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04-11-21, 04:51 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,265
Posted By Deepcherry

I do not understand why anyone would buy a new...

I do not understand why anyone would buy a new bike, let alone a cheap new bike. Period.
04-01-21, 04:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,146
Posted By Deepcherry

Is that cork still in there?

Is that cork still in there?
04-01-21, 02:47 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,768
Posted By Deepcherry

Some of the advice worries me when it comes to...

Some of the advice worries me when it comes to disposal of domestic chemicals.
I have been pondering on the environmental issue of these kind of acid baths, as in what do people do with this stuff...
03-26-21, 10:52 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,041
Posted By Deepcherry

About as much as I am able to do physically, I...

About as much as I am able to do physically, I got out some acrylic paint to try and rough out some repair work on the old shredded zombie decals.
🧟‍♀️
I love their colour, acidic green metallic...
03-19-21, 05:26 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,002
Posted By Deepcherry

Thank you all very much for sharing your...

Thank you all very much for sharing your experiences.
I believe that one important guide on the path to recovery is to recognise good advice from the medical professionals, but it is real life...
03-18-21, 09:59 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,002
Posted By Deepcherry

Thanks for your replies. Obviously the...

Thanks for your replies.

Obviously the doctors have seen this a million times and each patient is different. I understand fully that this needs time and patience to heal correctly.
Theoretically...
03-18-21, 08:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 745
Posted By Deepcherry

Since yesterday I am very very happy I wore my...

Since yesterday I am very very happy I wore my helmet.
03-18-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,002
Posted By Deepcherry

Copy that. "Just keep my chest out, back...

Copy that. "Just keep my chest out, back straight " was the advice. "Come back in three weeks"
It seems peculiar that it does not hurt at all when relaxing, but a sneeze or forgetful movement sends...
03-18-21, 08:30 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,321
Posted By Deepcherry

I don't mind the presta valve itself but I just...

I don't mind the presta valve itself but I just can't seem to find a decently-fitting pump attachment (or pump). I have mountain bikes and not road bikes and find that all my rims are sized to fit a...
03-17-21, 01:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,146
Posted By Deepcherry

Hey you could stuff the bar and indeed the whole...

Hey you could stuff the bar and indeed the whole frame full of corks and have an amphibious bicycle. That would be

a w e s u m
03-17-21, 08:28 AM
Replies: 17,001
Views: 1,812,207
Posted By Deepcherry

Kona in the hills.

Went out with some friends for a trip around the hill today. Amazing ride until the trip to hospital. I fractured my clavicle.


...
03-16-21, 04:22 PM
Replies: 7,737
Views: 2,120,344
Posted By Deepcherry

Just built this Stumpy ...

Just built this Stumpy

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03-14-21, 03:54 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,041
Posted By Deepcherry

This is the likely working setup, I am pleased...

This is the likely working setup, I am pleased with the quality of the components and also the simple aesthetics. I refitted the lightweight saddle it came with, which is very comfortable. The...
03-13-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,041
Posted By Deepcherry

... and sizing up the STX cantis. I love the STX...

... and sizing up the STX cantis. I love the STX stuff with its dark chrome finish. These match both the headset and RD, and I have an STX bottom-pull FD but it needs an adapter to fit the seat tube....
03-13-21, 07:02 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,041
Posted By Deepcherry

I have been looking at the various methods of...

I have been looking at the various methods of non-mechanical and non-paint damaging rust removal, and I still find that a paper kitchen towel soaked in household white vinegar left overnight works...
03-12-21, 06:13 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,041
Posted By Deepcherry

Here is the latest, for now it is just missing...

Here is the latest, for now it is just missing brakes (cantis for sure), chain and shifters, along with the cabling which I love doing, as it is the last job before tuning and maiden flight.
A real...
03-11-21, 05:32 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,041
Posted By Deepcherry

Scheisse!! Kann ich nicht mein fahrrad finden! ...

Scheisse!! Kann ich nicht mein fahrrad finden!

Aber vielen dank.
03-11-21, 06:33 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,041
Posted By Deepcherry

Black wheels or silver? I am erring towards the...

