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07-21-19, 07:25 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,932
Posted By rccardr

Yep, 25's will be the largest you can fit on an...

Yep, 25's will be the largest you can fit on an SR frame of that vintage.
Sticking point is the FD mount.
07-21-19, 07:19 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,932
Posted By 1987SR500

Bill, looking at the color options in the 1988...

Bill, looking at the color options in the 1988 catalog, Iím realizing I have a 1988 SR500 not a 1987. So the 25cís are the correct size. Thank you.
07-21-19, 07:14 PM
Replies: 13,880
Views: 1,232,987
Posted By Wildwood

Warm days call for shady paths. Even the bike can...

Warm days call for shady paths. Even the bike can take a rest on FUN days
...
07-21-19, 06:12 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,022
Posted By iab

That's a dry heat. :)

That's a dry heat.




:)
07-21-19, 05:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 632
Posted By cudak888

They're in the J&B catalog, problem is that one...

They're in the J&B catalog, problem is that one has to keep a supply of them, just in case. The Chinese ones I was picking up about 10 years ago (with slightly domed heads) are excellent; haven't had...
07-21-19, 05:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 632
Posted By JohnDThompson

Campagnolo seat post binder bolts are notorious...

Campagnolo seat post binder bolts are notorious for breaking. I've broken several over the years. I've had better experiences with Zeus, Sugino, and TA binder bolts; haven't broken one yet.
07-21-19, 04:57 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,022
Posted By nomadmax

Yesterday was some kinda hot, it seemed like the...

Yesterday was some kinda hot, it seemed like the sun was resting on my face or back for hours on end. It's all fun and games until it's too hot to breathe before the start ;) I was privileged to be...
07-21-19, 04:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 388
Posted By RobbieTunes

The bike MiloFrance didn't show you....

Finally arrived. You may have to go to his thread to find out about the 8-9 bikes he picked up and hauled back to his house.

He put in a ton of work, and this was 7 months in the mix, folks, from...
07-21-19, 01:58 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,022
Posted By RobbieTunes

Thoughts on a long hot 170 miles in the saddle....

Yesterday was Ride Across Indiana. (RAIN)
It didn't rain. @speedevil, @nomadmax and I decided this was some kind of rational thing to do.
We'll leave it at that. We just had to add the 5 miles...
07-20-19, 11:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 424
Posted By T-Mar

The relationship with Colnago did not end after...

The relationship with Colnago did not end after the Hour Record, as per Eddy hinself, he rode Colango made frames from 1971 to 1973

Here's a list of the frames ridden in competition by Eddy, per a...
07-18-19, 11:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 444
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. ...
07-18-19, 10:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 439
Posted By bargainguy

Those look like Sora shifters to me, not RSX. ...

Those look like Sora shifters to me, not RSX. Sora has the thumb lever, RSX doesn't. 7-speed RSX had blue decals, 8-speed had gray.

Could you do it? Sure. Might need to spread the rear...
07-18-19, 08:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 486
Posted By Hudson308

Yeah, what he said. :)

Yeah, what he said. :)
07-18-19, 08:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 486
Posted By robertj298

A big thank you

This place is great. I am 65 years old and up until a couple years ago the only bicycle I'd ever ridden was a single speed with coaster brakes when I was a kid.
I have obtained so much information...
07-18-19, 11:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 792
Posted By verktyg

Seatpost and Stem TOO HIGH. Should each have a...

Seatpost and Stem TOO HIGH. Should each have a minimum 75-80mm (3") of insertion.

I've had my eye out for one of those pinkys for a while to go along with my pink and yellow IM and 1971 lavender...
07-18-19, 06:43 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,829
Posted By arimajol

This is an unfortunate situation. I'm sorry this...

This is an unfortunate situation. I'm sorry this happened to you, Randy. You're one of the good guys!
07-18-19, 06:13 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,829
Posted By sdn40

Easy to want heads to roll from the safety of a...

