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09-16-20, 06:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 622
Posted By John E

Sounds like you need electronic shifting on your...

Sounds like you need electronic shifting on your bicycle, as well. :)
09-13-20, 06:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,263
Posted By Papa Tom

I know the OP's intention was tongue-in-cheek,...

I know the OP's intention was tongue-in-cheek, but it's interesting how we sometimes manage to turn even our favorite activity into something to feel bad about.

The bicycle, for me, is a way to...
09-09-20, 06:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,263
Posted By BobbyG

You're getting old when you think someone is 20,...

You're getting old when you think someone is 20, but they're actually 40. And since when did they let 12 year olds grow beards?
Forum: Touring
09-02-20, 01:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,246
Posted By raybo

I am likely much older than you at 68. I am also...

I am likely much older than you at 68. I am also retired, so time constraints are not tight. I have been touring (and retired) since I was 50. I have developed an approach that works for me.
...
08-27-20, 08:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 840
Posted By Phil_gretz

So what happened?

So what happened?
08-25-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 688
Posted By Clyde1820

^ This. Did my own build, for the first...

^ This.

Did my own build, for the first time, decades ago. I've since done a dozen or so component swaps and minor installs.

As you point out, a lot can be learned by taking each part in turn,...
08-25-20, 07:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 410
Posted By 70sSanO

Some billionaire will buy it and take it to a...

Some billionaire will buy it and take it to a shop and have it converted to a flat bar fixie for his son and that will be the end of that.

It is an odd phenomenon. People willing to pay enourmous...
08-25-20, 06:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 410
Posted By DorkDisk

Watch some Coke head snatch it up for the...

Watch some Coke head snatch it up for the Coca-Cola gear.
08-18-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 530
Posted By Darth Lefty

Your Fuji flat bar is presumably a V brake bike,...

Your Fuji flat bar is presumably a V brake bike, it's not going to have the cable stops needed for cantilevers anyhow.

I modernized an old canti frame a few years ago and needed to use a mini-v on...
08-10-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,107
Posted By drlogik

Low end bikes are a commodity and low profit...

Low end bikes are a commodity and low profit margin, high volume, but cyclical, business. I don't see that coming back to America. Mid-range and high-end bikes seem to have a more consistent...
08-09-20, 12:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 588
Posted By cyclist2000

I would use the beach cruiser. it should be safe...

I would use the beach cruiser. it should be safe for your weight, Save the money for a real upgrade after you have ridden a while and know that you want to keep at it.
08-03-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,107
Posted By AlmostTrick

Bite your tongue! The Schwinn Varsity is...

Bite your tongue! The Schwinn Varsity is overweight, but it most certainly isn't junk that wouldn't last! :eek: These bikes are among the most robust ever built. Even the derailleurs (which were NOT...
08-03-20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,107
Posted By MDS61

Currency depreciation or trade war

The US would manufacture more bikes if for example, the US dollar weakened substantially and for a sustained period against Asian currencies, or there were significant tariffs on Asian manufactured...
08-01-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,310
Posted By NatusEstInSuht

Corporate branding throughout Asia - including...

Corporate branding throughout Asia - including Japan, China, Taiwan, Indonesia and India - is more often than not carried out using the Latin alphabet instead of the native languages. It has to do...
07-31-20, 05:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,310
Posted By Mulberry20

wealthy asians ride American and Italian bikes

wealthy asians ride American and Italian bikes
07-29-20, 10:14 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,107
Posted By PDKL45

I don't know about the US, but there is a shift...

I don't know about the US, but there is a shift towards manufacturing closer to consumers by some brands. Giant, the Taiwanese company, is backing away from mainland China, while opening a new...
07-29-20, 08:32 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,107
Posted By UniChris

Chasing a very unique and temporary market quirk...

Chasing a very unique and temporary market quirk is a great way to lose a lot of money.

Long before you get tooled up and staffed, it will be winter. There's a market for Christmas bikes for kids...
07-29-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,107
Posted By General Geoff

First world wages/benefits, OSHA protections,...

