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10-29-20, 08:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 335
Posted By Andy_K

This is pretty much exactly where I'm at right...

This is pretty much exactly where I'm at right now. I have other solutions available, but I kind of want to play with the color matching. Next up on the docket is a repainted bike that's supposed to...
10-29-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 335
Posted By Andy_K

I've also got two daughters but only one of them...

I've also got two daughters but only one of them wears nail polish. I've gotten a couple of exact matches that way, including a metallic red that I thought was going to be impossible. Instead, my...
10-29-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 335
Posted By Andy_K

I consulted a color wheel for this one. I have a...

I consulted a color wheel for this one. I have a basic understanding of yellow and blue make green, but I have no intuition for what I'd add to red to make brighter red. But after looking at the...
10-29-20, 01:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 335
Posted By Andy_K

Yeah, that was bad even by my humble standards....

Yeah, that was bad even by my humble standards. It started as a test with a toothpick, but I dripped too much on and then grabbed the first brush I could find to try to feather it out, but the brush...
10-28-20, 07:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 335
Posted By Andy_K

That could work. I only need about an ounce of...

That could work. I only need about an ounce of paint, but this could be more cost effective than buying a bunch of small jars of model paint. I've also heard it suggested that some auto body places...
10-28-20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 335
Posted By Andy_K

Thanks for the tips! You can see the work in...

Thanks for the tips! You can see the work in progress here: https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1215780-project-quarantine.html

Here's a basic before and after:
...
10-28-20, 05:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 335
Posted By Andy_K

I thought about that. I'm trying to avoid making...

I thought about that. I'm trying to avoid making any more mess in the garage than I already have. After my last round of painting I got a pretty good idea of where the idea for the clean-up story in...
10-28-20, 04:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 335
Posted By Andy_K

Roll your own touch-up color?

I find myself in need of touch-up paint for my Specialized Allez. I got amazingly lucky (https://www.flickr.com/photos/26382505@N08/50485815486/in/album-72157713666835122/) matching the original...
10-28-20, 04:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 244
Posted By Andy_K

If you buy an old frame for $100, then $60 for a...

If you buy an old frame for $100, then $60 for a head badge is pretty steep. If you spend $600 having the frame painted, $60 for a head badge is a good deal. I think it's all a matter of how much you...
10-28-20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 244
Posted By Andy_K

I don't know if he's still interesting in taking...

I don't know if he's still interesting in taking on this kind of commission, but rhm made a custom head badge for me for my Stella.

Here's a picture of a roughly painted prototype next to the...
10-23-20, 09:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 422
Posted By Andy_K

If you're willing to stretch the "ish" in your...

If you're willing to stretch the "ish" in your vintage-ish, an 8/9-speed Racing T derailleur would have excellent functionality, looks pretty nice, and are often available at a decent price.
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10-23-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 422
Posted By Andy_K

Campy Gran Turismo...

Campy Gran Turismo (http://url=http://velobase.com/ViewComponent.aspx?ID=f3318a6d-110a-467f-bdd3-abf899e2b8b4&Enum=108)!

Just install it for a few weeks and you'll find yourself warming up to the...
10-23-20, 01:29 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,160
Posted By Andy_K

The fact that all the major manufacturers...

The fact that all the major manufacturers abandoned triples put an upper limit on my drivetrain modernization -- 10-speed for Shimano, 11-speed Athena for Campy, 8-speed Sachs New Success for SRAM. I...
10-23-20, 01:23 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,160
Posted By Andy_K

I agree. My favorite quote when Di2 first came...

I agree. My favorite quote when Di2 first came out was from BikeSnobNYC, "Electronic shifting will completely change the way you think about bicycles--assuming, of course, that you previously thought...
10-23-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,151
Posted By Andy_K

Exactly! I think I'll be able to get it to blend,...

Exactly! I think I'll be able to get it to blend, but even the way it is right now (hanging on the workstand behind me as I type) if I turn quickly and look at it, absolutely nothing jumps out at me....
10-23-20, 10:50 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,151
Posted By Andy_K

I've still got some things to clean up, not least...

