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07-11-20, 06:15 PM
Replies: 47
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Posted By nlerner

My '71 Raleigh Int'l originally looked like this:...

My '71 Raleigh Int'l originally looked like this:

https://live.staticflickr.com/5609/29996114820_7a6f0a4c59_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/MGDVTs)IMAGE_294.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/MGDVTs)

Now it...
07-11-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,505
Posted By bwilli88

Racks, Stud mounted Mafacs, fork re-raked, Water...

Racks, Stud mounted Mafacs, fork re-raked, Water bottle mount, Brake cable stops. Will be built 650b...
07-08-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,494
Posted By iab

I'll play. I'm on year 7 of my 5-year plan for a...

I'll play. I'm on year 7 of my 5-year plan for a custom bike,

Builder - TBD. I will say I am designing and fabricating the lugs (3D stainless steel printing).

Bike - The ultimate commuter....
07-08-20, 11:08 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,494
Posted By noobinsf

My wife recently had a sports equipment...

My wife recently had a sports equipment reimbursement program through her work, and she asked me, "What would your dream bike be for x?" She was shocked when I told her a dream bike for me would...
07-01-20, 04:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 694
Posted By cudak888

The Viande Mystère has arrived. ...

The Viande Mystère has arrived.

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#1: My hopes for reycling a stem won't work -...
06-18-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 501
Posted By cudak888

"Go to BikeForums.net's Classic & Vintage forum....

"Go to BikeForums.net's Classic & Vintage forum. They're super nice over there and they'll hook you up with those parts you need. You won't regret it.


...but your SO might."

-Kurt
06-18-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 501
Posted By RobbieTunes

I don't.

I don't.
06-18-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 501
Posted By dweenk

Well you need to start like this, and you better...

Well you need to start like this, and you better be driving an Escalade.
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:rolleyes:
06-18-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 501
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

The only other internet place I really frequent...

The only other internet place I really frequent these days is Paceline and I will occasionally refer folks who are trying to sell C+V parts or need info on older bikes. Otherwise I view this place as...
06-13-20, 07:45 PM
06-08-20, 05:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 636
Posted By bulgie

Laurie and I rode to the pass and back down the...

Laurie and I rode to the pass and back down the same side one day, then drove over the next day, and rode to the top and back down on the other side. That way you get to experience GTTS twice in two...
06-07-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 636
Posted By eeuuugh

Last summer I rode from Whitefish down the east...

Last summer I rode from Whitefish down the east side of Flathead Lake to Paulsen. Beautiful ride, but it was late June and temperatures were in the 50s with scattered hail. Bring warm clothes!

I...
06-07-20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 636
Posted By iab

https://live.staticflickr.com/8311/29390833810_26d...

https://live.staticflickr.com/8311/29390833810_26d17beb4c_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/LMaGVY)Cino 41 (https://flic.kr/p/LMaGVY) by iabisdb (https://www.flickr.com/photos/68123172@N03/), on Flickr
06-07-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 636
Posted By iab

https://live.staticflickr.com/8219/29722018415_aec...

https://live.staticflickr.com/8219/29722018415_aecf7960fb_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Mhr7zn)Going To The Sun (https://flic.kr/p/Mhr7zn) by iabisdb (https://www.flickr.com/photos/68123172@N03/), on...
06-07-20, 11:45 AM
06-07-20, 11:43 AM
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Views: 636
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

I have no idea but sounds like a lotta fun! ...

I have no idea but sounds like a lotta fun!

Paging mountaindave
06-05-20, 12:12 PM
Replies: 2,340
Views: 760,168
Posted By Insidious C.

I picked this 85 Trek 720 a few months ago. Racks...

I picked this 85 Trek 720 a few months ago. Racks were not included but luckily I had on hand some nice front and rear touring racks (Blackburn and Tubus) and the pictured B17. If I go missing from...
06-01-20, 01:29 AM
Replies: 2,340
Views: 760,168
Posted By oddjob2

Newest onboard project, a 1978 Fuji Finest, shown...

