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08-23-19, 07:27 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,367
Posted By crank_addict

Yep, these bicycle contraptions on climbs are...

Yep, these bicycle contraptions on climbs are risky. Your icy story reminds me of a surprising little area near iab and mister Whitlatch's area. Asphalt bike path through dense woods, very tight...
08-23-19, 10:31 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,367
Posted By crank_addict

Looking at a mechanical device, one could...

Looking at a mechanical device, one could basically know or control to its stress or limits. But its not the same for the complicated human. The best of athletes have dropped dead while 'believing'...
08-23-19, 09:57 AM
Replies: 1,339
Views: 108,240
Posted By crank_addict

Replacement base tape- Velox tubular base tape...

Replacement base tape-
Velox tubular base tape is available. I've also used the commonly available cotton rim tape for clinchers.
08-22-19, 09:01 PM
Replies: 1,339
Views: 108,240
Posted By crank_addict

Vittoriayoyo. Out of the wrapper I had to re-bond...

Vittoriayoyo. Out of the wrapper I had to re-bond parts of the outer layer. That done and now using, I also noted the comical information on the sidewall. This IS ONE tubular.

Poochee just might...
08-22-19, 12:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 870
Posted By crank_addict

That is one handsome machine. Love the concave...

That is one handsome machine. Love the concave rims for this build, regardless their reputation.
08-19-19, 09:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 738
Posted By crank_addict

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Beppe's actual bike from 1982
08-19-19, 09:05 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,367
Posted By crank_addict

Just in tonight from riding a 45 year old bike,...

Just in tonight from riding a 45 year old bike, 18 lbs. and 18 speeds (all available), gear inch range from a comical 20 to 112. Its sometimes nice to not think about sufferfest climbamama.
08-19-19, 03:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,346
Posted By crank_addict

I ride a few vintage lightweights that back in...

I ride a few vintage lightweights that back in the days would be considered undersized for me. Love them, especially the noodle frames.

What's considered proper classic racer style vs comfort vs...
08-19-19, 10:52 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,367
Posted By crank_addict

That part of Wisconsin is a cycling gem. Have...

That part of Wisconsin is a cycling gem. Have done a few long day rides including the dairyland dare on tall geared vintage steel. On one event, lowest gear inch was 54 (4 speed) with an aluminum...
08-19-19, 03:29 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,425
Posted By crank_addict

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Its all about the build....
08-18-19, 01:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 561
Posted By crank_addict

The 26" mtb road drop conversions don't cut it...

The 26" mtb road drop conversions don't cut it enough.

Go for a higher end 1990s hybrid 700c. Steel or aluminum. Let the big wheels take the punishment. Convert flat bars to road drop type and...
08-18-19, 01:30 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,631
Posted By crank_addict

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08-17-19, 12:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 490
Posted By crank_addict

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08-11-19, 08:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 427
Posted By crank_addict

Charlie, thank you again. Also, the footage...

Charlie, thank you again.

Also, the footage from '80 Crested Butte to Aspen is a hoot!!
08-10-19, 03:45 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,008
Posted By crank_addict

Good timing for your friend. Auction coming up...

Good timing for your friend. Auction coming up soon. Daily driver for decades, classic and vintage. Originally made to haul a dog.
...
08-10-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,008
Posted By crank_addict

Fan of the van too. I miss my rolling workshop...

Fan of the van too. I miss my rolling workshop Chevy dually with standing height, 12 ft box and lift gate. Super reliable and simple. Only problem was the many asking to borrow it! I added a sign to...
08-09-19, 10:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 492
Posted By crank_addict

Full choke.... ...

Full choke....

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08-09-19, 10:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 492
Posted By crank_addict

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08-08-19, 08:51 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,008
Posted By crank_addict

Non hatch but rather barn door and three on the...

Non hatch but rather barn door and three on the sides. So far I'm liking the Clubman S. If traveling solo, could easily haul a few inside.

This car came with a factory roof rack and I've since...
08-06-19, 04:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 762
Posted By crank_addict

I have a small Cannondale clip-on type, identical...

I have a small Cannondale clip-on type, identical to this.
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F264415876782

It came included with a bike and really...
08-04-19, 04:15 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,219
Posted By crank_addict

The outside rack not as well. Note the rust from...

The outside rack not as well. Note the rust from a bike staining the concrete. Lol
...
08-04-19, 04:09 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,219
Posted By crank_addict

My local library has a decent collection of...

My local library has a decent collection of bicycle books and related. I like to check them out.
...
07-30-19, 09:15 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,834
Posted By crank_addict

Thank you kindly. I really, really like this one...

Thank you kindly. I really, really like this one and dialed in on the fit. After speaking with Andy, learned this was his personal ride.
Build:...
07-29-19, 12:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 582
Posted By crank_addict

Ha! Add the comical and to be honest, more than a...

Ha! Add the comical and to be honest, more than a few are driven without current tags and/or have really old vintage plates from 30's to European. Crazier yet are seeing race trim vintage Can-Am car...
07-29-19, 11:33 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,834
Posted By crank_addict

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1980 Santana with Suntour barends, GT Luxe rear derailleur and Compe V...
07-29-19, 11:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 885
Posted By crank_addict

In a sort of way, my 1966 Schwinn Racer converted...

In a sort of way, my 1966 Schwinn Racer converted to 700c fixed gear replicates but yet doesn't match the extreme rake. Hope someday to acquire and experience one of the genuine hardcore of hardcore...
07-29-19, 10:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 582
Posted By crank_addict

That Dunelt was built for no other reason than...

That Dunelt was built for no other reason than 'just because'... and it was CUTE.

