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Old 07-03-10, 07:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Drillium Dude
Sorry, I don't have a 'before' shot - suffice to say the frame was your basic Krylon Flat Black Special before it became this:











I'm waiting on French threaded thin cups so I can add the third ring to the triple and a set of cantis is being added right now. Finishing up with fenders so I can keep somewhat dry when she goes out for her intended use: crap-weather/winter bike.
You sir, do exceptional work on your bikes.

I look forward to your posts, and this one does not disappoint.

I wish I could see a "before" shot to give me the inspiration for my Zullo project.

Let's get those fenders on her, and please treat us to some additional high-quality gawking material.

Oh, what brand of fenders are you considering?
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Thanks for the compliments, GM.

I know I have a set of the Krylon-period - I just have to dig them up. BTW, do you mean the red Zullo on your Flickr? That bike is gorgeous - it looks like a completed project right now.

You have quite the collection, too - love the Pog and the anniversary De Rosa!

Fenders are nothing fancy: Planet Bike plastic in silver. I might go with some higher-class beaten-tin stuff down the road, but for now I just need the functionality (currently summer is taking it's sweet time getting here and staying here in PNW).

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Originally Posted by Drillium Dude
Thanks for the compliments, GM.

I know I have a set of the Krylon-period - I just have to dig them up. BTW, do you mean the red Zullo on your Flickr? That bike is gorgeous - it looks like a completed project right now.

You have quite the collection, too - love the Pog and the anniversary De Rosa!

Fenders are nothing fancy: Planet Bike plastic in silver. I might go with some higher-class beaten-tin stuff down the road, but for now I just need the functionality (currently summer is taking it's sweet time getting here and staying here in PNW).

Cheers!
Thank you!

I just installed a set of black Planet Bike touring fenders on my Bruce Gordon Rock n' Road. This is the touring bike I purchased from slushlover2.

As for my collection, I cannot tell a lie. That 35th Anniversary De Rosa is not mine, but is avalable locally. I do have a 35th Anniversary purchased in Germany last year though. I haven't lifted the privacy settings on flickr on that bike, as I haven't even seen it in person yet.

As for the Zullo, it is a beauty. I am in the process of rebuilding the bike with a Campy Super Record upgrade. It will take some time, but the bike is totally worth the time and money. I already have a Zullo Criterium that is in fabulous condition, and I have become a very big fan of that brand in the last year!

The Pogliaghi is a flat out, no holds barred racing bike. Built to go fast, and it has all of the handing characteristics I enjoy.

DD, your super bike here deserves its own thread. It is gorgeous and quite unique. Thanks for sharing!
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Old 07-09-10, 05:51 PM
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70's Mercier 300-still needs new tires
The finale version with original wheels back on....
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Old 07-09-10, 06:52 PM
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One more submittal. This one is a 1971 Italvega Gran Turismo. It lost about 4 lbs in the rebuild by shedding the derailleur and crank. I replaced the sew ups with a set of 700c weinmanns-6speed was easier to find than 5. I think the water cage is probably worth more than the whole bike, hehe
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Old 07-09-10, 07:24 PM
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Two pics would't load-and wouldn't let me ad after edit/ so I'll try this-the 2 before pics:
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To make a long story even longer..... nevermind, my daughter needed a new bike after my previous rebuild was stol... misappropriated.

Found this older Centurion Ladies "Cruiser" 10 -Speed on CL for $80, I talked her down to $50 but she was a grad student at UCSD-SIO getting ready to head home so I reneged on being an a$$, that, and she was cute.





Actually was pretty clean, surface rust on the frame, but the rims pretty clean, just a bit oxidized.



even the components were pretty darn clean after I striped it down. Granted all of the grease, I mean every where was like tar, I repacked everything.



So did I say it was pretty clean, front and rear wheel hubs after a little Mothers and steel wool, I didn't even touch the spokes. Just some surface pitting which is expected.





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So,
initial buy - $80

new parts (tires, tubes, brake shoes, cables, housing, tiny, tiny bolts for cable housing mounts, paint) - ~$80

Labor (striping,sanding,painting,reassemble) - ~ 8 or so hours

Daughters expression when she got home from camp and saw what I did for her - "Dad, that is the Sickest Bike Ever" - which was a good thing - PRICELESS

So to cross-post that Centurion thread, component codes I found on another site that might or might not be correct.

Frame Serial # AJ799, no idea of date
Rear Derailer, Suntour GT: Stamped Code QH, 1974 Aug
5 speed free wheel: Stamped code RF, 1975 June
Front Derailer, Suntour Spirit: Stamped Code RC, 1975 March

In closing;
The bike rides damn smooth, and IMO looks pretty sharp for something from the mid-70's. My daughter is stoked and i'm dad of the year at least for this week.
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Originally Posted by atmdad
To make a long story even longer..... nevermind, my daughter needed a new bike after my previous rebuild was stol... misappropriated.

Found this older Centurion Ladies "Cruiser" 10 -Speed on CL for $80, I talked her down to $50 but she was a grad student at UCSD-SIO getting ready to head home so I reneged on being an a$$, that, and she was cute.

