Ricardo Appreciation Society

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Re: Ricardo Appreciation Society

Postby munga » Thu May 16, 2013 12:36 pm

when my inbox is full, the server holds my other messages until i move some messages into another folder.
not sure if that's by default or not..
pitty43 wrote:Thanks all for your help. Better change my Gumtree add now.

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Re: Ricardo Appreciation Society

Postby find_bruce » Thu May 16, 2013 12:49 pm

frailer5, pm sent, but in case you can't get it because your inbox is full :D
Yes you can manually delete PMs - go to your inbox, mark the PMs you want to delete, bottom right of the page you will see a drop box "mark/unmark as important" select that and it will give you an option to delete.
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Re: Ricardo Appreciation Society

Postby find_bruce » Thu May 16, 2013 12:53 pm

muzzie wrote:Hi All,

So I think ive figured the posting images thing!

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
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ricardo elite tange 900 01 by muz zie, on Flickr

The important part for the image is
Code: Select all
[img]http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7293/8740234095_1eb79e25ef.jpg[/img]

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 :D
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Re: Ricardo Appreciation Society

Postby frailer5 » Thu May 16, 2013 8:43 pm

Thanks for the look-in, Muzzie. :)
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Re: Ricardo Appreciation Society

Postby muzzie » Fri May 17, 2013 9:32 pm

Rightio, thanks, will try it out with the other pics when I get on the pc
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Re: Ricardo Appreciation Society

Postby muzzie » Sun May 19, 2013 11:09 pm

Hi All,
:mrgreen: "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.

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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.

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The original decals i removed to try reproduce for when its finished.
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I will post a few more pics as its progressing,
thanks for the help in uploading the pics.
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Re: Ricardo Appreciation Society

Postby Dan » Mon May 20, 2013 6:19 am

muzzie wrote:Sacrilege!


Yep. We've all done something stupid, though. Undercoat looks nice. Looking forward to the finished images.
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Re: Ricardo Appreciation Society

Postby jbchybridrider » Tue May 21, 2013 1:17 am

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Re: Ricardo Appreciation Society

Postby muzzie » Wed May 22, 2013 9:28 pm

Here are a few more shots of my re-sprayed Ricardo Elite getting put back together.
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Just Have a front break to mount, bar tape to wrap and chain to put on and then its time for a spin!
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Re: Ricardo Appreciation Society

Postby frailer5 » Thu May 23, 2013 8:54 pm

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. :)
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Re: Ricardo Appreciation Society

Postby jools » Fri May 24, 2013 12:57 pm

Viva in SA looks to be in very well preserved condition... finishes this arvo but no bids and might not make the $199 starting price
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Re: Ricardo Appreciation Society

Postby Clement4 » Tue May 28, 2013 5:58 pm

I have a Ricardo Vantage - metallic grey. Frame HiTensile 1021 Australian Tubing.
Manufactured by Leisure Cycles Australia, Regency Park SA.
Can anyone tell me the approximate age of my trusty steed?
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Re: Ricardo Appreciation Society

Postby singlespeedscott » Wed May 29, 2013 6:39 pm

You will need to have a look under the bottom bracket. There should be a stamp on there with the letters L######. That may give a rough guide.
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Re: Ricardo Appreciation Society

Postby vanbree » Thu May 30, 2013 8:50 pm

Fixed this up for my son to ride to work,he came home one night and mentioned that the steerer felt loose. Checked it out next morning expecting a loose headset, boy was i surprised :o

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Re: Ricardo Appreciation Society

Postby munga » Thu May 30, 2013 8:56 pm

bah. that's nothing. wanna buy a vitus? 8)

on a more serious note, get some really strong gaffer tape. :lol:

on a more serious note, he's lucky not to have taken advantage of your private health fund's dental component.
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Re: Ricardo Appreciation Society

Postby BurtO » Fri May 31, 2013 9:04 am

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 .
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Re: Ricardo Appreciation Society

Postby munga » Fri May 31, 2013 9:26 am

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.
pitty43 wrote:Thanks all for your help. Better change my Gumtree add now.

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Re: Ricardo Appreciation Society

Postby silentbutdeadly » Fri May 31, 2013 8:17 pm

That'll buff right out!! :shock:
Ours is not to reason why...merely to point and giggle
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Re: Ricardo Appreciation Society

Postby porkchops » Fri May 31, 2013 8:44 pm

I ain't sure but I reckon that's pretty much serviceable, dude. Not sure how you'd think that'd buff out?????
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Re: Ricardo Appreciation Society

Postby Dan » Fri May 31, 2013 8:52 pm

where's my alanis smiley....
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Re: Ricardo Appreciation Society

Postby HappyHumber » Fri May 31, 2013 8:57 pm

@porkchops : welcome aboard, friend.
You'll get to know us regular clowns soon enough ;)
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Re: Ricardo Appreciation Society

Postby porkchops » Sat Jun 01, 2013 5:37 am

Hey dude, i was down with the whole joke thing, so its all book. Been reading these pages 4 ages b4 i joined, i scoped out the dudes that know where its at n those who r just flogging their dog, so i wont b getting lead astray by listenen to those who dont got it.
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Re: Ricardo Appreciation Society

Postby munga » Sat Jun 01, 2013 6:56 am

so who's flogging their dog, porkchops?
pitty43 wrote:Thanks all for your help. Better change my Gumtree add now.

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Re: Ricardo Appreciation Society

Postby singlespeedscott » Sat Jun 01, 2013 8:04 am

Yo, yo, yo. What's up dudes? :)
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Re: Ricardo Appreciation Society

Postby Dan » Sat Jun 01, 2013 1:59 pm

Poppin' & Lockin' with the buffalo gals, MC Scottee.
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