Bicycle Restorations, Builds and ...

Discussion in 'Wheels, Wings, Mud, and Water' started by ecandle, Dec 21, 2009.

  1. ecandle

    ecandle AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    klama2006 and I were thinking of a Bike thread , here is a bike I recently restored , a 1970s Centurion road bike , Please post your bike projects here and we can talk about , well bikes ... Post your bike anyway even if its not a project , let's find out who the cycle nuts are here on AK :scratch2:
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  2. klama2006

    klama2006 Super Member

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    ECandle, brought up the idea. I pretty much do MTB's, sounds like ecadle does road bikes.


    Here is one of my MTB builds.
     
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  3. klama2006

    klama2006 Super Member

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    here is another.
     
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  4. Scuzzer

    Scuzzer Fixed Bias

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    Sorry, my pictures aren't as nice as yours but the first one is a '71 Schwinn Road Racing Paramount repainted at the Waterford plant and completed with NOS parts picked up in the early days of the internet.

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    This one is the bike I grew up riding. A 1963 kick back 2 speed Schwinn Typhoon (slightly modified).

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    My dad bought 2 typhoons at the junk yard when I grew out of my Stingray (wish I still had the wheelie machine...) and I cobbled together one working bike out of the two. I've still got the second one and plan on putting it back together like original someday.
     
  5. klama2006

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    Most of the parts on each, were purchased 2n'd hand............... from the auction site.
     
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  6. klama2006

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    Back in the day.......(about 10 Years ago) This was my amateur race bike. It was setup a little different back then. I usually ride it today with traditional mtb tires.
     
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  7. Scuzzer

    Scuzzer Fixed Bias

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    My first MTB was a 930 but it was hardtail, hard front and a great bike to learn how to fall off.
     
  8. klama2006

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    The 930 is my ultimate fit..... I logged more miles on this bike, than any other.....It's my favorite, and longest owned mtb bike. I never get tired of riding this one. I love the steel frame. It's a shame that the steel frames seem to be disappearing, because I believe they offer the nicest ride.
     
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  9. Scuzzer

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    When it comes to fun, this is by far my favorite. It's not fast but it kind of feels like the bicycle equivalent of a tank. It's my 1998 Iditabike Extreme custom ride. Took a couple of iterations to get the chainline right and everything to work properly.

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  10. klama2006

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    I love your tire selection. Perfect match for this nice vintage bike.
     
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  11. bliss53

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    An orginal stumpjumper. Got the frame on a closout in the seventies and built it up. My coworkers at the bike shop called it an old mans bike. Now I am an old man.
     

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  12. bordeno

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    Beautiful Centurion.

    Centurion, there's a name I haven't heard in a while. In '79 I bought a Centurion Super Elite, what a beautiful bike, wish I still had it. I believe it had a SunTour rear derailleur. Had a gloss white frame with beautiful lugwork, if not as nice as yours. Great bike, had to sell it unfortunately.

    The vintage road bike I ride now is an '87 Schwinn Tempo, also steel, also a sweet ride. I still have the BioPace chainrings for display.
     
  13. Urizen

    Urizen Lunatic Member

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    Beautiful bikes, folk.

    Moved to Wheels, Wings, Mud, and Water.
     
  14. klama2006

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    Nice, those wheels are huge. I'm really liking it.
     
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  15. klama2006

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    Here is a 80's something Miyata Quick-Cross. The frame was repainted, it was originally a scratched up florescent green color, with flo pink lettering (It was hideous by today's standards) . I used to ride it with drop bars, They were replaced, because I can't comfortably ride that low anymore.




    Scuzzer, I always thought about doing something similar to that typhoon. There is a old similarly styled Schwinn laying around in my parents barn somewhere. I'll have to dig it out of there one of these days. Is that using a typical 1" suspension fork, in a traditional Schwinn frame?
     
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  16. HandyHamlet

    HandyHamlet dissatisfied customer

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    Haven't done much with it yet.
     
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  17. Scuzzer

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    Yep, it's just a standard mid 90's Rockshox fork. The old Schwinn frames have massively thick tube walls so we just reamed it out a bit, pressed the races and were good to go. You really need the kickback bendix hub to pull it all together, they're a blast.
     
  18. pmsummer

    pmsummer simul justus et peccator

    My (former) work vehicle.
     

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  19. klama2006

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    From the picks, I wouldn't do anything to that. It already looks mint, except for the tires. If it is as good as the picks, why would you even change it?.


    I got a soft spot in me for Schwinn's, I now have three of them. (2 are un-restored) This one was already posted before, but also started out life as a varsity, almost passed away do to rust and corrosion, and with several hours it has been reborn. I combined the parts from two old schwinn's to build this.

    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=229013&highlight=Schwinn
     
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  20. pmsummer

    pmsummer simul justus et peccator

    Then, of course... not mine, but one I see regularly. I admire and respect its outfitting.
     

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