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04-15-21, 07:15 PM
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Posted By jim dandy

Merziac, Thanks ... JD

Merziac,
Thanks ... JD
04-15-21, 05:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 281
Posted By Wileyone

Life will be better when you build up those 2...

Life will be better when you build up those 2 frames.

Any plans
04-15-21, 03:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 281
Posted By Wileyone

Life is good.

Life is good.
04-15-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 371
Posted By Dylansbob

A little teaser of a new purchase.

Just got it home and still need to clean, but here's a teaser shot. Any ideas?

...
04-15-21, 11:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 133
Posted By Cougrrcj

Welcoming a New Classic C&V Steel Rider !!

This past weekend, my niece finally picked up the '88 Miyata 615 that I gotten from BF.net member sd5782 last year about this time... Due to Covid restrictions from her employer last year, she was...
04-15-21, 05:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 281
Posted By randyjawa

I have owned a few Marinoni bicycles and loved...

I have owned a few Marinoni bicycles and loved every one. My present main rider is, guess what, a Marinoni with full Campy ten speed, except for the Mavic wheel set. What a great bike and it set me...
04-15-21, 12:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 281
Posted By Jsendin

Marinoni Special Bargain find

A couple days ago I picked up a Marinoni for an amazing price. It had all the trappings of a great find: an old man selling his daughters bike, a single grainy non drive side picture and a vague...
04-14-21, 09:14 PM
Replies: 2,804
Views: 681,086
Posted By jim dandy

Before and After ... JD ...

Before and After ...
JD
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BEFORE...
04-14-21, 02:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 495
Posted By bulgie

The 30t ring pictured by merziac earlier is the...

The 30t ring pictured by merziac earlier is the brainchild of Bob Freeman. He used to have a bike shop (since closed), called Elliott Bay, in Seattle, partnered with Bill Davidson the framebuilder....
04-13-21, 09:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 459
Posted By Doug Fattic

Yes of course I can do it but I haven't had a...

Yes of course I can do it but I haven't had a chance to do much painting lately. Covid has brought more interest in learning how to build frames and I'm having trouble finding enough time to teach...
04-13-21, 08:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 459
Posted By jjhabbs

Sent a message to Jeffery Bock Thanks

Sent a message to Jeffery Bock

Thanks
04-13-21, 08:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 495
Posted By SwimmerMike

This one is a 32 that is a modified TA. I then...

This one is a 32 that is a modified TA. I then stripped the anodization off, did some filing, and then polished.

I figured a 32 was an additional 11% drop from the 36 so it made sense to me.
04-13-21, 07:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 495
Posted By SwimmerMike

or this one: I know it's not original, but it...

or this one: I know it's not original, but it shiny.....
04-13-21, 04:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 683
Posted By nlerner

Rub with popcorn?

Rub with popcorn?
04-13-21, 12:20 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,074
Posted By bikingshearer

Thanks. The paint is pretty ratty, and the...

Thanks. The paint is pretty ratty, and the components I have put on it are a real hodge-podge, but it has come together quite nicely.

I've posted about it somewhere or other, but not in its own...
04-12-21, 08:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 344
Posted By SwimmerMike

I agree. Lots of paint stripper, scraping, metal...

I agree. Lots of paint stripper, scraping, metal brush, and time. I tried to rush the process on the Colnago I did last year. After a few rounds, I ended up coating and leaving the frame, then...
04-12-21, 04:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 937
Posted By Senrab62

From the feedback you can see the love and...

From the feedback you can see the love and passion. It's what's awesome about the forum and bicycles in general. Do what you will as long as you ride it. Thanks for sharing!
04-12-21, 03:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 937
Posted By noobinsf

Wow, what a beautiful bike... Yeah, most folks...

Wow, what a beautiful bike... Yeah, most folks here believe bikes are meant to be ridden, and comfort and fit are foremost. Great job!
04-12-21, 03:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 937
Posted By polymorphself

We're actually pretty far from that kind of...

We're actually pretty far from that kind of bunch, still around longer and see! Awesome bike.
04-12-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 24,087
Posted By Murray Missile

Mine came with Suntour XC Sport 3 X 6 friction...

Mine came with Suntour XC Sport 3 X 6 friction shift. I swapped those out for 1986 XC Sport 3 X 6 Accushift. The saddle and seatpost are not original but the stem, bars, brakes and wheels are. It has...
04-12-21, 12:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 937
Posted By berkleydriskill

Thank you so much! I was a bit worried there...

Thank you so much! I was a bit worried there would be negative feedback for the lack of a complete restoration using all period components, but I do plan to use this as my daily commuter, so certain...
04-12-21, 11:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 937
Posted By francophile

Looks beutiful! Who ended up doing the frame...

Looks beutiful! Who ended up doing the frame refinishing work, I didn't see that listed? (sorry if I missed it)
And how'd you settle on black for the color? 9surely there must be a story)
04-12-21, 11:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 937
Posted By clubman

Heck of a bike.

Heck of a bike.
04-12-21, 10:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 937
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, 10:08 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 919
Posted By Pcampeau

Iím afraid I cannot part with this hazardous...

Iím afraid I cannot part with this hazardous machine. Iíll just have to take my chances on my road to ruin.
04-11-21, 02:19 PM
Replies: 7,042
Views: 656,703
Posted By canyoneagle

$100 worth of tin ...

$100 worth of tin


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04-11-21, 09:40 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,888
Posted By gugie

Your wish is my command. ...

Your wish is my command.

