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Old 09-28-10, 09:23 PM
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Originally Posted by stefan s
my first question is - why do i see so many pie plates in the "after" pics? especially those huge chrome ones with the quarter-sized holes?
We like shiny things.
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Even after 3 years, this is still my favorite read and, to me, the defining C&V thread. Keep it up!
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Here is a before. I know not a great bike but cheap and fun to restore. Please don't take offense to the messy garage
[IMG][/IMG]
Here is the after. I still needs a different seat and spend some time on the rear cassette. Royal jelly did not work very well
[IMG][/IMG]
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Originally Posted by cb400bill
We like shiny things.
I would disagree that say we evolved from primates and figure that we evolved from Magpies.
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Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver
I would disagree that say we evolved from primates and figure that we evolved from Magpies.
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A young man at my work asked if I could help him with his bike. He said the shifters were messed up. All he knew was that it was a Ross.

Lots of cleaning, lubing, aligning, and cabling were done. I flipped the bars back from the DUI position and installed new bar tape. I couldn't convince him to replace that saddle.

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Before

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^Looks like he's sitting on a bento box!
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Originally Posted by WNG
^Looks like he's sitting on a bento box!
A Bento would likely be more comfy than that POS saddle.
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Before, "as-found":



Built up and ready for sale:





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Before... as purchased.


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Roger... just let me say dayum !!
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Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver
Roger... just let me say dayum !!
Double dayum.
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'72 fuji the finest

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Bravo! Besides saving a nice bike, I believe you saved Khatfull from cardiac arrest.

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Originally Posted by -holiday76
'72 fuji the finest
Holy cow, that's a brilliant transformation, great job!!
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thanks guys! I actually did it last summer (08) but most of the pics I've posted on BF over the years were lost (long story) so I'm slowly reposting things as I get them re-hosted.
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Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver
Roger... just let me say dayum !!
Originally Posted by auchencrow
Double dayum.
Thanks for the compliments, gentlemen. That 'dayum means a lot coming from you two, as I have seen some of your work here on the C&V, which is beyond 'Dayum'....

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That is an incredible makeover. Nice work!
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Bravo Roger, that Pug just clicks! Tripple Dayum!

-holiday76 - real nice work there, quite the transformation. Dayum again!
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^ Dayum ^

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^Ahem, before and after.
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Didn't change much, but it sure needed tuning/saving.
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Here's a decent before/after...it's my early 1980s Grandis Special that arrived with a clean, nicely tuned full Exage groupset. That groupset migrated onto a flipper bike and a (closer to) correct Campy components are now on the bike. The wheels are now a Shimano 600 hub set and the stem & bar are still Japanese, but it's a lot closer to correct now than it was. It's a nice bike and apparently not awfully common here in the US.

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enjoy! (I hope)
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i'm enjoying it because of the memories it brings back of racing on a Grandis frame in that exact paint/decal presentation. mine was all Campy Nuovo Record, the standard setup, with high flange hubs, and Mavic sew up rims, yellow housing and yellow cloth tape, and a white Turbo saddle
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