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04-12-21, 12:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 254
Posted By Bianchi84

The straddle rods aren't. I got mine off of a...

The straddle rods aren't. I got mine off of a popular auction site (be careful; they come in 2 different lengths and it's hard to tell which you need until it doesn't fit). The Pedersen Self...
04-12-21, 09:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 413
Posted By francophile

Agree, maybe even more than 50%. However, these...

Agree, maybe even more than 50%. However, these specific spots, the darker spots, are typically what you'd see when the chrome has totally flaked off because chrome-steel bond has been compromised...
04-07-21, 04:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 718
Posted By francis1

Thanks for all the feedback. Looks like it boils...

Thanks for all the feedback. Looks like it boils down to compatibility, aka trial and error. 27 x 1 & 1/4 tires seem to vary quite a bit in their width. The fatter tires hold fairly well on non...
04-07-21, 10:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 884
Posted By denaffen

I've posted it before, but I love this Puegeot,...

I've posted it before, but I love this Puegeot, Carbolite 103 and all. Just a great riding bike.
...
04-07-21, 09:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 451
Posted By ldmataya

This made me want to drop everything and go ride...

This made me want to drop everything and go ride interesting places for a month.
04-06-21, 01:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 451
Posted By CO_Hoya

A little internet sleuthing (link...

A little internet sleuthing (link (http://www.theartoftheride.com/the-backstory/)):
04-06-21, 09:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 451
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

A Cyclist in the English Landscape

If you have access to the New York Times, today they posted an article, A Cyclist in the English Landscape. Amazing shots, all taken by the rider, of himself. And as a bonus, on that appears to be a...
04-05-21, 09:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 345
Posted By blamb

Wanted to give everyone an update on the bike-...

Wanted to give everyone an update on the bike- Turns out it's a 1989 World. Misread the catalog. Bought Bell FlatDefense tires and tubes. Fully restored bike after aprox. 20-22 hrs of labor. Thanks...
04-05-21, 04:27 PM
Replies: 20,218
Views: 3,391,199
Posted By Unca_Sam

"One early summer day, not long after my 12th...

"One early summer day, not long after my 12th birthday, I took my new 'copper tone' Stingray Krate down Caesar's Lane on my way to the railroad tracks that still run along the Hudson on their way to...
04-05-21, 08:42 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 4,201
Posted By The Golden Boy

This was my first watch when I was a kid...

This was my first watch when I was a kid (1977/78):

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49932479876_5f389a791a_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2j5n1Ds)SW Watch (https://flic.kr/p/2j5n1Ds) by Dave The...
04-03-21, 03:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 345
Posted By blamb

Used the bathroom scale method. Came out to 28.2...

Used the bathroom scale method. Came out to 28.2 lbs. guess that’s pretty good. Another question- anyone know how to “un dry” out the handlebars padding? I really don’t want to replace them or change...
04-03-21, 01:50 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 4,201
Posted By cb400bill

My dad received this Accutron in 1980 for working...

My dad received this Accutron in 1980 for working 25 years with Scott Paper.
...
04-03-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 621
Posted By Fahrenheit531

:thumb: They're superb rims. If you're on...

:thumb:

They're superb rims. If you're on the fence, just go ahead and click 'buy'.
04-02-21, 09:34 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 4,201
Posted By LNKFixed

One for day to day, the other for when I need to...

One for day to day, the other for when I need to not look like such a schlub.

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/img_1168_d2fd441bf685a5f8a1de82e47606f853590baf99.jpeg...
04-02-21, 03:40 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 4,201
Posted By Bianchi84

The 1958 or 1959 Hamilton Thor that was my Dad's...

The 1958 or 1959 Hamilton Thor that was my Dad's until he gave it too me a couple of years ago. Works great and I do wear it.
As OMD said: "
It's 8:15 and that's the time that it's always been."...
04-02-21, 03:33 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 4,201
Posted By Erzulis Boat

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

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Watches? Don't get me started!
04-02-21, 02:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 718
Posted By repechage

Steel rims will require steel bead tires. ...

