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Old 09-15-19, 12:59 AM
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Slowly working on my Melton
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Old 09-15-19, 01:24 PM
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Stripped a bike and built a wheel this weekend.



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Old 09-15-19, 02:43 PM
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[QUOTE=JaccoW;21123464]Stripped a bike and built a wheel this weekend.

Sweeeeeet! Want to see that when it's done!
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Old 09-15-19, 02:51 PM
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30 cent lamp mount. Cutoff section from handlebar, a nickel, and a quarter.

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Originally Posted by bikemig View Post
I have a 1992 Trek 950 I need to rebuild. I partially rebuilt it once when I first picked it up to make it rideable (overhauled the hubs and replaced the BB which forced me to replace the crank). I then ended up riding the bike in winter which is tough on a bike. So it's time to take it completely apart and rebuilt it. I never liked the v brakes and those shimano trigger shifters are only so so. I plan on rebuilding with cantilevers and thumb shifters. I'll likely go with a butterfly bar since I want to use this bike for touring on tough surfaces. It's next on the build queue.

Love it! I'm looking for one of these to rebuild for the same purpose!
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Old 09-15-19, 03:17 PM
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Someone who should be tarred and feathered used a plastic washer behind the crank bolts of the Rossin I picked up yesterday. The nds bolt had deformed the washer, preventing a 14mm socket from securing around the bolt head. Arrg! I finally succumbed to a tiny drill bit to remove enough plastic from around the bolt to remove it. I'm almost there ... I hope ...



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The drive side washer wasn't deformed enough to prevent a socket from removing the bolt:



I guess I should consider myself lucky these weren't 15mm bolts.

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Old 09-15-19, 03:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Ninetimes View Post
Hey there Surferosa. Post a pic of the bike with the campy parts you can't sell.
Wrong forum. I'm trying to avoid any formal apologies.

But if you're still curious and in the Puget Sound area, PM me.
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Old 09-15-19, 04:49 PM
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Originally Posted by FujiSam View Post
Originally Posted by JaccoW View Post
Stripped a bike and built a wheel this weekend.
Sweeeeeet! Want to see that when it's done!
Thanks. I have a thread going for it already but I'll be sure to post it here when I am done. :Thumb:
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Old 09-15-19, 06:52 PM
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Getting a bit closer to the end of my Trek 420 refurb so I can sell this bike on (I have a 520 I will be keeping around)



1985 Trek 420
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Old 09-15-19, 07:02 PM
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The Black Lightning ..



1988 SR 700 Cannondale Black Lightning
Its Done ...
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Old 09-15-19, 07:18 PM
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Originally Posted by eom View Post
30 cent lamp mount. Cutoff section from handlebar, a nickel, and a quarter.

Brilliant!

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Old 09-15-19, 07:39 PM
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Originally Posted by SurferRosa View Post
Wrong forum. I'm trying to avoid any formal apologies.

But if you're still curious and in the Puget Sound area, PM me.
Thatís what the forums Marketrplace is for. Letís get some photos of that mysterious for sale campy equipped bike your trying to sell posted. Heck...maybe youíll get lucky and find a buyer.
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Old 09-16-19, 05:45 AM
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Originally Posted by jim dandy View Post


1988 SR 700 Cannondale Black Lightning
Its Done ...
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That looks amazing The frame and sum of all the parts. Almost to good to ride, almost...
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Old 09-16-19, 06:39 PM
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jbchybridrider ...

Thanks for the compliment ... It was a fun build.
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Old 09-16-19, 08:25 PM
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Originally Posted by SurferRosa View Post
Someone who should be tarred and feathered used a plastic washer behind the crank bolts of the Rossin I picked up yesterday. The nds bolt had deformed the washer, preventing a 14mm socket from securing around the bolt head. Arrg! I finally succumbed to a tiny drill bit to remove enough plastic from around the bolt to remove it. I'm almost there ... I hope ...



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The drive side washer wasn't deformed enough to prevent a socket from removing the bolt:



I guess I should consider myself lucky these weren't 15mm bolts.
Put a torch on the socket and heat it up, then just push it onto the plastic.
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Old 09-16-19, 08:37 PM
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Put a torch on the socket and heat it up, then just push it onto the plastic.
Yep. That would have worked.

It did come off, but it took a while.
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Old 09-16-19, 11:53 PM
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finished this Super course and am now cleaning up a Schwinn Prologue
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It works! This Force derailleur needed a 31.8 to 34.9 adaptor but then wouldn't swing out far enough, not enough to lift the chain to the big ring so some trimming of the internal spring was needed. I don't think it will affect strength or reliability in any way. I'll be using non indexed thumb shifters. Still waiting on a new chain too.
Also clearcoated the stem and barends over bare metal.


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Old 09-19-19, 05:29 PM
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Continued my slow march on the Trek 420, hope to have it chained and cabled on Friday for a test ride and less dark pictures lol

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The heavens opened up and a PL forum member offered me my 3rd McLean.

Off to the frame prep folks in Mpls.

Let's see if I can get Chris Kvale to take this on in the winter months.
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I have a couple/three bikes with headsets that are "indexed". The worst of them - until last night - was the one in my Colnago Mexico; this headset has been in the frame since 1994 and I don't believe it's been serviced since then, either. When I got it all apart (with the intention of retiring it and installing an almost-NOS one in its place) I was floored to see absolutely no evidence of wear on any of the races. I was expecting divots for sure, but was pleasantly amazed.

I also used the last of the blonde shellac to give the black bar tape a couple coats to extend the color-fastness. In between coats I cleaned the headset parts and re-installed them with fresh Phil Wood grease. I also made a somewhat sad replacement at the front end with an eye to allowing me to use this bike more often.

Because I was shellacking the bars I removed the brake levers. I wanted to give them a quick polish with aluminum polish, but I had also decided that for now, I would have to remove and store the custom leather hoods produced by our own @rootboy. I've noted that my hands have had a tougher time this summer gripping the lever hoods on this bike because the leather hoods are that much more thicker than the gum ones and they don't provide that vital bit of squishiness my aging paws are requiring more and more.

I decided to finally use a pair of Campy-copy hoods made by Robbie Fellows a long, long, long time ago. I got these after some back/forth between us bitd regarding drillium and such. He was going for an amber translucent look and this was a test shot he gave me. Looks brown from a distance, but up close it's translucent dark orange. Pretty cool, but more importantly squishy and smaller. I finished putting everything back together this morning and took it out for test ride and I can now go no-hands ridiculously slow without fear of losing my balance and there's no play or shudder when braking which means I got the headset final adjustment bang-on.





I wonder if I can get another 25 years of use out of this headset? Gonna give it a go

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Assembly process of the varsity.
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New shoe for my 98 GT Palomar. Deli Tire 26x2.195 i took from a GT Agressor i flipped.


New headlight, has blue (the one i use always), red, flashing red and flashing red and blue like a cop lol.
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Originally Posted by mkeller234 View Post

Slowly working on my Melton
I like the way you seem to clean everything...I normally do a quick wipe and assemble.
I may take the queue and clean and polish this next build.
I have been collecting stuff for a while and will create a new thread asking which one I should start and finish ove the winter...I like the floor like everyone else!
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Not a whole lot of wrench as of late but my last pick at the coop is now being polished. Non Record high flange .

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