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09-09-22, 09:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 277
Posted By randyjawa

I owned a couple of these bikes and liked them...

I owned a couple of these bikes and liked them all. The original component group did little to blow my kilt up so I decided to go with the Shimano Arabesque offering for my favorite build. In case...
09-01-22, 01:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 616
Posted By BFisher

There's video out there of, I think, the Raleigh...

There's video out there of, I think, the Raleigh factory where a worker is hand dipping frames in a vat of lacquer.

Pretty sure some Euro brands used a stick during the bike boom. Some Italians...
08-20-22, 10:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 412
Posted By ThermionicScott

This is going to sound like retro-grouch...

This is going to sound like retro-grouch resistance at first, but what is your goal in switching from 6-speed to 7-speed? New freewheels tend to come in 14-28 or 14-34 either way, so there isn't much...
08-18-22, 12:00 AM
Replies: 963
Views: 308,338
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

I really appreciate going color-coded with the...

I really appreciate going color-coded with the stem and seatpost on a vintage bike. That sort of aesthetic has been fairly exclusive to modern carbon bikes and apart from a dark/black anodized...
08-15-22, 05:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 762
Posted By 52telecaster

I really didn't need a Motobecane Grand Touring but...

It was real cheap and pretty....
1983 with frame and fork of Vitus 888, duo par eco rear derailleur, stronglight 99 crank and the seatpost and stem weren't completely stuck. It's a 25" frame but...
08-12-22, 09:39 AM
Replies: 963
Views: 308,338
Posted By CityParkCruiser

Here's my Trek, inspired by Rene Herse and the...

Here's my Trek, inspired by Rene Herse and the Frek 650 - added custom canti posts and some other convenience features. It's a neo retro build, with a 10 speed rear end, running a 36T cassette so...
08-10-22, 08:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 551
Posted By fliplap

3D printers are so cheap now if you’re at all...

3D printers are so cheap now if you’re at all maker-inclined you’d be nuts not to have one.

I use mine for making tools and jigs regularly. Like the black bit for aligning the mandrel on this...
07-28-22, 01:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,092
Posted By himespau

The little maple leaves hidden in with the...

The little maple leaves hidden in with the bubbles sure are cool.
07-28-22, 11:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,092
Posted By gthomson

wow, looking great so far and love that colour...

wow, looking great so far and love that colour scheme. When can I bring over the frame that I need to have restored? :)
08-25-21, 02:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,248
Posted By Binky

Bicycle decals approval.

I have never done this sort of purely cosmetic repair before but when I picked up a stark naked ALAN Record bike I thought I would give it a try.
I went on eBay and found a set of decals that...
05-02-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,372
Posted By randyjawa

It would be a bad idea to destroy that original...

It would be a bad idea to destroy that original paint and art. A professional repaint will cost a lot, and Bike Flights is not all that inexpensive in Canada. To that add that your lovely new...
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