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03-24-21, 10:19 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 5,677
Posted By UniChris

The Need for Basic Bikes

Streetsblog surprised me today by having an article which highlights a real issue without bending it all out of shape: How the ‘Budget-Bike Trap’ Creates Inequality...
03-23-21, 02:00 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,151
Posted By due ruote

You know, you can always post your bikes here at...

You know, you can always post your bikes here at C&V, in any state of build/disrepair, and folks will look at them, and nobody will bat an eyelash. Many will even offer useful advice.
I really think...
03-22-21, 12:45 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,151
Posted By repechage

look at it another way, unless you are selling a...

look at it another way, unless you are selling a project that is not ready to ride, then as a seller who has done mechanical work to the bicycle, there is an implied liability and worst case,...
03-22-21, 07:12 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,151
Posted By BFisher

Listing anything for a price way above its value...

Listing anything for a price way above its value on purpose just to see the responses one gets is called trolling. It is immature and silly, just like someone who calls people to complain about the...
03-22-21, 06:20 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,151
Posted By hazetguy

another note: on ebay, people don't like when...

another note: on ebay, people don't like when they've bid on something and then the item gets pulled and/or the pricing terms/conditions get changed.
and they are right, nobody will give you $495...
03-22-21, 05:58 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,151
Posted By randyjawa

I agree with this fellow's comments, however; I...

I agree with this fellow's comments, however; I would have said it in a more respectful way. I do not like rude behavior, name calling or profanity.

I did see the OP's original post...
03-21-21, 07:59 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,181
Posted By gugie

Forgive me fellow C&Vers, but I have sinned

Early one morning a few weeks ago, nlerner texts me that there's a Ritchey Breakaway CX in my frame size for sale, but it's listed on Craigslist in Santa Cruz, California. Neal knows I'm jealous of...
03-19-21, 10:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 449
Posted By Wildwood

The Italians. ...

The Italians.

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80s Bianchi, model unknown....
03-16-21, 12:27 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,451
Posted By Reflector Guy

^ How far is that guy going to get with his...

^ How far is that guy going to get with his kickstand down?
03-16-21, 12:25 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,451
Posted By Reflector Guy

Price goes unspoken. They'll just know, they...

Price goes unspoken. They'll just know, they always do. Your $99 GMC Denali bike you got at Walmart might look a lot like a $15,000 super bike, but that won't fool them.
03-16-21, 10:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 235
Posted By Eric F

You have opened a much bigger can of worms than...

You have opened a much bigger can of worms than you know.

The spacing between cogs on 6-speed is different than 9-speed. This means that your 6-speed shifters will never properly index with a...
03-16-21, 10:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 235
Posted By Iride01

If that is really the goal, then just get...

If that is really the goal, then just get everything running as it is. If that is your goal in a future purchase, make certain everything works.

Cheap components work for some upgrading their...
03-16-21, 10:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 235
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Measure your spacing first. It's conceivable it...

Measure your spacing first. It's conceivable it might be as narrow as 120mm, but likely 126mm.
Spreading the frame to 135mm without aligning the DO's will cause short bearing life. You can typically...
03-16-21, 10:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 235
Posted By icemilkcoffee

1. The shifters are indexed to 6 speed. So it...

1. The shifters are indexed to 6 speed. So it will not work with that 9 speed cassette. Nor will it shift (well) through 6 of the 9 speed, bbecause the cog spacing is different.
2. You pretty much...
03-16-21, 10:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 235
Posted By alcjphil

Nobody makes 6 speed cassettes any more. If your...

Nobody makes 6 speed cassettes any more. If your wheel has a 9 speed cassette, what you are thinking of buying is a 6 speed freewheel, not a cassette. They are not interchangeable. If you want to use...
03-15-21, 11:52 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,693
Posted By indyfabz

How did I miss this post? I'll add the buzzing...

How did I miss this post? I'll add the buzzing and hum of insects and the screeching and chirping of birds.

