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11-16-22, 09:10 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 971
Posted By dbhouston

I had an early 50's Claude Butler in similar...

I had an early 50's Claude Butler in similar condition and got what seemed to me to be good results on the rusty frame and guards with just (1) Evaporust liquid and gel as needed and (2) diluted...
10-27-22, 09:20 PM
Replies: 2,739
Views: 1,019,309
Posted By dbhouston

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My new-to-me 1984 Centurion ProTour 15. It came to me in...
10-22-22, 10:32 PM
Replies: 1,510
Views: 181,796
Posted By dbhouston

Just discovering this brilliant time-suck thread,...

Just discovering this brilliant time-suck thread, so I'll play!

Off a gravel road east of Stillwater, Oklahoma, a big gleaming "marble" sculpture in someone's red dirt farmyard:...
10-22-22, 09:40 PM
Replies: 72,789
Views: 11,823,552
Posted By dbhouston

Gianni Motta Personal 2001, $2000, Tulsa

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/789631722324415/

I am surprised this bike found its way to the heartland and into the hands of such a terrible photographer.
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10-22-22, 08:56 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,849
Posted By dbhouston

She roadworthy and ready for adventure

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10-17-22, 11:07 PM
Replies: 72,789
Views: 11,823,552
Posted By dbhouston

1985 Trek 620 plus a 1200, $225 near Tulsa ...

1985 Trek 620 plus a 1200, $225 near Tulsa
​​​​​​https://tulsa.craigslist.org/bik/7543280832.html ...
10-03-22, 01:46 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,849
Posted By dbhouston

Whoa, Wildwood! That was a nice haul for someone...

Whoa, Wildwood! That was a nice haul for someone tall!

And, yes, the bike came to me with one of those little things to hold the front wheel straight. I've had two bikes that had one on, and in...
10-01-22, 08:37 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,849
Posted By dbhouston

We have a bike!

Shifting works great in the stand. Will see on the road tomorrow. I've also made no real efforts to adjust the fit. I'll close the thread with sunshine pictures after that. If you spot any glaring...
09-30-22, 10:03 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,849
Posted By dbhouston

As always, C&V commenters know their stuff! I...

As always, C&V commenters know their stuff! I didn't have much time this evening, but made some progress.

I gave it three coats of Mother's carnauba paste wax, and the surface seems very nice and...
09-29-22, 07:46 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,849
Posted By dbhouston

Decals!

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The bike was on hold while I made some choices, then waited...
09-20-22, 11:22 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,849
Posted By dbhouston

Apropos of nothing above, the gradual realization...

Apropos of nothing above, the gradual realization that I'm going to end-up as a four bike household (road, gravel, this one, and the next project) made me rethink my shop layout. So I've moved things...
09-10-22, 10:18 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,849
Posted By dbhouston

I think in an ideal world, I'd have had that...

I think in an ideal world, I'd have had that tool. But it was pretty intuitive to simply leave that side intact and make adjustments on the other end of the axle. I worked on the rear, which has the...
09-10-22, 06:45 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,849
Posted By dbhouston

Progress

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I can definitively say these are cartridge bearings. The...
09-07-22, 08:40 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,849
Posted By dbhouston

Thought I'd clean up the earlier posts and just...

Thought I'd clean up the earlier posts and just do one on the frame stripping. I used Rust-Oleum Aircraft Remover outdoors, and it worked incredibly well. The forks took two passes with about 20...
09-05-22, 09:28 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,849
Posted By dbhouston

I don't know why, but I love the part where you...

I don't know why, but I love the part where you dismantle the whole damn thing. So, that's what I did tonight. ...
09-05-22, 01:01 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,849
Posted By dbhouston

1984 Centurion Pro Tour 15

What have I done? I've had in my head I wanted to do a touring bike, and this one turned up nearby this week. The bike is in rough shape cosmetically, but the bones are good and I'm up for a long...
08-15-22, 09:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 182
Posted By dbhouston

Orbea Spirit 2005

Okay, so not strictly classic and vintage, but it's steel and 2+ generations back in the Campagnolo evolution, so not exactly cutting edge stuff here.

