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Posted By w98seeng

I'm in Montreal, so the frame is being tossed. ...

I'm in Montreal, so the frame is being tossed.

Thanks,
Ian
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Posted By w98seeng

I never thought of that. Thanks As the bike...

I never thought of that. Thanks

As the bike was only worth around $500-$600 when new (maybe?) I will scrap the frame and sell the 105 group separately.

Ian
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Posted By w98seeng

That was what I was thinking as the Campione...

That was what I was thinking as the Campione D'Italia is the only Bianchi in this time period with the same colors.
The exact colors to be exact, but of course that bike is a mix of Campy, Ofmega...
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Posted By w98seeng

Anyway, a little more info now that I have...

Anyway, a little more info now that I have started to take the bike apart. The BB is a BB53 sealed unit, so I presume
it has been replaced, 70mm and both sides are right hand threads, so the frame...
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Posted By w98seeng

Thanks for the response billytwosheds. I saw a...

Thanks for the response billytwosheds. I saw a picture of a 1989 Brava frame and it's not quite the same.
The top of the seat stays have Bianchi embedded in them and the rear dropouts do not have...
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Posted By w98seeng

The date code on the crank is NA, that is January...

The date code on the crank is NA, that is January 1989.

I started cleaning the bike and I haven't seen a greasier bike in a long time.
I guess the grease helps prevent rust as there isn't a speck...
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Posted By w98seeng

Bianchi Identification Help Needed

I bought a Bianchi today at an auction and I can not find any info on the bike with these parts.

I know the 1051 105 components were only out in 1987 and 1988, so unless the parts are not...
04-16-14, 03:08 PM
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Posted By w98seeng

This is only a temporary solution, you do not...

This is only a temporary solution, you do not want to put a lot of miles on the wheel before getting proper rim tape. Though I have used it on a mountain bike with dual wall rims and rode it for...
04-16-14, 07:56 AM
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Views: 1,746
Posted By w98seeng

In a pinch I have used electrical tape. 2...

In a pinch I have used electrical tape. 2 revolutions around the wheel and cut out the valve hole, works perfect.

Ian
04-11-14, 09:01 AM
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Posted By w98seeng

The best thing to use is an adhesion promoter,...

The best thing to use is an adhesion promoter, like the one Dupli-Color makes.
https://www.duplicolor.com/products/adhesionPromoter/

It makes paint stick to plastic parts without affecting the...
03-28-14, 06:04 PM
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Posted By w98seeng

In a pinch, a chainring bolt can be used as a...

In a pinch, a chainring bolt can be used as a derailleur hanger bolt. I needed a derailleur hanger bolt this week and didn't have one, so I took
the bolt off an old crankset I had and after grinding...
03-28-14, 05:56 PM
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Posted By w98seeng

Sorry

Didn't see the sticky on top. Any way to delete a post?

Ian
Forum: Recumbent
03-26-14, 06:44 PM
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Posted By w98seeng

Wouldn't 2 wheel drive be more efficient? I...

Wouldn't 2 wheel drive be more efficient?

I have another one I am building that will be FWD.

As for a leaner, I want to build one like this.
371180

It seems to be an easy build and for my...
Forum: Recumbent
03-26-14, 03:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,557
Posted By w98seeng

Delta Trike Rear Drive Suggestions Needed.

I want to build my own delta trike that has two wheel rear drive. Money is tight, so I have to come up with an idea that I can build with old bike parts.

Take a look at the pictures. I do not...
03-17-14, 10:44 AM
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Views: 736
Posted By w98seeng

Wow, great eye. I found that out when I was...

Wow, great eye. I found that out when I was re-adjusting the cable. Everything works fine now, there were two problems,
Too narrow of a bottom bracket, had a 110mm, switched to a 113mm and the cable...
03-17-14, 09:24 AM
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Posted By w98seeng

This was the problem. Actually, it's part of a...

This was the problem. Actually, it's part of a two part problem.

I didn't notice, but because of a BB that is not the right size, (110mm), the derailleur was shifting to all 3 chainrings, but only...
03-17-14, 08:05 AM
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Posted By w98seeng

Problem Adjusting The Front Derailleur

I have 8 speed XT front and rear derailleurs with Alivio 8 X 3 Shifters on a bike I am putting together from spare parts I had lying around.
I have the rear derailleur working well, but I can't get...
03-17-14, 07:47 AM
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Posted By w98seeng

Is it worth it to spend $50-$100 on it? You can...

