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09-13-19, 06:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 581
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: 379
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: 379
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: 379
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: 379
Posted By big chainring

Lake Geneva store is closed.

Lake Geneva store is closed.
09-11-19, 07:18 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,807
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: 106
Views: 3,807
Posted By big chainring

What country did he represent?

What country did he represent?
09-10-19, 10:39 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,807
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: 451
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: 2,198
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: 2,922
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: 52,057
Views: 6,960,633
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: 52,057
Views: 6,960,633
Posted By big chainring

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

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F153476982372
...
09-08-19, 06:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,105
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: 2,922
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: 627
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: 448
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: 579
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: 579
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: 579
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: 579
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: 579
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: 13,230
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: 202
Views: 17,110
Posted By big chainring

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Ron Skarin on Teledyne Titan, '76 or '77.
Replies: 5
Views: 348
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: 656
Views: 65,261
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: 656
Views: 65,261
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: 656
Views: 65,261
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: 656
Views: 65,261
Posted By big chainring

Big Merc ...

Big Merc
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With a Cadillac saddle....
08-25-19, 03:58 PM
Replies: 3,070
Views: 617,016
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: 17
Views: 944
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: 3,384
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....
08-21-19, 06:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 287
Posted By big chainring

You commute on ultra smooth roads?

You commute on ultra smooth roads?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-19, 06:10 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,057
Posted By big chainring

A double century, whats that 15 hours in the...

A double century, whats that 15 hours in the saddle. Thats a lot of time to work it out.
08-21-19, 05:39 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,639
Posted By big chainring

When I climb into the cockpit of my Mercier I'm...

When I climb into the cockpit of my Mercier I'm strapping myself in for an exceptionally fast ride. Tires are melting, twine is shreading, leather is tearing. I'm dialed up, dialed in and dialing for...
Replies: 17
Views: 944
Posted By big chainring

Not sure about the Pro-lite but the Team Champion...

Not sure about the Pro-lite but the Team Champion was Motobecanes top of the line bike. Is it orange?
Replies: 19
Views: 1,140
Posted By big chainring

Same as a Super Course.

Same as a Super Course.
08-15-19, 08:16 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,417
Posted By big chainring

Campy T wrench and a 10mm wrench covers most...

Campy T wrench and a 10mm wrench covers most things. And a Swiss Army knife.
08-14-19, 07:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 670
Posted By big chainring

I have a copy of "American Cyclist" from '66 or...

I have a copy of "American Cyclist" from '66 or '67. 45 participated in TOSRV and hoping to keep the entry fee for next years event to under $2,75. A group photo was taken of all who participated....
08-14-19, 05:55 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,797
Posted By big chainring

Around '75-76. Small flange hubs were the trend....

Around '75-76. Small flange hubs were the trend. I remember ordering a pair of Campy small flange hubs from an ad in Bicycling or Bike World. $45 a pair. Retail back then was about $80. Took about 6...
08-13-19, 05:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,916
Posted By big chainring

Wow! Incredible! Well done sir.

Wow! Incredible! Well done sir.
08-09-19, 04:58 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,841
Posted By big chainring

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Vintage steel still works for me. Very nice ride on these early 70's boom...
08-09-19, 02:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 13,075
Posted By big chainring

Huret Multito. Attaches to front hub and has a...

Huret Multito. Attaches to front hub and has a little drive belt mechanism. They operate great. Probably a few on ebay. I have bought several. .. usually attached to a bike. Someone on the C&V forum...
08-08-19, 06:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 824
Posted By big chainring

What... is...was it?

What... is...was it?
08-06-19, 07:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 354
Posted By big chainring

Yes indeed. I was a young teen at that point. My...

Yes indeed. I was a young teen at that point. My friends and I would go to the local Schwinn store and gawk at the $350 Paramounts on display. A year later the price was $500. That was kind of a...
08-03-19, 06:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,296
Posted By big chainring

I'm a fan of Samuel Dumoulin...5'2". ...

I'm a fan of Samuel Dumoulin...5'2".
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07-31-19, 05:54 AM
07-30-19, 10:00 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,352
Posted By big chainring

Couple coats of white Rustoleum....good as new.

Couple coats of white Rustoleum....good as new.
07-30-19, 09:57 PM
Replies: 1,342
Views: 110,300
Posted By big chainring

I keep it really simple. I use 3M Fastak trim...

I keep it really simple. I use 3M Fastak trim adhesive. Put the tire on the rim. Inflate slightly. Remove a small section of tire and squirt the glue on the rim. Replace tire section. Work around the...
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