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07-28-21, 08:10 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 18,456
Posted By metalrideroz

Michelin has a new-ish 559 tyre. Michelin Pilot...

Michelin has a new-ish 559 tyre.
Michelin Pilot Pump
smooth tread design
folding bead
26x2.3
claimed 675g
https://www.bike-components.de/en/Michelin/Pilot-Pump-26-Folding-Tyre-p81083/
07-24-21, 08:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 564
Posted By SwimmerMike

noobinsf - Hope you can make it. If you don't...

noobinsf - Hope you can make it. If you don't and there seems to be interest, I'd like this to turn into a monthly or quarterly get together and maybe rotate around the Bay Area.

Mike
07-22-21, 05:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 545
Posted By zandoval

26.6 v/s 25.8 v/s 25.4... Much different sizes...

26.6 v/s 25.8 v/s 25.4... Much different sizes for what you would think is a common frame. I had the same problem with my 83 UNIVEGA Gran. It was supposed to be 26.6 but I had a hard time fitting the...
07-22-21, 11:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 323
Posted By alcjphil

What pressure are you inflating to? Back when non...

What pressure are you inflating to? Back when non hook bead rims were the norm most tires recommended no more than 70 psi
07-20-21, 08:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 467
Posted By Mad Honk

Noob, I have been using these guys for...

Noob,
I have been using these guys for about two and a half years it is; Pro Kote Indy. They are hot rod guys and couldn't find some one to do the work they wanted so they started up...
07-14-21, 05:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 414
Posted By Wilbur76

Good point about looking for same color in the...

Good point about looking for same color in the steerer tube. I just tore down an 89 RH Comp and the ivory paint goes up nearly to the threads. Will be tearing down the Stumpy once my garage cools...
07-07-21, 11:00 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,737
Posted By 269523

91 kids cantelope

I just picked this one up for my 7 year old. We are gonna overhaul it together. I'm hoping to find a rack that will work for and then he will have a bike just like Dad's!
...
07-05-21, 08:25 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,062
Posted By DQRider

575 @ f4.5 - The Haiku and Photography Thread

The idea is simple: Post a photograph of something C&V Bicycle related, and a haiku to go with it.

Example:

https://i.imgur.com/t6hRenV.png.
..
blue whale on the road

happy and ready to go
07-04-21, 11:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 683
Posted By Bianchigirll

I don’t care for those huge tires but that is a...

I don’t care for those huge tires but that is a fabulous bike.
07-04-21, 07:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 683
Posted By jjames1452

Univega

That would be a cool addition!!!
I'm 6 foot. It sounds like it would fit well.

Sadly I am I. Ohio.

Best of luck.
07-03-21, 12:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 700
Posted By kroozer

I love that style of frame, looks like a great...

I love that style of frame, looks like a great all-rounder. I have an Atala Record that looks a lot like it (the angles, lots of chrome), and my first thought was that it was one of the mass-produced...
07-02-21, 11:57 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,614
Posted By bikemig

That's not how I read it. To say that this...

That's not how I read it. To say that this person's death is a reminder to all of us to be careful does not necessarily imply that the rider's lack of attention caused the accident. It's just that, a...
06-30-21, 06:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 545
Posted By johnnyace

Yup, I get 26.6mm.

Yup, I get 26.6mm.
06-28-21, 06:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 700
Posted By AJI125

That is really neat! A lot like the Fuji Finest...

That is really neat! A lot like the Fuji Finest as you mention, looks and all - same Chainstay crimps, same chrome accents. Except the early 70s Finest generally had short top tubes for the seat...
06-28-21, 01:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 700
Posted By romperrr

Wow, thankfully the TT is too long for me too,...

Wow, thankfully the TT is too long for me too, great deal on an interesting frame.
06-25-21, 07:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 990
Posted By kmerskine

Schwinn restoration

During the pandemic I started restoring old bikes. Worthless pieces of junk that don't deserve the money I put into them and which some of you would scorn at even giving a second look. But I...
06-24-21, 07:08 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 25,571
Posted By johnnyace

I wasn't going to buy any more, but I couldn't...

