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Forum: Introductions
10-27-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 318
Posted By Ironskillet

Me too! Iím definitely rocking bright lights even...

Me too! Iím definitely rocking bright lights even when itís just dim out. I have front and rear cargo racks that act as good fenders. It sucks not being able to bring the nice bike out into the...
Forum: Introductions
10-27-20, 07:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 318
Posted By thinktubes

Rode down there last November - it was colder...

Rode down there last November - it was colder than a tin man's arse!

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Forum: Introductions
10-24-20, 12:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 318
Posted By Ironskillet

Hello from the windy city

Hi all- new to the forum. Posting from Chicagoís Humboldt park area and getting ready to freeze on my bike this winter. Riding a rossin quadro and a motobecane beater for the winter. Wanted to post...
10-15-20, 08:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 360
Posted By Bad Lag

It's a nice one. But, ummm,... I don't...

It's a nice one.


But, ummm,... I don't know how to tell you this,... the rear brake is backwards.

That's a really dangerous modification, too, because when need to slow down and squeeze the...
10-15-20, 02:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 528
Posted By John E

??? Circa 1970, many bikes, including the Peugeot...

??? Circa 1970, many bikes, including the Peugeot UO-8, the Schwinn Continental, and the American Eagle Semi-Pro, had stamped dropouts and rear QR. Same with the 1960 Capos, although the...
10-15-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 749
Posted By tpadul

I'm in Chesterton, IN just a few minutes away...

I'm in Chesterton, IN just a few minutes away from Lake Michigan and less than 30 minutes from downtown Chicago. The GSD rescue I will be donating to is down in Indianapolis.

We have two German...
10-15-20, 04:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 528
Posted By oneclick

If the OP does go Normandy, he should check the...

If the OP does go Normandy, he should check the cone and race condition. The cones are only case-hardened, and they pit easily, and a lot of times they weren't that smooth to start with - here's an...
10-14-20, 07:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 614
Posted By momoman

I remember seeing this ad in DC and Marvel comic...

I remember seeing this ad in DC and Marvel comic books. My childhood friend got a red Apple Krate back in 1969-70 and he let me ride it. We are still friends and we still ride together.

...
10-14-20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,767
Posted By bark_eater

I think your forks bent.:D

I think your forks bent.:D
10-13-20, 11:42 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,767
Posted By gorillimo

My previous touring bike was a Ď73 Paramount....

My previous touring bike was a Ď73 Paramount. Loved it, but I have to say my current Surly Cross Check is every bit as good, maybe better.And cost about a third of what another Parameter would cost...
10-13-20, 10:31 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,767
Posted By Germany_chris

Any one of them that hasnít been crashed.

Any one of them that hasnít been crashed.
10-13-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,767
Posted By davester

Wow, that's a blast from the past. That bike is...

Wow, that's a blast from the past. That bike is my very first 10-speed I ever bought. I got it new in 1968 using savings from my paper route job. Same color, same components (except the pedals), etc.
10-13-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,767
Posted By Kabuki12

I really haven't done any "touring"other than day...

I really haven't done any "touring"other than day trips. My goal is to ride the Oregon Coast in the next couple of years.Now that my social security starts in two weeks (FRA) I will have more...
10-13-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,767
Posted By sloar

Very nice!

Very nice!
10-12-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,767
Posted By BikeWonder

I toured 1100km from Calgary to Vancouver via the...

I toured 1100km from Calgary to Vancouver via the Rocky Mountains over 11 days with my 1991 Miyata 1000. I had no issues whatsoever. The bike performed really well and it was fully loaded from and...
10-12-20, 03:00 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,767
Posted By Germany_chris

Thereís still not much better than a 520 whether...

Thereís still not much better than a 520 whether itís disc or not. If money is no object then buy custom that way you have everything you want

...
10-12-20, 12:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 520
Posted By Dougieh65

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This is the bike
10-12-20, 08:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,251
Posted By oneclick

The material that chainrings are made of makes a...

