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10-19-20, 05:36 PM
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Posted By big chainring

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I brushed on a fun paint job and some wider Kenda tires on my...
10-07-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 1,582
Views: 678,012
Posted By big chainring

After looking at new bikes for about a month now,...

After looking at new bikes for about a month now, I decided to turn one of my vintage 10 speeds into a gravel bike. Couldnt see spending $1000 on a new bike. So got a qt. of gloss enamel, painted my...
09-26-20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 412
Posted By big chainring

Yeah. Maybe head back there when the leaves turn....

Yeah. Maybe head back there when the leaves turn. Just a couple weeks and colors will be popping.
09-26-20, 06:08 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,296
Posted By big chainring

Went out today on my "gravel" bike. ...

Went out today on my "gravel" bike.

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A little insane but really...
09-26-20, 05:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 412
Posted By big chainring

First experience...off roading it

What an experience. Spent the afternoon riding trails in southern Wisconsin. The John Muir and Emma Carllin trails. Had no idea what to expect, and man was it challenging, intense riding. Even more...
09-23-20, 06:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 823
Posted By big chainring

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Mudguards on, couple layers of wool and a cap.
09-20-20, 07:28 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,036
Posted By big chainring

Best car I have owned. '81 Mercedes 240D with a 4...

Best car I have owned. '81 Mercedes 240D with a 4 sp maunual trans. Rock solid. 30mpg. You can find high mileage drivers for $2000, stellar low mile examples at $5000. Cast iron engine will do a...
09-15-20, 06:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 256
Posted By big chainring

I had one of these. It was my racing bike in...

I had one of these. It was my racing bike in 1980. After 4 years of heavy use the gold was looking shabby. Took some lacquer thinner and wiped away the rest of the gold finish. Beautiful chromed bike...
09-14-20, 06:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 264
Posted By big chainring

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I put an old set of tubular wheels with fat cyclocross tires on my Grand...
09-01-20, 05:41 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 7,493
Posted By big chainring

I bought a helmet from the "Wish" app. $16 plus...

I bought a helmet from the "Wish" app. $16 plus $12 shipping. Drop shipped from China. Took a little over a month to get it. Nice helmet labled "Victagoal". And a month after I recieved it I got...
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Views: 516
Posted By big chainring

Maybe $90-110. Always thought it would be cool to...

Maybe $90-110. Always thought it would be cool to have a Merckx, Anquetil, and Coppi bikes of this vintage and quality.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-20, 06:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 896
Posted By big chainring

Oh man this is close to my soul. 45 years I...

Oh man this is close to my soul. 45 years I struggled with lower back pain, right side. From age 15 to 60. At one point I was seeing a Chiropractor twice a week. An absolute miracle happened while...
Replies: 24
Views: 828
Posted By big chainring

I think the white one with its Campagnolo group...

I think the white one with its Campagnolo group has the most value. $1500 is what I would value it at.
08-01-20, 05:24 PM
Replies: 548
Views: 31,625
Posted By big chainring

I'm the complete opposite of most posting here. I...

I'm the complete opposite of most posting here. I ride vintage bikes. Bikes that I find dirt cheap. I buy and sell, part out bikes, and keep the good ones. My bike clothing I buy used on ebay. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-20, 06:51 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,095
Posted By big chainring

Trofeo Baracchi 1962.... Courage Jacques,...

Trofeo Baracchi 1962.... Courage Jacques, courage! That was the headline in "Sporting Cyclist" a popular mag back in the day for all the budding coureurs.

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07-18-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 572
Posted By big chainring

The Paramount came with a Campy tool kit. The...

The Paramount came with a Campy tool kit. The only bike I know of that included that. I think you got a Peanut Butter wrench, T wrench, the offset saddle wrench, any others?

My '74 Motobecane...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-20, 08:17 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 7,824
Posted By big chainring

A Bike is a Bike

A few years ago I was in the LBS, the owner a too notch frame builder. I had a new to me vintage steel bike that I had just rehabbed. I was telling the owner just how amazing the bike rode. His...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-20, 08:50 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 11,531
Posted By big chainring

Yikes! I think you guys need to ride more.

Yikes! I think you guys need to ride more.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-20, 06:49 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 11,531
Posted By big chainring

Well this thread turned into a mish mash of...

Well this thread turned into a mish mash of nothingness. Really weird how anyone into the road bike scene when I was a yute, was kinda on the same page. Similar backgrounds, similar interests, knew...
07-06-20, 05:59 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,224
Posted By big chainring

Enrico Fermi's bike?

Enrico Fermi's bike?
07-04-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,011
Posted By big chainring

Kind of a sleeper in the late 70's was the Super...

Kind of a sleeper in the late 70's was the Super Grand Prix. Alloy wheels, bar end shifters, and some nice paint options. ...
06-24-20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,841
Posted By big chainring

Tech-wise the 70's had Teledyne Titan and Exxon...

Tech-wise the 70's had Teledyne Titan and Exxon Graftek.
06-24-20, 05:45 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,841
Posted By big chainring

1980's....Huffy Aerowind

1980's....Huffy Aerowind
06-14-20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,867
Posted By big chainring

Whoa, the 65 is the Criterium bend, love those...

