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10-15-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 743
Posted By tpadul

I'm in Chesterton, IN just a few minutes away...

I'm in Chesterton, IN just a few minutes away from Lake Michigan and less than 30 minutes from downtown Chicago. The GSD rescue I will be donating to is down in Indianapolis.

We have two German...
10-14-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 764
Posted By Mad Honk

Ben, None of the parts are plated where the...

Ben,
None of the parts are plated where the bearings ride. The plating is ground off during the final finishing of the races, crown and head tube. The outer races are plated but the entire...
Forum: Foo
10-12-20, 09:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 470
Posted By gios

The sleep study servers several purposes. You can...

The sleep study servers several purposes. You can determine which breathing device you are comfortable with - either the nose pillow or full mask (covers mouth and nose - to me, not comfortable). It...
10-12-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 23,293
Views: 2,689,924
Posted By clubman

One more thing to check before investing in a...

One more thing to check before investing in a stem is the steerer tube. Perhaps it's bent. Or worse, cracked.
09-08-20, 05:44 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,762
Posted By 76SLT

A couple weeks ago I helped out my neighbor by...

A couple weeks ago I helped out my neighbor by cleaning up and selling his 73 Varsity for him. It's the first Varsity I've worked on, and I was impressed with how well it rode, and how well the...
09-08-20, 03:35 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,762
Posted By Murray Missile

Here's mine, Paid $30 for it, it had one new...

Here's mine, Paid $30 for it, it had one new tire, one "ok" tire and was pretty much all original. The original wheels had something spilled or splashed on them that ate clear through them so I put a...
09-08-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,762
Posted By dddd

The Varsity is a special bike with it's...

The Varsity is a special bike with it's super-relaxed frame geometry and sturdy kickstand keeping the parked bike ever so well-planted.

The easiest upgrade process might be to find a better bike...
08-19-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,678
Posted By Elbeinlaw

Dude! Listen to me: go get a sleep apnea test...

Dude! Listen to me: go get a sleep apnea test NOW. You don't have to be old, fat and male to have sleep apnea. Lots of women, skinny and athletic people have it. It has nothing to do with not...
05-19-20, 02:05 PM
Replies: 1,385
Views: 94,549
Posted By crandress

Thanks everyone! The Box O' Crap is dead.. Long...

Thanks everyone! The Box O' Crap is dead.. Long live the Box O' Crap!
05-18-20, 07:45 PM
Replies: 1,385
Views: 94,549
Posted By Chr0m0ly

The 8th Edition of the BOC is up!

Crandress,
A Very happy retirement to you, Sir. A huge thank you for the tutelage and initiation into the hallowed halls of Crapmanship.

The eighth edition of the BOC can be found here: ...
04-25-20, 02:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,203
Posted By Siu Blue Wind

Most everyone knows that they can message me...

Most everyone knows that they can message me personally, for I am the lead admin here.

That being said, I'd like to remind everyone that once they start or post a thread here, it is not "owned" by...
04-12-20, 11:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 681
Posted By smontanaro

Anytime I start to wonder about how much any of...

Anytime I start to wonder about how much any of my bikes weigh, I just glance at my waistline and decide it's not really important. ;)
04-06-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 58,629
Views: 8,593,432
Posted By 52telecaster

ive done this very thing. Great if the chainline...

ive done this very thing. Great if the chainline works out.
04-05-20, 09:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,823
Posted By Eric F

The owner with his returned bike... ...

The owner with his returned bike...

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03-30-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 698
Posted By jsnmglbrt

He is not trying to shift. I was able to...

He is not trying to shift. I was able to reproduce the problem riding myself and I wasn't shifting either. I have experienced that kind of slipping while shifting. This is different.
03-20-20, 05:23 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 9,175
Posted By jackbombay

Thats staged! Anyone that has a cat loads...

Thats staged!

Anyone that has a cat loads the TP in the "under" position!
03-15-20, 06:53 AM
Replies: 58,629
Views: 8,593,432
Posted By 52telecaster

i have a 58cm 98 volpe framset id love to give to...

i have a 58cm 98 volpe framset id love to give to a good home
03-15-20, 06:18 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,292
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Your bike has everything it needs to propel you...

Your bike has everything it needs to propel you into the world outside. You just need to go through that door.
03-13-20, 12:11 PM
Replies: 23,293
Views: 2,689,924
Posted By clubman

No doubt about that. Since I gave up on being...

No doubt about that. Since I gave up on being fast, I just wanna look good.
03-10-20, 10:43 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 15,759
Posted By Manny66

I work Heavy Construction, EVERY day I go to work...

I work Heavy Construction, EVERY day I go to work theres a good chance I will be seriously injured, maimed for life or possibly killed. Thats My reality. The Corona virus or any other virus will not...
03-09-20, 05:05 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,921
Posted By fishboat

FB bans tame blogs, but is chocked full of...

FB bans tame blogs, but is chocked full of weaponized political BS, while they sell your data to the highest bidder..or any bidder at all.. and when they get called on the mat for it they...
02-22-20, 05:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,227
Posted By cb400bill

The is the best forum on BF.

The is the best forum on BF.
02-22-20, 04:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,227
Posted By tgenec86

Bianchigirll is my hero

A thread was started a little while back about showing off our posters & cycling advertisements in our homes and workshops, and Bianchigirll posted her Clement poster, which in my unhumble opinion...
02-19-20, 10:08 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,881
Posted By WizardOfBoz

Pure iron (Ferrite) is soft and mostly...

Pure iron (Ferrite) is soft and mostly commercially useless.
Add 4% or so carbon and you have cast iron. Can be moderately hard or soft but not accurately hardenable to allow use in modern...
02-17-20, 04:20 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,763
Posted By ThermionicScott

You can still buy parts for Model T's. ;) But...