Black wheels or silver? I am erring towards the silver mavics with stx-rc (7-sp rear) hubs. Later it will get some deore thumbies if I can get them to work.
...
03-10-21, 12:34 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 18,395
Posted By Deepcherry

Yeah! I'm in. Nitanium. ...

Yeah! I'm in.
Nitanium.

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03-10-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,041
Posted By Deepcherry

Poor old Stumpy - 1993 StumpJumper

Finally picked up a Stumpy today, after some unnecessary haggling and a few hours in the car. This bike has been until now impossible to find locally, but here it is; my 1993 Stumpjumper.

It is...
02-26-21, 04:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,666
Posted By Deepcherry

Totally agree, I was using my parts bin. Right...

Totally agree, I was using my parts bin. Right now it is again half rebuilt using strictly black and silver bits!
Doubtless there will be some pics to follow.
02-26-21, 12:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,666
Posted By Deepcherry

Thanks for the advice. As it happens, no more...

Thanks for the advice.
As it happens, no more treatment is necessary for the frame apart from some regular wiping down and periodic waxing. It really is a thing of beauty
02-25-21, 01:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,666
Posted By Deepcherry

I am not sure if I followed up on this thread...

I am not sure if I followed up on this thread somewhere else, but here is the bike in its last incarnation.
I am still tinkering and using and then stripping down again, swapping parts between...
02-12-21, 03:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 184
Posted By Deepcherry

DBR VLink 1.2

I was not looking for another bike, but when this one popped up locally with a gift-like buy-now price of 40euros I had to jump on it.
Promisingly, it came with road tires, (gentle pavement life)...
01-07-21, 10:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 837
Posted By Deepcherry

Been playing with some other bits to get this...

Been playing with some other bits to get this bike right.
...
12-05-20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 7,737
Views: 2,120,344
Posted By Deepcherry

Alpinestars CR D300

Not the most special, nor the sexiest name for a bike, but I like how this one rides, and for a mere 35 euros I couldn’t let it slip by.
STX group set, a bit of rust but totally useable.

Soon...
10-30-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 837
Posted By Deepcherry

This will make you cry then, for sale in my area,...

This will make you cry then, for sale in my area, but I needed a frame for reducing my parts bin, not another full bike!

...
10-30-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 837
Posted By Deepcherry

Kona Cinder Cone 1998

Hi everyone

I always liked the 90’s Konas, and never had one, and they are not too common here either, so when I saw this frame going I had to grab it.

“Eggplant Surprise” dark purple. Quite...
10-17-20, 01:49 PM
Replies: 7,737
Views: 2,120,344
Posted By Deepcherry

Diamond Back Ascent EX

Been fiddlin’

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09-27-20, 05:40 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 18,957
Posted By Deepcherry

After stripping the clear coat, a light brushing...

After stripping the clear coat, a light brushing and regular waxing, it holds up well enough in dry weather.
...
09-27-20, 01:22 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 18,957
Posted By Deepcherry

I have a nickel plated steel Ritchey frame which...

I have a nickel plated steel Ritchey frame which had later been clearcoated. The rust still formed beneath the clear.
It is not recommended as clearcoat generally does not key well to steel, and the...
09-17-20, 02:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,666
Posted By Deepcherry

Here’s the bike built up trying some different...

Here’s the bike built up trying some different parts, my newly built wheels, and our ten year old assistant giving it a little try out.
I need to find a more suitable front derailleur and install a...
09-06-20, 04:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,666
Posted By Deepcherry

Ritchey Nitanium framed bargain? What did I just buy?

I just picked up a Ritchey Logic framed bike along with a generic Alu mtb, with loads of tools and stuff for a song.

The vendor sold me these two bikes as they have spent a few years on his...
Replies: 6
Views: 499
Posted By Deepcherry

Quite typically Razesa used Zeus components. I...

Quite typically Razesa used Zeus components. I shall post pics of mine when I get a chance - It is in the queue awaiting spit and polish.

