Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Classic & Vintage
Reload this Page >

What have you been wrenching on lately?

Notices
Classic & Vintage This forum is to discuss the many aspects of classic and vintage bicycles, including musclebikes, lightweights, middleweights, hi-wheelers, bone-shakers, safety bikes and much more.

What have you been wrenching on lately?

Old 09-06-19, 10:04 PM
  #2126  
Senior Member
 
jbchybridrider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: adelaide, australia
Posts: 2,802
Liked 402 Times in 152 Posts
Originally Posted by gomango
Kind of off topic, but we are working on a barn find 1976 Honda Elsinore Cr 250.

Google it if you are interested.

I raced these for a shop in central Minnesota in the mid 70s.

It's in one big piece, but all consumables need to be replaced.

This one will keep us out of trouble for awhile.

So, C&V bikes are still interesting, but this thing is a beast.

Vrooooom.

How interesting haha, I did a nut and bolt resto on a 78 and raced 2 seasons until my shoulders couldn't cope. After 30 years racing and age it happens

Andy Haydon is on the inside of me, he finished 3rd in the last original Paris Dakar rally. I was second in the Evo championship this year in the photo age 46 by 5 points going into the last round but missed it because of my shoulders.

jbchybridrider is offline  
Old 09-06-19, 10:09 PM
  #2127  
Senior Member
 
jbchybridrider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: adelaide, australia
Posts: 2,802
Liked 402 Times in 152 Posts
Originally Posted by 2cam16
Finished this yesterday and rode it today:

DSC_2068 by 2cam16, on Flickr
That's a nice bike. Are you in Rome there
jbchybridrider is offline  
Likes For jbchybridrider:
Old 09-06-19, 10:27 PM
  #2128  
Senior Member
 
2cam16's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: San Mateo,Ca.
Posts: 4,018

Bikes: TRIMMED DOWN THE HERD

Liked 975 Times in 619 Posts
Originally Posted by jbchybridrider
That's a nice bike. Are you in Rome there
Lol, I wish!
2cam16 is offline  
Old 09-06-19, 10:31 PM
  #2129  
Senior Member
 
2cam16's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: San Mateo,Ca.
Posts: 4,018

Bikes: TRIMMED DOWN THE HERD

Liked 975 Times in 619 Posts
Originally Posted by gomango
Kind of off topic, but we are working on a barn find 1976 Honda Elsinore Cr 250.

Google it if you are interested.

I raced these for a shop in central Minnesota in the mid 70s.

It's in one big piece, but all consumables need to be replaced.

This one will keep us out of trouble for awhile.

So, C&V bikes are still interesting, but this thing is a beast.

Vrooooom.
Boy those were the days when I followed the sport! Hannah, de Coster, Smith. Any photos?
2cam16 is offline  
Old 09-07-19, 04:39 AM
  #2130  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: STP
Posts: 14,491
Liked 260 Times in 144 Posts
Originally Posted by jbchybridrider
How interesting haha, I did a nut and bolt resto on a 78 and raced 2 seasons until my shoulders couldn't cope. After 30 years racing and age it happens

Andy Haydon is on the inside of me, he finished 3rd in the last original Paris Dakar rally. I was second in the Evo championship this year in the photo age 46 by 5 points going into the last round but missed it because of my shoulders.

That's cool.

I may have to pm you with a question or two as we go through the process.
gomango is offline  
Old 09-07-19, 04:41 AM
  #2131  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: STP
Posts: 14,491
Liked 260 Times in 144 Posts
Originally Posted by 2cam16
Boy those were the days when I followed the sport! Hannah, de Coster, Smith. Any photos?
Same here.

Not yet. I'll likely post on the Honda forum.

There are some fun shots of my Africa Twin on Facebook from this past summer as well.
gomango is offline  
Likes For gomango:
Old 09-07-19, 07:13 AM
  #2132  
ambulatory senior
 
52telecaster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Peoria Il
Posts: 6,028

Bikes: Austro Daimler modified by Gugie! Raleigh Professional and lots of other bikes.

Liked 3,716 Times in 1,696 Posts


This is what i do with them eventually.
Harvesting a lesie from an old organ that someone threw out.

