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09-26-20, 05:10 AM
Replies: 16
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Posted By PilotFishBob

I've seen other 50's-early 60's bikes with them...

I've seen other 50's-early 60's bikes with them but don't recall makes other than another Schwinn. When I got the Paramount it had a Nitto stem and generic bars, some research indicated the MK bar...
09-18-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 464
Posted By DownByLaw

Restored my high school bike

Hi all,

Been working on my high school bike over the "quarantine" months, a 1985 or so Nishiki Custom Sport, Kawamura frame.
Original to the bike are the calipers, headset and bars. All other...
09-18-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 547
Posted By gugie

More Gravel! ...

More Gravel!

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09-17-20, 08:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 247
Posted By ShannonM

My first good road bike was a 1987 Peugeot...

My first good road bike was a 1987 Peugeot Ventoux, internally-lugged 501. Very fuzzy memory says that that bike rode better than an Allele-framed bike I was also considering... might have been a...
09-17-20, 05:48 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 926
Posted By styggno1

As being the OP I would like to give you right -...

As being the OP I would like to give you right - it is his business and he does as and what he wants with it. I have no problem with the pricing or the build as I do not know under what circumstances...
09-16-20, 03:32 AM
Replies: 2,387
Views: 757,976
Posted By paulkal

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Me during a 200 km last Saturday, the...
09-02-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 2,387
Views: 757,976
Posted By jamesdak

Here's a rare pic of me with 5 of my Lemonds from...

Here's a rare pic of me with 5 of my Lemonds from last summer. Did a Lemond tribute ride celebrating the 30th anniversary of that amazing time trail win. 5 Lemonds for 6 miles each for the 30...
09-01-20, 03:15 PM
Replies: 1,783
Views: 165,656
Posted By JJScaliger

Yuck

Yuck
08-15-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 1,783
Views: 165,656
Posted By CV-6

Today riding FMB Paris-Roubaix 25mm at 85 front...

Today riding FMB Paris-Roubaix 25mm at 85 front and rear. I weigh 225 lb. I know experts are recommending lower pressure for the front, but when you brake, your weight shifts forward.
08-10-20, 04:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 429
Posted By rossiny

Rossin Record

Wow , my first official road race bike back in the 80s, was a blue Rossin Record with all campy super record and sew ups. The farther you ride the better they get. Sold it for some reason. ..
08-08-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,433
Posted By BlueDevil63

1975 Masi Gran Criterium - just acquired

I just received this. Pictures are as it came out of the box (reassembled of course). It is a CyclArt restoration and very well done. Martano rims are a nice correct touch as are the cable ends. I'll...
08-08-20, 08:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 457
Posted By GMS

Continued ...

Continued
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08-02-20, 07:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 339
Posted By retrodude

1986 Gardin Campy Super Record Restoration Project

Picked this up last weekend with my 17 year old son who asked for help buying a road bike for himself, to my surprise & delight he preferred vintage to more modern. Paid $425 CAD (figure about $300...
08-02-20, 12:14 PM
Replies: 1,783
Views: 165,656
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

Speaking of Tufos, I got a great deal on Tufo...

Speaking of Tufos, I got a great deal on Tufo Tubular Clincher C S33 PRO 24 tires from BikeInn back in June, and they arrived last week. Yesterday I had time to mount them on my mid-90s Mavic Cosmic...
07-27-20, 08:39 AM
Replies: 1,111
Views: 209,473
Posted By Rocket-Sauce

I ride around town on my lowrider bicycle.... ...

I ride around town on my lowrider bicycle....

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07-13-20, 01:17 PM
Replies: 16,102
Views: 1,671,750
Posted By avecReynolds531

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Taken near Sheldwich, Kent, U.K. Afternoon warm sun & the blue 531.
07-10-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 1,783
Views: 165,656
Posted By smontanaro

I've been meaning to install better tires on my...

