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10-17-20, 12:36 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,984
Posted By Bill in VA

For a recent bike, the Bianchi Eroica ...

For a recent bike, the Bianchi Eroica
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10-15-20, 08:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 743
Posted By tpadul

2 Free project bikes found down the road less traveled

So kinda scary situation on my way home from work yesterday afternoon..going down the back county road here in Northwest Indiana and the wind is wicked blowing around all day. As Iím driving down the...
10-12-20, 12:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 993
Posted By ofajen

Yeah, I put on a new KMC chain two months ago,...

Yeah, I put on a new KMC chain two months ago, and roughly 1400 dusty trail miles later, all Iíve done is brush off the chain after every ride and add Boeshield after every few rides. Probably helps...
10-10-20, 05:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 771
Posted By jamesdak

Is it silly to get excited over 40 year old wheels?

Well...almost 40 years...

Ever since I got the beautiful 1985 Opus III I've wanted to put proper wheels on it. The bike was pretty original but came with Gipiemme Sprint hubbed wheels with red...
10-08-20, 09:04 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,806
Posted By Mojo31

Coaster brakes are the best.

Coaster brakes are the best.
10-07-20, 06:23 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,151
Posted By Outrider1

Nothing different here.

Nothing different here.
10-06-20, 07:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,151
Posted By tgenec86

I do absolutely nothing different than I have...

I do absolutely nothing different than I have ever done. And I'm not going to start. The good thing about people getting all uptight, self-righteous, and accusatory on how awful of a person I must...
10-06-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,576
Posted By DrIsotope

This is a road no one should want to go down....

This is a road no one should want to go down. Once you start cataloging the wear parts, thinking about the little odds and ends--
and of course the purchases of wants and not just needs, the cost...
10-06-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,576
Posted By indyfabz

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10-06-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,109
Posted By Ogsarg

Some things I don't care or think about: ...

Some things I don't care or think about:

What kind of bike people ride
What kind of clothes they wear
What they carry on their bike
How they carry it
10-06-20, 09:12 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,955
Posted By GlennR

You let a Craigslist stranger in your house? ...

You let a Craigslist stranger in your house?

Depending on the time, I usually do the transaction at a local bank vestibule. That way the entire transaction is on camera and the other person is not...
10-06-20, 07:02 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,151
Posted By Phil_gretz

I don't do anything differently at all. Of...

I don't do anything differently at all. Of course, I don't think about the virus at all most days. And I refuse to be afraid of anything. It's way more likely that I'll be struck and killed by a...
10-05-20, 05:51 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,352
Posted By T.W.O.

I second that! I have a late 60's Carlton Flyer...

I second that! I have a late 60's Carlton Flyer that came to me with 700c wheels on it. The bike looks better with 27" wheels.
10-05-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,352
Posted By Bicicletta89

I stayed with 27 for similar reasons given its...

I stayed with 27 for similar reasons given its whole geometry was designed with them in mind. Figured Iíd hate to switch to 700c only to realize it no longer looked or handled the way I liked.
...
10-05-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,955
Posted By mstateglfr

Classic Glenn. A clearly limited solution...

Classic Glenn.
A clearly limited solution followed up by a hot take that is just as much miss as hit in application.
10-05-20, 07:52 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,151
Posted By jamesdak

No changes for me. I ride alone all the time and...

No changes for me. I ride alone all the time and hardly see others on the road. If I do encounter other riders I'm not doing anything different than I would normally do.
10-02-20, 11:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 338
Posted By Contigo

I won't be trying that hard. Buffalo Trace, neat!

I won't be trying that hard. Buffalo Trace, neat!
10-02-20, 05:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 338
Posted By RobbieTunes

I just try to apply them sober.

I just try to apply them sober.
09-30-20, 10:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 411
Posted By jackbombay

Tall bikes are easier to ride than normal bikes! ...

Tall bikes are easier to ride than normal bikes!

Its tough to balance a pencil vertically on your finger, but its easy to balance a broom stick vertically on your palm, the broom stick is a...
09-29-20, 11:22 PM
Replies: 1,879
Views: 336,822
Posted By jackbombay

https://i.postimg.cc/bNGp5qgk/461A6D2B-EBCD-4D9F-B...

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One older guy showed interest in my bike today, told me it was beautiful, and asked if it was...
09-23-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,837
Posted By pcb

The upper-end Fujis back in the day were...

The upper-end Fujis back in the day were double-nutted, which made perfect sense to me, and then I didn't see any need for the spring. Unless I want a totally period-correct build, I've been using...
09-23-20, 09:44 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,837
Posted By conspiratemus1

Believe it or not, theadlocker was one of those...

Believe it or not, theadlocker was one of those great American products that was not available in Canada before the first free-trade agreement in 1988. Before that we used congealed maple syrup and...
09-20-20, 09:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 383
Posted By ofajen

Success w/alternative cotton bar tape

If youíve ever wondered what a 72 yard roll of 3/4Ē wide cotton twill tape looks like, here you go...

...
09-19-20, 07:09 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,500
Posted By chainwhip

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09-18-20, 06:59 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 6,040
Posted By livedarklions

His bikes hold little appeal for me because I'm...

