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

Postby singlespeedscott » Mon Feb 24, 2014 10:35 am

You would think that Brooks would lengthen the rails a little. The design dates back to a time when 72 degree seat angles where the norm.
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Postby utedeej » Mon Feb 24, 2014 2:53 pm

familyguy wrote:Getting closer:

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Stem needs to go a little lower. Ignore the 700c wheels.

Black cable outers and white bar tape to go on. I might have to do the old bar tape around the brake lever bodies, too.

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Looking very nice Jim....
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby ldrcycles » Mon Feb 24, 2014 5:51 pm

+1, I like :) .
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby Lots of steel bikes » Mon Feb 24, 2014 6:06 pm

bog1953 wrote:I take the criticism in the manner that it is helpful and good natured. The saddle is horizontal as measured by a spirit level, the picture has distorted it's appearance. That's one of my bug bears, seeing people's bike seats leaning forward. I originally put on a 110 stem but my son said it looked to big, so I replaced it with an 80, which turned out to be too small. That will be sorted out later. The shifters are on the high side, again will be adjusted soon. You failed to notice the bar tape is joined with tape in the middle of the right hand side of the bar, this is how it was sold to me . I'm waiting for a replacement from wiggle, that's why I haven't been too fussed about the finer details. Please remember it was ridden for the first time yesterday! Now as far as the wheels and to much red, I have 29 bikes, 28 are more or less period correct, this is as I noted in the posting a more modern build and I'm very happy with the look. I'm quite happy to hear differing opinions, that's part of posting, it would be a boring world if every one had the same opinion.

Leave the wheel decals and the red. That bike looks great being 'busy'. I've also done period correct bikes, bits and pieces bikes and themed bikes. Nothing wrong with variety and individuality. I agree that suggestions and comments are good natured and well meaning.
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby adam_b83 » Tue Feb 25, 2014 11:10 am

peeled the old decals off with my girlfriends hairdryer, and applied the new ones. Waiting for the postie to deliver the 7400 cranks and its nearly finished!
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby sumgy » Tue Feb 25, 2014 12:09 pm

adam_b83 wrote:peeled the old decals off with my girlfriends hairdryer, and applied the new ones. Waiting for the postie to deliver the 7400 cranks and its nearly finished!
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That is sweet!!
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby Miyata_912 » Tue Feb 25, 2014 1:49 pm

very cool.
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Postby munga » Tue Feb 25, 2014 6:38 pm

Miyata_912 wrote:very cool.


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

Postby elantra » Wed Feb 26, 2014 10:10 am

Lots of steel bikes wrote:Image
Wow! Fantastic.

+1
Lots of good bicycles on the previous page but that one really looks as if it means business.
What a glorious combination, Ultegra drive, Steel frame, Campag seatpost and Brooks saddle.
Wheels look good too.
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby koen » Sat Mar 01, 2014 11:30 am

Two bikes that are pretty much the same. I am going to keep the Madison because it was made here in Brisbane. Both have Adamas AX gruppos which are actually pretty light. The frames are HiTen and not light. I found the Madison at the tip about ten tyears ago and it was too interesting to rust away.
The Maruishi Premier has original Maruishi tyres so must have come out a of a box somewhere I think. The parts are 1982 manufacture. The Madison parts 1981 manufacture and there are some minor changes on the rear mech.
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I should have taken a better pic of the Madison before.... I took this one to copy the design
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby blokeinamoke » Sat Mar 01, 2014 2:32 pm

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After a very wet ride this morning, getting the Km's up on the new falco!
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby singlespeedscott » Sat Mar 01, 2014 7:42 pm

koen wrote:Image

Are you sure the Madison is Hi Ten?
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby ldrcycles » Sat Mar 01, 2014 8:14 pm

Possible, I found a Huffy Aerowind years ago which had more radically shaped tubing and was still hi ten.
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby singlespeedscott » Sat Mar 01, 2014 9:49 pm

It's just the forged ends. Sloping fork crown and tapered seatstay ends. Maybe it's Tange mangalloy?
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby koen » Sat Mar 01, 2014 10:12 pm

singlespeedscott wrote:It's just the forged ends. Sloping fork crown and tapered seatstay ends. Maybe it's Tange mangalloy?


Could be mangalloy if thats heavier than hi ten :)

The Premier is Hi Ten and its got nicer forks and aero seat stays too. Its also nearly half a kilo lighter than the Madison but the Madsion is bigger.
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby adam_b83 » Thu Mar 06, 2014 9:47 am

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polished the cranks. getting closer...
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Postby jaseyjase » Thu Mar 06, 2014 10:43 am

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

Postby QuangVuong » Thu Mar 06, 2014 11:40 am

Ooh, nice and shiny. How'd you go about removing the anodising and polishing it up(as in hand or machine polished)? The only thing keeping me from polishing up my 7400 cranks are how long they will stay shiny and the susceptibility of them getting scratched from shoes.
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby adam_b83 » Thu Mar 06, 2014 2:58 pm

QuangVuong wrote:Ooh, nice and shiny. How'd you go about removing the anodising and polishing it up(as in hand or machine polished)? The only thing keeping me from polishing up my 7400 cranks are how long they will stay shiny and the susceptibility of them getting scratched from shoes.

i used polishing wheels on a little bench grinder. the da 7400 anodizing was very easy to remove. ive polished a few pair of shimano 6207 cranks and they took a lot longer.
if they lose their shine i just rub a bit of autosol on them, no worries.
i think anodizing will scratch a lot easier/noticably than if they were polished?
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby cray- » Thu Mar 06, 2014 5:38 pm

Is the Dura-Ace logo engraved into the surface? If not, how do you work around them? My cheapie Sugino's only have stickers/paint(?) which are already half gone and won't last a decent clean.
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby munga » Thu Mar 06, 2014 6:43 pm

cray-: yeah it's etched/engraved about 1-2mm deep on the 7400 series
adam_b83, they're beautiful!
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby PANZR » Fri Mar 07, 2014 7:19 pm

adam_b83 wrote:Image

polished the cranks. getting closer...


Very, very nice Adam
The DA 7400 crankset has been my favourite design for a while now...so I bought a set too :)
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby mark field » Fri Mar 07, 2014 9:50 pm

adam_b83 wrote:
QuangVuong wrote:Ooh, nice and shiny. How'd you go about removing the anodising and polishing it up(as in hand or machine polished)? The only thing keeping me from polishing up my 7400 cranks are how long they will stay shiny and the susceptibility of them getting scratched from shoes.

i used polishing wheels on a little bench grinder. the da 7400 anodizing was very easy to remove. ive polished a few pair of shimano 6207 cranks and they took a lot longer.
if they lose their shine i just rub a bit of autosol on them, no worries.
i think anodizing will scratch a lot easier/noticably than if they were polished?



sublime work. i know there is a rattle can clear coat specially made for polished alloy, seen it in Bunnings last week.
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby matt1986 » Sat Mar 08, 2014 6:14 pm

QuangVuong wrote:Ooh, nice and shiny. How'd you go about removing the anodising and polishing it up(as in hand or machine polished)? The only thing keeping me from polishing up my 7400 cranks are how long they will stay shiny and the susceptibility of them getting scratched from shoes.


Boeshield T-9 spray works well to preserve a polished finish, just apply a liberal coat and let it penetrate.
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby koen » Sun Mar 09, 2014 12:58 pm

matt1986 wrote:Boeshield T-9 spray works well to preserve a polished finish, just apply a liberal coat and let it penetrate.


Pfft! What would a little company like Boeing know about metals? :)
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