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09-24-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 916
Posted By Salamandrine

I thought everyone would just skip over 13, and...

I thought everyone would just skip over 13, and go straight to 14, like with elevators.

It looks like an elephant trying to ride a bicycle. What are they thinking.
09-22-20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 3,593
Views: 315,748
Posted By Murray Missile

Just did my first wheel "build". My neighbor...

Just did my first wheel "build". My neighbor asked me to work on his grandson's 60's Murray built Foremost tank bike. His grandson is autistic and is very attached to it. Basically he trashed the...
09-22-20, 12:31 AM
Replies: 3,593
Views: 315,748
Posted By SurferRosa

Shakedown ride and first pics of this '86 Miyata...

Shakedown ride and first pics of this '86 Miyata tourer I finished about a week ago, but had to wait until it was safe to go outside and breathe.

This is the first bike with cantilevers I think...
09-21-20, 11:38 PM
Replies: 803
Views: 209,152
Posted By SurferRosa

'86 54cm 610 ... I think the components are all...

'86 54cm 610 ... I think the components are all original except for the Miyata saddle, 6-speed Sunrace freewheel and pedals straps. I really like the ratcheting Shimano shifters. They bring a needed...
09-21-20, 05:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,131
Posted By thehammerdog

all the time... love it.. ...

all the time...
love it..
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not easy barely fun....not smart.
09-20-20, 08:02 PM
Replies: 3,593
Views: 315,748
Posted By pcb

I drove all the way to CT and all I got was this...

I drove all the way to CT and all I got was this stupid bike....

Friday road trip landed me a '98 Custom Rivendell Road frameset, built by Joe Starck, from a very nice fella on RBW. He bought it...
09-19-20, 02:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 338
Posted By billytwosheds

Bike sketch prints 5x7 Nuovo Record and Continental

My wife makes art, and has asked me to see if there's interest in these 5 x 7 prints.

Both designs are popular when we booth at markets and such, but that's all on hold right now. Originals were...
09-18-20, 06:35 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,029
Posted By tyrion

Blocked and reported. (kidding)

Blocked and reported.





(kidding)
09-18-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 3,593
Views: 315,748
Posted By Mr. 66

We want the the world, and we want it - now ...

We want the the world, and we want it - now
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09-17-20, 04:59 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,131
Posted By bonsai171

It's fun riding a gravel bike on singletrack. ...

It's fun riding a gravel bike on singletrack. The mountain bikers wonder why we're riding road bikes LOL.

Dave
09-17-20, 04:13 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,131
Posted By chas58

Geeze, last time I road maybury, I don't think...

Geeze, last time I road maybury, I don't think mountain bikes had even been invented yet. I know shocks weren't...

(my first two "mountain" bikes (aka bikes with 26 x 2.125 tires) were really...
09-17-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 822
Posted By mstateglfr

Surly's geometry decisions are something to...

Surly's geometry decisions are something to really behold.
They basically refuse to care that all other brands design differently, and they are proud of it, even when a bunch of their bikes are...
09-17-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,131
Posted By msu2001la

Like anything, it varies depending on terrain. ...

Like anything, it varies depending on terrain.
The majority of marked MTB singletrack trails around me are pretty smooth and fast, mostly flat and a ton of fun to ride on a CX bike. There are...
09-16-20, 09:40 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,131
Posted By chas58

I love riding singletrack. My MTB hasnít gotten...

I love riding singletrack. My MTB hasnít gotten much love lately.

Observations

Iíll ride anything that is appropriate for a fully ridged bike
This opens up trails to me that I havenít ridden...
09-16-20, 06:49 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 5,604
Posted By livedarklions

I live in NH where there's a really large number...

I live in NH where there's a really large number of motorcycles (many to and from Laconia, which is a route I often ride on my bicycle), and literally none of the cycles I've seen this year use those...
09-15-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,131
Posted By pbass

I ride my gravel bikes (geared and singlespeed)...

