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07-25-22, 04:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 334
Posted By Maytag

Love mine, assembled with Shimano Arabesque...

Love mine, assembled with Shimano Arabesque Groupset, 14-32 freewheel and a pair of Araya wheels. Did a test drive sunday morning.......LOVE IT...
07-25-22, 12:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 334
Posted By RustyJames

Catnapís International builds - letís see Ďem!

Since Catnap sold a bunch of these recently letís see what youíve got.

My very rough assembly/trial fitting. Shifting bits still being decided on. Excuse the foam paddingÖ

...
07-18-22, 12:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 778
Posted By merziac

This is the one I want, mine has none and the...

This is the one I want, mine has none and the paint is pretty bad so it is on a very short list of frames that may get painted. :twitchy:

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07-17-22, 09:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 778
Posted By billytwosheds

My guess is that you are correct, it’s a Konno...

My guess is that you are correct, it’s a Konno Allez.

A very nice bike. Could be built up with Suntour or Shimano, or even Campagnolo if you like that sort of thing.

The decal indicating the...
06-29-22, 04:48 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,154
Posted By Drillium Dude

The classic candy red with white panels of an...

The classic candy red with white panels of an early 80s icon:

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/949x721/red_colnago_mexicoo_22bef636f4ef25dc006050b54868d5aebb7785e3.jpg
...
05-31-22, 11:50 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,099
Posted By merziac

Great news, I cannot imagine a collection without...

Great news, I cannot imagine a collection without Paramount's all I have to do now is find a 60's and mine will span 4 decades with multiples in the 70's.

Here's a partial family portrait after...
05-31-22, 04:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 497
Posted By orcas island

Gorgeous bike! Iím guessing itís the correct...

Gorgeous bike! Iím guessing itís the correct size for you?
05-31-22, 02:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 497
Posted By Fairlane63

Just lovely. So, how does it ride? I know the...

Just lovely. So, how does it ride? I know the answer but would like to hear it anyway. :rolleyes:
05-23-22, 07:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 803
Posted By Andy Antipas

Gios Super Record

Beautiful bike and build. Very similar to my 1979 Super Record, which is probably my favorite classic bike in my collection with its wonderful ride and handling. GIOS has a great website and bicycle...
05-23-22, 06:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 878
Posted By Andy_K

Velo Cult in Portland used to have a bunch of...

Velo Cult in Portland used to have a bunch of tables like that, though not with the Campy tool set.

https://live.staticflickr.com/1739/28987178178_620b25bcbc_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/LauSb7)

Is...
05-23-22, 06:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 878
Posted By juvela

----- 100%. no doubt we are all...

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100%.

no doubt we are all certified. :roflmao2:


-----
05-23-22, 05:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 878
Posted By P!N20

^ Now where did I put that pin wrench? Oh,...

^ Now where did I put that pin wrench? Oh, dammit...
05-20-22, 05:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 497
Posted By panzerwagon

Beautiful! Those parts trays look like they're...

Beautiful! Those parts trays look like they're from the greatest model kit ever :love:
05-20-22, 03:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 497
Posted By merziac

:thumb: Go man go.

:thumb: Go man go.
05-20-22, 03:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 497
Posted By ehcoplex

Ahhh, those chrome lugs!! It's going to be...

Ahhh, those chrome lugs!! It's going to be beautiful.
05-16-22, 12:11 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 339
Posted By rideandgoseek

Eddy Rando Steel Classic and Concours D'Elegance Awards Show - June 12th, 2022

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/414x640/er_classic_2022_9ede95d8968975e0eb74508fc1305d855ad560d0.png

The 8th annual Eddy Rando Steel Classic is just around the corner and I...
04-25-22, 08:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 949
Posted By Kabuki12

Yea, I finally decided on the wheels. They will...

Yea, I finally decided on the wheels. They will be Mavic anodized clinchers from the late seventies laced to Campagnolo Record Low Flange hubs with the correct curved skewers. I really like the HF...
04-23-22, 09:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 949
Posted By repechage

48 years ago we just re-taped the bars for every...

