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Old 11-26-18, 03:16 PM
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It was Rustoleum, and several years on the shelf since I had last used it on the 1952 Comet Radial arm saw. Well aged, but seemed normal to use. You can put it on fairly heavy. Thicker the better to hide flaws. Don
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Found it! I hope you don't mind, but I think I'm going to copy your crank treatment on my "art bike / patina preservation project" 1949 Raleigh Clubman.

This has hammered aluminum fenders that are powder-coated copper, and I'm going to paint a black border around the outside of those.

Then I'll paint the crankarms hammered copper, with a black chainring for a visual echo effect.

This will look either stunning or stupid; hopefully the former. The best part is that I can reverse it if it's not what I wanted.

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I think "Stunning" will be the results, so have at it. Mine turned out way better than expected. It just naturally follows from Shimano's combination of shiny metal chainrings with painted arms. Don
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Old 11-26-18, 07:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Lascauxcaveman View Post
I know you got close enough to see for yourself, but I don't mind reminding you that the fit of those brakes on that C-dale of mine should probably be best described as 'adequate' and only by using the narrow (20mm) rims I have on there. So, while the build lives up to my standards, I'm not sure it if meets yours

I didn't actually look at it closely and I wish I had, but that was a year and a half ago. I've saved your picture of it (from the "Flagship" thread) to my desk top and have used it has hope and reference for my '90 ST's build. You're running 35mm tires, correct? Or are they 32mm? I just got done putting the actual 700C wheels onto it and the rims are 23.5mm wide. Surprisingly, the brake pads line up well and I still have some vertical slot movement available, as well as some angle/pitch. The front has less adjustment available, but if it fits it fits and that's what counts. I want to use 35mm tires but there are a few challenges to overcome:

1) The steerer under the fork crown area has an oddly tight radius which interferes with the ability of a fender to be snugged up tightly against the underside of the fork crown. It appears you don't have this issue as your fork is a traditional and fully sloping design unlike my why-did-they-do-this unicrown fork. I can file away these fang-like extensions without impacting the structural integrity of the fork, but will try to fit a 35mm tire and fender initially. My 28mm Continental tires in the pictures are actually 29-30mm (vertically) and my 35mm Paselas on 20mm rims measure 32-33mm (vertically), so the situation is not as challenging as it could be.

2) The chain stay reinforcement bridge is surprisingly close to the tire--close enough that I will likely mount the rear fender on the front side of the bridge instead of the back side. If I mount it as per tradition, it's going to be a very tight squeeze. Thankfully I don't have horizontal dropouts to contend with.






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Old 11-27-18, 01:50 AM
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Originally Posted by RiddleOfSteel View Post
I didn't actually look at it closely and I wish I had, but that was a year and a half ago. I've saved your picture of it (from the "Flagship" thread) to my desk top and have used it has hope and reference for my '90 ST's build. You're running 35mm tires, correct? Or are they 32mm? I just got done putting the actual 700C wheels onto it and the rims are 23.5mm wide. Surprisingly, the brake pads line up well and I still have some vertical slot movement available, as well as some angle/pitch. The front has less adjustment available, but if it fits it fits and that's what counts. I want to use 35mm tires but there are a few challenges to overcome:

1) The steerer under the fork crown area has an oddly tight radius which interferes with the ability of a fender to be snugged up tightly against the underside of the fork crown. It appears you don't have this issue as your fork is a traditional and fully sloping design unlike my why-did-they-do-this unicrown fork. I can file away these fang-like extensions without impacting the structural integrity of the fork, but will try to fit a 35mm tire and fender initially. My 28mm Continental tires in the pictures are actually 29-30mm (vertically) and my 35mm Paselas on 20mm rims measure 32-33mm (vertically), so the situation is not as challenging as it could be.
First off: suffice to say our forks are not comparable. (I'd forgotten yours was a unicrown model - you sure your bike is a 1990?) I'm guessing your canti posts are a wee bit further apart than mine, but you also appear to have slightly lower profile brake pads, which makes a difference. My tires are indeed 35mm Paselas which I think measure 34 or 35mm the way they are currently mounted. Supposedly a little 'too wide' for those skinny rims, but they are a solid, tight fit on the rim and I run them pretty hard (70-75psi) and they handle just fine, even cornering fairly hard during very fast descents. That bike is freight train, no doubt about it; nothing really compares! As to your fork construction with the steer tube that extends way past the bottom of the unicrown, yeah, that should be easy to grind off and make room for fenders. But if those are 28mm tires in your pics, then I don't see how you're going to do it with 35mm tires.

