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Old 10-07-19, 04:50 PM
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Old 10-07-19, 04:52 PM
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Originally Posted by noglider View Post
Please take another look. I hope I've fixed it. And I did test it in a not-signed-in window, and it worked. Grr.

Does anyone know why the VO cranks have two different-styled dust caps? I don't have pictures but can shoot some next weekend.
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Old 10-07-19, 05:05 PM
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Originally Posted by noglider View Post
Please take another look. I hope I've fixed it. And I did test it in a not-signed-in window, and it worked. Grr.

Does anyone know why the VO cranks have two different-styled dust caps? I don't have pictures but can shoot some next weekend.
I could see them Tom (Pictures) and that hasn't always been the case
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Old 10-07-19, 05:22 PM
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I am closer to getting the Takara I picked up to scavenge parts from closer to being functional and road worthy. The cables are run, the brakes and shifting are ok but they need a bit more tweaking and I threw on a rack, kickstand and rear fender I had laying about too. Of course now I need to go to the Co-op to see if I can find an orphan front fender to mount, then I can pitch it as a rain bike. With any luck the nice used 700c wheels (Mavic/Ultegra) I bought the bike for will end up being free when all is said and done.


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Old 10-08-19, 04:27 PM
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Because the Shimano 8-speed hub was spitting teeth and coughing up blood on my Gazelle commuter I decided to swap everything out with the 7-speed hub from the SilverAce.
Took a bit of fiddling but it works!

I had to laugh though when I opened up the shifter, it's a complex bit of engineering with its own set of pulleys for smooth shifting and a special cap that can slide out of place to insert the cable.
Modern shifters for newer versions are a much simpler design but wear out much more quickly.
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Old 10-08-19, 05:20 PM
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Old 10-08-19, 06:35 PM
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I started a thread but will also post here I bought this sad-looking Torfeo last week on CL for a song.

as found


Polished up cables changed and Tri-bars replaced...I think its getting there.

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Old 10-09-19, 12:21 PM
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I couldn't resist a $10 deal on Ebay for two sets of tricolor Benotto tape, and used one on my Motobecane. Also shoutout to @3speedslow for the headbadge he offered up on the Pay it Forward thread. Finally got around to affixing it.
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Old 10-09-19, 02:23 PM
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Weigle Takes Shape....

Weigle shakes out.

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Old 10-09-19, 06:25 PM
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That is an awesome machine! If I helped, that makes me happy. I don’t remember it...
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Originally Posted by 3speedslow View Post
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That is an awesome machine! If I helped, that makes me happy. I donít remember it...
Yep, back in February I think. Thanks again.

And I appreciate the compliment. I just ran out on it for an hour, and I have to say, I donít ride this bike enough!
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Old 10-09-19, 07:26 PM
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I replaced a 175mm, Ultegra 6500, crankset with a 170mm Dura Ace, 7701, that I found on Ebay. The asking price was $120, I offered $90 inc. shipping, and it was accepted. I was hesitant to make the purchase and looked at it a few times. There are a lot of used 172.5mm, 175mm and 180mm in both Ultegra and Dura Ace, but 170 is slim pickings. I was pleasantly surprised when I received the crankset, it is much better shape than the pictures showed. Once I cleaned and polished, I found it to be in VGS. The rings, 53-39 show almost no wear, some heel rub on the arms but not bad, the threads and bolt/covers are in great shape. I am not using the 53 tooth ring as I also purchased a 48T, 130 bcd Vuelta SE Plus ring. Also, I already have a few 53T from previous bikes and changes. Anybody needs one let me know. They are from used but good to barely used, like new.

I still need to replace both the brake and gear cables. When I got home with the bike and was doing an initial cleaning/check, I realized the cables had all been cut very close to the mechanisms, were not capped and started to fray. Also the front derailleur was so low that the teeth of the in place 48 t ring were obscured by the cage. The rings themselves were a bit beat up. While I am at that, I am also going to replace the Sora FD with a Tiagra or 105 FD.

Today I trued the front wheel, my first time doing that, and we will see how well, or not well, I did that. I am going to do the rear wheel tomorrow. I really like the bike and am ok with all these things. I found I could have taken a closer, better look at it, maybe gotten a bit better price, but I am satisfied with the whole of the outcome. It is a used bike.
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Old 10-09-19, 07:27 PM
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Needed a shorter stem for my long top tubed Moto GR. And the dia-compe hoods on it were killin' the classy vibe. So I found an 80mm Cinelli stem and got some Rustines. New Fizik tape, too. Feels great.


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Old 10-09-19, 08:44 PM
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What HAVEN'T I Been Wrenching On Lately?

