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12-01-20, 08:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 453
Posted By BFisher

Not rocket science. Entirely possible to have...

Not rocket science. Entirely possible to have purchased a decades old steel bike frame that has been spread to 126, and then back to 120 by "some yahoo with a 2x4," and never know it because it rides...
12-01-20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 197
Posted By SJX426

Drilling would create a very ragged hole....

Drilling would create a very ragged hole. Punching would be better.
12-01-20, 05:16 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 3,927
Posted By stephanlinn

Thanks for the tip about the documentary. I...

Thanks for the tip about the documentary. I didn't realize Miradonna played for Barcelona and Naples AND was involved with the Camorra. Is there a connection between the Camorra and Piranello,...
11-30-20, 09:21 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,164
Posted By dddd

I've noticed this myself with both derailers...

I've noticed this myself with both derailers mentioned.

I end up first discarding the b-tension screw, and if the freewheel is only 28t then I proceed to grind aluminum off of the b-tension screw...
11-30-20, 02:03 PM
Replies: 16,447
Views: 1,718,939
Posted By thinktubes

Yikes... ...

Yikes...

https://twitter.com/LarryABC7/status/1333404711140143105
11-30-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 3,927
Posted By BurleyCat

Association with material goods

Whether it’s intended or not, I believe we’re associated with our possessions, particularly those that are highly visible and subject to attachment. Not everyone cares, which is fine, but it can be...
11-29-20, 08:56 PM
Replies: 3,808
Views: 342,617
Posted By con50582

Gitane Professional

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11-29-20, 08:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 403
Posted By jet sanchEz

Use imgur.com to host your pics

Use imgur.com to host your pics
11-29-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 743
Posted By Andy_K

That's exactly what it is. ...

That's exactly what it is.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50617604783_1898615f23_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2k7UspR)
11-29-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 148
Posted By Bianchigirll

There is a reason it’s called the fixed cup.

There is a reason it’s called the fixed cup.
11-29-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 743
Posted By 76SLT

It sure does. ...

It sure does.
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11-28-20, 02:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 917
Posted By delbiker1

@ SurferRosa, This post/picture really made me...

@ SurferRosa, This post/picture really made me chuckle. "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" is a favorite of mine, movie and book. There could not have been a better actor than Jack Nicholson to play...
11-27-20, 05:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 288
Posted By xiaoman1

It looks like a partial Schwinn Paramount tool...

It looks like a partial Schwinn Paramount tool kit...nice score.
Best, Ben...
11-27-20, 03:05 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 3,927
Posted By sincos

Coppi was Northern, modern, sophisticated (for a...

Coppi was Northern, modern, sophisticated (for a bike racer), and secular. His great rival Gino Bartali was pretty much the opposite: traditional, parochial, overtly pious. Many of Bartali's rivals...
11-26-20, 10:29 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 3,927
Posted By SpeedofLite

Go for a ride in Ohio while proudly wearing your...

Go for a ride in Ohio while proudly wearing your University of Michigan jersey.
Expressions of concern won't be shown and you will understand borders. :)
11-26-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 3,927
Posted By Kilroy1988

Culture for sure... I love the look and...

Culture for sure... I love the look and specifications of so many vintage bicycles I come across and silently wish to try out, but I've fallen into a rabbit hole acquiring mid-century British...
11-26-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 3,927
Posted By nlerner

I’ve long been drawn to Brit bikes, largely...

I’ve long been drawn to Brit bikes, largely because of the culture of cycling and frame building that existed through the first half or so of the 20th century (and am a member of the New England...
11-26-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 3,927
Posted By Mogens

As a native Wisconsinite, I have an eye out for...

As a native Wisconsinite, I have an eye out for Wisconsin-made bikes. I only have one at the moment, a Trek, but I think if I were to become a 'collector' that would be the focus of my interest.
11-26-20, 09:04 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 3,927
Posted By brianinc-ville

I love 'em all, but the teenage Smiths fan in me...

I love 'em all, but the teenage Smiths fan in me will always (close my eyes and) think of England.
11-26-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 3,927
Posted By jon c.

Bicycles are individuals. I would not...

Bicycles are individuals. I would not discriminate against any individual based on their country of origin.
11-26-20, 08:23 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 3,927
Posted By Digger Goreman

I view bikes, and mine especially, as...

I view bikes, and mine especially, as contra-nationalism and contra-car culture. Just like my favorite jersey which reads: "Think globally, bike locally" and, "One Less Car"
11-26-20, 08:15 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 3,927
Posted By Shrevvy

I don't think it is unreasonable to have any of...

I don't think it is unreasonable to have any of those things influence a purchase or a collection. Sometimes, that is part of the charm.

I like small US builders and have several. I very much like...
11-26-20, 08:11 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 3,927
Posted By Mr. 66

Careful, sometimes politics can be fabricated....

Careful, sometimes politics can be fabricated. Remember the TdF and the hatred that was swirling around Greg Lemond. Most of that was not real news, how vitriolic it was to have a dirty American...
11-26-20, 08:11 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 3,927
Posted By bikemig

I like having bikes from different nations and if...

I like having bikes from different nations and if I find a bike at the right price from a nation that I do not own a bike from, I'm quite likely to buy it. So far I have bikes from Argentina, the US...
11-26-20, 06:27 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 3,927
Posted By Wildwood

Not sure this counts. Collecting the vintage...

Not sure this counts.
Collecting the vintage group of bikes this last time around, I told my wife only one from every major cycling country in Europe.
Excluding Italy = exempted from a quantity...
11-26-20, 01:22 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 3,927
Posted By scarlson

Culture, sure. I like things that are culturally...

