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01-26-23, 09:22 PM
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Posted By merziac

Standard Dia Compe/Wienmann brakes, Campys were...

Standard Dia Compe/Wienmann brakes, Campys were optional, looks like it may have Schwinn Approved SunTour bar cons and saddle likely not original although you could get it any way you wanted from the...
01-26-23, 04:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 308
Posted By merziac

Heresy, nah, plenty of us have too much crap...

Heresy, nah, plenty of us have too much crap hanging on the bars. :twitchy:

And everywhere else. ;)...
01-25-23, 07:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 891
Posted By merziac

Scrap the Tesla and carry on with the Hetchins. ...

Scrap the Tesla and carry on with the Hetchins. ;)
Replies: 35
Views: 1,000
Posted By merziac

And obligation, we don't want anybody to miss out...

And obligation, we don't want anybody to miss out on the "fun" or expense we've had with all this. ;)
01-25-23, 04:18 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 711
Posted By merziac

Blue Pro to accentuate the Disco-skin coverings. ...

Blue Pro to accentuate the Disco-skin coverings. ;)
01-25-23, 04:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 191
Posted By merziac

Very nice, Cecil was a very interesting...

Very nice, Cecil was a very interesting character. This one is a very traditional build for him. He had a lot of out of the box ideas that he incorporated into some of his frames.

Open stays and...
Replies: 35
Views: 1,000
Posted By merziac

Always remember, "asking price". ;) And...

Always remember, "asking price". ;)

And also, the "birdsmouth" lugs are not rare, they were standard issue on many if not most of these, cool to be sure but very common at the time.

Great find...
01-24-23, 02:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 779
Posted By merziac

He gets it, that's why he head mechanic. ;)

He gets it, that's why he head mechanic. ;)
01-23-23, 04:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 309
Posted By merziac

I scrub it off carefully with carb or brake...

I scrub it off carefully with carb or brake clean. ;)

And the wire wheel for the fugly Mega billboard freewheels.
01-23-23, 01:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 309
Posted By merziac

Nice score, hard to beat a good Pug deal. ...

Nice score, hard to beat a good Pug deal. :thumb:

I would get that front flint flicker turned around or removed. ;)

Ever seen what happens if one wads up bad? :twitchy:
01-22-23, 10:09 PM
Replies: 7,994
Views: 897,763
Posted By merziac

Beware the "Kung Fu grip". ;)

Beware the "Kung Fu grip". ;)
01-22-23, 09:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 885
Posted By merziac

The venerable, dearly departed "pcb" extolled and...

The venerable, dearly departed "pcb" extolled and alluded to some of it from time to time in his musings having been there and done that for SunTour at the time.

No specific examples on hand but...
01-22-23, 09:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 642
Posted By merziac

"Half the time, my Park tools don't give me...

"Half the time, my Park tools don't give me confidence"

50/50 is not good odds and I don't think they even meet that half the time. ;)
01-22-23, 09:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 642
Posted By merziac

I would encourage you to get a sharp right angle...

I would encourage you to get a sharp right angle pick and starting from the back, scribe the threads mm by mm, thread by thread in the unscrewing direction.

You will be able to see if the threads...
01-21-23, 02:14 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,859
Posted By merziac

That was Merz, one of his personal rides is built...

That was Merz, one of his personal rides is built from salvaged Raleigh warranty tubes, he was the Raleigh guy.

...
01-20-23, 06:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 862
Posted By merziac

Finally got out for a very short test ride, had...

Finally got out for a very short test ride, had to circle back home and make major adjustments.

Amazing ride on this even being smallish and not my thing with DT shifters and very tight for me geo...
01-20-23, 06:02 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,859
Posted By merziac

I just finally test rode the new to me, smallish...

I just finally test rode the new to me, smallish Strawberry, no Trek on the planet rides that nice, ever, period. ;)
...
01-20-23, 02:30 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,859
Posted By merziac

There's a lot of Kool-Aid involved here,...

There's a lot of Kool-Aid involved here, straight, uncut, watered down, sweetened and not. ;)
01-19-23, 03:00 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 3,654
Posted By merziac

Atalla ...

Atalla

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01-18-23, 03:03 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 10,971
Posted By merziac

Yep, still have all these and too many more. ...

Yep, still have all these and too many more.

Plenty not listed here and many languishing as frame only/as found bike, etc.

I am very much guilty of "shiny new object" syndrome and most of the...
01-17-23, 07:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 383
Posted By merziac

Yeah, ya gotta kiss some frogs, eat some crow,...

Yeah, ya gotta kiss some frogs, eat some crow, wrestle with yourself a bit to get down the road.

In the grand scheme, I have scored some of the best I could hope for, some of the best bargains and...
01-17-23, 06:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 270
Posted By merziac

Looks good and pretty good price, we all know...

Looks good and pretty good price, we all know many are not fans but I will admit to having one that I have tortured plenty that has lived to tell the tale.

Works great so long as I do my job...
01-16-23, 09:55 PM
Replies: 73,956
Views: 12,015,404
Posted By merziac

Tandem Mafacs and Phil hub(s)? also nothing to...

Tandem Mafacs and Phil hub(s)? also nothing to sneeze at. :innocent:
01-16-23, 04:39 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,802
Posted By merziac

Circling back and yes it has its own thread but...

Circling back and yes it has its own thread but here it is again. ;)

1974 Strawberry built here in Portland presumably by Mark DiNucci.

Cables still to be cut down if they stay, waiting for a...
01-15-23, 07:11 PM
Replies: 5,832
Views: 651,800
Posted By merziac

Great work, just simply looks so good. ...

Great work, just simply looks so good.

