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04-21-21, 10:56 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By BlueDevil63

I have used a similar product. Key is the gloss...

I have used a similar product. Key is the gloss black base coat. A really smooth and shiny black base produces the best result. It's not quite perfect but really pretty good.
03-29-21, 04:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,219
Posted By BlueDevil63

I believe it is original. I didn't put it on...

I believe it is original. I didn't put it on anyway and it is pretty crumbled and looks original.
03-29-21, 03:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 520
Posted By BlueDevil63

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03-29-21, 03:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 520
Posted By BlueDevil63

FS: 1970 Mondia Special

This is a restored 1970 Mondia Special. Made of metric Reynolds 531 it has Campagnolo dropouts. This bike has been bouncing around a bit and may have even been listed/sold in the forum before.
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03-29-21, 02:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,219
Posted By BlueDevil63

Price drop to $900.

Price drop to $900.
03-24-21, 03:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 645
Posted By BlueDevil63

I'm open to offers on this. Ebay asking prices...

I'm open to offers on this. Ebay asking prices are all over the board but people are asking $1200 plus for just the frame. If you are really interested make me an offer and I will consider it.
03-23-21, 08:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 645
Posted By BlueDevil63

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03-23-21, 08:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 645
Posted By BlueDevil63

FS: early 80s Gios Professional

Early-mid 80s Gios Professional. 54cm square center to center. In excellent original condition. Downtube and seat tube decal panels are a bit yellowed but frame and fork are otherwise near...
Replies: 26
Views: 1,465
Posted By BlueDevil63

To be clear I was not really suggesting the OP...

To be clear I was not really suggesting the OP part it out but to some people the money does matter, especially now, and I wanted to be clear on what the "book" value of that bike is given the low...
Replies: 26
Views: 1,465
Posted By BlueDevil63

Just my .02. When asked for a valuation a lot of...

Just my .02. When asked for a valuation a lot of people seem to give what they would pay for it which isn't quite what is wanted.

I recently bought a '74 Le Champion. It is definitely not a...
02-10-21, 06:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,107
Posted By BlueDevil63

It is sold. Thanks.

It is sold. Thanks.
02-01-21, 02:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,219
Posted By BlueDevil63

Price drop. $1000

Price drop. $1000
01-25-21, 09:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,107
Posted By BlueDevil63

Erilium

Erilium
01-23-21, 08:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 728
Posted By BlueDevil63

Hey thanks for all the help. Clamped the BB in a...

Hey thanks for all the help. Clamped the BB in a vice and just went to work with my hands. Got it within a mm or two with no big problems. I live in the boonies so no frame builders that close to me...
01-23-21, 03:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 728
Posted By BlueDevil63

Thanks!!! Yes both sides are moved over....

Thanks!!!

Yes both sides are moved over. Spacing is correct and dropouts are aligned so I suspect it happened with a rear wheel in the dropouts (or was built that way?).

No I have no idea of...
01-23-21, 02:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 728
Posted By BlueDevil63

straighten a frame

So this is the first time I have come across a frame that was out of alignment like this.
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Posted By BlueDevil63

Before my time of any real knowledge but a...

Before my time of any real knowledge but a beautiful bike. Might suffer from the restoration a bit as my perception is that a lot of people in this market time frame like original and patina. The...
01-17-21, 08:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,107
Posted By BlueDevil63

As requested by another member, center to center...

As requested by another member, center to center measurement on the seat tube is 53.5cm.
01-17-21, 07:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 448
Posted By BlueDevil63

Photos at https://flic.kr/s/aHsmTKcHuZ

Photos at https://flic.kr/s/aHsmTKcHuZ
01-17-21, 10:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,219
Posted By BlueDevil63

FS: 1974 Lygie

This is a nice, small Lygie. 52cm ctc seat tube, 54cm ctc top tube. Reynolds 531. Original paint as far as I can tell. Was missing down tube decal and head badge decal when I bought it. Reproduction...
01-17-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,107
Posted By BlueDevil63

Bump for price reduction.

Bump for price reduction.
01-16-21, 06:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 448
Posted By BlueDevil63

pretty '74 Lygie

I just finished cleaning and tuning this up. Too small for me so it will go up for sale at some point. Down tube decal is too early for this bike but the correct ones are hard to find and ugly. The...
01-16-21, 06:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 836
Posted By BlueDevil63

Sorry it took me so long to respond but yes there...

Sorry it took me so long to respond but yes there are still 6 speeds available. In fact all but the 3 above that were spoken for.
01-04-21, 02:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 836
Posted By BlueDevil63

freewheels

I have 9 freewheels to sell. All are in good condition, rotate smoothly and have been cleaned and lubed.
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01-04-21, 02:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 448
Posted By BlueDevil63

Soma Shikoro tire

No longer for sale. Decided to keep it.
12-28-20, 11:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,261
Posted By BlueDevil63

From what I know you seem to have called it...

From what I know you seem to have called it pretty well as to the date. Beautiful bike.
12-25-20, 07:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 519
Posted By BlueDevil63

A couple more: ...

