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1991 Breezer Lightning……..Flash Resto

Old 03-20-22, 05:18 PM
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Old 03-21-22, 12:38 PM
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Old 03-21-22, 01:40 PM
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I would have guessed this frame to be solidly in the 8 speed era, thus the shifters it came with are appropriate but I'm probably wrong. Stunning frameset; I'll be pleased to watch it progress. Love me some fillet braze!
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Old 03-21-22, 02:48 PM
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This cassette came with the wheeleset. I have the eight speed that I have yet to clean and put on. It is pictured in an earlier
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Old 03-24-22, 10:49 PM
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Saddle repair?

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Little saddle repair using SUGU glue with a little help from @garys.projects on youtube
I've seen a similar video using this stuff to repair a saddle. Wondering how durable the repair is compared to the remaining original material. I have a Turbo here that has a few smaller holes, seems this might be a good approach. Does it feel like the original material? More critical is that the original cover is unglued for about 40% of the circumference of the seat.
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Old 03-25-22, 07:54 AM
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It feels like a pencil eraser is the best I can describe it. Not sure about durability as I’ve not ridden the saddle. Definitely a fair trade between saving a vintage saddle to binning it in my opinion. Simple and not costly so no big loss if it doesn’t work out.
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Old 03-29-22, 12:31 PM
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Brake hanger



Another piece of the puzzle has arrived
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Old 03-29-22, 01:27 PM
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Nice project, here is my 93 I've had since new. 21lbs 7oz


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Old 03-29-22, 02:41 PM
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Yes I’ve seen it posted on here elsewhere great bike and one to be proud of for sure. Under 23lb a real ripper for sure🔥🔥
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Old 04-02-22, 10:35 AM
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Here’s what I got







So the bike came as a frame, two wheels and a box of parts. I’ve managed to find a bit of time to clean them somewhat and assemble the bike in a temporary fashion to see what it looked like built up. My first thoughts were how nice the V Brakes look and function. Titanium seat, seat post and brakes post bolts are a nice bonus. Front tire was torn on the sidewall and has been trashed. The bad, that fork! Looks horrible on this bike as some had suggested it might. Needless to say the finished product likely won’t resemble what’s here now but nice to see regardless.
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I had a Manitou 3 for many years and always thought it looked really nice. All that machining and anodizing really made it look sweet. I kept it mostly because it was so nice. Too bad it was such a bad fork. Maybe you could find an Englund air cartridge for it; that might wake it up, anyway... Bike looks great!
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Old 04-13-22, 09:19 AM
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Love when new bits show up in the mail
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Old 04-15-22, 12:16 AM
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Freewheel Swap




My first time ever doing a freewheel swap has exposed my lack of bike specific tools. Purchases need be made to continue.
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I offered this guys substantially more than his ask as I was second in line but he would honour his word to the first buyer admirable but a big miss for me. Stem and fork gone😭
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Old 06-01-22, 06:37 AM
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Little progress






Well i managed to find a proper fork for the bike but it needed some work. Think it going to be just perfect when done. Fresh fork decals on the way.
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Old 06-01-22, 09:40 PM
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Nice progress! Love the new rigid fork.
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Old 06-02-22, 08:22 PM
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As it were




So I decided to assemble some parts and do a fit up. With this headset the steerer is 1/4” -3/8”short and with the logic crankset the 111mm bottom bracket axle is likely 10mm short. Any help or suggestions at this point would be appreciated. I will definitely need a new bottom bracket and am unsure if a change of headset will help or not.
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Loving this. It's a perfect rigid example from the days when mtn bikes began to really strut their stuff.
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Measure your stack height. Verktyg has a great how to here:

Stack height??

Once you know the stack height, you can find an appropriate headset. Tange Passage is the lowest I believe at ~30.2mm.
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Old 06-12-22, 07:23 AM
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Thanks for the feedback, the fork I sourced is a Tange for off a Ritchey framed bike is all I know. I managed to get it for $40 it’s not likely that I’ll find an original brazed fork but as I continue to look this will do nicely. I have fork decals on order from Velocals. That should arrive in a week or two. Next hurdle is the 1” Ritchey Logic threaded headset seems to be a bit of a hens tooth. Nothing easy on this one. I believe I’m close to closing on the purchase a cannondale M2000 with XT and full Ritchey components that would gonon this build. Fingers crossed .
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Moving forward



It’s good to have friends in many different industries. My friend Ted did this extension for me. Fits wonderfully and I hope to get it mounted up next week
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It’s good to have friends in many different industries. My friend Ted did this extension for me. Fits wonderfully and I hope to get it mounted up next week
Hows that extension going to work, brazed to the top of the fork?

Not that know but seems like the inner part should go down past all the threads, have complete penetration and then might still be be too stiff/brittle to last?

Love this whole project and totally share your pain, the big chrome Ritchey has a big funky non original unibrow that I can't stand, try finding a 1" threaded 230mm steerer, lugged or just plain crowned fork with out spending $500.

If this extension works, I may be very interested in trying to get one. I've spent a lot of time, digging, begging, futzing and flailing on this, Soma couldn't even tell me the wall thickness of their 1" threadless fork so I could find out if threads could be cut in it.
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The plan is to cut the steerer and tig welding it in place. It be done low enough not to affect the quill stem insertion. That’s the plan any way.
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The plan is to cut the steerer and tig welding it in place. It be done low enough not to affect the quill stem insertion. That’s the plan any way.
DOH!

Tx, should have realized that, looked to me from here like the smaller sections were different sizes but of course they're not. Sure hope it works out.
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This will do nicely can’t wait to get paint and decals on😎
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