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06-18-19, 05:33 PM
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Posted By Raleigh74

Beautiful bike, the paint looks great for its...

Beautiful bike, the paint looks great for its age. GLWS!
06-18-19, 05:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 535
Posted By Raleigh74

I surprisingly found the time to finish it up...

I surprisingly found the time to finish it up tonight.
...
06-18-19, 04:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 535
Posted By Raleigh74

I know, I know. But hey, they are both Italian. ...

I know, I know. But hey, they are both Italian. I appreciate the offer, but it doesnít really bother me. The too short housing did, and my OCD kicked in. So I fixed it.
06-17-19, 07:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 535
Posted By Raleigh74

Iím very happy with the ride so far, itís a great...

Iím very happy with the ride so far, itís a great bike. I actually passed on an all original 56 cm (ctc) Torpado Alpha at a great price maybe a week before you posted this frame for sale, so this...
06-17-19, 05:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 535
Posted By Raleigh74

I was going to wait until I wrapped the bars to...

I was going to wait until I wrapped the bars to post an update but with my schedule these days, that could be weeks from now :rolleyes:

I took it out for a shakedown ride this past weekend, great...
06-16-19, 04:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 280
Posted By Raleigh74

Hell, for that price Iíll see what I can do with...

Hell, for that price Iíll see what I can do with it. PM on the way
06-15-19, 09:32 PM
Replies: 1,321
Views: 77,166
Posted By Raleigh74

Attempted to rodent proof my bike shed today. If...

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...
06-15-19, 08:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,736
Posted By Raleigh74

Looks very similar to my Nishiki Medalist (minus...

Looks very similar to my Nishiki Medalist (minus the canti brakes) and like yours it was all original with very few miles, just super dirty. Congrats on your find. Nishiki doesnít get enough...
06-15-19, 08:50 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 17,932
Posted By Raleigh74

I had a Peugeot with 103 for a while, sold it a...

I had a Peugeot with 103 for a while, sold it a few months ago because it was too small. It was heavy, too heavy in my opinion. Around 27lbs fully built with mostly original components.

But,...
06-15-19, 08:44 PM
Replies: 595
Views: 34,068
Posted By Raleigh74

Happy early Fatherís Day to all the fellow dads...

Happy early Fatherís Day to all the fellow dads out there. Iím celebrating with this:
...
06-15-19, 08:40 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,186
Posted By Raleigh74

I use WD-40 to flush freewheels, works well the...

I use WD-40 to flush freewheels, works well the clean exterior too. Let them sit for a day and drain after spinning like crazy to get all the gunk out, then lube with Philís tenacious oil.
06-14-19, 06:21 PM
06-09-19, 04:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,024
Posted By Raleigh74

This is what Iíve done as well and itís by far...

This is what Iíve done as well and itís by far the easiest route, although you do run the risk of snapping off a tab.
06-09-19, 03:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 603
Posted By Raleigh74

Agreed

Agreed
06-08-19, 08:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,054
Posted By Raleigh74

The addition of mystery reeled me in...PM on the...

The addition of mystery reeled me in...PM on the way.
05-17-19, 08:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,046
Posted By Raleigh74

:lol:

:lol:
05-12-19, 01:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 620
Posted By Raleigh74

I like ACE, the good ones are few and far between...

I like ACE, the good ones are few and far between now. There was an ďACE coming soonĒ sign where I used to live in West Asheville for years and when it finally opened, I had to move. It was a cruel...
05-12-19, 01:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 620
Posted By Raleigh74

Exactly, thatís why I shuddered when checking...

Exactly, thatís why I shuddered when checking eBay.
05-12-19, 01:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 620
Posted By Raleigh74

I didnít think about going that route. I wonder...

I didnít think about going that route. I wonder who would carry different length springs? The ones from VO compress all the way before I get to the position I need in the dropout. Anyway, youíve...
05-12-19, 12:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 620
Posted By Raleigh74

Good source for dropout adjustment screws

Any more affordable options for different lengths other than NOS ebay? I picked up a set from VO, but they are quite long. I was planning on cutting the screws and chasing the threads, but even the...
05-12-19, 12:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 582
Posted By Raleigh74

If the separate bottom number of the serial...

If the separate bottom number of the serial number is the year (which is likely). Mine is a 1977 model.
05-11-19, 07:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 380
Posted By Raleigh74

Looks good! Now all you need is a ďIn case of...

Looks good! Now all you need is a ďIn case of emergency, break glassĒ sign.
05-11-19, 02:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 582
Posted By Raleigh74

Yep, I remember that. Mine is just the frame and...

Yep, I remember that. Mine is just the frame and cranks now. Iím going to try to pass it along soon to make room. Looking forward to seeing yours cleaned up :thumb:
05-11-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 582
Posted By Raleigh74

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/2417638a_dd1f_4ec8_974e_71eadefc40da_cf554d124ff006648059b5c39c1408a04fa0c593.jpeg
Nice find! I rarely see any Libertas. I picked up...
05-10-19, 08:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,326
Posted By Raleigh74

Beautiful bike, glws

Beautiful bike, glws
05-06-19, 08:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 455
Posted By Raleigh74

Woohoo! Glad to see someone finally picked this...

Woohoo! Glad to see someone finally picked this up.
05-05-19, 08:01 PM
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Views: 431
Posted By Raleigh74

120 or 126 OLD?