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2) The chain stay reinforcement bridge is surprisingly close to the tire--close enough that I will likely mount the rear fender on the front side of the bridge instead of the back side.
Another place where our bikes don't spec out the same. On mine the fender fits just fine with a 35mm tire. It was an easy mount, with the thin plastic rear fender having a little spring clip on the forward facing surface, so it just snaps onto the little reinforcement crossmember. About 1/4" of clearance at that point, which is snug but not unreasonable, IMO:

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Old 11-27-18, 01:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Lascauxcaveman View Post
First off: suffice to say our forks are not comparable. (I'd forgotten yours was a unicrown model - you sure your bike is a 1990?) I'm guessing your canti posts are a wee bit further apart than mine, but you also appear to have slightly lower profile brake pads, which makes a difference. My tires are indeed 35mm Paselas which I think measure 34 or 35mm the way they are currently mounted. Supposedly a little 'too wide' for those skinny rims, but they are a solid, tight fit on the rim and I run them pretty hard (70-75psi) and they handle just fine, even cornering fairly hard during very fast descents. That bike is freight train, no doubt about it; nothing really compares! As to your fork construction with the steer tube that extends way past the bottom of the unicrown, yeah, that should be easy to grind off and make room for fenders. But if those are 28mm tires in your pics, then I don't see how you're going to do it with 35mm tires.



Another place where our bikes don't spec out the same. On mine the fender fits just fine with a 35mm tire. It was an easy mount, with the thin plastic rear fender having a little spring clip on the forward facing surface, so it just snaps onto the little reinforcement crossmember. About 1/4" of clearance at that point, which is snug but not unreasonable, IMO:

The color, graphics, and serial number all nail it down as a 1990. 1991 saw extra graphics added, and 1989 had a different top tube font (thicker letters). In 1990, Cannondale offered a SH600 and SH400, 700C hybrids that came in the same sizes as the STs (minus a 27"/68cm frame offering). The geometry was very very close to the STs, and they had unicrown forks. I wonder if this was a case of "we ran out of normal forks, chuck a unicrown on there!" The paint is exactly the same, and quite nice. The unicrown fork works with the big tube aesthetic, so while I may be sad about a non-normal fork, it at least isn't incongruent visually. I have my 35mm Paselas mounted on my butched-up '74 Paramount and those are too-skinny rims. Like yours, they mount well and feel stable in corners. Our canti posts may indeed be differently spaced, though that didn't stop one of the posts from seeming like it was mounted a few mm too high, dashing my hopes of employing XTR V-brakes!

Your gap there for the rear tire and chain stay bridge looks very close to mine, or what mine would look like clearance-wise with 35mm tires. Snug, but a gap is a gap! The front fork will be...close...with 35mm tires, but I think I can squeak it in. I'll have 32mm tires on there at least. Can't wait to ride the freight train. I'll probably kick this out to a build thread as I've had to put new shifter bosses and other things on this bike. Need also to hunt for another pair of 35s.
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Old 11-27-18, 02:04 PM
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Not bike related and not exactly wrenching. For the past two mornings I have been sawing up copper gutters and downspouts that were removed from my neighbor's house so that he could fit them into his CRV and take them to a recycler. I broke my heart to do it, but the gutters were old and beaten up; and after all, it is his house.

He was going to cut them up with a hack saw and tin snips, so I stepped in with a reciprocating saw. I was able to salvage all of the copper gutter spikes and ferrules for my own gutters however, and he's going to buy me lunch tomorrow.
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On a ride today my rear wheel needed tightening when it pulled to the left as a result of my humoungus power. Or perhaps i had under tightened the wheel nut. I walked to a walgreens and bought a cresent wrench. The ride was breezy.
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Old 11-27-18, 04:13 PM
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Winter/fender build, mostly items from the parts bin.




