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Old 12-09-07, 01:25 PM
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Old 12-09-07, 02:50 PM
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Serotta Part I


Serotta Part II (after a bit of work)

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From This (Bare frameset):



To This (Shimano 105, 8sp, Open Pro/Ultegras):



And now this (Campagnolo Super Record & Cinelli):

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Originally Posted by SingeDebile View Post
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.

Very nice. I have the Cinelli Groove( below, silver) on my Pinarello, and like it a lot. But had I known about the Alter.....


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Very nice. I have the Cinelli Groove( below, silver) on my Pinarello, and like it a lot. But had I known about the Alter.....
I saw that typeo you just fixed.
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Awesome thread! My before and after:

The position of your rear axle nuts in the dropouts scares me. Maybe adding a half link would be a good idea...?
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Not the greatest before and after, but...........

Before.


And After.
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Originally Posted by SingeDebile View Post
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.
I've got one (with the pin-up) on my track bike; very stiff stem and I too get a lot of compliments on it:

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I've got one (with the pin-up) on my track bike; very stiff stem and I too get a lot of compliments on it:
Not to sound like a lech (( try to keep it a secret!), but where does one get the pin-up inserts? For a friend, you understand.....
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Not to sound like a lech (( try to keep it a secret!), but where does one get the pin-up inserts? For a friend, you understand.....
I see them on ebay from time to time, do a search on Alter, usually comes up with a few bodies
and pin up covers.

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i think the idea of the pin-up inserts is hilarious, I mean it basically puts it in the perfect spot to look at when you are on the bike. I am surprised an idea like this was ever able to make it into production with such a large and prestigious company like cinelli haha
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Before: $25 impulse buy from eBay


After spending a lot of money and having a good time doing it:


Before: impulse $10 buy from eBay


After a new paintjob and a thorough cleaning of the bike:

Front fender has a bad dent so I left them off. Rear brake has been added. Still waiting on new wheelset.

Before: JC Penney's finest


After some good cleaning and new paintjob

well, a new saddle, pedals and handgrips from Wal-mart.

Before:

After: so far

a fellow alleycat racer has expressed an interest in this bike. I just might let it go.
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Not to sound like a lech (( try to keep it a secret!), but where does one get the pin-up inserts? For a friend, you understand.....
gee officer, sorry about yer trunk lid...I wuz wipin da sweat off of my stem...
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Before: $25 impulse buy from eBay


After spending a lot of money and having a good time doing it:


Before: impulse $10 buy from eBay


After a new paintjob and a thorough cleaning of the bike:

Front fender has a bad dent so I left them off. Rear brake has been added. Still waiting on new wheelset.

Before: JC Penney's finest


After some good cleaning and new paintjob

well, a new saddle, pedals and handgrips from Wal-mart.

Before:

After: so far

a fellow alleycat racer has expressed an interest in this bike. I just might let it go.
Do nice original paint jobs bug you or sumpin'?
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Not the greatest before and after, but...........



It's orange, has gum hoods and white wrap, and has checkers on it. That's all it takes for me!! Gorgeous, makes me want to buy some checkered vinyl for the top tube of my Falcon.,,,,BD

http://decalzone.com/striping/checkered.php
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It's orange, has gum hoods and white wrap, and has checkers on it. That's all it takes for me!! Gorgeous, makes me want to buy some checkered vinyl for the top tube of my Falcon.,,,,BD

http://decalzone.com/striping/checkered.php

BD,
Thanks. Orange bikes are supposed to be faster.

Nice link!
I might have to put checkers on everything now
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[QUOTE=bbattle;5784159]Before: $25 impulse buy from eBay


After spending a lot of money and having a good time doing it:

Your mixte is just the best!!!
I got my girlfriend nagging me for one now she's seen yours..
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Do nice original paint jobs bug you or sumpin'?
I agree....
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I posted this one in the COTD thread, but I have a nice set of "before and after" pic so I thought I'd toss em in here, too. A late 80's Centurion Cavaletto in disrepair, that I converted back to a road machine with a triple drivetrain. It came out very well:



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Before: $25 impulse buy from eBay


After spending a lot of money and having a good time doing it:


Before: impulse $10 buy from eBay


After a new paintjob and a thorough cleaning of the bike:

Front fender has a bad dent so I left them off. Rear brake has been added. Still waiting on new wheelset.

Before: JC Penney's finest


After some good cleaning and new paintjob

well, a new saddle, pedals and handgrips from Wal-mart.

Before:

After: so far

a fellow alleycat racer has expressed an interest in this bike. I just might let it go.
Wow, you do great work! Those bikes look fabulous!
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Here's a before and after on my Shogun Alpine GT. Stripped to bare metal and repainted. The wheels were changed from the hybrid 700's to some Sun M-13II's from a hopped up Denali. Turned out really nice I think.,,,,BD

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Your mixte is just the best!!!
I got my girlfriend nagging me for one now she's seen yours..
That IS a very nice looking bike!
I can't help but like the skull headbadge.

Is it a Fixte* or a single speed?



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That IS a very nice looking bike!
I can't help but like the skull headbadge.

Is it a Fixte* or a single speed?
Ooh. A new species.
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what's the deal with those bottle cages? is it just one bolted on top of another or is it all one assembly? also do you find it difficult to use the bottom cage?

beautiful bike by the way.
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what's the deal with those bottle cages? is it just one bolted on top of another or is it all one assembly? also do you find it difficult to use the bottom cage?

beautiful bike by the way.
Congrats.
Beautiful bike, best photography, who cares about the bottle mounts?
You a thirsty rider?
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[QUOTE=Bikedued;5820542]Here's a before and after on my Shogun Alpine GT. Stripped to bare metal and repainted. The wheels were changed from the hybrid 700's to some Sun M-13II's from a hopped up Denali. Turned out really nice I think.,,,,BD

Certainly did!
I'd like to see the giant who rides this
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