A couple more:

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12-25-20, 07:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 519
Posted By BlueDevil63

custom Colnago build - pictures

I did a build thread (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1219313-82-colnago-profil-cx-build-thread-jp-weigle-jon-williams.html) on this but here are the final "pro" pics.

This is a bike...
12-25-20, 03:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 483
Posted By BlueDevil63

Now that is a statement! Great bike, very sharp.

Now that is a statement! Great bike, very sharp.
12-22-20, 05:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,540
Posted By BlueDevil63

Paint infill on frame and fork maybe change to...

Paint infill on frame and fork maybe change to black from yellow? Will think about it. Otherwise still need to refresh frame infill pain.
12-22-20, 05:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,540
Posted By BlueDevil63

Oh seat post is just at minimum insertion right...

Oh seat post is just at minimum insertion right now. Didn't want to risk scratching visible area until I can get on it and ride it (too much snow right now).
12-22-20, 05:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,540
Posted By BlueDevil63

OK I think she is basically done. I think I...

OK I think she is basically done. I think I achieved the "sinister elegance" look I was going for. I know it is just a bike. But I think it turned out well and showcases the two individuals work...
12-20-20, 07:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,540
Posted By BlueDevil63

You can re-anodize (in fact it is even a DIY...

You can re-anodize (in fact it is even a DIY process if you are a bit ambitious). I think aluminum will also self anodize over time. But I have bikes that were polished up 10+ years ago, kept indoors...
12-19-20, 05:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,540
Posted By BlueDevil63

Rear spacing? Yes.

Rear spacing? Yes.
12-19-20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,540
Posted By BlueDevil63

I usually use cloth. Decided to try this but yes...

I usually use cloth. Decided to try this but yes it looks too bulky. Thicker than I thought.
12-19-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,540
Posted By BlueDevil63

Black rims? I have a set of Sun M13II black...

Black rims? I have a set of Sun M13II black anaodized rims. They match the black anodizing on the chainring perfectly. I really don't like the early 80s dull gray anodizing that so many wheelsets...
12-16-20, 11:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,540
Posted By BlueDevil63

Ok made some more progress today. Got the front...

Ok made some more progress today. Got the front brakes polished and mounted. Got the cockpit complete with levers and bar tape. Got all cables and housing run. Pedals and seat mounted. Did some dye...
12-15-20, 09:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,540
Posted By BlueDevil63

Work on brakes, handlebars and wheels today....

Work on brakes, handlebars and wheels today. Polished up rear brakes:

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12-14-20, 08:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,540
Posted By BlueDevil63

Seat post and stem polished and paint infill....

Seat post and stem polished and paint infill. Brake arms de-anodized and ready to polish.
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12-13-20, 10:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,540
Posted By BlueDevil63

OK so everything back off the frame and time to...

OK so everything back off the frame and time to start working on individual components. One of the special "tools" in my tool box is this heated aqueous parts cleaner. It uses a water based solution...
12-11-20, 08:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,540
Posted By BlueDevil63

82 Colnago Profil CX build thread - JP Weigle/Jon Williams

I don't think I have ever done a build thread. I usually just post pictures when I am done. But this is kind of special and I have lots of time on my hands so I am going to give it a try. But one one...
12-09-20, 11:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,422
Posted By BlueDevil63

Most likely my recollection is bad. The pictures...

Most likely my recollection is bad. The pictures were in a folder named 60Geminiani. I recall coming to the Mercier conclusion based on discussions on the CR mailing list and another mailing list (I...
12-09-20, 02:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 852
Posted By BlueDevil63

Actually that is not bad.

Actually that is not bad.
12-09-20, 12:40 PM
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Views: 356,178
Posted By BlueDevil63

The velobitz stuff is quite nice. They also sell...

The velobitz stuff is quite nice. They also sell benotto style ribbon tape.
12-09-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 3,889
Views: 356,178
Posted By BlueDevil63

Sorry it took so long to respond to this. I am...

Sorry it took so long to respond to this. I am putting the 3Rensho project on hold. Turns out the frame has a lot of rust and there is some question as to whether I can restore it or not. And then I...
12-09-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,422
Posted By BlueDevil63

No great help beyond what you already have found...

No great help beyond what you already have found out but here are some pictures of one that passed through my hands a few years ago. I dated it to around 1960 but looks very similar to yours. This...
12-09-20, 12:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 852
Posted By BlueDevil63

Are their minimum quantities smaller now? Last...

Are their minimum quantities smaller now? Last time I talked to them (quite awhile ago) they really weren't working with anyone but professionals/businesses and their min quantities were pretty big...
12-04-20, 04:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,081
Posted By BlueDevil63

I think that is the same crank. I suspect, as...

I think that is the same crank. I suspect, as someone else mentioned, that Andel (a Taiwan company) makes these cranks for a number of end sellers.
12-04-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 980
Posted By BlueDevil63

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12-04-20, 04:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 980
Posted By BlueDevil63

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