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Old 02-15-10, 11:33 PM
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Silly question: What exactly is this thing hanging down there (where the axle usually goes) ?
I love that crank. Cannot wait to see pictures of the end product.

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A little work in progress that is far from being finished...
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Old 02-15-10, 11:39 PM
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Originally Posted by jeremyb
Okay, here is the before and after of my wife's bike that I built up.

Took the Schwinn she had and added $200 worth of parts/materials to make this. Fun project.

In the end, I kept the Headset, BB, RD, frame, fork and wheels. Some VO in there, but a lot of cheaper older parts. Had the Schwinn decals custom made by bikenames.com Also, ground off the teeth on the large ring so that it would act as a guard.


She loves it.

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Pretty amazing transformation
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As found about a month ago, for $125. A 1985 Centurion Dave Scott.



As of this evening. I may be changing the stem and bars, not entirely happy with the feel of large drops, and the stem feels too long. But for now, it's done.,,,,BD

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Originally Posted by EjustE
Silly question: What exactly is this thing hanging down there (where the axle usually goes) ?
I love that crank. Cannot wait to see pictures of the end product.
That little thing is the indicator spindle for the three speed hub, it attaches to the shifter cable.

Rode the bike for a few km tonight as it has been refitted with 700c wheels and tyres and wanted to see how they affected the handling (it's a little quicker) and see how well that hub was running (it's like buttah).

All in all it was very nice but I hate that saddle.

To do:

Swap in Brooks saddle
Install Bluemel fenders
Build Dyna hub into a front wheel and install light
Touch up the paint
Change rusty drive cog
Match up the tyres
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Old 02-17-10, 07:49 PM
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Old 02-18-10, 03:44 PM
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Colnago SLX

This project is posted in the Vintage section on the forum. The entire project can be seen here...
https://www.burnsandburns.net/colnago1



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Old 02-18-10, 05:12 PM
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I really like what you did with the Colnago... the stock paint detracts from the workmanship on the frame and have seen a few of these up close to tell this.

That is a beautiful classic look.

Got my shop unpacked today and started setting out parts for the '54 raleigh... have some NOS Dia Compe brakes and drilled levers, a nice GB stem to perfect the reach, and a few shiny new handlebars to replace that battered up stem and bars (which are also way too narrow).

I am not attached to the stock brake levers and brakes since they were not original to the Sports and since the bike is going to see regular use it needs to be functional.

And one cannnot install shiny new brakes on such a beat up frame so it will be going off to the powdercoaters with the GF's Peugeot to be done up in dark teal.

It might take all summer to do this but it will be worth it.
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Old 02-18-10, 10:11 PM
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Originally Posted by colnago2465
This project is posted in the Vintage section on the forum. The entire project can be seen here...
https://www.burnsandburns.net/colnago1

Love it! Stunning job.

The only thing I could think to improve (IMHO) would be a set of "gumwall" tyres
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Old 02-18-10, 11:34 PM
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spectacular! (and I like the black wall tires)
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Old 02-19-10, 02:35 AM
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Yeah, MUCH better without the dreaded measles-look!

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Beautiful job on the Colnago, and an excellent write-up too. Enjoy riding it!
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Old 02-19-10, 12:32 PM
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It took me a few hours but was well worth it.

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BTW, the green Colnago turned out SWEET! Great job!
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ILB... You rock.

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Been working this morning... a teaser.

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It took me a few hours but was well worth it.

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still working on the pedals, I presume...


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Still working on those pedals, I presume...
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Still working on those pedals, I presume...
I used transparent aluminum pedals, you can only get them from a place called "Plexicorp."
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It took me a few hours but it was worth it... made some good progress.

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Originally Posted by ilikebikes
I used transparent aluminum pedals, you can only get them from a place called "Plexicorp."
Wow, that's an obscure Star Trek reference...

"Com-puter!. Helllloooo com-puter!"
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ILB - Have to say I have become a huge fan of agent P.

Can you tell I have kids ?
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Nothing extraordinary, just cleaned, polished and maintained.

'88 Fuji Tivoli.

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khat - Nice work... it looks like a new bike.

New saddle, tape, cables, housings, brakes... it comes together really nicely.

Thinking that rear brake cable is passing on the wrong side though.
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Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver
It took me a few hours but it was worth it... made some good progress.

We need pics of this in the wild!!!!!


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Originally Posted by khatfull
Wow, that's an obscure Star Trek reference...

"Com-puter!. Helllloooo com-puter!"
Use the mouse. "Com-puter!. Helllloooo com-puter!"

Just use the keyboard! "Keyboard aye"

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Originally Posted by jamesj
We need pics of this in the wild!!!!!

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The teasing will end eventually...

Will tape up those off those bars (temporarily) so I can take her outside on Sunday for a test ride and some pictures in the sun... shellacking bars is a time consuming process and I should probably wait until it warms up a wee bit before I do that.
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I want to see this brought back to life...
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more info please?
what you got there aye?
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