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Old 12-06-07, 09:49 PM
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You want trash to flash, eh? How about my Mondia?

Before, after tear-down. I received it as a complete bike, but didn't think to take a pic till after I stripped it. Features included crash damage, rust, a heavily corroded top tube, and a cracked head tube. Apparently it was raced hard:


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Bossman, that is a fine resto!
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Old 12-07-07, 08:23 AM
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Old 12-07-07, 09:47 AM
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As I got it. Early/mid seventies J F Wilson of Sheffield (just up the road from where I live. What carbon footprint?) 531 frame and forks. Paintwork was flaking and previous owner had daubed the makers name out. So..


I stripped it all down and had it clear powder coated. Sourced period parts from J F Wilson and turned it into a single speed. Now though..


I've converted it into a 3 speed with period 1975 Sturmey Archer hub.

I'm sure I'll tinker more.

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Old 12-07-07, 10:45 AM
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You deserve a medal just for taking the bars off of those bikes! Nice job (s)
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Old 12-07-07, 11:27 AM
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As I got it. Early/mid seventies J F Wilson of Sheffield (just up the road from where I live. What carbon footprint?) 531 frame and forks. Paintwork was flaking and previous owner had daubed the makers name out.
I've converted it into a 3 speed with period 1975 Sturmey Archer hub.
Very nice too!
I've been thinking to do something similar with a rough Superbe and a scruffy Viscount.
Amalgamate the two so to say.
But with dynohub!!
Just got a proper wheel-truing jig and need to find the time etc.

Like the idea of a lightweight frame and a chunky 3 speed.
And, if possible, this too:


(If it's not properly legible, big file, I'll split it into smaller chunks.)
Was thinking of this when Sammyboy was discussing a similar project.
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Old 12-07-07, 11:41 AM
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Visually I'm not that into the idea. Messes with the clean lines a hub brings versus derailleur. But technically, it's bloody genius. I'd love to have a crack. He certainly looks happy enough.
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It's usability that counts in my book.
The best of both, isn't it?
I don't look at the works when I'm riding!
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Old 12-07-07, 12:45 PM
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Where did you find the cool grips like that/
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Old 12-07-07, 12:56 PM
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Where did you find the cool grips like that/
Who?
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Old 12-07-07, 01:54 PM
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now saving up for paint/decals....
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Old 12-07-07, 02:05 PM
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The "Death before derailleur" decal is class. What frame is it? And what the bloody hell happened to the wheels?
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Old 12-07-07, 02:11 PM
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the decal was a joke sticker made by a friend of mine. the frame is a stan miles, ive been told it was made by bill hurlow but haven't been able to confirm it. the wheels (and frame) were trashed when i was struck by a car in a hit and run. ive since found and rebuilt an identical set, and had the frame repaired, and now it rides again! (though is relegated to lazy sunday rides, as i prefer to ride my geoffrey butler)
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Old 12-07-07, 03:42 PM
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Ok, maybe I'm not seeing it right, but I don't get the point of the Swing Arm Tensioner.
Seems overly complicated, clever solution to a problem already solved.

Any ol' low cost derailleur with enough range for choice of triple or double chainrings will do.
Align the cage to the rear sprocket with stop screws, done.
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Old 12-08-07, 12:24 AM
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Sorry, nasty post there. Someone had a chrome Voyageur 11.8 back up the thread there. It had unusual leather sewn grips.
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Old 12-08-07, 02:19 AM
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That's alright. I wanted to make sure you weren't asking about my 1930's nos rubber full length drop handle bar grips, at a glance easily mistaken for cheap cork bar tape.
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Old 12-08-07, 03:02 AM
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Originally Posted by onetwentyeight View Post
the decal was a joke sticker made by a friend of mine. the frame is a stan miles, ive been told it was made by bill hurlow but haven't been able to confirm it. the wheels (and frame) were trashed when i was struck by a car in a hit and run. ive since found and rebuilt an identical set, and had the frame repaired, and now it rides again! (though is relegated to lazy sunday rides, as i prefer to ride my geoffrey butler)
I read your velospace article about the bike. It must be very interesting hearing from the guys who were around when the bike was built. That blows about the hit and run. What had to be repaired on the frame? Looks like the downtube was dented.
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Old 12-08-07, 07:02 AM
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The chrome with leather sewn grips is McDave's. I believe the "grips" are the elkhide from Velo Orange?,,,BD

http://velo-orange.com/elsebarco.html
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marinerfan - all the tubes except the seat and chain stays had to be replaced.
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Old 12-08-07, 01:17 PM
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Gios Mio that thing was hot. good job.

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Awesome thread! My before and after:



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Do you have the pin-up plate on that alter?
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Old 12-09-07, 03:17 AM
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Bought off ebay, a 10speed SportsWorld road bike complete with stem friction-only shifters and suicide levers


I found a girls bike with a 3speed hub, so I switched the back wheels, stripped the decals with my fingers (although I'm sure there would've been easier methods), found matching tires from another bike on the street, and bought 5 dollar white bartape to contrast the allblack frame. Its sort of getting to the end of its beater life now, but it was fun for several thousand kilometres.
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Old 12-09-07, 01:00 PM
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I really, REALLY like the stem/seatpost combo. Where's you get that Cinelli stem?
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Old 12-09-07, 01:11 PM
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I really, REALLY like the stem/seatpost combo. Where's you get that Cinelli stem?
ebay is the best place... its a 1" threadless, which is probably one of the reasons its so rare.... its called the "alter" and you can get pin-up inserts for the top of it hehe, and if all these unusual almost random things wasnt enough there is a hole in the middle to put your front brake cable! Its definately my favorite threadless stem.
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Old 12-09-07, 01:24 PM
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Here's my before and after. Old Norco 10 speed that I first painted badly black, then single-speeded it and painted it badly yellow.
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