'84 Performance Campione

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  1. Schecky

    Schecky SoCalMTBubbs

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    hahahah that ibis frame? Man theyve come a long way
     
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    Geez! That little woman with the humongus glasses on her tiny nose is hysterical and the guy next to her is really sticking out his gut.
    How cool we are!
     
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    A Pinarello with full Super Record for $1260? Sign me up!
     
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    When people say "back in the day..." this is what it means to me! I rode a stripped down Nishiki touring bike though, in cut-off sweats, not these high dollar rigs!
     
  6. Schecky

    Schecky SoCalMTBubbs

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    Dino!

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    Yeah, from being hand-formed and flawlessly fabricated from the finest titanium alloys in Marin by Steve Potts to being knocked out of a mold in china.

    Both are excellent bikes, but, both exist in entirely different worlds and for entirely different purposes. ...& it's why used Ibis Bow-Ti's continue to appreciate, & now sell for $5000+, and used chinese mojos go for under a grand as they continue to depreciate.
     
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    Schecky SoCalMTBubbs

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    An update on the world’s longest bike rebuild.

    I found this bike abandoned at my daughter’s soccer field a year ago. Noticed the lugs as I walked by, and then checked it out again as I left.
    Flat tires, no saddle, inner tubes for grips, mountainbike 'upright' stem, rotted frame, but under all the dirt it looked like it was something nice at one time. I took it home and tried to figure out what it was.
    A 1984 Performance Bike house-brand “Campione”.
    Italian-made frame, Columbus SL tubing. Shimano 600 brakes and Arabesque derailleurs, Cinelli bar, Campy bottom bracket and headset, 6-speed rear.
    A great start for a bike for my kid.
    We decided to keep it original as possible and started pulling it apart. He chose to keep the gears, but it may end up single eventually.
    Forgot to take any pics until after it was stripped.
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    The lovely fluted seat post allows moisture to get inside the seat tube and caused oxidation. The metals kinda weld together.
    I got pointed toward this website by the guys at Adrenaline and followed the steps in this post to get it loose.
    http://www.the-climb.net/2011/03/seized.html
    Good site, worth checking out.

    After talking with Richard at Richard’s Cyclery I learned that the “top secret corrosive chemical” mentioned in the post, is Coke.
    It soaked for a good long time, flipping it one way then the other in the stand.
    Then we strapped a long 2x4 to the top tube, like this, and went to work with the pipe wrench and leverage bar.
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    It was a major grunt to get it to break loose, and another huge effort to draw it from the frame. Felt like I was going to get a hernia.
    Finally!
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    Cleaned and ready for powdercoat
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    I started degreasing and polishing parts. Most things cleaned up pretty well. There’s a bit of deep corrosion left here and there, but not much. The Campy bits cleaned up like new.
    This pic shows the Japanese SILSTAR crank ½ done/½ greasy.
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    The bike had been laid-down once or twice on the right side – The handlebar and front brake were bent. The handlebar had to go. I was going to still use the front brake, but the spring broke, once it was mounted. It got replaced as well. The right lever was scratched up, but it was still useable.
    I started collecting the new parts that we’d need. Not many.
    I cross threaded the freewheel when rebuilding it, so now the 12 speed is a 14. #-o

    No thanks to Cambria Bikes, the stem took forever to get delivered and delayed things a lot.
    My kid took forever to decide on the color scheme and delayed things a lot.
    Embee did the color coat. They took care of the paint stripping and did a real nice, quality job. Everything was masked beautifully.

    It turned out better than I initially thought it would. I didn't love his insistence on white, but it's grown on me a lot.
    He’s happy with it, and that is what matters.
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    Thanks to Adrenaline Bikes, Richard’s Cyclery, and The Path for advice & parts!
     
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    Formu1fan Slow Down, Slower Up

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    Holy cow that is an incredible restoration!
     
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    Simply awesome!
     
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    That's an amazing restoration. I think your son has good taste. The color scheme is awesome. How's Embee? are they reasonable with pricing?
     
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    jasonmason inebriate savant

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    Schecky, that is damn awesome. What a cool project, and it came out looking great. Nicely done! :beer:
     
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    Beautiful!
     
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    Schecky SoCalMTBubbs

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    He's an artist and has a great eye for color.
    Embee's was a little over a hundred. Worth it IMO. I think they have a better price for BMXers.


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