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The New Classic Rigs and Rides Thread 1.1

Old 03-14-19, 09:53 AM
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Originally Posted by RamMac View Post
What a great thread. I just spent an hour looking through some of these pictures. I am new to to cycling and I am still searching for my first road bike, however as a child I remember an uncle had some road bikes, and I was amazed by them. As a child I found the drop bars some amazing for some reason. These pictures remind me so much of those bicycles my uncle had.
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Old 03-14-19, 10:03 AM
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Originally Posted by Wildwood View Post
@RobbieTunes - enlighten me on the feel of a 531P(rofessional) frameset. I love my ‘88 531SL, but at 190# the thinner tubes would be a failure weighting to happen on a hard ride.

Gorgeous bike. Wondering the motive behind multiple friction shifters? Nostalgia?
I weigh that much, at times, a stocky little gnome during the winter.....Fear nothing.

Rides lighter than it weighs out. I think the geometry balances well, if that makes any sense.

Not as much nostalgia for the friction as an acceptance of the package, knowing it's not my daily/go-to bike, but one for the experience of, say, 75 miles in the mountains on a smooth friction triple...

That being said, the Bob Jackson is an indexed DA 3x6; my Titan is a fragile 120mm, as is my Raleigh International, so I don't mess with any forced expansion; and my Centurion Comp TA won't accept indexed shifters due to the mounts being the older Shimano style.
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Old 03-18-19, 03:13 AM
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Back in September, I cleaned up a neglected Bridgestone T700 and put on new tires, cables, handlebar tape and pedals to keep it in line with the original look.
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Back in September, I cleaned up a neglected Bridgestone T700 and put on new tires, cables, handlebar tape and pedals to keep it in line with the original look.
Wow! That cleaned up nicely. And, with minimal badging and decals it is uncluttered looking and rather elegant.

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Old 03-20-19, 05:21 PM
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Love your Crater Lake De Rosa w/triple, and the Mondial is almost unethically gorgeous; but man, that Tommasini makes me seriously envious.
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Old 03-31-19, 12:41 PM
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Not sure if this is classic but I picked it up as a complete bike for $10 on Craigslist. After stripping the frame and replacing everything with parts I already had on hand it has become a really fun ride.
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Old 03-31-19, 07:52 PM
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Nicely done!
Is that red anodized barrel on the rear brake cable an adjuster?
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Originally Posted by obrentharris View Post
Nicely done!
Is that red anodized barrel on the rear brake cable an adjuster?
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It sure is. It's the only way to adjust the crappy brakes without having to shorten/lengnthen the straddle cable or yoke. I couldn't fit one on the front because I had to bodge it with a V brake noodle so it wouldn't be a sharp bend into the cable hanger and the housing was too short. When I order new brakes I'll get a hanger with more drop.

EDIT: That's also why I have such a tall stack of spacers under the stem.
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Old 04-20-19, 12:06 AM
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Schwinns, continued.
Paramount, made in 1989, a 1990 model from @JimboMartin right here on BF, wheels from @drewellison.

I'd been saving some Centaur stuff I got from @bigbossman, and had a hankering to do the 2/3 x 10 downtube thing with Campagnolo since I saw @thirdgenbird do it a few years ago.

56cm 1990 Paramount frame/fork, Stronglight A9 headset. @JimboMartin
Cinelli 70mm stem, 64-42 bars. @stevewhitlatch
Formula/Velocity Aerohead wheels. @drewellison
Centaur FD/RD/calipers/triple crankset. @bigbossman
Record bar ends converted to indexing downtube shifters. @nesteel
Chorus aero brake levers. @speedevil
Used Fizik wrap, Elite cages, Prologo saddle on a Ritchey WCS seat post.






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Old 04-22-19, 07:21 PM
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@Robbie

Your Schwinn turned out beautifully.

