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09-18-20, 07:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 160
Posted By 70sSanO

I would think a lot of the appeal is...

I would think a lot of the appeal is generational. The appeal of a lot of vintage items breaks along generational lines where they peak as that generation looks back with more disposable income and...
09-17-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 75
Posted By JimOfOakCreek

FYI: MicroShift BarEnd Shifter Covers Fit Shimano BarEnd Shifters

I built my bike 12 years ago. The covers on my 9 speed Shimano Dura Ace BarEnd Shifters SL-BS77 wore clean off. Shimano shifter covers are impossible to find, if they exist at all.

I ordered...
09-16-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,325
Posted By jamesdak

And a few more, I had never really shot proper...

And a few more, I had never really shot proper pics of this when I got it. I think it's holding up pretty well for it's age.
...
09-15-20, 06:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 401
Posted By sarhog

It’s suspended due to Covid-19. If you wear a...

It’s suspended due to Covid-19. If you wear a mask when you’re on the website, the currency field will switch back to US dollars.
Make sure you wash your hands after ordering.
09-14-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 514
Posted By epnnf

Update: got new cassette- problem solved! (after...

Update: got new cassette- problem solved! (after slight adjustment)
ummm, my cassette has seen ... 4 previous chains, not 2 as I previously stated :mad:
This is my old cassette: ...
09-12-20, 08:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 302
Posted By GhostSS

3rensho Super Record Export for the gf

So I was able to successfully get my gf into biking somehow and she was able to snag a 3rensho Super Record Export. Her favorite color is pink and since I know bike pride in ownership helps with...
09-12-20, 09:58 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 530
Posted By cudak888

I think that's a SRAM Automatix - a two-speed...

I think that's a SRAM Automatix - a two-speed kickback. Gives you both a quality coaster and two gears with no extra cables.

Sturmey makes one as well in the all-important, clear anodized aluminum...
09-12-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 842
Posted By 79pmooney

I use my bathroom scale. I do a couple of...

I use my bathroom scale. I do a couple of weighings as my scale is slightly different depending on where I stand.

Bike weighings can be sobering, Often not knowing is a happier place to be.
09-11-20, 08:19 PM
Replies: 1,519
Views: 125,723
Posted By malcala622

I present to you my finished 1988 Bianchi Krono. ...

I present to you my finished 1988 Bianchi Krono.

Quick spec: Full Shimano 105 Groupset/Biopace: Dura Ace freewheel: H Plus Son rims: Mavic bars: Super Turbo saddle.

...
09-11-20, 08:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 248
Posted By Phil_gretz

Let me get this straight: (1) you broke a carbon...

Let me get this straight: (1) you broke a carbon fork on the road bike, (2) you snapped a chain on the hybrid, and (3) your wife limits your cost-effective choices to roughly $1000. Okay. We're...
09-11-20, 07:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 514
Posted By Koyote

Cassette wear is notoriously difficult to...

Cassette wear is notoriously difficult to diagnose visually. Replace it.
09-10-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,653
Posted By Paul Barnard

There are several reasons to build a bike from...

There are several reasons to build a bike from the frame up. In most cases you won't save money unless you are willing to settle for NOS type parts. You also have to factor in the cost of tools.
...
09-10-20, 02:03 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,653
Posted By Phil_gretz

I Did It Last Summer...

I purchased the Chinese frame from a friend for $180 (I think). Ultegra R8000 throughout. Wheelset is DT Swiss 240s laced to carbon 50s. I think that my total was $1800. It weighs 17 pounds and rides...
09-10-20, 01:19 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,653
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

I was in your position several years ago. Since...

I was in your position several years ago. Since then I have not purchased a complete bike. I like being able to decide exactly how I want the bike, or at least I want to be the one deciding where to...
09-10-20, 08:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 880
Posted By prj71

Then you are looking at two bikes. The right...

Then you are looking at two bikes. The right tool for the job.
09-09-20, 09:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 266
Posted By base2

I've de-anodized plenty. 6oz per gallon ratio of...

