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04-12-21, 04:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 577
Posted By bulgie

Funny that the author says the best rack ever was...

Funny that the author says the best rack ever was the Claud Butler. (Actually he mis-spelled it as Claude, a common mistake).

In 1976 I rode across Canada with two friends. We rode East to West ó...
04-10-21, 06:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 296
Posted By Wildwood

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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A regular rider ...
04-10-21, 12:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 296
Posted By dddd

Interesting that the author incorrectly...

Interesting that the author incorrectly identified the rear derailer as having a slanted parallelogram.
I believe that the Synchro-compatible Athena rear derailer was Campy's first such mech having...
04-10-21, 09:26 AM
Replies: 497
Views: 73,815
Posted By gugie

And the greatest bike shop poster ever: ...

And the greatest bike shop poster ever:

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04-10-21, 09:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 165
Posted By bikemig

My 1985 Cannondale ST 400 is one of the finest...

My 1985 Cannondale ST 400 is one of the finest long distance machines I have ever owned. I like the 3 water bottle cages. The bike is responsive and reasonably lightweight. And it handles superbly...
04-09-21, 08:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 605
Posted By Narhay

If someone builds it will you take it off any...

If someone builds it will you take it off any sweet jumps?
04-09-21, 08:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 605
Posted By himespau

My guess is rigging to make the stunt safer.

My guess is rigging to make the stunt safer.
04-07-21, 02:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,045
Posted By randyjawa

Postal Scam - Be Careful..!

Through Ebay, I purchased a Campagnolo entry level transmission. Got a good deal, in my opinion, and it was sent to me via International Priority Shipping to Canada via the Global Shipping Program......
04-04-21, 08:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 343
Posted By jamesdak

Test rides on four "new" ones....finally.

Well after last week's issues I managed Friday and Saturday to get out the 4 bikes I hadn't had on the road yet.

Friday was the Team Z Lemond for 30 miles. It was a truly beautiful day out and I...
04-03-21, 04:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 427
Posted By bikemig

I did a bike tour once from Finland to Spain. It...

I did a bike tour once from Finland to Spain. It took around 5 months. It was a cold and wet summer in Sweden. I think it rained every day which happens some summers. We mainly camped. There is...
03-30-21, 11:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 387
Posted By pcb

Sorry, a little late to reply here. The BEAST was...

Sorry, a little late to reply here. The BEAST was indeed, very much like WTB GreaseGuard and the Pedersen SE canti brakes, an attempt to one-up Shimano with cool new technology while also recapturing...
03-30-21, 07:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 275
Posted By big chainring

Scilla is blooming!

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and compliments my bike quite nicely!
03-30-21, 12:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,333
Posted By nlerner

I feel like I've been through the wringer.

I feel like I've been through the wringer.
03-28-21, 12:37 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,646
Posted By SurferRosa

Concerning the head injuries ... the good news is...

Concerning the head injuries ... the good news is your thread is perfectly coherent and well written. So you have that going for you.

Maybe post some pics of the problem child bike. People can...
03-28-21, 12:16 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,646
Posted By jamesdak

venting, tired of it all.....time to re-evaluate

Having one of those morning. Nice weather finally, clear roads so I decided to take out all four of the "new to me" bikes for full shakedowns.

Doing a function check with the David Kirk built...
03-21-21, 02:04 PM
Replies: 1,202
Views: 242,695
Posted By krakhaus

You guys wouldn't know this, but I'm an artist...

You guys wouldn't know this, but I'm an artist for a living. I specialize in retro pop art, mostly portrait kind of stuff. This thread gave me a little inspiration to do a cycle related piece.
Rita...
03-20-21, 06:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 387
Posted By T-Mar

Browning would end up licensing it to SunTour...

Browning would end up licensing it to SunTour circa 1990, who would rechristen it the Browning Electronic AccuShift Transmission (BEAST). With continually dwingling market share, they were getting...
03-17-21, 08:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 542
Posted By jjhabbs

50th Anniversary Paramount with Gold C-Record

Hey guys,

Humor me. I did a new video. Im learning how to edit. Please check it out and let me know what you think. I added some music, and a few other things. Even a cameo by my daughter allison....
03-16-21, 04:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 969
Posted By FBOATSB

Wouldn't both those tapes darken down with...

