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Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-19, 07:13 AM
Replies: 1,272
Views: 161,067
Posted By duane041

Awwww yeeeeaaaahhhhhhh ...

Awwww yeeeeaaaahhhhhhh

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Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-18, 05:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,754
Posted By duane041

Why chance it? I'm guessing here, but I'd say the...

Why chance it? I'm guessing here, but I'd say the stem was designed to grab steerer tube with the full length of the 2-bolt opening. Looks like you only have one bolt securing it in place.

It's...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-18, 03:40 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,137
Posted By duane041

Specialized has a color now called "Acid Mint"....

Specialized has a color now called "Acid Mint". If you google it you'll see how close it is to Celeste, if a bit darker, more intense.



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Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-18, 03:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,544
Posted By duane041

I have tried many saddles, but have finally gone...

I have tried many saddles, but have finally gone back to the Terry Fly Ti. It certainly won't win ya any "cool" points but I'm long over that crap anyway.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-18, 02:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 671
Posted By duane041

If by 'dimples' you mean the two things above the...

If by 'dimples' you mean the two things above the "INFINITO" decal, those are just dust nibs in the matte clear. Nothing to worry about.

And yeah, matte is pretty much a sponge, so the grease will...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-18, 02:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,873
Posted By duane041

I ride in a city, and polarized glasses allow me...

I ride in a city, and polarized glasses allow me to see easily into car windows (no reflections, no glare off windshields and side windows) to see if the driver is looking my way or not. Makes a...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-18, 08:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,488
Posted By duane041

I've posted info about matte stuff once or twice...

I've posted info about matte stuff once or twice before, but always happy to do it again.
I don't know much about bikes in general, but I do know paint, and I do know there is A TON of...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-18, 03:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,488
Posted By duane041

I paint bicycles for a living, and believe me,...

I paint bicycles for a living, and believe me, matte is a drag. By nature, it is porous (much like sanding primer). So it will absorb oils and grease, which is why it darkens and stains so easily....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-18, 03:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 656
Posted By duane041

As a painter, one of the issues we face is taking...

As a painter, one of the issues we face is taking colors that are seen on large 'canvases' and transferring them to tiny, 1 or 2" wide canvases. Bike tubes just don't show colors all that well,...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-18, 06:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,340
Posted By duane041

Best to clean a matte finish is Windex and a...

Best to clean a matte finish is Windex and a microfiber towel, or mild detergent and a microfiber towel.

Matte finishes are unique in that the surface isn't completely "closed". Matte finishes are...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-18, 10:26 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,553
Posted By duane041

My Colnago has 105 and as horrific as that may...

My Colnago has 105 and as horrific as that may sound to some, it gotten me down the road just fine for 5 years.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-18, 09:04 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,896,285
Posted By duane041

I love it (particularly the colors!), but the...

I love it (particularly the colors!), but the diameter of the downtube looks just a might too big for me. Wish they could have spec'ed something slightly smaller, but not sure if that would be...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-18, 04:50 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 9,347
Posted By duane041

EGADS, reminds me of the old Schwinn 4-1-1 of a...

EGADS, reminds me of the old Schwinn 4-1-1 of a few years back:
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-18, 02:22 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 9,294
Posted By duane041

I happen to really like my Vredestein Fortezza...

I happen to really like my Vredestein Fortezza Senso All-Weather tires. Great on dry pavement, really great in the rain. And they ride nicely, too.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-18, 04:10 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 9,347
Posted By duane041

The shifters on the ends of the bars make them...

The shifters on the ends of the bars make them look like some type of talking bird.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-18, 12:31 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,896,285
Posted By duane041

Photos can do weird things to colors.

Photos can do weird things to colors.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-18, 09:19 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,896,285
Posted By duane041

Were the frame and fork purchased together? Or...

Were the frame and fork purchased together? Or was that fork painted "to match" at a later time?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-15-17, 04:56 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 34,366
Posted By duane041

So what's the over/under on this thread, like 35?

