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08-09-22, 08:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 450
Posted By retrodude

Really nice step through version, I don't find it...

Really nice step through version, I don't find it very rough at all. It's in far better condition than how I found mine. It is definitely worth whatever TLC is needed to get it going if bearing need...
08-08-22, 03:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 450
Posted By retrodude

1976 Schwinn Suburban Restoration

Iíd like to share a restoration project I completed a few years ago. Found this nice Suburban in a dumpster 2017 at my get-away trailer park in Birch Bay USA. Here is how I found it:...
06-09-22, 01:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 457
Posted By retrodude

Thanks for the compliment/feedback. You have some...

Thanks for the compliment/feedback. You have some nice very Marinoni's there.

I'm curious why you're not a fan of the Regal saddle. Are you not keen on the Regal's styling/looks or is it possibly...
06-08-22, 01:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 457
Posted By retrodude

Selle San Marco Regal Girardi saddle: bit of a...

Selle San Marco Regal Girardi saddle: bit of a story. Picked up for 5-10$ due to ultra used condition. It was my most challenging leather saddle recovering to date, dealing with the rivets, etc but...
06-08-22, 01:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 457
Posted By retrodude

1984 Marinoni Old School Setup

This bike was purchased in the 90s by my Dad with my guidance. We went into Cambie cycles in Vancouver and right away I told my Dad ďIf it fits and you like the ride, get this one!Ē It did not have a...
03-03-22, 10:49 AM
Replies: 8,207
Views: 2,636,772
Posted By retrodude

I'm am the lucky owner of six vintage MTBs which...

I'm am the lucky owner of six vintage MTBs which I'd like to share. The Kilauea is currently getting much better paint and decals from yours truly but like many of us, the stable keeps getting tweaks...
03-03-22, 10:36 AM
Replies: 8,207
Views: 2,636,772
Posted By retrodude

Always love seeing your Ultra victorm!

Always love seeing your Ultra victorm!
12-22-21, 01:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 748
Posted By retrodude

Thanks! Yes, I'm anxious to finish it. Since...

Thanks!
Yes, I'm anxious to finish it. Since the stem was mailed from Poland I'm guessing the airplane most likely dropped it off on the east coast rather than my back door. Hoping it comes before...
12-17-21, 10:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 748
Posted By retrodude

Don’t mind the black tape in place of a handlebar...

Don’t mind the black tape in place of a handlebar grip which is temporary while I wait on the stem. It’s built up as far as I can go with it.

I’m super happy with the paint/decals. I can’t wait to...
12-17-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 748
Posted By retrodude

In 2021 Iíve restored more bikes than ever before...

In 2021 Iíve restored more bikes than ever before (good COVID hobby right?) and itís helping me hone my skills. After building up a couple mid 90s rigid Cannondales for my son and myself my brother...
12-13-21, 01:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 943
Posted By retrodude

Don’t mind the black tape in place of a handlebar...

Don’t mind the black tape in place of a handlebar grip which is temporary while I wait on the stem. It’s built up as far as I can go with it.

I’m super happy with the paint/decals. I can’t wait to...
12-13-21, 01:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 943
Posted By retrodude

The build: Stripped it all down and started the...

The build: Stripped it all down and started the sourcing, digging out the parts. I knew it was going with all new paint. I like doing my own paint, partly because Iím cheap and partly because I enjoy...
12-13-21, 01:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 943
Posted By retrodude

In 2021 Iíve restored more bikes than ever before...

In 2021 Iíve restored more bikes than ever before (good COVID hobby right?) and itís helping me hone my skills. After building up a couple mid 90s rigid Cannondales for my son and myself my brother...
09-21-21, 12:42 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 7,549
Posted By retrodude

I suppose the sweet looking grey tires can be...

I suppose the sweet looking grey tires can be moved to the period correct wheelset, I like your other planned purple parts and agree it should be enough to finish off the accent coloring, for sure LX...
09-17-21, 11:23 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 7,549
Posted By retrodude

Glad you got the bars sorted! I'd forgotten but...

Glad you got the bars sorted! I'd forgotten but have used that trick before myself. Wasn't sure I'd like the riser with this vintage/year build but I think it really works. I typically go with all...
09-01-21, 03:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,722
Posted By retrodude

Thought I would provide an update. So I like this...

Thought I would provide an update. So I like this bike soo much I decided to make it even nicer. Got rid of the generic modern carbon flat bar and alloy stem and when with Syncros Cattlehead and...
08-19-21, 04:18 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 7,549
Posted By retrodude

It's actually a great idea, those cans are $20 a...