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I should get some full bike pix...
04-11-21, 08:08 AM
Replies: 279
Views: 24,087
Posted By JulesCW

Daffodils and a Merz

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04-10-21, 10:33 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,888
Posted By gugie

Update! Put a fork in it

Fork completed, and my powder coat guy turned it around in 1 day! I've never asked him for discounts or fast turnaround. I guess I've been nice enough to him that he did this for me - it helped that...
04-10-21, 06:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 239
Posted By Lbxpdx

King Iris styled Trek water bottle cage

I found these today and was wondering if anybody knew anything about them.


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04-10-21, 02:58 AM
Replies: 61,140
Views: 9,147,244
Posted By oneclick

Y'know, maybe it's just me, but I have noticed I...

Y'know, maybe it's just me, but I have noticed I don't click on links that don't have at least a text indication of what they're supposed to be.
04-09-21, 09:12 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 24,087
Posted By JJScaliger

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Bates B.A.R.

I've been commuting to work on the Bates this year. 10...
04-09-21, 09:03 PM
Replies: 7,042
Views: 656,703
Posted By malcala622

Local purchase. My niece outgrew her...

Local purchase.

My niece outgrew her tricycle and trailer. I went out and found her a tag along bike.
...
04-09-21, 04:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 528
Posted By Dylansbob

Did Strawberry do that stem also? I like the...

Did Strawberry do that stem also?

I like the stepped effect of extended headtube, extra headset spacers, and quill extension to get your altitude.
04-09-21, 10:44 AM
Replies: 279
Views: 24,087
Posted By DHPflaumer

I hear you all like green bicycles. ...

I hear you all like green bicycles.


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04-09-21, 07:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 528
Posted By Dylansbob

If the bike does not fit, you must Technomic it

Big thanks to pcb for the deal on some Nitto technomic stems. I now can make the most of the mystery track frame from last month. I bought a nos Paramount PDG/Tange unicrown fork for it to solve...
04-08-21, 03:10 PM
Replies: 61,140
Views: 9,147,244
Posted By smontanaro

Okay, the Motobecane is in Joe's friend's SUV. It...

Okay, the Motobecane is in Joe's friend's SUV. It will be waiting for me at Joe's house. I see handlebars in the photo which weren't in the CL listing. The seller told me this was the last of his...
04-07-21, 07:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 945
Posted By Roger M

I agree about the binder bolt. They're very...

I agree about the binder bolt. They're very similar. Your lugs are thinned(as are northbends BG) but they look more defined. Michael Johnson did learn under Eisentraut.

That is a beautiful bike,...
04-07-21, 03:35 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,492
Posted By jPrichard10

Wow, looks amazing! Hope I can find someone local...

Wow, looks amazing! Hope I can find someone local to get that close of a match.

Does it seem a little "bluer" than before or is that just the lighting?
04-07-21, 03:25 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,492
Posted By ts99

I had it painted and it looks great imo. I told...

I had it painted and it looks great imo. I told the painter it was Imron 44437. Not sure if he used that or how close he got to the original, but I like it....
04-07-21, 01:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 394
Posted By bikingshearer

Your brother had good taste. I'm sorry about his...

Your brother had good taste. I'm sorry about his passing.

In your latest photos, I see the wolf ear head tube lugs, which according to the Velo Retro timeline means before 1960. Based on your...
04-07-21, 12:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 394
Posted By peashooter

The bike is from my late brother's collection. He...

The bike is from my late brother's collection. He had that date listed, so I'm pretty sure it is at least close. There is something about the pedals that were one year only but I can't remember what...
04-07-21, 07:12 AM
Replies: 61,140
Views: 9,147,244
Posted By Clang

Hopper - $50 (Long Beach,...

Hopper - $50 (Long Beach, CA)https://losangeles.craigslist.org/lgb/bik/d/long-beach-vintage-10-speed-bicycle/7302409431.html

https://images.craigslist.org/00u0u_BZANFhCOd8z_0CI0lN_1200x900.jpg...
04-06-21, 07:15 PM
Replies: 61,140
Views: 9,147,244
Posted By jdawginsc

I am estimating on a bad day, the spare stuff is...

I am estimating on a bad day, the spare stuff is $700...
04-06-21, 06:56 PM
Replies: 2,804
Views: 681,086
Posted By Celloplus

I love this thread.

I love this thread.
04-06-21, 08:35 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 945
Posted By northbend

That is a beauty Roger. Congratulations! I...

That is a beauty Roger. Congratulations!

I see design elements of Bruce Gorgon and Chris Kvale in it.
04-06-21, 12:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 842
Posted By pcb

Mizutani was a trading company, yet another one...

Mizutani was a trading company, yet another one of those scrappy companies that put together a bike line to feed the US bike boom.

My two favorites were looking to sign up dealers at the '80/'81...
04-05-21, 08:14 PM
Replies: 7,042
Views: 656,703
Posted By malcala622

Just a Shimano Sora rear brake caliper for the...

Just a Shimano Sora rear brake caliper for the Ironman.

Blah blah blah insert pic here blah blah blah
04-05-21, 06:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 280
Posted By SwimmerMike

I concur. I had a Performance about 5 miles from...

I concur. I had a Performance about 5 miles from my house. I went there for all my consumables and about 2 of my bikes and 4-5 kids bikes. I miss them!
04-05-21, 04:05 PM
Replies: 61,140
Views: 9,147,244
Posted By smontanaro

Large Motobecane Grand Jubilee on Kansas City CL...

Large Motobecane Grand Jubilee on Kansas City CL for $300. The bike comes with a good sized stash of spare parts. I can't facilitate directly, but my son lives in KC (though doesn't have a car). He...
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