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Old 10-07-16, 03:45 PM
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Late 1970's Carlton Corsair built up frome bare frame and it took me ages.
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Old 10-08-16, 11:24 AM
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Originally Posted by noglider
@greg3rd48, can't you just go back to the previous brakes you had so you can have fenders with the 27" wheels?

You already had the most sophisticated UO8 I've ever seen, and now it's even sophisticateder.
I really prefer the stopping power of these dual pivot Tektro 539s over that of the Mafacs (which I do like but just not as much). I hope that the clearance is enough with the 700c wheelset, if not oh well. Thanks for the vote approval on my U08 too.
@Sir_Name Your Raleigh is looking great!
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Thanks @greg3rd48, the UO8 looks like a great workhorse. Nice.
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Old 10-09-16, 10:56 PM
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Picked up a 1988 Masi Nuova Strada with a fairly random array of mostly Campagnolo parts up in Bellingham yesterday. In the pouring rain! Long drive there and back that took longer than it should have, especially as I had a friend's wedding to get to. My priorities are as straight as any....

Brakes take a recessed nut, but had '70s standard reach nutted Nuovo Record calipers with red paint fill on the engraved "Campagnolo" and "Brev. Inter." text. Seller said it was from a Bob Jackson, and that the brakes were his favorite. Rubbish performance in the rain with old pads and MA40 rims (to be expected), but pretty and very solid feeling once off the bike (unlike other old single pivots). I don't know if I will sell them just yet, or keep them for another build. NR is valuable, and the red letters are, to my knowledge, a custom deal. Certainly if it was part of a then-new Bob Jackson bike. Something special!

I am in the middle of doing my standard clean/wax/polish procedure (post disassembly) on the bike--paint is in excellent shape, decals are perfect (WHAT?!?). And I get an SLX and SP mix of tubing. With some non-weight-weenie bits, the bike is 25 lbs (25" frame); and with tired brake cables and heavier rims and tires, some of the inputs make for a sluggish/labored experience. The bike is undeniably smooth, so I will be transferring my Campy+carbon bits themed-groupset (currently on my Super Sport) to it to speed her up a good deal. See if we can get below 23 lbs ready-to-ride, and more importantly, unearth fully that vintage Masi spirit...even if it was contract-built.
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I have just finished up my 83 Centurion Pro Tour and have been working on an Allroad that should be a fun ride.
My Centurion, Shimano 10 speed 5700 triple

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I just rebuilt my 1974 Raleigh International Frankenbike from 2x6 friction drive train to 3x8 indexed. I like it.

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Currently doing small odds and ends in preparation for a lightweight build. A build that while is certainly not C&V in origin, will hilariously use some C&V parts--7402 Dura Ace brake calipers and some classy tan wall race tires. Basically going: light, cheap(ish/enough), good, pick 2.9 of them. Various pieces are en route to my location, so the middle of the week will see some wrenching. The brakes I will take a photo of when mounted. Other than that, sold a bike (I'm down to six!...? [plus framesets and parts]), which felt good.
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Putting together a 70's Motobecane Grand Touring. Learned how to build wheels! Well, rebuild wheels....stole a set off my wifes old trek. Repainted frame, replaced bearings in headset, overhauled bottom bracket, put new cranks on (filed down the inside edge of one dura-ace crank...kept rubbing on BB locknut).

Getting there on it. Need to pick up a bunch of cable/housing, bar tape, and put the rest of it back together.
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My 8 year old son's first vintage bike project. He's done most of the work on it so far.

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I made a fixture to mount a router to the knuckle on the back of the Bridgeport ram.
Now I have an overhead router/precision router mill. Tomorrow I will use it to mill slots in nyckelharpa pegheads.

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Originally Posted by Roger M
My 8 year old son's first vintage bike project. He's done most of the work on it so far.

What a great project. This is priceless!!
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Old 11-08-16, 02:22 PM
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Originally Posted by HamboneSlim
Tomorrow I will use it to mill slots in nyckelharpa pegheads.
I, actually, know what a nyckelharpa is and have been to a concert. Two Trad musicians over in Coatesville one time. Great sound. Neato!
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Thanks @rhm for providing the SR cranks that pushed this project forward. Don Farrell frame; parts bin build. Tune-up ride today. She is getting close...

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Here's what I hope to be working on in the New Year.
Aligning frame and fork was a start, so thanks to @gugie 's atelier.
Drilling fork for recessed brake mount & swapping front to nutted rear.
Then a parts hunt - from clamp on FD BB guide, to clamp-on brake cable guides,
I believe all pieces have been gathered, even with alternative black/silver options for headset & seatpost.