So what's the over/under on this thread, like 35?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-12-17, 05:36 AM
Replies: 259
Views: 34,366
Posted By duane041

I don't feel that superlatives should be given...

I don't feel that superlatives should be given out to something that simply attains a standard.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-17, 09:40 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,896,285
Posted By duane041

I like the overall look you've got going on, and...

I like the overall look you've got going on, and I happen the like wheels without the deep sections. But the sternum-punch steerer needs to be attended to.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-17, 05:37 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,896,285
Posted By duane041

Remarkably, even though HED you'd think the large...

Remarkably, even though HED you'd think the large logos would seem HED garish, they actually HED work here HED.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-17, 04:17 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 19,426
Posted By duane041

I like the bottom paint scheme better, the top...

I like the bottom paint scheme better, the top one has too much going on for my tastes.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-17, 05:37 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,896,285
Posted By duane041

You bet! But the good thing is, DCC is incredibly...

You bet! But the good thing is, DCC is incredibly tough, so you shouldn't have any chipping or other problem. Great paint.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-09-17, 10:19 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,896,285
Posted By duane041

Which PPG single-stage did you wind up using? Did...

Which PPG single-stage did you wind up using? Did it happen to be DCC Concept? If so, the stuff wears like iron.
09-21-17, 02:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,457
Posted By duane041

Frisket film will work okay on the tubes, but if...

Frisket film will work okay on the tubes, but if you're going to apply Frisket to the lug itself it won't conform to the curves very well. You're better off using 3M's 233xx line of tape. It's a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-17, 02:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,891
Posted By duane041

Before I even get into what you'll need as far as...

Before I even get into what you'll need as far as the materials for a professional looking job, let's have a look at what you'll need to keep yourself from some serious nervous system damage, plus...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-17, 12:46 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 28,578
Posted By duane041

Had a friend who bought Chinese carbon cross...

Had a friend who bought Chinese carbon cross frame in 2014. First bunny hop over a very small barrier and the down tube cracked.

Even if it were to be repaired, it'd probably just fail somewhere...
07-19-17, 10:22 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,568
Posted By duane041

The color on that frame is cracking because it's...

The color on that frame is cracking because it's lacquer. If lacquer isn't catalyzed, it air dries. Problem is, it never really completely dries, so it starts to shrink. That's what you're seeing. GM...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-17, 08:13 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,896,285
Posted By duane041

For the record, I think these 105 cranks are...

For the record, I think these 105 cranks are ugly, but it's all I have right now. They're just so..........dark. No detail whatsoever.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-17, 10:14 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,896,285
Posted By duane041

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4205/35103585140_7da...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4205/35103585140_7da26bb52a_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/VtZ3Sy)[url=https://flic.kr/p/VtZ3Sy]
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-17, 02:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 519
Posted By duane041

I've run Contis (mostly Gatorskins) for years and...

I've run Contis (mostly Gatorskins) for years and recently tried a set of Vredestein Fortezza Senso tires, and I will go with them from here on out. Wonderful ride, incredibly supple, very good in...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-17, 05:01 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,332
Posted By duane041

That is correct, as I have a trusty Serfas pump...

That is correct, as I have a trusty Serfas pump in the garage that I bought in 2002.
I'm eagerly awaiting the Park Police.
Forum: Framebuilders
06-13-17, 07:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,507
Posted By duane041

You're probably better off with spray cans. If...

You're probably better off with spray cans. If you start to get into spray equipment, the cost for material will start to add up very quickly. Plus, you'll also have to get into safety equipment,...
06-11-17, 08:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,883
Posted By duane041

Considering how severe that fade is, I wonder if...

Considering how severe that fade is, I wonder if the bike was ridden on Mercury for a few years. That's nuts, but a sweet effect.
Forum: Framebuilders
06-10-17, 05:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,507
Posted By duane041

Deep scratches will need to be either sanded out,...

