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09-14-19, 08:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 838
Posted By ToniH.

Thanks for the support. :) Yes well... I had...

Thanks for the support. :)

Yes well... I had a bit of a revelation one day when I was talking with my partner about shirts. I had this really nice hand made shirt I bought from Japan that I never...
09-03-19, 03:40 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 18,760
Posted By RobbieTunes

The term newbie may be offensive to some. ...

The term newbie may be offensive to some.
Seems like everything is to someone, these days.

I mean, you can't even point the hose at the kids on your lawn.

When I was new here, I had no...
09-03-19, 11:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 307
Posted By MiloFrance

Never heard of Jean Brun si a quick bit of...

Never heard of Jean Brun si a quick bit of research and I found he was a racer in the 50s/60s and opened his shop in the centre of the city.

I looked up the shop on goooogle maps. It was 100m...
09-02-19, 06:06 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 18,760
Posted By cudak888

On the contrary, our forum and our members do not...

On the contrary, our forum and our members do not exist to serve the needs of the greedy. We are not a charity.

I happen to think that fly-by-night info seekers are inconsiderate when they:

...
09-02-19, 02:55 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 18,760
Posted By cb400bill

You guys have no idea. It is more like 99.99%. ...

You guys have no idea. It is more like 99.99%. We used to get hammered by spam bot computers with hundreds, yes hundreds, of automated spams. Most of you never saw it because we have always been...
08-29-19, 12:55 AM
Replies: 7,506
Views: 2,024,853
Posted By sumgy

These are those Hudz replacements on my...

These are those Hudz replacements on my Concorde.https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/666x664/20190111_081619_be09c676f52e8d4a491e795021123d24396dc2f5.jpg...
Replies: 9
Views: 578
Posted By Narhay

$250, plus a 3 hour car ride. The sold...

$250, plus a 3 hour car ride.

The sold calipers were around the $50 mark on Ebay and I suppose the levers would bump it up to maybe double. Cyclo benelux stuff also not going over $100 for the...
08-22-19, 11:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,044
Posted By Tulok

Free bump for you because I swear this is the...

Free bump for you because I swear this is the exact bike I sold at least 7 years ago. It is a very nice bike! Very fast feeling. I didn’t know at the time about bike sizing and it’s not my size. But...
08-19-19, 02:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,088
Posted By conspiratemus1

"Right" in Italian is destra, as you'd expect for...

"Right" in Italian is destra, as you'd expect for a Italian pedal.
08-18-19, 09:53 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,522
Posted By Mechanicjay

C&V permeates every aspect of my life. ...

C&V permeates every aspect of my life.



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Cameras

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08-09-19, 12:34 PM
Replies: 7,506
Views: 2,024,853
Posted By Andy_K

Yeah, if you've got the right threading it just...

Yeah, if you've got the right threading it just works. Shimano makes Italian threaded bottom brackets, but the same crank works with either.
08-07-19, 06:59 AM
Replies: 14,273
Views: 1,307,356
Posted By DQRider

Cannon Valley Trail

Sunday morning was a special treat; I drove down to Cannon Falls to ride the Cannon Valley Trail. Starting in Cannon Falls rather than Redwing gave me the opportunity to begin and end my ride at...
08-06-19, 05:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,125
Posted By Bandera

When I went through the Chicago factory school...

When I went through the Chicago factory school for Schwinn Approved mechanic certification in the '70's we were shown the proper technique using the two 10mm Weinmann open/closed brake wrenches to...
08-05-19, 06:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,125
Posted By 3alarmer

...if you can lock up the wheels on dry pavement,...

...if you can lock up the wheels on dry pavement, your brakes are good enough to suit me.

You can do that with either of those brakesets, according to my experiments in the secret underground...
08-05-19, 04:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,125
Posted By mkeller234

I own a number of bikes. I have cantilevers,...

I own a number of bikes. I have cantilevers, side-pull, center-pull and dual pivots. In my opinion the difference between all of them is small enough that I would go by appearances if I had a...
08-04-19, 07:58 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,879
Posted By shuru421

This one. ...

