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Old 11-25-09, 07:37 AM
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Nice Scwhinn. I love building from the frame up.

Hey BBM. Did you notice that Probikekit no longer has Ambrosio bartape? I think our favorite bartape is gone forever. I can't find it anywhere on the web except for a roll or two on eBay.
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Originally Posted by akcapbikeforums
Sweet Schwinn!



We could have a "before and after" thread about this forum.

Bigbossman succinctly describes the biggest and most dangerous problem with the new format: search is basically non-existent.

According to those who begat the new look, the database is "still compiling"... after almost a week.

Let's hope all the kings horses and all the kings men can put humptey dumptey together again.
until then, try to add these words on the end a of a google searchbox along with the keywords you need to search here: site:bikeforums.net

eg:

campus green paramount site:bikeforums.net

all of that in the search box gives you this:

https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&l...&aq=f&oq=&aqi=

nice?
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Old 11-25-09, 10:26 AM
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A '74 Schwinn Le Tour before and after.

Bars wrapped with PBK Ambrosio black. Glad I stockpiled the stuff a while back. Once again, my skeptical wife thought I was crazy!
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Old 11-25-09, 01:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Machin Shin
Nice Scwhinn. I love building from the frame up.

Hey BBM. Did you notice that Probikekit no longer has Ambrosio bartape? I think our favorite bartape is gone forever. I can't find it anywhere on the web except for a roll or two on eBay.
I much prefer building from a frame set, as opposed to tearing a bike down, cleaning, and rebuilding.

RE: Ambrosio - I know. I love the stuff.

Originally Posted by raverson
A '74 Schwinn Le Tour before and after.

Bars wrapped with PBK Ambrosio black. Glad I stockpiled the stuff a while back. Once again, my skeptical wife thought I was crazy!
I stockpiled some, but almost every time I went to the site, they were sold out. Even so, I managed to accumulate a small (and now precious) pile.
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Old 11-25-09, 04:26 PM
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Moto mixte

Before


During,Trying out different mockups before the thumb shifters and freewheel socket arrives.

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Old 11-25-09, 04:27 PM
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With this new forum applicaiton, all my pics are too large. That is one way to get disk space usage reduced!
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Old 11-25-09, 05:36 PM
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Probably seen one of my other posts before, but I'm pretty proud of this one, and it rides like a dream:

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Old 11-25-09, 05:47 PM
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Originally Posted by michael k
How was it getting the spray paint off?
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Old 11-25-09, 05:49 PM
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With this new forum applicaiton, all my pics are too large. That is one way to get disk space usage reduced!
If your pics are hosted elsewhere, when linking the URL, unclick the box that says "Retrieve remote file and reference locally." Then your link should work.
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Old 11-25-09, 05:56 PM
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Originally Posted by johnknappcc
Love the later Voyageurs... somewhere from 85-89... which year is this one?
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Old 11-25-09, 08:40 PM
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Originally Posted by akcapbikeforums
How was it getting the spray paint off?
Luckily it was very easy.
The orange didn't bond with the paint or fender and wiped off with a damp cloth.The white had me a little worried,figuring it was chafing from something rubbing on it but it cleaned up with some Meguires paint cleaner.
There was also old dried up duct tape to hold the water bottle holder on.After trying a few different products, ended up using Contact adhesive remover.Did the trick on that without harming the paint.First I did a test spot to make sure since the tape was over the decals/screenprint.
It has a few rust spots that needs taking care of but first trying to find paint to match.
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Old 11-25-09, 09:13 PM
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I posted this in another thread but it belongs here too.It's an '88 Bridgestone T-700.It's awaiting a triple,clips/straps and a Brooks B-17 in black.I've only ridden it a mile or two on the road I live on.I live in the mountains and the gearing makes my knees scream quickly.Paint's kinda beat up so I might repaint it.

How I got it.


How it sits today.
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Old 11-25-09, 10:59 PM
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This is a 1984 Trek 400 that a friend had purchased new and rode during his college years. It had been kept in several barns over the years. It turned out pretty well and rides great. I upgraded it to Shimano 600 shifters and derailleurs.


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Tried the uncheck box but no response.
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Old 11-26-09, 01:22 AM
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Kinda went the other way with this one My first (and only) Pinarello - gone, but not forgotten. Stripped and sold on CL, tonight:

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Still not sure what type of frame it is but it has a full Suntour Group.
How it looked when I brought it home


Before paint


When it was sold
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Old 12-02-09, 11:34 AM
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Well... not exactly a two-wheeled C&V.
before: being used as yard-art
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Just in time for Christmas!

Chief, be sure to throw this over in the " fenders adorning your classic bike" thread as well!

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WOW! That trike came out perfect. Nice revamp.
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WOW! That trike came out perfect. Nice revamp.
Thanks! When dis-assembled, the paint on the steer tube was a plum metallic, & I wanted a non-metallic classic color. We went with Rustoleum Marigold & Ivory Bisque. Instead of painting the seat, it was covered in leather from an old purse. Between paint, pedals, decal, horn & rusty trike @ yard sale it was a $40 project.
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First off, I gotta say to Chief, that's freakin' awesome!

So here's my contribution to the thread. My 1986 Univega Maxima Sport before and after. Just finished it up today.

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1990 Cannondale SR1000, Mavic equipped. The original Mavic RD was broken and I was unable to find a replacement (still looking though) so I added a nice Cyclone to it. Otherwise, all Mavic parts except for the shifters which are Simplex Retrofriction and the brake levers which are Dia Compe. I also replaced the ripped and very worn Regal saddle with a white Vetta. The fork is aluminum and was pretty oxidized when I got it. I hit it with some Mother's and a lot of elbow grease. Looks great now. And as luck would have it, I had a single bottle cage that was an exact match for the paint.

Something else I did that was kinda neat. There was a long scratch along the outside of the right seatstay that was down to the bare aluminum. Touch up paint is unlikely to be found so, I polished the scratch. Looks kinda neat, all shiny under the paint, peaking out. You can see it in the last picture.

Let me know what you think.

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Originally Posted by Machin Shin
1990 Cannondale SR1000, Mavic equipped. The original Mavic RD was broken and I was unable to find a replacement (still looking though) so I added a nice Cyclone to it. Otherwise, all Mavic parts except for the shifters which are Simplex Retrofriction and the brake levers which are Dia Compe. I also replaced the ripped and very worn Regal saddle with a white Vetta. The fork is aluminum and was pretty oxidized when I got it. I hit it with some Mother's and a lot of elbow grease. Looks great now. And as luck would have it, I had a single bottle cage that was an exact match for the paint.

Something else I did that was kinda neat. There was a long scratch along the outside of the right seatstay that was down to the bare aluminum. Touch up paint is unlikely to be found so, I polished the scratch. Looks kinda neat, all shiny under the paint, peaking out. You can see it in the last picture.

Let me know what you think.

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Great Job! Looks outstanding
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A recent CL acquisition - ladies Atala. Here's the pic from Craigslist:



Now as my wife's winter ride:

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