I'm sure Casey (TGB) would approve.
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Old 04-23-19, 09:48 AM
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Thanks, Grady. Shakedown ride = dead quiet, shifters dead accurate.
Currently on schedule to ride it across Wisconsin with @hodgykins, LaCrosse to Green Bay, one-day shot/225 miles. Not sure if the bars/hoods will be right, so I may go zero-setback on the post to give me a bit more reach, and for the ride alone, may roll those bars upwards a bit and move the brake levers up. Unsightly, I know, but for 225 miles, I need max comfort on the hoods....plus I think I'm going to have to go with some padding up there, to which you can relate.
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Old 04-26-19, 01:48 PM
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Commuted on this today

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Old 05-05-19, 11:12 AM
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Newbie here. Reecently restored Basso Gap and my baby Crest Cannondale I have had since 1987.



Basso Gap Americana... '87 I believe.


My Crest'dale
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Old 05-05-19, 02:49 PM
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Nice Gap! They are great bikes.
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Nice Gap! They are great bikes.
Thank you! Actually my favorite (still looking for the right Ciocc, though).
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Thank you! Actually my favorite (still looking for the right Ciocc, though).
Too bad you donít need one in 60cm!
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Originally Posted by horatio View Post
Too bad you donít need one in 60cm!
Yeah...I've seen a few of them on ebay. I am strictly a 55-56cm guy. Unfortunately, the Charleston area does not have any miracle barn and estate sales that result in "finds" on the cheap.
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After I stripped it back down to just the frame and fork and thouroghly cleaned it I swapped out the brakes, headset,seatpost,collar nut,added a chain tensioner so I don't depend on a magic gear,painted the chainring,top cap, and stem.
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This is my old frame (Ď85 Fuso) with Athena 11 speed and friction DT shifters, works a treat. 3T Status stem with some generic bars and Kinlin TB25 laced to WI silver hubs on Veloflex Carbon tubs. I replaced the Athena ergos with Record brake levers which you can see in the picture by the water, still need to install a Cinelli XA stem and Cinelli criterium bars.
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My first re-build, 91 Ochsner. I purchased it in 92 as a 40th b'day present for myself.
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This is my old frame (Ď85 Fuso) with Athena 11 speed and friction DT shifters, works a treat. 3T Status stem with some generic bars and Kinlin TB25 laced to WI silver hubs on Veloflex Carbon tubs. I replaced the Athena ergos with Record brake levers which you can see in the picture by the water, still need to install a Cinelli XA stem and Cinelli criterium bars.
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Hooked up the derailleurs on the Frejus yesterday. Now it's just waiting for dry streets for a spin around the block. The wheel is all the way back in the dropouts. I'm sure I'll need to nudge it forward a bit. Still, I'm skeptical it will ever be an awesome shifter.



And the Griffon is starting to look like a bike. Wheels are laced and trued, the Veloflex Vlaanderen fit (whew!). Looks like the SunTour Superbe derailleur won't have any trouble covering the 13-26 7sp freewheel. Just need a bottom bracket spindle and another couple hours of work:

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Can't show you a pic yet, something about points.

My first post (wheee!). Doing this here instead of the designated intro thread because 1) nonconformist, and 2) "BIKE FORUMS" feels awfully unwieldy and intimidatingly vast, and I joined for the specific purpose of gaining insight & (hopefully) assistance with this new project of mine: a gold & chrome 1964 AMF Hercules that somehow ended up in the back of my car when I left Goodwill yesterday.

Full disclosure: I haven't been on a bicycle in 10+ years. But I do enjoy tinkering, and disposing of income, and shiny mid-century design. The chrome alone was enough for me to pull out my phone and do the due diligence, and the $30 price tag made it done deal. A couple of new tires and a replacement shift control later (both ordered and on the way), and she'll be ready to ride.

Yeah, I know; it's been awhile. But from what I hear, it's just like riding a bike.
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Fuso

Saw a Fuso above so I just as well post my 1987 Dave Moulton built 30th Anniversary Edition up 👌
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