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10-31-20, 12:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 781
Posted By ddeand

Anyone ever have a vintage carbon frame failure?

Just wondering if any of you have ever had a frame fail on any early era carbon bikes? Iím talking about the aluminum lugged frames like the Specialized Epic or the Trek carbons from the mid-1990s. I...
10-20-20, 02:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 606
Posted By ddeand

Amazon has a pair of Sunlite ones for about $20...

Amazon has a pair of Sunlite ones for about $20 and Shimano for $24.
10-11-20, 09:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,528
Posted By ddeand

This is what I had done on a pretty nice frame....

This is what I had done on a pretty nice frame. Looks great! Cost about $50.

https://varcocycles.com/2020/07/02/dent-repair-on-an-old-serotta/
10-09-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 304
Views: 43,543
Posted By ddeand

Anybody have any ideas how to remove the stem?...

Anybody have any ideas how to remove the stem? The stem bolt is frozen solid, and Iím afraid I might strip the Torx-head bolt if I crank on it too hard. I tried a little Kroil on the head, but I...
10-08-20, 09:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,128
Posted By ddeand

I picked up an old steel frame bike for my...

I picked up an old steel frame bike for my trainer earlier this week. I could use my old Raleigh International on it, but I’d rather put miles on a not-so-special bike.
10-05-20, 11:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 968
Posted By ddeand

Maybe this a bit less ďbusyĒ. I eventually made a...

Maybe this a bit less ďbusyĒ. I eventually made a couple changes that perhaps detract from the style but add to the riding comfort. I put on a modern black saddle and changed the bar tape to black to...
10-05-20, 11:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 968
Posted By ddeand

The International has been my main road bike. I...

The International has been my main road bike. I was A/Bing between the Int’l and my Miami Vice Ironman, and the Raleigh won out. I ride road and paths as well as some gravel rides. For the gravel, I...
10-05-20, 08:15 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 43,543
Posted By ddeand

Thanks for the info. I have a non-chrome Tange...

Thanks for the info. I have a non-chrome Tange fork somewhere and could use that. But I wonít worry about the fork until next spring. I also have an old Serotta project I need to build up for next...
10-05-20, 04:47 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 43,543
Posted By ddeand

Thanks! I really wonít know until I get it into...

Thanks! I really wonít know until I get it into the workshop to sort it out. But if thereís something essential, Iíll let you know. I was going to message you, too. It seems Iím riding on your...
10-05-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 43,543
Posted By ddeand

Well, I picked up this Viscount (initially posted...

Well, I picked up this Viscount (initially posted on the Appraisal Forum). It seems pretty solid, but it doesnít have all the original bits. It has the third iteration of the ďDeath ForkĒ which Iíll...
Replies: 3
Views: 308
Posted By ddeand

Anybody have a Lambert or Viscount?

Just wondering if an old Viscount in pretty good condition would be worth $75? Looks like it might still have the Death Fork on it. What do you think - too quirky?
...
09-27-20, 08:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,143
Posted By ddeand

Since Iíve done the rattle can thing on a couple...

Since Iíve done the rattle can thing on a couple bikes, I wonder if I can get better results with a sprayer setup and higher quality paint. I think that was my aim by having a pro paint the frame. I...
09-27-20, 07:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,143
Posted By ddeand

I used the 2-part Spray Max Clear Coat on the...

I used the 2-part Spray Max Clear Coat on the Raleigh, and it worked well. I have a small spray setup and a very old, disposable tent that I could use as a spray booth outside. Maybe Iíll give that a...
09-27-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,143
Posted By ddeand

I have some experience in painting bikes and...

I have some experience in painting bikes and guitars, so that’s definitely an option. And if it gets too expensive, I’ll do it myself. I will likely need practice with better paint than what you find...
09-27-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,143
Posted By ddeand

Of course I will do this - I always try to do my...

Of course I will do this - I always try to do my homework, and this is part of it. A couple builders lost their shops during the local protests/riots, and I've got messages in to other builders. Just...
09-27-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,143
Posted By ddeand

Whatís your experience having a bike painted?