Came with a Wheelsmith built rear wheel,nice STX hub laced to a Cowpie rim. Big hop but paid for.

Was mostly primer gray when I started the acetone rubdown.




FD was undersize, so no paint left in that area. Reflective tape hides a lot.



Loaded up some cone wrenches and bearings this morning and rode over to my brother in-law's house for a 6:30 am service call.
A Bucket Boss Jr. fits just right in a Wald 137 basket.
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Old 11-27-18, 05:14 PM
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I finally finished the refurb on this Miyata 1200. I was waiting on the leather look bar tape I ordered from E bay that took about 2 months to come from Thailand by canoe.
This baby is top drawer all the way from the Superbe brakes and derailleurs to the AT crank and Aero seat post, Cinelli bars and Mavic rims. the saddle even has a built in blinkie .

Now it goes back to the silicon Valley Bicycle exchange where I hope it fetches a price commensurate with it's value.
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Old 11-28-18, 07:57 PM
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I finally finished up a complete overhaul of this mid '80s Basso I picked up this summer. It is too small for me so I will pass it along next Spring.
BTW, the three file cabinets it is leaning up against are filled with bike parts.

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Old 11-28-18, 08:39 PM
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Just finished building up my Cannondale M500 frame a few days ago, but when I went to mount water bottles, I found some pretty severe galvanic corrosion in the downtube. Drat.

Good thing I got the frame on the cheap. As I'm already prepping my other bikes for use this coming year, I'm gonna strip the parts and see if my daughter wants to build up the yellow Giant for herself. That's the bike that I found at a thrift store for $20, with LX parts... which went to build my single speed Bridgestone "Ramp Rat".

I think it'd be a great Dad/Daughter project. Of course, at her age, just about everything is lame... but I can give it a shot anyway.
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PolyU clearcoating on this chilly 79 degree day.
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Old 12-02-18, 10:41 AM
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Winter Project ...

Winter Project is coming along well ...
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Winter Project is coming along well ...
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gonna need 3 bottle holders.
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gonna need 3 bottle holders.
TC ...
I think one bottle cage will be enough as I don't bike far enough to need three ... except maybe once every Blue Moon.
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Just tore down my '41 Schwinn Autocycle and will carry the paint parts home for Christmas. My dad says he's bored and needs something to paint. While he's doing that one I'll start on the '38 Motorbike. V/r Shawn
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I've been wrenching on a bike for a friend of my family's (they work with her). She had unfortunately forgot that she had her very nice 58cm carbon Trek 5200 (9-speed Ultegra so circa 2000 or so) on top of her car and the high-fiving with the garage/house did not go well. So we found a slightly smaller (she had complained of being a little stretched out) Planet-X RT-80 carbon road frameset (SUPER light!) and she drove up from PDX to have me swap parts as she would be taking it on a Christmas and extended vacation to ride. She had been wanting to parts swap for a while, ever since the accident months ago, but had never got around to seeing how it could be done. My mom suggested me, and here we are. I couldn't get the frame done in time, and the woman I was doing this for needed to get back to PDX before she fell asleep (had been tired from the day before), so the bike is with me and I plan on finishing it up by tomorrow. The accident threw us a few curve balls but everything is transferring over well. A new shorter stem, compact drop bars, and 9-speed shifters (her 9-speed Ultegra STIs were missing shifts) will go a very long way in having her fit the bike much better and more comfortably. She's excited about it (great!) and I'm excited to help someone get back on their bike and have their biking experience be (hopefully) better than before!

I gotta finish up my 1990 Cannondale ST400 though. Thankfully we have a long (COLD!) dry spell coming up so I can just ride pretty bikes, albeit with gloves. The Cannondale is shaping up quite nicely.
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Old 12-04-18, 05:27 PM
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Mocked-up some parts on my revised dropbar project.

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I have been rehabbing a lot of bikes lately for the Bike Exchange. This saucy little French chanteuse showed up a couple weeks ago and under the tattered and dirty exterior I sensed there was a real beauty.

