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08-24-19, 08:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 465
Posted By T-Mar

I found some rubber grommets at my hardware store...

I found some rubber grommets at my hardware store that worked well in this application. They had an inner diameter of 1/4" and were designed to fit a 5/16" hole.
08-23-19, 08:31 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,578
Posted By rootboy

I like vises. These pictures of various vises...

I like vises. These pictures of various vises interests me. I've got a number of vises.
Such as,
...
08-23-19, 07:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 741
Posted By 55murray

No more pics until this is done please. I can't...

No more pics until this is done please. I can't handle it.
08-21-19, 03:01 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,578
Posted By noglider

Vice (with a 'c') is immoral or wicked behavior. ...

Vice (with a 'c') is immoral or wicked behavior.

A vise (with an 's') is a metal tool with movable jaws.

They are pronounced the same but spelled differently.

I was using google alerts to...
08-20-19, 12:54 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,876
Posted By nomadmax

Thank you all for the suggestions and help. I...

Thank you all for the suggestions and help. I just got back in from a bike ride where I mulled over my experience with the seller, the overall poor condition (not as described) and the undisclosed...
08-20-19, 02:11 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,876
Posted By verktyg

Cracked BB Shell ???

The area in nomadmax frame was a weak spot in some brands of BB shells because the sharp V could create stress risers which would lead to cracks.

On some better built frames, extra brazing...
08-19-19, 09:42 PM
Replies: 661
Views: 126,459
Posted By joluja

My Zeus Victoria (at least you don't see many...

My Zeus Victoria (at least you don't see many in...
08-19-19, 09:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,004
Posted By JimR56

I'm a (non-professional) musician, and for the...

I'm a (non-professional) musician, and for the majority of my life the focus was collecting jazz (78's, LP's, tapes, CD's). I had about 5,000 jazz LP's at one time (1990's), which was a modest...
08-19-19, 07:38 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,876
Posted By cudak888

Pull the BB. Shine a REALLY bright pen-style LED...

Pull the BB. Shine a REALLY bright pen-style LED light into the gap. Do you see light?

If not, build up some non-hardening putty around the "crack" to make a water-tight valley. Fill it with...
08-19-19, 05:35 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,538
Posted By iab

Lots. At least in my experience.

Lots.

At least in my experience.
08-19-19, 06:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 667
Posted By jlaw

New to Me - 1985 Trek 620 - As Found In The Wild

I saw this bike on CL from a drive-worthy location. The CL photos weren't great but I could see that it was a 620, the Jim Blackburn rack was attached, and that it was a 22.5" frame. So, after some...
08-19-19, 12:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 654
Posted By RobbieTunes

Also.... -Someone forgot to tell the...

Also....

-Someone forgot to tell the weatherman that the normal central WI wind is from the SW. That would have helped me. Kris didn't need it.

-Jens Voight was there, and admitted it was the...
08-18-19, 09:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 378
Posted By CV-6

Seat Tube Dent Removal

I recently acquired a mid-60s Sauvage Lejeune which arrived with some unfortunate, but minor, damage to the seat tube. While exchanging emails with Bob Freeman, he mentioned he had a tool for fixing...
08-18-19, 07:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,004
Posted By Oldsledz

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08-18-19, 06:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 941
Posted By cudak888

Danny, that thing is as close to mint as one can...

Danny, that thing is as close to mint as one can hope to find on any average day.

Since it is an '83, I think I'll backpedal on what I've already said - this thing is way too nice to try...
08-18-19, 03:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 152
Posted By qcpmsame

Agreed, if you do need one of them also, let me...

Agreed, if you do need one of them also, let me know I still have the one that came with mine when I got the 11 speed compatible Fulcrum Racing 7's. You can have it, just let me know if its needed....
08-18-19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 152
Posted By Andy_K

Yes, the spacer that comes with the hub should...

Yes, the spacer that comes with the hub should make it compatible with an 8-, 9-, or 10-speed cassette.
08-18-19, 11:06 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,004
Posted By markwesti

My other thing is sailboats . I like the C&V type...

