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09-14-20, 09:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 288
Posted By uncle uncle

I wish he'd just get off the Huffy and hand it...

I wish he'd just get off the Huffy and hand it over to someone who'd appreciate it for what it is... like me (I mean, it looks my size). I mean, people rode and raced for 50+ years on paves, up...
09-13-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 211
Posted By uncle uncle

I'm with you and Randyjawa... that Torpado ticks...

I'm with you and Randyjawa... that Torpado ticks off a lot of items on my bicycle "likes". "Bike-boom area".. tick. "Chrome sox".. tick. "Ornate lugs"... tick. "Vintage, but not so precious as to...
09-13-20, 08:33 AM
Replies: 2,383
Views: 756,244
Posted By uncle uncle

That's a nice start and a great picture. I'd...

That's a nice start and a great picture. I'd encourage you, and everyone, to go take some more. I wished now that I'd taken some pictures of me, and my friends, on their bicycles back in the 80's.
08-31-20, 06:21 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,060
Posted By uncle uncle

I ride from the land that is topographically...

I ride from the land that is topographically flatter than a flap jack, and when the summer sun is at it's wickedest, hotter than said flap jack straight from the grill. I split my time on chalk...
08-23-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 843
Posted By uncle uncle

Without realizing it, I had already followed them...

Without realizing it, I had already followed them on FB. Looks like a super cool shop.
08-23-20, 01:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 843
Posted By uncle uncle

Brick & Mortar Store that handle vintage & classic bicycles.. do they exist anymore?

I happened on an online bicycle store that used to handle quite a bit of classic and vintage bicycle parts and accessories, but I'd noticed that their whole business plan had been upended. They still...
08-22-20, 10:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 997
Posted By uncle uncle

I just think about riding the Tour de France with...

I just think about riding the Tour de France with the likes of Fausto and Gino.... and try to enjoy the experience.
08-21-20, 09:09 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 81,914
Posted By uncle uncle

https://shop.serfas.com/p/pacer-city-meo-27-1-25b...

https://shop.serfas.com/p/pacer-city-meo-27-1-25b

I have no knowledge of these, other than I saw them on another riders bike and jotted down the name/model.
08-17-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 225
Posted By uncle uncle

Has the "Clunker 100 Challenge" gone viral? (GCN content)

First off, you need to know there is this, and it's in it's sixth iteration...
https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1209997-clunker-100-challenge-covid-edition-6-a.html

So, last evening,...
08-17-20, 01:30 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 8,414
Posted By uncle uncle

:roflmao2: Hey Narhay... for the integrity and...

:roflmao2:
Hey Narhay... for the integrity and sanctity that is the "Clunker 100 Challenge", and not to sidetrack too much away from the bicycles/riding/complaining/wrenching/more complaining/life...
08-17-20, 11:15 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 8,414
Posted By uncle uncle

The timing of their video seems a bit fishy......

The timing of their video seems a bit fishy... doesn't it? Do you have a brother-in-law in the lawyering business?
08-16-20, 07:35 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 8,414
Posted By uncle uncle

In my best mock Monty Python, "And now, for...

In my best mock Monty Python, "And now, for something completely similar....".
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mhl2av1bmrE
Replies: 7
Views: 548
Posted By uncle uncle

Clinchers... with the original Viscount hubs. I...

Clinchers... with the original Viscount hubs. I think the rims are Nisi.
08-15-20, 06:05 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 8,414
Posted By uncle uncle

So, a quick review of the rules doesn't...

So, a quick review of the rules doesn't disqualify a bicycle just because it's been gathering cobwebs in my shed for who knows how many years now, biding for it's "phoenix moment"? I'm thinking...
Replies: 7
Views: 548
Posted By uncle uncle

Your going price for a Viscount Aerospace??

Yeah, the title basically says it... an acquaintance has a Viscount Aerospace. The bike appears to have the original stem, crank, brakes, correct Shimano derailleurs, maybe correct seat post. Pedals...
08-09-20, 07:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 262
Posted By uncle uncle

I can't tell what manufacturer it represents, but...

I can't tell what manufacturer it represents, but he has it set up as a "one by" and sporting a Brooks saddle.
08-07-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 669
Posted By uncle uncle

I think it had more to do with the "quality" of...