You can still buy parts for Model T's. ;) But this is the C&V forum, where the search for replacement parts for old bikes ought to be honored and assisted rather than scorned.
02-07-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,820
Posted By TinyTm

WOW, give it a break! First, what free advise...

WOW, give it a break!
First, what free advise did anyone ask for???

I'm sorry, I failed to read the sites disclaimer that we'd be attacked for grammar and or punctuation on all threads posted?...
02-06-20, 10:42 PM
Replies: 3,304
Views: 290,980
Posted By Mad Honk

So I went to my local Fastenal store today...

So I went to my local Fastenal store today because like many here who need crank bolts and washers for Campy bottom brackets and arms. I was able to source 500 crank bolts that are grade 10 in the 15...
02-06-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 564
Posted By Papa Tom

Ha! Now I gotcha. Funny you should mention...

Ha! Now I gotcha. Funny you should mention that, because my eyes have gone to the trash in the past year. They are so bad that I can barely find the TOOL, let alone any specific wrench on it. I...
02-06-20, 08:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 564
Posted By Papa Tom

Why?

Why?
02-01-20, 08:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,315
Posted By LNKFixed

The value of the bike is 100% sentimental per my...

The value of the bike is 100% sentimental per my first post.
01-29-20, 06:01 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,776
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

DD, for me it never really ended, as it never...

DD, for me it never really ended, as it never ended for many on C&V.

In my case, in the early 2000s, I was still ridding my Schwinn Traveler bought with wedding money in 1980. It had replaced my...
01-28-20, 08:06 AM
Replies: 1,385
Views: 94,549
Posted By crandress

I have the base, but the lid was beaten up and is...

I have the base, but the lid was beaten up and is gone. FBOATSB , who built the metal box originally, as agreed to reinforce the metal box to work better without the lid. I am going to forward it...
01-25-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 907
Posted By enock111

I have actually spent quite some time trying to...

I have actually spent quite some time trying to figure this one out but I guess you wouldn't know that would you. I am curious what your "10 second search" found that made my question so idiotic? I...
Forum: Foo
01-23-20, 06:43 AM
Replies: 9,038
Views: 1,011,873
Posted By Dan Burkhart

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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01-21-20, 10:43 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,756
Posted By Mad Honk

I volunteer at a co-op that serves a lot of...

I volunteer at a co-op that serves a lot of homeless and indigent folks. We frequently find some of our clients are former addicts and folks who have gone through 12 step programs. If any of the BF...
01-21-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 856
Posted By HTupolev

700c is the same as 29". Unfortunately,...

700c is the same as 29".

Unfortunately, marketing people name rim sizes based on what they imagine the inflated tire diameter will be in the rim's imagined use case. "29er" is a term used on...
01-11-20, 05:41 AM
Replies: 58,629
Views: 8,593,432
Posted By Bianchigirll

we need to get those people who drive rescue dogs...

we need to get those people who drive rescue dogs all over the country to start transporting rescue bikes too.
Forum: Foo
01-03-20, 07:29 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 6,630
Posted By TakingMyTime

If you've found that this therapy works for you...

If you've found that this therapy works for you I'm not going to argue or question your results Actually, if it does work for you I think that's great. One of the things I was trying to point out...
12-13-19, 06:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 445
Posted By stardognine

Hey folks, I can see the likes for other posters,...

Hey folks, I can see the likes for other posters, but not for myself. Is that normal? I don't think I'm an ego-tripper, lol, just curious if anyone likes me. 🤔😁😉
11-25-19, 12:18 PM
Replies: 58,629
Views: 8,593,432
Posted By ramones71

Ive been eyeballing that one for weeks and it...

Ive been eyeballing that one for weeks and it seems like a good deal but aesthetically that top tube just offends my soul!
10-25-19, 04:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 702
Posted By 63rickert

Send me your unwanted Stronglight parts. Since...

Send me your unwanted Stronglight parts. Since you don't want them I'll only cover postage. If you send me something good I'll reimburse you for the trouble of packing and shipping and possibly a bit...
10-24-19, 06:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 702
Posted By 63rickert

What on Earth is wrong with a Stronglight BB? Why...

What on Earth is wrong with a Stronglight BB? Why is it "funky"? All parts remain completely available. Perhaps the best high production bracket bearing ever. One of the best ever by any standard.
...
09-27-19, 01:30 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,708
Posted By Darth Lefty

It was exactly what you think and you are right...

It was exactly what you think and you are right to be annoyed
Replies: 12
Views: 1,148
Posted By Deal4Fuji

From the Sheldon Brown website: For a...

From the Sheldon Brown website:

For a quarter century the easiest way to show you were a sophisticated, discriminating cyclist has been to make disparaging remarks about the Schwinn Varsity (and...
09-13-19, 09:22 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 22,668
Posted By dangraham

When I first read the title of this post, I...

When I first read the title of this post, I recalled reading a thread in which one of the senior members criticized a new member for simply asking a question that, apparently, had been asked and...
08-02-19, 06:47 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,905
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

GOOGLE: kenda k23 KENDA is the Only...

GOOGLE: kenda k23


KENDA is the Only manufacturer that I know of for these SCHWINN Only 26 x 1 3/8 (37mm - 597mm) Tires.

You can find them in BLACKWALL, GUMWALL, and WHITEWALL versions....
12-12-18, 10:23 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 12,365
Posted By jjhabbs

A gentle note to BF members

Ive been coming to this forum for many years. I have posted many times.. Hundreds actually. I love the feedback and the input from all of you that know more about my bicycles than I do. I really do!...
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