48 years ago we just re-taped the bars for every race.
in the magazines it almost always showed Eddy with fresh white tape.

I like these two Pros. Different directions but good.
my only notion...
04-23-22, 10:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 949
Posted By Kabuki12

I use white cloth tape and it can be washed with...

I use white cloth tape and it can be washed with soap and water and then allowed to dry. It doesnít come out super white but looks clean and a cream white afterwards. I wouldíve never put it on my...
04-23-22, 06:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 949
Posted By steelbikeguy

The Hi-E hub is something I bought in the 70's...

The Hi-E hub is something I bought in the 70's when I thought that light parts would make a noticeable difference in my speed. :)
The "quick release" is definitely a weight saver compared to the...
04-05-22, 05:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 466
Posted By Feldman

Again, peak brainpower at Trek designed this...

Again, peak brainpower at Trek designed this one--a bike that felt fast without all of the tire size and pavement versatility designed out of it. This was "allroad" before they coined the word. To...
04-05-22, 04:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 466
Posted By bamboobike4

Very nice. Great era for Trek steel.

Very nice. Great era for Trek steel.
04-05-22, 04:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 466
Posted By Sedgemop

Had one of those and they're great riding bikes....

Had one of those and they're great riding bikes. Pretty stiff for what they are. Prepare for lots of comments when you're out riding. Enjoy.
04-05-22, 03:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 466
Posted By lonesomesteve

According the the serial number info at...

According the the serial number info at vintage-trek.com (Vintage Trek Bicycle Frame Serial Numbers in 1982 (http://www.vintage-trek.com/SerialNos82.htm)), yours is a 1982 950 in size 54.

That's a...
04-03-22, 02:07 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 41,747
Posted By merziac

So here's the BG and Merz TW189 with the...

So here's the BG and Merz TW189 with the panniers. :D

...
04-02-22, 10:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,528
Posted By tremolo1965

Reassembled My De Rosa

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/54fa60b5_e13f_4ada_b20f_2732748b6345_fba2656ccd8b554253f4551fb4f3efa81e89cc09.jpeghttps://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/...
04-01-22, 07:57 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,916
Posted By P!N20

I used hemp twine, tough as nails, doesn't even...

I used hemp twine, tough as nails, doesn't even look like coming undone after years of service.

https://i.postimg.cc/7ZVNd1N7/IMG-7747-lo.jpg

(This photo was taken just after I did it.)
04-01-22, 07:54 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,916
Posted By Drillium Dude

Dafuq you talking about - what is "wrapped...

Dafuq you talking about - what is "wrapped properly"?

If you wrap starting from the bottom you expose the edges on the lower extensions and the drops. Duh. I think you just want to argue.
...
03-07-22, 12:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,523
Posted By repechage

When you're styling, the whole world styles with...

When you're styling, the whole world styles with you...
the blue the blue, the Bonnie blue the blue that should be worn.
03-07-22, 07:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,523
Posted By Kabuki12

It is coming together nicely . I like the Cobalto...

It is coming together nicely . I like the Cobalto brakes …they go well on this one.
03-05-22, 07:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 835
Posted By merziac

And I'm sure you know but lets make sure not to...

And I'm sure you know but lets make sure not to forget that Jim was the very first to be certified by Reynolds to work with 753. ;)
03-05-22, 11:12 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,973
Posted By jamesdak

Raleigh Team USA - Next project, bring on the Superbe parts!

For years I've been waiting for another Raleigh Team USA to show up. Finally paid too much for a frameset so I can take care of this goal. I foolishly sold a mint pair of these years ago. Can't...
03-05-22, 06:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,523
Posted By SJX426

75lechamp - Good to know.

75lechamp - Good to know.
03-04-22, 06:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,523
Posted By Kabuki12

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

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1632x1224/b4d0090f_62ed_4952_b73d_f4a152314b53_91511edb950b6eee2d1d4f34db4147265fd071ca.jpeg

that is my experience as well. My wife , who...
03-04-22, 04:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,523
Posted By SJX426

75lechamp - I dated mine from the PAT on the RD...

