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04-15-21, 04:04 PM
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Posted By thumpism

I know we're here for the 3-speeds but that makes...

I know we're here for the 3-speeds but that makes all of us odd ducks right out of the gate, so if someone wants to regale the group with a tale or two of CL flakes or yard sale horror, I'll keep...
04-14-21, 08:30 AM
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Posted By Hproduguidon

Royal roadster 1975 tout chromé ...

Royal roadster 1975 tout chromé
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04-13-21, 05:30 PM
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Posted By nlerner

FWIW, here in the Boston area I’ve sold 4 bikes...

FWIW, here in the Boston area I’ve sold 4 bikes via CL in the last 6 weeks. No flaky buyers, all paid what I was asking (I set my prices relatively low compared to the flipper crap that makes up most...
04-12-21, 04:48 AM
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Posted By Ghostknife

Put 10 miles on the bikes, riding to the next...

Put 10 miles on the bikes, riding to the next town over for lunch. Was a great day for a ride.

...
04-11-21, 05:47 AM
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Posted By thumpism

Not a 3-speed but just look at that finish! ...

Not a 3-speed but just look at that finish!

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/173463321286800
...
04-07-21, 07:17 AM
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Posted By gster

Mine has a stiff foam liner inside that holds the...

Mine has a stiff foam liner inside that holds the shape.
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04-05-21, 11:56 AM
Replies: 284
Views: 24,309
Posted By steelbikeguy

Here are a few shots of my...

Here are a few shots of my commuting/touring/travel bike built by Rich Powers, a hobby frame builder here in the midwest. It was built in the year 2000, and has a bit over 50,000 miles on it now. ...
04-02-21, 06:37 AM
Replies: 284
Views: 24,309
Posted By markk900

Cheapest I could find here in Ontario (for a...

Cheapest I could find here in Ontario (for a professional bike respray and not a "sure throw it in with this other batch of stuff we are doing" painter) was over $900 CAD for one colour; the shop...
04-01-21, 07:21 AM
Replies: 284
Views: 24,309
Posted By bikemig

One finished bike, one project

I have a 1992 Trek 950 and a 70s Mercier 300. I'd like to rebuild the Mercier 300 this year so the pic of the bike is as found in the "wild."
...
03-31-21, 06:59 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 24,309
Posted By markk900

Not quite this "green" here yet but getting...

Not quite this "green" here yet but getting close.....so here's a 1952 Paff (from Italy):
...
03-31-21, 03:53 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 24,309
Posted By obrentharris

browngw you did a fabulous job on the Royal Nord!...

browngw you did a fabulous job on the Royal Nord! A bike that is deserving of all the hours I'm sure you put into it.
Brent
03-31-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,485
Posted By noglider

These are exceptions that prove the rule. They...

These are exceptions that prove the rule. They are not a guarantee that you can always get something good for less than the going rate.
03-31-21, 08:54 AM
Replies: 531
Views: 139,825
Posted By 3speedslow

It was a frame. I am so looking for the build to...

It was a frame. I am so looking for the build to happen on this one. I have the DA runner up parts and some of the 1st DA as well. Mine is green!
03-30-21, 01:06 PM
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Posted By Ghostknife

Yup, whoops! She’s all done and ready to roll,...

Yup, whoops! She’s all done and ready to roll, time to move on to the old Schwinn for my wife.
...
03-30-21, 06:20 AM
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Views: 139,825
Posted By bikemig

Sekine SHS 271

I reworked my Sekine SHS 271. It's my trusty commuter. I didn't like the titlist rear derailleur. The shimano front derailleur that came on it was terrible. So I replaced the rear with a Shimano 600...
03-25-21, 02:26 PM
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Posted By polymorphself

Thanks, and agreed. Needed a quick spot to prop...

Thanks, and agreed. Needed a quick spot to prop it when I took those and that wall just happens to be the wall to my backyard so it was easy enough.

I do have these now though...

...
03-22-21, 02:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,494
Posted By Narhay

How many tracking number links did you get in...

How many tracking number links did you get in your invoice?

