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Old 11-03-18, 04:39 PM
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Raining/drizzling all day in my neck of the woods, so I polished up one of the Mafac Racer calipers I was given a few days ago. 'Pleased with how it turned out. The weather forecast for tomorrow suggests more of the same, so I'll probably get after the other one.

FWIW, I used a small pneumatic die grinder with 3" diameter sanding pads to remove the nicks/scrapes and forging lines, then coarse & fine buffing wheels mounted on an old bench grinder. 'Took about 2 hours to complete what you see.

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Old 11-03-18, 06:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Dean51
Raining/drizzling all day in my neck of the woods, so I polished up one of the Mafac Racer calipers I was given a few days ago. 'Pleased with how it turned out. The weather forecast for tomorrow suggests more of the same, so I'll probably get after the other one.

FWIW, I used a small pneumatic die grinder with 3" diameter sanding pads to remove the nicks/scrapes and forging lines, then coarse & fine buffing wheels mounted on an old bench grinder. 'Took about 2 hours to complete what you see.

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You got the before and after shots in the same pic?? That trick fertography! No fair! (Nice work.)
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@jimmuller.....no tricks here, the caliper on the right is likely to be tomorrow's project.....still raining here!

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Cooking a newly painted fork.
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Fitted a set of co-op fenders today. They came without hardware so it took a bit of creative “fabrication” to hang them.







Also tore down a couple pairs of decrepit Racers, and bagged them up for future overhaul.


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^^ Fenders are a fun project and nice Pug you have there.

I washed two incredibly filthy bikes with the assistance of my 1.5 year old and also sold my Super Course early this morning.




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Stitched half grips for the Teledyne in black suede with blue hemp twine.

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Working on some basement work space. Have to come up with better lighting. Really like vetta trainer for working on bike.
One of my all time favorite bikes. And the kat? Well he likes small parts.


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Overhauling a couple of Campy Gran Sport hubs so the wheelset might be returned to the Raleigh from whence they came.
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Originally Posted by Kdogbikes
Working on some basement work space. Have to come up with better lighting. Really like vetta trainer for working on bike.
One of my all time favorite bikes. And the kat? Well he likes small parts.


Very nice work space.

May i recommend the 4ft flourescent light fixture from Lowes for $15 ( bulbs not included) I believe theres a pull string option also.
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Bought a Peugeot this morning...



Parked it next to its sibling...



Remived the crank from a Kokusai...



And after some soaking in penetrant, I’m hoping to pull the bottom bracket.


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Sitting at home twiddling my vintage thumbs looking out the window at all the smoke from the Camp Fire 200 miles from here. Waiting for the air quality to improve enough so I can get back on the bike. Doing a rain dance. It's a strange new world in which I find myself hoping for rain so that I can ride my bike!
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This is all it takes, no wishing or hoping, just well controlled brute force.

Never failed, never damaged any frames, cups, rings or tools.





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Originally Posted by deux jambes
Bought a Peugeot this morning...



Parked it next to its sibling...



Remived the crank from a Kosukai...



And after some soaking in penetrant, I’m hoping to pull the bottom bracket.


Take a look at my post above this one.

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Originally Posted by merziac
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This is all it takes, no wishing or hoping, just well controlled brute force.

Never failed, never damaged any frames, cups, rings or tools.





Ah! Ok! Yes that’d work. Simple, and smart. I haven’t run into many lock rings or fixed cups that wouldn’t budge, but this is one of them.

It’s a rare set of cups. Galli double adjustable. Left side came off easy but the drive side notches were beginning to look comprised from the attempts to loosen it.

This bar clamp system should keep the tool from slipping and allow some real force to be applied. Thanks again!
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There’s something vaguely familiar about your workspace!
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Assembling this thing by trial and error with pieces from varied sources. It appears fully functional; I'm cautiously optimistic about its being paired with an old Campy NR.

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Finally finished building a set of wheels on my nicely polished Schwinn Approved LeTour hubs, which I have posessed since buying that old LeTour in the late 70's. About 5 or 6 years ago, I relieved the hubs of the dented and rusty steel rims they came with, but they've been sitting since then.

Shout out to @speedevil for the nice deal on the PBP VO rims; I told you I'd get around to using them, eventually

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Originally Posted by deux jambes



Ah! Ok! Yes that’d work. Simple, and smart. I haven’t run into many lock rings or fixed cups that wouldn’t budge, but this is one of them.

It’s a rare set of cups. Galli double adjustable. Left side came off easy but the drive side notches were beginning to look comprised from the attempts to loosen it.

This bar clamp system should keep the tool from slipping and allow some real force to be applied. Thanks again!
You're welcome, I use this setup every time to eliminate any chance of slips, chips or dings that could happen, all nonsense is completely avoided.
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Originally Posted by Lascauxcaveman
Finally finished building a set of wheels on my nicely polished Schwinn Approved LeTour hubs, which I have posessed since buying that old LeTour in the late 70's. About 5 or 6 years ago, I relieved the hubs of the dented and rusty steel rims they came with, but they've been sitting since then.

Shout out to @speedevil for the nice deal on the PBP VO rims; I told you I'd get around to using them, eventually

Looks great, Tim. I'd enjoy getting out your way for a few rides. Maybe someday...
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I know a decent and cheap hotel out this way if you do make it. And C&Vers always get a discount.
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Originally Posted by 3speedslow

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There’s something vaguely familiar about your workspace!
its waiting to get to its new owner
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I’m going to start tearing down the recently acquired Trek 614. Winter overhaul, a few pint chip fill ins, a few component changes. Going to be a fun one.
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Still waiting for the air quality to improve in smoky CA, so I did some straightening up and organizing in the basement.

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I am home, nursing my broken ankle and staring at my babies.




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