Thursday, April 25, 2013

Schwinn Le Tour III -Finished

Its done, she loved it, more later when I am not so darn tired
finished product in new home

Blue, Bell, Basket

Spiffed up crank

Final stages

8 comments:

  1. You have a gift, my friend. I'm proud to know ya.

    tj

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    1. Thanks Tim Joe, how goes the SPAM fighting?

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  2. Dang that looks nice. Well done!! Were the wheels that shiny to begin with or did you have to do something to them?

    On a totally different note, the part polisher you mentioned a few posts ago isn't for sale on Amazon anymore... got any suggestions for a substitute?

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    1. Thanks Matt, I cleaned up alot of parts but can take no credit for the shiny wheels they are brand spanking new. I did however service their hubs (added grease and adjusted hub bolts) as they tend to come from the factory too tight IMHO.

      I still see the sonic cleaner at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0018IIPFK/ref=nosim?tag=hugsbicblo-20&linkCode=sb1&camp=212353&creative=380549 via hughs bicycle shop. Also a search on Google shows it here http://www.shining-image.com/servlet/the-10/ultrasonic-cleaner-ultrasound-cleaner/Detail

      but I would suggest getting it from Hugh (PLUG) by clicking here http://astore.amazon.com/hugsbicblo-20/detail/B0018IIPFK

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  3. Oh boy....is that ever nice! I am looking forward to the blow by blow details!

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    1. Thanks Jim, I am pleased with the result but it didn't come without a few tribulations. Hoping to sit down after work with an adult beverage and write up the 12 inch extended dance cut version of the final stage of the build. ;-)

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  4. Well done my brother of another mother!

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    1. Thanks Brother, it was alot of fun and I got to use some great tools that you recommended on your blog. The ultra-sonic cleaner -LOVE it, the racheting open end box end metric wrenches, as well as some headset tools. When I actually sit down and write up the finishing chapter on this build I will include some pictures.

      Ryan

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