tires or put 700s on it.
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Well I finally pushed through my aesthetic hesitation and swapped in a set of powder coated "Action" brakes for the polished "Motion" Brakes with the bent bolt. I'm going to use the grey levers also. The horror.....


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Parts coming in!

Pics coming as soon as I get to 10 lol. Got the Athena rear derailleur today. C96 Colnago restoration
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Continuing with a bit of a what the heck, might as well finish last years winter project: The rear derailleur I cleaned up for the bike was way too sloppy, so I put this Tiagra I was "saving" for something . Disaster almost struck here. I was suspicious of the derailleur hangers alignment so I dug out the guage. Apparently I cross threaded it, or there was some junk in the threads or in-between the "faces" and there wasn't full thread engagement when it felt snug. So when I put some pressure on it the screw shifted. It looks like it only effected the outer most threads, and a tap threaded in with a 2 finger grip, so another tragedy narrowly avoided.

I'm trying the 105 front derailleur, but it doesn't seem to like the 48t chainring. This is as low as it will go and not bind on the chain, and seems like its just throwing the chain in the general direction of the big ring. I will probably try something from a mountain bike, next.




PS. My cell phone camera is the worst...

Much better. Bit of a humbling experience. My eyes are changing and with my reliance on a visual memory, it seems like putting a headlamp on is all that separates man from beast....

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Continuing with a bit of a what the heck, might as well finish last years winter project: The rear derailleur I cleaned up for the bike was way too sloppy, so I put this Tiagra I was "saving" for something . Disaster almost struck here. I was suspicious of the derailleur hangers alignment so I dug out the guage. Apparently I cross threaded it, or there was some junk in the threads or in-between the "faces" and there wasn't full thread engagement when it felt snug. So when I put some pressure on it the screw shifted. It looks like it only effected the outer most threads, and a tap threaded in with a 2 finger grip, so another tragedy narrowly avoided.

I'm trying the 105 front derailleur, but it doesn't seem to like the 48t chainring. This is as low as it will go and not bind on the chain, and seems like its just throwing the chain in the general direction of the big ring. I will probably try something from a mountain bike, next.
I would try lowering that FD a bit, it should have no problem doing what you want.
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