Is it worth it to spend $50-$100 on it? You can always bring it to a welding shop and have them TIG weld a new piece on top of the seat tube. TIG welding will not ruin the frame if it is done...
03-17-14, 07:12 AM
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Views: 1,092
Posted By w98seeng

Klein did use a press-in BB so this is nothing...

Klein did use a press-in BB so this is nothing out of the ordinary. Here is a tutorial (with pics) on how to remove the BB.
It does require special tools, so depending on how much they would charge,...
Forum: Recumbent
06-28-13, 02:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,489
Posted By w98seeng

Thanks for the help. I found the problem, it's...

Thanks for the help. I found the problem, it's not the crank length or the distance between the seat and the crank, it's the seat angle.
I did a little surgery and mounted the seat at more of an...
Forum: Recumbent
06-24-13, 09:38 AM
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Views: 2,489
Posted By w98seeng

It's not too small. I'm just an idiot. This is my...

It's not too small. I'm just an idiot. This is my first recumbent and I am fat (the reason I bought it, to ride and lose weight) and my knees aren't the bee's knees.

I got on the bike and thought...
Forum: Recumbent
06-23-13, 07:10 AM
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Views: 2,489
Posted By w98seeng

This is the first thing I did. It was a bit...

This is the first thing I did. It was a bit better but still too short. I did manage to get the BB about 2 inches farther forward by doing a little modification
and it seems almost perfect now.

...
Forum: Recumbent
06-21-13, 10:25 PM
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Views: 2,489
Posted By w98seeng

The crank arms are 170s, shorter arms would help,...

The crank arms are 170s, shorter arms would help, but not the 5mm 165 arms (do they make 165 arms?) would give me.



I have an inseam of 28 inches, my X-seam I haven't measured yet.

The...
Forum: Recumbent
06-21-13, 01:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,489
Posted By w98seeng

The pedals are not far enough forward. I am...

The pedals are not far enough forward. I am thinking that because I did get it so inexpensive and another is going to cost me at
least another $250 (from the prices I have seen), I might have this...
Forum: Recumbent
06-21-13, 10:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,489
Posted By w98seeng

Just Bought My First Recumbent

I bought a used Mikado (Quetzal) LWB recumbent. I saw it for sale on Kijiji and the guy wanted $125, so I went to get it.

I looked at it and since I had never been on a recumbent, I didn't get on...
06-14-13, 01:42 PM
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Posted By w98seeng

Almost Finished My New Build

I started another build when I got a nice Scott CX Team frame and fork. I decided to build it as a hybrid as brifters are so expensive
I went with a flat bar set-up.

Nothing has been set-up yet,...
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Posted By w98seeng

Good buy @ $350?

I have an opportunity to buy a Viner Deda V3 Pro Team road bike for $350, (maybe a bit less).
This will be for resale, possibly as separate parts as I think the bike is a hodgepodge of different era...
04-07-13, 09:53 AM
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Posted By w98seeng

From what I have read, I thought straight gauge...

From what I have read, I thought straight gauge spokes were heavier, but stronger.


Nope, 32. I got a great deal on a set of hubs that are 32h, so I am going with that.


270, but I don't look...
04-07-13, 08:52 AM
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Posted By w98seeng

My New Build

I saw a frame for sale and thought it was beautiful. For $98 (including shipping) I thought it would be the start of a really nice build.
The frame is a cyclocross frame, but I can't afford road...
05-28-12, 06:23 AM
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Posted By w98seeng

Why is it the hard way? you have to use a hammer...

Why is it the hard way? you have to use a hammer to put in a nail, I use an impact driver to put in two small screws. It takes less time than to tie the string.

Your way, when you want one tire,...
05-21-12, 12:28 PM
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Posted By w98seeng

Ever wonder if there is an inexpensive safe way...

Ever wonder if there is an inexpensive safe way to store wheels? I just thought of this today, I used broom holders screwed to the ceiling.

This works great as it won't scratch the rim, the...
04-29-12, 07:10 PM
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Posted By w98seeng

Right again. Plus a bit more

Right again. Plus a bit more
04-29-12, 04:42 PM
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Views: 1,007
Posted By w98seeng

Wow, that much? I wouldn't have guessed. I guess...

Wow, that much? I wouldn't have guessed. I guess I really goofed on this one.

Here's the story...

