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10-19-20, 07:32 PM
Replies: 26
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Posted By jet sanchEz

I found this 1973 Cinelli Speciale Corsa on...

I found this 1973 Cinelli Speciale Corsa on Kijiji a few years ago and it was in rough shape, having spent the previous 6 years leaning against a shed in Sudbury, Ontario (yes, including winters). I...
10-19-20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 567
Posted By iab

Any excuse to show pinky ..... ...

Any excuse to show pinky .....

https://live.staticflickr.com/1555/25900591501_45198bef76_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/FsKiur)Umberto Dei 01 (https://flic.kr/p/FsKiur) by iabisdb...
10-17-20, 02:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 690
Posted By obrentharris

My cx race bike has brifters and Paul...

My cx race bike has brifters and Paul cantilevers. Works great for me.

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Rock-Lobster-Tandem/i-H6R3VRD/0/7ec90013/XL/IMG_5966-XL.jpg

Lots of folks seem to like...
10-14-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 875
Posted By Gary Fountain

Time beats us all. Best wishes for retirement. I...

Time beats us all. Best wishes for retirement. I valued my Bob Jackson; a great bike.
10-14-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,311
Posted By nlerner

If I were starting from scratch, I'd be seriously...

If I were starting from scratch, I'd be seriously tempted by the Surly Bridge Club: https://surlybikes.com/bikes/bridge_club
10-13-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 627
Posted By The Golden Boy

I'll just throw in that MAlcala set me up sweet...

I'll just throw in that MAlcala set me up sweet on a deal, followed up after and should be recognized as a righteous dude. :D
10-11-20, 10:51 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,311
Posted By nlerner

Fat tires, disc brakes, lots of braze ons for...

Fat tires, disc brakes, lots of braze ons for attaching racks, bags, bottle cages, a frame that’s stable with plenty of weight on it: go modern.
10-09-20, 06:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 838
Posted By AZORCH

OK, here we are with the (mostly) finished...

OK, here we are with the (mostly) finished Frenchification. The bars are wrapped with some used black cloth wrap until the new stuff arrives - I thought I had a few rolls of Newbaum's on hand but...
10-06-20, 07:19 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,747
Posted By nlerner

I was lucky to find a second one on eBay for a...

I was lucky to find a second one on eBay for a very good price (it was NOS). Had couplers installed and powdercoated. Mike sent me replacement decals. Running it currently with a carbon fork though I...
10-06-20, 05:39 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,747
Posted By nlerner

https://blackmtncycles.com/frames/ ...

https://blackmtncycles.com/frames/

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48333891511_8ebfc2ecdd_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gD6Q26)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/2gD6Q26)
10-04-20, 08:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 838
Posted By iab

Welcome back. I prefer silver rims. Just a...

Welcome back.

I prefer silver rims. Just a thought.
10-01-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,191
Posted By pcb

You're welcome. It's a weird, complex industry,...

You're welcome. It's a weird, complex industry, especially being territorial in the US, and and previously entirely comprised of independent dealers. Now with company-owned stores, company-financed...
10-01-20, 12:08 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,191
Posted By pcb

Seems to me the first issue is identifying who...

Seems to me the first issue is identifying who the "customer" is. The second issue is who's responsible for deciding spec/features/finish. The third issue is how much demand there actually is for...
09-29-20, 09:50 PM
Replies: 16,206
Views: 1,685,942
Posted By Straightblock

I celebrated my 65th birthday this weekend with a...

I celebrated my 65th birthday this weekend with a 65 mile ride on Saturday. I encouraged my ride companions to ride steel but promised no shaming for those on carbon. We started in Fresno under clean...
09-29-20, 09:11 PM
Replies: 16,206
Views: 1,685,942
Posted By Drillium Dude

Only got half my miles today - and had to be...

Only got half my miles today - and had to be rescued, too. Got two flats within a mile of one another. Both were tiny goathead thorn bits, on a different section of bike trail than I've been keeping...
09-26-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,150
Posted By droppedandlost

This one always makes me feel like the belle of...

This one always makes me feel like the belle of the ball

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09-26-20, 12:39 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,150
Posted By bikingshearer

This one. 1965 (approx.) Cinelli Special Corsa...

This one. 1965 (approx.) Cinelli Special Corsa (yes, repainted) with Campy 10sp triple. What's not to love?
...
09-25-20, 08:30 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,150
Posted By jadocs

Oh, I thought we were just talking about criteria...

