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Old 04-29-19, 01:28 PM
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Originally Posted by markwesti
I like the contrast the saddle gives .
Thanks

While building this it did seem out of place but once it was done I really liked it.
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Old 05-27-19, 06:33 AM
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Originally Posted by raverson
Wow, I like all three of those Schwinn's Bikedued!

Here's my '78 Trek 900. Picked up for $50 on CL, it was leaning against a fence in a backyard.
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Old 05-27-19, 06:38 AM
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Originally Posted by ollo_ollo
This is the only before & after pics I have. My 1971 Super Course stripped & ready to send for paint and then right after I got it back from Acme.

To bad I didn't do before & after pics on some of the bikes I flipped before our recent move. I even resorted to" buy one, get one free" to move the last few! Don
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Old 05-27-19, 04:05 PM
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Thanks for the memories: Above quote was post #5 in this thread, from December 2007 and the before/after Super Course photos in it were taken in 2002. Sold it to a co-worker. Don
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Old 05-28-19, 05:20 AM
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My Fuji Stratos, a bike built for the Japanese market
As bought it was nicknamed the pimpilicous bride bike.


464091_10151496023277562_171087490_o by Bwilli88, on Flickr

One of many configurations over the past 5 years

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The last setup, half step no granny, 2x10 with 20 non overlapped gears


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Now as my upright fast townie 12.5 Kg 2x10 46-34 chainrings and 11-36 cassette

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Old 06-02-19, 06:56 PM
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Before: rear triangle was squished in shipping, so was the rear dropout; stem adapter, threadless stem, and big handlebars; Shimano BB; everything was dirty.



AFTER: too much to list! All Campy Mirage & Centaur, loads of new stuff, super-smooth ride (could be improved with nice tyres). I started out with Italian frames, and I'll die riding Italian frames. They just know how to make a nice bicycle.

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Old 06-02-19, 07:24 PM
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Last years clunker challenge a bit spiffed up for sale



Before -mis matched wheels, tires, tired grips no front fender


wheels match new tires and grips and a front fender
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1903 2 speed Sunbeam. Except for the seat, paint and tires 116 years old and still rolling


Totally stripped of paint, rust converted, 2 pack auto clearcoated, leather lace wrapped on the bars, champagne cork bar plugs, Resilion Crimson Star derailleur, 3 speed block, 4 speed SA IGH, Brooks panniers, Dutch seat, brown tires, propane headlight and good for another 100 years.
in case you haven't noticed - crap-colored tires, crap-colored pedals, crap-colored seat, bags, pedals and bar tape. Holy crap! That is a lot of crap going on here.

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Old 06-07-19, 03:47 PM
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Miele fork before and after rechrome






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Old 06-07-19, 03:55 PM
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(Before) Too blingy?







(After) More traditional.
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@mississippimud I love your dinucci build. Clean and simple.
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Thank ya
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Originally Posted by ridelikeaturtle

(After) More traditional.
HOT.
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Old 06-10-19, 05:24 AM
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About 10 years before...


And now after my second go at a resto. Really just needs gum hoods from VO

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Old 06-10-19, 06:04 AM
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@jbchybridrider, that looks incredible!

Very nicely done!
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Built up an old Raleigh Wyoming for my cousin's birthday. Here's the before - $60 from a local flipper:



And here's after:



Front fender gave me fits. I tried to mount it to the front of the fork crown, but as you can see, that caused it to go out-of-round. It has since been corrected, and looks proper now.

Here's the tall recipient, enjoying his present:



See, not ALL photographs of Bigfoot are blurry...

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Before


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Originally Posted by BFisher
@jbchybridrider, that looks incredible!

Very nicely done!
Thanks. I even matched the original paint I found remains of in the bb and on the steerer tube. Alfa Rosso 130
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Old 06-10-19, 08:43 AM
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Gazelle Lausanne

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Build thread: 1995 Gazelle Lausanne 'mixte'
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Old 07-11-19, 03:31 PM
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My 85 Gazelle Opa-Feits
Before my first full build, SS 635 rims with a 2 speed SRAM automatix rear hub and the original drum brake front hub.

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Now with Sturmey Archer front and rear drum hubs, front a dyno hub and the rear a 5 speed.

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1985 cannondale sr 500

before and after, rattle can paint job,switched out stem and bars
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Dang the reach on those bars is ridiculous
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This one came a long way.









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Originally Posted by SB_Greg
This one came a long way.

Wow! Very nicely done, sir. That took a lot of work. And I'm surprised at how good the satin black looks with new decals - you managed to preserve just enough patina to convey the essence of this bike's history. Beautiful bike.

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