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08-11-20, 08:02 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,880
Posted By spoofer

I just spent $1250. 0n my first road bike in 40...

I just spent $1250. 0n my first road bike in 40 years. I got a Trek Domane. Then I spent $!50 on a new helmet. Then $40 on a rear rack. $20 on Amazon for flashing lights. Then another $40 on a...
08-10-20, 07:43 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 5,727
Posted By Mulberry20

Who is buying these fine custom steel dream...

Who is buying these fine custom steel dream bikes? The demographic is older guys with cash and young girlfriends!
08-10-20, 05:10 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 5,727
Posted By Mulberry20

Yeah and the frame is garbage. Here is a...

Yeah and the frame is garbage.

Here is a $3500 frame do you honesty think it compares. Custom made, translucent paint over chrome and 16lbs.
...
08-09-20, 02:05 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 5,727
Posted By vespasianus

Holy god, I hope you are being sarcastic...

Holy god, I hope you are being sarcastic...
08-08-20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 987
Posted By Last ride 76

A brief hello from C&V

Hinterland Rovers, posted on American Built Frames Only, on Facebook (shudder). Steampunk is so weird, and yet rules, (sometimes)!...
08-05-20, 03:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 756
Posted By Cern

I beg your pardon? I’m asking for help. I'd...

I beg your pardon? I’m asking for help.

I'd like to (as respectfully as possible) ask that if you can't/will not help, that you will not make further disruptions in my quest to get more knowledge...
08-05-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 756
Posted By fietsbob

Then you can show us the home machine shop you...

Then you can show us the home machine shop you have, to make this possible..
08-04-20, 09:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 756
Posted By Cern

Making a recumbent trike

Hello and good day to you all!

I'm wanting to acquire a tadpole recumbent trike, but with things being as they are; there's no way I can buy one. So I thought, "Why not make one?"

So far the...
08-04-20, 06:29 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,469
Posted By hillyman

Looks ready for next Mad Max movie

Looks ready for next Mad Max movie
08-01-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 463
Posted By frogman

When I am too old to ride a bicycle reliably I...

When I am too old to ride a bicycle reliably I (might) try a trike..................
07-31-20, 06:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 653
Posted By Moe Zhoost

What you are looking at is the left side bearing...

What you are looking at is the left side bearing cone. There should have been a keyed washer and lock nut on top of what you see. Did you remove these already? The threads on this side are...
07-30-20, 04:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 463
Posted By Velo Mule

For Tricycles try looking at Rat Rod Bikes for...

For Tricycles try looking at Rat Rod Bikes for inspiration. There are some mildly modified bikes and some that are wildly modified. https://www.ratrodbikes.com/

I am saving a Schwinn exercise...
07-27-20, 10:22 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 5,727
Posted By veganbikes

The picture was taken all wrong but once you look...

The picture was taken all wrong but once you look past all of that it looks like a nice bike

You need to line up your valves ideally at 12 o-clock, big ring at the front and the smallest cog at...
07-25-20, 04:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 896
Posted By woodcraft

Wind tunnel testing shows a slight aero advantage...

Wind tunnel testing shows a slight aero advantage on the down tube,

where I also find it easier to grab the bottle.

I've never seen any case made for weight distribution other than that lower...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-25-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 859
Posted By unterhausen

I think I got 316 stainless .03" thick. Can cut...

I think I got 316 stainless .03" thick. Can cut it with scissors. Bends fine.
07-22-20, 06:15 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 5,727
Posted By unterhausen

Bike racing is a dying sport. I always thought...

Bike racing is a dying sport. I always thought that building bikes for racers was overblown anyway. Lots of builders out there building nice bikes for people that actually pay for their bikes.
07-22-20, 03:52 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 5,727
Posted By Litespud

Those old frame builders were working with racers...

Those old frame builders were working with racers to build the best no-holds-barred racing bikes possible, because racing bikes were steel. That space has been taken over by CF, and generally "off...
07-22-20, 02:37 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 5,727
Posted By Mulberry20

Add DeSalvo, Cicli Barco, long waits record...

Add DeSalvo, Cicli Barco, long waits record demand. Demand for bikes from Pegorettiís shop is higher now actually.
07-22-20, 02:35 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 5,727
Posted By vespasianus

Yeah. Tons of great steel builders out there....

Yeah. Tons of great steel builders out there. Tommasini, Battaglin, Hampsten, Vanilla, Bishop, IF, etc. So many too choose from.
07-22-20, 01:37 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 5,727
Posted By Koyote

I think you haven't been spending enough time on...

I think you haven't been spending enough time on the internet. There are plenty of lust-worthy steel frames out there.
07-22-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 5,727
Posted By noimagination

Has the "golden age" of custom steel bikes passed?

No Richard Sachs, no Tom Kellog, no Dario Pegoretti, no Ben Serotta, no Brent Steelman ...
Not sure about Sacha White, Kelly Bradford...
06-30-20, 02:24 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 12,764
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Turns out clipless pedals no better than flat pedals

According to this Youtuber who cited a bunch of studies:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUEaN9FKGLE
Next thing they'll tell us skinny tires are slower than wide tires!
06-23-20, 05:12 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 10,075
Posted By saddlesniffer

Cocaine and some roids before the ride will get...

Cocaine and some roids before the ride will get you going fast. You will be a monster out there. Just kidding. For me I started at 12-13 mph on average and now I am up to an 14-15 average. It took...
06-23-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 10,075
Posted By livedarklions

If you're a spinner, yes. Not everyone is a...

If you're a spinner, yes. Not everyone is a spinner.

I know that's sacrilege on BF, but some of us like to use our torque skills.
03-06-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 808
Posted By Korina

Cool bike! Actually, I understand that Antelope...

