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04-16-21, 07:05 AM
Replies: 61,145
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Posted By capt_velo

I know just the guy for that seat post setup! ...

I know just the guy for that seat post setup!


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Replies: 3
Views: 143
Posted By bikemig

This is a beautiful bike but French bikes tend to...

This is a beautiful bike but French bikes tend to be devalued in the marketplace relative to say top end Italian, British, or US bikes. The odd sizing problems throw some people off as they are...
Replies: 3
Views: 143
Posted By orcas island

Tomm- I was going to suggest something in the...

Tomm- I was going to suggest something in the neighborhood of $600-$650 in the Bay Area. It looks lovely, and Iím sure youíve got an investment In the extra wheel set youíve built for it. Agree with...
04-15-21, 07:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 226
Posted By mdarnton

Someone needs to step in and take that guy's...

Someone needs to step in and take that guy's buffing wheel away. Do the teeth have enough left to do the job?
04-15-21, 06:14 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,009
Posted By bikemig

I like them a lot. I run WTB or leather saddles...

I like them a lot. I run WTB or leather saddles on pretty much all my bikes. I've put a lot of miles on WTB saddles since I've done a number of multi-day tours on the XO 2 and on a 1985 Cannondale ST...
04-15-21, 06:48 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,009
Posted By bikemig

1993 Bridgestone XO 2

This bike is more modern than most of the ones on this thread but it clearly owes a lot to the French 650b constructeur bikes. The 1993 Bridgestone XO 2 has road bike geometry and 26 inch wheels...
04-15-21, 12:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 347
Posted By P!N20

I've had some 28 Paselas for ages that steal my...

I've had some 28 Paselas for ages that steal my beer, act obnoxious and are often aggressive towards me and my wife. I'll say they've gone bad.
Replies: 16
Views: 369
Posted By unterhausen

Sorry to interrupt this thread. You need an...

Sorry to interrupt this thread.

You need an admin, not a mod. You can email the site administrator. "contact us" link at the bottom of every page. Or pm Siu when you get enough posts. We will ban...
04-14-21, 01:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 625
Posted By non-fixie

Cool! I have traced a few of my locally-made...

Cool! I have traced a few of my locally-made bikes back to their originators, and - if you're a bike romantic like me - nothing beats talking to the people who were responsible for the bike's...
Replies: 3
Views: 143
Posted By Tomm Willians

70ís Follis 472

Iíve been slowly coming to the realization that I have acquired more bikes than I can truly take the time to ride and collecting for the sake of collecting isnít of interest to me.
Therefore Iím...
04-14-21, 10:37 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,898
Posted By rhm

Well, C and S are both sibillants, aren't they? ...

Well, C and S are both sibillants, aren't they?

:innocent:
04-14-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,898
Posted By Charles Wahl

I think that rhm meant to type "disk brakes" but...

I think that rhm meant to type "disk brakes" but maybe not. Most boomers don't need the other kind, but some obviously still do (ref. current events).
04-14-21, 09:09 AM
Replies: 61,145
Views: 9,149,184
Posted By SchRadler

Trek 620? in CO - $120

Here's another Trek 620 (I believe) up near Breckenridge, CO. Only the one photo. Some rust visible around the headset (and a very rusty chain). Hard to say about the frame. Priced at $120, down from...
Replies: 6
Views: 175
Posted By cb400bill

Location, condition, and the quality of your ad...

Location, condition, and the quality of your ad and photos, all make a big difference in how a bike sells.
04-13-21, 06:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 625
Posted By Charles Wahl

I stand corrected, and guess I need to revise my...

I stand corrected, and guess I need to revise my dating of the frames I thought were from the '50s. My apologies, T-Mar.
04-13-21, 12:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 306
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Yeah we'll go with that, most of you haven't seen...

Yeah we'll go with that, most of you haven't seen my arms in person.

Short reach brakes
04-13-21, 06:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 310
Posted By mountaindave

And a critical piece of history in the...