I wasn't going to buy any more, but I couldn't help it. Found this one locally, in my size, and in great shape. Only bike I regret having sold was my gold 1972 TdF, so it was easy. Bonus points for...
06-14-21, 02:47 PM
Replies: 7,201
Views: 699,565
Posted By JohnDThompson

38T ring to complete my drillium triple:

38T ring to complete my drillium triple:
06-14-21, 02:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 447
Posted By Frogbutter

English 26.4 ISO The International...

English 26.4 ISO
The International Organization for Standardization. (http://www.iso.ch/) This is an international agency that is active in trying to rationalize bicycle design to make parts...
06-12-21, 12:05 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,344
Posted By non-fixie

I don't think there is such a thing as...

I don't think there is such a thing as "over-spending", unless you're in the trade, and need to make money on a bike. I am not.

I tend to buy nice frames and nice parts if I think the price is...
06-12-21, 09:47 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,344
Posted By Bad Lag

It's a hobby not a business. It's exercise...

It's a hobby not a business.

It's exercise not finance.

Your physical and mental health are both improved by cycling.

You are worth it. Invest your time and RIDE!
06-11-21, 05:29 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,344
Posted By jdawginsc

The worst money magnets are the "bike part lot"...

The worst money magnets are the "bike part lot" variety. It's like Christmas at your grandmother's house. You know that you will get knitted socks, tic tacs and chapstick, but there is also that...
06-11-21, 05:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 747
Posted By droppedandlost

I will add myself to the shipping queue if nobody...

I will add myself to the shipping queue if nobody local takes it.
06-11-21, 04:31 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,344
Posted By genejockey

How do you make a small fortune in vintage bikes?...

How do you make a small fortune in vintage bikes? Start with a large fortune.;)

My worst tendency is what I'd call panic buying. The Lotus Classique I just got has full Arabesque kit. Full,...
06-11-21, 01:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 747
Posted By mrv

Interesting..... I'm a bit far to the east...

Interesting..... I'm a bit far to the east though. Way over here on the other side of the Mississippi (heck, the other side of Lake Michigan....).

I have been toying with the idea of trying to...
06-09-21, 01:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 747
Posted By bikemig

Cool bike, neat project, my size, and I’m glad...

Cool bike, neat project, my size, and I’m glad you’re not local
06-07-21, 05:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 553
Posted By Roger M

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1680x2000/20210524_184702_3601f194e0205ae247ad3af21ad7827810d6d9d0.jpg
The "before" shot
Update:

I was going to pitch it, after Charles said...
06-04-21, 03:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 290
Posted By 79pmooney

The arms end in a slot. We cannot see them...

The arms end in a slot. We cannot see them because we are looking at the brake front on. So the cable pulls out easily to act as a release for wheel changes like the non clamped end of a Racer...
06-03-21, 04:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 362
Posted By Roger M

This is an older Suntour ratchet shifter, but it...

This is an older Suntour ratchet shifter, but it probably looks the same at the mount.
...
05-26-21, 11:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 773
Posted By merziac

Shore it up with teflon tape, maybe the thick...

Shore it up with teflon tape, maybe the thick stuff so it holds up for awhile. ;)
05-26-21, 06:20 PM
Replies: 17,618
Views: 1,934,247
Posted By gaucho777

I took the long way home after work so I could...

I took the long way home after work so I could drop by the LBS (Missing Link) on my way home.

First I made my way along the ridge of the Berkeley Hills with nice views of the bay. You can just...
05-25-21, 05:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 745
Posted By jonwvara

Let's see your vegetable garden

This is C&V related only in that planting the garden is why I have only been on two short rides this month. That is par for the course with me at this time of year. At least I get a lot of exercise...
05-25-21, 02:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 863
Posted By jamesdak

Made another minor change to this one today. I...

Made another minor change to this one today. I had gotten these leather wrapped bottle cages to put on the Guv'nor but realized they'd look really good on the Opus. So, this morning I swapped them...
05-24-21, 02:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 448
Posted By robertj298

Solved my problem. Seems I wasn’t turning the...

