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06-20-22, 10:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 284
Posted By randyjawa

1958 Rabeneick 120d - Top of the Line German Steed...

As I get older and more worn out, I feel the need to pass some of my bikes on to people who can appreciate them more that I. Simply put, I cannot push the gearing on the Rabeneick and have decided to...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-22, 01:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 758
Posted By Litespud

if various sources of online blather are to be...

if various sources of online blather are to be believed, Campag are due an upgrade (SR EPS is 4 years old, I think), so maybe 13 sp road, some form of wireless, EPS dipping down into Chorus, or some...
06-15-22, 06:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 552
Posted By capnjonny

Stealth Paramount????

Cruising the racks at the Bike Exchange I spied this ragamuffin that had just arrived. The stickers and flat pedals couldn't hide the thoroughbred underneath. Barely legible from the side but clear...
06-15-22, 04:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 695
Posted By Andy_K

C'est fini! -- PX-10 content

After many trials and travails, I think I have finally finished my Peugeot PX-10 Super Deluxe build. Sort of. There are still a few details to be worked out. The headset is loose. The seatpost binder...
06-14-22, 08:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 728
Posted By sthurman

Final update, Thanks Joey!

So I got lucky and Krakhaus sold me the blue fork as it was a perfect match (except the color). Thanks Joey! I'm going to give an overview of the whole thing in case anybody finds my adventure...
06-14-22, 12:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 372
Posted By ehcoplex

Did I need another bike project......? Maybe...

Did I need another bike project......?

Maybe could've talked the seller down a bit, but he was a really nice older guy and it just happened he had an appointment 15 miles from where I live, so his...
06-12-22, 05:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 432
Posted By Miloburnz

Detto Pietro ! Are there any out there ?

Just finished putting my Detto together and was wondering if there are any other Detto owners out there.
My bike started out as a rusty green frame i bought from a flea market , the decals are same...
06-12-22, 12:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 329
Posted By droppedandlost

This deserves a bigger photo ...

This deserves a bigger photo

06-08-22, 01:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 358
Posted By retrodude

Selle San Marco Regal Girardi saddle: bit of a...

Selle San Marco Regal Girardi saddle: bit of a story. Picked up for 5-10$ due to ultra used condition. It was my most challenging leather saddle recovering to date, dealing with the rivets, etc but...
06-06-22, 06:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 414
Posted By 52telecaster

Helping a kid out...

A friend of Sarah's and I had a son going into 8th grade next fall. The tradition at his school is all 8th graders ride to school. This kid didn't have a bike and didn't know how to ride one so I put...
06-04-22, 11:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 605
Posted By styggno1

Major Bianchi X4 score!

I have written it here before – Sweden does not have a lot of top-of-the-line vintage lightweights of international calibre. With a somewhat short season cycling has never been a really big sport...
05-24-22, 01:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 882
Posted By Shrevvy

Jack Taylor Touring Campy, TA, Phil Wood

Jack Taylor touring bike up for sale. $1400 plus shipping. Shipping $99 for lower 48 states. Pickup available in Northeast Ohio.

- 60 cm CTC seat tube, 58.5 CTC top tube
- Campy Rally RD, Campy...
05-23-22, 01:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 676
Posted By 75lechamp

New Build: Gios Torino Super Record

Finished this one just today - a pretty nice 1982-ish Gios Super Record. This is the model with the coins in the fork crown, and I think it's the final iteration of that model, with the only...
05-22-22, 02:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 656
Posted By botty kayer

Taken to the Max, 90's Columbus Max Somec with a wild paint job

Hello, well I am a lucky boy. After years of longing for a wildly painted Somec, they rarely if ever come up for sale here in the UK, I finally found one, and went and collected it yesterday.

Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-22, 06:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 912
Posted By rumrunn6

when I ride w/ Wifey it's about spending time...

when I ride w/ Wifey it's about spending time with her. everything else, is secondary
05-08-22, 03:45 PM
Replies: 1,746
Views: 358,766
Posted By thinktubes


05-08-22, 09:43 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 122,851
Posted By Aardwolf

I've just put Vittoria Rubino Pro 28mm tubulars /...

