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05-20-24, 05:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 408
Posted By orbeamike

I rescued this Rockhopper from the dump and gave...

I rescued this Rockhopper from the dump and gave it a complete makeover. I like the end result so much I sold the dedicated Nishiki Touring bike in favor or keeping the Rockhopper.
In your case I...
05-20-24, 08:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 208
Posted By chiefkurtz

Big Blue joins the pack.

Got this 1985 Cannondale SR300 very cheap (under $50.00) and it INCLUDED the downtube shifter assembly (with the hard to find throughbolt) and FD hanger. Headset and forks (non original) included). I...
05-20-24, 06:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 408
Posted By Jeff Neese

That bike might be perfect for some types of...

That bike might be perfect for some types of riding, but it sounds like you don't do much off-road riding. If you take that out on the same roads as your road bike, of course it's going to feel...
05-19-24, 03:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 408
Posted By georges1

I use my 1993 Giant Tourer hybrid on roads and on...

I use my 1993 Giant Tourer hybrid on roads and on gravelly terrains, for heavy accidented trails or very poor condition roads one of my MTBs...
05-19-24, 03:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 408
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Occasionally I hop on my son's MTB because it has...

Occasionally I hop on my son's MTB because it has a nice big basket. But I can never get used to riding that front suspension on the roads. Especially the severe brake dive. I suppose there is a...
05-19-24, 11:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 408
Posted By SJX426

randyjawa - I have a 19978 RockHopper that I have...

randyjawa - I have a 19978 RockHopper that I have used for commuting, some off roading but mainly on the road. With 2.1" street tires pumped to 5 under max and outfitted as below, it worked fine. It...
05-18-24, 06:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 255
Posted By PromptCritical

You gonna use Campy levers for the shower valve?

You gonna use Campy levers for the shower valve?
05-16-24, 06:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 546
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

It’s Cyrillic lettering spelling out “Super”....

It’s Cyrillic lettering spelling out “Super”. Also happens to translate as “super” in Russian.
05-16-24, 02:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 546
Posted By Chinghis

That's odd. Why the faux-Russian/Greek lettering...

That's odd. Why the faux-Russian/Greek lettering on a Japanese seatpost?!

There's a thread here on BF from 2011, search for "Criep Rider Seatpost?" And an Ebay listing...
05-16-24, 08:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 760
Posted By bruce19

I don't think I've ever day dreamed on the...

I don't think I've ever day dreamed on the bike.I'm too involved with the bike and the ride.
05-16-24, 05:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 760
Posted By rm -rf

I was messing with my Garmin while riding through...

I was messing with my Garmin while riding through a small town with no traffic. I looked up, with just enough time to (mostly)swerve around the parked pickup truck. I brushed along the side of the...
05-15-24, 10:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 428
Posted By PhilFo

They are definitely not the same. Mercier is...

They are definitely not the same. Mercier is French, Mercian is English.
05-15-24, 09:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 428
Posted By jerrylis

mercier picture

here is my baby... all shiny and nice

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05-15-24, 04:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 546
Posted By cyccommute

That’s barely old! How about a 1950 Surre? I...

That’s barely old! How about a 1950 Surre? I sure others have older truing stands but theirs probably never spent any time over Berlin.
...
05-15-24, 03:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 546
Posted By branko_76

I "scored" those long ago, bought them new and...

I "scored" those long ago, bought them new and taught myself to build wheels with Jobst Brandt's "The Bicycle Wheel". Still have all of it and getting ready to build another set of classic 1970's...
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, 02:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 242
Posted By Chinghis

Many thanks, I did miss it a couple of days ago....

Many thanks, I did miss it a couple of days ago. Makes me want to get a Bianchi.
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, 01:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 242
Posted By bikingshearer

Bump for any interested parties who missed this a...

Bump for any interested parties who missed this a couple days ago.
05-15-24, 03:10 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,974
Posted By Bianchigirll

To begin I'm not a huge "Brifter" fan. I think...

To begin I'm not a huge "Brifter" fan. I think they needlessly complicate a bike. I also believe it leads to less cyclist being comfortable enough to take their hands off the bars so they can wave...
05-15-24, 01:43 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,974
Posted By seagrade

Just another opinion from a minority of one and...

Just another opinion from a minority of one and for which a full refund of the purchase price is payable on demand…

To me whatever it takes to keep classic and vintage bicycles on the road is just...
05-14-24, 07:42 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,974
Posted By mikekone

I think many folks are the same page as you. I...

I think many folks are the same page as you. I know many really like the Campy 10sp. So your comments are very much appreciated.

On my own bikes, I always use clipless pedals (easy to remove for...
05-13-24, 11:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 242
Posted By bikingshearer

Coppi video - an hour and 45 minutes of fun

I just stumbled across this video. It's all about Fausto Coppi. It's an Italian production but has overdubbing by Phil Liggett. My best guess is it dates from the 1980s. It has a lot of fun footage...
05-13-24, 04:24 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,974
Posted By bikingshearer

Okay, here's one man's opinion, and it's worth...

Okay, here's one man's opinion, and it's worth exactly what you are paying for it.

My personal sweet spot for riding is classic lugged steel with a Campy 10sp triple drivetrain. I love the look...
05-13-24, 02:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 15,870
Posted By tkm

Thanks for the confirmation. I went ahead and...

Thanks for the confirmation. I went ahead and got the two on ebay. Expensive for a couple of stops, but still far cheaper than buying the entire shifter pair.
05-12-24, 10:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 399
Posted By randyjawa

I flush with WD40, spin a bit and flush again. I...

