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10-15-19, 10:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 148
Posted By Wildwood

Whadda mean? ....everybody knows the parents of a...

Whadda mean? ....everybody knows the parents of a Moots. And how about those welds?
10-15-19, 10:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 154
Posted By Wildwood

Good Popcorn thread. :popcorn I'll...

Good Popcorn thread.

:popcorn


I'll say = Colnago never even built the best Italian bikes.
And if that Claris equipped Colnago City Bike sells for 3X a Claris equipped Raleigh City then...
10-13-19, 12:32 PM
Replies: 3,338
Views: 427,275
Posted By Wildwood

Itís been great riding in cool Fall weather. ...

Itís been great riding in cool Fall weather.
Somehow hangin by the river this time of year is relaxing - full sun or in the late afternoon shade.
...
10-12-19, 11:51 AM
Replies: 14,273
Views: 1,307,356
Posted By Wildwood

I was concentrating on the ride of the Frejus -...

I was concentrating on the ride of the Frejus - which will not be a good drop bar roadie for me, given super short top tube. Frame is 62X55.25cm ctc. Maybe a more upright 'city' ride with moustache...
10-12-19, 10:06 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 8,042
Posted By Wildwood

All of my bikes have a saddle, stem, handlebar,...

All of my bikes have a saddle, stem, handlebar, crankset, brakes, 2 wheels, a chain. And a frame/fork/headset/BB.
Not sure if much is the same on any of them. For me that's the point - within the...
10-12-19, 08:36 AM
Replies: 14,273
Views: 1,307,356
Posted By Wildwood

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Fall is here. Great day to laze away a few...
10-12-19, 08:28 AM
Replies: 2,955
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Views: 389,967
Posted By Wildwood

The morning cup of coffee is just right today. ...

The morning cup of coffee is just right today. Sometimes the French press exceeds the Keurig.
Or maybe it's just that the day should be great - another day with a bike ride in its' future.

Ride...
10-12-19, 07:49 AM
Replies: 14,273
Views: 1,307,356
Posted By Wildwood

Was that you that gave me the 'low five'? My...

Was that you that gave me the 'low five'?

My addled brain picked up on it slowly, and you were past.

Yeah, great day to ride.
...
10-11-19, 12:15 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 8,042
Posted By Wildwood

Looking for pics of the Follis, turned up one I...

Looking for pics of the Follis, turned up one I had forgotten.
Carabela Semi-Pro. Ridden only a few times by me and given away.
I loved the condition of this bike and read an old magazine review...
10-11-19, 12:06 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 8,042
Posted By Wildwood

Did it look like this Follis? Given a mediocre...

Did it look like this Follis? Given a mediocre tubeset, i kinda like mine. It takes cyclocross tires and gets some gravel/off-road duty with low gearing, was last year's fendered bike for wet days....
10-11-19, 11:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 404
Posted By Wildwood

A most excellent report and pics. Good...

A most excellent report and pics.

Good weather makes a great event so pleasurable for the rest of us - as everyone smiles and lots of pics are taken. Thanks.
10-11-19, 10:09 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 8,042
Posted By Wildwood

I had a Billato built Marin Vicenza 1999 with...

I had a Billato built Marin Vicenza 1999 with shaped Columbus Zona(?) Megatube. It was overly stiff, IMHO, resulting in an harsh ride. The only bike that was harsher was an early Cannondale. The...
10-11-19, 07:36 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,316
Posted By Wildwood

Well no wonder I never found any info. It is...

Well no wonder I never found any info.

It is currently on a bike dedicated to 'light riding' days on a Frejus with the notoriously short top tube.
Almost went on an AD Vent Noir, for aesthetic...
10-10-19, 03:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,064
Posted By Wildwood

Variety has many variations. My variety in...

Variety has many variations.
My variety in vintage was by country - limited to 1 from each major 'Euro' (what is GB these days?) cycling country. Italy got the pass for more. A few are still...
10-10-19, 02:16 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,905
Posted By Wildwood

As with all saddles, finding the right Brooks for...

As with all saddles, finding the right Brooks for your body and riding style is the challenge. B17 doesn't work for me on my bikes, Pro and an old B15 are fine.

My other likeable leather saddles...
10-10-19, 09:10 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,316
Posted By Wildwood

A Teuns crankset. Anybody got any info on it? ...

A Teuns crankset.
Anybody got any info on it?

