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Old 02-02-19, 03:22 PM
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Disassembled a special Raleigh Competion to ship to @cqlink.




The only thing I am stuck on is the cotter pins and pedals... They just won't budge, I'm stepping away from them for now and will try again later.
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This is the current project a 1974 new old stock Teledyne Titan, components/kit are almost done and I still need to get the wheels built.

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Old 02-03-19, 06:37 AM
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I just received my first ever pair of new rims. Alex Ace 19. I'm re_building Sunshine high flange hubs for them, and plan to finally use that 6 speed corncob.
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Took the Inter 10 out for a shakedown. It didn't need much adjusting, other than the RD cable. I must be getting better at this.

One thing I like about this bike - other than the ride, which is sublime - is that it doesn't show its size as much as many others do. This really is a 25" frame:

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Old 02-04-19, 07:31 AM
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Originally Posted by JaccoW View Post
Disassembled a special Raleigh Competion to ship to @cqlink.




The only thing I am stuck on is the cotter pins and pedals... They just won't budge, I'm stepping away from them for now and will try again later.
Great work! Please keep in mind, it's just a short hop across the pond to help me put it all back together this Spring!!!!!

To help facilitate the process, the local breweries have done a decent job of catching up with Euro quality beer
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Old 02-05-19, 11:37 AM
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I'm setting up my 79 Trek 930 with front and rear racks, and going on faux one day tours, with the intention of transferring that hardware and knowledge to a 1980 Trek 414, which I plan to deliver across the state of Ohio by riding it, come May. I'm also overhauling a pair of Sunshine high flange hubs, for the new rims I bought, and assembling a second mtb, for a ride outside of Tulum with a friend I'll pick up in Cancun next month.
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Old 02-05-19, 12:35 PM
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I finally got the "new" Simplex RD dialed in. It's been raining for 4 days straight, unusual in LA. Haven't given it much of a workout, but it worked well for 10 miles between storms. I have a spare VGT Luxe all cleaned up and waiting in the wings, if this Simplex dies.
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Old 02-05-19, 09:59 PM
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currently have a mid 70's peugeot A O 8 in the shop. I am swapping out the Cottered cranks for a later Peugeot branded Alu job. I picked this one out of the pile at the Bike Exchange because it has the same Blue metallic paint as the Mixte I just did. Want a matched pair to show at our upcoming sale.

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Old 02-05-19, 11:47 PM
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Originally Posted by capnjonny View Post
currently have a mid 70's peugeot A O 8 in the shop. I am swapping out the Cottered cranks for a later Peugeot branded Alu job. I picked this one out of the pile at the Bike Exchange because it has the asme Blue metallic paint as the Mixte I just did. Want a matched pair to show at our upcoming sale.
That will be a nice pair. Please post pictures.
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Old 02-10-19, 07:55 AM
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Happy to report the TDF fork is back in service. Welded by my ship builder friend ( thanks Smitty! ),I feel confident in riding this piece.
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Old 02-10-19, 01:39 PM
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Here are the two Peugeots I wrote about previously . The Mixte is a '68 I think and the AO8 is a "76 or so.
Both have been completely disassembled and put back together with all bearings serviced, new cables and covers, upgraded wheels, derailleurs etc and aluminum cranks. I kept the Simplex stem mounted levers on the AO8 as they work well and look classy.
Both bikes were very dirty and much of the brightwork was badly corroded as found but the paint and decals were in great shape and some time in the vinegar bath followed by a good buffing did wonders for the brakes, levers and stem .
The AO8 had a model of Weinman brakes I had not seen before. No bolt holding the arms together. Instead of adjusting nuts for the arms they are riveted together making adjustment impossible. They were in good shape though so no adjustment necessary.

I especially liked the funky looking reflectors on the AO8. They are in great condition and should really work well.

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Old 02-15-19, 05:09 PM
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Finally found the last piece of the puzzle for my Raleigh Panasonic Team Cadet. Mid-reach calipers from my Univega. I have some 105's that fit on the Uni.

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Old 02-16-19, 09:50 AM
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Sports Tourer project

I'm slowly movimg into the ranks of people who get to ride bikes they've redone. This summer I finished refurbishing my high school grad purchase Schwinn Super Sport (bought in 74). In the process I found & bought a Schwinn Sports Tourer.

I took it apart & cleaned it up before taking it to the closest bike shop (150 miles). I wanted them to repack the BB & the headset - remember I'm new to this - the BB was something I had no idea how to approach, & something about tearing the headset apart was also frightening. Because I'm also lazy, I took my rims in & had them repack those hubs too.

Now it's home & i can start doing what I'm comfortable with - putting the pieces together. I just ordered my tires & tubes. Guess it's time to remember how all those parts go back on! Wish me luck.
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I'm slowly movimg into the ranks of people who get to ride bikes they've redone. This summer I finished refurbishing my high school grad purchase Schwinn Super Sport (bought in 74). In the process I found & bought a Schwinn Sports Tourer.

