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12-22-18, 07:15 AM
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Posted By QuangVuong

Thanks for the thread revival. Itís good to see...

Thanks for the thread revival. Itís good to see another frame with the same JP marking on the seat stay cap. I wonder if thereís any other similarities too. The pics arenít close enough to tell.
04-03-18, 06:38 AM
Replies: 427
Views: 102,286
Posted By QuangVuong

Paint thinner(not STIRPPER) will be ok for short...

Paint thinner(not STIRPPER) will be ok for short term contact. I'd avoid using paint stripper as there would be a chance of softening up the epoxy.
02-01-17, 03:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,912
Posted By QuangVuong

I couldn't go get any further verification on the...

I couldn't go get any further verification on the crown, just whatever I had early in this thread.

Got a pic of yours?
07-06-16, 03:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,912
Posted By QuangVuong

I went for another colour changing powder called...

I went for another colour changing powder called Sunkiss. Sort of a gold purple maroon colour change....
07-06-16, 03:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,912
Posted By QuangVuong

Clearer image of the serial 065. ...

Clearer image of the serial 065.
http://i1023.photobucket.com/albums/af358/masterquang/Tecnotelai%20Bologna%20Columbus%20Pista/IMG_5011_zpspfp1xitt.jpg...
07-06-16, 03:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,912
Posted By QuangVuong

Never got a reply from that seller about what the...

Never got a reply from that seller about what the Barelli is. It sure does have the same fork crown though. And the lugs have the same cutout as on the fork crown. A fellow Aussie does have one...
06-15-16, 01:32 AM
Replies: 427
Views: 102,286
Posted By QuangVuong

I'm sure everyone knows what this is. I've had...

I'm sure everyone knows what this is. I've had for a couple months now. You can see why I sold the Centurion Carbon R to you Robbietunes. I have a full Mavic Zap group for it. Just need to find a...
05-30-16, 11:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,912
Posted By QuangVuong

I highly doubt it's a Mercier as Mercier's crown...

I highly doubt it's a Mercier as Mercier's crown is totally different. The chain is a KMC 710 which is installed upside down.

I got some time and pulled the bike apart....
05-22-16, 03:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 571
Posted By QuangVuong

RD cages are interchangeable. Someone's gone and...

RD cages are interchangeable. Someone's gone and swapped the short DA one out for a different cage, probably off that Deore RD.

Ive done it myself before on other RDs. The cage length really only...
05-22-16, 05:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,912
Posted By QuangVuong

2T Tecnotelai Bologna Track Frame?

I saw this in the local classifieds. Even in the fixie guise, I managed to spot a quality frame, particularly the steep HT, drilled track ends, and pantographed crown. Please excuse the extreme...
02-28-16, 06:49 AM
Replies: 6,800
Views: 572,025
Posted By QuangVuong

Aussie Centurions were marketed as Triathlon...

Aussie Centurions were marketed as Triathlon (Insert Model). So yours is a Triathlon Expert, the equivalent of the Dave Scott Ironman Expert. Same minor differences on paint, and decals, otherwise...
02-22-16, 05:34 PM
Replies: 6,800
Views: 572,025
Posted By QuangVuong

Yep, both original paint. The white one has a...

Yep, both original paint. The white one has a lovely purple pearl sheen on top of it. @RobbieTunes (http://www.bikeforums.net/member.php?u=108582) can tell you the date on the white Master as he's...
02-22-16, 04:45 PM
Replies: 6,800
Views: 572,025
Posted By QuangVuong

The Triathlon Master frames had welded uni crown...

The Triathlon Master frames had welded uni crown forks. These are two frames that passed through my hands. The groupset on the Carbon R came off this. ...
02-21-16, 07:17 PM
Replies: 6,800
Views: 572,025
Posted By QuangVuong

From the 1991 May/June Cycling World magazine....

From the 1991 May/June Cycling World magazine. Notic how the Aussie bikes are marketed as the triathlon models rather than Ironman. Also, you can see how the Carbon R fork is the sloping crown, so it...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-08-16, 05:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,202
Posted By QuangVuong

Not all frames are fully chromed. There are...

Not all frames are fully chromed. There are chromers out there who polish a particular section, then only dip just a bit past that area. The rest of the frame remains bare steel. Here's a nice...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-08-16, 03:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,202
Posted By QuangVuong

yes, of course I'll be riding it. It'll be...

yes, of course I'll be riding it. It'll be reamed, so no issues with getting a seatpost in there.

I hope nothing breaks. But if something does, I reckon it'll be the seatstay joint or the binders....
Forum: Framebuilders
02-07-16, 07:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,202
Posted By QuangVuong

After seeing a frame with a gusset, I thought...