I've still got some things to clean up, not least of which is the significant amount of residue left by my frog tape, and there's a spot or two where I managed to not completely cover the primer, but...
10-22-20, 11:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 437
Posted By Andy_K

That's a beautiful bike! Normally, I like...

That's a beautiful bike!

Normally, I like white bar tape whenever I can use it, but I'd be worried that it couldn't hold its own with that gorgeous cromovelato. I think I might have to fall back...
10-22-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 437
Posted By Andy_K

I feel that way about every bike I build, and I...

I feel that way about every bike I build, and I usually act on it. I've got three bikes that I won't do this to -- a 1973 De Rosa, a 1974 Masi Gran Criterium, and a 1983 Gios Professional. I don't...
10-22-20, 05:59 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,151
Posted By Andy_K

I'm pretty excited about how the fork turned out....

I'm pretty excited about how the fork turned out.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50518256096_e1ff8e6907_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2jY8gvs)

The new paint is glossier than the old, but a few...
10-22-20, 03:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 190
Posted By Andy_K

I built this 1993 Specialized RockHopper for my...

I built this 1993 Specialized RockHopper for my daughter.

https://live.staticflickr.com/624/22156211509_ef28041881_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/zKSnLH)

When I bought it, it had the original paint...
10-22-20, 02:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 392
Posted By Andy_K

I hate when that happens. You get yourself all...

I hate when that happens. You get yourself all worked up with scorn for somebody's idiocy and then you figure out who it was that planted this torment for you. More times than I care to think about....
10-22-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,151
Posted By Andy_K

This is the real reason I've become so militant...

This is the real reason I've become so militant against IPAs. I agree there are a few good ones, but there are just soooooooo many. The tipping point for me came a few years ago when I stopped at a...
10-22-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,151
Posted By Andy_K

I have a simple and consistent policy on this. If...

I have a simple and consistent policy on this. If your beer is being shipped across two or more oceans and extra hops are needed to keep it drinkable then IPA is acceptable. Otherwise, the beer...
10-21-20, 05:00 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,151
Posted By Andy_K

Wow! That picture is fantastic! The...

Wow! That picture is fantastic!

The 3Rensho-built (I hesitate to say Konno-built because I know he had apprentices) Specialized bikes are a bit of an enigma. I've been reading the scraps of...
10-21-20, 02:47 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,151
Posted By Andy_K

My wife reclaimed the side of the garage I've...

My wife reclaimed the side of the garage I've been using for painting projects, so I'm going to have to do this one under the back deck. Today was a bit too windy, but I have little patience once I...
10-21-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,151
Posted By Andy_K

Tough crowd. I might try to sneak out during...

Tough crowd. I might try to sneak out during lunch to do some painting. Otherwise, the best I can do is another pic from before I masked it.
...
10-20-20, 09:20 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,151
Posted By Andy_K

And here I thought it was just my proximity and...

And here I thought it was just my proximity and willingness to come running when I heard you had some free time that got me squeezed in
10-20-20, 06:12 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,151
Posted By Andy_K

Interesting. You and merziac both ride bigger...

Interesting. You and merziac both ride bigger bikes than I do -- considerably bigger as I recall, 60cm? This one is at the absolute limit of how big a frame I can ride, but my magic spreadsheet tells...
10-20-20, 05:51 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,151
Posted By Andy_K

Yeah, I don't know who it was ahead of me, but...

Yeah, I don't know who it was ahead of me, but when I first inquired about it, I was told I was second in line. My thanks to everyone who hemmed and hawed. :thumb:
10-20-20, 05:50 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,151
Posted By Andy_K

Yes, that is an interesting feature, isn't it? ...

Yes, that is an interesting feature, isn't it?

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50130005412_bf25774000_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2jnPo79)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/2jnPo79) by alex ries...
10-20-20, 03:29 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,151
Posted By Andy_K

I did kind of like the way that looked, but, no,...

I did kind of like the way that looked, but, no, I'm sticking with red. I guess if the color match ends up looking bad in good light I could always use black as a fallback.
10-20-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,151
Posted By Andy_K

I had very good luck with using Rustoleum rattle...

