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07-08-20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,646
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: 10
Views: 339
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: 38
Views: 1,630
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: 54
Views: 1,434
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: 54
Views: 1,434
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...
06-22-20, 10:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,048
Posted By Hudson308

Very cool!!! I think the neighbor kids might...

Very cool!!! I think the neighbor kids might have a bit of difficulty riding it, though. ;)
The adult-sized upright cruiser bikes make nice banana seat conversions, if you're interested in...
06-20-20, 09:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 267
Posted By Hudson308

Whatever it is, you did a great job removing the...

Whatever it is, you did a great job removing the gray paint!!! :thumb:
06-13-20, 09:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 344
Posted By Hudson308

Looks like you made out just fine after all! ...

Looks like you made out just fine after all! :thumb:
06-10-20, 09:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 534
Posted By Hudson308

WOW that thing looks NOS!!! :twitchy:

WOW that thing looks NOS!!! :twitchy:
06-08-20, 08:34 PM
Replies: 461
Views: 161,935
Posted By Hudson308

Worth it as a monetary investment? Almost...

Worth it as a monetary investment? Almost certainly not.
Worth it to create your own vision of what an 80's lugged steel road bike should be? Absolutely! :)
06-06-20, 09:20 PM
Replies: 461
Views: 161,935
Posted By Hudson308

That looks like a pretty decent quality bike from...

That looks like a pretty decent quality bike from here! Is there a tubing type sticker?
06-04-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 461
Views: 161,935
Posted By Hudson308

I think that's the diameter of the seat tube of...

I think that's the diameter of the seat tube of the frame. Can you give the (exact) diameter of the post that inserts into the frame?
06-04-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 461
Views: 161,935
Posted By Hudson308

Well that would certainly point to one of their...

Well that would certainly point to one of their upper-middle models, at least. What diameter is the seat post?
06-03-20, 03:05 PM
Replies: 461
Views: 161,935
Posted By Hudson308

Does it have stamped rear dropouts with no...

Does it have stamped rear dropouts with no integral derailleur hanger, or forged ones with the hanger? Provision for dropout adjuster screws?
06-02-20, 09:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 347
Posted By Hudson308

^^^ That is a handsome bike, even with a bit of...

^^^ That is a handsome bike, even with a bit of patina!
06-02-20, 05:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 347
Posted By Hudson308

Agreed... I would guess '68-69

Agreed... I would guess '68-69
06-02-20, 05:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 347
Posted By Hudson308

You're likely right about the tubing, but I did...

You're likely right about the tubing, but I did have a same-vintage next-to-top model Fiorelli made from (Falck?) double butted CroMo with the same bullet stays and brazed stops. The model featured...
06-02-20, 04:49 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,006
Posted By Hudson308

Here's a quick verification of the 57cm seat tube...

Here's a quick verification of the 57cm seat tube (center-to-center), and 59cm top tube on my '89 Ironman Expert. Yes, it's the same frame that I shared above. Please forgive the poor pictures....
05-31-20, 09:00 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,006
Posted By Hudson308

One reason for this may be that Centurion was...

One reason for this may be that Centurion was using center-to-top measurement for the seat tube. That's pretty standard, but I prefer center-to-center, to remove all the variations created by...
05-19-20, 08:38 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,447
Posted By Hudson308

I like Kenda Kiniptions. They're FAT (26 x 2.3"),...

I like Kenda Kiniptions. They're FAT (26 x 2.3"), reasonably priced ($30-35 each), and roll easily.
Some may sneer at the Kenda name or the advertised weight (775 grams), but honestly they feel much...
05-19-20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 2,304
Views: 433,733
Posted By Hudson308

They're also surprisingly light. I have a '91...

They're also surprisingly light.
I have a '91 750 True Temper bare frame (58cm C2C seat & top tube) that weighs 5.18 lbs.
That's the same as a similarly-sized Tenax-tubed '88 Schwinn Super Sport.
05-18-20, 10:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 474
Posted By Hudson308

Heh. I've got nearly the same bike, serial...

Heh.
I've got nearly the same bike, serial number H124902. Same color, with a 51cm (C2C) seat tube, 57cm top tube.
I'll have to look for a COO sticker.
05-18-20, 09:30 PM
Replies: 2,304
Views: 433,733
Posted By Hudson308

Yowza that's pretty!

Yowza that's pretty!
05-18-20, 09:27 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 10,234
Posted By Hudson308

How is this relevant to the discussion? ;)

How is this relevant to the discussion? ;)
05-17-20, 09:24 PM
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Views: 433,733
Posted By Hudson308

Thanks again for that. Adding them to my archive...

Thanks again for that. Adding them to my archive on this one.
You really did a nice job on it! BTW I've got another one of these in the works, but this one is my size! I'll likely do the same...
05-17-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 2,304
Views: 433,733
Posted By Hudson308

Well, THAT turned out stunning! :love: Thanks...

Well, THAT turned out stunning! :love: Thanks for posting updated pics!!!
05-14-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 497
Posted By Hudson308

That looks really sweet, and I bet it rides nice...

That looks really sweet, and I bet it rides nice too. What brand/size tires are those?
05-14-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 823
Posted By Hudson308

Very nice!!! I'm assuming by the type of masking...