Newest onboard project, a 1978 Fuji Finest, shown as acquired. In flipping the hobo handlebar around, the brake lever detailing is cool.
...
05-25-20, 07:33 PM
Replies: 3,325
Views: 283,230
Posted By Mad Honk

Matt, I break down a lot of wheels to scrap...

Matt,
I break down a lot of wheels to scrap from my local co-op. Most of those take a 260mm length spoke set. If you get spoke lengths from UBI or somewhere I can likely send you set of used...
05-24-20, 07:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 625
Posted By gugie

1. Good point, but some colors aren't that...

1. Good point, but some colors aren't that sensitive to powder vs paint. Pastels, in particular don't seem to care which way you go.
2. and 3. Counterpoint, Andy_K 's Motobecane Grand Record...
05-23-20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 3,325
Views: 283,230
Posted By 2cam16

Continued work this morning on the MB-4. Polished...

Continued work this morning on the MB-4. Polished the brightwork. Tackled the seatpost with sandpaper. Started with 120g all the way to 3000g.

Before and after seatpost...
05-22-20, 03:33 AM
Replies: 3,325
Views: 283,230
Posted By jbchybridrider

I've been adding components today to my smelly...

I've been adding components today to my smelly old hybrid to awesome gravel bike conversion. I think it's looking good but now just waiting on things like the seat, bars, tape, chain and cables to...
05-20-20, 07:36 PM
Replies: 3,325
Views: 283,230
Posted By brandenjs

I have a 1976 Vent Noir that originally came with...

I have a 1976 Vent Noir that originally came with the black Dura Ace group with the first gen Crane rear derailleur. I have since changed it over to some later model Dura Ace components and 9 speed...
05-19-20, 06:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 411
Posted By RobbieTunes

The advice offered was...uh, enormous. Down to 1...

The advice offered was...uh, enormous. Down to 1 tube and 1 CO2, I bid them adieu and slowly, carefully created a tire with air in it. Rode 5 miles back to the start, swapped a tire off of a display...
05-19-20, 06:40 AM
Replies: 6,795
Views: 2,342,448
Posted By rmplum

My old Rock Combo that I converted to a Shimano...

My old Rock Combo that I converted to a Shimano M735 kit

https://live.staticflickr.com/674/20113864063_9575c7a0a8_h.jpg

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...
05-12-20, 09:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 689
Posted By jdawginsc

My idiocy is taking on another project. Trying to...

My idiocy is taking on another project. Trying to convince my son to restore it with me and then he can have a classic to ride...

Just finished up the Penelope Peugeot reimagining with my gal, so...
05-12-20, 06:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 689
Posted By The Golden Boy

That's a 400 Elance. That's a pretty cool bike-...

That's a 400 Elance. That's a pretty cool bike- 531 main tubes and CrMo fork and stays (I hear Tange sometimes and True Temper sometimes). The components on there are all "good," and good looking...
05-08-20, 04:08 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,452
Posted By SurferRosa

I search ebay for new, buy-it-now crochet/mesh...

I search ebay for new, buy-it-now crochet/mesh padded half gloves that look the part for under $15 and replace 'em every couple years ... like these:
...
05-08-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,452
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

I just got some of these Altura Classic 2 Crochet...

I just got some of these Altura Classic 2 Crochet mitts, really nice.

https://www.wiggle.co.uk/altura-classic-2-crochet-mitts/
...
05-06-20, 09:13 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,062
Posted By tgot

Long idle project

All,

I just got my Ironman ride-able again, making progress on a project for which I bought the parts in 2011.

Story and photos here:...
05-06-20, 08:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,015
Posted By The Golden Boy

The MC-70s don't have an adjustment screw- much...

The MC-70s don't have an adjustment screw- much like the older DC cantis- you just have to bend the spring to increase/decrease tension. (even the on the later brakes like the M732 and MT-62, only...
05-06-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 6,432
Views: 558,012
Posted By Drillium Dude

There's a first time for everything: ...

