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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...
05-03-24, 05:07 PM
Replies: 1,079
Views: 235,265
Posted By Repack Rider

Riding home through town on my mountain bike, I...

Riding home through town on my mountain bike, I noticed the Campy sidepull brake and the unique orange color. I asked the rider's companion a few lengths back if his friend was on a Colnago. He...
04-29-24, 08:54 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 11,293
Posted By dmarkun

This one. ...

This one.


I've been thinking about this lately. With a few...
04-19-24, 03:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 624
Posted By Fredo76

For my Huret dropouts I just made a b-screw...

For my Huret dropouts I just made a b-screw extender.

Went down to the hardware store and got a longer M4 screw, with a wider head, and two nuts. I snugged one nut up against the screw head, put...
04-19-24, 02:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 624
Posted By dddd

One could perhaps tack-weld a spot of metal under...

One could perhaps tack-weld a spot of metal under the hanger to provide the "Campagnolo" stop position, really low and brief heat input this way.

If trying for more throw from the derailer, start...
04-19-24, 08:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 624
Posted By Road Fan

What stops the inward travel of the cage is the...

What stops the inward travel of the cage is the inner travel limit screw combined with the travel stop. You can get more travel by shortening the screw or by relieving the stop that the screw bears...
04-14-24, 01:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 265
Posted By Ged117

Schwinn Voyageur Build - with Gugificazione!

My 1988 Schwinn Voyager build has been finished for a while, but being a new Dad I haven't had a lot of time to visit the forums. I ran out of time on this bike, and Cycle CL in Montreal which is my...
04-12-24, 11:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,144
Posted By Glennfordx4

Final log off for Glennfordx4

Hello everyone,

My husband, Glenn, spent a lot of time here over the years and said countless times both how much help he received in his many projects, how he enjoyed sharing his experiences to...
04-07-24, 09:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,218
Posted By InspPeugeot

It took me a few weeks, but I located and...

It took me a few weeks, but I located and acquired all the Aiglon, Griffon, Helium, and Terrot brochures that were available worldwide, and along with the Terrot brochures I already had in my...
04-03-24, 08:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 633
Posted By gravityhurts

Specialized Allez by Yoshi Kono

So very excited to have purchased this early Specialized Allez by Yoshi Kono... I'm absolutely giddy!
It's remarkably well preserved and only needs a wheelset.
Best $450 bucks I've ever spent on a...
03-23-24, 03:20 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,295
Posted By FrejusFlyer

Vintage Ride up Mt. Hamilton in San Jose, CA. April 27th.

Hey everyone,
Planning a vintage bike ride to the top of Mount Hamilton in San Jose, CA. The ride will be on Saturday, the 27th of April and will start at 10am at the corner of Alum Rock Ave. and...
03-12-24, 06:03 PM
Replies: 8,825
Views: 1,143,741
Posted By streetsurfer

Brakes, Levers, and Acorns. ...

Brakes, Levers, and Acorns. https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/image_29edcc035d406c26d76f96db23c119a41f6605a7.jpg...
03-05-24, 06:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,384
Posted By BobG

I'm bumping this ancient thread only because I...

I'm bumping this ancient thread only because I knew Bill Vetter well and can shed some light.

I met Bill when I was an 18 year old high school kid in VA. At the time Bill was a photographer at...
03-03-24, 11:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,961
Posted By nlerner

I ask the next rider over to shift for me.

I ask the next rider over to shift for me.
Replies: 19
Views: 1,574
Posted By herbg

.... and the bike was successfully sold at $425...

.... and the bike was successfully sold at $425 CDN to a very appreciative, tall buyer! Happy it found a good home!
01-29-24, 02:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 566
Posted By dbhouston

Tulsa Tough Classico Classification, Sunday, June 9


Tulsa Tough is already a great cycling weekend in Tulsa. It is best known for three days/nights of crit racing in and around downtown, but it also includes...
01-12-24, 07:03 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,877
Posted By base2

Due to an ongoing dispute in the Base2 household...

