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06-07-21, 12:20 PM
Replies: 26
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Posted By retrodude

Nice work, I'm impressed, wish I had the welding...

Nice work, I'm impressed, wish I had the welding ability myself.
05-23-21, 09:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,123
Posted By retrodude

What a lot of work! Been there though, I stripped...

What a lot of work! Been there though, I stripped my own Cannondale M800 rebuilt and went with naked polished look c/w repro decals. Getting all the paint off was very time consuming. I read back...
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...
05-03-21, 10:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 451
Posted By retrodude

Syncros 130mm. Surprisingly I am really enjoying...

Syncros 130mm. Surprisingly I am really enjoying the stretched out/narrower handlebar position lately, reliving the 90s I guess. I have (5) vintage 90s MTBs and (3) of them are set up this way. I...
05-03-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,255
Posted By retrodude

No dumb questions here :) if a part has lots of...

No dumb questions here :) if a part has lots of scratches and filing/sanding is required to smooth everything it its best to go back to the bare aluminum. I believe some anodization has the ability...
04-27-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 338
Posted By retrodude

Thanks, yes, I wonder if collectability will...

Thanks, yes, I wonder if collectability will increase over time, either way most of my bikes will be with me to the end but I love getting my hands especially on some of the old Syncros & Race face...
04-27-21, 09:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 338
Posted By retrodude

Thanks! I have four other 90s MTBs, one hardtail,...

Thanks! I have four other 90s MTBs, one hardtail, the rest rigid. I just love how these bikes ride. I'm at my limit now according to my better half LOL
04-26-21, 04:39 PM
Replies: 7,836
Views: 2,198,042
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...
02-22-21, 03:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 915
Posted By retrodude

I saw this posted a little while back, super nice...

I saw this posted a little while back, super nice color. Yes, a unique C-Dale, the roller cams are cool and work well, definitely loose the rear rack. I like your 24" BMX build idea, with 1" steering...
02-20-21, 02:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 868
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...
02-20-21, 11:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 868
Posted By retrodude

When you clamp the cable like so it will shift...

When you clamp the cable like so it will shift standard shimano 7 speed...
02-20-21, 11:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 915
Posted By retrodude

Have to say I agree with her, the stock paint is...

Have to say I agree with her, the stock paint is amazing if in good condition, here is a photo of one probably similar to your sister in law's...
02-19-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 915
Posted By retrodude

Really good point. One big factor for me is that...

Really good point. One big factor for me is that with bikes like these and others, I store them indoors and they are wiped down after every ride, usually only ridden in dry weather. My unpainted GT...
02-19-21, 09:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 868
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
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Views: 2,198,042
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...
12-22-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,872
Posted By retrodude

Nice MK IIs! Looks like NOS, I scored some good...

Nice MK IIs! Looks like NOS, I scored some good condition used ones with a $50 complete bike purchase (probably my best score for a parts bike), just trying to decide where to use the MK IIs
12-14-20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 65,109
Posted By retrodude

Getting the rivets out wasn't as hard as getting...

Getting the rivets out wasn't as hard as getting them back in. To get them out I used a combination of really thin terminal screw drivers, eye glass frame screw driver and a drift which has a...
12-11-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 65,109
Posted By retrodude

I have added to this thread previously. I just...

I have added to this thread previously. I just finished two new saddles and wanted to share. The first was one of my previous favorites (until the flite came along). The San Marco Regal, think they...
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
10-19-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 625
Posted By retrodude

And still riding it! Feel no need to upgrade,...

And still riding it! Feel no need to upgrade, especially since I upgarded nearly every component eight years ago LOL...
10-19-20, 08:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 625
Posted By retrodude

I was riding Burnaby Mountain on a fully rigid...

