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

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

Postby sumgy » Wed Nov 27, 2013 10:31 pm

ozbruce wrote:just cleaned this up after a mate gave it to me.
I did some work for him but I should sell it and give him the money.
Where should I sell it?


What size is it?
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby singlespeedscott » Thu Nov 28, 2013 12:32 am

sumgy wrote:
ozbruce wrote:just cleaned this up after a mate gave it to me.
I did some work for him but I should sell it and give him the money.
Where should I sell it?


What size is it?


Looks like a 54cm to me. Whatever it is it's way to small for you Smugy :)
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby sumgy » Thu Nov 28, 2013 10:09 am

singlespeedscott wrote:
sumgy wrote:
ozbruce wrote:just cleaned this up after a mate gave it to me.
I did some work for him but I should sell it and give him the money.
Where should I sell it?


What size is it?


Looks like a 54cm to me. Whatever it is it's way to small for you Smugy :)


Yes, I thought so too.
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby ldrcycles » Sun Dec 01, 2013 7:40 am

Still not 100% finished, but close enough for a pic :) .
My 1965 Brisbane made Local Cycle Co. roadster, the only original parts are the frameset, headset, brake callipers and cable guides. It originally had a Sturmey Archer 3 speed, I've used a Shimano Nexus but it doesn't work perfectly with the Sturmey-Archer trigger shifter so I will need to do some more research there.

My ideal measurements are somewhere around 56cm for the top tube and 58 for the seat tube, so with a 56 top tube, this style of frame needs LOTS of seatpost.

Came in a lot lighter than expected, but still 12.6kgs with an empty bidon :) . Climbs quite well given the weight though, within the restrictions of a 46" 1st gear (which gives an 86" 3rd) and her reluctance to be ridden out of the saddle. Has a very colourful parts spec, from the FSA Gimondi cranks with an old 105 chainring, to the Jacobs Creek chardonnay pinot noir bar plugs :lol: .


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

Postby koen » Sun Dec 01, 2013 4:26 pm

What to do on a lazy summer arvo? Make a felt lined box for shiny bits ! Its getting bad when I want something but don't even want it on a bike. :)
A well used partially complete 50th gruppo I put in a box a few years back

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and a hardly used 600 8sp gruppo I put in a box today
I just got it off a bike I'm "turning into" a px10 with older parts

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

Postby minhyy » Sun Dec 01, 2013 7:18 pm

need to see that px10
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby dillyboy » Sun Dec 01, 2013 8:22 pm

My now rideable Apollo:

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Lets hope she doesn't break down first ride....
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby minhyy » Mon Dec 02, 2013 9:44 am

looks the goods but i think your front wheel skewer is on the wrong side! inb4 skewer direction practice discourse derailment of thread
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby dillyboy » Mon Dec 02, 2013 12:14 pm

Crap - you're right.

Balls as now I have to remove the tyre again.........
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby singlespeedscott » Mon Dec 02, 2013 12:56 pm

dillyboy wrote:Crap - you're right.

Balls as now I have to remove the tyre again.........

Or you could remove the skewer and put it in the other way :)
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby dillyboy » Mon Dec 02, 2013 1:35 pm

singlespeedscott wrote:Or you could remove the skewer and put it in the other way :)


Didn't realise it was as easy as that - will do :D
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby GaryF » Wed Dec 04, 2013 8:22 pm

koen wrote:What to do on a lazy summer arvo? Make a felt lined box for shiny bits ! Its getting bad when I want something but don't even want it on a bike. :)
A well used partially complete 50th gruppo I put in a box a few years back

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and a hardly used 600 8sp gruppo I put in a box today
I just got it off a bike I'm "turning into" a px10 with older parts

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Nice handy work. I suppose sometimes retro biking isn't always about something you can ride.

