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09-16-20, 06:04 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,296
Posted By cudak888

Good news - the Michelin World Tour tires have...

Good news - the Michelin World Tour tires have arrived (and also some reproduction grips from kohl57 - to be installed once the bar is taken care of) from the land of Gazelles, Koga-Miyatas, and ...
09-08-20, 11:07 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 685
Posted By cudak888

Fantastic. Always thought the fillet brazed...

Fantastic. Always thought the fillet brazed Superior was the one to upgrade for road, while the Super Sport and Sports Tourer were the perfect basis for higher-end IGH builds.

It'd be fun to throw...
09-08-20, 10:59 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 685
Posted By Jeff Wills

Schwinn Super Sport resto-mod 3-speed

A couple things you need to know about me:
1 I ain't normal. (In this group, that should be a given.)
2. I like Schwinn fillet-brazed bikes from the '70's.

A couple of you might remember my...
09-07-20, 09:58 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,296
Posted By cudak888

I tried cold-setting the crank by installing it...

I tried cold-setting the crank by installing it on a spindle in the vise. It might work. We'll see.

In the meantime, the oxalic acid worked its magic. Time to rebuild the brakes and reinstall...
09-06-20, 06:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 783
Posted By Monkey Face

Just completed a mini-refit. New Vittoria Corsa...

Just completed a mini-refit. New Vittoria Corsa tyres, new chain and cabling, Deda Speciale bars and Nitto stem, Selle Italia Flite saddle... and a Crane brass bell (appreciated by horse riders and...
09-05-20, 12:11 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,296
Posted By cudak888

And just so I don't leave out the beauty shot. I...

And just so I don't leave out the beauty shot. I threw the crank on for looks.
...
09-05-20, 12:10 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,296
Posted By cudak888

A few updates, now that some very-delayed rim...

A few updates, now that some very-delayed rim strips have arrived along with some bottom bracket bearings. Here's the rear wheel. It's not 100% cleaned up around the spoke nipples, but 80% of the...
09-03-20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,000
Posted By DMC707

Nawww dog , youre trollin' -- the discs on my...

Nawww dog , youre trollin' -- the discs on my Tarmac squeak sometimes too , and are definitely not set up to purposely do that. The peloton did not have to non verbally communicate their...
09-02-20, 08:18 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,000
Posted By Chuckk

What most bikers that have grown up in the CF era...

What most bikers that have grown up in the CF era see when we show off our beautiful lugged steel:
...
09-02-20, 07:34 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,000
Posted By cudak888

Nah, it's just bent :P -Kurt

Nah, it's just bent :P

-Kurt
09-02-20, 07:33 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,000
Posted By chainwhip

I can't answer about the rear suspension, but the...

I can't answer about the rear suspension, but the chain's a bit slack for a track bike, and I think this ones fork is also backwards.
09-02-20, 07:10 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,000
Posted By cudak888

Your ambiguity is no justification as to why or...

Your ambiguity is no justification as to why or why not also. What you say means little if you don't bring anything to the table other than a sharp tongue.



Presumably, you have communicated...
09-02-20, 07:02 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,000
Posted By cudak888

I've never heard this argument before - ever. I...

I've never heard this argument before - ever. I would have expected this to come up as a counterpoint in at least one of the articles discussing the large number of riders who have spoken against...
08-23-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 1,783
Views: 165,608
Posted By jimmuller

I've been staying out of BF most of the time...

I've been staying out of BF most of the time because I haven't ridden since our tandem spill at beginning of the covid lockdowns. So this note may be off topic. Sorry.

Before I shut down the bikes...
08-21-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 1,783
Views: 165,608
Posted By Wildwood

Have we done this in a while - list your favorite...

Have we done this in a while - list your favorite (tubular) tire - within a given category. Then state the tire brands you have owned.

You make up the categories.

My favorite:

Cheap...
08-20-20, 05:10 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,296
Posted By cudak888

Tinkered about with the front wheel. The chrome...

Tinkered about with the front wheel. The chrome is gone off the braking surface in quite a few areas, but the rest of the rim cleaned up passably. Didn't really feel like going at the Dynohub today,...
08-19-20, 06:20 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,296
Posted By cudak888

Did the fenders today. Didn't go overboard on the...