A micro cleaning and rub down with polishing compound got all of the grease and oxidised paint off . Wiping the chrome socks with Acetone removed the yellowing clear lacquer revealing great legs and a coat of Rustoleum clear acrylic lacquer over everything made her glow with renewed youth. Finally all her jewelry was cleaned , dipped in vinegar to loosen old rust, and finally polished on the buffing wheel. The front derailleur was deleted leaving plenty of gearing for anything this little lady is likely to get up to. The chrome rims were replaced with some lighter aluminum hoops. finally, the cycle pro mattress saddle was disassembled, the chrome polished, and the vinyl restored using acetone carefully rubbed to remove staining and dirt followed by some vinyl restorer cream.

Oh, and I replaced the Dural forge center pulls for some side pull brakes for a more modern appearance.

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I brought back another bike from the Bike Exchange for a little attention. This time it is a:

Model – 1987 Shogun Alpine GT
infinity main tubes Cromaloy double butted
Magnaloy forks and stays
Shimano light action sis down tube shifters
Shimano Canti brakes
Weight as delivered As seen in picture plus cranks and seat. 25.7 lbs
Serial number S7E 5395

I had the cranks in a box.

The biggest problem with the bike was the bottom bracket adjustable cup which refused to come off. As I discussed elsewhere, I tried a number of tactics to free it up starting with Kroil then adding heat, and finally building a special fixture that clamped to the cup . Even using a breaker bar and socket I could not get the sucker to move. ( the other side had come off fairly easily . )

Finally, as a last resort I inserted a diamond chip hack saw blade through the shell and re attached it to the saw handle. I had tried to cut it with a Sawzall and metal blade but got almost nowhere, dulling 2 blades and only barely cutting into the surface.

The hack saw eventually worked, and I cut completely through with only slightly hitting the shell. I tapped around the exposed outside edge with a drift punch, then put the clamp fixture back on, and this time it unscrewed. I replaced the old axle and cups with a sealed universal fit unit.

There were a lot of scrapes and bare areas with surface rust on the frame. After disassembly I deep cleaned everything then using Rustoleum primer sprayed into a cup and brushed on the primer where ever there had been rust . This was followed with a coat of Rustoleum clear acrylic lacquer. I wanted the new owner to know his bike was a Shogun so I clear coated over the remaining decals . With the dark grey original paint the gray primer doesn’t stand out from a distance.

Figuring this was probably going to be a city bike I built it with upright bars and thumb shifters. This will suit the owners needs well. It has 21 speeds, shifts easily, and at least to my ageing bones, is more comfortable to ride.

As much as I like toe straps, the shop won’t put them on a bike we sell. Thus the black plastic flat pedals.

I have a large box of pedals and straps and toe clips in the garage that I will probably never

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Have just begun mocking up this '83 Trek 600 gifted to me by @jjames1452. So far I've repacked and adjusted headset and BB, and they check out A-OK.

Shown sitting on a ridiculously minty pair of Helicomatic/Matrix Titan wheels of same vintage (check out those fresh, sparkly, enormous reflectors!) which I bought approximately a thousand years ago from @inkandsilver. 1983 Trek Catalog says this bike came equipped with Blue Line stuff. Got a full set of that in both long and short cage, so I can use that. Also got a crazy huge Sachs Huret Duopar Eco set w/Retrofrictions, so that's another possibility. Got matched sets of SunTour Vx, V-GT (both regular and luxe) AR , ARx, Cyclone (gen 1 long and short; gen 2, mid), Sachs NewSuccess, Campy NR, Campy NGS, Shimano Crane (long) Shimano 600 Arabesque (long and short cage) the 600 EX 6207 (long) and post-indexing; Shimano Light touch (first two generations) and of course 600/Ultegra Tricolor.

What I'm saying is I don't know which group to try first, I guess. Thankfully my brake levers and calipers are in shorter supply so on that I'll go with whatever fits.
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After several builds in the last 8-9 yrs. I finally bought a stand . I was all ready to get a Park-9 and then I ran across this https://www.ebay.com/itm/PRO-Portabl...72.m2749.l2649
At $52.00 my hands were tied .


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Just got a start on a road bike for my granddaughter. OK... she's still a little young to ride yet. But I hope to start her out right.

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Just got a start on a road bike for my granddaughter. OK... she's still a little young to ride yet. But I hope to start her out right.
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