Before and After Pics by all restorers

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Re: Before and After Pics by all restorers

Postby Stuey » Wed Feb 29, 2012 3:03 pm

I like that Dillon, it looks rugged and purposeful. What bars are they?
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Re: Before and After Pics by all restorers

Postby dillonp » Wed Feb 29, 2012 3:24 pm

I think the bars came off a SE Lager, got them all together with the tape, brake levers and brake lines. Position was fine like riding on the hoods of STI levers so they stayed.
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Re: Before and After Pics by all restorers

Postby Tinker » Wed Feb 29, 2012 7:31 pm

What a great view/read.

You people are truly artists with your restorations.

Takes a person with vision and a great deal of skill to create mechanic arts of work like you do.

To paraphrase Wayne...

I'm not worthy!
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Postby utedeej » Thu Mar 01, 2012 7:21 am

So many great restos and bikes. Can't wait to get started on my Bottecchia.

I'm going to respray myself - had it blasted and primed already - but every time i have a squiz a the forum, i can't make my mind up on what colour! :?
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Re: Before and After Pics by all restorers

Postby Henri » Thu Mar 01, 2012 11:56 pm

WyvernRH wrote:Finished my Hartley;
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Great job....I have one around the same vintage and would love to see some more detailed pictures...
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Re: Before and After Pics by all restorers

Postby jbchybridrider » Sun Mar 04, 2012 10:47 pm

Custom built Australian made frame "Builder?" Just got the old stock Suntour brake cables on and called it finished.

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Re: Before and After Pics by all restorers

Postby mark field » Mon Mar 05, 2012 7:39 am

awesome transformation, its hard to believe its the same bike, fork decals are the biz too!
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Re: Before and After Pics by all restorers

Postby jbchybridrider » Tue Mar 06, 2012 12:13 am

Thanks mate, With the one short ride I've had it rides really nice as good as a new bike. I went for a 1980 style build but cheated slightly, in the pic my 1990 Ricardo wheels are on.
I have a nice period correct Record hub Ambrosio tubular wheel set that were for this bike but might save the tyres for another wheel set. Also the fading on the stays is a little green from putting yellow over black. This was only my second try at painting "first with enamel" and recently bought a much better spray gun.
I,m going to leave it awhile and may try a metallic color possibly bronze all over. I do like the black fork though.

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Re: Before and After Pics by all restorers

Postby cycles gitane » Tue Mar 06, 2012 8:00 pm

jbchybridrider wrote:Thanks mate, With the one short ride I've had it rides really nice as good as a new bike. I went for a 1980 style build but cheated slightly, in the pic my 1990 Ricardo wheels are on.

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Very nice rebuild. Well done on the attention to detail, a nice collection of NOS parts. Excellent job :)

What handle bar tape did you use? Matches the 80's bike look. I need some of that tape for a rebuild.

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Re: Before and After Pics by all restorers

Postby Minority » Tue Mar 06, 2012 8:19 pm

jbchybridrider wrote:I went for a 1980 style build but cheated slightly, in the pic my 1990 Ricardo wheels are on.
I have a nice period correct Record hub Ambrosio tubular wheel set that were for this bike but might save the tyres for another wheel set. .

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That looks great!

And I think with the gumwall tyres the newer wheels look fine (what are the tyres by the way).
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Re: Before and After Pics by all restorers

Postby dillonp » Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:02 pm

tyres are Vittoria Open Corsa.
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Re: Before and After Pics by all restorers

Postby jbchybridrider » Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:42 pm

cycles gitane wrote:
jbchybridrider wrote:Thanks mate, With the one short ride I've had it rides really nice as good as a new bike. I went for a 1980 style build but cheated slightly, in the pic my 1990 Ricardo wheels are on.




Very nice rebuild. Well done on the attention to detail, a nice collection of NOS parts. Excellent job :)

What handle bar tape did you use? Matches the 80's bike look. I need some of that tape for a rebuild.