75lechamp - I dated mine from the PAT on the RD 1983. Nearly an exact match to yours but the Superissimo version. To show details would be duplicating yours with exception of the decals. I am not...
03-04-22, 03:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,523
Posted By bamboobike4

Yep, I have had a couple take pics of this, and...

Yep, I have had a couple take pics of this, and get plenty of drive-by comments. Almost always as I'm being passed. My super is garish....
03-03-22, 06:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,523
Posted By Kabuki12

My 1975 Super is a great bike. I donít know how...

My 1975 Super is a great bike. I donít know how it differs from the later ones but there is good reason they are still sought out . Mine is a 62cm and built with Campagnolo NR except for the crank...
03-03-22, 04:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,523
Posted By brooklyn_bike

not sure if it helps : i have a very similar...

not sure if it helps : i have a very similar colnago superissimo with lots of similar details. the colnago gurus also say 1982 - 1983
...
03-03-22, 04:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,201
Posted By 67Carlton

Getting started with a Bob Jackson

This is a real step-up project for me. After really enjoying my first C&V build experiences last year, I decided to indulge my desire to invest in a nicer frame in my size.

The frame and fork: Iíd...
03-03-22, 03:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,523
Posted By TugaDude

You might find this website handy... ...

You might find this website handy...

https://www.cycling-obsession.com/how-to-identify-a-colnago-super/

Sometime around 1980/1981 Colnago changed the chain stay bridge to a "spool shape" like...
03-03-22, 03:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,523
Posted By OldsCOOL

Love the color! Looks like a cool project ahead...

Love the color! Looks like a cool project ahead for you. I wish you well in the build.
03-01-22, 08:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 322
Posted By SurferRosa

Moto paint is the f'n bomb.

Moto paint is the f'n bomb.
03-01-22, 08:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 322
Posted By Andy_K

Nicely done! There's definitely something...

Nicely done! There's definitely something appealing about the cracks in the paint on the lugs. And the newly polished paint looks fantastic.
03-01-22, 07:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 322
Posted By bikemig

This looks great. I have a '73 Motobecane Grand...

This looks great. I have a '73 Motobecane Grand Record in the same color but the paint on mine is crackled pretty bad; your's looks awesome in comparison.
...
03-01-22, 06:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 322
Posted By Drillium Dude

Very nice job addressing the paint without...

Very nice job addressing the paint without removing the patina. If there's one thing I really love about old French bikes it's the way the paint micro-cracks; the look is simply amazing! Bravo :)
...
03-01-22, 05:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 322
Posted By gugie

Very nicely done! A little touch up, couple...

Very nicely done!

A little touch up, couple of new stickers, and then a clear coat makes a world of difference. Splits the difference between a full repaint and leaving it as is, and you've still...
01-20-22, 09:52 AM
Replies: 854
Views: 203,704
Posted By Kabuki12

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

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/65376455317_27bc3c80_4699_4c87_9df7_5bc92dba51c4_b94aa42ba537cab7f08cc70e8c79fa0c986145ec.jpg
1978 Raleigh Professional
...
01-19-22, 02:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,234
Posted By lunch money

Wow! Nice work. That came together beautifully.

Wow! Nice work. That came together beautifully.
01-17-22, 09:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,318
Posted By jamesdak

Well, even though I mainly run clincher on all my...

Well, even though I mainly run clincher on all my bikes I do have around 1/2 running modern tubulars. I usually go now with Veloflex branded tubulars bought cheaper from one of the UK sites. I've...
01-16-22, 07:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,318
Posted By steelbikeguy

Compared to clinchers, where you can just pull...

Compared to clinchers, where you can just pull the tube out and patch it, there's no question about the relative cost. Just pulling the sew-up off the rim means that you'll use a half tube of glue...
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