Wouldn't both those tapes darken down with use/age? Just like a saddle? I voted light brown.
03-13-21, 02:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 384
Posted By non-fixie

A couple of things worth noting: 1. the OP's...

A couple of things worth noting:

1. the OP's seat post seems to have been milled down. It would be interesting to know to what diameter, and why.

2. Cees Raas supplied bikes to professional...
03-13-21, 01:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 364
Posted By JohnDThompson

We gave repair customers the choice of any...

We gave repair customers the choice of any standard color; the repaired frame would just get run through the paint line when a batch of that color was being sprayed.
03-13-21, 12:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 364
Posted By non-fixie

I have a Raleigh that ought not to exist,...

I have a Raleigh that ought not to exist, according to the Raleigh catalogs. Size, color and model were all common for Raleigh, but never officially in this combination. My guess it is a...
03-13-21, 11:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 384
Posted By non-fixie

I believe that to be an early Cees Raas bike....

I believe that to be an early Cees Raas bike. From 's Heerenhoek, Holland. Cees was Jan's uncle and built bikes under the CERA brand. Here's another one:
...
03-13-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 364
Posted By T-Mar

I know that with some companies, if the dealer...

I know that with some companies, if the dealer was willing to place large enough order and pay a small premium, they would offer any colour from their standard colour pallette.

JohnDThompson may...
03-13-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 364
Posted By The Golden Boy

What about a warranty frame repair? I...

What about a warranty frame repair?

I recall pix of 70s style Treks with 80s paint and decals as Trek would repair the frame- but put the closest current equivalent on the bike.
03-12-21, 04:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 364
Posted By rccardr

There are a number of late 80ís Cannondales that...

There are a number of late 80ís Cannondales that were sold with non-stock frame colors. Some were replacement warranty frames (often in non-model-specific colors) that were sold a year or two later...
03-12-21, 03:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 364
Posted By repechage

Trek was and still is a company that for the top...

Trek was and still is a company that for the top tier bikes did and will still do custom color. Silly pricing, but if ya GOTS to have it....
I think they now call it TrekOne.
03-08-21, 01:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 323
Posted By schwinnderella

American Cycling December, 1965 addressed to Dave...

American Cycling December, 1965 addressed to Dave Staub
The following from his obit.
" Dave grew up in San Francisco and started racing as a youngster. After graduating from Lincoln High School in...
03-03-21, 05:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 865
Posted By bikemig

All the bikes are around the same size (19-20...

All the bikes are around the same size (19-20 inch frames). I run a shorter stem with the drop bars than I do on the flat bar bikes. With MTBs, I just size the bike by the top tube. The top tube on...
03-03-21, 04:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 865
Posted By bikemig

Bikemig's MTB fleet

I think the MTBs from the 80s and 90s are the cat's pyjamas. They were--pre Covid--remarkably inexpensive and they're still a decent deal compared to road bikes of a similar age and quality. Most of...
03-03-21, 03:18 PM
Replies: 9,768
Views: 1,011,119
Posted By fleslider

Now back to IM talk... err Prestige talk. I know...

Now back to IM talk... err Prestige talk. I know not a IM...

Finished mostly my 1989 Prestige 62cm Frame and almost all original componentry. It rides like a dream!
...
03-02-21, 11:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 337
Posted By alexihnen

Nice find! I really need to get this out on the...

Nice find! I really need to get this out on the road:

...
03-01-21, 12:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,252
Posted By SurferRosa

I believe those are the three things you are to...

I believe those are the three things you are to toss in the garbage when they're left on the floor after you move your bikes out of the room.
02-28-21, 07:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 510
Posted By steelbikeguy

Since bikemig brought it up... I've got some...