I ride my gravel bikes (geared and singlespeed) literally everywhere I used to ride my MTB's. This is SoCal mountains--steep, rooty, rocky, gnarly.
Granted, I was coming mostly from a rigid ss...
09-15-20, 03:44 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,673
Posted By jpescatore

Another suspicious sign: his chain looks really...

Another suspicious sign: his chain looks really clean, too clean.
09-14-20, 09:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 308
Posted By uncle uncle

I wish he'd just get off the Huffy and hand it...

I wish he'd just get off the Huffy and hand it over to someone who'd appreciate it for what it is... like me (I mean, it looks my size). I mean, people rode and raced for 50+ years on paves, up...
09-14-20, 07:32 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,673
Posted By Jan Feetz

RULE 7: Tan lines should be cultivated and kept...

RULE 7:
Tan lines should be cultivated and kept razor sharp. Under no circumstances should one be rolling up their sleeves or shorts in an effort to somehow diminish oneís tan lines. Sleeveless...
09-14-20, 06:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 308
Posted By Shrevvy

I should have said Serotta, but assumed everyone...

I should have said Serotta, but assumed everyone would know. Yes, he does mention brakes in the other vintage videos as well. David Phinney descended on one of those bikes. I'm pretty sure he did it...
09-14-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 352
Posted By LittleGinseng

sold!

sold!
09-14-20, 03:33 AM
Replies: 7,488
Views: 1,934,892
Posted By PeterLYoung

1992 Trek 970 MTB

Here is my 1992 Trek 970 MTB which I bought new in March 1992. It is one of my favourite rides amongst my bike collection. A few years back I found I was really only riding it on metalled surfaces so...
09-13-20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 352
Posted By plonz

Wow! I just sold a really nice helicomatic...

Wow! I just sold a really nice helicomatic hubset on BF and I was iffy on whether or not I should keep it. This is a great package and now I'm second guessing letting mine go. Someone should get...
09-13-20, 06:48 PM
Replies: 7,488
Views: 1,934,892
Posted By randyjawa

Found this Bianchi Grizzly at the dump a week, or...

Found this Bianchi Grizzly at the dump a week, or so, ago...
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09-13-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 627
Posted By gugie

Practically, no. Go grab a paper clip. Bend...

Practically, no.

Go grab a paper clip. Bend it just a bit, it springs right back. That's elastic deformation.
Take that same paper clip, Bend it until it straightens out a bit and doesn't spring...
09-13-20, 03:49 PM
Replies: 3,593
Views: 315,748
Posted By abshipp

Probably the most difficult fender installation...

Probably the most difficult fender installation I've done, I blame the French.

​​​​​...
09-13-20, 08:06 AM
Replies: 3,593
Views: 315,748
Posted By JaccoW

Cold set a tandem fork today. The threaded rod...

Cold set a tandem fork today. The threaded rod method wasn't strong enough (the rod buckled) but a reversible clamp worked a treat! :D

http://i.imgur.com/TZTwXFmh.jpg (https://imgur.com/TZTwXFm)...
09-11-20, 06:54 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,673
Posted By Milton Keynes

Reminds me of the joke: A nerd rode up to...

Reminds me of the joke:

A nerd rode up to his nerd friend on a bicycle, the friend said, "Where did you get that bike?"
The first nerd says, "I was walking along on the hiking trail, and this...
09-11-20, 05:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 521
Posted By Koyote

Yes, that is pretty bad. No one should ever run...

Yes, that is pretty bad. No one should ever run bright red tires.
09-10-20, 05:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 505
Posted By malcala622

mrv ...

mrv

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09-10-20, 05:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 334
Posted By robertj298

Bag is sold

Bag is sold
09-10-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,673
Posted By Mojo31

Depends how fast you can ride away on it.

Depends how fast you can ride away on it.
09-10-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,673
Posted By friday1970

I gotta admit, the traffic on MUPs did increase...

