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Old 12-05-18, 03:41 PM
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Originally Posted by WhealieDealie View Post
Thanks I'll give that a go tonight.

In fairness I did try some degreaser but the threads are so old and literally covered in old and hard grease that it had no effect.
I would encourage you to get a right angle 90 degree pick for this, you can "steer" it in the thread groove, start at the back and unscrew it out to clean. Proper degreaser can be subjective, old school foamy carburetor cleaner like Berrymans, Gunk or Motorcraft PM-2 is literally the bomb, nasty stuff, works great, proceed with caution, be very careful of paint. Not for the environmentally faint of heart.
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Old 12-05-18, 05:35 PM
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Get a can of brake cleaner at auto parts store. Spray it then use toothbrush. Wear gloves and use outdoors. Itíll dissolve ole grease with ease.
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Old 12-05-18, 05:46 PM
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Originally Posted by WhealieDealie View Post
Thanks I'll give that a go tonight.

In fairness I did try some degreaser but the threads are so old and literally covered in old and hard grease that it had no effect.
It's also possible that side was butchered by the wrong puller or a failed removal attempt where the puller mangled the threads, again proceed with diligence and caution.

Any co-ops or recycle shops near you? They can be invaluable for this sort of thing when you are "stuck".

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Old 12-05-18, 07:13 PM
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Cool thread , I just stumbled on it . This is my 86' Centurion Ironman , pretty much stock . Brake calipers are the biggest change (Tektro duel pivot) .


DSCF2465 by mark westi, on Flickr
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Old 12-07-18, 04:01 PM
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That's a very slick looking Ironman.
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Old 12-13-18, 04:48 PM
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No antique, but a classic lugged titanium. 93 Miyata team. Took it for a shakedown ride and got it dialed in.
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Old 12-19-18, 09:58 AM
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Bianchi Campione Dí Italia

Can't post picture yet, but working on it. Not enough posts yet.
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Old 12-24-18, 03:01 PM
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1972 Favorit Lovonit

I recently picked up a 72 Favorit also badged as Lovonit. A friend researched and believes the frame is french made. All components and the frame are stamped made in Czechoslovakia, either Favorit Special or Favorit Lovonit. Serial Number is 010893. Appears to have a circle with a P in it between the year and the serial number. Any info would be appreciated. Will post picture when I can.
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my workhorse.. almost double my age.. not too fancy or light but allows me to keep it in my city and keeps me strong for carrying it and riding it like a demon kabuki ssk
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:)

Shared in first bike 2019 too. My 1986 ? Schwinn Probe. Needs a complete drive train... Thinking alfine but dunno...learning as I go. Such a nice ride on them fat 26's...
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Old 01-10-19, 05:00 AM
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'85 pinarello (steel) treviso in the san diego wilds


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'85 Pinarello (steel) Treviso in the san diego wilds.
Very nice.
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The Phil Wood Frame is nearing completion (I need a small friction bushing for the front shifter and then a touch of tuning for that). It is sitting on a vintage Park Tool PRS-1 stand.

Ignore the bit of mess and the hair tie used on the front brake. Also I know the chain is on the small chainring and larger cog the shifter is not able to stay in position.
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Old 01-12-19, 04:45 PM
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My Aluminum PDM Concorde with Campy and Mavics.
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Yes that is an Avocet computer from the 80's, still works.

