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11-26-20, 09:03 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,766
Posted By Hudson308

Nope. My Paramount frame was brazed in Chicago...

Nope.
My Paramount frame was brazed in Chicago using English tubing, then fitted with Italian, French, American, Japanese and Swiss-made components.
11-22-20, 07:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 435
Posted By Hudson308

I'd like the one on the far right, please. :)

I'd like the one on the far right, please. :)
11-22-20, 06:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 264
Posted By Hudson308

Yeah, what they said! Also for future reference;...

Yeah, what they said! Also for future reference; a small telescoping magnet works great for extracting all those small bearing balls at the same time.
11-18-20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,221
Posted By Hudson308

I use mineral spirits to remove the gunk that...

I use mineral spirits to remove the gunk that builds up while polishing. Works great.
11-15-20, 10:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 415
Posted By Hudson308

I've had over a dozen frames powdercoated to...

I've had over a dozen frames powdercoated to date, with more in the queue. Occasionally the finish has had a bit of orange peel, which I've carefully wet sanded out. Then I use Novus 3-step plastic...
11-14-20, 09:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 581
Posted By Hudson308

That is a strange one, that I've never seen on a...

That is a strange one, that I've never seen on a Letour.
Not that it will help your ID, but I believe the head badge number you've provided has one too many digits.
11-10-20, 10:22 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 5,935
Posted By Hudson308

Yeah. What he said. :)

Yeah.
What he said. :)
11-07-20, 08:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 353
Posted By Hudson308

Wait. You're disappointed that the stem and...

Wait.
You're disappointed that the stem and seat post aren't stuck? :foo:
11-04-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 307
Posted By Hudson308

Heh. Welcome to my world. :rolleyes:

Heh. Welcome to my world. :rolleyes:
10-29-20, 07:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 526
Posted By Hudson308

The ealy ones with lugged frame and fork crown...

The ealy ones with lugged frame and fork crown are hard to find. Nice score!
10-22-20, 09:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 644
Posted By Hudson308

Same, minus the Tri-flow. The punch I use for...

Same, minus the Tri-flow. The punch I use for this is brass.
10-13-20, 09:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,333
Posted By Hudson308

Still waiting for those pics. :innocent: ...

Still waiting for those pics. :innocent:

I've got an '84 Griz with similar plans.
10-13-20, 09:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 598
Posted By Hudson308

I've got a friend who insists the only cool...

I've got a friend who insists the only cool colors are black and chrome. However my choice would be purple. Chrome accents that color rather nicely.
10-12-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 913
Posted By Hudson308

Yep, I've got one of these. Gorgeous looking...

Yep, I've got one of these. Gorgeous looking piece, but like you I haven't had a chance to install it yet.
09-14-20, 08:34 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,752
Posted By Hudson308

...and here are some photos of my early-70's...

...and here are some photos of my early-70's example.
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1493/p1013075_53d5376d1e2d74db56433e81b5344162d13e394f.jpg...
09-14-20, 08:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,752
Posted By Hudson308

Here are as-found photos of the early 60's Black...

Here are as-found photos of the early 60's Black Diamond that I just shared on another thread (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1212916-falcon-black-diamond.html)....
09-14-20, 08:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 797
Posted By Hudson308

On the other hand, the early 60's Black Diamonds...

On the other hand, the early 60's Black Diamonds were lovely bikes made with Reynolds 531. I agree the OPs example is likely from the bike boom early 70's, but on the off chance it's an early one,...
09-12-20, 08:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 423
Posted By Hudson308

Yeah, that one's a keeper!

Yeah, that one's a keeper!
09-12-20, 08:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,521
Posted By Hudson308

Wow... that thing is gorgeous! :)

Wow... that thing is gorgeous! :)
09-12-20, 07:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 827
Posted By Hudson308

I personally wouldn't use a Fitz-A-Dent on a bike...

I personally wouldn't use a Fitz-A-Dent on a bike frame. You'll never get it perfect, and it does heat the metal to red-hot in a small spot.
Rolling it as far as you can and filling with JB weld...
09-12-20, 07:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 423
Posted By Hudson308

Yep. Pics or it never happened. ;)

Yep.
Pics or it never happened. ;)
09-10-20, 09:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,619
Posted By Hudson308

Here's a similar Fiorelli that a friend sold last...

Here's a similar Fiorelli that a friend sold last year. We guessed that this one was from about 1961. Interesting lugs....
09-09-20, 09:14 PM
Replies: 1,957
Views: 571,045
Posted By Hudson308

I'm curious what year/model Peugeot had a 58cm...

I'm curious what year/model Peugeot had a 58cm (center-to-center I assume?) seat tube and a 60cm top tube. Those are close to my (short leg/long torso) proportions.
The only Peugeots I've come...
09-09-20, 09:09 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 933
Posted By Hudson308

Wow that turned out nice!!! As my avatar tag...

Wow that turned out nice!!! As my avatar tag shows, I'm also a huge fan of the fillet-brazed Schwinns. Building a semi-upright all-rounder from a Super Sport is in the project queue, and you've...
09-03-20, 07:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 615
Posted By Hudson308

Thanks for the detailed info. I'm going to...

Thanks for the detailed info. I'm going to archive it for when I use a Soma cage on one of my projects.
Do the modifications work for the original (early 60's) GS, or for Nuovo Gran Sport?
09-02-20, 08:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 615
Posted By Hudson308

I usually side with Suntour Neal, but I'm also...