Whoa, the 65 is the Criterium bend, love those bars. Give them a try OP. Very appropriate for the bike you have there.
06-14-20, 06:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,171
Posted By big chainring

I'm into bike racks especially when they're...

I'm into bike racks especially when they're attached to old cars.
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Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-20, 05:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,915
Posted By big chainring

My son recently purchased a Motobecane Mirage S...

My son recently purchased a Motobecane Mirage S and absolutely loves it. Great deal, looks awesome, delivered right to his doorstep. Cant beat the price.
06-09-20, 07:38 AM
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Views: 633,590
Posted By big chainring

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As purchased last summer....
06-05-20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,496
Posted By big chainring

eBay purchase on a Monday night, shipped from...

eBay purchase on a Monday night, shipped from Istanbul, Turkey... received 4 days later in Friday...free shipping! Gorgeous shift lever for the Benz....
05-19-20, 06:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 422
Posted By big chainring

Well done! I have had many bikes with odd...

Well done! I have had many bikes with odd misalignments. You do what you gotta do you make them "right".
Replies: 13
Views: 482
Posted By big chainring

I do a quick sand of the existing paint. Thin the...

I do a quick sand of the existing paint. Thin the enamel just a bit. Use a 1/2 inch art brush and apply 2-3 coats. Its very relaxing work. Gloss enamel has remarkable flow properties. Even if it...
04-15-20, 05:40 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,856
Posted By big chainring

Not spending any money here. Self employed,...

Not spending any money here. Self employed, trying to figure out survival.
04-14-20, 07:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 948
Posted By big chainring

Another way to obtain wheels is to buy a whole...

Another way to obtain wheels is to buy a whole bike that has wheels you can use. Part out the bike and sell the frame, you probably will come out money ahead plus the wheels.
Replies: 28
Views: 1,543
Posted By big chainring

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I picked up a Grand Sports about a month ago. It was a rusty mess. Did a...
04-12-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 617
Posted By big chainring

The English wore all black to be "discreet" and...

The English wore all black to be "discreet" and inconspicuous. Cyclust coukdnt wear their club jerseys till the 1950's ir 60's. Some laws about competitions on public roads. And mass start road...
04-12-20, 09:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 345
Posted By big chainring

I would go with Panaracer Pasela 27 x 1". Paselas...

I would go with Panaracer Pasela 27 x 1". Paselas run big. The 1" tires look right on classic bikes, and ride well. Ebay sellers will sell two tires and two tubes for around $50.
04-12-20, 07:31 AM
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Views: 46,266
Posted By big chainring

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04-07-20, 02:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,590
Posted By big chainring

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Really cool new bridge near me. I'll try to get a pic from the bike next...
03-30-20, 07:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,188
Posted By big chainring

I'm not worried about getting the virus, its the...

I'm not worried about getting the virus, its the economic fallout that scares me. The depression of 2008 is going to look like a cakewalk compared to this one.
03-29-20, 03:17 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,349
Posted By big chainring

#3...

#3 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=3) Raleigh Grand Sports. Only ridden it twice but it seems like a winner. Found in a dumpster and brought back to life....
03-26-20, 04:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 708
Posted By big chainring

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This thread reminded me.... If you lose your wind up key to your toy...
03-17-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,590
Posted By big chainring

Grand Sports dumpster find

Yep, fresh from the dumpster. A friend texted this picture....
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"Is it worth...
03-08-20, 07:06 AM
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Posted By big chainring

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https://www.ebay.com/itm/133047480713

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Super rare Grand Sports in...
02-26-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 942
Posted By big chainring

Ron the owner has responded to many of my...

Ron the owner has responded to many of my craigslist ads and gives me my asking price. But I have to deliver to his store. He's a nice guy. But the bikes in the video are his collection. Don't expect...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 441
Posted By big chainring

Thanks noodle

Thanks noodle
02-21-20, 06:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,577
Posted By big chainring

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1977, thats me on my Somec...Lacrosse, WI.
02-01-20, 07:17 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,648
Posted By big chainring

Your Schwinn Voyager is a perfect bike to take on...

Your Schwinn Voyager is a perfect bike to take on a long tour. Thats about all that needs to be said. Learn to fix a flat tire.
01-25-20, 04:39 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,609
Posted By big chainring

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Listed on ebay, this Viking was brought to my attention by a post by...
01-12-20, 08:22 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,248
Posted By big chainring

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01-10-20, 10:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,791
Posted By big chainring

My favorite bike...Raleigh Grand Prix

This classic Raleigh Grand Prix is my favorite bike. I have had several of these in the last 10 years or so. The ride quality and my position on the bike makes me like this model over anything I have...
01-09-20, 08:20 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 11,917
Posted By big chainring

Narrow handlebars. Thats the only thing I can...

Narrow handlebars. Thats the only thing I can think of. And I really like finding all the unique handlebar bends in 40cm+. Only thing is so few bars were brand labeled or embossed. So I have no idea...
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