I've de-anodized plenty. 6oz per gallon ratio of food grade soaping lye/water. Soak the part 3 minutes & scrub. 50/50 it comes out beautiful with no further work required. Brambleberry soap supply in...
09-08-20, 07:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 320
Posted By dsbrantjr

You need a shorter skewer suitable for your...

You need a shorter skewer suitable for your dropout spacing/axle length.
09-05-20, 05:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 522
Posted By dedhed

Brand new 7 speed sti ...

Brand new 7 speed sti
https://bike.shimano.com/en-EU/product/component/tourney-a070.html
09-05-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,160
Posted By cudak888

Challenge accepted, vernbren. Keep in...

Challenge accepted, vernbren.



Keep in mind that eBay has provided every facility necessary to him to prevent lowballs. He could set a minimum "Make Offer" price. He could take the offer off...
09-03-20, 04:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 380
Posted By tkamd73

Just buy the one on eBay and install it,...

Just buy the one on eBay and install it, simplest, and cheapest solution.
Tim
09-01-20, 05:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 714
Posted By Kapusta

Sort of. I prefer prime-numbered cogs, and they...

Sort of. I prefer prime-numbered cogs, and they are all odd.
08-29-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 262
Posted By dedhed

Some come out harder than others. Measure the...

Some come out harder than others. Measure the width of the BB shell. English is 68MM Italian is 70mm (with a few exceptions)

...
08-28-20, 07:40 PM
Replies: 1,519
Views: 125,723
Posted By malcala622

Got my front wheel back today from being laced....

Got my front wheel back today from being laced. Got the tire mount and took a few snapshots.

I should have it completed in 2 weeks and ready to ride.
...
08-26-20, 08:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 660
Posted By Davidhuunguyen

Pics of bianchi 1988 CDI restoration

Campagnolo Victory group set. Still need to change out hubs, seatpost, and binder to campagnolo.

Time for a test ride. Thanks to all who provided guidance.
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08-26-20, 02:42 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,079
Posted By nomadmax

Agreed, silicone tape is the way to go. I get...

Agreed, silicone tape is the way to go. I get mine from Home Depot so I don't have to pay the $4.00 per roll "cycling" surcharge.

...
08-25-20, 06:41 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,655
Posted By GAtkins

I agree with the above; seat too high and too far...

I agree with the above; seat too high and too far back.

Glenn
08-25-20, 05:51 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,655
Posted By Hit Factor

Looks like the seat might be a little high, her...

Looks like the seat might be a little high, her knee looks locked.

I didn't really want to say anything, but her head, what's wrong with it?
08-25-20, 11:19 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,708
Posted By AlmostTrick

I always considered cold setting a hack, I would...

I always considered cold setting a hack, I would not do it or want a frame it was done to. Too much room for imperfection, and I'd rather not have bent seat and chain stays anyway.
There's no...
08-25-20, 09:01 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,438
Posted By ramones71

Biopace chainrings. They were standard equipment...

Biopace chainrings. They were standard equipment on both of my late 80s Schwinns and I love everything about both of those bikes.

Campy branded dork-disk on my all-original Raleigh Competition...
08-25-20, 07:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 605
Posted By indyfabz

Depends on the shoe. I spent nearly four months...

Depends on the shoe. I spent nearly four months straight out on tour with SPD-cleated shoes. They were not the most comfortable shoes to walk in for any distance.
08-24-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 642
Posted By Eggman84

I can understand a chain wearing out in one year,...

I can understand a chain wearing out in one year, but find it odd that the cassette would be worn out after just 1 chain that was not worn beyond 0.75% (as you imply). You didn't mention which...
08-24-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,037
Posted By mstateglfr

How do you know the pedals are fake? And really-...

How do you know the pedals are fake? And really- how do you know the quality is shoddy?...the pictures are stock pics so you cant see the quality.
This appears to just be a guess that you are...
08-23-20, 10:52 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,271
Posted By WolfgangVerne

3Rensho Super Record Aero - Build Thread

I'm sure some of you have seen my request for black anodized/painted vintage components over in the C&V Sales section, so this build won't be a complete surprise. But for those who haven't, I'm...
08-22-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 405
Posted By Bob the Mech

The Tiagra 4700 series front mech you refer to is...

