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12-27-22, 08:56 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,755
Posted By cinelliguy

I "still" ride because it keeps me mentally and...

I "still" ride because it keeps me mentally and physically solid and confident. I am 68, 6ft, 165lbs, ride about 6K miles/450-500K ft per year. I ride C&V (CR-ish) most of the time, but when there...
12-26-22, 02:19 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,706
Posted By daviddavieboy

This is probably the best I have or at least my...

This is probably the best I have or at least my favorite. It is a powder job that isn't perfect but pops for me. I regret not having a coat of clear over the decals as the powder is a little dull in...
11-05-22, 12:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 852
Posted By jdawginsc

Big fan of polish. Less durable I guess but...

Big fan of polish. Less durable I guess but easier to get smooth. More color combos.
11-04-22, 11:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 852
Posted By zephyrblau

touch up please. IMO this one is *way* too nice...

touch up please. IMO this one is *way* too nice to repaint, thank you very much ;) yes, tedious it is. I'm getting as much of the rust off as possible but can't get *all* of the scale out...
11-04-22, 12:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 852
Posted By zephyrblau

a short note on progress. rear derailleur: ...

a short note on progress.
rear derailleur:
new spring, lower pivot bolt & grub screw. upper pivot cleaned up. I'm on the fence about replacing it. took me a minute to round up the ferrule which was...
10-24-22, 03:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 852
Posted By zephyrblau

Barn find Masi resto

as a follow up to:

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1258496-barn-find-early-70-s-red-masi-w-full-campy-nuovo-record.html

I was the lucky bastard who scored the bike. it was shortly...
10-11-22, 09:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,604
Posted By 79pmooney

That bike brings back memories. I spent about a...

That bike brings back memories. I spent about a 1000 miles with a riding partner on a smaller version of that bike. It's been 45 years since that summer but those photos are the bike I knew except...
10-10-22, 06:25 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,888
Posted By Kabuki12

Nice job, it actually looks pretty good . The...

Nice job, it actually looks pretty good . The areas that are rusty and sans paint are just scars provided care is taken that the exposed metal is protected from the elements. Great work! The rear hub...
Replies: 18
Views: 664
Posted By repechage

All in the Zip Code.

All in the Zip Code.
Replies: 18
Views: 664
Posted By himespau

I'm not cheap, I just find most things marketed...

I'm not cheap, I just find most things marketed toward me to be overpriced.
Replies: 18
Views: 664
Posted By Mr. 66

I resemble that remark!

I resemble that remark!
Replies: 18
Views: 664
Posted By Mad Honk

This one is a hard one for me to offer a price...

This one is a hard one for me to offer a price on. Tall is one issue and condition is another. I see a paint repair at close to $200 and then finding a person who wants it. I see it as about a...
09-21-22, 09:19 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,888
Posted By Kabuki12

WOW! That is 9/72 , same as the ItalVega I...

WOW! That is 9/72 , same as the ItalVega I posted. They can celebrate their B-Day this month. One half a century and still going strong. I have been out of town for a few days so just now catching...
09-20-22, 09:57 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,888
Posted By xiaoman1

I would like to see what OA will do.....I think...

I would like to see what OA will do.....I think it will leave what little chrome is there in tact but IMO not bring back the sheen that has be lost due to de-chroming due to rust.
Best, Ben
09-20-22, 07:54 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,888
Posted By cudak888

Agreed. OA bath the crown and steerer upside...

Agreed. OA bath the crown and steerer upside down. Only dunk to the bottom of the crown to avoid discoloring the paint.

-Kurt
09-20-22, 07:48 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,888
Posted By xiaoman1

Dave, Correct, I would not ruin the paint on a...

Dave,
Correct, I would not ruin the paint on a re chrome, my recommendation was to just remove what chrome was remaining and leave the paint alone. Then highly polish the Bare Steel and give it a...
09-20-22, 02:49 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,888
Posted By jdawginsc

You can also use brass wool instead of steel wool...

You can also use brass wool instead of steel wool and bar keeps friend, which is a lower dose of OA.

or soak the crown in evaporust then see what is under there. Wonít harm the paint.
09-20-22, 01:10 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,888
Posted By Mad Honk

Ben, and Guerc, It would be a shame to remove...

Ben, and Guerc,
It would be a shame to remove the patina paint on the fork to repair the chrome. I have had a couple of forks re-plated here in Southern Indiana and the cost is about $100 but the...
09-20-22, 11:33 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,888
Posted By xiaoman1

I really appreciate the look.....the only think I...

I really appreciate the look.....the only think I would try to mitigate would be the chrome on the fork, not a re-chrome but maybe a strip of the chrome and a good buff of the steel with an...
Replies: 18
Views: 664
Posted By Bianchigirll

Iíd be willing to bet the wheels are clincher...

Iíd be willing to bet the wheels are clincher donors off another bike.
Replies: 18
Views: 664
Posted By majmt

I have no idea of the market but I was happy to...

