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07-09-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,313
Posted By tkamd73

Me as of now. Thanks to this thread, and...

Me as of now. Thanks to this thread, and specifically a post by AlmostTrick. Based on a 71 Schwinn Sports Tourer, frame mods, repaint, decals, and wheel build by Yellow Jersey, in Arlington WI. Only...
07-08-20, 12:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,165
Posted By JaccoW

I fought the fork.. and the fork won

I tried the one from RJ the bike guy as well today and it worked... somewhat.

I used 8mm stainless steel threaded rod, nuts and washers.
Managed to spread the fork from 120mm to 122mm then 127mm...
07-06-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 821
Posted By thumpism

Hell, post it to our own "For the love of English...

Hell, post it to our own "For the love of English 3-speeds" thread in this very forum. Jeez! They'll tell you everything you need to know. ...
07-06-20, 06:23 AM
Replies: 22,888
Views: 2,565,697
Posted By katzenfinch

Barnaby

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Last week a fried gave me the Rudge that hed had since he was 12 years of age....
07-06-20, 05:22 AM
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Views: 2,565,697
Posted By branko_76

A dumpster find that I almost forgot about... ...

A dumpster find that I almost forgot about...

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07-05-20, 06:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 821
Posted By cudak888

What a find - looks to be a pre-1951 DL-1, given...

What a find - looks to be a pre-1951 DL-1, given the Bakelite dynohub. The real deal too, not the later 1960's-1970's production that just doesn't cut it. Check the Sturmey hubs for date codes.
...
07-05-20, 05:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 821
Posted By branko_76

Old Raleigh Dumpster Find...Worth Restoring?

Found this leaning against a dumpster. Any ideas what model and year it's from?

3-speeds aren't my thing but if it's rare, I would consider restoring it.
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07-05-20, 12:11 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,733
Posted By nesteel

Buy once, cry once. Everything else is just an...

Buy once, cry once. Everything else is just an imitation.
07-02-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,701
Posted By 52telecaster

they tension and true so well. I should use good...

they tension and true so well. I should use good rims more often....
07-01-20, 01:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 435
Posted By Dan Chase

And some more pics... Very happy with how...

And some more pics...

Very happy with how the groupset came out:
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Universal...
07-01-20, 01:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 435
Posted By Dan Chase

`53 Torpado build finally complete!

Hi Guys,
Kind of got seduced by a very original `50`s racer that was lurking in Italy, figured it was time to an older vintage bike to the collection so went ahead and picked up this 1953 Torpado...
06-30-20, 07:33 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,701
Posted By ctmullins

Tires arrived today, which were the last of the...

Tires arrived today, which were the last of the parts. Thanks to the COVID work-from-home mandate, I was able to do assembly in between conference calls and queries.

The Schwalbe Marathons,...
06-28-20, 08:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 348
Posted By T-Mar

The Superform was arguably the world's first...

The Superform was arguably the world's first purpose built triathlon model. Prior to it, all the so called "triathlon " models were just repurposed mid-range sports bicycles. The big innovation of...
06-28-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 812
Posted By dedhed

Ads from Boy's Life 1974

Clearing out parents estate and came across these ads from Boy's Life magazine 1974...
06-26-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,253
Posted By non-fixie

All of those parts may have their place...

All of those parts may have their place somewhere, but this combination is rather unsuccessful. :(
06-25-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,113
Posted By styggno1

Tipsy build thread - hot summer Monark 90320 Super Continental

I have had my fair share of Crescent 92320 and Monark 90320 thru the years. They are somewhat of a staple vintage race bike over here in Sweden. I believe this is my 19: th...

Before getting this...
06-24-20, 05:59 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,295
Posted By nlerner

1930s: Raleigh Sports 1940s: Raleigh Sports ...

1930s: Raleigh Sports
1940s: Raleigh Sports
1950s: Raleigh Sports
1960s: Raleigh Sports
1970s: Raleigh Sports

They kind of fell apart after that.
06-23-20, 06:48 PM
Replies: 1,769
Views: 316,228
Posted By branko_76

Schreck83 , that's a beautiful SC you posted.... ...

Schreck83 , that's a beautiful SC you posted....

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06-22-20, 07:47 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,244
Posted By orcas island

Here it is with the VO compact crank installed....

Here it is with the VO compact crank installed. This will provide a much more workable set of gears for the terrain around here, and my old knees.
...
06-22-20, 06:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 387
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

WOW! Fantastic! Congradulations! :thumb:...

WOW! Fantastic! Congradulations! :thumb: :thumb:

Can you post your route map? Obviously you didn't ride in Eastern Idaho with all that ocean in the background!
06-22-20, 06:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 387
Posted By The Golden Boy

Congratulations!!

Congratulations!!
06-22-20, 06:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 387
Posted By kermie

Nice job and great story!

Nice job and great story!
06-22-20, 01:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 387
Posted By base2

Kudos. 👍

Kudos. 👍
06-20-20, 10:21 PM
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Views: 198,185
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

Cassius Clay ...

Cassius Clay

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Muhammad Ali
...
06-20-20, 10:00 PM
Replies: 2,164
Views: 201,632
Posted By Drillium Dude

I have been sorta cornering the market on these...

I have been sorta cornering the market on these tires when they show up on Ebay, but Sacha seems to want in on the action, too:
...
06-20-20, 08:51 PM
Replies: 1,083
Views: 198,185
Posted By Jeff Wills

Also on the political front: 49 years ago Oregon...

