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Old 04-11-20, 12:39 PM
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I have too much free time these days

What have you been doing that you wouldn't if you weren't "staying at home"?

I recently "retired" my carbon fiber road bike in favor of an all steel herd. Friday morning I caught that cf fame looking at me funny from its hook in the garage. There just happened to be a piece of sandpaper laying on the workbench....
This is what it looked like:


A couple hours later it looked like this:


Okay. That's great and all, but now what?
How about a reverse retro mod?


SA freewheel
Shimano golden arrow brakes and levers
Sakae crank
sanded mtb seat post
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Old 04-11-20, 02:24 PM
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Huh... *scratches head*
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Old 04-11-20, 02:26 PM
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Go for a clear coat!
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Old 04-11-20, 02:28 PM
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Whoa! Looks weirdly retro and futuristic at the same time, kinda like the Bowden Spacelander.

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How much weight did you save by losing that paint? This is a weight weenie build, right?
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Old 04-11-20, 02:34 PM
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Does sanding the paint off compromise the frame at all?
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Old 04-11-20, 02:49 PM
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Originally Posted by 52telecaster View Post
Does sanding the paint off compromise the frame at all?
not if done properly.
but ‘nude’ frames degrade with UV exposure.
There are marine type protectants to use, like waxing your steel. Short of paint or clear coat.

Nice project. Needs classic bend on the bars, imho.
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Old 04-11-20, 02:53 PM
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What a certain contingent of C&V guys will be saying in 30-40 years: "How could you do that - it's only original once!" - and they'll name this treatment after you, too, calling it "droppingandlosing"

Personally, I think it looks fantastic and opting for clearcoat - even matte - would be cool, too. Bare CF looks so cool, and putting retro parts on the built-up bike is the best way to contrast it.

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Originally Posted by Wildwood View Post
not if done properly.
but ‘nude’ frames degrade with UV exposure.
There are marine type protectants to use, like waxing your steel. Short of paint or clear coat.

Nice project. Needs classic bend on the bars, imho.
thanks! Just wondered. Never had a cf bike.
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Old 04-11-20, 03:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Kilroy1988 View Post
Huh... *scratches head*
I agree completely.
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Old 04-11-20, 03:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Wildwood View Post
not if done properly.
I'm sure I weakened it in a couple places. Stuff came off real quick when I started using power.
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Originally Posted by Drillium Dude View Post
putting retro parts on the built-up bike is the best way to contrast it.
I would like to do something with the stem and bars. Can't use a quill and the clamp diameter is a problem. This is a $0 dollar project. Maybe I could sand an alloy stem, at least make it shiny.
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I am wondering if you will have any long term effect of running it with the rear zerts removed?
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Originally Posted by danmyersmn View Post
I am wondering if you will have any long term effect of running it with the rear zerts removed?
I don't really know, but doubt it. They're pretty squishy. I just removed them for sanding and haven't put them back in.
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Originally Posted by droppedandlost View Post
I have too much free time.

A couple hours...
Surely, there's a better use for the brakeset and wheelset.

And cables.
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I think it's HOT.


Should be voted #1 in the - - $0 out of pocket project category.
Paint the stem, get the right splash neon bar tape, a YBS chain stay protector and rule the 'Nude Bike Semi-Vintage Universe'.
White tires for the 'Cat's Pajamas' award.

edit:
even if you re-decal it - I think Spesh might reject your warranty claim.
So flame on.

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Old 04-11-20, 08:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Wildwood View Post
I think it's HOT.
Should I put 1x11 on it?
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rough sanded stem, now the white is buggin' me a bit

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I think it could look nice with all black components to get some contrast against the grey.

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I like it a lot. Not much of a SS guy, though, I'd totally do it as a fixie. It's so aggressively ugly, it's actually cool. It looks like it weighs about the same as a half dozen gnat wings.

And if you're really bored out of your skull, you and the Mrs should come out to my lake place and help me rebuild my dock. Wrench and hammer for a couple hours, ride for a couple hours, rinse, repeat (Provided you are asymptomatic, as we all are here.)
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I think it could look nice with all black components to get some contrast against the grey.

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This is certainly a bike that would benefit from modern, all-black tires, but I think the OP is going in the right direction with component hues. The nice satin-looking finish achieved on the stem looks to closely match that of the seatpost, and with a black saddle and bar tape...

It's gettin' there quick.

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You're right, too much free time.

I've got some yard projects that need attention and could be done following social distancing rules, if you're bored...
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Old 04-11-20, 11:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Lascauxcaveman View Post
Not much of a SS guy
Me either, too many hills around here. I just didn't have any derailleur cables to use.

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It's so aggressively ugly
wait until I put the inner tube bar wrap on
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Looks much better raw. That original paint job deserved to be swept off of the floor.
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this is fantastic. the pervert in me wants to see some crappy rims with kenda gumwalls, and maybe some industrial pipe pieces can work as a shim to allow for chop & flopped sakae road champion bars? why are there no threadless->threaded adapters available yet - i sense a market opportunity for someone!
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