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02-03-23, 07:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 233
Posted By romanlotus

Yes thanks i did. They made a lesser model with...

Yes thanks i did. They made a lesser model with Suntour and Diacompe is what i have here.
02-02-23, 08:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 233
Posted By romanlotus

Araya Aero early 80's

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02-02-23, 12:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 303
Posted By 52telecaster

You say guitar singularly, like I would have only...

You say guitar singularly, like I would have only 1. I did bring an axe and sat in at a club my buddy suggested. It was quite fun. The house band had some killer players. The talent pool is very deep...
02-02-23, 12:11 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,170
Posted By Writenride

Well, yes. I have a friend who still rides and...

Well, yes. I have a friend who still rides and he’s 88 years old. That gives hope to keep pedaling.
02-01-23, 09:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,170
Posted By r0ckh0und

I buy and sell at swap meets just about every...

I buy and sell at swap meets just about every winter and I always have people come up and tell me that they bought a frame or bike or whatever from me and sometimes they show me pics of their build...
02-01-23, 05:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 480
Posted By jdawginsc

Unusual Suntour DT shifters

Not on velobase and I have never seen them before. Very cool. Then I figured out that it might have been one of the early VX/7 models without the black rubber covers. Bingo. Beautiful casting....
02-01-23, 08:53 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 962
Posted By ehcoplex

A dumpster!? Jeepers, I wish I had trash of that...

A dumpster!? Jeepers, I wish I had trash of that caliber near me!
02-01-23, 07:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 962
Posted By romanlotus

1980 Motobecane Team Champion saved from from the dumpster

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01-31-23, 03:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 781
Posted By georges1

The stem for the Vetta is an ITM Goccia like...

The stem for the Vetta is an ITM Goccia like onthe CT Wallis but 130mm, bar will be a cassic ITM like on the CT Wallis, saddle will be a Yellow flite,seat post will be a Dura Ace one, front...
01-31-23, 03:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 711
Posted By icemilkcoffee

The mixte frame looks nice: ...

The mixte frame looks nice:
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But it's sold out...
01-31-23, 02:49 PM
Replies: 461
Views: 52,891
Posted By merziac

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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01-31-23, 02:11 PM
Replies: 461
Views: 52,891
Posted By Chuckk

Only ONE this year! 1989 Klein Quantum from a...

Only ONE this year! 1989 Klein Quantum from a friend of the original owner.
Phil hubs and a Campy crank....
01-31-23, 01:05 PM
Replies: 461
Views: 52,891
Posted By El Chaba

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01-31-23, 10:36 AM
Replies: 1,040
Views: 301,177
Posted By partyanimal

Found an old 1986 Rock Hopper for sale for $60...

Found an old 1986 Rock Hopper for sale for $60 and the guy threw in this pretty much new Peugeot Orient Express for an extra $15. Just the wife's size. Been wanting to build her more of a...
01-29-23, 11:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 499
Posted By ehcoplex

As a fairly recent initiate to wheelbuilding...

As a fairly recent initiate to wheelbuilding (I've built up 5 wheelsets now, over the past year), I'd echo what others have said about having as close to the 'right' length spokes, especially for...
01-29-23, 08:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 173
Posted By jjames1452

2nd ride on the Motobecane!

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01-26-23, 05:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,013
Posted By ehcoplex

It's a method for figuring out chain length...

It's a method for figuring out chain length (https://bike.bikegremlin.com/614/chain-length-sizing-for-bicycles-with-derailleurs/), but looking at the above photos it appears about right, so I don't...
01-24-23, 06:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,088
Posted By 52telecaster

I worked in a factory welding for years but on...

I worked in a factory welding for years but on the side was a bike mech and musician. A few years ago an old friend asked about Aaron, my son, and what he was doing these days. I said he gigs most...
01-24-23, 02:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,088
Posted By 52telecaster

My son's new Paramount

My son's new paramount....

I bought this for him for 300.00 last summer. It wasn't perfect but it wasn't horrid either. This is how he has it right now....
01-24-23, 09:48 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,103
Posted By sfazio

If the bike speaks to you don't get too hung up...