I was at a car auction that also has stolen bikes from the police dept in Ottawa, Canada. I...
04-29-12, 01:21 PM
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Posted By w98seeng

Totally agree, except for in England, possibly....

Totally agree, except for in England, possibly. I'm going to put it on eBay and give it a try.

PS, any idea what a late 80's Max frame goes for? Give or take?

Ian
04-28-12, 04:42 PM
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Views: 1,007
Posted By w98seeng

I have a frame that was built by Swinnerton in...

I have a frame that was built by Swinnerton in England. I contacted them and by the serial number, they told me that it was built for John Herety, former UK road race rider, Tour de France rider and...
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Posted By w98seeng

80's Swinnerton Appraisal Needed.

I have a road frame from English builder Roy Swinnerton. The frame is made from Columbus Max tubing and has a chromed Power Fork that is also made from Columbus Max tubing.

I got a hold of...
04-17-12, 10:50 AM
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Posted By w98seeng

I'm a bit late to the conversation, but no...

I'm a bit late to the conversation, but no problem in resurrecting it.

There is a Casati Challenge for sale for $400 and since I have never heard of Casati,
I did some research on the web. I only...
04-17-12, 06:53 AM
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Views: 676
Posted By w98seeng

If anyone is interested, here is a pic with the...

If anyone is interested, here is a pic with the frame measurements.

Any ideas as to how much I should ask for it? I looked around the net and only found two bikes for sale that had Max tubing, one...
04-16-12, 05:24 PM
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Views: 676
Posted By w98seeng

This is the Dura-Ace group I bought today ($200),...

This is the Dura-Ace group I bought today ($200), that I was thinking of putting on the Swinnerton.

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04-16-12, 05:20 PM
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Views: 676
Posted By w98seeng

I saw the Campy Delta brakes and new they were...

I saw the Campy Delta brakes and new they were worth good money. I saw the other Campy components and since I am a bit of a noob when it comes to road bikes, I bought it with the intention of...
04-16-12, 11:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 676
Posted By w98seeng

Mixing Old and New

I have a road frame from English builder Swinnerton. The frame is made from Columbus Max tubing and has a Power Fork that is also made from Columbus Max tubing. I bought the bike at an auction and...
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Views: 4,153
Posted By w98seeng

Yup, Canadian as charged. I always likes the ...

Yup, Canadian as charged. I always likes the green, but this is a very nice blue.



Yeah, the rack is a gonner if I get the bike.
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Posted By w98seeng

Bianchi Quattro info needed

I saw this Bianchi Quattro for sale ($175) and this is the only info given...



I would guess it to be around 1988 (or so) and it looks like it's in very nice shape.

Is $175 a decent price...
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Views: 4,311
Posted By w98seeng

The way I look at it is you have a nice frame...

The way I look at it is you have a nice frame already. Yes, there have been advancements in carbon frames, but will you really see a difference between the old and new frames? Also, is it worth the...
02-28-12, 06:52 AM
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Views: 7,257
Posted By w98seeng

Waterslide Decal Paper

For those who want to repaint a bike frame, there is a product that works with any color ink jet printer to make decals for your bike (Or anything else). It's called Waterslide Decal Paper and it can...
02-27-12, 01:36 PM
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Views: 3,119
Posted By w98seeng

Derailleurs have a max tooth range they will...

Derailleurs have a max tooth range they will accommodate. The difference on your bike is 28, probably too big a difference for your front derailleur (probably a double derailleur). If the derailleur...
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Posted By w98seeng

Well, it is public knowledge. The bike sold for...

Well, it is public knowledge. The bike sold for $1,132.77, auction ended Feb 11, well done Epicus07.

Ian
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Views: 1,563
Posted By w98seeng

Both sides are like that, it's definitely...

Both sides are like that, it's definitely factory.
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All that white stuff on the non-drive side chain stay is glue residue from some sort of tape. It's all over the bike. I'm going to strip...
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Views: 1,563
Posted By w98seeng

I think I'll take your advise and part it out. ...

I think I'll take your advise and part it out.


Yeah, I did a little touch-up on the decals with Paint Shop to see if I could print them out on decal paper. I was thinking of repainting the frame...
02-20-12, 09:39 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,652
Posted By w98seeng

As far as the paint coming off easily, try a...

As far as the paint coming off easily, try a paint scraper on a small spot to test it. If the paint is in good shape, the paint will not come right off, it will chip off in small flakes. If the paint...
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