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Vintage bicycle rebuild... follow my progress till the end.

Old 03-21-18, 10:43 PM
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I finally got started working on the flandria today.
I did the bottom bracket, I did the crank, and I found me a nice
campagnolo 700c wheel with shimano 105 hub and a nice rear cassette
that fits perfectly and it's shiny new looking. Next Monday I'll probably start
working on the derailleurs and the handle bars.


I'll take more pictures as I progress further with the frame.😁👍
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Old 03-24-18, 06:21 PM
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Guinness is an excellent lubricant....for the mechanic
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I can hardly think of any bad brake brands, so best to be an opportunist to what becomes available at a good price, or what happens to come into any bike co-op type places in your area.
Campy calipers and the copycat DiaCompe or Suntour calipers tend to be awful good-looking on a bike like yours, but so might centerpull calipers like Mafac, Weinmann or Universal, but which are trickier to set up.
Trust your visual judgment, just make sure the reach is sufficient and that the calipers aren't defective or missing parts.
Note also that caliper's mounting studs appear in different lengths for nutted (as on yours using hex nuts, so longer) or recessed mounting of the Allen nut (into a shallow recess in both the frame and fork, thus shorter threaded studs).
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What's the weird doohickey sticking up off the top of the seatstays?

Keep in mind that the position of the brake cable braze-ons on the toptube and the corresponding location of the stop on a rear sidepull brake can really make the cable routing fishy if it has to cross-over the centerline of the bike.

I tried a rear Campy with non-drive-side cable stop on a Carlton that has the mounts on the drive-side and a stop for centerpulls. I ended up switching it to centerpulls for this reason and the too-short reach.
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Today I greased the headset and found a really nice nitto handlebar and campagnolo brake leavers in the parts bin. Next I am gunna try to find some derailleur's hopefully I can find some campy ones.
Then I'll put on some friction shifters. Brakes are the hard part because of the long reach part. I was hoping the cat a good brand of side Pull, but I can't find any in the length I need. They do have plenty of long rec center pull brakes, but they don't look as nice.
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Originally Posted by ryansu
Guinness is an excellent lubricant....for the mechanic
+ 1 on the restorative powers of guinness. Sometimes I look at a bike and figure out how many beers it took to get that thing working . . .
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Originally Posted by Dustin sterling
Today I greased the headset and found a really nice nitto handlebar and campagnolo brake leavers in the parts bin. Next I am gunna try to find some derailleur's hopefully I can find some campy ones.
Then I'll put on some friction shifters. Brakes are the hard part because of the long reach part. I was hoping the cat a good brand of side Pull, but I can't find any in the length I need. They do have plenty of long rec center pull brakes, but they don't look as nice.
Nice bars and levers. Center pulls would look absolutely correct on this bike and they have fine stopping power; just get some continental kool stops and call it a day,

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So what is the next best brand besides campagnolo? So far I found 3 campagnolo parts in the parts bin and i am hoping to find more parts like the derailleur's and the friction shifters.

The bike refurbishing is coming along nicely so far. Knock on wood. 😁
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So what is the next best brand besides campagnolo? So far I found 3 campagnolo parts in the parts bin and i am hoping to find more parts like the derailleur's and the friction shifters.
There are quite a few European companies that made good parts. Galli, Stronglight, Huret, Simplex, Modolo, Universal, Spécialités TA, 3TTT, Cinelli, and I am sure others. Most of these companies made a range of parts so some may not be the best choice, but that is true for Campagnolo too (search for Valentino derailleurs.) so, you have lots of fun choices!
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Okay cool thanks for the great info.
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How goes, frame friend?

Originally Posted by CO_Hoya
There's a very similar frameset in green on Boston CL (link) with better pics, for $50.
I grabbed the green one from Boston CL. It'll be a birthday gift for my wife.

I'm not a restorer, so I'm giving it the retromod treatment. Here it is, current form. Still needs work. But ours look to be the exact same frame. We can commiserate/share advice/experiences.

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Okay so I'm back with another update. Today I put on the handlebars, and got a front wheel with tire and new tube. I installed one Long Reach weinmann rear brake. I'll start on the rest next monday. Yep that frame looks exactly like the one I've got. It even has the little tail looking thing behind the seat.
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Originally Posted by Dustin sterling
Okay so I'm back with another update. Today I put on the handlebars, and got a front wheel with tire and new tube. I installed one Long Reach weinmann rear brake. I'll start on the rest next monday. Yep that frame looks exactly like the one I've got. It even has the little tail looking thing behind the seat.
Excellent.

Good idea on the stretch of housing between the stops on the top tube. It has been bugging me to no end that the cable rubs against the frame when I grab the bike by the top tube.
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Not sure if you've given much consideration to the shift cable routing. The rear is fairly straightforward, but I didn't like the way the front routed, particularly since my build uses STI shifter. I wound up drilling the BB and installing a cable guide to route the cable from below.
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Yesterday I spent a long time trying to figure out how to make the rear brake work correctly and i was getting frusted when I remembered that my mom has a vintage touring specialized expedition bike with exactly the same campy brake leavers I put on my bike so I went and had a good examination of how those brake leavers work. Now the flandria has a rear working brake. Yea. 🤗😁 today I can take out for a test ride. The build seems to be coming along good for now.

Next is the putting on some good shifters of the era and hooking up the cables to the derailleur's. I have plenty of white housing for that.

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For the first time I finally got to test ride my flandria build a bike today. I installed the rear brake lastnight and it works gr8. The overall ride quality is nice and smooth. The bike feels light and nimble yet feels very strongly built. The only thing left to do is the left brake cabling/white housing and the gear cabls.
Steel is real.
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From just a frame to this really sweet looking vintage bike. This build is almost done. There's only 2 things left to finish off this rebuild the bar tape, vintage white seat.
I have ridden the bike a few times now and I feel like it's as light as a feather and the ride quality is as good as my mint condition vintage pinarello with full campy parts. I am totally fine with using non-OEM parts if it makes the ride quality better.
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Originally Posted by Dustin sterling
Yesterday I spent a long time trying to figure out how to make the rear brake work correctly and i was getting frusted when I remembered that my mom has a vintage touring specialized expedition bike with exactly the same campy brake leavers I put on my bike so I went and had a good examination of how those brake leavers work. Now the flandria has a rear working brake. Yea. 🤗😁 today I can take out for a test ride. The build seems to be coming along good for now.

Next is the putting on some good shifters of the era and hooking up the cables to the derailleur's. I have plenty of white housing for that.

Just saw this now, but yes, I think those levers can only be used in aero configuration, so you got the right solution.

Really like those Miche cranks. I think all the Miche, Gipiemme and Ofmega stuff is a great alternative to Campagnolo, if you are still looking for more parts.
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