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04-03-20, 12:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 170
Posted By ddeand

Yes, you can build it up with updated components....

Yes, you can build it up with updated components. The Circuit is a great frame for modding. Check out the retro-roadie thread.
04-03-20, 09:21 AM
Replies: 8,594
Views: 779,968
Posted By ddeand

I got my paint at a craft store called Michaelís....

I got my paint at a craft store called Michaelís. I donít know if theyíre nationwide. Alternatively, you could maybe order from the actual company.

https://plaidonline.com/brands/folkart

If the...
04-02-20, 12:23 PM
Replies: 8,594
Views: 779,968
Posted By ddeand

I’m enjoying looking at all the Ironman bikes on...

I’m enjoying looking at all the Ironman bikes on this thread! I’m still plugging away on my Ironman project, but I figured I would give you an update on my touch-up paint progress. The Miami Vice...
04-01-20, 09:51 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,174
Posted By ddeand

OK - I’ll bite. This is the one I’ll be working...

OK - I’ll bite. This is the one I’ll be working on. I have everything I need to get it rolling, but I need to finish tge touch-up painting first. It will have a D-A groupset. This one will be one of...
03-29-20, 01:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 454
Posted By ddeand

I’ve been following the decal and clear coat...

I’ve been following the decal and clear coat threads closely since that’s where I’m at with two of my projects. Today I applied the decals to my 1974 Raleigh International, and it was a...
03-21-20, 10:12 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 9,424
Posted By ddeand

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03-16-20, 09:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 150
Posted By ddeand

Projects, Deacls, Questions

After puttering away for most of the winter, I'm finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. The three bikes I'm working on are painted and need clear coated, but I have a couple questions...
03-13-20, 09:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 497
Posted By ddeand

Aaaargh! Wish you were only selling the fork!...

Aaaargh! Wish you were only selling the fork! Love those bikes. Someone will get a great project bike.
03-07-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,184
Posted By ddeand

Iíve got two that get an equal amount of seat...

Iíve got two that get an equal amount of seat time. The Blue is an all-arounder that I use on the gravel as well as the road. The Ironman is my road bike and is currently being set up with a Dura-Ace...
03-06-20, 10:22 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,585
Posted By ddeand

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Forum: Framebuilders
03-04-20, 08:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 287
Posted By ddeand

Custom Decals?

When you frame builders are finishing up a project, where do you go to get the custom decals fir your frames? Iím finishing a restoration of a custom frame for my grandkid, and I need decals. Thanks!
03-03-20, 12:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 843
Posted By ddeand

I went through a number of saddles in the search...

I went through a number of saddles in the search for the one that worked best for me. The B17 was one of the best, and I’ll be putting one on a Raleigh International I’m building up. But the saddle...
02-29-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 955
Views: 71,092
Posted By ddeand

Got some great help from mountaindave...

Got some great help from mountaindave https://www.bikeforums.net/members/mountaindave-131041.html this week - he helped me out with some shifters I needed for a build. Not only that, we found out we...
02-27-20, 05:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 704
Posted By ddeand

This Serotta on Facebook has some of the exact...

This Serotta on Facebook has some of the exact characteristics as the frame I have, although the BB stampings and guides are different. But most of the lugs and the fork look similar....
02-26-20, 05:22 PM
Replies: 8,594
Views: 779,968
Posted By ddeand

Thanks for the interest. So far, I have the bike...

Thanks for the interest. So far, I have the bike completely disassembled and all the parts have been cleaned and ready to go. But since itís still winter here in the Twin Cities, I canít get the...
02-24-20, 07:05 PM
Replies: 2,228
Views: 203,167
Posted By ddeand

PM sent.

PM sent.
02-24-20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 2,228
Views: 203,167
Posted By ddeand

I need a pair of early Shimano 105 2x8 brifters,...

I need a pair of early Shimano 105 2x8 brifters, model ST-1055. Need these for a bike I’m building for my grandson. May have some odds and ends to trade.
02-10-20, 04:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 704
Posted By ddeand

Actually, that’s a good idea - you’re not being a...

