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05-17-24, 01:46 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,974
Posted By iab

For clarity, and adding my .02 :), Vintage...

For clarity, and adding my .02 :), Vintage Aesthetic not only includes how the bike looks, but also encompasses the user experience. The bottom line is modern components outperform their vintage...
05-16-24, 10:17 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 4,075
Posted By Strawbunyan

Its the bronze chainrings, isnt it? :D i have...

Its the bronze chainrings, isnt it? :D i have this weird urge to buy up every bronze biopace ring left on the planet to make sure i always have one....
05-16-24, 08:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 288
Posted By Oldbill

Thanks for the 3 speed model info. Yes, the...

Thanks for the 3 speed model info.
Yes, the brake arm is marked "Komet Super" single speed hub with coaster brake and front handbrake.
What puzzled me is the 26" size wheels on a European spec...
05-15-24, 03:58 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 4,075
Posted By Strawbunyan

I have the pinch bolt down as tight as I can...

I have the pinch bolt down as tight as I can possibly get it...and that says a lot because I am notorious for over tightening everything I get my hands on...torque specs be darned. I realllllly...
05-15-24, 03:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 546
Posted By Lamont Cobb

Vintage wheel tools score!

Last week I visited a bike store to buy some small parts for my resto project (cables, etc.) and have my wheels and breaks checked for safety. Going to a bike store is probably not a big deal for...
05-15-24, 02:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 760
Posted By dmanthree

Reminder: Keep Your Head Up

I know, I'm preaching to the choir, but a friend recently rear-ended a cable service truck and got really banged up. Multiple cuts to the face, six cracked ribs and (another) broken collarbone. He...
05-15-24, 05:08 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,905
Posted By Robvolz

More ...

More
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05-14-24, 06:54 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,905
Posted By Robvolz

The event was held in the community center across...

The event was held in the community center across from a train station that allowed bikes. Incredibly easy to get to....
05-14-24, 05:27 PM
05-14-24, 04:18 PM
Replies: 725
Views: 38,987
Posted By '02 nrs

$400. mesa,AZ

https :// www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1567042167415878...
05-14-24, 09:24 AM
Replies: 725
Views: 38,987
Posted By Muffins

$50 "Performance" frame, Tange 1, central New...

$50 "Performance" frame, Tange 1, central New Jersey

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05-13-24, 12:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,409
Posted By rsbob

Fast After 50 solved my issue. A week can be 7,...

Fast After 50 solved my issue. A week can be 7, 10, 12 or however many days you want it to be. So simple. Doh!
05-13-24, 06:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 341
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Sweet - I’m sure you’re glad to have her and her...

Sweet - I’m sure you’re glad to have her and her bike closer to home.
05-10-24, 06:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 823
Posted By PhilFo

I use a large Carradice saddlebag with a support,...

I use a large Carradice saddlebag with a support, on bikes which don't have eyelets for rack mounting. In my largest bag I can carry an extra pair of shoes (if I really wanted), slacks, dress shirt,...
05-09-24, 04:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 345
Posted By ehcoplex

A Raleigh Competition, in any of its...

A Raleigh Competition, in any of its incarnations, is a bargain at $50…
05-09-24, 07:26 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 76,516
Posted By top506

Next in the que, as soon as I can find proper...

Next in the que, as soon as I can find proper graphics for it (damn, I MISS Velocals!).

...
05-08-24, 02:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,409
Posted By rsbob

This is my gym

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05-08-24, 05:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 508
Posted By nlerner

Try to remember that the bike is on your roof...

Try to remember that the bike is on your roof rack when you start pulling into the garage.
05-06-24, 10:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 541
Posted By mpetry912

Can AI Calculate spoke length ?

I spoke with a good friend on the phone this morning and one of the things we talked about was "could AI calculate spoke lengths". Interesting question.

So my prompt to ChatGPT (I have a premium...
05-06-24, 12:00 AM
Replies: 725
Views: 38,987
Posted By jPrichard10

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High Flange Campy Record hubs, first gen Dura Ace crankset,...
05-05-24, 07:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 729
Posted By billytwosheds

(trying to) Go fast on an old steel frame - Merckx local race content

For the last few years I've managed the bike coop at my university, and today I took the opportunity to jump in and do a race on my Merckx.

I wouldn't say I went all that fast (1:11ish in the 40k...
05-04-24, 01:34 PM
Replies: 10,545
Views: 1,570,272
Posted By phtomita

Finally finish building with modern components :)...

Finally finish building with modern components :)
20lbs10oz (9355grams) as seen
...
05-03-24, 04:42 PM
Replies: 725
Views: 38,987
Posted By highlander8

Zunow classic racing bike

Classic zunow racing bicycle. Looks to be all original with maybe a few replacements done here-and-there.

https://www.facebook.com/share/UgWHZb1gxG3upUof/?mibextid=kL3p88...
05-01-24, 10:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 411
Posted By AdventureManCO

Sometimes the posts are so stuck throwing them in...

Sometimes the posts are so stuck throwing them in a vise or using a pipe wrench can break the stays off. Usually the higher end the frame, the more delicate the operation required. I've also seen...
04-30-24, 03:19 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 4,075
Posted By Strawbunyan

Quick PSA, watch your fingers when shifting on...

Quick PSA, watch your fingers when shifting on these downtube shifters....the front tire will eat them if you are not concious of it. 😅😅😅🤣🤣🤕
04-30-24, 01:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 522
Posted By Ironfish653

Bon Temps Rolleur: 1989 Cannondale Rebuild

TLDR: Bought an old Cannondale, replaced everything but the serial number, put on some really nice tires; predictably it's a rocket sled
:giver:

*Long Read Ahead :p
About a year and a half ago...
04-30-24, 01:07 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 4,075
Posted By Strawbunyan

Where i live people dont believe in keep their...

