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09-24-15, 12:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,485
Posted By DsmBerg

Hand a completely stripped frame and fork over...

Hand a completely stripped frame and fork over and then lots of discussion and mutual agreement on process. Taping off chrome, filling in threaded holes with the high temp wax they use or taping off...
07-28-15, 08:46 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 8,209
Posted By DsmBerg

I am a staunch purpose-based bicyclo-obtainist. I...

I am a staunch purpose-based bicyclo-obtainist. I seek to obtain a different bike to suit every purpose, and for any purpose.

...and mostly steel....and no flat bars...
07-25-15, 09:06 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 10,824
Posted By DsmBerg

I agree. Using the Fly with big feet requires...

I agree. Using the Fly with big feet requires panniers that are very adjustable on set back and that have the right shape. I wound up with Ortlieb Backroller Plus and my size 13s never touch the...
07-24-15, 08:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 819
Posted By DsmBerg

Should be ok. I would search for the two-sided...

Should be ok. I would search for the two-sided park crank puller (ccp1?) on eBay to get the TA threading. Most have threads that are shot on the standard side and pristine on the TA threads. Think I...
07-24-15, 02:29 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 10,824
Posted By DsmBerg

The Tubus Fly rack isn't cheap but it is the best...

The Tubus Fly rack isn't cheap but it is the best one I could find. It can handle fully loaded full-size Ortlieb panniers and it's still very low-profile and light. Connection to frame is simple and...
07-24-15, 01:47 PM
Replies: 2,319
Views: 941,306
Posted By DsmBerg

'88 Schwinn Circuit

All original 1988 Schwinn Circuit with full Shimano Sante groupset and tri-color 600 pedals.

http://i1134.photobucket.com/albums/m615/ebergeland13/IMG_2485_zpsvtu8cdcm.jpg...
08-26-13, 08:21 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,246
Posted By DsmBerg

What's the frame size? I am one of those guys...

What's the frame size? I am one of those guys that needs one of those 531 forks. Headset too......
08-13-13, 10:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,404
Posted By DsmBerg

Just soak that pedal in penetrating oil overnight...

Just soak that pedal in penetrating oil overnight and re-attack, it will come off. Soak everything in degreaser and clean it up. Any oxidation on the chrome and steel will come off with bronze wool -...
08-12-13, 07:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,117
Posted By DsmBerg

Clay won't hurt your UO-8 but there is probably a...

Clay won't hurt your UO-8 but there is probably a pre-clay step for scratch and minor oxidation removal you may be skipping. Clay is really a last-step and it won't have dramatic effect unless all...
08-07-13, 08:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,574
Posted By DsmBerg

That's some good stuff. Even though it's...

That's some good stuff.

Even though it's not your main concern, there are many ways to shed a little weight other than a crank replacement. I would recommend losing the kick stand, taking off the...
07-29-13, 06:13 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,027
Posted By DsmBerg

I would tread lightly in your attempts to clean...

I would tread lightly in your attempts to clean up the clear coat. Although the notion of removing the clear may seem like a solution, it may make the whole situation worse if the underlying color is...
07-18-13, 07:04 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 20,182
Posted By DsmBerg

English Wheel FTW! Wow!

English Wheel FTW! Wow!
07-02-13, 10:10 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,438
Posted By DsmBerg

Would that make a Paramount equivalent to a 89...

Would that make a Paramount equivalent to a 89 SHO? ;)
07-02-13, 09:52 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,438
Posted By DsmBerg

Wrong decade, but this was the first thing I...

Wrong decade, but this was the first thing I thought of.

http://steviethek.files.wordpress.com/2008/01/lumina.jpg

The incomparable 90s Lumina continues to provide hundreds of thousands of...
07-02-13, 08:31 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,790
Posted By DsmBerg

Awesome. I can't resist the urge to be the 20th...

Awesome. I can't resist the urge to be the 20th person to note that this is about a 2 on the crust-meter.
06-23-13, 08:53 AM
Replies: 3,614
Views: 965,687
Posted By DsmBerg

Awesome. If the height is a deal breaker I am...