I gotta admit, the traffic on MUPs did increase SIGNIFICANTLY during the first few lockdown months of Covid. I named one of my strava rides as "Bristol Motor Speedway" since I felt I was in traffic...
09-10-20, 09:40 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,673
Posted By livedarklions

Somebody throws their bike at you, it's now your...

Somebody throws their bike at you, it's now your bike, right?
09-09-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 3,593
Views: 315,748
Posted By Prowler

All dressed up and nowhere to go

Yup, all the road trips are canceled for the year. The Fuji TS III I rehab'd last winter was all dressed up for those trips but..... Well, I've been enjoying it locally at least.

...
09-09-20, 07:11 AM
Replies: 319
Views: 47,215
Posted By rustystrings61

Last year I flirted with 32 mm tires and a Dos...

Last year I flirted with 32 mm tires and a Dos Eno 17/19T freewheel on the alternate side - but the other week I restored my 2002 Mercian Vincitore to the configuration I’ve used the most, 16T and...
09-09-20, 05:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 209
Posted By trail_monkey

I see what you're saying now. those look very...

I see what you're saying now. those look very similar to the brakes I'm talking about except mine have a third piece behind the two arms with a long stud that goes through the crossover piece in the...
09-08-20, 08:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 556
Posted By delicious

Hi - These have been used.

Hi - These have been used.
09-08-20, 07:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 308
Posted By polymorphself

Thanks both! But I've purchase a set from another...

Thanks both! But I've purchase a set from another member. Appreciate it.
09-08-20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,673
Posted By indyfabz

The entertainment potential of this thread is...

The entertainment potential of this thread is virtually limitless, yet people are still talking about someone's new jersey, underwear and cleaning a drivetrain. Come on, BF community! Step up!
09-05-20, 08:38 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 5,604
Posted By john m flores

LOL you had to strobe your text in order to be...

LOL you had to strobe your text in order to be noticed!
Forum: Framebuilders
09-05-20, 08:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 228
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Those who ask this type of question are rarely...

Those who ask this type of question are rarely ready to do the work efficiently. Andy
Forum: Framebuilders
09-05-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 228
Posted By unterhausen

For me, the main challenge would be talking...

For me, the main challenge would be talking myself into ruining the paint job on a perfectly good frame to put v-brakes on it. If you are proposing to do it yourself, it depends on your skills.
09-05-20, 02:13 AM
Replies: 7,488
Views: 1,934,892
Posted By noahsmonark

Here's my 1998 Tunturi Kayapo, the bike is...

Here's my 1998 Tunturi Kayapo, the bike is Finnish and the frame is plasma welded in Finland as well, it's a pretty light weight ride. Back in the days it was my dream bike after it won with a...
09-04-20, 10:23 PM
Replies: 803
Views: 209,152
Posted By jamesdak

Well, I guess I'm finally part of the cult now...

Well, I guess I'm finally part of the cult now too. For years I've kept and eye out locally for a nice high end Miyata. Always seemed to miss out on the few that showed up. Then yesterday I drove...
09-04-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 5,604
Posted By njkayaker

At least three things are surprising about this: ...

At least three things are surprising about this:

That it took you so long to come to this conclusion.
That you managed not to get killed before reaching it.
That you think that this is a new...
09-03-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 319
Views: 47,215
Posted By BucksFanPedalin

Does your camera have a flip-flop hub?

Does your camera have a flip-flop hub?
09-02-20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 556
Posted By delicious

Mavic MA-2 Rims - 36 Hole - 700c

This is a great pair of MA-2 rims. Very little oxidation on the eyelets. Round and true, ready to build.

No labels, but reproductions in your preferred style are very cheap on eBay.

Asking $100...
08-31-20, 04:56 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,003
Posted By davester

God those things are fugly! My eyes! My eyes!

God those things are fugly! My eyes! My eyes!
Forum: Touring
08-31-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,177
Posted By burritos

Does it count if my wife drives ahead and meets...

Does it count if my wife drives ahead and meets me with change of clothes at nice hotels? Bikeglamping?
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