The material that chainrings are made of makes a difference, but not in the direction you think. All else being equal, steel teeth will wear more slowly than aluminium ones; and it is the...
10-11-20, 09:11 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,767
Posted By kroozer

I am converting two vintage bikes for touring, a...

I am converting two vintage bikes for touring, a 1974 Raleigh International for classic-style paved road touring, and a 1990 Diamondback Apex (rigid steel-frame MTB) for bike-backing expedition-style...
10-11-20, 05:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 316
Posted By Oldairhead

Campagnolo 980 derailleur modification

Just finished modifying a Campy 980 rear derailleur by adding Soma extended cage plates. These plates are made for older Campy units which have an M6 thread on the spring/pivot bolt, so I had to...
10-11-20, 03:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 784
Posted By Prowler

Peaceful thoughts, gentle music and those...

Peaceful thoughts, gentle music and those containers left from take out Chinese food are your friends. Like riding a bicycle - easy once you get the hang of it.
10-11-20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,767
Posted By Classtime

In all my reading here and elsewhere, the only...

In all my reading here and elsewhere, the only weakness in a vintage touring bike is the rear hub with its freewheel and axle. If I was planning a "serious" tour, I'd consider a freehub rear wheel...
10-11-20, 08:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 497
Posted By Schreck83

There's a matching mixte on ebay. Maybe you could...

There's a matching mixte on ebay. Maybe you could breed them.
Raleigh Super Course Mixie (https://www.ebay.com/itm/Raleigh-Super-Course-Mixie-80s/233736608340?hash=item366bc99a54:g:oXYAAOSwWcJfEGSK)
10-11-20, 08:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 401
Posted By Bianchigirll

Not something most of enjoy hearing

Not something most of enjoy hearing
10-11-20, 06:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 784
Posted By Prowler

Having overhauled, rehabilitated and serviced...

Having overhauled, rehabilitated and serviced MANY wheels in the past few years, I mostly agree with branko_76 list. More is better and I both doubt a) the LBS will do all that is needed and have...
10-10-20, 11:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 784
Posted By 79pmooney

Memories I raced a 1976 Fuji Professional,...

Memories

I raced a 1976 Fuji Professional, (2) sets of Sanshin Pro-Am hubs, 3X. Training - Arc en Ciels with !300gm cottons. Race - Fiamme Ergal with Criterium Setas. 120 spacing, 5-speed. ...
10-10-20, 07:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 784
Posted By jamesdak

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10-10-20, 06:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 236
Posted By Dylansbob

'70s Falcon -- All cleaned up and roadsterized

Still not sold on the roadster setup, might try a moustache next.

For my Falcon find, I gave it a bath and repacked the headset. The Sugino BB came out easily, but I replaced it with a NOS...
10-10-20, 05:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 784
Posted By jamesdak

Is it silly to get excited over 40 year old wheels?

Well...almost 40 years...

Ever since I got the beautiful 1985 Opus III I've wanted to put proper wheels on it. The bike was pretty original but came with Gipiemme Sprint hubbed wheels with red...
10-10-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 516
Posted By Salamandrine

Campagnolo drivetrains don't wear out,...

Campagnolo drivetrains don't wear out, realistically. Chains and freewheels do wear out. You can tell by measuring the chain. Also, the chain will start to skip off the teeth of a worn out freewheel...
10-10-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 516
Posted By brian3069

Along with the dropout spacing issues. The rear...

Along with the dropout spacing issues. The rear wheel will need a longer axle and probable have to be re-dished.
10-10-20, 10:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 516
Posted By davester

The International has a 120mm spacing between the...

The International has a 120mm spacing between the rear dropouts which can only accommodate a 5-speed or Ultra-6 freewheel. I don't think either of these can be used with index shifting. You could...
10-10-20, 07:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 497
Posted By natterberry

Stripped down (and mostly clean): ...

Stripped down (and mostly clean):

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Some minor...
10-09-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,235
Posted By davester

I'm not opposed to selling separate components...

I'm not opposed to selling separate components from bikes, but I am one of those who think it's a crime to part out a completely original classic like a PX-10 for the sake of profiteering for a very...
10-09-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 351
Posted By ScottRiqui

And a few more pics: ...

