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Old 10-12-20, 04:25 AM
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1972 Raleigh Competition before:





And after:





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Old 10-12-20, 07:30 AM
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Did I show this one already?
1972 Bottecchia Giro D'italia 60cm on Flickr
1972 Bottecchia Giro D'Italia (Professional conversion) on Flickr
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Almost three passed between getting this...


Then temporary build for test ride...


And, finally, the bike is finished (almost - wrong head set)...
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Old 10-15-20, 11:11 AM
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That is beautiful paint work.
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Old 10-15-20, 05:11 PM
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The frame before the build (bought the frame on this site) and built up.



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Old 10-15-20, 07:28 PM
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Originally Posted by rjhammett View Post
The frame before the build (bought the frame on this site) and built up.
Boom. What bar tape is that? Looks like a very close overlap.
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Old 10-16-20, 06:17 AM
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Here's an early 50s Italian stallion before and after.....(handlebars, fenders, fork, and rims/spokes are replacements as the originals were corroded enough to be unsafe, though the fenders might be salvageable, saddle was a plastic thing!). Colour is matched (as close as I could) to the original found inside the fork on the steerer tube; I have the generator and lights and they work!



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Old 10-16-20, 11:55 AM
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Originally Posted by markk900 View Post
Here's an early 50s Italian stallion before and after.....(handlebars, fenders, fork, and rims/spokes are replacements as the originals were corroded enough to be unsafe, though the fenders might be salvageable, saddle was a plastic thing!). Colour is matched (as close as I could) to the original found inside the fork on the steerer tube; I have the generator and lights and they work!

Italian Stallion
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I don't know the brand. They are leather. This is not the first bike the bar tape has been on.

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Boom. What bar tape is that? Looks like a very close overlap.
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Old 10-22-20, 02:52 AM
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The 531c on my Kypo was feeling a bit noodly, so I put some 525 decals on and now it’s much better.





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Old 10-22-20, 04:53 AM
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Old 10-22-20, 06:59 AM
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A oldie but different kind of before and after: the 1989 Koga-Miyata RoadAce

Before:


After:

Frame sawed in half.


Here is why:
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Old 10-22-20, 07:42 AM
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Nice work!
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Old 10-22-20, 11:39 AM
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Cleaned up nice
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Old 10-26-20, 04:52 PM
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Before

CL listed as mountain bike, good for commuting.

After

Turns out it was/is a 1993 Mongoose IBOC Comp frame with almost no original parts other than the seat post, headset, and maybe the wheels. I think my full resto-mod turned out pretty good! I'll post more pics in the C&V 'Upright/Urban' thread.

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Old 11-02-20, 10:59 AM
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We get lots of bikes coming through the Bike Exchange. I have been averaging a restoration a week for some time now. What I look for is a good brand with good paint, usually unrecognizable after a lifetime of neglect, hopefully in a back corner of the garage. I often change out stems and bars and other bits but it is the paint that makes the biggest difference. Black is easy to touch up as there is only one shade. I usually have good results with red as well. Metallic and pearls are mostly impossible to match. After stripping the frame and scrupulously cleaning it and all the shiny bits I touch up then give the frame a clear coat of Rustoleum Automotive grade Clear enamel. This dries pretty fast and since it is only a topcoat over the existing finish it doesn't have much tendency to chip like is often the case when starting with a sand blasted frame with primer, color and clear coats. Then I try to let the frame hang outside in the sun for a few weeks to dry thoroughly.

So here is the bike as received and complete, with a clear coat.
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Old 11-15-20, 09:28 PM
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Just a simple front Araya wheel breakdown and cleaning I got from @nlerner to match the 24" on the Peach Centurion. Luckily it was only paint overspray. Cleaned up nicely.

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Old 11-16-20, 12:24 AM
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Originally Posted by P!N20 View Post
The 531c on my Kypo was feeling a bit noodly, so I put some 525 decals on...
Did you do this just to see if we're still paying attention?

After the switch, did the top and seat tubes suddenly get a little thicker?

Was this done to limit insurance or taxes?
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Old 11-16-20, 01:44 AM
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Originally Posted by SurferRosa View Post
After the switch, did the top and seat tubes suddenly get a little thicker?
Yeah, 0.1mm to be exact. Feels a lot better now.
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Old 12-05-20, 04:42 PM
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Not the top of the Schwinn line in 1977, but who doesn’t like that pearlescent orange paint on these old Le Tours? In the original photo you notice the Brooks B72 and that has been moved onto another ride. Great solid bikes and well worth a little clean up and restore time.
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Old 12-05-20, 06:58 PM
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@brandenjs, I had a Le Tour III in that color that I gave to my brother-in-law - a size too big for me. What a fantastic color! One of my faves. And those might be the nicest stem shifters I've used.

Nice work freshening that one up.
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Old 12-05-20, 08:06 PM
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1971ish Falcon

As found and in the process of being roadsterized. Install a Wald 137 today and hoping to fit fenders before the rain starts up again.


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Old 12-05-20, 09:28 PM
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As aquired, 1985 Centurion Ironman, no wheels and hideous non-original forks.

Campy 1994 veloce group works. '88 Centurion aluminum forks courtesy of Robbie Tunes.
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Old 12-06-20, 06:10 AM
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My wife loves these old French mixtes. Changed out the rims, stem, bars, shift levers, derailleurs, saddle, and replaced some other odds and ends.. Now her favorite.

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Ok so here's my first attempt at painting the flutes on a seatpost. I went with masking the flutes with painters tape. Here we go.

Before



After



Big thanks xiaoman1 for the tips and advice.
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