I was riding Burnaby Mountain on a fully rigid Ritchey Ascent in the early 2000s until getting a 6 & 6 Kona, what a revaluation it was switching to it. Later ditched the mid level Rockshox fork for a...
10-18-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 597
Posted By retrodude

yup... (good eyes) I figure 1/4" is okay, still...

yup... (good eyes) I figure 1/4" is okay, still plenty of stem inserted
10-18-20, 05:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 597
Posted By retrodude

I'm actually not sure, I have a degree measuring...

I'm actually not sure, I have a degree measuring tool on my iPhone, if accurate the head tube angle measured 70 before and 71 after the fork swap, the BB dropped about 1/4". I didn't get a very good...
10-18-20, 05:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 597
Posted By retrodude

Nice RM, in hindsight, breaking up my wording...

Nice RM, in hindsight, breaking up my wording would have been much easier on the eyes
10-18-20, 08:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 625
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...
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...
08-21-20, 07:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,577
Posted By retrodude

Thanks! I posted a thread on the refurbish...

Thanks!

I posted a thread on the refurbish here https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1207949-dura-ace-rd-7402-refurbish.html

Pretty interesting Dura Ace logo I thought. Always expected it...
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...
08-19-20, 02:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,237
Posted By retrodude

I was in the same dilemma with SIDI shoes made in...

I was in the same dilemma with SIDI shoes made in the 80s, I tried some MKS MC2 units and they work really well, a bit tough getting into but other than that, once in, they work great
08-19-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,348
Posted By retrodude

Nice vintage bike, I've done a few 90s era...

Nice vintage bike, I've done a few 90s era restorations. I strongly recommend finding some Deore or LX thumb shifters or at least period triggers. Personal preference but not a grip shift fan.
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08-17-20, 03:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,577
Posted By retrodude

Wow! thanks everyone for all of the input and...

Wow! thanks everyone for all of the input and suggestions, I already have 600 pulleys installed when I rebuilt the used RD, the DA RD came with cartridge pulleys and i wanted it as original as...
08-14-20, 09:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,577
Posted By retrodude

Thanks for all of the replies, the part I...

Thanks for all of the replies, the part I included a link for is just the shifter pod, I might take apart my 600 lever and compare the part to the pictures on eBay.
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...
08-03-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 626
Posted By retrodude

Thanks niliraga! The Concor was a tricky one

Thanks niliraga! The Concor was a tricky one
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: 14
Views: 827
Posted By retrodude

I bought one in the late 80s for $20 when I...

I bought one in the late 80s for $20 when I became smitten with C-Record (and still am). Stopped using it for a long time, it really takes on aluminum dark grey marks from the proprietary cage. When...
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...
07-31-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 65,109
Posted By retrodude

Thanks due ruote! I'll give that a shot next...

Thanks due ruote! I'll give that a shot next time, or do you think it's still doable after the glue is cured? Any suggestions on a good leather protector? I have sprays meant for leather footwear and...
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...
07-28-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 65,109
Posted By retrodude

I have recovered 3 or 4 saddles previously a few...

I have recovered 3 or 4 saddles previously a few years back with good results. I tried a donor leather jacket once but it was lamb or calf skin, very delicate and did not stand up well.

Last...
07-28-20, 01:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,255
Posted By retrodude

Wow! it looks fantastic already, nice work. If...

Wow! it looks fantastic already, nice work. If there is still some anodization lurking in corners for example that you want to get rid of you could try dipping them. The springs should not be a...
07-21-20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,255
Posted By retrodude

Thanks for the tip, my tube of simichrome is...

Thanks for the tip, my tube of simichrome is getting pretty used up :thumb:
07-21-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,255
Posted By retrodude

The derailleur was disassembled to it's smallest...

The derailleur was disassembled to it's smallest parts excluding pivot pins (I would be scared to try). Basically the three parts to go into the Zep were inner & outer pulley cages and the main body...
07-21-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,255
Posted By retrodude

I just use it full concentrated form (no...

I just use it full concentrated form (no diluting), I had dabbled in removing anodization years ago with drano and always worried it was too corrosive, I feel this works just as well at full strength...
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/...
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