Last edited by 52telecaster; 09-07-19 at 07:18 AM.
52telecaster is offline  
Old 09-07-19, 10:31 AM
  #2133  
Senior Member
 
randyjawa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada - burrrrr!
Posts: 11,772

Bikes: 1958 Rabeneick 120D, 1968 Legnano Gran Premio, 196? Torpado Professional, 2000 Marinoni Piuma

Likes: 0
Liked 1,832 Times in 981 Posts
Though up to my butt in projects around the cottage, I have been fitting in puttering with this old Bianci that I found at the dump three or four days ago. Not really serious about the bike but I do want to, at least, see what it is all about. And, in seeing what it is all about, so far, I have learned that it is NOT a Team Proctor but a mid level Asian Bianchi...
__________________
"98% of the bikes I buy are projects".
randyjawa is offline  
Old 09-07-19, 10:49 AM
  #2134  
aka Tom Reingold
Thread Starter
 
noglider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: New York, NY, and High Falls, NY, USA
Posts: 40,777

Bikes: 1962 Rudge Sports, 1971 Raleigh Super Course, 1971 Raleigh Pro Track, 1974 Raleigh International, 1975 Viscount Fixie, 1982 McLean, 1996 Lemond (Ti), 2002 Burley Zydeco tandem

Liked 2,723 Times in 1,579 Posts
I thought you gave that up, Randy!

I had a ~1996 Volpe which I guess I would consider a midlevel Asian. Ultimately, it wasn't for me, but I was seriously impressed by the quality and balance of the bike. It had the best paint job on any bike I have ever had. It was almost un-chip-able, and I'm very abusive to bike paint. The handling was super predictable. My problem was that it was heavy and slow, not a problem for most people. Your Bianchi looks very nice.
__________________
Tom Reingold, tom@noglider.com
New York City and High Falls, NY
Blogs: The Experienced Cyclist; noglider's ride blog

“When man invented the bicycle he reached the peak of his attainments.” — Elizabeth West, US author

Please email me rather than PM'ing me. Thanks.
noglider is offline  
Old 09-07-19, 02:46 PM
  #2135  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 4,624

Bikes: iele Latina, Miele Suprema, Miele Uno LS, Miele Miele Beta, MMTB, Bianchi Model Unknown, Fiori Venezia, Fiori Napoli, VeloSport Adamas AX

Liked 930 Times in 643 Posts
Just overhauled two High-Flange Campagnolo Record hubs and two Campagnolo quill-type pedals for a friend of mine. Now it's onto a few pairs of Nakashima quill-type pedals for him.

Cheers
Miele Man is offline  
Old 09-07-19, 06:37 PM
  #2136  
Eccentric Old Man
 
eom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: BelleVegas, IL
Posts: 719

Bikes: 1986 Trek 520 Cirrus, 1979 Schwinn Traveler III, Trek T100, 1995 Trek 970, Fuji America

Likes: 0
Liked 173 Times in 87 Posts
Felt a sharp pain on a hill yesterday. Needed to replace a shift cable.

__________________
email:
bikeforums@protonmail.com


eom is offline  
Old 09-07-19, 06:39 PM
  #2137  
Senior Member
 
merziac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: PDX
Posts: 13,320

Bikes: Merz x 5 + Specialized Merz Allez x 2, Strawberry/Newlands/DiNucci/Ti x3, Gordon, Fuso/Moulton x2, Bornstein, Paisley,1958-74 Paramounts x3, 3rensho, 74 Moto TC, 73-78 Raleigh Pro's x5, Marinoni x2, 1960 Cinelli SC, 1980 Bianchi SC, PX-10 X 2

Liked 6,624 Times in 3,799 Posts
Originally Posted by Miele Man
Just overhauled two High-Flange Campagnolo Record hubs and two Campagnolo quill-type pedals for a friend of mine. Now it's onto a few pairs of Nakashima quill-type pedals for him.

Cheers
Mikashima?
merziac is offline  
Old 09-07-19, 07:01 PM
  #2138  
Senior Member
 
merziac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: PDX
Posts: 13,320

Bikes: Merz x 5 + Specialized Merz Allez x 2, Strawberry/Newlands/DiNucci/Ti x3, Gordon, Fuso/Moulton x2, Bornstein, Paisley,1958-74 Paramounts x3, 3rensho, 74 Moto TC, 73-78 Raleigh Pro's x5, Marinoni x2, 1960 Cinelli SC, 1980 Bianchi SC, PX-10 X 2

Liked 6,624 Times in 3,799 Posts
Originally Posted by gomango
Kind of off topic, but we are working on a barn find 1976 Honda Elsinore Cr 250.

