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    Quote Originally Posted by saf-t View Post
    I have an early '70s PX-10 sitting in the garage that's going to be a midwinter project, but the paint isn't nearly as pretty as what's in this thread. It will end up
    mechanically 10/10, but aesthetically only a 6.5 or so.....
    The paint on mine was either gone, ruined, or rusty. I had it powder coated. It isn't as shinny as paint but it looks way nicer than before. I know that some people frown upon things not being original, but the paint wasn't even nice on my bike in the 70s.

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    here's an '80 shogun 600 (with s600 arabesque) i recently finished and fairly quicky sold.

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    '72 motobécane grand record


    i hate universal brake levers, so this one got some campy gs levers i had in my bin.



    campy non-aeros are one of my favorite things.

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    Thinking, You may be interested in some of mine items like this Dura-Ace 25th, or the vintage LeMond frame;
    Shimano Dura-Ace 25th edition Rear Derailleur Vintage

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackfrancois View Post
    '79 sekai 4000
    the feb issue of Cycling Weekly, used a photo of this bike's cyclone derailleur for a one-page back cover blurb on Suntour. pretty neat...



    here's the original photo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blackfrancois View Post
    the feb issue of Cycling Weekly, used a photo of this bike's cyclone derailleur for a one-page back cover blurb on Suntour. pretty neat...



    here's the original photo.
    Suntour made great components. I recall racing quite a few years on Suntour Superbe Pro. Loved their cranksets. Back then, Gianni Bugno's Gatorade/Bianchi team was all Suntour Superbe Pro. That group made it as far as their first 8sp cassette.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GKSki View Post
    Suntour made great components. I recall racing quite a few years on Suntour Superbe Pro. Loved their cranksets. Back then, Gianni Bugno's Gatorade/Bianchi team was all Suntour Superbe Pro. That group made it as far as their first 8sp cassette.
    They sure did, better than Shimano.
    Too old to ride plastic

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    Quote Originally Posted by velodog View Post
    They sure did, better than Shimano.
    Which explains why I went to Campy after Suntour Superbe Pro was no longer viable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GKSki View Post
    Which explains why I went to Campy after Suntour Superbe Pro was no longer viable.
    I like the way you think.

    Years ago I knew a fellow who bought a complete Superbe Pro group. He had a bicycle, bottom rung bike that he didn't even ride not being a cyclist. He saw that group and even tho he didn't ride he saw the beauty of it and bought it on the spot. If he still has it I'm pretty sure it's still in it's original packaging.

    I still lust after that group.
    Too old to ride plastic

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    Nicely done balckfrancois! Good looking bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hfc View Post
    Nicely done blackfrancois! Good looking bike.
    thanks, man. the sekai 4000 is a real nice, tange champion frame. pretty much the top of the line sekai. (the 5000, with its too-thin tubes, is now basically wall ornamentation.) had i kept it and built new 700c wheels, it would have fit right in with my keepers.
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    here's my newest keeper, a '60 paramount:





    i bought it as a franken fixed gear, intent to have some fun building it up and flipping it. but then i fell in love with the light and lively 531 frameset and its long wheelbase. it feels fast and fits me perfectly.
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    Did I show you my 1978 Trek 710 restomod?
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    took an updated pic of the '84 davidson after i made a few changes:



    i scored some '80s chorus pedals on craigs. they were almost nos, and the owner asked only for beer money. (i met him in front of the pub.) i also added my favorite cinelli stem/bars combo, 64-38s with a shorty stem (85mm). i snagged the super record rear mech from a donor bike -- the first sr derailleur i've owned. the same bike also contributed a campy 50t big ring.

    and i added new wheels built on these hubs:



    i wanted a campy record hubset, but couldn't find any under $100 at the time. these ofmegas were nos on ebay for $80 with some blinging skewers. what i didn't know at the time of sale is they're cartridge bearing. i simply added a little grease, and they spin perfectly.
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    an updated pic of my '73 falcon with a few new bits.

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    That's pretty nice.

    Somewhere there is a long Falcon thread (sadly most of the pictures were lost) in this subforum that we kept going for quite some time.
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    Update on my Trek 710 from 1978:


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    Quote Originally Posted by blackfrancois View Post
    took an updated pic of the '84 davidson after i made a few changes:

    i found a crack in the frame last week. guess i'm in the market for a frameset...
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    Quote Originally Posted by blackfrancois View Post
    i found a crack in the frame last week. guess i'm in the market for a frameset...
    It's steel, right? Tubes can be replaced even.

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