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04-11-22, 05:35 PM
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Posted By jamesdak

I've been doing this kind of thing for years. I...

I've been doing this kind of thing for years. I love finding something decent but neglected, fixing it up, enjoying it a bit, and then moving it on. I think over the years I've broke even one time,...
04-09-22, 12:50 PM
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Posted By jamesdak

Oh, yeah I always sell locally only as I want the...

Oh, yeah I always sell locally only as I want the seller to see what they are getting. Always done it that way even though I could make more in most cases if I sold on the various forums and such. ...
04-09-22, 06:19 AM
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Posted By jamesdak

Well the beautiful KHS went to a new owner...

Well the beautiful KHS went to a new owner yesterday although it is sorta staying in the "family" The old owner of Fishlips bikes who sold me my beautfiul David Kirk built frame bought it from me. ...
03-28-22, 09:00 AM
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Posted By jamesdak

Now I have to decide what to do with this one. ...

Now I have to decide what to do with this one. The bike cave is overflowing even with selling off the De Rosa this weekend. This was going to be just a clean up, service, and send on to another...
03-27-22, 04:15 PM
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Posted By jamesdak

So, to wrap this up I finally got the KHS out...

So, to wrap this up I finally got the KHS out this morning for a a short shakedown ride. To be honest I was afraid it wouldn't be comfortable for with the large saddle to bar drop. Especially with...
03-04-22, 05:16 PM
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Posted By jamesdak

That a cool looking KHS too! That some serious...

That a cool looking KHS too! That some serious miles too!
03-04-22, 05:02 PM
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Posted By jamesdak

Full photoshoot here: ...

Full photoshoot here:

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1247780-vintage-khs-zh2b-aero-comp-photoshoot.html
03-04-22, 08:49 AM
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Posted By jamesdak

AND IT"S DONE! :thumb: I had my buddy check...

AND IT"S DONE! :thumb:

I had my buddy check my work on the FD and despite the cable being anchored on the "wrong" side of the pinch bolt and approved it too. Didn't even tweak the FD adjustments...
02-27-22, 04:23 PM
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Posted By jamesdak

I think I just got it using the none STI...

I think I just got it using the none STI position. Fiddling with it now and it seems to be shifting fine with trim working and all. Just got that little voice in the back of my head saying I'm...
02-27-22, 12:44 PM
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Posted By jamesdak

I started an individual thread on just this...

I started an individual thread on just this problem cause I think I'm stuck right now. All the housing and such is cut and cables ran. Just nothing is connected yet until I sort this out.

I...
02-27-22, 09:54 AM
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Posted By jamesdak

Well, this morning I'm going for the finish. ...

Well, this morning I'm going for the finish. This is usually the point lately where my wandering ol' brain messes things up. Fingers crossed, LOL!

Measured and calculated the chain length...
02-26-22, 03:50 PM
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Posted By jamesdak

And the stem on the bike. I think it looks OK. ...

And the stem on the bike. I think it looks OK. Now to dial in the bar angle, position the STI shifters and start cabling it up. Oh, measure and cut a new chain.
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02-26-22, 03:08 PM
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Posted By jamesdak

Ok, finally back at this one today. Got in a 0...

Ok, finally back at this one today. Got in a 0 degree quill stem that I hope will work better than my other options. Came to me pretty dull and covered with three obnoxious Profile Design logo's on...
02-19-22, 12:59 PM
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Posted By jamesdak

Well.....still waiting on a stem solution. What...

Well.....still waiting on a stem solution. What I hope is the right one is still not here, got sent the wrong one so waiting for the replacement that is supposed to be what I ordered.

Decided...
02-12-22, 08:29 AM
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Posted By jamesdak

Well, sorta in a wait mode on this right now. ...

Well, sorta in a wait mode on this right now. I've got some Dura Ace Logo'd dustcaps and handlebar plugs on the way from overseas. Same guy that did the Campagnolo ones on the Concorde up above. ...
02-06-22, 12:20 PM
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Posted By jamesdak

I got all the old liner out and mixed up some...

I got all the old liner out and mixed up some paint to touch up the purple some.

I've got a bag of several hundred different housing end caps but of course not the one I need, LOL!

None of...
02-05-22, 02:26 PM
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Posted By jamesdak

We think alike, it's out in the garage right now...

We think alike, it's out in the garage right now soaking after I did just that. I'll let it set until this evening and them see. Next step will be some Pedro's Citrus degreaser if the WD-40 fails.
02-05-22, 01:08 PM
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Posted By jamesdak

Still hacking away at it. I didn't like the feel...

Still hacking away at it. I didn't like the feel of the Dura Ace BB once I got it installed. Felt like one of the caged sets of bearing were off. I usually ditch those for just the free rolling...
02-04-22, 03:52 PM
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Posted By jamesdak

Yeah I have the actual barrel adjuster. There's...

Yeah I have the actual barrel adjuster. There's just a plastic insert that is missing from the caliper. Without it a barrel adjuster just turns freely never adjusting. I was worried about breaking...
02-04-22, 10:20 AM
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Posted By jamesdak

May have to adjust the build on this after all. ...

May have to adjust the build on this after all. I wanted to use the dual pivot 7403 brakes but then realized the front caliper was missing the insert for the adjuster. Not sure if this is something...
01-31-22, 08:55 AM
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Posted By jamesdak

Yeah, sorta what I figured. Unfortunately for me...