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10-10-19, 08:09 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 8,042
Posted By Wildwood

I remember NOT posting in this thread a year ago,...

I remember NOT posting in this thread a year ago, fearing an outcry of contempt.

But I never really liked the ride of this mid-80s Trek '600 Series'.
Frame felt flexy. I never measured but I...
10-09-19, 09:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 162
Posted By Wildwood

Nice catch (reading prior thread) and nice way to...

Nice catch (reading prior thread) and nice way to bring it back to life.
Would love to have a Pro.


I have a Holdsworth Special in 58cm.
My perfect size is 60cm,
and the Special is one 58cm...
10-09-19, 10:25 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,136
Posted By Wildwood

:thumb::thumb::thumb: (1 better than 2 thumbs up)...

:thumb::thumb::thumb: (1 better than 2 thumbs up)

Those hoods on my 3 newest roadie frames and the '78 Batavus.

Come to think of it = maybe OP needs an ORANGE bike. (where's that pic?)

not...
10-09-19, 10:13 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,136
Posted By Wildwood

Being a traditionalist - carbon brake levers...

Being a traditionalist - carbon brake levers connote a carbon frame; 90's Colnago preferably, or at least round tubes as this IS C&V, after all.


Regarding gruppo/groupset/group/gruppolito =...
10-08-19, 08:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 195
Posted By Wildwood

Ah yes. 3alarmer has one similar from 70s and ...

Ah yes. 3alarmer has one similar from 70s and Kilroy1988 has/had one that is very similar, but minor differences:
Huret Svelto vs Campy Valentino
Decal color
Seatstay caps may be different

...
10-08-19, 07:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 195
Posted By Wildwood

Help ID a Frejus

This is an entry level bike which I believe to be late 1960's thru mid-70s. I do not know the bike's history, nor what might be original to the build.
No tubing decals, stamped dropouts, plain lugs,...
10-08-19, 06:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 732
Posted By Wildwood

Yes. We understand, no guilt on any side. ...

Yes. We understand, no guilt on any side.

Just an occasional subject in the Classic & Vintage forum (re-labeling frames, mostly to upscale brands).

And I misspoke above saying, 'Lots of BF...
10-08-19, 02:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 732
Posted By Wildwood

A couple of threads in C&V of bikes stripped,...

A couple of threads in C&V of bikes stripped, sometimes modified, re-painted, decals, upscale components - for creating something the frame is not.

I don't care the legality - I find it a bit...
10-08-19, 02:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 608
Posted By Wildwood

I've got a pair on a tandem. Worst time for a...

I've got a pair on a tandem.
Worst time for a flat would be when riding with the spouse.


Never on a roadie for recreational/fitness rides.
10-08-19, 11:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 732
Posted By Wildwood

Lots of BF members fake other bikes, quite...

Lots of BF members fake other bikes, quite elaborately too.
And those fake bikes get lots of positive kudos from some Forum members.
Many of us, however, frown on the practice.

Making cheaper...
10-07-19, 07:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 303
Posted By Wildwood

Trial and error. Pray for luck. Get...

Trial and error.
Pray for luck.

Get frustrated

End up tossing Rally tire.
Order replacement = $20, from UK suppliers.
10-06-19, 10:50 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,633
Posted By Wildwood

Help you not hate tubulars? Ride the best...

Help you not hate tubulars? Ride the best tubulars.
Otherwise ride the nicest clinchers.
10-06-19, 09:44 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,136
Posted By Wildwood

9 speed, so late 90s to be period correct. ...

9 speed, so late 90s to be period correct.
Short cage, so be strong for your Sierra Mts.
I would say put it on anything Euro, preferably Italian.

Carbon levers, maybe a carbon frame?

This one...
10-06-19, 12:29 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 14,996
Posted By Wildwood

Reviving a 2.5 year old thread

Thought I would update this thread with the Wildwood Vintage Peloton.
Includes a couple of projects (in the final stages).
edit = the one’s that were here 3.5 years ago are still here. Maybe...
10-06-19, 09:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 731
Posted By Wildwood

Corsa Extra decal was on top tube of my '85...

Corsa Extra decal was on top tube of my '85 Merckx, near head tube.
Not sure when that started or ended.
Love the CdA group.
...
10-02-19, 10:51 AM
Replies: 14,273
Views: 1,307,356
Posted By Wildwood

Even with the saddle as far rearward as possible...

