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Old 05-14-23, 09:44 AM
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Originally Posted by billnuke1
Adjusted the TP holders…they’ve loosened up over the year…

Fine line betwix too loose and too tight…

…no general set angle…no grease…

I’d like to shake the hands of whoever came up with this…after he washes them of course…
Nice headset...
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Old 05-14-23, 02:45 PM
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Originally Posted by bikemig
I'm rebuilding a 1979 Viking "European." The original Viking company based in Wolverhampton went out of business in the late 60s. The name and company were bought up and the bikes made in Northern Ireland. Not a bad bike with a Reynolds 531 plain gauge main frame, Reynolds 531 forks, and Campagnolo drop outs. This will be a parts bin build as I'll eventually sell the bike. I did splurge by buying the correct Reynolds sticker for the frame as it was missing when I bought the bike, These are pics of the bike, the Viking catalog page for this model, and a pic of the stickers:




do let me know where you got those decals from! I would like to replace my seattube (and maybe fork blade) 531 decals since they are basically torn, and barely legible.
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Old 05-14-23, 02:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Positron400
do let me know where you got those decals from! I would like to replace my seattube (and maybe fork blade) 531 decals since they are basically torn, and barely legible.
Cyclomondo is an eBay seller located in Australia and has the stickers you want.

https://www.ebay.com/str/cyclomondo?...75.m3561.l2563
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Old 05-14-23, 03:05 PM
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Made a few small changes to make sure this bike is ready for a vacation trip: a Koga-Miyata Randonneur frame that I'm using as a test bed for random parts and configurations. In this version Campagnolo 11-speed brifters are shifting a Shimano transmission with a shortened 9-speed cassette. It's now a 3 x 8, and it works rather nicely. It needed some fine-tuning, as did the TRP carbon brakes, which are basically plastic copies of the famous MAFAC Criterium cantilever brakes.


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Old 05-14-23, 03:25 PM
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Waiting for parts is a dangerous time... It allows you to look at the collection of parts that has been so carefully collected and assembled and decide you really don't like the look...
Levers are a pain. I have mounted three sets so far and no joy. The reason why, they distract from what should be a integrated look due to lumps and bumps and weird lever shapes in the name of "ergo". Nothing wrong with ergo levers, most feel great and work quite well but for me the look has to be clean. The winner of my money is Sram S-900 carbon brake levers, I hope I don't hate them. Anyway this makes it a mini group set with the Avid cantilevers.


The next issue was finding a front cable hanger that didn't dominate the landscape and still allowed good (not to comprised) cable routing. Nitto to the rescue with P/N AS-11. These are hard to find, ebay is your best bet. This one is coming from England. It mounts on the stem (22.2mm) above the headset.



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Old 05-15-23, 06:23 PM
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Tried to sell some nice Mavic wheels with a 6400 freehub and cassette, but they wouldn't move. Nice rims, so I decided to keep them and rebuild the rear with a 6207 freewheel hub I got from eBay.



Bought some Sapim Race spokes from BikeHubStore online. First time shopper with them, and I can highly recommend their great service.



Maiden voyage down to the beach.
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Old 05-15-23, 08:13 PM
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Originally Posted by non-fixie
Made a few small changes to make sure this bike is ready for a vacation trip: a Koga-Miyata Randonneur frame that I'm using as a test bed for random parts and configurations. In this version Campagnolo 11-speed brifters are shifting a Shimano transmission with a shortened 9-speed cassette. It's now a 3 x 8, and it works rather nicely. It needed some fine-tuning, as did the TRP carbon brakes, which are basically plastic copies of the famous MAFAC Criterium cantilever brakes.


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Old 05-16-23, 09:08 PM
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Caught a flight back across the continental landmass, and recovered by sitting out in the back yard watching the clouds go by while replacing the bottom bracket on my 90s dual-suspension Haro (on its previous ride, the cartridge BB decided to get in touch with its inner Big Bopper and feel real loose like a long neck goose, which turned out to be bad bearings, not loose cups).

Today's work went well, and I installed the replacement BB and rolled the bike back into storage. And then as I was cleaning up, I notice a lonely little part:



Where'd you come from, and where do you belong?

Before I tossed it in the Bin O' Loose BB Cups, I thought to myself: did I forget any steps? Of course not.

But just to be safe, I rolled the Haro back out to verify.



Hmmm.

