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06-15-19, 01:36 PM
Replies: 17
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Posted By 3alarmer

...Waterford, WI by the decals.

...Waterford, WI by the decals.
06-15-19, 04:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 437
Posted By UniChris

If the e-bike were only going the same speed as...

If the e-bike were only going the same speed as the pedal one it wouldn't be very different. But the reality is that they're operated faster; especially faster than that same rider could operate a...
06-14-19, 07:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 437
Posted By 350htrr

Ding, ding... ding... We have a trifecta......

Ding, ding... ding... We have a trifecta... :innocent: Having said that, I am still , 100% for E-Assist bikes being "regarded legally as bicycles", BUT, that one would still |NEEDS/MUST have to...
06-14-19, 07:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 437
Posted By UniChris

Indeed, I'm lucky so far this is only an issue in...

Indeed, I'm lucky so far this is only an issue in urban lanes that don't accomplish much anyway (in one uphill stretch of which the average two wheel speed is now visibly faster than the adjacent...
Replies: 5
Views: 379
Posted By ramzilla

IMHO...I would be cautious about early 70's...

IMHO...I would be cautious about early 70's French bikes. Sometimes it can be very difficult to get new threaded replacement parts. A bent axle or a worn out freewheel can become a big problem....
06-13-19, 12:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 912
Posted By Hudson308

Nice work! Like gugie, making it all look as...

Nice work! Like gugie, making it all look as simple as creme brulee!

Fire.
Heh. Heh.
Let's burn something.
Replies: 4
Views: 451
Posted By randyjawa

This is what I know about determining Vintage...

This is what I know about determining Vintage Bicycle Value (http://www.mytenspeeds.com/My_TenSpeeds_1/FREE_SITE_VALUE/VALUE_1_Start.htm). Hope it is a help.
06-11-19, 06:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,316
Posted By Mr. 66

Really!? You do not own an Econoline, an...

Really!? You do not own an Econoline, an Econoline owns you.
06-10-19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 1,716
Views: 133,307
Posted By non-fixie

"Fritz, why can't you be like a normal cat?" ...

"Fritz, why can't you be like a normal cat?"

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"¿Que?"
...
Forum: Northeast
06-10-19, 05:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 645
Posted By mcm44

agree

pushing that cyclist wih the car is more like attempted murder
Forum: Northeast
06-10-19, 04:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 645
Posted By nomadmax

Where I come from, THAT is a felony. No one...

Where I come from, THAT is a felony. No one should skate for that kind of criminal behavior.
06-09-19, 07:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,536
Posted By Marcus_Ti

SRAM plays the same dumb games and worse--MAP...

SRAM plays the same dumb games and worse--MAP no-sales nonsense wherever they can.
06-09-19, 04:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 723
Posted By horatio

Yes, he nailed it, although I’m not sure which of...

Yes, he nailed it, although I’m not sure which of my bikes would be the last to get rid of. Probably the DeRosa. Maybe the Raleigh Professional.

I’m sure the female equivalent is clothing and/or...
06-08-19, 05:57 AM
Replies: 594
Views: 33,725
Posted By Pompiere

My wife and I visited several Kentucky bourbon...

My wife and I visited several Kentucky bourbon distilleries last fall, but Four Roses was our favorite, for the tour and the bourbon. The master distiller, Brent Elliot, and several of the staff,...
06-08-19, 05:56 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,901
Posted By bikemig

At the time, Campy had the cachet but the...

At the time, Campy had the cachet but the Dura-Ace stuff is pretty nice. I wouldn't mind tracking down a complete group on a bike.

The first generation Dura-Ace derailleurs are marked crane...
06-07-19, 04:33 PM
Replies: 594
Views: 33,725
Posted By BFisher

Sláinte! ...

Sláinte!
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06-07-19, 12:24 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,259
Posted By iab

Bah humbug to this modern crap. Crank - FB ...

Bah humbug to this modern crap.

Crank - FB

https://live.staticflickr.com/7025/6495952219_d6be172f57_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/aU2shc)
FB Cranks 1 (https://flic.kr/p/aU2shc) by iabisdb...
Replies: 9
Views: 554
Posted By shoota

Man that cleaned up nicely. Hard to beat red...