Also on the political front: 49 years ago Oregon Governor Tom McCall signs the Bicycle Bill on the seat of a "Schwinn ten-speed". Judging by the finish and components, it's a chrome-plated...
06-20-20, 05:04 PM
Replies: 2,164
Views: 201,632
Posted By billnuke1

Maxn...

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06-19-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 865
Posted By TenGrainBread

TA Pro 5 Vis cranks, 50.4 bcd. Also known as TA...

TA Pro 5 Vis cranks, 50.4 bcd. Also known as TA "Cyclotouriste" cranks because, unlike the majority of cranks on the market, TA actually offered the rings in a large range of sizes, including small...
06-17-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,220
Posted By MaxDB

I'm confused, my bike will have the original...

I'm confused, my bike will have the original Campa shifters that were on the bike



Thanks! I've already put a crazy amount of time in, already to the point that I though "What did I start" 😂
...
06-17-20, 06:00 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,165
Posted By JaccoW

70's Gazelle Tandem

Right, so I just bought a tandem yesterday because... I wanted one. :D

It definitely needs some work but it was a mere €55 ($62) and I managed to ride it home fairly comfortably over the 9 km (5.5...
06-16-20, 09:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 160
Posted By Salamandrine

It shouldn't be that loud. Can you pull the main...

It shouldn't be that loud. Can you pull the main cable out and grease it? Sounds like it just needs maintenance. May need additional lubrication elsewhere. The head unit of a speedo normally just has...
06-16-20, 07:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 656
Posted By 67tony

Filed my rim seams!

In another thread it was noted that Sun rims usually had a slight overlap at the bead. It was suggested I'd have to file them smooth, and I balked for a while because of scratching. Well, there was...
06-16-20, 01:41 PM
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Views: 2,565,697
Posted By Salubrious

I'll check.

I'll check.
06-16-20, 01:10 PM
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Views: 2,565,697
Posted By JaccoW

Just picked up a Dutch Gazelle tandem with a...

Just picked up a Dutch Gazelle tandem with a Sturmey Archer AB hub from '79 for a mere €55 ($62)
The rear hub needs some work as the 3rd gear works for a short while before suddenly locking up...
06-16-20, 11:41 AM
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Posted By Salubrious

If you want a coaster brake SA hub, I've got one...

If you want a coaster brake SA hub, I've got one free if you're willing to take care of the shipping. PM if interested.
06-16-20, 04:12 AM
Replies: 2,164
Views: 201,632
Posted By billnuke1

Maxn out...

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Its good to be Max...
06-13-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,220
Posted By merziac

MaxDB Fantastic, love it when this happens,...

MaxDB

Fantastic, love it when this happens, no other cyclists in my family but my Dad helped make sure I had some good bikes growing up and he was a good mechanic so I inherited that and ran with...
06-13-20, 01:41 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,220
Posted By MaxDB

Next was the crankset and brakes ...

Next was the crankset and brakes

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06-13-20, 12:05 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,244
Posted By orcas island

Swapped over a set of 700c clincher wheels, Acorn...

Swapped over a set of 700c clincher wheels, Acorn saddle bag, and a TA handlebar bottle cage I had in the parts bin. Ready for a ride later this afternoon.
...
06-13-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,220
Posted By MaxDB

Started with removing all the rust from every...

Started with removing all the rust from every part, incl all the bolts and nuts but more on that later....
06-13-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,220
Posted By MaxDB

Grandpa's 1980's Vitus 788 steel road bike

Hi all!

I'd like to share my vintage road bike restauration here, it's a 1980's Fangio with Vitus 788 steel that I got from my grandpa.

It came with Campa Nuovo Record front/rear derailleur and...
06-12-20, 11:14 PM
Replies: 1,769
Views: 316,228
Posted By AdventureManCO

Look what the cat dragged home... ...

Look what the cat dragged home...

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06-12-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 2,164
Views: 201,632
Posted By botty kayer

A couple of new street art cat portraits in East...

A couple of new street art cat portraits in East London, with some expressions familiar to cat owners....
'Hell yes I'll have some of that roast chicken', content kitty...
06-12-20, 04:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 223
Posted By P!N20

Take both so the other one doesnt get jealous.

Take both so the other one doesnt get jealous.
06-11-20, 11:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 636
Posted By mechanicmatt

Today I road up Big Mountain Rd. ...

Today I road up Big Mountain Rd.
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06-11-20, 04:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 533
Posted By uncle uncle

Love 'em. Even though they aren't what most...

Love 'em. Even though they aren't what most people on this corner of Bike Forums hunt out, I agree with you that they are a part of the bicycling heritage of the USA. One which you don't see to many...
06-11-20, 05:57 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,814
Posted By niliraga

what size do you normally ride? i can see what's...

what size do you normally ride? i can see what's spare around here that might work as a loaner for you. but yes, anything that with tires that hold air and brakes that seem to almost work is...
06-10-20, 08:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,244
Posted By orcas island

1973 International

I just got this home and started with a basic clean up. The date code on the rear derailleur says 73, so Im guessing that is a good place to start with dating this one. Overall it seems to be in...
06-10-20, 07:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 533
Posted By Duxrule

Survivors

I'm just getting finished up on these his-n-hers early-'70's Western Flyer 5-speeds, warehouse finds from up in Centralia. I know it's like finding a pair of pristine AMC Gremlins, but that's what...
06-10-20, 05:27 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,814
Posted By Cougrrcj

Y'know, if any BF member happens to need a bike...

Y'know, if any BF member happens to need a bike to ride for a visit to the West-side Cleveland OH/Lorain County area, I've got four to choose from. BUT they're all the same size, and outfitted the...
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