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Old 12-24-17, 07:26 PM
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I stripped a Stumpjumper Frame and bought some Yellow Paint.
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Excellent, I don't have a creative, artful bone in my body, all nuts, bolts and diag for me, usually works out ok.

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Removed the old first. I spent many years in graphic design before computers. This kind of work taps into those old skills.
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Old 12-26-17, 06:59 PM
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Today's bike activity was triggered by what came in the mail. Thanks to another BF member I had obtained a nice set of Campy Cobalto brakes with all the hardware except for the blue jewels. A few hours browsing through jewelry suppliers turned up a few alternatives. The best fit I could find was 8.6mm diameter Swarovsky crystals. 10mm would have been better, and non-faceted would have been more like the original. Still, smaller is better than too big, and blue was the ticket.

Now the Tommasini has been transformed from an appliance to a spirited bike.





They came in a package of six. Now I have to decide what to do with the other four.
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Originally Posted by Jadesfire
Taking apart my very first project bike to use some of the parts on a much better one. Darn crankset won't come off (I just want the BB, dang it!) . Last new parts arrived today, 3 days early, and I want to build it up.
Also straightened up my workspace, and then promptly messed it up again.
Did you ever get it off? If not I'd be happy to give you a hand since you're so close. I've got more tools than I know what to do with, and not to toot my own horn, but I'm a pretty good mechanic lol. Feel free to shoot me a message anytime you need a hand in the future.
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I am combining my two geared Raleighs into a single superior fixie Raleigh. I have stripped all the compoments off, cleaned them, and am about to put them back together, using my favourite parts on my favourite frame.

Currently fighting off the urge to take an angle grinder to the frame is the hardest part. I plan to remove the cable guides eventually, but will wait until I have the necessary paint strippers / paints to repaint it straight away, instead of leaving exposed steel to go rusty!
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Originally Posted by AustinFitz
Did you ever get it off? If not I'd be happy to give you a hand since you're so close. I've got more tools than I know what to do with, and not to toot my own horn, but I'm a pretty good mechanic lol. Feel free to shoot me a message anytime you need a hand in the future.
Thanks! I might take you up on the help at some point, but with this particular issue I've progressed to "Hmm, this is an interesting problem, but let me set it aside before I bring out the big hammer," stage.
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It appears Jim Muller and I are on the same page.....installed "rally" cages on a SR derailleur this afternoon. FWIW, I'm running a 32 tooth cog on this freewheel and the SR derailleur handled it except the big-to-big combination was a no-go. I accidentally shifted into that combination last summer. It made the shift, but the drive train was jammed tight. 'Had to slide the rear axle forward and out of the frame to clear the mess. Fortunately, no damage. Another winter project completed.

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Old 12-27-17, 07:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Dean51
It appears Jim Muller and I are on the same page.....installed "rally" cages on a SR derailleur this afternoon. FWIW, I'm running a 32 tooth cog on this freewheel and...
That's pretty slick. I have a NR with long cage on my Masi, which is also red and has a 32T 6-speed FW. (Coincidence?? I think not. )
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Originally Posted by jimmuller
That's pretty slick. I have a NR with long cage on my Masi, which is also red and has a 32T 6-speed FW. (Coincidence?? I think not. )
Hey Jim! I saw that you had made the same modification to a NR. I live in an area with some BIG climbs. Coupled with 66 year old legs, I need all the help I can get! I have another bike with the same 32 tooth big cog on the rear. It too had a Campy SR rear derailleur with the same big-to-big issue. I have replaced the Campy derailleur with a Sun Tour Cyclone GT. I'm looking forward to learning how these two derailleurs compare.....when the snow melts!

AND, those Mavic GP4s should be with you soon. I'll appreciate a short note confirming the same.

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Wow, coincidences? I think not!

My Masi's long cage was made by another BF member. (I've posted this pic a few times.)


The PFN10 I recently built up also has a 32T FW but with a Simplex SX410GT (IIRC).


And finally (IIRC), the Gazelle has a 32T FW with a Cyclone GT (1st gen). Nothing beats the Cyclone, end of story. But the Simplex and modified NR both do well enough.