A few years ago I stopped here for a while to listen to the splendor of no made made...
03-06-21, 08:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,240
Posted By rm -rf

Yes, the correct balance on the saddle. Get the...

Yes, the correct balance on the saddle. Get the saddle positioned first.

I like this saddle position method video. The goal is to get the saddle where you don't either slide forward on the saddle...
03-06-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 789
Posted By randyjawa

I found this Bianchi mountain bike at the dump,...

I found this Bianchi mountain bike at the dump, last summer. There were a few lesser bikes there, most like the Bianchi is very little used condition......
03-06-21, 05:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 789
Posted By jdawginsc

Aww...thank you! I love doing it. My students...

Aww...thank you! I love doing it. My students have given me an awesome 28 years. They deserve a bit of sunshine!
03-05-21, 09:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 385
Posted By jjhabbs

New Video, Why we love classic road bikes 1. Your bicycle might be in this one.

Hey guys,
I'm learning how to edit, add music etc to my videos. This one is unique. Straight up bike porn. I used a few pictures from this forum to make it. Enjoy!
(2) Why We Love Classic Road...
03-04-21, 03:42 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,316
Posted By P!N20

This thread needs more pics. ...

This thread needs more pics.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4393/36671891401_e88e53c1aa_b.jpg
03-03-21, 08:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 789
Posted By jdawginsc

The great bike refresh and giveaway thread

Some of you may have read I decided to make my addiction work for my students at an inner city high school that was hit hard by various catastrophes. My kids donít really have much.

...So, we...
03-03-21, 12:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 506
Posted By Headpost

"Not Just Bikes -- Strong Towns"

My apologies if everyone else here has already seen this series; I only just discovered it. IMO all of the videos are worth watching, but I found this series particularly enlightening.
...
03-02-21, 07:24 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,663
Posted By tcs

US Sec. of Transportation Buttigieg

The new US Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg addresses the National Bike Summit tomorrow.

“We think of trains, planes, and automobiles, but what about bikes, scooters, wheelchairs for...
03-02-21, 09:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 502
Posted By Toyoda

Thank you everyone! This is my bike in question...

Thank you everyone! This is my bike in question and I'm just happy to have answers. Looking forward to working on it. Like John mentioned, thanks for taking the time!
03-01-21, 08:59 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,213
Posted By malcala622

Heck of a packaging job on that newly added...

Heck of a packaging job on that newly added expedition :thumb:
03-01-21, 04:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,230
Posted By chaadster

tpadul Looks great!

tpadul Looks great!
02-21-21, 04:18 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,211
Posted By thehammerdog

Can a bike be too pretty to actually ride?

I fear that my newly painted and updated bike is in fact to pretty to ride....
02-20-21, 09:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,196
Posted By jamesdak

That's an Eddy Martens built bike of Martelly...

That's an Eddy Martens built bike of Martelly fame. He confirmed he made it back in 1985. Found it locally a few years back as a weird Ribble decaled mystery bike and have been hacking away at it...
02-17-21, 11:50 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,965
Posted By browngw

I personally love Brooks saddles but will be the...

I personally love Brooks saddles but will be the first to admit that selection for each bike and set up is crucial. It is essentially a hammock type saddle that requires the correct tilt for your...
02-17-21, 11:25 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,817
Posted By Troul

Approximately How much have you invested in butt comfort?

We, riders, tend to look at the major expenses when it comes to this toy hobby, but how about the cost to meeting your comfort per bicycle? ... more specifically, the rump stop, saddle paddle,...
02-16-21, 09:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,111
Posted By Gartenmeister

Comic Frame

Any thoughts on this bizarre comic covered frameset? I'm mostly interested to know if there is a precedent for this kind of thing, or any known history of the art form.

It came out of a collection...
02-15-21, 10:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 600
Posted By shelbyfv

Really, really nice, congrats!:thumb:

Really, really nice, congrats!:thumb:
02-15-21, 12:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 600
Posted By elcraft

Love the traditional style fork with a sloping...

