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03-27-22, 08:57 PM
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Posted By cv350

Great insight, thanks merziac. There’s something...

Great insight, thanks merziac. There’s something satisfying about having a proper tool for a given task.
03-27-22, 06:20 PM
Replies: 7,747
Views: 866,544
Posted By cv350

Not today, but recently. Two bottom bracket tools...

Not today, but recently. Two bottom bracket tools by Sugino and a Park CCW-2.
...
03-11-22, 10:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,327
Posted By cv350

Wow. The result is really impressive. I...

Wow. The result is really impressive.

I enjoy seeing these projects— thanks for sharing the build process.
03-06-22, 01:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 476
Posted By cv350

I ordered the Soma hoods from Northwest Bicycle: ...

I ordered the Soma hoods from Northwest Bicycle:

http://northwestbicycle.com/

The price was under $20 for the hoods and they arrived quickly. Their website says most orders $25 or more include...
03-02-22, 09:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 395
Posted By cv350

The “red dot” levers sound like Dia Compe model...

The “red dot” levers sound like Dia Compe model 144. Porkchop BMX carries a brake hood that appears be for the model 144. And Porkchop BMX is good to work with (no affiliation, just a satisfied...
03-02-22, 09:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 395
Posted By cv350

It’s difficult to tell from the photos but a...

It’s difficult to tell from the photos but a brake cable adjuster may be what you’re looking for. For example: the Gran Compe cable adjuster. (Pic source credited to: velo-orange.com)
...
02-24-22, 05:23 PM
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Views: 866,544
Posted By cv350

Kyokuto Pro Ace pedals. I knew these were really...

Kyokuto Pro Ace pedals. I knew these were really dirty, but they should clean up nicely.
...
02-18-22, 10:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 476
Posted By cv350

The brake lever hoods, Campy style, from Soma...

The brake lever hoods, Campy style, from Soma Fabrications fit this model of Superbe brake levers. It’s a very good fit. The gum rubber hood material is also flexible and feels “correct”, in my...
02-11-22, 02:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,327
Posted By cv350

Cotton bar wrap such as Newbaum’s or Tressostar...

Cotton bar wrap such as Newbaum’s or Tressostar come to mind. They are offered in a variety of colors, too.
02-08-22, 09:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,327
Posted By cv350

Nice find. The Royale II is certainly a worthy...

Nice find. The Royale II is certainly a worthy project and vintage Fuji’s are a great line up to work on. I also appreciate their touring bikes of the same era such as the Touring Series III, IV, and...
02-05-22, 12:42 PM
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Views: 866,544
Posted By cv350

A Nitto Technomic Deluxe quill stem. 90mm...

A Nitto Technomic Deluxe quill stem. 90mm extension.
...
01-16-22, 01:49 PM
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Posted By cv350

Gum brake lever hoods, Campy style, from Soma...

Gum brake lever hoods, Campy style, from Soma Fabrications. Will be fitted to Suntour Superbe brake levers. The hoods feel very flexible and are translucent.
...
12-24-21, 02:55 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,135
Posted By cv350

For me it starts with mechanics. I get tremendous...

For me it starts with mechanics. I get tremendous satisfaction cleaning and returning C&V components to service, and expanding my knowledge and technical proficiency along the way.

Riding...
08-28-21, 09:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,971
Posted By cv350

Both the bike and video look excellent. Great...

Both the bike and video look excellent. Great work.
06-19-21, 08:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 785
Posted By cv350

I like the mini grease gun option referenced in...

I like the mini grease gun option referenced in this thread. I think I’ll give that a try.
Forum: Introductions
05-09-21, 12:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 421
Posted By cv350

Welcome to the forum.

Welcome to the forum.
04-28-21, 10:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 707
Posted By cv350

Sunlite has a blue housing that might be close. I...

Sunlite has a blue housing that might be close. I don’t believe it has logos.

Porkchop BMX also carries several shades of blue housing.
04-25-21, 06:13 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 9,728
Posted By cv350

Sunshine Pro-Am hubs, high flange. Date code...

Sunshine Pro-Am hubs, high flange. Date code 1975. Box has patina, and on the lid someone wrote “$34.95 / pair”.
...
04-17-21, 11:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,119
Posted By cv350

That color is magnificent!

That color is magnificent!
11-10-20, 11:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,700
Posted By cv350

That will be a terrific build, ready for many...

That will be a terrific build, ready for many miles once again. And that’s an impressive component list, too. Thanks for sharing— project build reports are always enjoyable.
09-27-20, 03:54 PM
Replies: 7,747
Views: 866,544
Posted By cv350

Indeed. It feels good to save parts like these.

Indeed. It feels good to save parts like these.
09-18-20, 11:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,115
Posted By cv350

What a great story, thanks for sharing. Those...

What a great story, thanks for sharing. Those bikes will accumulate untold miles and memories. And although the bikes look incredible, I was drawn in to the diverse methods by which they were propped...
09-14-20, 10:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,934
Posted By cv350

Fantastic bike with exceptional components and...

Fantastic bike with exceptional components and family lineage. I think the patina looks terrific.
Forum: Introductions
09-12-20, 01:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 316
Posted By cv350

Greetings and welcome aboard.

Greetings and welcome aboard.
09-11-20, 09:30 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,230
Posted By cv350

I recently performed this same task on a Fuji...

I recently performed this same task on a Fuji Opus III. The decals have a crackled patina which I didn’t want to disturb.

Similar to others my method was to dampen a soft towel with cool water,...
09-06-20, 12:14 AM
Replies: 7,747
Views: 866,544
Posted By cv350

Newbaum’s cotton bar tape in Gray [26302], Khaki...

Newbaum’s cotton bar tape in Gray [26302], Khaki [26317], and Maroon [26312].
08-24-20, 10:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,706
Posted By cv350

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/940a4858_7bc9_417f_9846_8578f8af4f13_82074b107671752d04e7d772b59568523f93c042.jpeg

Photo of tube where the Superbe derailleur band...
08-16-20, 08:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,925
Posted By cv350

Beautiful. In my mind the inclusion of the...

Beautiful. In my mind the inclusion of the reference manuals is extra special.
08-08-20, 06:38 PM
Replies: 434
Views: 231,748
Posted By cv350

Fuji Opus III date

I'm cleaning up a Fuji Opus III, the serial number is J347.

I've tried to decode the serial number to verify the date and I think it's late 1983 (maybe October?), but I'd value the insight from...
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