Did the fenders today. Didn't go overboard on the dent removal, for what these fenders don't have in rust, they make up for it in small dings. I'm not eager to scratch up the bottom of the fenders to...
08-17-20, 05:05 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,296
Posted By cudak888

Aligned the rear triangle today and began initial...

Aligned the rear triangle today and began initial buildup. Chaincase was absolutely filthy inside, so cleaned it out too.
...
08-16-20, 06:13 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,296
Posted By cudak888

Did some polishing. It's brutally difficult to...

Did some polishing. It's brutally difficult to photograph this thing well. Looks better in person than the photos.
...
08-14-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,296
Posted By cudak888

All done. ...

All done.

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08-12-20, 07:09 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,296
Posted By cudak888

A little teaser... ...

A little teaser...

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08-11-20, 06:18 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,296
Posted By cudak888

1 + 1 = 1952...Say hello to another Raleigh Sports

A box arrived today from pastorbobnlnh containing some all-original Raleigh goodness:
...
08-10-20, 06:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 664
Posted By MaxDB

You are totally correct! I was mistaking with an...

You are totally correct! I was mistaking with an old suntour freewheel I removed before, this one is Maillard.

I have 2 other Maillards laying around but need to clean them before trying.

See...
08-07-20, 12:15 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,915
Posted By scozim

Yard/estate sale part 2 - custom bike

I posted about the yard/estate sale buy from this past weekend (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1209172-first-good-yard-sale-find-couple-questions.html) that was really like a swap meet....
08-05-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 1,783
Views: 165,608
Posted By 79pmooney

I have, quite literally, Last September's Cycle...

I have, quite literally, Last September's Cycle Oregon. Rained days 1 through 4. Not all the time but hard at times. Bike never saw the indoors. Spent nights beside the tent. Night 3 it rained...
08-05-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 843
Posted By tyler_fred

Nothing to see here, just another Schwinn..

Ciao Amico Fidatos,

I was given a 1987 Schwinn Prelude frameset earlier this year by mstateglfr, and I knew immediately that this was one that I wouldn’t be afraid to make minor modifications...
08-04-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 1,783
Views: 165,608
Posted By DiabloScott

That wasn't a guess, that was a conclusion based...

That wasn't a guess, that was a conclusion based on observations and evidence. Well done!

Licensed in CA and HI.
08-03-20, 09:35 PM
Replies: 1,783
Views: 165,608
Posted By Wildwood

I've tried a lot of new things that cost more...

I've tried a lot of new things that cost more than $60.
Not that the Tufo is a good idea.


The tandem was a failed experiment.
Mtn biking, under most circumstances, didn't stick.
A flat bar...
08-03-20, 09:25 PM
Replies: 1,783
Views: 165,608
Posted By DiabloScott

My executive summary based on reading several...

My executive summary based on reading several dozen posts about these things.
1. They're tubulars, but they're not sew-ups.
2. They have a little of that tubular ride quality.
3. You can run them...
08-03-20, 08:21 AM
Replies: 1,783
Views: 165,608
Posted By Wildwood

Have been recently experiencing some slow leaks...

Have been recently experiencing some slow leaks on tubulars mounted a few years ago. The kind of leak that doesn't interrupt a ride, but the next morning a tire is very low or flat. Only the...
07-31-20, 06:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 344
Posted By SpeedofLite

Equipment/Product Review (1984) Shimano Biopace / Non-Circular Chainrings

This post contains two short articles.
The first is focused on Shimano Biopace.
The second is a brief review of other non-circular designs and the author's experience with Thetic, Bridgestone, and...
07-20-20, 10:30 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,379
Posted By fietsbob

My 3 bikes with Cantilever brakes are all...

My 3 bikes with Cantilever brakes are all centerpull.




On to the opinion fest ...


...:rolleyes:
07-19-20, 03:34 PM
Replies: 1,783
Views: 165,608
Posted By jonwvara

I used some Jantex tape recently--being a cheap...

I used some Jantex tape recently--being a cheap New Englander I was drawn to it like a moth to a flame because you get enough for two wheels for less than ten bucks. I haven't removed a tire yet, so...
07-18-20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 590
Posted By SurferRosa

Got the propane torch out, and cheater bar. It...

Got the propane torch out, and cheater bar. It finally gave way. Skewer's bent, but will survive.

