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01-21-23, 08:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 389
Posted By thinktubes

The Shiz! Would also vote for Simplex...

The Shiz!

Would also vote for Simplex Retrofriction
01-21-23, 08:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 389
Posted By Bianchigirll

Everyone needs at least one bike with a...

Everyone needs at least one bike with a Portacatena on it.

this setup is for long dropouts ...
01-20-23, 09:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 389
Posted By Pompiere

Shimano SL-A400, Light Action - non-index ...

Shimano SL-A400, Light Action - non-index

https://velobase.com/ViewComponent.aspx?ID=639F87D3-06E2-4DDA-8362-A6EB458D4BEA&Enum=104&AbsPos=39
01-20-23, 04:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 389
Posted By John E

SunTour or Campag.

SunTour or Campag.
01-20-23, 03:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 276
Posted By dedhed

https://www.amazon.com/DASBET-Installation-Spreade...

https://www.amazon.com/DASBET-Installation-Spreader-Caliper-Piston/dp/B06ZZ25DHN/ref=asc_df_B06ZZ25DHN/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=312061979255&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=14980750071696636281&hvpon...
01-19-23, 12:05 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,070
Posted By jeirvine

I'm guessing Colnago and Motobecane scored highly...

I'm guessing Colnago and Motobecane scored highly in terms of brands.
-J
12-22-22, 02:31 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,686
Posted By tiger1964

Maybe the forum should have a program, set up on...

Maybe the forum should have a program, set up on a dead-man (literally) switch. If a member does not post for 45 days, it sends a message to the member's e-mail address: "Dear Mrs. Colnago53, your...
12-20-22, 04:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,468
Posted By seypat

Or you could just ride your bike. No need to put...

Or you could just ride your bike. No need to put the quote on a t-shirt or jersey for others to see. Look at the bigger picture and take the quote to heart.
12-18-22, 09:33 PM
Replies: 74,109
Views: 12,053,062
Posted By obrentharris

Much too small for me alas! I am willing to...

Much too small for me alas! I am willing to facilitate, by which I mean I will pick it up for you and get it to a bike shop who will pack and ship it to you. I'm too busy with my own projects right...
12-13-22, 06:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 600
Posted By bikingshearer

Not at all. Limiteds are quite good frames. The...

Not at all. Limiteds are quite good frames. The build quality varied a bit depending on the builder, but not a lot and all were good. A, Limited, Rainbow - they're all good, with the A being the...
12-12-22, 06:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 600
Posted By juvela

----- Italian dimension = a 70mm width...

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Italian dimension = a 70mm width shell threaded 36.00mm X 24TPI


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12-12-22, 11:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 600
Posted By juvela

----- one simple check - to be a...

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one simple check -

to be a genuine 'traut it needs to have an Italian dimension shell paired with a BSC steerer



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12-12-22, 09:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 600
Posted By Doug Fattic

I'm not an Eisentraut expert (or even a casual...

I'm not an Eisentraut expert (or even a casual observer - I visited his operation with a number of workers once in 1976). What I can tell you is that custom builders like myself kept a lot of...
12-09-22, 03:35 PM
Replies: 74,109
Views: 12,053,062
Posted By AngryFrankie

TAMPA FLORIDA GUYS: ...

TAMPA FLORIDA GUYS:
https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/687797386064835/?hoisted=false&ref=browse_tab&referral_code=marketplace_top_picks&referral_story_type=top_picks...
12-07-22, 10:56 AM
Replies: 74,109
Views: 12,053,062
Posted By obrentharris

This one tugs at my heartstrings. Too many of...

This one tugs at my heartstrings. Too many of these bikes from the fifties and sixties have gone to the dump, which is probably the fate of this one if no one claims it.
Brent
12-01-22, 11:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 503
Posted By lasauge

PM incoming

PM incoming
02-14-22, 03:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 444
Posted By jdawginsc

Let me check on that one....assuming 250 from...

Let me check on that one....assuming 250 from bottom to the rim of the cylinder.
01-24-22, 04:08 PM
Replies: 21,482
Views: 4,119,120
Posted By JacobLee

The real mystery is where did they find a...

The real mystery is where did they find a two-story-tall washer and dryer to lean it against?
01-24-22, 03:14 PM
Replies: 74,109
Views: 12,053,062
Posted By James1964

Pre-packed and ready to ship.

Pre-packed and ready to ship.
08-31-21, 12:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 979
Posted By repechage

review the velo-retro Campagnolo time line. ...

review the velo-retro Campagnolo time line.
Nuovo Record was not around.

Record was.
most likely Universal brakes.
Fiamme red label rims.

attached shift cable guide is too new.
08-19-21, 11:25 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,192
Posted By dddd

For touring, toughness would seem to be priority...

For touring, toughness would seem to be priority #1 if the distances are appreciable and/or the travels are to remote places.

I don't know of a tougher unit than a Shimano MTB derailer. These can...
08-19-21, 09:45 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,192
Posted By gugie

Same experience. I broke one of those springs...