This one.
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Replies: 54
Views: 3,025
Posted By unterhausen

this thread seems to have outlived any...

this thread seems to have outlived any usefulness, closing
08-02-19, 02:28 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,911
Posted By noglider

You're using the strategy I use. I don't need...

You're using the strategy I use. I don't need many things urgently, so I wait until they pop up at under-market values. Use ebay and google alerts. Check frequently. Buy infrequently. That's how to...
07-31-19, 01:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 634
Posted By wrk101

I bought a titanium Merlin, full nine speed DA,...

I bought a titanium Merlin, full nine speed DA, and used it as a donor bike. I later sold the Merlin frame, so I came out OK.


No problem here with your plan!
07-31-19, 08:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 634
Posted By Essthreetee

Gregory...I am somewhat close to you also...if...

Gregory...I am somewhat close to you also...if you need something, let me know...I might have it...or I might know where to find it locally.
07-29-19, 06:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 651
Posted By beicster

I contacted the seller of this bike and asked...

I contacted the seller of this bike and asked about the serial number. For posterity sake it is Y7807
07-27-19, 01:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 360
Posted By nlerner

You made me curious, so I weighed my 58cm 1984...

You made me curious, so I weighed my 58cm 1984 Raleigh Gran Course frame/fork (made from Reynolds DB 531c): 6.04 lbs on my hanging scale.
07-27-19, 09:01 AM
Replies: 502
Views: 39,063
Posted By letenn

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Burrowing owls along the irrigation canals in Goodyear, Arizona.
07-25-19, 07:41 PM
Replies: 14,273
Views: 1,307,356
Posted By DQRider

My New Ride To Work

I finally escaped my crappy job in Shakopee, which was 30 traffic-snarled miles away. Now I work in a very cool place only 2.5 miles down the hill from my house, for better money and a far better...
07-25-19, 06:18 PM
Replies: 21,540
Views: 2,172,713
Posted By AD-SLE

Here she is. There is absolutely no alpha with...

Here she is. There is absolutely no alpha with the SN. I will try to get other photos. Since I was a small child this bike was in the stall. Rarely ridden by my father but still his pride and...
07-23-19, 08:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,005
Posted By jamesdak

30 year ago today....the man, the myth, the legend!

Am I the only one that still get's stoked over Greg's amazing 8 second win that happened so long ago now? It's been exactly 30 years.
...
07-19-19, 05:13 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,856
Posted By Jp42

I can't say he cheated me, we agreed on a price...

I can't say he cheated me, we agreed on a price and I willingly sold it. I will not sell him another bike at a sweetheart price though.
07-19-19, 04:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,338
Posted By Bandera

Does anyone else remember the social history of...

Does anyone else remember the social history of the period in question when demand for "10 Speed" bikes was extraordinary in the US, labor unrest in the UK was high and well organized while the...
07-18-19, 11:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 537
Posted By gugie

Welcome home Matt!

As some of you may know, northbend (Matt) has been on an epic cross-country bike ride from Washington to Washington - DC to Northbend. Just saw his Flickr pix, he's safely home with his lovely wife. ...
07-15-19, 02:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 916
Posted By Big Block

isn't the context given by 'Clubman' when he...

isn't the context given by 'Clubman' when he posted that photo?

I stand corrected about the current popularity of tubs (at least in this group). But on this subject have a look at the attached...
07-15-19, 06:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 916
Posted By rustystrings61

I think the photo comes from Roger Pierre's The...

I think the photo comes from Roger Pierre's The Book of the Bicycle, c. 1973. It was printed in England and sold in the U.S. during the boom, a relatively thin hardback with many photos. There were...
07-14-19, 11:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 727
Posted By cocoabeachcrab

wow, googybros do some good work! and as i...

wow, googybros do some good work! and as i haven't received my bike yet, i'm not sure how it looks, so may or may not get it refinished.. nothing wrong with a bike having the aged patina look, but i...
07-13-19, 03:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 357
Posted By iab

That is not what the disclaimer said. You...

That is not what the disclaimer said.

