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07-25-20, 09:18 PM
Replies: 704
Views: 136,842
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: 1,754
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: 1,304
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:
...
07-21-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,190
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: 3,557
Views: 313,730
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: 1,304
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...
07-19-20, 12:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,304
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, 08:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,304
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: 1,304
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: 1,304
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.
...
07-13-20, 05:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 513
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: 1,304
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, 06:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,304
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, 05:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,304
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:

...
06-28-20, 02:09 PM
Replies: 3,557
Views: 313,730
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: 3,557
Views: 313,730
Posted By deux jambes

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06-14-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 3,557
Views: 313,730
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...
06-12-20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 808
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...
06-06-20, 04:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 708
Posted By deux jambes

6 weeks shipping, and 1 closed thread later.

Serbia! :roflmao2:


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06-05-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,452
Posted By deux jambes

Its interesting. Iíve heard that Polish post can...

Its interesting. Iíve heard that Polish post can be horribly slow. I ordered a plastic cap for a quill stem from Poland on May 20th. It arrived yesterday. Thatís just two weeks from paypal to the...
06-05-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,452
Posted By deux jambes

Iíd venture to say that postage from any region...

Iíd venture to say that postage from any region of the world is going better than this thread is.

Anyhow, just for clarification, my OP was simply meant to gather perspective from those who have...
06-05-20, 10:08 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,452
Posted By deux jambes

That is the seller. Iím glad to hear you received...

That is the seller. Iím glad to hear you received your order from them last year.

Currently, they donít have the most impressive feedback, so thatís part of the reason Iíve grown a little...
06-04-20, 09:48 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,452
Posted By deux jambes

I was thinking that what the UK seller told you...

I was thinking that what the UK seller told you might be the case here.

And while I hope my order will show up like yours did, Iím certainly not interested in opening a case against the seller if...
06-03-20, 08:48 PM
Replies: 6,516
Views: 586,206
Posted By deux jambes

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05-29-20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 3,557
Views: 313,730
Posted By deux jambes

Just finished making a hardware store bike...

Just finished making a hardware store bike ďstand.Ē

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05-28-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,059
Posted By deux jambes

Iím really enjoying how this thread has turned...

Iím really enjoying how this thread has turned out. Total surprise, full of creative ideas. But this is genius! A small parts/hardware storage tube? :D

I love it. Thanks for the great idea Mike....
05-28-20, 06:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 500
Posted By deux jambes

The spacer is a good idea. I think most of us...

The spacer is a good idea. I think most of us would agree that the more fluid, or complete, any specific profile is on our bikes, the better. That said, I did buy an appropriate cap. Itís being...
05-27-20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 537
Posted By deux jambes

Iím just not ready yet for this much nihilism...

Iím just not ready yet for this much nihilism this morning.
05-27-20, 12:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,059
Posted By deux jambes

Indeed. Someone definitely rode the hell of these...

Indeed. Someone definitely rode the hell of these bars. And they sweat an ocean worth of perspiration while doing so.

After posting, I had that thought, “If you have to ask, then you already...
05-26-20, 10:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,059
Posted By deux jambes

Yea. Screw it. I still have a few teeth left, and...

Yea. Screw it. I still have a few teeth left, and I’d like to keep ‘em. So...

Reducing the avoidable, unfortunate accident risk factor!

Just pulled the trigger on a nice looking set of 3ttt...
05-26-20, 07:54 PM
Replies: 6,516
Views: 586,206
Posted By deux jambes

ĒAinít nobody got time for that!Ē vai con...

ĒAinít nobody got time for that!Ē

vai con dio amica mio

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05-23-20, 07:26 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,826
Posted By deux jambes

Good thing these arenít in my size.

Good thing these arenít in my size.
05-23-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 6,516
Views: 586,206
Posted By deux jambes

For a guy who ďresolvedĒ to NOT sink any money...

For a guy who ďresolvedĒ to NOT sink any money into a bike build during a pandemic, the mailbox has been embarrassingly hot these past few weeks. Fortunately, that action is winding down. Three of...
05-23-20, 12:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,458
Posted By deux jambes

Same here! Itís fun seeing what uncommon...

