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Old 04-29-08, 04:27 PM
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197? Bianchi Folding Bike:

Before, partly stripped of handlebars, brakes:


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I still need to find some fenders and de-rust the chainguard better. I also have a little white Sanyo light/generator to fit on that bracket in the front.

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Old 04-29-08, 04:28 PM
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^^ That turned out really nice. I like the color. Nice work!
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Old 04-29-08, 04:45 PM
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Really, really adorable. Is that powder coat?
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Old 04-29-08, 05:06 PM
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Nope, just rattle-can. It seems a little prone to flaking, so I may re-do it later with auto-grade paint. It's a little too small for me (I'm 6'4), and for some reason my wife doesn't like it, so it will probably flee the stable sometime...
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Old 05-01-08, 08:25 PM
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Before state very similar to this (I knew I should have taken pics!!!):


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more pics here:
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=413660
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Old 05-01-08, 08:27 PM
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Again...that Raleigh is splendid looking.
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Old 05-01-08, 09:17 PM
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This was more fun than working on any bike I have ever owned...

Before...



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This one is next... it really is a classic.

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Old 05-01-08, 09:20 PM
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Originally Posted by steppinthefunk View Post
Before state very similar to this (I knew I should have taken pics!!!):


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what are those bars? they seem different than any moustache bars I've seen.
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what are those bars? they seem different than any moustache bars I've seen.
Lauterwasser Bars. I've read here that they are "as rare as hens teeth" or something like that. I guess that makes me pretty lucky
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Drawn from the spare parts that were lying around ?

Double damn.
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Old 05-17-08, 03:05 PM
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1973 Schwinn World Traveler. She was in pretty good shape, but I ended up replacing the rear derailer. The springs were worn out. I had a nice Suntour GT on hand and it made a nice replacement.

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Slumming Suburban. No extra dollars were spent fixing up this bike, everything drawn from stock on hand.

Before. $25 included new tires and tubes. He didn't get the tires seated correctly, so he figured the rims were shot.


After. The original bar/stem combo was way too close to my kneecaps for comfort, so a generic mustache bar gave me the extra 3 or 4 inches reach I needed. Replaced the stem shifter and Schwinn Approved rd with a Suntour bar end shifter and Suntour Honor rd. Combined with an early style Shimano HG freehub wheelset off a Voyageur and KKT chain, it shifts real sweet. Replacement saddle is a nos Brooks mattress (probably imitation). Turned out to be a nice neighborhood cruiser!




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I already set up its own thread and then saw this...

Anyway, here is the RB-1 I built up to get my wife to ride with me!

Before 58 cm 1990 Bridgestone RB-1 in well used form:


After:New powder coat, NOS and used Campy bits:
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Old 05-17-08, 07:54 PM
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Before:



After, mainly just regreased it, cleaned it up, and rewrapped the handlebars, oh new tires too of course.
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Old 05-17-08, 09:16 PM
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I gave this tired old GT mountain bike a second chance at life...

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Old 05-18-08, 04:36 AM
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HI . well my ride was in very veyr bad shape .
it took alot of work but here it is from day 1 , to now .
this is my around the block and back bike


Peugeot PA-10

day 1




and as of last friday , returned from the paintshop .



it was a lot of fun and ofcourse still IS .
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1983 Dawes Galaxy, was a wreck when I got it, I don't have any original photos, but one I took after a bit of work done on it :


It has had various component changes along the line (1 year) and is now like this:

edit: have since taken mudguards off.

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i jam my thumbs up and back into the tubes. this way i can point my fingers straight out in front to split the wind and attain an even more aero profile, and the usual fixed gear - zen - connectedness feeling through the drivetrain is multiplied ten fold because my thumbs become one with the tubing.
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Old 05-26-08, 01:41 PM
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Raleigh Record

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This bike needed everything. It was a complete rebuild with new brake calipers, crank, tires, chain, saddle, handlebars, tape, brake levers, pedals, front derailer, shifters, cables and housings! Turned out nice though.

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'82 KHS Turbo 12spd Shimano 600 27" wheelset
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Upgrades: Shimano 8spd cassette, New chain, Bontrager Selects, Continental Ultra Sport, Tektro 200 brake levers, Bontrager Gel Bar Tape, Cables, & Not installed yet Shimano RSX Dual Pivot Calipers, (and probably a new seat) make that a Specialized Avatar Gel as of 6-6-08!
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Chris

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Old 06-05-08, 10:29 PM
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1972 Motobecane Le Champion

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Bridgestone X0-2 - 1992 (i think)
In good shape, set up for touring. I bought it for a round-the-town bike.

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Sweet XO!! Never seen one with a smalller frame. It threw me off with a slanted top tube. Mine is straight.,,,,BD
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Not only is that a nice bike, but your taste in Automobiles is Wonderful!!
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Here is my 1975? Woodrup, serial number #3360. Model unknown for now. The last bits of the 531 decal are hanging on for dear life. Campy droupouts front and rear and nice lugs! The paint is a little distressed in places, but I really love the color.

I had the Chris King headset and DuraAce parts hanging around from a free Trek 2000 I got on Craigslist, except for the $30 brifters which I got locally. This bike rides amazing! The old DuraAce is leagues better than Sora from 2002, and the brakes actually stop me! I'm in love.

Although I have taken many bikes apart and re-assembled, this is my first "from the ground up' vintage build. I still want to add fenders, and I may as well adapt the frame for recessed brake mounting sometime soon while I'm at it. But for now, enjoy! I'll post pictures soon with the silver Mavics.

DuraAce 7400 RD
DuraAce 7400 FD
DuraAce Crankset
DuraAce BB
DuraAce 8-speed brifters
DuraAce seat post
SRAM chain
Specialized bar and stem
Brooks B17 Competition Standard (modified...was on a 1966 Rene Herse originally)
Chris King headset
Tektro R556 brakes
SPD pedals
Cheapie 700c wheels from my other road bike, but I have silver Mavic Krysiums on it now



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During:




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