So,
initial buy - $80

new parts (tires, tubes, brake shoes, cables, housing, tiny, tiny bolts for cable housing mounts, paint) - ~$80

Labor (striping,sanding,painting,reassemble) - ~ 8 or so hours

Daughters expression when she got home from camp and saw what I did for her - "Dad, that is the Sickest Bike Ever" - which was a good thing - PRICELESS

So to cross-post that Centurion thread, component codes I found on another site that might or might not be correct.

Frame Serial # AJ799, no idea of date
Rear Derailer, Suntour GT: Stamped Code QH, 1974 Aug
5 speed free wheel: Stamped code RF, 1975 June
Front Derailer, Suntour Spirit: Stamped Code RC, 1975 March

In closing;
The bike rides damn smooth, and IMO looks pretty sharp for something from the mid-70's. My daughter is stoked and i'm dad of the year at least for this week.
Excellent. Now ride with her to get ice cream.
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Old 07-15-10, 08:23 AM
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Old 07-15-10, 10:34 AM
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^^ Wow on both accounts. Nice work.
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Old 07-22-10, 12:28 PM
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Finally finished my VeloCheapo build a couple of months ago but am just now getting around to posting some pics. Lets hear it for the Steel Wool Varsity:

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During:



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Best of all this bike is now being ridden by a young woman who was looking for a varsity, but only finding over-priced bikes in the condition of the 'before' picture. I love seeing the bike go to an owner who will value it. Shiney!
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you do realize i was about a mouse click away from buying that chrome paramount when it was on ebay last summer, doncha, cuda? ouch, still hurts....anyway, here's my 'fore 'n' after....

a 1985 Grandis given to me by an old friend for the cost of shipping; it was his tribike back in the day, not ridden in 20 years.

it is being ridden for sure now, as a matter of fact, i gotta go....
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I told myself, "Self, I'm not going to mess with this sort of thing anymore"... but I lied

Couldn't resist this one that I stumbled across the other day. It had too much vintage charm to be left alone. I replaced the brake cables and adjusted the old-school grip shifter:
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Originally Posted by BigPolishJimmy
I told myself, "Self, I'm not going to mess with this sort of thing anymore"... but I lied

Couldn't resist this one that I stumbled across the other day. It had too much vintage charm to be left alone. I replaced the brake cables and adjusted the old-school grip shifter:
I can't remember when I last saw such an appealing Huffy. Good job, BigPolishJimmy- some gal will be thrilled!
(I bet you got some looks though, when you took it out for a pre-sale test ride .)
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I have had this woman's Peugeot for about 3yrs and after I robbed the wheels for my wife's mixte project I just didn't know what to do with the rest of it until my uncle gave me a mint men's Ross bike that had the same parts as the Pug. I have a customer that wants something a little vintage to take to college and I showed her this Pug she liked it so I rebuilt it.It is hard to tell from the before pics but there was a lot of rust on the brakes,derailleurs,shifters and crankset.I also changed out the Falcon shifters for a NOS Shimano 333 unit I had along with 333 marked cables I also had.
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Nice looking Pug! Better get a good lock for it, I hear those are popular on campus
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Nice looking Pug! Better get a good lock for it, I hear those are popular on campus
That's a big 10-4 I will tell her when she comes to pick it up. I wanted to put a rack on it also but the seat stays were to narrow for the NOS racks I have and I didn't have the brake bridge adapter to make it work.
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531 Puch Sport-Tourer Resto (unknown model)

This bike belongs to a professor friend of mine. She has owned it for a few decades and for the last several years was hanging in her garage. After seeing a recent restoration of mine she asked if I could bring her Puch back into service.

I'm unsure of the model as the owner removed all of the logos years ago to deter theft. She opted to use the functioning German bottle dynamo system on a mountain bike she uses for commuting. The jockey wheels on the Cyclone GT RD were shot. I couldn't get the upper pulley spring back in as the "key" was bent. A friendly BF member sent a GT spring he found in his parts bin (thanks, balindamood!), but it suffered from the same bent key. I broke both trying to heat and bend them back. A Raleigh branded Suntour VT RD is working well in the Cyclone's place.

Some of the parts include:
  • 1st gen. Suntour Cyclone
  • Suntour Power Shifters
  • Sugino Might Tour crank
  • 70s Jim Blackburn rack
  • Weinmann rims laced to Normandy Luxe Comp high-flange hubs
  • Gippiemme 27.2 seat post
  • SR stem and bars
  • MKS Unique quill pedals
  • Weinmann Carerra sidepulls
  • early Dura Ace headset and cable clips
  • new Kool Stop shoes and Pasela TG rubber

Anyone know the model? The seatpost lug has a "72" pressed in and the lower head tube lug has "BCM" pressed in.





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Here's a few more of the Puch.

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Originally Posted by cudak888
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Is that the same saddle b/a on the Windsor? If so, what did you use on it? Several pairs of pants have told me that shoe polish isn't a good choice.
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after note that bar tape has been fixed since picture..
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ColonelJLloyd, excellent work on the Puch. [Edited to remove question that was answered in your text.]
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The Competition is done enough for a before and after. I need to find some black pedal straps, and I think I'm going to ditch the Carlton hoods for some Cane Creeks. It will look more, polished, IMHO. I might even sneak some Wally World black wrap on it, over the original of course. My hands aren't as numb resistant as they used to be, and it's the same stuff VO sells for about the same price.,,,,BD



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