Very nice!!! I'm assuming by the type of masking tape that you had it powder coated?
05-12-20, 09:09 PM
Replies: 19,162
Views: 3,126,065
Posted By Hudson308

Rare left-hand drive, reverse-script Puch... ...

Rare left-hand drive, reverse-script Puch...
https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hnp/bik/d/minneapolis-vintage-puch-brigadier/7123201917.html...
05-12-20, 09:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,160
Posted By Hudson308

Swaged or not, that's pretty cool! :)

Swaged or not, that's pretty cool! :)
05-12-20, 08:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 413
Posted By Hudson308

Another option is to set up a second set of...

Another option is to set up a second set of handlebars and stem with the dual levers, and set the original ones aside for the possibility you may sell the bike later. That way you can leave both sets...
05-09-20, 09:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 374
Posted By Hudson308

I've used soda blasting...

I've used soda blasting (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/891429-media-blasting-chrome-parts.html) with good results.
05-09-20, 08:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,285
Posted By Hudson308

HATE when that happens. :notamused:

HATE when that happens. :notamused:
05-08-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 203
Posted By Hudson308

I have a friend who loves his Tequesta set up as...

I have a friend who loves his Tequesta set up as a commuter.

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x971/20200303_190227_dd27311e4658dba910025dd6efaa1bc6445d9be8.jpg
05-08-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 254
Posted By Hudson308

Yes, Vintage Trek is your best resource for this....

Yes, Vintage Trek is your best resource for this. Paint and graphics colors are a strong clue when using that website, but serial number should nail it. The serial number is located on the bottom of...
05-05-20, 09:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 229
Posted By Hudson308

You had me at lugged mountain bike. :thumb:

You had me at lugged mountain bike. :thumb:
05-03-20, 04:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 688
Posted By Hudson308

You may be surprised by how well the chrome...

You may be surprised by how well the chrome shines up by using crumpled aluminum foil and WD-40, followed by your favorite chrome polish. Excess paint on the edges of the chrome can be removed with...
05-01-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,199
Posted By Hudson308

Permission granted. :innocent: ...

Permission granted. :innocent:
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/2018020995205101_2__235e4d374b19f74641c1dda5ce9e195db9830c91.jpg...
04-30-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 37,843
Posted By Hudson308

Alot of great potential there, Bill. :thumb: I...

Alot of great potential there, Bill. :thumb:
I like that blue better than the lighter shade I see on others.
04-27-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,134
Posted By Hudson308

:popcorn

:popcorn
04-27-20, 07:24 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,160
Posted By Hudson308

Yes, according to Velobase...

Yes, according to Velobase (http://www.velobase.com/ViewComponent.aspx?ID=C8B79C7F-5A0A-4BCB-B29D-A1C80ED0640E&Enum=115&AbsPos=494). Looks about right, too.
04-27-20, 06:44 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,160
Posted By Hudson308

Swaged Maxy was dealer-installed original on a...

Swaged Maxy was dealer-installed original on a '78 Trek TX770 (called a 912 on the original invoice) I bought from the original owner.​​​​​​​...
04-27-20, 06:35 AM
Replies: 3,214
Views: 705,145
Posted By Hudson308

Wow you really shined that one up! Looks great! ...

Wow you really shined that one up! Looks great!
Interesting that I acquired a nearly identically-equipped, almost derelict Moto a couple of weeks ago. Similar rack, same fenders, same lights with...
04-25-20, 09:44 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,984
Posted By Hudson308

I think it's cool.

I think it's cool.
04-24-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,892
Posted By Hudson308

Theoretical impossibility. :innocent:

Theoretical impossibility. :innocent:
04-23-20, 08:30 PM
Replies: 13,957
Views: 2,974,282
Posted By Hudson308

You got it! '65 Continental, 70's Fuji...

You got it!
'65 Continental, 70's Fuji Absolute, and a late 50s(?) girl's "Skyray" department store balloon tire cruiser. That last one came home because my wife liked the chainwheel. :twitchy:
04-22-20, 02:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 361
Posted By Hudson308

I used Kool Stop Continentals...

I used Kool Stop Continentals (https://www.ebay.com/itm/KOOLSTOP-CONTINENTAL-SALMON-THREADED-BICYCLE-BRAKE-PADS/191250388955?epid=1300019237&hash=item2c876957db:g:XvwAAOSwepleMhSw) when I refurbed a...
04-22-20, 09:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 321
Posted By Hudson308

Helpful tips; thanks! The biggest problem is...

Helpful tips; thanks!
The biggest problem is that the lock mounting screw head is currently covered by the bolt, so removal is stymied unless it's unlocked.
EDIT: After looking more closely at the...
04-21-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 321
Posted By Hudson308

Hope so! I'll probably wait until the shutdown...

Hope so! I'll probably wait until the shutdown is over before doing anything rash.


Wow that first one looks like a match, but yowza he's awfully proud of it! :twitchy:
04-21-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,524
Posted By Hudson308

I bought a mtb frame from a local flipper last...

I bought a mtb frame from a local flipper last week who seems to have a routine. I've bought a number of things from him over the years, and we have a cordial relationship.
He peeked from the...
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