This is always a frantic time of year for me. Autumn is the most beautiful, yet turbulent season we have in Minnesota. So I tend to throw budget to the wind and make sure I have enough projects to get me through the winter. But then, once I have them, I start working on them right away. I don't have any photos yet, but I have just completed a 1981 Waterford Trek 412 custom commuter build, and am about to start on a Raleigh Portage touring project that will take me through much of the winter. I will update you all on my progress, and I hope to post some photos of the new Trek build amidst the Autumn leaves soon.

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Old 10-09-19, 10:12 PM
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The Melton is ready for itís maiden voyage tomorrow morning.
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Old 10-10-19, 09:44 AM
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1948 Sunbeam sympathically restored (no paint)



All the bits for a 1948 Sunbeam. Everything wire brushed, rust converted and clear - coated.


Frame, fenders, little old oil bath etc, cleaned, rust converted, clear coated and waxed.


Never encountered this before. The steerer bearings have their own upper and lower bearing races. Each set sits inside a swaged fairing integral to the frame.
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Old 10-10-19, 12:32 PM
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^^Sounds like one of those TDC headsets. Good stuff!
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Old 10-10-19, 12:48 PM
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I finally got this Univega Competizione in a good state after moving away from an attempt at making it a brifter bike.

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Old 10-10-19, 01:03 PM
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Excellent condition. I can't recall ever seeing one of those for sale locally, or anywhere in the state, they seem like they're quite rare. Probably went for close to a grand new.
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Old 10-10-19, 08:26 PM
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In a moment of clarity? or insanity? I guess it depends on your perspective. I took a part my 1991 Bridgestone RB-1 with plans to sell it. I haven't ridden it in almost 5 years. I'm also losing interest in the functionality of the older components. While they look great, I've come to appreciate modern conveniences. So, I took the RB-1 apart. N-1 is a real thing in my life right now. (A 2 bedroom place is not big enough for 16 bikes....). But as I'm looking at it, I'm having second thoughts. I didn't like the old components nor the stem with the incredibly long reach. It wasn't comfortable so I never rode it. Maybe if I throw some new parts on it I'd like it. Plus I have some red Fulcrum wheels and they fit 28mm tires. Its a snug fit but doable. I've ridden worse. I also have new Sram Apex 2x10 just waiting to be taken out of the box and some new Lizard Skin bar tape.

I may not have gotten rid of a bike. If I like it, I will have gotten rid of a bike I don't ride. Plus if this is better than it's possible replacement then N-1 will truly happen because I won't need that one. Maybe.

What it looked like before with a super sweet filter.


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Old 10-10-19, 08:43 PM
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Finished the Takara to the point of being a functional rain bike to get it out the door since I mined it for a nice 700c wheelset (mavic open pro) and suntour bar cons.

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Originally Posted by gil_00000 View Post
In a moment of clarity? or insanity? I guess it depends on your perspective. I took a part my 1991 Bridgestone RB-1 with plans to sell it. I haven't ridden it in almost 5 years. I'm also losing interest in the functionality of the older components. While they look great, I've come to appreciate modern conveniences. So, I took the RB-1 apart. N-1 is a real thing in my life right now. (A 2 bedroom place is not big enough for 16 bikes....). But as I'm looking at it, I'm having second thoughts. I didn't like the old components nor the stem with the incredibly long reach. It wasn't comfortable so I never rode it. Maybe if I throw some new parts on it I'd like it. Plus I have some red Fulcrum wheels and they fit 28mm tires. Its a snug fit but doable. I've ridden worse. I also have new Sram Apex 2x10 just waiting to be taken out of the box and some new Lizard Skin bar tape.

I may not have gotten rid of a bike. If I like it, I will have gotten rid of a bike I don't ride. Plus if this is better than it's possible replacement then N-1 will truly happen because I won't need that one. Maybe.

What it looked like before with a super sweet filter.


This isn't the N-1 you're looking for... Hope to see more pics of this Resto Mod. btw I have 8 bikes in a 2 bedroom apt so I feel your pain, one is in the trunk of my car and 3 are on CL
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Dream Plus...new medium cage rear mech with 13/29 cassette....now try and catch me...

...last of the square taper..

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New cockpit setup. Going to love the levers I think, everything fits ergonomically in place.
Just had to order a grey cable set as im 100mm short of a full set. Waiting on brake pads too, so frustrating



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This isn't the N-1 you're looking for... Hope to see more pics of this Resto Mod. btw I have 8 bikes in a 2 bedroom apt so I feel your pain, one is in the trunk of my car and 3 are on CL
I will admit N-1 started at 16 and currently down to less. I started hanging frames in the corners so squirrel them into the corner. Got another pair on the other side of that room. About to set up yet another pair in a different room. I have 6 frames, and 5 assembled bikes. I do have a another similar rack for my '69 Raleigh Competition which is purely for display.
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