Moto's are fantastic and make our efforts look good, they always look great to me no matter what and always ratchet way up when we lean in and apply the...
01-15-23, 03:11 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,302
Posted By merziac

Please make sure you grind it flat on the face...

Please make sure you grind it flat on the face that engages the flats so it gets the most contact it can. ;)
01-15-23, 03:05 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,302
Posted By merziac

Couple of things John, I was referring to the...

Couple of things John, I was referring to the rig/setup in general and that the PX-10 had a standard BSA cup forced into it and my removal setup got it out so I could restore it to french and install...
01-15-23, 12:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 257
Posted By merziac

In spades and without a doubt. :twitchy:

In spades and without a doubt. :twitchy:
01-15-23, 12:32 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,934
Posted By merziac

I'm gonna put this here as it is a bit...

I'm gonna put this here as it is a bit interesting nowdays to me, I had some NOS Bennoto that seemed perfect for this even though I am not a fan, I need way more cushion.

So I put some thin...
01-14-23, 04:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 862
Posted By merziac

So here's some pics of the cables and tape, found...

So here's some pics of the cables and tape, found some Benotto I had and put it on with a cushion layer underneath, not a fan but thought it would look right on here and it seems to.

Supposed to...
01-14-23, 12:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 553
Posted By merziac

Fantastic, absolutely beautiful. :love:

Fantastic, absolutely beautiful. :love:
01-13-23, 02:18 PM
Replies: 7,994
Views: 897,763
Posted By merziac

Very cool. Antonio is the figuerhead at...

Very cool.

Antonio is the figuerhead at Cinelli/Columbus, etc. since selling off the company to a buying group after buying Cino out many years ago. ;)
01-11-23, 01:36 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,554
Posted By merziac

Again?, Exactly this. :thumb: When they...

Again?, Exactly this. :thumb:

When they wear it well as this one truly does, its a rolling testament to its journey and can only be preserved as is at this place and time.

So long as keeping...
01-10-23, 04:19 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 875
Posted By merziac

Warm up both, maybe in the sun or with a hair...

Warm up both, maybe in the sun or with a hair dryer, Duopar and lube of choice, maybe even Phil grease drizzled in and left to soak usually does the trick in these sort of cases.

;)
01-10-23, 01:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,721
Posted By merziac

Take the fugly billboard to the wire wheel on a...

Take the fugly billboard to the wire wheel on a bench grinder or drill and burn the paint off, much less offensive. ;)
01-09-23, 12:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 762
Posted By merziac

Yep, that too. :twitchy:

Yep, that too. :twitchy:
01-09-23, 12:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 762
Posted By merziac

I :love: :twitchy:, ;). :roflmao2:

I :love: :twitchy:, ;).

:roflmao2:
01-08-23, 03:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 862
Posted By merziac

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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01-08-23, 03:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 862
Posted By merziac

Buckle up lads, my photo skills are even poorer...

Buckle up lads, my photo skills are even poorer than my bike wrangling skills but I tried so here it is. ;)

Still need cables and tape and still waffling on both. :twitchy:

Wheels are...
01-07-23, 05:55 PM
Replies: 5,832
Views: 651,800
Posted By merziac

There's always some schmutz mucking up the deal,...

There's always some schmutz mucking up the deal, rub out the schmutz! ;)
01-07-23, 03:38 PM
Replies: 5,832
Views: 651,800
Posted By merziac

Damnit Jim, another Red and Grey one with the red...

Damnit Jim, another Red and Grey one with the red on top!

Very nice, love it. :thumb:
01-07-23, 01:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 893
Posted By merziac

This is precisely why everyone should fall in to...

This is precisely why everyone should fall in to this head first early on and get a handle on it.

So much to be gained by digging in, taking a drubbing and coming out of it with a better feel of...
01-06-23, 06:25 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,554
Posted By merziac

It was clearly for the sheer fun and sport of it,...

It was clearly for the sheer fun and sport of it, Cino sitting behind his desk throwing darts or reading cigar ashes thinking how much fun we fools would have trying to figure them out down the road....
01-06-23, 01:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 390
Posted By merziac

The "Mighty" Sugino Mighty Competition, easily...

The "Mighty" Sugino Mighty Competition, easily one of if not the best in the business, every bit as strong, tough and beautiful as any. ;)
01-05-23, 04:30 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,554
Posted By merziac

konakai Very cool, fantastic get, glad you...

konakai

Very cool, fantastic get, glad you scooped this up. :thumb:

Assume it will get a sympathetic clean up and internal refurb/refresh remaining as original as possible?

Despite how...
01-05-23, 12:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,119
Posted By merziac

Not sure who but pretty sure there's no way they...

Not sure who but pretty sure there's no way they would part with it, hens teeth, unicorn, et al, the only one I've ever seen and was given away at that price IMO. :twitchy:
01-04-23, 07:27 PM
Replies: 73,956
Views: 12,015,404
Posted By merziac

GJ is higher, GT's are no slouch either. GJ is...

GJ is higher, GT's are no slouch either. GJ is 531 with French, GT is Vitus with Japanese components, both are very nice. ;)
01-04-23, 03:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 862
Posted By merziac

Tx Mark always very much value and appreciate...

Tx Mark always very much value and appreciate your input, and somewhat agree as it was uber ugly until I got it cleaned up and now its growing on me. it appears to be original so it will stay as is...
01-04-23, 02:14 PM
Replies: 1,950
Views: 415,747
Posted By merziac

Amen to that. :( ...

Amen to that. :(
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01-04-23, 01:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 586
Posted By merziac

Paging rhm ;)

Paging rhm ;)
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