Steel rims will require steel bead tires.
Expectation that one can go above 65-70psi... Variable. 90? NO.
04-02-21, 02:00 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 4,201
Posted By clubman

A Swiss Army, an Accutron, an Elgin pocket watch...

A Swiss Army, an Accutron, an Elgin pocket watch and this 1930's Buren. Strangely, a Swiss trained watch maker and goldsmith moved to our very small town last year and he replaced the balance wheel...
04-02-21, 01:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 621
Posted By Fahrenheit531

TB-14: ...

TB-14:

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/800x600/rimdot_a47f29b24f32f12d737c8286fab5987e36949c92.jpg

And by no means does it "detract from the look." ;)
04-02-21, 12:46 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 4,201
Posted By markk900

"Takes a lickin' and keeps on tickin'"

"Takes a lickin' and keeps on tickin'"
04-02-21, 12:16 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 4,201
Posted By cb400bill

I give to you the Schwinn Varsity of automatic...

I give to you the Schwinn Varsity of automatic watches, the early 70s Times Self-Wind.

...
04-02-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 4,201
Posted By genejockey

Watches, you say? How about something from the...

Watches, you say? How about something from the 18th Century?
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/757x800/img_0736_small_067f316292315e5ce796e33ec48d0f03b642074b.jpg...
04-02-21, 11:25 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 4,201
Posted By markk900

Bulova Accutron SpaceView from 1970.....I bought...

Bulova Accutron SpaceView from 1970.....I bought this for my son and got it restored....cool technology!

...
04-02-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 4,201
Posted By bwilli88

We have dog threads, sewing machine thread, how about a watch thread.

Here is my 1932 Hamilton pocket watch. Made a cool stand for it today. My wife gave it to me as a wedding present....
04-01-21, 08:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 621
Posted By niliraga

great idea! ...

great idea!


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04-01-21, 05:18 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,510
Posted By thumpism

Actually, the fork may be the only thing on that...

Actually, the fork may be the only thing on that bike that isn't bent.
04-01-21, 02:35 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,510
Posted By cudak888

No, they were foot soldered by Oompa-Loompas. ...

No, they were foot soldered by Oompa-Loompas.

-Kurt
04-01-21, 07:51 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,510
Posted By Chicago Al

OMG!!! Found on CL---you won't believe it!!!!

https://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/bik/d/vintage-italian-mystery-bike/7300184205.html

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity!

Well, once a year, anyway.

Mention your pal Chicago Al for a...
03-31-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 773
Posted By iab

I bought it for the dropouts

So in hindsight, this was not a great decision. The buying and shipping and receiving has been a great big pain in the ass. The overall quality of the build is definitely questionable. I paid way...
03-30-21, 08:10 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,329
Posted By fender1

What is happening in this thread?

What is happening in this thread?
03-29-21, 08:02 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,470
Posted By nlerner

You mean like this? ...

You mean like this?

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03-26-21, 01:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 339
Posted By noobinsf

What a great find, and ain't it great to be able...

What a great find, and ain't it great to be able to take someone's castaway to turn into your treasure? I love that about this hobby.
03-26-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 339
Posted By Insidious C.

Using a wash rag, warm water and dish soap I...

Using a wash rag, warm water and dish soap I scrubbed the saddle down thoroughly. A bit of green remains- not enough to concern me. I will scrub once more before moving on to the rejuvenation phase....
03-25-21, 04:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 574
Posted By ctak

I'm in Seattle but open to riding anywhere in the...

I'm in Seattle but open to riding anywhere in the region.
Planning on this Cedar River route for tomorrow or this weekend:...
03-25-21, 04:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 574
Posted By ctak

Strava group for anyone affiliated with the...