Google it if you are interested.

I raced these for a shop in central Minnesota in the mid 70s.

It's in one big piece, but all consumables need to be replaced.

This one will keep us out of trouble for awhile.

So, C&V bikes are still interesting, but this thing is a beast.

Vrooooom.
Definitely beast tamers for sure, they helped spell the end of dominance for Maico, Bultaco, CZ, Penton, Husqvarna and many other stalwarts as motocross moved into a new era.

These were brutal in a whole new way that was embraced wholesale , the handwriting appeared on fire on the wall virtually overnite.

I thought I was into it and had ridden some but not much at the time and even I knew these would change the game just looking at them new when they came out, they exuded power just sitting there.
merziac is offline  
Old 09-07-19, 08:48 PM
  #2139  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 4,624

Bikes: iele Latina, Miele Suprema, Miele Uno LS, Miele Miele Beta, MMTB, Bianchi Model Unknown, Fiori Venezia, Fiori Napoli, VeloSport Adamas AX

Liked 930 Times in 643 Posts
Originally Posted by merziac
Mikashima?
Correct. My mistake.

Cheers
Miele Man is offline  
Old 09-07-19, 09:22 PM
  #2140  
aka: Dr. Cannondale
 
rccardr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 7,808
Liked 3,644 Times in 1,258 Posts
Wow, Elsinore. That was a total game changer.

So much for an Astro top end on a Metralla bottom end...
__________________
Hard at work in the Secret Underground Laboratory...
rccardr is offline  
Old 09-07-19, 10:14 PM
  #2141  
Senior Member
 
deux jambes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: Eugene, OR
Posts: 1,326
Liked 348 Times in 197 Posts
Been wrenching on a ‘76 Eisentraut Limited for about three weeks now. Built up from a frame, and fork. First effort at a bike build, and quite the learning experience.

Finally got it all put together this evening, and took it out for a test run fully expecting mechanical issues. But there weren’t any, and next thing you know I was riding all around Timbuktu just havin’ a natural ball!
deux jambes is offline  
Old 09-07-19, 10:41 PM
  #2142  
Senior Member
 
merziac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: PDX
Posts: 13,320

Bikes: Merz x 5 + Specialized Merz Allez x 2, Strawberry/Newlands/DiNucci/Ti x3, Gordon, Fuso/Moulton x2, Bornstein, Paisley,1958-74 Paramounts x3, 3rensho, 74 Moto TC, 73-78 Raleigh Pro's x5, Marinoni x2, 1960 Cinelli SC, 1980 Bianchi SC, PX-10 X 2

Liked 6,624 Times in 3,799 Posts
Originally Posted by deux jambes
Been wrenching on a ‘76 Eisentraut Limited for about three weeks now. Built up from a frame, and fork. First effort at a bike build, and quite the learning experience.

Finally got it all put together this evening, and took it out for a test run fully expecting mechanical issues. But there weren’t any, and next thing you know I was riding all around Timbuktu just havin’ a natural ball!
Most excellent!

Well done.

Never any doubt in my mind.

merziac is offline  
Old 09-07-19, 10:51 PM
  #2143  
Senior Member
 
deux jambes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: Eugene, OR
Posts: 1,326
Liked 348 Times in 197 Posts
Originally Posted by merziac
Most excellent!

Well done.

Never any doubt in my mind.

Thank you! I had doubts from time to time, but kept deciding to push on through. Wow! What a feeling of accomplishment. And the frame too, feels excellent in motion. Springy! Alive!

Barcons took a bit of getting used to. Never used them before. And the longer wheelbase is a new experience. Got enough of a feel for it to balance out for hands free riding by the time I was heading home.

