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Old 04-03-20, 11:22 AM
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Finished overhauling this Raleigh Rapide supposedly from '79. I picked this bike almost two years ago and hadn't had time for it untill recently.

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Slowly overhauling this 1973ish Nishiki Competition step-through. Everything is remaining the same aside from swapping the drops for porteur bars, shifters for barcons and the sadddle for a Brooks Flyer. Apologies for photo size.





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Old 04-04-20, 12:35 PM
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Cleaned and rebuilt the Campy Headset on the '84 Bianchi. Didn't need new bearings! Got to use my new-ish Lidl Repair Stand.
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Been away from this forum for a while as I crossed over the the Darkside (the modern MTB world) but the quarantine time has reignited my passion for vintage bikes. My neighbor has had this vintage steel mtb, a Mongoose Switchback. This bike was rode a few time and hung in the barn, and it shows. Even after sitting for so long, the gears, shifters, and brakes work absolutely perfect and everything was indexed. I did a good clean and wash on the bike, added some different bars, added some wider 2.2 Nevengals, and swapped the saddle out.

Here's how I found it:





After a wash and swapped tires and saddle:





If anyone is interested, I created a video but not sure if YT links are allowed?
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I also pulled out my old roadie, my Schwinn Tempo. I first built it with a hodge podge of parts from the frame and fork up, with a different wheelset. It never really felt right, so I swapped over some basic LX stuff from my Miele, and swapped a different wheelset with some nice 28c tires. Its a tight fit and I just cruise it, but its still fast for its age. The shifting is perfect and its dead silent. Love that bike and I dont think I can ever get ride of it.

Here was the first iteration. The tires were too small for my build, and the shifting was never right because the chainring was waaay to big.

Swapped over some bits and here how it sits. She's no beauty queen, but far better than how I found it


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Old 04-04-20, 02:17 PM
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I'm sick about this. I've been restoring this Peloton from my racing days for the last year. It was in a fire that damaged the paint, so It got a new powder coating and new decals. Today mocked it up with a nice group and a borrowed set of wheels. Without the tires It has a stand over height that is about 4 cm too tall for my current leg length. This damned thing of getting shorter as I get older is driving me nutz! Looks like I'm gonna hafta give this one up for someone who can fit on it. Help a stoopid brother out and give me some recommendations as to what to do. Thanks MH
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Finished this '91 Trek 400. I bought it for its Mavic/Superbe wheelset that I needed for a Schwinn. I found a Trek wheelset in super shape that came off a similar, but older model. Most of the components were already on it, including the triple crankset, ARX rear mech (without a barrel adjuster), and Accushift shifters. With a Suntour 6-speed freewheel I added, it's indexing rather well. I doubt that will last for any long term, though. It just uses brake housing for the RD. But the right shifter can switch to friction pretty easily. If my niece can stand over it, it's all hers.



Total spent on this once-$50-bike is now $200, but includes new consumables, a new cartridge bb, and some nicer parts from my bin, like the seatpost and saddle. But I did get an awesome wheelset out of the deal.

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Old 04-04-20, 03:58 PM
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I need to set fit on it and do some aligning of stuff but overall a fun build. A mix of 600 Tricolor at the front and back with some 9 speed era Dura Ace and Ultegra in the middle and 6800 hubs because the wheelset was reasonably priced and this time I didn't want to build a wheelset. Sadly the thing couldn't run the same tire at the rear but the front clears the 30mm rubber just fine.

For those curious the stem is a Factory Five Stem which can fit 31.8 bars.
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Old 04-04-20, 06:17 PM
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Ready for serious ridin’


First bike worked on in the newly(never) finished shop area...tried all three stands...gotta kick the lighting up a bit...have an LED shop moved from another part of the shop just waitin’...
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Old 04-05-20, 02:34 PM
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I am going nuts trying to match touch up paint paint for my current project the 3Rensho. I am using water based acrylic model paint and so far I have a good match for the white pearl with a bit of mixing with a off white that matches the slight ageing of the factory paint, but the blue pearl is making me insane as it is very close to French blue and I'm close but no cigar, more paint on order.
I had to buy a new airbrush as my current single action rig is incapable of really fine work, I bought a double action Badger Sotar 20/20 with three nozzle and needle sets, so we will see how this works out when it shows up.



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Old 04-05-20, 03:47 PM
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We escaped NYC for the quarantine, and I left my Super Course there. I plan to go back this week and pick it up along with a few other things. I want to get it done finally. I feel like I haven't ridden it in a year, with the rebuild in progress.
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J dawg,
Yeah that dryer action cooked the paint off of eight vintage frames including my built for team Trek 770. Warped half of the wheels. Blew the tires off of all of them (Clement sew ups), melted eight Corsa saddles, and all of the bar tape and pro racing numbers. Over $11K in just the eight bikes. That was the limit of my off site liability as they were in storage in a friends vacant garage. No one around at midnight when the fire started and definitely no one around at 2AM when the fire inspector got there. I'm just glad no one was hurt! Still the getting shorter thing is bugging me. I guess I'm not growing old gracefully. Smiles, MH
Obviously I didn't mean your fire!!!! That was a horrible event. Hope I didn't inadvertently offend!
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Old 04-05-20, 08:16 PM
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J dawg,
Next time I 'm tempted to put my legs in the dryer I'll send you a note. No offense taken. Smiles, MH
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Old 04-06-20, 01:47 AM
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Mongoose Switchback.
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If anyone is interested, I created a video but not sure if YT links are allowed?
Sure, I'd love to see that. Just paste the direct link and the forum will transform it into an inline video.
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Gave the SilverAce a good wax this weekend in the sun and even waxed the plastic chaincase!
Tried the XL-FDD 90mm hub to see how it would look on the bike but I should probably just measure the rim now I received it today and order the spokes for the final stretch.