Man that cleaned up nicely. Hard to beat red Imron for that.
06-05-19, 02:04 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,259
Posted By Weresquatch

This is like asking me which is my favorite...

This is like asking me which is my favorite child? Beauty for me is strongly tied up with durability and reliability. It's hard for me to pic a whole groupset but just some parts off the top of my...
06-05-19, 01:03 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,259
Posted By Wildwood

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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06-04-19, 03:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,742
Posted By howardv

I recently did substantial research on e-bike...

I recently did substantial research on e-bike insurance. Most homeowner's policies don't cover e-bikes because they are considered "motorized" and need their own policy. While a regular bicycle is...
06-04-19, 10:09 AM
Replies: 1,936
Views: 123,114
Posted By capnjonny

Update 6/4/19 Went in yesterday for the...

Update 6/4/19


Went in yesterday for the hip replacement. I felt very upbeat despite reading all the "cover your ass" reading material telling me all the ways I could be permanently ...
06-04-19, 09:05 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,259
Posted By rando_couche

I second that, but also because it is gorgeous in...

I second that, but also because it is gorgeous in its own quirky Gallic way.

But wait! What about the Spidel (Simplex/Stronglight/MAFAC) group in all its gold-anodized lusciousness?
06-04-19, 07:04 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,259
Posted By seypat

Stronglight cranks. So many geometric shapes and...

Stronglight cranks. So many geometric shapes and angles blended together. Yet looking at one straight on, it appears to be made with a minimum amount of metal. No big chunks of metal except in the...
06-02-19, 09:36 PM
Replies: 1,936
Views: 123,114
Posted By capnjonny

Just finished up work on a few bikes and cleared...

Just finished up work on a few bikes and cleared out the garage.

I am going in for a hip replacement on Monday so won't be able to do any wrenching for a while .

One of the founders of the Bike...
06-01-19, 02:38 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,033
Posted By since6

Lascauxcaveman all is good, we are such a big...

Lascauxcaveman all is good, we are such a big tent group considering we encompass big wheels/safety bikes to late 80s bikes, the wonder is that we are pretty easy to get along with. For me it's more...
06-01-19, 09:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,126
Posted By wrk101

The other thing about the old Suntour stuff is it...

The other thing about the old Suntour stuff is it all works well. Suntour 7, Honor, or whatever, all work. The low end ones are just heavier, lots of steel parts, etc.

Open cage design was great....
06-01-19, 05:42 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,232
Posted By John E

I worked at a Peugeot-Nishiki dealership, and...

I worked at a Peugeot-Nishiki dealership, and those 531 stickers at the top of the PX-10 and PR-10 seat tubes were extremely vulnerable to destruction in shop stands. We made it store policy to clamp...
05-31-19, 05:20 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,232
Posted By ascherer

Happy anniversary, Tom! Ours was yesterday!

Happy anniversary, Tom! Ours was yesterday!
05-30-19, 08:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,938
Posted By The Golden Boy

He's taught me SO much about bicycle repair and...

He's taught me SO much about bicycle repair and maintenance. From when he was using improvised tools to his more professional videos. The guy loves bikes- and loves showing people how to fix them....
05-30-19, 07:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,126
Posted By wrk101

I’m a Frank Berto guy and the Vx Luxe GT is the...

I’m a Frank Berto guy and the Vx Luxe GT is the winner. I keep a drawer full of these in preparation of the Zombie apocalypse. OK kidding on the zombies but not on the drawer full.

When the...
05-30-19, 06:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 523
Posted By EddyR

The Seekers on a bike -Coke add

Judith Durham lead singer of the Seekers riding no hands,1966
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wp7EFVYyAg&list=PLg-jS7VWuFqeV4mXI265tW0Paff7pxWG6&index=35
05-30-19, 04:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,126
Posted By Bandera

The basic shop replacement derails that we...

The basic shop replacement derails that we stocked back when in bulk were ST Honor and V-GT Luxe, with a ST Perfect FW and Union chain they were the affordable upgrade and fix all in one.
It was...
05-30-19, 02:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,126
Posted By noglider

Why not try more than one? They're easy to swap. ...

Why not try more than one? They're easy to swap.

