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01-30-19, 10:50 PM
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Posted By ratfink76

I don't know if I'd call them rules but I do have...

I don't know if I'd call them rules but I do have two visual preferences when I plan my builds.

First, I think the seatpost, crankset and stem should all be same color (all chrome or all black).
...
01-28-19, 09:45 AM
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Posted By ratfink76

2005ish LeMond Reno ...

2005ish LeMond Reno

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1936x1936/20160818_235048000_ios_e9310e08cc66b39309aec7ce35e02899557c6a78.jpg
01-28-19, 09:43 AM
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Posted By ratfink76

1987ish Team LeMond - my buddy wanted blue and...

1987ish Team LeMond - my buddy wanted blue and carbon on the build so I made it happen...
...
01-28-19, 09:39 AM
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Posted By ratfink76

Late 80's Cilo Sport 105: ...

Late 80's Cilo Sport 105:

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1936x1936/20160826_021429000_ios_9f9c929f6435350a7de4dd08b8ed8538269f63f3.jpg
01-28-19, 09:36 AM
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Posted By ratfink76

mid 80's Centurion Sport DLX from CL: Stem...

mid 80's Centurion Sport DLX from CL:

Stem was a bit slammed in these photos but I fixed that before flipping it...
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01-28-19, 09:27 AM
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Posted By ratfink76

Met a guy at the x-mas parade in town through a...

Met a guy at the x-mas parade in town through a friend. He said to me "You like to fix bikes? If you fix my 3 hybrids for the family I'll give you my old racing bike" So I'm sure when you hear that...
01-28-19, 09:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 370
Posted By ratfink76

I've been MIA from the forum for a while - sorry...

I've been MIA from the forum for a while - sorry all.. I'll post some updates in Before/After as well... I changed jobs and we moved so just been a lot to do...

My plan for this one is to build...
01-28-19, 09:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 370
Posted By ratfink76

Late 80's Olmo Sintex in SLX tubing - CL find

Live in central Florida and had to drive to Atlanta on business so was checking some of the CL ads up there and came across this bike. The tubing stickers have long fallen off but when I got it...
09-24-18, 08:37 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 10,327
Posted By ratfink76

Hello! I hung them with regular bike hooks about...

Hello! I hung them with regular bike hooks about 4-5 inches apart and at a 45 degree angle so they all fit in tightly. I mounted the hooks to a 2x4 so I could do it all neatly and measured, then...
09-30-17, 11:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,191
Posted By ratfink76

The seatpost seems to be a 26.0 based on my...

The seatpost seems to be a 26.0 based on my calipers but I don't have any posts in that size to check it. I had that written down and forgot to post when I started the thread... LOL
09-29-17, 02:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,191
Posted By ratfink76

Just looked through your thread - you've got a...

Just looked through your thread - you've got a lot more (including a nice looking fork!) - be looking forward to finding out more about yours as well!



I think for mine, I'm more interested in...
09-28-17, 04:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,191
Posted By ratfink76

Maybe we can both learn a little! Post pics of...

Maybe we can both learn a little! Post pics of your when you can!
09-28-17, 02:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,191
Posted By ratfink76

Benotto identification help

Calling T-Mar (and anyone else with some clues!

I picked this up several years ago (about 10) in Miami. It came with steel rear track dropouts that I assume someone was going to attempt to weld...
09-24-17, 11:03 AM
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Posted By ratfink76

I think it is because of the angle of the photo,...

I think it is because of the angle of the photo, but mostly because of the headset being trashed and the fork tube not being straight in the headtube...
09-23-17, 04:30 PM
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Posted By ratfink76

So the original purchase was inexpensive because...

So the original purchase was inexpensive because the rear axle nuts had come so loose the bearings had fallen out so the rear wheel was just a wobbly mess... and as mentioned the headset was not in...
09-23-17, 04:24 PM
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Posted By ratfink76

Where's the "LIKE" button? This is one sweet...

Where's the "LIKE" button? This is one sweet build...
09-21-17, 08:17 PM
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Posted By ratfink76

I'm using a 1" threadless carbon fork on what I...

I'm using a 1" threadless carbon fork on what I think is a 1980 PFN10E with Vitus 172 tubing. My research showed that in the early 80's Peugeot was moving from French threading to English to...
09-05-17, 07:01 PM
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Posted By ratfink76

I'm a big fan of the holy trinity of bikes: stem,...