My other thing is sailboats . I like the C&V type , so we have a Westsail 28 .

https://live.staticflickr.com/4662/25197484217_2c1a24e6e9_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/EoBGc4)
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08-18-19, 09:53 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,004
Posted By Mechanicjay

C&V permeates every aspect of my life. ...

C&V permeates every aspect of my life.



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Cameras

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08-17-19, 02:47 AM
Replies: 1,786
Views: 143,544
Posted By ExPatTyke

Our elderly tabby, Princess (no, I didn't name...

Our elderly tabby, Princess (no, I didn't name her)

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08-17-19, 01:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 573
Posted By Johno59

Nice bike, definitely worth restoring. If you...

Nice bike, definitely worth restoring. If you keep this kind of bike, it will outlive you. If you restore it yourself and sell it, you will never get your money back. If on the other hand you get it...
08-17-19, 01:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,499
Posted By SurferRosa

. I've had a bunch of Univegas. Never wanted...

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I've had a bunch of Univegas. Never wanted to own a cannondale. Even if the bridgestone were a 400, I'd still want the Sportour.
08-16-19, 07:51 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 11,525
Posted By ldmataya

No the DD never ventured this far southeast. It...

No the DD never ventured this far southeast. It kind of reminds me of Shop Hill Road which the DD always liked to visit.
08-16-19, 01:43 PM
Replies: 1,786
Views: 143,544
Posted By delbiker1

Squeaks in the...

Squeaks in the box.https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1124/20190708_180201_115319d49eb3ba4467eeca75ac067e1139b20d4a.jpg
08-16-19, 11:13 AM
Replies: 1,786
Views: 143,544
Posted By juvela

----- "No worries, If my hindquarters...

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"No worries, If my hindquarters slide off this cushion my forequarters will remain right up top. And if you think I have a lot of fur you have not been through a Minnesota winter."

...
08-16-19, 10:20 AM
Replies: 1,786
Views: 143,544
Posted By drew62266

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08-16-19, 09:08 AM
Replies: 1,786
Views: 143,544
Posted By benjovland

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My c***** boi

edit: wow I guess c h o n k y is banned? he...
08-15-19, 09:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 619
Posted By Salamandrine

These were very nice bikes. Should be mentioned...

These were very nice bikes. Should be mentioned along with the other grail 80s tourers from the other thread.



Short bottles were all there were then, for the most part. I don't think anyone...
08-13-19, 08:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 290
Posted By BFisher

Late 80s Puch Mistral Leader

I hesitated to create a thread for this bike as it's not really all that special. It's a mid-range model for sure. But, I have only seen two others like it online, and I did score it new in box. This...
08-12-19, 06:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 241
Posted By jetboy

Rode a bike to pick up a BIKE (moto content)

A little off topic but I did use a C&V bicycle to get the beast (French bike to get an Italian moto): and at the cusp of 20 years old shes nearly vintage herself and definitely classic: 2000 Moto...
08-12-19, 05:50 PM
Replies: 322
Views: 22,695
Posted By tiger1964

Great restoration job! I understand they started...

Great restoration job! I understand they started with just a shell...
08-11-19, 01:13 PM
Replies: 14,036
Views: 1,264,333
Posted By Drillium Dude

After getting the Bianchi's rear triangle sorted...

After getting the Bianchi's rear triangle sorted out Friday evening, Andy_K and I headed out for a test ride along the Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail Saturday morning. The Bianchi...
Replies: 8
Views: 544
Posted By Oldbikenut

I love my 82 Murray Baja, I've made a few changes...

I love my 82 Murray Baja, I've made a few changes and it's a lot of fun to ride! I know you're not exactly sure of the year of yours but the early ones are a popular BMX conversion and can bring in...
08-10-19, 04:11 PM
Replies: 322
Views: 22,695
Posted By abshipp

I see your hay bale and raise you some very tall...

I see your hay bale and raise you some very tall corn!

