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Old 09-15-08, 03:30 AM
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I'm just guessing, but have you tried scrolling sideways to the faaaaar right? There seems to be a huge picture that is pushing everything over.

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Think you may be right there Jon
Must've been some good wine that night!!
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Old 09-16-08, 09:35 PM
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Tony Colgrave's beautiful work on a pre '20's Brooks Champion racing saddle. He said it was the narrowest one he's ever seen. He made the stamp which is an educated guess to what it should be. There's not much documentation around on these super early Brooks.

I still need the badge for the rear if anybody has a spare. He made the indentation for it, which is part of his patination process. You can see it's the type with "open" letters.

His work is really first rate!
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Old 09-17-08, 06:25 AM
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This thread should be a sticky!
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Old 09-17-08, 06:53 AM
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well, just to mix things up alittle. (cause i don't play well with road bikes)
my before

after



before

after



before


after

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Old 09-17-08, 09:35 AM
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Those are attention-getters for sure.

Can that second one really be ridden though?
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Old 09-18-08, 03:46 AM
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since i built the 2 lowriders, i haven't riden any of my other bikes. they both are driven on a daily basis. as a matter of fact they get all over town.
for long rides i take the second lowrider. it has a sturmey archer 3 speed internal hub. the other is more for cruisin the hood (to and from the store etc) the small childs crank makes it easy to pedal, but to gain any real speed ya got to pedal your heart out.

its a different experiance. with the bike this low i can reach top speed, lean the bike on its side and use the pedal for a brake (grinding it into the ground) without risk of crashing.
upon rare occasion i bottom out the bike or hit the pedals on the ground. that being said, the only way you know ya did it is cause ya hear it. ya really dont feel it. its not like hitting your pedals on the ground on a standard bicycle.

both bikes navigate most curbs manholes etc with ease. the only time i seem to bottom out the bike is on speed bump type surfaces.
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Old 10-14-08, 02:26 PM
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I found this Concorde set up as a Tri bike and, since it is my size and the components are nice (Athena/600 mix), I bought it. I think it will look really nice with white handlebar wrap and a white saddle but this was all I had in my parts bin. The seat doesn't match but it is a very comfy Conpy saddle, so it stays for now.





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Old 10-25-08, 06:07 AM
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Before.



After, but not finished yet.



Still not sure what it is yet.
I'm sure it is an English lightweight from 1940s, but which one?
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Old 10-25-08, 07:20 AM
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After

Vintage Campy Crank, Brooks saddle, Michelin tires, all new stainless spokes.
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Old 10-27-08, 06:36 AM
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this one will probably break somebodies heart.lol

1967 schwinn deluxe stingray
before.


i was gonna have the entire bike chromed
this is what was returned to me after being dicked around for 3 months by the chrome plater here in town.

it made my blood boil.
after alot of grinding,bondo,primer i went with a color change paint
sherwin williams black jade (planetary color)
flips from metallic green

to gold

and in low light maroon and black

second attemp with a second chrome plater went off without a hitch.
parts turned out real nice and affordable also.

and the new improved 1967/2008 stingray



still rides on its original tractor grip tires.

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Old 10-27-08, 09:33 AM
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Not my style, but that's some great work you're doing!
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Old 10-27-08, 09:47 AM
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^^ Agreed. Can we see a picture or two of you riding it?
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Old 10-27-08, 11:00 AM
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AWESOME, DUDE!!~!~!

IMHO, the frame looks better painted, with the various parts chromed.
Great choice on the color-shift paint too!



..and I don't want pics of you riding them..........................I wanna ride 'em!!!
 
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my girls been in england/paris, and she has the camera. she'll be back this tuesday. and i'll snap some action pic's (taking sharp corners,riding over curbs etc.)

there alot more user friendly than they look.
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Old 11-03-08, 08:52 PM
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I just posted this in it own thread but I really like the "before and after" pics. This is my 1986? KHS John Howard Team Professional I recently finished.
before:

after:
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Old 11-04-08, 08:57 PM
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Centuran Was a Surprise

HI,
I found this one on E-Bay, was a little worried about the condition of the frame,
it did require some work ,thanks to Nash Bar for 6 speed style cog , chain, seat, tires and tubes,rear axle was bone dry LBS cleaned her bearings,Needed lights and new computer and a good cleaning years of grease and dirt from the entire frame, Tape was dirty as was hoods on brakes,
here's the before.

the dates wrong on the second and third picture my batteries were dead on my camera,


I was skeptical about fixing her up and I can now say it was worth the 170.00 I paid plus parts to fix her up, she's a pleasure to ride even for this CD 58 y/0

Is it me or does the third picture look like the bike is alive.Its moving>>



Gotta love the old steel frames..
Doug

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Originally Posted by velomateo View Post
I just posted this in it own thread but I really like the "before and after" pics. This is my 1986? KHS John Howard Team Professional I recently finished.
before:

after:
HOLY CRAP!!!
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Old 11-04-08, 09:49 PM
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One of my favourite little projects...



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Originally Posted by velomateo View Post
I just posted this in it own thread but I really like the "before and after" pics. This is my 1986? KHS John Howard Team Professional I recently finished.
Velo, what bars are those on the before?
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Old 11-05-08, 05:29 AM
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Velo, what bars are those on the before?
They are 3ttt tri bars. They don't have a very nice finish on them - sort of dull. I still have them if you are interested.
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Old 11-12-08, 12:50 AM
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Since most of my before & afters end up looking afters and befores, here's my way before & after.



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Old 11-12-08, 01:29 AM
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Sweet pic! That's pretty cool to take a pic of your ride in the same place as an old ad....The area hasn't changed much!
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Old 11-12-08, 08:41 AM
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Velo... are those bars really one piece? they are the ugliest bars I have ever seen... they are scary looking.
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