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Old 05-02-18, 04:53 AM
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Originally Posted by gaucho777
However, it was the same day I wound up in the hospital for surgery on a broken leg
Dang, that's a heck of a thing to receive in the mail. Heal quickly.
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A SunXCD touring RD and a matching pair of Hozan 13-14/15-16 cone wrenches that came up at a good price from PlanetX.

The derailleur will replace the flawless but aesthetically out-of-place Acera on my '77 pro tour with 8 speed brifters. For about 15 years I've been using a single 13/15 double sided Pedro's cone wrench together with crescent wrenches to tidy up my wheels. For about 6 GBP, that savagery finally comes to an end.
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Old 05-11-18, 06:51 PM
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A big box arrived today right on schedule. It contained this:







I kept telling myself I didn't need another bike, I didn't need another bike, I didn't need another bike. But this looked like such an interesting and out of the ordinary project. Now the fun starts, deciding how to build it up. It has a 120mm DO spacing, which is cool. I like the simplicity of 5-speeds.

With two Gazelles in the basement I keep hearing some unintelligible conversation coming from down there...

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Originally Posted by jimmuller
A big box arrived today right on schedule. It contained this:







I kept telling myself I didn't need another bike, I didn't need another bike, I didn't need another bike. But this looked like such an interesting and out of the ordinary project. Now the fun starts, deciding how to build it up. It has a 120mm DO spacing, which is cool. I like the simplicity of 5-speeds.

With two Gazelles in the basement I keep hearing some unintelligible conversation coming from down there...

I'm jealous
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Originally Posted by malcala622
I'm jealous
Yeah, that Gazelle looks really fast. I've heard it pronounced kha***** (with the "kh" being that throat-clearing sound).
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Originally Posted by noglider
Yeah, that Gazelle looks really fast. I've heard it pronounced kha***** (with the "kh" being that throat-clearing sound).
He! Which one, the burnt-orange or the white (actually more pearl)/gray one? If the supposed years are correct the white one is 10 years younger, '76 vs. '86. That '86 is a very easy bike to ride hard for a long time.
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A pair of hoods for the Mafac levers on the Motobecane Grand Sport. Not quite authentic, but necessary for a bike that's going to see a few miles over the Summer.
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Came yesterday GT force 1995
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Originally Posted by 3speedslow

Came yesterday GT force 1995
Mr. GT is on a roll!
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Yes! This 23 year old bike is in near perfect condition! Only dusting is needed. I will be changing a few things but keeping the wheels and drivetrain the same. Brifters! I am on another planet.i

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The wrong size seat post for my Peugeot.

I really need to find my calipers...
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Old 05-15-18, 10:14 AM
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A 198? Masi Nuovo Strada with full Shimano 600 tricolor group. Anyone looking for a nice 600 full group? This bike is on the receiving end of a Campy Chorus 3x10 group.

Photos soon (still unwrapping) but at least it's here. And in good shape as far as I can tell so far.

UPDATE: The bike is in good shape overall, but needs a thorough cleaning - no surprise there. The rear brake cable runs inside the top tube and the ferrules set inside the ovalled openings, so just cable between the entrance and exit. Since I'm sending this off to be painted, any suggestions on how to save myself a lot of grief and swearing when recabling the brake? String? Fishing line?

The group is a full Shimano 600 group - HS, hubs, FD/RD, downtube shifters (the PO had tri bar extensions and used a bracket to mount the shifters - anyone want that?), calipers, brake levers, and crankset. The brake levers are aero. All of it is in good shape, just in need of a cleanup.

Photos tomorrow, sorry for the tease.
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A 13-30 6 speed freewheel back from a day at the freewheel spa.
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Long awaited box containing some really sweet 650B rims.



Even nicer than I imagined



The tires arrived also... to go along with these hubs and the spokes that I've had for several weeks.

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@Usezorro, do you have a thread on this bike you're building? We all want to drool.
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This lovely decaleur arrived so that the Marinoni can have a bit of Gugificazione:



The extremely handy rando front bag that resides on the Miyata (lots of photos here: https://dfrost.smugmug.com/Bicycles/...wesome-Photos/) will soon be shared between both bikes, thanks to @gugie’s excellent work above (and all of the Miyata’s great front end mods) and a Nitto M18 front rack.

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Hozan headset pilers, all the way from Japan, to hopefully loosen the threaded spacers on my 87 Nishiki headset


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This lovely decaleur arrived so that the Marinoni can have a bit of Gugificazione:



The extremely handy rando front bag that resides on the Miyata (lots of photos here: https://dfrost.smugmug.com/Bicycles/...wesome-Photos/) will soon be shared between both bikes, thanks to @gugie’s excellent work above (and all of the Miyata’s great front end mods) and a Nitto M18 front rack.
You have a lovely Miyata, I found that same model, year, color, at a garage sale bought it refurbished it rode it, enjoyed it and then like an idiot I sold it, the bike I most regret letting go of. Enjoy your 912
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