I usually side with Suntour Neal, but I'm also wondering if one of those Wolf Tooth thingies would help with the bigger sprockets. That or a set of those repop Rally cages if they'd fit this RD. I...
09-01-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 778
Posted By Hudson308

That seems like a reasonable strategy. Sometimes...

That seems like a reasonable strategy. Sometimes junk is just that. :rolleyes:
08-31-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 778
Posted By Hudson308

Sounds like some people in the know have already...

Sounds like some people in the know have already picked this pile over long ago. I agree it would be worth it to go through once more and pull out the remaining Suntour derailleurs, S-A hubs, high...
08-29-20, 08:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 995
Posted By Hudson308

These are great bikes. The only down side I know...

These are great bikes. The only down side I know of is that you can't cram anything bigger than 700c x 25mm tires under the fork crown.
You did well at a hunnerd bucks!!!
08-15-20, 08:20 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 32,186
Posted By Hudson308

...and the Mountace I picked up last month. ...

...and the Mountace I picked up last month.
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1200x900/00a0a_23ks6igbzp1_0ci0t2_1200x900_90cf40571e58cd38b158ad06c9628883d36fcee0.jpg...
08-14-20, 03:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 826
Posted By Hudson308

I love the Singletracks and Multitracks for their...

I love the Singletracks and Multitracks for their comfort, utility and surprising light weight.
One significant difference between the 9x0 Singletrack models and the 7x0 Multitracks is that the 970s...
08-14-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 686
Posted By Hudson308

Yeah, been there, done that. :notamused: ...

Yeah, been there, done that. :notamused:
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1493/p1013002_d71424589c44161e58607ec304f12cf345289d68.jpg

The best advice I can give you is to...
08-13-20, 09:07 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,926
Posted By Hudson308

See post #86...

See post #86 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=86) above from Sir_Name .
Looks like two flavors of "aggressive" to choose from. :thumb:
08-12-20, 09:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,229
Posted By Hudson308

That's pretty sweet. GLWS! :thumb:

That's pretty sweet. GLWS! :thumb:
08-08-20, 10:02 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 13,920
Posted By Hudson308

It's Dormant Purple from Columbia Coatings, with...

It's Dormant Purple from Columbia Coatings, with their Violet Sapphire Chameleon used as the clear/catalyst.
Much like pcb's Waterford above, the effect in bright sunlight is stunning. :twitchy: It...
07-26-20, 07:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 672
Posted By Hudson308

12-point sockets are usually thinner than...

12-point sockets are usually thinner than 6-point. I rarely use 12-point, unless I come across a situation like this.
07-25-20, 09:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,539
Posted By Hudson308

What a great story! Here's the Mountace M15 I...

What a great story!
Here's the Mountace M15 I recently snagged. I'm still trying to figure out the year, as with 15 speeds I assumed it was an earlier one. However the only component that has a...
07-25-20, 09:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 606
Posted By Hudson308

Gorgeous bike! :)

Gorgeous bike! :)
07-21-20, 04:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 527
Posted By Hudson308

Does a Multitrack step-thru count? My wife's...

Does a Multitrack step-thru count?
My wife's next ride, at the powder coater's......
07-21-20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 427
Posted By Hudson308

Mobile app or laptop/desktop?

Mobile app or laptop/desktop?
07-21-20, 04:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,049
Posted By Hudson308

The bad news is that frame is toast. The good...

The bad news is that frame is toast.
The good news is it shouldn't be too hard to find a replacement. :o
07-21-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 12,114
Posted By Hudson308

Didn't Campy make something special for...

Didn't Campy make something special for Motobecane in the early 70's?
Edit: Yes they did, but they have "kidney bean" holes:
(Photo via Velobase/Bob Freeman)...
07-19-20, 09:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 992
Posted By Hudson308

One of fhe nice things about these fillet-brazed...

One of fhe nice things about these fillet-brazed Schwinns is that because they're not particularly rare, you can build em however the heck you want.
Keep us updated. I'll enjoy following this one!...
07-18-20, 09:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 694
Posted By Hudson308

Whereabouts exactly on the cape? :innocent:

Whereabouts exactly on the cape? :innocent:
07-14-20, 08:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 648
Posted By Hudson308

The 72/61 markings could refer to the head tube...

The 72/61 markings could refer to the head tube angle and frame size.
I have one of the early Lambert built Vikings, but it has little in common with your example.
07-08-20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 8,751
Posted By Hudson308

Love this thread. "Velomechanical archeology". ...

Love this thread. "Velomechanical archeology".

Yeah, that's it. :innocent:
07-08-20, 10:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 837
Posted By Hudson308

The good news is the seat post moves! :thumb: ...

The good news is the seat post moves! :thumb:
That's a model I haven't seen before. Very cool.
07-08-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,031
Posted By Hudson308

My wife has been having some of my severely...

My wife has been having some of my severely rusted chain wheels powder coated for use around the house. Some used as coasters, some as pull-through anchors for kleenex boxes....
07-06-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,790
Posted By Hudson308

Good a guess as any. Images are from the...

Good a guess as any.
Images are from the Hetchins website (http://www.hetchins.com/mo3-01.htm).
Yep, you can still buy em new! :)
07-06-20, 04:57 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,790
Posted By Hudson308

Hetchins. (http://www.hetchins.com/mo3-01.htm) ...

Hetchins. (http://www.hetchins.com/mo3-01.htm)
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1024x638/2018_mo3_dlx_07_3458b1fb5c6dc95cd4e198e526506f7d64f9c067.jpg...
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