His bikes hold little appeal for me because I'm pretty comfortable doing century -plus rides on old steel racing bikes, so I get the beautiful lugged steel look at a fraction of the cost. I also...
09-08-20, 10:59 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 827
Posted By Jeff Wills

Schwinn Super Sport resto-mod 3-speed

A couple things you need to know about me:
1 I ain't normal. (In this group, that should be a given.)
2. I like Schwinn fillet-brazed bikes from the '70's.

A couple of you might remember my...
09-01-20, 04:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 827
Posted By ShannonM

Anyone else prefer even-toothed cogs?

Especially in the cruising range?

The freewheel I'm riding now has 16-18-20, and I'm thinking that I like that way better than the 15-17-19-21 that I always had before. The even-numbered gears...
08-27-20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 783
Posted By shelbyfv

Why be vindictive? Just tell her it's over....

Why be vindictive? Just tell her it's over....
08-23-20, 03:26 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 5,976
Posted By Mulberry20

I donít but I enjoy seeing people wearing a mask...

I donít but I enjoy seeing people wearing a mask but no helmet.
08-23-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 975
Posted By Sjtaylor

Holy Grail Garage Find

Just had to post this. Itís a 25-1/2Ē 1984 720. Got it last night and took some before photos this morning. I think itís basically completely original including bar tape and cable housing. Looks just...
08-20-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 10,003
Posted By rydabent

I was going to. I looked up who recycled, and...

I was going to. I looked up who recycled, and drove it there. They wanted $50. You can imagine what I told them. I brought it back home and tore it apart and threw it in the trash.
08-19-20, 10:51 AM
08-17-20, 07:24 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,513
Posted By Mulberry20

Ha, we get taken for a ride anyway might as well...

Ha, we get taken for a ride anyway might as well be this way.
08-15-20, 07:47 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,718
Posted By cb400bill

Mid to late 80's Schwinns.

Mid to late 80's Schwinns.
08-14-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,256
Posted By Murray Missile

GREAT input guys! 🖒 When I had it I wanted...

GREAT input guys! 🖒 When I had it I wanted something better, now I have a garage full of better bikes. I think I'll let the memory stay a memory and enjoy the ones I have. THANKS!!!
08-14-20, 07:57 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,256
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...this is the same thing you run into...

.
...this is the same thing you run into looking up old girlfriends. :(
08-12-20, 08:08 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,343
Posted By Bad Lag

The "trick" is to not use cleats. The other...

The "trick" is to not use cleats.

The other "trick" is to not tuck the strap's end into the buckle. Leaving it loose allows you to just quickly reach down, hit the metal buckle and loosen the...
Replies: 8
Views: 626
Posted By SurferRosa

Pre-covid: $150 Post-covid: $300 I'd...

Pre-covid: $150
Post-covid: $300

I'd remove the rack, reroute the rear brake cable over the bars, lower the stem a little, trim the brake housing, center the tire labels over the stems, add a...
08-07-20, 08:35 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,331
Posted By scarlson

sometimes i do this too :innocent: [helmet...

sometimes i do this too :innocent:

[helmet debate begins in 5...4...3...] :crash:
08-05-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 896
Posted By tyler_fred

Nothing to see here, just another Schwinn..

Ciao Amico Fidatos,

I was given a 1987 Schwinn Prelude frameset earlier this year by mstateglfr, and I knew immediately that this was one that I wouldnít be afraid to make minor modifications...
08-04-20, 02:20 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,510
Posted By Salamandrine

Easy, the same way you do it with Velox plugs. Do...

Easy, the same way you do it with Velox plugs. Do a preliminary set up, and tape the shift housing to the drops. Pull out barcon temporarily. Wrap your bars from the top down and tuck in the end....
08-04-20, 01:27 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,510
Posted By Bianchi84

White Velox, Top down ...

White Velox, Top down
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08-04-20, 05:59 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,510
Posted By SJX426

It is challening the first, second, third.......

It is challening the first, second, third.... multiple times! BITD I always wrapped top down. Advice above all good. One approach I use is to make the overlaps even is at the bends make the overlap...
08-04-20, 05:24 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,510
Posted By jbchybridrider

I started from top down tucking it in. I had...

I started from top down tucking it in. I had watched rj the bike guys video just before.
...
08-03-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,510
Posted By schwinnderella

This is the classic and vintage forum, right ?...

This is the classic and vintage forum, right ? Why not wrap the vintage way, top down !
08-03-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,510
Posted By polymorphself

Iíve always found the biggest benefit of cloth to...

Iíve always found the biggest benefit of cloth to be that you can wrap from the top down, then you donít need tape or twine at the top. And yeah then tuck on at the bottom.
07-29-20, 06:55 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,905
Posted By ramzilla

Rules? We don't need no stinkin...

Rules? We don't need no stinkin rules...............

Seriously. The only rule about classic and vintage bikes is to get one for as little $ as possible. Put a ton of $ into it in order for it to...
07-29-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,905
Posted By jjames1452

Rule #1

Don't tell your wife or significant other how many or what it cost!!😄😄😄😄😄
07-29-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 2,765
Views: 656,050
Posted By tyler_fred

1987 Prelude frameset donated by mstateglfr. I...

1987 Prelude frameset donated by mstateglfr. I drewed the top tube guides, pump peg, fender eyelets, and the rear derailleur cable stop. I added a new diver helmet cable stop courtesy of gugie,...
07-23-20, 06:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 327
Posted By SpeedofLite

Converting a Track Bike (1973)

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