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04-18-21, 11:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 439
Posted By brixxton

Almost done

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thanks for all the help, would like to refinish the...
04-15-21, 09:54 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,525
Posted By brixxton

Crank

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O had problems with the pedals and was worried about the...
04-15-21, 06:41 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,525
Posted By brixxton

Potato Peeler

painting can be no fun. Just for giggles here's my favorite new stripping tool...
04-15-21, 06:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 439
Posted By brixxton

Potato peeler

the new wonder tool makes short work of layers!@
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04-15-21, 06:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 439
Posted By brixxton

slow but rewarding

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getting there decided not to strip the whole thing....
04-13-21, 02:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 439
Posted By brixxton

seial number

ES533292
thanks for all the advice, gonna wash it down with a rag and clean strip and asses my position.
To stubborn to give up but from what I'm hearing this is a lost cause.
Shame...
04-12-21, 08:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 439
Posted By brixxton

Bianchi help please

Hi, decided to strip the frame and then see if I have period gear for it. I am having a terrible time stripping it using Klean Strip and emery. It has one coat over the original. What could work...
Replies: 37
Views: 2,551
Posted By brixxton

Chrome

Thanks for the advice.The bike isn't going anywhere. My knee jerk reaction to the $K3 Bianchi L'Eroica caused an awful lot of fuss and even some severe nastiness (eh little Alex?)
I rescue bikes...
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Views: 2,551
Posted By brixxton

Chrome problems

it comes off with a sharp blade, tin foil no good, any thoughts?...
Replies: 37
Views: 2,551
Posted By brixxton

Hi

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You just might be onto something.
Replies: 37
Views: 2,551
Posted By brixxton

Thanks

but patience please
03-23-21, 03:47 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,221
Posted By brixxton

I do appreciate the advice and opinions I've been...

I do appreciate the advice and opinions I've been lucky enough to get, members posting specs and giving history for my latest rescues, randyjawa and juvela gave me invaluable information on the...
03-22-21, 03:44 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,221
Posted By brixxton

the proof is in the pudding

that is where the "test ride" and transparency comes in. Everyone should get their new bike
given the once over by an impartial dealer and should walk away if you expected to ride away
and that's ...
03-22-21, 11:53 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,221
Posted By brixxton

Flipper is a dolphin

I didn't know there were rules, when I stop having fun I'll get another hobby. Until then if you don't want it nobody's forcing you to buy it
03-22-21, 12:31 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,221
Posted By brixxton

Why so serious, the flashy Italian gets taken down a peg

by this angry brother of the 2 wheels
I put the Garlatti on Craigs List for $595. I know crazy, but I wasn't intending on selling it.Just seeing what sort or responses I would get. Well heres's a...
Replies: 37
Views: 2,551
Posted By brixxton

There not making any more!!

First ,thankyou all for your input.
I can assure you both frames are identical, probably part of the same 1970' California import .
Of course mine is more than a frame and once truly finished will...
Replies: 37
Views: 2,551
Posted By brixxton

Dollars and Sense

I thank you all, but check this out!!!!

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2499334.m570.l1313&_nkw=garlatti&_sacat=177859

my head hurts. Think might just hold onto it
Replies: 37
Views: 2,551
Posted By brixxton

Time to stop and test the water

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Think I have come to the end of the Garlatti ...
03-14-21, 07:30 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,553
Posted By brixxton

Farewell Free Spirit

Was made an offer I couldn't refuse , basically sold itself and now I have an iBoc Mongoose to rebuild and a Schwinn frame that looks good for a Gravel ride.
I did learn not to assume that...
03-14-21, 04:37 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 42,259
Posted By brixxton

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Love the Blue and Gold ,thought the seat went well. ...
Replies: 6
Views: 385
Posted By brixxton

the Test Ride

In San Francisco I have a good loop from Downtown and if I break it theres buses with racks
In the East Bay I have an insane well paved very fast loop that is poorly lit and inhabited by the
worst...
Replies: 6
Views: 385
Posted By brixxton

the Test Ride

In San Francisco I have a good loop from Downtown and if I break it theres buses with racks
In the East Bay I have an insane well paved very fast loop that is poorly lit and inhabited by the
worst...
03-08-21, 01:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 565
Posted By brixxton

Garlatti ready for love

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should I touch up the white?...
03-06-21, 11:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 565
Posted By brixxton

Ain't it great

When all you have left is cosmetic?
Finally sorted the Lotus
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Thought...
02-26-21, 05:34 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,553
Posted By brixxton

Give me enough rope

Stay Free.....and if you're in the Crown tonight......California Uberalles....somone tried rattling my cage ; not bent but the teeth on the upper sprocket wouldn't be out of place in Shane McGowan's...
02-26-21, 10:52 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,553
Posted By brixxton

Can't leave it alone

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Scored a nice rim now let's see if I can make it all work. Off to get...
02-26-21, 05:22 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,553
Posted By brixxton

Expiry date

this is just what I am talking about. Yesterday after a long day landscaping I rode my Motobecane Super Mirage that I've converted to a SS and put some nice Carbon wheels on roughly seven miles from...
02-25-21, 11:48 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,553
Posted By brixxton

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This is the story of one of my family, to be able to...
02-25-21, 07:01 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,553
Posted By brixxton

Advice on swap?

