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Old 08-14-18, 12:33 PM
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1977 Trek


Started wrenching on this 1977 Trek TX300 frame.


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@chriscraft, great start. That will be very nice.
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Very nice trek. Great color that looks like it was stored up and out of the way of run ins with garage implements. Not that it’s about the racks, but I’m finding that I’m only riding the bikes I have that have a rack. The front rack on this Trek looks really nice. Looking forward to finished pic. Kevin
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What have I been wrenching on? Nothing. Nothing at all. Not a dadgummed thing. No time. Too many visitors, too many distractions, too lousy weather. My toolbox feels neglected because it is.
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Cutting lots of grass, both here and at the stepsons place. Had to overhaul the magneto on the Gravely I use to cut his place. Rain and humidity have been in abundance here and not much time for much else.

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Miyata 1000 GT 1984



1984 Miyata 1000
I found this pristine 1984 Miyata 1000 this past spring but I’ve been unable to ride it until now due to a shattered tibia & fibula.

Most of the components are original other than the saddle & seatpost which I replaced with a Dura Ace post and Brooks Ti Special B-17. Other enhancements are a Cinelli stem, Nitto Noodle handlebar, Crane Creek brake levers and a 2000 Ultegra rear derailleur replacing a Suntour 1000 which was cheaply made and ugly.

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Old 08-15-18, 09:37 AM
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I've been building up this bike for a friend-- It's a 1989 Peugeot Bordeaux that he's had hanging on the wall in his garage for 20 years. It has a Mangalloy frame. The wheels, tires and most everything else was either badly rusted or not savable- right down to the the chain ring bolts...

I saved what I could -- seat post, stem, drop bars, cranks and chain rings, and the Maillard hubs. It originally had Shimano Exage Motion A-250 components with those funky BioPace rings (Did those really work?). Picked up a 105 / 1050 mini group (shifters, brakes and derailleurs) on the C&V For Sale.

The 105 brakes were too short on reach for the rear tire, so I swapped them for some Tektro R556 dual pivots that I had hanging around. Built up some wheels with Sun CR-18's and 2 mm stainless spokes.


Just waiting on the rest of the parts tires (Ultra Sport 28mm) , tubes, cables , brake pads and bar wraps.

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Free but crashed 1982 Bianchi Champione del Mondo frame, given to me by a very generous mech at one of my LBSs, on the condition that I build it up and ride it. Got it last May, should have it completed in a week or two.
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An early '90s Cinelli 'The Next Machine' for my wife. Pretty rare and with Campy mountain components.

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Old 08-16-18, 02:08 AM
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Put about 3 hours and i think 30 bucks (of parts I don't need) into this. Might end up regretting it. Hey, if it's already a BS bike, only thing to do it make it more BS.

It's truly satisfying to happen upon a gear ratio that works with vertical dropouts and no tensioner. Not sure about the headtube angle, might have to grab a much bigger front tire, or a 26" rear wheel.

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Originally Posted by tkamd73
Free but crashed 1982 Bianchi Champione del Mondo frame, given to me by a very generous mech at one of my LBSs, on the condition that I build it up and ride it. Got it last May, should have it completed in a week or two.
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Looks great! Nice color. Did you repaint it?
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Getting this free Schwinn Volare just how I want it for winter. Sweet ride made lighter with a chromoly fork to replace the hi-ten original. Same geometry as well. Will paint the fork to match. Mutts always give their all to stay in a good home.
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Hi Rickrob, it was repainted, original paint could not be saved. Paint was stripped, and frame repaired, aligned, and repainted by Andy and Tim, at Yellow Jersey in Arlington WI. I don’t have the tools, or skills, for that type of frame repair and refinish.
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This evening I tightened down the crank arms on the Mt. Whitney, and was baffled for a second when it didn't turn... at all. Ooops, looks like some dolt put the spindle in backwards! Pretty easy fix.
There was SO much crud in that rear deerhead derailleur.

No pics, so it didn't happen, of course. When I post the shiny it'll have always been that way.
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Today I prepped my new to me SR Maxima frame, and greased several sets of hub bearings. Fixing paint chips is so tedious, and I still need to find a matching touch up or mix one.
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I sold a bike to a guy, whom I met at Recycled Cycles a week and a half ago. He was a little taller than me and I put that high setback seat post and long and tall Nitto Technomic to good use. He looked natural on it, and the bike, my Miyata 1000, looked as good as ever. He gets a great bike that he is very excited about, and I get a little more space.