My two rims arrived separately and a giant box way bigger than the small items all showed up without issue. I have no idea how they...
03-21-21, 10:52 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 42,490
Posted By brianhamp

Updated 1962/63 CCM Imperial MK II

Serviced and shined up. A couple Whitewall Michelins, new saddle and chain... Ready for spring riding.
...
03-17-21, 02:41 AM
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Posted By TomvanHalen

Thanks! it went through a few revisions...

Thanks! it went through a few revisions (https://www.pedalroom.com/bike/853-all-road-sick-flames-touring-biek-34958).
...
03-15-21, 09:30 PM
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Posted By BFisher

Amen to that. It seems like too much emphasis...

Amen to that. It seems like too much emphasis gets put on the need to "upgrade" to aluminum rims asap by the well-meaning bike nerd masses. For basic transport/utility a steel rim is totally fine,...
03-15-21, 07:26 PM
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Posted By Ghostknife

Well, bought my first 3speed, bought what looks...

Well, bought my first 3speed, bought what looks like a complete ‘77 Raleigh Sports. Won it at a auction for $29.99. I’ll be picking it up Friday, so we will actually see what condition it’s in.
...
03-15-21, 12:25 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,517
Posted By Charliekeet

Recent threads like: Will my bike always be a...

Recent threads like:
Will my bike always be a beginners' bike?
Does my bike make me a pariah?
Do I really have to spend a lot on my bike?
Are they all gonna laugh at me? etc etc...

OK, so my...
03-13-21, 08:35 PM
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Posted By cudak888

Installed a pulley wheel in my '52 today and...

Installed a pulley wheel in my '52 today and decided to put on a small Sports show for myself:
...
03-12-21, 11:51 AM
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Posted By gster

Atlas Bicycle factory in India Turning out...

Atlas Bicycle factory in India
Turning out Raleigh DL-1 knock offs.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGXMblFLlFw

Similar to the Raleigh film from the 40's.
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03-07-21, 04:09 PM
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Views: 307,800
Posted By 3speedslow

Slow roll around my city this weekend recouping...

Slow roll around my city this weekend recouping from some post Covid sinus mess. Sunshine felt great with 50+ temps.

2016 Brompton lagoon blue black edition
...
03-06-21, 05:35 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,085
Posted By juvela

----- great to see it moving forward! ...

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great to see it moving forward!

thanks very much for posting these updates

fine work being done

do the pedal dust caps snap off so the pedals can be disassembled?
03-03-21, 04:03 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 20,354
Posted By jamesj

I call him "Coffee" ...

I call him "Coffee"

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03-03-21, 01:31 PM
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Views: 20,354
Posted By BFisher

I like these threads. When I brought this bike...

I like these threads. When I brought this bike home, the first thing my 12 year old son said was, "Why's it have to be so brown?" Made me laugh....
03-01-21, 03:59 AM
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Posted By ElCani

More work on done my Appalachian... Nitto...

More work on done my Appalachian... Nitto Randonneur Bars (B132) and Nitto MT-10 stem, plus some metal mudguards I had lying around. Crap bar tape that doesn't stretch, nightmare to wrap.

...
02-28-21, 09:34 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,013
Posted By casanewt

Thanks for the input and all of the history. All...

Thanks for the input and all of the history. All of the different conversion options are very intriguing. Now that I did a conversion of an older bike and have put some miles on it, I must say it is...
02-28-21, 05:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,013
Posted By cudak888

What's your point by defining everything with a...

What's your point by defining everything with a motor as a motorcycle? By doing so, you are inherently ignoring the difference between a highway-going Harley-Davidson vs. a Velosolex - to give a C&V...
02-28-21, 02:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,013
Posted By cudak888

If you can find any JUMP e-bikes or docked...

If you can find any JUMP e-bikes or docked B-Cycles for rent in your area, the gradual torque application on either will be very similar to the Bafang mid-drives. The JUMP is a 350W hub-drive Bafang...
02-28-21, 12:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,013
Posted By casanewt

These Bafang units are cadence sensing. Bafang...

These Bafang units are cadence sensing. Bafang has more expensive torque sensing units as well. Torque sensing is what Bosch, Yamaha, and other more expensive units have. Tongsheng is another option...
02-26-21, 05:48 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 42,490
Posted By markk900

browngw That Rambler Scrambler is awesome!

browngw That Rambler Scrambler is awesome!
02-25-21, 09:19 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,013
Posted By cudak888

There are enough BBS02B's installed on completely...

