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    Picture Friday. Winter projects

    Somehow when we weren't paying attention, summer came to an end. I am knee deep and behind here at work planning for peak season. Good a time as any to askK

    What is your winter project. After finishing the dirt drop project, my focus has been on the Champion. I also have been a little more active in finding the right parts for the prewar C Schwinn build.

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    A quick photo of the dog looking over some Union hubs that are getting broken down before a little oxalic acid dip. I think she was thinking "ok, hurry up, take the photo, clean up your mess so we can back get in the house where it is warm"
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    Seek: Koski Trailmaster. Breezer Series 2, or 3. Fillet brazed Ibis Custom. Cunningham Racer. Otis Guy (but not that softride model). That's all I need I don't need anything else... except... except for an old Mountain Goat bar stem combo. And that's all I need. I don't need anything else. Except.....

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    This'll get a full rebuild when it arrives.

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    Yeti and others

    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy
    This'll get a full rebuild when it arrives.

    Very nice -e- tell us more.

    BTW, did I miss the final write up and pics of the Curtlo and your vintage "Pros" race bike?

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    My winter project isn't VRC-related. My Igleheart 953 650B SS is going back to Chris this weekend (he's swinging by my place to pick it up; very nice) to have some rear triangle refinements. Once I get it back, I have no idea what direction I'll take....

    P.S. That is one cute dog!

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    I have a few sets of wheels to build.

    M950 XTR/WTB New Paradigm and 217 Sunsets for the Phoenix (FR-RR)
    Hugi Disc and Sunset for the TST-DBR/Hei (RR)
    Deore DX and Sunsets for the 94 EWR (FR-RR)
    M900 XTR 28 holers and Sun 0 Deg Reds for the Yosemite (FR-RR)
    130mm Deore DX and X717 in black for the Rocky Mountain (RR)
    M900 XTR and Mavic 217 Silvers for the Brodie. (FR-RR)

    Painted two frames, three forks and a stem this year and only built 4 wheels, so my goal for the winter is to NOT paint another frame and build these wheels! I only have, what...10 wheels to build? No problem! I also have a set of 517 Citron rims that I'd like to find a project for. Those rims are so ugly they are cool!

    I have 3 bikes that I picked up to sell, and I should get on that too. Sometimes life gets in the way and it all just backs up on you. I guess in a way its a good problem to have.

    I have 3 VWs I need to sell also. I should clone myself.

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    My 98 Trek 7000ZX is getting taken apart for paint. Been perusing this forum and the net for ideas on a paint scheme. I'll be sure to post the finished product.
    Also keeping an eye out for an old cruiser to make a clunker style bike to putt around the neighborhood on. not liking swapping pedals every time the kids want to go for a bike ride around town.
    It's already received a Dart 3 fork, and a 2x9 SRAM drivetrain since this pic was taken... Oh.. .and a comfier seat and some Shimano clipless pedals.
    Also pulled all the scratched and peeling stickers off already...
    Was going to tear it apart this week, but glad I didn't. Going riding tonight and likely tomorrow also.

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    I'll be working on two that I'm hoping to have ready for Keyesville. The early Yeti Fro is close just need to track down a few parts, and an early Mantis Pro Flo that is still lacking some parts, and needs the mag 21 rebuilt. No pictures available of the Mantis so I subed a dog photo.

    On a side note. Looks like dates for Keyesville are set, and they find us "entertaining".

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    Need: McMahon brake for roller cam mounts, Mountain Goat fork.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aemmer
    What is your winter project.

    Here's my winter project


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    Quote Originally Posted by crconsulting
    Here's my winter project
    You jerk off. Your winter project looks all done!
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    Quote Originally Posted by muddybuddy
    On a side note. Looks like dates for Keyesville are set, and they find us "entertaining".

    We are entertaining!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy
    You jerk off. Your winter project looks all done!

    Those are the best kind of "projects".

    The done ones

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    Mine is here: http://www.dionridesbikes.com/2010/1...s-and-new.html

    Waiting for stuff from Tree Fort Bikes. It's not going to be a vintage restore at all, however.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shawnw
    Very nice -e- tell us more.

    BTW, did I miss the final write up and pics of the Curtlo and your vintage "Pros" race bike?

    Mmm...not much to tell. Had the Curtlo and Yeti ARC Wanted in my sig....and they both fell into place pretty quick with the help of some friends.

    The ARC will get the full ano purple build. De-dorkifying it.

    The Curtlo I never did an official post for, but it turned out to be a fantastic bike. Perfect single speed. Reminds me a lot of my Phoenix...and thats a good thing.

    As for the Iron Horse...It took over a month to get a replacement crown to swap out with the cracked one. Bike still has its issues to sort...but its getting close to being done.




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    This one needs a ton of work.
    Hopefully it will be back to its original glory this spring.




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    Already setup for winter riding though.
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    I've posted this before - 1993 Kona Hot #TET 609 C.


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    Pedestrian

    Not quite as exotic as other above, but here is my 'winter' project. And by 'winter' I mean low 70s and clear throughout the day. Time to ride!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Linoleum
    Not quite as exotic as other above, but here is my 'winter' project. And by 'winter' I mean low 70s and clear throughout the day. Time to ride!

    I'd say that Trek above was pretty sub-par.
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    Winter -Spring + The Impossible Dream

    88 SuperComp....Kooka, White BB,....
    The impossible dream,,,,Winter project to rid myself of the huge gut lingering around my midsection.....ride,ride+ride some mo..
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    I know that some of you don't like the "anodized" thing but I have always wanted to build something over the top.
    I am not sure what frame all this will be going on as I still need to find some red hubs, anyone?, but I hope to have a bike built by spring.
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    You should put all that ano bling on something yellow or orange and go for broke! (which is, I assume, the winter goal for that Manitou upthread?)


    My winter plan is to thin the herd and the parts bin a bit. Aside from that I still need to coax a few bits together on the Chris Chance, hopefully before snow. And I am thinking of swapping the parts off the Monster onto my '91 Yo. The Monster's paint is so pretty I am reluctant to thrash on it......but oh how I want to!

    That Curtlo is slick.
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    Mine needs a bit more work...



    In addition to the above I have a Klein and something from the bay area

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    This is my spring, summer, winter, fall project. I'm slow.

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    87 Fat Chance dirt drop, most of the parts are there, but I need a few things to make it 'right'. The original stem has a bit too much reach, so I need something a bit different to get the correct fit. I scored the WTB/Specialized bars off local Craigslist, I like the shape much better than the Origin 8 'Gary Bars' I originally bought for the build. I'm pretty happy about the seat as well. The biggest issue is the BB, I need bearings and a straight spindle-I know the stuff is out there, just haven't taken the time to look. Frame, fork, and some other parts have fresh powdercoat, so the hard part is done.

    The true 'project' is the '90ish Klein Pinnacle sitting in front of it. I don't know where to begin, really. I have an unpainted MC1 bar/stem, so that part is at least taken care of. What would be an appropriate rigid fork, or can I use an early Manitou? The paint is faded, sort of a teal color with remnants of former neon green glory-I'm torn between leaving the faded original paint or building some sort of blacked-out anti-Klein with M900 stuff, or maybe even more modern parts. Who knows! I'll need to deal with the BB on this one as well, unfortunately.

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