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06-16-19, 05:35 PM
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Views: 90
Posted By SpeedofLite

Road Test/Bike Review (1975) MOTOBECANE Le Champion (plus Mirage models)

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06-16-19, 05:21 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 75
Posted By SpeedofLite

Road Test/Bike Review (1975) KHS Gran Sport

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06-16-19, 02:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 108
Posted By SpeedofLite

Campagnolo Chorus Derailers (front and rear)

As initially shown in https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage-bicycles-whats-worth-appraisals/1169456-campagnolo-components-80s-early-90s-levers-headset-brakes-derailers.html

Prices are $20...
06-16-19, 02:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 106
Posted By SpeedofLite

Campagnolo Nuovo Record brakes (2040/1)

As initially shown in https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage-bicycles-whats-worth-appraisals/1169456-campagnolo-components-80s-early-90s-levers-headset-brakes-derailers.html
Missing front brake...
06-16-19, 01:47 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 75
Posted By SpeedofLite

Campagnolo Record Levers -- Ergopower 8sp Carbon-BB System

As first shown in https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage-bicycles-whats-worth-appraisals/1169456-campagnolo-components-80s-early-90s-levers-headset-brakes-derailers.html
Price $125, plus...
06-15-19, 05:53 PM
Replies: 1,375
Views: 149,277
Posted By SpeedofLite

Firestone 500 (some fork and head tube damage)

FREE for pick-up in Henderson, NV.
Otherwise, Taker pays 50% of shipping. Shipping (by ShipBikes or BikeShip) will probably cost both of us around $60. I accept payment by PayPal only.

A complete...
06-14-19, 08:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 669
Posted By SpeedofLite

Hey, thanks for posting this. Great photos on...

Hey, thanks for posting this. Great photos on his Flicker page.
06-10-19, 05:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 508
Posted By SpeedofLite

Oh, that was a lie to attract interest of any...

Oh, that was a lie to attract interest of any other savages hoping to find some Crescent-like titillation in the article.
You know....marketing.
06-10-19, 03:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 508
Posted By SpeedofLite

I had the same thought as you about photos and...

I had the same thought as you about photos and the photographer, but I didn't think to search further.
Thanks for contributing! Good find!
06-10-19, 10:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 508
Posted By SpeedofLite

Prompted by Spoonrobot's pondering above, I've...

Prompted by Spoonrobot's pondering above, I've attached the two-part story here.
06-09-19, 10:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 508
Posted By SpeedofLite

OK, because you made me laugh...... The issue...

OK, because you made me laugh...... The issue is...it appears to be a two-part article that started with 3 girls in the May issue and now is down to 2 girls in the June issue.
Complicating matters...
06-09-19, 05:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 508
Posted By SpeedofLite

50 Years Ago: June 1969 in Bicycling! magazine

Interesting content and ad copy seemed to be a bit light 50 years ago this month in Bicycling, but I've included two articles that spoke to me the loudest.

As usual, let me know if you'd like to...
Replies: 5
Views: 368
Posted By SpeedofLite

Thanks all for your input! It's unanimous.

Thanks all for your input! It's unanimous.
Replies: 5
Views: 368
Posted By SpeedofLite

Cinelli Giro D'Italia handlebars

This handlebar was on a mid-80s DeRosa and shows age- and use-related wear, scrapes, and scratch marks
However, I'm concerned about the potential effect on safety concerning apparent compression...
05-30-19, 07:11 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,337
Posted By SpeedofLite

Glide-O-Bike zombie thread breathes lives is...

Glide-O-Bike zombie thread breathes lives is re-animated again.
But now includes additional details and a glossary of "Air Terms Every Boy Should Know" for the winning bidder.
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05-25-19, 08:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 299
Posted By SpeedofLite

Yeah...I realize this was more of a product...

Yeah...I realize this was more of a product announcement than a review. I just like to get these early indications of innovations out there irrespective of whether the product evolved and was...
05-24-19, 11:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 299
Posted By SpeedofLite

Equipment/Product Review (1972) BENDIX Disc Brakes

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05-24-19, 11:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 415
Posted By SpeedofLite

Equipment/Product Review (1971) Phil Wood Hubs

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05-22-19, 01:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 215
Posted By SpeedofLite

OK, 170 viewers so far and not one response. ...

OK, 170 viewers so far and not one response. Well, to close this thread out for posterity...

I did some more digging, and saw oldbikenewbike posted a pic of his 58cm Black Lightning in another BF...
05-21-19, 02:37 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 181
Posted By SpeedofLite

Road Test/Bike Review (1975) PANASONIC Professional (incl 3 Sport models)

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05-21-19, 01:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 228
Posted By SpeedofLite

Road Test/Bike Review (1975) FALCON Olympic (Model 78)

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05-19-19, 11:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 248
Posted By SpeedofLite

Road Test/Bike Review (1975) Track Bikes

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05-18-19, 04:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 258
Posted By SpeedofLite

Did it ride and handle well?

