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11-09-19, 02:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 754
Posted By noglider

A working bike for $40 is a good value, even if...

A working bike for $40 is a good value, even if it's a cheap bike. Enjoy it.
11-06-19, 07:18 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,731
Posted By Kabuki12

I must admit I’m challenged to see that kind of...

I must admit I’m challenged to see that kind of value. I’m certain it has value and hopefully the bike will end up where it belongs , as a part of cycling history. The thing is , a bike like this is...
11-03-19, 09:17 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,003
Posted By sykerocker

Since you lived in that area: I have memories of...

Since you lived in that area: I have memories of a bicycle shop that did a lot of sales in high end bicycles, he was the Falcon dealer, located somewhere between Erie, PA and Cleveland, but cannot...
11-03-19, 09:11 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,003
Posted By repechage

One can tell Slightspeed is no longer racing as...

One can tell Slightspeed is no longer racing as his handlebar tape is no longer white.

I had a reasonably wide scope of travel when I was nine in West Los Angeles in 1970- about 4 miles- noted...
11-03-19, 07:54 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,003
Posted By Cougrrcj

'Enthusiast cyclists' didn't exist when I was...

'Enthusiast cyclists' didn't exist when I was growing up in the '60s and early '70s. At least there weren't any that I ever saw in the far-outer 'country' suburbs of Cleveland..
11-02-19, 11:12 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,003
Posted By sykerocker

Slightspeed, you're reminding me why I was both...

Slightspeed, you're reminding me why I was both jealous as hell and hating everyone who lived in California during the 60's, while I was stuck in Western Pennsylvania. And the bicycles weren't...
11-02-19, 08:43 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,003
Posted By Slightspeed

The first "10 speed" i ever saw was my older...

The first "10 speed" i ever saw was my older cousin's Schwinn Continental. I just had to have one. I was about 10, and riding a Raynal three speed "English Racer", that I had put drop bars on. I...
11-02-19, 07:22 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,003
Posted By late

I got a 69 Varsity and went off to college. ...

I got a 69 Varsity and went off to college.

My classmates all had Italian bikes, and they were delicate. Somebody always got a flat or bent a rim. My bike was slower, but it was next to...
11-01-19, 02:44 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,003
Posted By merziac

Alpenrose Velodrome started as a banked dirt...

Alpenrose Velodrome started as a banked dirt track in 1962, then was built into the steepest banked track at 43 degrees in 1967 where the Nationals were held.

Produced many Champions, continues to...
11-01-19, 09:37 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,003
Posted By rustystrings61

So far no one has mentioned Allegro, available...

So far no one has mentioned Allegro, available through Jack Kemp of Village Cycles from 1954 till the early 70s (http://www.swissbicycles.com/allegro/mondia-advertisement/). Here's a pic of Vincent...
10-31-19, 05:55 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,003
Posted By 63rickert

Something else worth mentioning. In 60s bikes...

Something else worth mentioning. In 60s bikes were not 'old' in a year or two. Certainly by time I was paying attention in late 60s most were on Campagnolo. At the races it was nearly all Campagnolo....
10-31-19, 05:38 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,003
Posted By Kent T

The Raleigh Professional or International was the...

The Raleigh Professional or International was the second most available high class road bike in that era. As Raleigh had the second best dealer network back then.
10-31-19, 05:08 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,003
Posted By 63rickert

Watch this from mid-60s and see what you can pick...

Watch this from mid-60s and see what you can pick out

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KotsGmYl8A

Several Chicago riders I knew in there and probably more Americans than Canadians. In Chicago...
10-31-19, 02:11 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,003
Posted By Road Fan

At least in Chicago, lightweight Japanese bikes...

At least in Chicago, lightweight Japanese bikes were unknown in the late 60s, maybe Nishiki started to appear in 1969 or so, but I wouldn't call them lightweight. My brother had an Azuki that was...
10-30-19, 07:15 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,150
Posted By jamesdak

Thanks! Ironic thing is that riding all...

Thanks!