Easy to want heads to roll from the safety of a keyboard. After a cool down period the OP has taken into account personal relationships and accountability on his part as well (no matter how small). ...
07-18-19, 05:20 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,829
Posted By randyjawa

A bit of clearing up... At shop one, in...

A bit of clearing up...

At shop one, in Thunder Bay, many of my bikes have been on display for years. I loaned the bikes to them for their display purposes and to store my bikes safely. This is...
07-17-19, 04:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 792
Posted By texaspandj

You had me at Pink. Nice acquisition.

You had me at Pink.
Nice acquisition.
07-17-19, 10:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 606
Posted By Phil_gretz

...and when I got home and told my wife what I...

...and when I got home and told my wife what I had done, she leaped back and grabbed a kitchen knife. In an athletic crouch, she screamed, "who are you, and what have you done to my husband?"
07-15-19, 06:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 747
Posted By merziac

^^^^ No worries, vent on, we got you, glad your...

^^^^ No worries, vent on, we got you, glad your brother has it as well sorted as he can.

I suspect he'll get you there too. ;)
07-15-19, 05:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 747
Posted By styggno1

Thank you all! I have to modify my message a...

Thank you all!

I have to modify my message a bit... Even though my brother cannot bicycle as he wants to anymore he has a full life (though painful most of the time). He hunts, got a young hunting...
07-15-19, 02:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 747
Posted By styggno1

A sad day, personally, classic French touring contents

Yesterday my older brother came to me and asked me to sell his touring bike.
(And - no - this is not an ad for selling it here. It will be done elsewere and at a later time).

For me this request...
07-14-19, 05:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 714
Posted By aeshultz

Is it just me, or is Bobke starting to look like...

Is it just me, or is Bobke starting to look like Bob Weir? Either way, I love this guy. He's a self-described "Caveman" on a bike, and his stories of the early days of Americans racing in Europe are...
07-10-19, 07:53 PM
Replies: 13,880
Views: 1,232,987
Posted By DQRider

Well, thanks, Ballenxj, I appreciate that... I...

Well, thanks, Ballenxj, I appreciate that... I think? :foo: And the photography thing - definitely thanks!

The thing is, it's a value judgement. I'm a Quality guy, I'm the dude in industry who...
07-07-19, 10:11 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,696
Posted By Drillium Dude

One year on and the finish is holding up really...

One year on and the finish is holding up really well. It's not been in the rain, but there are some small rust blooms on the BB shell and along the drive side chainstay from sweat. Patina or...
07-07-19, 05:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,104
Posted By cudak888

I can just see you now, Robbie. Sitting in a...

I can just see you now, Robbie. Sitting in a smoky room surrounded by members of the fairer sex, as they sultrily present you, one-by-one, with every Dave Scott Ironman you could locate on the Vegas...
07-05-19, 11:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 595
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Whether it pays or not, it's just the right thing...

Whether it pays or not, it's just the right thing to do. So far I've done a pretty good job teaching my kids that. Hopefully it sticks.
07-05-19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 595
Posted By fender1

It Pays to be Pleasant

I was looking for a road bike for my 13 year old daughter. Something lighter than a re-purposed mountain bike. I saw a CL add for a 1981 Trek 710 that was close to her size and contacted the seller....
07-04-19, 07:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 925
Posted By clubman

At least one full metric set of these wrenchs are...

At least one full metric set of these wrenchs are de rigeur for bike repairs. 2 bolt seatposts, mudguard nuts, rack mounts, lots of problem situations.
07-04-19, 07:25 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,530
Posted By zjrog

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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16 mile ride today with the daughter and her hubby... I've lost 120...
07-04-19, 02:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 687
Posted By Chuckk

Cannondale 3.0's ...

Cannondale 3.0's
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07-02-19, 07:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 417
Posted By mountaindave

To be fair, the piece did originally come with...