Oh, I thought we were just talking about criteria in general. As I became more and more involved with cycling, I developed an appreciation for classic/vintage bikes...much like a car enthusiast...
09-25-20, 07:57 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,064
Posted By shoota

Welp, this thread is going exactly as expected..

Welp, this thread is going exactly as expected..
09-19-20, 06:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 423
Posted By jan nikolajsen

Thanks! It’s been maybe 6 years since I posted in...

Thanks! It’s been maybe 6 years since I posted in CV.
09-07-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 502
Posted By RobbieTunes

I Think they look fine. They’re just tyres.

I Think they look fine.
They’re just tyres.
09-07-20, 03:35 PM
Replies: 16,206
Views: 1,685,942
Posted By obrentharris

Morning ride yesterday in an effort to avoid the...

Morning ride yesterday in an effort to avoid the worst of our current heat wave. 60 degrees f. when I left at 8AM. It was 90 degrees when I returned home 48 miles and 3 1/2 hours later.
You can see...
09-06-20, 07:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 490
Posted By jamesdak

I will ride it but this one will be as close to a...

I will ride it but this one will be as close to a "wall hanger" as I ever had. I actually have a blue Maillot Jaune (TSX) also and that bike is amazingly good on the road. Easily one of the better...
09-05-20, 09:10 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,499
Posted By jet sanchEz

I picked up a '73 Cinelli Speciale Corse a few...

I picked up a '73 Cinelli Speciale Corse a few yeras ago that is in really rough shape and is not my size. I like a 58 and this is a 61. It sat for many years and then I had the idea to make a...
09-04-20, 12:23 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,342
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

I'm another 6400 series TriColor 8-speed guy....

I'm another 6400 series TriColor 8-speed guy. Dead solid reliable and no muss, no fuss. Coincidentally, so far, that's also the most modern group I've worked with. Perhaps the the 9-speed Ultegra...
09-03-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,282
Posted By non-fixie

I actually prefer to buy my Brooks saddles used....

I actually prefer to buy my Brooks saddles used. They look better, feel better and are cheaper. What's not to like?
...
09-02-20, 10:07 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,342
Posted By noglider

I think every year of Deore XT has been top...

I think every year of Deore XT has been top notch. A year or so ago, I upgraded my tandem, and it was the first time I didn't cheap out. Rear 11-speed derailleur, flat-bar shifter, and rear hub,...
09-02-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,342
Posted By texaspandj

Dura Ace 7400 THRU 7700 is a you pick em. Gun...

Dura Ace 7400 THRU 7700 is a you pick em.
Gun to my head, 7400 series.
09-02-20, 06:59 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,342
Posted By thinktubes

Thanks for "weighing in" on that - good to...

Thanks for "weighing in" on that - good to know.
08-31-20, 06:08 AM
Replies: 16,206
Views: 1,685,942
Posted By jimmuller

JJScaliger , thinktubes , Drillium Dude Thanks,...

JJScaliger , thinktubes , Drillium Dude Thanks, guys. Even if we did do only 2 miles, it's better'n none. Don't know when I'll do much long-distance solo riding though. Sharon discouraged me from...
08-30-20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 16,206
Views: 1,685,942
Posted By malcala622

Today went out on 35 mile straight and back with...

Today went out on 35 mile straight and back with a small group of riders.

I rode my favorite Bianchi Giro.
...
08-30-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 16,206
Views: 1,685,942
Posted By scratchpaddy

I finally finished my latest build, starting with...

I finally finished my latest build, starting with a '97 De Bernardi frame and sticking to a very '90's aesthetic. I took it for a 32-mile ride along the river and canals this morning. It's very...
08-28-20, 09:23 PM
Replies: 16,206
Views: 1,685,942
Posted By northbend

Bruce called the other day and talked me into...

Bruce called the other day and talked me into doing an overnighter with him to Lake Easton on the other side of Snoqualmie Pass.

Waiting for my friend at Rattlesnake Lake, all packed up and ready...
08-27-20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,499
Posted By pcb

This '74 Harry Quinn Tourist has the widest...

