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01-23-21, 08:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 610
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, 02:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 610
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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01-17-21, 10:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 669
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...
01-16-21, 06:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 393
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...
12-28-20, 11:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,096
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: 492
Posted By BlueDevil63

A couple more: ...

A couple more:

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12-25-20, 07:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 492
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: 465
Posted By BlueDevil63

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

Now that is a statement! Great bike, very sharp.
12-20-20, 07:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,359
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, 12:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,359
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: 1,359
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: 1,359
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: 1,359
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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12-11-20, 08:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,359
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: 1,231
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...
12-04-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 851
Posted By BlueDevil63

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12-04-20, 04:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 851
Posted By BlueDevil63

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12-04-20, 04:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 851
Posted By BlueDevil63

Some individual pictures. These are taken from...

Some individual pictures. These are taken from Jon's Flickr site, which as someone noted, is still up. Full credit to the photographer. He took better pictures than I ever would be able to.
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12-03-20, 10:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 851
Posted By BlueDevil63

Drillium

I was very privileged to be able to buy a stash of Jon Williams' (Drillium Revival) drillium and millium work. Jon passed away a couple years ago very unexpectedly. His fantastic work will live on as...
12-03-20, 09:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,847
Posted By BlueDevil63

I generally don't want to sell any of them but I...

I generally don't want to sell any of them but I am trying to keep the herd under a dozen and am getting back into flipping some bikes to keep myself busy during lockdown. This one is a bit small for...
12-03-20, 04:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,847
Posted By BlueDevil63

FS: 1972 Bianchi Specialissima?

SOLD

$1095 + actual shipping costs
I have this listed in other places for a higher price. I would always prefer to sell to a forum member and this price is only for forum members. Please do not...
11-26-20, 09:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,324
Posted By BlueDevil63

No real disagreement there. But for me brifters...

No real disagreement there. But for me brifters and a compact crank are a requirement for actual riding of any significance. In theory I might be able to find some vintage Dura Ace or Shimano...
11-26-20, 12:00 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,324
Posted By BlueDevil63

I got it for $600 for the complete bike with...

I got it for $600 for the complete bike with original 1984 Dura Ace and 600 components. A fantastic deal in my opinion.
11-25-20, 06:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 804
Posted By BlueDevil63

1970 Lygie

This is a bit of a strange one. I bought it purely for the parts but so far have decided to keep it together. It is a 1970 Lygie frame. The previous owner had it stripped, chromed and painted. It is...
11-25-20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 7,937
Views: 2,403,091
Posted By BlueDevil63

'84 Fuso ...

'84 Fuso

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11-25-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,324
Posted By BlueDevil63

I promised to come back after I got this built. I...

I promised to come back after I got this built. I decided to make this a rider and went resto/retro mod on it. I know that crank is hideous and not strictly necessary to the functionality I want but...
11-21-20, 06:38 PM
Replies: 1,493
Views: 433,426
Posted By BlueDevil63

I've had some discussions with others on dating...

I've had some discussions with others on dating this Bianchi. Serial numbers are 172 on one side and 072 on the other (see pictures). Components are consistent with a 1971/1972 date of manufactures....
11-14-20, 04:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 924
Posted By BlueDevil63

bikes packed by bike shop for shipping

I just had this confirmed for me again but I am convinced that the worst packed bikes I receive are those that are packed by someone's LBS. I have received bike after bike that was poorly packed and...
11-12-20, 04:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,072
Posted By BlueDevil63

velo-retro.com does not support secure...

velo-retro.com does not support secure connections (https). Change the https in the link to http and it will work fine.
11-11-20, 06:01 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,018
Posted By BlueDevil63

But seriously... Obviously don't overstretch...

But seriously...

Obviously don't overstretch finances or relationships but otherwise whatever floats your boat. I have had various themes (panto, drillium, chrome head lugs, countries, brands). In...
11-11-20, 05:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,101
Posted By BlueDevil63

Why pinstriping on a car? Why art work on a...