Both very nice gruppo's and worthwhile as stand-alone collections.
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby koen » Wed Dec 04, 2013 8:44 pm

I seem to be in a "work on bike stuff and post on forum" phase.
So today I finished off an old 1990 Mongoose I got off a neighbour who is inclined to scavenge the kerbside.
It was quite rusty but nearly complete so I thought it would be a good project. The paintwork is pretty bad and I did touch up some spots but I especially liked the straight forks. It had plastic brake levers with mountainLX thumbies attached and both were broken so my major expense was NOS deore levers and mountainLX thumbies from my friends at Loosescrews. The rest of the LX drivetrain was in pretty good nick. I stuck a cheap 7 speed chain on it and went for a ride this arvo. On the third section of 20% (24x28) climb the chain snapped (ouch to my knee on the handlebar)...I seemed to remember then that cheap chains used to break back in the day too.

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I bought the bare LX thumbies and fitted them onto some old 400 exage 6speed shifter clamps.
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby Wingnut » Thu Dec 05, 2013 9:40 am

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This one always makes me smile...
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby kom123 » Thu Dec 05, 2013 10:32 pm

It's back on the road again:)

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

Postby koen » Fri Dec 06, 2013 9:25 am

roof again? :)
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby bychosis » Fri Dec 06, 2013 9:52 am

Must just be a show pony, it's on the road, but just well insulated from contacting the road.
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby kom123 » Fri Dec 06, 2013 6:42 pm

Hah! Didn't even realised what I had typed about "back on the road", good pickup! Unfortunately I haven't learnt the art of carrying three kids on the back so I have to drop them off to diving practice first at the aquatic centre and while they're doing that I can punch out some kilometres around Sydney Olympic Park.
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby Lots of steel bikes » Sat Dec 07, 2013 2:14 pm

GaryF wrote:
koen wrote:What to do on a lazy summer arvo? Make a felt lined box for shiny bits ! Its getting bad when I want something but don't even want it on a bike. :)
A well used partially complete 50th gruppo I put in a box a few years back

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and a hardly used 600 8sp gruppo I put in a box today
I just got it off a bike I'm "turning into" a px10 with older parts

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Nice handy work. I suppose sometimes retro biking isn't always about something you can ride.

Both very nice gruppo's and worthwhile as stand-alone collections.


Does anyone else collect particular bike parts? I've seen some very nice head badge collections and I remember a guy who was after those little repair kit tins. I have thought of collecting rear derailleurs. Show us your collection.
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby PANZR » Sat Dec 07, 2013 2:52 pm

I wish I had the discipline to simply collect groupsets or nice individual parts for display but, the problem is, as soon as I get a nice part, I have to find a bike or frame to put said parts on
Likewise, if I get a frame, I immediately have to build it into a complete bike, even if it's a junk frame...I can't resist

Jewellery is meant to be worn after all

Like the mint Mavic SSC groupset I recently acquired...I had intended to display it in a glass cabinet in my garage but, I just couldn't resist fitting it to one of my bikes (displacing a Dura Ace 7400 groupset in the process)
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby QuangVuong » Sat Dec 07, 2013 3:39 pm

kom123 wrote:It's back on the road again:)

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I spotted you today. We passed each other by the Western Sydney Parklands at about 10am. Didnt pay too much attention, but I did see a purple frame that looked somewhat like a Softride.
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby kom123 » Sat Dec 07, 2013 7:27 pm

I had a feeling I might have seen you too! Not sure why but a momentary recognition I think :) Should have called out! Hey we'll catch up another time for sure!
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby minhyy » Sat Dec 07, 2013 7:57 pm

I also saw that softride as I was on the same ride as my brother - crazy bike

Here's my 2nd Peugeot Tourmalet which I've built up with 10 speed 105 5700
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bonus with my 1st Pug with 7 speed 600 tricolour/6400
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby rheicel » Sat Dec 07, 2013 8:08 pm

Wow Minh, you have a twin Peugeot!
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby QuangVuong » Sat Dec 07, 2013 8:37 pm

kom123 wrote:I had a feeling I might have seen you too! Not sure why but a momentary recognition I think :) Should have called out! Hey we'll catch up another time for sure!

If you passed a blue Gios, or maybe you noticed a lovely blue/white Merckx, then you did see us. I didnt notice you til it was too late, and we were both going too fast in the oppsotie directions.
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