This '74 Harry Quinn Tourist has the widest clearance of any of my last-century vintage frames. 43-622/700c nominal will fit, but with clearance pretty tight under the crown and between the...
08-26-20, 04:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 301
Posted By repechage

My dart toss, a Colnago Sport

My dart toss, a Colnago Sport
08-25-20, 07:40 PM
Replies: 16,206
Views: 1,685,942
Posted By Drillium Dude

I like it - giving me some ideas... DD

I like it - giving me some ideas...

DD
08-25-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 16,206
Views: 1,685,942
Posted By northbend

I was supposed to meet up with some friends...

I was supposed to meet up with some friends yesterday to ride up the Mt Baker highway to Artist Point but I aborted that mission when I reached Bellingham due to low clouds and rain.
Looking west,...
08-23-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 16,206
Views: 1,685,942
Posted By northbend

Bob suggested the Red Barn Route in the Lower...

Bob suggested the Red Barn Route in the Lower Valley for Saturday.
Flat, easy, and quiet enough you could move up n down the group to visit with each person without worrying about traffic....
08-22-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,570
Posted By clubman

I think he's miffed at investing time and thought...

I think he's miffed at investing time and thought into the posts that got lost when he tried to post pics.
Happens to all of us as well.

OP, you can hit the little red circle at the bottom left...
08-22-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 16,206
Views: 1,685,942
Posted By rccardr

The Pelizzoli and I got the MLK quote but were...

The Pelizzoli and I got the MLK quote but were both confused as to the meaning of this new piece of street art. Nevertheless, it was a lovely day for a 32 mile hilly ride...
...
08-18-20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 4,643
Posted By Duke7777

I used to be very much into Ducati singles and...

I used to be very much into Ducati singles and had several, including a couple of Mach1's and Desmos. This is the only one I have left, A 1960 Elite that I restored from a pile of parts.
...
08-18-20, 07:43 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 4,643
Posted By BHG6

Lots of beautiful bikes in here! Here's my...

Lots of beautiful bikes in here!

Here's my contribution: 2011 Ducati 1198SP - Not vintage by any means but, it's one of the very last dry clutch Ducati models ever made as they switched to a wet...
08-18-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 6,196
Posted By mstateglfr

Reynolds, Tange, Columbus, Kaisei, Dedacciai,...

Reynolds, Tange, Columbus, Kaisei, Dedacciai, VariWall, and Nova all have tubing that varies in butt length, diameter, and gauge.
The product catalogs from Reynolds and Columbus are so extensive...
08-18-20, 01:23 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 6,196
Posted By steelbikeguy

I'm definitely a fan of looking at old bikes and...

I'm definitely a fan of looking at old bikes and wearing wool, but have never felt the urge to link it with riding crappy roads and suffering.
Dale's Classic Rendezvous gatherings have been a good...
08-18-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,575
Posted By iab

So no 45-year-old Graftek Exxon exist? ...

So no 45-year-old Graftek Exxon exist? Hmmmmm... that's new to me. When did they all assplode?

I didn't realize there was a companion troll thread to the modern components thread. A twofer. ...
08-17-20, 11:41 PM
Replies: 561
Views: 98,113
Posted By Markeologist

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/124e51b7_72dd_4af6_9373_4707c4f30451_bac53ab2011f89c2f4eda55ce9f35ff10203bbd8.jpeg...
08-17-20, 09:58 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,575
Posted By obrentharris

Yeah, bicycle chains and pneumatic tires are just...

Yeah, bicycle chains and pneumatic tires are just trendy disposable garbage. Don't get me started on rubber grips, handlebar tape, cables, and those flimsy derailleurs!
High wheelers with solid...
08-17-20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 6,196
Posted By nlerner

I didn’t race back in the day, and I don’t race...

I didn’t race back in the day, and I don’t race now, so I’ve never quite understood the need to index performance/bikes/components to what racers might use or need. But I can tell you that when I...
08-17-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 6,196
Posted By iab

No. I'd agree if the thread was titled Are...

No. I'd agree if the thread was titled Are Modern Components Better?*

* If you are 1 of a few hundred people in the world who can make a living racing a bike.

Otherwise, better is entirely...
08-17-20, 06:42 AM
Replies: 16,206
Views: 1,685,942
Posted By rccardr

48 miles & 5700 feet of climbing on Skyline Drive...

48 miles & 5700 feet of climbing on Skyline Drive in the Shenandoah National Forest.
Weird weather: started in the high 60's, ended in the low 70's but super super humid. Lots of fog and low clouds....
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