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08-18-21, 02:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 419
Posted By Hudson308

Photos of frame details, as well as a measurement...

Photos of frame details, as well as a measurement of the seat post diameter will help you get an idea of the quality of the frame. Fiorelli made a wide range of bicycles, from kid's bikes to grocery...
07-19-21, 01:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 369
Posted By Hudson308

Caveat: I have one with a G4F8 (June '78) serial...

Caveat: I have one with a G4F8 (June '78) serial number, that I bought locally from the original owner. Campy dropouts.
And a dove stamp on the steerer.
Some TX770's were indeed stamped as TX700s....
05-15-21, 09:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,891
Posted By Hudson308

I assume this was the original saddle on my '72...

I assume this was the original saddle on my '72 Paramount
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04-21-21, 02:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 738
Posted By Hudson308

You can't blend powdercoat with original paint....

You can't blend powdercoat with original paint. The powdercoat process involves baking the frame in a 400 degree oven, which would ruin the original paint and graphics.
With that said, you can...
04-20-21, 08:17 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 18,304
Posted By Hudson308

1962-ish Triumph Brochure

Here's what I've got for the early 60's Triumph brochure. My best guess is '62, as there is no date printed anywhere. Note the same copy style and date ambiguity for the '62 Raleigh catalog ...
04-20-21, 08:09 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 18,304
Posted By Hudson308

1959 Triumph pages 11 & 12

Apologies... here are the last two pages of the '59 Triumph brochure. Post images limited to 10....
04-20-21, 08:05 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 18,304
Posted By Hudson308

1959 Triumph Brochure

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1959 Triumph p1...
04-19-21, 08:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 815
Posted By Hudson308

Dutchie

Dutchie
04-10-21, 08:59 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,279
Posted By Hudson308

Um... wow. What a thing of beauty! When I...

Um... wow. What a thing of beauty! When I first saw the thread title, I expected something made in Taiwan. Glad I clicked on it anyway! :)
04-08-21, 07:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 982
Posted By Hudson308

Wow there's some great stuff stashed there! ...

Wow there's some great stuff stashed there! Thanks for sharing.
04-05-21, 08:27 PM
Replies: 2,394
Views: 519,171
Posted By Hudson308

^^^What a sweet "deco Trek"!

^^^What a sweet "deco Trek"!
02-28-21, 08:13 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,673
Posted By Hudson308

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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early 60's Fiorelli...
02-25-21, 09:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 436
Posted By Hudson308

That's pretty sweet. Seems like the perfect...

That's pretty sweet. Seems like the perfect foundation for a nice grinder!
01-25-21, 10:03 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,564
Posted By Hudson308

Powdercoat Man Doug Arntson in Maple Grove, MN. ...

Powdercoat Man Doug Arntson in Maple Grove, MN.
https://www.powdercoatman.com/
You can contact him at 612-834-9002, or search for "Powdercoat Man" on Facebook.
Like Mark Rainey, Doug is a bike...
12-23-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,483
Posted By Hudson308

It's a nice frame for sure, or once was, but it's...

It's a nice frame for sure, or once was, but it's not particularly rare. For the cost of the repair you can upgrade to an even nicer vintage bike. Right here on bikeforums even.
12-19-20, 10:39 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,200
Posted By Hudson308

I too am happy to note that your extensive...

I too am happy to note that your extensive research on these remains valid. Many thanks for the sleuthing on my '60-ish Continental. I see that it shares many details with OBrent's, but also shows...
12-12-20, 06:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,413
Posted By Hudson308

Thanks for responding, Addam. I think Maurice...

Thanks for responding, Addam. I think Maurice Moss pretty much nailed it three years ago when he suggested it's a Follis. He's one of the most accurate vintage French brand experts we have the...
11-15-20, 10:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,323
Posted By Hudson308

I've had over a dozen frames powdercoated to...

I've had over a dozen frames powdercoated to date, with more in the queue. Occasionally the finish has had a bit of orange peel, which I've carefully wet sanded out. Then I use Novus 3-step plastic...
10-13-20, 09:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,102
Posted By Hudson308

I've got a friend who insists the only cool...

I've got a friend who insists the only cool colors are black and chrome. However my choice would be purple. Chrome accents that color rather nicely.
09-14-20, 08:34 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,073
Posted By Hudson308

...and here are some photos of my early-70's...

...and here are some photos of my early-70's example.
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09-14-20, 08:29 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,073
Posted By Hudson308

Here are as-found photos of the early 60's Black...

Here are as-found photos of the early 60's Black Diamond that I just shared on another thread (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1212916-falcon-black-diamond.html)....
09-14-20, 08:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,698
Posted By Hudson308

On the other hand, the early 60's Black Diamonds...

On the other hand, the early 60's Black Diamonds were lovely bikes made with Reynolds 531. I agree the OPs example is likely from the bike boom early 70's, but on the off chance it's an early one,...
09-12-20, 07:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,146
Posted By Hudson308

I personally wouldn't use a Fitz-A-Dent on a bike...

I personally wouldn't use a Fitz-A-Dent on a bike frame. You'll never get it perfect, and it does heat the metal to red-hot in a small spot.
Rolling it as far as you can and filling with JB weld...
08-29-20, 08:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,138
Posted By Hudson308

These are great bikes. The only down side I know...

These are great bikes. The only down side I know of is that you can't cram anything bigger than 700c x 25mm tires under the fork crown.
You did well at a hunnerd bucks!!!
07-25-20, 09:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 766
Posted By Hudson308

Gorgeous bike! :)

Gorgeous bike! :)
07-21-20, 04:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,516
Posted By Hudson308

The bad news is that frame is toast. The good...