First world wages/benefits, OSHA protections, environmental protections, all add up to a very expensive manufacturing base in America, compared to Southeast Asia. Modern consumerism favors cheap,...
07-29-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,107
Posted By burnthesheep

It's a more complex topic than what it's being...

It's a more complex topic than what it's being reduced to.

Could we instead focus on updating the educational opportunities for our workforce so that we prepare them for more skilled work than the...
07-29-20, 12:16 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,107
Posted By John Foster

Don't Get Me Started

I am Canadian, but I too feel the loss of domestic manufacturing.

In the post that follows, please don't think that I am anti Chinese, I have nothing against the Chinese worker, I have a lot...
07-29-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,107
Posted By Sy Reene

One chance might lie in future ability of 3D...

One chance might lie in future ability of 3D printing to work.. taking a good portion of the manual labor portion out of the equation:

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/superstrata-bike#/
07-29-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,107
Posted By Charliekeet

To the OP, you're looking for something like...

To the OP, you're looking for something like this?
An Origin8 22.2 quill / 25.4 bar clamp stem on Amazon for like $20...
07-29-20, 07:08 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,107
Posted By dedhed

https://www.startribune.com/detroit-bikes-brings-s...

https://www.startribune.com/detroit-bikes-brings-schwinn-production-back-to-u-s/571809632/
07-29-20, 06:45 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,107
Posted By pdlamb

I'm not sure how long ago it was that you could...

I'm not sure how long ago it was that you could buy a mass-produced bicycle made in the U.S.A. 50 years ago wasn't quite long enough for a good bike, since the ones I got in the 70's either were...
07-29-20, 06:33 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,107
Posted By Sy Reene

First it should be tackled as why we go overseas...

First it should be tackled as why we go overseas to buy USA made stuff because it's cheaper than buying from US dealers.
eg...
07-29-20, 05:03 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,107
Posted By MattTheHat

I think the OP is wondering when huge numbers of...

I think the OP is wondering when huge numbers of bicycles will again be made in the USA. I think the answer is probably never.
07-27-20, 11:36 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,018
Posted By cormacf

Sick burn at the bike shop

Dude to his friend: Someone told me wheels are where you want to upgrade first. If you were me, what would you buy first to get faster?
Friend: A salad?
07-12-20, 09:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 606
Posted By trainman999

Thats a top of the line frame it deserves to be...

Thats a top of the line frame it deserves to be wearing Record. Paramounts wore the best avalible when they came as complete bikes. Yours was a frame built up at the bike shop with watever the buyed...
07-12-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 606
Posted By veganbikes

It's a nice bike made at the Waterford Factory a...

It's a nice bike made at the Waterford Factory a new bike from them is going to be at least 2k but probably more with their handmade fork. It is also some nice paint. I would put something nice on...
07-10-20, 10:13 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,936
Posted By GlennR

It's block the trail.

It's block the trail.
07-10-20, 02:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 606
Posted By Leinster

I don't think 105 cheapens any frame. I've...

I don't think 105 cheapens any frame.

I've just built up a steel frame of similar vintage with Athena parts that I was able to find on the Bay, and I love it. I went with the silver finish where I...
07-09-20, 07:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 606
Posted By Mulberry20

How about Campy Potenza? I have seen many...

How about Campy Potenza? I have seen many pictures of that groupset on vintage frames. SRAM is a good idea since it is an American frame and SRAM is as well.
06-24-20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,316
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

If the above was V1.0, then the below is V1.3...

If the above was V1.0, then the below is V1.3 with a re-tuned RD, Simplex Retrofriction shifters, adjusted brake pads, and correctly-oriented 48T chain ring. Much better, and Retrofrictions are...
06-24-20, 03:45 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,316
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

1983 Specialized Expedition Build! - 62cm CTC (63.5cm CTT)

Well, ladies and gentlemen, it is yet another build thread. Nothing like a good friend ( ctak ) helping you go back on your own N-1 (including components) pledge. :lol: I was doing so well!

Alas,...
Forum: Touring
06-06-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,042
Posted By djb

Don't put on any more proofide, too much overly...

