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Old 01-12-19, 01:10 PM
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Finished up this little Valgan with some Soma Sparrow bars, an old Matrix wheelset, and a cheapo Chinese CNC crankset. Fun stuff, should be a good bar-hopper for someone.

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Old 01-12-19, 04:52 PM
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Here is my 84' Centurion Comp TA . Started out as a rescue by Robbie Tunes , I was able to pry it away form him with a little crypto and a bottle of Mad Dog 20 / 20 .

IMG_0048 by mark westi, on Flickr
A little touch up paint .



IMG_0113 by mark westi, on Flickr
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Almost done . I want a new wheelset .



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Old 01-13-19, 12:37 PM
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Here's a component level "Before and After"

Huret friction shifters from a 1976 Motobecane Grand Jubile.

This is the result from about 20 hours submerged in Evaporust:


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Old 01-13-19, 12:58 PM
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@abshipp nice job on the shifters.

Can't wait to see how you resurect the Moto
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Old 01-21-19, 04:02 PM
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My first attempt at bar tape and gummy's was less then good , tape to light , gummy's to brown . I think all is good now with Newbaum dark gray and supper gummy Rustines

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IMG_0174 by mark westi, on Flickr
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Old 01-24-19, 10:30 PM
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Before and after....

The original picture from the ad on the local buy and sell website ... and recent picture.


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Old 01-24-19, 11:34 PM
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Originally Posted by tiredhands View Post
Finished up this little Valgan with some Soma Sparrow bars, an old Matrix wheelset, and a cheapo Chinese CNC crankset. Fun stuff, should be a good bar-hopper for someone.

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Sweet bike. Nice job.
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Old 01-25-19, 01:06 AM
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Before and after....

The original picture from the ad on the local buy and sell website ... and recent picture.


Oh my that's quite a before-and-after if I've seen one.
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Old 01-25-19, 08:25 AM
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Oh my that's quite a before-and-after if I've seen one.
The best parts were that the bike was on a rural property and I had a full tool kit with me... so I unbolted the rusty cart and left it behind on the farm ... and the frame was undamaged by the addition of the cart - the cart was simply bolted onto the frame without any alteration to the forged drop outs or to the top of the seat tube.... and the price, which was $20 Canadian (about $15 US).

The front seat tube is 23 inches (58cm) and the rear is 21 inches (53cm).

The Cambio Rino seat posts required a bit of penetrating fluid & persuasion to get moving (Acetone & ATF) but other than that, and the fact that it needed a rear wheel, an entirely rewarding and extremely low-cost fun project.
I have no one to ride it with so I ride it solo.
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Old 01-25-19, 08:54 AM
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I love the paint. There needs to be more purple bikes.
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Old 01-25-19, 09:12 AM
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so I unbolted the rusty cart and left it behind on the farm ... and the frame was undamaged by the addition of the cart - the cart was simply bolted onto the frame without any alteration to the forged drop outs or to the top of the seat tube....
What a lovely surprise!
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Old 01-28-19, 09:27 AM
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Met a guy at the x-mas parade in town through a friend. He said to me "You like to fix bikes? If you fix my 3 hybrids for the family I'll give you my old racing bike" So I'm sure when you hear that like me you think oh, let me have that Schwinn Varsity! LOL

Guy shows up with the hybrids and.... a 1991 LeMond TI 3-2.5 !! Been sitting in his garage for 15 years untouched including when he moved his boat around and he forgot it behind the house in the elements for about a month...

I went all out. I happen to live next to one of the Performance stores that closed and I got a set of Reynolds R4 rims at 65% off!






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Old 01-28-19, 09:36 AM
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mid 80's Centurion Sport DLX from CL:

Stem was a bit slammed in these photos but I fixed that before flipping it...


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Old 01-28-19, 09:39 AM
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Late 80's Cilo Sport 105:

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1987ish Team LeMond - my buddy wanted blue and carbon on the build so I made it happen...


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2005ish LeMond Reno

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Originally Posted by ratfink76 View Post
Me a guy at the x-mas parade in town through a friend. He said to me "You like to fix bikes? If you fix my 3 hybrids for the family I'll give you my old racing bike" So I'm sure when you hear that like me you think oh, let me have that Schwinn Varsity! LOL

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I went all out. I happen to live next to one of the Performance stores that closed and I got a set of Reynolds R4 rims at 65% off!





Go real fast.
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Resto Mod ...



As received in '17


Resto Mod finished ... Garage Door Stage
Just finished this ... 1986 Alan Record Carbonio ...
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Before shot 84 Bianchi Nuovo Racing.


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My #295 Zunow Fix and rebuild thread here Trashed Zunow.
Before a rust bucket

IMG_20180912_103646053_HDR by Bwilli88, on Flickr

Now with a strip and repaint

IMG_20190215_152109180 by Bwilli88, on Flickr
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Old 02-15-19, 07:19 AM
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My #295 Zunow
Before a rust bucket

IMG_20180912_103646053_HDR by Bwilli88, on Flickr

Now with a strip and repaint

IMG_20190215_152109180 by Bwilli88, on Flickr
Bravo, sir, it looks fantastic!
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1973 Fuji Special Road Racer
Converted to 700c wheels and Shimano 105 2x10.


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@obrienwspt I like your style. That Fuji ('70s vintage!) looks great! STIs on that old of a frame, done well, is something I very much approve of!
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Old 04-25-19, 08:57 AM
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Time for new tyres.



Michelin Lithion 2's, felt fairly harsh on the last spin.






Vittoria Corsa G+, can't wait...
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Old 04-28-19, 10:37 PM
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@ridelikeaturtle Sweet Bianchi!!!


Before 89 Bottecchia Cromor



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