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04-13-21, 05:41 PM
Replies: 61,140
Views: 9,147,072
Posted By BFisher

Vintage Zeus ...

Vintage Zeus
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04-13-21, 07:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 676
Posted By BFisher

He did the Wright Bros. frames, didn't he?

He did the Wright Bros. frames, didn't he?
04-12-21, 11:52 AM
Replies: 279
Views: 24,087
Posted By BFisher

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04-09-21, 07:39 PM
Replies: 67
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Views: 1,923
Posted By BFisher

Internally geared hubs can be a great thing for...

Internally geared hubs can be a great thing for the reasons already covered by others here. To me they are just another choice/variety to enjoy. I will say that it is a different style of riding than...
04-09-21, 07:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 578
Posted By BFisher

Wasn't me on that crankset, but I remember you...

Wasn't me on that crankset, but I remember you posting about it.

Love the Paramount, btw.
04-09-21, 06:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,301
Posted By BFisher

Looks pretty solid.

Looks pretty solid.
04-08-21, 06:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 585
Posted By BFisher

A 49D would look nice. Hard to not go steel...

A 49D would look nice. Hard to not go steel cottered on a frame like that, but I understand the concerns.
04-07-21, 06:05 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 13,998
Posted By BFisher

PilotFishBob, the darker tone looks really...

PilotFishBob, the darker tone looks really classy. Very handsome bike.
04-06-21, 05:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 313
Posted By BFisher

I thought the same thing when I first set mine...

I thought the same thing when I first set mine up. As it stands now, I really, REALLY like these shifters.
04-06-21, 05:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 313
Posted By BFisher

Here is the link to the tech doc: SL-7700 Shifter...

Here is the link to the tech doc: SL-7700 Shifter Doc (https://si.shimano.com/api/publish/storage/pdf/en/si/6J50B/SI-6J50B-000-ENG.pdf)

The forward motion does stop before the lever can rest...
04-06-21, 01:28 PM
Replies: 17,006
Views: 1,814,227
Posted By BFisher

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I appreciated the offer, but declined.
04-05-21, 07:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 536
Posted By BFisher

Fantastic! If you need brake pads they can...

Fantastic!

If you need brake pads they can be found here (https://porkchopbmx.com/kool-stop-raleigh-rod-vintage-bicycle-brake-pads-refill-insert-black/). They also have them in salmon color.
04-04-21, 04:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,054
Posted By BFisher

Proceed with caution. Low end French bikes have...

Proceed with caution. Low end French bikes have an uncanny way of multiplying.

You may find yourself looking around and thinking, "How did I get here? What have I done?"
04-04-21, 08:15 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 4,702
Posted By BFisher

My wife's Elgin from 1904 ...

My wife's Elgin from 1904
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04-02-21, 09:26 AM
Replies: 7,104
Views: 831,899
Posted By BFisher

Got 'em! ...

Got 'em!
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04-02-21, 09:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 866
Posted By BFisher

This is one of those refinishes that makes me...

This is one of those refinishes that makes me wish I thought of those colors for one of my projects. Outstanding!
03-30-21, 04:38 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,292
Posted By BFisher

It's probably because all of those hip, cool...

It's probably because all of those hip, cool roadies didn't want to be uncool like grandpa and his old fashioned bike. ...
03-27-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 1,062
Views: 251,445
Posted By BFisher

^Prologues are so hot! I've had this era of...

^Prologues are so hot! I've had this era of Schwinn on my radar for a while, and feel like I scored big time with the Premis I posted. There is some serious bike porn in this thread, and the...
03-27-21, 09:34 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 5,758
Posted By BFisher

You're obligate cyclists are a small enough...

You're obligate cyclists are a small enough percentage of the population to be served entirely by the used market.

Unfortunately, most don't want that option.

Bowing out. Happy riding. :)
03-26-21, 06:20 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 5,758
Posted By BFisher

Solution: It's called the old bicycle. There are...

Solution: It's called the old bicycle. There are millions of them out there and they fit the bill of cheap, reliable, easily maintained transportation. They can often be had for less that $100...
03-26-21, 04:30 PM
Replies: 1,062
Views: 251,445
Posted By BFisher

Just picked this up this week and have been...

Just picked this up this week and have been cleaning it up. Thrilled to have found it.
...
03-22-21, 06:17 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,888
Posted By BFisher

You better be careful! This is really a slippery...

You better be careful! This is really a slippery sloping top tube into the abyss.


But really, that is quite a cool bike.
03-22-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 409
Posted By BFisher

The biggest improvements in shift performance...

The biggest improvements in shift performance have come from chain and cog tooth design.

When kept with the designed gear range, a Campagnolo Nuovo Record paired with a KMC Z or X series chain...
03-22-21, 07:12 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,178
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...
03-15-21, 09:30 PM
Replies: 24,358
Views: 2,891,720
Posted By BFisher

Amen to that. It seems like too much emphasis...

Amen to that. It seems like too much emphasis gets put on the need to "upgrade" to aluminum rims asap by the well-meaning bike nerd masses. For basic transport/utility a steel rim is totally fine,...
03-10-21, 04:26 PM
Replies: 17,006
Views: 1,814,227
Posted By BFisher

Almost 60 degrees today, and supposed to be...

Almost 60 degrees today, and supposed to be nearly 70 tomorrow! Susquehanna River in the background. Great pics, all!
...
03-10-21, 04:13 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 42,144
Posted By BFisher

New year, new wheels for the Moto GS. I took this...

