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02-27-21, 07:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 174
Posted By Mad Honk

Tiger, I find it to be a reasonably...

Tiger,
I find it to be a reasonably durable finish. For example to clean up the braze on bits I need to use some sandpaper or emery cloth to clean the bits down for best fit. Of the ten or so...
02-26-21, 09:09 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,708
Posted By veganbikes

So let's take them same person and put them on a...

So let's take them same person and put them on a bike they aren't going to ride and where is the workout at all. If someone is out riding and has found something that will actually get them...
02-24-21, 11:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 413
Posted By randyjawa

Seeking something specific might prove to me the...

Seeking something specific might prove to me the wrong way to start. For my money, I would suggest the following criterial for choosing a vintage road bike...

If you like the appearance, that is a...
02-24-21, 07:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 413
Posted By bikemig

Peugeots are fine bikes and they are not...

Peugeots are fine bikes and they are not difficult to work on. The only special tools you would need would be a crank puller and even the crank might not require a special tool. Having to track down...
02-22-21, 12:27 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,223
Posted By juvela

----- Congratulations on this wonderful new...

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Congratulations on this wonderful new project! ; ^ )

As you may have likely learned from your researches the name refers to a village of 2,200 souls in the extreme SE corner of France. It...
02-22-21, 10:47 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,708
Posted By rsbob

My wife has RA and was knocked out of cycling for...

My wife has RA and was knocked out of cycling for 18 years. We used to ride our tandem and singles almost every weekend together. She did several rides in the century category but RA ended that. ...
02-17-21, 08:06 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,332
Posted By qcpmsame

Interesting build/restoration project, I'm...

Interesting build/restoration project, I'm following this one to watch how the rust is handled by a caring and skilled enthusiast from here. My '80 ( as best as the Learned Elders in this forum can...
02-17-21, 08:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 753
Posted By joesch

SoCal has also had an epic surf so far this year...

SoCal has also had an epic surf so far this year so its been great for cyclist and surfers.
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Cant wait for my March return ...
02-17-21, 07:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 503
Posted By SJX426

After cleaning with mineral spirits, I use an old...

After cleaning with mineral spirits, I use an old rag and slide it between the sprockets. The back and forth motion uses the ratcheting of the freewheel to rotate the block. Old tooth brush on the...
02-17-21, 02:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 459
Posted By mech986

There are no requirements for brake lever hoods,...

There are no requirements for brake lever hoods, your choice to use them or not. Eroica California allows aero and vintage exposed brake cable routing. (But see the specific country event rules just...
02-17-21, 02:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 459
Posted By randyjawa

I am a Universal fan also, but mostly because...

I am a Universal fan also, but mostly because they are what was originally fitted to the bike in question. The levers are of poor design considering all of us idiots who seem to think it a good idea...
02-15-21, 08:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 459
Posted By SurferRosa

I try to put Rustines on everything down here in...

I try to put Rustines on everything down here in the hood.
02-15-21, 06:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 459
Posted By sloar

It can look ok either way, I didnít want to spend...

It can look ok either way, I didnít want to spend crazy money on Modolo hoods.




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02-15-21, 02:07 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,272
Posted By bikingshearer

Since I'm only 63:rolleyes:, I have no idea when...

Since I'm only 63:rolleyes:, I have no idea when the vaccine will be available to me. That's not a complaint, just a statement of reality. My turn will come, and most likely before September.

I...
02-15-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 498
Posted By obrentharris

If the COVID is under control I'll be there! My...

If the COVID is under control I'll be there! My wife and I are looking forward to making a camping road trip out of it.

Cino has taken me down a very enjoyable rabbit hole. I decided last year...
02-14-21, 07:20 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,272
Posted By gugie

Rewatching old Dr. Who's, apparently the TARDIS...

Rewatching old Dr. Who's, apparently the TARDIS went astray...
02-14-21, 08:01 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,821
Posted By sloar

To make any money at flipping bikes you...

To make any money at flipping bikes you constantly have to be searching classified ads. It’s far and few between where I’m at, but once in a while a really good deal will pop up. You have to act fast...
02-11-21, 05:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,342
Posted By Drillium Dude

Forgot I'd taken this exercise in contrast with...