Ironic thing is that riding all these wonderful bikes does take away from my real photography passion, wildlife and landscapes.

https://pbase.com/jhuddle/image/108239670.jpg
...
10-30-19, 05:51 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,150
Posted By thumpism

Pixie was best.

Pixie was best.
10-30-19, 04:40 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,118
Posted By CV-6

I have given serious thought to getting a big...

I have given serious thought to getting a big print of this and putting up in my family room. Don't think the wife would care for it,...
10-28-19, 07:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 602
Posted By ryansu

Funny I tell myself a similar story -I didn't...

Funny I tell myself a similar story -I didn't stumble onto C&V until I was in my 40s after getting back into cycling in my late 30s. For my 16th birthday (1980) my parents gave me a Huffy 10 speed I...
10-27-19, 10:00 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,421
Posted By mstateglfr

People may not develop the skills to fix bicycle...

People may not develop the skills to fix bicycle issues, but I dont think that it's due to our society embracing a disposable approach to goods.
Many cyclists have a wide range of hobbies and while...
10-24-19, 07:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 545
Posted By wrk101

+10 to T-Mar, a lot of low end crap 10 speeds...

+10 to T-Mar, a lot of low end crap 10 speeds were being made in the USA during the 1970s such as Columbia, Huffy, and Murray. And by the late 1970s, Trek entered the market.
10-24-19, 07:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 545
Posted By T-Mar

Actually, there was still quite a lot of bicycle...

Actually, there was still quite a lot of bicycle (frame) manufacturing in North America during the late 1970s. Mass volume manufacturers still active in the USA included Schwinn, Ross, Huffy, Trek,...
10-20-19, 09:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 204
Posted By JohnDThompson

Makes me feel old. :( All of the "old" bikes he...

Makes me feel old. :( All of the "old" bikes he featured are newer than most of my bikes, with the possible exception of the child's bike shown near the end. Speaking of which, I have to wonder about...
10-19-19, 09:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 230
Posted By jjhabbs

Two bicycle videos from todays Chicago area C&V ride

After are C&V ride we did some highlight videos that I put on my channel. Please check them out.

Here are two videos! One is Bernie's Mystery english bike
and the other is Steve W's Roberts.
...
10-19-19, 03:30 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,620
Posted By merziac

It's all good, Tx for your dedication and...

It's all good, Tx for your dedication and diligence, "We the willing, doing the impossible......". ;)
10-19-19, 02:34 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,620
Posted By onre

Yet another "thank you" post from me! I've wanted...

Yet another "thank you" post from me! I've wanted to identify some Campagnolo brifters for a week now, and finally it is possible!
10-19-19, 02:26 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,620
Posted By ThermionicScott

I just noticed it myself. THANK YOU JON cuda2k! ...

I just noticed it myself. THANK YOU JON cuda2k! :thumb:
10-19-19, 12:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 204
Posted By Wulf

Only 1 C&V bike shown?

Only 1 C&V bike shown?
10-19-19, 12:26 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,620
Posted By Ciufalon

So glad to hear all is well with Velobase. I am...

So glad to hear all is well with Velobase. I am sure we all speak for many when we say "thank you to cuda2k" for providing such a valuable resource.
10-19-19, 10:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 204
Posted By Whit51

Iíve become a fan of his GCN Tech Show. Thereís...

Iíve become a fan of his GCN Tech Show. Thereís occasional C&V content on the Bike Vault and Screw Riding Up Grades, Buy Upgrades features.
10-19-19, 08:35 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,620
Posted By malcala622

cuda2k Thank you for the site and getting it back...

cuda2k Thank you for the site and getting it back up.




Velobase is my bible.
10-19-19, 08:07 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,620
Posted By cuda2k

Hey all, sorry it took a while but VeloBase is...

Hey all, sorry it took a while but VeloBase is BACK. I've been having problems with spam/bots and unfortunately work and other commitments haven't allowed me to put the time into the site that I've...
10-18-19, 08:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 797
Posted By Homebrew01

Title Changed and moved to C&V from Sales, as...

Title Changed and moved to C&V from Sales, as useful rebuilding info.
10-12-19, 03:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 302
Posted By JaccoW

They still make and sell those. I've seen them...

