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05-14-19, 07:50 PM
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Views: 903,754
Posted By corn on the cog

June 9 Ride for Social Change (Bikes Not Bombs Bike-A-Thon)

Hello peeps, I posted this at Charity Events subforum and hope it's not out of place here: work at Bikes Not Bombs and we're looking for riders for our Bike Ride for Social Change to raise money for...
05-14-19, 07:44 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,070
Posted By corn on the cog

Boston 6/9: Bikes Not Bombs' Ride for Social Change

Hello everyone, I work at Bikes Not Bombs and we're looking for riders for our Bike Ride for Social Change to raise money for all of our youth and international programs. It’s actually our largest...
04-08-19, 08:17 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,891
Posted By corn on the cog

you forgot frame design. architects may...

you forgot frame design.

architects may never lay a hand on the buildings they design, but that doesn’t mean all they are to be credited with is telling stories about them.
03-31-19, 06:15 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 982
Posted By corn on the cog

Can I answer simply: I love these businesses? ...

Can I answer simply: I love these businesses?

As to Compass/René Herse: the tires are fantastic, the magazine is certainly much much more than a marketing vehicle (have you seen the books Jan...
03-29-19, 10:38 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,891
Posted By corn on the cog

I seriously don’t see where all you folks are...

I seriously don’t see where all you folks are getting these ideas about “the Rivendell crowd.” The people I see riding Rivs are the same type of people who ride Salsas, or 80s Japanese tourers, or...
03-29-19, 10:20 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,891
Posted By corn on the cog

I’m pretty sure Grant P would be thrilled to hear...

I’m pretty sure Grant P would be thrilled to hear you just want to ride your bike because you think it’s a great bike. After all, he designs frames, not hatchets. So just set it up how you want to...
03-12-19, 09:48 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 6,413
Posted By corn on the cog

Ask the bike. Ask it where it prefers to be:...

Ask the bike. Ask it where it prefers to be: inside at a standstill or outside in motion. Ask the bearings, waiting to spin. Ask the cables, waiting to be pulled. Ask the tires, begging for road....
03-09-19, 12:02 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,819
Posted By corn on the cog

Cool, thanks. It looked to me more like a...

Cool, thanks. It looked to me more like a cassette than a freewheel in that first pic!
03-07-19, 10:11 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,819
Posted By corn on the cog

Such a nice build, Slightspeed! Is that a...

Such a nice build, Slightspeed! Is that a 6-speed cassette in the back? I'm looking for something like that. Who makes it?
02-16-19, 12:41 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 18,062
Posted By corn on the cog

Thanks noglider, then I guess it’s not ok. I...

Thanks noglider, then I guess it’s not ok. I work there (Bikes Not Bombs). The organization as a whole is a non-profit, but the shop is meant in part to generate revenue for our youth programs,...
02-15-19, 09:10 PM
Replies: 356
Views: 27,020
Posted By corn on the cog

Boom. That bike wants to RIDE.

Boom.

That bike wants to RIDE.
02-15-19, 09:05 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 18,062
Posted By corn on the cog

Heh, good point. Our e-newsletter does have some...

Heh, good point. Our e-newsletter does have some pics, which I’d be happy to post but, being a relatively new poster here, was unsure whether this would run afoul of any forum rules against...
02-15-19, 08:51 PM
Replies: 356
Views: 27,020
Posted By corn on the cog

On the contrary, I’d say. People cared so much...

On the contrary, I’d say. People cared so much that they started to carry out his vision on their own terms, but shorn of the bizarre Victorian whimsy that festoons the latter-day Riv frames.
...
02-15-19, 08:10 PM
Replies: 356
Views: 27,020
Posted By corn on the cog

“Is that a hatchet in your front basket?”

“Is that a hatchet in your front basket?”
02-14-19, 09:43 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 18,062
Posted By corn on the cog

[/left] She is still a beauty, full of charm...

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She is still a beauty, full of charm and personality.
02-14-19, 09:40 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 18,062
Posted By corn on the cog

I thought of this thread today. The shop where I...