Forgot I'd taken this exercise in contrast with the old ('73) and new ('83):
...
02-10-21, 08:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,342
Posted By Drillium Dude

And here he is on his first real ride on the bike...

And here he is on his first real ride on the bike in question; look at that smile:
...
Replies: 2
Views: 488
Posted By TugaDude

Personally, I think $300.00 is way too low for a...

Personally, I think $300.00 is way too low for a nice example. Especially with better-than-average components. Be careful on estimates because some are offered by those who will suggest what THEY...
02-09-21, 08:24 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,113
Posted By metz1295

This method appears to be pretty safe. (Not...

This method appears to be pretty safe. (Not staged. I actually saw this on a ride home from work once)

...
02-09-21, 06:58 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,332
Posted By repechage

Medici suffers from its intrigue of creation and...

Medici suffers from its intrigue of creation and inglorious end. In between those points were a bunch of decent bikes, there were some dead-ends along the way but the core Pro-Strada product was a...
02-08-21, 10:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 819
Posted By SurferRosa

Thought the story was going to turn out...

Thought the story was going to turn out differently when it started with the guy asking if you had a big tool.
02-08-21, 07:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,604
Posted By SJX426

Most of my discomfort comes from getting old. I...

Most of my discomfort comes from getting old. I adapt to what I want to do. Don't know of any solutions to joints having constant pain.
For me to enjoy what I like to do, I learn to adapt or don't...
02-07-21, 11:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 819
Posted By UCantTouchThis

Did My Good Deed for the Day

I stopped at a park today to refill my bottles. I did pull out an allen wrench to turn my saddle tilt down a hair. Only a 16th of a turn, not even if I should but just to see if it would be even...
02-07-21, 01:33 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,585
Posted By veganbikes

Look at local listings for bikes and test ride...

Look at local listings for bikes and test ride them. The most important thing is fit on a bike. No matter what the bike looks like or who owned it or what parts it has on it (unless just buying for...
02-03-21, 07:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 690
Posted By katsarasj

Eisentraut built for Jon Dawson co-founder of the band NRPS

I am posting a rather unique 1973 Eisentraut built for John Collins Dawson IV (June 16, 1945 – July 21, 2009), nicknamed "Marmaduke", the leader and co-founder of the country rock band the New...
01-29-21, 10:35 AM
Replies: 385
Views: 46,287
Posted By repechage

in the California tradition- the license plate of...

in the California tradition- the license plate of the Jag, DANGER O
often very descriptive.
good that no one was hurt.
01-27-21, 09:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,604
Posted By Wildwood

What's important as we pass 70 is to enjoy it...

What's important as we pass 70 is to enjoy it enough to keep doing it daily, make that regularly.
For some that means traditional bikes.
As in vintage.
Which if operated responsibly are safe, like...
01-21-21, 06:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,174
Posted By Drillium Dude

How To Ride A Bike Forever

I recently received Rivendell's Parts & Accessories Fall-Winter 2000 No. 7 catalog after purchasing it on Ebay. Although not the version I thought it was (I was thinking it was the version with more...
01-21-21, 06:11 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,537
Posted By jamesdak

Well I thought I was going to put on the chain...

Well I thought I was going to put on the chain and cable the ol' beast up. But then it dawned on me that grey cable housing would blend in well with this steel blue frame so I'm waiting on some grey...
01-21-21, 02:59 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,888
Posted By JohnDThompson

AFAIK, Rudi only deals with the leather, not the...

AFAIK, Rudi only deals with the leather, not the frame. But, you could remove the leather from the frame, weld the cracks in the frame, and then have Rudi re-attach it (assuming it isn't damaged) or...
01-20-21, 07:41 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,888
Posted By bikingshearer

Did she press charges? :D

Did she press charges? :D
01-17-21, 07:21 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,593
Posted By tkamd73

Litespud Nice analogy, all my bikes except one...