They still make and sell those. I've seen them used a few times around here but most people prefer an actual child carrier in the front. Kinder buiszadel...
10-12-19, 01:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 302
Posted By Bogester

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/320x240/79e8015e_e78c_4a5f_b1c1_e80da91f4397_2c889fe98b66809ddff8093e201a50e997a6c0ae.jpeg
This was a few years ago...sheís almost 16! Univega...
10-12-19, 11:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 302
Posted By jeirvine

You don't need a carrier. At least Eddy didn't: ...

You don't need a carrier. At least Eddy didn't:

https://youtu.be/7hnLjiTzejo?t=1164
...
10-12-19, 11:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 302
Posted By non-fixie

Not mine, but if I had kids ... ...

Not mine, but if I had kids ...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/811x523/easttimor_69305d224df27c0021591eb167fbed63f679797d.jpg
10-12-19, 09:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 302
Posted By thumpism

I've never used one but gave my sister a new...

I've never used one but gave my sister a new Panasonic Tourist 5 back in the '80s with a Troxel on it to tote her kid. I'll have to dig up a photo.
10-12-19, 09:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 302
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Well after looking around a bit I can say I don't...

Well after looking around a bit I can say I don't have any decent pics with the child seat... you know, because if you're out there with that thing attached you're not out to take glamour shots of...
10-12-19, 07:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 225
Posted By gomango

While I don't use this particular model of VP's,...

While I don't use this particular model of VP's, I do use their platform (VP015) with pins for off road riding/commuting.

Great budget pedal that seems to hold up as well as the XT platforms for a...
10-01-19, 04:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,109
Posted By ryansu

If you haven't seen the one from the 50s put out...

If you haven't seen the one from the 50s put out by the brit transport board regarding the Cyclists Special I really like that one
09-28-19, 08:52 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,219
Posted By Drillium Dude

Same reason a dog...never mind. Today I had...

Same reason a dog...never mind.

Today I had the opportunity to have a good think about this after I checked my mailbox. Way back in July I purchased a pair of vintage Specialized Turbos in 28mm. I...
09-27-19, 06:35 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,219
Posted By Mad Honk

I'm not sure what it is, maybe an innate desire...

I'm not sure what it is, maybe an innate desire to be a part of something or an innate desire to help others, For all I know it may be the upbringing or nurturing side of the philosophical question....
09-27-19, 04:06 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,219
Posted By RobbieTunes

I resemble that. My fear is being found out.

I resemble that. My fear is being found out.
09-25-19, 12:12 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,219
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

We're commies.

We're commies.
09-23-19, 04:16 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,303
Posted By VtwinVince

Maybe, but with Armstrong it was the way in which...

Maybe, but with Armstrong it was the way in which he reacted to criticisms that shows what his real personality is like, and the way he treated his critics, including LeMond. One guy has class, the...
09-23-19, 02:05 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,303
Posted By canklecat

That photo of LeMond with his restaurant...

That photo of LeMond with his restaurant tablecloth team jersey shows how much champions sacrifice to make race weight. In that photo he looks like a normal athlete, maybe 3-5 lbs above peak weight....
09-22-19, 10:11 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,303
Posted By jamesdak

How I feel too. Not much one for new bikes...

How I feel too. Not much one for new bikes anyway but the local trek shop is my go to place for all my vintage jobs that I don't get time for. Great bunch there.

Heck I even rode my one Trek...
09-22-19, 09:42 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,303
Posted By himespau

Cool, one day I'd like one of his frames from the...

Cool, one day I'd like one of his frames from the 90's. It's on a (long) list.
09-22-19, 09:41 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,303
Posted By noglider

Not only was Lemond a great champion, but he is...

Not only was Lemond a great champion, but he is also a genuinely nice guy. No one has stories of him mistreating them. You can't say that about all the greats. When he raced in Europe, he spent...
09-22-19, 09:03 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,303
Posted By mountaindave

Ditto again. I was in high school when he won and...

Ditto again. I was in high school when he won and he inspired me to ride. I never really raced, but I became a roadie then and never really looked back. My roads may have more gravel in them than...
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