I've just put Vittoria Rubino Pro 28mm tubulars / Mavic Monthlery Route rims on my Holdsworth Avanti.
I was concerned about the clearance but the Rubinos are measuring 28mm at 75psi and I've still...
04-22-22, 01:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 391
Posted By BMC_Kid

Retro-mod Build: Vintage Zullo Meets Modern Campy

I finished the re-build of my Zullo. It started out as an 8 speed SunTour Superbe Pro bike. This was a wonderful build, made with what was considered as one of the best shifting groupos of that era....
04-19-22, 10:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 469
Posted By AliH

Claud Butler for my daughter

My 14 year old needed a new bike so we went to our local collective (www.commonwheel.org.uk or check out their unofficial page full of judgement! https://uncommonwheel.weebly.com/)

Without any of...
04-02-22, 10:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,420
Posted By tremolo1965

Reassembled My De Rosa

04-01-22, 01:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 372
Posted By jjhabbs

Help! What do you know about this ATALA! PICS inside.

Hey guys,
I got this from a neighbor here by the Vintage Bike Garage. I was told it was an early 70s bike. However IDK if that is true at all. There are some unique features on this bicycle. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-22, 06:28 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,796
Posted By obrentharris

I blame it on the previous owner. My 1957...

I blame it on the previous owner.
My 1957 Carlton was upgraded before my time from steel cottered Williams cranks to 1961 aluminum, square tapered T.A. cranks...
So I felt compelled to also upgrade...
03-28-22, 06:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 973
Posted By motochick

I got a free bike off FB and restored it

I saw an ad for a free 10 speed bike, I could tell it was lugged but that was about it so I claimed it. When we went to pick it up it turned out to be a 1970 Gitane Tour de France in Reynolds 531,...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-22, 12:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,109
Posted By merlinextraligh

Restoring the Merlin ( or why Titanium is still cool)

I decided to restore my 24 year old Merlin Extralight. In its current configuration it has a mishmash of Shimano 10 speed mechanical components.

A few years back, I added S&S couplers to make...
03-13-22, 06:31 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,342
Posted By jdawginsc

Use it until it breaks, then reassess!

Use it until it breaks, then reassess!
03-13-22, 11:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,076
Posted By Andy Antipas

1969 URAGO Cattaneo

I bought this frame from AndyK in 2018 and I finally got around to restoring it. I think this frame was involved in a three way deal with gugie? I had the frame refinished in an off white color and...
03-08-22, 10:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 859
Posted By cheffyjay

Sharing a charming Australian find

Couldn't resist this Cecil Walker, seems to be labeled 'Super Corsa' on the top tube. It's my first Campagnolo setup with the gum rubber still attached. The components were well worth the price of...
03-06-22, 10:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 855
Posted By john903

What is it

Hello I picked this up last November. I have several blue print drawings with the name Erick Chomski on them. The drawings list "531 frame and fork tubing" there is no mention of manufacture oh and...
03-04-22, 03:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 757
Posted By spudly

Who made this nicer Japanese bike? And show your Tange, Marukin, etc.

Just acquired this bike from the original owner who bought it around 1984. The only info I can find online about Marukin is from a post by T-Mar (expert and encyclopedic, as always!) stating that...
03-04-22, 12:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,068
Posted By Doug Fattic

Repainting a bunch of fillet brazed Schwinns

In this subject thread I'm going to document the process of repainting a bunch of Schwinn fillet brazed frames. I've been involved for 22 years in a charity bicycle project in Ukraine. Over those...
03-03-22, 04:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,152
Posted By 67Carlton

Getting started with a Bob Jackson

This is a real step-up project for me. After really enjoying my first C&V build experiences last year, I decided to indulge my desire to invest in a nicer frame in my size.

The frame and fork: I’d...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-22, 10:37 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 12,490
Posted By ChicagoMatt

It's been a while, but quick coda: The day before...

It's been a while, but quick coda: The day before Thanksgiving last year, I got a text from an unknown number. It just asked "Is this Matt?" and had a picture of my stolen bike. The person that...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-22, 07:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 745
Posted By icyclist

Made in France, Japan and the USA, Ridden for Ukraine

I pedal in solidarity with Ukrainian cyclists and...
02-28-22, 07:05 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 122,851
Posted By Stevensb

Holdsworth Special

Getting ready for spring. New Herse 32 mm tires measure only 28mm wide on the Open Pro rims. Better than the 23s that were on it before.