Since bikemig brought it up... I've got some shots of a Rene Herse demontable that show off some details of the model.
This one belongs to Dale Brown of Cycles de Oro and Classic Rendezvous...
...
02-25-21, 10:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 294
Posted By nlerner

I’d start with a thorough cleaning of your whole...

I’d start with a thorough cleaning of your whole drivetrain and a good flush of those brifters.
02-25-21, 03:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 559
Posted By victorm

Love that MB-1. Iíve got a 92 Stumpjumper with...

Love that MB-1. Iíve got a 92 Stumpjumper with Bullmoose bars and Iím considering drop bars on my 95 Bear Valley SE
02-25-21, 03:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 559
Posted By bikemig

MTBs

This is my 1993 Bridgestone MB 1

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02-24-21, 12:53 PM
Replies: 9,768
Views: 1,011,119
Posted By texaspandj

Last year, due to the pandemic, I competed in...

Last year, due to the pandemic, I competed in Zero triathlons. So this year I planned on doing 3 or 4. So a few weeks ago I was searching for some Texas Triathlons and found a duathlon in march that...
02-22-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 383
Posted By dddd

Nice Cannondale(!), they had some really good...

Nice Cannondale(!), they had some really good colors back then (mine was the light metallic green).

The pre-SIS Shimano derailers would have really benefitted from having some kind of body angle...
02-17-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 346
Posted By jamesdak

Great read! To be honest, my Davidson Impulse...

Great read! To be honest, my Davidson Impulse is always considered one of my top three bikes to ride despite all the great steel bikes I have. There's just something about it that speaks to me...
02-14-21, 08:13 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,366
Posted By cb400bill

Rule one is don't mess with cheap dual suspension...

Rule one is don't mess with cheap dual suspension mountain bikes.

I don't flip much any more but when I did I concentrated on bikes that I could pick up for less than $50, put maybe $50-100 into,...
02-09-21, 04:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 411
Posted By jjhabbs

Guest bike video: 1972 Raleigh Professional! Almost perfect!

Hey guys. I met Tim on YouTube after he heard me ask for a part on my Mercian Vincitore video. He brought over his bicycle and it's awesome. Check out the vid.
I compare the 72 to the 80...
02-07-21, 04:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 354
Posted By JulesCW

The article on the myth of European product...

The article on the myth of European product quality had me chuckling. Mr. Burnett's sense of high dudgeon shone through -- I can see him stomping into his home to write this after flatting, with his...
02-07-21, 01:13 PM
Replies: 547
Views: 127,695
Posted By cb400bill

My 1980 Trek 710 seems to slot nicely into the...

My 1980 Trek 710 seems to slot nicely into the Sports Touring category.

...
02-07-21, 12:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 354
Posted By Fahrenheit531

That fork is definitely bent.

That fork is definitely bent.
02-07-21, 12:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 354
Posted By Doug Fattic

This February 1971 Bicycling magazine represents...

This February 1971 Bicycling magazine represents the time when Adult Americans started to be interested in bicycling for sport and recreation. I went to teach English in Sapporo Japan in June of...
02-07-21, 11:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 354
Posted By steelbikeguy

Neat! I didn't know that Chuck Harris was...

Neat!
I didn't know that Chuck Harris was writing articles back then. Interesting that his recommendation to drill a stress relief hole at the top of the stem's expander slots echos a very recent...
02-06-21, 07:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 534
Posted By billnuke1

Found it!

I had been going through albums and albums of pictures to give to my wife’s family... I have been looking for this particular picture for a long time...me and my beautiful Schwinn Varsity!
...
02-05-21, 04:34 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,485
Posted By oneclick

I asked my dentist and she said "Sure" and shoved...

I asked my dentist and she said "Sure" and shoved a box full of old picks at me - lifetime supply. They're awesome for cleaning crevices like fine threads and bearing-seat corners and...
02-03-21, 03:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 903
Posted By dddd

Basement-fresh thrift-store find

Once again I've forgotten to take the "before" photo of a crusty find, but got around to taking a picture a day later after having to do surprisingly little work beyond cables, minor spoke tensioning...
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