I'm a big fan of the holy trinity of bikes: stem, seatpost and crank being the same color... you can really see the difference it makes on this sweet ride. Very nicely done!!
08-20-17, 08:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 419
Posted By ratfink76

I don't feel comfortable in a bike shop. I'm a...

I don't feel comfortable in a bike shop. I'm a garage mechanic that learned by doing and by books/internet. I feel like bike shop folks for the most part don't have the patience to deal with me if...
07-31-17, 02:03 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 10,088
Posted By ratfink76

1990ish Quattro Assi - Oria tubing with SRAM...

1990ish Quattro Assi - Oria tubing with SRAM Force/Apex

1980 Peugeot PFN10E - Vitus 172 tubing with Shimano Tiagra

1980's Fuji Sunfire - Drop bar mountain bike

1985 Raleigh Grand Prix -...
07-17-17, 04:39 PM
Replies: 13,375
Views: 2,654,048
Posted By ratfink76

Can you post a pic of the build? Looks like fun!

Can you post a pic of the build? Looks like fun!
07-17-17, 04:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,352
Posted By ratfink76

A donor bike is the way I would go for sure - if...

A donor bike is the way I would go for sure - if you like rebuilding this one it will also start a stockpile of extra parts for you..

Interested to see how you do!
07-08-17, 08:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,015
Posted By ratfink76

After looking at the remnants of the Tubing Decal...

After looking at the remnants of the Tubing Decal I determined it is Aelle R tubing...
07-07-17, 10:02 PM
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Posted By ratfink76

I just went and read up on it - the free accounts...

I just went and read up on it - the free accounts no longer have 3rd party hosting ability... SUCKS... changed to Flickr and fixed the above post!
07-07-17, 12:53 PM
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Posted By ratfink76

Been wanting to do one of these for a long time! ...

Been wanting to do one of these for a long time! Finished routing the derailers this morning. Still have to make some adjustments and get the first ride under my belt..

1980's Fuji Sunfire...
07-07-17, 10:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,015
Posted By ratfink76

Not sure what's up with Photobucket (Edit: I...

Not sure what's up with Photobucket (Edit: I changed to Flickr), but got some better pics anyway from how I bought it...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4238/34960347134_0dfcdb57a3_c.jpg...
07-06-17, 09:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,015
Posted By ratfink76

I also found online someone's opinion on the...

I also found online someone's opinion on the breakdown of the bikes that were built in the late 80's:

Della Santa (very few, will have the stars on it)

Bilato Bros. (will have the engraved...
07-06-17, 09:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,015
Posted By ratfink76

jamesdak - I have two unfortunate things going on...

jamesdak - I have two unfortunate things going on here... first thank you for your two excellent pics!

1. I looked in that exact location on my BB and there is a good impact that took the paint...
07-06-17, 05:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,015
Posted By ratfink76

Under the BB is stamped: M3 0484 57 I'm...

Under the BB is stamped: M3 0484 57

I'm assuming the 57 is the size because it measures exactly 57cm C-T-C...

EDIT - had a typo in the serial #
07-04-17, 09:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,015
Posted By ratfink76

jamesdak - I had found one of those links in my...

jamesdak - I had found one of those links in my searches but not the other - thanks!

I've never built up a yellow bike before so already game-planning my build. I have an early full grouppo of...
07-04-17, 01:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,015
Posted By ratfink76

1987/88 LeMond Team

Just acquired this last night. Have to take better pics and search for serail numbers and the such, but so far here are pics in the garage and a listing of what's on it now:

There appears to be...
06-20-17, 09:18 AM
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Posted By ratfink76

Looking forward to seeing this one!!

Looking forward to seeing this one!!
06-15-17, 09:06 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,690
Posted By ratfink76

Great thread - fun to see you learning!! ...

Great thread - fun to see you learning!!

Keep up the great work!
06-15-17, 09:00 AM
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Posted By ratfink76

I second that motion!!

I second that motion!!
06-14-17, 11:22 AM
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Views: 1,872
Posted By ratfink76

Some early to mid-90's pics of me on my Panasonic...

