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10-13-19, 05:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 293
Posted By big chainring

^OK then^ I'm old school. Still dont use...

^OK then^
I'm old school. Still dont use japanese derailleurs and just dont like Shimano. Swapped the SunTour Cyclone for the much better shifting Simplex on my Super Course....
10-13-19, 04:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 522
Posted By big chainring

I'm perfectly happy with Simplex Delrin...

I'm perfectly happy with Simplex Delrin derailleurs on 5 speed freewheels. I actually prefer them to anything else.
10-13-19, 07:40 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,372
Posted By big chainring

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I ride a Cadillac!
Replies: 6
Views: 330
Posted By big chainring

Ahh, this completes my story. Get in the wayback...

Ahh, this completes my story. Get in the wayback machine to 1976.... Milwaukee Super Week bike races, and the MSOE dorms. My racing bud and I are rooming on the same floor as this old guy, our 16 yr...
Replies: 6
Views: 330
Posted By big chainring

Monte of Italy. He was a real character....

Monte of Italy. He was a real character. Sponsored a lot of top riders back in the day and an early sponsor of the Red Zinger/Coors Classic.

Very well could be a Gios as that was the bike the...
10-08-19, 06:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 220
Posted By big chainring

Old water bottle

I picked this bottle up at a race sometime in the summer of 1980. Held on to it all this time. Michaels Cyclery was a bigtime racing sponsor. Jeff Bradley, Alan Kingsberry, Greg Meeker, and many...
10-06-19, 07:15 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 32,799
Posted By big chainring

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UO-8 with mods.
10-01-19, 03:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 589
Posted By big chainring

I like the ads for tents, touring bags, long...

I like the ads for tents, touring bags, long underwear. Besides cycling, "Bicycling" magazine promoted outdoor adventure, touring, active lifestyle. Maybe I live too "urban" now, but that laid back,...
09-30-19, 07:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 197
Posted By big chainring

I've been influenced by a UK facebook group that...

I've been influenced by a UK facebook group that posts a lot of pics of vintage bikes with shorty fenders. The Wald fenders look great on Schwinns but on my Raleigh a euro product is what I am...
09-30-19, 05:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 197
Posted By big chainring

WTB: Shorty Aluminum fenders

Anyone have a pair of Shorty Aluminum fenders? Bluemels, Weinmann, Esge?
09-26-19, 06:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 487
Posted By big chainring

I used to get them in my quads after a night of...

I used to get them in my quads after a night of track races. My legs would be twitching like mad.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-19, 06:17 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,046
Posted By big chainring

Well, when it comes to gearing, look back to the...

Well, when it comes to gearing, look back to the greats in cycling history. In 1956 Ray Booty, "the boot", was the first man to break 4 hours in a 100 mile TT. His record of 3 hrs 53min 28 sec, stood...
09-22-19, 06:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 356
Posted By big chainring

Its really amazing. Even the brake pads look...

Its really amazing. Even the brake pads look fresh. Not sure if the large chainring was ever used. The paint finish is really remarkable. Even the wheels are true. Bike probably was used for a brief...
09-22-19, 03:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 356
Posted By big chainring

'73 Raleigh Grand Prix find

Found this listed on Facebook marketplace and for a very reasonable asking price, I went for it. You dont find them any more original than this. Wrights saddle, bar tape, and original Raleigh Racing...
09-21-19, 08:29 PM
Replies: 2,511
Views: 506,465
Posted By big chainring

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'71 Mercier. Did 35 miles on it today. Great riding bike.
09-21-19, 07:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,388
Posted By big chainring

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'71 Mercier......'77 Westfalia
09-19-19, 05:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 337
Posted By big chainring

Thats actually reasonable if it comes with some...

Thats actually reasonable if it comes with some of the original parts.
09-13-19, 06:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 909
Posted By big chainring

Are kids back in school?

This is somewhat off topic but relates to traffic and bike riding. School started a couple weeks ago in my community. But I dont see any kids walking down the street. The local grade school is...
09-12-19, 12:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 478
Posted By big chainring

Just came from RRB. Ron confirmed it is one of...

Just came from RRB. Ron confirmed it is one of his. The chainstays are called "shotgun" chainstays. I mentioned Rick Dregne and he said yes that would be his size. And I remember Rick riding that...
09-12-19, 06:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 478
Posted By big chainring

Hey Skip. I think its been a couple years now. ...

Hey Skip. I think its been a couple years now.

To the OP...I am working right down the street from RRB. I can show him your pics. He will know.
09-12-19, 05:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 478
Posted By big chainring

Just a wild guess, but there was a Kenosha rider,...

Just a wild guess, but there was a Kenosha rider, Rick Dregne, that rode a bike similar to that. And that would have been 40 years ago so memory is a little sketchy. It sure has some similarities...
09-12-19, 05:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 478
Posted By big chainring

Lake Geneva store is closed.

Lake Geneva store is closed.
09-11-19, 07:18 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 15,008
Posted By big chainring

Was curious as US, Norway, West Germany and...

Was curious as US, Norway, West Germany and others boycotted 80 Olympics because of Russian invasion.... of....wait for it....Afghanistan.
09-11-19, 05:30 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 15,008
Posted By big chainring

What country did he represent?