Where i live people dont believe in keep their dogs in fences or tied up or inside so 100s of them just run the streets. One of the local terriers races me when i go passed his yard and had been...
04-28-24, 11:41 AM
Replies: 3,252
Views: 430,526
Posted By IdahoBrett

My first bike with tubular tires. Not sure if it...

My first bike with tubular tires. Not sure if it was the idea that they would be different feeling. But it felt different. More “solid” around corners. And when leaning the bike side to side at speed...
Forum: Commuting
04-26-24, 10:40 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 11,945
Posted By Strawbunyan

😁😁😁 The shifters are very ornate and I lile them...

😁😁😁 The shifters are very ornate and I lile them very much, just one more thing that makes the bike feel like art you can ride. I didnt know how i would like friction shifting on the downtubes like...
04-26-24, 02:41 PM
Replies: 7,945
Views: 968,352
Posted By BTinNYC

Shifter bosses ...

Shifter bosses
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04-26-24, 09:39 AM
Replies: 725
Views: 38,987
Posted By SDHawk

Vintage Lotus Bicycle - $250 - Oceanside, CA ...

Vintage Lotus Bicycle - $250 - Oceanside, CA
www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/765562265544963/
...
04-25-24, 05:49 PM
04-25-24, 06:24 AM
Replies: 3,609
Views: 1,006,008
Posted By Jughed

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04-25-24, 02:34 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,409
Posted By Ssj

I stopped doing weight training on rest days...

I stopped doing weight training on rest days after realizing I was not giving my body or muscles enough recovery time.

I weight train on ride days, either after hard rides or before zone 2 rides....
Forum: Commuting
04-24-24, 04:55 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 11,945
Posted By Strawbunyan

A few people in this thread (and invetiably in...

A few people in this thread (and invetiably in every "what bike for me?" Thread) recommended buying an older bike because you get a good bike that will do the commute for a fraction of the cost........
04-24-24, 04:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 465
Posted By gearbasher

Old Blackburn Workstand -- New Jaws

Since keeping vintage stuff working is in our blood, I decided to share this:
My old (+/-35 years) Blackburn workstand was in dire need of new jaws....
04-24-24, 03:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 645
Posted By Senior Ryder 00

BUT, That was half the fun of riding one!

BUT, That was half the fun of riding one!
04-24-24, 12:56 PM
Replies: 3,252
Views: 430,526
Posted By 79pmooney

Heaven!

Went for a magic 50 miles yesterday on my new to me and certified spiffy Pro Miyata. (A re-paint I bought from a forum member. The local framebuilder found a BB crack. (While facing, aligning, a...
04-24-24, 11:17 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 4,075
Posted By Strawbunyan

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04-23-24, 02:39 PM
Replies: 725
Views: 38,987
Posted By jeirvine

Herse in Springfield VA, $5,500:...

Herse in Springfield VA, $5,500: facebook.com/marketplace/item/461643716292259/
...
04-23-24, 07:40 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 42,179
Posted By IdahoBrett

A real good friend provided transport for my...

A real good friend provided transport for my recent N+1 acquisition. It is from a fine and generous BF member. The jersey was an unexpected surprise. I think it is a 1984 since the serial number...
04-22-24, 10:35 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 19,242
Posted By steine13

When I was in school, I learned that perpetual...

When I was in school, I learned that perpetual motion machines were an impossibility.
Thermodynamics, they said.

We might be able to disprove the axiom -- all we need to do is merge this thread...
04-22-24, 08:27 AM
Replies: 725
Views: 38,987
Posted By Schreck83

That would be me :rolleyes: Thanks, Muffins !

That would be me :rolleyes:

Thanks, Muffins !
04-22-24, 08:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,387
Posted By El Chaba

Without knowing the geometry, I am guessing that...

Without knowing the geometry, I am guessing that it is “competition” geometry or a slightly relaxed version. If that is the case, the bike is supposed to be a bit snappy and I would be inclined...
04-22-24, 03:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 579
Posted By hidetaka

From my experience the Mavic 'tech' mostly exists...

From my experience the Mavic 'tech' mostly exists to push you into their warm embrace when you need a $10 spoke or a truing. I took my Ksyrium SLS to a local shop and they sent me to the official...
04-21-24, 02:35 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 19,242
Posted By AdventureManCO

I'm starting to come to the conclusion that my...

I'm starting to come to the conclusion that my collection is just crap. Well, I mean other than the Guac and maybe the the Trek 930 (which is already sort of 'meh'). Half my bikes don't even fit me...
04-20-24, 04:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 688
Posted By tjfastback66

WHAT are the CHANCES? 40 years Later Raleigh Prestige

Hello All,
Back in the day I worked at a LBS and had an opportunity to purchase a 1983 Raleigh Prestige GS from my employer for 10% over cost (about $450).
I have had it all these years - so about...
04-20-24, 12:03 PM
Replies: 725
Views: 38,987
Posted By SoCaled

3 Rensho Tandem - $300 (accepting offers!) -...

3 Rensho Tandem - $300 (accepting offers!) - Norwalk, CA
https://offerup.com/item/detail/12248e2e-1f23-3b03-b7ce-aa4ef9e8ac6c?cid=7.4
...
04-20-24, 07:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 579
Posted By Barry2

Mavic has recently (re)opened a new USA office...

Mavic has recently (re)opened a new USA office and warehouse.
Try mavic support directly. I needed a replacement wheel, nobody had stock, but their US warehouse did.

Barry
04-19-24, 09:52 AM
Replies: 7,945
Views: 968,352
Posted By bwilli88

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Old Schwinn Le Tour a lady friend of mine wanted a more upright...
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