Vintage, yesteryear and retro biking
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Welcome Muzzie, you are close but not quite right - I presume you have read how to post images. Fortunately for you, Flickr makes it easy - on the image you wish to post, click the drop box "share" (top centre), select "Grab the HTML/BBCode", copy pasta & you are done, eg
ricardo elite tange 900 01 by muz zie, on Flickr
The important part for the image is
The rest just gives you a link, description etc
Nice bike, I particularly like how you got the rear wheel to match the undercoat you chose
"Photos A Hoy" Thanks for the help there.
This is of my Ricardo Elite after i had turned it single by grinding off the derailer hanger and down tube shifter lugs! Sacrilege! also the top tube cable housing holders.
Primed grey and patchy it wasnt my best looking bike. I was after a roady to use in the wet so decided to give it a clean up, figuring a single speed was going to need less maintainence than one with gears.
So this is after I had it sand blasted and primed ($50) and id sprayed it pewter from a can, beautifully I might add. In the process of setting up a front break now and the original drops back on a shorter stem.
The original decals i removed to try reproduce for when its finished.
I will post a few more pics as its progressing,
thanks for the help in uploading the pics.
Good luck reproducing tange decals, try here. Have one myself.
Here are a few more shots of my re-sprayed Ricardo Elite getting put back together.
Just Have a front break to mount, bar tape to wrap and chain to put on and then its time for a spin!
You'll have to venture out of the Insular Peninsula sometime, muzzie, and join us on a Retro jaunt. I'll bring my Elite, and they can chat. Lookin' very spiffy, BTW.
I don't mind being adored; just don't like being 'doored'.
bah. that's nothing. wanna buy a vitus?
on a more serious note, get some really strong gaffer tape.
on a more serious note, he's lucky not to have taken advantage of your private health fund's dental component.
WOW, and I mean WOW , thats just crazy , Ive never seen a frame break like that . Had the bike suffered from any crashes in the past to have weakened it or rust in the head ?
And here was I thinking that with a steel bike this sort of failure is the last thing I have to worry about ! Now off to check my steelies .
from the pic, you can see a bit of corrosion around the lug, so maybe it had a crack for some time and one too many gutter jumps later, it started tearing.
vanbree and his son probably never saw the crack.
@porkchops : welcome aboard, friend.
You'll get to know us regular clowns soon enough
All manner of half finished projects and a bit of randonneuring
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