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Old 10-15-18, 06:34 PM
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60's Grundig KS680. Should be interesting as I know next to nothing about vintage audio. Will be a fun winter project.

I think Don Draper had one of those in his living room on Mad Men!
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Yeah, that's a great hi-fi.
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I picked up a Grundig console several years ago.....for free. This was back in my guitar tube amp building days and the Grundig was outfitted with a bunch of Telefunken tubes. I kept several for my own use and did really well selling the remainder.

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Originally Posted by Dean51
I picked up a Grundig console several years ago.....for free. This was back in my guitar tube amp building days and the Grundig was outfitted with a bunch of Telefunken tubes. I kept several for my own use and did really well selling the remainder.

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That's the name, alright, Telefunken. 👍 A nice console that says Telefunken seems hard to find though. Most of their stuff was excellent, but stuffed into as small a box as possible. 🙄 🤔😉
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Old 10-16-18, 05:09 AM
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No wrenching today. but yesterday

Dura Ace:

GPX:


Dura Ace:

GPX:
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GPX pedals, for sure:

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I can't believe you're going to try to use those brakes again.
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Old 10-16-18, 04:31 PM
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I can't believe you're going to try to use those brakes again.
I figure if I can climb it with that corncob, I can descend it those brakes.

I hope.

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Old 10-16-18, 04:37 PM
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Originally Posted by toavii
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60's Grundig KS680. Should be interesting as I know next to nothing about vintage audio. Will be a fun winter project.
Oh Man my folks had one of those consoles -brings back memories of listening to classical music (on vinyl) during Sunday dinners when I was a kid.
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Old 10-16-18, 05:19 PM
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Finally made some space so I could rebuild this one. 1995 Alpina 505.

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Originally Posted by 3speedslow

Full picture please! What have we got here!
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that's what I was thinking too! @RobbieTunes .... we need to know what this bike is!
I was thinking that it must be a modern Legnano, based on the seatpost binder bolt.

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1988 Fiorini. Originally built with DA 2x7. A former Paramount pro had one built for him, and his brother wanted one, but didn't ride it much. 30 years later, it has new life.... 3x7 7700 except for the brake levers, 7402.












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Originally Posted by RobbieTunes
1988 Fiorini. Originally built with DA 2x7. A former Paramount pro had one built for him, and his brother wanted one, but didn't ride it much. 30 years later, it has new life.... 3x7 7700 except for the brake levers, 7402.






Love the red trim bits (tape, cage, bag, pedals, housing) that match the "Fiorini" text. Nicely done!

The seat stay caps are quite sleek too, and ya' gotta love the way they incorporated the logo into the back of the seat lug.

thanks for sharing!

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Originally Posted by RobbieTunes

I figure if I can climb it with that corncob, I can descend it those brakes.

I hope.
Which was my point entirely. Both circumstances are pretty iffy.

Nice Fiorini, tho!
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Originally Posted by rccardr

Which was my point entirely. Both circumstances are pretty iffy.

Nice Fiorini, tho!
Humility is a great governor.....

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I started working on a Peugeot I picked up yesterday. I think It's a 72 U08. I forgot and removed the seat before I took pics. Everything on it looks original but I'm not sure about the brake levers. They don't look like the Mafac Racer levers on another of my bikes.

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Old 10-17-18, 08:28 AM
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I like the Fiorini!
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Old 10-17-18, 04:46 PM
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I finally got back at it today. The humidity has dropped precipitously since yesterday. First off I test-fitted a compact double on my Trek (actually a compact triple minus the inner ring). For ulterior reasons. Next, I tightened up the rear axle on the World Voyageur, so it can get back into the rotation. And replaced the B17 narrow with a C15 on the Trek. I found that WD40 can be used inside a mechanical chain washer.
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Old 10-17-18, 04:58 PM
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Here are a few pics of the custom bike I just finished. Incase you are interested here are the specs as finished:
Custom Frame. 63 cm seat tube. Champion Butted tubing. Forged Campi Dropouts. Fender and rack eyelets. Extra studs on fork crown for front rack. Chrome chainstay protector. 126 mm rear dropouts spacing. ( frame weight minus all fittings is 4.5 lbs approx. All up weight as shown 24.6 lb.

Headset – Tange

Stem and bars – Cinelli , with Shimano Aero levers.

Crank – Sugino AT triple with 170 mm crank arms.

Seat post - SR Laprade with Vitesse Racing Saddle

Brakes - Shimano

Downtube shifters - Suntour Superbe?

Derailleurs - Front Suntour Superbe, rear Suntour VGT Luxe

Freewheel - Suntour 14-30

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Started working on a Miata Two Ten.
Never would have thought to use carriage bolts used for rack mounting.

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Originally Posted by capnjonny
Here are a few pics of the custom bike I just finished. Incase you are interested here are the specs as finished:
Custom Frame. 63 cm seat tube. Champion Butted tubing. Forged Campi Dropouts. Fender and rack eyelets. Extra studs on fork crown for front rack. Chrome chainstay protector. 126 mm rear dropouts spacing. ( frame weight minus all fittings is 4.5 lbs approx. All up weight as shown 24.6 lb.

Headset – Tange

Stem and bars – Cinelli , with Shimano Aero levers.

Crank – Sugino AT triple with 170 mm crank arms.

Seat post - SR Laprade with Vitesse Racing Saddle

Brakes - Shimano

Downtube shifters - Suntour Superbe?

Derailleurs - Front Suntour Superbe, rear Suntour VGT Luxe

Freewheel - Suntour 14-30

Wheels - Aluminum 27 x 1 1/4” drilled for Presta stems

Hubs - Miche Competition

Tires rear Specialized Tri Sport , front Kenda (new)






i think it is awesome when someone goes in the direction, a one of a kind custom job. Kudos! Like everything chosen for the components too. Splash tape plays well with the colour.

many happy miles for you both.
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Originally Posted by eom
Started working on a Miata Two Ten.
Never would have thought to use carriage bolts used for rack mounting.

amazing what folks do to a nice bike.
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Old 10-18-18, 08:19 AM
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....reinstalled the crankset today on the Trek 620 that I recently found - used my trusty Harbor Freight torque wrench (yes, I know..Harbor Freight, what am I thinking! )

I've finished most of the disassembly and clean-up and now it is time to rebuild the rear wheel then continue attaching components.


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....reinstalled the crankset today on the Trek 620 that I recently found - used my trusty Harbor Freight torque wrench (yes, I know..Harbor Freight, what am I thinking! )

I've finished most of the disassembly and clean-up and now it is time to rebuild the rear wheel then continue attaching components.


first, great bike! Second, I have many harbour freight tools. You just have to choose carefully.
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first, great bike! Second, I have many harbour freight tools. You just have to choose carefully.

Thanks!

And I joke about my HF torque wrench because there are some BF folks who find it to be sub-par. Hey, it's a Trek not a Tesla!
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Dipping my toe in the 650B waters this weekend. My first victim is my ‘82 Univega Viva Sport mixte from a church garage sale. It gets experimented on first when I have new build ideas. It’s actually a cool “sleeper bike” because it’s responsive, light and quick with an 8 speed Campy racing triple drive train. I laced the wheels (Pacenti from Compass) last night and tensioned and trued them this morning. Tires are 38mm Loup Pass. I left on the front rack strut, since the VO rack will go back on. I have some wider fenders to replace this ones I had for the 700c wheels, as well.

I took it around the neighborhood and the TCU campus this evening. Wow! I can see what the fuss is about! Very comfy without sacrificing performance. I get that happy buzz




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Mmmmmmm. Pretty!
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