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Old 04-08-19, 01:32 PM
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Just finished a Miyata 310 for the Bike Exchange. someone had uglified the bike with very weird looking upright bars , a crank with 42-26 tooth chainrings, and a few other "enhancements" that I found offensive .
After installing new chainrings, bars, levers etc and a good clean it now looks like this. I have already had an offer on it and will show it this Saturday to the potential buyer.

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Old 04-08-19, 04:08 PM
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Well yesterday I mounted some GP 4000s II tires with latex tubes on the Eurus wheels that will be going on my Paletti when it's built soon. Yesterday though I used the wheels to help me mock up the Vitus Argal to size out what stem I need for it. I also serviced the headset that came on it even though it seemed fine. Basically just cleaned out the original grease on the roller bearings and then regreased and assembled. Oh, and I did the all important task of unclogging the top tube interior cable tube from the bug nest clogging it, LOL!




Today I just repositioned the rear brake body on the Ribble bike to get it lined up properly before heading out for a 25 mile ride.
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Im putting together this early to mid 1980's Moser. The fork crown looks to be from that era but I'm not 100% sure. It is all Campagnolo Super Record with Campy hubs and Mavic Wheels. I just picked up a seat post and brake cables for it so it should be all together in a day or two. It will see the road this weekend for sure.
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Old 04-08-19, 05:42 PM
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Put a tubus fly and a c19 all weather as well as a sugino maxy 58/94 crank on my touring bike this year. The grocery store is lightweight work for this beast. Gonna do a 6 day tour starting sunday.

Aldi trip.
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Old 04-08-19, 05:54 PM
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Originally Posted by 52telecaster
Put a tubus fly and a c19 all weather as well as a sugino maxy 58/94 crank on my touring bike this year. The grocery store is lightweight work for this beast. Gonna do a 6 day tour starting sunday.

Aldi trip.

Nice! Where ya headed!
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Old 04-08-19, 06:00 PM
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Originally Posted by natterberry



Nice! Where ya headed!
from my house in peoria il, to 3 state parks north by northwest of me. The final one is on the Mississippi. Mississippi palisades. 3 days out and 3 days back. Low mileage. 50 miles or so a day.
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Old 04-08-19, 10:50 PM
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First time go at rebuilding a set of hubs. A pair pulled from the box o crap which are now slated for my first wheel build, which is slated for my clunker challenge entry.

Perfect! Because if I do a poor job at overhauling and adjusting the hubs, and if the wheels fold in half... Hey, clunker!

This front hub didnt like spinning as pulled from the BOC. Caked in glazed grease. But it cleaned up well enough. Bearings bright and round. Races a little worn but smooth and passing the ballpoint pen test. Axels straight.

The day has grown long so hopefully tomorrow Ill find time to put this hub back together, and gain a little skill in adjustment.



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Old 04-09-19, 06:44 AM
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Old 04-09-19, 09:58 AM
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Originally Posted by 52telecaster
That lock is a thief's wet dream.
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Originally Posted by SurferRosa
That lock is a thief's wet dream.
Yep. That bike would be gone as soon as you turned around in Eugene!
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Old 04-09-19, 10:28 AM
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First ever hub overhaul. Disassembled it last night, and cleaned it all up. Packed it and put it back together this morning.

Maybe I lucked out but it only took a couple adjustments to get it spinning like a top with a very slight amount of recommended side play. Now onto the rear...



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It seems like i spent the entire day on Sunday, Wrenching on my Ciocc while trying to be "Heroic" at least i got the seat post issue sorted before the ride. had the crank bolt come use, and the wobble caused a lot of "autoshift". then i needed to re-tension my Selle Anatomica. then last straw, the RD pulley cage return spring lost all ability to tension the chin properly.
I just kept it in the large cog, since it was a lot of uphill, but i coasted down hill... (if you consider a death grip on the brake levers coasting). if there was a free sag, i might have capitulated and gotten ride back to Cambria! Until i get a new of fixed RD, the bike will hang in the garage.
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Old 04-09-19, 03:11 PM
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Trying my hand at DIY bar wrap. Not bad for my first attempt. Going to change it to brown when I get a chance.

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Originally Posted by deux jambes


Yep. That bike would be gone as soon as you turned around in Eugene!
glad i live in peoria
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I can taste the peat smoke from here.
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Old 04-09-19, 04:43 PM
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Ahem, I can still see some uncovered real estate on that workbench........it's NOT time yet
@Lascauxcaveman I didn't know there were Tornado's in PA Wa!
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Started work on this Rockhopper FS. And yes, those are teddy bear stickers. Previous owner was a Deadhead:

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Got some Superbe bits cleaned and lubed ready to go on my Resto. Still waiting on some decals for the frame for some portraits of that. Have polished the wheels too, took a long time to do. Ambrosio Montreal rims on Record hubs.


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Originally Posted by jbchybridrider
Got some Superbe bits cleaned and lubed ready to go on my Resto. Still waiting on some decals for the frame for some portraits of that. Have polished the wheels too, took a long time to do. Ambrosio Montreal rims on Record hubs.
My second Favorite group set! Beautiful ! I am building the same wheels but mine are the gray anodized. I like the silver better, did they come like that?
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My second Favorite group set! Beautiful ! I am building the same wheels but mine are the gray anodized. I like the silver better, did they come like that?
Got the wheels at a flea market many years ago. Yeah there original silver rims, "Oh" Wow the work to get them presentable, they look much better a metre or so more away, and some spokes have been replaced with round galvanized spokes but they look ok now and will get the bike rolling. The plan is to take them apart in the future get the rims and hubs on the buffing wheel and rebuild with new bladed stainless spokes.
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Old 04-10-19, 05:19 AM
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I am trying to get this Gary fisher ready for my brother. The bike is in great shape. All is finished except
I can not seem to get chain to the number 8 gear with out unscrewing the barrel adjustment all the
way out to its last thread. I watched the park tool video I must be missing something.
all my other bikes are friction shifters.
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Originally Posted by long john


I am trying to get this Gary fisher ready for my brother. The bike is in great shape. All is finished except
I can not seem to get chain to the number 8 gear with out unscrewing the barrel adjustment all the
way out to its last thread. I watched the park tool video I must be missing something.
all my other bikes are friction shifters.
have u taken the slack out of the cable? Properly adjusted the limit screws?
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Originally Posted by long john


I am trying to get this Gary fisher ready for my brother. The bike is in great shape. All is finished except
I can not seem to get chain to the number 8 gear with out unscrewing the barrel adjustment all the
way out to its last thread. I watched the park tool video I must be missing something.
all my other bikes are friction shifters.
Start from the beginning. disconnect cable. Turn barrel adjuster a couple. Check limit screws. Make sure shifter is in the highest position. Reattach cable. Test and adjust.
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I intended to service my road bike's bottom bracket but it turned out to be beyond repair - the bearing surfaces on the axle had deformed quite badly. As a quick solution I just installed a BB-UN55.
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Originally Posted by ryansu
@Lascauxcaveman I didn't know there were Tornado's in PA Wa!


Seriously, @Lascauxcaveman, clean that **** up! You should just buy me a ticket over there (via the victoria clipper) and put me up for 2-3 nights to help you out. That's money well spent!
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