There's a first time for everything:

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...
05-04-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,062
Posted By obrentharris

I finished my 50 miles yesterday and did my good...

I finished my 50 miles yesterday and did my good deed the day before: Repaired a sewing machine for a neighbor. A very simple fix but my first foray into sewing machine repair. The machine's owner is...
05-03-20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 404
Posted By gugie

Naw, if you moved out to Portland, I'd just have...

Naw, if you moved out to Portland, I'd just have an auction between the two of you.
05-03-20, 02:19 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,199
Posted By Danny S

Whether paint or powder, frame rust needs to be...

Whether paint or powder, frame rust needs to be addressed. Leaning toward refinishing now while already disassembled for nut & bolt resto.

Gran Sport components aren't finished up to Campy's usual...
05-02-20, 05:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 404
Posted By thinktubes

https://www.memesmonkey.com/images/memesmonkey/e6/...

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05-02-20, 02:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 704
Posted By iab

In concurs judging, no. If that matters to you,...

In concurs judging, no. If that matters to you, don't paint. If you want to see your bike in its former glory, paint it.

You will never recoup the money you paid for the bike and what you pay...
05-01-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,279
Posted By Steel Charlie

I've been using TriFlow since it was called...

I've been using TriFlow since it was called TriFlon and got sued. The only lube I've used on chains, freewheels and cassettes for near 40yrs now. Chains last forever and the ratchet things never...
04-29-20, 10:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 579
Posted By cyccommute

Your list applies well to road bikes and,...

Your list applies well to road bikes and, possibly, cruiser bikes. For mountain bikes you should move up the dates by 35 years and compress the range significantly. For mountain bikes

Classic =...
04-29-20, 06:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 457
Posted By SurferRosa

Current stable is five bikes, which all get...

Current stable is five bikes, which all get ridden about the same. Three of these have been added/substituted since late 2018. They're fully overhauled upon acquisition. They're maintained...
04-29-20, 04:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 457
Posted By Mad Honk

I was the main wrench for one of the first group...

I was the main wrench for one of the first group of riders in the Race Across America, back when your professional number was less than 25. So I'm kind of old school on this subject.
We always had ...
04-28-20, 11:40 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,032
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

I have no idea, but it's hard to beat the beauty...

I have no idea, but it's hard to beat the beauty of a TB14 or Pacenti, especially when the quality backs it up (TB14 for sure). The CR18 is a good rim, and I've had a set built up. At 611g vs 500 for...
04-28-20, 08:09 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,032
Posted By noglider

I still like them. They're a little heavier, but...

I still like them. They're a little heavier, but since they're cheaper, they're a good choice, too. I think all the rims in current production are better than the ones I built up in the 1980s.
04-26-20, 08:43 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 20,034
Posted By nlerner

I haven’t looked through the whole thread to see...

I haven’t looked through the whole thread to see if I posted back in 2013, but I’d guess my most frequent riders have changed:

Most used commuter is a gugified ‘71 Raleigh International:
...
04-22-20, 07:32 AM
Replies: 2,340
Views: 760,168
Posted By himespau

Sorry, don't have more pictures (I was just...

Sorry, don't have more pictures (I was just trying to show the 32's I'd put on there and the terrible fender lines). It's functional, but sort of painful to look at. The Velo Orange Crazy Bar looks...
04-20-20, 08:09 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,525
Posted By Tautatis

I would say exercise caution when buying or...

I would say exercise caution when buying or selling - it is your responsibility to protect others. Having said this, if not careful, you are more likely to get infected at the grocery store than...
04-20-20, 12:09 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,062
Posted By Straightblock

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I work in an essential industry and have been in my office throughout the quarantine / shelter period,...
04-15-20, 09:08 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,062
Posted By obrentharris

I finished building the LeJeune today with no...

I finished building the LeJeune today with no further mishap. My 14-mile shakedown cruise was half pavement and half dirt or gravel.
I had to use a rather unusual spare tire since I used up all my...
04-13-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,798
Posted By MikeTé

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