After seeing a frame with a gusset, I thought it'll be cool to have one. So why not make my own.
http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/16/02/07/d3068c41e2fe4d71dd901cda85974d8c.jpg


It started out as...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-07-16, 07:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,202
Posted By QuangVuong

I did a fair bit of work in the past few days....

I did a fair bit of work in the past few days. First off was to fix the seat stays which were cracked at the joint.
http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/16/02/07/be7b45237b52bbcaf06872af00142c57.jpg

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Forum: Framebuilders
02-01-16, 06:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,202
Posted By QuangVuong

The top of the seat tube is 0.6mm according to...

The top of the seat tube is 0.6mm according to the Minimax specs. I can see the weld penetration of the TT inside the ST, which has been reamed. The seat stays are brazed on, and the crack is right...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-01-16, 02:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,202
Posted By QuangVuong

I wont have issues with melting any brazed joints...

I wont have issues with melting any brazed joints as the frame is mostly welded, other than the seat stays, tips, bidon mounts which are brazed.


The welds on the frame are nice enough, however,...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-31-16, 04:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,202
Posted By QuangVuong

I just finished up the piping for the hot water...

I just finished up the piping for the hot water system. Started off pretty messy(too much solder) but got the hang of it after a couple of joints.

I reckon I'm ready to have a go on my frame. I...
01-28-16, 05:32 PM
Replies: 6,800
Views: 572,025
Posted By QuangVuong

In regards to the fork in the Carbon-R, I have...

In regards to the fork in the Carbon-R, I have seen that fork in the few examples of other Carbon-R frames, at least the Australian ones. The top fork is the one on Robbietunes' bike, and the lower...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-28-16, 06:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,202
Posted By QuangVuong

Aesthetic Fillet Brazing with MAPP

I know there have been a bunch of threads about using budget torches for frame building, etc. What I have is a Columbus Minimax frame which is mostly welded together. It's got a cracked seatstay...
01-07-16, 05:47 PM
Replies: 6,800
Views: 572,025
Posted By QuangVuong

And I look forward to the finished bike. It'll be...

And I look forward to the finished bike. It'll be cool to keep it the original paint too and just touch up the burnt rear tips.
01-07-16, 02:36 AM
Replies: 6,800
Views: 572,025
Posted By QuangVuong

You don't particularly need a higher BB or...

You don't particularly need a higher BB or shorter cranks. When you go around a banking, you're riding almost perpendicular to the surface, not really upright in relation to the flat ground. The...
01-02-16, 07:56 PM
Replies: 427
Views: 102,286
Posted By QuangVuong

It won't lose too much value so it'll be right....

It won't lose too much value so it'll be right. It's a good bike, but it doesn't have the same name as European steel. That being the case, you're getting good value out of what you're paying for,...
12-15-15, 09:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,100
Posted By QuangVuong

The rear wheel feels like it flexes about. I...

The rear wheel feels like it flexes about. I think it's mainly due to the chainstays being designed to take a huge bending(up and down) load, but it's not rigid enough laterally. Other than that the...
12-14-15, 06:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,100
Posted By QuangVuong

That's the paint all done. ...

That's the paint all done.
http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/07/04/e38ccefe96e6e60cef5effd9b3778d16.jpg

Took about 4 months from when I got the frame til today when everything is together and...
12-14-15, 06:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,100
Posted By QuangVuong

Finished modifying the frame for Di2. Also...

Finished modifying the frame for Di2. Also modified a 6400 post for Di2 as well.
http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/06/09/fe862c5ba42292ed009e0f3931a5eec8.jpg

Paints I used. SCA filler primer,...
12-14-15, 05:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,100
Posted By QuangVuong

Some decals arrived in the mail. Thanks to...

Some decals arrived in the mail. Thanks to Tedsbikes, I believe these are original decals. I'll be sure to get them scanned and drawn up for the future. ...
12-14-15, 05:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,100
Posted By QuangVuong

There is a serial on the bottom of the NDS...

There is a serial on the bottom of the NDS dropout. Reads 58 B00381. Don't know if it signifies anything since no one else has mentioned theirs....
12-14-15, 05:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,100
Posted By QuangVuong

Technique Sports Superbike

This is my Superbike. Apparently never ridden before, only has been built up as display before. The previous owner acquired the frame through the CEO of Technique Sports, who had 3 of those frames...
12-14-15, 05:29 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 30,218
Posted By QuangVuong

I've finished high school back in 2013. And just...

I've finished high school back in 2013. And just finished the second year of mechanical engineering at uni.

