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01-14-19, 09:27 PM
Replies: 59
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Posted By EchoBravo

Not in this thread. Posted elsewhere. Thank...

Not in this thread. Posted elsewhere. Thank you--I like the gray and white contrast.
01-14-19, 01:25 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,632
Posted By EchoBravo

https://s3.us-east-2.amazonaws.com/prod.mm.com/upl...

https://s3.us-east-2.amazonaws.com/prod.mm.com/uploads/2018/04/18/1524074595_77-ross-profile_mmthumb.jpg

Dumpster-save 66cm 1977 Ross CrMo (I'm 6'6"). Stripped bare and refinished with Rustoleum.
11-19-18, 03:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 863
Posted By EchoBravo

I've done two Rustoleum "restorations". Prep work...

I've done two Rustoleum "restorations". Prep work is the key. Fully stripped the frame, cleaned with alcohol, did Rustoleum self-etching primer, wet sanded with 600, three coats of color and two of...
06-15-18, 01:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 507
Posted By EchoBravo

I recently converted an old 66cm Ross Cr-Mo frame...

I recently converted an old 66cm Ross Cr-Mo frame (eBay buy) to SS. Stripped it, painted with Rustoleum, and bought new wheels, crank, pedals, seat, brakes and handlebar. Found old stem on...
06-12-18, 03:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 817
Posted By EchoBravo

BikeIsland.com - Bicycle Parts, Accessories and...

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60cm Kilo TT in Green. ...
04-19-18, 09:12 AM
Replies: 569
Views: 71,470
Posted By EchoBravo

Its a most of roll of blue tape and maybe an hour...

Its a most of roll of blue tape and maybe an hour to mask--painted the gray first and then masked and painted the white. Used a paint pen (black) for the "pinstripes" on the lugs where the...
04-18-18, 12:14 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 71,470
Posted By EchoBravo

I bought a very fugly 66cm Ross Cr-Mo frame/fork...

I bought a very fugly 66cm Ross Cr-Mo frame/fork on eBay about a month ago. Stripped it, searched the corners of the internet for bargains for parts and did a Rustoleum paint job. It comes in about...
04-16-18, 10:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,832
Posted By EchoBravo

I enjoy seeing old bikes being given a new life. ...

I enjoy seeing old bikes being given a new life. I'm just finishing up an old Cr-Mo Ross frame myself.
...
04-07-18, 06:49 AM
Replies: 470
Views: 128,875
Posted By EchoBravo

I am in the process of saving an old, ugly Ross...

I am in the process of saving an old, ugly Ross 4130 frame from an unpleasant fate in eBay purgatory. Its a 66cm and will be a SS/FG ride for me. I had the "Ross" decals made and found a foil...
02-15-18, 07:00 AM
Replies: 569
Views: 71,470
Posted By EchoBravo

I dig it. Very clean looking.

I dig it. Very clean looking.
02-12-18, 03:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 20,809
Posted By EchoBravo

I was told there would be no math in this thread.

I was told there would be no math in this thread.
02-08-18, 03:14 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 71,470
Posted By EchoBravo

Lord Vader, your bike is ready.

Lord Vader, your bike is ready.
02-08-18, 12:21 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 71,470
Posted By EchoBravo

Duly noted. I will have my design committee take...

Duly noted. I will have my design committee take your suggestions under advisement.

(P.S.: I really like the idea of the silver cable housings...)
02-08-18, 12:01 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 71,470
Posted By EchoBravo

All by design, my friend.

All by design, my friend.
02-08-18, 08:06 AM
Replies: 569
Views: 71,470
Posted By EchoBravo

Pretty much done, save for some detailing. ...

Pretty much done, save for some detailing.

I know that the wheelset that I used (Retrospec) is not held in any regard whatsoever. That said, it was the least expensive orange-painted wheel with...
02-08-18, 07:33 AM
Replies: 13,375
Views: 2,655,226
Posted By EchoBravo

Picked this up mid-January. This was a...