I've been meaning to install better tires on my Redcay. I had been running 25mm Vittoria Rally tubulars, but had 27mm Veloflex Vlaanderen on my Frejus Tour de France (which I am contemplating selling...
Forum: Introductions
07-09-20, 09:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 401
Posted By The Old Peddler

SF Bay Area Ancient Rider

I built custom cruiser bikes for a few years when I was seriously into biking. That was 10-15 years ago. Then I got into other forms of adventure and stored my bikes away. The CV-19 crisis cut me...
07-06-20, 07:51 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,713
Posted By cudak888

Fair enough, Munny. But remember that...

Fair enough, Munny. But remember that CyclesMakaron is on a mission to document Eddy Merckx production, regardless of "quality or mass production." As such, he most definitely has to document...
07-05-20, 02:21 PM
Replies: 2,241
Views: 789,071
Posted By akropilot

Shakedown cruise for a new wheelset. The...

Shakedown cruise for a new wheelset. The reflection off those wheels makes all kinds of cool patterns on the road while riding. Those are the Archetype polished rims, one concession to period-correct...
07-05-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 549
Posted By Murray Missile

Passing the torch........

Welcome the newest initiate into the world of vintage steel bicycles. This is the 13 year old that bought my 1986 Prelude yesterday on a ride with his Dad last night. This was one of my favorite...
07-01-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,898
Posted By rch427

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06-30-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,093
Posted By cb400bill

Suntour VGT Luxe

Suntour VGT Luxe
06-29-20, 07:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 959
Posted By PeterLYoung

Humber Beeston Clubman 1948 Restoration

I was given this bike by a gentleman in his eighties who told me he bought it new in 1948. He no longer can ride it and as I restored bikes he offered it to me for free. After taking a look at it I...
06-27-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,254
Posted By one4smoke

Sagan winning Paris Roubaix.

Sagan winning Paris Roubaix.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,509
Posted By Bostic

Haleakala is a very special climb. While others...

Haleakala is a very special climb. While others found it boring from so many miles, I cherished it. Each section has it's own unique challenges and views. There are only two short sections of slight...
06-25-20, 05:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,254
Posted By Iride01

On the infamous side, stage 9 of the 2017 TdF...

On the infamous side, stage 9 of the 2017 TdF when Richey Porte dropped a wheel off the side of the final downhill and cannon balled into Dan Martin and while doing that let his foot knock Rigoberto...
06-25-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 514
Posted By Pop N Wood

When I lived in LA commuted along the beach bike...

When I lived in LA commuted along the beach bike path from south Redondo to El Sequndo. Multiple miles along the beach with only a couple miles of surface streets from the beach to the office.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-20, 08:04 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,509
Posted By Leinster

I had a similar experience with Sambuca in...

I had a similar experience with Sambuca in college.
06-24-20, 06:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,254
Posted By vespasianus

We went to the Tour in 1998 and spent a rainy...

We went to the Tour in 1998 and spent a rainy miserable day following the 15th stage around. Pantani won the day and took the tour. The excitement - even with the rain - was electric. In town that...
06-24-20, 05:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,254
Posted By GrainBrain

Just a lay person really, but I started to watch...

Just a lay person really, but I started to watch pro cycling just recently. I happened to watch the 2017 TdF stage 9 towards the end, right at a big crash with Porte. Uran was caught up in it but...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,509
Posted By alcjphil

For me it was the Col de Pailheres which came at...

For me it was the Col de Pailheres which came at the end of a long ride in the Pyrenees a few years ago. Our ride started with a 15 km climb right out of the parking lot and included a few other...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,509
Posted By caloso

First time I did Nevada City I got dropped on the...

First time I did Nevada City I got dropped on the first lap. God, that was brutal.
06-23-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,327
Posted By botty kayer

I've got a pretty rowdy Merckx ...

I've got a pretty rowdy Merckx
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But an even rowdier Simoncini...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-20, 02:05 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,209
Posted By nomadmax

I have Grandma's purse strapped under my saddle,...