I hated the Lark and Eagle back in the day, but only because I was a snob. Now I'm a reverse snob, and I'm amazed at how well they work. Some of...
05-30-19, 08:38 AM
Replies: 1,936
Views: 123,114
Posted By Mr. 66

Nice! Please post the project as you progress....

Nice! Please post the project as you progress. I'm a nut for power tools and woodworking.
05-30-19, 08:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,126
Posted By jeirvine

Suntour Vx-GT is almost the same, just a little...

Suntour Vx-GT is almost the same, just a little lighter and nicer finish. They can also be had for ~$25. Or a Vx-S with a mid-cage design.
05-30-19, 05:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,126
Posted By OTS

+1 on the Suntour stuff. Virtually bombproof ...

+1 on the Suntour stuff.
Virtually bombproof
Inexpensive to find if you have a co-op near you.
If you don't have a Co-op near you PM me and I will hook you up for the cost of postage.
05-29-19, 05:43 PM
Replies: 20,717
Views: 1,973,427
Posted By BigChief

There is another option. A daydream of mine that...

There is another option. A daydream of mine that unfortunately isn't practical for me since my old body can't take much time on drop bars anymore. I'd start with a Raleigh Super Course frameset. Find...
Replies: 9
Views: 554
Posted By bargainguy

Frame is Reynolds 531. Drivetrain should be...

Frame is Reynolds 531. Drivetrain should be SunTour Alpha 5000, can't tell from the pix.

Around here, the market for steel bikes is soft. If it were in really nice condition with all new...
05-29-19, 03:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,126
Posted By The Golden Boy

Any Suntour over pre 1985 Shimano stuff. ...

Any Suntour over pre 1985 Shimano stuff.

I'd go shopping for a V-GT Luxe. Really, one of the all time great derailleurs- and it was inexpensive enough to be considered "low end" even though it...
Replies: 9
Views: 554
Posted By juvela

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05-28-19, 02:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 641
Posted By robertorolfo

Nice bikes and nicely done. I think there is...

Nice bikes and nicely done. I think there is something fun/cool about having similar variants from the same manufacturer and period. Do you feel a big difference in ride quality?
05-24-19, 10:52 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,873
Posted By The Golden Boy

It's not necessarily vitriol- it's a list of...

It's not necessarily vitriol- it's a list of legitimate reasons to not use or dislike them. The reason for this thread is that the plastic molded body of the derailleur is unreliable.

Yes, my Eco...
05-24-19, 04:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,121
Posted By Jgpell14

I can’t thank everyone enough for your comments....

I can’t thank everyone enough for your comments. You gave me a lot of good advise and a lot to think about. I’ve decided to transition to an entry level road bike - originally thinking flat bar but...
05-24-19, 04:24 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,176
Posted By Salamandrine

Hmm, I've always found that MAFAC CP brakes had...

Hmm, I've always found that MAFAC CP brakes had much more flexible caliper arms. I've tested this on the brakes I own. Pretty obvious difference.

I really like both the Weinmann and MAFAC design....
05-24-19, 03:03 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,176
Posted By bikemig

The weinmann or mafacs are not much of a trade up...

The weinmann or mafacs are not much of a trade up from the dia compe. I'd just focus on making sure they are well adjusted and then go with a quality brake shoe like the kool stop and good quality...
05-24-19, 02:51 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,176
Posted By SurferRosa

Best I ever had were Mafac Racers (with...

Best I ever had were Mafac Racers (with kool-stops) on a '79ish pkn10.

Those inspired some serious bombing down Seattle's hills.
05-24-19, 02:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 641
Posted By Slightspeed

Same here. I have had my blue Legnano Roma...

Same here. I have had my blue Legnano Roma Olympiade for 55 years. Then coming home from Eroica this year, I came across another blue Legnano, a Gran Premio at a price I couldn't pass up. My Roma is...
05-24-19, 10:05 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,873
Posted By 3alarmer

...don't hold back. You're among friends here,...

...don't hold back. You're among friends here, let it all out. :)
05-24-19, 09:42 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,873
Posted By Weresquatch

I bought an '70s Bianchi for my wife that was...

I bought an '70s Bianchi for my wife that was full ARx....I remember getting it all ready to upgrade it and well....never did. They were very, very reliable. My wife rode that heck out of that bike...
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