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dweenk 07-10-16 04:04 PM


Originally Posted by gster (Post 18902276)
I no longer know how to post images on this site since the interface was changed....
The "upload from computer" option seems to have disappeared...
I love progress.

It is now the paperclip icon like many other sites. After you click it, it should be familiar.

dweenk 07-10-16 04:09 PM

Where the Hell is VV (our lady in Portlandia?). I am missing her comments and knowledge.

gster 07-10-16 04:59 PM

As God is my witness, I see no paperclip!
I'll try my Mac upstairs.

BigChief 07-10-16 04:59 PM

The paper clip icon is only on the "advanced" dialog box, not the quick reply.
I miss VV too. I guess she doesn't have a 3 speed project going at the moment.

gster 07-10-16 05:02 PM

Toronto Vintage Bicycle Show.
 
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]Toronto Vintage Bicycle Show 2016
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Still can't get this full size... AAAAARRRRGGGHHHH!!

gster 07-10-16 06:49 PM

I want vv too!

markk900 07-10-16 07:13 PM

@gster: one of my two favourite bike ads when I was a lad (can't imagine why!)...wonder where she is now?

gster 07-10-16 07:33 PM

It's from an ad for Crescent Bikes from Sweden.

BigChief 07-11-16 07:34 AM

Photos always seem to make paint cleaner than it is in person. You can't really see my attempt at distressing, but I did my best to blend in the paint repair to the chain and seat stays with the rest of the paint. Waiting for the parts I ordered to come in. I do have a period correct trigger shifter in my box of goodies, but, with rod brakes, I prefer the older style with the long lever. It can be mounted so you can leave your hand on the grip and shift with only your index finger. No room for that with cable brakes. I'll use an old 3 or 4 speed trigger I got from one of my parts bikes.
http://i536.photobucket.com/albums/f.../mondaydl1.jpg

Narhay 07-11-16 09:40 AM

http://i1037.photobucket.com/albums/...psklr3hg8z.jpg

Went for a ride to the park and pond with my 1978 Raleigh Superbe last night. All went well. I don't know how fond I am of the handlebars. The angle of the grips just doesn't quite seem right. What alternatives are commonly used on these bikes?

DQRider 07-11-16 09:54 AM


Originally Posted by Narhay (Post 18903884)
http://i1037.photobucket.com/albums/...psklr3hg8z.jpg

Went for a ride to the park and pond with my 1978 Raleigh Superbe last night. All went well. I don't know how fond I am of the handlebars. The angle of the grips just doesn't quite seem right. What alternatives are commonly used on these bikes?

First of all, GREAT photograph! What a beautiful bike.

Regarding handlebars: I have used the Velo Orange Left Bank and the Nitto Promenade on these bikes, and they look right on there, while giving you that almost-perpendicular grip angle that I see on a lot of older bikes.

Or, for half the money, you can buy one of these from Harris:

http://harriscyclery.net/merchant/37...rge/hb1097.jpg

Action Porteur Style Handlebar - Aluminum Silver - Harris Cyclery bicycle shop - West Newton, Massachusetts

These are my current favorites. They fit my preferred riding position perfectly.

Narhay 07-11-16 01:25 PM


Originally Posted by DQRider (Post 18903928)
First of all, GREAT photograph! What a beautiful bike.

Regarding handlebars: I have used the Velo Orange Left Bank and the Nitto Promenade on these bikes, and they look right on there, while giving you that almost-perpendicular grip angle that I see on a lot of older bikes.

Or, for half the money, you can buy one of these from Harris:

http://harriscyclery.net/merchant/37...rge/hb1097.jpg

Action Porteur Style Handlebar - Aluminum Silver - Harris Cyclery bicycle shop - West Newton, Massachusetts

These are my current favorites. They fit my preferred riding position perfectly.

Those look like some good options. Thank you. I think I have the ubiquitous north road bars and the angle is trying on my wrists on bumpy roads after a few km.

Salubrious 07-11-16 01:37 PM


Originally Posted by Narhay (Post 18903884)
Went for a ride to the park and pond with my 1978 Raleigh Superbe last night. All went well. I don't know how fond I am of the handlebars. The angle of the grips just doesn't quite seem right. What alternatives are commonly used on these bikes?

You might want to rotate the handlebars so they point down instead of up. I found that to be a lot more comfortable!

arex 07-11-16 02:21 PM


Originally Posted by dweenk (Post 18902326)
Where the Hell is VV (our lady in Portlandia?). I am missing her comments and knowledge.

