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Old 08-08-13, 01:24 PM
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February 2010... barely rideable and a little bent.



More than rideable... end of Feb 2010



August 2013... fitted with period correct Raleigh Special bars.

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Old 08-08-13, 08:42 PM
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August 2013... fitted with period correct Raleigh Special bars.

The bars DO make a difference! So much more authentic.
(- but shouldn't the bars have half-wraps instead of grips?)
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Old 08-08-13, 09:08 PM
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My 1987 Fuji Sagres: a nice Craigslist find for $140, though badly in need of adjustment and cleaning. It was covered in old electrical tape that was holding on the wire for a broken computer, and the original 6-speed Suntour shifter didn't work too well with the after-market 8-speed cassette that was on there. I got a great deal on an older Dura-Ace groupset, along with some new pedals, a new saddle, new bar tape, new cables, and some new brakes (had to go with the nutted Tektro calipers unless I wanted to drill out the frame, but I'm pretty happy with them). The bike rides wonderfully, and it has some unique character to it.

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Old 08-08-13, 09:37 PM
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Before:


...frame-set sits patiently for almost a year, is almost sold and then not ... and then:

After:
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Old 08-08-13, 09:50 PM
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...frame-set sits patiently for almost a year, is almost sold and then not ... and then:

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Turned out great.
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Old 08-08-13, 10:52 PM
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Whatwolf, beautiful Peugeot!

I forgot to post my recent resurrection: an '88 Benotto Triathlon I bought from a customer for $50.

Before: in Apr this year...



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Old 08-08-13, 11:58 PM
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Originally Posted by auchencrow View Post
The bars DO make a difference! So much more authentic.
(- but shouldn't the bars have half-wraps instead of grips?)
The single grips were pretty common... these bars came off my 1950 Sports and were original to that bike.

My Lenton has the same bars with a full leather wrap.
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Old 08-09-13, 12:38 AM
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Originally Posted by whatwolf View Post
Before:


...frame-set sits patiently for almost a year, is almost sold and then not ... and then:

After:
nice!... soooo, the white rolls up for grabs?
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Old 08-09-13, 01:43 PM
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Love the Peugeot!

WNG, great job on the Benotto, but isn't it some kind of sacrilege not to use Benotto tape?
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Old 08-09-13, 02:44 PM
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Old 08-09-13, 10:22 PM
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Originally Posted by due ruote View Post
WNG, great job on the Benotto, but isn't it some kind of sacrilege not to use Benotto tape?
Nailed! You got me there!
The seller actually had a pack of the two-color cello tape that came on the bike. But he couldn't find it.
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Old 08-09-13, 11:49 PM
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My Bianchi a year ago


My Bianchi today
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Old 08-10-13, 06:10 PM
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nice job however... Thinking of adding one of these to my collection...

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Old 08-10-13, 09:20 PM
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1972 CCM Turismo. Pulled from dad's attic after a wreak years ago bending the rims etc.

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After





Waiting on my new honey brown leather saddle and honey brown bar tape to put on this bike. That should give it a whole new look and make it much more comfortable
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Old 08-23-13, 08:16 AM
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Will, that 88 Benotto Triathlon came out great looking, like the painted flutes on the seat post.

I wanted to show a before & after picture of a project I did last Christmas & gave to my boss to display in our shop but had lost my photos on a bad drive, after a lot of work I found and recovered them & while not a bicycle it is bicycle related. It's a old HTK ( Tanaka ) wheel truing stand that a dear friend of mine bought new and used many years building wheels in the 70's & 80's before retiring & then giving it to me. I was really happy with the way it turned out and it is still fully functional.

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Before as found sitting almost 20yrs in a metal shed,



After, Glass Beaded, Primed/Painted & hand painted the lettering,









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Old 08-23-13, 08:38 AM
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Last Year....my $50 Craigslist purchase....

and now, after a BIT of work...not quite done yet, the "Theoretical late 60's early 70's Torpado"
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Old 08-23-13, 09:35 AM
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My Bianchi a year ago


My Bianchi today
Nice Bianchi, but, other than the sun coming out, I'm not sure I can spot the difference.
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Old 08-23-13, 09:46 AM
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Nice Bianchi, but, other than the sun coming out, I'm not sure I can spot the difference.
I'm glad I'm not the only who couldn't..
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Old 08-23-13, 09:48 AM
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Aw C'mon, he leveled the saddle out? I imagine it's a HUGE difference.,,,,BD
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Old 08-23-13, 10:02 AM
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Athena(?) --> C-Record crankset.

One less bottle cage.
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Old 08-23-13, 10:49 AM
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Will, that 88 Benotto Triathlon came out great looking, like the painted flutes on the seat post.

I wanted to show a before & after picture of a project I did last Christmas & gave to my boss to display in our shop but had lost my photos on a bad drive, after a lot of work I found and recovered them & while not a bicycle it is bicycle related. It's a old HTK ( Tanaka ) wheel truing stand that a dear friend of mine bought new and used many years building wheels in the 70's & 80's before retiring & then giving it to me. I was really happy with the way it turned out and it is still fully functional.
That looks great, I own of these and still use it regularly.
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Old 08-23-13, 10:52 AM
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Great work.

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Thanks Glenn for the compliment!

BTW the links to your truing stand isn't working. The photobucket link isn't either, I think there's a problem with the account. Would love to see what you did with it.

I just ordered a new TS-2.2 for work, so I now have access to a stand again, woohoo!


EDIT:
I got to access the photos at work. Wicked nice resto! What a cool truing stand!

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Old 08-23-13, 11:03 AM
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I love this colour, perhaps even more than Celeste.
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Great work.
Thanks...it has been slow....but have her rolling now...just need new tires and perhaps a front rack to finish up....perhaps a gen-set too
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