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04-10-21, 03:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 283
Posted By nomadmax

Put tape or a sticker over it and call it good. ...

Put tape or a sticker over it and call it good. Better yet, write "Look at the road" on a piece of paper and put water proof package tape over it. It just might save you a trip to the hospital or...
04-07-21, 02:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 936
Posted By randyjawa

Postal Scam - Be Careful..!

Through Ebay, I purchased a Campagnolo entry level transmission. Got a good deal, in my opinion, and it was sent to me via International Priority Shipping to Canada via the Global Shipping Program......
04-05-21, 09:15 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 3,762
Posted By Bogester

here’s a couple of my old biking watches that...

here’s a couple of my old biking watches that took a licking and stopped ticking....
04-04-21, 08:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 242
Posted By jetboy

Vintage Tandem: Dawes Super Galaxy

I posted in the tandem section but figured some here might want a gander at this girl: 531 tubes and forks, XT and Stronglight drivetrain- just got it today but so far very impressed!
...
04-03-21, 04:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 419
Posted By SpeedofLite

No, unfortunately. There is usually a short...

No, unfortunately. There is usually a short description of the front cover in the upper right corner of the Table of Contents. This one provides no detail, not even where they were. Sometimes the...
04-03-21, 09:31 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 3,762
Posted By majmt

Well, someone has to post a Rolex. I got this...

Well, someone has to post a Rolex. I got this one after grad school and it’s been everywhere I’ve been and it has been with me in every life experience. It’s been all over the world and through a...
03-31-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,784
Posted By JaccoW

One step further in the Traveller project. I...

One step further in the Traveller project.

I received a pair of Empella froglegs, essentially Mafac cantilever clones that were big in the cyclocross scene until discs took over. Should work...
03-31-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 768
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, 03:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,910
Posted By oneclick

Swarf. Scarves are for Paris.

Swarf.

Scarves are for Paris.
03-29-21, 11:22 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,607
Posted By 515Cycling

Great advice

jamesdak,
I agree with all the good advice above, especially about just getting out and riding. The one thing that I would add is to give yourself a break. By that I mean, don't be so hard on...
03-28-21, 08:13 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,607
Posted By Charliekeet

You sound like a real, feeling, human being....

You sound like a real, feeling, human being. That’s a good thing, as in my opinion we need all of them we can get, imperfections and troubles and all. Sorry for what you’ve been through, and hang in...
03-28-21, 12:37 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,607
Posted By SurferRosa

Concerning the head injuries ... the good news is...

Concerning the head injuries ... the good news is your thread is perfectly coherent and well written. So you have that going for you.

Maybe post some pics of the problem child bike. People can...
03-26-21, 10:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 398
Posted By nlerner

If you want to find decent tires, go with 650b,...

If you want to find decent tires, go with 650b, just 3mm less radius than 650a.
03-26-21, 10:08 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 8,180
Posted By cudak888

A lot of the kids causing havoc in Miami Beach...

A lot of the kids causing havoc in Miami Beach right now need to learn that getting drunk and doing burnouts in the middle of the public street makes for a pretty sucky, stupid spring break -...
03-26-21, 12:38 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,115
Posted By dddd

Always happy to share a rare "wrenching" victory,...

Always happy to share a rare "wrenching" victory, as in this case where an over-sized steel seatpost had been pounded in back in the ~1960's.

Failing patience and hot removal, one can resort to...
03-26-21, 09:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 204
Posted By Unca_Sam

The shackle has shoulders in the front to act as...

The shackle has shoulders in the front to act as a fulcrum. Once I pushed the shoulders to the nose plate, the bolt head cleared the back of the nose piece with a pop!

With that in position, I...
03-25-21, 12:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 494
Posted By clubman

Hand filing two flats on an axle is easy and has...

Hand filing two flats on an axle is easy and has zero impact on a frame.
03-24-21, 06:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 303
Posted By The Golden Boy

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKVztXLyUDQ
03-24-21, 05:19 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,395
Posted By JaccoW

Here are a few humble entrants from me: ...

Here are a few humble entrants from me:

Stainless steel Gilles berthoud fenders on 37-622 tyres
http://i.imgur.com/ahWkITd.jpg (https://imgur.com/ahWkITd)

Stainless steel Gilles Berthoud...
03-22-21, 03:44 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,616
Posted By gugie

Hmm, that's not too far out of the question!...

Hmm, that's not too far out of the question! Early English builders used "appliques" , stamped, thin sheet metal that was wrapped around the tube. Here's an example from Hetchins:
...
03-17-21, 07:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 508
Posted By steelbikeguy

regarding the search for a stiff chain... I do...

regarding the search for a stiff chain... I do understand the general benefit of a stiff chain for vintage setups.

Some years ago, the issue came up on the CR list. By chance, I have two good...
03-16-21, 09:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,121
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...
03-16-21, 07:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 957
Posted By Roger M

Well now that you mention it.. ...

Well now that you mention it..
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03-15-21, 05:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 163
Posted By Chuckk

I think they use the Shimano Altus/Selecta BB ...

I think they use the Shimano Altus/Selecta BB
https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1213020-equipment-product-review-1979-shimano-altus-selecta.html
03-14-21, 08:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 514
Posted By cudak888

Gardin may have been known for steep angles, but...

Gardin may have been known for steep angles, but I don't buy it for a minute that the headtube angle was like that to begin with.