The frame is fine after a few thousand kilometres, and there's nothing wanting to...
12-13-15, 02:11 AM
Replies: 2,241
Views: 328,384
Posted By QuangVuong

The serial for this bike is 91C0165 ...

The serial for this bike is 91C0165
http://i1023.photobucket.com/albums/af358/masterquang/Centurion%20Carbon/IMG_4026_zps634b4720.jpg...
12-13-15, 01:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,318
Posted By QuangVuong

Just the normal rust converter stuff. The frame...

Just the normal rust converter stuff. The frame was submerged in the stuff for a few days, then brass wire wheeled, then a steel cup inserted. Would be quick with a set of taps. The paint was in...
12-12-15, 03:42 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 30,218
Posted By QuangVuong

Used/clearance items. Keep an eye out and they...

Used/clearance items. Keep an eye out and they pop up.
12-10-15, 05:24 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 10,861
Posted By QuangVuong

Thanks for all the kind words. The main...

Thanks for all the kind words.


The main difference between this lugged carbon frame and others(ie Cadex) is that this frame uses standard diameter tubing. This gives the frame a bit more of a...
12-09-15, 08:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,318
Posted By QuangVuong

This is the other one, a Saronni pista frame...

This is the other one, a Saronni pista frame missing the original fork. I believe it is a Colnago built one. Dodgiebros, has an identical frame: Australian Cycling Forums - Project SARONNI...
12-09-15, 08:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,318
Posted By QuangVuong

The Colnago and Saronni Pair

I've never been too into European steel. I just reckon it's all overpriced stuff, where you're paying for the name more than the frame quality. Aussie steel can be just as good.

But nonetheless, I...
12-09-15, 07:57 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 10,861
Posted By QuangVuong

http://i1023.photobucket.com/albums/af358/masterqu...

http://i1023.photobucket.com/albums/af358/masterquang/IMG_0776_zpstpwnt5qv.jpg (http://s1023.photobucket.com/user/masterquang/media/IMG_0776_zpstpwnt5qv.jpg.html)
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12-09-15, 07:56 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 10,861
Posted By QuangVuong

I said this back on the 1st of July 2013....

I said this back on the 1st of July 2013. JR(@JRrestore) from Velocals got in touch, and we worked fixed it up. He sent me a new set of decals, and two years later, I finally get around to rebuilding...
09-05-15, 06:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,880
Posted By QuangVuong

The wait was shorter than expected. A dude up in...

The wait was shorter than expected. A dude up in Brisbane had this 3ttt stem in 110mm for sale for a very good price. So I grabbed that as well as a set of Forma bars in the Ti anodising. Matches my...
07-22-15, 05:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,880
Posted By QuangVuong

As much as you'd like to sell it for, and as much...

As much as you'd like to sell it for, and as much as I would like to pay.

It really depends on condition. I'll send you a PM.
07-22-15, 12:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,880
Posted By QuangVuong

Just a touch too long for me. Thanks for the...

Just a touch too long for me. Thanks for the offer.

A Litespeed stem would be cool, matches my frame.
07-21-15, 12:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,880
Posted By QuangVuong

Damn, missed out on that Dean stem. Would've...

Damn, missed out on that Dean stem. Would've suited quite well.

but the prices of Grammo stems surprised me. id be happy to pay $50-$100 for one even without the cap. I guess CL is one place I...
07-19-15, 02:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,880
Posted By QuangVuong

Who's got a Titanium Quill Stem?

It seems like Ti quill stems are quite hard to find locally in Australia. Not many local Ti builders back then, and not many now. So finding a Ti quill is quite hard. I'm surprised I managed to find...
05-09-15, 05:58 PM
Replies: 427
Views: 102,286
Posted By QuangVuong

I think you've been led far astray here. Carbon...

I think you've been led far astray here. Carbon is a constituent in steel. Tubes are formed in a few methods, but never stretched over a carbon fibre core.

That bike is steel that was brazed...
03-04-15, 01:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,333
Posted By QuangVuong

That's odd. Pic of the number, and does it match...

That's odd. Pic of the number, and does it match the BB number?
02-16-15, 03:50 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,306
Posted By QuangVuong

Brazing of the fork is the same as on the frame....

Brazing of the fork is the same as on the frame. Fairly clean.


I definetly will ride this one. Track training night on on Wednesday, so I'll be bringing it out then.
02-14-15, 05:12 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,306
Posted By QuangVuong

Yep, for unknown frames, I like to chuck on my QV...

Yep, for unknown frames, I like to chuck on my QV logo. All painted, no decals.
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