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    Winter projects

    I started this thread over on the Single Speed forum, but since all my parts will be of the Vintage persuasion, figured I'd make mention of it here and ask if anyone here has any winter projects going on?

    Someone once asked if I have a decent picture of my XTR carbon levers.... you can see them here:

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    See post in this form "new year, new project" that describes the changes I'm making to my Phoenix.
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    Drop Bar Conversions, Cruiser/Klunker

    I am in the process of converting 2 of my older rides to drop bars.

    Late 90's Trek 850 SS (vertical dropouts replaced with horizontal by someone else, got the frame on ebay for $65 shipped!) with Origin 8 Gary bars and probably a custom stem (read super short headtube)

    93 Diamondback Overdrive with new Salsa Woodchippers, already have all the parts except the bars. They should be coming from Webcyclery this week!

    I am also fiddling with the build on my 80's schwinn cruiser/klunker bike. Not 100% sure where it will end up yet.

    I will snap some pics and post them once I get the Woodchippers.

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    I'm sourcing parts for a 2nd hybrid klunker... a '39 Schwinn Ace DX... until we can paint in the spring.

    https://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=81547



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    Finishing up a bunch of projects, including a Cunningham, Newsboy and some soft goods.

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    Here's where things stand so far for mine.....
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    No woodchippers

    Looks like the 46 cm 25.4 clamp are out of stock so the Overdrive will have to wait until Feb. But the other 2 are still in the process, now I guess I better call the local builder and see about the custom stem for the trek.

    frog

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    sweet - "Hunney, I had to get a custom item!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1 cog frog
    Looks like the 46 cm 25.4 clamp are out of stock so the Overdrive will have to wait until Feb. But the other 2 are still in the process, now I guess I better call the local builder and see about the custom stem for the trek.

    frog
    I was checking my order around noon and universalcycles.com was still showing 3 of the 46cm bars, just checked again and they've got 2, but are out of 42's.
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    Shar'n the love! Titanium spokes!
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    Trek drop bar project

    Not anything to get excited about, and not truly vintage, retro or classic, but a solid riding bike nonetheless. Trying to dial in the bar position, so far it is still too low, but I am working on it.

    Is there a limit to how much steerer can be above the headset before things start getting dangerous?

    USA Made steel frame, bought on ebay for $65 shipped. Previous owner had horizontal dropouts welded on, removed all traces of geary bits, and repainted the frame. My 2nd attempt at an offroad drop bar build.

    Origin 8 Gary bars
    generic adjustable stem (trying to dial in fit for bars)
    a custom stem will be required, lots of rise and little reach!
    Tektro linear pull levers (coming this week)
    Avid SD-5 V-brakes
    Salsa seatpost
    Specialized cranks
    UN-52 BB
    marin rigid fork(will eventually be replaced with Kona P2)
    Cane Creek headset
    Crank Bros.Mallet pedals
    Bontrager gel saddle
    Surly/Rhino lite rear wheel
    Amp research/Mavic front wheel
    WTB MotoRaptor 2.4 tires
    Salsa 36T chainring
    ACS 20T freewheel

    Haven't taken it offroad yet, still trying to dial in the bars, but hopefully soon!

    frog
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    That's a nice ride, but I wouldn't go that high with my stem. I have the same set up, but my head tube is about twice as long as yours. Not bragging or anything.. ;-)
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    Head up! STX sealed cartridge headset!
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    I am re-habbing my '91 Yo. New fork, wheels/tires, brakes, bars, cranks, cassette, chain, rings, headset....etc etc etc....It has been a franken-build for too long now.
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    Well, here it is.. had to make quick with the photoshoot, not enough time to set up properly....

    Went with STX brakes instead of the STour.
    Frame and fork are a Mid 90's Mongoose aluminumumumum
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    Build Part Duex
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    Man this is low hanging fruit for a group pummel fest... this place is getting soft.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schmitty
    Man this is low hanging fruit for a group pummel fest... this place is getting soft.

    -Schmitty-
    Here you go, my winter ride this year, everything on the bike except seat/post, tensioner, pedals and drops is pre-1995.



    Quality steel frame - check
    Threaded headset / quill stem - check
    Cantilevers - check
    Rigid - check

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    It's a Road Bike, But...

    I'm stripping my old '82 Ross Super Gran Tour XV. I want to have it powder coated clear but the powder coat guy says they don't have much luck with clear coats. Yes, there is a clear powder coat - but they say it shows finger prints and rust? If the frame was bead blasted and clean in the shop, where would grease and finger prints come into the equation?

    Also, (and this makes more sense), they say if they over-bake it, it will take on a yellowed look... But again, wouldn't that be the same problem over a colored powder coat? Finally, he told me that if they do end up with a bad finish, they can't strip it off and re-do it. This guy seemed bound and determined to steer me to a color. He pointed out all the shades of silver and gray. Can anyone comment on this idea of a clear powder coat? I like the idea of a stripped frame showing all the braze around the lugs, and I'm not the only one judging by the number of "Stripper" finishes I see being offered by bike manufacturers and the way they get snapped up...

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    Very nice ride.
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    I've got a few "amphibian" mountain bike projects to complete in winter, but its still the middle of summer for some of us so they'll just have to wait
    More bikes than you can point a broken spoke at...

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    My project is now in service ...
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