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02-27-20, 07:49 PM
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Posted By BFisher

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/dscn0628_6e166d648432ed5df50c41e476b01e67c80052ff.jpg
02-26-20, 09:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 691
Posted By BFisher

Thanks for the link and the description. Now...

Thanks for the link and the description.

Now all I need is the patience. :lol:
02-26-20, 06:51 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,008
Posted By BFisher

Speaking of 70's Raleighs, I'll throw this one up...

Speaking of 70's Raleighs, I'll throw this one up here.
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1120x2000/imag0194_ae396ee5cb6036aed2327aba94a60feb1e33aafb.jpg

Good thing they left...
02-26-20, 06:43 AM
Replies: 7,589
Views: 2,125,816
Posted By BFisher

^ Agreed! Excellent spot to take the photo, too!

^ Agreed! Excellent spot to take the photo, too!
02-25-20, 06:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 691
Posted By BFisher

Nice work! What'd you use to polish it up so nice?

Nice work! What'd you use to polish it up so nice?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 404
Views: 14,229
Posted By BFisher

2010-2014 would fall under "modern" for the...

2010-2014 would fall under "modern" for the purposes of my statement. I'm talking older stuff - the cables, housings, and pads that would have come with Weinmann, Mafac, and other brake systems long...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-20, 09:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 541
Posted By BFisher

To the shoe width issue, I have these and they...

To the shoe width issue, I have these and they are plenty roomy:
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/dscn0506_98b93bff8c62ae6261582443c69dd820aeab972a.jpg
Northwave Core...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-20, 06:46 AM
Replies: 404
Views: 14,229
Posted By BFisher

Choices. We have them in abundance. It's a great...

Choices. We have them in abundance. It's a great thing.

If you like hydraulic disc brakes, well, there's the justification. You got 'em.

Definitely some very strange retrogrouchiness going on...
02-23-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 2,807
Views: 229,602
Posted By BFisher

I've always liked the silver/red combo on the...

I've always liked the silver/red combo on the Grand Jubile.
02-22-20, 08:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 491
Posted By BFisher

I believe Naval Jelly has that warning. ...

I believe Naval Jelly has that warning.

When I was looking for a Super Course, I found two '73's. One was green, and the other was the same as this. I made an offer on the green one, but could...
02-21-20, 06:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 716
Posted By BFisher

Be careful with French bikes. Even many of the...

Be careful with French bikes. Even many of the lower end ones ride surprisingly nice.

And then they multiply.

It's weird.
02-21-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 397
Posted By BFisher

big chainring What a great action shot! :thumb:

big chainring What a great action shot! :thumb:
02-20-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,052
Posted By BFisher

""The man or woman who rides a wheel and does not...

""The man or woman who rides a wheel and does not chew gum is now placed somewhat in the position of a freak."

The original Velominati rule?

Neat article. Thanks for posting.
02-20-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 5,888
Views: 498,528
Posted By BFisher

DA SL-7700 ...

DA SL-7700
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/dscn0626_b64bdf433b4cc04798518dbc251a084c5b2865e4.jpg

Going with these...
02-20-20, 07:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 414
Posted By BFisher

We have a couple of scrap yards in my area. I...

We have a couple of scrap yards in my area. I once bought two bikes from a guy, one an Atala Grand Prix frame for $20. It had severe front end damage, but easily that much in parts hanging from it....
02-19-20, 01:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 414
Posted By BFisher

That frame could very well be compromised. Only...

That frame could very well be compromised. Only way to know is in person inspection. With a non-French replacement fork, your headset and stem options increase. But again, be wary of any ripples or...
02-18-20, 07:55 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 33,831
Posted By BFisher

Thank you much.

Thank you much.
02-18-20, 07:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 322
Posted By BFisher

Yes! I've had their website bookmarked for future...

Yes! I've had their website bookmarked for future possibilities:
https://www.bandlbicycles.com/product/bl-bicycles-french-bicycle-stem-quill-adapter-for-22.0-threadless-4978.htm

Have not ordered...
02-17-20, 06:35 PM
Replies: 3,167
Views: 666,540
Posted By BFisher

gugie, nice Moto! I envy your parts bin. ...

gugie, nice Moto! I envy your parts bin.



I agree. There is something about this bike - size, geometry, magic voodoo - that is as right for me as I have encountered. I am very fond of it. Here...
02-17-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 14,759
Views: 1,442,680
Posted By BFisher

Cool pic, Dude! Love it!

Cool pic, Dude! Love it!
02-17-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 14,759
Views: 1,442,680
Posted By BFisher

Nice! And what a beautiful bike! We had very...

Nice! And what a beautiful bike!
We had very similar weather here in NE PA today, and I got in a 30 miler, first decent ride since 1/31.
02-16-20, 08:16 PM
Replies: 2,662
Views: 611,233
Posted By BFisher

No wonder why the Norman conquest succeeded. Look...

No wonder why the Norman conquest succeeded. Look at what they were riding in those days!

:roflmao2:

The frame looks spectacular! Very nice!
02-16-20, 06:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 306
Posted By BFisher

I'd be very surprised and equally impressed if...

I'd be very surprised and equally impressed if anybody could reverse the ageing of gum hoods. You wouldn't be the first to want to make this happen, myself included.

By the way, I think those...
02-16-20, 01:22 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 33,831
Posted By BFisher

I decided to undue the pink and scored some gum...

I decided to undue the pink and scored some gum hoods that worked perfectly. The new tape is Tressostar. 1979 Grand Sprint. Love this bike. Ride is fantastic. Before:...
Replies: 4
Views: 323
Posted By BFisher

Couldn't have said it better than T-Mar. I have...