120 or 126 OLD?
05-05-19, 02:23 PM
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Views: 717
Posted By Raleigh74

Looks sharp!

Looks sharp!
05-05-19, 01:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 535
Posted By Raleigh74

Iím still on the fence. The dual pivots already...

Iím still on the fence. The dual pivots already look a bit out of place with everything else, the hubs donít help them. I may just roll with it until I can come up with a better option. First and...
05-05-19, 01:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 535
Posted By Raleigh74

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/dca89007_0b47_46b5_90a2_ec758349168b_b449b61a35afaa000d3478d2f11d2401ebb734fc.jpeg...
05-05-19, 11:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 535
Posted By Raleigh74

Thanks for the info T-Mar, I thought the levers...

Thanks for the info T-Mar, I thought the levers were Record but wasnít positive.

Many of these parts are off another bike which prompted me to begin with the thought process of making it OEM,...
05-05-19, 11:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 535
Posted By Raleigh74

I was planning on using some new Tektro RL340...

I was planning on using some new Tektro RL340 levers. Mainly because I need the quick release at the lever, but also Iíve never put modern levers on a vintage frame and wanted to see if I love it or...
05-05-19, 10:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 535
Posted By Raleigh74

85 Torpado Super Strada build

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/2584b6b1_7371_463d_a6a5_1373a94f10b9_619ed732fc1da0b3fd8a891d1aba3bcc43cb87d7.jpeg...
04-20-19, 06:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 964
Posted By Raleigh74

Nicely done :thumb:

Nicely done :thumb:
04-06-19, 04:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 594
Posted By Raleigh74

$85 seems fair to me, looks to be in good shape....

$85 seems fair to me, looks to be in good shape. One big plus is a common width, square taper friendly bottom bracket shell. The rebranded Suntour components are worth the $85 alone on eBay. I...
04-06-19, 02:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 961
Posted By Raleigh74

This is what I deal with as well. Although, most...

This is what I deal with as well. Although, most sellers here seem to at least look on eBay and overprice because of that. It makes it even more difficult to find something decent at a fair price. ...
03-30-19, 05:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 231
Posted By Raleigh74

Well thatís good news. I had always thought...

Well thatís good news.

I had always thought the ďReynolds 531 Butted frame, fork, and staysĒ sticker indicated butted fork and stays as well, I stand corrected.

Itís a great riding, very...
03-30-19, 03:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 231
Posted By Raleigh74

70s Libertas seat stay dents

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/3f194b7c_88d1_4007_9308_dd7e18f52682_ec4e46b5d461686d60663d2df4175ab58c5daecf.jpeg...
03-30-19, 02:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 636
Posted By Raleigh74

Iíve talked myself into this one. PMs have been...

Iíve talked myself into this one. PMs have been sent.
03-12-19, 06:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 953
Posted By Raleigh74

I think youíre right. The seat stay caps look...

I think youíre right. The seat stay caps look more like the T-500 to me. Yes, the stays have whatís left of cantilever brazeons as well as the fork. The T-500 lists Suntour rear dropouts and a...
03-10-19, 03:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 953
Posted By Raleigh74

Hmm. Iím not so sure, although there are...

Hmm. Iím not so sure, although there are definitely similarities there. But, there are no bottle cage bosses on my seat tube.

I did throw it back together for a quick ride. The Suntour LePree...
03-10-19, 02:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 298
Posted By Raleigh74

Glad you saw this post. I just took it out for a...

Glad you saw this post. I just took it out for a shakedown ride. Adjusted the bars to be more horizontal in the drops and a few brake pad adjustments. It really does have a great ride!
03-10-19, 01:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 298
Posted By Raleigh74

1985 Gazelle Champion Mondial

I bought this frame from ddeand (I canít figure out how to tag on mobile) a few months ago, and finally got a round to finishing the build.

As it sits now, a mix of 600 and Dura Ace components: ...
03-10-19, 12:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 953
Posted By Raleigh74

I looks like someone hacked off the canti posts. ...

I looks like someone hacked off the canti posts. But the under down tube bottle bosses, if original, have thrown me for a loop trying to guess make/model. Iím not really invested in the frame. I...
03-09-19, 04:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 953
Posted By Raleigh74

I sanded down a bit of the rattle can job, it's...

I sanded down a bit of the rattle can job, it's definitely this set/style. Well placed and over a previous black paint job.

https://www.velocals.com/basso-bicycle-decal-set/
03-09-19, 03:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 953
Posted By Raleigh74

:D It's a niche market

:D It's a niche market
03-09-19, 02:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 953
Posted By Raleigh74

The front dropouts certainly make that plausible....

The front dropouts certainly make that plausible. Unless the fork isnít original.
03-09-19, 02:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 953
Posted By Raleigh74

A rare Japanese Basso :rolleyes:

A rare Japanese Basso :rolleyes:
03-09-19, 01:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 953
Posted By Raleigh74

Seatpost is 26.6 but loose in the tube, itís...

Seatpost is 26.6 but loose in the tube, itís probably at least a 26.8. I donít have one on hand to test fit
03-09-19, 01:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 953
Posted By Raleigh74

More pics. More headscratching. Bridgestone front...

More pics. More headscratching. Bridgestone front dropouts, Suntour rear dropouts. Total grab bag of components.

Iím guessing mid eighties at least (whatever it is) with the bolt on plastic cable...
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