I have Grandma's purse strapped under my saddle, that bad boy has everything but a tissue with some spit on it for clean up. I mostly ride alone where cell service is spotty so self rescue is the...
06-18-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 757
Posted By iab

Depends on the rims/hubs/spokes being offered,...

Depends on the rims/hubs/spokes being offered, but yes, I would spend $200 for a wheelset. I'd spend more in some cases. In a lot of cases, I wouldn't give you a plug nickel for them. And 5 of my...
06-16-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 1,783
Views: 165,656
Posted By 79pmooney

In my 27 years of tubulars, I never applied glue...

In my 27 years of tubulars, I never applied glue to the tire basetape. Always seemed to me like a lot of work and messy. I do examine the basetape to make sure I trust that the glue will stick...
06-15-20, 11:36 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,110
Posted By Metieval

Glad to see the easy offended have not left me...

Glad to see the easy offended have not left me hanging in this thread. LOL

At least we know If choosing the pampered vacation you most likely won't be around any buttercup snowflakes melting.
06-13-20, 01:41 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,692
Posted By MaxDB

Next was the crankset and brakes ...

Next was the crankset and brakes

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06-11-20, 08:14 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,630
Posted By randyjawa

The frame damage is, as noted, a wee ripple on...

The frame damage is, as noted, a wee ripple on the top tube. I almost passed on the bike just because of that. I intend to do my best to address the damage but, for what it is worth, the bike rides...
06-10-20, 08:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,509
Posted By orcas island

1973 International

I just got this home and started with a basic clean up. The date code on the rear derailleur says 73, so Im guessing that is a good place to start with dating this one. Overall it seems to be in...
06-06-20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 418
Posted By 79pmooney

Today is also my (passed) mom's birthday. Dad's...

Today is also my (passed) mom's birthday. Dad's was one week earlier. The real Memorial Day. I got reminded every June growing up of DDay and the great wars. (Grandfather saw action that was no...
06-06-20, 03:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 418
Posted By DrIsotope

My grandfather landed at Normandy, after having...

My grandfather landed at Normandy, after having already made his way through North Africa and Italy. He did not speak of it often. His retelling of the beach landing went something like this...
06-03-20, 07:23 AM
Replies: 2,241
Views: 789,071
Posted By camjr

Nice. There is a guy I often see on my rides...

Nice. There is a guy I often see on my rides around here north of DFW, Texas that rides a similar looking Guerciotti.
Forum: Touring
06-01-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,589
Posted By Doug64

I went through 37 bikes, our school district's...

I went through 37 bikes, our school district's bike fleet, this winter. We inherited the fleet from another school district when they replaced their fleet. I don't think the bikes had a deep cleaning...
05-31-20, 08:42 PM
Replies: 16,102
Views: 1,671,750
Posted By McBTC

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05-26-20, 04:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 662
Posted By Leinster

My Vader saddle cost $13 on Amazon, I've had it...

My Vader saddle cost $13 on Amazon, I've had it for 7 years, and ride it everywhere. It's light and is just the right shape for my sit-bones.

On saddles, I follow the Ken Doherty principle; for...
05-22-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 17,561
Posted By CyclingBK

Happy Memorial Day Weekend ladies and gents! ...

Happy Memorial Day Weekend ladies and gents!


I had a nice breakthrough today. Weather was beautiful and off work so I set out to do 20 miles and I pulled it off nicely.

Very cool ride, warmed...
05-22-20, 02:19 PM
Replies: 2,241
Views: 789,071
Posted By non-fixie

Mrs non-fixie wanted to go for a ride, I needed...

Mrs non-fixie wanted to go for a ride, I needed to shake down a new build, so the discussion was short. :)

There was a fair bit of wind blowing from the west, so west we went. A nice route...
03-21-20, 06:13 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,115
Posted By jdawginsc

Are there any others...?

Are there any others...?
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