Deep scratches will need to be either sanded out, or filled. They WILL show up in your final finish unless you either remove them or fill them. Paint is a film, and will not fill in large scratches....
06-06-17, 04:40 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,409
Posted By duane041

Y'all are making some assumptions when you say...

Y'all are making some assumptions when you say "Mennonites". When you see the bonnets, the bicycles and the farms, you're talking about conservative Mennonites. I'm married to a Mennonite, and...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-04-17, 08:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,507
Posted By duane041

I can help, but I'll need a bunch more info: ...

I can help, but I'll need a bunch more info:
-brand of bike and how far you "sanded" the clerarcoat (are you painting over decals/lettering/logos)
-what type of paint you plan on using (spray...
05-27-17, 07:02 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,485
Posted By duane041

Not so much bad advice, but ideas, words, and...

Not so much bad advice, but ideas, words, and terms seemingly from outer space: (Only one of these was from an LBS)

"The alloys wheels on your carbon frame will cause modulus, it's like shaking....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-17, 06:39 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,735
Posted By duane041

Best bike: Colnago Why? Because I don't like...

Best bike: Colnago
Why? Because I don't like broccoli (you said reasoning didn't matter)
05-24-17, 02:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,750
Posted By duane041

Wax won't affect the graphics at all. It has a...

Wax won't affect the graphics at all. It has a very sight abrasive, and will only remove light staining (and even then you have to work it pretty good). When done, let the wax dry to a haze and then...
05-23-17, 03:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,750
Posted By duane041

Any car wax that has a mild abrasive (like turtle...

Any car wax that has a mild abrasive (like turtle wax) should be enough to take off the rust if it's on the surface. If it's under the clear coat, there won't be any way to remove the stain without...
05-23-17, 01:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,750
Posted By duane041

To my eyes (and I do cosmetic repairs on bicycles...

To my eyes (and I do cosmetic repairs on bicycles for a living), it's rust. How and why? Hmmm, that's a tough one. If polishing doesn't do anything to change it (try a light polishing compound for...
05-23-17, 01:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,750
Posted By duane041

Looks to me like a stain, too. Is there any...

Looks to me like a stain, too. Is there any bubbling in the area? Is the surface 'compromised' in any way (a chip, small crack in paint)? That's a weird place for it to just pop up like that.
...
05-21-17, 03:03 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,552
Posted By duane041

This is why I have been doing more "in place"...

This is why I have been doing more "in place" restorations lately. I work with the original finish as much as possible, and match and blend in new paint (usually around areas that are prone to rust...
05-20-17, 11:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,552
Posted By duane041

That green looks to be more than just a basic...

That green looks to be more than just a basic color; could be a tri-coat color, which is similar to the British "flamboyant" colors. Silver base, tinted mid coat, then clear coat (in the old days of...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-17, 08:13 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,896,285
Posted By duane041

I think this is a great idea.

I think this is a great idea.
05-18-17, 08:51 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,535
Posted By duane041

A lovely bicycle! And I'm going bananas over the...

A lovely bicycle! And I'm going bananas over the seat tube decal below the Reynolds decal; I love the overly-frilliness of it!
05-18-17, 05:14 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,637
Posted By duane041

53, was riding at age 4. First bike was homemade...

53, was riding at age 4. First bike was homemade from other people's bikes. First "new" bike was an Iverson Road Runner, I think I was 8 or 9.
05-18-17, 05:46 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 11,718
Posted By duane041

Although I didn't photo it at the time, I...

Although I didn't photo it at the time, I repainted a 1950s Ephgrave for a collector about 10 years ago. The lugwork and braze work was the most perfect I had ever seen. Ephgrave evidently cut and...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-17, 04:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 13,416
Posted By duane041

Gloss will last longer, and is easier to repair....

Gloss will last longer, and is easier to repair. Matte finishes are usually slightly thinner than their gloss counterparts.

A matte effect finish is achieved by adding in a 'matting agent' to the...
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