Love the traditional style fork with a sloping crown and curved blades! Very classy.
02-14-21, 09:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 600
Posted By nenovster

Beautiful bike! Thanks for sharing.

Beautiful bike! Thanks for sharing.
Replies: 43
Views: 1,929
Posted By hazetguy

you must be new here. op only comes to BF to...

you must be new here.
op only comes to BF to gather bits of info for his sales listings on other platforms, and doesn't even bother to pay the pittance to be able to sell the bikes he finds, to bike...
02-12-21, 02:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 856
Posted By Leinster

The question was always about brake levers. Heís...

The question was always about brake levers. Heís not entering hot or not.
02-11-21, 01:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 818
Posted By Iride01

Our speed breakers or bumps usually have a gap or...

Our speed breakers or bumps usually have a gap or two in them and I go through the gap. Even when they don't I usually go around the end of them. I only go over them when there is no choice. Butt off...
02-10-21, 09:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 547
Posted By browngw

Thanks. The pedals are Shimano SPD M324 and I...

Thanks. The pedals are Shimano SPD M324 and I have a few sets of them. They allow me to use my SPD shoes from my modern bikes and don't look totally out of place. With a flat side they can still be...
02-10-21, 10:33 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,643
Posted By chaadster

Actual Dutch bikes are way out of the price...

Actual Dutch bikes are way out of the price range, but there are Dutch-style bikes, aka city bikes, which work. For example, the Breezer Downtown EX is pretty much ready to go shopping at $549 MSRP....
02-09-21, 11:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,519
Posted By Drillium Dude

Last Ride

Today was the final function-check ride for my faithful orange Super before turning it over to a local buyer tomorrow afternoon. We're scheduled to do a longer test ride then; he felt comfortable...
02-09-21, 02:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 600
Posted By chefdurfee

It's a great looking bike, tpadul! ...

It's a great looking bike, tpadul! Congratulations, winter won't last forever....
02-08-21, 04:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 366
Posted By munkymack

That looks ridiculously gorgeous...Definitely...

That looks ridiculously gorgeous...Definitely going to check them out. Thanks!
02-08-21, 12:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 600
Posted By juvela

----- the U.S. market Grand Prix models and...

-----

the U.S. market Grand Prix models and some others of this time were manufactured in England and assembled at the Enid Oklahoma facility

Enid performed assembly, packaging and shipping
...
02-08-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 600
Posted By markk900

You appear to have already gotten your answer but...

You appear to have already gotten your answer but for future sleuthing many components also have date codes that can help in narrowing down the date range. Check out Vintage Trek for a "decoder...
02-07-21, 11:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 945
Posted By UCantTouchThis

Did My Good Deed for the Day

I stopped at a park today to refill my bottles. I did pull out an allen wrench to turn my saddle tilt down a hair. Only a 16th of a turn, not even if I should but just to see if it would be even...
02-07-21, 08:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 359
Posted By sovende

I think that the easiest thing to do would be to...

I think that the easiest thing to do would be to buy a used bike there and sell it before returning to the U.S. Cycling is very popular in all of Europe and bike shops are everywhere. Unfortunately,...
02-05-21, 04:38 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,536
Posted By bOsscO

Also, curved top tubes remind me of...

Also, curved top tubes remind me of something.....
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/512x342/curve_62d4c58b7227b679700137bf7f5ce467c5a0fbe0.jpg...
02-05-21, 01:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 375
Posted By Rooney

1985 Schwinn Voyageur SP [Project Title]

I keep posting updates in "Post Your Schwinn Voyageur!" so I figured it was time to make a dedicated thread about this bike and its on-going changes.

I bought this Voyageur SP in May 2018 after...
02-04-21, 09:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,186
Posted By IdahoSpud

Craigslist Find - Novara Trionfo

Guy had just bought a property and found this in the mud under a shelter - where the weather hit it from the sides. I got this for a hundred bucks.
...
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