Same experience. I broke one of those springs last year, but was able to carefully ride home about 10 miles after getting the chain in the big plate to take up as much slack as possible. Andy_K had...
08-18-21, 12:06 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,192
Posted By SwimmerMike

I'm thinking in needs to be Campy on a Cinelli. ...

I'm thinking in needs to be Campy on a Cinelli. Period correct would be the Rally or a NR/SR with a long cage (based on the modifications by Spence Wolf at Cupertino Bike Shop). I started off with...
08-18-21, 11:45 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,192
Posted By steelbikeguy

I was worried more about the paint than the...

I was worried more about the paint than the steel, but there certainly were a lot of ways that the incident could have been worse.

A pleasant surprise is that the electrical tape under the front...
08-18-21, 10:37 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,192
Posted By merziac

:foo:

:foo:
08-18-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,192
Posted By steelbikeguy

is there a sticky thread on "broken derailleurs"?...

is there a sticky thread on "broken derailleurs"?
well, I'm a fan of the Cyclone GT and have used them since they were new. Still, I feel compelled to mention that I've had two where the lower pivot...
08-18-21, 08:52 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,192
Posted By The Golden Boy

I've had this thing about "trying out all kinds...

I've had this thing about "trying out all kinds of touring derailleurs" on my bikes.

If you're to be period correct-ish about your stuff, and you're going to be riding it, you want the best...
Replies: 16
Views: 1,331
Posted By repechage

I read the terms before the auction, I was unsure...

I read the terms before the auction, I was unsure about the multiple platforms and it indicated to me it could be a mess, previous years were live in person essentially.
Picking up an item was just...
06-11-21, 03:18 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,941
Posted By Lazyass

I would like a vintage bike ride where you don't...

I would like a vintage bike ride where you don't have all the ridiculous rules. Just vintage frames.
06-09-21, 08:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,480
Posted By pcb

Hmmm, interesting. Care to elaborate? Handling?...

Hmmm, interesting. Care to elaborate? Handling? Comfort? That certain je nais se quoi? Or as the Fuji product guys would've said: nan to ka?

The Team certainly was a dialed-in rider, at an...
05-30-21, 06:34 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,078
Posted By Doug Fattic

I put Superbe Pro parts on the custom bicycle I...

I put Superbe Pro parts on the custom bicycle I made for myself in the late 80's because it was in my opinion the most beautiful group. The brakes with the blind spring were particularly nice...
05-17-21, 03:06 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 13,196
Posted By belacqua

wow it took me thirteen years on this forum to...

wow it took me thirteen years on this forum to learn this
05-17-21, 02:05 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 13,196
Posted By bicyforev

The peg is on the head tube is for a pump. The...

The peg is on the head tube is for a pump. The lugs look like those of a 3 Rensho (pronounced San Rensho). Certainly not a color I recognize.
05-16-21, 02:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,545
Posted By alexihnen

SOLD: 55-56cm Miyata 1000

This bike has seen some miles and has the nicks and scrapes to prove it, but it's ready to roll many more miles. Nearly all original, clean Vetta seat, Suntour bar end shifters, original foam grips...
05-14-21, 05:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,789
Posted By Cynikal

FS: 85 Nishiki Cresta 56cm

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1500/80_img_0136_7d38b8f58b1c207e4953a5f0ef30a2bd44431e91_e2a0ac34a238aac433e390fb14ccb65b0a71864e.jpgI had this built up as more of a rando...
05-14-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 921
Posted By 3alarmer

Here's one that is obscure in marque, but a very nice bicycle.

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1325/smolenski_005_7ffa507a404790d27940322cd9238a35cb88a722.jpg...
05-14-21, 07:13 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 13,196
Posted By Doug Fattic

I'm not convinced yet this is a Tom Ritchey frame...

I'm not convinced yet this is a Tom Ritchey frame for sure. It's possible of course but I have also studied pictures of Peter Johnson's frames and they have the same features too. I'm a frame builder...
05-13-21, 10:13 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 13,196
Posted By cudak888

Not sure if anyone mentioned it yet, but see if...

Not sure if anyone mentioned it yet, but see if you can get everyone on the phone to chat. Hearing the voices on the other end of the line is usually a lot more reassuring to a seller.

-Kurt
05-13-21, 08:12 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 13,196
Posted By Doug Fattic

A little bit about the history of us American...

A little bit about the history of us American builders to put this bicycle in context. When the bike boom of 1970/71 started, the craft had died out in the US. Americans that wanted a fine bicycle...
05-11-21, 08:24 PM
Replies: 21,482
Views: 4,119,120
Posted By James1964

Super domestique ride

Fill it with beer and be the king of your next group ride.
...
05-11-21, 08:19 PM
Replies: 21,482
Views: 4,119,120
Posted By thumpism

Buy a Brooks for three hundred and get a free...

Buy a Brooks for three hundred and get a free Free Spirit POS.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/919733655265658
...
05-11-21, 12:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 941
Posted By randyjawa

With limited storage space, I cannot keep all of...

With limited storage space, I cannot keep all of my bikes (four is my storage limit). I recently finished restoring this late sixties Italian Torpado and took it out for its after restoration test...
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