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Old 04-04-20, 02:52 PM
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Hello from San Diego!!!

Hello everyone!! Al here, from Southern San Diego (San Ysidro) funny how life sometimes brings us full circle.
Been out of the hospitality industry and also from cycling for the same amount of time. Approx 23 years.

Just jumped.back into both and could not be happier. Despite most of us being in the same global health situation, positivity and resourcefulness is key to keeping a great state of mind.

About six month ago, I purchased a 1986 tulip red 56cm Peugeot triathalon. Frame is destroyed by rust but purchased a separate identical frame to restore and rebuild.

Originality is not a goal. It will be a backdated in appearance and color changed. Drivetrain is Dura-Ace 7400. Wheels are Mavic clinchers on Dura-Ace hubs. Black leather Selle Rolls seat. Cinelli bars with shellac on cloth bar tape. Quill neck on the longer side. Haven't decided on brake levers but leaning towards non areo hooded with drilled levers.

Please feel free to leave feedback and ideas on paint color.

Leaning towards a solid green with a bit of grey (not celeste green. Darker.) Other option is going towards dark burgundy (almost blood)

You all stay healthy!!

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Welcome back! I am brand new to the scene. Hope to get alot of advice on here
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Old 04-06-20, 06:58 PM
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Welcome aboard!
Thank you!! Glad to be here and for years to come.
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Old 04-06-20, 07:01 PM
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Welcome back! I am brand new to the scene. Hope to get alot of advice on here
As a 49 year old, not many things excite me. This has me giddy as a kid at a candy store because of all the great advice and knowledge people share here.🚲 happy pedaling!!
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welcome! see you out there!
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welcome! see you out there!
Thanks!!
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Greetings from Michigan!
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Greetings from Michigan!
Ah! Michigan!! Greetings!!! Spent a few nice autumns and winters in Grand Rapids area working on Sprint towers. Had a great time at Stellas and The Bob.
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Welcome! Glad to have you!
Thanks!! I don't normally join forums, but you guys have shown so.much positivity here! Thanks for the welcome! Glad to be here!
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Yep!! Nice is what this group seems to be about😀
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Hey! Hey! Hey!
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Welcome, and see you on the road. Literally. Like up the 805 literal.

Happy trails.
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Welcome back! I am brand new to the scene. Hope to get alot of advice on here
Thanks Bill!!
Received an email from your PM stating that I'm not yet allowed to use the PM feature. Too new😊. Seamus bike shop in downtown San Diego, just a few blocks south of city college. Seamus is a really, really nice guy with great vintage parts, what ever he doesn't have, he can very likely source and he very fair with pricing. Hours are always flexible there so call or email to not use up a trip needlessly.

Painting my own bike. Practicing a a couple of old frames useless frames
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Welcome, and see you on the road. Literally. Like up the 805 literal.

Happy trails.
Thanks!! I think you'll see me as you are passing me on the road😝. Going to be really slow at first then just kind of slow but loving every second of it. Some people like the social aspect of hobbies. That being said..... I hope to organize some vintage bike rides together. How far up the 805 are you?
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Strip the frame and polish it and leave it raw! What kind of tubing?
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Hi! Hope everyone is staying healthy!
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Strip the frame and polish it and leave it raw! What kind of tubing?
Frameset is built with Super Vitus 980. As stripping is part of the painting process and polishing can be a good therapeutic thing to do, maybe I just might do it.
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Originally Posted by Alsobay View Post
Hello everyone!! Al here, from Southern San Diego (San Ysidro) funny how life sometimes brings us full circle.
Been out of the hospitality industry and also from cycling for the same amount of time. Approx 23 years.

Just jumped.back into both and could not be happier. Despite most of us being in the same global health situation, positivity and resourcefulness is key to keeping a great state of mind.

About six month ago, I purchased a 1986 tulip red 56cm Peugeot triathalon. Frame is destroyed by rust but purchased a separate identical frame to restore and rebuild.

Originality is not a goal. It will be a backdated in appearance and color changed. Drivetrain is Dura-Ace 7400. Wheels are Mavic clinchers on Dura-Ace hubs. Black leather Selle Rolls seat. Cinelli bars with shellac on cloth bar tape. Quill neck on the longer side. Haven't decided on brake levers but leaning towards non areo hooded with drilled levers.

Please feel free to leave feedback and ideas on paint color.

Leaning towards a solid green with a bit of grey (not celeste green. Darker.) Other option is going towards dark burgundy (almost blood)

You all stay healthy!!
Welcome!
Sounds like you have a good project bike to keep you busy.
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Hello and welcome!
Thank you!! So much good stuff going on here.
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Welcome!
Sounds like you have a good project bike to keep you busy.
Its a good one. Cant wait to see before and afters. In the meantime..... Picked up a nice vintage pump from Offerup today.



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