Still got to outfit a few accessories, and wrap the bars. I’ll show ‘n tell then, because... “Pics or it didn’t happen!”
deux jambes is offline  
Old 09-07-19, 10:53 PM
  #2144  
Senior Member
 
merziac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: PDX
Posts: 13,320

Bikes: Merz x 5 + Specialized Merz Allez x 2, Strawberry/Newlands/DiNucci/Ti x3, Gordon, Fuso/Moulton x2, Bornstein, Paisley,1958-74 Paramounts x3, 3rensho, 74 Moto TC, 73-78 Raleigh Pro's x5, Marinoni x2, 1960 Cinelli SC, 1980 Bianchi SC, PX-10 X 2

Liked 6,624 Times in 3,799 Posts
Originally Posted by Miele Man
Correct. My mistake.

Cheers
No worries and good on ya for servicing them which they need far less than most and are one of if not the best bulletproof values in all of cycling.

I have them on all my regular riders and use them without hesitation on any vintage build that is going to be ridden very much, they look the part and work as well as any for me.
merziac is offline  
Old 09-07-19, 10:56 PM
  #2145  
Senior Member
 
merziac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: PDX
Posts: 13,320

Bikes: Merz x 5 + Specialized Merz Allez x 2, Strawberry/Newlands/DiNucci/Ti x3, Gordon, Fuso/Moulton x2, Bornstein, Paisley,1958-74 Paramounts x3, 3rensho, 74 Moto TC, 73-78 Raleigh Pro's x5, Marinoni x2, 1960 Cinelli SC, 1980 Bianchi SC, PX-10 X 2

Liked 6,624 Times in 3,799 Posts
Originally Posted by deux jambes
Thank you! I had doubts from time to time, but kept deciding to push on through. Wow! What a feeling of accomplishment. And the frame too, feels excellent in motion. Springy! Alive!

Barcons took a bit of getting used to. Never used them before. And the longer wheelbase is a new experience. Got enough of a feel for it to balance out for hands free riding by the time I was heading home.

Still got to outfit a few accessories, and wrap the bars. I’ll show ‘n tell then, because... “Pics or it didn’t happen!”
You're welcome.

Make it so.
merziac is offline  
Old 09-09-19, 12:59 AM
  #2146  
Senior Member
 
jbchybridrider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: adelaide, australia
Posts: 2,802
Liked 402 Times in 152 Posts
So i got the lugs painted today on the Sakae. I used a new tape called Frog tape, well cant say im to happy with it. Its left loads of sticky residue and cant say I've had this issue before with other tape. So there's more work for me before the clear goes on and this frame needed lots of masking.



jbchybridrider is offline  
Old 09-09-19, 02:55 AM
  #2147  
Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2019
Posts: 3
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Originally Posted by 2cam16
Boy those were the days when I followed the sport! Hannah, de Coster, Smith. Any photos?
Me too saw those guys in Houston and Germany. Named my first son Joel Robert
AGUS is offline  
Likes For AGUS:
Old 09-09-19, 03:52 PM
  #2148  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 2,321
Liked 1,899 Times in 889 Posts
In the process of upgrading the brakes on my Puch:

New pads for the front are on order. The Modolos couldn't slow the rollo, and just had a terrible feel to them. BL-R400s are on the way.
BFisher is offline  
Old 09-09-19, 05:02 PM
  #2149  
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Longueuil, Quebec, Canada
Posts: 196

Bikes: 1973 Raleigh Super Course - 1981 Velo Sport Criterium - c.1988 Colnago Master Piu - 1991 Merlin Road - 1991 Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra - 1995 Pinarello Cromovan - c.1999 Lemond Maillot Jaune Team Saturn - 2002 Colnago C-40 - Also modern stuff

Liked 38 Times in 22 Posts
I just finished a nice 1976 Peugeot UE-18. All pictures here (Peugeot Mixte UE-18: Restoration Completed!!).



And this Italian beauty. All pictures here (Colnago Master Piu Neo-Retro).

Last edited by fraba; 09-09-19 at 05:36 PM. Reason: Addition
fraba is offline  
Likes For fraba:
Old 09-09-19, 11:19 PM
  #2150  
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Location: San Dimas CA
Posts: 24

Bikes: Cannondale SuperSix Evo DURA-ACE

Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Bianchi Piaggio 980

I replaced most of the components and tried to keep it period correct or at least as close to period correct as possible, I have new decals for it but not sure yet how to take off the old ones since they’re really baked on..
Almost finished!
Sgvpicker is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Your Privacy Choices -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.