Culture, sure. I like things that are culturally French. My Jack Taylor, my Ron Cooper, and my Trek are exceptions that prove the rule. But I've always liked French things of all kinds. That's why I...
11-25-20, 03:13 PM
Replies: 16,447
Views: 1,718,939
Posted By smontanaro

Didn't go quite that far. I did listen to NPR as...

Didn't go quite that far. I did listen to NPR as a distraction though. :) Google tossed out their Play Music service. I still haven't quite wrapped my brain around the new YouTube Music (but all my...
11-25-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 1,143
Views: 220,758
Posted By robertorolfo

Sad news indeed:...

Sad news indeed: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EIJliuxX4AM32Xr.jpg
11-25-20, 05:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 341
Posted By P!N20

The world’s most efficient machine

The world’s most efficient machine
11-25-20, 02:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 153
Posted By dddd

As far as the taper differences go, the...

As far as the taper differences go, the Superbe/Sprint/Mighty taper is identical to the ISO taper in terms of how far that the crankarm slides on.

The older Campag taper (pre-cartridge bb) is...
11-24-20, 03:13 PM
Replies: 59,040
Views: 8,707,226
Posted By Wildwood

WHO NABBED THIS ONE??? Gone —-

WHO NABBED THIS ONE??? Gone —-
11-24-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 456
Posted By trailangel

I can't see the play from here. It's up to the OP...

I can't see the play from here. It's up to the OP to determine where the play is......and it's right in front of him.
11-23-20, 09:37 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,464
Posted By thinktubes

My former beautician had a Galaga game (and free...

My former beautician had a Galaga game (and free beer!) in the waiting area. Cracked 100K a couple of times, no codes, tricks, or "false muster".
11-23-20, 09:32 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,464
Posted By La Brea Bike

This ended up being a legit Landshark built...

This ended up being a legit Landshark built Levi's-Raleigh Team Bike. I guess the thousand or so hours of research to confirm that doesn't count as expense!...
11-23-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 403
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

https://ridesabike.com/ian-carmichael-gets-ready-t...

https://ridesabike.com/ian-carmichael-gets-ready-to-ride/
11-22-20, 12:14 AM
Replies: 16,447
Views: 1,718,939
Posted By northbend

Yes, it certainly was... A little of what I saw...

Yes, it certainly was...
A little of what I saw along the trail today:
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50630925547_88a03748e2_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2k95Jdc)From my ride today 3...
11-21-20, 02:05 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,592
Posted By Wildwood

T'was a good strongo beero and accomplimento, eh....

T'was a good strongo beero and accomplimento, eh.
Love the cool green, in all the stops and scenes, eh.

edit: somebody needs a reality check on best photos, okie?doekie? :D
11-21-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,592
Posted By gugie

The best cycling picture you ever took - just one!

Self-explanatory, although many of us have a lot of great pictures of our bikes, riding our bikes, touring on our bikes, go through and pick just one and post here.

I'll start. This one is from...
11-20-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,041
Posted By mstateglfr

What am i looking at on the rear wheel?

What am i looking at on the rear wheel?
11-19-20, 06:24 PM
Replies: 16,447
Views: 1,718,939
Posted By thinktubes

Super-rare, late-November 65-degree day. Set my...

Super-rare, late-November 65-degree day. Set my calendar to "busy" and did 27 miles up to the county line.


Rustic picnic table just across the county line.
...
11-19-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,551
Posted By gugie

Damn, was it SurferRosa?

Damn, was it SurferRosa?
11-19-20, 01:48 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,464
Posted By Chuckk

$12.95 at Goodwill, a long time ago when old...

$12.95 at Goodwill, a long time ago when old bikes were old bikes...
1984 Olmo Competition...
11-19-20, 05:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 424
Posted By nirusu

Update: The new Miche Primato JIS BB 107mm does...

Update: The new Miche Primato JIS BB 107mm does indeed solve the problem!

Despite being advertised as JIS, I believe the BB I received (Tange LN-3922 BSA 107mm) to actually be ISO (or JIS low-pro...
11-19-20, 04:49 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,711
Posted By fujidon

I always assumed that everyone mounted from the...

I always assumed that everyone mounted from the left. It's where the kickstand is/was. It's how to mount a horse (the horse expects it). It's the side where you would walk a bike from (to avoid...
11-18-20, 11:52 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,711
Posted By P!N20

That's fair. Even when I lock my bike up I ensure...

That's fair. Even when I lock my bike up I ensure the drive side isn't obscured by whatever it is I'm locking to.
11-18-20, 10:42 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,464
Posted By JJScaliger

119,200 on Galaga at a sandwich shop last year. ...

119,200 on Galaga at a sandwich shop last year. Won $10 off my buddy. Beat him a month later at Chelo's, but score not as good.
11-18-20, 10:20 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,711
Posted By mdarnton

Some people swing a leg over second??? Don't you...

Some people swing a leg over second??? Don't you just end up on the other side?
:-)
11-18-20, 09:46 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,711
Posted By Drillium Dude

Which leg do you swing over first?

In other words, which side of the bike do you mount from? Driveside? Non-driveside? Leapfrog? I know what I do, but admit I've never paid attention to others.

Please post a pic of your bike...
11-18-20, 09:32 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,464
Posted By SJX426

Bought a broken Bike Friday New World Tourist for...

Bought a broken Bike Friday New World Tourist for a buck 25. Put another 275 into it and sold it for 925.

3 Wheel sets. First was LF Campy Record with GP4 for 75. The second was NOS part build of...
11-18-20, 09:28 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,464
Posted By r0ckh0und

This Schwinn Cimarron was a pretty good deal at...

This Schwinn Cimarron was a pretty good deal at $40

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I...
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