New year, new wheels for the Moto GS. I took this nice set of Record hubs that I received from BlueDevil63, and laced them to a pair of Wolber GTX rims that are in fantastic condition. For spokes I...
03-08-21, 06:26 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,794
Posted By BFisher

clubman Kudos to you for staying in such good...

clubman Kudos to you for staying in such good shape over this long winter.
03-04-21, 09:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 886
Posted By BFisher

Haha! Of course I kid. Love that fork...

Haha!

Of course I kid. Love that fork crown. Almost hard not to go period components on something like that, but then again I could see more modern Campy on it.
03-03-21, 01:31 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 20,291
Posted By BFisher

I like these threads. When I brought this bike...

I like these threads. When I brought this bike home, the first thing my 12 year old son said was, "Why's it have to be so brown?" Made me laugh....
03-03-21, 12:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,306
Posted By BFisher

Needs drillium. Definitely drillium.

Needs drillium. Definitely drillium.
01-24-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 7,739
Views: 2,123,058
Posted By BFisher

Fresh score today! Really low mileage on this...

Fresh score today! Really low mileage on this one. Sellers were super nice folks, and they even had the owners manual. ...
01-21-21, 04:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,958
Posted By BFisher

Quite ironic. Didn't somebody once way back when...

Quite ironic. Didn't somebody once way back when suggest such a solution? Say, I don't know, in post #10 here...
01-18-21, 02:16 PM
Replies: 4,246
Views: 391,534
Posted By BFisher

A little cleanup work on these nice old Weinmann...

A little cleanup work on these nice old Weinmann levers with factory drillium. I used Mothers Mag and Aluminum polish....
01-16-21, 08:01 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,581
Posted By BFisher

I've used this site for reference often. Lots of...

I've used this site for reference often. Lots of stuff here.
The Bicycle Info Project: Technical manuals home page (http://equusbicycle.com/bike/index.html)
01-16-21, 04:45 PM
Replies: 17,006
Views: 1,814,227
Posted By BFisher

Hit 40F today, and no rain. Felt great to get a...

Hit 40F today, and no rain. Felt great to get a ride in on this.
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01-16-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 376
Views: 94,624
Posted By BFisher

Wow! That would look really cool with some...

Wow! That would look really cool with some appropriate Colnago decals. Never seen a celeste Colnago.
01-16-21, 08:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 462
Posted By BFisher

Amazing what you can get for some BMX stuff. ...

Amazing what you can get for some BMX stuff.

Yours looks great. I always like seeing these come back to life.
01-15-21, 08:37 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,952
Posted By BFisher

I don't mind the retro bikes at all. Wouldn't...

I don't mind the retro bikes at all. Wouldn't some argue that many of the advancements seen in new bikes are unnecessary, and new bikes should still look like vintage bikes? I know I've read comments...
01-14-21, 12:28 PM
Replies: 17,006
Views: 1,814,227
Posted By BFisher

Just a rainy ride on the portable urban assault...

Just a rainy ride on the portable urban assault bike to mail/ship some stuff, including a package for panzerwagon. ...
01-12-21, 06:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,039
Posted By BFisher

Immature trolling nonsense. Grow up.

Immature trolling nonsense. Grow up.
01-08-21, 03:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,234
Posted By BFisher

Too bad about the typo, and a shame nobody caught...

Too bad about the typo, and a shame nobody caught it through production.

The E in Essax was obviously supposed to be an A.
01-07-21, 09:29 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 8,854
Posted By BFisher

This thread is unfortunate. The topic could have...

This thread is unfortunate. The topic could have been presented differently and likely would have garnered valuable discussion. Someone has doubts about the origins of certain bicycles, and for good...
01-06-21, 04:20 PM
Replies: 3,439
Views: 798,574
Posted By BFisher

Hproduguidon, I am enjoying your collection very...

Hproduguidon, I am enjoying your collection very much.

I don't know much about the production of these bikes, but I remember reading opinions that the construction of top level Motobecane frames...
01-05-21, 02:22 PM
Replies: 3,439
Views: 798,574
Posted By BFisher

Hproduguidon, beautiful bikes! I have a...

Hproduguidon, beautiful bikes! I have a lower-tier model - a C2/Grand Sprint, and it is one of my all-time favorites. It is easily one of the nicest riding bikes I've ever had, and I have a...
01-04-21, 05:02 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 21,948
Posted By BFisher

Funny thing, and I wonder if others here have...

Funny thing, and I wonder if others here have experienced this - more than once I've come down the road on my bicycle and passed by motorcyclists who have extended the wave that I used to get and...
01-04-21, 12:18 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 17,654
Posted By BFisher

After a few fun rides on the old Humber set up in...

After a few fun rides on the old Humber set up in drop bar/flipped North Road mode, I decided that I like it better as an upright bike. So, back on went the fenders and chainguard. I also opted for a...
01-02-21, 06:40 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 21,948
Posted By BFisher

Any time one feels compelled to critique bike fit...

Any time one feels compelled to critique bike fit over the internet aimed at a person you not only have never met, but have actually never seen, consider what it sounds like on the receiving end.
...
12-31-20, 09:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 488
Posted By BFisher

That is a light mount bracket. The light has a...

That is a light mount bracket. The light has a mounting fixture that slides onto that vertical squarish section.
12-31-20, 01:34 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,110
Posted By BFisher

When I'm not riding in lycra... ...

When I'm not riding in lycra...
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