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PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2016 9:51 am 
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Hi,

Just sharing my current project. I saw this calfee tetra pro frame come up on ebay. I haven't seen too many come up over the years. It's branded as carbonframes, and it very similar to the carbon fibre bikes Greg Lemond used in 1991 and 1992. I am going to do a replica of the 1992 bike. It won't be exact, but it should be pretty close. The plan is to use C Record with ergolevers and deltas (they are first generation so it should be interesting to see if the stopping power is as bad as legend suggests). I am currently stripping back the lacquer, nearly there, but it will still take a couple of weeks. I have sent away for a colouring paste to add to the clearcoat to recreate that inky blue effect in the lacquer. I will do a test on a seatstay just to make sure the effect is correct.
I have nearly everything, just missing 44cm scott drop ins and the stem. Feel free to upload any images of the 1992 greg lemond badged calfees. I will upload any images I have as the build progresses. The wheels are just there for mock-up purposes, a nice pair of used campagnolo omega 19s with a cassette hub have since arrived.

Regards,

Pat


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2016 9:54 am 
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The drop outs are titanium, The 92 team bikes had horizontal dropouts. Greg Lemond preferred horizontal dropouts as they allowed adjustment to the wheel set up.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2016 9:57 am 
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bottom bracket


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2016 9:58 am 
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EMS FORK


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2016 10:00 am 
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2016 10:05 am 
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Some of the photos were taken with an iphone/ipad and the better ones were taken with my Fuji FINEPIX JX400 camera. I upgraded my mac operating system and couldn't download the photos I had taken. Everything sorted now, so the photo quality should be getting better (I hope).


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Ooh, I like that, different take on a Z bike

Look forward to progress reports! 8)

Mike


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2016 9:57 am 
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Just a couple of photos showing how this is progresssing. After 2 weeks of using "carbolift" sanding, and using razor blades on the frame, I managed to get all the previous clearcoat off.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2016 10:01 am 
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Decals from Dizzibird and then off to the garage to spray. (Just to clarify, that is red spray is from a massey ferguson tractor hood) I was spraying for the nephew.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2016 10:04 am 
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I have most of the components, so I starting putting it together yesterday.


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