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05-26-22, 08:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 457
Posted By Hudson308

I believe your serial number is correct for a...

I believe your serial number is correct for a Technium made in 1988. I'll need to verify my references for that. Here are some pics of my '88 Technium Ovation frameset, if that helps....
05-11-22, 08:21 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,181
Posted By Hudson308

Here's what the Dunlop HPs look like. These came...

Here's what the Dunlop HPs look like. These came from the factory on my early 60's Triumph Sebring 300....
05-10-22, 06:36 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,181
Posted By Hudson308

I believe those are chrome plated cast aluminum. ...

I believe those are chrome plated cast aluminum.
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1493/p1010024_2d3e5b50211d59cef75b8ecd12cc80fc4af757de.jpg
04-06-22, 07:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,255
Posted By Hudson308

Wow that turned out nice! :love:

Wow that turned out nice! :love:
03-13-22, 06:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,182
Posted By Hudson308

I was going to add a suggestion to think outside...

I was going to add a suggestion to think outside the box as far as colors go, but it's hard to get past the disheartening horror of what's going on where that little shop is (was). What a graphic...
02-17-22, 04:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,013
Posted By Hudson308

This 136mm...

This 136mm...
02-03-22, 03:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,271
Posted By Hudson308

Please toss them my way. I'd even be willing to...

Please toss them my way. I'd even be willing to pay you a bit for your trouble. :thumb:
Replies: 11
Views: 1,963
Posted By Hudson308

The 750 Multi is a great all-around bike,...

The 750 Multi is a great all-around bike, especially the lugged ones. Condition and size are the important considerations. I'd gladly pay $100 for a "rebuildable" one in the larger sizes. $400 for a...
01-20-22, 07:08 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,570
Posted By Hudson308

Thanks for that. Here's another: Chris Kvale ...

Thanks for that. Here's another:
Chris Kvale The Outspoken Cyclist ? 10/22/2011 ? WJCU (http://www.wjcu.org/2011/10/22/the-outspoken-cyclist-10222011)
12-28-21, 07:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 695
Posted By Hudson308

The quick answer is yes, but only for a couple of...

The quick answer is yes, but only for a couple of Schwinn models that I know of. Mid-50's Phantom, for instance.
12-09-21, 10:02 PM
Replies: 657
Views: 114,630
Posted By Hudson308

My understanding is that Dorado was a house brand...

My understanding is that Dorado was a house brand for this shop.
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12-06-21, 08:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,585
Posted By Hudson308

Hey, man. I strongly resemble that remark. ...

Hey, man. I strongly resemble that remark. :twitchy:
12-04-21, 10:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 765
Posted By Hudson308

Wow!!! Love the resto process details as well.

Wow!!! Love the resto process details as well.
11-29-21, 09:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,236
Posted By Hudson308

While taking these pictures a few years ago, the...

While taking these pictures a few years ago, the mid-teen girl across the alley came out with the garbage and proclaimed "That's a really nice bike!" She's never commented once about any of my...
08-18-21, 02:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 963
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: 754
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: 3,275
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: 985
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: 152
Views: 41,663
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: 152
Views: 41,663
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: 152
Views: 41,663
Posted By Hudson308

1959 Triumph Brochure

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1959 Triumph p1...
04-19-21, 08:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,278
Posted By Hudson308

Dutchie

Dutchie
04-10-21, 08:59 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,950
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: 1,283
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: 2,513
Views: 601,461
Posted By Hudson308

^^^What a sweet "deco Trek"!

^^^What a sweet "deco Trek"!
02-28-21, 08:13 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 11,798
Posted By Hudson308

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

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1493/p1011167_931cb4c72ed7b9ed0cf6bd5b26748f825abf95d8.jpg
early 60's Fiorelli...
02-25-21, 09:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 615
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: 121
Views: 15,211
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: 1,833
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: 76
Views: 6,848
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: 2,973
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: 1,734
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: 1,583
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: 46
Views: 6,744
Posted By Hudson308

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

...and here are some photos of my early-70's example.
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1493/p1013075_53d5376d1e2d74db56433e81b5344162d13e394f.jpg...
09-14-20, 08:29 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,744
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: 2,745
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: 1,474
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: 6,053
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: 1,063
Posted By Hudson308

Gorgeous bike! :)

Gorgeous bike! :)
07-21-20, 04:31 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,127
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: 1,325
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: 17,689
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: 3,960
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: 1,688
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: 1,400
Posted By Hudson308

WOW that thing looks NOS!!! :twitchy:

WOW that thing looks NOS!!! :twitchy:
06-08-20, 08:34 PM
Replies: 485
Views: 227,344
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: 7,275
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: 7,275
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: 149
Views: 35,550
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: 2,513
Views: 601,461
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.
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