Time to dig out Mr. Puller again...
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Old 05-18-23, 02:22 PM
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Built a new wheelset for my '79 Puch Royal Force:

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Old 05-18-23, 02:38 PM
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The Gitane gets a chain and I find that an old Regina is a worn Regina.
A rear wheel is pulled from another.

Sorry Raleigh you will get your wheel back soon.
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Old 05-19-23, 08:45 PM
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New project

finally getting to work on this 2000 KHS Flite 300
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Old 05-19-23, 11:18 PM
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Finished a second (or is it the third ) rebuild of this late '80s Falcon. I'm not too big on index shifting, but these 7-speed shifters work superbly with a new Sunrace freewheel and tri-color rd. Three forum members contributed parts.

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Old 05-20-23, 04:34 AM
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I am putting the finishing touches on a Master Frame I picked up in CL. I am unsure about the color of saddle/bar tape I am using but I am liking the results so far. Apologies are needed as I know the bike isn't quite vintage, but it isn't new either. It's a 2002 Master with early 11 speed parts. Call it the purgatory period for C&V if you like.

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Old 05-20-23, 06:44 AM
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^^^ It is a Colnago ……and a beauty! Nothing “hellish” about that.
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Old 05-20-23, 06:54 AM
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Doing nothing major but each day this week I have yanked off the Keo pedals from various bikes on put on some flat ones. The knee is flexing enough to get on the road bikes so I've been doing slow miles on them around the neighborhood as well as riding them down to my physical therapy appointments. Last night I got down the 2nd Giordana XL Super and the Bianchi Trofeo. Supposedly they are selling tomorrow if the buyer doesn't back out. Wanted to give them a good going over since they sat all winter.


If it wasn't for such a short seat tube this would be staying with me.

Despite all the money I sunk into this one, the original XL Super just feels better under me on the road. No need for two of them.
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Restored it because I liked the color

1987 Bianchi Strada LX I acquired earlier this year. Needed a good cleaning, wheels, cables and removal of the melting saddle

Came with Schwinn approved wheels with a 5 spd freewheel




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Old 05-20-23, 09:41 AM
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No photos,but I have been touching with yellow nail polish some chips on Kona, waiting my money for ordering more spare parts for the road bike projects .
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The Stratos build up is going well, the wheels are back from the builder, he did a great job. A few more bits showed up as you will see below.

The mockup...
Untitled by nemosengineer, on Flickr

Hub fit-up assembled... The cable arm needs a bit more work and may me modified via braze-on to eliminate the cable jacket... work in progress.
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A bit more detail...
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Braze ons that are still being revised...
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Cable bridge for the cantilever brakes...
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Holy Grail Nitto AS-11 cable hanger that matches my stem...
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Working on a 70s Schwinn now. Just taking it apart is a nightmare.
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My Puch Mistral, being close to "vintage" completion as I've just scored a Flite for it. Reynolds 531 tubing, fully chromed under the paint, chromed front fork too. Full 105SC except for the headset (1050) and the pedals (currently MKS 301 but I have a set of 1050s as well).

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Swapping out the 12-spline driver on my '51 AM for a three lobe, I discovered that someone in the last 72 years didn't have (lost?) the two K58 Pawl Pins that go in the K653 Planet Cage - so they hand-made a couple out of...who knows what? Blessedly, these parts are shared with the ubiquitous AW and are still available in '23. I've got the genuine items in hand now plus fresh Low Gear Pawls and R-springs, so I'll get this fellow back right & returned to revenue service.

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Originally Posted by AlexIg
Working on a 70s Schwinn now. Just taking it apart is a nightmare.
Really, how so?

You know we're happy to try and help.
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Originally Posted by vp1337
My Puch Mistral, being close to "vintage" completion as I've just scored a Flite for it. Reynolds 531 tubing, fully chromed under the paint, chromed front fork too. Full 105SC except for the headset (1050) and the pedals (currently MKS 301 but I have a set of 1050s as well).

Far closer than many we see.

Lugged steel, quill stem, DT shifters, all good.

Aero levers, ramp and pin chainrings, couple extra gears are of no consequence.

Leave the MKS or get some Sylvans if need be.
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Old 05-21-23, 06:46 PM
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Nemos, that cable hanger and stem are gorgeous.

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Shimano calls this thing a "cassette joint" anyway I had to perform surgery on it to get it to clear the drive side chain stay. It was stopping the wheel from going all the way forward in the dropouts, had to be clearanced.

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Success!!! Time for some bracket drillium???
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Now to figure out whether above or below the bottom bracket with the cable routing.


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