02-24-22, 01:42 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,393
Posted By ollo_ollo

My twobular ride ...

My twobular ride
02-23-22, 08:27 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 122,851
Posted By mattface

It's roughly assembled into an almost rideable...

It's roughly assembled into an almost rideable bike. I just need one brake lever clamp, cable housing, and dry roads. I think the chainline might need a little adjustment, and the dropouts need...
02-23-22, 02:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 553
Posted By GP210

Benotto 3000 : what model year ?

Hello everyone,

Could you help to identify what model year is this bike ?
I assume between 1978 and 1982.
Anyone could decode the serial number ?

02-22-22, 08:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 453
Posted By ejw

The Thrift Store Italian Pt3 Finito

Found in a Thrift Store for $125. Never heard of a Fiorelli, but I recognized the campy components, all indications were the components were original to the bike. Forum members helped narrow the age...
02-22-22, 07:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,226
Posted By CV-6

I mounted some VO fenders to a Carré I converted...

I mounted some VO fenders to a Carré I converted to 650B. My fender line is not perfect, but it works for me.

I found this helpful....
02-22-22, 12:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 652
Posted By Kilroy1988

A Mid-1950s Express Werke AG (Bavarian) Road Bicycle

Hello folks,

I trust everyone is doing well! Yesterday I had the good fortune to pick up this 1950s Express Werke AG road bicycle that was built in Newmarkt in der Oberpfalz in Bavaria. Express...
02-22-22, 10:27 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,621
Posted By gugie

Given a large enough group of people, a certain...

Given a large enough group of people, a certain percentage are stupid. This is expanded upon and proven in the video, below.

02-17-22, 07:40 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 122,851
Posted By mattface

My Dad's old Holdsworth professional build is...

My Dad's old Holdsworth professional build is coming together. I've come around to building it more or less period correct with higher-end parts. Totally correct would be pearl white paint, and early...
02-13-22, 10:05 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,387
Posted By iab

It is complete. More pics -...

It is complete. More pics - https://www.flickr.com/photos/68123172@N03/albums/72157718286844181

02-12-22, 03:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 801
Posted By thedriveside

Gazelle Champion Mondial Special AA project

Recently acquired this frame, Gazelle Champion Mondial Special AA. Last owner imported the frame from the Netherlands, don't see these in Canada very often. Reynolds 531 tubing (my first), very cool...
02-10-22, 02:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 629
Posted By oneclick

Torpado from Randy

July last year randyjawa of this parish listed a Torpado frame & fork; I bit, and here are some pics as it is so far.
The first pic is from the listing, and it arrived (well packed) exactly as it...
02-08-22, 04:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 488
Posted By hwyatt

Classic Factory Lightweights

I haven't yet done 10 posts so I can't post photos or links yet, but I thought I would draw your attention to my Classic Factory Lightweights website - classiclightweights.net - which is focused on...
02-07-22, 07:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 658
Posted By CriticalThought

Barn Find 1971 Swiss Super Mondia Special

I have too many projects in the queue but the price was right and it (rack & saddle aside) was just so original. Bought from the original owner who told me he bought it new in Southern California and...
01-31-22, 07:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 589
Posted By Ex Pres

Chinook by Bruce Gordon Cycles

Picked this up from a terrible local CL ad, written by the daughter. The owner actually knew he had something special but was moving and didn't intend to ride anymore.
He had bought this a while...
01-31-22, 05:40 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,980
Posted By spinnanz

To those who said don't convert a vintage to electric....

So I posted my intend build a while back, and a few said don't do it. You will die, the bike will break etc. Well after doing about 4000km on it, I'm not dead, it's not broken and it's been a ton of...
01-30-22, 02:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,159
Posted By sloar

1973 Paramount, finally.

Two weeks ago at a swap meet I saw this Paramount for sale. I didn’t bring enough cash but made an offer anyhow. After he stopped laughing he said no. I walked around the rest of the day hoping no...
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