And a few more pics:
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10-08-20, 06:16 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,235
Posted By francophile

I do, kitchen scale, primarily for breadmaking....

I do, kitchen scale, primarily for breadmaking. If you want to save on shipping, helps to have around. But there's a lot to be said about flat-rate shipping boxes and envelopes from USPS. Doesn't...
10-08-20, 05:56 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,235
Posted By polymorphself

Agreed. I considered it but in the end I've...

Agreed. I considered it but in the end I've decided I am done with projects for some time. I also don't have a strong interest in racing bikes. Funny thing is after having this bike for awhile and...
10-08-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,235
Posted By polymorphself

Thankfully I do have this tool already. ...

Thankfully I do have this tool already.



White.

Thanks for all of the replies everyone. I've got some things to consider. In the meantime I've pulled it from storage and just given it a...
10-08-20, 01:43 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,235
Posted By xiaoman1

OP, Selling on eBay, CL, etc. or a part it out...

OP,
Selling on eBay, CL, etc. or a part it out depends on what are you looking for in terms of price. Certainly, a part out will yield you more, but it will take you much longer to sell, compounded...
10-08-20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 371
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Use it as the commute/ bad weather/...

Use it as the commute/ bad weather/ camping/downtown/train station/ chain-to-lamppost Bike.
Everyone needs a pre dented bike.
10-07-20, 07:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 847
Posted By natterberry

Iím not sure what the current price is for Brooks...

Iím not sure what the current price is for Brooks leather, but I ordered stitch on leather from the folks below and was a fan of the quality.

They have a few variations of wrap on.
...
10-06-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,314
Posted By nlerner

Well, then there was this time, off to mail some...

Well, then there was this time, off to mail some rims:

https://live.staticflickr.com/5605/29662053023_a84af4fee3_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Mc8LXi)IMG_2186.JPG (https://flic.kr/p/Mc8LXi)

I really...
10-06-20, 04:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 975
Posted By Dannyboy21

Browning find - Is this frame any Good?

I picked up what I thought was a junker today. I gave the guy what he was asking because it had Suntour ratcheting barcons and quick release skewers - I figure wheels must be aluminum if it has...
10-06-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 628
Posted By sykerocker

To help out on the dating, here's the one I had...

To help out on the dating, here's the one I had for a couple of years, definitely Bike Boom era (73-74), wheels and derailleurs are not original. While definitely the bottom of the line bike (no...
10-06-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,314
Posted By dddd

While out perusing a good few silicon-valley(!)...

While out perusing a good few silicon-valley(!) garage sales one Saturday morning, I ended up hauling a small wooden desk (with drawer) home for a distance of a couple of miles.
Around the same...
10-06-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 628
Posted By bblair

Here is my Falcon. Bought circa 1974 and sold it...

Here is my Falcon. Bought circa 1974 and sold it to a friend. Decades later, he gave it back to me, wheels trashed. I converted it to a single speed errand runner.
...
10-05-20, 11:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 826
Posted By ddeand

Maybe this a bit less ďbusyĒ. I eventually made a...

Maybe this a bit less ďbusyĒ. I eventually made a couple changes that perhaps detract from the style but add to the riding comfort. I put on a modern black saddle and changed the bar tape to black to...
10-05-20, 08:33 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,314
Posted By Salamandrine

It didn't seem strange at the time, but I've...

It didn't seem strange at the time, but I've carried more than a few blocks of frozen squid on my bike.
10-05-20, 07:43 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,314
Posted By noglider

I also towed about 120 lbs of belgian blocks in...

I also towed about 120 lbs of belgian blocks in my kiddie trailer. People yelled at me from the sidewalk, saying, "Hey where yo' kids at!"
10-05-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,314
Posted By martl

:D Reminds me about the old joke of the two...

:D

Reminds me about the old joke of the two fellas sitting in a circus. Clown takes stage, riding a unicycle one-legged, juggling three balls with the other leg, while playing the violin. Fella...
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