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04-05-22, 02:08 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,675
Posted By obuckler

Barcon Italian

Used original wrap after cleaning it up and started at the bar end up to the hoods finished with three colors of tape appropriately.

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02-23-22, 11:28 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,321
Posted By obuckler

I wish race tire rubber lasted. So I just avoid....

I wish race tire rubber lasted. So I just avoid. Iím thinking your hands on experience far outweighs mine so you will recognize the only tire I ever had that approaches race rubber from back in the...
02-22-22, 07:18 AM
Replies: 2,322
Views: 274,745
Posted By obuckler

Interesting solution. I did look my head...

Interesting solution.

I did look my head over. The gasket was worn. I had two new ones at the ready. But I had gone down that route before. So instead I looked at a gasket from a top peak...
02-21-22, 03:44 PM
Replies: 2,322
Views: 274,745
Posted By obuckler

Maybe Iíll clean the head and or replace the...

Maybe Iíll clean the head and or replace the gasket on my spesh air tool pro pump. I like the pump overall.

not sure why putting pressure on a deflated tire would stress the tube? It would not...
02-20-22, 08:33 PM
Replies: 2,322
Views: 274,745
Posted By obuckler

I have that awl or itís knock and on my first...

I have that awl or itís knock and on my first repairs years ago did use it. Maybe Iím just older now but I still had too much trouble pushing that awl needle throughóeven after tapering the tip on...
02-20-22, 04:26 PM
Replies: 2,322
Views: 274,745
Posted By obuckler

From a big box home store: ...

From a big box home store:

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splicing is easy...
02-20-22, 12:12 PM
Replies: 2,322
Views: 274,745
Posted By obuckler

sorry. I never saw this post. replacing a...

sorry. I never saw this post.

replacing a whole tube is easier than it sounds. Not usually necessary luckily. Open 6 inches of the carcass at one side of valve. Cut the tube, tie a good string on...
02-19-22, 09:12 AM
Replies: 2,322
Views: 274,745
Posted By obuckler

No I didnít but I did pull an old tube out of an...

No I didnít but I did pull an old tube out of an old rotted tire (old tubes are sources of latex patchesóand I simply use Continental rim cement as a vulcanizeróbonds completely and this is confirmed...
02-19-22, 08:20 AM
Replies: 2,322
Views: 274,745
Posted By obuckler

Tubular storage/repair/sealant issue

With the Dallas areaís icy wintry weather snaps (I know comparatively these are passing blips for some of you) I took the down time to repair four flatted Vittoria Corsa G+ tubulars.



On...
02-12-22, 03:14 PM
Replies: 4,874
Views: 514,388
Posted By obuckler

PM if this is the right one? Glad to send on. ...

PM if this is the right one? Glad to send on.
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01-20-22, 11:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 639
Posted By obuckler

Nice bike! Of the examples I like the...

Nice bike!

Of the examples I like the black saddle back tape white cables housing. Would also suggest retro coiled housing on the bar cons.

Here is mine. Essentially all white with some...
01-11-22, 05:24 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,931
Posted By obuckler

Oops. I answered too quickly without noting you...

Oops. I answered too quickly without noting you quoted John.
01-02-22, 03:27 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 31,731
Posted By obuckler

Oooh I have been waiting to post this just...

Oooh I have been waiting to post this just completed build here. This thread helped me pick my color choices so kudos all. Also itís amazing what you see in your own photo that you donít in person...
12-29-21, 06:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,811
Posted By obuckler

The build is done!

SHAKEDOWNS: Have been on a couple of short neighborhood rides to find all the small tweaks that always need doing. Have some Vittoria Corsa tubulars in 25s on there so of course it rides nice. Still...
12-27-21, 04:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,811
Posted By obuckler

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12-27-21, 04:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,811
Posted By obuckler

I read several threads ...

I read several threads (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1151484-i-have-leather-now-need-pattern-non-aero-hoods.html)
and in this link I share how I did it.

This is my comment from...
12-26-21, 09:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,811
Posted By obuckler

Final roadblock out of way!

Completed my one and done pair of custom leather hoods. Final cabling and bar wrapping can now commence. In a week or so maybe a test ride! (Probably just in time for the first cold weather in...
12-04-21, 11:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,811
Posted By obuckler

Update

Well it now looks like a bike. I went with all white. Not installed but even down to the the original ribbed white brake cable housing (now lined and will be with new cables). Also with either the...
11-28-21, 07:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,530
Posted By obuckler

Ö.so far away. Doesn't anybody Ö ?

All the meetups are so cool but never practical from here (Dallas area)! An international one would be double cool.

The many recent Raleigh international threads are great reading. Wish I could...
10-04-21, 07:46 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,360
Posted By obuckler

My enjoyment of cycling began with my humble 72...

My enjoyment of cycling began with my humble 72 Raleigh Grand Prix so as I expanded I went with what I knew (or could know easily) so I began with a Raleigh theme. All 70s era. First the Super...
07-28-21, 04:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 426
Posted By obuckler

You said yellow: ...

You said yellow:

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07-08-21, 01:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,340
Posted By obuckler

86/7 Bertoni Corsa Mondiale

I am in possession of this bike for refurbishment for my daughter in
law. Essentially has no miles on it ótest rides after reassembly (was shipped to me) show a very smooth ride with perfect no...
06-06-21, 04:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,811
Posted By obuckler

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The decal above came out well. My only regret is...
06-06-21, 03:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 810
Posted By obuckler

Nib

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Mine was built but never ridden AND was delivered...
06-04-21, 09:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,811
Posted By obuckler

Almost all decals on!

