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Old 03-09-19, 05:39 PM
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i would say you did it!
Thanks, but it's still a 10 foot bike. Looks good from 10 feet away. Debating on a few new decals.
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Old 03-09-19, 06:16 PM
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New brake shoes on the Centurion Ironman. For two years I've been riding it with the original 1989 Suntour pads. Surprised they still worked at all but were still pliable -- must have been in storage away from sun and ozone. But they've hardened over the past couple of years and recently they only sort of hint at braking.

Might swap handlebars to Cinelli compact drops, new brake cable housing and bar wrap if I feel like it.

And swapping tires on the '92 Univega. Tried 700x32 Continental Sport Contact II over the winter for rainy rides. Plenty of grip and puncture resistant -- I've plucked out shards of glass that didn't puncture the tube -- but they feel sluggish and it shows consistently in my ride times. Like, 2 mph slower. That thicker tread comes at a cost. Switching back to Conti SpeedRides, the best hybrid tires I've ridden. Same weight as the Sport Contact II, but totally different ride -- faster, more comfortable on gravel and rough pavement, and still reasonably puncture resistant.
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Old 03-09-19, 06:22 PM
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Midday caffeine fuel up on the way home from the LBS.

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Hanging parts on the $20 Super Course. This one is a "78 without the chainring clearance indent on the chainstay. I was hoping to use a triple crank like on the '73 that I also have. I played with several BB spindles, and if it cleared the frame, the Suntour Cyclone II wouldn't reach out to the outer ring. So it now works as a double. The chain line is right at 2" or around 45mm. I don't have shifters, cables or chain on it yet, but it seems to line up, fingers crossed. I have the same FD on my '73 and a Sugino AT triple with a 125mm spindle. The chainline looks similar and the '73 rides great.

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Old 03-09-19, 07:15 PM
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Midday caffeine fuel up on the way home from the LBS.

That looks like the perfect run!
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Old 03-09-19, 08:38 PM
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That looks like the perfect run!
One would think. But Iíll be danged if that coffee didnít put me right to sleep!
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Packing up a frameset to send to its new home.
Looking over the bike room to decide which bike/s go next.
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Old 03-10-19, 09:46 AM
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Installed crank set for the Gios

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Old 03-10-19, 06:00 PM
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I finished the the job I started yesterday. Swapped out the brakes, replaced the whole cockpit, ran new cable and housing, and installed a fresh set of Kool-Stop pads. The Concor America was also mounted for the first time.

Following preliminary set up, fitment, and adjustments, a test ride around UO campus provided the comfortable space to assess things, and to begin getting a feel for the bikeís changes.

It was my first bike ride in... hate to say it, but maybe a month... or more? It felt great, and Iím excited that spring is beginning to make itself present here.



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Finished the Basso... mostly.

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Old 03-10-19, 06:30 PM
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I finished the the job I started yesterday. Swapped out the brakes, replaced the whole cockpit, ran new cable and housing, and installed a fresh set of Kool-Stop pads. The Concor America was also mounted for the first time.

Following preliminary set up, fitment, and adjustments, a test ride around UO campus provided the comfortable space to assess things, and to begin getting a feel for the bikeís changes.

It was my first bike ride in... hate to say it, but maybe a month... or more? It felt great, and Iím excited that spring is beginning to make itself present here.



I have not been on a bike in almost 3 weeks. Really feeling out of whack. I did work on a bike yesterday and today. I was stripping paint from a '91 steel frame in preparation for repainting and rebuilding. My first endeavor at doing both. I could have ridden today but I wanted to get as far along on the stripping as I could. 2 applications of stripeeze and scraping and most of the paint was off. I used wire brushes for the hard to get places and then used # 3 steel wool and 180 sand paper. It is now down to bare metal but I still have some work to do on it.

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Old 03-10-19, 07:26 PM
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I have not been on a bike in almost 3 weeks. Really feeling out of whack. I did work on a bike yesterday and today...
Really out of whack. I know the feeling. Get out and ride man, itíll do a world of good.

I donít know what happened first, if my headspace sunk to a low place, or if the weather became inhospitable. But I do know that not riding for so long didnít help matters any. And after a while, thinking about bikes, and tinkering with them a bit here and there, but not actually riding? Can get kind of depressing in its own right. For me anyway.

My little test ride today was quite short, but it felt like coming home, if that makes sense. And Iím going to try like hell to take a long, pointless, leisurely ride tomorrow! I encourage you to do the same, soon as you can.

By the way, excellent job getting that frame ready. Thatís a ton of hard work youíve put in, and Iím sure itís gonna be with it. I hope we see it after paint!
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Old 03-10-19, 08:05 PM
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Excellent!

