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02-27-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 28,898
Posted By big chainring

I had one hell of a workout this past week....

I had one hell of a workout this past week. Totally spent after hanging this wallpaper. My job keeps me in shape for riding... and visa versa. 63 yr old paper hanger...in demand more than ever.
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Replies: 8
Views: 300
Posted By big chainring

Check your message inbox. I can post a picture...

Check your message inbox. I can post a picture for you.
02-27-21, 07:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 235
Posted By big chainring

I "custom" ordered a bike in 1971. Went to Turin...

I "custom" ordered a bike in 1971. Went to Turin bikes in Chicago and put $25 deposit on their house brand Turin, selected the color I wanted and waited 4 months to get delivery. Common in '71 as...
Replies: 8
Views: 300
Posted By big chainring

Picture will tell all.

Picture will tell all.
Replies: 8
Views: 300
Posted By big chainring

Hmmm, I might be interested. l ​​​​​​Link to a...

Hmmm, I might be interested. l
​​​​​​Link to a picture would be nice. Is it a three speed, or perhaps a single speed? Or ten speed?
Replies: 14
Views: 626
Posted By big chainring

Memories. That was my first racing bike. '74...

Memories. That was my first racing bike. '74 LeChampion. Bought it at Turin when they had just opened in Evanston Illinois. $425 for the bike and a Lutz track suit. Test ride upon pick-up was simply...
Replies: 16
Views: 848
Posted By big chainring

I picked up a '67 Super Sport recently. Very...

I picked up a '67 Super Sport recently. Very neglected condition, but all original. Took maybe 6 hours or so of scrubbing and buffing to bring it back to life. What amazes me is whether its a Sting...
Replies: 6
Views: 367
Posted By big chainring

Whats the cost of a resto like that? $1000-1200?...

Whats the cost of a resto like that? $1000-1200? Then the rarity of the frame itself. Maybe in the range of $2000?

I was talking with a collector about prices. He had an early '60's Paramount with...
02-20-21, 06:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 333
Posted By big chainring

I thought I had the counterpart but no, I too...

I thought I had the counterpart but no, I too have driveside french and nondrive 9/16.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-21, 07:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 637
Posted By big chainring

Masi .... And put some nice gumwall tires on it.

Masi .... And put some nice gumwall tires on it.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-21, 07:13 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,459
Posted By big chainring

Isnt it interesting that when you can have...

Isnt it interesting that when you can have anything you want, you cant attain it. Conversely when you have no means you covet the most basic of things.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-21, 07:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,932
Posted By big chainring

Man, I was 42 when this thread was started.

Man, I was 42 when this thread was started.
02-12-21, 07:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 777
Posted By big chainring

About $10 for a half pint of Rustoleum, a 1/2"...

About $10 for a half pint of Rustoleum, a 1/2" art brush and a qt of paint thinner.
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Replies: 4
Views: 387
Posted By big chainring

Exceptional. One of UK's finest.

Exceptional. One of UK's finest.
Replies: 7
Views: 448
Posted By big chainring

Thats not a bad deal. I'd throw an offer at it if...

Thats not a bad deal. I'd throw an offer at it if you like it. Repaint is a high end job and added useful braze-ons. I would want to know if the wheels are round. Every bike I get these days the...
02-08-21, 08:33 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 153
Posted By big chainring

WTB - Schwinn Double chainrings for Ashtabula

Looking for Schwinn Sprint double chainrings
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or early 60's...
02-06-21, 10:47 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,115
Posted By big chainring

lol 😄 ​​​​

lol 😄

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02-06-21, 06:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 678
Posted By big chainring

I'm very close to you in Wilmette. I can give it...

I'm very close to you in Wilmette. I can give it a good home.

I sent you a private message thru the forum.
02-05-21, 03:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 372
Posted By big chainring

I belong to a UK based Carlton bike group on...

I belong to a UK based Carlton bike group on Facebook. Lots of leads on there for finding Carlton and other vintage bikes. Check it out.
02-05-21, 02:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,218
Posted By big chainring

If it was steel I would say its fine to ride....

If it was steel I would say its fine to ride. Aluminum, I dont know. That being said I would value the bike for its components only. Frame has no value.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-21, 08:00 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,814
Posted By big chainring

I like the non adhesive fabric rim strips. Kind...

I like the non adhesive fabric rim strips. Kind of a thick burlap weave made with soft cotton. Very French, very tactile, every bit souplesse.
02-04-21, 02:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 227
Posted By big chainring

Rear derailleur cable run

I'm posting this because I see a lot of excess cable on posted bikes. If you're using a slant parallelagram derailleur a loop of cable is fine. On regular old derailleurs their is no need for a big...
02-04-21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 127
Posted By big chainring

Rear derailleur cable run

I'm posting this because I see a lot of excessive cable on posted bikes. If you're using a slant parallelagram derailleur a loop of cable is fine. On regular old derailleurs their is no need for a...
02-02-21, 12:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 553
Posted By big chainring

Dig the gold MAFAC's!

Dig the gold MAFAC's!
02-01-21, 04:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 589
Posted By big chainring

Bump

Bump
Replies: 18
Views: 948
Posted By big chainring

This bike has no soul. Purchased and barely...

This bike has no soul. Purchased and barely ridden, its an unused weeping survivor. A bike that just remained idle for 50 years.

A friend of mine many years ago showed me a Paramount that he had...
02-01-21, 08:04 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,988
Posted By big chainring

'68 TDF winner Jan Janssen ...

