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04-23-19, 12:29 PM
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Posted By xetaprime

Closest I've found so far is a Raleigh Royal....

Closest I've found so far is a Raleigh Royal. Doesn't have the rear chrome though. Also some models have different stay caps depending on the year... ???
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03-23-19, 12:01 PM
Replies: 5,318
Views: 403,170
Posted By xetaprime

Right? To those youngins out there. This is the...

Right? To those youngins out there. This is the last album The Monkees wrote and produced as a group. Some really great songs. I really like 'You and I'.

https://youtu.be/DsnkGuirTt8

And though...
03-23-19, 11:01 AM
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Views: 403,170
Posted By xetaprime

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03-17-19, 01:17 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 14,370
Posted By xetaprime

https://youtu.be/fQaavQNGsMY You're welcome...

https://youtu.be/fQaavQNGsMY

You're welcome :)
03-14-19, 05:43 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 14,370
Posted By xetaprime

Well Yeaaahhh, at the end of the movie :( Way...

Well Yeaaahhh, at the end of the movie :(
Way to ruin a great Thursday Dude! Jeez!
03-14-19, 03:10 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 14,370
Posted By xetaprime

To be clear, this time, not my fault :) What?

To be clear, this time, not my fault :) What?
03-14-19, 02:06 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 14,370
Posted By xetaprime

Thanks! Early in the thread, someone mentioned...

Thanks!
Early in the thread, someone mentioned that the whole movie (don't quote) was about fakeness. Yes, there was a fake Masi bike, and then there was the fake Italian, Dave Stohler! The whole...
03-13-19, 06:33 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 14,370
Posted By xetaprime

That is a lot! of work for something you can't...

That is a lot! of work for something you can't ride, or perhaps, shouldn't I tell ya!
03-11-19, 12:50 PM
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Views: 403,170
Posted By xetaprime

Another option is pouring some Isopropyl Alcohol...

Another option is pouring some Isopropyl Alcohol on these. Works great for installing.
03-03-19, 01:11 PM
Replies: 5,318
Views: 403,170
Posted By xetaprime

Sweet!

Sweet!
02-26-19, 06:10 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 6,074
Posted By xetaprime

Sometimes you love a restaurant not so much for...

Sometimes you love a restaurant not so much for it's food, but for the time spent with your Father. Even at 89, my Father loved going to Olive Garden for their Soup and Salad lunch. He always ordered...
02-18-19, 06:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,544
Posted By xetaprime

My first road bike was a 75-76 Batavus with low...

My first road bike was a 75-76 Batavus with low end Simplex derailleur. And TMI I loved that bike. Even wrote Batavus saying how much I loved it. They wrote back saying they would send a Batavus...
02-18-19, 05:51 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,022
Posted By xetaprime

While building my fake Breaking Away, ehem Masi,...

While building my fake Breaking Away, ehem Masi, I had to go searching for a Unicanitor. Man, talk about pricey for such old saddles! One chap who'd built a replica said the original was a #2...
02-18-19, 05:26 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,704
Posted By xetaprime

I hate where I live. Everything is $ x Infinity....

I hate where I live. Everything is $ x Infinity. My only find was a $10 Nishiki International at The Humane Society over 12 years ago which was great but still Grrrrrr....
02-18-19, 03:41 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 14,370
Posted By xetaprime

Thank you for sharing the link. That is some...

Thank you for sharing the link. That is some beautiful craftsmanship and bike!
02-08-19, 01:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,035
Posted By xetaprime

This video popped in my youtube list. Though it...

This video popped in my youtube list. Though it is about cleaning a cork fishing rod (again) seemed like an interesting idea.

https://youtu.be/n32T_MIW_IM

6:38 minutes in. He uses Baby wipes....
02-05-19, 07:21 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,663
Posted By xetaprime

So very sorry to hear that! My home was robbed...

