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04-11-21, 09:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 330
Posted By top506

My '73 Schwinn Super Sport is running on the...

My '73 Schwinn Super Sport is running on the original tubes.

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03-24-21, 03:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 243
Posted By top506

V GT. I just overhauled one of these: ...

V GT.
I just overhauled one of these:


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03-24-21, 04:41 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,516
Posted By top506

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It's not one of the things I get super anal about, but I thought this Moto turned...
03-15-21, 05:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 594
Posted By top506

Tufo sells the Jandd bag with their logo. Also...

Tufo sells the Jandd bag with their logo. Also best price around.

https://www.tufonorthamerica.biz/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=341

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03-03-21, 06:44 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,327
Posted By top506

Yes: ...

Yes:


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03-02-21, 03:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,096
Posted By top506

2021 Cape Cod Rail Trail season opener.

OK, it's been a year now. We all have masks. Cleaning supplies are no longer a barter economy item. The vaccines are in distribution, some folks have had them already. And most importantly, there's...
03-02-21, 08:06 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,918
Posted By top506

It's not a Corvette, it's a Cadillac! ...

It's not a Corvette, it's a Cadillac!


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Somewhat modified.

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02-07-21, 06:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 897
Posted By top506

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I'd love to find the proper Jubliee bits for this '73 Grand Jubliee.

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01-08-21, 05:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 593
Posted By top506

Yeah, I've done that in the past but don't have a...

Yeah, I've done that in the past but don't have a suitable pair of calipers on hand. If I have to source from outside my boneyard might as well do it right.

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01-05-21, 07:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,936
Posted By top506

Can't even count the times I've done this...........

Can't even count the times I've done this........

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12-30-20, 06:41 AM
Replies: 466
Views: 21,948
Posted By top506

How about 'goose neck'? Top

How about 'goose neck'?

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12-24-20, 07:16 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,218
Posted By top506

Showed this to my wife- ME: See? I don't...

Showed this to my wife-

ME: See? I don't have a problem!

WIFE: But you have that many bikes in the barn.

ME:I do Not!

WIFE: Go count them.
12-19-20, 05:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,499
Posted By top506

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12-12-20, 08:30 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,218
Posted By top506

Sold 5, acquired 3. Brought a dead Ironman...

Sold 5, acquired 3.

Brought a dead Ironman back to life:


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and rode like...
12-05-20, 05:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,636
Posted By top506

Central Maine $50 blast and single color, frame...

Central Maine $50 blast and single color, frame and fork. Shop makes fencing, decking, and truck trailers/boxes with this as a side hustle. For the price I don't mind doing a little clean up on BB...
11-29-20, 07:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,662
Posted By top506

I have one of these in process that came from the...

I have one of these in process that came from the dumpster behind the LBS.

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11-22-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 9,768
Views: 1,012,254
Posted By top506

That hub takes a freewheel. I've used SunRace...

That hub takes a freewheel. I've used SunRace 13-25 and 13-28s on the following years IM Experts with no trouble. I would try the Microshift/Newshift brifters. I have them on two other bikes and like...
11-14-20, 06:11 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,491
Posted By top506

I feel that way about Leicas,,,,,, Top

I feel that way about Leicas,,,,,,

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10-21-20, 04:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,031
Posted By top506

The Sachs/Maillard freewheel works MUCH better...

The Sachs/Maillard freewheel works MUCH better than the Alpha on my Accushift '90 C'dale Black Lightning. I believe the chain is the original SunTour item. Works great.
On my GPX '89 Ironman, I ran...
10-18-20, 06:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,361
Posted By top506

I have this in process. Early '80's, proto...

I have this in process. Early '80's, proto Performance?



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10-13-20, 02:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 989
Posted By top506

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Went to a new home last summer.

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10-10-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 304
Views: 44,602
Posted By top506

It's on the bike. I do not fear death; "it is a...

It's on the bike. I do not fear death; "it is a good day to die". Old Lakota Sioux and Klingon proverb.

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10-08-20, 06:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 853
Posted By top506

I just spit my teeth out...... Who knew high...

I just spit my teeth out......
Who knew high school French would ever be useful?

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10-08-20, 03:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 636
Posted By top506

Classic aluminum? yes it is. Shimano 600 is...

Classic aluminum? yes it is.
Shimano 600 is good stuff, but mine pouted until I sourced Mavic.....

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10-07-20, 04:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 757
Posted By top506

Smugly content is something I do quite well, but...

Smugly content is something I do quite well, but I have had my ass handed to me on occasion.