Just checking to see what experiences any of you have had when having a bike painted by a pro. I have a vintage bike (early 1980s) that Iíd like to have wet painted (not powdercoated), but Iím not...
09-18-20, 04:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 494
Posted By ddeand

Again, thanks for the help!

Again, thanks for the help!
09-17-20, 10:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 469
Posted By ddeand

[Already gone]You pay shipping, I send you these tubular tires

[Taken]

Free (+shipping) A pair of CX tubular tires that presently will not hold air. One looks new and the other looks almost new. I donít have the skills, wheels, nor patience to get these...
09-15-20, 10:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 494
Posted By ddeand

Thanks for the help. As far as going zero mph,...

Thanks for the help. As far as going zero mph, that’s probably safest in the basement.
09-14-20, 09:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 494
Posted By ddeand

Speed Sensor w/ Garmin Question

I have a Garmin Edge 25 that Iíd like to use on my Kinetic bike trainer this winter. I just want verify what I need for the Edge 25 to give me my speed while Iím on the bike. If I get the Garmin...
Replies: 14
Views: 635
Posted By ddeand

Thatís what I have on my Ironman, too.

Thatís what I have on my Ironman, too.
Replies: 14
Views: 635
Posted By ddeand

Right now itís set up with 8-speed D-A, but I...

Right now itís set up with 8-speed D-A, but I would swap in the RSX group (7-speed STI). The D-A stuff will go on my next project, although it could stay on the bike. I guess Iíll just toss it out...
Replies: 14
Views: 635
Posted By ddeand

Ballpark figure for an Ironman?

Iíd like to know what a ballpark asking price might be for this 1987 Centurion Ironman Expert (Miami Vice). It will likely be sold with a complete 7-speed RSX groupset. Size is 58cm c-t-c, and other...
08-30-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,094
Posted By ddeand

Went back out on the same route today - it was a...

Went back out on the same route today - it was a bit windier than last time, but it was also much cooler and dryer (70 w/45% humidity). I took some treated water and made sure I drank it all as I...
08-28-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,094
Posted By ddeand

Thanks for the responses everyone. I appreciate...

Thanks for the responses everyone. I appreciate the suggestions.
08-26-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,094
Posted By ddeand

I’m pretty sure I had heat exhaustion. At the...

I’m pretty sure I had heat exhaustion. At the halfway mark, I ate a couple granola bars and drank some water. For a day like that, though, I think I would have needed two bottles of water - one with...
08-26-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,094
Posted By ddeand

Letís be careful out there . . .

Went for a ride yesterday - a 32-mile mixed gravel/road jaunt that is one if my favorites. I checked the wind before I went, then set out. Figured it would be a decent ride - into the wind on the way...
08-25-20, 09:03 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,404
Posted By ddeand

I’ve found that spending a few extra bucks on...

I’ve found that spending a few extra bucks on premium electrical make wrapping bars easier and better looking.
08-24-20, 05:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 272
Posted By ddeand

Thanks for the clarification, gentlemen.

Thanks for the clarification, gentlemen.
08-24-20, 04:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 316
Posted By ddeand

I’ve got a 6-speed Shimano MF-TZ20 freewheel...

I’ve got a 6-speed Shimano MF-TZ20 freewheel that’s a 14-28. Would that work?
08-24-20, 04:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 272
Posted By ddeand

Need some SunTour/Rigida help.

I just picked up a few sets of wheels and rims today, and I’d like to learn a bit about the oldest set among the group. The rims are Rigida AL 1320 27” rims. The hubs are SunTour Vx with a gold...
08-22-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 560
Posted By ddeand

I just destroyed one of those getting it off....

I just destroyed one of those getting it off. Wish there was some place to get a replacement! In the end, I had to buy a new, chesp BB.
08-21-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 296
Views: 17,045
Posted By ddeand

I hadnít planned on doing the challenge this...

I hadnít planned on doing the challenge this year, but I think my latest project should qualify. Iím building up a bike strictly for my trainer this winter, but I suppose I can make it roadworthy. I...
08-08-20, 12:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 725
Posted By ddeand

I rehabbed this one for my niece a few weeks ago...

I rehabbed this one for my niece a few weeks ago - also $100. These are selling for $150-200 around here these days. That light blue is beautiful!
...
08-08-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,354
Posted By ddeand

I think I’ve solved my problem. All along, this...

