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Old 03-26-16, 10:22 AM
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Originally Posted by drock79
Here is my 1980 412. All original except for the hoods, bar tape, tires, brake pads, and wheels due to a catastrophic blowout that mushroomed the rear Rigida.

Fully restored before the blowout

Original condition when purchased off craigslist




Current incarnation with new wheels.

Here's the link to the restoration I did last summer.
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Super cool restoration!

I love that deep metallic blue! You can see "into" it!



It really, really looks awesome and I'm surprised I missed the original rebuild thread!
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Old 03-26-16, 10:34 AM
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Thanks. Had the painter mix two kinds of metallic blue and he gave me the leftover mix so I can touch up whenever needed. I was really impressed with it myself.
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Old 03-26-16, 11:32 AM
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Originally Posted by drock79
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Thanks. Had the painter mix two kinds of metallic blue and he gave me the leftover mix so I can touch up whenever needed. I was really impressed with it myself.
Looking forward to more pix of it!
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Old 03-26-16, 05:53 PM
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Great pictures everyone. Keep them coming.

And finally, here come the blossoms.

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Old 03-26-16, 07:06 PM
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As found pic of the new to me 620. Picked it up earlier today. A good enough bike to put NOS Grand Randonneurs on. A set of smoked anodized 600 levers seemed like the right touch.,,,,BD


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Here's my nearing completion 1981 613.
24" Frame
Mostly all stock except for Avenir Classic Saddle, and Cinelli Bars/Cinelli Stem

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Old 03-27-16, 10:09 PM
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Originally Posted by fleslider
Here's my nearing completion 1981 613.
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Mostly all stock except for Avenir Classic Saddle, and Cinelli Bars/Cinelli Stem


Very nice. Have you posted photos of your TX900?
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Old 03-27-16, 10:22 PM
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Very nice. Have you posted photos of your TX900?
Thanks, No i havent posted to many pictures it fell victim to a single speed conversion with flat bars. currently is stripped down to a bare frame and I am working on finding parts for it to turn it back into a proper road bike.

heres a pic of when i first got it.
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Old 03-28-16, 07:47 AM
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Originally Posted by fleslider
Thanks, No i havent posted to many pictures it fell victim to a single speed conversion with flat bars. currently is stripped down to a bare frame and I am working on finding parts for it to turn it back into a proper road bike.

heres a pic of when i first got it.

Ah yes, I remember this one. Good luck with it.
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Old 03-29-16, 06:55 PM
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I registered for this site just to ask this question. I have a trek 311 frame witht he Ishwata tubing. I am currently trying to track down a downtube shifter mount/clamp. Where can I find one?
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Old 03-29-16, 07:34 PM
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You mean like a SunTour or Shimano clamp-on shifter mounts? They are all over the place. I'm sure people here have some. I think I have a set of Shimano clamp on shifters.
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Old 03-29-16, 07:39 PM
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I'm plaNing to use Shimano sis from another build. I assumed it had to be a specific clamp because of the spade like braze on on the underside of the down tube
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That's just there to keep the clamp from slipping.
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Old 03-29-16, 07:57 PM
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Does it have to be a specific model ? Do you have any pics? Could I swap out suntour levers for Shimano ones that are indexed ?
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Old 03-29-16, 08:11 PM
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Nope. The clamp just goes above the little bump. They come in all different shapes. Many bikes don't have them at all, as well.

I'm not an SIS person, but I think I've only seen braze-on or stem mount SIS shifters. Others will know better. I suggest you start a new thread if you're on a quest for such a beast.
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A little cleaner and a little shinier. I have the Brake cables run but not hooked up yet. I used black housing, and surprisingly it doesn't look half bad. I am in the anything but black housing crowd usually. I also have the black hoods, and some repurposed black perforated Fizik wrap. Saddle undecided so far. The Vetta sagged so much just on a short ride around the yard, that it had wrinkles from side to side. Kind of a bummer about, since I love the way they look. I just have had no luck getting comfortable on one yet. Thinking Avocet, possibly. Maybe something else, but has to be vintage or at least vintage styled.

The pivot points on the second Duopar parallelogram are pretty loose, but that's what I read about them beforehand so I'm not heartbroken over it. It would be nice to keep it on there, but it may get another set of derailleurs. I also was planning to use the Retrofriction shifters on this bike finally, but the pull seems to be less than most other shifters I've used. The spool on the lever is smaller, so it seems to take a LOT more shift lever movement to make the derailleur move. The one time I tried to use it, the lever was almost all the way back by the time to big cog was obtained.,,,,BD

YES!! I found someone willing to straighten the fork. I will probably be dropping it off later this week, and it might be a week or so before I get the bike back. If he can do it, I am not going to rush him. Everybody is SO scared to do anything anymore. No bike shops even wanted to hear about it, and even one local frame builder respectfully declined. Everyone is so sue happy, it's a wonder anything gets done anymore. It's the same guy who built the wheels for my 520. A true old school bike mechanic of the steel era.


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Old 03-30-16, 08:07 AM
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I got a chance to take her for the first time out on Easter. What a fun bike! Very aggressive geometry but much more stable than my Gazelle. This bike is great in the drops and when attacking out of the saddle.
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Old 03-30-16, 08:35 AM
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The last two bikes posted here are A1. Verrry nice.
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Couple of beauty shots, for the hell of it.,,,,BD

Rides really nice. Plenty of fender room... I swapped to a classic XT/LX mix, that came standard on many factory setups. I need the black and silver cranks... I tightened up the headset which wasn't super loose, an the fork look improved. Enough to where I may just leave it alone.



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Originally Posted by fleslider
Thanks, No i havent posted to many pictures it fell victim to a single speed conversion with flat bars. currently is stripped down to a bare frame and I am working on finding parts for it to turn it back into a proper road bike.

heres a pic of when i first got it.
Blimy!! What a workshop ya got there!!
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Originally Posted by Bikedued
Couple of beauty shots, for the hell of it.,,,,BD

Rides really nice. Plenty of fender room... I swapped to a classic XT/LX mix, that came standard on many factory setups. I need the black and silver cranks... I tightened up the headset which wasn't super loose, an the fork look improved. Enough to where I may just leave it alone.



Excellent! Looks like a fine ride. I like how the rack is the same color, I must have missed out on this.

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Old 04-01-16, 09:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Bikedued
Couple of beauty shots, for the hell of it.,,,,BD

Rides really nice. Plenty of fender room... I swapped to a classic XT/LX mix, that came standard on many factory setups. I need the black and silver cranks... I tightened up the headset which wasn't super loose, an the fork look improved. Enough to where I may just leave it alone.



That Trek is looking mighty nice! I must ask, what are those tires?
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Old 04-02-16, 11:24 AM
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Got the 1220 sorted and on the road. Very comfortable, plenty stiff laterally. The cheap(GT OEM) carbon fork is just right, got lucky on that one. Corners like it's on rails, one of those bikes where you can actually feel what the front contact patch is up to mid-corner. 8^)

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