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Old 05-04-19, 01:08 PM
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Worked on a few bikes. First in the sun, then in the rain and hail. Ah, spring!



Doing a quick overhaul on this Koga-Miyata GentsTour bike to make it rideable again and turn it into a cheap tourer for a friend.
Since I will be building new wheels for the Gazelle and it came with some excellent wheels and a full Shimano SLX RC group I decided to put most of those on his bike.

I do have to get some baking soda tomorrow and do some work on the rust though. And measure the seattube as none of the seatposts I still had fit.
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Old 05-04-19, 08:10 PM
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Well after reaching out 5 different shops/Builders I finally found one who said they could do it and quoted a reasonable price to add threads to the fork above so I can try it on the Cresta GT. @gugie I will let you know how it goes but the cost is less than the tank of gas it would take to get me to PDX so I figure its worth a shot.


it all fits


Thread Me Baby!

After whiffing on 4 shops/builders a LBS responded that they could do it no problem and the cost was reasonable (Aaron's bike Shop). I was in and out of the shop in 5 minutes! When I get some time I am going to ride the bike back to back with the different forks just to test out the feel.
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Old 05-04-19, 10:59 PM
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16 mile ride on my $100 Clunker Challenger Legnano. I put some newer used tires on for tomorrow's Pasadena Vintage ride. Made it almost 16 miles - one block from home the front flatted. Funny, that never happened with new Gatorskins. I walked it home and changed to a different patched tube, and will try it again tomorrow in Pasadena.

I got the brake levers too high, but this used bar tape is temporary.
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Old 05-04-19, 11:08 PM
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Polishing and cleaning up the frame and parts for a 1986 Fisher Montare.

Also got this 1990 Diamond Back Expert TG almost done.
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Old 05-05-19, 06:26 AM
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Well, what I've been doing is cleaning up and posting a couple of bikes locally. I need to thin out the herd as the bike cave is busting at the seems. So I went over the Paramount, Prologue and one Lemond carefully, shot pics, and listed them locally.







I also finished up some maintenance on the Davidson and then took it out for fastest ride of the year, so far.



And then as the "bike weekend" continued I swapped out the wheels, tires, cassette, seatpost, and saddle on the new to me Evans and dropped 3 lbs off it's total weight. Then I took it out after the Davidson for a nice spin.



I'm also planning the build and collecting parts for the build of my 4th Giordana, a 89-90ish Scorpius.



Just mounted those tubulars using tape for the first time. Today I'll be cleaning the glue off a set of Campagnolo hubbed, Mavic GP4 rimmed tubulars to prepare them for new tires and a new build.
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Old 05-06-19, 11:15 PM
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I spent Sunday swapping forks on my Cresta GT and then riding the bike with the different forks back to back for comparison. @gugie was nice enough to help fix my crashed original fork and it got the bike back on the road, a minor miracle in itself. I found the re bent fork made the handling feel twitchy so I bought a Schwinn passage fork on ebay and then discovered it didn't have enough threads on the steerer tube and found it difficult to find someone willing to add more threads, but with allot of encouragement from BF and 5 calls to shops/builder I found that Aaron's bike shop in White Center could do it and for just $25! One builder quoted me a (we don't want to do it) price of $200. Anyway with the Passage touring fork it felt more like its stately self so I am going to put some more miles on it to be sure and then will probably rattle can the fork white to get the bike looking like it did before my March crash.



With Original re-bent fork


with Schwinn Passage replacement fork

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Old 05-09-19, 02:38 PM
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Hang onto this for ?, unless someone needs it.
Donít like the two bolt way of pulling the shift chain out of the hub. Found a single one at the LBS dark bin and switched them.

This is on the 79 Twenty folder.
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Old 05-09-19, 04:39 PM
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Did 14 .5 miles on my '78 PR10, cool, gray day, but a nice ride. Had a front inside chain drop approaching a shop light. Need to tweak the front derailleur a little. Second ride since a crank change to a Stronglight 99 following Eroica Swap meet.
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Old 05-09-19, 07:04 PM
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Took my Gios to my LBS to get the BB installed.