I think it had more to do with the "quality" of the gloves, not my part time forestry skills.
08-06-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 669
Posted By uncle uncle

Original starter of the thread here... back in...

Original starter of the thread here... back in the early/mid 80's, when I was a bike shop rat (and then later, an employee), the shop that I worked at sold, let's say, "inexpensive" crocheted gloves....
08-06-20, 11:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 669
Posted By uncle uncle

Crocheted Back Bicycle Gloves, on the Cheap? Anyone have any recommendations?

So, I had a tumble with an ill placed temporary road sign the other day and my already beat up bicycling gloves, doing what they are designed to do, sacrificed themselves on behalf of the skin on my...
08-05-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 761
Posted By uncle uncle

Thanks for the responses DDDD and Ramzilla. I'm...

Thanks for the responses DDDD and Ramzilla. I'm going to purchase a pair for my next gravel grinder project and give them a go. I found, already, that the Kenda Krosscyclo tires are heavier than my...
08-05-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 761
Posted By uncle uncle

Ever ran these on gravel or gravel-like? Just...

Ever ran these on gravel or gravel-like? Just wondering.... I've been riding Kenda k-161 (Krosscylco) and would be willing to give something else a try. There just really isn't anything out there...
08-03-20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,647
Posted By uncle uncle

"This bike cost $650 new..." during negotiations...

"This bike cost $650 new..." during negotiations for an early 80's Schwinn World Sport. I do think a lot of people, when they purchased that new bike for themselves decades ago, have memories of it...
07-27-20, 08:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 718
Posted By uncle uncle

I'll let you know.... as soon as I accomplish...

I'll let you know.... as soon as I accomplish that.
07-26-20, 09:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 718
Posted By uncle uncle

I couldn't use Strava on my previous phone, which...

I couldn't use Strava on my previous phone, which was about 4 years old (sorry, I don't remember the make or model) because I had some of the same battery issues. I'd often come home with a drained...
07-26-20, 07:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 718
Posted By uncle uncle

Original poser here... yeah, I get that not...

Original poser here... yeah, I get that not everyone is into Strava (or Strava like programs). It just keeps me connected to friends and other bicycle riders (mostly all non-C&V fans). It gives me...
07-25-20, 01:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 604
Posted By uncle uncle

Nice job. I'm sure there was a lot of time,...

Nice job. I'm sure there was a lot of time, effort, sweat, and love put into the transformation. I wondered, while watching the video, if you were going to leave it as a five speed? Did you leave...
07-23-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 718
Posted By uncle uncle

I was persuaded to sign up and use it by a fellow...

I was persuaded to sign up and use it by a fellow former employee. They had retired, bought a bicycle, and were encouraging others to come on board. Thus, it started out for me as a way to keep in...
07-23-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 718
Posted By uncle uncle

Post your bike's Strava "Local Legend Laurel" Achievements here....

I was apprised just this afternoon that my trusty steed, aka "Cherrie Bomb", aka a retro-restored (yet mostly still rusty) 1977 Schwinn Le Tour II (read "Duece") has clutched the title of "Local...
07-18-20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 649
Posted By uncle uncle

I think the psychological desire for...

I think the psychological desire for one-upmanship is even stronger today than it was in the past. That racers are not richer, they are just conditioned by society and peer pressure to seek out...
07-15-20, 04:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 624
Posted By uncle uncle

Yeah... the head mech was probably just being...

Yeah... the head mech was probably just being nice to me and bailing me out with an excuse because I was struggling with the brakes, having never had a history with them. He probably could adjust...
07-15-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 624
Posted By uncle uncle

So far, some great info coming from out of...

So far, some great info coming from out of everywhere. So, my personal story related to MAFAC Racer centerpulls is set in the context of when I came to real 10 speed bicycling, which meant 1982, my...
07-15-20, 01:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 669
Posted By uncle uncle

Thanks for the info Piff... see my response above...

Thanks for the info Piff... see my response above (I meant to link my response, but failed to do so...)
07-15-20, 01:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 669
Posted By uncle uncle

This is a 23" frame (give or take) so when I get...