Strava group for anyone affiliated with the Pacific Northwest and interested in sharing routes, etc:
https://www.strava.com/clubs/pacnw
03-25-21, 03:11 PM
Replies: 700
Views: 166,273
Posted By Crankstank

The wife's bike

Ok Here's a 1993 Bianchi Peregrine MTB. It is upgraded to 3x9 With Dura Ace downtime shifters on Pual Thumbie mounts. Noah's Arc handlebar, Trek Cromo stem. Tektro levers and cantilever brakes....
03-25-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 700
Views: 166,273
Posted By Crankstank

Day of the Dead Cruiser

Velocity DeepV MTB 26 laced to NOS DeoreLX hubs. 3x7 XT shifting. Tektro cantis. Metropolis Bar, Tange lug stem. NOS Suntour XCPro crankset. ...
03-25-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 2,510
Views: 839,428
Posted By imcorn

Just finished rebuilding my '83 Expedition I...

Just finished rebuilding my '83 Expedition I found back in January. Took it on a quick ride last night and it's like riding on a cloud. Updated the cockpit (Nitto B135, Nitto Technomic, and TRP...
03-24-21, 08:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 346
Posted By Pompiere

The Shimano hub worked fine. Some say it isn't...

The Shimano hub worked fine. Some say it isn't as durable as the SA hub, but I never had any problems. I think the ratios are the same or close to the SA. I used an 18 tooth cog with the 42 tooth...
03-24-21, 07:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 410
Posted By cudak888

Looks like a bicycle to me. -Kurt

Looks like a bicycle to me.

-Kurt
03-24-21, 11:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 346
Posted By imabeliever1

3 Speed Roadbike

Got this as a fixed gear about 4 years ago. First new bike I had purchased in over 25 years. Back home, in Texas, I enjoyed it as a fixed. But moved to Kentucky a little over 3 years ago, and riding...
03-23-21, 08:25 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,175
Posted By cudak888

The seatpost arrived - bolted it in, waited for...

The seatpost arrived - bolted it in, waited for the end of the day, and took them to the local park for a few beauty shots:
...
03-23-21, 05:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 808
Posted By Realsteel95

Someone please buy this lot so I don't.

Someone please buy this lot so I don't.
03-23-21, 05:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 458
Posted By lajt

hi tricky, yes, it's definitely brake housing,...

hi tricky, yes, it's definitely brake housing, but that's a really good point--that would definitely cause it.
I bet I've unwittingly made this mistake many times in the past because I didn't know...
03-22-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,175
Posted By cudak888

Oh, I don't think these were going to get...

Oh, I don't think these were going to get scrapped. Jeff at Recyclable Bicycle Exchange (where these came from) is too responsible a co-op operator to let the remaining 15 or so bikes go to the tip....
03-22-21, 08:21 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,414
Posted By jamesdak

This!!! The Gyes are quality built, have...

This!!!

The Gyes are quality built, have longer rails than Brooks, and much cheaper. I've been using them for years and have had no problems with them. Highly recommend if you can find them.
...
03-21-21, 07:59 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,205
Posted By gugie

Forgive me fellow C&Vers, but I have sinned

Early one morning a few weeks ago, nlerner texts me that there's a Ritchey Breakaway CX in my frame size for sale, but it's listed on Craigslist in Santa Cruz, California. Neal knows I'm jealous of...
03-20-21, 08:25 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,175
Posted By xiaoman1

cudak888 Kurt, Paying forward as much as you...

cudak888 Kurt,
Paying forward as much as you do, will bring you large dividends,....I know that is never your intent but your unselfishness is a rarity that few others have......good karma begets...
03-20-21, 08:16 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,175
Posted By cudak888

I'm waiting on a Kalloy post to arrive for the...

I'm waiting on a Kalloy post to arrive for the third bike, but these three are otherwise done.

I've named them after three staff members - past and present - who've been influential leaders within...
03-16-21, 09:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,146
Posted By machinist42

Put A Cork In It

Fill a basin large enough to accommodate the handlebars with a strong solution of Lye, NaOH, Sodium Hydroxide.

Immerse bars, which should promptly dissolve.

Rinse off cork before using, but it...
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