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Old 09-09-19, 05:02 PM
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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).

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Old 09-09-19, 11:19 PM
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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 theyíre really baked on..
Almost finished!
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Old 09-10-19, 01:28 PM
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Black Lightning

Got the brakes and drivetrain finished on the BL ... Bar tape wrap and Iím off to the neighborhood for testing and adjustments .
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Originally Posted by Sgvpicker View Post
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 theyíre really baked on..
Almost finished!

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Good looking bike. Have you tried taking the old decals off with a hair dryer?
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Old 09-10-19, 01:41 PM
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I have a 1992 Trek 950 I need to rebuild. I partially rebuilt it once when I first picked it up to make it rideable (overhauled the hubs and replaced the BB which forced me to replace the crank). I then ended up riding the bike in winter which is tough on a bike. So it's time to take it completely apart and rebuilt it. I never liked the v brakes and those shimano trigger shifters are only so so. I plan on rebuilding with cantilevers and thumb shifters. I'll likely go with a butterfly bar since I want to use this bike for touring on tough surfaces. It's next on the build queue.

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Old 09-10-19, 02:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Sgvpicker View Post
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!
I don't see any decals that really need to be replaced although it may seem like a good idea it can be challenging to get them off without doing harm.

Patina, battle scars, et all, its only original once and many that matter and know better want it that way, just sayin.

Oh, and nice job, great looking bike.
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Old 09-10-19, 11:00 PM
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Happy chappy atm


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Old 09-11-19, 12:17 AM
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Recently a 1970 Schwinn Stingray Fastback 5-speed, a 1973 Super Sport, and a 1970 Varsity.
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Old 09-11-19, 01:41 AM
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? Pre-War Sports Tourist

Not sure as to the year, hubs probably not OE (still old, no date code on "AW" hub). I have it's "brother" in another time zone (or maybe universe). More poor quality photos! Turning into an orange crush machine.
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Old 09-11-19, 01:42 AM
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A couple of things, My 2012 Fuji has been upgraded to Ultegra Fitness level rear flat bar shifter, Rear Derailleur, and brake levers to match the existing Ultegra brakes and the Dura-Ace DT front shifter and front derailleur.

Original as bought 6 years ago

464091_10151496023277562_171087490_o by Bwilli88, on Flickr

Rebuilt shortly after with 105 2x10 speed and brifters

IMG_20160323_111359062 by Bwilli88, on Flickr

After repaint at local auto shop, $35

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the new brake levers

IMG_20190910_093511 by Bwilli88, on Flickr

New Rear derailleur

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used Dura-ace Fd

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DT front Shifter

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Bars and new Acorn bag with Shifter and brake levers

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IMG_20190911_142202 by Bwilli88, on Flickr
Nice bike rides sweetly for a fat old man with a stiff back


IMG_20190911_142254 by Bwilli88, on Flickr
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Old 09-11-19, 11:18 AM
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Fantastic job! This paint project spans a few pages. You are on patient man, but the results speak loudly.

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Old 09-11-19, 03:15 PM
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Just finished this 1972 Libertas. Need to ride it for awhile to see if it’s worthy of a Brooks, Paselas and new spokes.




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Old 09-11-19, 09:09 PM
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Finished a build this week. Iím not gonna lie, itís nice to be riding more, and wrenching less!

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Old 09-12-19, 03:31 AM
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Fantastic job! This paint project spans a few pages. You are on patient man, but the results speak loudly.
Thanks, a little bit work here and little bit work there
I could have started it's own thread years ago when I bought it, so much has happened, but in the beginning I didn't realize what a keeper it would be.
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Old 09-12-19, 09:57 AM
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Worked on my Bianchi Forza last night. I added a set of Campy DT shifters to replace the Suntour Accushifts shown in the photos. I'm not sure where to go with it next. I may look for some Campy brake levers to replace the Cane Creek models I'm using now...
Using a Brooks saddle here - later replaced with a Selle Italia


New Velo headset


Build with surplus parts out of my junk box and "inventory" of spares
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Old 09-12-19, 01:25 PM
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I may need to buy a tensiometer and learn to use it. I might have been overconfident in my wheel building skills. I built wheels for my Lemond a few years ago, and I haven't ridden the wheels much, and the rear rim is broken. The cause appears to be excessive spoke tension. I mean, what else could it be?

I'm playing musical chairs with my wheels. The broken wheel and its mate were on my Lemond. I put 650b wheels on my Lemond which is a mostly successful experiment, except that the rear tire has only 2mm of clearance next to each chainstay. I put this now-broken wheel on my Raleigh International after the 24-spoke wheel broke. Now on that bike, I'm using an old rear wheel from my McLean. I built it and its mate back in 1983. They have Campy Record hubs, Ambrosio Elite rims, DT stainless spokes, and a 7-speed freewheel.

So now I have two bikes with 10-speed shifters and 7-speed freewheels. Oddly enough, these systems work well enough. But I will eventually rebuild my wheels properly.

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I got my Lejeune our on the road for the first time today. Itís running 650x42 fixed with a set of Velo Orange wheels. I really like their track hub. It has tons of adjustment built in.




The Mafac Raid brakes have excellent modulation. Even with new pads and straddle wires from Rene Herse, they squeal like a banshee, but thatís fine. Also, the Velo Orange Course bars are amazing in 46cm. The drops are heaven.




I need some spacers for the rear the rear brake bolt, itís on my work bench waiting to be put on.



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Old 09-12-19, 03:16 PM
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^ Great looking frame. Chain slack suggests pulling back the axle further or removing a link.
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Repaint progress on the 66ish varsity. Good start to a parts bin build.
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Before


Bought a huffy on my birthday, stripped and torched the frame, built a jig and time to customize

Handles like a huffy which isn't a good thing, ugly as sin. Time to make this a worth while bike. Build a jig to keep things in line, stripped the frame down and ready to start the rebuild
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I thought it was the end of my world today. Doing some assembly of my Sakae, was tightening the BB thought there was a crack sound, in hindsight dont know what i heard.
Went on working then later saw what looked like a crack along the top of the stay and across the back of the BB. After a sunken hart much swearing pulled the bike apart again looking in and out with a magnifying glass and torch then going back over old photos when I bought the frame nos realized its a casting line. It's still worries my its a crack but it isn't. What a sickening scare after all this work so far.
Besides that it's looking awesome, better than I can photograph it
I mirror polished the dropouts and wet sanded some alloy bars the same as the frame too. Also may need to change the headset.



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Old 09-14-19, 11:41 AM
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^ That bike is a beauty^.

Iím overhauling hubs and bottom bracket on a 1978 Peugeot PSN-10 I picked up 2 weeks ago. No surprises so far, but these parts were filthy and had lots of the original rock hard grease that needed to be cleaned off of all cups and cones.Never a fun job!

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Old 09-14-19, 03:38 PM
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Picked up this baby Rossin today ... for the parts. I can't sell one of my bikes with its nice Campy group, so I'm gonna use the Shimano stuff on this Rossin to rebuild it and list it to sell...


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Hey there Surferosa. Post a pic of the bike with the campy parts you can't sell.
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The hubs and headset are overhauled on the Trek 420, I have sold 5 bikes this summer and hope this will be the sixth. Just need to push on and get it done and list on CL


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