Litespud Nice analogy, all my bikes except one are DT shifter, a bit more effort, just like my TR6. But very enjoyable.
Tim

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01-16-21, 05:36 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,593
Posted By SurferRosa

Disagree! :lol: :thumb: ...

Disagree! :lol: :thumb:

https://live.staticflickr.com/5592/14849310652_7514319323_b.jpg.
01-16-21, 05:45 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,171
Posted By shelbyfv

Yes and we are hoarding the world's supply of...

Yes and we are hoarding the world's supply of bikes while we're at it.:D
01-15-21, 07:14 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,549
Posted By rccardr

For comparison purposes with the above, a shot of...

For comparison purposes with the above, a shot of the one I built from the frame up with Campagnolo Nuovo Record that was auctioned off at Eroica 2018:...
01-14-21, 11:06 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,593
Posted By SurferRosa

Not to mention, completely unnecessary and super...

Not to mention, completely unnecessary and super fugly.
01-13-21, 07:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,495
Posted By Drillium Dude

When it comes to locking bikes, I'm with Johno59...

When it comes to locking bikes, I'm with Johno59 . I've had four bikes stolen in my lifetime. The first was not locked up; lesson learned. The second, third and fourth were all locked and...
01-11-21, 11:18 AM
Replies: 3,911
Views: 560,501
Posted By Biker395

Beautiful warm day yesterday. ...

Beautiful warm day yesterday.

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1124/viewpoint_lr_54f9ea8e3a188b072363fba485ac691794bb89f8.jpeg
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01-10-21, 08:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 682
Posted By SpeedofLite

40 Years Ago: January 1981 in Bicycling magazine

Articles included in this post are:
"Bicycle Pollution" editorial
"The Open Road" news items

"Special Road Test Section" (pdf) is available here for the next week or so:...
01-08-21, 06:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,106
Posted By repechage

Colnago soon enough tweaked things for short...

Colnago soon enough tweaked things for short reach (piccolo) calipers. Then a bit later came Allen key attachment.
for me, when the seat stay top eyes had COLNAGO cast in, that is the confirmed next...
01-08-21, 10:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,106
Posted By repechage

I have a '68 super, rear end is 415mm A '72,...

I have a '68 super, rear end is 415mm
A '72, and 73 super same size, 410, 407mm
top tube on the '68 is 1 cm longer.

the "'70's" geometry was pretty stable.
When short reach brakes, and the...
01-07-21, 04:07 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,082
Posted By merziac

This always brings up questioning my rationale...

This always brings up questioning my rationale and while I have backed off considerably, I normally took a leap of faith when I found something I thought wanted.

It paid off most of the time and I...
01-07-21, 04:04 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,082
Posted By SwimmerMike

Took my Bob Jackson out today for a "memorial"...

Took my Bob Jackson out today for a "memorial" ride. Hopefully it was premature and they will get a life-line. I have been involved in a couple Mergers and Aquisitions before. One of them...
01-04-21, 08:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 913
Posted By BobbyG

Paul Barnard I'm glad it wasn't worse for you and...

Paul Barnard I'm glad it wasn't worse for you and your family, and that you are all recovering now. My daughter said she was going to wait all night by the chimney for Santa with a touch-free IR...
01-04-21, 02:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,106
Posted By bikingshearer

In the late 1960s, racing bikes were, generally...

In the late 1960s, racing bikes were, generally speaking, still sporting longer wheelbases and longer seat stays than either the OP's or yours. Over the next few years, wheelbases and seat stays...
01-04-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,163
Posted By Moisture

What a shame to see all these beautiful bikes...

What a shame to see all these beautiful bikes unused, forcing manufacturers to produce new stuff instead..
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-21, 03:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,278
Posted By Machka

Your Ride Reports - January 2021

If you are new to posting on this thread, or if you are new to cycling, we welcome you! If you are returning from a previous thread, we welcome you, too.

This thread is for anyone who rides a...
Replies: 38
Views: 2,734
Posted By steelbikeguy

personally... I think a SunTour VGT rear...

personally... I think a SunTour VGT rear derailleur would be a good replacement without being expensive. I suspect that a lot of Gran(d) Sport(s) ended up with these.

btw, I think the photo...
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