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

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

Postby ghostpoet » Wed Apr 23, 2014 10:14 am

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WA made Flash track frame. One of my purchases off Jase, light and fast. Chucked it together Sunday afternoon. Needs a leather saddle, and bar tape, gum walls, nicer seat post. Ultimately I would like to put a Sachs duomatic kickback on and somehow fit the twin plate forks I got for it. The steerer is a poofteenth too short. :(

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

Postby landyacht03 » Wed Apr 23, 2014 10:42 pm

got a little freebie today, a Kuwahara 10 speed . the shimano groupset was only missing the derailleur, and I think the wheels may be peugot. but its got some funky rear cogs that i havent seen before. serial number is 87 4 13725 .... 1987?
could this be the last of the 27"s. all the gear looks like it belongs on a 700
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby hawkbike » Thu Apr 24, 2014 9:44 am

Kuwi's making a comeback. Need an appreciation thread! ha.
Went for a spin last night and it was a disaster. Light lost power at the furthest point from home, then the front tyre started to go flat and then a few hundred meters from home dropped the chain.
The Kuwi was super smooth though.

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

Postby landyacht03 » Fri Apr 25, 2014 11:04 am

would that back wheel be original or something that was cobbled on later . this is a bike that I wouldnt mind rebuilding so i can have at least 1 27" in the collection

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

Postby GaryF » Sat Apr 26, 2014 5:03 pm

ghostpoet wrote:
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WA made Flash track frame. One of my purchases off Jase, light and fast. Chucked it together Sunday afternoon. Needs a leather saddle, and bar tape, gum walls, nicer seat post. Ultimately I would like to put a Sachs duomatic kickback on and somehow fit the twin plate forks I got for it. The steerer is a poofteenth too short. :(


I've had a similar problem with a slightly short steerer tube and I solved it by filing a poofteenth off the top and bottom of the head tube lugs. It is important though to maintain a 'square' surface on the end of the lugs.

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

Postby tumble_downs » Mon Apr 28, 2014 7:34 pm

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Speedwell GTS, renovated rather than restored. 90s era 7 speed set up with a removal derailleur hanger - works well!


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

Postby cray- » Tue Apr 29, 2014 2:00 pm

Very nice, love those frames, a tasteful renovation indeed.

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

Postby GaryF » Thu May 01, 2014 1:00 pm

cray- wrote:Very nice, love those frames, a tasteful renovation indeed.



+1. I couldn't agree more!

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

Postby familyguy » Thu May 01, 2014 1:33 pm

Putting this here as cross-post from General Post Your Ride:

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1979 Fuji Finest Mk II (original condition frameset with a few marks but no scars)
Cinelli 1A stem
Cinelli 65-42 bars
5700 shifters
5600 cranks, RD
6200 600EX FD (yes, it works bloody well with the 5700!)
Tektro mid-reach brakeset for 700C wheels (awaiting long front bolt replacement to suit nutted frame)
No-name alloy seat post
Gipiemme Penta saddle
Temporary wheels - I'm building a set of 36H 6400 hubs to Sun rims and will run 8/9 of 10 on that at 126mm

I've only tilted the bars upwards a little so the drops point at the rear brake bridge since these shots. The bar/5700 combo looks wacky, but actually rides pretty well:

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

Postby GaryF » Thu May 01, 2014 3:07 pm

You don't come across beautiful old Fuji's like yours too often familyguy. Thanks for the photo.

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

Postby familyguy » Thu May 01, 2014 3:48 pm

Nope, not many old Fuji's outand about. I came across this on a WTB for a temporary SS from rogerrabbit and have enjoyed it for a while now in a few guises. It's probably about 2cm too short in the ST, but it rides very smoothly.

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

Postby PatrickB » Thu May 01, 2014 5:55 pm

Sweet bike Jim.

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

Postby open roader » Thu May 01, 2014 5:58 pm

familyguy wrote:The bar/5700 combo looks wacky, but actually rides pretty well:


Whatever does it for you. Can't stand the all knowing 'style police'

Is red, is good. Something reliably aesthetic about a red framed retro bike. :D
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby grantw » Thu May 01, 2014 6:13 pm

I think it wears the modern group really well. Looks fast!
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby jaseyjase » Thu May 01, 2014 6:21 pm

lovely jim, ive always got a soft spot for neo/retro.

brifter possie looks a little off, consider soma hwys maybe?

i always think those old school bar shapes are totally not suited to modern brifters, unless its campy. just my 2c!

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

Postby familyguy » Thu May 01, 2014 7:06 pm

I hear ya Jase. My new Force shifters splay nearly as much as these on new bars, so it's not such a big stretch to reach these. I didn't think they'd play as nice, not like the ergos on my Gazelle on Giro bars!

Jim

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

Postby minhyy » Thu May 01, 2014 8:41 pm

familyguy wrote:Temporary wheels - I'm building a set of 36H 6400 hubs to Sun rims and will run 8/9 of 10 on that at 126mm


what do you mean by run 8/9 of 10 on that at 126mm? running 8/9/10s on a 126mm OLD hub, which the 6400 hub is?

either way - great build, a red frame in good condt is always pretty
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby AnnaLB » Thu May 01, 2014 8:47 pm

My Malvern Star family star. Great little cruiser, comfy, and pretty quick too. :D

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

Postby familyguy » Thu May 01, 2014 9:21 pm

minhyy wrote:
familyguy wrote:Temporary wheels - I'm building a set of 36H 6400 hubs to Sun rims and will run 8/9 of 10 on that at 126mm


what do you mean by run 8/9 of 10 on that at 126mm? running 8/9/10s on a 126mm OLD hub, which the 6400 hub is?

either way - great build, a red frame in good condt is always pretty


Yep. Run as many as I can fit on the 6401 rear I have, which I believe may only be 8. But it'll be a 10s cassette with two numbers left off. The 6402's are 130, and will take a 10 apparently. I sold my 6402 though :cry:

Neat little MS!

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

Postby QuangVuong » Thu May 01, 2014 9:23 pm

Change it out to a 8/9/10s freehub body, and space to 126mm. Then build and dish accordingly. That's how I got a 6400 hub to run up to 10s with 126mm spacing.
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby Typhoon Ken » Thu May 01, 2014 9:31 pm

Nifty little bike there Anna

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

Postby familyguy » Thu May 01, 2014 10:07 pm

QuangVuong wrote:Change it out to a 8/9/10s freehub body, and space to 126mm. Then build and dish accordingly. That's how I got a 6400 hub to run up to 10s with 126mm spacing.


Nice idea, but frankly, CBF 8) Did your stem turn up?

Jim

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

Postby QuangVuong » Thu May 01, 2014 10:13 pm

Yep, all good other than having a 26mm bar and a 25.4 stem. Time to bring out a file.
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby open roader » Thu May 01, 2014 10:17 pm

QuangVuong wrote:Yep, all good other than having a 26mm bar and a 25.4 stem. Time to bring out a file.


It will fit ok with the persuasion of a broad slot screwdriver to prise open the clamp a tad more........ :D
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby familyguy » Thu May 01, 2014 10:28 pm

Not this one...600AX internal clamp :?

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