Some early to mid-90's pics of me on my Panasonic 4000:

http://i1294.photobucket.com/albums/b613/andrew_cunningham1/Me%20roadside_zpsiitzsvyp.jpg...
05-17-17, 08:12 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,026
Posted By ratfink76

I have posted this a few times before, but since...

I have posted this a few times before, but since you are asking about the orange, here is mine (in blue...) with orange Jagwire cables and orange Flite saddle:
...
05-11-17, 08:23 AM
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Posted By ratfink76

My stem is from Velo Orange...

My stem is from Velo Orange (http://store.velo-orange.com/index.php/components/stems/threadless-stems/vo-tall-stack-threadless-stem-31-8-rise.html) - it is a 1 1/8 but I used a shim to fit it the 1"...
05-10-17, 08:21 AM
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Posted By ratfink76

Sirius1 - mine is a 1981 as well but I bought it...

Sirius1 - mine is a 1981 as well but I bought it recently from an older gent who no longer rides. I found that the orange from Jagwire cables was a good match as well as the orange from a vintage...
05-04-17, 12:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 960
Posted By ratfink76

I once took an old trike that was done for and...

I once took an old trike that was done for and built it up with the wideass rear tires from 2 Stingray bikes and the front from one. Put riser bars that were sawed down (chopped like 4" off each...
05-04-17, 12:03 PM
Replies: 13,375
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Posted By ratfink76

That is an amazing deal for $100 IMO! You could...

That is an amazing deal for $100 IMO! You could probably flip the grouppo and wheels for more than $100 on eBay and build it up with a modern group... no matter what you do, $100 was a great deal...
04-24-17, 09:00 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,997
Posted By ratfink76

I use the cheap ($6-7 w/ free shipping) knock-off...

I use the cheap ($6-7 w/ free shipping) knock-off Spyder saddles on a lot of my flip bikes for three good reasons:

1. They are not great, but they are not bad and they hold up well
2. The colors...
04-21-17, 12:21 PM
Replies: 1,806
Views: 142,237
Posted By ratfink76

Have a frame to large for me - not clear on the...

Have a frame to large for me - not clear on the year yet but I think a mid 70's to early 80 Ernie Clements Falcon.

Seat tube - C to C: 61.5cm & C to T: 63cm

Top tube - C to C: 60cm

Reynolds...
04-21-17, 12:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,220
Posted By ratfink76

Back at this thread again... last night I used...

Back at this thread again... last night I used painters tape on the frame to mark out where the brake pads would hit on 27", 700c and 650b.

I have been dreaming to make this a 650b fixed gear but...
03-09-17, 08:26 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 46,705
Posted By ratfink76

romperr - I bought that fabric treatment spray at...

romperr - I bought that fabric treatment spray at Wally World that you spray on couches and the such to help water/food stuff to bead up and roll off it and I spray that on the saddles after all glue...
03-09-17, 07:44 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 46,705
Posted By ratfink76

primo123 - looks great! Fantastic actually! ...

primo123 - looks great! Fantastic actually!

The one thing I have done also is I also use my bike stand to hold an old seatpost, but after the first I took an old beach towel, cut a small hole in...
03-08-17, 09:13 AM
Replies: 2,621
Views: 565,832
Posted By ratfink76

RiddleOfSteel, riddle solved on that Schwinn!! ...

RiddleOfSteel, riddle solved on that Schwinn!! Super job on that one!

What size tires are you running? They go great with the build...
02-10-17, 03:00 PM
Replies: 2,621
Views: 565,832
Posted By ratfink76

@ El Chaba - Excellent work!!! Love the updated...

@ El Chaba - Excellent work!!! Love the updated grouppo as well!
02-06-17, 10:54 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,861
Posted By ratfink76

Can't wait to see the end product!

Can't wait to see the end product!
02-04-17, 09:51 PM
Replies: 7,320
Views: 1,914,269
Posted By ratfink76

Your post is awesome because as I looked at the...

Your post is awesome because as I looked at the first pic the FIRST thing I thought of was all that pretty black in the grouppo, the stem, seatpost... and that GLEAMING chrome fork... while pretty by...
02-03-17, 04:20 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,400
Posted By ratfink76

I would love to find a severe patina road frame...

I would love to find a severe patina road frame and build it up Rat Rod style.. like what type of serious road bike would Mad Max ride if he adorned spandex and joined the Saturday morning fast...
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