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Old 01-08-08, 11:12 AM
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#0000 take minute bits of chrome off - and it isn't very think to start with. Oxalic acid won't remove chrome - though it can be a real pain to take rust off something as large as an entire frame that way.
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> brooklynbycycle

Try an initial wash w/car wash stuff, won't do much but loosen a lot of dirt.
Then a light spraying of degreaser and scrub with a small bristle brush, and rinse.
Then an initial wipedown with a WD40 rag, see what comes and what doesn't.

Then disassemble and go at it by component.

WalMart has a rust remover you brush on with a paint brush or small scrubber, works OK.
(wear rubber gloves). While it's sitting up, go buy a Dremel tool with polishing attachments.

Rinse again, wipe it down, now take a good look at what's left.

Blue Magic is great on POLISHED aluminum and chrome. Rather than #0000 steel wool, which does work well, you can try those green scrubber things. If it's working, move up to terry cloth w/the Blue Magic, and then to a t-shirt or something softer. The softer the cloth, the closer you are to done.

Most of the work is disassembly and reassembly. Most metal parts can be cleaned with rubbing, WD40, and/or a citrus degreaser. If you want to preserve your elbow grease, use a wax before you reinstall stuff.

I'm not a bike mechanic, but I do know about cleaning up bikes, motorcycles, and different "thicknesses" of elbow grease. Keep at it, and you'll be surprised. Most bikes can be pretty clean in 8 hours, if you have a rack. Don't disassemble next to a car. Every part you drop will end up under it.

I let a mechanic look at my bike only when it's cleaned up. They like that a lot better, and will be pickier if they think you are, and you'll get a more thorough evaluation (and maybe more things fixed and a higher bill, but an ounce of prevention, etc). If the bike shop doesn't think you're going to follow through on a dirty greasy ride, you'll get a cursory inspection and maybe some re-packed hubs and crankset. If the bike is clean, the shop is much more likely to check the cones, skewers, axles, etc, and look through their old parts for a replacment for that stripped cotter bolt, etc.

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Old 01-11-08, 07:19 AM
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My first post. A picture of my 2007 Nagasawa. It has a complete C-record group, Campagnolo saddle and rims. I am very happy with. Sorry for the not so good picture.
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Picked up this 1985 cannondale from a Co-worker for $100 it has front and rear suntour cyclone derailures, shifters, and hubs. Also has a superbe pro crankset. The bike has hardly and miles on it. Just replaced the tires and tubes and thanks to my wife pink bar tape. I'm not to current on my roadbikes so I'm not sure if this was the best deal but I really like the bike. Let me know what you think I'm interested to find out more info on the bike.



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I'd say you've done better than average, nice catch. If it's the right size that'd be a keeper.
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Old 01-11-08, 02:04 PM
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Definitely a decent deal. The main problem with old alum frames is they can't be respaced to accept newer drivetrains, but the Superbe pro crankset alone would have made me snag the bike for $100.
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Bigger pic for PaulKal:



AMAZING!!!

Great attention to detail Paul. When/when do you ride it? Is it a daily driver or show bike?

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I love that a brand new Nagasawa (and many other Keirin builders who offer road frames) looks 25 years old when it's built like that.
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Originally Posted by paulkal
My first post. A picture of my 2007 Nagasawa. It has a complete C-record group, Campagnolo saddle and rims. I am very happy with. Sorry for the not so good picture.
Very nice! I looove C-Record ( well , except for the brake levers...). Makes me think of this bike I sold some time ago. I thought I had lost all pictures of this bike but I just found a survivor ! here it is ;

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Originally Posted by dtexan
Picked up this 1985 cannondale from a Co-worker for $100 it has front and rear suntour cyclone derailures, shifters, and hubs. Also has a superbe pro crankset. ... Let me know what you think I'm interested to find out more info on the bike.



Very nice, pretty brakes. Suntour stuff just fine, note the 6-speed hub, may be compatible w/Accushift etc. If you feel like selling.....
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dtexan - All you have to do is go out and ride that bike,,, the Cyclone group and Superbe cranks are a great combo and sat very highly in the Suntour hierarchy.