I think I’ve solved my problem. All along, this was going to be a trade-off between time spent, $$, and safety. Yesterday, I found an old Trek Multitrack frame/fork for $40. That should be exactly...
08-04-20, 08:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,354
Posted By ddeand

My basic plan is to set it up with flat bars,...

My basic plan is to set it up with flat bars, probably no brakes, rear derailleur, rear downtube friction shifter, spd pedals, basic computer on the rear wheel, and comfy saddle. It will go on a Kurt...
08-04-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,354
Posted By ddeand

Would you use this cracked frame?

So, I got this aluminum bike knowing that it has two cracks in the frame - the parts were interesting and the price was right. I would like to build up a bike for use on my fluid trainer for this...
08-04-20, 07:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 474
Posted By ddeand

That makes sense. These were off a mid-90s GT...

That makes sense. These were off a mid-90s GT Force. Thanks for the info.
08-03-20, 10:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 474
Posted By ddeand

Interesting wheel/rim

I picked up a bike from the early/mid 1990s with an interesting wheelset. The hubs were Shimano RSX and the rims were Mavic 196. Iíve never seen that rim before, nor have I seen a Mavic rim shaped...
07-31-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 24,031
Views: 2,834,887
Posted By ddeand

As far as tires go, I ordered a pair of these. I...

As far as tires go, I ordered a pair of these. I hope they work, but if they don’t, then that gives me an excuse to build up another bike around them.
...
07-31-20, 09:01 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,062
Posted By ddeand

Here’s my latest plan for experimenting with the...

Here’s my latest plan for experimenting with the brakes on my International. Since this is not going to be a restoration, I feel I have the freedom to experiment a bit. I picked up a set of Mafac...
07-30-20, 08:26 PM
Replies: 24,031
Views: 2,834,887
Posted By ddeand

Was riding the other day with the missus when the...

Was riding the other day with the missus when the front tire on my 1963 Raleigh Sports bit the dust. I’m guessing the tire was at least 40 years old, so I can’t complain. I had a couple cheap Kendas...
07-27-20, 09:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 654
Posted By ddeand

I got a bike with canti brakes, and it stopped...

I got a bike with canti brakes, and it stopped fairly well, but not as well as I would have liked. I replaced the brakes with Avid Ultimates (used), and am really impressed with the improvement....
07-26-20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,062
Posted By ddeand

Well, I hit one of the local shops that usually...

Well, I hit one of the local shops that usually has a good supply of used parts. I was looking for a cruiser saddle for an old bike I’m fixing up. I found a bunch of Mafac Racers in their brake box...
07-26-20, 12:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 748
Posted By ddeand

Yeah, see a doctor. Possibly an orthopedic...

Yeah, see a doctor. Possibly an orthopedic specialist who understands sports. Years ago, I had severe knee pain that was diagnosed as arthritis and partially torn meniscus.. One doctor recommended...
07-23-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,062
Posted By ddeand

Again, thanks for all the comments. I think my...

Again, thanks for all the comments. I think my action plan will be to go the incremental route. I’ll get some Kool Stop pads (I’,m partial to the salmon or the combo pads), mess around with the...
07-21-20, 09:28 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,062
Posted By ddeand

Thanks to all of you who have contributed to this...

Thanks to all of you who have contributed to this thread - I’m learning a lot! Apparently, you can teach an old dog old tricks.
07-21-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,062
Posted By ddeand

Maybe it would help if I clarified my setup a bit...

Maybe it would help if I clarified my setup a bit more thoroughly. The initial build up of the bike used a bunch of parts I had on hand - thatís why Iím slowly looking at improving what I have now....
07-20-20, 09:47 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,062
Posted By ddeand

Best Center-pull Brakes?

Iíve been riding my Ď74 Raleigh International a lot lately, and Iím feeling that the weak spot on the bike is the brakes. The center-pulls are not nearly as effective as the D-A side-pull brakes on...
07-10-20, 07:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,043
Posted By ddeand

Thanks for input. The new project is an early...

Thanks for input. The new project is an early 1980s Serotta Club Special.
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