Even in the wide shot, it's clear that the frame has either had a...
03-13-21, 06:17 AM
Replies: 7,027
Views: 654,783
Posted By JaccoW

A vice with anvil so I can use un-dent a frame. ...

A vice with anvil so I can use un-dent a frame.

http://i.imgur.com/dYRnSkf.jpg (https://imgur.com/dYRnSkf)
03-12-21, 11:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 822
Posted By base2

Op: You mention silicone caulk/adhesive. ...

Op: You mention silicone caulk/adhesive.

Nothing sticks to silicone & silicone has a way of working itself into the pores or anything it comes into contact with.

I fear you have impregnated...
03-11-21, 10:18 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 682
Posted By Dylansbob

It does look better. Thank you for the ideas. ...

It does look better. Thank you for the ideas. I soaked it in liquid handsoap, then attacked with a fingernail. Sill have to work on the other side, but fortunately nothing on the seattube...
03-10-21, 05:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 682
Posted By xiaoman1

OP, The adhesive on the tape looks like it has...

OP,
The adhesive on the tape looks like it has dried out and may be hard to lift without removing the decal. Waterslides have a water-soluble glue on them which makes removal of the tape...
03-10-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,466
Posted By nlerner

Don’t get me started on brifters now.

Don’t get me started on brifters now.
03-09-21, 09:56 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,337
Posted By merziac

Going to chime in to say it doesn't matter if...

Going to chime in to say it doesn't matter if it's worth it IMO. That said and VO racks aside, I challenge anyone to find another one this old, nice, original, restored and available at all and won't...
03-09-21, 05:39 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,337
Posted By nlerner

For that price, I would expect authentic French...

For that price, I would expect authentic French air in the tires.
03-09-21, 02:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,022
Posted By Drillium Dude

^^^ This ^^^ Score another victory for the...

^^^ This ^^^

Score another victory for the Law of Unintended Consequences. I always knew this was gonna be a very short thread :)

DD
03-09-21, 01:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,022
Posted By clubman

The last guy who showed his Masi 'tribute' bike...

The last guy who showed his Masi 'tribute' bike had his skin flayed off, slowly. I'm not showing you mine.
03-08-21, 07:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,022
Posted By nlerner

I've had lots of old Raleighs that looked like...

I've had lots of old Raleighs that looked like the bikes in Call the Midwife.
03-07-21, 05:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 745
Posted By Schreck83

Not familiar with the Superplate, You can see...

Not familiar with the Superplate, You can see the abnormally huge rubbing surfaces on the upper pulley below:
...
03-07-21, 01:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,350
Posted By guy153

I don't usually watch GCN because they're so...

I don't usually watch GCN because they're so noddy. But this has to be the peak of muppetry.

At least it wasn't a particularly nice old bike that they were ruining!


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03-07-21, 09:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,350
Posted By BradH

I enjoy watching GCN but whenever they try to do...

I enjoy watching GCN but whenever they try to do anything with a vintage bike they miss the mark.
03-06-21, 08:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 894
Posted By GrainBrain

Do you have a soldering iron? Maybe find a sharp...

Do you have a soldering iron? Maybe find a sharp tip and start chasing the threads?...
03-05-21, 09:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 720
Posted By deux jambes

Here’s where I realized that I F’d up. I...

Here’s where I realized that I F’d up.

I was sent a PM earlier in the day yesterday by someone expressing interest in the levers. They asked if the ferrules were included. I posted a pic here of...
03-02-21, 09:01 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,161
Posted By Soody

Bartape on my old car ...

Bartape on my old car
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03-02-21, 11:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 388
Posted By Reynolds 531

This is the Park Tools version....

This is the Park Tools version....
03-02-21, 07:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 499
Posted By big chainring

I concur, Motorbacon GJ in the stone washed...

I concur, Motorbacon GJ in the stone washed finish.
02-27-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 371
Posted By southpawboston

I've never had good luck with tape, but I've had...

I've never had good luck with tape, but I've had great luck with Goop brand adhesive. If the fender has tightly crimped edges (like VO), this is my go-to method. More recently I've taken to gluing 1"...
02-27-21, 09:47 AM
Replies: 7,027
Views: 654,783
Posted By Iwas20Then

new sneakers for my old jalopy - there is an...

new sneakers for my old jalopy - there is an indirect connection to my regular biking route...
02-27-21, 12:11 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,490
Posted By gugie

When the time comes, I'll roll my own. Low trail,...

When the time comes, I'll roll my own. Low trail, 650b electric assist. And it'll plane, baby, it'll plane.
...
02-26-21, 08:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 371
Posted By gugie

The gap in the hem...

The gap in the hem (https://cdn.thefabricator.com/a/press-brake-basics-bending-across-the-hem-1505319895.jpg) on VO fenders is smaller than Honjo's, so there's less room for wiring, but it can be...
02-26-21, 04:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 389
Posted By dedhed

It really wanted to be a vertical dropout.

It really wanted to be a vertical dropout.
02-26-21, 12:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 722
Posted By badger_biker

If you plan on loaded touring I would strongly...

If you plan on loaded touring I would strongly advise getting the one with cantilever brakes. I had an 86 C’dale ST400 with calipers and could never get it to stop well with the Rigida rims. I have a...
02-25-21, 08:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 629
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Having dealt with short stack headsets I can say...

Having dealt with short stack headsets I can say that you're on the road to frustration. It appears that your current problem is that your lamp bracket is flanged so that it interferes with the top...
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