Due to an ongoing dispute in the Base2 household over who has to take the new roll wrapper and old roll tube to the recycling, our toilet paper comes off either the left or right side of the roll and...
11-15-23, 07:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 496
Posted By noglider

It doesn't surprise me. I once found 50 year old...

It doesn't surprise me. I once found 50 year old tubes in tires on an old bike. A lot of bikes don't see many miles. Inner tubes don't get UV exposure, so the only threat is humidity, and they don't...
11-15-23, 06:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 651
Posted By Chuck M

Stumbled upon a spoke cleaner

Last night I was puttering around in the garage on some wheels with weird stubborn stains. While trying a few things, I decided to try some glass cooktop cleaner. This cleaned the rims quickly with...
10-02-23, 07:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,517
Posted By Sierra

You should have a Mercier 300 from the same...

You should have a Mercier 300 from the same period also.

09-30-23, 03:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,383
Posted By pohlf

The group here might like my first post after a...

The group here might like my first post after a very long hiatus. In fact, the last time I actively posted was in 2018, just before my single road bike at the time, a red Melton, was stolen from my...
09-29-23, 08:08 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,813
Posted By hopperja

Specialized Expedition

Over the summer I finally admitted to myself that my Surly Crosscheck isn't the ideal touring bike. Don't get me wrong, it's an excellent bike, but because it's not purposely built as a tourer, I was...
09-27-23, 07:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 756
Posted By Straytwice

Not sure if it is Vintage but it is older

I just picked up a Giant Excursion bicycle. Does anyone know how to decipher the age by the VIN number? It does not seem to be obvious to me. Thanks in Advance.

I am sure it does not matter but...
09-21-23, 06:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 280
Posted By bharrisonb

New Penny Good Luck Charm

My Raleigh Sports is dated 1971 ... the same year the UK decimalised (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decimal_Day) their currency ... introducing the New Penny. Well, I got one today, and I'll be...
09-06-23, 09:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 879
Posted By imabeliever1

First ride 1987 Peugeot

08-26-23, 08:59 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,838
Posted By gkamieneski

Most important, and not yet mentioned, make sure...

Most important, and not yet mentioned, make sure the front roller is adjusted to fit the wheelbase of your bicycle. The center point (axle) of your front wheel must be slightly behind the center...
08-25-23, 09:32 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,402
Posted By RustyJames

I have a Merz!!**

If y'all wanna see pics just scroll down. The story how I got is kinda fun.

I was chatting with a customer and I mentioned that if he needed to get ahold of me tomorrow I wouldn't be available...
08-18-23, 12:56 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,915
Posted By 52telecaster

I needed to retire where I could afford a house....

I needed to retire where I could afford a house. That, for me, is inner city Peoria IL. I bought a house 5 years ago for 36,900 and have never looked back. I ride to gigs and can afford great tent...
08-05-23, 04:11 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,287
Posted By Robvolz

Alright, who cleaned out the shop in Canby Oregon?

Cute small town shop, I would stop by for campy small parts as needed, and only as needed so others could get the parts they need.

went today and the proprietor said “4 days ago someone came in...
07-19-23, 06:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 771
Posted By WGB

Fall is coming. No it's not. Your making...

Fall is coming.

No it's not. Your making that up.
07-16-23, 09:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 864
Posted By Deal4Fuji

Shadow Of A Wheel film - excellent !!

This heads up and link could go in so many areas of Bike Forums (touring, general, southeast), but since it happened in 1982 and bikes of that era feature prominately I think C&V might be the best...
07-14-23, 03:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 619
Posted By sfazio

Attic Find 1978 Peugeot U09

Hello Friends, I'm very excited to share my latest addition. I have been looking for a loaded U08 which I assumed this was when I first saw it. The cotterless cranks were confusing me until I studied...
07-05-23, 12:52 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,389
Posted By northbend

Field Notes From Europe

I just got back home 5 days ago from a long bicycle tour in Europe. I sent out e-mail “Field Notes” notes to a small group of friends and family as the tour progressed much like I did a few years ago...
06-08-23, 10:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,446
Posted By Lotussiddharta

Maruishi emperor racing force

Here is mine and currently under restoration, and groupset to...
05-27-23, 12:40 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,953
Posted By Prowler

Tour - "low bridge, everybody down

low bridge, we're coming to a town.
You'll always know your neighbor and you'll always know your pal
if you've ever navigated on the Erie Canal."

