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Old 01-29-17, 03:06 PM
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First look tease then follow-up restore...

...with CV bikes you recently acquired, or have had and want to do something with. Lets have a snapshot of what you've got, then follow-up with how the restore project is going.

I'll start with this...
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Jeez, we had to accept that Ross made some very nice bikes, but now Murray?
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Believe that's the work of Serotta...

The nice Ross bikes you reference really were Ross.
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Serotta also made some nice Huffy's
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Originally Posted by WolfRyder View Post
...with CV bikes you recently acquired, or have had and want to do something with. Lets have a snapshot at what you got then follow-up with how the restore project is going.

I'll start with this...
Ok, I'll play

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Doing a full strip down right now...buff and wax followed by a full rebuild. Had to order an octolin bottom bracket remover today. It should look very different, and be mostly American. Picture is sellers..mine are usually upside down and crappy.

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Nice man I see some potential there. My buy is pretty fresh, so I am still in research phase of what I may actually have. Already thinking though, that I will definitely need some expert assistance to do that Murray project correct. I may post another bike that I feel a little more comfortable trying to work on myself with my limited mechanic skill set. No tools right now either.
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Nice man I see some potential there. My buy is pretty fresh, so I am still in research phase of what I may actually have. Already thinking though, that I will definitely need some expert assistance to do that Murray project correct. I may post another bike that I feel a little more comfortable trying to work on myself with my limited mechanic skill set. No tools right now either.
Don't need to many tools to start. A set of Allen keys are pretty cheap, and some wrenches for headset and other bearings. I usually do all the work but I picked up zinn's road bike last year; it is an excellent resource. Time is something I don't have a lot of with 2 young ones.
If you're unsure of something there's usually an answer somewhere on the Web, I also have used a local bike shop called 'bike depot' run by twins who are very knowledgeable and adept. They took out an old bottom bracket that was just welded solid by rust, faced and chased the threads, and did it for a very reasonable price.
Good luck, planning and anticipation make the end result even more special, to you.
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I'm going to be doing my first tourer soon. More of a fishing/bug out bike but am in the gathering stage. https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vi...lebar-bag.html Going to be interesting figuring out how to carry surf cast type rods 25 miles, but will be fun.

Also have some other stuff with only one I see interesting. An 85ish Gianni Motta 2001 R (has lug socks). I have C Rec and Cobaltos for.. Also have a cheap Gitane I plan to make a stool out of, a freebie Spanish bike with some Zeus drops that I was going to just pull them as a keepsake, but am still debating. (T-mar did not approve ). And a custom frame I picked up for the Campy on the cheap. Has a TT dent and is too small. They are shoved under a table awaiting a decision.

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Ok, i thought this thread was going to be about restoring a Look bicycle. Improperly capitalized letter, my old nemesis, we meet again.
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Ok, i thought this thread was going to be about restoring a Look bicycle. Improperly capitalized letter, my old nemesis, we meet again.
Oh ok I see what your saying, the Mondrian Look bike, didn't think about that. Well it is a heading so I spelled it that way. Not sure if I can change it now.
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I'll play too. This is my 1982 Kabuki Super Speed that I picked up a couple of weeks ago for $10. It's completely stripped down at the moment.

Plan is to convert it into a single speed, and change out most of the steel components for aluminum to lighten it up some. I think it will make a cool beater.

This was how I bought it.



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I'm going to be doing my first tourer soon. More of a fishing/bug out bike but am in the gathering stage. https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vi...lebar-bag.html Going to be interesting figuring out how to carry surf cast type rods 25 miles, but will be fun.

Also have some other stuff with only one I see interesting. An 85ish Gianni Motta 2001 R (has lug socks). I have C Rec and Cobaltos for.. Also have a cheap Gitane I plan to make a stool out of, a freebie Spanish bike with some Zeus drops that I was going to just pull them as a keepsake, but am still debating. (T-mar did not approve ). And a custom frame I picked up for the Campy on the cheap. Has a TT dent and is too small. They are shoved under a table awaiting a decision.

A tourer sounds good. Looks like you have a few to choose from, nice candy colors there.
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not really a restore as it was mostly just damage control- But it is a Look! someday got to get it painted properly




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This. It's already disassembled. Gonna be some work, I can tell ya

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1972 - eBay frame set $90.00 -
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Improperly capitalized letter, my old nemesis, we meet again.


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not really a restore as it was mostly just damage control- But it is a look! someday got to get it painted properly




I fixed it for ya ^^^ JetBoy. Haha. Those are great Looking bikes! Really though and I have never seen one in my area.
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Falcon in the line-up - plans are to build up my first 650b conversion. Frame is too big for me slightly - so hoping to lower it a little and do something different than I normally do. I have the stem/bars/saddle. I have a 32 hole fixed gear rear hub so thinking to build it as a single speed first round.



And then a 1985 Releigh Gran Prix that is far along in the vision but lacks a few key pieces to finish up. Has been built up with Dura-Ace FD, RD, brakes and DT shifters. Tektro levers, with Nitto bars/stem, SR seatpost, gold braided Jagwire Cables, VO red leather saddle and bar tape. I have the chain but need the 7 speed freehub..

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not really a restore as it was mostly just damage control- But it is a Look! someday got to get it painted properly




Of course the must have brake set for that bike would be these...


funny I had a shot at some NOS and went for a different style but similar. Was thinking should gone for the Modolo Speedy (La Vie Claire edition) in case I ever get a look style bike. Paint does wear off easy on them though.
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Good work on that Raleigh build and that Falcon looks like good base for a 650b conversion. What size is the Falcon? and I have seen that saddle on the Raleigh, what model is that?

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Sweet looking crankset man.
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Thats before and built up after right? Looks nice.
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Almost ready for a thorough scrubbing



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Project with a capital...all letters. '77 Super Le Tour 12.2. Rides great, but I was going for the frame. Tubes are good, rust on the outside is not. Going to turn this thing back into the swan it originally was...with newer components.



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Interesting tease material here. So how long do some of you figure to be in finishing? Days, weeks, years? When I'm working on a new project I can't wait to finish it.

A tease:

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