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Old 06-21-12, 07:32 PM
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How many Project do you have going at once?

OLMO ROSSIN...I may be biting off more than I can Chew.

Just started the Rossin build, when the Olmo frame in Bavaria caught my eye. How many Project do you have and how much is too much???

Need to wait an see what shape the Olmo is once she arrives. Updates to follow.

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I usually have several going, but most of them only in my mind. Often I find it just takes a single perfect component find to get something from on the rack to on the road. Usually the thing that gets me off my duff is finding just the right crankset to match a frame, the rest seems to fall into place and often with stuff just lying around.
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Funny you should ask:

- Campy Ergo lever rehab for a crash-prone BFer

- Early 70s Guerciotti frame restoration

- 74 Colnago Super PC restoration (on the way)

- First-gen DA black anodized chainring drillium (on the way)

- Campy NR seatpost and chainring drillium (on the way)

- More drillium for my own projects

- Clean-up and polishing of about 20 Campy parts for sale or use

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And here are two for a later date. The Casati is awaiting the PC decals and the Somec is awaiting me to mix up a good color match for the prepped areas.





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Currently at bat: Replace the FD, chainrings and tires on my IF in prep for the D2R2.
On deck: Update my AX with a new carbon threadless fork and Moots threadless stem.
On deck: Strip and repaint my new Look frameset (after I receive it and decide if it's worthy). Then start accumulating 11s Campy...
On deck: Find somebody who wants the 20+ lower end bikes in my parents' barn I had planned to rehab and sell before work and school took over.

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I always work on two bikes at once, its just how I do it. Now that is active projects. I will often strip a frame down, see if I have an issues or problems, and set it aside for future completion (accumulation of needed parts, waiting for the next rust campaign, or whatever). So while I am working on two, I have a hefty backlog of projects to complete.
Question for you, Bill. With the 100 odd bikes you have in stock, how do you keep track of what you have and what stage it's in? Epic spreadsheet? Or do you just stroll into the bike room(s)(houses) and randomly pluck a new project to start rehabbing?
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I currently have two going, an 86 Schwinn Peloton with new powder coat and current sram rival group and a 2001 Schwinn Super Sport.
The super sport is getting a newish crank and chain rings and a good cleaning. I think that is enough for me at one time.
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In one way or another, they are all works in progress. Right now I'm focussed on the VeloSoleX.
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WOW DD, some nice projects. Speaking of cranks, I needs some nice NR campys for the OLMO, I think I have everything else from parting out the old Batavus Pro I picked up earlier this week.
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WOW DD, some nice projects. Speaking of cranks, I needs some nice NR campys for the OLMO, I think I have everything else from parting out the old Batavus Pro I picked up earlier this week.
Thank you!

The Rossin is going to be a super head-turner with that zippy paint! And the Olmo, too - looks in superb shape, a real survivor. What component group are you putting on the Olmo?

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Originally Posted by 4Rings6Stars View Post
Question for you, Bill. With the 100 odd bikes you have in stock, how do you keep track of what you have and what stage it's in? Epic spreadsheet? Or do you just stroll into the bike room(s)(houses) and randomly pluck a new project to start rehabbing?
While I keep a spreadsheet, it is out of date. So I usually just go the stroll route, see what catches my eye. Certain bikes with frame rust will wait for the next major rust campaign, which is overdue.

I also need to clear out 15+ donors, they need to go to the co-op, and I just sold five, so that works it down a tad. But I have keeper projects that have waited a long time for their turn (one over a year). I've got a dozen more that need to head to ebay.

Counting them last week was a bit of a shock. Peaked at 101. Need to get it under 50....

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I only have 2 at the moment.

1973 Paramount
1972? Carlton Professional

Both in 60cm
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Thanks. i would like to complete with Campy NR, however right now it will be a mix of Campy, Cinelli, 3ttt, and a Huret rear derailluer.
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Hmm... let me count... two, three, four... oh, geeze, I better stop counting.
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Just dug into my latest, a 67 Schwinn Typhoon. Not a full resto, just a rehab.
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Just the one...Vittorio Strada MAX...chainstay(s) replacement, full respray, custom decals, Campy 11s build...who know when it will be done...hinges on fitting the no-longer-to-original-spec MAX chainstays.
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A Peugeot Mixte for Mrs. Gomango - Farmer's Market bike. Just about finished so I'll take it off the list.

So, Four.