Yeah, sorta what I figured. Unfortunately for me I had my AC joint in my right shoulder tore all up in a bike wreck in 2018. So while I've recovered enough to ride normal setups I can't get tucked...
01-30-22, 07:56 PM
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Posted By jamesdak

Yeah, I've got several that can only run 23mm....

Yeah, I've got several that can only run 23mm. I'm just getting old and despite all the taxes we pay our roads suck up were I live. Smooth pavement is a rare beast that does not live in the mountain...
01-30-22, 03:40 PM
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Posted By jamesdak

Still playing around with this while watching the...

Still playing around with this while watching the Bengals/Chiefs game.

I've got a brand new silver Nitto stem that appears to be the right length. Just need to decide on the bars. It'll...
01-30-22, 12:56 PM
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Posted By jamesdak

I think I'm pretty dang close on the dark blue...

I think I'm pretty dang close on the dark blue section. Took some French Blue paint I had from another project and started mixing in some Testor Gloss Grape paint. Took more purple than I expected...
01-29-22, 12:18 PM
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Posted By jamesdak

Turned out pretty good for just hand polishing....

Turned out pretty good for just hand polishing. Hard to capture the shine with this snapshot from the cellphone. But it exhibits a nice, deep shine now and all the sweat corrosion marks and such are...
01-29-22, 09:46 AM
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Posted By jamesdak

Well....it's -3 f. outside right now which means...

Well....it's -3 f. outside right now which means even the garage is going to be maybe in the 20's.

So time to go old school and work on the KHS in the nice, warm living.

Today I'll attack...
01-26-22, 07:41 PM
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Posted By jamesdak

Usually don't mess with the bikes after work but...

Usually don't mess with the bikes after work but I decided to tackle the BB tonight. I sort of figured it would give a fight like the crank. Nope, came off super easy. Looks pretty clean inside...
01-24-22, 09:40 AM
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Posted By jamesdak

Hey , SLM!!! (Stem Lives Matter) :-) The...

Hey , SLM!!! (Stem Lives Matter) :-)

The plan is a proper silver stem to match a silver seatpost and then white saddle and bar tape. Made need a Techtronic stem though to save my old back. ...
01-24-22, 08:15 AM
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Posted By jamesdak

So, it's like this kit here: ...

So, it's like this kit here:

https://vartools.com/en/repair-kit-of-crank-extractor-thread-var-p402.php
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01-24-22, 06:39 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,859
Posted By jamesdak

It's a tool I got a long time ago. Has a center...

It's a tool I got a long time ago. Has a center guide piece that goes into the axle in place of the crank bolt. Then an outer piece that sorta like a tap cleans up the threads. It's like a 50/50...
01-23-22, 09:40 PM
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Posted By jamesdak

I spent way too long getting the old crank off. ...

I spent way too long getting the old crank off. Someone had buggered up the treads on the drive side and I couldn't get the puller to thread in. Thought I was going to have to resort to a gear...
01-23-22, 03:05 PM
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Posted By jamesdak

Ok....more musing on all of this. Spring needs...

Ok....more musing on all of this. Spring needs to get here so I can stop being stuck in the house obsessing over bike builds, LOL!

Here's the majority of the Dura Ace stuff on hand. Ranges from...
01-23-22, 11:58 AM
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Posted By jamesdak

Well.....damn.... I had just decided this...

Well.....damn....

I had just decided this morning to leave this pretty much like it is. Dug through the parts stash and grabbed a new 8 speed chain, new 8 speed cassette, and several FD's. I...
01-22-22, 06:06 PM
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Posted By jamesdak

I'm just not used to seeing a top tube so much...

I'm just not used to seeing a top tube so much longer than the seat tube. Of course I'm mainly dealing with straight up road bikes most of the time.
01-22-22, 06:04 PM
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Posted By jamesdak

I've started going over the wheels now. Cleaned...

I've started going over the wheels now. Cleaned all the gunk off the hubs, freehub, spokes, rims, etc. Yanked off the dry rotted tires and wiped down the inside of the wheels. The front weighs in...
01-22-22, 12:14 PM
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Posted By jamesdak

Snowy and cold outside so all I'm doing this...

Snowy and cold outside so all I'm doing this morning is playing with this, The wheel/tire swap dropped 7 ozs off the total weight.

Looking at the bottom of the rear dropputs closely it looks...
01-22-22, 11:04 AM
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Posted By jamesdak

Continuing to play with this a bit this morning...

Continuing to play with this a bit this morning before I get serious on it. On sorta silly question for the smart ones here. I've never had a frame with an extended seat tube like this one. To get my...
01-22-22, 10:58 AM
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Views: 2,859
Posted By jamesdak

Yep, this makes sense. I've been saying for a...

Yep, this makes sense. I've been saying for a year now that I was going to just strip the TT down and then hang the frame on the wall in the bike cave. I do have a standing offer from a local shop in...
01-22-22, 08:16 AM
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Views: 2,859
Posted By jamesdak

A couple of details I noticed last night cleaning...

A couple of details I noticed last night cleaning it up.

It appears to have a replacement 50T large chainring on it pair with a 39T.

Then the tube shaping and such. Front forks not that...
01-21-22, 07:43 PM
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Views: 2,859
Posted By jamesdak

The KHS ZH2B Aero Comp just arrived!

It seems to have survived the trip, only thing missing was one spring for the front QR. Bike is grimy with a fair amount of grease on it. But really seems like it's pretty nice under all the mess. ...
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