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Old 01-04-22, 05:07 AM
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Originally Posted by gugie
Damn, Neal got a breakdown travel bike, so I had to get a breakdown travel bike.

Now I need a chrome bike.
Don’t you have a mostly chrome Gran(d) Sport(s)?
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Old 01-04-22, 10:17 AM
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Originally Posted by bwilli88
I have that Centurion Pro-Tour I am looking to sell

All stripped and ready to pack and send.
Oof, I'm a 24" ST kinda guy, but thanks for thinking of me!
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Originally Posted by gugie
That happened two years ago and gugie is still upset with me? geez..... Mrs. Gugie is probably happy with me?
It's like the drug addict who has his friend lock him in a room and tell you under no circumstances, no matter how much he begs and pleads not to let him out until he detoxes.[/QUOTE]


“Nice working with ya”

Neal that came out real nice. I’m gonna have to keep my eye out for a similar project frame.
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Originally Posted by Andy_K
Don’t you have a mostly chrome Gran(d) Sport(s)?
She's only mostly chrome!

Can't won't wrong to strip the paint off that one. Beside, I only ride it the 2 months of summer here in Portlandia.



My zero bike is fully chromed underneath the enamal paint, but unless I find that the paint and pinstripes have been destroyed after I clean her up after TdMIL 2020, the bike stays as is.

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Originally Posted by gugie
She's only mostly chrome!

Can't won't wrong to strip the paint off that one. Beside, I only ride it the 2 months of summer here in Portlandia.

For some reason that bike makes me think of this:

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Originally Posted by gugie
My zero bike is fully chromed underneath the enamal paint, but unless I find that the paint and pinstripes have been destroyed after I clean her up after TdMIL 2020, the bike stays as is.
Wait a sec, you still haven’t cleaned it from last year’s ride?
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Originally Posted by nlerner
Wait a sec, you still haven’t cleaned it from last year’s ride?
@BoltBreaker and I pulled into his abode in the PRB around 5 and I had a 7:55 flight to catch. I hosed down the major chunks before storing it in his garage, but it really should be stripped down, cleaned and waxed.

it's real purdy.

edit: ah crap, just noticed, I was off by a year.
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Originally Posted by gugie
edit: ah crap, just noticed, I was off by a year.
Nothing gets by Neal...
You mean it's not 2020 anymore? I hadn't noticed. How can you tell?
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"No drip citrus gel formula" Looks like lime scented. I wonder if it is essentially the same stuff as this:


I just did a Schwinn Sports Tourer with the Citristrip, and it worked well, especially on the chromed fork. Looked just like your photo. I applied thick, but did not cover with plastic. The frame took a few applications, and some elbow grease as well.

Neat Fuji, by the way. I have an eye open for an earlier Japanese frame in my size.
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Here's an update on the '72 Fuji Finest, made possible because we've had enough snow melt to enable me to find a decent non-snowed-in backdrop!







It's a 5-speed SunTour drivetrain (other than a Shimano crankset--the horror!) with a bar-con single stem shifter (and I need to find a blue hood for that lever). Weinmann brake levers and Weinmann Carrera brakes. Wheels are Super Champion sew-up rims and Phil Wood hubs that, interestingly, came to me many years ago on a Fuji Finest. Total weight is around 21 lbs, so pretty skinny. The chome photographs a bit blue in this late-day February light, but it's shiny chrome, shinier and in better shape in some places than in others. As a proof of concept, I'm pleased.
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Looks good. That handlebar tape is wild. Is it fabric? Who makes that?

Also, I appreciate that you used the combination of a stem shifter and sew-ups.
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Originally Posted by BFisher
Looks good. That handlebar tape is wild. Is it fabric? Who makes that?

Also, I appreciate that you used the combination of a stem shifter and sew-ups.
Thanks! That’s Serfas bar tape: https://www.serfas.com/product-categ...ucts/bar-tape/

I actually had that tape on another bike for a couple of years and several thousand miles, and it’s held up really well. I like that they take up the challenge of reimagining splash tape in lots of their designs.

And on the sew-up/shifter combo, my first ever commuter bike build, nearly 40 years ago, involved building a coaster brake hub into a sew-up rim. I don’t even remember what the frame was, just something I found at the thrift store. That worked for a while.
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I've was messing around with my Carabela frame applying and reapplying stripper that the directions say to scrape off after 15 minutes. I have most of the paint removed save for nooks and crannies and recalled this thread. I dabbed some more stripper on it and wrapped it with some stretch wrap intending to come back to it in a few hours. A few hours turned into at least three weeks. Tonight I decided to peel off the plastic and had I got on it like I intended I think it would be pretty much done. I hope I never have another bike that needs stripped, but if I do, it is getting lathered, put in a black trash bag, tied shut and left to lay out in the sun all day. The longer contact time without drying out seems to work well.
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Originally Posted by gthomson
So, could that goop be used on a normal painted bike without a chrome frame?
Goop plus saran wrap works very well on plain steel too. I stripped this twice painted mixte in stages over December (Doing it all at once is too messy for my small basement work area). Each bit took about 15 minutes to strip the old, put goop on the new area and wrap in saran. Summertime, it's a one shot deal outside.

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