So very sorry to hear that! My home was robbed years ago. I still have nightmares about people breaking in. Wishing you all the best.
02-01-19, 06:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,035
Posted By xetaprime

lol!

lol!
01-31-19, 06:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,035
Posted By xetaprime

Would this work? Magic Eraser. ...

Would this work? Magic Eraser.

https://youtu.be/LvI8D2Zm35g
01-31-19, 03:44 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 14,370
Posted By xetaprime

Thanks all for the kind words! I'm pretty jazzed...

Thanks all for the kind words! I'm pretty jazzed about it honestly.



Making the 'crash' ;) bike really took some of the pressure off making an exact replica. Drafting a truck at 62 D'Ohhh!!!...
01-31-19, 08:27 AM
Replies: 376
Views: 14,370
Posted By xetaprime

I'm going to ride it. Can't wait! Maybe not till...

I'm going to ride it. Can't wait! Maybe not till weekend though :) I looked at a lot of tires. Chose clincher rims. Thought I had some leeway as this is the 'crash' version and 2 things- Ran out of $...
01-31-19, 07:55 AM
Replies: 376
Views: 14,370
Posted By xetaprime

Good Morning! Just as a final? note thought I'd...

Good Morning! Just as a final? note thought I'd link to some high resolution pictures of said final bike :) All the Best!

https://www.flickr.com/photos/161969660@N02/with/46024136425/
01-30-19, 05:01 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 14,370
Posted By xetaprime

Holy smokes! ...

Holy smokes!
https://www.ebay.com/itm/1965-Shelby-Cobra-Replica-/303042581158

I didn't know they did that. Is there a Batmobile kit? Let's google...

Only $259,999!...
01-30-19, 03:47 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 14,370
Posted By xetaprime

Thanks :) I was going to prop it up with a wire...

Thanks :) I was going to prop it up with a wire stand I made for the rear wheel then photo shop it out but it was too windy to risk. I leaned it gently believe me. And you just made me paranoid so I...
01-30-19, 03:01 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 14,370
Posted By xetaprime

Good Afternoon! A big thank you once again to...

Good Afternoon! A big thank you once again to Bike Forums as this build would likely not have happened without the Breaking Away DVD talk- and me seeing the movie again. I present my finished FAKE...
01-29-19, 09:35 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,812
Posted By xetaprime

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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01-29-19, 09:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 890
Posted By xetaprime

Lol

Lol
01-29-19, 08:28 AM
Replies: 376
Views: 14,370
Posted By xetaprime

Yeah, and the brakes are Dia Compe D'Ohhh! Never...

Yeah, and the brakes are Dia Compe D'Ohhh! Never found an affordable set of Campy. And the skewers came with the hubs :thumb: And they're Minty!
01-29-19, 08:16 AM
Replies: 376
Views: 14,370
Posted By xetaprime

Some tease shots of finished bike's components....

Some tease shots of finished bike's components. Hoping to take outdoor pics sometime today. Sharing :)
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01-28-19, 05:17 PM
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Views: 403,170
Posted By xetaprime

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01-27-19, 04:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 910
Posted By xetaprime

Don't see cleats. But what shoes are those? ...

Don't see cleats. But what shoes are those?

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01-27-19, 02:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 910
Posted By xetaprime

The bike on top of the car, in Dave's room and...

The bike on top of the car, in Dave's room and the book-pickup scene was the Blue Brev. stays version with I believe sloping fork crown. The yellow Brev. had the flat crown which is the one we've all...
01-27-19, 01:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 910
Posted By xetaprime

I remember this story. Read it while studying up...

I remember this story. Read it while studying up on the bikes. Awesome. I give Dennis credit for making it look easy. That scene and others, because not everyone can ride a bike without falling on...
01-27-19, 08:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 910
Posted By xetaprime

Cool pictures (saved) :) One of the bikes from...

