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05-14-21, 02:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,123
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: 7,836
Views: 2,197,991
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 “Rocky Mountain” 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: 451
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 “Rocky Mountain” 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: 338
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 “Rocky Mountain” to find one I was selling and noticed a non-drive side photo of this Vertex for...
02-20-21, 02:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 867
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: 8
Views: 867
Posted By retrodude

1993 Cannondale M800 BOTE

I’ve 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: 7,836
Views: 2,197,991
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: 14
Views: 915
Posted By retrodude

1993 Cannondale M800 BOTE

I’ve 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: 7,872
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: 195
Views: 65,109
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: 597
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: 1,577
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: 1,577
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: 626
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: 835
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: 835
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: 195
Views: 65,109
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: 1,255
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: 1,255
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: 2,830
Views: 695,530
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: 3,846
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: 1,050
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: 3,765
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: 3,765
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: 3,765
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: 10,273
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


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12-02-19, 11:02 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 93,040
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: 15
Views: 1,799
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: 7,836
Views: 2,197,991
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: 1,498
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: 2,553
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...
08-29-19, 03:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 830
Posted By retrodude

Hi have been using a Feedback Sports Recreational...

Hi have been using a Feedback Sports Recreational Work Stand for a few years which cost $150CAD. It's not as adjustable as other more expensive models but I'm happy with it....
06-26-19, 10:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,426
Posted By retrodude

Doesn't mention it but I read they were built by...

Doesn't mention it but I read they were built by a Japanese outfit, it's high quality construction (I like the internal rack mounts on the seat stays, much cleaner)
06-25-19, 04:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,672
Posted By retrodude

1990 Bianchi Sika Rescue

I've always had a soft spot for celeste green Bianchi's. A friend of mine bought a celeste green road bike in the late 80s c/w super record and Gipiemme parts, it helped get me hooked on cycling and...
06-24-19, 04:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,426
Posted By retrodude

1990 Bianchi Sika Rescue

I've always had a soft spot for celeste green Bianchi's. A friend of mine bought a celeste green road bike in the late 80s c/w super record and Gipiemme parts, it helped get me hooked on cycling and...
06-17-19, 08:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,884
Posted By retrodude

Yes, not the best saddle alright, unfortunately...

Yes, not the best saddle alright, unfortunately saddles are rarely found in good shape with these dumpster dives and this is the best option the recipient could provide without forking out more money...
06-13-19, 08:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,884
Posted By retrodude

1989 GT Timberline Saved

Good morning!

I live in Burnaby BC, Canada but have a summer place (trailer) in Birch Bay (Blaine, Washington State). The amount of bikes that get taken to the dump every year is one reason I love...
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