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Old 02-09-18, 02:01 PM
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Trying to figure out a good layout for the new digs.



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I'm not used to being able to use my outdoor spray booth in February but the warm weather held and the two frames that I showed here a few days ago with their primer coat are now painted.



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I'm not used to being able to use my outdoor spray booth in February but the warm weather held and the two frames that I showed here a few days ago with their primer coat are now painted.



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Beautiful work!! I wish I had anything close to a garage that would allow me to build a paint booth, let alone work on a car etc. Glad you have that situation!
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Beautiful work!! I wish I had anything close to a garage that would allow me to build a paint booth, let alone work on a car etc. Glad you have that situation!
Thank you. I am indeed fortunate to have the room to do this sort of work!

Here is a photo of my "spray booth" taken a couple years ago. What you can't see is the roof that provides some protection from dust and falling tree debris. I have since made a major improvement: I lengthened the pipe that is clamped in the jaws of the vice so that I don't have to stoop over while painting.



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Working on a Nishiki mixte

I got this Sport mixte for free last Sunday, and I finally got around to dis-assembly.

I was hoping to save the silver cable housings, but only two were even marginal. The brakes should clean up OK, the pedals came off with a bit of penetrating oil, the left crank arm was easy after I got the dust cap off (a bit of a hassle).
I'm still working on the drive side dust cap, but if I need to destroy it I will.

I have never seen a bottom bracket so tight. The cranks would move, but with a lot of resistance. Probably replace it with a cheap Shimano bracket.

The Suntour SVX derailleurs are stiff, but a soap bath, an Evaporust bath, and an oil soak should fix that. The stem shifters are fine.

The rear freewheel works OK even though the sprockets are rusted. I'll do the wheel bearings while it is raining this weekend.
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Thank you. I am indeed fortunate to have the room to do this sort of work!

Here is a photo of my "spray booth" taken a couple years ago. What you can't see is the roof that provides some protection from dust and falling tree debris. I have since made a major improvement: I lengthened the pipe that is clamped in the jaws of the vice so that I don't have to stoop over while painting.



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Good looking vise there.....nice and hefty!

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Laced a Campagnolo Omega Strada XL hardox rim to a Dura Ace 7400 front hub. I now have a matched wheelset.
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Took a box of XTR front and rear derailleurs, shifters, a 9 speed cassette, avid disk brake calipers, levers, and rotors to the LBS and gave them to one of the mechanics that removed the cranks and BB from my mtb frame. I gave him the cranks and BB also. When I get the replacement headset, I'll take the frame there and ask him to remove the old cups and press in the new ones.

The C&V part is the 9 speed cassette.
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Took a box of XTR front and rear derailleurs, shifters, a 9 speed cassette, avid disk brake calipers, levers, and rotors to the LBS and gave them to one of the mechanics that removed the cranks and BB from my mtb frame. I gave him the cranks and BB also. When I get the replacement headset, I'll take the frame there and ask him to remove the old cups and press in the new ones.

The C&V part is the 9 speed cassette.
You should try and learn how to do this sort of thing yourself. If you have the Time, it's a good way to excercise the grey matter.
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You should try and learn how to do this sort of thing yourself. If you have the Time, it's a good way to excercise the grey matter.
Sorry I wasn't clear. I'm replacing the 3x9 with a new 1x11 drivetrain and I gave all of the old parts to the mechanic at the bike shop. He asked what I was going to do with them when he removed the old cranks and BB. He's going to use them on a bike for his daughter. I don't have to deal with advertising them and shipping them, and they will be used and (hopefully) enjoyed.

A win for everyone involved.
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I attempted to get the 5700 105 gear dialed in on my 770. Ending up walking away. Going to try some cable liner under the BB shell to see if that cures the issue. And lube the rear shifter.
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Had a Fight with a front Derailleur today.

I lost the Battle but hoping to win the War.
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Old 02-11-18, 05:13 PM
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Been sick with the flu for almost two weeks.