Been wondering that, too. Probably too busy playing Pokemon GO! to have time for us.

BigChief 07-11-16 03:02 PM


Originally Posted by Narhay (Post 18903884)
http://i1037.photobucket.com/albums/...psklr3hg8z.jpg

Went for a ride to the park and pond with my 1978 Raleigh Superbe last night. All went well. I don't know how fond I am of the handlebars. The angle of the grips just doesn't quite seem right. What alternatives are commonly used on these bikes?

What a nice Superbe. I like the way you have it set up. Looks like an SR stem. Lots of options for 1 inch bars. Problem is you need to see them in person to tell if they suit you. Some things just aren't good to shop over the internet.

JaccoW 07-11-16 05:35 PM

Can I play too?

http://i.imgur.com/TM26quqh.jpg
Gazelle Grand Tourist
Sturmey Archer AB hub ('81 I think)

http://i.imgur.com/toe3lp9h.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/ETLSVxNh.jpg

kp0014 07-11-16 09:48 PM

Steco rear rack with stand - installation?
 
Does anyone have instructions on (or can tell me) how to install the Steco bike rack with stand? I bought it from Dutchbikebits.com and it has no instructions. Please and thank you! Steco Dutch style sturdy luggage rack (with or without stand)

gster 07-12-16 06:11 AM

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Originally Posted by BigChief (Post 18904889)
What a nice Superbe. I like the way you have it set up. Looks like an SR stem. Lots of options for 1 inch bars. Problem is you need to see them in person to tell if they suit you. Some things just aren't good to shop over the internet.

Try adjusting the bars so that they face slightly down.
That's how they were shipped from the factory.

DQRider 07-12-16 06:54 AM


Originally Posted by gster (Post 18906146)
Try adjusting the bars so that they face slightly down.
That's how they were shipped from the factory.

Exactly right! Where did this trend of rotating the handlebars forward come from, anyway?

I see it a lot on cruisers, and the guys riding them are sort of hanging their arms by the wrists on the upturned grips. :wtf:?

I don't mean to offend, but the mental picture one gets upon seeing this is that of an orangutan on a bicycle. Are they going for the motorcycle "ape hanger" look? I dunno... but then impressionable riders, seeing that this is what all the "cool kids" are doing, end up doing the same thing for no good reason.

But I'm not judging, of course... just sayin'. :innocent:

gster 07-12-16 07:00 AM


Originally Posted by DQRider (Post 18906210)
Exactly right! Where did this trend of rotating the handlebars forward come from, anyway?

I see it a lot on cruisers, and the guys riding them are sort of hanging their arms by the wrists on the upturned grips. :wtf:?

I don't mean to offend, but the mental picture one gets upon seeing this is that of an orangutan on a bicycle. Are they going for the motorcycle "ape hanger" look? I dunno... but then impressionable riders, seeing that this is what all the "cool kids" are doing, end up doing the same thing for no good reason.

But I'm not judging, of course... just sayin'. :innocent:

"There's a fine line between stupid and clever..."


smontanaro 07-12-16 07:25 AM


Originally Posted by DQRider (Post 18906210)
Exactly right! Where did this trend of rotating the handlebars forward come from, anyway?

In case it isn't (painfully) obvious:

http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/076..._1024x1024.jpg

Roll-Monroe-Co 07-12-16 10:26 AM


Originally Posted by smontanaro (Post 18906296)
In case it isn't (painfully) obvious:

http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/076..._1024x1024.jpg

I've never understood this. You can't grip the handlebars unless you have arms with two additional segments and joints that allow them to arc up and over the bars and come down from the front. I'll never get it. :twitchy:

DQRider 07-12-16 10:45 AM


Originally Posted by Roll-Monroe-Co (Post 18906751)
I've never understood this. You can't grip the handlebars unless you have arms with two additional segments and joints that allow them to arc up and over the bars and come down from the front. I'll never get it. :twitchy:


I believe this is the look they are going for:

http://i1073.photobucket.com/albums/...psvrono4wb.png

arex 07-12-16 12:08 PM

PRICE DROP AGAIN! - 1950 Raleigh Townie

http://images.craigslist.org/00404_9...N7_600x450.jpg

gster 07-12-16 07:23 PM

I'd buy that right away if I lived close by.


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