Couldn't have said it better than T-Mar. I have an almost identical bicycle, although Puch branded made by Bianchi/Piaggio. It is a nice riding bicycle, very nice frame. You have to consider the cost...
02-15-20, 05:38 PM
Replies: 54,378
Views: 7,651,725
Posted By BFisher

Mink Raleigh Professional "22 inch" ...

Mink Raleigh Professional "22 inch"
https://poconos.craigslist.org/bik/d/wind-gap-raleigh-professional-vintage/7074240074.html

Seller says can arrange shipment.
02-15-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 1,308
Views: 82,345
Posted By BFisher

I loved participating in this crappy game. I saw...

I loved participating in this crappy game. I saw most of my offerings taken for potential use, put a BoC GB stem right on one of my own bikes, and an FD-6503 from the box is guiding a current parts...
02-15-20, 04:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 247
Posted By BFisher

What SurferRosa said. I use Shimano wheels just...

What SurferRosa said. I use Shimano wheels just like those on my own Nuovo Record. No complaints.

Soma also sells a set, but they are like $35. Don't know if they can still be had, but the colored...
02-15-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,359
Posted By BFisher

Agreed. Overthinking will sap the fun out...

Agreed.

Overthinking will sap the fun out of anything.
02-15-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 3,167
Views: 666,540
Posted By BFisher

French bike with poodle. ...

French bike with poodle.
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/dscn0606_8322894aeba40d242ce72b529d67e50b37483f81.jpg
02-15-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,052
Posted By BFisher

Very interesting. It makes me wonder how...

Very interesting. It makes me wonder how competing makers were similar/different in design back then.

That shot in front of the white barn doors is fantastic.
02-13-20, 09:03 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,930
Posted By BFisher

Not that gugie, or anyone else, needs me to do...

Not that gugie, or anyone else, needs me to do this, but your post is out of line and ignorant.

"Geometry: the branch of mathematics that deals with the deduction of the properties, measurement,...
02-10-20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,359
Posted By BFisher

Gas powered greatness. Who needs an E-bike?

Gas powered greatness. Who needs an E-bike?
02-09-20, 06:57 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,087
Posted By BFisher

:lol: No church, and no big deal either way. ...

:lol: No church, and no big deal either way.

I'm sure your brakes work great. I know mine do, too.
02-09-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 27,864
Posted By BFisher

I really like the way those Raleighs look. The...

I really like the way those Raleighs look. The white and the chrome with the "Racing USA" and red & blue touches here and there. Very nice.
02-09-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,359
Posted By BFisher

I'm having memories of Cosmo Kramer on cafe...

I'm having memories of Cosmo Kramer on cafe lattes. :lol:
02-09-20, 11:04 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,359
Posted By BFisher

See, it's this kind of information that keeps me...

See, it's this kind of information that keeps me coming back here!



I just wanna be period correct, whatever that may be.


As for freewheel sounds, I don't really think too much on it. I...
02-09-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,359
Posted By BFisher

14-17, 14-18, Heroic air... I just wanna...

14-17, 14-18, Heroic air...

I just wanna know what amphetamine dose is considered heroic. WWJAD? I wouldn't want to wuss out on that.
02-09-20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 889
Posted By BFisher

Just took a check and it looks like there'd be 3...

Just took a check and it looks like there'd be 3 or 4 millimeters of clearance at the chainstays with a 28mm tire. Of course, tire widths often vary from stated size, and rim width plays a role too....
02-09-20, 07:48 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,941
Posted By BFisher

Nothing wrong with mixing it up with what you've...

Nothing wrong with mixing it up with what you've got, and it all looks like good stuff there.

Nice lookin' ride!
02-09-20, 07:23 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,087
Posted By BFisher

Haven't experienced anything that indicates...

Haven't experienced anything that indicates deterioration due to grinding the ends, or cutting with a Dremel. It doesn't concern me, and if it was good enough for Sheldon, it's good enough for me.
...
02-08-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 2,807
Views: 229,602
Posted By BFisher

Ha, ha! The joys of spousal...

Ha, ha! The joys of spousal communication/interpretation. Neat frameset - make sure she likes the color!

I wrapped some bars yesterday. Just waiting on hoods....
02-08-20, 01:10 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,717
Posted By BFisher

I bought an air compressor about 13 years ago. ...

I bought an air compressor about 13 years ago.

SO glad I did.
02-08-20, 01:05 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,087
Posted By BFisher

I like to use a Dremel or similar rotary tool...

I like to use a Dremel or similar rotary tool with a cut-off wheel. Makes a nice straight cut.

Alternatively, I use these: https://www.channellock.com/product/436/

I always grind the cut ends...
02-08-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,392
Posted By BFisher

Glad to hear you're starting to get it sorted...

Glad to hear you're starting to get it sorted out.
I really don't know much about why or when Schwinn chose the dimensions they did for their product line. It can certainly make things challenging...
02-07-20, 06:04 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,052
Posted By BFisher

Interesting. Considering the one piece crank and...

Interesting. Considering the one piece crank and the coaster brake, that seems rather light. I'd love to test ride something like that.
02-06-20, 06:31 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,052
Posted By BFisher

Have you weighed it?

Have you weighed it?
02-06-20, 04:05 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,052
Posted By BFisher

I've been following along, and I can't believe...

I've been following along, and I can't believe the condition of this thing. Amazing! You must be thrilled.

How's it ride?
02-06-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 678
Posted By BFisher

Don't know if this would help, and you may have...

Don't know if this would help, and you may have tried this already, but it looks like that derailleur could come down a few millimeters.
Neat project.
02-06-20, 07:49 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,558
Posted By BFisher

https://monsieurvelo.es/wp-content/uploads/2017/08...

https://monsieurvelo.es/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/image3-32.jpg
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