Don't put on any more proofide, too much overly softens the leather, just ride and ride

with rain, put a plastic bag over it when riding off you don't have an official better fitting rain cover,...
Forum: Touring
06-05-20, 06:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,042
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Riding for exercise, does not really matter which...

Riding for exercise, does not really matter which bike you use, you will get exercise. Might burn a few more watts if you did the same route if you used the touring bike which likely weighs more and...
06-01-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 996
Posted By berner

Why if you dig a hole in the ground the dirt...

Why if you dig a hole in the ground the dirt never fits back in the same hole. Another mystery of the universe.
06-01-20, 07:40 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 996
Posted By ThermionicScott

I never patch tubes one at a time if I can help...

I never patch tubes one at a time if I can help it. I save up punctured tubes in a box until I run low (or out) of a particular size, then crack a fresh tube of glue and do a big batch. I at least a...
06-01-20, 02:14 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 996
Posted By jgwilliams

You obviously aren't getting enough punctures. I...

You obviously aren't getting enough punctures. I suggest you go out and get some more to even things out.

Actually, I'm pretty sure that you can get the tubes of cement by themselves. Also, I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-20, 02:08 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 7,663
Posted By guadzilla

Not sure why things are getting to ugly or why...

Not sure why things are getting to ugly or why some people are going out of their way to crap on the guy's bike.

I also wouldnt pack it away, but if the OP wants to do that for now and set it...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-20, 05:36 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 9,220
Posted By jleeg

I rode a 1978 custom Reynolds 531 campy equipped...

I rode a 1978 custom Reynolds 531 campy equipped frame set (all in for about $900). Got the upgrade bug and bought a Merlin titanium with campy 8 chorus ergo. Both are really comfortable rides and...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-20, 09:53 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 9,220
Posted By seypat

I had to upgrade my cell phone a week or 2 ago....

I had to upgrade my cell phone a week or 2 ago. It was a Galaxy S7 and still got the job done. I left it on top of a car and took off. I backtracked and found it in the middle of the road. In the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-20, 07:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,046
Posted By Maelochs

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/288x335/trekbarz_fcb1757d398a329f732949a1ce72028341e6e98f.jpg
These are butterfly bars .... but definitely, get a road bike for longer road...
05-24-20, 11:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,045
Posted By MarcusT

Same happened to me and after hours of trying to...

Same happened to me and after hours of trying to figure out what it was, it turned out to be my shoelace tip that was hitting the pedal/crank arm on each turn. :foo:
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-20, 09:44 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 9,220
Posted By canklecat

I haven't bought a new bike since 1976. I'm...

I haven't bought a new bike since 1976. I'm perfect happy to buy good used bikes with so-so cosmetics, as long as they're mechanically sound.

Some electronics need to be replaced often just to...
05-18-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 839
Posted By Chr0m0ly

Was it this?...

Was it this? https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/576x723/45e8c1c2_5f7c_436f_8625_93260c69afb7_136bc2289790e3f023d1a1f56de6b2d619debb0c.jpeg
1988
05-17-20, 09:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 839
Posted By jjhabbs

First Gen Cannondale SR series rebuild!

Hey ya'll.

I totally restored and built what would be close to an SR800 from the 80s. A first generation SR series frame. full campagnolo to mirror a bicycle I built for myself back when I worked...
04-16-20, 06:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 399
Posted By Bill in VA

Plus I would also caution OP that the presence of...

Plus I would also caution OP that the presence of padding, cushioning, etc., has no real bearing on whether a saddle will be comfortable. I learned the "soft way" that when you bottom out the...
02-02-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,310
Posted By Kedosto

“Chinese brands,” “cool,” and “high end,” all in...

“Chinese brands,” “cool,” and “high end,” all in the same sentence?


-Kedosto
*donning flame suit*
11-25-19, 11:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,464
Posted By reconnaissance

Octogenarian advice to a 25 year old

In 1985 I was a newly married student moonlighting at the college town bicycle shop. Our customers were from all parts of the spectrum—tourists, criterium racers, BMX, and my specialty, the ATB. An...
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