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Old 04-20-20, 03:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Binky
Before and after Allpro 12-speed...
This rescue was amazing!! Had to respond, can't let this go without a comment! Amazing work! How long did this transformation take?
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Originally Posted by pi87
This rescue was amazing!! Had to respond, can't let this go without a comment! Amazing work! How long did this transformation take?
Hardly any time at all. Maybe 4 hours or so.
From years of flipping I have no end of spares.
The bike was stored indoors and the grime on the frame was mysteriously water-soluable.
Most of it came off with a garden hose and soft brush.
The rims cleaned up with fine steel wool & water.
All it really needed was a good cleaning and, of course, new brake & derailleur cables, cable housings, seat, bar tape, brake pads, grease & oil, and tires.
It delights me no end when I can see the potential in a really low-end low-mileage steel bike like this AllPro and my wife says something like, "Like hell!" and "Why didn't you just leave it there ?".

But my FAVOURITE "Before and After" is this useless old Benotto, well worth the $20 Canadian it cost me.


As found...

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Bought it a few days ago...


Spent not a penny, cause there is no where to spend a penny and in Canada a penny is worth nothing and that is my two cents worth!-) Anyway, the Torpado is refurbished, road worthy and ready for the road. Then went for a ride and froze my butt off, two days in a row...
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Miele Latina

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Originally Posted by malcala622
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Awesome!! Love the detail!
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Originally Posted by malcala622
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Love that stem
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Parabolous GreenNeedle. Thank you.

I'm very happy with how the build turned out.
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[QUOTE=GreenNeedle;21450771]Love that stem [/Q
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Running through pics from a couple of years back, so thought i'd throw this up.
This one was just a spruce-up with a couple of swaps.
Different wheelset (back to tubulars); seatpost instead of seatpin and clamp (edit = ooops old seatpin in After pic, too); Rustines repop hoods for Universal levers; NR Pat73 over Record rd; traditional leather saddle, vintage vinyl bar tape. And of course cables/housings/brake pads.

As purchased from original owner following initial wipe down.




re:edit Here with an Italian Selcof post. The Giro 'd Italia model wasn't supposed to have all Campy, that was saved for the 'Pro' model with same Columbus SP frameset.


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This one became


this

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1988 Raleigh Technium Pro. Bought for $60
shimano 105, cleaned it up, new seat, new bar tape. Took the rigid score wheelset for another project. Put a set of wheels/tires I had on hand. Greased and tuned. Back on the web for $150
it doesnít sell, likely to part out completely and use the shimnao 105 on a more favored project.






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Picked up a 1979 Raleigh Super Grand Prix from WGB which, when he got it, looked like this:



When I sold it, it looked like this:

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You gave that bike its dignity back!
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Thank you. It is a bike that rides and handles much better than its hi-tensile origin would lead you to believe.
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Macario Professional frameset bought on Ebay




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Originally Posted by sced
Macario Professional frameset bought on Ebay
Wow! That's a POP!!!


for long rides, not a fan of stitched saddles.
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sorry if this bike may be a thread repeat. (a showery day, chores finished, thumb drive in hand)

before




intermediary correctional facility - Le Atelier - for straightness, re-rake and final weld integrity inspection

As a frameset, ready to be assembled - to see if it goes straightly


then progressed to this - mostly Zeus'd



and now this - almost ~86.5+% Zeus' d


With a bit of that stable flying feeling

edit:
missed the catalogue image of an early 70s model that might be this one. No white hoods, which are maybe more trouble than worth. The new gum hoods ^^^ are re-pops from Spain.

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Wildwood, how do you like the Zeus parts?
My Macario framest came with a Zeus 2000 headset and I assume other Zeus parts when new. I was going to go Zeus too but after buying brakes, seat post, and high flange hubs (now on wife's Ciocc), I decided to do the rest from my parts bins. I live in a hilly area and have become a fan of go-anywhere tall gearing.
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Gorgeous

Originally Posted by ollo_ollo;[url=tel:5747729
5747729[/url]]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
Wow, this is a stunning restoration! Thank you for sharing it. I have a green Ď72 with Nervex lugs that I bought as a frame and fork and rebuilt from collected parts. Iíll do a bi-color repaint eventually. Iíve always thought it a pity shame they didnít either line the lugs or set them off with a contrasting color like the Carlton-badged bikes were. These fantastic lugs and other little frame details are practically lost with a single color.



Head tube with heron logo, Nervex lugs, and Simplex Gold friction shifters. Carlton and Raleigh really could have done more with the stock paint to highlight the gorgeous lugs. Even just a pit of gold or white lining - even black would have made a big difference.
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Love this thread. I have quite a few before and after's to share, here are some of my favorites:







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Wow, great work!
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1996 Koga-Miyata SilverAce (Project thread)

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Miyata Triple Cross..

Before (I bought it without that crankset or wheels, actually.. just don't think I took a photo at the time):


And now, with a mismatch of parts that work really well together, as my daily commuter:
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Allpro 3-speed that I'm gifting to my mother this week-end

Before (crap, I really should have taken some full shots before restoring it - it was used by previous owner as a lawn ornament LOL):



And now, only needed new tires and a bunch of cleaning and adjusting!


This will be getting white wall tires shortly so these ones can go on another restoration

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