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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby Dan » Fri May 24, 2013 6:23 pm

trailgumby wrote:It's the frame that concerns me most - hopefully only surface rust. Wire brush?


You could start with steel wool sprayed with WD40 (thanks Scott) - less abrasive than a wire brush.
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby ldrcycles » Fri May 24, 2013 8:57 pm

PANZR wrote:A NSFW clamont


Man that is gorgeous, soo blue!!
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby PANZR » Sat May 25, 2013 5:39 am

Cheers

It's really vivid in daylight...what can't be seen in photos is the indigo hue that the pearl gives off from some angles
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby Madrider » Sat May 25, 2013 8:34 pm

Only a newbie here but here's my latest pride & joy

Scapin Super circa 1976 Full Campag Super Record (Pantographed), Cinelli Stem & Bars, Nisi rims

Also check out my 2 Colnagos posted in the Appreciate thread ;-)

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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby trailgumby » Sat May 25, 2013 8:41 pm

Is that Scapin as in "I is 'scapin' " :wink:

Very nice bike
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby Madrider » Sat May 25, 2013 8:48 pm

trailgumby wrote:Is that Scapin as in "I is 'scapin' " :wink:

Very nice bike


Thanks trailgumby

I have more that I'll post in the next few days, another Scapin (only 1999 EOS8 not quite retro) & a 1984 Merck Corsa
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby munga » Sat May 25, 2013 8:56 pm

brothers got game!
pitty43 wrote:Thanks all for your help. Better change my Gumtree add now.

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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby seddo » Sun May 26, 2013 7:18 am

sweet ride
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby Dan » Sun May 26, 2013 9:25 am

Agree. All three be very nice.
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby ldrcycles » Sun May 26, 2013 8:42 pm

MMMM shiny :D
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby harcs » Tue May 28, 2013 9:41 am

Love the gold plating, great restoration, look forward to your next bike. It amazes me how many different bike manufacturers there are.
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby Madrider » Tue May 28, 2013 8:06 pm

harcs wrote:Love the gold plating, great restoration, look forward to your next bike. It amazes me how many different bike manufacturers there are.


Thanks harcs

The frame is actually cromovelato which seams to be popular amongst some Italian frame builders in the 70's & early 80's.
Moser, Faggin & Wilier are other frame builders that I know of that used this finish.

Its actually a fully chromed frame with a coloured clear coat over the top, in this case red & gold/yellow.
Unfortunately this top semi clear coat is often quite fragile and I haven't found a reliable method of restoration as yet
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby vaeske » Sat Jun 01, 2013 7:55 am

they don't put primer on that and that's why the top coat flakes off so easily. My somec looks like its in tatters coz the blue paint chips off this badly...:(

That scapin is definitely nice though. :)
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby GaryF » Mon Jun 03, 2013 12:48 am

Love your Scapin too. Now that's a pretty special bike.
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby Slow6 » Mon Jun 03, 2013 3:57 pm

Got my Speedwell back from an extended loan last week. I really missed the lazy cruiser while it was gone.
I dawned on me the other day that the old generator lights sitting around the shed gathering dust have heaps of space in them.. so an hour later, a couple of cheap modern led bike lights a tube of epoxy and a soldering iron and it's good to go.

just need to find a couple of little chrome push buttons to fit to the light bodies to finish the job.

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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby dubrat » Mon Jun 03, 2013 4:18 pm

My new retro KumoCycles Track

Massive thanks to Keith

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Thanks for looking sorry for the showtime pics
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby BurtO » Mon Jun 03, 2013 5:20 pm

Cool Bike Slow6 , I especially like what you have done with the lights , thats been on my to do list for some time now, how about a tight photo of the finished product and the wiring .
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby singlespeedscott » Mon Jun 03, 2013 5:39 pm

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Nice build. I love the Dura-ace 10 drivetrain.
Have fun finding replacement chains, cogs and Chainrings in the future :)
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby seddo » Tue Jun 04, 2013 8:29 am

no doubt about it Dubrat, you possess some beautifully classic bikes. Keith is a very meticulous builder, I've been lucky enough to watch him braze parts of my frame - cant wait for the finished product to arrive :D
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby Dan » Tue Jun 04, 2013 8:36 am

dubrat wrote:My new retro KumoCycles Track...

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That is tops....


Slow6 wrote:Got my Speedwell back from an extended loan last week...

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and that is also tops - two excellent examples!
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby dubrat » Tue Jun 04, 2013 10:16 am

Thanks guys...

10Pitch parts aren't so hard to find... a little pricey but then again not to bad if you ask me....
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby Madrider » Tue Jun 04, 2013 5:58 pm

Dan wrote:
dubrat wrote:My new retro KumoCycles Track...

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That is tops....


Slow6 wrote:Got my Speedwell back from an extended loan last week...

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and that is also tops - two excellent examples!


Both these bikes are great, Love the lugs on the Kumo and the Speedwell is very special

Forgive my ignorance but whats the spring thing on the speedwell's seat post?
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby ldrcycles » Tue Jun 04, 2013 6:09 pm

The grandfather of modern MTB dropper posts, it's so you can raise or lower the seatpost while riding.
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby cray- » Wed Jun 05, 2013 11:16 am

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Very nice, love the HDR piccies.
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby vaeske » Wed Jun 05, 2013 10:47 pm

yeah HDR makes it special that's for sure!
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