The Tiagra 4700 series front mech you refer to is only compatible with the 4700 shifters. Shimano in all its wisdom has once again changed the pull ratios and mechanical fixing points of the cables....
08-18-20, 09:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,252
Posted By scratchpaddy

I just had that 100mm stem in the closet, but...

I just had that 100mm stem in the closet, but after putting it on the bike with those handlebars, I could see it was too long. So, I went back online and found an 80mm quill that looked rough but...
08-18-20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 194
Posted By fietsbob

Not from here I cant see a thing ...

Not from here I cant see a thing
https://www.fullspeedahead.com/
it's square taper maybe the crank arm hole fit is loose, damaged from riding with a loose bolt. blind guess..

replace . whole...
08-18-20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 4,283
Posted By Duke7777

I used to be very much into Ducati singles and...

I used to be very much into Ducati singles and had several, including a couple of Mach1's and Desmos. This is the only one I have left, A 1960 Elite that I restored from a pile of parts.
...
08-18-20, 07:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 834
Posted By Barry2

wilson, you are correct. Trim is Front...

wilson,
you are correct. Trim is Front Derailleur only.

Barry
08-18-20, 07:22 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,774
Posted By TiHabanero

The industry is homogenized, frames coming from a...

The industry is homogenized, frames coming from a few select manufacturers, components from a few select manufacturers, and then the two are put together with a name on the down tube. Many people do...
08-18-20, 06:31 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,774
Posted By DaverSomething

At least his post was attempting to be...

At least his post was attempting to be constructive. Yours on the other hand... wow dude.
08-18-20, 06:13 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,252
Posted By aggiegrads

For me, the worth of a bicycle is measured in how...

For me, the worth of a bicycle is measured in how much I want to ride it. If I loved the bike, it was comfortable, it held nostalgia, and I just liked being on it, it would be worth more to me than...
08-18-20, 06:07 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,252
Posted By Amt0571

What you asked the LBS to do is not that...

What you asked the LBS to do is not that difficult. Have you considered doing it yourself? you could probably do it really cheap with used parts.

200 is probably not worth it unless the bike is...
08-17-20, 08:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 471
Posted By kiwigem

RIP Mister Mistral

Gnash your teeth and rend your garments with me. Yesterday my husband backed over his Holdsworth Mistral while getting ready to mount it on the bike rack to go to his favorite starting point for a...
08-17-20, 06:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 565
Posted By DorkDisk

A case for frame size being a factor, my smaller...

A case for frame size being a factor, my smaller Shogun Kaze:

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/833x555/09_3a78a9a405c2563383a0617ee04019cccd459cba.jpg
08-17-20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,564
Posted By tricky

Seconded (thirded? a millionth'ed?) Also, I...

Seconded (thirded? a millionth'ed?)

Also, I sent a few bucks via Paypal. I encourage everyone to do the same.
08-17-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,564
Posted By noobinsf

What an incredible resource. Thank you for...

What an incredible resource. Thank you for keeping this going!
08-17-20, 05:32 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,564
Posted By cuda2k

Bringing this thread back rather than making a...

Bringing this thread back rather than making a new one - to anyone who saw VeloBase down today, it's back and running. That was my doing as I was deploying the first new build in probably 3-4 years....
08-17-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 281
Posted By SurferRosa

This webpage shows the smallest chainring you can...

This webpage shows the smallest chainring you can use for your double crankset's bolt circle diameter (bcd):

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/cribsheet-bcd.html

Your current setup might work if you...
08-17-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 539
Posted By AlmostTrick

What you are proposing to do is expensive, just...

What you are proposing to do is expensive, just for the parts. That's why the wise advice is to sell the drop bar bike and buy one set up the way you want.

Or do the work yourself, (but only if...
08-17-20, 07:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 301
Posted By dsbrantjr

What is the condition of the shift cables and...

What is the condition of the shift cables and housings?
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