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    I'm all about the Before & After.

    Real estate listing vs. post-renno:

    kitchen1 - a.jpg kitchen1 - b.jpg
    dining - a.jpg dining - b.jpg
    living - a.jpg living - b.jpg
    master - a.jpg master - b.jpg
    bedroom2 - a.jpg bedroom2 - b.jpg
    garret - a.jpg garret - b.jpg
    outside - a.jpg outside - b.jpg

    There's still plenty to do outdoors. So "After" is ongoing!
    GO!

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    Nicely done!

    I am in the process of buying a home (not in the Twin Cities unfortunately, but in Michigan, close(r) to my new job, based in Chicago), and there will be before/after there too. It's partially renovated but there is more to do. I look forward to the challenges and find pictures like your home inspirational.
     

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    Found a 1983 Gottfried tandem on the local craigslist for $300. took a look and found that it had not been used all that much but someone had tried to convert it from 27 inch to 700c. Owner was selling the bike as they never used it largely due to the poor brakes. Saw some good and bad. The bad was they took the side pulls off and put some add on cant-y brakes that were almost unusable. The good was the wheels were real nice Maviic wheels with Phil Wood tandem hubs and a tandem specific drum brake in back. I would have grabbed the bike just for the wheels.
    Hauled it home and tore it down to the frame. Ultrasonic cleaned up all the shiny bits. Rebuilt everything with new cables and housings and reworked the brakes. the brakes were clamp on and regardless of how tight you set the clamps when you grabbed a tandems worth of brake they went out of adjustment and stopped stopping the bike. I made a pair of yokes from some scrap, drilled and tapped them so the brake cams mounted to the yokes and the yokes held to the frame by the existing clamps. Added a 3rd mounting point via the old brake mounting hole. Added better saddles after the pictures were taken.
    This bike is old school with DT shifters. Long, not light but a real smooth ride. It is Dear Daughters favorite ride for sure. Long rides with easy conversation and comfortable quiet

    tandem as found.jpgframe stripped.jpg brakefinished.jpgbrakeyokebefore.jpgbrakeyokefinished.jpgcrank after.jpgcrankbefore.jpg] afteronrack.jpg
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    ^ That is one serious garage. Holy smokes!
     

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    That tandem is really long esp. for something built from the CONI manual era. The lateral tubes should do a good job keeping it from being too flexible. NICE BIKE :)
     

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    Before:




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    Had to switch from Campy to Shimano cable housing clips. Sad!
     

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    I like it. You saved one from the dumpster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Too Tall View Post
    I like it. You saved one from the dumpster.
    I've been riding that bike around since 1988. It's an Eisentraut Limited. He told me I should throw it away.

    Tried to rub out the paint on the top tube but no dice.
     

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    in the beginning.jpgA update....

    So, here is y daughter at 3 years old.....

    A few years (18) later at Olympic Trials:

    What an amazing journey!
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    Started out as a dirt cheap Jamis Aurora frame. Anderson fork, Eric Estlund stem, new powdercoat, Portland Designs fenders, and it's actually a cool bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thomas View Post
    Started out as a dirt cheap Jamis Aurora frame. Anderson fork, Eric Estlund stem, new powdercoat, Portland Designs fenders, and it's actually a cool bike.
    There is something about a straight-blade steel fork, tig, uni-crown, lugged, what-have-you, that will church up any steel frame and look the business.
     

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    Before:


    After:


    I was chatting with Garro about paddles, and he said "you should whittle one". So I did. First one. I'm clearly not a woodworker, but I learned a lot. PA harvested walnut and basswood. Lots of mistakes, but an equal number of places to learn. Sort of a Passamaquoddy/ Aleutian blend. Tung oil is amazing.

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    Very nicely done! Sharp.
     

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    BeforeAfter
     

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    Before



    After.
    Although it's the 3rd time this bike got built from the ground up. All the 3 owners have been very proud of this frame, we're planning to meet one day
    Andrea "Gattonero" Cattolico, head mechanic @Condor Cycles London


    "Caron, non ti crucciare:
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    Before - a log of African Blackwood
    After - a copy of an eighteenth century Dutch recorder (Tung oil again - see Eric's post above)
     

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    Nice.

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    Default Re: Before and After - my old Merckx

    Merckx ti: blue HB tape-2007; black HB tape-2015.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Estlund View Post
    Vinegar? Pepsi? Or just a wire wheel?
    Andrea "Gattonero" Cattolico, head mechanic @Condor Cycles London


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