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11-22-22, 10:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 554
Posted By dbhouston

I used "aircraft remover" paint stripper from the...

I used "aircraft remover" paint stripper from the auto parts store and it worked very quickly over polished chrome with no damage at all. Paint just doesn't like polished chrome. Cleaned up at the...
11-16-22, 09:10 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 976
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...
11-16-22, 08:18 PM
Replies: 72,791
Views: 11,823,745
Posted By dbhouston

Veloclassique

https://www.facebook.com/100063507312928/posts/pfbid03CiYXPVxfP8vCbTNe9eM8Pr6nkNbbAb8ekUspaNqqLLKpgHRtu9mFvBTv2GMtf6cl/?sfnsn=mo

Maybe of interest to those of y'all within shopping distance of...
10-28-22, 09:21 PM
Replies: 2,739
Views: 1,019,317
Posted By dbhouston

It was, and I knew that going in. I was surprised...

It was, and I knew that going in. I was surprised at how well it came out, though.
10-27-22, 09:20 PM
Replies: 2,739
Views: 1,019,317
Posted By dbhouston

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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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: 72,791
Views: 11,823,745
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.
...
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: 72,791
Views: 11,823,745
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 ...
10-10-22, 10:26 PM
Replies: 72,791
Views: 11,823,745
Posted By dbhouston

1994 Bridgestone RB-T, $500, Tulsa...

1994 Bridgestone RB-T, $500, Tulsa...
10-05-22, 08:17 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,849
Posted By dbhouston

I'm right with you on that! Velocals offers a...

I'm right with you on that! Velocals offers a huge range of colors, and I thought the deeper red would work nicely, but they didn't look particularly good in the shop. But, yeah, the sunshine brings...
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...
09-20-22, 11:07 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,849
Posted By dbhouston

Just a quick progress report ... on just a little...

Just a quick progress report ... on just a little progress.
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09-14-22, 09:42 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,849
Posted By dbhouston

Finished building the stock-ish version last...

Finished building the stock-ish version last night, except I'm getting very futzy shifting from the Suntour Asymmetric shifters. I'm going to print out and follow to a tee the set up instructions I...
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, 02:25 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,849
Posted By dbhouston

[QUOTE=madpogue;22639545]Dang, I was kinda liking...

[QUOTE=madpogue;22639545]Dang, I was kinda liking the beausage/patina look of the semi-stripped finish. In any event, especially down there, I would leave it chrome.

"Symmetric", BTW, refers to...
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...
09-06-22, 05:43 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,849
Posted By dbhouston

We'll see how the frame looks after stripping,...

We'll see how the frame looks after stripping, but I think I'd be tempted to leave it chrome, at least for a while. Seems like a little wax would be all the protection it needed?
09-06-22, 09:30 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,849
Posted By dbhouston

Indeed. It was this thread on that build that...

Indeed. It was this thread on that build that persuaded me to jump in on this project: https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1128190-new-me-centurion-pro-tour-yep-another-one-2.html
...
09-05-22, 09:51 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,849
Posted By dbhouston

Those were great bikes, but there do seem to be a...

Those were great bikes, but there do seem to be a lot of them kicking around out there. In fact, in deciding to buy this bike, I nearly went with a Trek 620 nearby, but was happy to do another...
09-05-22, 09:32 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,849
Posted By dbhouston

Happily, the shifters feel fine after a ride in...

Happily, the shifters feel fine after a ride in the ultrasonic cleaner! A light oiling and they should be good to go I hate taking apart any downtube shifters, and these do look like they'd be a bit...
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: 72,791
Views: 11,823,745
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: 523,759
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: 72,791
Views: 11,823,745
Posted By dbhouston

1988 Cannondale Team Crest, Springdale, Arkansas...

1988 Cannondale Team Crest, Springdale, Arkansas $500
https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1210679482801316/...
04-15-22, 10:46 PM
Replies: 72,791
Views: 11,823,745
Posted By dbhouston

Roomful of crap, but maybe a gem in there...

Roomful of crap, but maybe a gem in there somewhere?
​​​​​​https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/284555283873113/
02-12-22, 10:05 PM
Replies: 72,791
Views: 11,823,745
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...
02-11-22, 11:38 PM
Replies: 72,791
Views: 11,823,745
Posted By dbhouston

Interesting but tall bikes in Tulsa. I get the...

Interesting but tall bikes in Tulsa. I get the work stand and maybe the $30 Dawes, but these may be interesting to someone. Maybe she inherited this collection from a very tall relative with a very...
02-10-22, 06:40 PM
Replies: 72,791
Views: 11,823,745
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/...
02-07-22, 08:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 729
Posted By dbhouston

Change of direction, and done!

I vacillated between stock and mod, and ended up with what I think will be a fine campus bike in Norman, Oklahoma. It was a pain all the way through - had to change to some Rigida wheels when the...
01-22-22, 11:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 729
Posted By dbhouston

Once I decided to just put this thing back as it...

Once I decided to just put this thing back as it wants to be, it's been much easier. DIa-Compe levers and center pulls on there, though I may put the Ballilas back on just for consistency. Filing...
01-20-22, 07:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 729
Posted By dbhouston

I fixed up a 73 Raleigh Grand Prix last year, and...

I fixed up a 73 Raleigh Grand Prix last year, and I'd say the materials and workmanship on this bike are comparable and it'll surely be lighter. It'll make someone a nice, theft-resistant campus...
01-19-22, 09:27 PM
Replies: 72,791
Views: 11,823,745
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

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/img_20220115_142057142_f96bf877f2e42a398ecec37bee7392b6299c6984.jpg
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...
01-15-22, 03:01 PM
Replies: 72,791
Views: 11,823,745
Posted By dbhouston

I'll be damned. I just bought an identical bike...

I'll be damned. I just bought an identical bike in Tulsa, which is now in a hundred pieces in the garage! Paid about the same, too, which was probably too much, but I needed something to do on a...
Replies: 3
Views: 375
Posted By dbhouston

Good eye on the brakes. I couldn't tell what...

Good eye on the brakes. I couldn't tell what they were. Also noticed the Speedplays, which would be a nice bonus for me if they are the right version!
Replies: 3
Views: 375
Posted By dbhouston

Peugeot PSV10 1982, I think

https://tulsa.craigslist.org/bik/d/collinsville-peugeot-super-vitus-980/7413319058.html
Seems like there's never anything interesting on Craigslist anymore, but this would be an interesting holiday...
11-04-21, 01:36 PM
Replies: 72,791
Views: 11,823,745
Posted By dbhouston

Schwinn New World (Blue Bird?), $250 near Tulsa ...

Schwinn New World (Blue Bird?), $250 near Tulsa
https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/690445618580274/...
10-25-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 72,791
Views: 11,823,745
Posted By dbhouston

Centurion Ironman for $100 in OKC area. Or you...

Centurion Ironman for $100 in OKC area. Or you could choose the GMC with grip shifters, if that's your thing.
https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/911411442830714/...
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