My current GP4's are now on the PFN10 after living on the Gazelle for a while. (Wait, GP4's??? Another coincidence? I sense a conspiracy. Or aliens messing with our minds. Where'd I put my alloy hat?)
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Originally Posted by Jadesfire
Thanks! I might take you up on the help at some point, but with this particular issue I've progressed to "Hmm, this is an interesting problem, but let me set it aside before I bring out the big hammer," stage.
Haha that's one of the reasons I like to keep 4 or 5 slow build projects going at a time. That way when/if I reach the point of frustration where a sledgehammer is my next move I can just put it away and work on something else until I get the urge to try again!
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Almost finished the Mann-Libertas tonight. With a pedal or two and a little cable trimming it will be ready for shakedown tomorrow morning, weather permitting.

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Originally Posted by non-fixie
Almost finished the Mann-Libertas tonight. With a pedal or two and a little cable trimming it will be ready for shakedown tomorrow morning, weather permitting.

non-fixie, that's cool bike!
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Took off the hybrid gearing I had on my Grand Tourist and replaced the original 19T cog with a 21T one.



Took her out for a spin to see how it felt... I really liked it. Perhaps even enough to leave the 5-speed project alone for now.
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Originally Posted by jimmuller
non-fixie, that's cool bike!
Thanks, Jim! I did finish the bike this morning, but weather was not very permitting (strong wind and sleet ) so I just did a quick spin around the block to see how it felt and grab a quick phone pic.

Anyway, I felt nothing untoward and it feels quite light. Both were kind of unexpected, but nice.

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@jimmuller, I could use a couple of those jewels. I improvised with Shoe Goo, and not surprisingly, the result isn't impressive.
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@jimmuller, I could use a couple of those jewels.
He! Since they came in a package of 6 (for like $3 total), I'll put some some in the mail. Drop me a note with an snail mail address. Last time I tried sending jewels as an email attachment it didn't work out too well.

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I am replacig the weels on my 87 Peugeot triathlon bike. Want to go from 6 to 9 speed.
Replaced the RD a few days ago, swithched tires from one wheelset to the other, and finally managed to get the BB 'open'. More or less. Probably need a tool for that (hopefully tomorrow!).


Strange, most newer components are heavier than their earlier counterparts... I just hope they spin so much better! But it's all an exercise in 'wrenching', really. Just want it up and running when/if the weather gets better .


Cheers all!


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Well, I worked on the Gan Lemond some this morning. Then I dropped off the 89 Centurion Expert at the LBS to be built up (too many other ones I working on) while I got some needed supplies from them. Then I took out the mid 80's Orbea Cabestany for a little 32 mile ride. So nice to get off the roller and back outside.

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Welp, I'm going to be posting many C&V things for sale on the local List of Craig's. Three out of five bikes to be sold are photo'd and test ridden, so it's time to write the ads and hope I find buyers sooner rather than later. Refitted (again) my chrome Super Le Tour 12.2, this time with 9-speed STIs and light wheels and 23mm(!) tires. Good rider, love the 7700 shifters. It was the last bike I rode of 2017. Prepping another bike for sale. Want to get out for a nice, easy, COLD ride today, even if it is in the dark.
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Just finished mounting a pair of Grand Prix 4Seasons on a pair of newly built wheels. Waiting on a B-17 Honey Brooks saddle and some hammered aluminum Tanaka fenders. This thing should be ready for the rainy season, if we in Nor-Cal have one.
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Finished mounting the chain, BB and crankset on my Peugeot.
Took it for a short spin, so far so good. Will probably shorten the chain a bit.


I should replace the pedals with something black as well. But not for now.
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I went to swap in a 6800 middle chain ring on my '84 Klein.

And realized it was a great deal because it has 4 mounting holes, and most of the bikes in the universe still use 5. I'd ask "what was I thinking?" if, perhaps, I actually had been.

So that's what I was doing, C&V-wise. Wasting time and money.
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Learned I still need to practice using manual Vernier calipers. Bit of a difference between a 26.6 seat post and a 26.2 one. And while I like polishing parts, I don't like sanding them down. Shopping time.
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