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12-04-21, 10:10 PM
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Posted By Hudson308

Wow!!! Love the resto process details as well.

Wow!!! Love the resto process details as well.
12-04-21, 07:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,480
Posted By Hudson308

If you decide you still want to use a single...

If you decide you still want to use a single chainring up front and a derailleur in back, and you're still worried about dropping the chain up front, you can use what's called a narrow-wide chain...
11-29-21, 09:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 790
Posted By Hudson308

While taking these pictures a few years ago, the...

While taking these pictures a few years ago, the mid-teen girl across the alley came out with the garbage and proclaimed "That's a really nice bike!" She's never commented once about any of my...
10-28-21, 05:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 323
Posted By Hudson308

There are three man uses for primer. Etch primer...

There are three man uses for primer. Etch primer is used to stop corrosion and provide adhesion to bare metal. It often has zinc chromate in it. Primer surfacer (also called "build primer") is used...
10-24-21, 08:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 578
Posted By Hudson308

Nice frame, and I would also guess a nice...

Nice frame, and I would also guess a nice respray. No worn pant where you would expect it, such as on the lamp mounting boss. Is there a threaded grease fitting for the bottom bracket shell?
09-08-21, 08:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 898
Posted By Hudson308

What are these aforementioned knee savers?

What are these aforementioned knee savers?
08-18-21, 02:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 552
Posted By Hudson308

Photos of frame details, as well as a measurement...

Photos of frame details, as well as a measurement of the seat post diameter will help you get an idea of the quality of the frame. Fiorelli made a wide range of bicycles, from kid's bikes to grocery...
08-08-21, 06:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 764
Posted By Hudson308

WOW glad you're (mostly) OK!!! :eek:

WOW glad you're (mostly) OK!!! :eek:
08-08-21, 06:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 454
Posted By Hudson308

My uneducated guess is the top tube was deformed...

My uneducated guess is the top tube was deformed in a collision, Randy. You may be able to roll some of it out with a set of inexpensive frame blocks from Paragon Machine...
08-05-21, 04:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 764
Posted By Hudson308

Looks like a comfy commute! That "Sky Blue"...

Looks like a comfy commute! That "Sky Blue" (Schwinn name) is one of my favorite colors of theirs.
08-05-21, 04:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,118
Posted By Hudson308

I like to use the 1 mil glossy. They look closest...

I like to use the 1 mil glossy. They look closest to what the original decals looked like new, IMHO.
And yeah, I used the big ones. I like em either way. :)...
07-28-21, 08:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 764
Posted By Hudson308

As you found out, the Collegiate is a sturdy but...

As you found out, the Collegiate is a sturdy but heavy bike. Hundreds of thousands of college students in the 70's likely provided proof of the model's name. With that said, the bike's 40-lb weight...
07-28-21, 12:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,016
Posted By Hudson308

0904 head badge stamp points to Friday, March...

0904 head badge stamp points to Friday, March 30th 1984 if it's original to the bike. April 1984 serial number jives with my 1984 Letour Luxe, with (May) S/N SE405xxx. single shifter braze-on, on the...
07-27-21, 07:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,016
Posted By Hudson308

This. Here's the 1984 catalog...

This. Here's the 1984 catalog (https://bikehistory.org/catalogs/1984.html).
07-19-21, 01:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 394
Posted By Hudson308

Caveat: I have one with a G4F8 (June '78) serial...

Caveat: I have one with a G4F8 (June '78) serial number, that I bought locally from the original owner. Campy dropouts.
And a dove stamp on the steerer.
Some TX770's were indeed stamped as TX700s....
07-19-21, 10:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,385
Posted By Hudson308

I see it's missing one of the harder parts to...

I see it's missing one of the harder parts to find: the clear plastic "headlight" lens. There are repops available sometimes on eBay, but here's an alternative...
07-14-21, 02:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 745
Posted By Hudson308

Is it the same gray under the FD clamp, and...

Is it the same gray under the FD clamp, and under/inside the BB shell?
07-09-21, 02:20 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 10,986
Posted By Hudson308

Thanks for the update! Repair looks great from...

Thanks for the update! Repair looks great from here. Nice save.



I have absolutely no idea how that happens. :innocent:
07-07-21, 06:42 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,268
Posted By Hudson308

Wow that thing is headed exactly in the right...

Wow that thing is headed exactly in the right direction so far!!!. Who did your powder? Great job whomever.
07-06-21, 07:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 535
Posted By Hudson308

You could try using lacquer thinner to remove the...

You could try using lacquer thinner to remove the clearcoat. If it is indeed lacquer, the thinner should remove the clear without affecting the enamel paint underneath. If it turns out to be enamel...
06-19-21, 09:52 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,223
Posted By Hudson308

Simply Fantattic. This thread and your...

Simply Fantattic. This thread and your explanations tick all the right boxes for me (as if my approval meant anything in the bicycle universe)! :beer:
06-17-21, 08:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 820
Posted By Hudson308

Looks like a sweet project! :thumb:

Looks like a sweet project! :thumb:
06-07-21, 01:05 PM
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Views: 89,112
Posted By Hudson308

Thanks. That one is a genuine survivor.

Thanks.
That one is a genuine survivor.
05-27-21, 08:59 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,404
Posted By Hudson308

Wouldn't the TI logo in the bottom left corner...

Wouldn't the TI logo in the bottom left corner typically be affixed to a Raleigh product? If so, then one more indication of a respray, or at the very least new decals.
05-26-21, 08:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,024
Posted By Hudson308

Here's that thread. Might want to pack a lunch! ...

