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Old 03-10-18, 03:32 AM
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DQ Rider what brand are the racks on that Raleigh? They look really sharp on that bike.
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Old 03-10-18, 08:08 AM
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DQ Rider what brand are the racks on that Raleigh? They look really sharp on that bike.
Those are Soma racks. Deco in the rear and Mini up front.

I'm looking forward to mounting a custom rack deck from Woody's Fenders, just like this one I put on my Raysport:



I'm going with a rack deck rather than fenders on that bike so I can run the 700c x 35mm Paselas and still avoid the dreaded skunk stripe.




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My '88 Centurion Carbon Ironman. It looked good before,but better now. It rides, fits and looks better with different, stem, bars,cables,pedals, and wheels.
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Old 04-04-18, 10:24 AM
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After and before. Refinished by Marinoni.
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Old 04-04-18, 12:10 PM
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The 1965 Dilecta Le Blanc has now been road tested and is a splendid ride that just seems to want to fly on its Pelissier hubs, Super Champion rims and Michelin tires. Came to me as a fixed gear bike last fall. Since the last picture, I have moved the bottle cage to the down tube and fitted a frame pump along the seat tube.
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Old 05-24-18, 09:26 AM
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Just finished up a 94 Marin Sausalito hybrid that was given to me a couple of yrs ago. The bike needed a fair amount of work including getting three 5mm broken bolts out of her, turned it into a commuter & installed fenders, racks & 700x38 tires. The bike came stock with a corn cob cassette which I replaced with a 11-28 and had to swap out the original Shimano 400CX crank for a Sakae SX with 46/36/26 rings, the stock crank had a funky bolt pattern & I couldn't change the gearing. I installed a taller stem with a set of 70cm wide riser bars for a more upright seating position. Bike rides very nice and isn't a tank after installing all the parts I did as it was pretty light before the upgrades. She is not my size so she's going to be hitting the market soon.




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Old 05-24-18, 04:36 PM
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1988 Atala Corsa Special



1988 Atala As found in the pile at the Bike Exchange



As finished with a few Mods.


the latest in my "hipster" collection
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Old 05-24-18, 04:41 PM
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Old 05-24-18, 09:51 PM
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Some wonderful before and afters in here for sure, I’ll play along.

Picked up a “barn find” 1983 Colnago Superissimo last summer for my dad to ride as he used to race a similar Super back in the seventies.

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Before: 1985 PGN-10 that I pulled from the trash in spring '17.


After: New saddle, cables, housing, hoods, bar tape, tires, and a thorough cleaning. Since have added a bottle cage.
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Old 05-30-18, 03:26 AM
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Old 05-30-18, 03:22 PM
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1984 Univega Gran Turismo. Rode it this morning for the first time...rides amazingly well, I'm really happy with it.



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Old 09-01-18, 05:54 PM
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It now carries a special blend of Dura Ace, Cyclone, Superbe and SR.
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Old 09-02-18, 03:33 AM
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GOLDEN SUNBEAM Light Roadster with a 11 inch high BB Low Rider frame



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Old 09-15-18, 06:00 PM
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My step-father-in-law’s 1989 Greg LeMond LeVanquer, found at a yard sale for $65. =) Not the best "before and during" pics, but you get the idea.

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Old 09-15-18, 06:11 PM
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$65? I take it you are not in California.

Beautiful restoration job. I'm trying my best not to covet the thing, but i sure wish I had one like that, especially one that old. My Lemond is a 2001 Trek-bult one. I feel so outclassed.
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Old 09-15-18, 07:32 PM
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My step-dad's 1989 Greg LeMond LeVanquer, found at a yard sale for $65. =) Not the best "before and during" pics, but you get the idea.

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Old 09-16-18, 11:30 AM
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My '88 Centurion Carbon Ironman. It looked good before,but better now. It rides, fits and looks better with different, stem, bars,cables,pedals, and wheels.
Please could you send me about 30' of that pink outer?
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This Volare has been through at least two revisions since I got it last December, but it's now finished. Except for the H+Son TB14 wheel rebuild... but that could be a while.

After:



It now carries a special blend of Dura Ace, Cyclone, Superbe and SR. We don't need no stinking gruppos!

Nice work!
Is that a Campy sheriff's star hub up front?
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Is that a Campy sheriff's star hub up front?
Sheriff's star is Dura-Ace, original to the bike and both front and rear. Everything but the saddle is mid/late-70s Japanese, by design; I even stayed away from my beloved Cinelli cockpit.
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Old 09-16-18, 08:08 PM
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$65? I take it you are not in California.

Beautiful restoration job. I'm trying my best not to covet the thing, but i sure wish I had one like that, especially one that old. My Lemond is a 2001 Trek-bult one. I feel so outclassed.
Thanks Colnago Mixte! Yes, we’re in CA, he just got crazy lucky finding this bike! And we tried to keep it as original as possible, but we also used what we had on hand, like the tires and saddle. We put on new decals as it came without the full set. We’re super happy how it turned out.

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'80s Puch 130

A couple of weeks ago my friend brought me his bike to restore. I am very new to restoring and working on bikes so I used it as an opportunity for more practice. Started off taking my time but eventually just wanted to get it done and on the road for him.

I won't show the decal touch-up from up close because it is embarrassing. It's clumpy nail polish. Just wanted to see how the colors looked all together. If it bothers him too much I told him he could just wipe it off with nail polish remover.



As a beginner, was excited but mostly overwhelmed by how much work this would be for me


Bar tape was his choice



I think there is little life left in the chain but worked in all gears pretty smoothly during a 5 mile test ride.


Not too happy about the cassette but the chain lubricant should halt any rust? Wasn't really rusted anyways, it's the golden hour lighting...I think


Both hubs were dried out, along with the headset. Overhauled those and didn't have to worry about the sealed Shimano bottom bracket


Overall happy with the outcome. Unfair comparison to the before pictures because of the extra effort into the after pictures
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That's last one is a great angle for a bike shot, never tried that one before. Is it difficult to pull off? The bike looks almost like it's flying, with that blue sky in the background.
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That's last one is a great angle for a bike shot, never tried that one before. Is it difficult to pull off? The bike looks almost like it's flying, with that blue sky in the background.
Not really difficult. I just probably looked dumb laying on my side on the grass. I used "portrait mode" on my iphone 7+. Unfortunately it blurs out anything it thinks is not the foreground like the spokes. I was just trying to include the palm trees in the background, wasn't going for the flying effect but thanks!
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