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08-01-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 608
Views: 50,680
Posted By deux jambes

L to R: ē Unknown archtop. Possibly a...

L to R:

ē Unknown archtop. Possibly a pre-war Kay. Pressed laminate top. I suspect Mahogany all around.

ē Late teens to early 20ís Regal made B&J ďVictoriaĒ parlor. Solid woods, spruce top,...
07-25-20, 09:18 PM
Replies: 704
Views: 137,059
Posted By deux jambes

Ď84 Benotto 3000 Full Columbus SL w/...

Ď84 Benotto 3000

Full Columbus SL w/ Investment cast lugs & bottom bracket. Investment cast fork, and fork blade stiffeners.

Finish: WD-40

Headset: Dura Ace EX
Bottom Bracket : Dura Ace...
07-25-20, 07:38 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,758
Posted By deux jambes

I rebuilt a wheelset recently. I didn’t want to...

I rebuilt a wheelset recently. I didn’t want to mess around with soup cans, a ruler, and math like I’ve done before. Going back and forth to the truing stand. It’s all too much hassle.

The...
07-25-20, 03:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,336
Posted By deux jambes

After a week of riding, Iíve found the most...

After a week of riding, Iíve found the most comfortable placement for the brake levers. And today I sealed the deal by wrapping the bars:
...
07-24-20, 07:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 330
Posted By deux jambes

Were new decals applied after the repaint? Or did...

Were new decals applied after the repaint? Or did they mask the decals off before the repaint?
07-21-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,201
Posted By deux jambes

What do you carry in your tool roll?

Iím inclining to draw plans for an under the saddle tool roll. I need one for a recent build, and Iíve been wanting a sewing project for a while,

Iím wondering, what do you carry in your tool...
07-20-20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 3,593
Views: 315,792
Posted By deux jambes

I started the frame up assembly of this build 8...

I started the frame up assembly of this build 8 days ago. That included rebuilding of the wheels using original spikes, and swapping a Uniglide hub body out for Hyperglide.

I gave it its first...
07-20-20, 07:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,336
Posted By deux jambes

Updates: This bike rides spectacular. Never...

Updates:

This bike rides spectacular. Never before have I been able to enjoy this same level of pure enjoyment in overall ride feel in any other bike Iíve owned.

I think itís the combination...
07-20-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,313
Posted By deux jambes

Sexy bike!

Sexy bike!
07-20-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 19,642
Views: 3,213,634
Posted By deux jambes

Ummm... Who wants to tell him? ...

Ummm... Who wants to tell him?


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07-19-20, 12:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 898
Posted By deux jambes

Thank you for posting this! I have a pair of...

Thank you for posting this! I have a pair of Specialized track pedals that must be made by MKS. Same cone and nut.

The left pedal was rough. When overhauling it, I didnít have any luck with a...
07-19-20, 12:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,336
Posted By deux jambes

I canít say that I really have a preferred method...

I canít say that I really have a preferred method since this is the first frame Iíve ever stripped the paint from. What I can say is that the method I did use worked well.

I used Jasco Premium...
07-18-20, 11:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 709
Posted By deux jambes

I owned a bikehand brand stand once. Paid around...

I owned a bikehand brand stand once. Paid around 40 for it. It was in near new condition. Used it for a few tear downs, and a few repairs. It was a great stand for the money. Lightweight. Sturdy....
07-18-20, 10:29 PM
Replies: 16,104
Views: 1,671,912
Posted By deux jambes

I got the new build all cabled up and roughly...

I got the new build all cabled up and roughly dialed in this afternoon. Took it out for a test spin, and rode into the night...

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07-18-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,336
Posted By deux jambes

Thank you Van! This one was fun in that, I mostly...

Thank you Van! This one was fun in that, I mostly just let the bike build itself. I didnít invest too much ďdesignĒ into it. And Iím really pleased with the result.

My to-do list is pretty short:...
07-18-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,336
Posted By deux jambes

Thanks Law! I havenít weighed the bike yet, but...