UPDATE: I've mounted an old Cateye Velo 5 and a pair of 600 tricolor pedals until the proper PD-550s...
10-06-20, 05:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 757
Posted By top506

American aluminum keeps following me home-Schwinn 594

First it was the C'dale Black Lighting in August. Then the early '80's Klein in September. And now this turned up on the local scene:

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09-20-20, 06:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 727
Posted By top506

On long climbs: "God damn them all! I was...

On long climbs:

"God damn them all!
I was told we'd cruise the seas for American gold
We'd fire no guns-shed no tears
Now I'm a broken man on a Halifax pier
The last of Barrett's Privateers"
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09-19-20, 04:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 379
Posted By top506

I once got a campsite at Nickerson, on Flax pond...

I once got a campsite at Nickerson, on Flax pond no less, the same way.

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09-16-20, 04:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,083
Posted By top506

I run the 27x1 1/8th" Pasalas on 4 different...

I run the 27x1 1/8th" Pasalas on 4 different bikes in the fleet. Love 'em.

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09-14-20, 04:53 PM
Replies: 9,768
Views: 1,012,254
Posted By top506

PM sent. Top

PM sent.

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09-01-20, 06:10 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,329
Posted By top506

You'll love it. Don't get hung up finding the...

You'll love it.
Don't get hung up finding the exact Simplex FD/RD. Anything above Prestige level will do just fine:

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08-21-20, 04:09 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 7,884
Posted By top506

Two, both Campy NR: The RD and that horrid,...

Two, both Campy NR: The RD and that horrid, horrid two bolt seat post.

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08-11-20, 04:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,775
Posted By top506

You're killing me......... ...

You're killing me.........


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It took me years to collect all the...
08-06-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,752
Posted By top506

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Nishiki Cresta, anyone?

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08-02-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 2,389
Views: 807,957
Posted By top506

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This Cresta is out in the barn awaiting a new owner. Serial # WE 14066....
07-31-20, 12:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 615
Posted By top506

My experience concurs that they are easier on the...

My experience concurs that they are easier on the knees.

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07-29-20, 04:28 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,523
Posted By top506

"they're more like guidelines......" ...

"they're more like guidelines......"

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07-02-20, 12:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 998
Posted By top506

+1. In the early years of this century, I...

+1.
In the early years of this century, I invented gravel bikes...I just didn't know it ;).
Up here in farm and forest Maine, it's farm roads, skidder roads, cow trails, ect. I was teaching my kids...
06-11-20, 01:48 PM
Replies: 9,768
Views: 1,012,254
Posted By top506

I have been Ironman-less since my '88 and '89...

I have been Ironman-less since my '88 and '89 Experts went South to fine new homes in October. I DID have this nasty '87 MV out in the barn at the far end of the project queue:

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06-09-20, 04:47 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,227
Posted By top506

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05-30-20, 05:48 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,660
Posted By top506

With a '93 R600 and a '97 SR500 in the barn,...

With a '93 R600 and a '97 SR500 in the barn, along with a 979, I'm not qualified to give an either/or answer.

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05-09-20, 03:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,333
Posted By top506

Taiwanese is not the same as (Communist Red)...

Taiwanese is not the same as (Communist Red) Chinese. Just an old Cold Warrior say'n.....

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05-01-20, 07:14 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,545
Posted By top506

Not a damn thing different. Top

Not a damn thing different.

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04-20-20, 05:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,015
Posted By top506

That is what I was shooting for ???...

That is what I was shooting for




???
The brake bridge is unmarked.


juvela is of the opinion this is a Chiorda contract build.
04-19-20, 04:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,015
Posted By top506

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Morning light and a build to finish!
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04-19-20, 04:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,015
Posted By top506

My completely nothing special Italian bike boom gaspipe nostaglia build.

It may not be Mad Honk's fault, but it started there......

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage-bicycles-whats-worth-appraisals/1190729-labonne.html

I looked at the pictures and was...
03-13-20, 05:55 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,198
Posted By top506

Freebies the LBS was throwing out: ...

Freebies the LBS was throwing out:


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03-05-20, 05:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,240
Posted By top506

Not a slick, but Panaracer Pasalas can be had in...

Not a slick, but Panaracer Pasalas can be had in 1", 1 1/8" and 1 1/4". I've run all three happily.

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03-05-20, 06:17 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,432
Posted By top506

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Easy enough. This Sugino triple even used the same BB as...
03-01-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,308
Posted By top506

Cape Cod Rail Trail season opener MK 9 Mod 0

As has become traditional on St. Davids Day, along with wearing a leek in you cap, drinking beer, and singing a chorus of 'Men of Harlach' I invite one and all to the unofficial New England season...
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