And a critical piece of history in the development of derailleurs with its slant parallel design. Chunky and bulky looking to some, but actually light weight, bombproof and unparalleled (pun...
04-12-21, 07:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 625
Posted By Charles Wahl

Please ignore; I misunderstood T-Mar's post above...

Please ignore; I misunderstood T-Mar's post above and got things wrong.
While it pains me to contradict T-Mar, and with the greatest respect, I don't think that the 880 dropout debuted in 1962....
04-12-21, 06:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 625
Posted By MarkinOz

Great thinking non-fixie ....and youíre...

Great thinking non-fixie ....and youíre absolutely correct!! Received some info from the Aussie Forum contributors pointing this frame as a Speedwell/Speedlight from the serial number. Along with the...
04-12-21, 02:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 625
Posted By T-Mar

According to extant catalogues, the matched set...

According to extant catalogues, the matched set 881/881B Tour de France rear dropouts debuted circa 1962, the same time as with the Prestige derailleurs. Prior to that, the TdF dropout set used was...
04-12-21, 11:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 939
Posted By berkleydriskill

You're right, I totally forgot to mention and...

You're right, I totally forgot to mention and give credit to Robert Gassie, owner of https://www.bingbicycle.com/aboutus.html for his excellent frame painting skills.
Black and Gold is just my...
04-12-21, 10:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 939
Posted By berkleydriskill

After 6+ months of work, she's finally done. A...

After 6+ months of work, she's finally done.
A full list of photos can be found here Roberts Bike | Flickr (https://www.flickr.com/photos/190747398@N06/sets/72157718908220628/)
...
04-12-21, 09:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 656
Posted By 85campione

Lazzaretti Roma just looked at the photos and...

Lazzaretti Roma just looked at the photos and informed me that "unfortunately, it is not clear what type of frame. It is certainly not Galmozzi. Unfortunately, we cannot help you more than that. ...
04-12-21, 09:11 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 730
Posted By tricky

Some of that might clean up with aluminum foil...

Some of that might clean up with aluminum foil but there are lots of pieces that you can see even in the crappy pics that are all the way through the chrome. I am guessing maybe 50% of the rust will...
Replies: 2
Views: 301
Posted By Jmpierce

Look at this link, its where I did some of the...

Look at this link, its where I did some of the research on my 979. You should be able to figure to the year by the serial number.
...
04-12-21, 03:39 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 730
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

I'd be more concerned about a seller lying to me....

I'd be more concerned about a seller lying to me. "The rust wasn't there before and just appeared one winter" has no credibility whatsoever.
Replies: 8
Views: 462
Posted By MauriceMoss

I completely agree. You can even see the faint...

I completely agree. You can even see the faint outline of the frame number on that solid Huret dropout, something that a lot of Geminianis of this period had:
...
04-11-21, 08:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 358
Posted By MauriceMoss

Indeed they do, good eye. This was the only clear...

Indeed they do, good eye. This was the only clear shot I could find to reference.
04-11-21, 06:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 358
Posted By Tedbaz

Thank you all for your input and expertise. ...

Thank you all for your input and expertise. Little did I know when I pulled this frame from the pile at a local recycle center that I had rescued a classic from an American master frame builder....
Replies: 6
Views: 262
Posted By Lewis Yelin

Thanks very much for the advice! The seller was...

Thanks very much for the advice! The seller was willing to part with the bike for $400, so I bought it. It's in good but not excellent shape, but I've got the skills to work on it, it will be an...
Replies: 4
Views: 476
Posted By Bianchigirll

I got this email from Mel Pinto Imports ď...

I got this email from Mel Pinto Imports

ď ďThanks for sending me that link. Mel Pinto was the original owner of Mel
Pinto Imports (MPI), which was an importer and distributor of Alan frames....
04-10-21, 02:04 PM
Replies: 61,145
Views: 9,149,184
Posted By merziac

Dave built all of these, they are the same as a...