There are enough BBS02B's installed on completely stock Shimano cassettes not designed for e-bikes out there. At most, you might wear out the small ring prematurely or wind up with chain skate, and...
02-25-21, 05:52 AM
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Posted By oldveloman

Here' s my pair of BSA's, Mark... :) ...

Here' s my pair of BSA's, Mark... :)


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Peter
02-25-21, 03:29 AM
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Posted By 2fat2fly

They also do a great job of wearing away the...

They also do a great job of wearing away the chrome finish when they get dirty.
I've been sorting through several buckets of old used SA hubs here from a clean out, and nearly every one that had a...
02-23-21, 04:00 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,398
Posted By garryg

Funny thing about the selling part. I did not...

Funny thing about the selling part. I did not think i would enjoy it but i do.. People come over to look at a bike,they get to listen to me talk bikes for an hour,they learn a bunch and if i the...
02-22-21, 11:15 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,398
Posted By garryg

I think of it as putting my money in the bank. I...

I think of it as putting my money in the bank. I spend a bunch of money on bikes in the fall and winter, work on them and get my money back in the spring. Nobody gets hurt and i stay in the garage...
02-22-21, 02:41 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,989
Posted By KDR

I have had several Brooks B-17 and Pro models....

I have had several Brooks B-17 and Pro models. All have been comfy from the start as long as I got the up/down angle JUST right. It is amazing how much difference a small change makes.
02-18-21, 12:46 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,989
Posted By phughes

Generally speaking, yes, it molds to you, and it...

Generally speaking, yes, it molds to you, and it also gives a little as you ride. The leather models breathe much better than vinyl, or other vinyl-like covers, so for me the leather is more...
02-18-21, 09:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,494
Posted By dweenk

Shipping (talking postage) between the US and...

Shipping (talking postage) between the US and Canada is insane. You would think that our postal services could work out a near domestic rate between the two, but you would be wrong.
02-14-21, 12:58 PM
Replies: 24,380
Views: 2,895,014
Posted By markk900

JIMBO53 : Always a good excuse for a...

JIMBO53 : Always a good excuse for a picture.....
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02-11-21, 07:16 AM
Replies: 7,084
Views: 2,680,422
Posted By ElCani

Loads to do still on this (bars and stem are...

Loads to do still on this (bars and stem are borrowed from another bike), but couldn't resist a quick pic seeing as I now have my 10 posts. Love the look of the DTHs.

...
02-04-21, 06:59 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,469
Posted By Dunno

I think I that's the bike I saved from garbage...

I think I that's the bike I saved from garbage the other day. Can't post a picture until I have 10 posts but will add it later.
01-29-21, 03:06 PM
Replies: 24,380
Views: 2,895,014
Posted By sykerocker

It is with great joy that I've finally turned out...

It is with great joy that I've finally turned out my first restoration in the new shop since the fire, 14 months ago. The '55 Royal Enfield cleaned up fairly well, I still need to find a seat for...
01-25-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 35,690
Posted By Arbutus

1956 Claud Butler Tour of Britain

I just finished this one. It’s a Claud Butler Tour of Britain from September of 1956, just weeks before the brand (in its original configuration) went belly-up. I didn’t get the frame with any of the...
01-24-21, 01:42 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 42,490
Posted By brianhamp

CCM Imperial Mark II

Just picked this bike up today. Never even had time to clean it up yet. Not sure of the year. Serial number begins with "E"
40-622 tires,28x 1 1/2 Wheels, Perry B100 coaster brake ....
01-23-21, 06:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,627
Posted By bikemig

I like Robin Hood bikes. My first good bike was a...

I like Robin Hood bikes. My first good bike was a green Robin Hood 3 speed that I rode everywhere when I was in grade school. Many years later I found a black one in my size that looks like it had...
01-20-21, 01:32 PM
Replies: 24,380
Views: 2,895,014
Posted By clubman

Bingo. That shop was a treasure trove of bike...

Bingo. That shop was a treasure trove of bike history. A few lucky people got in there but the majority was put in a container and sent to Cuba iirc. These guys were so old that the one brother had a...
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