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Old 05-29-14, 11:13 PM
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One of my grail bikes! I almost got a red one a year or so ago. I had the money, but it was a bad time to spend it. A replaced front fork, but gorgeously original. One day maybe.
One of mine too, Bikedued. The seller, in Denver, related to me that he found it mounted to an old trainer, very dusty, in a basement at an estate sale. It has a sticker on the seat tube from The Spoke bike shop in Boulder - which has it seems been closed for many years. It is in amazingly original and clean condition. The frame number (0392) and certain details of decal placement make it possible this is one of the bikes Eisentraut built under contract. I don't know, and it really doesn't matter. I put air in the tires, lubed the chain and freewheel and took it for a short ride just a bit ago. Wonderful! I feel so fortunate to have become its steward.

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Old 05-30-14, 06:09 PM
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Originally Posted by JTTDF
This came..

Disgorging this..

And this...



Going to have to build new wheels (Martanos if I can swing it) and mount sew-ups, maybe a Cinelli saddle, and that front tire scraper needs to be turned around. But the bike is incredibly clean and though I met her on-line in a slightly hazy condition, I think we are headed for a lovely long-term relationship!
Love the pics and the bike of course.
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Old 05-30-14, 08:10 PM
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NOS Campy for an early Serotta build

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Some well-used Atom 700 pedals. Here's to hoping that they're not French-threaded.

[edit] They're English!

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Just landed a set of pre-CPSC Campagnolo Record brakes for my Fuji Pro.

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Old 06-01-14, 12:40 AM
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Weinmann Carrera 400 sidepull brakeset for my Peugeot PY10FC project from an eBay seller in Germany. It was being sold at a very good price, so I just cannot resist buying it and I will use it on the project instead of the spare Spidel LS2's I had in my stash. From the looks of it, the Carrera 400's looks to be very similar in quality to the Spidel LS2's, but I still think the Spidel's a more elegant/sophisticated design. It will be interesting to compare the performance of the two brakesets on my bikes once I finish the PY10FC. Carrera 400's were standard on the PY10FCs and were also used by the Peugeot team pros in the 80's on their bikes. They certainly are much better finished and look more robust than all the other sidepull models that Weinmann made.
The set's used, but very well preserved. Levers are pristine and so are the calipers. I only have to find fresh hoods which are a bit dried out and get a set of new replacement pads and they should be back to new condition....

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A huge thanks to revcp for facilitating a very cool bike for me, I'll post some photos in the pictures thread once I have un-fixified it.

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Some Avocet 30 touring shoes for my straps & clips commuter.

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Old 06-04-14, 05:43 AM
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Avocet. What a good company they were. Many super products over the years. All top quality.
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Some Avocet 30 touring shoes for my straps & clips commuter.

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Old 06-05-14, 07:29 AM
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I got this:


Inside it I found a lot of packing material... and this mummified bike frame:


Careful unwrapping revealed it to be my Claud Butler Olympic Sprint:




Smells like paint, fresh from Sloar's studio, and I'm pretty thrilled!
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I bought this Shimano XT FD-M735 front derailleur off the internet. Wasn't labeled NOS, but it sure looks unused to me. I polished up the aluminum parts and will mount to my 1992 Specialized Hardrock. I bought the same model rear derailleur recently at a local bike swap/street fair.
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Today my Bridgestone RB-T arrived...in the last couple of weeks, two of my grail type bikes came into my life...the RB-1 and the RB-T...RB-1 as a whole bike (but will be rebuilt) and the RB-T as a frame/fork set...but, both at reasonable prices...here is the RB-T...
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this arrived today....a completely virgin 1986 Schwinn Cimarron. I can't wait to clean it up. My god, it's a 28 year old new bike. Whoo-Hoo! My other Cimarron will be so happy!