Dave built all of these, they are the same as a Fuso with less flourish. This one has been listed before and for a long time, overpriced imo.;)

AND it has a big ding in the TT DS right in front of...
Replies: 20
Views: 677
Posted By trailangel

1988 Specialized Rockhopper ...

1988 Specialized Rockhopper

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Replies: 20
Views: 677
Posted By SoCaled

Sorry for the delay Life happened. ...

Sorry for the delay Life happened.
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04-10-21, 06:16 AM
Replies: 61,145
Views: 9,149,184
Posted By thumpism

Well, what you don't know is that when on FB...

Well, what you don't know is that when on FB Marketplace I *always* have browser windows open on enthusiast sites for bicycles, motorcycles, cars, vans, and trucks so as to be able to post...
04-09-21, 10:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 411
Posted By b dub

Itís raining Lentons! This time an LGP.

My latest CL pickup; a 1960/61 Raleigh Lenton Grand Prix...
04-08-21, 04:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 316
Posted By Hummer

Hello Broonyg, welcome to the forum and...

Hello Broonyg,

welcome to the forum and thank-you for posting pictures of your frame.

Based on the picture of the serial number the bicycle was not a Schwinn, for two reasons. Although the...
04-08-21, 03:00 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,546
Posted By Chicago Al

Not really. BiciMan is right, the lakefront is if...

Not really. BiciMan is right, the lakefront is if anything TOO busy, there are many bike lanes, lots of bike commuting, and the North Branch Trail is fantastic. Our kids used to ride a path along the...
04-07-21, 02:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,208
Posted By randyjawa

Postal Scam - Be Careful..!

Through Ebay, I purchased a Campagnolo entry level transmission. Got a good deal, in my opinion, and it was sent to me via International Priority Shipping to Canada via the Global Shipping Program......
Replies: 33
Views: 760
Posted By cudak888

It's just that cutting a perfectly good set of...

It's just that cutting a perfectly good set of stainless spokes in half is a needless (and expensive) waste. I always de-lace, measure, count, then wrap them with gaff tape with the length and...
Replies: 33
Views: 760
Posted By cudak888

The only time you cut spokes is when they're...

The only time you cut spokes is when they're galvanized, bent beyond reuse, or if the spoke nipple is completely seized and rounded out. Period.

-Kurt
04-04-21, 01:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 806
Posted By Numenor

francophile :lol: Yup, the very first word...

francophile
:lol:
Yup, the very first word that forigners learn from Serbian language! It can be used in every possible situation 😂
04-04-21, 05:41 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,057
Posted By bikemig

Personally I don't think there is anything to...

Personally I don't think there is anything to hate about gaspipe frames and the best ones, IMO, are the French ones. I especially like ones like this with contrasting headtube and/or pinstriping....
04-02-21, 05:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 806
Posted By rando_couche

May be multiple cracks. I'm amazed that no one...

May be multiple cracks. I'm amazed that no one else has seen/mentioned this.
04-02-21, 08:48 AM
Replies: 61,145
Views: 9,149,184
Posted By '02 nrs

'74 Gitane

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04-01-21, 10:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 656
Posted By cudak888

I'm trying to make sense of it. The frame looks...

I'm trying to make sense of it. The frame looks 10 years newer than that boat anchor joke that Campagnolo called a rear derailer.

Question for the OP - was that Shimano rear derailer that's...
Replies: 2
Views: 239
Posted By homeless in ca.

Merci Franco, I took some pictures outside...

Merci Franco,

I took some pictures outside but couldn't find any numbers to identify the bike. I saw a couple dozen of them on Kijiji Canada and prices are all over the place. But a vintage one...
04-01-21, 03:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 806
Posted By Numenor

francophile I am from Serbia (central Balkan),...

francophile
I am from Serbia (central Balkan), but that does not mean anything, cause we often buy bikes frome Austria, Swiss, Germany... so i am afraid that can not help us here..
Replies: 4
Views: 476
Posted By 85campione

Francophile: Sincere thank you sir! Merci bien...

Francophile: Sincere thank you sir! Merci bien pour votre gentile note el toute l'information!
04-01-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,546
Posted By John E

... or any other day, for that matter. :)

... or any other day, for that matter. :)
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