Why pinstriping on a car? Why art work on a skateboard? Branding, ornamentation, elaboration, beautification, ???. It caught the eyes, increased attention, told people "this bike is special".

A...
11-01-20, 06:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 528
Posted By BlueDevil63

Ding! ding! ding! a winner! Not an Atala but yes...

Ding! ding! ding! a winner! Not an Atala but yes a Rizzato product. It is a Lygie.
10-20-20, 05:47 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,512
Posted By BlueDevil63

This one uses almost all vintage components too. ...

This one uses almost all vintage components too.

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10-10-20, 02:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,324
Posted By BlueDevil63

first generation Fuso

Just picked up this first generation Fuso. Not sure whether to keep the DA 7400 components, go to period correct Campy (last gen Super Record) or retro mod it with Shimano 105.
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10-05-20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 357
Posted By BlueDevil63

Bianchi Specialissima

I've had this for awhile now waiting for some attention. Did a refresh and cleanup of everything, built some new wheels with period correct hubs and rims, everything else is original I believe. These...
09-13-20, 03:38 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,458
Posted By BlueDevil63

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09-09-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 989
Posted By BlueDevil63

Fantastic information. Thanks guys!

Fantastic information. Thanks guys!
08-25-20, 07:03 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,773
Posted By BlueDevil63

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08-23-20, 04:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,033
Posted By BlueDevil63

Promised, obligatory garage door photo: ...

Promised, obligatory garage door photo:

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08-23-20, 04:04 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 5,630
Posted By BlueDevil63

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08-09-20, 12:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,033
Posted By BlueDevil63

Just under 22lbs.

Just under 22lbs.
08-08-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,033
Posted By BlueDevil63

1975 Masi Gran Criterium - just acquired

I just received this. Pictures are as it came out of the box (reassembled of course). It is a CyclArt restoration and very well done. Martano rims are a nice correct touch as are the cable ends. I'll...
08-02-20, 07:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,548
Posted By BlueDevil63

In this picture you can see a raised area on the...

In this picture you can see a raised area on the crank where the pedal screws in. This was removed later. The back of the crank arm is open, this is not the even earlier variant that had a threaded...
02-24-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 914
Posted By BlueDevil63

So I'm confused. These pictures show two...

So I'm confused. These pictures show two different bikes. The last picture appears to be of a 1980 Super Corsa with the Piaggio/Vespa head badge and the chrome head lugs. The other pictures show a...
02-04-20, 07:59 PM
Replies: 351
Views: 31,590
Posted By BlueDevil63

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01-19-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,787
Posted By BlueDevil63

AFAIK the numbers on the back of this and other...

AFAIK the numbers on the back of this and other derailleurs don't mean what a lot of people think. I believe the '36' indicates the maximum "wrap" capacity of the derailleur. It is something like the...
Replies: 73
Views: 8,217
Posted By BlueDevil63

That would have been this one but I think I sold...

That would have been this one but I think I sold this one in 2018. I sold it for over $2000 I think. It came to me as a pretty typical rider, wheels and some other stuff had been replaced. I put it...
Replies: 73
Views: 8,217
Posted By BlueDevil63

I sell to a bit different audience but here are...

I sell to a bit different audience but here are some 2019 sales:

1972 Cinelli SC
$3195
...
12-17-19, 01:24 PM
Replies: 700
Views: 60,897
Posted By BlueDevil63

The winter sunset light in this shoot really made...

The winter sunset light in this shoot really made things glow. The bike wasn't done yet but I wanted to catch the light.
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05-07-19, 02:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,189
Posted By BlueDevil63

Latest project - '82 Colnago Super Profil

Got this frame in trade a few years ago. Then I bought a pantographed Campy group from Romania or somewhere and put this together. Thought this was a Nuovo Mexico but found out that a number of...
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