I've spent the last two years trying to make...
08-14-22, 11:01 PM
Replies: 72,789
Views: 11,823,552
Posted By dbhouston

Villiger Gottardo Comfort, $75 ...

Villiger Gottardo Comfort, $75
​​​​​https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/803389381101054/ ...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-22, 09:49 PM
Replies: 2,116
Views: 523,756
Posted By dbhouston

Orbea Spirit, 2005

After a couple of years trying to make a Specialized Diverge my do-it-all bike, I really wanted to get back on a real road bike. I like tinkering and rebuilding, so my summer plan was to get a...
04-20-22, 09:44 PM
Replies: 72,789
Views: 11,823,552
Posted By dbhouston

1988 Cannondale Team Crest, Springdale, Arkansas...

1988 Cannondale Team Crest, Springdale, Arkansas $500
https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1210679482801316/...
02-12-22, 10:05 PM
Replies: 72,789
Views: 11,823,552
Posted By dbhouston

Really? Wow. He didn't bring it to our meetup...

Really? Wow. He didn't bring it to our meetup this morning (I took the stand and he threw in the Dawes frame which measured 60cm). I asked about it, though, and he said he wanted one because Facet...
02-10-22, 06:40 PM
Replies: 72,789
Views: 11,823,552
Posted By dbhouston

Schwinn of some sort, $50, written in an obscure...

Schwinn of some sort, $50, written in an obscure Arkansas dialect:
https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1023219685277142/...
01-19-22, 09:27 PM
Replies: 72,789
Views: 11,823,552
Posted By dbhouston

Modernized Basso Loto, $695 in OKC area ...

Modernized Basso Loto, $695 in OKC area
​​​​​​https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/4170436089722933/
...
01-19-22, 09:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 729
Posted By dbhouston

Don't fat shame my Italian amica! Rubbing on her...

Don't fat shame my Italian amica! Rubbing on her getting me through some cold nights here on the edge of the prairie.
01-19-22, 08:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 729
Posted By dbhouston

Thanks for all the feedback! As always, C&V is a...

Thanks for all the feedback! As always, C&V is a deep well. Looking around for 1972 Stradas, that's definitely the answer. It is awfully similar to the Rekord but for the cable stops. And Bianchi was...
01-15-22, 10:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 729
Posted By dbhouston

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Is that an E or an F or an Egyptian heiroglyph? Regardless,...
01-15-22, 10:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 729
Posted By dbhouston

These pics are mostly after a first cleaning. ...

These pics are mostly after a first cleaning. ...
01-15-22, 10:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 729
Posted By dbhouston

Yes, another Bianchi ID thread

Needing something to do on a cold weekend, I bought an old Bianchi yesterday. Frame and fork weigh 8.7 lbs. Campagnolo Valentino Extra FD and RD. San Remo rims. Otherwise a mishmash and lots of...
09-09-21, 08:17 PM
Replies: 10,415
Views: 1,340,473
Posted By dbhouston

Seller seems very patient on that one! I've got...

Seller seems very patient on that one! I've got a nice yellow 56 in Tulsa that I'd probably let go for the right price/buyer. I've already done all the work, though, so would probably want almost...
09-08-21, 08:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,650
Posted By dbhouston

Sachs shifters

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These shifters are an oddity to me. The catalog says 105...
09-05-21, 12:11 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 27,473
Posted By dbhouston

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09-05-21, 12:04 PM
Replies: 10,415
Views: 1,340,473
Posted By dbhouston

Small world, Shoota. This one has been for sale...

Small world, Shoota. This one has been for sale near in Tulsa for a few weeks:https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/907440683448118/...
09-03-21, 10:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,650
Posted By dbhouston

Fun evening with the Silver Beast. It got a...

Fun evening with the Silver Beast. It got a badly needed cleaning and partial teardown. ...
09-02-21, 09:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,650
Posted By dbhouston

Trek T200, 1996

You'll normally find me in the C&V forums figuring out how to revive an old bike of some sort, but today's purchase feels like it belongs here, instead. I have a lot to learn about tandems, so I...
06-17-21, 05:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,071
Posted By dbhouston

Yeah, she had some great stuff on that mystery...

