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08-02-21, 03:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 359
Posted By DiabloScott

Great idea. More important than color, is the...

Great idea.
More important than color, is the twist under the cage... don't want to look like some kind of toe clip tyro.
But don't thread it backwards or thread the loose end through the second...
08-02-21, 01:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 359
Posted By Phil_gretz

Any traditional color would be fine, with the...

Any traditional color would be fine, with the exception of red.

brown/tan - good, picks up the sidewalls and/or saddles
black - traditional, goes with everything, and there are black accents...
08-02-21, 01:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 359
Posted By 75lechamp

The only ones I used to use were the Binda...

The only ones I used to use were the Binda Extras, and as far as I remember, they only came in one color. Where we did exercise creativity in colors, though, were the strap buttons. . . they might be...
08-02-21, 12:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 126
Posted By th0m

Gilco is also "square" (or "star" shaped as they...

Gilco is also "square" (or "star" shaped as they call it), as you can see in this (https://www.cycling-obsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/master_tube_profile.jpg) picture of the Gilco profile....
08-02-21, 10:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 359
Posted By steelbikeguy

jeez... in the old days, I just went to the shop...

jeez... in the old days, I just went to the shop and bought some new white Christophe or Lapize straps and never gave it a thought.
I do have some red Binda's on my red Hetchins, and some obscure...
08-02-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 126
Posted By styggno1

Gilco is the designer of the tube. Not a tubing...

Gilco is the designer of the tube. Not a tubing manufacturer. Just sayin'
08-02-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 359
Posted By 79pmooney

No help here from me. I've always looked at...

No help here from me. I've always looked at toestraps as tools. Very important tools. I buy the best (within the constraint of cost as a consumable). Color is what's available. When I find a strap I...
08-01-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 6,436
Posted By repechage

i like that crown. the seat stay paired...

i like that crown.
the seat stay paired component is interesting also.

on to design- creating a different fork with more rake or offset for a handlebar bag- ok
but that will reduce trail, ok, as...
07-30-21, 04:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 410
Posted By randyjawa

What is the most important thing to consider is...

What is the most important thing to consider is "are you comfortable with them?" If yes, no issue. If no, change them. That is how I roll every time now. Sadly, such errors in my own judgement...
07-30-21, 04:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 468
Posted By merziac

Turns out it was out in the open in the back of...

Turns out it was out in the open in the back of the pile, thought I had seen it, wasn't sure. :twitchy:

Lid at the top 56mm

Base of the pot 52mm

Ht, 46mm

all maybe +/- a mm
07-29-21, 08:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 295
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...this is how I do it: 1. Finish your...

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...this is how I do it:

1. Finish your repaint of the frame with a 2 part epoxy clear coat. Let that cure for about a week.

2. Use a fine artists brush or a paint pen to fill the...
07-29-21, 10:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 410
Posted By Charliekeet

Seriously, they always look screwed-up and kinda...

Seriously, they always look screwed-up and kinda ancient. :p Would be weird to see one with clear, shiny graphics.
07-29-21, 08:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 410
Posted By sloar

Stop it, enablers like you are why we all have...

Stop it, enablers like you are why we all have problems!😀
07-29-21, 08:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 410
Posted By seypat

Honestly, the new Trek decal makes the 531 decals...

Honestly, the new Trek decal makes the 531 decals look old and faded. Now those need to replaced as well.
07-29-21, 06:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 410
Posted By sloar

Trek decal opinion

When I ordered new decals I had the option of large ,9” or small 8”. I wasn’t sure so I chose the 9”. I think they look to big, what do you guys think? I did go ahead and ordered the 8” yesterday...
07-24-21, 01:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 792
Posted By PeteHski

Those long winter nights must simply fly by in...

Those long winter nights must simply fly by in your house, 😂
07-24-21, 11:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 792
Posted By Tomm Willians

It’s really a shame you seemingly have no concept...

It’s really a shame you seemingly have no concept of humor, I apologize for the trauma I’ve caused your sensitive disposition.
07-24-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 792
Posted By Tomm Willians

Right……. It went over your head

Right……. It went over your head
07-24-21, 09:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 792
Posted By Tomm Willians

Did the tongue-in-cheek humor of this post go...

Did the tongue-in-cheek humor of this post go over your head ?
07-24-21, 03:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 792
Posted By delbiker1

From my view, not depressing at all. How many of...

From my view, not depressing at all. How many of those kids do you think will be doing that when they are in the early 60's? Getting passed by anybody bothers me not all these days. I am glad I am...
07-23-21, 09:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 792
Posted By Tomm Willians

Dang youngsters get off my lawn !!!

I have a favorite 25 mile route I ride near Sacramento that is my “flying” ride. Nearly complete flat roads in excellent condition that allow me to just tuck down and move. I’m approaching 61 soon so...
07-23-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,121
Posted By cuda2k

Revert to the old hosting is being processed. ...

Revert to the old hosting is being processed. Trying to find a way to restored the main database but things (as always) appear to be more difficult than they should be. As the message on VeloBase...
07-13-21, 08:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 988
Posted By T-Mar

Follow the brake cables and they are not attached...

Follow the brake cables and they are not attached to the front caliper, unless one is entering at the non-drive side brake pad

Also, the dive side fork blade appears to be missing above the...
07-12-21, 03:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 988
Posted By juvela

----- winners of conflicts always get to...

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winners of conflicts always get to write the histories...however they see fit


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07-11-21, 08:51 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,160
Posted By Doug Fattic

I have a framebuilding class student that lives...

I have a framebuilding class student that lives in Waynesville, NC. That can't be too far away from you. He bought a cast iron alignment table and post after he took my class. He has the knowledge...
07-10-21, 09:22 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,451
Posted By cudak888

It's a race between Cinelli and Colnago to see...

