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Old 08-03-15, 11:55 AM
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Very nice, @Dizono! Red always looks good on Gazelles. Having said that, I like the second incarnation best. Black tires, deep V rims and/or radial spokes tend to look kind of awkward on a vintage frame IMO. Thanks for posting.

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As I bought it:


After I cleaned it and replaced the stem. Wanted to do a quick flip, turned out to ride much nicer than my then current (alu) road bike.


Therefore, i replaced the wornout RSX-stuff for Ultegra


But I wanted more.. as in Dura Ace and shiny wheels...


The first picture is taken almost a year ago, the last one just a week ago...
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Only crappy cell phone pictures, so bare with me.
1987 Cannondale SM800. It was in rough shape but had some neat parts. Roller cam brakes and Suntour XC-II pedals.

Its not done, but getting there. The original stem seemed to work better than any stem I tried, so I left it. Wheels/tires make a profound difference. Its the first Cannondale that I've acquired with the intentions of keeping. The paint is rough and I haven't even begun to deal with it. I might just strip it to bare aluminium and touch up the white fork or possibly powercoat.
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Old 08-08-15, 07:23 AM
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I've just finished my friends much loved but ridden to death 1992 Dawes Galaxy.
As it was



And after a full revamp.
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Miyata 615 as received from bf member @David325. It was a bit dirty, but in great shape.

I cleaned everything up, redid the bottom bracket, hubs and headset, replaced the saddle with a Cambium and installed new tires, aero brake levers and platform pedals. Looks pretty much the same, as it was in great shape to begin with.
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Originally Posted by Ross73
I've just finished my friends much loved but ridden to death 1992 Dawes Galaxy.
As it was



And after a full revamp.
Wow. That's the same bike?? You didn't hold back with the build, did you? Impressive.
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Originally Posted by OldsCOOL
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Come on now, don't be a tease...
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Originally Posted by mountaindave
Come on now, don't be a tease...

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vi...o-project.html
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'88 Cannondale Criterium Series

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Here is a modest Before/After for my first restoration project. Found what I believe to be a '81 Japanese built Bianchi Professional, in the state it was in it was completely unrideable. My girlfriend needed a bike for school so I decided to fix it up for her. Being a college student on a very limited budget I did it on the cheap with a rattlecan paint job and a bucket of parts found of CL for $10. Here is the end result.

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Originally Posted by OldsCOOL
'88 Cannondale Criterium Series

After:

OK, now you cut that out and post proper bike porn!
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Originally Posted by mountaindave
OK, now you cut that out and post proper bike porn!





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Alright. That's better.
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1989 Peugeot Jubilee refresh (B & A)

1989 Peugeot Jubilee bought on CL for $65. Owner was a kid in his late teens, raised the seat and stem as high as he could, but the bike wouldn't fit his 6'+ body .



Gave it a refresh for a coworker (but she ended up selling it so she could buy an aluminum frame...).





Nothing special about it, but it's the only Jubilee model I've seen IRL. 24" steel wheels (tires were a PITA to find), heavy components throughout. Would have a made a fun around town single-speed conversion, but I left the original stuff in place. Should have replaced the cassette, but Ill probably never see the bike again, so...ya.
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Aren't wheelchair tires 24"?
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Originally Posted by mountaindave
Aren't wheelchair tires 24"?
Huh, I dunno. I originally tried to mount 24 x 1 3/8" black Continental's on the wheels, but apparently these rims required *special* 24" tires. Took it to the local LBS warehouse (run by the same LBS showroom) and the old silverback bike tech knew what the issue was. 10 minutes of digging around and he found some grey tires in the back that would fit.

Here's the US catalog with the stats:

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Just finished my latest find, a 1975 Raleigh Flyer,

As found[IMG][/IMG]

Finished
[IMG][/IMG]

changed it to 700c from 27", rides nicely but will probably sell it to fund other projects
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Originally Posted by Paulfs67
Just finished my latest find, a 1975 Raleigh Flyer,

As found[IMG][/IMG]

Finished
[IMG][/IMG]

changed it to 700c from 27", rides nicely but will probably sell it to fund other projects
Nice job, I like these old Raleighs, they ride differently than a lots of bikes, but I do miss the "pie plate". Did you forget to remount it?
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Originally Posted by Paulfs67
Just finished my latest find, a 1975 Raleigh Flyer,

As found[IMG][/IMG]

Finished
[IMG][/IMG]

changed it to 700c from 27", rides nicely but will probably sell it to fund other projects
That looks great! nicely saved! I have an 80's Flyer in terrible condition that I wasn't sure what to do with. I do now
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Originally Posted by browngw
Nice job, I like these old Raleighs, they ride differently than a lots of bikes, but I do miss the "pie plate". Did you forget to remount it?
Didn't forget the pie dish, still sitting on the original wheel set, I changed it from 27" to 700c I had the hubs and rims sitting around so thought I may as well build them up and use them
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Originally Posted by Ross73
That looks great! nicely saved! I have an 80's Flyer in terrible condition that I wasn't sure what to do with. I do now
It does really ride quiet nicely and it's not that heavy for what it is.
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Anyone else seem to forget to take a before picture until you're down to a bare frame? I did for probably the 4th time out of my last 5 builds.
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Originally Posted by degan
Anyone else seem to forget to take a before picture until you're down to a bare frame? I did for probably the 4th time out of my last 5 builds.
I didn't take any before pictures of this one at all, I didn't think there was going to be an "after" for this one. I bought it last Fall , it was pretty shabby looking with three and a half decades of rust, dirt and grime on it when I brought it home and almost got parted out before I had a change of heart. I'm glad I did, it cleaned up nicely.

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I don't know what it looked like before, but it sure looks terrific today!
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