Cool pictures (saved) :) One of the bikes from the Cinzano truck scene (close-ups), had the blue decals. Have never seen that one on display.
01-27-19, 05:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 910
Posted By xetaprime

The Breaking Away Masi Bike

I'm guessing fans of the movie have seen lots of pictures of the Masi used in the film and some of the replicas that are out there. I thought I had seen them all. Then stumbled on some great pics on...
01-24-19, 02:21 PM
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Views: 403,170
Posted By xetaprime

SunTour Pro Compe 14-24 Freewheel. ...

SunTour Pro Compe 14-24 Freewheel.

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01-23-19, 05:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 561
Posted By xetaprime

I just built up a set of Campy NR low flange...

I just built up a set of Campy NR low flange using DT Competition spokes 2mm. I'd read there wouldn't be a problem with the bends. Not sure the thickness of the high flange hubs but I had trouble...
01-22-19, 01:58 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 14,370
Posted By xetaprime

Somebody get Mr. Stohler some French fries :)

Somebody get Mr. Stohler some French fries :)
01-22-19, 07:41 AM
Replies: 376
Views: 14,370
Posted By xetaprime

I found this thread one of the best. Most RPJ are...

I found this thread one of the best. Most RPJ are for cars, and they use rollers. So making the paint a little thicker helps if brushing by hand.
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01-22-19, 04:53 AM
Replies: 376
Views: 14,370
Posted By xetaprime

The crafts & stuff store had these cheap brushes...

The crafts & stuff store had these cheap brushes called Simply Simmons. I've used two different sizes; 3/4 and 1/2 inch. Final coat I used a new brush as they aren't as smooth after 8-9 coats. I used...
01-21-19, 04:35 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 14,370
Posted By xetaprime

Classic & Vintage Replicas ...

Classic & Vintage Replicas

https://youtu.be/FP938ajB1N0
01-21-19, 03:18 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 14,370
Posted By xetaprime

last pic post I swear by Grabthar's Hammer until...

last pic post I swear by Grabthar's Hammer until she's finished. Might be two weeks. Ordered some brakes from Poland. So much stuff from Poland, Slovakia and Romaina I tell ya!

All was going well...
01-21-19, 02:17 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 14,370
Posted By xetaprime

Thank you for the 'nice job". I have to say...

Thank you for the 'nice job".

I have to say though, anyone who bought this bike, assuming my Bother or Sister outlive me and decide to sell it as the real thing, deserve what they get. Why? First...
01-21-19, 01:59 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 14,370
Posted By xetaprime

That's great! I hadn't thought of that! Dave...

That's great! I hadn't thought of that! Dave Stohler pretending to be Italian :) My Trek pretending to be the fake Masi. I love it!
01-20-19, 04:31 AM
Replies: 376
Views: 14,370
Posted By xetaprime

One more interesting thing I'm not sure I...

One more interesting thing I'm not sure I understand. First picture is supposed to be one of the actual bikes from the movie from a 2013 exhibition. The copy said that the toptube has been replaced....
01-20-19, 03:36 AM
Replies: 376
Views: 14,370
Posted By xetaprime

I guess the continuity department thought the...

I guess the continuity department thought the bike's moving so fast no one would see, or they didn't have a choice.
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01-19-19, 04:39 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 14,370
Posted By xetaprime

Bike on a Bed Wheels done! Second Torino...

Bike on a Bed

Wheels done! Second Torino bottle arrived today (needed a white cap). Pump finished. Still need to order brakes once measured. So close yet so far....
01-19-19, 11:40 AM
Replies: 376
Views: 14,370
Posted By xetaprime

Actually 3 bikes. First two Dave Stohler's and...

Actually 3 bikes. First two Dave Stohler's and Gary Rybar's (Dennis's double) .The third 'Crash' bike being a Sears Free Spirit I've read. And it looks like Dave's on it here- Well ahead of the...
01-19-19, 08:51 AM
Replies: 376
Views: 14,370
Posted By xetaprime

Yet he was awesomely sinister in the B&W...

Yet he was awesomely sinister in the B&W pilot.
01-19-19, 05:05 AM
Replies: 5,318
Views: 403,170
Posted By xetaprime

Sweet!

Sweet!
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