I have no idea of the market but I was happy to pay $2k for a near mint Carlsbad GC a couple of years ago.
...
Replies: 18
Views: 664
Posted By wrk101

Is that BB shell as rusty as it appears? Endless...

Is that BB shell as rusty as it appears? Endless threads on rust, but it is a fair amount of work. Sold as is will take a discount. Despite the rust, it will bring $$$$.

ebay, you will need to...
09-19-22, 08:56 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,888
Posted By repechage

QUOTE=Guerc;22651873]Cleaned up, a round of...

QUOTE=Guerc;22651873]Cleaned up, a round of rubbing compound, and coat of turtle wax to protect from the elements

I[/QUOTE]

V at this time was for Verona. There was one contract builder there...
09-16-22, 09:11 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,888
Posted By Kabuki12

Nice bike. I look forward to updates. If it were...

Nice bike. I look forward to updates. If it were me , I would get it road worthy and ride it . If it is any consolation , it is in way better shape than my ItalVega was when I found
it . It took me...
09-13-22, 01:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 439
Posted By Andy_K

Some of us like to pretend that they're worth...

Some of us like to pretend that they're worth what we spend on them. :lol:
09-12-22, 09:17 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,888
Posted By Doug Fattic

Here is a picture of my 1972 Italian Masi. Yours...

Here is a picture of my 1972 Italian Masi. Yours and mine must have been made about the same time. I placed it on my Ukrainian laser cut and etched fixture I use for building frames but it also shows...
09-12-22, 05:45 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,888
Posted By MasiMoe

That is amazing, what a find. Wouldn't you love...

That is amazing, what a find. Wouldn't you love to know its history. I wonder how many people looked at it without a clue what it is.
my wife and I go to a lot of "estate sales" ( a term being...
09-12-22, 11:38 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,888
Posted By Bad Lag

It's my size, too. Is it for sale? :-)

It's my size, too. Is it for sale? :-)
09-12-22, 09:58 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,888
Posted By 52telecaster

In case you're wondering, it is my size... Anyway...

In case you're wondering, it is my size... Anyway what a beautiful find. I love a gentle resto on bikes like this. The scratches tell stories!
09-12-22, 09:11 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,888
Posted By satbuilder

Nice find! As Doug Fattic mentioned, if you...

Nice find! As Doug Fattic mentioned, if you remove the fork, the month/year date code should be stamped into the steerer tube.

I’m just now starting to build a ‘71.
09-12-22, 02:20 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,888
Posted By seagrade

That is quite an incredible find and a fantastic...

That is quite an incredible find and a fantastic piece of cycling history.

Coincidentally a c. 1971 Masi GC in the same size and colour and very similar condition passed through eBay just a few...
09-11-22, 10:14 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,888
Posted By Mad Honk

Congrats on a great find! The little bits of...

Congrats on a great find! The little bits of rust should clean up nicely with a bit of Oxalic acid solution and be touched ua to prevent further rusting but over all a great bike and probably a...
08-05-22, 02:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 741
Posted By Kabuki12

I ride by a gym in Ventura that has some spinning...

I ride by a gym in Ventura that has some spinning machines facing the alley I ride through. I always wave but not once has anyone waved back. I guess they are afraid to take their hands off! :foo:
05-06-22, 09:31 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 22,969
Posted By Mackers

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1499x950/edrocnoc_050171c76f6ad5264aafbd310aae13f35f72f750.jpg

Just got back from a saddle-test ride.

SLX tubing, 10S Record-ish (Chorus...
01-25-22, 08:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,225
Posted By mcgregorj

Soma also has one, also sold out...

Soma also has one, also sold out (https://www.somafabshop.com/shop/product/nitto-stem-quill-ui12-31-8mm-2620?category=813)
08-23-20, 04:09 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,008
Posted By BlueDevil63

Promised, obligatory garage door photo: ...

Promised, obligatory garage door photo:

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/20200822_172936_b71011bae569bdce138b6d9323dc5c4f21d703a8.jpg
05-19-20, 05:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,457
Posted By jetboy

very nice! I have had several LOOK cf bikes but...

very nice! I have had several LOOK cf bikes but never have found a 100 series... I have an earleir model and had 2 later models (200 and 300 series). I like the yellow!
05-19-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,457
Posted By ooga-booga

iíve got a 1995 look kg 131 that iíve really...

iíve got a 1995 look kg 131 that iíve really enjoyed riding the last few months. picked up the frame off e-bay to replace a 2002 coppi aluminum/carbon frame fatality from a rear-ending vehicle....
03-19-19, 09:05 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 26,863
Posted By Manny66

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/008_c75747a1d46de2eb918ceb0e5a9d6d781c1e4ec1.jpg
$60 Powdercoat and $20 in frame stickers, I'll take it anyday.
03-19-19, 08:46 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 26,863
Posted By WGB

mstateglfr - I love your ride!!! Someone had...

mstateglfr - I love your ride!!!

Someone had a survey on here recently about paint costs versus powder costs. It seems to depend on areas and paint seems the more expensive option but in some...
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