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Old 03-24-23, 12:09 PM
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I was looking for this thread the other day and couldn't find it. A newbie did, though.
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Before and After

2004 Kestrel Talon SL Tri-Road conversion. Work included cleanup, cosmetics, misc. parts replacement
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My 1990 Diamond Back Interval is now on Ver. "I lost track".0 thanks to discovering it had a FUBAR Unicrown fork from the day it was new. I could only run 700c X 25's in the front due to no clearance under the crown and that was only going after it with a die grinder. I also had to hold the wheel centered and then lock it down otherwise it would tilt way off to one side, definitely not a good situation and one that kept me from riding it very much. It's a Champion No. 2 frame and is really a nice rider so that bummed me out. I decided this winter to replace the fork and found the perfect replacement with a proper crown in Australia of all places. It is Chrome Moly other than that I know nothing about it, it took it about 3 days to get to the US and then a month to clear customs. When I got the old one off I was able to see the fork legs were offset vertically about 3/16"! I thought it just had an issue with the fork end on one side. I now have about 3/8" between the 25mm tire and the bottom of the crown vs. the 1/16' I had before AFTER considerable grinding. I put a Minoura Sport rack on it and put the red Avenir bottle cages back on. Sometime last year I swapped the CODA triple crankset for the FSA I had on my GT Karakoram drop bar conversion.

Some of you may remember it's rather garrish Ver. 1.0, if not I'll post it for comedic relief...... In retrospect it really was quite hideous.
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Here's Ver. 2."Something"



Version. "I'm Not Sure".0



.......and the "proper" crown, it goes with the lugged from MUCH better than the original Unicrown.

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The King is dead!


Long Live the King!
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Originally Posted by strathconaman
I picked up this mystery frame looking for a good candidate for S&S coupler retrofit to make a rando bike:



Through the magic of spray cans and inkjet waterslide decals, it has become:



I am just waiting for the paint to harden before I clearcoat and unmask the couplers.
How did you get that metallic look of the red?
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Originally Posted by strathconaman
I picked up this mystery frame looking for a good candidate for S&S coupler retrofit to make a rando bike:



Through the magic of spray cans and inkjet waterslide decals, it has become:



I am just waiting for the paint to harden before I clearcoat and unmask the couplers.
Hard to see some of the details but maybe Panasonic?
Who did the couplers?
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Originally Posted by due ruote
Hard to see some of the details but maybe Panasonic?
Who did the couplers?
Local frame builder. True North Cycles
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A rather sad parts missing Charlie Brown of a bike.

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Replaced saddle, added new pedals, Velo-Orange Seine handlebar, Bar ends, yellow grips, and budget Sunrace friction shifter for rear derailleur.
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Cavallo Marino Brain. 3 x 8 campa chorus.


now in 2 x 10 campa record. I dropped the bar since.
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As purchased:



Test build:



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Originally Posted by Andy_K
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Test build:



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Wow. Just wow.
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Before:


Burley tandem circa 1990? Nice-ish bike but they didn't drill drain holes in the BB shell. Water got in, maybe while the bike was being transported on a car rack. Had no place to go, so it pooled at the bottom and gradually ate itself a drain hole.

The bike was slightly too nice to throw away, and I need a hobby, so I fixed it. I re-mitered all 3 tubes and replaced the BB shell with a larger one. The too-small BB shell (not enough eccentricity), that used grub-screws <ick!> to set the eccentric, was the one thing I kinda hated about this era of Burley. Going to a larger shell, and offsetting the miter upward, meant most of the rusted seattube was mitered away.

I also made a sleeve to go over the seattube, tapered so it's thick at the bottom and feathering to nothing at the top, so the repair isn't visible after painting. And I made the brass fillets kinda large to make extra-sure all the rusty part is well strengthened.

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The complete story including pics of the assembled bike is here (Flickr)

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Burley tandem circa 1990? Nice-ish bike but they didn't drill drain holes in the BB shell. Water got in, maybe while the bike was being transported on a car rack. Had no place to go, so it pooled at the bottom and gradually ate itself a drain hole.

The bike was slightly too nice to throw away, and I need a hobby, so I fixed it. I re-mitered all 3 tubes and replaced the BB shell with a larger one. The too-small BB shell (not enough eccentricity), that used grub-screws <ick!> to set the eccentric, was the one thing I kinda hated about this era of Burley. Going to a larger shell, and offsetting the miter upward, meant most of the rusted seattube was mitered away.

I also made a sleeve to go over the seattube, tapered so it's thick at the bottom and feathering to nothing at the top, so the repair isn't visible after painting. And I made the brass fillets kinda large to make extra-sure all the rusty part is well strengthened.

After:



The complete story including pics of the assembled bike is here (Flickr)

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Wow, fantastic work, Mark.
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Originally Posted by AdventureManCO
Man, I guess I never posted this one before in this thread.


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Is there a more magnificent travesty? No, I think there is none more magnificent!
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Originally Posted by orbeamike

The King is dead!


Long Live the King!
OK, What did you do to get the frame back in shape AND the paint so nice?
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Originally Posted by ehcoplex
Is there a more magnificent travesty? No, I think there is none more magnificent!
It is coming.
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Originally Posted by xiaoman1
OK, What did you do to get the frame back in shape AND the paint so nice?
Best, Ben
I sent the frame to a builder to have the front triangle replaced and then check for alignment, then a local painter has the entire bike resprayed with new decals. This was done over a decade ago.
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