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    actually. probably. hampsters eat grain?
     

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    Dropout faces ready for brazing

    It might have been too cold to try to soak the flux off in the unheated shop
     

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    Mt. Tam Double: Trying to get fit/Why its worth it to be fit
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    My wife's "new" 1958 Type 1 Ragtop

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    F*ck yeah!
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Watoni View Post
    Mt. Tam Double: Trying to get fit/Why its worth it to be fit
    Awesome. I need a 2nd one. My right arm is much more defined than my left now from carrying him around. A 2nd should balance me out.
     

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    Before:




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    My old 54 oval restored for my daughter...

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    I don't know what it is about this bike...it gives me the vapors every time I see it.


    Quote Originally Posted by musgravecycles View Post
    I'll play.

    Before--new frame (old parts) 2 years ago.

    After--today. Just finished up new hoops, 36h 3x Nemesis (could be off a team truck last weekend) shod with the new FMB's hereafter referred to as "effin-butter."

    Insubordinate. And Churlish.

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    I've replaced my 15 year old Chorus cranks with record, so thought I'd have a go at polishing one of the old ones up.

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    I did this with some chorus guys on my commuter - what solution did you use to get it started. I did the whole bit on a buffing wheel and it took several evenings and I was sneezing black for a day. I'd like to do the rest of the silver bits, but need an easier way.
    This is my substitute for pistol and ball. With a philosophical flourish Cato throws himself upon his sword; I quietly take to the bike.

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    The solution is sodium hydroxide (caustic soda) in water. I used about 1 tablespoon in a litre of water. It attacks the anodising. Once the whole part starts bubbling, you're through the anodising.
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    Quote Originally Posted by suzyj View Post
    The solution is sodium hydroxide (caustic soda) in water. I used about 1 tablespoon in a litre of water. It attacks the anodising. Once the whole part starts bubbling, you're through the anodising.
    ahh ha. I was going to guess muriatic acid. Nice work.

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    Anything applied to the polished crankarms or just future visits to be occasionally polished again?
     

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    image-791305507.jpg

    This is the frame as it arrived from the guy I bought it from. Stubby stem with spacers.
    This is how I am riding it today.

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    Two things, my pics came out after and before. I am still working on my posting skills and Musegrave's bike gives me vapors too. Please share the dimensions on this bike.

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    Fixing up old bikes and old cars? My kind of thread. Will start with the oldest in age but newest to me mid 60's Raleigh DL-1 that fell in my lap a little while ago. It had me at "Rod brakes" It was complete with original Miller lighting system, Brooks saddle and right down to the Dunlop tires. Took it apart, cleaned out all the dried grease and time added gunk, buffed up the paint and chrome a bit. Replaced the Brooks as the leather on the original was a bit too old .orgfrontbrake.jpgorgcrank.jpgorgdriveside.jpgorghbarbrakes.jpgdrivesidedone.jpghbarclean.jpgmillergenset.jpg
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    Warms my heart to see that bike in good hands Kurt. We are a two DL-1 family.

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    parts bucket commuter build before and after.
    only thing I bought for this was the fenders and the wheels/tires.






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