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Old 07-05-16, 09:37 PM
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Brake levers, bar end plugs, and proper cassette lockring showed up in the mail today. So I spent two hours in the garage (yes, with the A/C on) swapping bars/levers on the '81 Trek, along with routing brake cable housings (non-aero) and wrapping the new bars. Took off the Mavic wheels, which I consider too garishly "billboard"ish, and replaced them with proper alloy hubbed units. All I need now is a white saddle to finish it off proper.
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Old 07-06-16, 07:19 AM
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I bought a Peugeot for my son a couple years ago. Turns out it has a full Shimano 6400 8 spd tri color group on it. It must have been upgraded because the bike frame seems cheap. I don't know much about Peugeots. Not even sure I'm spelling it right. Well anyway, he's not riding it much, so I'm going to move the group over to my 6 spd 1989 cannondale SR500. I need new bar tape anyway. Then reassemble my sons bike with the parts from a franken cyclocross bike I don't ride much.
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Nice work on that Bottecchia!
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Old 10-29-16, 06:15 AM
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Originally Posted by letenn
I bought a Peugeot for my son a couple years ago. Turns out it has a full Shimano 6400 8 spd tri color group on it. It must have been upgraded because the bike frame seems cheap.
Show us the frame! Pics! (We need a pic, senator. We have to have a pic.)
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Old 10-29-16, 06:58 AM
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I'll take a pic when the sun comes up. My son takes the bike to school in his car. I swapped the group onto my 1989 cannondale, or which I'll also take a pic.
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I'm installing Honjo 45 mm fenders on my 1984 Trek 610. After I put Challenge Strada Bianca tires on it, it rides so well that I think this might be my distance bike for the next season. So it's going all-weather: fenders, a B&M 6 bottle dyno, Lumos headlamp, maybe a linear taillight, and a Tanaka decaleur (well, maybe) for the front bag. If I get really into it, I might convert the bike to Campy 3x10 speed - I just got some newer Gen 2 Ergopowers.
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Originally Posted by curbtender
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Night and day, nice work. The only change I would recommend is a different saddle, maybe a nice black Vinelli Unicantor.
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Checked out an old mtb at a pawn store. They're asking $250.... if it drops to $150 it's mine.

Chris King headset, Easton bars, Thompson post, Paul V brakes and some other goodies
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Originally Posted by Vonruden
Night and day, nice work. The only change I would recommend is a different saddle, maybe a nice black Vinelli Unicantor.
Yes, and would have used white tape, but I've had that blue seat and tape that have sat orphaned for too long. By the way, trash save.

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I grabbed this bell a while ago:



...and just got around to modifying it to work with a stem w/ a threaded boss for a bell:







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Well I started the morning by finally mounting the rear fender on the an early 80s Fuji S12-s I've been converting to 650B. About all that's left is getting the LBS to to cable the brakes back up. It needs new housings and cables and I don't have the proper tools. Once the brakes are done I'll spend some time riding it before I decide if I need to upgrade (triple touring setup) the drivetrain.

Then I took the Giordana XL Super out for it's first ride since the fall. What a great bike this one is!
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Old 03-19-17, 10:56 PM
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Originally Posted by curbtender
Yes, and would have used white tape, but I've had that blue seat and tape that have sat orphaned for too long. By the way, trash save.

A beautiful save.

What did you use to polish up your components?
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Old 03-19-17, 11:32 PM
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Mostly Simple Green. ZAP on rust followed by WD40 and brass wool or a brass brush. On Aluminum I use a headlight cleaner. Sealer/polish when done. Lots of threads on the forums for cleaning.
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rebuilding a 1973 Schwinn collegiate with 27 inch tires from the same year

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Old 03-20-17, 04:49 AM
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Here is the 1973 Collegiate now on 27 inch rims

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The bike has been delivered to my Niece. She was wanting a bike that will last and not break after 2 years like the Wal Mart bikes. I granted her wish as this bike is older than her by a few decades.

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I painted the 20yr old Trek 7000 frame and then had a good hill ride on the 29yr old Cannondale Criterium. It's been a full C&V kind of day.
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I occasionally do some wheel building and replacing spokes and nipples. It was a pain getting the nipples started on the spokes so I built a tool using an old spoke and nipple. You just screw in the new nipple on to the tool until it stops. You can then get the nipple started on the spoke. I know you can buy a tool to do this but this didn't cost me anything and it works well.
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Old 04-11-17, 04:34 AM
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Originally Posted by rjhammett
I occasionally do some wheel building and replacing spokes and nipples. It was a pain getting the nipples started on the spokes so I built a tool using an old spoke and nipple. You just screw in the new nipple on to the tool until it stops. You can then get the nipple started on the spoke. I know you can buy a tool to do this but this didn't cost me anything and it works well.
Good idea. I'll make one and give it a try. I've been using a length of plastic tubing just big enough to slip the head of the nipple into then guide that into place and give it a few turns. Does not work reliably. BTW: I like the big coiled head. Hard to loose, hard to mistake for scrap and hard to forget what 'that thing' is for when you find it in the tool box a few months from now.
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Went out for a spin with mrs non-fixie. She tested her legs after this winter's spinning classes on her current favorite bike, a Cornelo, and I shook down the newly-built Jacques Anquetil. Both of us were quite happy with the results.

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Spoiling the MTB a bit...



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Not only will they steal the bike, they will screw up the car to get it, just sayin. At least lock it to the car somehow.


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I'll take a pic when the sun comes up. My son takes the bike to school in his car. I swapped the group onto my 1989 cannondale, or which I'll also take a pic.
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Old 04-29-17, 07:56 AM
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Took the MB-1 for a spin. Bosse - the Finnish spitz - loves to run and is trained for running along a bike. I got exhausted and needed a break. Bosse was not impressed. Sort of shows in the pic.

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Bought a new C & V bicycle (tourer, really a KoF) from original owner, and building my newly restored Bill Philbrook tourer with Campagnolo NR components.

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