Same here! Itís fun seeing what uncommon packaging folks are hanging on to. And some really cool items are showing up too. For instance. the Mafac Racer box was a total surprise!
05-22-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,458
Posted By deux jambes

Show us your empty boxes!

Because... Empty boxes! Right?

I mean, is a C&V bike build really complete without at least one empty box or other form of packaging left behind as evidence to our involvement in this impassioned...
05-16-20, 05:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 815
Posted By deux jambes

I acquired mine secondhand. They came with stays,...

I acquired mine secondhand. They came with stays, and a front bracket or ďhanger,Ē but no hardware to mount the rear fender to the bridge. I opted for the best option I could find after a dig quick...
05-16-20, 03:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,596
Posted By deux jambes

Itís in queue for a June finish or earlier....

Itís in queue for a June finish or earlier. Sorting out the parts today, and getting organized. I still need to order some brake cable housing from Pork Chop, and some Kool Stop Pads. Otherwise, itís...
05-15-20, 06:55 PM
Replies: 19,607
Views: 3,207,542
Posted By deux jambes

Iíve yet to fall for the cute dog trick. But my...

Iíve yet to fall for the cute dog trick. But my cat was a misplaced rehoming ad. No kidding. She was listed in ďBike Parts.Ē
05-10-20, 02:32 PM
Replies: 3,557
Views: 313,730
Posted By deux jambes

Someoneís mind was working overtime when the...

Someoneís mind was working overtime when the plans for these brakes were drawn up. Lovely calipers imo, but just so unnecessarily excessive in every way lol




Thank you for the heads up. A...
05-10-20, 11:27 AM
05-10-20, 11:17 AM
Replies: 3,557
Views: 313,730
Posted By deux jambes

Giving a pair of 1st version Modolo Professionals...

Giving a pair of 1st version Modolo Professionals a basic rehab, and Iíve found myself knee deep in small parts!

Lovely calipers, but wow, if they arenít some of the most over engineered specimens...
05-09-20, 01:25 PM
Replies: 6,516
Views: 586,206
Posted By deux jambes

Iím really taking a gamble on this 9 speed chain,...

Iím really taking a gamble on this 9 speed chain, with fingers crossed that itíll perform well in a 7 speed configuration.

Hollow rivets, and open plates. Its full 116 link length is specíd at 257...
05-08-20, 04:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 466
Posted By deux jambes

Riding that bike in the nude... Too much junk!

Riding that bike in the nude... Too much junk!
05-08-20, 03:02 PM
Replies: 6,516
Views: 586,206
Posted By deux jambes

Not exactly exciting stuff, but ďneededĒ none the...

Not exactly exciting stuff, but ďneededĒ none the less.

Lock ring tool and chain whips for a UG to HG hub body conversion. And a 5mm spacer to help fit a low stack DA headset to steerer tube...
05-04-20, 08:25 PM
Replies: 3,557
Views: 313,730
Posted By deux jambes

Test fitting the Ofmega Competizione to a Dura...

Test fitting the Ofmega Competizione to a Dura Ace 7400 113mm Italian bottom bracket.

The 7400 was apparently designed with a ďlow profileĒ JIS taper. It was meant to play nicely with the ISOish...
05-02-20, 06:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,107
Posted By deux jambes

A too tall to ride, too heavy to carry, broke...

A too tall to ride, too heavy to carry, broke down, rickety, low level Univega that permeated my studio apartment with the smell of old grease, gasoline, moss, and mud. It also hatched a large army...
05-01-20, 04:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 526
Posted By deux jambes

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04-30-20, 10:03 PM
Replies: 6,516
Views: 586,206
Posted By deux jambes

Nemosengineer nice! Also, itís good to hear a...

Nemosengineer nice! Also, itís good to hear a positive initial review on such a product from a fellow C&V member.

It wonít be long until the Benotto is built, bringing my n= up to two. But there...
04-29-20, 09:24 PM
Replies: 578
Views: 43,841
Posted By deux jambes

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04-28-20, 08:34 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 20,675
Posted By deux jambes

Easy answer when you have just one bike. ...

Easy answer when you have just one bike.

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