If the bike speaks to you don't get too hung up on what others think it might be worth, where it is in the line, etc. In reality the time, effort and money we all spend on these vintage bikes isn't...
01-24-23, 12:31 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,023
Posted By mountaindave

Give a dad (or mom) a vintage bike…

Sent to me by a friend, I made it C/V appropriate:

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01-23-23, 01:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 855
Posted By seypat

Backstory on the frame in the above pic. The...

Backstory on the frame in the above pic.

The builder, Chris Fiorini was amazed it still existed. The nameless guy had it for sale for $400 firm. A 19 year old kid drove 2.5 hrs from Iowa with his...
01-23-23, 10:32 AM
Replies: 1,040
Views: 301,177
Posted By cooperryder

Hello upright handlebar aficionados . I...

Hello upright handlebar aficionados .

I can't seem to help myself.

A couple months back I bought a vintage Trek sport tourer frame and fork.
It's a 1982 614.

I finally got around to...
01-22-23, 01:36 PM
Replies: 8,498
Views: 2,742,417
Posted By botty kayer

2008/9 may not seem vintage in terms of age, but...

2008/9 may not seem vintage in terms of age, but as this MTB has 26 inch wheels, a 3 x 9 chainset and a stem that has some length to it, it sure seems retro by modern MTB standards.

I've just...
01-22-23, 11:47 AM
Replies: 74,105
Views: 12,048,383
Posted By '02 nrs

$900. ti Zteam Seattle

https://seattle.craigslist.org/oly/bik/d/olympia-merlin-titanium-bikez-team-57cm/7573463630.html...
01-22-23, 09:20 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,033
Posted By Triplecrank92

Mock Up

Last night, having dissolved the original stem, I installed the handlebars on a parts bin, 110 mm Cinelli stem, but couldn't tighten the clamp down on the bars. The central sleeve of the bars...
01-21-23, 08:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,245
Posted By Catnap

FS - Super Rare Suntour Superbe Gold & Bronze Groupsets

SUNTOUR SUPERBE GOLD
PHOTOS - https://photos.app.goo.gl/KCzMoS4sYhRysiUu8
PRICE - $875
FREE SHIPPING (in the CONUS). I ship internationally at buyer's cost.
...
01-21-23, 08:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 197
Posted By albrt

Most Schwinn wheels from that era are a slightly...

Most Schwinn wheels from that era are a slightly different size than other wheels with the same measurement. A 24 x 1 3/8" Schwinn tire is also known as 547 iso. Here's an example from an internet...
01-20-23, 07:13 AM
Replies: 74,105
Views: 12,048,383
Posted By WilliamT

Giordana Scorpius (Kensington MD)

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/480127800758217/

Asking $750; Dura Ace components (https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/480127800758217/) (listed 4 days ago)
...
01-19-23, 11:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 382
Posted By base2

That's awesome! I am so adding this to my...

That's awesome!
I am so adding this to my mental toolbox.
01-17-23, 08:04 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,403
Posted By Chuck M

This bike checks of most of the boxes in the OP...

This bike checks of most of the boxes in the OP having a hi-tensile frame, steel wheels, stem shifters, safety levers, and spoke protector. I did replace the foam grips with cotton bar tape and I...
01-17-23, 05:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 383
Posted By jdawginsc

Is it a Rossin? Probably not. Was it worth...

Is it a Rossin? Probably not.

Was it worth the $160 to get it here? Probably not.

But I love it and am going to build it and flash my blissful ignorance with pride.

Thus endeth the epistle.
01-17-23, 11:59 AM
Replies: 74,105
Views: 12,048,383
Posted By SoCaled

Mike Melton - $250 - Aiken, SC ...

Mike Melton - $250 - Aiken, SC
https://www.ebay.com/itm/115431421185
Listing grabbed from CR list...
01-17-23, 06:28 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,403
Posted By top506

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And the whole sortid tale:
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01-17-23, 01:15 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,403
Posted By dddd

I think that my Motiv Defiant meets the...