Thanks Law! I havenít weighed the bike yet, but Iím going to guess it finished a little heavier than my target goal. Itís certainly light. But picking it up, it doesnít strike me as sub 20.
...
07-18-20, 06:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,336
Posted By deux jambes

Spent the morning, and most of the afternoon...

Spent the morning, and most of the afternoon buttoning things up, and then took it out for a spin. Of course I discovered a few adjustments thatíll be needed, but overall it performed very well.
...
07-18-20, 12:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 260
Posted By deux jambes

The timing of things is interesting sometimes,...

The timing of things is interesting sometimes, Iím almost to the point of adding the final odds and ends to a project taking place. I have a used pair of Binda straps I was going to use, but decided...
07-17-20, 09:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,336
Posted By deux jambes

The last bit of installation for the day: ...

The last bit of installation for the day:


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07-17-20, 08:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,336
Posted By deux jambes

Apparently Rustine hoods were hoarded just as...

Apparently Rustine hoods were hoarded just as much as toilet paper earlier this year. So I opted for a pair from Soma. Nicely made. A bit tacky, but I guess thatís the nature of the beast. Anyhow,...
07-17-20, 08:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,336
Posted By deux jambes

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07-17-20, 07:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,336
Posted By deux jambes

What a great feeling to get some rubber on to a...

What a great feeling to get some rubber on to a frame thatís been sitting in a closet for 8 months. ...
07-17-20, 07:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,336
Posted By deux jambes

Corollary to Murphy's Law: "Every task shall...

Corollary to Murphy's Law: "Every task shall expand so as to completely consume the time allotted for its completion."

In other words, I had hoped to have the wheel ďrebuiltĒ by yesterday, but...
07-16-20, 09:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,336
Posted By deux jambes

Once the wheels are in good order, Iíll tape Ďem...

Once the wheels are in good order, Iíll tape Ďem up with cotton. The tires have a few minor cuts thatíll get doctored with a bit of shoe goo. And finally, Iíll need to clean this Silca chuck prior to...
07-16-20, 09:09 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,336
Posted By deux jambes

Well, my weekend has arrived. And so, itís time...

Well, my weekend has arrived. And so, itís time to get busy on the Benotto.

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I need to make a couple of mentions first however, lest I forget again:

The Dura Ace headset was a rock solid...
07-13-20, 05:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 528
Posted By deux jambes

Clean machine! And nice photographs btw. I...

Clean machine! And nice photographs btw. I particularly appreciate the first :thumb:
07-13-20, 06:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,336
Posted By deux jambes

I wish I could find the source, because it took...

I wish I could find the source, because it took forever to find it in the first place, but from what I've gathered, the number stamping on the non-drive side indicate date and size. the first number...
07-13-20, 06:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,336
Posted By deux jambes

SJX426 I've seen you post that trek before and...

SJX426 I've seen you post that trek before and mention WD-40. Your testimony of WD-40 working well for the bike was a big factor in my deciding to go this route as myself. Also, great looking build...
07-13-20, 06:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,336
Posted By deux jambes

These are certainly very odd and challenging...

These are certainly very odd and challenging times, my friend. I'm sorry to hear of the impact that you and your family have felt recently. Here's wishing each and all of you full recovery from this...
07-12-20, 08:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,336
Posted By deux jambes

Thanks, and I'm looking forward to sharing the...

Thanks, and I'm looking forward to sharing the progress.



Hopefully a fun ride too. I'm just going to maintain a coat of WD-40 on it for the time being. I've read from others here that WD...
07-12-20, 05:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,336
Posted By deux jambes

Tri Color hubs, Araya rims, and a Sunrace...

Tri Color hubs, Araya rims, and a Sunrace cassette:


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07-12-20, 05:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,336
Posted By deux jambes

Upon getting the frame clean, it was time to fit...

Upon getting the frame clean, it was time to fit some Dura Ace to the head tube:

...
07-12-20, 05:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,336
Posted By deux jambes

1984 Benotto Modelo 3000

WARNING: If restomod approaches to rare vintage Italian racing frames offend you, you may want to click your browser's back button now! This build is an account of taking such a frame, and applying...
07-04-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 761
Posted By deux jambes

I agree with the member above. Thatís a very nice...