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Decided to see if the Campagnolo would treat me better
02-25-21, 01:34 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,553
Posted By brixxton

Cheers!!

Never to proud to take advice and never to old for new tricks.
Growing up in London it wasn't a good night until you had at least seven pints under your belt. Not forgetting to leave room for the...
02-25-21, 01:29 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,553
Posted By brixxton

Cheers!!

Never to proud to take advice and never to old for new tricks.
Growing up in London it wasn't a good night until you had at least seven pints under your belt. Not forgetting to leave room for the...
02-25-21, 01:19 AM
Replies: 3,439
Views: 801,057
Posted By brixxton

2 Motobecane Super Mirage

One original and the other a bastardization. I love these frames
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02-25-21, 12:42 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,553
Posted By brixxton

Suntour Blue whoops

Guess I am still one over the eight. Meant to post a picture of the Falcon that came with the Spirit. The Suntour I just set up on the...
02-24-21, 08:06 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,553
Posted By brixxton

It's all a fallacy

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Bought for $20. All I did was spray WD40 on the chain and gear set....
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Views: 357
Posted By brixxton

Schwinn Prologue 1987

Seems to be in great shape. I just can't buy....but it's only $150. Am I crazy to let it go. I haven't seen another. Tag me if you're interested and I'll pass the info on. It would be a shame for it...
01-31-21, 05:42 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,571
Posted By brixxton

It's an addiction

but not as bad as some. At one time it was Inflatable boats and 2 stroke outboards and of course there's substances.
I always say once I've returned a bike to it's former glory or tricked it out I'm...
01-31-21, 12:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 400
Posted By brixxton

Lotus Eclair 1981 can't say no

found for $50 ,S6oo levers, Campy back, Suntour X-1 front, centerpull brakes in great condition, Supermaxy crank etc,
think it's mostly origional except for S600 gearset and the Campy front wheel....
01-29-21, 12:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 483
Posted By brixxton

Beauty or a beast?

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Just picked this Brittany for $25. Its a beautiful machine, ...
01-28-21, 11:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 310
Posted By brixxton

Look what I got!!

I can't be the only one unable to pass up a deal even if it's the last $20 under my mattress. Of course I tell myself that with a little elbow grease and time i'll make a profit, save it from the...
01-27-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,641
Posted By brixxton

Traded Bianchi for Schwinn

The Lynx just wasn't ffg doing it for me. So I sold it for more than I paid. It's amazing what an hour with a toothbrush and some aluminum foil can do.Now l have found a Schwinn Hurricane 1993 for...
01-26-21, 09:14 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,494
Posted By brixxton

Feasible

Absolutely and I applaud your choice to go true vintage steel. If you have the skill set and a quality frame you end up with something that's yours, unique and has soul!...
01-26-21, 06:47 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,457
Posted By brixxton

Sailboats and Bikes

with these the world's our oyster, but that salt air eats steel so quickly
01-24-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,457
Posted By brixxton

no abuse, no sarcasm and no doping...shameful

no abuse, no sarcasm and no doping...shameful
01-24-21, 11:07 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,457
Posted By brixxton

loved Port Townsend and The Wooden Boat festival...

loved Port Townsend and The Wooden Boat festival full of more Artists rebuilding beautiful classics from days gone buy. I'm sure they have the same discussions on vintage vs copy..
01-24-21, 10:54 AM
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Views: 252
Posted By brixxton

Lugs

No that's gold leaf I put on after completely stripping the paint
obsessive yes, just fell in love with it
01-24-21, 09:55 AM
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Views: 252
Posted By brixxton

Bianchi ID Please

I realize this is a common request and I wouldn't ask if not completely stumped...
01-21-21, 12:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 416
Posted By brixxton

Bianchi Lynx to Volpe Sora

Seems like this could work. Picked up the Lynx for $40 in great shape and already have a lot of the parts I'll need. Can anyone give me advice/ input on this project before I start.
The frame is...
01-20-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,494
Posted By brixxton

Test Bed

I had no idea what a following these Univega had. When I first got it the paint scheme was to much to handle, but we've been on a steep learning curve together and I can't see me letting it go.
01-19-21, 11:43 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,494
Posted By brixxton

Univega Upgrade

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Swapped everything I could, shifters ...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-21, 11:24 PM
Replies: 2,076
Views: 471,464
Posted By brixxton

Scorcher steel

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I know this would be considered a POS but it was fun to work on....
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