Actually, that’s a good idea - you’re not being a wet blanket, though. I have the parts to do a basic setup (one brake, no derailleurs) - just the crankset, wheels, pedals, seat. Then I can get it...
02-10-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 704
Posted By ddeand

Thank you all for the info and comments. I had...

Thank you all for the info and comments. I had hoped this was a workable frame for my project. My thinking right now is to build the bike up with at least a Shimano 105 level group. I won’t be able...
02-10-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 704
Posted By ddeand

Here’s a shot of the steerer innards. ...

Here’s a shot of the steerer innards.

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02-09-20, 10:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 704
Posted By ddeand

Thanks for the help, so far! A couple more...

Thanks for the help, so far!

A couple more pics. The bike builder first looked at the chain stay indents and he and the other shop owner agreed that the indents looked like Columbus. The steerer...
02-09-20, 06:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 704
Posted By ddeand

More Pics of the frame. ...

More Pics of the frame.


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02-09-20, 06:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 704
Posted By ddeand

A little help with this frameset, please.

I picked up a frameset today at the local bike swap for a build I want to do for my Grandson. He will shortly outgrow the 58cm Miyata I built for him earlier. The frame I got should be good for him...
02-03-20, 04:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 326
Posted By ddeand

The first gravel grinders?

Just ran across this program from my home State. Pretty interesting.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNnTSD219GA
01-31-20, 03:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,162
Posted By ddeand

If this is what you need, Iíd suggest an almost...

If this is what you need, Iíd suggest an almost entry-level Garmin Edge 25. I just picked a new one up for $80 on eBay. Itís replacing my decade old Edge 200. Itís small and gives just the basic...
01-27-20, 05:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 523
Posted By ddeand

I’ll be there. And this year I’ll even bring some...

I’ll be there. And this year I’ll even bring some cash - no pretense about “just browsing” this time. Looks like they moved it to the auditorium next to the original spot at the National Sports...
01-24-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 532
Posted By ddeand

Good for you! Getting back on the bike is a big,...

Good for you! Getting back on the bike is a big, major step, and it will take time to get your body back into shape. Just take your time and enjoy the fact you’re back riding. Make adjustments as...
01-12-20, 09:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 275
Posted By ddeand

Thanks for the suggestions.

Thanks for the suggestions.
01-12-20, 04:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 275
Posted By ddeand

Crankset swap - I need some schooliní

Iím reworking a 1987 Centurion Ironman (Miami Vice) and have everything I need to get it finished (8-speed Dura-Ace). But Iíd like to put in a different crankset that will allow me to run 48-34t...
01-05-20, 03:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 515
Posted By ddeand

OK - that’s what I thought. I know the older...

OK - that’s what I thought. I know the older bikes like mine had a good reputation. I have one of their CX 6.5 cyclocross bikes, and it’s been a really nice bike for road and gravel riding. But it’s...
01-05-20, 03:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 515
Posted By ddeand

Do you have a website or some additional info?...

Do you have a website or some additional info? Mountain bike? Road bike? I have an old Blue bike, but I don’t think it’s from Colorado.
01-04-20, 10:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,168
Posted By ddeand

I also agree that the ďGuruĒ machine will give...

I also agree that the ďGuruĒ machine will give you almost infinite possibilities for finding a comfort zone. As far as the bike you have, Iím a little surprised you didnít try a Synapse - they have a...
12-25-19, 06:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,004
Posted By ddeand

I've got pretty severe Tailor's Bunions (little...

I've got pretty severe Tailor's Bunions (little toe) on both my feet as well as hammer toe on both toes next to my big toes. My surgeon was pretty impressed with the different things I have done to...
12-24-19, 10:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 757
Posted By ddeand

OK - I admit I got confused by switching between...