Did it ride and handle well?
05-18-19, 11:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 258
Posted By SpeedofLite

Road Test/Bike Review (1975) AZUKI 860 Sports Tourer

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05-18-19, 11:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 226
Posted By SpeedofLite

Road Test/Bike Review (1975) FOLLIS Tandem

Follis ad is included as a full size pdf for those who wish to be able to read the model descriptions.
It's still a challenge.
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05-18-19, 10:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 215
Posted By SpeedofLite

Cannondale Black Lightning Handlebar Width?

Does anyone know the width of the C-dale Black Lightning handlebar (Nitto Model 55; black with gold trim) spec'd for frame sizes 58, 60, and 63?
I have a 50cm bike (for parts, but mostly complete)...
05-17-19, 01:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 380
Posted By SpeedofLite

Equipment/Product Review (1969) HURET Luxe Speciale (wide range rear derailleur)

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05-17-19, 01:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 384
Posted By SpeedofLite

Equipment/Product Review (1969) Dual Position Brake Levers

Announcement of Dual Position Brake Levers on most drop bar-equipped Schwinn bike models (Jul 1969) followed by a Letter to the Editor concerning same (Sep 1969)
I just find it historically...
05-17-19, 09:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 450
Posted By SpeedofLite

Ha! Too late. ...

Ha! Too late.

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If there hasn't been a thread strictly about bikes...
05-17-19, 12:27 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 183
Posted By SpeedofLite

Road Test/Bike Review (1975) ATALA Grand Prix II and Corsa

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05-16-19, 11:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 492
Posted By SpeedofLite

Ha! It's the same cyclist too. As for the...

Ha! It's the same cyclist too.
As for the youngster in front...teething ring?
05-16-19, 10:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 492
Posted By SpeedofLite

Road Test/Bike Review (1975) TAKARA Model 8 and Model 732

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05-16-19, 12:33 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 210
Posted By SpeedofLite

Road Test/Bike Review (1975) MIYATA MX-E/MX-M

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05-16-19, 12:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 450
Posted By SpeedofLite

You're welcome. Thanks for showing us one in...

You're welcome. Thanks for showing us one in color.
Cool looking bike. I imagine it stood out from the crowd even more when new.
05-15-19, 06:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 450
Posted By SpeedofLite

Road Test/Bike Review (1975) VISCOUNT Aerospace Pro

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05-10-19, 11:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 396
Posted By SpeedofLite

The article led me to believe Schwinn was the...

The article led me to believe Schwinn was the first to use stem-mounted shifters, but stopped short of saying Schwinn invented the mechanism.
Maeda Industries didn't announce their version until...
05-10-19, 12:58 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 161
Posted By SpeedofLite

Equipment/Product Review (1967) SIMPLEX Preselector

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05-10-19, 12:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 396
Posted By SpeedofLite

Equipment/Product Review (1967) SCHWINN Conversion Kit (Stem Shifters)

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05-10-19, 12:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 276
Posted By SpeedofLite

Equipment/Product Review (1967) BROOKS Professional Saddle

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05-10-19, 12:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 172
Posted By SpeedofLite

Road Test/Bike Review (1967) RALEIGH RSW-16

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05-09-19, 10:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 659
Posted By SpeedofLite

You're welcome. Many more to come.

You're welcome. Many more to come.
05-09-19, 08:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 317
Posted By SpeedofLite

Man, that bike is all buttoned-up! I dig the...

Man, that bike is all buttoned-up! I dig the various shades of brown, tan, gold, and off-white with black on all the different materials.
Thanks for the color version.
05-09-19, 08:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 317
Posted By SpeedofLite

You're welcome. And thanks for reminding me...

You're welcome. And thanks for reminding me about the ad copy. I forgot I was starting to see a correlation between a Road Test bike and an advertisement within a couple of months of each other. ...
05-09-19, 07:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 659
Posted By SpeedofLite

State-sponsored even (said with a Snagglepuss...

State-sponsored even (said with a Snagglepuss voice). Exit, stage left.
05-08-19, 05:59 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 178
Posted By SpeedofLite

Road Test/Bike Review (1975) FUJI Ace

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05-08-19, 05:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 220
Posted By SpeedofLite

Road Test/Bike Review (1974) SUTTER 5-Speed

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05-08-19, 05:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 317
Posted By SpeedofLite

Road Test/Bike Review (1974) SAINT ETIENNE US-10

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05-08-19, 03:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 659
Posted By SpeedofLite

50 Years Ago: May 1969 in Bicycling! magazine

In this issue, we go back to the future at UC Davis in "A Campus Overridden" (provided in pdf only) and get a glimpse of pro racing's future in "Who Will Be the New Grand Master?"
The Road Test was...
05-01-19, 08:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 431
Posted By SpeedofLite

Beautiful!

Beautiful!
04-29-19, 09:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 431
Posted By SpeedofLite

Road Test/Bike Review (1974) STELLA SX-73

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