You can use your yahoo account, (or google account, or facebook account, twitter account, etc) to authenticate yourself to a different website instead of...
07-10-19, 10:31 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,221
Posted By cdmurphy

I hesitate to step into this (but I will anyway...

I hesitate to step into this (but I will anyway :-). I've been self employed for 95% of my adult life, as has my father. What you learn in a hurry, is that pricing doesn't have much to do with "you",...
07-10-19, 09:31 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,221
Posted By thinktubes

https://live.staticflickr.com/160/360422678_43a39f...

https://live.staticflickr.com/160/360422678_43a39f7bac_b.jpg
07-09-19, 09:06 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,221
Posted By seypat

I'm not even in the bicycle business. Pneumatic...

I'm not even in the bicycle business. Pneumatic air tools and collated fasteners. One of the most annoying instances I had was:

A person walks into my shop with a palm nailer he wants repaired. I...
07-09-19, 04:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 662
Posted By non-fixie

I bought a new Glenbrook years ago, which I've...

I bought a new Glenbrook years ago, which I've used without a support, but I've found that with a B17- unless I move the saddle forward far enough - my thighs tend to hit the bag:
...
07-09-19, 01:15 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,506
Posted By noobinsf

This was confirming a suspicion, but it was a...

This was confirming a suspicion, but it was a nice surprise nevertheless.
...
07-08-19, 06:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,044
Posted By merziac

Gatorskins and Pasella's both come in 27 in. and...

Gatorskins and Pasella's both come in 27 in. and both are very good tires. Plenty of other replacements as well.
07-08-19, 04:53 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,221
Posted By wrk101

This has been my approach as well. I've done...

This has been my approach as well. I've done quite a bit of work rehabbing several vintage homes, lots of bicycles, vintage trailer, etc. I may not be as fast, but as a retired engineer I am...
07-08-19, 04:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 662
Posted By non-fixie

Reasons to be cheerful

I sang along with Smokey and went on forty earlier, but added this at the Eroica Limburg jumble sale last week. An NOS saddle bag. Made from the correct plastic cow, and to my delight I found a...
07-08-19, 03:00 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,221
Posted By jethin

I don't know what the going rate is for pokes 'n...

I don't know what the going rate is for pokes 'n nipples, but I'm not paying for nipple pokes.
07-08-19, 01:25 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,221
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^^ Pedaling the bike tightenes it down the...

^^^^^^ Pedaling the bike tightenes it down the rest of the way. One of the reasons they can be a B!+$# to remove, and one of the reasons for the development of the Maillard Helicomatic, and...
07-08-19, 01:02 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,221
Posted By tricky

I agree with everyone in this thread. :lol: Good...

I agree with everyone in this thread. :lol: Good work costs money (and I prepare myself to pay high prices at LBS's since I want them to stick around), but it sounds like they are overcharging for a...
07-08-19, 12:53 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,221
Posted By noglider

It sounds like you don't know what's involved....

It sounds like you don't know what's involved. You screw it on with your hand.
07-07-19, 06:43 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,221
Posted By nesteel

You're getting hosed. We charge $20 for truing a...

You're getting hosed. We charge $20 for truing a wheel, and $5 to remove a freewheel. And we'll do that while you wait (provided you're wheel doesn't look like a taco), no reason to keep you're wheel...
07-07-19, 10:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 819
Posted By Essthreetee

Got it all done and buttoned up this morning....

Got it all done and buttoned up this morning. Took it out on its maiden voyage to my favorite local photo op. Took tools for any minor adjustments....none were needed!!! Comfy, smooth, PERFECT!!!
...
07-01-19, 09:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,114
Posted By Essthreetee

You live down the street from me...right? ;)

You live down the street from me...right? ;)
06-19-19, 08:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 929
Posted By malcala622

Classic move :thumb:. Throw in a small getaway...

Classic move :thumb:. Throw in a small getaway with the wife to get a bicycle/part.

Ive done it a few times lol
06-19-19, 03:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,338
Posted By Essthreetee

Well...not down the street, but not too far. Just...

Well...not down the street, but not too far. Just be aware, my dogs don’t like Emperors. 😉
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