'68 TDF winner Jan Janssen
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01-31-21, 01:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 832
Posted By big chainring

Get my rags from Rivendell. Finest Egyptian...

Get my rags from Rivendell. Finest Egyptian cotton, hand woven on centuries old looms by centuries old Egyptians.
01-31-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,109
Posted By big chainring

I'm bracing for GP to get on the ebike bandwagen...

I'm bracing for GP to get on the ebike bandwagen and offer an electric tricycle to his aging fan base.
01-31-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 832
Posted By big chainring

Just plain old oil on a rag

I was gifted this Gitane from a friend/collector. He picked it up a while back on CL. He never got around to cleaning it up and I showed interest in it. Typical bike boom bike. Probably sat unused...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-21, 09:04 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,804
Posted By big chainring

Oh for the days of putting a couple bucks and a...

Oh for the days of putting a couple bucks and a banana in my jersey pocket, spare tubular behind my saddle and taking off on a long bike ride. No wallet, no ID, and long before cell phones. Tens of...
01-25-21, 07:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 467
Posted By big chainring

What ever happened to the metric system? It had...

What ever happened to the metric system? It had to be 50 years or more ago that american students were introduced to metric measurements. And the metric system was the way of the future. Multi color...
01-24-21, 02:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 278
Posted By big chainring

Many Peugeots also came with a seatpost...

Many Peugeots also came with a seatpost shim/sleeve. Take the shim out and measure the lug/tube opening not the seatpost.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-21, 07:42 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 14,729
Posted By big chainring

I've been washing my car in winter this way for...

I've been washing my car in winter this way for years. For a bike I would get a wallpaper sprayer at a paint store. Maybe $10. Holds half gallon of water. Simply pump up pressure and spray, no hose...
01-22-21, 10:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,157
Posted By big chainring

Al Smiths.

Al Smiths.
Replies: 12
Views: 672
Posted By big chainring

Now that's a vintage bike. The color is...

Now that's a vintage bike. The color is outstanding. That fork is beautiful. I'm guessing $1000 for paint and decals alone. I'd value at $3000-3500.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-21, 05:33 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,528
Posted By big chainring

Jan Janssen, '68 TDF champion. ...

Jan Janssen, '68 TDF champion.
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Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-21, 06:20 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,547
Posted By big chainring

In what I call the golden age of cycling, the...

In what I call the golden age of cycling, the 1970's, a local Chicago rider was doing 20,000+ miles a year on his Schwinn Paramount. He would crank out a hundred miles then do some weight lifting to...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-21, 01:46 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,610
Posted By big chainring

LOL...yes, first exchange in a Madison. YIKES! ...

LOL...yes, first exchange in a Madison. YIKES!
Squeezing into or making your way into no available space in a miss and out.
A fast downhill surrounded by 100 plus guys doing 40+ mph.
Riding a...
01-10-21, 09:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 458
Posted By big chainring

Challenger cleaner/degreaser. I use this for...

Challenger cleaner/degreaser. I use this for heavy cleaning. Amazing how it works on my old vintage bikes. Even restores brake pads and brake hoods. Cleans my white bar tape too.
...
01-09-21, 07:31 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,454
Posted By big chainring

It will be 50 yrs ago this February that my...

It will be 50 yrs ago this February that my friends and I took the train into Chicago and walked up Clark Street to Turin bike shop. Put a deposit on a Turin ten speed bike. Wouldnt be till June that...
01-05-21, 06:43 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,671
Posted By big chainring

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Nothing wrong with a kickstand. Very convenient.
01-02-21, 01:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 590
Posted By big chainring

I make due with some flat spotted wheels. Yes...

I make due with some flat spotted wheels. Yes tires will compensate somewhat. Typically though at a flat spot you end up with a couple spokes at low tension. This can give you a bit of a squishy feel...
01-02-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 493
Posted By big chainring

Flying Dutchman, yellow, seahorse, it would be a...

Flying Dutchman, yellow, seahorse, it would be a great piece for a SpongeBob collector. 😄
01-02-21, 08:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,157
Posted By big chainring

Thats great stuff. Where was the shop? I worked...

Thats great stuff. Where was the shop? I worked at a store in Oak Park, IL in '83/84. We sold Miyata, Ross, Panasonic. We got in all the Ross mountain bikes and they just sat on the floor. 10-12...
01-01-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,350
Posted By big chainring

Beautiful bike. Campy Nuovo Record classic build...

Beautiful bike. Campy Nuovo Record classic build is the way I would go.
Replies: 38
Views: 2,724
Posted By big chainring

Time for me to defend the Simplex derailleurs....

Time for me to defend the Simplex derailleurs. Its my preferred gear changer and the long cage version which the GS came with are extra nice.
12-30-20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,572
Posted By big chainring

Back in the day, 1970's, everyone knew I was into...

Back in the day, 1970's, everyone knew I was into bikes and asked me "whats a good bike to buy"? I didnt know how to respond when these inquiries came up. After some thought I decided to tell people,...
12-30-20, 03:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,269
Posted By big chainring

I have stripped the freewheel threads on a hub....

I have stripped the freewheel threads on a hub. The freewheel just spins forward. I came down hard on the top tube. Also was out of the saddle putting all my weight into the pedals at very low...
12-30-20, 12:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 589
Posted By big chainring

Peugeot PR-10 58cm

For sale is my 1971? PR-10. Mostly original with Stronglight 93 upgrade and a modern Leprade seatpost and Avocet saddle. I painted this last winter. Its a brushed paint job using Rustoleum. Its a...
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