Cool bike! Actually, I understand that Antelope owners are allowed to call them Cantalopes. Because reasons, I guess. :D
03-05-20, 10:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 808
Posted By BirdsBikeBinocs

It ain't much, as pointed out above. If the bike...

It ain't much, as pointed out above. If the bike allows for 35c sized tires, it's a gravel bike. And thats it. And things like fenders and a rack are nothing more than accessories that you would find...
03-04-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 808
Posted By indyfabz

+2. P.S. The thread title is a dead giveaway.

+2.

P.S. The thread title is a dead giveaway.
03-04-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 808
Posted By Flip Flop Rider

drop bars and bigger tires. If it rides good,...

drop bars and bigger tires. If it rides good, call it what you want
03-04-20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 808
Posted By cyccommute

Can it be ridden on gravel? It's a "gravel"...

Can it be ridden on gravel? It's a "gravel" bike. Take your Trek and go ride. No changes needed. You may not be as fast as a labeled "gravel bike" is in some situations but you'll be faster in...
03-03-20, 07:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 808
Posted By Baldy1953

The Trek will do an adequate job of riding the...

The Trek will do an adequate job of riding the gravel. I have an Antelope 800. Have ridden it on 2 so called "gravel rides" here in N. Fl. It is mostly sand and the tires were too narrow for the...
03-03-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 808
Posted By hillyman

Don't try to put my bike in a box man. When I...

Don't try to put my bike in a box man. When I ride on gravel it's a Gravel Eating Machine
03-03-20, 05:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 808
Posted By alcjphil

What size tires does it take? Do you want to...

What size tires does it take? Do you want to convert it to drop bars? The term "gravel bike" is a loose marketing term for a bike that is comfortable to ride on unpaved roads and smoothish trails....
03-03-20, 04:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 808
Posted By Ironfish653

Gravel bike is a genre of drop-bar 'road' bike. ...

Gravel bike is a genre of drop-bar 'road' bike. Think a road bike on top, mountianbike (sort of) on the bottom. Looks like a 'normal' road bike, but usually has 40-50mm tires, with lots of...
03-03-20, 03:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 367
Posted By travbikeman

Might be less expensive to take to a bike shop...

Might be less expensive to take to a bike shop and have them repack the bearings and put on a new freewheel. Would be less than a new wheel. My guestimate would be about $60.

There are wheels like...
03-03-20, 03:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 808
Posted By Ghazmh

I’d say it has to have tires wider than road bike...

I’d say it has to have tires wider than road bike tires and smaller than mountain bike tires. Typically with drop bars, it can even look like a cross bike but would have mounts for cages, fenders and...
03-02-20, 09:15 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 15,371
Posted By DreamRider85

I donít even know what youíre saying

I donít even know what youíre saying
03-02-20, 09:09 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 15,371
Posted By AdkMtnMonster

If you're in California, you're already in grave...

If you're in California, you're already in grave danger of cleaving off into the Pacific, at which point you will become a sovereign nation, and the rest of America will utter a collective sigh of...
02-11-20, 06:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,439
Posted By laychris

I guess, everyone here love it :)

I guess, everyone here love it :)
01-30-20, 11:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,032
Posted By MarcusT

Texting drivers scare me much more than high...

Texting drivers scare me much more than high drivers.
It's hard to tell who the high drivers are, it's easy to tell who the texting drivers are
01-30-20, 10:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,032
Posted By woodcraft

I doubt weed smoking is a factor. This: ...

I doubt weed smoking is a factor.

This: https://norml.org/library/item/marijuana-and-driving-a-review-of-the-scientific-evidence

may include a study I saw some years ago by an insurance...
01-23-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,789
Posted By seydisehir

And with my daughter and my son

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01-23-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,789
Posted By seydisehir

My son and me

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01-23-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 807
Posted By seydisehir

Hello all

I am sebidos from Turkey
01-05-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 8,771
Posted By badger1

In just a mid-size city here, but with awful...

In just a mid-size city here, but with awful roads and traffic, and at 68 -- with some on-going health issues -- I have no trouble riding my upright bike in town or out of town -- or my upright mtb...
01-05-20, 07:36 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 8,771
Posted By rydabent

Note however on the side bar I still have and...

Note however on the side bar I still have and ride a recumbent bike. I am one of the very fortunate persons that have had very little decline in either physical or mental abilities, even tho I am 81....
12-27-19, 06:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 652
Posted By Germanrazor

Negative Ghostrider! I don't think Christmas is...

Negative Ghostrider! I don't think Christmas is the best time to get the "new" bike. That is more a seasonal thing to happen in the warm months. Oh I know some will get a new bike but I favor...
12-26-19, 08:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 652
Posted By Wildwood

My cup runneth over. Actually, it's the time of...

My cup runneth over.
Actually, it's the time of year to emphasize wrenching.
Two project bikes to build up.
Half dozen wheelsets to re-grease.
New cloth for the handlebars.

Anytime is the best...
12-26-19, 05:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 652
Posted By MAK

Getting a new bike is always great...Buying one...

Getting a new bike is always great...Buying one for your 7 yo grandson is even better.
12-25-19, 09:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 509
Posted By FiftySix

I just got back from a morning ride. I love how...

I just got back from a morning ride. I love how empty the streets are on Christmas morning. :)

Merry Christmas, y'all!
:speedy:
12-25-19, 09:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 509
Posted By friday1970

Not feeling Christmasy at all this season, I took...

Not feeling Christmasy at all this season, I took advantage of the warm night on the Eve (if you call 35'F warm) and went out for a ride in our local parks. Seeing the decorated houses, hearing a...
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