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08-08-22, 07:36 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 11,434
Posted By familyguy

1991 frame -> 2010 groupset -> 2020 wheels ...

1991 frame -> 2010 groupset -> 2020 wheels

https://i.imgur.com/yRDwOB1.jpeg
03-07-22, 12:43 AM
Replies: 3,118
Views: 353,433
Posted By familyguy

Peppa came via a shelter after a rough start...

Peppa came via a shelter after a rough start living in a warehouse and having at least two lots of kittens.

https://i.imgur.com/ZN6OF85.jpg

In 6 months she has fattened up, is still learning...
03-07-22, 12:23 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,234
Posted By familyguy

Mothballed since buying, awaiting some space (and...

Mothballed since buying, awaiting some space (and the east coast Australian rain to stop so every surface stops growing spores):
...
02-15-22, 06:41 PM
Replies: 5,383
Views: 611,449
Posted By familyguy

Haven't really done much beyond cleaning it a...

Haven't really done much beyond cleaning it a little since picking it up. Seat needs replacing. Chain, RD and cranks got removed yesterday for some servicing soon, then the wheels will be replaced....
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-22, 06:36 PM
Replies: 3,129
Views: 950,218
Posted By familyguy

Litespeed-built Merlin (Aspen seems to be the...

Litespeed-built Merlin (Aspen seems to be the consensus). Swapped the front Tektro CR720 for a Shorty 4 setup which solved a few shudder issues. SPD pedals no fitted for commute and...
01-18-22, 06:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,739
Posted By familyguy

Just going down the half-plate route after...

Just going down the half-plate route after grabbing a Neo Smart couple of weeks ago. Put a few rides on it, enough to know that some sort of motion will make it a better option than the rollers. I've...
11-11-21, 07:52 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,867
Posted By familyguy

No. Is there another answer you expected? I've...

No. Is there another answer you expected? I've bought a few bargains for parts, ended up with literally more than I bargained for, and just kept them. A lot get sold on to the inner circle for cheap...
11-09-21, 06:55 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,388
Posted By familyguy

I have taken to calling my 2016 Fuji Tread 1.3 my...

I have taken to calling my 2016 Fuji Tread 1.3 my 'Swiss Army bike'. They called it their adventure bike. It's been on reasonably quick group rides, commuting, solo fitness riding, and shopping trips...
06-11-21, 05:21 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 11,434
Posted By familyguy

70% of the bikes in the old thread were 10 speed 😂

70% of the bikes in the old thread were 10 speed 😂
06-09-21, 08:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,167
Posted By familyguy

Token 36mm Ventous (yes, Ventous) carbon wheels....

Token 36mm Ventous (yes, Ventous) carbon wheels. Since shifted onto another bike to run the slightly more traditional DT R450 to Ultegra hubs on this one.
...
05-27-21, 07:06 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 44,860
Posted By familyguy

https://i.imgur.com/hmtg4SX.jpg Bought as a...

https://i.imgur.com/hmtg4SX.jpg

Bought as a frameset, no stickers or anything, but has Koga seat stay caps. Pretty sure its a Koga Miyata Gran Winner (1987 most likely) with full 1055 (105SC) kit...
09-18-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 8,123
Views: 2,782,118
Posted By familyguy

That is nearly the model that the Interceptor...

That is nearly the model that the Interceptor was based on, so...
09-18-20, 05:02 AM
Replies: 8,123
Views: 2,782,118
Posted By familyguy

I had it repainted by a local guy geting into...

I had it repainted by a local guy geting into framebuilding and painting. It's a colour that Ford used in here in Australia called Tropicana Green. ​​​​I recreated a version of the original decals in...
09-15-20, 02:23 AM
Replies: 8,123
Views: 2,782,118
Posted By familyguy

Another rebuild for the 80s 501SL Cicli Zini....

Another rebuild for the 80s 501SL Cicli Zini. Centaur 10s, Ambrosio Excellence on Miche RC2, Cinelli 66-44 and XA stem, SR fluted seat post, Fizik Arione, Shimano 600 sealed headset.
...
06-09-20, 05:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 827
Posted By familyguy

To answer your items in order: Bonded...

To answer your items in order:

Bonded cranks, crank-based freewheel systems.
It works, but the entire component rattles in the caliper arm.
Nobody touches this but me, and it wasn't touched so...
06-08-20, 09:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 827
Posted By familyguy

Would that screw coming out/loose make the whole...