Behind the Vincent motorcycle is a Ferrari 250. My brother did take that one apart when the owner acquired it but...
07-28-19, 09:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 582
Posted By crank_addict

No guest ride but they sure looked inviting. A...

No guest ride but they sure looked inviting. A fascinating era of bicycles and bicycling.
07-28-19, 09:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 582
Posted By crank_addict

A charm of a build. ...

A charm of a build.
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07-28-19, 09:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 582
Posted By crank_addict

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07-28-19, 09:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 582
Posted By crank_addict

Couple of 1890's safety bikes rolled into the party today

A most pleasant day while attending a private party with some fine wheels, including a couple riding in on these safety bikes from the 1890's. A woman was riding the Singer, fixed gear with hard...
07-26-19, 06:32 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,824
Posted By crank_addict

I would keep and use that group, regardless and...

I would keep and use that group, regardless and without mercy. Too cool a spiked exotica ride.

As for the saddle height issue, perhaps acquire a Mavic 'starfish' crank, shorten them to custom by...
07-24-19, 07:55 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,824
Posted By crank_addict

Congrats, Robbie- Awesome! More...

Congrats, Robbie-
Awesome!

More remarkable- this bike IS 'C/V'. Look'ing forward to more
07-24-19, 07:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 940
Posted By crank_addict

Excellent tribute and recognition! Le Mond...

Excellent tribute and recognition!

Le Mond climbs more than mountains in life.

Been following the new CF technology including the company drama.
07-22-19, 02:02 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 19,684
Posted By crank_addict

English Clubman with factory bike rack. :-" ...

English Clubman with factory bike rack.
:-"

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07-20-19, 06:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 249
Posted By crank_addict

Fun read. Shortly after, Bill and Jan McCready...

Fun read. Shortly after, Bill and Jan McCready founded Santana.
07-18-19, 08:45 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,951
Posted By crank_addict

Made in Taiwan by Ace or under the brand...

Made in Taiwan by Ace or under the brand Aceoffix. Without cages, a 'pair' only weigh 140 gm. Titanium axles. Optional are quick release axles -L, R or both. Found on eBay and paid $38 shipped.
07-17-19, 04:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,107
Posted By crank_addict

Perhaps a 1985 770? Made in Waterloo, WI. Very...

Perhaps a 1985 770? Made in Waterloo, WI. Very desirable and appears ready to go!
07-16-19, 09:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 580
Posted By crank_addict

From some research a few years ago, this building...

From some research a few years ago, this building in Chicago still exist and of the former Lewis Lightweights factory 1939. Someone told me it also might have been used later on by Monarch bicycles....
07-16-19, 12:43 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,951
Posted By crank_addict

With toe clips, steel fasteners (no straps) - ...

With toe clips, steel fasteners (no straps) - ultra light at 89gm each with silky smooth bearings. Recently installed yet little miles to give a fair report.
...
07-15-19, 06:51 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,826
Posted By crank_addict

I don't know the facts of the OP but regardless,...

I don't know the facts of the OP but regardless, wouldn't stop me from riding a pick of pro caliber road bikes.

Indeed those road frames are ridden by brute riders but the forces and impacts that...
07-13-19, 01:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 478
Posted By crank_addict

^Dig that fixed gear. (Thanks for the...

^Dig that fixed gear.


(Thanks for the comp's, all.)

After a fairly hectic day and not having a chance to get an early ride in, I caught up on this thread, clearly motivated me for a middle of...
07-12-19, 04:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 478
Posted By crank_addict

1976, Suntour equipped Aerospace Pro with 700c...

1976, Suntour equipped Aerospace Pro with 700c tubular / clincher Mixte rims.

Dialed in fun to mess with the Thurs. Night mid fast group. One fellow rider thought it was some old model from...
07-12-19, 04:22 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,526
Posted By crank_addict

Want. But being this is a 'classic and...

Want.

But being this is a 'classic and vintage' forum, I'm nicely settled in with a 45 year old bike weighing double (18 lbs) the OP modern bike.

Its exceeded my expectations and is a rider...
07-11-19, 08:54 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,822
Posted By crank_addict

Such is life. Certs, license, experience, upper...

Such is life. Certs, license, experience, upper ed is never a guarantee. There's the rotten to excellency in most every occupation. The goal is to find that balance and as with everything, your...
07-11-19, 08:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 999
Posted By crank_addict

^ Yep, its Guide. Here's a Dorcy on my...

^ Yep, its Guide.

Here's a Dorcy on my wife's Raleigh Twenty. Funny because its for a different ratio wheel and this one reads faster than actual. I've never told her as she's always proud of any...
07-10-19, 11:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 999
Posted By crank_addict

I like the sloooow pace, Summer nights through...

I like the sloooow pace, Summer nights through the neighborhood. Comical speedometer on this 1965 Sears (made in Austria by Steyr). Gen lighting works pretty good too at slow speed.
...
07-09-19, 08:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,376
Posted By crank_addict

Another pic of the red. I'm all over the map on...

Another pic of the red. I'm all over the map on color coordinating including black drillium Stronglight rings, grey Vittoria rubber, shorty Bluemels. Lol...
07-09-19, 12:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 250
Posted By crank_addict

Nice read. BTW: Spotted a smaller framed...

Nice read.

BTW: Spotted a smaller framed and late model Jackson on Chi C.L. for $300 (https://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/bik/d/hanover-park-bob-jackson-bike-19-inch/6926626400.html). Odd build,...
07-09-19, 12:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 400
Posted By crank_addict

Handsome machine! Build date end of 1984 but...

Handsome machine! Build date end of 1984 but interesting a model year of 1986. That burgundy color is classy whereas this earlier 1984 760 has a more wild plum with ugly Trek graphics.

Love riding...
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