I thought of this thread today. The shop where I work is having a sale on red, purple and pink bikes today through Sunday.
02-14-19, 08:04 PM
Replies: 5,355
Views: 411,280
Posted By corn on the cog

I already had a couple of Suntours of similar...

I already had a couple of Suntours of similar vintage (GT and V-GT Luxe), but this is the one I've wanted for a long while. I can't get over how beautiful it is. And light. Oh and yeah, it doesn't...
02-14-19, 07:49 PM
Replies: 356
Views: 27,020
Posted By corn on the cog

Miss Piggy was my first celebrity crush.

Miss Piggy was my first celebrity crush.
02-14-19, 07:40 PM
Replies: 356
Views: 27,020
Posted By corn on the cog

And pigs look cute in lipstick.

And pigs look cute in lipstick.
02-11-19, 08:14 PM
Replies: 5,355
Views: 411,280
Posted By corn on the cog

This came in the post today: ...

This came in the post today:

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/closeup_1b485ea619070bf631a9d5f38edae144de613414.jpg
02-11-19, 08:03 PM
Replies: 5,355
Views: 411,280
Posted By corn on the cog

I'd love to get my hands on a pair of those...

I'd love to get my hands on a pair of those Simplex RFs someday.

Happy birthday scozim!
02-11-19, 07:43 PM
Replies: 356
Views: 27,020
Posted By corn on the cog

Grant P’s willingness to look difficulty in the...

Grant P’s willingness to look difficulty in the face, and share his thoughts about it, in terms of both the business and race matters, is pretty damn impressive.

He doesn’t always get things...
02-02-19, 05:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,573
Posted By corn on the cog

Mon dieu.

Mon dieu.
02-02-19, 02:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 540
Posted By corn on the cog

I’m loving all these idiosyncratic setups,...

I’m loving all these idiosyncratic setups, everyone. Keep them coming!
02-02-19, 11:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,573
Posted By corn on the cog

Argh..... I was already lusting after these...

Argh..... I was already lusting after these mechs, now you had to go and show Rebour’s drawings of it? ;-)
02-02-19, 10:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 540
Posted By corn on the cog

Looks great scozim, nice build! And no greater...

Looks great scozim, nice build! And no greater stamp of approval than “brother loves it.” What was the thinking behind your component choices?
02-02-19, 10:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 702
Posted By corn on the cog

I really appreciate all the feedback, everyone,...

I really appreciate all the feedback, everyone, you’ve given me a lot to think about, and very specific recommendations.



Kuromori, thank you very much for your offer. I will need to sleep on...
02-02-19, 10:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 540
Posted By corn on the cog

Older parts with newer frames: show or tell

Virtually every discussion ever of upgrading a vintage bike assumes that the net result will be a set of younger parts hanging off the older frame (the image of the mythical twins Romulus and Remus,...
01-31-19, 04:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 702
Posted By corn on the cog

Thanks for weighing in, everyone. Sounds like...

Thanks for weighing in, everyone. Sounds like I'm screwed... with the SuperPlate at least.
01-30-19, 10:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 702
Posted By corn on the cog

Shimano “Deerhead” SuperPlate: Am I Screwed?

Hello hunters of steel and alloy, I recently bought an early Deore “Deerhead” rear derailleur for $20 at a local shop, and not long after that found the Deerhead front mech for even less money.
...
01-29-19, 09:06 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,286
Posted By corn on the cog

Dunno about “simple,” but pretty sure I saw a...

Dunno about “simple,” but pretty sure I saw a thread on here that contained discussion of this.
01-29-19, 08:04 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,286
Posted By corn on the cog

We can compare price points and comparable...

We can compare price points and comparable offerings until Mount Fuji erupts, but that will never fully address the question of mystique. Mystique isn’t something that can be determined through a...
01-29-19, 02:44 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 18,262
Posted By corn on the cog

Depends on the year and the model, of which there...

Depends on the year and the model, of which there are many. I recommend looking at Velobase’s page on Motobecanes, and looking through their catalogs, which go from 1974 to 79.
01-28-19, 05:28 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 18,262
Posted By corn on the cog

I really like this bike and this build. It...