It's actually a great idea, those cans are $20 a piece so not cheap, I've done frames with that paint where I used the Dupli base coat (the frames weren't shiny chrome so you need a proper base)....
07-27-21, 12:18 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 129,115
Posted By retrodude

I've posted my 96' Zaskar before but it has seen...

I've posted my 96' Zaskar before but it has seen some updates recently. Syncros Cattlehead (I paid $5 on FB marketplace if you can believe it) new decals for the stem were $15 though, added the more...
06-29-21, 12:06 PM
Replies: 2,894
Views: 782,796
Posted By retrodude

This is not a typical build for me but could not...

This is not a typical build for me but could not resist as it is my guinea pig build where I'm trying my hand at custom stencil logos with rattle can paint, pretty happy with the result, bought one...
05-14-21, 02:05 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 7,549
Posted By retrodude

Very nice! This is kinda spooky though, I'm sure...

Very nice! This is kinda spooky though, I'm sure I saw this listed on Vancouver Craigslist. Please confirm if this is where you sourced this. I had considered it for my sons build. I was in the midst...
04-26-21, 04:39 PM
Replies: 8,207
Views: 2,636,772
Posted By retrodude

Rocky Mountain Vertex 1996

Thought I would share my latest purchase. Saw this on FM Marketplace by fluke, was searching the term ďRocky MountainĒ to find one I was selling and noticed a non-drive side photo of this Vertex for...
04-26-21, 04:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 776
Posted By retrodude

Rocky Mountain Vertex 1996

Thought I would share my latest purchase. Saw this on FM Marketplace by fluke, was searching the term ďRocky MountainĒ to find one I was selling and noticed a non-drive side photo of this Vertex for...
04-26-21, 04:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,203
Posted By retrodude

Rocky Mountain Vertex 1996

Thought I would share my latest purchase. Saw this on FM Marketplace by fluke, was searching the term ďRocky MountainĒ to find one I was selling and noticed a non-drive side photo of this Vertex for...
02-20-21, 02:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,722
Posted By retrodude

I would so love to get my hands on some M900 kit....

I would so love to get my hands on some M900 kit. So expensive to buy now. The 7401 used I picked up on CL for $20 and then went to work polishing. I do have an M900 crankset I found for sale at $10...
02-19-21, 09:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,722
Posted By retrodude

1993 Cannondale M800 BOTE

Iíve been really into bicycles since the early 80s, when mountain bikes came out I started with a basic BRC unit and quickly moved to a Ritchey Ascent. Fitted as many XT parts as I could afford. I...
02-19-21, 09:04 AM
Replies: 8,207
Views: 2,636,772
Posted By retrodude

1993 Cannondale M800 BOTE

Just Finished this build and posted in vintage, think I'll also post in MTBs. Just love this bike!! See before & after:...
02-19-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,101
Posted By retrodude

1993 Cannondale M800 BOTE

Iíve been really into bicycles since the early 80s, when mountain bikes came out I started with a basic BRC unit and quickly moved to a Ritchey Ascent. Fitted as many XT parts as I could afford. I...
12-22-20, 11:08 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 11,396
Posted By retrodude

Being Canadian and no way to visit my trailer in...

Being Canadian and no way to visit my trailer in Birch Bay Washington state since March I have not been able to look for nice discarded bikes at the park dump this year (I have found many over the...
12-11-20, 01:30 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 74,144
Posted By retrodude

Fantastic work! I'm impressed. I'm just catching...

Fantastic work! I'm impressed. I'm just catching up on this post and about to post two new ones (see below if interested). I've done a San Marco Regal and San Marco built Bontrager
10-18-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,499
Posted By retrodude

1994 Rocky Mountain Vapor Project

Good COVID project, typically I get a chance to save at least one good bike from the dumpster in Birch Bay Washington (USA) for free, where I have a summer trailer, but living in Vancouver Canada I...
08-20-20, 08:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,812
Posted By retrodude

Update: Alternate C anchor point worked for me! ...

Update: Alternate C anchor point worked for me!

A bit more background: While trolling Vancouver Craigslist I spotted an RD-7402 in rough shape for $20. I always liked these but have never owned DA...
08-13-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,812
Posted By retrodude

Dura Ace 7400 DT Shifters, Retrofit with Shimano 600?