Here is an informative site, I’m afraid in Spanish, but...
08-30-20, 03:46 AM
Replies: 7,737
Views: 2,120,344
Posted By Deepcherry

Peugeot Origin

Not the most special bike, but the beautifully built frame ‘Made in France’ and the part-by-part addition of some LX parts makes it a joy to ride.
...
08-23-20, 05:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,212
Posted By Deepcherry

Today more progress with the paint; I got the...

Today more progress with the paint; I got the base coat and airbrushed smoked effect down over the worst patch, as well as the magical lilac iridescent.

That must dry and then I will give it a...
08-22-20, 02:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,212
Posted By Deepcherry

Today I had a spot of luck and came across some...

Today I had a spot of luck and came across some complete sets of LX and STX components, some of which will come in useful in this project.

Other than that, experiments with paint are looking...
Replies: 7
Views: 711
Posted By Deepcherry

Yeah its quite cosmopolitan this area, as it is...

Yeah its quite cosmopolitan this area, as it is an important yachting centre.
There is plenty of personal traffic between Caribbean and Mediterranean, so interesting things often pop up.
08-20-20, 05:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,451
Posted By Deepcherry

If you like you can send it to me and I’ll show...

If you like you can send it to me and I’ll show you how cool it looks on a GT or DBack....
08-20-20, 04:01 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 17,808
Posted By Deepcherry

I picked up this scrap for a mere 50 of our...

I picked up this scrap for a mere 50 of our Euros.
-do I have a chance? :D

...
08-19-20, 05:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,212
Posted By Deepcherry

There does indeed appear to be a Razesa with all...

There does indeed appear to be a Razesa with all of its lovely Zeus parts waiting in line....

...
08-19-20, 03:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,212
Posted By Deepcherry

‘Muchas gracias’ as John Travolta once said. ...

‘Muchas gracias’ as John Travolta once said.

This will be a first for me so treat me gently :D
08-19-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,212
Posted By Deepcherry

Diamond Back (Ascent 1990) refurb

Hi all
After some positive comments from forum members regarding this bike, I picked it up yesterday and today have set about dismantling the frame and components for a health check and lube job.
...
Replies: 16
Views: 842
Posted By Deepcherry

-Sounds ideal for lugging. I’m waiting for a...

-Sounds ideal for lugging.
I’m waiting for a motor kit to arrive as it happens, but for a trailer, not the bike.


I just picked up the DB, it is as expected, a clean straight frame in need of...
Replies: 16
Views: 842
Posted By Deepcherry

ooh how’s that with some e-assist?

ooh
how’s that with some e-assist?
08-13-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,844
Posted By Deepcherry

According to the engineer Akilesh Kannan: ...

According to the engineer Akilesh Kannan:

“Usually violet has the highest speed and red the least. That's because of relative refractive indices.”

So there you have it. It just looks faster.
...
08-12-20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 2,275
Views: 833,934
Posted By Deepcherry

Apart from a few mountain bikes, there is always...

Apart from a few mountain bikes, there is always room for some local vintage steel for the asphalt.

Here’s my Razesa which is lurking in the garage, awaiting some attention...

...
08-10-20, 09:01 AM
Replies: 7,737
Views: 2,120,344
Posted By Deepcherry

Here are mine, Green Peugeot Origin 30 with its...

Here are mine,
Green Peugeot Origin 30 with its lovely Columbus double butted steel frame, and a very original cro-mo steel GT Outpost in electric blue.
...
08-08-20, 02:31 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,881
Posted By Deepcherry

Great thread this one! I am currently working...

Great thread this one!
I am currently working on a cruiser E-bike based on a 1970 Mobylette moped, with e-parts source from Ali-Express in kit form. This will sport a rear hub motor.

Next in line...
08-08-20, 02:19 AM
Replies: 771
Views: 248,997
Posted By Deepcherry

Off grid-hoping to reduce car use

We are a five-member, two car family, rediscovering cycling.
We live up a hill on a rough track a mile from our village.
We live in a mountain bike and road bike paradise, with a large tourism and...
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