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Old 01-07-08, 09:21 PM
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Originally Posted by fender1 View Post
After: (Dr. Deltron paint & decals) set up as commuter bike

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Beautiful!!! That color reminds of the paint I mixed for the ill fated Le Tour project. I really need to use that paint, I think I bought it last march, lol.,,,,BD
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is there a face molded into the head tube? what's the story on that?
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You've been here since May of last year, and have never seen a Dr. Deltron Head tube? Interesting. Maybe there should be a "Show us your Dr. Deltron head tubes" ,,,,BD
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Old 01-07-08, 10:49 PM
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I know this is in another thread but only because I couldn't find this one. Here's my Trek 400 again. Sorry if you're sick of looking at it.
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Old 01-08-08, 12:17 AM
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Originally Posted by duane041 View Post
Here's a "As-Close-To-The-Original-As-I-Could-Get-it" restoration of a Ken Self track bike. The frame was an ebay win by a friend of mine. He loves it.
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Sorry bout the lousy pics. The decals are a darker blue than I would have liked, but that's what I was given to work with. We also used a warmer white (the customer didn't like the ultra-stark white). I've never heard of Ken Self, but the frame was really put together well.
Who did this resto job, paint that is?
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Old 01-08-08, 12:59 AM
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I think duane041 painted this one himself. He's previously posted photos of other paint jobs he's done as well.
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Old 01-08-08, 03:47 AM
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I've never heard of Ken Self, but the frame was really put together well.
Ken Self built frames in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. The shop that bears his name still exists: Ken Self Ride Centre
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Old 01-08-08, 06:12 AM
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I think duane041 painted this one himself. He's previously posted photos of other paint jobs he's done as well.
Yes, this is one I did last winter. Biggest challenge were the box lines, because they had gentle curves to them. Arrrggh!!!
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is there a face molded into the head tube? what's the story on that?
Yes. I lost the head badge and could not get a replacemnet. Dr. D attached a silcone cast of a gargoyle before painting.

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Old 01-08-08, 08:29 AM
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i see. that's pretty neat, thanks.
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Old 01-08-08, 10:33 PM
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Before, After and After That

I found this forlorn 1957 Raleigh Record Ace Moderne in a basement, after the owner passed away. All the chrome was rusty and all the alloy bits were pitted. But the 23" Reynolds 531 frame only weighs 4lbs 3 oz. and is the straightest production frame I've ever measured. Also, I'm a Sturmeyphile and AFAIK this was the last race worthy bike sold with a hub gear. (Though by '57 I'm sure most racers spent the extra couple of British pounds for the 5 speed Cyclo-Benelux option.)



If the paint is even half-way decent, I prefer not to respray. They're only original once. But my meager finances and the lack of reproduction RRA Moderne transfers would have dictated this attitude anyway.

After tracking down a way too expensive pair of 27" 32/40h rims, the correct Williams C1200 chainring and buying two Sturmey FMs (the 1st one cost me $140 including shipping from GB and was absolutely shot) I started polishing my fingers to the bone. By the 2007 ABCE, where it was voted Best Restoration, it was looking fairly original, with a nice patina.



However, I couldn't ride it in anything resembling comfort. My recumbent coddled ishcial tuberosities could not come to terms with the beautiful old Brooks B-15 I'd installed, so a wider, sprung B-67 replaced it.

I have arthritic hands and shoulders so the 39cm steel bars and lovely steel Raleigh stem were replaced by padded, 45cm Nitto B115s, splayed out to 49cm at the ends of the drops, in a taller, modern "comfort bike" stem.

These old legs need wider gearing than the FM can provide, so now there are 24t and 18t cogs on it's driver, shifted by a Huret Svelto and a SunTour BarCon.

It's a bit of a FrankenBike now, but I can ride it all day. And a sweet ride it is.
All the old parts are stored away for the day it passes to my son.

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MnHPVA Guy Your RRA Moderne is a cracker. I'd seen the middle picture before (my personal favourite) but it's great to see what you've done either side. Hats off!
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Beautiful old bike, and it's good to see Joe Elliot still has time for his hobbies.,,,,BD
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and it's good to see Joe Elliot still has time for his hobbies.,,,,BD
Awesome reference.
I think Rick Allen may have worn one, too.
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Bridgestone Kabuki Submariner!

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A special thanks to all the Classic and Vintage forum members who helped me get this ride together!
I used the molasses rust remover trick on some of the parts for this rebuild. I must say that I'm pleased with the results.

Enjoy!

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Originally Posted by Bikedued View Post
Maybe there should be a "Show us your Dr. Deltron head tubes" ,,,,BD
THANKS, BD!

Beware of imitations!

Brian Bayless has been known to use these* as well.


*Officially known as StickFace Bicycle Badges. Created by a sculptor in Santa Barbara, CA. He & I were partners in Bikelangelo, the supplier of said badges. Still some available.

This is the BoneHead model with airbrushed details after molding to the frame (Kestrel)
Sorry it's a link, I don't have a small version of that image on this computer.

http://mbent.net/cycles/paint_gallery/target0.html

Duane041,..NICE JOB on that white track frame!
I'm about to finish lunch & do that to one unnamed Super Sport! (the box lining thing, that is)

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1973 Panasonic Touring Bike...

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This thread just may be the incentive I needed to restore my vintage Treks.
Great looking bikes here!
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Raleigh GP that I picked up at the thrift store for a couple of bucks.

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Two months of sanding, scraping and polishing later.


I would like to repaint it, but in my neck of the woods a pretty bike will soon be a stolen bike.
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Bridgestone Kabuki Submariner!
Dante,

Is that red bar tape the Ambrosio stuff from PBK? Looks good for $3 tape!!
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Dante,

Is that red bar tape the Ambrosio stuff from PBK? Looks good for $3 tape!!
LOL! Indeed it is!

It goes on beautifully! Thanks for the tip!

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I'm almost out of the Ambrosio, I have one black set left for the new Tesch S-22. Time to order more. If it only came in white!! That stuff is so nice, I wish it would jump the pond already! How is the red? The yellow feels a little slippery to me.,,,,BD


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I'm almost out of the Ambrosio, I have one black set left for the new Tesch S-22. Time to order more. If it only came in white!! That stuff is so nice, I wish it would jump the pond already! How is the red? The yellow feels a little slippery to me.,,,,BD
The red is great. It's lays down very nicely, not slick at all. I'm thinking I'll put it on my Six/13 when the Fizik tape wears out.

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I'm almost out of the Ambrosio, I have one black set left for the new Tesch S-22. Time to order more. If it only came in white!! That stuff is so nice, I wish it would jump the pond already! How is the red? The yellow feels a little slippery to me.,,,,BD
I bought some white Ambrosio tape from them a while back...maybe they'll offer it again.

MachineShin, nice job on the Kabuki! Gotta try the molasses when my oxalic acid runs out.
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I bought some white Ambrosio tape from them a while back...maybe they'll offer it again.
Here you go...

http://www.probikekit.com/display.php?code=A1554

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