The bad news is that frame is toast.
The good news is it shouldn't be too hard to find a replacement. :o
07-14-20, 08:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 942
Posted By Hudson308

The 72/61 markings could refer to the head tube...

The 72/61 markings could refer to the head tube angle and frame size.
I have one of the early Lambert built Vikings, but it has little in common with your example.
07-08-20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 14,258
Posted By Hudson308

Love this thread. "Velomechanical archeology". ...

Love this thread. "Velomechanical archeology".

Yeah, that's it. :innocent:
07-06-20, 04:57 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,709
Posted By Hudson308

Hetchins. (http://www.hetchins.com/mo3-01.htm) ...

Hetchins. (http://www.hetchins.com/mo3-01.htm)
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1024x638/2018_mo3_dlx_07_3458b1fb5c6dc95cd4e198e526506f7d64f9c067.jpg...
06-20-20, 09:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,010
Posted By Hudson308

Whatever it is, you did a great job removing the...

Whatever it is, you did a great job removing the gray paint!!! :thumb:
06-10-20, 09:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 960
Posted By Hudson308

WOW that thing looks NOS!!! :twitchy:

WOW that thing looks NOS!!! :twitchy:
06-08-20, 08:34 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 198,454
Posted By Hudson308

Worth it as a monetary investment? Almost...

Worth it as a monetary investment? Almost certainly not.
Worth it to create your own vision of what an 80's lugged steel road bike should be? Absolutely! :)
06-02-20, 04:49 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,475
Posted By Hudson308

Here's a quick verification of the 57cm seat tube...

Here's a quick verification of the 57cm seat tube (center-to-center), and 59cm top tube on my '89 Ironman Expert. Yes, it's the same frame that I shared above. Please forgive the poor pictures....
05-31-20, 09:00 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,475
Posted By Hudson308

One reason for this may be that Centurion was...

One reason for this may be that Centurion was using center-to-top measurement for the seat tube. That's pretty standard, but I prefer center-to-center, to remove all the variations created by...
05-19-20, 08:38 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 22,477
Posted By Hudson308

I like Kenda Kiniptions. They're FAT (26 x 2.3"),...

I like Kenda Kiniptions. They're FAT (26 x 2.3"), reasonably priced ($30-35 each), and roll easily.
Some may sneer at the Kenda name or the advertised weight (775 grams), but honestly they feel much...
05-19-20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 2,394
Views: 519,171
Posted By Hudson308

They're also surprisingly light. I have a '91...

They're also surprisingly light.
I have a '91 750 True Temper bare frame (58cm C2C seat & top tube) that weighs 5.18 lbs.
That's the same as a similarly-sized Tenax-tubed '88 Schwinn Super Sport.
05-17-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 2,394
Views: 519,171
Posted By Hudson308

Well, THAT turned out stunning! :love: Thanks...

Well, THAT turned out stunning! :love: Thanks for posting updated pics!!!
05-12-20, 09:04 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 13,371
Posted By Hudson308

Swaged or not, that's pretty cool! :)

Swaged or not, that's pretty cool! :)
05-01-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,167
Posted By Hudson308

Permission granted. :innocent: ...

Permission granted. :innocent:
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04-27-20, 06:35 AM
Replies: 3,507
Views: 872,190
Posted By Hudson308

Wow you really shined that one up! Looks great! ...

Wow you really shined that one up! Looks great!
Interesting that I acquired a nearly identically-equipped, almost derelict Moto a couple of weeks ago. Similar rack, same fenders, same lights with...
04-24-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,838
Posted By Hudson308

Theoretical impossibility. :innocent:

Theoretical impossibility. :innocent:
04-23-20, 08:30 PM
Replies: 14,460
Views: 3,305,680
Posted By Hudson308

You got it! '65 Continental, 70's Fuji...

You got it!
'65 Continental, 70's Fuji Absolute, and a late 50s(?) girl's "Skyray" department store balloon tire cruiser. That last one came home because my wife liked the chainwheel. :twitchy:
04-22-20, 02:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 787
Posted By Hudson308

I used Kool Stop Continentals...

I used Kool Stop Continentals (https://www.ebay.com/itm/KOOLSTOP-CONTINENTAL-SALMON-THREADED-BICYCLE-BRAKE-PADS/191250388955?epid=1300019237&hash=item2c876957db:g:XvwAAOSwepleMhSw) when I refurbed a...
04-21-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,216
Posted By Hudson308

I bought a mtb frame from a local flipper last...

I bought a mtb frame from a local flipper last week who seems to have a routine. I've bought a number of things from him over the years, and we have a cordial relationship.
He peeked from the...
04-20-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 14,460
Views: 3,305,680
Posted By Hudson308

While running around doing some non-essential...

While running around doing some non-essential tasks last week, I spotted this wreck laying exposed and unsecured next to a closed antique store in one of our exurbs. Walking over to have a closer...
04-16-20, 07:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,076
Posted By Hudson308

Here's a decent source for some cruiser bike...

Here's a decent source for some cruiser bike parts.

porkchopbmx.com (https://porkchopbmx.com/)
04-08-20, 07:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 962
Posted By Hudson308

Nice to see you post!!! Been awhile. We've missed...

Nice to see you post!!! Been awhile. We've missed your Schwinn expertise! :thumb:
04-02-20, 06:17 AM
Replies: 320
Views: 26,556
Posted By Hudson308

Sawbill Trail coming into Tofte, MN ...

Sawbill Trail coming into Tofte, MN
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03-24-20, 07:46 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 13,973
Posted By Hudson308

It's too bad that Renovo went out of business. I...

It's too bad that Renovo went out of business. I would have loved to own one of these....
03-22-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 871
Posted By Hudson308

Well the stuff you took off was perfect. Faced...

Well the stuff you took off was perfect. Faced with the remaining choices, I'd pick door number 2(a).
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