Would that screw coming out/loose make the whole assembly loose? I'd hope not but Shimano have done some weird things in their time...
06-08-20, 08:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 827
Posted By familyguy

Ultegra 6700 brakes - loose cable pinch bolt assembly

Should assembly part item 17 on the PDF be loose?
https://si.shimano.com/pdfs/ev/EV-BR-6700-2921C.pdf

The rear is rock solid, I dont remember the front brake rattling when it was first installed,...
05-15-20, 01:39 AM
Replies: 8,123
Views: 2,782,118
Posted By familyguy

Lockdown got me like 'chance to finish a few...

Lockdown got me like 'chance to finish a few things'. By finish I mean swap stuff over a lot...

Paconi (SLX New) with DA 7800 and 32H 6700/Open Pro wheels:...
05-13-20, 01:26 AM
Replies: 8,123
Views: 2,782,118
Posted By familyguy

Don't think I put the revised wheelset version on...

Don't think I put the revised wheelset version on yet. 36mm carbon Token Ventous with 25 Schwalbe Durano:
...
04-24-20, 02:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 448
Posted By familyguy

Close. HL bars. Happy to lose a cheap set.

Close. HL bars. Happy to lose a cheap set.
04-23-20, 06:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 448
Posted By familyguy

Bar sleeve twist damage

Looks like they've taken a fair force through the sleeve. Can't recall what these were on but was about to put them on a build. Is this a fatal piece of damage?

https://i.imgur.com/QFyORsD.jpg
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01-03-20, 03:35 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 13,327
Posted By familyguy

Same message as I got today.

Same message as I got today.
11-21-19, 06:59 PM
Replies: 8,123
Views: 2,782,118
Posted By familyguy

What are those bars? They look really nice on...

What are those bars? They look really nice on that, I'd be keen to try something like that on a few of my builds.
11-18-19, 04:19 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 330
Posted By familyguy

Shogun colours/colour codes

Looking at repainting a Shogun 1000, see pic.

Anyone know the colour codes, or a close automotive colour match for the blue and cream? Alternatively, I could repaint it in the burgundy and cream...
10-14-19, 11:58 PM
Replies: 8,123
Views: 2,782,118
Posted By familyguy

Kevin may have built for Cecil Walker for a...

Kevin may have built for Cecil Walker for a while. I think it's all a bit of a cosa nostra for Aussie builders. I've got a Paconi, Cecil Walker, Kenevans, and a Conceicao in the stable. Always...
10-14-19, 08:00 PM
Replies: 8,123
Views: 2,782,118
Posted By familyguy

Sadly I think Paconi itself is vanishing, as the...

Sadly I think Paconi itself is vanishing, as the owner/head builder (Kevin Wigham is the main name connected with the brand) has gone very quiet. There are few Australian marques that pop up now and...
10-14-19, 07:04 AM
Replies: 8,123
Views: 2,782,118
Posted By familyguy

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/vcrzjaq_78955b3ec9ba5f10ded9763ebc3b131a9c0e8e7d.jpg

Australian built Paconi (SLX New) with 7800 gear, and 6700 hubs on black Sun...
08-29-19, 07:37 PM
Replies: 8,123
Views: 2,782,118
Posted By familyguy

I borrowed some wheels... ...

I borrowed some wheels...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/960x642/69212541_10156526705026676_6203227768193286144_n_140152ae207e4e7d80ae3c5b340cf299344db7d8.jpg
08-01-19, 10:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,536
Posted By familyguy

Probably Fuji VALite '1769'. Quad butted...

Probably Fuji VALite '1769'. Quad butted Fuji-proprietary tubing.

On second look, could also be a Del Rey. Similar spec model. Without original pics you may not know. Don't know if Fuji keep...
08-01-19, 08:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,536
Posted By familyguy

I'm going to dispute the Team/Club model. Double...

I'm going to dispute the Team/Club model. Double rear eyelets? Gonna go with something like a Fuji Sagres. It looks a whole lot like one I had for a while. I can't remember if they all had flat fork...
07-31-19, 01:25 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 27,500
Posted By familyguy

Ditto, I used the website as a resource when I...

Ditto, I used the website as a resource when I bought my Finest II.

ScottRyder I recently picked up your Japanese Steel book. Very nice. Some really nice stuff in there!
07-31-19, 01:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,206
Posted By familyguy

According to some, yes. Tapping out to a larger...

According to some, yes. Tapping out to a larger size thread is not an option, as there is no bolt that size. I could machine a hollow mild steel bolt, but tightening it without a hex key end will be...
07-30-19, 06:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,206
Posted By familyguy

I've got a DA 7271 hub with the older protrusion...

I've got a DA 7271 hub with the older protrusion that the freehub slid onto. I believe the marks on it might be a sign that the body has worked loose over time and loaded the flange eccentrically....
07-29-19, 10:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,206
Posted By familyguy

What if you machined a friction fit pin/sleeve...