Careful everyone, this bug means business.

Finally coming around, so i dragged some stuff to the bike swap today.

A friend had a table, so I tossed some goodies on it. All sold.

Sold a bike out of the bike corral as well.

The pile continues to dwindle......
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Been sick with the flu for almost two weeks.

Careful everyone, this bug means business.

Finally coming around, so i dragged some stuff to the bike swap today.

A friend had a table, so I tossed some goodies on it. All sold.

Sold a bike out of the bike corral as well.

The pile continues to dwindle......
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Twas pouring rain and 40degF this morning, expected to be a total washout day. So I puttered. Yesterday I got a second rear wheel for my C'dale CAAD3 which I use on my rollers. I wanted a second wheel so I could mount an old tire on it and swap that in vs changing the tires back and forth on the C'dale's wheel. Got that done.

And I continued to re-assemble my winter project: 1979 Raleigh SuperCourse12. I borrowed this bike for the winter and have done a total frame up restoration. IOW if it can be taken apart I did to clean, lube and adjust and true and fix every little thing that should be - overlook nothing. That’s how I do my own bikes. I like these sort of projects but, frankly, I have enough bicycles so ‘borrowing’ means when its done I can give it back. In fact it will be for sale in April. I’ll post it here. April, because part of the deal is that I get to do a 100 miles of test ride so I get a feel for why there is so much love on this Forum for the SuperCourse. I’m looking forward to it. Beautiful bike, 531 Carlton build and in great shape. We’ve put 700x23s on the light Weinnmann concave rims so it should be a zippy fun ride.

Finally I climbed on the rollers for my cardio. I’m still pretty new to rollers but really see the benefits. I run my Cannondale with the 105 integrated shifters as I cannot take a hand off the bars to shift DT sticks - a sure crash scenario. But today I finally got one hand of the bars, was able to unzip my sweatshirt - about 5 seconds off the bar then back on. Huge step forward for this old man.
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rebuilt a shimano and rm450 and rm50 rear hubs and a campagnolo record front hub... and pciked up a sailboat what a day 32degrees and cold in WAshington this morning
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Maybe I bought some of your stuff?
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I heard from Duane (chestercycles.com) that the Lemond Zurich frame he's touching up for me will be ready in a week or so. I'm looking forward to seeing it and building this up with 3x10 Chorus. Tubulars on Mavic rims with Chorus hubs - built the wheels myself, and glued the tubulars. Brooks saddle, original stem and bars.

I think I have everything I need to finish the build, but I've said that before too.
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It's 32° give or take outside, and I'm commuting on my revamped '74 Paramount and loving it. It's flippin' cold but I enjoy the ride so much, I hardly notice it. It also helps that I'm strategically layered up, but still. Good bikes help many things.

I moved to a new apartment unit down the hall. Well, mostly moved. This meant moving the herd, which means I really need to get rid of a lot things even thought it was stated that the new place is slightly larger than the old. Layout layout layout!
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@Prowler, your Super Course is newer than the one that gets heaps of praise here. Yours has a racier geometry. It is just as lovable but different.
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Finished up the last of my winter maintenance projects. Headset/bottom bracket/hub overhaul on a vintage Allez. The VAR fixed cup tool shown in the photo is the coolest....I think....bike specific tool that I own. So, I'm done with winter bike projects, but there is still snow on the ground. Damn!

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@Prowler, your Super Course is newer than the one that gets heaps of praise here. Yours has a racier geometry. It is just as lovable but different.
Thanks. That's what I thought. I plan to enjoy it anyway. I do not expect it to upstage any bike I already have, will not keep me awake at night. I HAVE been lucky in finding what I have.
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Finished rebuilding a Shimano 600 Tri-Color dual pivot brake caliper. Not exceptionally difficult, but certainly a time consuming, interesting challenge requiring some patience. One down, one to go!
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