My vintage activity today involved hunting down a Super Record crankset and brake calipers for my Gios; last pieces of the build kit that are needed. Still hunting.
Also, started a list of vintage items to post for sale to replenish the bike fund.

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Installed crank set for the Gios

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Thanks for the reply. I knew the frame was going not going to be easy. It actually went better than I was expecting. I am going to sand it more to get it a bit smoother. I am still not sure what I am going to do about the paint. There is a local guy that does powder coating and I am going to contact him to get an estimate. As for not riding, I was in my home town in Illinois for close to 2 weeks helping to take care of my Mom, soon to be 90. She is being treated for cervical-uteran cancer. Taking it's toll but she is OK.
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Old 03-11-19, 08:02 PM
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And just pulled out a set from Evaporust...good stuff.


Met a new source for vintage parts. I was working a trade, but i have an 84' 520 that could use this group.
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Old 03-12-19, 01:00 AM
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Fresh after building the '74 Paramount with electronic shifting (boy do I want to ride that thing now!), I met up with a number of other BF members at the Seattle Bike Swap, where I took a number of questions regarding its performance. Andy A is still firmly in the no camp, but that is perfectly alright!

So for him and for everyone else that thinks I'm grave robbing good vintage frames and foisting modern parts on them, I picked up a very lovely Gipiemme wheelset with which to mount a large-cog freewheel to so that I could mount it to my '81 Trek 716. That Trek is bike that I've now triple- or quadruple-downed on with respect to keeping its original 600 components on it. The fast, mod-it-to-optimal part of my brain mounts increasingly sophisticated and tempting attacks on the pure-of-heart C&V part of me, but it has not been victorious. I fear this will be the nail in the coffin for Fast RoS thinking on this Trek, for not only did I find this wheelset for a bargain (ready to roll, just needed a dusting), but I unearthed a 13-34T Uniglide-toothed 6-speed Shimano 600 freewheel. The 600 Arabesque long cage derailleur is rated to handle 34T max, and I wanted even lower gearing for this fast sport tourer.

Well, one inch (two links, I suppose) out of the chain for proper tension, a tire and tube swap, and remount later, voila! Wonderful non-super-fidgety shifting, the ability to still go big-big (if I'm asleep at the helm--big-almost big still has a happy RD), a better chain and RD angle in the low gear, etc. Looks great, works great. And the upper jockey wheel is a happy camper rolling the chain right on the 34T cog without rumbling. I could get used to this.

Anyway, an across the board upgrade resulting in a very much increased desire to ride this in the city, which I am excited about because this bike rides and steers wonderfully. Fully C&V. Don't say that I don't care about you guys.

A freshly cleaned freewheel on the left--from a former 1985 Cannondale ST400, and some '90s-era shenanigans all waxed up. The seat post didn't end up fitting the bike I was putting it on--miscalculation. Bummer.


600 rear derailleur layin' that chain right on that 34T like it's nothin'.


So much right with all of this.
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R&R'ed the brake cable housings (rear is internally roured thru the TT), cables, installed new Kool Stop salmon pads and RD adjustments on my '84 Peugeot (bought new). It should be good for another 35 years.
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Old 03-16-19, 04:25 PM
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I got the Legnano out for a short ride. Not cold, but so crazy windy, I stopped at 5 miles. I decided to work on the gold $20 Raleigh Super Course. It just needs a chain, shifters and adjustments. I thought I'd just pop some Suntour bar ends in, throw on a chain, and be on my way. Not gonna happen. I have never seen bars with such a thick wall tubing. I thought the stem and bars were original, but now I'm wondering. I measure a bar o.d. of 24mm, i.d. of 19.8, and the Suntours are 20.6 by my caliper. I've seen a couple of threads here of people boring out the bars a little for bar ends. Has anybody actually done this? It's a project bike not a museum piece, so if I need to change or modify the bars, I will. Have you ever seen bars that thick in the wall?. This bike is from 1978. I also gave a '73 SC with what I think are factory bars, and the Suntours dropped right in. Any ideas?


Really thick tubing wall.


Original bars'

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Built up the Nishiki Maxima today

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Installed new bearings, cleaned up a couple rims, ordered spokes and final prep for powder coating a frame. Anyone know if the heat will damage the head tube races?

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Mock up fitting racks and bags.




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If you could fill those bags with helium, you wouldn't need wheels. Steering might be a problem though.😀
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If you could fill those bags with helium, you wouldn't need wheels. Steering might be a problem though.😀
LOL ...I was wondering when someone was going to take a pile of fun at the situation!

Weíll never know about the steering as Iím not happy with the set up. Those Ortliebs are much larger, and heavier than I had expected. The Nitto racks as well. Beautiful and sturdy as they are, add too much weight and bulk for what Im trying to achieve. Iím undecided about the handle bar bag, but leaning towards a ďnoĒ on it too.
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