I took it apart & cleaned it up before taking it to the closest bike shop (150 miles). I wanted them to repack the BB & the headset - remember I'm new to this - the BB was something I had no idea how to approach, & something about tearing the headset apart was also frightening. Because I'm also lazy, I took my rims in & had them repack those hubs too.

Now it's home & i can start doing what I'm comfortable with - putting the pieces together. I just ordered my tires & tubes. Guess it's time to remember how all those parts go back on! Wish me luck.
Find a junky bike you’re ok with possibly damaging. Strip that thing to the bones.

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Old 02-16-19, 09:56 AM
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I found another Super Course on local CL for $20. Frame, good BB, headset, patched saddle, decent bars and brakes. The frame is solid, decent paint, decals need work. It's my second SC, a '78, my other is a '73, with Capella lugs. This one is a much better starting point. Any good tips for removing old decals without hurting the old paint? I don't see any rust anywhere, but apparantly the bike spent time in Arizona, which might explain that. 😀 I threw some spare wheels and crank on for photos, other photo is as bought.


My other SC has an indent on the chainstay for crank clearance. Thus one doesn't, and is close with the Campy crank that I have available. I have a Sugino AT triple on my other one.

I just set the crank on, not screwed down tight.

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Polished and waxed the frame and fork on my latest project, 1990 Univega Nuovo Sport. Also test fitted a pair of cf wheels I have. If I figure out the upgrade to an 8-speed correctly, then they stay. Or I can always transfer the original 7-speed cassette with spacers.

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Working on installing a 10 speed setup for my Bertoni Superlight. My husband got a kick out of my solution to a very stubborn fixed cup on the old bottom bracket. Hey - it worked! Thanks to a BF member for the SRAM Force 10 group.


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I found another Super Course on local CL for $20. Frame, good BB, headset, patched saddle, decent bars and brakes. The frame is solid, decent paint, decals need work. It's my second SC, a '78, my other is a '73, with Capella lugs. This one is a much better starting point. Any good tips for removing old decals without hurting the old paint? I don't see any rust anywhere, but apparantly the bike spent time in Arizona, which might explain that. 😀 I threw some spare wheels and crank on for photos, other photo is as bought.


My other SC has an indent on the chainstay for crank clearance. Thus one doesn't, and is close with the Campy crank that I have available. I have a Sugino AT triple on my other one.

I just set the crank on, not screwed down tight.

Someone on here accidentally wiped ther decals off with acetone, might be worth a try for you.
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Working on installing a 10 speed setup for my Bertoni Superlight. My husband got a kick out of my solution to a very stubborn fixed cup on the old bottom bracket. Hey - it worked! Thanks to a BF member for the SRAM Force 10 group.



Well done, BFC to the rescue, good thing you didn't need it's boss, the BFH.

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I spent the afternoon installing a new pair of Paselas while watching an endless Daytona 500. I got a Koolstop tire jack for Christmas. It really helped persuade the cranky Paselas onto the rim. It only took 50 laps and 15 yellow flags.😉
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Not cycling related but fun if you are into anything with wiring things up on your car or motorcycle.


Finally got to use my just bought Superseal connector crimper tool to wire in a replacement auxiliary LED tail/brake light on my 2015 Mazda 3S Touring.....

One of the two lights, just below the bumper. Lights I added to avoid getting rear ended by tailgaters in the fog, here in SF.
Been using these waterproof connectors (connector system originally designed by Hella of Germany) on my vehicle projects to come up with OEM qualitywaterproof wiring jobs that will be exposed to the elements, in the last couple of years, but never had the correct crimper to do the wiring contact crimps, till last week, when I finally caved in and bought one, dreading the replacement job I needed to do for one of the lights where a couple of the LEDs quit working. Used to do it on my regular crimper which did a less than satisfactory job when I first installed the lights, but now it's a breeze with the special, ratcheting crimper that does the two tiny crimps required, in one shot, lickety split!. Got done with the light replacement in something like 15 minutes, instead of the double or triple the time it used to take me, fumbling around with my old crimper and the tiny contacts for the connectors.
If anyone here is looking to do a bunch of exterior wiring on their vehicles, check out the Superseal connectors, And buy the special ratcheting crimper (Not cheap at 65 bucks minimum, but dang worth it! This is the Taiwan made copy, the original German Hella crimpers cost over double, if you can even find them.)! So much better than the clunky, old fashioned crimped connectors we all grew up with.
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Still too cold to work in the garage but I had to assemble this after the UPS guy dropped it off. My last $100 Walmart chair finally went kaput! The cushions were worn and the mechanism to raise and lower it gave out making my knees ache. This is nice and comfy though
You reminded me of a quick chair repair yesterday, my Aeron chair when I sat, just would not keep its setting, the air/ hydraulic piston assembly is wearing out... (had to recall... it has been 15 -17 years?) anyway, dribbled a bit of oil at the seal.. voila - it holds.
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I'm running a shelter/rescue service for old bikes. Trying out 622 x 40 tires, I like.

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