Hi BF members, I recently refurbished an RD-7402 8 speed Dura Ace RD. I'm fine running it in friction but am exploring options to use it with a 7 speed freewheel and DT shifters. I'm not interested...
08-02-20, 07:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 956
Posted By retrodude

1986 Gardin Campy Super Record Restoration Project

Picked this up last weekend with my 17 year old son who asked for help buying a road bike for himself, to my surprise & delight he preferred vintage to more modern. Paid $425 CAD (figure about $300...
Replies: 6
Views: 1,629
Posted By retrodude

Thanks for the feedback! Yes, I did feel it was a...

Thanks for the feedback! Yes, I did feel it was a good deal. Really love this bike, finished my restore yesterday...
Replies: 6
Views: 1,629
Posted By retrodude

1986 Gardin Campy Super Record

Picked this up last weekend with my 17 year old son who asked for help buying a road bike for himself, to my surprise & delight he preferred vintage to more modern. Paid $425 CAD (figure about $300...
07-30-20, 08:08 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 74,144
Posted By retrodude

Concor Recover

Well I finished the white Concor last night and I'm very happy with the result. The nose underside could be a bit better but talk about a challenge, there is not a nice hollow spot to hide the extra...
07-20-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,056
Posted By retrodude

I can't take full credit for these steps, I use...

I can't take full credit for these steps, I use most of the procedure in this link: https://theradavist.com/2009/10/tuto...bicycle-parts/...
07-19-20, 04:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,056
Posted By retrodude

Dura Ace RD-7402 Refurbish

I been into polishing old badly scuffed up parts for a couple years now, typically I get the parts for a good deal & I really like the results. In the 80s I leaned more the campy when it came to road...
05-08-20, 03:21 PM
Replies: 2,894
Views: 782,796
Posted By retrodude

Love this thread. I have quite a few before and...

Love this thread. I have quite a few before and after's to share, here are some of my favorites:...
04-14-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,275
Posted By retrodude

Well done! Turned out fantastic, I love the...

Well done! Turned out fantastic, I love the colours c/w the saddle, handlebar tape, etc. I own two Marinonis, a 1984 & 1990. Enjoy!
03-02-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,866
Posted By retrodude

I've rebuilt many pedals over the years when the...

I've rebuilt many pedals over the years when the bearing races are not worn out. Never used a cone wrench. Typically there is a washer with a tooth under the lock nut that prevents the cone from...
02-27-20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,256
Posted By retrodude

Yes, I purchased a scratched up M730 unit last...

Yes, I purchased a scratched up M730 unit last year and polished 'er up, would have to say its the most iconic MTB crankset, beautiful, had to source some knock-off dust caps to complete the look
...
02-26-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,256
Posted By retrodude

Thanks I love the old Race Face as well, I...

Thanks

I love the old Race Face as well, I restored and old GT gifted to me from a friend which has one, in this case I decided to leave the patina
...
02-25-20, 05:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,256
Posted By retrodude

Sugino XP Underated Crankset

I am lucky enough to have tracked down a Sugino XP crankset and after my search wanted to share the fact that there does not seem to be much info on the interweb about it.

Back in the day I was an...
02-07-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 14,391
Posted By retrodude

Love this thread All time favorite = C...

Love this thread

All time favorite = C Record cranks

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/004_marinoni_slx_67_43b3726d2952c5f88a2d04fa3a048a8a47298a18.jpg


Flite...
12-02-19, 11:02 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 129,115
Posted By retrodude

Zaskar Refurbish

I let a friend I work with know that I enjoy fixing up vintage bikes and showed him pictures of a couple. He told me he had an old Zaskar wasting away in his back yard and I could have it if I...
10-28-19, 04:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,875
Posted By retrodude

Beautiful looking bike! I notice the C-Record...

Beautiful looking bike! I notice the C-Record cranks are missing the one-key release units. It's worth noting the C-Record crank arms cannot be removed with a standard crank puller as it's crank...
09-22-19, 11:35 AM
Replies: 8,207
Views: 2,636,772
Posted By retrodude

I just finished a restoration of this 1993 Kona...

I just finished a restoration of this 1993 Kona Kilauea. It's a fantastic vintage MTB :)...
09-19-19, 04:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,879
Posted By retrodude

1993 Kona Kilauea Restoration

I posted details about this in another Kona thread but wanted to give it it's own. I'm super happy with the results.
I've pulled several nice bikes from the Birch Bay community dumpster where I have...
09-19-19, 04:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,870
Posted By retrodude

1993 Kona Kilauea Restoration

I've already posted details about this restoration in another Kona thread but wanted to give it it's own. I'm super happy with the results.

I've pulled several nice bikes from the Birch Bay...
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