What country did he represent?
09-10-19, 10:39 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 15,008
Posted By big chainring

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Ray Bootys 1955 Raleigh



Booty recalled:

It was one of those...
09-08-19, 05:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 561
Posted By big chainring

From my experience Fall is a great time to sell...

From my experience Fall is a great time to sell bikes. January and Febuary I sell parts and frames. Spring is a season that just doesn't happen anymore in the midwest. Trying to sell a bike in April...
09-08-19, 12:40 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,631
Posted By big chainring

Or you can DIY with a $3 bottle of brush on...

Or you can DIY with a $3 bottle of brush on Krylon.
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09-08-19, 12:34 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,221
Posted By big chainring

Basicly, the description you gave is a dream for...

Basicly, the description you gave is a dream for many people.
09-08-19, 09:34 AM
Replies: 52,540
Views: 7,107,337
Posted By big chainring

Schwinn measured to top of seat tube which...

Schwinn measured to top of seat tube which projected an inch above the top tube to allow for .seatpost binder collar. So a 24" measures 23" to the top tube.
09-08-19, 08:10 AM
Replies: 52,540
Views: 7,107,337
Posted By big chainring

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2...

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09-08-19, 06:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,384
Posted By big chainring

Keeping the front wheel on a upgrade and rocking...

Keeping the front wheel on a upgrade and rocking the bike to balance. An option is to reach down with one hand and grab the front wheel behind the fork and rock the wheel back and forth to balance. ...
09-07-19, 07:01 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,221
Posted By big chainring

Must be a bummer when you wake up.

Must be a bummer when you wake up.
09-06-19, 12:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 793
Posted By big chainring

Some interesting takes and some old wives tales I...

Some interesting takes and some old wives tales I would suspect as well. In my racing days I can't remember seeing guys shift there gears. It was so fast and you're so attentive to the movements of...
Replies: 9
Views: 590
Posted By big chainring

Job well done. I had a Paramount track bike in...

Job well done. I had a Paramount track bike in that color when I was a kid. I would love to get a hold of a road bike. Paramounts bring good money. Yours I would value in the $1000 range.
08-31-19, 07:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 695
Posted By big chainring

That adds some clarity......PR-10!

That adds some clarity......PR-10!
08-31-19, 05:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 695
Posted By big chainring

I've had Peugeots before but this is the first...

I've had Peugeots before but this is the first classic white one. I'm calling it a PA-10. Not really sure it is. It takes a 26.4 seatpost if that is a tell. Maybe I need to do some investigating to...
08-31-19, 05:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 695
Posted By big chainring

Yeah, 36/52! I'm a flatlander. Dont know quite...

Yeah, 36/52! I'm a flatlander. Dont know quite what to do with it.
08-31-19, 05:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 695
Posted By big chainring

Thats a nice compliment. Thank you. I love doing...

Thats a nice compliment. Thank you. I love doing it. Just a great afternoon. Got it most of the way done. Just needs a headset adjustment. Will take it out tomorrow for a shakedown.
08-31-19, 04:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 695
Posted By big chainring

Peugeot PA-10 find

Listed on craigslist looking like this...
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And after an afternoon of...
08-31-19, 06:21 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 14,004
Posted By big chainring

I get where the OP us coming from. It is an odd...

I get where the OP us coming from. It is an odd cultural thing. The trendy thing right now is getting a racing bike, clothing, shoes, and a computer....go out and ride fast. Is it the Lance effect?. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-19, 05:56 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 23,117
Posted By big chainring

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Ron Skarin on Teledyne Titan, '76 or '77.
Replies: 5
Views: 422
Posted By big chainring

I raced on a Superbe. Back in 1980 the bike got a...

I raced on a Superbe. Back in 1980 the bike got a lot of comments. "Is that gold plated?". It was a decent bike. Put a ton of miles on it. I would say the finish is somewhat fragile. After a few...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-19, 10:38 AM
Replies: 687
Views: 72,806
Posted By big chainring

There was a time when bikes had dropouts without...

There was a time when bikes had dropouts without an integrated derailleur hanger. A "claw" was attached to the fixing bolt of the derailleur. The claw was held on by a small nut and bolt and the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-19, 04:16 PM
Replies: 687
Views: 72,806
Posted By big chainring

Its a bit of word play/car identification. Merc,...

Its a bit of word play/car identification. Merc, like a Mercury. I think they are still in business....hmmm, maybe not. And Cadillac...

I know...its a bit deep.🤣

I didnt know only straight on...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-19, 04:06 PM
Replies: 687
Views: 72,806
Posted By big chainring

Thats black paint, an accent color, bordered with...

Thats black paint, an accent color, bordered with gold pinstripe.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-19, 05:56 AM
Replies: 687
Views: 72,806
Posted By big chainring

Big Merc ...

Big Merc
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With a Cadillac saddle....
08-25-19, 03:58 PM
Replies: 3,071
Views: 625,652
Posted By big chainring

Mercier with a Cadillac saddle. ...

Mercier with a Cadillac saddle.
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Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,596
Posted By big chainring

You have a couple high end Motobecanes from the...

You have a couple high end Motobecanes from the eraly '80's. Value between$600-800 each, depending on condition.
08-23-19, 11:00 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,708
Posted By big chainring

I click my shifters all the way and I end up in...

I click my shifters all the way and I end up in small gear in front and small gear in back. Then my shifters dont work anymore. So I'm stuck in that gear. I have a 25 speed. But only one gear works....
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