RRBBO13 The Giant Killer - Tapping Out :(

Sep 26, 2012
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Baby steps.

Attacked the frame with a wire wheel (therapeutic!), but only got so far as I live in an apartment block and don't feel comfortable operating power tools past a certain hour.

Also, my 50 year old Sears drill was starting to get too hot to hold.
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Couldn't help but do a mini mockup
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Got my wheels back from @SlyRed
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Remove the rubber cap
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Say the magic word aaaand...

Brakes!
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The other thing I'm struggling with is, I picked this up on the weekend and all it really needs is a little wrenching and a lot of cleaning and it'll be awesome. It already rides like a dream and it hasn't been touched in at least 20 years.
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So it's really hard to keep my focus on the BO bike, while this is sitting there asking to be cleaned
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Sep 26, 2012
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I like the wheel, I recently picked up a Peugeot similar to yours and now I don't kno wht to do with it ?

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My plan is to clean it up and ride it all over the city. What else would you do with a bicycle?

Looks like we have another bare frame on the horizon! That's going to work.
Hoping to mirror polish it, but that might be a post build off activity.
 
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My plan is to clean it up and ride it all over the city. What else would you do with a bicycle?


Hoping to mirror polish it, but that might be a post build off activity.
For a quick polish and shine, check out my videologue on my thread. Get it all done in about 30 mins .
 
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For a quick polish and shine, check out my videologue on my thread. Get it all done in about 30 mins .
If you're gonna post clickbait in my thread you have to word it right, like this:

"You'll never guess this this one weird ingredient
to polish your frame in under 30 minutes!"

Watch the video >>

jk, thanks for the tip :grin:
 
Mar 26, 2012
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If you're gonna post clickbait in my thread you have to word it right, like this:

"You'll never guess this this one weird ingredient
to polish your frame in under 30 minutes!"

Watch the video >>

jk, thanks for the tip :grin:
Hahaha! 'Clickbait' is too hip of a term for this sexagenarian! :21:

But I like your style, really do. Funny stuff!
 
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Sep 26, 2012
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Many people hate roller brakes, but I think they are a very good option for the rear when one does not have frame bosses or disk mount, but does not want a coaster brake.
I know they're not particularly popular, but they generally have the same stopping power as a coaster, depending on the size of the shoes. Plus you don't lose rear braking if your chain comes off.

In this case I would have sooner gone with v-brakes or cantilevers , but a long list of engineering problems directed me towards drum brakes front and back. They also have that 70s chopper look I'm going for!
 

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