I had very good luck with using Rustoleum rattle can paint on my gloss black Raleigh Competition, so I started my color search by looking at the shades of red available from Rustoleum. It looks like...
10-20-20, 03:02 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,151
Posted By Andy_K

Project Quarantine

I've got a bike build that I've been "working" on since March. Early on I dubbed it "Project Quarantine." It has gone about as well as the rest of 2020, but I'm starting to see light at the end of...
10-17-20, 11:47 PM
Replies: 944
Views: 93,591
Posted By Andy_K

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50500182266_eb...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50500182266_eba9524e50_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2jWwCMG)

I think the white picket fence really makes this work.
10-14-20, 09:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,124
Posted By Andy_K

Yes, it is. If I had a front derailleur installed...

Yes, it is. If I had a front derailleur installed and it used the bit of housing between derailleur and cable stop that this clamp is designed for, the housing would tend to push the clamp up. The...
10-14-20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,124
Posted By Andy_K

I can't say if this is what the pibb was designed...

I can't say if this is what the pibb was designed for, but on my 1973 Nishiki it pairs perfectly with a Shimano 333 clamp (with the heart brazed on the other way around).
...
10-12-20, 12:19 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 12,506
Posted By Andy_K

That's a good looking bike, and I like the tire...

That's a good looking bike, and I like the tire choice.
10-12-20, 12:11 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,463
Posted By Andy_K

One of my favorite head badges: ...

One of my favorite head badges:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48341704911_c9e4ab9b11_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gDMSET)
10-12-20, 01:58 AM
Replies: 2,765
Views: 656,306
Posted By Andy_K

This is a work in progress, but treating the...

This is a work in progress, but treating the rusty lugs with EvapoRust seemed fitting for this thread.

Before:
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50428663008_5b805db8e3_b.jpg...
10-12-20, 01:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 509
Posted By Andy_K

I agree with ascherer on this one. While...

I agree with ascherer on this one. While spreading the rear triangle isn't something I'd recommend doing on your own if you don't have the right tools, a shop will do it pretty cheap. It can be done...
10-10-20, 12:10 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 15,662
Posted By Andy_K

I spent several hours over the past couple of...

I spent several hours over the past couple of days using drills, grinders, and other implements of destruction separating a very worn set of cleats from my SiDi Diablo shoes after the hex screws...
10-09-20, 11:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 357
Posted By Andy_K

It does now. It didnít come that way. I added the...

It does now. It didnít come that way. I added the third ring using a Red Clover tripleizer and hacked the three pulley cage onto the Superbe rear derailleur.
10-09-20, 07:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 357
Posted By Andy_K

"They" say these were made by Tano. I've found...

"They" say these were made by Tano. I've found multiple posts claiming this. No evidence beyond a possible serial number pattern match.
10-09-20, 04:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 357
Posted By Andy_K

I bought one of these in Seattle earlier this...

I bought one of these in Seattle earlier this year. It was in rougher shape than yours appears to have been, but it still cleaned up pretty nice.
...
10-06-20, 06:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 368
Posted By Andy_K

Nice! Thanks for sharing! Is the Performance...

Nice! Thanks for sharing!

Is the Performance Superbe in this catalog by any chance? It's shown on the cover, but I've seen that photo in another scan so it might have been reused from an earlier...
10-05-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,116
Posted By Andy_K

Very nice! That should be an excellent bike to...

Very nice! That should be an excellent bike to start you on this adventure!

I'd check the stem to make sure it's meant to be that far above the headset. I don't recognize it as one of the ones...
10-03-20, 09:37 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,116
Posted By Andy_K

I'm still not happy that RiddleOfSteel didn't...

I'm still not happy that RiddleOfSteel didn't join us, leaving me as both the youngest and the slowest guy in the group. (For the record, he's younger. I wasn't getting out of being slowest.)
10-03-20, 12:44 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,116
Posted By Andy_K

I just want to point out for the record that the...

I just want to point out for the record that the :50: emoji uses my current age (": 50 :"), and I was only 49 when I did the Last Winter Tour of the Willamette Valley.
10-02-20, 02:57 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,116
Posted By Andy_K

Kids these days with their new fangled...

Kids these days with their new fangled technology.... :50:
10-02-20, 02:55 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,116
Posted By Andy_K

This one looks great if it stays near the current...

This one looks great if it stays near the current price.
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