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10-20-19, 02:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 433
Posted By Wildwood

Building up vintage bikes can be less than buying...

Building up vintage bikes can be less than buying new.
Many don't want vintage.
A few of us don't need new to satisfy our biking needs.
I have at least 4 vintage bikes that cost me less than $400....
10-19-19, 04:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 690
Posted By Wildwood

+1 on good service from FreeWheelSpa. I have 2 on...

+1 on good service from FreeWheelSpa. I have 2 on bikes.

And a shout out for all those BF members (mostly USA but literally around the World) that have helped me get/keep my vintage bikes...
10-18-19, 07:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 212
Posted By Wildwood

Found a crappy photo of the PH10LE I used to own....

Found a crappy photo of the PH10LE I used to own.
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10-18-19, 07:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 368
Posted By Wildwood

No experience with the Pasela. But would it be...

No experience with the Pasela.
But would it be too much trouble for you to post a pic of your PH10LE on the thread by a newbie on his black PH10LE?
Thanks.


Back to Pasela.

FYI - I owned a...
10-18-19, 11:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 212
Posted By Wildwood

I'm not home so cannot access pics of one I owned...

I'm not home so cannot access pics of one I owned in the past. Black, Carbolite103 no HLE, Suntour BL rear derailleur. It had no decals for Tourmalet.

At the time I weighed about 215lbs. Bike was...
10-18-19, 08:34 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 16,029
Posted By Wildwood

That is beautiful. I'm sure it rides like Heaven,...

That is beautiful. I'm sure it rides like Heaven, especially with those nice tires.

In my limited experience, have never seen the Professional tubeset on an AD.
Bulgier.net has some catalogues -...
10-17-19, 11:14 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,406
Posted By Wildwood

The epitome of 'classic'. Even historic. ...

The epitome of 'classic'.
Even historic.



Personally, I'm glad I'm not drawn to own such bikes. I'm not worthy, just a hack. But I can still be amazed by the builder's dedication to innovation...
10-17-19, 05:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,095
Posted By Wildwood

Great restoration work. I sorta wanted...

Great restoration work.



I sorta wanted a Rolex, but they were expensive. Last time in Hong Kong, I bought 4 for $40. Such a deal.
10-17-19, 05:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 507
Posted By Wildwood

Winter - San Diego = when the number of visitors...

Winter - San Diego = when the number of visitors makes everything more crowded.

Winter - a state of mind, ride the beater = it's a frankenbike Frek. :D


edit: used to live in Imperial Beach...
10-17-19, 02:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 579
Posted By Wildwood

fify

fify
10-17-19, 02:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 507
Posted By Wildwood

Call it 'the winter bike' and ride it.

Call it 'the winter bike' and ride it.
10-17-19, 08:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 480
Posted By Wildwood

Hmmmmm = downsized a year ago to 3, now has 7...

Hmmmmm = downsized a year ago to 3, now has 7 (admittedly 3 projects). Sounds like N+4 for 12 months. ;)


I have downsized twice in the last 12 years to only one vintage bike (I've always kept...
10-16-19, 05:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 480
Posted By Wildwood

Oh, I prefer tubulars - but have clinchers on 3...

Oh, I prefer tubulars - but have clinchers on 3 of the roadies and on all the lesser used bikes.
10-16-19, 05:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 480
Posted By Wildwood

Sounds like you are keeping busy. That’s...

Sounds like you are keeping busy.
That’s usually best.

I stay busy with vintage bikes. Most have come to me as frame and fork and I try to get them back together and on the road again.
Only 2...
10-16-19, 02:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 929
Posted By Wildwood

Excellent resurrection and thanks for updating...

Excellent resurrection and thanks for updating us.

Missed the thread 4 years ago. I would like to thank you for turning the bike back into the brand it was built as. So often lately we read of...
10-16-19, 12:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 120
Posted By Wildwood

I have a Frejus with the slack head tube angle...

I have a Frejus with the slack head tube angle that results in a very short top tube (55.5) on a 61cm frame.
Headtube decal say Mod. Tour de France.
Mine is a lesser model with stamped dropouts....
10-15-19, 10:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 268
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: 60
Views: 3,113
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: 3,340
Views: 428,653
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: 14,298
Views: 1,310,744
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: 131
Views: 8,257
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: 14,298
Views: 1,310,744
Posted By Wildwood

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Fall is here. Great day to laze away a few...
10-12-19, 08:28 AM
Replies: 2,964
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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: 14,298
Views: 1,310,744
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: 131
Views: 8,257
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: 131
Views: 8,257
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: 427
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: 131
Views: 8,257
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: 5,352
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: 1,263
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: 75
Views: 5,443
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: 5,352
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: 131
Views: 8,257
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: 171
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: 1,158
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: 1,158
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: 202
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: 202
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: 756
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: 756
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: 636
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: 756
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: 308
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: 139
Views: 9,241
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: 1,158
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: 107
Views: 15,822
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: 756
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: 14,298
Views: 1,310,744
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: 14,298
Views: 1,310,744
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: 14,298
Views: 1,310,744
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....
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