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Old 05-29-24, 02:56 AM
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Originally Posted by shoff535
The Raleigh is in progress

Before, the way itís been for nearly a decade

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Great project ........but I couldn't help but notice the work stand.
Please can you tell me about it?
Did you fabricate it?
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Originally Posted by OTS
Great project ........but I couldn't help but notice the work stand.
Please can you tell me about it?
Did you fabricate it?
no, not my stand. That pic was done by the painter who is also a frame fabricator.
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Originally Posted by OTS
Great project ........but I couldn't help but notice the work stand.
Please can you tell me about it?
Did you fabricate it?
Originally Posted by shoff535
no, not my stand. That pic was done by the painter who is also a frame fabricator.
Looks like a "springboard" setup that will hold a wide range of frame sizes firmly under tension from here.

Brilliant!
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A few more of the latest ones.

Holdsworth Professional:


The Holdsworth Professional as it arrived

The initial rebuild

How I converted it back to a proper drop bar

Miele Latina:


Not bad but a hodge podge of parts


Now rocking full Tri-color setup but with newer STI shifters. This one is really quite good on the road.

Sancineto:

Mirage 8 speed is how I got it.

Dull weatherer paint

Now with Chorus 8 speed and running so smoothly courtesy of Jake at The Bike Shoppe

Found plenty of shine in the paint with some work.
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And this Sirrus wasn't all that bad:


How it was picked up

How it's finished, total tear down and rebuild

Lots of metal polish work

And paint work
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This 86 Bianchi Trofeo came from the original owner who purchased it new. He had used it up and most of the original parts were gone. It really probably needs a strip and repaint, but I didn't want to go there. So here it is with plenty of patina.
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