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Thanks, Believe it or not all the main components are used and some detail parts are new like the hoods, seat, tyres and bar tape. The bar end plugs and brake cables are NOS. I got yellow plugs because I wanted glossy tape used on old race bikes in gold color but couldn't find any the tape on it is Fizik found on flebay and it looks pretty good on period builds.
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Re: Before and After Pics by all restorers

Postby jbchybridrider » Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:57 pm

Minority wrote:
jbchybridrider wrote:I went for a 1980 style build but cheated slightly, in the pic my 1990 Ricardo wheels are on.
I have a nice period correct Record hub Ambrosio tubular wheel set that were for this bike but might save the tyres for another wheel set. .


That looks great!

And I think with the gumwall tyres the newer wheels look fine (what are the tyres by the way).


dillonp answered it and there available though Velomine on the bay there not cheap but one of the best tyre's around.
The wheels look quite good hubs are Suntour Sprint, rims are Mavic open 4CD's. I've seen a 1980 Grandis on the net all original with rims the same color, possibly the best looking vintage bike I've ever seen that's why I decided to go with these wheels.
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Re: Before and After Pics by all restorers

Postby Wingnut » Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:24 am

I don't really have a before pic but I feathered out all the scratches & chips on my steel 853 frame, painted over them and now starting my free hand painting...

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Re: Before and After Pics by all restorers

Postby Danny83 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 8:39 pm

Wow! that looks great. Looking forward to more pictures
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Before and After Pics by all restorers

Postby Wingnut » Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:12 pm

Added a bit more today...

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Postby amrjon » Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:10 pm

Very cool!
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Postby elStado » Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:54 pm

Nice bit of personalisation there. Good job!
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Re: Before and After Pics by all restorers

Postby Stuey » Fri Mar 09, 2012 2:53 pm

Wingnut, what are you using to paint that? Brush and enamel?
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Re: Before and After Pics by all restorers

Postby cycles gitane » Mon Mar 12, 2012 8:06 pm

Here is a frame I collected several years ago, complete apart from wheels, pedals and chain.
No before pictures of the frame and components.
Had a bit of trouble with the 16mm Zeus crank bolt.
Eventually found and bought a 16mm socket that was then turned on a lathe to fit the crank.

Unknown frame builder but a quality piece with "spear " lugs and Campagnolo ends. Very light.
Cinelli bars ( have 65 stamped on the lower edge-- indicates year of manufacture?) and stem, all Zeus drive train, Weinnman brakes
and my input: Campagnolo hubs on Mavic Monthlery Pro singles, and Zeus pedals.

A bit rough in spots but in very good condition overall.
Needs bar tape of the correct type and a couple of caps :D

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Re: Before and After Pics by all restorers

Postby LoveMiyata » Mon Mar 12, 2012 8:24 pm

Nice bike! :D The 65 is a model number referring to Cinelli's 'Criterium' bars

Whats the seat post diameter? this can sometimes hint towards a particular type of tubing used.
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Re: Before and After Pics by all restorers

Postby cycles gitane » Mon Mar 12, 2012 8:55 pm

LoveMiyata wrote:Nice bike! :D The 65 is a model number referring to Cinelli's 'Criterium' bars

Whats the seat post diameter? this can sometimes hint towards a particular type of tubing used.


Thanks for that reminder of the Cinelli 65 model.
I do have later Cinelli bars with 65 near the stem junction.

Seat post size is 26.4.

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Re: Before and After Pics by all restorers

Postby pentlandexile » Mon Mar 26, 2012 8:28 pm

Long day's journey into alt-bars
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Re: Before and After Pics by all restorers

Postby munga » Mon Mar 26, 2012 9:06 pm

looks nude without mudguards, mate, but otherwise pretty funky! 8)
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Re: Before and After Pics by all restorers

Postby mark field » Mon Mar 26, 2012 9:14 pm

awesome, im glad you didnt re-do the paintwork around the lugs, unless one has an incredibly steady hand and eye, it can be quite messy looking, and turn a nice paint job into an average one. im sure you must be very pleased with the end result.
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