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Old 01-12-19, 08:26 PM
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Originally Posted by veganbikes View Post

The Phil Wood Frame is nearing completion (I need a small friction bushing for the front shifter and then a touch of tuning for that). It is sitting on a vintage Park Tool PRS-1 stand.
Who was the frame builder? I've heard that Jeremy Sycip built some frames for Phil Wood but this one looks too early to be Jeremy's work.
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Originally Posted by obrentharris View Post
Who was the frame builder? I've heard that Jeremy Sycip built some frames for Phil Wood but this one looks too early to be Jeremy's work.
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Not much help... https://www.philwood.com/products/pworkshome.php
Another article says they built the Velo xs in 94'
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Originally Posted by obrentharris View Post
Who was the frame builder? I've heard that Jeremy Sycip built some frames for Phil Wood but this one looks too early to be Jeremy's work.
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They say they built it and unfortunately couldn't provide much info when I reached out. They did try and reach out to an old engineer who worked for them but I never got to talk to him and didn't want to bombard them with a ton of questions for this guy. This is well before the PISS OFF and KISS OFF frames and being PW was a sponsor of the team it is possible they made them, I am sure they have the equipment and skills (with Phil) to do so. However there are also a ton of builders in that area that could have been contracted.

All I know is it is a really neat frame and certainly a race frame because that rear triangle is stiff trying to get the wheel in was not easy and it was a 126mm wheel not something exceptionally wide or anything. I can't wait to put some real miles on this thing.

If anyone does know anything please please please please please share it because I am super interested.
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Originally Posted by curbtender View Post

No antique, but a classic lugged titanium. 93 Miyata team. Took it for a shakedown ride and got it dialed in.
Stunning frame, beautiful bike!

It appears that is a 63cm, which means I now need to find one. They even made their Carbon Team up to 63cm as well! Very oddly, in looking through the 1993 catalog, Carbon and Titanium Team bikes were both Shimano 105 (STI shifting and dual pivot braking, so later 1055 SC), but the steel Team Miyata was 6400-era 600. No Dura-Ace present throughout the entire lineup. I thought surely DA would have been on the Ti and CF bikes. You have upgraded yours very nicely--in keeping with the performance intentions of the frame.
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Stunning frame, beautiful bike!

It appears that is a 63cm, which means I now need to find one. They even made their Carbon Team up to 63cm as well! Very oddly, in looking through the 1993 catalog, Carbon and Titanium Team bikes were both Shimano 105 (STI shifting and dual pivot braking, so later 1055 SC), but the steel Team Miyata was 6400-era 600. No Dura-Ace present throughout the entire lineup. I thought surely DA would have been on the Ti and CF bikes. You have upgraded yours very nicely--in keeping with the performance intentions of the frame.
Thanks. I would have left it original, but it had already been stripped and rebuilt before. I could go down a size but it's still comfortable.
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My Aluminum PDM Concorde with Campy and Mavics.
Welcome, nice bike. I bought a custom made Concorde Astore for my retirement, from USAF 1992. It' been upgraded over the years, still my fav bike. KB
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Wow! So many great vintage bikes!
Here are three of my own favorites:
1989 Marinoni Special (my favorite) recently picked up the Delta brakes, love them! Always loved the way they look, with modern Kool Stop bads they work as good as they look




Not sure of this Marinoni's year

1976 Schwinn Suburban Dumpster rescue
Before

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Old 02-01-19, 06:06 PM
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1992 stumpjumper comp....
i'm really, really stoked on this bike...i've been on the lookout for a decent vintage mountain bike for sometime. the bridgestone i had this summer came close, but it was a touch too small. i came across this bike earlier this year, and offered to buy it from the gentleman on the spot....told me he'd think about it. he bought it brand new in california in 1992, when he was in his 50's. well, saw him again last week and said he was ready to sell it....he named a price and now it's mine.
the bike is as close to pristine as you could ever want. has a full shimano xt groupset (right down to the brakepads), and all other original components (except for the ti flite, i believe). the only thing i plan on doing is getting a wider bar- this thing is NARROW! the color is billed as "raspeberry" and it's amazing in person. since this is my "sunday driver" i opted for the 1.95 kwests, instead of knobbies, since i'll probably spend 90% of the time on pavement.
...sorry for all the pics-i love photographing bikes almost as much as riding them....









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Amazing vintage MTB, I believe you've got an XT seatpost there as well, very nice photo's as well!
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