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04-05-21, 12:39 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,135
Posted By randyjawa

Perhaps, I was unclear in my explanation. ...

Perhaps, I was unclear in my explanation.

The Atala is an example of the kind of high end bikes that I have found, built up and ridden. The one in the example is a 1969 Atala Professional and...
04-01-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 936
Posted By mcgregorj

Finally - Motobecane Grand Record restomod

Hi, all. Here's the Grand Record (1976, I think?) that I've been working on for the last couple of months. (C&V has been a great help!) It was my father-in-law's, he bought it from the original owner...
03-24-21, 08:56 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,627
Posted By RobertUI

That is the coolest!!! I feel like it's something...

That is the coolest!!! I feel like it's something I would have seen in "The Endless Summer" !!! Well done!!!
03-21-21, 09:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 327
Posted By Fahrenheit531

You'll find a lot of that around here. ;)

You'll find a lot of that around here. ;)
03-13-21, 07:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,054
Posted By amerikaner

As promised...got the front rack installed! Fits...

As promised...got the front rack installed! Fits perfectly after just a slight bit of tweaking. Thank you deux jambes!
...
03-10-21, 08:24 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,166
Posted By Dan Burkhart

Suntour Superbe long reach brakes?

Did they ever make a caliper with longer than 58mm reach? Doing a build for a guy that wants to keep the group all Superbe. He sourced all the parts, but the 48-58mm calipers come up a bit short on...
03-10-21, 07:17 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,579
Posted By hazetguy

why is this kind of nonsense in the c&v forum????...

why is this kind of nonsense in the c&v forum????
i'm here for classic and vintage, not modern garbage. if i want to see carbon disc braked filth, i'll go to the road forum, or general, or a&s, etc....
02-27-21, 02:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 705
Posted By gomango

I have one on my Yeti mtb. Helps keep the...

I have one on my Yeti mtb.

Helps keep the chain on (tension) when the trail gets super bumpy.

https://flowmountainbike.com/tests/shimano-xt-shadow-plus-rear-derailleur/
02-03-21, 08:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 732
Posted By randyjawa

Just finishing this old Torpado up. True, it is...

Just finishing this old Torpado up. True, it is entry level and that is supported by the sloppy workmanship. This is not an attack on Torpado. I have seen many such examples on vintage road bike,...
02-02-21, 10:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 752
Posted By majmt

I put a B-17 Soft on a touring bike several years...

I put a B-17 Soft on a touring bike several years ago. I ride mostly in the drops and it was comfortable from the start and has stood up nicely. It has lacing that tightens up the skirting and solves...
01-26-21, 07:17 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,552
Posted By Siu Blue Wind

I cant believe the ire going hard in this thread...

I cant believe the ire going hard in this thread over kickstands. And the name calling? Can that be left on the playground?

You guys need to reel back a little please.
01-21-21, 04:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,962
Posted By BFisher

Quite ironic. Didn't somebody once way back when...

Quite ironic. Didn't somebody once way back when suggest such a solution? Say, I don't know, in post #10 here...
01-21-21, 12:31 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,197
Posted By pcb

'72 Hetchins Italia, with just a little bit o'...

'72 Hetchins Italia, with just a little bit o' "drool" at the fork crown. I had an even plainer Italia some years back, so this is a bonus, but I wouldn't mind just a bit more. Outside surface of the...
01-19-21, 02:07 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,197
Posted By Insidious C.

I collect bikes from Birmingham that begin with...

I collect bikes from Birmingham that begin with the letter D. :)

First one is Dunelt...
01-19-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,197
Posted By Dolanarc1

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Harry Quinn,,built in 1973. The name speaks for itself.
01-16-21, 08:59 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,197
Posted By 76SLT

Still no identification on this bike other than...

Still no identification on this bike other than it's British, and it's from the late 40s or 50s. I built up the frame so no parts are original. Any guesses?
...
01-03-21, 09:18 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,218
Posted By nlerner

I think you should expand your aesthetic...

I think you should expand your aesthetic horizons:

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12-25-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,248
Posted By Ed Wiser

Best present my Daughter told us she is pregnant...

Best present my Daughter told us she is pregnant first grand child on the way.
10-30-20, 07:40 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,651
Posted By rancho66

American Steel Rocks!

Good Morning Paramount fans of the forum!

Enjoy the day!
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10-24-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 799
Posted By thook

likely no one else has ever done that. yer so...

likely no one else has ever done that. yer so weird...lol
10-23-20, 09:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 799
Posted By Andy_K

If you're willing to stretch the "ish" in your...

If you're willing to stretch the "ish" in your vintage-ish, an 8/9-speed Racing T derailleur would have excellent functionality, looks pretty nice, and are often available at a decent price.
...
09-24-20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 835
Posted By PilotFishBob

The Maes-Kint bars are very lovely, but difficult...

The Maes-Kint bars are very lovely, but difficult to find. These are on my 1963 Paramount....
09-24-20, 09:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 375
Posted By Tomm Willians

I bet it still weighs a ton 🤣🤣🤣

I bet it still weighs a ton 🤣🤣🤣
07-28-20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,110
Posted By squirtdad

randyjawa may have a feel for what year the frame...

randyjawa may have a feel for what year the frame is....he has had several torpados
06-07-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 910
Posted By unworthy1

actually the mustache was a Lyft thing (and...

actually the mustache was a Lyft thing (and originally it was a big fluffy pink plush item that got wired onto the grills of those unfortunate cars, and dragged thru the elements until filthy), but...
06-05-20, 06:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 910
Posted By unworthy1

There were 2 finishes that Puch and A-D used for...