So, what did we learn?​​​​​​

You can file the notches of a Shimano 600 freewheel to accept a...
07-02-20, 03:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,684
Posted By rhm

​​​​​​Nonetheless, I still don't understand why...

​​​​​​Nonetheless, I still don't understand why the hide of an older cow should be preferred to that of a young one, once they reach full size. They're not trees-- they don't have annual growth...
06-30-20, 04:23 PM
Replies: 1,783
Views: 165,608
Posted By gaucho777

squirtdad, looking good. I've got a set of the...

squirtdad, looking good. I've got a set of the corsa g tubulars on my De Rosa. After ~6 months, I'm finding that they give a great ride, and are fairly resistant to flats. However, I keep picking up...
06-27-20, 04:38 PM
Replies: 1,783
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Posted By squirtdad

Baby has new shoes.... Vitorria Corsa G+ Control....

Baby has new shoes.... Vitorria Corsa G+ Control. These are supposedly a a little tougher then the corsa g....we will see, I hope so as I had flat issues with corsa G+ clinchers.

30 mm, measure...
06-22-20, 04:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,546
Posted By verktyg

1983 Motobecane Jubile Sport

It's a 1983 Motobecane Jubilee Sport with a frame made of some kind of lower cost Columbus tubing, maybe straight gauge Aellle.

About that time, Motobecane, Peugeot and Gitane all brought out...
06-20-20, 12:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,307
Posted By rccardr

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

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06-18-20, 10:11 PM
Replies: 1,783
Views: 165,608
Posted By Classtime

Before I got into tubulars, I had the s33 tubular...

Before I got into tubulars, I had the s33 tubular clinchers on my gofast bike. I thought they rode nearly as nice as my GP4000s on Bontrager XXXlites. I was disappointed that they didn't seal after...
06-18-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,735
Posted By fliplap

Now have a full set of berry colored bags for my...

Now have a full set of berry colored bags for my SO's touring bike. When bike touring is a thing again. Stem bag, basket bag, and 2 front panniers. Might need to add a long flap bag for longer trips....
06-18-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 1,783
Views: 165,608
Posted By CV-6

L134 Thanks for the report. Those will for sure...

L134 Thanks for the report. Those will for sure get a look when I am in the market.

Allow me to add another high end choice. Specialized Turbo Hell of the North 28mm. These are pricey, but I...
06-08-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 1,783
Views: 165,608
Posted By jonwvara

Maiden voyage on Vittoria Corsas

I picked up a nice set of old tubular wheels in a trade with member Andy_K a month or so ago. (Thanks, Andy!) The Normandy Luxe hubs proved to be in tip-top shape after bearing ball renewal and fresh...
06-07-20, 11:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 559
Posted By Piff

I'm very seriously considering paying a local...

I'm very seriously considering paying a local custom t shirt company to make some shirts with the magazine's cover as the design. If it came to pass, would anyone else be interested?
06-04-20, 04:06 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 12,190
Posted By cudak888

This project seems to have landed on the back...

This project seems to have landed on the back burner, but the recent acquisition of the Union-badged Polycarbonex donor bike just put it back on the map.

The Polycarbonex came with a short-reach,...
06-02-20, 04:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 487
Posted By cudak888

When WTF meets OMG: Plastic, lugged Union/Polybaronex city bicycle!

I've been cleaning out the shed extensively, so I called the scrap guy to come over and pick up some aluminum. He knows I've been interested in what he's described to me as a bicicleta de carrera, so...
05-23-20, 05:46 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 15,680
Posted By cudak888

It just dawned on me that I never shared the...

It just dawned on me that I never shared the BikeSafe Trail Review videos that were shot from my brown Twenty - and were, in part, the inspiration for building this bike. Andrew and Mateo are...
05-23-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 15,680
Posted By cudak888

Apparently, I didn't remember that I had a 73mm...

Apparently, I didn't remember that I had a 73mm bottom bracket installed in this thing...and the LBS did have a 73x113 Shimano UN55 in stock. The cable also arrived, so after a bit of soldering...
...
05-20-20, 10:44 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 15,680
Posted By cudak888

After two weeks of being stuck in the mail, the...

After two weeks of being stuck in the mail, the front cable stop finally arrived. Took a bit of grinding and drilling to get it to work in reverse...but, hey, it works.
...
05-18-20, 06:49 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 15,680
Posted By cudak888

:innocent: ...

:innocent:

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