Picked this up mid-January. This was a ''learn-how-to-work-on-a-bike' project, and something for me to be a little creative on. I did not spend a lot of money on anything--and that was the goal...
02-05-18, 03:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 929
Posted By EchoBravo

Steel Wool works on chrome. Us fine (000) and...

Steel Wool works on chrome. Us fine (000) and ultra fine (0000). Mask the paint--maybe with a heavier tape, like duct tape. You can try a little WD40 or similar on the chrome to "lubricate" the...
02-04-18, 07:14 PM
Replies: 1,321
Views: 76,764
Posted By EchoBravo

I appreciate that. Thank you

I appreciate that. Thank you
02-03-18, 02:33 PM
Replies: 1,321
Views: 76,764
Posted By EchoBravo

After its repaint, this 1977 Takara (Hi-Ten entry...

After its repaint, this 1977 Takara (Hi-Ten entry level frame) is going back together as a FG/SS.
...
02-02-18, 12:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 802
Posted By EchoBravo

Another ('94) 930 here. Bought it new--it's been...

Another ('94) 930 here. Bought it new--it's been my trainer bike this winter.
02-01-18, 07:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,258
Posted By EchoBravo

Agreed. I'm doing that right now (for the first...

Agreed. I'm doing that right now (for the first time). Taking an old Hi-Ten Takara and doing a SS makeover.

Only the person spending the money can determine what the "value" is. What you see...
02-01-18, 07:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 779
Posted By EchoBravo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbWWxGmbS9s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbWWxGmbS9s
02-01-18, 07:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,258
Posted By EchoBravo

"Price is an absolute number. Value is what you...

"Price is an absolute number. Value is what you get for the price." I'm in sales, and I remind my customers of this all the time.
01-30-18, 03:06 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 9,584
Posted By EchoBravo

1977 Takara https://i.imgur.com/mQ34H7P.jpg ...

1977 Takara

https://i.imgur.com/mQ34H7P.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/qUcwUpZ.jpg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTnijX0TH-w

The Clash: "White Man in Hammersmith Palais"
01-30-18, 07:48 AM
Replies: 569
Views: 71,470
Posted By EchoBravo

Like this? :) ...

Like this? :)

https://i.imgur.com/qUcwUpZ.jpg


I did a pinstripe on the headtube lugs and on the chainstays where the blue/orange meet is about 1/2" That was the plan all along...

Thank...
01-29-18, 01:40 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 71,470
Posted By EchoBravo

A lot of time elapses on waiting on paint. I'm...

A lot of time elapses on waiting on paint. I'm hoping it's done in 2 weeks...

I have some striping to do on the lugs, decals and then clear. Once the frame is "dry", putting it back together is...
01-29-18, 01:20 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 71,470
Posted By EchoBravo

Surprisingly, masking the stays was not difficult...

Surprisingly, masking the stays was not difficult at all. I don't have a tool for the cups--and they were not hard to mask either. This is my first attempt at doing anything more than changing a...
01-29-18, 01:04 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 71,470
Posted By EchoBravo

Yes. Frame was stripped, primed, wetsanded,...

Yes. Frame was stripped, primed, wetsanded, re-primed, re-wetsanded, and then color was applied. The blue was wetsanded, as was the orange. The white, applied last, was not. The frame has not been...
01-28-18, 05:14 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 71,470
Posted By EchoBravo

The red was *very* scratched up. I don't really...

The red was *very* scratched up. I don't really like red anyhow. And, the "Gulf Racing" livery was about as racy as I could conjure up. Pic attached as example of my inspiration.
...
01-28-18, 04:19 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 71,470
Posted By EchoBravo

Better?

Better?
01-28-18, 09:22 AM
Replies: 569
Views: 71,470
Posted By EchoBravo

What we started with about 2 weeks ago...and what...