Got my '85 Paramount together again, and have been fidgeting with the saddle angle (Fizik Aliente Carbon). The saddle to hood height difference is my most aggressive as the frame is only a 62cm and not a 63.5cm+ (makes a critical difference!). Having ridden it for the first time in 4-6 months or so, I think, and having experienced the rise and resurgence of a trio of frames (as bikes), it has acquitted itself very well. I'm going to redo the bar height via bar/stem swapping and that should help considerably, as well as make it a more apples-to-apples comparison with other bikes that I like.
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Nothing fancy, but I enjoyed building it up. I removed a link from the chain after looking at this pic. Just waiting on brake pads...
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3 things.
The NOVY with the 600 Arabesque is now stripped and came apart like it was greased yesterday. Lovely, must have been put together by a good 'un.
The Boisellier is ready for building, so I weighed it naked alongside the NOVY . Vitus 983 vs 3-tube 531, Vitus 300g lighter which isn't bad.
Treated myself to the taps for french threaded cranks. The Holdsworth is now sporting somewhat more modern pedals than before. So easy, the tap pretty much glides in. Happy with that.
Have fun all.
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Finally got the VO fenders on the Passage.
Been putting it off since the first of the year.
Only took 4 hours, luckily the kids weren't home but the dog learned some new vocabulary.
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Mostly tear downs these past few weeks, and a small amount of progress with one build in progress.

Stripped a Fuji “Danamic 10” for most of its parts. I’ll pass the frame on once I get the bottom bracket removed. It’s a newer splined Shimano unit which I don’t presently own a tool for.




Also stripped a Takara “Horizon” which I had entered into the current running C&V Clunker Challenge. I managed to pick up a few miles on this bike without throwing a penny on top of the original $25 purchase price. Problem was that it was such a miserable riding experience, I had to address some major issues, which as it turns out was the whole bike! I have enough time to build it and stay in the challenge, but am presently undecided if that should be my focus or not. I could remove the bb at the co-op, but I’m holding out as I’d rather just buy a C spanner.




The Super Course bottom bracket received a little machine work from the LBS. Once chased, and faced I was able to fit a 49d to it with a Stronglight bottom bracket assembly I pieced together from the co-op.




Yessterdays acquisition, a Benotto 3000 with full Columbus SL is at the the LBS for crank removal. It’s a job I could have done myself, as I believe it’s a self-extracting unit, and needs no special tools. I could be wrong. Either way I was at the shop with the bike already, and I like supporting them when I can.

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Originally Posted by jim dandy


Tall Boy ...
Just finished this '88 for my brother. He's 3 inches taller than me, so a little hard to test ride... keep looking for tall curbs. The index shifters worked on the first try- astounding!
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How about that-- another Peugeot Bordeaux. It looks great.
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Yesterday (Sunday), I was "wrenching" on an antique lamp, rewiring it. I was on the patio on a beautiful road in the Hudson Valley. A couple on a tandem rode by, and I shouted, Hey, we have a tandem, too! It turns out the tandem captain remembered meeting me in a cafe a few years ago, and we got to talking about bikes. He's a bike nut, too, so I showed him the things I'm wrenching on, including bikes and peach trees, and my wife showed him and his wife the wrenching she's doing on the house renovations. We exchanged numbers and plan to meet again.
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This is my first post in this forum, and this thread seemed like a good place to start. I am currently working on two "mystery frames" (mysteries to me at least), one is an Eddy Merckx Corsa that has got the characteristics of an early 80's Corsa but has got the paint job of a mid 90's one, and the other one is a Gazelle Champion (Mondial?) which looks almost identical to some other Champion Mondial's I've seen except it only has "Champion" on the top tube. The research will continue when I'm allowed to post pictures. I really need help identifying these frames. The builds will continue regarless though!


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Finished assembling my daughter's beater before school starts next month. 1989 Hardrock. I replaced the bars and stem. Threw on some road tires. Will take some of it apart for the move.

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I continue fiddling with small details on my new to me '79 Trek 930. I'm told that my pics don't show up, but I'll post one here anyway. I'm also finding that I'm not seeing all of the pics which others post.


The saddle began its life as a B17 and was converted into something resembling a B17 narrow by yours truly. The pedals are my version of clipless.
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