OK - I admit I got confused by switching between my different forums. I clicked on this thread expecting to find a discussion about old tubes in a vintage guitar amplifier. My cognitive dissonance...
12-23-19, 06:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 111
Posted By ddeand

Miyata Experts - help with a fork ID

I have a nice Miyata frame - the FP model - from 1980. Just about everything points to that being the model year. But the fork seems to be a from a later year. Everything on the fork points to...
12-10-19, 01:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 858
Posted By ddeand

I will admit that I would like to be doing some...

I will admit that I would like to be doing some riding this winter, but my doctor insisted I not ride single track anymore (I crash on mountain bikes). We have a fantastic fat tire bike scene in the...
Replies: 4
Views: 428
Posted By ddeand

Thanks for the comments - I was afraid no one...

Thanks for the comments - I was afraid no one would be able to shed any light on the frame. As T-Mar stated, I think it is definitely a lower end model - I was thinking maybe an 850. But I won’t know...
12-07-19, 11:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 858
Posted By ddeand

My winter

Itís just too dark out! I truly admire those of you who ride throughout the year - especially in the frigid climes. Stay safe out there!...
12-06-19, 03:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 608
Posted By ddeand

Thanks! Exactly the sort of ideas I was hoping...

Thanks! Exactly the sort of ideas I was hoping for. On the bike I’m doing, the base coat will have cured for quite a while, and I’m still trying to decide if I want to get repro decals. The color is...
12-06-19, 01:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 608
Posted By ddeand

Clear-coat question

For those of you who repaint your own bikes, what is your process for the final clear-coat stages? Iíll be using Spray Max 2-part clear-coat spray and am confident about getting it on the frame. But...
12-06-19, 01:18 PM
Replies: 8,594
Views: 779,968
Posted By ddeand

And I still am a bit stumped by my serial number....

And I still am a bit stumped by my serial number.
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12-03-19, 12:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 693
Posted By ddeand

Just checking to make sure I'm understanding the...

Just checking to make sure I'm understanding the status of the different frames listed here - some of the responses were a bit cryptic to me. Is the frame posted by malcala622 ...
12-02-19, 11:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 693
Posted By ddeand

Iíd be very interested in your spare frame (58cm)...

Iíd be very interested in your spare frame (58cm) once you have your keeper assembled. Where are you in Colorado? My daughter lives in Boulder and could maybe facilitate if that would help. Any pics?...
11-30-19, 06:21 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,942
Posted By ddeand

I understand the frustration of the OP - if...

I understand the frustration of the OP - if youíre spending that kind of money on a bike, you want it to be free of issues and you want the LBS to have your back. Granted, some people canít be...
Replies: 4
Views: 428
Posted By ddeand

Some sort of Benotto

This oneís pretty rough, but Iím wondering if itís worth pursuing. Fairly sure itís a lower end model from maybe the 1980s - any idea what it might be? What would be a realistic dollar amount to...
11-25-19, 07:57 PM
Replies: 2,282
Views: 371,298
Posted By ddeand

I made it through about 15 pages of this thread,...

I made it through about 15 pages of this thread, tried the Search function, but finally gave up trying to match up my serial number. The bike is most certainly a 1987 Ironman Expert - it has the...
11-23-19, 11:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,295
Posted By ddeand

As I mentioned, I used a small Ziploc bag with a...

As I mentioned, I used a small Ziploc bag with a solution of one part Simple Green and three parts hot water. I filled the bag about 3/4 full and squeezed out the air. Then I dropped that into the...
11-23-19, 03:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 487
Posted By ddeand

Whoa! What a stunning bike!

Whoa! What a stunning bike!
11-21-19, 11:42 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,295
Posted By ddeand

OK - an update. I picked up a gallon of Simple...

OK - an update. I picked up a gallon of Simple Green Pro Heavy Duty (purple color) and dropped the headset of my 1987 Centurion Ironman (Miami Vice) into a Ziploc bag as suggested. Because the...
11-21-19, 11:32 AM
Replies: 515
Views: 82,553
Posted By ddeand

Slowly getting some work done on my MV - I don't...

Slowly getting some work done on my MV - I don't want to move too fast since I have until next spring to get it done. A couple things I'm realizing; first, about 50% of the marks/chips are caked on...
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