There were 2 finishes that Puch and A-D used for the "Vent Noir and Vent Noir II" series frames, I belive the "not II" was a satin black paint where the "II" had the dark tinted chrome plating. IIRC...
05-19-20, 10:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 362
Posted By tyler_fred

As far as the shifter goes, I would think that...

As far as the shifter goes, I would think that the width of the freewheel/cassette from smallest to largest cog would mandate how well it works. For instance, okay on 130mm spacing, better on 126mm...
05-19-20, 06:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,238
Posted By thinktubes

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49018758257_dd...

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05-02-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,685
Posted By gugie

My oldest sister's crappy Montgomery Ward steel...

My oldest sister's crappy Montgomery Ward steel rimmed 10 speed. She and my brother in law purchased his and hers. They brought them out to the farm where I grew up when I was 13, she brought them...
04-21-20, 12:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,215
Posted By Chicago Al

Very nice build and of course the combo of red...

Very nice build and of course the combo of red and black is classic 70s Motobecane. If your wife truly doesn't like the color of that bike though, I guess a trade is in order.
But where do you...
04-20-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,215
Posted By Stevensb

Grand Jubile

Continued to put the GJ together.

Seat post confirmed at 26.6 and managed to find one on hand. Put an Ideale 2002 saddle on it for French correctness if not era correctness.
...
04-04-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,119
Posted By bikemig

Too pricey for me. You could always get something...

Too pricey for me. You could always get something like the planet bike gel and use it underneath the tape if looking for some more cush:

https://www.planetbike.com/century-gel-pads/
03-11-20, 02:20 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 17,259
Posted By mech986

Well, here's a comparison point for those of us...

Well, here's a comparison point for those of us lucky enough to be in California where we "only" have 157 cases diagnosed so far and 3 deaths (a 1.9% death rate). However, the number of cases should...
03-01-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 881
Posted By repechage

Well bought

Well bought
02-23-20, 08:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,065
Posted By Bianchigirll

I think these red handled ones are Hozan(?) and...

I think these red handled ones are Hozan(?) and they work great for me, but it isn't like they've been cutting several cables a day for the last two decades. The shipmano ones I save exclusively...
02-15-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 3,439
Views: 800,913
Posted By BFisher

French bike with poodle. ...

French bike with poodle.
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02-10-20, 06:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 749
Posted By deux jambes

Shaking the winter blues.

First ride today in over a month!

Nearly all of my business this winter has been within short walking distance from home, included the work commute. Taking that into account with a lack of...
02-02-20, 07:39 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 9,273
Posted By cycleheimer

I keep seeing the same old lower end bikes month...

I keep seeing the same old lower end bikes month after month. They need alot of work, plus tires and other things. The prices are in th $150 ro $200 range. They should be in the $25 to $50 range, or...
01-29-20, 10:54 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,184
Posted By RobbieTunes

Love the F-111 Thuds and the C-130 might be the...

Love the F-111 Thuds and the C-130 might be the G.O.A.T. airframe.

Flew in many 130's, landed in most of them. JATO'd once in one; very, very weird feeling. Kind of like a very large, noisy...
01-29-20, 06:52 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,184
Posted By repechage

Hughes H-4 : now there was a plane that should...

Hughes H-4 : now there was a plane that should have had power assistance. Mr. Hughes liked the feedback mechanical controls provided.
My sister has the tools, notes and manuals to service those...
01-29-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,184
Posted By repechage

there was 15 years ago a 68 Black on Black...

there was 15 years ago a 68 Black on Black Eldorado parked for sale in the town shopping district. No vinyl roof- looked perfect.
so good that one could have made the case it had the body tuned-...
01-20-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 3,439
Views: 800,913
Posted By Roypercy

I used to have that same exact bike, same size...

I used to have that same exact bike, same size and paint scheme. I agree, I loved the look of it but the 2040 frame was a pretty unresponsive ride. For some reason that paint job was bulletproof,...
01-11-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,594
Posted By masi61

Topeak RoadMorph. Buy extra water bottle combi...

Topeak RoadMorph. Buy extra water bottle combi clips from Topeak.
07-11-19, 09:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,093
Posted By Force

Sold!

Sold!
07-10-19, 10:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,093
Posted By Andy_K

BB is definitely French.

BB is definitely French.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-19-19, 06:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,191
Posted By tcs

Great little hubs. Shimano has set aftermarket...

Great little hubs. Shimano has set aftermarket sales up so you have buy the hub, shifter, cog and mounting hardware separately. Forget ever getting an individual IGH component part for repair out of...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-18-19, 08:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,191
Posted By tcs

Yeah, I'd just have your local wheel builder do...

Yeah, I'd just have your local wheel builder do one (if you don't want to build it yourself). Nothing tricky; straightforward job. Pick out the rim you want. Folks on ebay offer spokes of any...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-18-19, 07:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,191
Posted By BromptonINrio

you can source the 3 speed hub as low as us$40 on...

you can source the 3 speed hub as low as us$40 on aliexpress. Sram imotion i3. and assamble it with any
07-03-18, 09:58 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,908
Posted By cycleheimer

The way a bike addict sees the world.....

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07-03-18, 07:52 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,908
Posted By verktyg

Abandon Hope All Ye Who Enter Here

Let me hold your wallet for you... :innocent:

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