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Electra P71 build

Old 11-22-19, 07:29 PM
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Electra P71 build



2 speed kickback


High flange action


Delicious




Speedplay flats


Been sitting on this frame for a few years. My son expressed some interest.....the build is on;-)
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Old 11-27-19, 07:28 AM
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Looking forward to seeing it done!
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Old 11-27-19, 07:52 AM
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Looking forward to seeing it done!
Same here.
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Old 11-30-19, 11:58 AM
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Found a craigslist mid 80's Nishiki Colorado for parts


Time for some paint thinner


This should shine up without too much elbow grease.

Primer and a let the sun do the rest.


Looking good.

Need a green crossbar pad now.
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Old 12-06-19, 06:09 PM
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Grip action

Found some supercaz grips for the machine....

Tried to match the lever color.....
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Old 12-15-19, 09:11 AM
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Wheel time!


These should look good with the lighter color hoops

Black graphics, black spokes

Hand cut the spokes with a nice Phil Wood machine...

Spoke dust
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Old 12-23-19, 11:11 PM
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Teaser pic.

Too busy with Christmas and family to spend time on this project.....Front wheel is almost complete :-)

SA High flange is looking good!
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Old 12-25-19, 11:50 AM
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Christmas build

Merry Xmas folks! Happy Holidays to the PC people...

Xmas build is almost complete!
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How did you know the correct length for thew spokes and where did you get a spoke cutting machine? Thats a little above and beyond for the average bike guy. lol
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I did the initial calculations using a digital caliper and plugging them into one of several online calculators. I got the front measurements correct, but fubared the rear. Still don't know how I was off after double and triple checking. LBS had the spoke cutting machine;-)
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I did the initial calculations using a digital caliper and plugging them into one of several online calculators. I got the front measurements correct, but fubared the rear. Still don't know how I was off after double and triple checking. LBS had the spoke cutting machine;-)
I wonder what would happen if you plugged your numbers into a couple different online calculators. Different results maybe? Is it possible you didn't mess up but the calculator you used has a bug in it?
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Old 12-28-19, 05:02 AM
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I have another build I want to get started on once this one is complete (MTB drop bar SS conversion of mid 80's Nishiki Westwood). I will revisit the online calculator(s) again and do some more reading on wheel building.
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Don't know whether you tried the calculator ebikesca, but I've never heard of anyone having problems after using it (but my LBS always gives me the sizes to use and I order spokes from them).
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Rear wheel tricks for fun ;-)

The rear is complete! Radial and four cross for fun...

I am sure someone from the group of "cruiser" folks I ride with will notice this. DS is radial laced and strong four cross on the ND.
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Rubber is in....

I have put in 500 miles on the Vittoria Street runners with zero issues.
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I've just become a fan of the Vittoria brand this year. Reasonable cost, weight and performance.
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Fw


Entertaining the crazy thought of going tubeless for fun. The MTB folks around here use orange seal vs. Stans. I guess I'll get some gorilla tape later today.
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Closer....

I got sidetracked fixing up several bikes for close friends......My sons bike is back on tap;-)

Velox!

Really digging these Vittoria tires!
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Need to find a cool chain and green brake housing....


Can't wait to try this machine;-)
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Not the green I wanted....


This will do for now. Might switch to black ;-)
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Izumi chain


Green KMC chain wasn't the right shade....Always had good luck with Izumi chains ;-)
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Different handlebar

My son didn't like the bar set up ;-(. Found some old cRusty BMX bars and painted them.

Came out ok....
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I think it needs some wider tires . Just my opinion.
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