I flush with WD40, spin a bit and flush again. I flush from the outside face of the freewheel to the inside face. I flush and spin until I see WD40 leaking out of the inner face. Then I blow...
05-11-24, 10:00 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 5,771
Posted By GCBM

Mafac tool kits

A friend told me these were provided with Peugeots, or at least some Peugeots......
05-11-24, 09:34 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 5,771
Posted By GCBM

Stonglight, TA and Simplex Chain rings

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6 hole, 5 hole - and different spacing...
05-10-24, 10:38 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,092
Posted By Manny66

Hilarious ... I've been A Professional Mechanic...

Hilarious ... I've been A Professional Mechanic for almost 30 years now,, from Helicopters, to Commercial Aircraft to 200 Ton Cranes. Building a Bike or Frame repair is a piece of cake for me. Heres...
05-10-24, 09:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 399
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

Generally speaking, there's not much difference...

Generally speaking, there's not much difference as long as we are talking about the "Aris" models. Aris was a response to Shimano's SIS/HyperGlide indexed shifting system. The teeth of the...
05-10-24, 04:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 823
Posted By bboy314

Iíve had to fix a flat on the road using this...

Iíve had to fix a flat on the road using this rack with panniers. Removing the wheel is as complicated as removing the quick release skewer.
05-09-24, 08:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 923
Posted By Iowegian

Yeah, that Boulder B cycle is a relic. It's...

Yeah, that Boulder B cycle is a relic. It's mostly scooters now although there still are B cycles. They are white now and more modern and are usually ridden by people with absolutely no clue how to...
05-09-24, 07:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 345
Posted By 76SLT

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Does it look like this?
05-09-24, 04:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 345
Posted By nlerner

Off white and cursive logo sounds like an 80s...

Off white and cursive logo sounds like an 80s Competition like this one: John's Bicycle Restorations: Early 1980's Raleigh Competition Restoration...
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 $50Ö
05-09-24, 08:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 823
Posted By JohnDThompson

One could probably cobble up a functional...

One could probably cobble up a functional equivalent to the Blackburn adaptor with a couple bolts, nuts, and washers and a thick rubber washer or section of wine cork with a hole for the bolt, to...
05-09-24, 07:54 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,092
Posted By BTinNYC

If you would enjoy the work, then yes. If it's...

If you would enjoy the work, then yes. If it's going to be a chore; nope.
05-09-24, 01:48 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,092
Posted By Jeff Wills

Never. Always. Somewhere in between. I...

Never.
Always.
Somewhere in between.

I plan on spending some of my retirement in the garage revisiting my misspent youth. It wonít make money but at least Iíll be out of my wifeís hair.
05-09-24, 12:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 823
Posted By machinist42

The Hole Story

These (https://www.ebay.com/itm/364504640690)work great with P-clamps only needed on the upper seat stays, where there is little to no real stress.
(Superficial rust wiped off, installed these on a...
05-08-24, 11:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 823
Posted By bikingshearer

Putting a rear rack on a frame designed for...

Putting a rear rack on a frame designed for racing can done using P-clips, a nut/bolt/washer set up in the cutout part the rear drop-out or something similar- I've done it, and my first loaded tour...
05-08-24, 08:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 923
Posted By cudak888

"Why me?" The 1994 Stumpjunker.

This is a story of N=(N-3)+(N+1), even though I plan to catch-and-release this one locally. And I hardly call it C&V, but since steel MTB's are a thing now, I decided to give it a go.

Short story...
05-08-24, 07:08 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,092
Posted By pepperbelly

Nice job!

Nice job!
05-08-24, 06:41 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,092
Posted By Murray Missile

I can't give you a logical answer but I recently...

I can't give you a logical answer but I recently did this just for the pure satisfaction of it. I just cleaned it up and made it mechanically sound which was still quite a bit of work but I loved...
05-08-24, 06:15 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,092
Posted By pepperbelly

I do need the experience. I grew up working on...

I do need the experience. I grew up working on Honda motorcycles-dad was a Honda mechanic beginning in about Ď65. I never really worked on bicycles. They should be simpler but they are pretty...
05-08-24, 06:08 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,092
Posted By abdon

You have no idea the ****astic stuff I have...

You have no idea the ****astic stuff I have messed with just for the joy of messing with it. ****, not long ago I spend 3 days dissolving a stuck seat post in lye just so I could donate the frame to...
05-08-24, 04:36 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 5,771
Posted By GCBM

Thanks. Some of this I never had a need to see...

Thanks. Some of this I never had a need to see in the shop - the HTK stand, didn't realize we had it - and thought - maybe from when we were selling Puch scooters? Other things, just the mundane...
05-08-24, 07:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 629
Posted By nomadmax

Start skydiving. What have you got to lose?...

Start skydiving. What have you got to lose? :roflmao2:
05-08-24, 05:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 629
Posted By shelbyfv

The time will come for each of us but I'd suggest...

The time will come for each of us but I'd suggest you view it as a process rather than a clean break. You may be tempted by nice weather or boredom to go out for a ride. Don't get rid of your gear...
05-07-24, 02:03 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,889
Posted By Aubergine

Well, if your desire is to make a good bike to...

Well, if your desire is to make a good bike to ride, my opinion is that the original steel parts are fine (or at least acceptable), with one glaring exception: the rims. The bike can be vastly...
05-07-24, 12:34 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,889
Posted By zandoval

Great Ride... Welcome to the forum. Hope to...

Great Ride...

Welcome to the forum. Hope to hear how you decide to progress with your bikes. The word "Restore" has many meanings here on the forum. Some members take it quite seriously...
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