The good weather was also a great chance to do some work in the garden. We cleared an overgrown patch under a tree that grabs a lot of sun and turned it into a herbal garden.
Thyme, sage, mint, oregano, marjoram, chervil, lovage, chive and parsley are now in our communal garden together with an ever growing bush of rosemary.

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Sure, I'd love to see that. Just paste the direct link and the forum will transform it into an inline video.

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Originally Posted by SurferRosa View Post
Finished this '91 Trek 400. I bought it for its Mavic/Superbe wheelset that I needed for a Schwinn. I found a Trek wheelset in super shape that came off a similar, but older model. Most of the components were already on it, including the triple crankset, ARX rear mech (without a barrel adjuster), and Accushift shifters. With a Suntour 6-speed freewheel I added, it's indexing rather well. I doubt that will last for any long term, though. It just uses brake housing for the RD. But the right shifter can switch to friction pretty easily. If my niece can stand over it, it's all hers.



Total spent on this once-$50-bike is now $200, but includes new consumables, a new cartridge bb, and some nicer parts from my bin, like the seatpost and saddle. But I did get an awesome wheelset out of the deal.
Non-aero levers just a preference or what you had on hand? I prefer the look, just curious.
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Old 04-06-20, 10:57 AM
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Originally Posted by JaccoW View Post
Gave the SilverAce a good wax this weekend in the sun and even waxed the plastic chaincase!
Tried the XL-FDD 90mm hub to see how it would look on the bike but I should probably just measure the rim now I received it today and order the spokes for the final stretch.




The good weather was also a great chance to do some work in the garden. We cleared an overgrown patch under a tree that grabs a lot of sun and turned it into a herbal garden.
Thyme, sage, mint, oregano, marjoram, chervil, lovage, chive and parsley are now in our communal garden together with an ever growing bush of rosemary.

that is a serious hub. I bought one for a tandem.
my compliments to your strength!
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that is a serious hub. I bought one for a tandem.
my compliments to your strength!
Not much to do with strength and more with a desire for some slight overkill in braking capacity.
I just figured if I plan on carrying loads on this bike and I already have a 90mm drum in the rear, I might as well put one in front too!

I came across a build log a few years ago that I really liked of someone who rebuild a British Royal Mail Postie bike and used this hub for the front. The Postmaster - The Smut Pedaller.
Mind you, that frame is extremely heavy duty with its integrated rack at nearly 4kg (8.8 lbs) for the frame and 1.3kg (2.8 lbs) for the fork. Then again, I wasn't planning on carrying whole people in the front.

What kind of tandem are you putting it on?

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Non-aero levers just a preference or what you had on hand? I prefer the look, just curious.
Yeah, I prefer the look, too. But I didn't really think about it as that was the brakeset already on the bike, and I had the newish hoods in my bin. Maybe for a '91, non-aeros look a little out of place. But I assume only the shifters and headset are original, so it likely doesn't matter all that much. My niece showed interest early, then backed off. (She's 5'6".) So I guess I'll be listing this one on craigs soon.
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Just a bit more spit and polish

Something I had in mind since the original inkling of this build. In keeping with the aesthetic of Singer and others, and in accordance with historic French law, an engraved stem cap with this owner’s name and address (slightly redacted). Fortunately, I recently found this UK based company (www.KAPZ.com) that makes custom engraved stem caps. This is their “bolt-less” design, with deep laser etched text. An additional bit of French flavor. (French language experts: Please do not point out any errors in my self-researched Google-translation of my address. I make no claims that it is 100% correct. )
“The Golden Age of Handbuilt Bicycles” (Pg. 60)

“The Golden Age of Handbuilt Bicycles” (Pg. 77)


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Originally Posted by JaccoW View Post
Gave the SilverAce a good wax this weekend in the sun and even waxed the plastic chaincase!
Tried the XL-FDD 90mm hub to see how it would look on the bike but I should probably just measure the rim now I received it today and order the spokes for the final stretch.

The good weather was also a great chance to do some work in the garden. We cleared an overgrown patch under a tree that grabs a lot of sun and turned it into a herbal garden.
Thyme, sage, mint, oregano, marjoram, chervil, lovage, chive and parsley are now in our communal garden together with an ever growing bush of rosemary.
Nice bike. Nice garden too, just watch out for that mint; it'll take over the yard and possibly the neighborhood.
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seeing these puppies stripped down to the body and rehabbed completely is giving me such inspiration
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Not much to do with strength and more with a desire for some slight overkill in braking capacity.
I just figured if I plan on carrying loads on this bike and I already have a 90mm drum in the rear, I might as well put one in front too!

I came across a build log a few years ago that I really liked of someone who rebuild a British Royal Mail Postie bike and used this hub for the front. The Postmaster - The Smut Pedaller.
Mind you, that frame is extremely heavy duty with its integrated rack at nearly 4kg (8.8 lbs) for the frame and 1.3kg (2.8 lbs) for the fork. Then again, I wasn't planning on carrying whole people in the front.

What kind of tandem are you putting it on?
i had it on an old gitane. Nice job stopping.
also had the 70mm dyno on another bike. Both worked well but a lighter dyno and calipers usually make me plenty happy.
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