A 2003 or so Richard Sachs cyclocross frameset. Pre-Pegorichie so ? Will be refinished this late fall/winter. Frame is rough from "many" cross seasons. Next spring is my guess. $$$ for this build/project.

1991 or so Tommasini Super Prestige. Columbus SLX Received all the parts today, but I can't buy enough time to work on it. Maybe next week. This one's close. Will be my son's road bike for our family and group rides.

An early 1990s Walter Croll. 631 Reynolds The eternal project. For my BIL ultimately.

A 1995 De Rosa Giro 'd Italia. EL-OS Campy Chorus 10 speed- I'll just need a wheelset. White and fits me like a glove. Will have picks this weekend if I make it to the cabin.

So two for me, one for the BIL, one for my son, and one for Mrs. Gomango.

I didn't include framesets on hooks in this count. A few may be trade bait.
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I have just one repair stand, so I'm pretty much limited to one project at a time.
I may be the exception but I do generally finish one before starting another.
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Originally Posted by Drillium Dude View Post
Funny you should ask:

- Campy Ergo lever rehab for a crash-prone BFer

- Early 70s Guerciotti frame restoration

- 74 Colnago Super PC restoration (on the way)

- First-gen DA black anodized chainring drillium (on the way)

- Campy NR seatpost and chainring drillium (on the way)

- More drillium for my own projects

- Clean-up and polishing of about 20 Campy parts for sale or use

Some pics:







And here are two for a later date. The Casati is awaiting the PC decals and the Somec is awaiting me to mix up a good color match for the prepped areas.





Lots of irons in the fire...

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Originally Posted by auchencrow View Post
I have just one repair stand, so I'm pretty much limited to one project at a time.
I may be the exception but I do generally finish one before starting another.
I am the same, altho it seems like I have 2-3 bikes/frames leaning against the repair stand while I am working on one on the repair stand, so there is definitely a backlog in my garage......lol
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Originally Posted by wrk101 View Post
While I keep a spreadsheet, it is out of date. So I usually just go the stroll route, see what catches my eye. Certain bikes with frame rust will wait for the next major rust campaign, which is overdue.

I also need to clear out 15+ donors, they need to go to the co-op, and I just sold five, so that works it down a tad. But I have keeper projects that have waited a long time for their turn (one over a year). I've got a dozen more that need to head to ebay.

Counting them last week was a bit of a shock.
While I don't have anywhere close to what you have(mine is in fact, exponentially less than what you have....lol).......it still makes me feel better that even Thrifty Bill has a huge backlog and strays from the spreadsheet to just stroll through the workshop to decide what to work on next......suddenly, I don't feel so incredibly small and insignificant
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Originally Posted by Drillium Dude View Post
Funny you should ask:

- Campy Ergo lever rehab for a crash-prone BFer

- Early 70s Guerciotti frame restoration

- 74 Colnago Super PC restoration (on the way)

- First-gen DA black anodized chainring drillium (on the way)

- Campy NR seatpost and chainring drillium (on the way)

- More drillium for my own projects

- Clean-up and polishing of about 20 Campy parts for sale or use

Some pics:







And here are two for a later date. The Casati is awaiting the PC decals and the Somec is awaiting me to mix up a good color match for the prepped areas.





Lots of irons in the fire...

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Thanks for the time on the phone last night!

iPhones never work as well once they've fallen in the lake, do they?

Good luck with the levers.

I'm sure they'll be top shelf.

I think I tracked down buttons. How many did you want?
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Originally Posted by buldogge View Post
Just the one...Vittorio Strada MAX...chainstay(s) replacement, full respray, custom decals, Campy 11s build...who know when it will be done...hinges on fitting the no-longer-to-original-spec MAX chainstays.
Your Serotta Legend ti is an absolute knockout.

Which one will you bring to the Dairyland Dare?
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Thanks for the time on the phone last night!

iPhones never work as well once they've fallen in the lake, do they?

Good luck with the levers.

I'm sure they'll be top shelf.

I think I tracked down buttons. How many did you want?
Good talking to you, too, and yeah - electronics and water just don't mix, do they?

Levers are not going to be a problem - really. We'll need at least one button - and I myself would like a couple "just in case". You might want to get another spare, too. 4 total sounds like a good plan.

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Good talking to you, too, and yeah - electronics and water just don't mix, do they?

Levers are not going to be a problem - really. We'll need at least one button - and I myself would like a couple "just in case". You might want to get another spare, too. 4 total sounds like a good plan.

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Done.

Thanks again.

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