This is a 23" frame (give or take) so when I get a chance to weigh it, we will see how it compares... I just went out to the garage, and the fork has stamped dropouts, with unthreaded eyelets (so two...
07-15-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 669
Posted By uncle uncle

I'll try to find a way to weigh the fork, when I...

I'll try to find a way to weigh the fork, when I pull it from the bicycle. I used to be able to weigh things at work (but I was let go), so, will need to figure that out too.
07-14-20, 10:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 624
Posted By uncle uncle

https://www.bikeboompeugeot.com/Brochures%20USA/Pe...

https://www.bikeboompeugeot.com/Brochures%20USA/Peugeot%201979%20USA%20%20Brochure/Peugeot%201979%20USA%20Racing%20Brochure%20PXN10LE%20Super%20Competition.jpg

This PXN10LE, from 1979 (USA...
07-14-20, 09:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 624
Posted By uncle uncle

When did MAFAC Racer brakes start NOT to appear on catalog spec'ed bicycles?

Velobase has info indicating that MAFAC Racer brakes were used into the 1980's, which might be true, but that doesn't correlate to what I remember from my bicycle shop visits back then.... I can't...
07-14-20, 08:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 669
Posted By uncle uncle

Is there a way to tell if a vintage replacement fork is chromoly?

Assuming there is no markings to indicate material, is there a way to tell if a replacement fork is chromoly (or other higher test steel) than just pedestrian high-tension steel? Asking for a...
07-10-20, 07:49 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,321
Posted By uncle uncle

The dorche' disque is a Sturmey Archer affair,...

The dorche' disque is a Sturmey Archer affair, aluminium, and a nice example of it's kind.
07-09-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 591
Posted By uncle uncle

I used to hang my baseball mitt thru the wrist...

I used to hang my baseball mitt thru the wrist opening dangled from the handlebars of my knockoff Stingray. I wasn't gradiated to 10 speeds yet....
07-09-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 591
Posted By uncle uncle

What is there to love? They were inexpensive way...

What is there to love? They were inexpensive way to add a rack to your bike. For many, they did a admirable job of carrying our books, book bag, and/or lunch to school. That's what there is to love....
07-08-20, 10:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 591
Posted By uncle uncle

That's a cool rack, and the Kmart connection...

That's a cool rack, and the Kmart connection makes it even cooler, well, to me anyways. I'm sure I still have a Pletcher rack (or three) around in my shed, somewhere.
07-08-20, 09:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 443
Posted By uncle uncle

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OV1AVcdNjMM ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OV1AVcdNjMM

see if this helps....
07-03-20, 11:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,284
Posted By uncle uncle

Since the coronavirus, I've been riding mostly...

Since the coronavirus, I've been riding mostly gravel, and mostly alone. I go for the circus clown aesthetic, aka, wearing bright colors, to improve my chances of being seen. Our county roads are...
06-30-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 246
Posted By uncle uncle

Where did you come across a dustcap for the one...

Where did you come across a dustcap for the one that's missing? I have a box of mismatched or incomplete pedals, a lot of them missing a dustcap. After awhile, I usually just donate the mish mash lot...
06-29-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 553
Posted By uncle uncle

Thanks again for posting another thought...

Thanks again for posting another thought provoking scan Speed.
06-29-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 286
Posted By uncle uncle

Just go to some of the other posts and say stuff...

Just go to some of the other posts and say stuff like, "OH, that's really sharp!", until you have 10+ posts... then you should be able to post some.
06-28-20, 09:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 553
Posted By uncle uncle

A quick refresher, using the world wild webs for...

A quick refresher, using the world wild webs for research, shows that the world economy from 1972 to 1975 was in decline, so it wouldn't be unreasonable to assume that the downward slide was going to...
06-28-20, 07:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 553
Posted By uncle uncle

So, apparently the "tough bike" market aka, a...

So, apparently the "tough bike" market aka, a bike built for durability, didn't really catch on with the public, because if it had, we'd all be discussing our latest C-list found C&V Tough Bike. It...
06-27-20, 03:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 286
Posted By uncle uncle

Can you post a picture?

Can you post a picture?
06-26-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,890
Posted By uncle uncle

I'm not into criticizing others bicycles, because...

I'm not into criticizing others bicycles, because there is nothing to gain there. Plus, if they did the work himself, they probably learned a lot from the experience.
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