It's a race between Cinelli and Colnago to see who can be the first Ferrari copycat to offer branded aftershave and soap.

-Kurt
07-10-21, 05:16 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,451
Posted By iab

First time, 1947 from Arrigo & Giotto to Cino. ...

First time, 1947 from Arrigo & Giotto to Cino.
Second time, 1978 from Cino to Antonio.
Now, from Antonio to Texas dude.
07-09-21, 09:54 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,160
Posted By Me2gingko

Doug Fattic: Love the pic of your shop and the...

Doug Fattic: Love the pic of your shop and the wood handled tools. I have a few of my own from my grandfather. He hung everything on his shop walls as well. He use to say, "a place for everything and...
07-08-21, 11:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,160
Posted By Doug Fattic

As already mentioned, your fillet brazed frame...

As already mentioned, your fillet brazed frame can be realigned by a knowledgeable person without any problems. However not all bike shops have the correct tools to do it properly. At a minimum to...
07-08-21, 09:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,262
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

Yall obviously probably know several of your...

Yall obviously probably know several of your wife's parents' neighbors at the lake.
I am sure the neighbors know and like you.
Perhaps, ask one if during "riding season" if it wouldn't be...
07-08-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,160
Posted By madpogue

Even that says maybe. Aren't there remote viewers...

Even that says maybe. Aren't there remote viewers who see a post-apocalyptic future of giant cockroaches eating Hostess Twinkies and riding '60s and '70s Chicago Schwinns?
07-07-21, 10:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,262
Posted By Rolla

That’s too bad that you’re losing the built-in...

That’s too bad that you’re losing the built-in incentive to take a long ride. But if you’re enjoying walking the golf course, there’s nothing wrong with taking shorter rides or just taking a break....
07-07-21, 07:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,160
Posted By bikemig

I just rebuilt a 73 kool lemon sports tourer....

I just rebuilt a 73 kool lemon sports tourer. Fortunately it had the original parts. Those bikes are overbuilt in good way. Just a really nice riding bike.
07-07-21, 09:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,160
Posted By Doug Fattic

First of all congratulations on getting a very...

First of all congratulations on getting a very fine vintage bicycle. The Chicago made Super Sports were fillet brazed. That means the tubes were held together with melted brass. The heat from melting...
07-07-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,160
Posted By Me2gingko

1971 Super Sport ~ is this normal?

First, I want to say thank you for all of the knowledge posted here. I have learned so much in the last few months as I disassembled and cleaned a wonderful 1971 Super Sport. First time doing this...
07-07-21, 07:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,262
Posted By rumrunn6

sad evolution, but they aren't alone. meaning, we...

sad evolution, but they aren't alone. meaning, we all go thru this. just helped my parents (in their 90s) celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary. it was all we could do to get them to a restaurant...
07-06-21, 06:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 361
Posted By cb400bill

Merged duplicate threads.

Merged duplicate threads.
07-06-21, 03:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 361
Posted By BillyD

Allow me to move this for you to the Classic &...

Allow me to move this for you to the Classic & Vintage forum where you will have much more luck. These guys here only go back as far as the 2020s. :lol:
07-06-21, 01:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,121
Posted By cuda2k

Update - think I've got the new PhotoManager up...

Update - think I've got the new PhotoManager up and running, if anyone encounters problems please let me know.
07-05-21, 07:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,121
Posted By cb400bill

Stickied.

Stickied.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-21, 05:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 874
Posted By GlennR

https://www.backcountry.com/Store/catalog/search.j...

https://www.backcountry.com/Store/catalog/search.jsp?q=sidi&p=Brand%3A100000634%7Csize%3A10.5&nf=1
07-05-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,121
Posted By cuda2k

VeloBase.com - 2021 Update Thread

Decided to start a fresh thread for status / updates on the renewed (and hopefully lasting) improvements progress. As mentioned in the 'VeloBase.com is Gone' thread - I just pre-paid for three years...
07-04-21, 06:35 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,122
Posted By unterhausen

If you have the intent of getting an answer to a...

If you have the intent of getting an answer to a question like this, post the thread in Forum Assistance and Suggestions, because that's the only one anyone from IB reads. If it's just whining about...
07-03-21, 06:38 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,122
Posted By cudak888

If that link doesn't work, that will probably...

If that link doesn't work, that will probably indicate that the problem is fixed :lol:

-Kurt
07-03-21, 06:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,122
Posted By cudak888

Best to check this thread for updates: ...

Best to check this thread for updates:
https://www.bikeforums.net/forum-suggestions-user-assistance-160/did-bf-just-change-all-web-urls-forums-1233970/

-Kurt
07-03-21, 06:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,122
Posted By cudak888

Before bashing BikeForums and dissing the mods,...

Before bashing BikeForums and dissing the mods, see the following:

https://www.bikeforums.net/forum-suggestions-user-assistance-160/did-bf-just-change-all-web-urls-forums-1233970/

The mods and...
06-26-21, 08:51 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,888
Posted By iab

"The seller's price is reasonable" "Flippers...

"The seller's price is reasonable"
"Flippers are great folks."
"I hope that person gets what they want for that bike."
06-26-21, 12:28 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,888
Posted By madpogue

Through-axle FTW. How do I check the clutch...

Through-axle FTW.

How do I check the clutch on my RD?
06-25-21, 05:15 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,036
Posted By stuff shredman

He may have you wear a two week monitor (Halter...

He may have you wear a two week monitor (Halter or Zio) to record all your beats. Feel free to hit me w any questions, here or via DM.

Sounds like you're on the right track and in good hands. ...
06-21-21, 06:17 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,287
Posted By Rolla

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