And 12 speeds are just fine for most humans.
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This beauty just arrived. Thank you ebay. Just pulled it out of the box and it exeeds any superlatives posted in the auction description. Just finished the maiden ride, a 100ft carpeted loop around my office building, and I'm jumping for joy at the fit. Don't have the camera, so this is the photo from the auction, more to follow.

Circa 1984 Bill Holland crafted Scepter. Dura Ace throughout except for diacompe brake levers. Joe Bell Paint job, with painted pump. Brilliant forest green perfect for blending in with the trees here in the pacific northwest.

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yeah the wife just isnt diggin the non indexed shifters. I was thinking maybe some bar end shifters would be better for her. Any ideas?
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Old 01-11-08, 09:01 PM
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Here are some 7-Eleven bikes that you might enjoy seeing. The two Huffy bikes are 87 build but raced in the 88 TDF. also a pic of my newest bike, an 89 Merckx TT bike.
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very nice slurpee! ive been looking for a discjet for my gitanes. is that huffy tt a melton built frame?
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7 - Eleven photos

Lofter, the Discjet is actually a HED disc which I had the appropriate decals made for. I also have been looking every where for a Discjet, but I can't find them. Yes, you are correct that the Huffy TT bike is a Melton designed frame. As you probably know, Serotta had nothing to do with the TT frame. The two Huffy bikes were ridden by Jens Veggerby in 1998. The Huffy road bike which is now in pristine condition, was actually wrecked in the TDF when he was clipped by another rider. The frame went back to Serotta for repair and repaint. In 89, 7-Eleven went to Merckx, so the frame stayed at Serotta for a couple of years and then they sold it. It had never been built up again until I bought it.

The red Merckx actually was one of three spare frames that 7-Eleven had that also was never built up. They later sold them. It is, as you can imagine, like new as it was never ridden. The 7-Eleven team decal is on the right side of the top tube, so you can't see it in the photo. As with the Huffy TT bike, I've had to use a HED disc with the proper decals until a real Discjet comes along. If any one knows of any, please let me know.
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Thanks, it is not my daily bike but I do ride it regurlarly around here in Rotterdam, Holland.
The Nagasawa is a really stunning. And it was great to meet Nagasawa San in Osaka. He was very friendly and funny.
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Lofter, one other point re the discjet. I was also having a great deal of trouble finding a photo that was not blurred that showed the Discjet decals clearly. Davis Phinney was kind enough to send me a photo of himself riding a TT bike in the Tour De Trump. The decals were made from this image. You may also have to do something like this until you find a real Wolber Discjet. Also in my previous reply, I have a typo. The Huffy road bike was wrecked in 1988. If you go to U Tube, 1988 Tour De France there is footage of Veggerby going up the mountain with his shorts half torn off and badly skinned up.
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My thoughts exactly . Thank you very much for sharing those, Slurpee!

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Originally Posted by Slurpee
... As with the Huffy TT bike, I've had to use a HED disc with the proper decals until a real Discjet comes along. If any one knows of any, please let me know.
Does it need to be the exact same Discjet ? I could probably get one but it says Trophée instead of wolber.
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My Nishiki Competition

Im relatively new to this forum, so i thought it was about time i put up some shots of my daily driver right now. I have been searching like crazy for more info on the frame age, but with little luck. I figured if anyone would, they would be in Classics and Vintage! Serial: KS327810.

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What ya think????

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This is a 1981 Univega Gran Rally (thanks T-mar) I picked up at a little shop from a guy who said he just couldn't get around to getting some old bikes ready for sale. He let me have this one and another old beater that will be a long term project for $85.00 for the pair. This bike also needed very little to get it road ready. I have since replaced this Italian leather saddle with one that is female specific for my wife, and she loves it.
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Wolber Discjet

Mainducote, I Think That Would Be A Step In The Right Direction. I Have A Picture Of One That I Will Look At When I Get Home And Then I Will Send You A Message If I Have Interest. Thanks For Your Help!
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Mainducote, I Think That Would Be A Step In The Right Direction. I Have A Picture Of One That I Will Look At When I Get Home And Then I Will Send You A Message If I Have Interest. Thanks For Your Help!
Here is a picture of the wheels
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