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A pair of MKS GR-9 pedals with toeclips.
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So classic. What year?
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I got this:


Inside it I found a lot of packing material... and this mummified bike frame:


Careful unwrapping revealed it to be my Claud Butler Olympic Sprint:




Smells like paint, fresh from Sloar's studio, and I'm pretty thrilled!
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Originally Posted by Highgear
So classic. What year?
I'm not sure! Mid-sixties, say 1963-1967. From the Holdsworth years. I'm trying really hard to let it sit a little longer before I build it up, but temptation is strong and my patience is limited.
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Can't wait to hear the ride report on this old girl. Are you building it with period correct components?

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I'm not sure! Mid-sixties, say 1963-1967. From the Holdsworth years. I'm trying really hard to let it sit a little longer before I build it up, but temptation is strong and my patience is limited.
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Originally Posted by rhm
I'm not sure! Mid-sixties, say 1963-1967. From the Holdsworth years. I'm trying really hard to let it sit a little longer before I build it up, but temptation is strong and my patience is limited.
Very nice!
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Originally Posted by Highgear
Can't wait to hear the ride report on this old girl. Are you building it with period correct components?
I had this frame built up a couple different ways while trying to decide if it was with the expense of a repaint, and the verdict was: fog, yes!
I have a few period correct bits of shiny chrome eye candy, such as a Titan stem, Williams B- type crank and chain ring, and Bayliss Wiley large flange hubs; less obvious, I hope, will be the 700c rims, Soma track bar, SPD pedals, cheap Chinese seat pin (I'll put a bogus Titan decal on it to show I mean well) and a titanium frame saddle. This is a single speed, fixed gear road bike; track legal but really not meant for the velodrome. It will have brakes; but i haven't quite decided what.

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Originally Posted by rhm
I had this frame built up a couple different ways while trying to decide if it was with the expense of a repaint, and the verdict was: fog, yes!
I have a few period correct bits of shiny chrome eye candy, such as a Titan stem, Williams B- type crank and chain ring, and Bayliss Wiley large flange hubs; less obvious, I hope, will be the 700c rims, Soma track bar, SPD pedals, cheap Chinese seat pin (I'll put a bogus Titan decal on it to show I mean well) and a titanium frame saddle. This is a single speed, fixed gear road bike; track legal but really not meant for the velodrome. It will have brakes; but i haven't quite decided what.
The CB is quite a pretty machine with that pretty paint, that's for sure. BTW, you may notice the seat on your Drysdale was lowered a bit upon its return. I couldn't resist the temptation to ride it around the block before returning it..
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In my never-ending quest to understand the cycling scene in England in the early- to mid-twentieth century, I managed to snag (yet) more CTC literature. This time I got nine route books that were advertised as being from the 1930's. They are in exceptional condition for the purported age.


CTC Route Books by Sallad Rialb, on Flickr


CTC Route Books by Sallad Rialb, on Flickr
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I got somethin' good cookin'.
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Genuine Weinmann brake cables and casings with internal lining and clear cover.from the 80's.....!
Dang!, they turned out to be tinted a darkish pink! I thought it was just the plastic packaging hinting at some color on the auction pics.......I really should have asked the seller!
Maybe, if I left it in the sun for a while the pink will fade away??
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A couple of the old style (pre-CPSC) Campagnolo Record skewer nuts:



My really lucky find, a set of Super Record brake levers for a song on eBay. Apparently nobody else was out there looking for "Campangolono" gear.

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This came in the mail yesterday:

My first ever full custom, a lightweight 650B frame built by Jeff Lyon. His L'Avecaise is his 'budget model', which gets a few time-saving choices and 'only' about 75% of the filing time as his full Jeff Lyon customs. But it's all custom, and his 75% time spent filing still works out to a bike with 95% the level of refined detail.


An example of Jeff's attention to detail.


The wire guides were spec'd to the 3mm coaxial generator wire I'll be using.


My modified Lezyne Road Drive pump (a fantastic, lightweight CNC milled pump. They're not made for pegs, but the addition of a coaxial spring around the shaft inside the handle easily takes care of that).


The color is VW/Porsche Dove Blue. Sadly it'll be a few weeks before I can start building it up... but I plan to get most of the summer season on it.
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