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Old 06-17-12, 06:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver
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I remember quite some time back seeing this "during", and again today when I checked out the "Where did you ride today?" thread, but I was most happy to stumble upon it yet again in this thread. Thanks for providing the close-up pics of the frame after paint but before assembly - a beautiful job, and very pretty color, too

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Originally Posted by FORDSVTPARTS
My new Competition GS, As bought (except for my Brooks Pro)



After,

Nice detail changes - and, yeah, that Grab-On had to go

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After (tomorrow - I had to take a break!):

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Compared to you guys, it's a pretty "sympathetic" restoration. But I was happy with it.

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Afterer (new owner wanted a new fork, I suggested travel agents):





Traded for a felt F35 with a broken frame and nearly immactulate parts for a bike I had $200 and some elbow grease in. He bought the fork and TAs. He's happy, I'm happy. Plus I have Dura ace and a pair of Ksyrium Elites. Yay craigslist!
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Old 06-24-12, 11:11 PM
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Had planned on doing some epic riding today on my newly re-fitted Proctor.

Before... as I received it.



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But it was a rainy day and decided it was high time I tidied up my desk which is a catch all for pretty much everything.

Before:



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Bagged and tagged a bunch of those orphaned parts...



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Trek 520 I picked up at a yard sale:

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I should have taken a picture of my old Hozan truing stand before I took it apart, de gunked it and then put it all back together with fresh lube and grease... it is actually blue and not dirt coloured.
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need to find time to whip out the good camera..

but here is a recent addition that I found time to wrench on.

What she looked like picked up for $25:



After VeloOrange and other randoms I had around:








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Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver
I should have taken a picture of my old Hozan truing stand before I took it apart, de gunked it and then put it all back together with fresh lube and grease... it is actually blue and not dirt coloured.
Exactly! When I saw that Trek, I thought "Hmmm, I think there is a bike under all that grease and grime."
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Originally Posted by Drillium Dude
Before:



During:



After (tomorrow - I had to take a break!):

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Outstanding results!

Man, did that crash hurt.

Thank god the bike landed on me for the most part.

Save the bike!
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Originally Posted by trueno92
need to find time to whip out the good camera..

but here is a recent addition that I found time to wrench on.

What she looked like picked up for $25:



After VeloOrange and other randoms I had around:







Another ORANGE bike! Very nicely done. Tip: GoJo hand cleaner works great at getting white hoods white again.
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Before....

( I know this is pushing the edge of "vintage" )
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After overhaul, cables, re-laced wheels, bar wrap, saddle. Still waiting on tires.....
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Originally Posted by Drillium Dude
Before:



During:



After (tomorrow - I had to take a break!):

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Amazing work!
Most people would have just written those off.
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80s Miele MTB

Old 80s Miele Mtb
All Deore XT
Tange Prestige tubing

Owner decided to paint it white without removing any components...


Striped everthing...


End result...


Just have to put some Decals back on.
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NOT a Fuji America! It Is a Fuji Monterey

At sometime in the bike's history, someone put a Fuji America decal on the top tube. I didn't remove it. It is a 1981 Fuji Monterey! I gave it some refinements. Overall, I'm very pleased.





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before

after

I know it isn't much but I learned so much from this bike. I built a fixed gear. Stripped parts. Changed a rim & tire. New handlebars & shortened grips. Rebuilt a pedal. Got a new chain & altered it myself. Purchased a new seatpost from just a measurement since it didn't have one. Reattached a decal.
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Originally Posted by Ira B
Amazing work!
Thank you

Most people would have just written those off.
Which is why Grady and I are both having the devil of a time locating those simple little quick-release buttons on their own. I don't know if Campy ever supplied them as spare parts on their own. It appears they may have figured most people would just buy new levers and chuck out the old.

The buttons are spring loaded - every one I've ever taken out with crash-damage has been seized.

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Originally Posted by Drillium Dude
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Which is why Grady and I are both having the devil of a time locating those simple little quick-release buttons on their own. I don't know if Campy ever supplied them as spare parts on their own. It appears they may have figured most people would just buy new levers and chuck out the old.

The buttons are spring loaded - every one I've ever taken out with crash-damage has been seized.

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Someone here had one posted, now who was that...

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Stautsy???

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Someone here had one posted, now who was that...
Please, please remember!

Whatwolf might have one incoming in a donor Ergo rebuild sampler.

I remain hopeful!
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Originally Posted by gomango
Please, please remember!

Whatwolf might have one incoming in a donor Ergo rebuild sampler.

I remain hopeful!
Thats the one I was thinking of.

Have you tried Gand performance? They have a tackle box full of ergo parts.
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