Awesome. If the height is a deal breaker I am willing to relieve you of your burden ;)
06-23-13, 08:10 AM
Replies: 7,361
Views: 3,238,350
Posted By DsmBerg

95 Gary Fisher Montare. Had to replace the rear...

95 Gary Fisher Montare. Had to replace the rear hanger (thank god for Wheels Mfg) and "upgraded" the RD to a Deore XT that is a few years older than the frame. The rest is Shimano Stx RC which was...
06-23-13, 07:32 AM
Replies: 3,614
Views: 965,687
Posted By DsmBerg

Details?

Details?
05-30-13, 09:56 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,318
Posted By DsmBerg

Rest of decals and lug striping to come... color...

Rest of decals and lug striping to come... color in this photo is horrible, sorry.

http://i1134.photobucket.com/albums/m615/ebergeland13/IMG_8509_zpsbd58cbbb.jpg...
05-30-13, 08:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,891
Posted By DsmBerg

On my 72 super sport I have had 1.25 x 27 paselas...

On my 72 super sport I have had 1.25 x 27 paselas and to me that's as big of a tire as I would ever want. I also dig the 27" weinmanns for their durability.

If the crank arms are long enough and...
05-10-13, 02:39 PM
Replies: 19,010
Views: 2,355,357
Posted By DsmBerg

Work.... then somewhere that sells beer. ...

Work.... then somewhere that sells beer.

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04-26-13, 11:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,694
Posted By DsmBerg

Love the color and decals. Too bad on the fork....

Love the color and decals. Too bad on the fork. Could just go full chrome for a replacement.
04-26-13, 10:19 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 15,737
Posted By DsmBerg

Yeah it was demolished. There was no clear coat...

Yeah it was demolished. There was no clear coat and the silver color was worn to reveal a more grayish undercoat. It was like a bad skin disease. From 20 feet, it looked great. If it got wet the...
04-26-13, 09:43 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 15,737
Posted By DsmBerg

Here's a before and a 90% after. Still need to...

Here's a before and a 90% after. Still need to get the lugs pinstriped, stay "caps" painted, top tube decals on and head badge re applied. Rides great. The lighting in the after pic stinks, sorry....
04-26-13, 09:02 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 15,737
Posted By DsmBerg

Early 70s Grand Record. 72 maybe based on RD...

Early 70s Grand Record. 72 maybe based on RD patent date and script downtube decal. I think 73 and later were often circle badges.

Currently in a baggie waiting to be re-applied to the newly...
04-05-13, 03:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,678
Posted By DsmBerg

I've got a 72. Fun, fun bike. Leave the Rando...

I've got a 72. Fun, fun bike. Leave the Rando bars, I think they are great. Lose the kickstand, it weighs like 4 pounds.

You should service the bottom bracket, it's very easy to tear down and...
04-05-13, 01:39 PM
Replies: 7,361
Views: 3,238,350
Posted By DsmBerg

Serious meats on there, brand/specs on the tires?...

Serious meats on there, brand/specs on the tires? And most importantly, how do you like them?
04-03-13, 12:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,125
Posted By DsmBerg

I think it's inconsiderate of people's time,...

I think it's inconsiderate of people's time, frankly. There is a C&V valuation forum and closed ebay ads that serve the purpose well.

Reverse tire kicking almost makes me as mad as the "Make me...
04-03-13, 08:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 940
Posted By DsmBerg

As always, I'm blown away by the good input here....

As always, I'm blown away by the good input here. At least now I have a "shopping list" to see what's out there. The STX RC group, minus the RD, is in great shape. The bike has been abused, but...
04-02-13, 10:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 940
Posted By DsmBerg

C&V MTB Question re Components

Disclaimer - I know nothing about mountain bikes other than the wisdom gleaned from this forum.

I am a couple hours away from picking up a somewhat thrashed 95 Gary Fisher Montare. The main issue...
03-05-13, 08:30 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 33,292
Posted By DsmBerg

The rattle can route, using the paint suggested...

The rattle can route, using the paint suggested here (either Dupli-color enamel or the block paint), is good not great. As with any paint, it requires a lot of prep work and you should get the frame...
12-24-12, 02:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,108
Posted By DsmBerg

Pure awesome.

Pure awesome.
12-04-12, 11:11 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 16,063
Posted By DsmBerg

Was blue, now green. 1972. I think it's the 24"...

Was blue, now green. 1972. I think it's the 24" frame size.

http://i1134.photobucket.com/albums/m615/ebergeland13/IMG_7952.jpg
11-20-12, 10:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,552
Posted By DsmBerg

Great find. I have to say the bottle cage and...