I agree with the member above. Thatís a very nice paint color. I donít like red for bikes so much, but that shade is in the right spot on the pallet for my tastes. Very close to a resprayed Super...
07-03-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,203
Posted By deux jambes

Congrats! And I would personally love to...

Congrats!

And I would personally love to finally see a 3speedslow build thread. Make it so :thumb:
07-03-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 235
Posted By deux jambes

Because I donít want to wait for shipping. But...

Because I donít want to wait for shipping. But that is better idea.
07-03-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 235
Posted By deux jambes

I think I will as itís really a nonissue since a...

I think I will as itís really a nonissue since a repaint is planned for a later date. Mostly, I was just wondering if a decal would be wasted on bare steel for some reason I couldnít see.

The...
07-03-20, 10:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 235
Posted By deux jambes

Seems most clear coats aside from powder coating,...

Seems most clear coats aside from powder coating, fail on bare steel. I plan to paint the frame eventually, but not until next year at least. Until then, I plan to ride the bike. So Iíll be giving...
07-03-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 235
Posted By deux jambes

Waterslide decals and bare metal?

Thinking of putting one lone decal on a bare metal frame. The area where the decal would be applied would be very clean and smooth. Iíd probably give the decal a clear coat protective finish that...
06-28-20, 02:09 PM
Replies: 3,593
Views: 315,792
Posted By deux jambes

Finally got all the paint stripped off of the...

Finally got all the paint stripped off of the Benotto. Just nooks n crannies left, to be followed up with a little cleaning/polishing, a WD-40 wipe down, and a a shot of Frame Saver inside.

...
06-19-20, 05:34 PM
Replies: 3,593
Views: 315,792
Posted By deux jambes

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06-14-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 3,593
Views: 315,792
Posted By deux jambes

Itís by no means wrenching, but since I finally...

Itís by no means wrenching, but since I finally have all the parts needed for the build, itís a step towards that direction.

Iíve tried to avoid this drastic step by taking softer measures to...
06-13-20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 888
Views: 148,746
Posted By deux jambes

Happens a lot around here. As if thieves couldnít...

Happens a lot around here. As if thieves couldnít get any more petty... ďIf I cant have this wheel, NO ONE WILL!Ē
06-13-20, 11:08 AM
Replies: 888
Views: 148,746
Posted By deux jambes

Looks like someone else spotted it too. ...

Looks like someone else spotted it too.

Eugene, UO campus
...
06-12-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 411
Posted By deux jambes

Thanks for the confirmation. Maybe thatís...

Thanks for the confirmation.

Maybe thatís it. Both hub bodies for this project required a 10 mm allen wrench for removal. Taking that into account with the fact that they both take a 4 prong tool,...
06-12-20, 10:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 411
Posted By deux jambes

Seems that way. If I ever find a reason to make ...

Seems that way. If I ever find a reason to make the same swap using the same series in the future, Iíll try plug n play first.
06-12-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 411
Posted By deux jambes

Interesting indeed. At the 1 minute and 37...

Interesting indeed.

At the 1 minute and 37 seconds into the video, R.J. begins to explain that the bodies are not swappable as complete units.

https://youtu.be/oaBQHCU9TDw

But now that...
06-12-20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 812
Posted By deux jambes

I had an all original Ď84 Trek 510. The Benotto...

I had an all original Ď84 Trek 510. The Benotto tape was as the OP said, not exactly comfortable. But aesthetically attractive imo. For me, I guess itís one ďcomponentĒ where Iím willing to choose...
06-12-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,263
Posted By deux jambes

The option to delete a thread is gone?

Has anyone else noticed this? Must be a recent change. And a ridiculous one at that.
06-12-20, 08:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 411
Posted By deux jambes

Curious observations from a UG to HG conversion

EDIT: Oops... Sorry for the misplaced post. Thought I was posting from the main C&V page. And for some reason I donít have the option to delete this post from the edit feature.

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I made a...
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