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Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-20, 06:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 320
Posted By MaxDB

Wobble in Conti Grand Prix Classics

Hi all,

I've been restauring an old bike and one of the last things to get done was buying some good clinchers for it. I stumbled on these Grand Prix Classics that are supposedly really good but I...
08-14-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,777
Posted By MaxDB

Hi guys! After some time here's an update on...

Hi guys!

After some time here's an update on the bike.

It's actually completely finished as we speak. The Campa Record hubs are polished, new chain, new white bartape with nice gel pads...
08-14-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,044
Posted By MaxDB

Which Shimano FW's do you exactly use for your...

Which Shimano FW's do you exactly use for your bikes? I've bought Sunrace 6speeds now
08-14-20, 08:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,044
Posted By MaxDB

Thank you for that bit of wisdom! Always good to...

Thank you for that bit of wisdom! Always good to be learning by more experienced people!

I did have to widen the dropouts so yes it was 120mm with old 6speed.



Running the original 52-42...
08-10-20, 07:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,044
Posted By MaxDB

Thanks for the answers guys. Yes indeed optical...

Thanks for the answers guys. Yes indeed optical illusion. See pics below. I'll try to clean the other Maillards asap but I'm working on girlfriends bike for the moment so might not be this week.
...
08-10-20, 06:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,044
Posted By MaxDB

You are totally correct! I was mistaking with an...

You are totally correct! I was mistaking with an old suntour freewheel I removed before, this one is Maillard.

I have 2 other Maillards laying around but need to clean them before trying.

See...
08-10-20, 03:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,044
Posted By MaxDB

Problem with nuovo record and cogs

Hi all,

I've been running in some gearing issues with a campy Nuovo Record RD and a suntour cog.

The 2 highest gears are fine and never skip, however when I go to gear 1 to 4 I run into...
07-10-20, 11:55 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,777
Posted By MaxDB

Thanks for the advice! I used black shoes polish...

Thanks for the advice! I used black shoes polish before on the saddle because the leather was very beat up. It's very uncomfortable to say the least so decided to buy a new saddle but keeping anyway,...
07-10-20, 04:33 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,777
Posted By MaxDB

Hi guys, hope everyone is doing fine and riding...

Hi guys, hope everyone is doing fine and riding bikes...

Again I've spent a lot of time working on the bike, had to replace an axle on the maillard rear hub of the Mavic GP4 rims, apparently...
07-06-20, 01:47 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,777
Posted By MaxDB

Thank you all! Today I went shopping 🙄 saw...

Thank you all!

Today I went shopping 🙄 saw an add on the local second hand market for some Campa record stuff, seller didn't live far so went to have a look what he had. I wanted some Campa...
07-03-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,777
Posted By MaxDB

Quick update! In the meantime I've resprayed...

Quick update!

In the meantime I've resprayed the bottomtube, I'll see how the rest of the paint holds up when in use, might do a full respray next year, kind of depends on usage of the bike etc......
06-23-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,077
Posted By MaxDB

I would use a rustconverter on the rust spots...

I would use a rustconverter on the rust spots (Rust-Oleum or here in Europe Brunox is well-known). It seals the surface and chemically reacts with the rust to make the rust primed and ready to paint...
06-22-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,777
Posted By MaxDB

Today I tried fixing the paint damage after the...

Today I tried fixing the paint damage after the clear tape disaster on the downtube 😷

Took me 2 attempts (first attempt still had some visible edges where the damage was so sanded everything down...
06-22-20, 02:12 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,777
Posted By MaxDB

Well, I had 3 GP4's to clean, and used the first...

Well, I had 3 GP4's to clean, and used the first one to test the rust remover together with the ano finish.

I made the mistake to apply the rust remover with a too thick of a brush, and leaving...
06-20-20, 04:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,058
Posted By MaxDB

Nice project and nice sanding! Going with...

Nice project and nice sanding!

Going with full black tires or tan walls?
06-20-20, 04:00 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,777
Posted By MaxDB

Thank you! I didn't tear them apart, but...

Thank you!

I didn't tear them apart, but it's def an option. I have one more rim to do from another set and I'll upload a step by step if interested.

Tomorrow I'll paint the bottomtube again...
06-18-20, 07:01 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,777
Posted By MaxDB

Wheels: Since front (GP4 dark grey) and rear...

Wheels:

Since front (GP4 dark grey) and rear wheel (Mavic unknown silver) were different I started searching for a matching set.

I found a set of GP4's for $45 in need of some TLC.
Eyelets...
06-17-20, 05:02 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,777
Posted By MaxDB

I understand the confusion, cheers One...