Applied the bulk of the decals during all the rainy time off in Texas.

The Lygie icon in the chrome panel still in process. I am attempting to paint the backside of a clear decal as I did not have...
05-27-21, 08:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,881
Posted By obuckler

Bolt end covers easily found at a good hardware...

Bolt end covers easily found at a good hardware store (can be hard to find a good store!).

donít need two. Was just having fun.
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05-14-21, 07:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,811
Posted By obuckler

replies in bold: my super course is all...

replies in bold:


my super course is all done and also a good looking bike. A year or so ago my rear wheel went wonky out of true. Rebuilt the wheel. Used 1.8/1.6/1.8 (15/16 gauge) as I do on...
05-14-21, 05:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,410
Posted By obuckler

I was happy with duplicolor perfect match paint...

I was happy with duplicolor perfect match paint and clear on my just finished Lygie.

randyjawa , can you or anyone share the pluses and or minuses of clearing over chrome frame bits?
...
05-14-21, 02:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,811
Posted By obuckler

The build will be for the most part back to the...

The build will be for the most part back to the original. All Campagnolo Record and Nuovo except for Weinmann brakes. 3ttt stem and bars and a Cinelli Unicanitor saddle which will change to either a...
05-14-21, 01:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,811
Posted By obuckler

1971 Lygie

Probably time to start a thread to welcome thoughts on this project. Have hinted at it in other threads where applicable so enough with just teasing at it.

Acquired this in 2017 at the same
time...
04-15-21, 03:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,508
Posted By obuckler

Thoroughly enjoyed viewing this bike. I have the...

Thoroughly enjoyed viewing this bike. I have the exact same frame/paint/decal scheme. I am the original owner purchasing it in 1972 as my first ten speed. I was officially a bike boomer back then....
03-31-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 19,823
Posted By obuckler

Guess i missed this thread?

..,as i have had this bike a while. Really nice barely touched bike when I bought it and even came with the original bike box.

It presents very well. The downtube decals are a bit tender though...
03-09-21, 06:41 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 9,543
Posted By obuckler

Another Bruce just to wave his flag my favorite...

Another Bruce just to wave his flag my favorite ride. Never had an occasion to talk to him.

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02-18-21, 07:35 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 7,047
Posted By obuckler

Sources I have used are almost always the typical...

Sources I have used are almost always the typical UK vendors: lordgun, probikekit (all over) and most recently Merlin cycles which I just saw has some Veloflex and Vittorias in stock in the 50-60...
02-17-21, 11:54 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 7,047
Posted By obuckler

You mentioned reading the tubular thread. If you...

You mentioned reading the tubular thread. If you do you will see all the various methods. It just becomes a personal choice.

My choices changed over time. Started with Tufos and Tufo tape for a...
01-03-21, 03:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,241
Posted By obuckler

I made my own out of a large 25 oz (I think) beer...

I made my own out of a large 25 oz (I think) beer can. Mics out the perfect size and easy to do. Of course if you are an aggressive rider you may be counseled to never shim a bar/stem combo.
10-01-20, 07:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,233
Posted By obuckler

Thanks for posting!

Needs a color photo though.

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09-24-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,506
Posted By obuckler

for two color you need two stencils and shoot one...

for two color you need two stencils and shoot one color at a time. Layer them (last top color over the first color). The problem is hand cutting the stencil. The letterforms need to be reasonably...
09-23-20, 08:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,506
Posted By obuckler

I would only recommend stenciling if that is a...

I would only recommend stenciling if that is a skill set you already have. I have an art background in all forms of traditional media so it worked out fine and a lot of fun also. You actually use a...
06-21-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 69,048
Views: 11,158,706
Posted By obuckler

Crazy price on that Frejus (to me anyway)!

Crazy price on that Frejus (to me anyway)!
06-20-20, 07:04 PM
Replies: 69,048
Views: 11,158,706
Posted By obuckler

Frejus in Dallas

https://dallas.craigslist.org/ftw/bik/d/fort-worth-frjus-cm-road-bicycle/7143829131.html

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06-20-20, 06:59 PM
Replies: 69,048
Views: 11,158,706
Posted By obuckler

Viner in Dallas

https://dallas.craigslist.org/mdf/bik/d/plano-viner-56-or-57cm-vintage-1978-bike/7125993552.html

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04-03-20, 04:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,073
Posted By obuckler

Is there an orphan in your stash?

Is there an orphan in your stash?
03-05-20, 09:55 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 8,741
Posted By obuckler

On a mural ride around Dallas downtown area. This...

On a mural ride around Dallas downtown area. This was the coolest building and it shows off Bruce Gordon well!
...
01-20-20, 04:18 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,529
Posted By obuckler

Bruce Gordon likes cortadas. American Airlines...

Bruce Gordon likes cortadas. American Airlines Center in the downtown Dallas Victory Park area. ...
12-09-19, 09:54 PM
Replies: 939
Views: 105,886
Posted By obuckler

Highly creativeóinspirational in fact for me. ...

Highly creativeóinspirational in fact for me.

This is probably my most dramatic effort.
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11-28-19, 11:11 AM
Replies: 2,322
Views: 274,745
Posted By obuckler

I have patched patched using the open up...

I have patched patched using the open up traditional method twice on one with good results. Found it fun in same manner as building wheels.

A friend who I bought my Bruce Gordon from found this in...
10-11-19, 10:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,902
Posted By obuckler

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Here is the freewheel after the evaporust bath, a...
10-10-19, 06:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,902
Posted By obuckler

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This is first phase. All apart. Did a degrease to...
08-02-19, 11:08 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 12,820
Posted By obuckler

Inspiration...

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