Even with the saddle as far rearward as possible and 14cm stem, I still feel too far forward. And with hands so far from the steerer, steering begins to feel weird.

I need more experience on it to...
10-02-19, 06:35 AM
Replies: 14,273
Views: 1,307,356
Posted By Wildwood

First test ride on a new project. Bought the...

First test ride on a new project.
Bought the crankset and the seller wanted the entire bike gone for only a few dollars more = such a deal.

Not 100% sure the 55.5 top tube on a 62cm seat tube...
10-02-19, 05:58 AM
Replies: 14,273
Views: 1,307,356
Posted By Wildwood

The 60 degree high temps make for great afternoon...

The 60 degree high temps make for great afternoon rides.
An SP frame, 28mm supple tires and blue sky are mahhvelous....
09-30-19, 01:15 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,085
Posted By Wildwood

:thumb:

:thumb:
09-29-19, 08:00 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,085
Posted By Wildwood

Late to post, but it happened, pics did not seem...

Late to post, but it happened, pics did not seem a priority.
Thanks to those who rode. Enjoyed the company.
For all others = catch ya next time
Dfrost, mechanicjay, northbend, surferosa
...
09-29-19, 01:52 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,676
Posted By Wildwood

For me, reputation is like luck..... ...if...

For me, reputation is like luck.....

...if it wasn't for Bad luck, I wouldn't have no luck at all...


Glad to see OP is getting Ironman assistance from Mr. Iron, et al.
09-28-19, 04:52 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,085
Posted By Wildwood

PSer's: Sunday 29th - tomorrow - arrive...

PSer's:
Sunday 29th - tomorrow - arrive between 10:00 and 10:29AM
Roll-out = about 10:30.
Redmond, Marymoor Park Velodrome (parking $1)

Route = once around Lake Sammamish - counter clock-wise...
09-27-19, 07:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 328
Posted By Wildwood

Long term planning ain't my thing, either.

Long term planning ain't my thing, either.
09-27-19, 05:54 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,676
Posted By Wildwood

Where are The People? :foo: ...

Where are The People? :foo:








....just kidding, I get so much assistance and motivation from this group it's.....addicting.
09-27-19, 02:25 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,676
Posted By Wildwood

:innocent: :innocent: :innocent: .... i need...

:innocent: :innocent: :innocent:

.... i need help with a racing bike........

:D :D
09-27-19, 02:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 297
Posted By Wildwood

+1, 2 or 3 coats of wax.

+1,
2 or 3 coats of wax.
09-27-19, 01:54 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,085
Posted By Wildwood

Hoping for a 38cm, that buys me 3cm. Huge diff.

Hoping for a 38cm, that buys me 3cm. Huge diff.
09-27-19, 01:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 300
Posted By Wildwood

I tried to install a Stronglight 93 double 54/44...

I tried to install a Stronglight 93 double 54/44 onto a 110mm spindle width and was touching the dimpled chainstay. So make sure the spindle length is not less than 113mm for starters.
09-27-19, 01:25 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,085
Posted By Wildwood

Update for coming weekend Sept 28 & 29. ...

Update for coming weekend Sept 28 & 29.

Saturday weather looks iffy. Besides, we did a Saturday ride on 9/21


Sunday looks good, but iffy as of Friday 1AM. Cooler than we are used to =...
09-26-19, 10:09 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,013
Posted By Wildwood

Nice work on a nice bike. I run Campy 10 triple...

Nice work on a nice bike.
I run Campy 10 triple on my 'go everywhere' bike, but with CompTriple RD.

My favorite brifters, too!
09-26-19, 09:58 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,093
Posted By Wildwood

This is such a good thread with pics that I was...

This is such a good thread with pics that I was thinking about flying east to ride..... but the airline rejected my request..... to bring my Emotional Support Bike with me in the cabin. :rolleyes: ...
09-26-19, 09:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 461
Posted By Wildwood

Really nice work! Congrats. and great...

Really nice work!
Congrats.


and great photos.
09-26-19, 09:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 563
Posted By Wildwood

Or you could trade with someone that has an EM...

Or you could trade with someone that has an EM Corsa Extra (repainted by CyclArt), with 48/34 rings and a NR that works well with a 14/28 cogset. Your choice of nice tubular or clincher wheels....
Forum: Introductions
09-25-19, 10:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 195
Posted By Wildwood

i'm in Renton Highlands area. What's your...

i'm in Renton Highlands area.

What's your city?
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