Solved my problem. Seems I wasn’t turning the adjustment screw far enough counter clockwise. I was only turning it out to where it clicked.I was afraid to turn it any further for fear of breaking...
05-21-21, 01:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 999
Posted By nlerner

Clearly the Reynolds 531 on the bike you don't...

Clearly the Reynolds 531 on the bike you don't yet have.
05-20-21, 04:01 PM
Replies: 17,618
Views: 1,934,247
Posted By curbtender

This is between Hercules and Rodeo. The path is...

This is between Hercules and Rodeo. The path is completed in Rodeo to a point and then puts you out to San Pablo Ave. Because of the refinery, I can't see it following the bay again until at least...
05-19-21, 03:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,041
Posted By merziac

They are a pair of old Vittoria's with the cleats...

They are a pair of old Vittoria's with the cleats removed and protective soles added, the soles are bomproof, wear like iron and not cheap but really make these work for if you don't want to actually...
05-18-21, 06:29 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,652
Posted By clubman

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1560x2000/airweight3_f877aaf4e3736cae3af698bb775b031934219ae1.jpg...
05-17-21, 06:54 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,652
Posted By LittleGinseng

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1124/20170503_174029_5eff2abcaec5c772e4b24f0e5352c370d4c26482.jpg
05-16-21, 12:32 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,652
Posted By steelbikeguy

that reminds me... I've got the remains of a few...

that reminds me... I've got the remains of a few SunTour cog boards. I think I've just got the weird stuff, mostly, but maybe someone is looking for weird cogs?
For example, here's my collection...
05-16-21, 07:42 AM
Replies: 4,455
Views: 435,312
Posted By bikemig

Great looking bike. That's impressive that you...

Great looking bike. That's impressive that you managed to fit 35c tires and fenders on the bike.
05-15-21, 09:46 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,652
Posted By Roger M

Sticking with the sprocket theme.. ...

Sticking with the sprocket theme..

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1316/20210515_204035_8140fa7052d83f8bbd8b5bebb83ca3b0e25e076c.jpg...
05-15-21, 09:14 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,652
Posted By Roger M

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1075x713/screenshot_20210515_201154_google_5dab2e635ebf1b219e35545930039b7f61810807.jpg
05-15-21, 08:19 PM
Replies: 4,455
Views: 435,312
Posted By bikemig

1972 Schwinn Sports Tourer

I picked up this remarkably clean '72 Schwinn Sports Tourer with all original parts. I've started overhauling it. Today was a good day. The freewheel came off even though there was no grease on the...
05-14-21, 07:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 821
Posted By Pompiere

I used Rustoleum Metallic on my Fuji. It looked...

I used Rustoleum Metallic on my Fuji. It looked dull until I sprayed the clear coat. I'm pretty happy with the final result.
...
05-14-21, 11:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 672
Posted By non-fixie

I don't have a "grail bike", but I did go out on...

I don't have a "grail bike", but I did go out on a limb once, and had a bike shipped from Canada to Holland. Ended up with a $320 bill for a $65 bike.

But seeing mrs non-fixie being singled-out...
05-12-21, 07:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 773
Posted By momoman

I found this old thread (no pun intended) ...

I found this old thread (no pun intended)

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1193805-var-depose-thumb-screw-thread-pitch.html
05-10-21, 09:55 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 11,092
Posted By bikingshearer

It's fun seeing these Bob Jacksons. My first big...

It's fun seeing these Bob Jacksons. My first big purchase from my first job out of high school in 1975 was a Bob Jackson, purchased new from Stone's in Alameda CA. It was red with white head tube and...
05-08-21, 05:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 518
Posted By fettsvenska

The best surprise I ever got from an old bike was...

The best surprise I ever got from an old bike was the bottom bracket. I bought an old beat up Fuji as an impulse buy for something like $20. I get it home and start to overhaul things a little bit...
05-06-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,652
Posted By merziac

Nothing like an NOS freewheel. ...

Nothing like an NOS freewheel.


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