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Old 04-11-15, 06:21 PM
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Busy day.

Bought a "grail" bike.

Started to plan a Twin Cities' C&V ride with Chrome Molly.
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Had a visitor; talked business but none transacted.

Finished the job of disassembling rear wheel hub, cleaning, greasing, and reassembling. I should have sent the freewheel off for Spa Treatment... I'll take Geraldine out for a shakedown ride tomorrow. I still have symptoms of bronchial infection, so it won't be much of a shakedown ride.
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I took apart an Exage Rd-m500 to clean it. Sturdy unit with no play.
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Trying to find a good home for this Marinoni Special touring bicycle...



...on the For Sale/Trade Forum.
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Today's bike-related activity was to ride the tandem 38.45 miles.
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Putting the finishing touches on a 1982 Schwinn World Sport "flipper" and then starting on a new build for me, the 1984 Schwinn Tempo frameset I picked up last year. It's getting Shimano RSX 3 X 7 with STI.

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Originally Posted by Murray Missile
Putting the finishing touches on a 1982 Schwinn World Sport "flipper" and then starting on a new build for me, the 1984 Schwinn Tempo frameset I picked up last year. It's getting Shimano RSX 3 X 7 with STI.

Awesome. I ride that frame as well, though I changed up the decals because I found the yellow-on-champagne scheme vaguely horrifying. Excellent ride though. Curious to see it modernized, as mine has remained essentially stock.

As for me, C&V-related today, just ordered a bottle of Loctite 641. Next weekend we solve my Paramount headset problem once and for all by re-seating the fork crown race. Also finishing up the new-look commuter Super Sport with a bit of targeted grinding to fit the Regal Girardi saddle to a clamp it doesn't like. Then some yellow reflective tape to go with the yellow saddle and bar tape. On an opaque blue bike. Looks somewhere between the UCLA Bruins and "good god man, what happened?" Perfect for visibility and think-twice-before-stealing.
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Originally Posted by J.Oxley
Awesome. I ride that frame as well, though I changed up the decals because I found the yellow-on-champagne scheme vaguely horrifying. Excellent ride though. Curious to see it modernized, as mine has remained essentially stock.
Love the Champagne color but but yeah, the yellow doesn't exactly do it for me either. The Tempo decals on the TT are gone and the rest are curled at the edges so they're coming off. I may see if my cousin can duplicate them in some more complimentary colors, he has a sign shop and does custom vinyl lettering. He told me he can make me just about anything I want. Then again, I saw one without the decals and it looked pretty good. What did you put on your's?
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Rode into the wind for three hours earlier.

Man, that was work.

I rode a friend's 85 De Rosa. Hope that's vintage enough.

Now we are building up a buddies' Niner Jet 9.

It will be a beast in Moab when we get there in a couple of months.
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Took the Vittorio for a first trial spin around the proverbial block. As we don't have real blocks, it was a couple of fields.

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Took the Vittorio for a first trial spin around the proverbial block. As we don't have real blocks, it was a couple of fields.

Looks pretty fancy.

Nice work.
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Originally Posted by gomango
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Looks pretty fancy.

Nice work.
Thanks, Grady. It's a bit of a mock-up as I'm not quite finished with it yet. I still need to decide whether to mount a longer stem or shorten the brake cables ... Otherwise I'm pretty happy with it so far.

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Originally Posted by non-fixie
Thanks, Grady. It's a bit of a mock-up as I'm not quite finished with it yet. I still need to decide whether to mount a longer stem or shorten the brake cables ... Otherwise I'm pretty happy with it so far.

Please keep the pics coming.
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Originally Posted by Murray Missile
Love the Champagne color but but yeah, the yellow doesn't exactly do it for me either. The Tempo decals on the TT are gone and the rest are curled at the edges so they're coming off. I may see if my cousin can duplicate them in some more complimentary colors, he has a sign shop and does custom vinyl lettering. He told me he can make me just about anything I want. Then again, I saw one without the decals and it looked pretty good. What did you put on your's?




Those are reproduction 60s (?) Paramount decals from Ebay, and I did the lugs with Testors enamel. Since the headbadge says Tempo, I decided to go old school minimalist with the frame.
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Obsessing over gearing for a retro/modern 1x10 TT build... again...
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Originally Posted by J.Oxley


Those are reproduction 60s (?) Paramount decals from Ebay, and I did the lugs with Testors enamel. Since the headbadge says Tempo, I decided to go old school minimalist with the frame.
Nice, since I'm "modernizing" it with STI I'm considering later 80's decals in a darker gold but I'll probably just do the Schwinn script and leave everything else off. If it cleans up well enough I have a Honey Brooks B-17 and brown bar tape I'll use on it, otherwise I'll go black.
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First bike activity was riding the tandem 24 miles. Second activity was looking for the cause of a sudden-onset thumping in the drive train:



Of course, the FW remover wouldn't go over that big 11mm axle so I had to undo the drum brake and pull the axle, which means I'll have to repack the bearings.
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Waxing and polishing, waiting for parts.

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Finally resolved the headset issue* with the Paramount and took it out for the first time with everything set up all smooth and proper.

I came in after the test ride, looked at my wife and said, "It's like riding a bird."
And it is.


*I took the long and painful route to discovering the existing Stronglight crown race was .1mm too big for the fork. Replaced with nondescript race from co-op. Done. What could have been a ten-minute job ended up comprising at least four complete dismantlings of the headset and countless attempts at achieving proper adjustment in various configurations. Learned a lot in the process, but damn.
(Insert embarrassed sigh of relief here.)
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Originally Posted by Steve Whitlatch
Waxing and polishing, waiting for parts.

When did you get that beautiful thing?! NICE.
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Originally Posted by J.Oxley
When did you get that beautiful thing?! NICE.
A week or two ago. I bought from a forum member. I am in love with this bike. Almost finished. I can`t wait to ride it. Glued the tires on today. I hope to ride it tomorrow, for the first time.
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Originally Posted by Steve Whitlatch
I hope to ride it tomorrow, for the first time.
NICE. It's like a whole different species of bike. Tough to explain. Congratulations!
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I finished day 2 of a three day wheel building class. Finished a front Dynamo hub wheel, and will finish rear wheel tomorrow. The class or wheel building skill isn't classic or vintage, but I will use this skill, and much of it will be toward old bikes.
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Today is Cyclovia in Tucson, my first one to attend. Going with a group. I will take the Trek 728. Only its second time out since assembled.
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