Great find. I have to say the bottle cage and clamps hurt my eyes. Hopefully they haven't scraped your paint and decals. At least move the cage to the seat tube. Ride the heck out of it. I recently...
11-12-12, 08:32 AM
Replies: 7,154
Views: 948,765
Posted By DsmBerg

Tweed Ride in Des Moines. Lots of great bike...

Tweed Ride in Des Moines. Lots of great bike inspiration. Miserable weather.

http://i1134.photobucket.com/albums/m615/ebergeland13/photo6.jpg
10-31-12, 06:34 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 48,997
Posted By DsmBerg

Its a pat 71 rd which is how I ballparked the...

Its a pat 71 rd which is how I ballparked the vintage with the script letters. I'm 90 pct done with a redo of this bike. It rides great, looks a bit different though! The paint and decals were trash...
10-23-12, 08:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,736
Posted By DsmBerg

Look into professional powdercoat and...

Look into professional powdercoat and sandblasting. I had my motobecane done for 125 plus 40 for decals from Cyclomondo (which are awesome). Conversely, I painted an old schwinn myself. After it was...
10-16-12, 11:45 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 11,312
Posted By DsmBerg

Same. '72

Same. '72
10-12-12, 08:43 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 16,156
Posted By DsmBerg

Newly rebuilt 72ish Motobecane Grand Record. 90%...

Newly rebuilt 72ish Motobecane Grand Record. 90% done... still have some decal work to do and the lugs are getting an outline pinstripe at some point. All original components, hubs, etc.
...
10-05-12, 01:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 596
Posted By DsmBerg

I bought these dropout adjusters for my Grand...

I bought these dropout adjusters for my Grand Record. Work great. Nice bike. They are a great ride.
...
10-04-12, 01:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,379
Posted By DsmBerg

The SS decal below is the velocals version of...

The SS decal below is the velocals version of what you would be picking up, without clear coat. I don't think clear coat is necessary and I'm quite happy with how they have held up to a bit of abuse....
09-24-12, 09:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,899
Posted By DsmBerg

Exactly. I have always wondered about this when I...

Exactly. I have always wondered about this when I see people who are obviously bike crazy (and therefore I probably wrongfully assume have a reasonable amount of ability to modify, maintain, repair...
09-19-12, 07:12 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,932
Posted By DsmBerg

Wow. Check it out. Here's the ad that he bought...

Wow. Check it out. Here's the ad that he bought it from for the Selle Italia Flite 10 days ago.... This is hilarious. Hope he didn't really pay $300 or you really got a gift!!
...
09-18-12, 03:31 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,932
Posted By DsmBerg

Nice work. I tried to get some buddies to jump on...

Nice work. I tried to get some buddies to jump on this ad (too small for me) and it was long gone before they got it. Great bike!
09-18-12, 08:12 AM
Replies: 580
Views: 152,554
Posted By DsmBerg

Hate to be a total nerd on this but if it was...

Hate to be a total nerd on this but if it was "built" from the factory versus a frame and fork it was a PXN10, not a CFX. Sounds like yours was probably built up in the factory then had replaced over...
09-12-12, 02:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,486
Posted By DsmBerg

They look cool. They are simple. They do have...

They look cool. They are simple. They do have limits and can get boring after awhile. I have a specific couple of rides I take mine on because I get annoyed if its too hilly or I ride with people who...
09-11-12, 01:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,471
Posted By DsmBerg

Thanks for the input. Life may be too short to...

Thanks for the input. Life may be too short to experiment with one of these. If I get one, I would probably get one similar to Roborrito's swallow clone.
09-11-12, 07:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,471
Posted By DsmBerg

Cardiff Saddle Experience?

I was chatting with the operator of the local bike collective about saddles and he brought up this Cardiff brand I had never heard of. Obviously cheaper than Brooks, particularly if you want one with...
08-20-12, 06:28 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 17,365
Posted By DsmBerg

Looks. Design. Generally cool machines with high...

Looks. Design. Generally cool machines with high attention to detail. Easy to repair, but typically don't need much attention other than general maintenance.
08-17-12, 10:45 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,287
Posted By DsmBerg

No one has any idea whether your Motobecane is...

No one has any idea whether your Motobecane is Swiss threaded or not so get out the wrench and just start wailing on it.

One piece crank, truvativ adapter.

Don't paint it yourself unless you...
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