Here's that thread. Might want to pack a lunch! ;)
Show Your Vintage MTB Drop Bar Conversions (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/828426-show-your-vintage-mtb-drop-bar-conversions.html)
05-17-21, 03:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,163
Posted By Hudson308

Apologies for being six months late. So has...

Apologies for being six months late.
So has anyone ever tried this on a Cricut using quality vinyl? I just happen to know someone with a Cricut... :innocent:
05-15-21, 09:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,110
Posted By Hudson308

I assume this was the original saddle on my '72...

I assume this was the original saddle on my '72 Paramount
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1493/p1010886_7a35e39a4e0e0aaed57b47af9d2b5242b40dd9b9.jpg
05-06-21, 09:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,728
Posted By Hudson308

There is usually a line around the post to...

There is usually a line around the post to indicate the max. If not, then the middie of "MAX" should suffice.
04-26-21, 12:01 PM
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Posted By Hudson308

Very nice!

Very nice!
04-21-21, 02:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 757
Posted By Hudson308

You can't blend powdercoat with original paint....

You can't blend powdercoat with original paint. The powdercoat process involves baking the frame in a 400 degree oven, which would ruin the original paint and graphics.
With that said, you can...
04-20-21, 08:17 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 20,808
Posted By Hudson308

1962-ish Triumph Brochure

Here's what I've got for the early 60's Triumph brochure. My best guess is '62, as there is no date printed anywhere. Note the same copy style and date ambiguity for the '62 Raleigh catalog ...
04-20-21, 08:09 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 20,808
Posted By Hudson308

1959 Triumph pages 11 & 12

Apologies... here are the last two pages of the '59 Triumph brochure. Post images limited to 10....
04-20-21, 08:05 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 20,808
Posted By Hudson308

1959 Triumph Brochure

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1855x1651/59triumph01_c0fd25239213264e5accc81c06e7d1a1c1cd2c19.jpg
1959 Triumph p1...
04-19-21, 08:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 883
Posted By Hudson308

Dutchie

Dutchie
04-13-21, 11:37 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 20,808
Posted By Hudson308

Okeedoke. I don't have an image hosting account,...

Okeedoke. I don't have an image hosting account, so I'll scan the pages and send them to you. As an organizational suggestion, you could add the subject title to your list above, and simply reference...
04-12-21, 05:50 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,756
Posted By Hudson308

Wow. My guess is you don't frequent casinos. ...

Wow. My guess is you don't frequent casinos. :bike2:
04-12-21, 03:00 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 20,808
Posted By Hudson308

Fair and reasonable qualifications. My apologies...

Fair and reasonable qualifications. My apologies if my questions here are adding needless posts to the thread without directly contributing to content.

I recently acquired a sales brochure for...
04-12-21, 02:32 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 20,808
Posted By Hudson308

I'm suggesting posting photos of the...

I'm suggesting posting photos of the catalog/brochure pages directly on this thread.
04-12-21, 11:42 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 20,808
Posted By Hudson308

Are you interested in members directly uploading...

Are you interested in members directly uploading catalog scans of items/marques not included above?
04-10-21, 08:59 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,353
Posted By Hudson308

Um... wow. What a thing of beauty! When I...

Um... wow. What a thing of beauty! When I first saw the thread title, I expected something made in Taiwan. Glad I clicked on it anyway! :)
Replies: 13
Views: 1,116
Posted By Hudson308

Huh. Never heard of that model, and now I see...

Huh. Never heard of that model, and now I see another one listed locally on CL (https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/dak/bik/d/inver-grove-heights-1995-trek-750t/7301662891.html). Seller says model was...
04-08-21, 07:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,014
Posted By Hudson308

Wow there's some great stuff stashed there! ...

Wow there's some great stuff stashed there! Thanks for sharing.
04-05-21, 08:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,050
Posted By Hudson308

Thanks for the thread! I looked on Merry Sales...

Thanks for the thread!
I looked on Merry Sales website but couldn't find anything except their S-A unit. EDIT: I finally found it (https://www.merrysales.com/shop/category/components-hubs-980). Also...
04-05-21, 08:27 PM
Replies: 2,394
Views: 527,446
Posted By Hudson308

^^^What a sweet "deco Trek"!

^^^What a sweet "deco Trek"!
04-03-21, 09:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 713
Posted By Hudson308

Great bar suggestions above, so I won't add...

Great bar suggestions above, so I won't add anything there. A riser stem like those used on ATBs/hybrids might also help.
03-20-21, 10:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,113
Posted By Hudson308

What a great post! Thaks for sharing. Can you...

What a great post! Thaks for sharing. Can you tell us more about the crank on your first example?
03-07-21, 09:42 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,136
Posted By Hudson308

Are those two examples hydro-printed? That may...

Are those two examples hydro-printed?
That may be yet another process that needs to be researched and posted!
03-05-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,087
Posted By Hudson308

Thanks for clarification on the size! I had...

Thanks for clarification on the size! I had assumed you were denoting that per Schwinn's method. Could you post pics of your '64? I really like the early ones!


My 22.5" (c2c) '88 stripped ...
03-04-21, 09:09 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,087
Posted By Hudson308

Pretty close to my results on the postal scale at...

Pretty close to my results on the postal scale at work.
My 22" center-to-center SS frame weighs 6.86 lbs fully stripped, and the fork weighs 1.94 lbs. Scooper once posted the weight of his 24"...
03-03-21, 07:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,187
Posted By Hudson308

That is one gorgeous bike! One question...

That is one gorgeous bike! One question though... any chance the rear reflector is upside-down? :foo:
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