The Draw for me to this frame is:
A. 1st Dutchie,
B. Ishiwata 022 (enough Reynolds&Columbus),
C. a paler shade of Orange. -appropriate for a mellow low country rider

Will also be my first vintage frame with Ergo instead of DT shifters, and 130 spacing.
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Originally Posted by Wildwood
Here's what I hope to be working on in the New Year.
Aligning frame and fork was a start, so thanks to @gugie 's atelier.
Drilling fork for recessed brake mount & swapping front to nutted rear.
Then a parts hunt - from clamp on FD BB guide, to clamp-on brake cable guides,
I believe all pieces have been gathered, even with alternative black/silver options for headset & seatpost.

The Draw for me to this frame is:
A. 1st Dutchie,
B. Ishiwata 022 (enough Reynolds&Columbus),
C. a paler shade of Orange. -appropriate for a mellow low country rider

Will also be my first vintage frame with Ergo instead of DT shifters.
Damn, and I came so close to having you forget it was hanging in my shop. I could image you halfway home, ringing me up and me saying "frame, what frame?"
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Originally Posted by gugie
Damn, and I came so close to having you forget it was hanging in my shop. I could image you halfway home, ringing me up and me saying "frame, what frame?"
So, that's how Le Atelier got so many frames hanging from the walls!!!

I got a box of True Temper frame tubes, silver wire and misc frame stuff for you. Next visit.
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So, that's how Le Atelier got so many frames hanging from the walls!!!

I got a box of True Temper frame tubes, silver wire and misc frame stuff for you. Next visit.
Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in...
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Final details on my John Hollands.

Added a Swift Paloma, a Tubus front rack and a fresh set of Challenge Strada Biancas.

The bike is going in a Dodge Sprinter that's heading down to the Austin,Texas area for a week of riding with retired buddies.

Will likely catch up with my family that lives in the Hill Country as well.
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starting to put this together
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starting to put this together
More pics please.

Interesting bike!
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1986 Trek 500 Ironman

Paint by Joe Bell...finally building up w/105 STI-10. Naked frame was rescued from a trash pile. Reynolds 531 main triangle with Tange rear triangle. Original fork passed over for carbon replacement. The seatpost is a "vintage" SR Laprade from my first bike...turns out to be what was used on the original bike. I think it's crying out for yellow casing....
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I am building up a bike for my brother as a gift, and though it was to be with my '82 Raleigh 531 frameset, it will be from this 1983 Fuji Supreme that used to look like the picture but is in partial build-up now and will be built up differently very soon. Sweet ride from very inexpensive (or inexpensively purchased) and unassuming components. Planning on chrome fenders, used but good 700x32 Paselas, swept-back bars, thumb shifting (most likely), and a few more things. Looking forward to it.

Alas, there are a few bikes that I will be simultaneously attending to...

1) a NOS 2007 Novara Trionfo frame that I snagged an OEM-spec Columbus Carve full carbon fork for along with a Cane Creek Zero Stack headset. It will be my inadvertent "challenger" to my 2015 Trek Emonda ALR super lightweight build as the Trionfo (last year as a model, and top dog in the lineup) is also quite light. The Trionfo still possessed traditional frame geometry, and its "62cm" size is equal to C&V 63.5cm/25" which is cool. The Trek is modern compact geometry.

2) a 1985 Cannondale roadie in deep blue metallic. Will receive 9s Veloce and I can't wait to get to it!

3) Turning my '89 C'dale SR2000 into a Suntour Superbe Pro (and friends) affair.

After six or so days out of town enjoying visiting family, it is great to be back. I accept that I have, in essence, a bike shop in my apartment. My shame is nearly non-existent. My enthusiasm for these two-wheeled conveyances is undiminished!

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As a test piece, I filed this down:



To fit onto this:



Like so:



Which will then go on the Woodrup. Final wheels being 32h rear, 28h front, TB14 rims if I can find them in that drilling polished. Gearing will be 50/28, 13-30, or 13-32 if I can fit it under the Frankenstein RD.

I also laced these up today:



The rims came from an ex-coworker (who was once a shop owner) and sat in the pile for a couple years - they're finally being put to use. Adding tension will have to wait only until tomorrow if I'm lucky.y.
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Originally Posted by repechage
When I took wood shop in junior high, back when there still were shop classes, The Oliver table saw was a piece of equipment I never liked. In college I got to use a SCM Sliding table machine, with the pre saw to reduce tearout and everything… So cool. My favorite machine, I felt in control. In the other classroom shop I at least got a decent fence, those Delta fences were terrible.

I know Oliver has a big following, maybe the stuff I used needed rebuilding?
This reminds me, I really want a Bridgeport vertical mill.
I know you are somewhere in LA or nearby. Did you grow up in LA? I used to be a Woodshop teacher in LAUSD until they cut all the shop classes. I am a general contractor (also cabinet shop/woodshop owner) now, but it all started in that Jr hi Woodshop class. Oh, I remember those old Oliver machine well. Did you go to college near by? I went through Cal State's Industrial Arts/woodworking program. I have an SCMI sliding table saw with the scoring blade in my shop.

Funny about Woodshop back in highschool. It was the only class I did not looked at a Bikcology catalog or read the three pages of Velonews or dream about going to the Rosebowl or Griffith Park ride.

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