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Old 09-15-19, 09:41 PM
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Originally Posted by P!N20 View Post
Sorry I posted the wrong link - fixed that now.

Black flutes with black rings.
Got the outer on eBay last night. Now to find an inner.

Originally Posted by Ronsonic View Post
One-Shot is an excellent paint for this sort of thing. I dabbled at pinstriping once (I really want a box striped bike) and discovered it. Flows, adheres and stays where you want it perfectly.
I was recommended it many years ago if I wanted to re-do box lining on a Raleigh. Never got around to it.

The local Pearl's art store had a huge One-Shot selection until they closed down. Not sure if Blick has it; will have to check the next time I'm there.

Originally Posted by jbchybridrider View Post
Not a flute but filled this with a fine tip brush. Let it dry then buff over the top with a rag on the end of my finger.
Drop-dead gorgeous!

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Old 09-16-19, 05:39 AM
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Originally Posted by jbchybridrider View Post
Not a flute but filled this with a fine tip brush. Let it dry then buff over the top with a rag on the end of my finger.
Thatís really pretty!
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Filling my flute...

...with champagne.
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Old 09-27-19, 04:42 PM
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@TimmyT hooked me up with some of the earlier rings for this crank...and I couldn't resist mixing-and-matching with the black ring I found off of eBay.

I also tinkered with other ring combos for fun. Sadly, no black inner ring in sight. Thoughts?








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Glad they arrived OK.
You might try cleaning the 5 depressions ("flutes") in the arms and painting them with black Testor's. If the dustcaps are aluminum, then maybe paint into the Dura-Ace logo and wipe off the excess.
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Originally Posted by cudak888 View Post
@TimmyT hooked me up with some of the earlier rings for this crank...and I couldn't resist mixing-and-matching with the black ring I found off of eBay.

I also tinkered with other ring combos for fun. Sadly, no black inner ring in sight. Thoughts
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Fill in the spider, ride with silver rings and black bolts, until you find a small black ring. Then go with the black rings and back to chrome bolts...
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Originally Posted by TimmyT View Post
Glad they arrived OK.
You might try cleaning the 5 depressions ("flutes") in the arms and painting them with black Testor's. If the dustcaps are aluminum, then maybe paint into the Dura-Ace logo and wipe off the excess.
No way I'm touching the flutes - they're not defined well enough. I've seen it done on one other crankarm like this, and it looked horrible!

You have given me the idea to paint the cutouts black on the silver ring though. Subtle, but it may look pretty spiffy.

The dustcaps are cheap plastic Shimano units, though I'm 99.9% certain these are not originals for this crank. Pretty sure the originals look like a Campagnolo copy with "SHIMANO JAPAN" on them. Even though they'd be an anomaly, I think the 7400-era Dura-Ace two-pin caps - or an unmarked equivalent - would look really nice on these cranks.

Originally Posted by Last ride 76 View Post
Fill in the spider, ride with silver rings and black bolts, until you find a small black ring. Then go with the black rings and back to chrome bolts...
I'll more likely find the black ring before I really find a bike to put these on. The way parts are going, I'm probably looking for another set of arms - but I do intend to get rid of the heart-shaped 7200-era rings. As I mentioned before, they are not for my tastes.

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I found this SR Apex crank on Ebay. Someone had painted the flutes brown, which went well with my gold '78 Super Course's saddle and tape color. There is a scuff on the drive side, probably from a toe strap rub, and I haven't gotten around to color matching and touching it up.




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Lovely work cuda, here's the rest of the Black Shimano Dura Ace gruppo, currently on my Sannow Sport, and yes this does come up online from time to time.

Again great work.





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Hi, the arms are not completely cleaned up or detailed yet but here is the shot that I promised earlier. Ben
the crank arm still needs touch up and detailing but I need the paint to completely dry etc.
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Originally Posted by since6 View Post
Lovely work cuda, here's the rest of the Black Shimano Dura Ace gruppo, currently on my Sannow Sport, and yes this does come up online from time to time.

Again great work.
I've considered a whole group build, but I haven't the slightest idea what I'd mount it to. I have considered doing an atypical build on my 1975 Raleigh Pro, but I'm not convinced this group suits the metallic blue and mink.

All depends on what falls into my lap too. I sometimes let fate and luck determine how these builds go.

Originally Posted by xiaoman1 View Post
Hi, the arms are not completely cleaned up or detailed yet but here is the shot that I promised earlier. Ben
the crank arm still needs touch up and detailing but I need the paint to completely dry etc.
Nice stuff - never thought of doing one tri-color. Neat.

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Originally Posted by P!N20 View Post
Very nice. Love early Dura-Ace. Were those cranks available with back flutes out of the factory? I'm sure I've seen them before.
I've seen AD/Puch bikes with first gen DA/black rings.
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I did these arms yesterday. Not great, but... The spider was already done. Painted the derailleur, too. It had a lot of rash, so I thought, wtf...


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Originally Posted by SurferRosa View Post
I did these arms yesterday. Not great, but... The spider was already done. Painted the derailleur, too. It had a lot of rash, so I thought, wtf...


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Nice work! I am waiting for some black ring to arrive so I can do that to my Record crank.
Best, Ben
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Kurt, that crankset is 130 bcd right?

I have a dozen or more of 70s/80s vintage all-black Sugino Super Competition chainrings, still in the OEM package, tucked inside a box in my shop. I think they're all 144 bcd though. I always have the worst time remembering the bcd on misc cranksets.
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Originally Posted by SurferRosa View Post
I did these arms yesterday. Not great, but... The spider was already done. Painted the derailleur, too. It had a lot of rash, so I thought, wtf...
Not bad! If you ever want to give it a try perfecting them, I've found that large areas (like those flutes) are best shot with spray paint. Takes about five minutes to mask off the crank without even paying much attention to the edge, so it's not much of a hassle either.

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Kurt, that crankset is 130 bcd right?

I have a dozen or more of 70s/80s vintage all-black Sugino Super Competition chainrings, still in the OEM package, tucked inside a box in my shop. I think they're all 144 bcd though. I always have the worst time remembering the bcd on misc cranksets.
The Shimano crank is 130; the Super Competitions are 144. I have a 54t black Super Competition chainring kicking about here; only thing it'll fit in my stables right now is another NR crank.

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