Farm country is pretty lovely this time of year, isn't it?
...
08-10-19, 11:27 AM
Replies: 322
Views: 22,695
Posted By jonwvara

My friend Paul's homemade recumbent--he rode it...

My friend Paul's homemade recumbent--he rode it the length of the Erie Canal with two other friends and me earlier this...
08-10-19, 09:04 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,642
Posted By RobbieTunes

Those remind me of American Bandstand. "It...

Those remind me of American Bandstand.

"It has a nice beat and you can dance to it."
08-09-19, 07:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 960
Posted By LarryBSky

Sold

Sold complete bike to a Bike Forums member.
Replies: 8
Views: 806
Posted By mkeller234

Just a follow up, post sale data point. I listed...

Just a follow up, post sale data point. I listed my Superior for $300, 11 days ago. I got some interest each time I renewed the listing. I feel like I could have gotten the asking price if I chose...
08-07-19, 12:41 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,683
Posted By kwhiner

Keeper(s)

Probably the one I wouldn't let go of would be my '86 Emerald Green Schwinn Paramount, although I might swap the Dura Ace for all the Campy pieces on the '89...
08-05-19, 10:51 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,683
Posted By unworthy1

Wow, it has been re-born! I'll tell my friend...

Wow, it has been re-born! I'll tell my friend (his name is Michael) that his old daily driver beater has gotten a new lease on life and is being ridden...he'll be chuffed and stoked.
08-05-19, 09:18 PM
Replies: 14,036
Views: 1,264,333
Posted By verktyg

Not to stray away (thread hijack) from the...

Not to stray away (thread hijack) from the Where'd You Ride Today theme, but from 1987 to 1991 give or take a year, Bianchi used the same frame geometry on their mid range to better quality...
08-04-19, 08:57 PM
Replies: 14,036
Views: 1,264,333
Posted By Drillium Dude

Rode down to Stan Sayres Memorial Park to watch...

Rode down to Stan Sayres Memorial Park to watch the Seattle Seafair hydroplane races. Haven't seen them on Lake Washington since I was a kid. They even had some vintage boats out, too. Got in free of...
08-04-19, 07:59 PM
Replies: 14,036
Views: 1,264,333
Posted By abshipp

DQRider you always have such amazing pictures. ...

DQRider you always have such amazing pictures.

Today I took a 50 mile tour of some local forest preserves. I'm always looking for some nice places to go camping, and I ended up finding a little...
08-04-19, 03:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 310
Posted By SurferRosa

Yes, give them to TenGrainBread for a few hours. ...

Yes, give them to TenGrainBread for a few hours. :lol:


And I do agree about using an aerosol oil to clean. I often folllow with wet 1000 grit on the brake track.
08-04-19, 01:17 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,683
Posted By Drillium Dude

Keepers: ...

Keepers:

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...
08-03-19, 08:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,135
Posted By 76SLT

I finished my uncle's bike. I haven't brought it...

I finished my uncle's bike. I haven't brought it back to him yet though. I want to ride it a bit. ...
08-03-19, 06:08 AM
Replies: 14,036
Views: 1,264,333
Posted By DQRider

More from My Morning Commute

I can't believe how nice it has been this week. I rode, Every. Single. Day. Leaving early allows me to explore and find new angles to photograph, and I arrive at work invigorated. Here are a couple...
08-02-19, 08:44 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,237
Posted By cudak888

Yep, all that electroforging tends to have an...

Yep, all that electroforging tends to have an EFFECT on SOME PEOPLE.

-Kurt
08-02-19, 12:05 AM
Replies: 14,036
Views: 1,264,333
Posted By Drillium Dude

I absolutely love the fact that you ride that -...

I absolutely love the fact that you ride that - and in such stylin' shoes :)

DD
08-01-19, 10:33 PM
Replies: 14,036
Views: 1,264,333
Posted By Wildwood

Inspired by the pics of thinktube's lovely...

Inspired by the pics of thinktube's lovely orange Schwinn, the Dutch Batavus got a call to duty. Sorry my pics lately have been boring, I'll make a plan. But just riding the mundane routes is...
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