To be fair, the piece did originally come with the stem, it just popped out and I never glued it back in. It got set aside and forgotten/lost. The other day I found it again and it only seemed...
07-01-19, 12:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 417
Posted By dweenk

A Shoutout to BF Members Who Go Above, in This case mountaindave

Back in February I bought a Schwinn Cimarron that needed the original stem. Mountaindave provided one, but sadly it was lacking the little Suntour button logo.

Today - out of the blue - I get what...
07-01-19, 09:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 852
Posted By noglider

Some of these mishaps can be prevented by habits....

Some of these mishaps can be prevented by habits. The LAB (https://www.bikeleague.org/) promotes something called the ABC Quick Check, which means every time you get on your bike, look at and tug on...
07-01-19, 06:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 414
Posted By bikemig

This is a cool old bike, worth restoring and...

This is a cool old bike, worth restoring and riding.

I wouldn't replace parts at this point except for the saddle which looks like a plastic torture device. The bike needs to be overhauled. I'd...
06-19-19, 08:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,102
Posted By easyupbug

The derision is with you, it is a personal...

The derision is with you, it is a personal preference.
To me it depends on the character of the bike. My show pieces would look terrible in my eyes with chips, but my Zurich looks purposeful and...
06-18-19, 10:12 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,530
Posted By zjrog

I'm glad the boy reached out to us a few years...

I'm glad the boy reached out to us a few years ago. His life sure turned out differently than I expected. We've met his wife and kids and we stay in touch. Our son and his wife, have fostered many,...
06-10-19, 07:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 843
Posted By since6

To ride, to enjoy, to give away. I have Mr....

To ride, to enjoy, to give away.

I have Mr. Marchand on my wall who retired from setting Hour Records at 106 to remind me that at 67 there's nearly 40 years left to ride and that riding a bike...
06-02-19, 02:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 551
Posted By since6

Little Boys

Two brothers, 7 and 4, mom tells me “Grandpa they brought their bikes, they want to go for a ride.” A morning of yard work, the waiting, the worry of spine surgery recovery, lightens, of course...
05-30-19, 06:46 AM
Replies: 2,259
Views: 665,948
Posted By momoman

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6 yrs ago at age 55. After a 25 yr hiatus I dusted...
05-16-19, 10:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 602
Posted By agmetal

WD40 is a solvent, not a lubricant. Keep it away...

WD40 is a solvent, not a lubricant. Keep it away from your bike.
05-16-19, 07:33 AM
Replies: 13,880
Views: 1,232,987
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Last night (May 15) did our local Ride of...

Last night (May 15) did our local Ride of Silence. It is an amazing feeling to ride the course, in silence and in fellowship with other like-minded riders, to remember our brothers and sisters who...
05-14-19, 06:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 547
Posted By bwilli88

40 years and 2 months today, that flask is not...

40 years and 2 months today, that flask is not going to happen.
05-07-19, 08:04 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,896
Posted By randyjawa

When I was heavy into building vintage bikes and...

When I was heavy into building vintage bikes and then comparing ride qualities, I thought that every new find was, pretty much the best riding bike I owned

These days, after building and riding...
05-07-19, 07:52 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,896
Posted By styggno1

Well - I am Swedish after all... nudge, nudge......

Well - I am Swedish after all... nudge, nudge... say no more!
05-07-19, 07:46 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,896
Posted By styggno1

Hi! Long time no see! Sorry - I will change...

Hi! Long time no see!

Sorry - I will change it to strong, comfortable and satisfied (just for this "orgasmic" thread)... :)

edit - I must have been away for quite a while - just notced there...
05-04-19, 09:15 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,729
Posted By gugie

I do not approve of this message.

I do not approve of this message.
05-04-19, 09:10 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,729
Posted By repechage

Similar to- I found $500 on the street but left...

Similar to- I found $500 on the street but left it there as it was too much trouble to pick it up.
04-28-19, 09:20 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,471
Posted By wgscott

Good point. I should have recognized getting...

Good point. I should have recognized getting internet meteorological evasion advice in the Classic & Vintage sub-forum is serious business, and not to be trifled with.

Thanks for putting me...
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