Tomorrow morning I'm heading north with my mule...
05-24-23, 10:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 883
Posted By Nokton

Score! (Warning: Club Fuji Content)

So i was writing my last post on my old Hercules and took a brief break to look on Craigslist.

It was, for a change, a good idea. Sometimes, not often, that happens to me.

Posted was a...
05-23-23, 06:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 340
Posted By eljayski

The right and proper introduction of "me" new Kirk

Brought it home from the LBS last evening and put 24 miles on it this afternoon. Campy Chorus with rim brakes, btw.

Since last fall I've been riding a Ribble ("ribeye") Ti Endurance (in my avatar)...
04-30-23, 01:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,020
Posted By PhotonDon

Goodbye, old friend

I just spent 12 hours driving back from my old hometown to attend the memorial service of my old school friend, Duck. We all got caught up in the early 70s bike boom, and decided we had to make a...
04-29-23, 11:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,311
Posted By non-fixie

I'd seen toe clips in the box (always nice!), and...

I'd seen toe clips in the box (always nice!), and they turned out to be interesting. This pair of aluminum Georges Sorel clips, for instance:
04-28-23, 11:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 840
Posted By Bad Lag

I Am So Brilliant, It's Scary!


I cleaned my bike today and noticed some scuffing of the paint by the Campagnolo pump head. The plastic coating on the tips had fallen off decades ago.

I don't have any Plasti-Dip and don't...
04-13-23, 07:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 892
Posted By cb400bill

Reunited, and it feels so good

Last summer I was on a group ride with a bunch of my friends and I was on my Colnago.

My friend Tom mentioned that he had bought a new Motobecane Sprintour back when he was in high school but...
04-09-23, 05:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 609
Posted By aluminummonster

It finally happened…

Here I was just driving around after looking for a condo when next to a streetlight I saw this with a big sheet of paper taped onto the top tube that said “Trash”.

04-08-23, 06:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,459
Posted By jbz255

Just bought my first vintage road bike! 1986 Trek 760

Although I have bought vintage bikes in the past to fix for friends or flip, this is the first vintage road bike that I have bought just for myself (the '84/'85 Trek 770 with the damaged frame from...
04-06-23, 07:24 PM
Replies: 15,502
Views: 4,141,239
Posted By rekmeyata

Finally got the 77 Raleigh Competition GS...

Finally got the 77 Raleigh Competition GS finished. The only odd thing is the saddle was brown, but over the years it turned a very dark brown, now I have to figure out a way to change the leather...
04-06-23, 11:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 331
Posted By led

Peugeot with serial & model no. trying to ID

I picked up a Peugeot for $20 at an auction. On the paper label near bottom bracket it says: 3564416 and PSV10L6? Not 100% sure of nos. I will post some pics too but of details first as it's...
04-04-23, 08:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,347
Posted By Nwvlvtnr


I find Twine works pretty well, I ‘sealed’ this one with beeswax lip balm, I have another I shellacked ....
03-27-23, 10:24 PM
Replies: 7,946
Views: 968,396
Posted By capnjonny


03-19-23, 09:50 PM
Replies: 15,502
Views: 4,141,239
Posted By fvernon

I missed out on a 1975(ish) Motobecane Grand...

I missed out on a 1975(ish) Motobecane Grand Record that someone posted for sale locally for $25, then decided not to sell when I contacted them about it...but lo and behold, this beauty was lurking...
03-16-23, 12:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 499
Posted By P.L.Jensen

1970 Peugeot PX10 Single Speed Cruiser

My 1970 Peugeot PX10 Purchased used in 1971 … I was 15 years old…
02-28-23, 02:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,216
Posted By georges1

Another rarity arrives in my stable, the 1990 Grandis Overmax

Good Evening

One of my favorite ebay sellers, the seller who sold me the cosmic carbone wheels and the cxp 30 wheels with 8 speed chorus hubs, had a very rare and high quality frame for sale along...
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