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09-14-20, 08:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,194
Posted By Hudson308

...and here are some photos of my early-70's...

...and here are some photos of my early-70's example.
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09-14-20, 08:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,194
Posted By Hudson308

Here are as-found photos of the early 60's Black...

Here are as-found photos of the early 60's Black Diamond that I just shared on another thread (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1212916-falcon-black-diamond.html)....
09-14-20, 08:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 356
Posted By Hudson308

On the other hand, the early 60's Black Diamonds...

On the other hand, the early 60's Black Diamonds were lovely bikes made with Reynolds 531. I agree the OPs example is likely from the bike boom early 70's, but on the off chance it's an early one,...
09-12-20, 08:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 348
Posted By Hudson308

Yeah, that one's a keeper!

Yeah, that one's a keeper!
09-12-20, 08:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,273
Posted By Hudson308

Wow... that thing is gorgeous! :)

Wow... that thing is gorgeous! :)
09-12-20, 07:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 479
Posted By Hudson308

I personally wouldn't use a Fitz-A-Dent on a bike...

I personally wouldn't use a Fitz-A-Dent on a bike frame. You'll never get it perfect, and it does heat the metal to red-hot in a small spot.
Rolling it as far as you can and filling with JB weld...
09-12-20, 07:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 348
Posted By Hudson308

Yep. Pics or it never happened. ;)

Yep.
Pics or it never happened. ;)
09-10-20, 09:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,494
Posted By Hudson308

Here's a similar Fiorelli that a friend sold last...

Here's a similar Fiorelli that a friend sold last year. We guessed that this one was from about 1961. Interesting lugs....
09-09-20, 09:14 PM
Replies: 1,948
Views: 558,594
Posted By Hudson308

I'm curious what year/model Peugeot had a 58cm...

I'm curious what year/model Peugeot had a 58cm (center-to-center I assume?) seat tube and a 60cm top tube. Those are close to my (short leg/long torso) proportions.
The only Peugeots I've come...
09-09-20, 09:09 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 670
Posted By Hudson308

Wow that turned out nice!!! As my avatar tag...

Wow that turned out nice!!! As my avatar tag shows, I'm also a huge fan of the fillet-brazed Schwinns. Building a semi-upright all-rounder from a Super Sport is in the project queue, and you've...
09-03-20, 07:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 491
Posted By Hudson308

Thanks for the detailed info. I'm going to...

Thanks for the detailed info. I'm going to archive it for when I use a Soma cage on one of my projects.
Do the modifications work for the original (early 60's) GS, or for Nuovo Gran Sport?
09-02-20, 08:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 491
Posted By Hudson308

I usually side with Suntour Neal, but I'm also...

I usually side with Suntour Neal, but I'm also wondering if one of those Wolf Tooth thingies would help with the bigger sprockets. That or a set of those repop Rally cages if they'd fit this RD. I...
09-01-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 618
Posted By Hudson308

That seems like a reasonable strategy. Sometimes...

That seems like a reasonable strategy. Sometimes junk is just that. :rolleyes:
08-31-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 618
Posted By Hudson308

Sounds like some people in the know have already...

Sounds like some people in the know have already picked this pile over long ago. I agree it would be worth it to go through once more and pull out the remaining Suntour derailleurs, S-A hubs, high...
08-29-20, 08:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 761
Posted By Hudson308

These are great bikes. The only down side I know...

These are great bikes. The only down side I know of is that you can't cram anything bigger than 700c x 25mm tires under the fork crown.
You did well at a hunnerd bucks!!!
08-15-20, 08:20 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 30,227
Posted By Hudson308

...and the Mountace I picked up last month. ...

...and the Mountace I picked up last month.
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08-14-20, 03:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 642
Posted By Hudson308

I love the Singletracks and Multitracks for their...