What we started with about 2 weeks ago...and what we have today... (1977 Takara Hi-Ten)

https://i.imgur.com/mQ34H7P.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/ghIsNTx.jpg
01-28-18, 09:09 AM
Replies: 981
Views: 156,185
Posted By EchoBravo

1992 2.8 bought as a frameset in 1993--63cm...

1992 2.8 bought as a frameset in 1993--63cm assembled with 105 hardware and Mavic wheels.

https://i.imgur.com/kKjZMEb.jpg
01-22-18, 09:25 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 71,470
Posted By EchoBravo

Pleased to hear that. I remember them being...

Pleased to hear that. I remember them being rather popular around here in the day. We had a big bike shop (Patio Bikes) in Milwaukee that I believe sold them.
01-22-18, 05:17 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 71,470
Posted By EchoBravo

I expect it to have the integrity of a career...

I expect it to have the integrity of a career politician; it's a 64cm Hi-Ten frame...but its straight and has pretty lugs.

I'm not spending a ton of money--it's all eBay/Amazon "specials" or bike...
Forum: Introductions
01-22-18, 05:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 391
Posted By EchoBravo

Thanks! While I am an Iowa Hawkeye by schooling,...

Thanks! While I am an Iowa Hawkeye by schooling, I lived in A^2 summer of 88, summer of 89 and summer of 90...and then all of 91 and 92. Good memories.
01-21-18, 05:09 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,888
Posted By EchoBravo

As noted above--there are indeed advantages to...

As noted above--there are indeed advantages to being *and staying* single. I'm divorced and have 4 bikes and a projet 5th soon-to-be-a-bike. And I have two sons and three bikes between them.
Forum: Introductions
01-21-18, 04:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 391
Posted By EchoBravo

Greetings from the land of Trek, Cheese and Beer.

I'm Erik. Going to turn 50 at the end of May. Been biking on and off since the early 80s. Been on the original SAAGBRAW rides three times (80, 81 and 82). Type II diabedes runs in my family and...
Forum: Introductions
01-21-18, 04:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 797
Posted By EchoBravo

Fellow Cheesehead here. Live in Mukwonago.

Fellow Cheesehead here. Live in Mukwonago.
01-21-18, 04:38 PM
Replies: 2,040
Views: 116,732
Posted By EchoBravo

New Glarus "Moon Man" Pale Ale ...

New Glarus "Moon Man" Pale Ale

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01-21-18, 02:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,918
Posted By EchoBravo

Excellent work. I'm eagarto finish my build and...

Excellent work. I'm eagarto finish my build and get it out--which should be about when the weather in Cheeseland cooperates.
01-18-18, 01:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,016
Posted By EchoBravo

I'm also doing a build. Taking a 1977 Takara...

I'm also doing a build. Taking a 1977 Takara hi-ten 10-speed frame (in my size--64cm--that was very inexpensive) and fork and doing a vintage looking SS (with brakes). Sourcing used/take-off parts...
01-18-18, 10:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 484
Posted By EchoBravo

Good luck. I'm doing a SS/FG conversion on a...

Good luck. I'm doing a SS/FG conversion on a 1977 25" Takara frame/fork. About a week into the project--bike stripped and primed. Gathering parts...
01-17-18, 03:08 PM
Replies: 3,450
Views: 2,360,747
Posted By EchoBravo

I'm Erik. Going to turn 50 at the end of May....

I'm Erik. Going to turn 50 at the end of May. I'm 6'6" and currently at about 215. I was almost 240 in November--and that's when I got my bike out and mounted it up to my trainer. Been riding...
01-17-18, 09:12 AM
Replies: 569
Views: 71,470
Posted By EchoBravo

Attempting my first build at the ripe age of 49. ...

Attempting my first build at the ripe age of 49. Bike is a '77 Takara. HiTen/lugged 25" (6'6"/215). I'm about a week in...frame, stripped and primed. Parts being acquired; going low-budget just...
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