What if you machined a friction fit pin/sleeve style fitting? Hollow, flanged at the top, that had to be pressed into the hub shell with a little force. Almost a 'bolt without threads'. Truth be told...
07-29-19, 09:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,206
Posted By familyguy

Freehub mounting - without bolt?

Are there any cons as to running a freehub body without the fixing bolt?

The bolt secures the freehub to the hub shell, we've got that. But once the axle and cones are in, does the freehub bolt...
07-29-19, 09:16 PM
Replies: 8,123
Views: 2,782,118
Posted By familyguy

Again with a rebuild of my 1991 Gazelle CM AB ...

Again with a rebuild of my 1991 Gazelle CM AB

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1040x780/xb2g0yf_copy_6dcd294c402e174b86d31beee8a33ba60e823c53.jpg


Ultegra 6700 (53/39...
07-29-19, 09:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,888
Posted By familyguy

Irrespective, the surface finish generally...

Irrespective, the surface finish generally wouldn't crack like that unless the tension is too high and it's being flexed. I'd say the rims are toast and it's a matter of time before the eyelets pull...
03-25-19, 10:15 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,893
Posted By familyguy

Ignore the pedals, they got swapped to Speedplays...

Ignore the pedals, they got swapped to Speedplays soon after. Bike was ridden 1200km since this pic and has been pulled apart to make way for another neo-retro build...
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12-18-18, 05:09 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,881
Posted By familyguy

I do sort of have one. My 1991 Gazelle Champion...

I do sort of have one. My 1991 Gazelle Champion Mondial AB in my size (62c/t). Bought it as a NOS frame in 2015, built it, dirtied it, scratched it, unbuilt it, built it, used it, unbuilt it. Its...
12-17-18, 09:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,094
Posted By familyguy

Yeah, seemingly shifted over a long time. I was...

Yeah, seemingly shifted over a long time. I was having bar drop incidents which I put down to 26.4 stem and 26.0 bars with a shim that wasn't quite right. Maybe not. Gonna clamp them in a 26.0 over...
12-17-18, 04:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,094
Posted By familyguy

I found this picture, from when I first put these...

I found this picture, from when I first put these bars on my Fuji (yes, running as a fixed hence the one brake). Slipping is evident based on this. Unusual, must do the 'tight stem' trick and see if...
12-16-18, 06:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,094
Posted By familyguy

Cinelli bar sleeves

Looking properly at my Cinelli Giro bars on the weekend, after I got hold of a second (older) set. Had a bit of a WTF moment. Bar 1 are the late model with cable groove. Bar 2 are older. Both 26.0...
12-06-18, 09:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,029
Posted By familyguy

No, we just thread everything on backwards and...

No, we just thread everything on backwards and hope it stays in place.
12-06-18, 12:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,029
Posted By familyguy

Purely for future generations. A wise woman once...

Purely for future generations. A wise woman once said "I believe that children are our future, teach them well..."



Dunno. He may have. Frank is still working, I might be dropping in to ask him...
12-05-18, 07:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,029
Posted By familyguy

Epic thread dig, I know, but in the interests of...

Epic thread dig, I know, but in the interests of completing identifications for future generations :) :beer:

Conceicao = Frank Conceicao, framebuilder and owner of Albion Cycles, Sydney,...
11-27-18, 10:25 PM
Replies: 2,571
Views: 988,837
Posted By familyguy

Excellent info, thanks T-Mar. Will go a-googling...

Excellent info, thanks T-Mar. Will go a-googling for an 80's catalog. I did see the 81 (US?) catalog with the Professional in it, that certainly seems a step above this in terms of quality and gear....
11-27-18, 03:52 PM
Replies: 2,571
Views: 988,837
Posted By familyguy

This is the ebay ad pic, it's still in the back...

This is the ebay ad pic, it's still in the back of my car. Definitely looks to be an O rather than a C, but stranger things have happened with die stamps. But, as a back up to your claim, I googled...
11-27-18, 03:05 AM
Replies: 2,571
Views: 988,837
Posted By familyguy

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/20181127_182143_3c037823cfefe29d6a88f32416c52dbf1e1ab9b4.jpg
Thoughts? Nishiki, Superbe(?) or Pro(?) Codes for parts were all over the...
10-16-18, 03:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 854
Posted By familyguy

Which locks me into 4X (aka overkill) with 308mm...

Which locks me into 4X (aka overkill) with 308mm spokes. How do people determine what a used hub was built as if they dont know the history?
10-15-18, 08:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 854
Posted By familyguy

Doing the drawing for 2X results in 45 degrees...

Doing the drawing for 2X results in 45 degrees from radius line through spoke head to spoke angle. Hows that for compromise?!

Angle between spoke and line perpendicular to radius from centre of...
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