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Old 12-24-22, 07:01 AM
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Screen testing for a rear derailleur and I think the Chorus 9spd is getting the nod.

Centaur 10spd is a very nice derailleur but it’s NOS and I’m having trouble committing to it’s use



This Regina Strada 1992 is interesting but again NOS, it also seems to sit at funny angle. Strangely the fittings are SAE not Metric.


This Chorus 9spd came off the other project and I think it will stay on the Mystery bike now. However now I need figure out if the Centaur will work with 9spd Ergos.

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I love the gold and yellow accents! A shop owner near me, great guy by the way, built up a Gunnar Crosshairs with all purple anodized bits and it was really fun. Not all projects have to be so serious!

Hope you are still having fun with this one, we're having fun following along!

Merry Christmas!
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Originally Posted by TugaDude
I love the gold and yellow accents! A shop owner near me, great guy by the way, built up a Gunnar Crosshairs with all purple anodized bits and it was really fun. Not all projects have to be so serious!

Hope you are still having fun with this one, we're having fun following along!

Merry Christmas!
I love trying to add accents like this. The trouble is you can’t get always everything from the same supplier so colors can vary.
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I see the problem. Your hired help raccoon probably ate your gingerbread! 😲😁😉

Believe it or not, anodized purple looks pretty good with British Racing Green. 😎
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I bet I haven’t done this for 30 some oh uh weeks . I somehow managed to get the FW off the wheel and get the cogs off without breaking anything or skinning any knuckles.






Did you know Norway give Britain a tree for Trafalgar Square every year in thanks for all the help they provided in WWII. Neither did I. This pic is from 1946
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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll

Did you know Norway give Britain a tree for Trafalgar Square every year in thanks for all the help they provided in WWII. Neither did I. This pic is from 1946
Actually, I saw that mentioned on TV before. Pretty cool 👍

Being largely Polish myself, I thought of sending them some nice kielbasa and pierogis. 😎

But since I also have a lot of British blood, I can just skip the shipping hassles, and eat it myself. Win/win. 😁😋😁
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It’s taken a bit but aside from saddle and pedals we have life! I’m still not sure about the saddle color or even brand. Since a Brooks will set me back a C note anyway I browse the interwebs and see I can find a yellow turbo.


There was supposed to be a video of the bike below this but my Apple video are the wrong file type or something.





the blue Origin 8 pedals are not staying.
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I’m impressed the cartridges are matching green...
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Originally Posted by jdawginsc
I’m impressed the cartridges are matching green...
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very nice bike
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Originally Posted by georges1
very nice bike

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An entertaining read, you can't go wrong with BRG, I've got the black/graphite/charcoal/grey or whatever they called it version of that crank on my BRG MX Leader, which I built up recently with a bit of a mish mash of silver/graphite.charcoal/ti bits and it turned out looking alright.

...but I think you've landed on the best color combo with the silver crank, which does look extra bling with those gold bolts, and the silver Campag rear derailleur.

I sympathize with self extracting bolt drama, I thought it was just Campagnolo that has been trolling us cyclists for decades with such things, I didn't realize Sugino were at it too. I thought I was ahead of the curve on my Somec when I read up about totally irregular sized 3.5mm hex key needed for the Campag Delta brakes. I managed to source them OK but did not realize at the time that the Campag crank had self extracting bolts with a 7mm hex key, and it seems every multi tool on sale had 6mm and 8mm but no 7mm, there was loud and colorful language used the evening I discovered that.

And funnily enough I was out on my other BRG bike today, and passed through Trafalgar Square, so here's a pic of this years tree from Norway.


Last years one got a proper slating and led many to wonder what we had done to upset Norway. Any opportunity to have a moan and a bit of a laugh and us Brits are all over it, and this was a funny overview: https://www.euronews.com/culture/202...christmas-tree
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botty kayer OH that's both hilarious and sad. Some famous tree here in the Colonies was a scoffed at last year but I can't remember where.

Thank You

I'm not really much for black kit on my bikes but I wouldn't mind a black Chours group..

Great looking Merckxes Merckxi?
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I went to Indy today to get the Paisley. The girls selling it said they were trying to deal with another buyer who kept dragging his feet, and I was there with cash so they were happy. Not much of a return to the original couple who downsized it. Smiles, MH
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Excellent. I’m glad it went to good home, too bad they couldn’t take it along.

On about my fourth time looking at the ad I noticed it had 26” wheels so I wasn’t sure I really needed that bad
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When you don't know what you have got it is easy to go to the default mindset. Tire actually say 622 X 28, and the two spares say 700c. So I am thinking that as liquidators specializing in Jewelry and Decor, this was not front of mind for them. 40 hole super champion rims and I haven't spent much time going over it, but it will stay in the Suburban for now. It was garage kept and is pretty clean. Smiles, MH
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Trash Panda Works is proud to present Esmarelda by Medici!

Trash Panda Works is proud to present Esmarelda by Medici! Medici has been on "love to try' back burner list for years and finally I have one to try and as a bonus it's built with Tange Prestige a first for me in a road bike.

I love the sparklie dark green color and the yellow tape, cables and other accents really make the decals pop

This is a fabulous background but can make details hard to pick out.



The plain white is better for bike pictures Bonus points for me I remembered to properly line up the left crankarm and the valve stems!!


I never saw gold cables before so I thought I'd give them a try


Looks like this suffered from a little chain suck at one time.


The gold bolts and O ring are a nice touch


I can't wait to see this paint sparkle in the sunshine


I've been wanting to try a Medici for years but when I seriously started looking around a few years ago it wasn't easy finding one my size at a decent price


The lug windows are nicely filled in


I thought I had a better pic of the Prestige sticker, I'll have to take one for the files



The historic Medici crest
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More pics of the fabulous Medici

More pics!! I like these inexpensive Amazon skewers. Unlike some I've bough they have a metal insert to grip the frame.



So the people I pass on my left know what model this beautiful Medici is


Such workmanship, they even painted the windows on the bridge

Does it look better with the white bottles? Not that I'll really use them or blue ones


After I started visiting places around the world with my reserve unit I wanted a map to show where I've been. I used this old National Geographic map to do the job but of course I screwed it up and the foamboard warped

I've been to some beautiful vacation spots! LoL

Unfortunately these are some of the worst bottle cages I've ever seen. They will be going back!
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Congrats on finishing your Medici!


To me, this one doesn't seem like a vacation spot. It was the closest thing I ever saw to Gilligan's Island.
Lagoon full of Hammerhead Sharks, poison dart seashell snails, and razor sharp coral.
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Congrats on finishing your Medici!


To me, this one doesn't seem like a vacation spot. It was the closest thing I ever saw to Gilligan's Island.
Lagoon full of Hammerhead Sharks, poison dart seashell snails, and razor sharp coral.
I was only there about 24-36 hours and didn't get close to the water but I tell you, standing there looking at the ships (I think military prepositioning ships) riding at anchor it seemed like the most desolate place I've ever been. Literally a million miles from nowhere
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Is that the same raccoon that ate all the gingerbread? 😁

That Medici turned out great, and worth waiting to see. 😎👍😎

I think you're gonna like that Tange Prestige. 🙂
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Originally Posted by stardognine
Is that the same raccoon that ate all the gingerbread? 😁

That Medici turned out great, and worth waiting to see. 😎👍😎

I think you're gonna like that Tange Prestige. 🙂

I think he got into the brownies too!

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Great build! And kudu's for the gold trim. I really like it, and I can't wait to see it on the road. I think your helper might have been here in my shop because I found your Sugino tool in My tool box. What a sneaky rascal you have working for you. Smiles, MH
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