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    Winter Projects 2015/16 Bonus points for pictures.

    Jeez, time flies when your having fun. The middle of November already. Seems like we just did this thread. Well, whats in the stand for the winter? Crazy Ebay searches? Mad cleaning skills? Not sure about you, but here, the rain is non stop, and the daylight is minimal right now.

    What are you putting together?

    My current project is probably a little too new for this crowd. 2000 Willits with a lot of modern parts. I think I will get a free pass with a few just for the provenance, but there is no denying it is a whole lot of new with a little kinda old thrown in.

    Not sure why it chose to flip upside down weird:

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    Also working on this:

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    And still need to find yellow Oakley 3 grips for this:

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    Seek: Koski Trailmaster. Breezer Series 2 or 3. Cunningham Racer.

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    Seeing that it's one of the out sourced frames, this will end up being a restomod project.
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    Zip ties? Not on my bike!

    Want:
    650B rims or wheel set. 80's vintage 32 or 36 x 135mm

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff View Post
    Seeing that it's one of the out sourced frames, this will end up being a restomod project.
    What's the story on those? An effort to expand the brand? Aren't there some aluminum ones that only appeared in Europe or the UK?

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    My winter project is not very mountain bikey.
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    Each bicycle owned exponentially increases the probability that none is working correctly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by laffeaux View Post
    My winter project is not very mountain bikey.
    nice. corsa extra? are you building w/ tubulars?

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    Quote Originally Posted by colker1 View Post
    nice. corsa extra? are you building w/ tubulars?
    It's a bit older, a "Professional." And yes it will have tubulars.

    I already have an '80 Merckx that is repainted in Feama colors. This is from '84-'85 and is original Molteni paint.
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    Came to me courtesy of EastCoastSteve

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    Plan to do mostly M730 build with rollercam out back.

    Still considering stem and seatpost options and open to suggestions.
    Wanted: more of the same ... but different

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    Plenty of projects still.

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    Gotta start somewhere.



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    Quote Originally Posted by laffeaux View Post
    My winter project is not very mountain bikey.
    Can't wait to see that one all polished up!

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    I got my hands full






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    You guys really have some nice projects lined up to keep you warm until Spring...can't wait to see how they turn out (especially Doc's Tam )



    I have a few in line for Winter. Not as snazzy as present company, but pretty cool just the same:






















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    Some fun stuff to look forward to. My winter project is to find a spring project.
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    Mig, what do you have in mind?



    Doc, not sure if this is period correct for the Tam, but it might work well...







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    Up this winter: Another FRO -- I believe a 1993 PRO FRO
    Frame is kinda rough, despite the fresh powder coat:



    Thanks to Laffeaux for the ferrules.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ameybrook View Post
    Gotta start somewhere.
    Aw man, thought you found one.

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Steel View Post
    Up this winter: Another FRO -- I believe a 1993 PRO FRO
    Frame is kinda rough, despite the fresh powder coat:
    Thanks to Laffeaux for the ferrules.
    Why'd you go with white? Perfect opportunity for fancy team colors (like every single other Yeti out there).

    Get it finished and bring it to Keyesville!
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    Fresh white powder was already done when I picked it up. Leaning toward a black (mostly) XT build.
    Had an A-tac stem with a noodle painted to match.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eastcoaststeve View Post
    Mig, what do you have in mind?



    Doc, not sure if this is period correct for the Tam, but it might work well...







    Steve

    Thanks again ECS!!!

    Project should come together quite nicely.
    Already have wheels, stem and bars on the way.
    This saddle should fit my the mix quite well.

    Thanks everyone and stay well!
    Wanted: more of the same ... but different

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    Yeti=abominable snowman=Lives in snow=white.

    Sounds like a good choice to me.
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    Might be hard to see, but there's a '40/41 Schwinn DX stuffed in that little alcove in front of the Yeti (next to klunker with race plate) that I plan to build into a shop errand bike, replete with custom sign panel between top tubes with shop logo in vintage font. It'll be a two-tone light/dark green. The wheels are built on vintage rims already painted in those colors, and will have a massive front basket for liquor store and burrito shop runs.

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    Potts, Potts, Potts

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    A couple of projects that have been waiting in the basement for a while now. Not sure the winter is enough time though to finish them all, but have many parts already on stock.

    1990s Extreme Punisher (dont worry, i only bought frame and fork)
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    1993 Germans Team Ultrastrong (one of my dream bikes from a german frame building legend, will get the full fillet brazed front and plus roller cam treatment and new paint...this is already a repaint)
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    1992 Brodie Sovereign (currently gets a new paint for the frame)
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    199x Bontrager Race Lite (not sure about the exact year - Rumpfy respect project)
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    1992 KLEIN Attitude UV Magenta/Fade (Campagnolo Record OR plan, so rather 2-3 years for the finish)
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    and there is a Salsa A La Carte, a 1989 Merlin Mountain and a 1993 Fat Chance Yo Eddy also waiting for the treat.....damn addiction. Let's hope for a long winter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Steel View Post
    Fresh white powder was already done when I picked it up. Leaning toward a black (mostly) XT build.
    Had an A-tac stem with a noodle painted to match.
    So it'll pretty much look like this:


    Quote Originally Posted by mauricer View Post
    A couple of projects that have been waiting in the basement for a while now. Not sure the winter is enough time though to finish them all, but have many parts already on stock.
    and there is a Salsa A La Carte, a 1989 Merlin Mountain and a 1993 Fat Chance Yo Eddy also waiting for the treat.....damn addiction. Let's hope for a long winter.
    Dude, thats a big backlog of projects. Send the Germans my way to free up your schedule.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post

    Dude, thats a big backlog of projects. Send the Germans my way to free up your schedule.
    No kidding. Long list.
    Seek: Koski Trailmaster. Breezer Series 2 or 3. Cunningham Racer.

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    [QUOTE=Rumpfy;12318680]So it'll pretty much look like this:


    I've been envisioning something very similar! Probably black cable housing and a Flite saddle though. Where's that pic from?

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