Yeah, she had some great stuff on that mystery frame. The Spinergy wheels with plastic spokes are very cool. I did put most of her stuff on a Centurion Ironman, but it didn't feel right, so I took...
06-16-21, 06:16 PM
Replies: 10,415
Views: 1,340,473
Posted By dbhouston

Project Dave: The Compromise Build

Felt kind of guilty leaving all that 600ex in a box, so it's back on the Ironman. The compromise? Slightly enhanced gearing for modern weenie riders like me. I had an extra set of Biopace, so went...
06-14-21, 10:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,417
Posted By dbhouston

Beautiful bikes, and totally deserving of some...

Beautiful bikes, and totally deserving of some love. Did you see that era of Specialized MTN bikes getting some retro-love at Unbound Gravel this year?...
06-08-21, 06:33 PM
Replies: 10,415
Views: 1,340,473
Posted By dbhouston

Decided to stick with the Diverge this weekend -...

Decided to stick with the Diverge this weekend - dance with the one that brung ya' and all that.
05-31-21, 09:48 PM
Replies: 10,415
Views: 1,340,473
Posted By dbhouston

Just found it locally in Tulsa. Probably...

Just found it locally in Tulsa. Probably overpaid a bit for the local market at $200, but I was ready for a project.
05-30-21, 11:06 PM
Replies: 10,415
Views: 1,340,473
Posted By dbhouston

So, I've tried the first two builds of my 1987...

So, I've tried the first two builds of my 1987 Master experiments, which I'm calling Project Dave. So far we have a solid stock build, followed by one that included Dura-Ace 7700 triple, funky...
05-28-21, 06:35 PM
Replies: 10,415
Views: 1,340,473
Posted By dbhouston

600 and 7700

In what I'm calling Project Dave, I'm going to try it both ways! Rode today totally stock and enjoyed it, even when I ran out of gear ratios. Right now, it's down to the frame for a deep cleaning,...
05-14-21, 08:50 PM
Replies: 26,497
Views: 3,852,479
Posted By dbhouston

That CB tandem will be a great project! Glad you...

That CB tandem will be a great project! Glad you plan to treat it gingerly; you can always go back later and try more aggressive methods. I had very good results using a boiled linseed oil finish...
05-13-21, 08:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,276
Posted By dbhouston

Absolutely beautiful and showroom new! ...

Absolutely beautiful and showroom new! Congratulations.
02-17-21, 09:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,088
Posted By dbhouston

Thanks for the feedback. I've ordered three cans...

Thanks for the feedback. I've ordered three cans of the stuff - awfully expensive for what it is - and will experiment before trying on the frame. I'll let you know how it works out.
02-16-21, 09:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,088
Posted By dbhouston

Spray.Bike Tinted Clear

I've got a 1979-ish Austro-Daimler Vent Noir II project. Originally, these bikes had a beautiful "smoked chrome" finish, which looks like a tinted chrome. Unfortunately, my bike was previously...
12-02-20, 07:45 PM
Replies: 72,789
Views: 11,823,552
Posted By dbhouston

Glad to hear it found a good home!

Glad to hear it found a good home!
12-01-20, 07:52 PM
Replies: 72,789
Views: 11,823,552
Posted By dbhouston

1971 (?) Dawes Galaxy touring bike, $150 ...

1971 (?) Dawes Galaxy touring bike, $150
https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/940097489851749/...
11-20-20, 01:17 AM
Replies: 72,789
Views: 11,823,552
Posted By dbhouston

You know that bike wants to go home to Arizona. ...

You know that bike wants to go home to Arizona. Sadly, the seller fell ill with a couple of weeks ago and promised to reach out when he was better. I'd be happy to facilitate the sale by picking it...
10-31-20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,835
Posted By dbhouston

Heard back from the seller this morning ... he...

Heard back from the seller this morning ... he has Covid and isn't doing any selling right now. That's rough for him, and a bummer for me. I'll let y'all know when something happens with this bike.
10-30-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,105
Posted By dbhouston

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B17 Special short ("Ladies Standard", but I like that shape better than the standard...
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