Ive been transporting my frames this way the last half dozen LBS trips.

Got the custom painted Record crankset put on. Artwork by @hazetguy



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Old 05-10-19, 11:30 AM
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Originally Posted by malcala622 View Post
Took my Gios to my LBS to get the BB installed.

Ive been transporting my frames this way the last half dozen LBS trips.

Got the custom painted Record crankset put on. Artwork by @hazetguy


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Old 05-11-19, 09:12 AM
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Going to the Albany Vintage Bike show in Albany Oregon.
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Old 05-29-19, 07:40 PM
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Curtis is getting a new fishing bike.
https://baynature.org/article/a-fishing-expedition/
I stop and talk to him whenever I'm riding down that way and need to pay him for all the fish stories, lol.


Finally caught up with Curtis...


And also gave away this 1971 Mattel Barbie edition.
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Old 05-29-19, 07:43 PM
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Destroyed my Bianchi Sport SX of its groupset
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Old 06-10-19, 07:22 PM
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Old 06-11-19, 12:26 AM
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Well today I knocked the corrosion off my Automoto crankset.
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Old 06-11-19, 08:34 PM
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NR derailleur set and BB for the Miele


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Old 06-15-19, 10:29 AM
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Did 14 .5 miles on my '78 PR10, cool, gray day, but a nice ride. Had a front inside chain drop approaching a shop light. Need to tweak the front derailleur a little. Second ride since a crank change to a Stronglight 99 following Eroica Swap meet.
Beautiful bike. I want to change the Stronglight 106 on my 1982 PXN 10 to a Stronglight 99; I'll likely run 47/34 rings on it.
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Old 06-15-19, 10:31 AM
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I was looking for a stronglight 99 to install on a Peugeot PXN 10 I picked up and get some knee friendlier climbing gears. This Peugeot UO 9 popped on CL and I bought it for $49. I figure I got the crank with a free bike thrown in, Too bad that long cage simplex RD won't work on my PXN 10 (unless I kept the claw). The first pic is the PXN 10; the 2d is the bike with the donor crank.



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Old 06-15-19, 09:32 PM
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Attempted to rodent proof my bike shed today. If I can at least cut down on chewed acorns from squirrels and mouse droppings, Iíll consider it a success. Also ran cables for on the Torpado and took it out for a test ride. (Pic before sizing the chain and running shifter cables, I got antsy )



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Old 06-15-19, 10:18 PM
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Took my '84 PH10 (bought it new) out for it's weekly 30 mile ride.
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Old 06-16-19, 02:00 PM
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I have SunTour Symmetric shifters on my leave it at work bike, an 84 Novara Randonee. On an after work ride last week I notice the front shifter was a bit wonky. I started to take it apart at work and remembered the # of parts and the lack of a decent stand/work space there so I brought it home. Even with the diagram I could not get it to work acceptably -there is a huge amount of lateral play in the FD shifter and I am just done with fiddling with it and have little trust its going to function properly. I raised the white flag and ordered some SunTour power shifters on a down-tube band that I am going to mount in place of the Symmetrics. Sigh.



playing with the puzzle


I give its now now bagged up


On their way to save the day.
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Old 06-17-19, 05:17 AM
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Im about to install a new fork (old nos) in a thirties French 650B Automoto.
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89 Bianchi incline

Iíll be doing this.
gonna take a little elbow grease and a lot of PB Blaster
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Sold this low-end Batavus today for $200.



A bit of a clunker that my neighbor gave me. I told him I'd give him $50 for it after I sold it. When I was tearing it down, I regretted that promise. I had to buy a $50 donor bike to get it road ready and looking right. All that trouble, and not much to show for it. But, hopefully, now someone has a good, working, orange vintage bike to tool around town.
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Old 06-30-19, 06:56 PM
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Tearing down a 93 Specialized Allez Sport so I can refurb it and sell it on. A shade too small for me sadly.





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