I love the Singletracks and Multitracks for their comfort, utility and surprising light weight.
One significant difference between the 9x0 Singletrack models and the 7x0 Multitracks is that the 970s...
08-14-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 439
Posted By Hudson308

Yeah, been there, done that. :notamused: ...

Yeah, been there, done that. :notamused:
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The best advice I can give you is to...
08-13-20, 09:07 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,234
Posted By Hudson308

See post #86...

See post #86 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=86) above from Sir_Name .
Looks like two flavors of "aggressive" to choose from. :thumb:
08-12-20, 09:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,045
Posted By Hudson308

That's pretty sweet. GLWS! :thumb:

That's pretty sweet. GLWS! :thumb:
08-08-20, 10:02 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 13,240
Posted By Hudson308

It's Dormant Purple from Columbia Coatings, with...

It's Dormant Purple from Columbia Coatings, with their Violet Sapphire Chameleon used as the clear/catalyst.
Much like pcb's Waterford above, the effect in bright sunlight is stunning. :twitchy: It...
07-26-20, 07:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 628
Posted By Hudson308

12-point sockets are usually thinner than...

12-point sockets are usually thinner than 6-point. I rarely use 12-point, unless I come across a situation like this.
07-25-20, 09:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,071
Posted By Hudson308

What a great story! Here's the Mountace M15 I...

What a great story!
Here's the Mountace M15 I recently snagged. I'm still trying to figure out the year, as with 15 speeds I assumed it was an earlier one. However the only component that has a...
07-25-20, 09:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 555
Posted By Hudson308

Gorgeous bike! :)

Gorgeous bike! :)
07-21-20, 04:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 449
Posted By Hudson308

Does a Multitrack step-thru count? My wife's...

Does a Multitrack step-thru count?
My wife's next ride, at the powder coater's......
07-21-20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 407
Posted By Hudson308

Mobile app or laptop/desktop?

Mobile app or laptop/desktop?
07-21-20, 04:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 941
Posted By Hudson308

The bad news is that frame is toast. The good...

The bad news is that frame is toast.
The good news is it shouldn't be too hard to find a replacement. :o
07-21-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 11,616
Posted By Hudson308

Didn't Campy make something special for...

Didn't Campy make something special for Motobecane in the early 70's?
Edit: Yes they did, but they have "kidney bean" holes:
(Photo via Velobase/Bob Freeman)...
07-19-20, 09:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 938
Posted By Hudson308

One of fhe nice things about these fillet-brazed...

One of fhe nice things about these fillet-brazed Schwinns is that because they're not particularly rare, you can build em however the heck you want.
Keep us updated. I'll enjoy following this one!...
07-18-20, 09:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 642
Posted By Hudson308

Whereabouts exactly on the cape? :innocent:

Whereabouts exactly on the cape? :innocent:
07-14-20, 08:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 584
Posted By Hudson308

The 72/61 markings could refer to the head tube...

The 72/61 markings could refer to the head tube angle and frame size.
I have one of the early Lambert built Vikings, but it has little in common with your example.
07-08-20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,301
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: 13
Views: 749
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: 40
Views: 2,101
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: 53
Views: 1,674
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: 53
Views: 1,674
Posted By Hudson308

Hetchins. (http://www.hetchins.com/mo3-01.htm) ...

Hetchins. (http://www.hetchins.com/mo3-01.htm)
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06-22-20, 10:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,144
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: 343
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: 447
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: 694
Posted By Hudson308

WOW that thing looks NOS!!! :twitchy:

WOW that thing looks NOS!!! :twitchy:
06-08-20, 08:34 PM
Replies: 462
Views: 167,678
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: 462
Views: 167,678
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: 462
Views: 167,678
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: 462
Views: 167,678
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: 462
Views: 167,678
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: 425
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: 425
Posted By Hudson308

Agreed... I would guess '68-69

Agreed... I would guess '68-69
06-02-20, 05:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 425
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: 4,296
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: 4,296
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...
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