I think that my Motiv Defiant meets the requirements, and was a good-running bike the year that I rode it.

Motivs were I believe a brand sold at Costco, and there were actually a couple of...
01-16-23, 08:10 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,403
Posted By iab

Gaspipe Umberto Dei. Has a real ugly weld across...

Gaspipe Umberto Dei. Has a real ugly weld across the BB shell. Threading the BB was an adventure.

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01-16-23, 02:49 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,403
Posted By Pompiere

This one had almost everything on the list. My...

This one had almost everything on the list. My first ten-speed was a Kabuki, so when one came into my nearby thrift shop I didn't think twice about buying it. Kabukis were made by casting aluminum...
01-16-23, 02:23 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,403
Posted By bikemig

I still haven't sold this late 70s Peugeot UO 10....

I still haven't sold this late 70s Peugeot UO 10. I think it might be too nice a bike for this category though since it has alloy parts. It does have a hi tensile steel frame. I like the UO 10s a lot...
01-16-23, 01:13 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,403
Posted By Murray Missile

Gas pipe love and other depravities.

This is probably one of those posts that isn't going to go where I intended but WTH? Let's see what happens, shall we? :D

I know we already have a "cheapest and worst quality" thread but I know...
01-14-23, 03:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,132
Posted By Force

Miyata 1000LT with upgrades and extras

Selling this low-mileage Miyata 1000LT with upgraded parts. Very clean. I understand it was built by Velo Classique. Edco Competition triple cranks, Edco Competition sealed bearing hubs, Edco...
01-13-23, 09:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 574
Posted By Andy Antipas

1970 Cinelli SC N+1

The latest addition is an Iconic 1970 Cinelli Supercorsa. PO had the frame refinished 10 years ago, and as usual I go with a period build with Campy, Cinelli, Fiamme, Regina. I won't get to ride it...
01-12-23, 04:57 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 900
Posted By 52telecaster

I generally don't need them as wide as I make...

I generally don't need them as wide as I make them but it never hurts to have the security when touring, and touring is my favorite thing to do on a bike. I have lately invested in some lighter...
01-12-23, 04:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 769
Posted By jamesdak

Rosa e nero (Pink and black) Gianni Motta Personal 2001 R, wow!

Finally landed another frame I've lusted after for years. In a perfect world I would have one of the American flag themed Motta bikes but while they are out there I've never caught one on sale in my...
01-11-23, 08:03 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 900
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

The Duopar will actually shift to a 38T sprocket...

The Duopar will actually shift to a 38T sprocket and completely handle a 50-42-31 triple and a 16-38 six-speed freewheel, even when cross chaining....
01-10-23, 09:50 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 900
Posted By 79pmooney

Every Power Ratchet/SunTour anything combo I've...

Every Power Ratchet/SunTour anything combo I've tried worked super. Now I haven't gone higher than 7-speed so I don't know how well the relatively coarsely spaced ratchet teeth would do with the...
01-10-23, 02:21 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 900
Posted By 52telecaster

Suntour barcons are my go to. Same thing really.

Suntour barcons are my go to. Same thing really.
01-10-23, 12:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 900
Posted By 52telecaster

Experimenting with drivetrain

The suntour Vx-GT will do amazing stuff if 7 speeds is enough. I have odd tastes in cassettes and am experimenting for a future bike build. Current idea is
13-14-16-18-21-28-36. I was wondering...
01-10-23, 08:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 984
Posted By John E

Yes! Also, modern low-friction cable and housing....

Yes! Also, modern low-friction cable and housing. The rear brake of my Peugeot UO-8 was worthless until I replaced the cable and housing, which made a dramatic difference.

When I replaced the...
01-09-23, 12:05 PM
Replies: 74,105
Views: 12,048,383
Posted By jamesdak

Come on, this is the C&V forum. There's always...

Come on, this is the C&V forum. There's always room for one more!!
01-08-23, 12:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 359
Posted By Bad Lag

I would assume the washer is still inside the...

I would assume the washer is still inside the pump body, down at the bottom.
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