I understand the confusion, cheers


One more top tip: make absolutely sure you have sanded off every last tiny spot of anodisation. I had to start some parts all over again (stem even twice all...
06-17-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,777
Posted By MaxDB

I'm confused, my bike will have the original...

I'm confused, my bike will have the original Campa shifters that were on the bike



Thanks! I've already put a crazy amount of time in, already to the point that I though "What did I start" 😂
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06-17-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,777
Posted By MaxDB

So... On Monday I received some missing parts...

So... On Monday I received some missing parts that were needed to start assembling the bike.

Vittoria Corsa Control tubs in 25mm, Zefal Christophe straps etc.
...
06-17-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,777
Posted By MaxDB

Thank you! I can't wait as well, but as I will...

Thank you! I can't wait as well, but as I will upload a pic in the next post, you'll see it's not for tomorrow tho...


A Dremel and a polishing disc on the drill, used A LOT of discs :lol:


...
06-16-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 4,437
Views: 431,657
Posted By MaxDB

Today my commuter got some new shoes, rearwheel,...

Today my commuter got some new shoes, rearwheel, cassette and chain. Recently I've changed the old cantis in the back to v-brakes as well.

I had some issues with seating the Michelin World Tours...
06-13-20, 01:41 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,777
Posted By MaxDB

Next was the crankset and brakes ...

Next was the crankset and brakes

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06-13-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,777
Posted By MaxDB

Sweet! Any plans with it? What size is it?

Sweet! Any plans with it? What size is it?
06-13-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,777
Posted By MaxDB

That's a very good tip thank you! I already found...

That's a very good tip thank you! I already found the bars to be a bit awkward on that test drive, but I thought it was the bad placement of the levers that caused it. I might give it a try first and...
06-13-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,777
Posted By MaxDB

Started with removing all the rust from every...

Started with removing all the rust from every part, incl all the bolts and nuts but more on that later....
06-13-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,777
Posted By MaxDB

Grandpa's 1980's Vitus 788 steel road bike

Hi all!

I'd like to share my vintage road bike restauration here, it's a 1980's Fangio with Vitus 788 steel that I got from my grandpa.

It came with Campa Nuovo Record front/rear derailleur and...
06-13-20, 06:46 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,369
Posted By MaxDB

I agree with the above, for 400 dollars you might...

I agree with the above, for 400 dollars you might not get a lot on that list, or it's definitely not going to last you a very long time and might end up spending way more on other upgrades and...
06-13-20, 06:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,623
Posted By MaxDB

I use some sort of metal degreaser to use in...

I use some sort of metal degreaser to use in workshops, a bit the same like a brake cleaner, first. Then mineral spirits, when completely clean I use compressed air to get everything from between the...
06-12-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 881
Posted By MaxDB

I've recently swapped my cantis Shimano SLX with...

I've recently swapped my cantis Shimano SLX with Avid V-brakes, with the same SLX lever and works perfectly. Pull is a lot lighter for a lot more braking power. Maybe I got lucky with the SLX levers...
06-11-20, 03:05 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,188
Posted By MaxDB

Interesting read, thanks

Interesting read, thanks
06-11-20, 02:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,165
Posted By MaxDB

I've recently started using Squirt wax Dry Lube,...

I've recently started using Squirt wax Dry Lube, has been a succes so far. No dirty legs or hands when cleaning and lubrication still seems to be very good after first application
06-10-20, 10:53 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 65,291
Posted By MaxDB

About 10 minutes ago from home to work, in a full...

About 10 minutes ago from home to work, in a full suit and tie with dress shoes :D, might be an awkward sight but I only live 3 km from work and would spend more time changing than I would be...
05-20-20, 04:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 14,065
Posted By MaxDB

Hi, Sad to hear about the Fibro diagnosis,...

Hi,

Sad to hear about the Fibro diagnosis, don't let people get you down with the comments like "it's only in your head", they have never experienced it themselves so don't listen.

My dad has...
Replies: 41
Views: 2,693
Posted By MaxDB

Incredible what people throw away in dumpsters 😂 ...

Incredible what people throw away in dumpsters 😂
Nice colour as well, and all the alu seems to be corrosion free as well so not too much work on it except degreasing drivetrain, regreasing bearings...
Forum: Introductions
05-20-20, 04:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 231
Posted By MaxDB

Thanks! I also noticed I need 10 posts before I...

Thanks! I also noticed I need 10 posts before I can include photos?
Forum: Introductions
05-19-20, 12:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 231
Posted By MaxDB

Max from Belgium

Hi all!


My name is Max, I'm from the seaside of Belgium, 30 years young and a passionate garage-fiddler. Since my 12th or so I started working on my BMX and MTB, because my dad grew tired of...
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