I really like this bike and this build. It exudes a kind of quiet poise, confident in its ability to eat up the miles in supreme comfort.
01-27-19, 02:18 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,286
Posted By corn on the cog

I'm not sure you'll ever find out through direct...

I'm not sure you'll ever find out through direct questions what the mystique of an IM (or anything else for that matter is). Those who are truly under its spell (those who "get it," iow) would be...
01-26-19, 04:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 847
Posted By corn on the cog

No experience with polyurethane on bars, but I’ve...

No experience with polyurethane on bars, but I’ve done a few in shellac. I feel that gold-yellow tape looks especially beautiful after a few coats. OTOH, compared with bare tape, shellacked tape...
01-09-19, 02:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 928
Posted By corn on the cog

The more I look at these pics, and take stock of...

The more I look at these pics, and take stock of my remaining time on Earth, the more I hear a voice whispering "powdercoat, powdercoat"...

Will I heed the voice? Stay tuned... Should I do...
01-09-19, 11:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 928
Posted By corn on the cog

The stem came out easily, yes. The seat post...

The stem came out easily, yes. The seat post proved a little more stubborn, but not too bad really. There was a layer of rust dust coating the interior of the seat tube, but the tube itself seems...
01-07-19, 04:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 928
Posted By corn on the cog

From cobwebbed to mummified: ...

From cobwebbed to mummified:

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/mummified_a609b8f24cd0044059f2316152de6e2946cdbdd8.jpg

Thanks for the feedback everyone. I've...
01-02-19, 11:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,013
Posted By corn on the cog

Brilliant story. I was enthralled. And can...

Brilliant story. I was enthralled. And can somewhat relate: for years now a Raleigh Gran Sport frameset has hung in my basement, from a bike previously owned by Sheldon Brown. Problem is, the...
12-31-18, 01:32 PM
Replies: 51,449
Views: 6,734,398
Posted By corn on the cog

Where can I buy a cro-moly elongator? I need a...

Where can I buy a cro-moly elongator? I need a few more cm on that frame!
12-31-18, 01:21 PM
Replies: 51,449
Views: 6,734,398
Posted By corn on the cog

I'd bet that's an '86. Shimano Signature cranks....

I'd bet that's an '86. Shimano Signature cranks. I used to have one, in exactly that color. It did messenger duty, commuting, steep Saturday hills, and traversed the Scottish Highlands,...
12-26-18, 09:57 AM
Replies: 51,449
Views: 6,734,398
Posted By corn on the cog

80'S Univega Gran Premio w/ Campagnolo- FULL TUNE...

80'S Univega Gran Premio w/ Campagnolo- FULL TUNE UP! - $220

https://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/bik/d/80s-univega-gran-premio-campagnolo-full/6759158121.html
...
Forum: Commuting
12-20-18, 12:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,413
Posted By corn on the cog

Get yourself a referral to a sports doctor or...

Get yourself a referral to a sports doctor or physical the******. They will assess you and tell you the best approaches to addressing this condition.

Personally I have patellar chondromalachia or...
12-19-18, 03:48 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,551
Posted By corn on the cog

Well thank you then!

Well thank you then!
12-19-18, 03:28 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,551
Posted By corn on the cog

^ tempted to steal this for my sig

^ tempted to steal this for my sig
12-19-18, 10:01 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,114
Posted By corn on the cog

Thanks for the gearing info, Azorch, and yeah,...

Thanks for the gearing info, Azorch, and yeah, that is too bad. Enjoy the ride!
12-18-18, 06:45 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,114
Posted By corn on the cog

Fantastic, I'd love one like that someday. What...

Fantastic, I'd love one like that someday. What gearing do you have on it?
12-15-18, 07:38 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,551
Posted By corn on the cog

True. Plus, Japanese bikes might have been a...

True. Plus, Japanese bikes might have been a good value when this thread started a couple of days ago, but we’ve driven the prices way up since then. ;-)
12-14-18, 01:08 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 20,047
Posted By corn on the cog

I got this mostly-black Centurion last week (and...

I got this mostly-black Centurion last week (and posted a thread about it). This pic is from the day of purchase, and I've not changed anything on it yet, but the frame has quite a bit of rust, so...
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