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09-29-22, 09:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 142
Posted By ooga-booga

they will need to eventually route the train...

they will need to eventually route the train tracks in san clemente alongside and/or in between northbound and southbound lanes of the 5 freeway. that beach/cliffs/ocean interface ain't getting any...
Replies: 15
Views: 457
Posted By TugaDude

Pic Assist:...

Pic Assist:...
09-12-22, 12:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 615
Posted By Sactown_Albert

1971 Peugeot PX10-Great Shape and Period Correct

The bike has been sold.

This is a lovely bike that I put a lot of thought and effort into. My mistake was acquiring a 21 inch frame when I am most comfortable on a 23-24 inch frame. I am now...
09-11-22, 07:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 539
Posted By rccardr

Lemon Pledge.

Lemon Pledge.
09-07-22, 06:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 149
Posted By Cyclopast

La Bonne Mre Cyclo Classique - 4th edition

La Bonne Mre Cyclo Classique - 4th edition



Throughout the years, Gabriel Refait from Dynamo Cycle repair and the club Houblon Sauvage Randoneur have been able to build a consistent vintage...
09-06-22, 07:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 590
Posted By nomadmax

Personally, I feel that BF members are going...

Personally, I feel that BF members are going about these threads all wrong (myself included). When asked for advice or direction, BF members typically apply logic and reason as to why something...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-05-22, 09:23 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 13,575
Posted By 2_i

It is not necessarily the issue of retaining the...

It is not necessarily the issue of retaining the potential offender and personal taking of those potential offences. Others may be disturbed by the form the discussion is taking and refrain from...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-04-22, 06:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,828
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I'm still chipping away at this frame project. It...

I'm still chipping away at this frame project. It now is a BSO. Here are some shots
...
09-04-22, 12:04 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 844
Posted By Yune_Garage

This one is infinitely nicer and a fraction of...

This one is infinitely nicer and a fraction of the price (ofc not an anniversary edition) but a Paramount nonetheless. ...
Replies: 3
Views: 224
Posted By wrk101

Discount store bike, at the higher end. Call it...

Discount store bike, at the higher end. Call it entry level. $25. Good trade for a sandwich.

Miyata 210 is a decent bike, but a couple of hundred is way too high given your description. Lack of...
09-01-22, 11:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 225
Posted By pdlamb

Any ordinary rubber pads will work in this...

Any ordinary rubber pads will work in this situation. Kool Stop salmon pads will work well.
09-01-22, 09:53 AM
Replies: 5,411
Views: 612,857
Posted By bikemig

1981 Raleigh Record Ace

This has to be one of my slower builds but I'm hoping to get this done over the Labor Day weekend. This version of the Raleigh Record Ace (and there were at least 5 different versions) was only sold...
08-31-22, 12:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,060
Posted By merziac

If we're honest there are and have been many...

If we're honest there are and have been many Japanese bikes and frames that are very high quality, status and pedigree are subjective as they come with entrenched tradition that Japan did not have...
08-30-22, 08:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 188
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I suggest visiting the Touring sub forum here for...

I suggest visiting the Touring sub forum here for other's opinions. Having done self supported touring for decades and now getting even older and slower I find that the lack of really low gearing (I...
08-30-22, 07:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 188
Posted By FBinNY

As you found out, going do a smaller chainring...

As you found out, going do a smaller chainring means a new crank. Also consider that a 30-11 will not give you that much of a high gear. So as long as you're replacing the crank anyway you might...
08-30-22, 11:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 205
Posted By -holiday76

68 Carlton Flyer Rides again

I picked this frame up about 13 or 14 years ago. Ive ridden centuries on it, Ive used it for commuting, Ive done mini tours on it. When i moved back east from California in 2014 it sat neglected...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-28-22, 06:46 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,390
Posted By Schwinnsta

Get the lightest Brompton you can afford. I would...

Get the lightest Brompton you can afford. I would not add the electric. If you have to go far, then take it multi-modal using busses trains. Electricals add weight and complexity. Bromptons have the...
08-27-22, 10:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,052
Posted By mdarnton

Seems a bit extreme, but I like the idea that...

Seems a bit extreme, but I like the idea that someone stepped up and did something.
08-26-22, 09:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 473
Posted By 70sSanO

I’ve used Phil’s Tenacious Oil on freewheel and...

I’ve used Phil’s Tenacious Oil on freewheel and freehub bodies without any problems.

John
08-26-22, 08:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 473
Posted By Crankycrank

I use ChainL chain lube since I already have some...

I use ChainL chain lube since I already have some but 90wt+ gear oil works well or I used to mix my own using grease and motor oil mixed until it was just light enough to drip. "Phils Tenacious Oil"...
08-24-22, 06:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 661
Posted By Oldairhead

Trying to be a painter! (Urago content)

Okay, so this is my first effort at trying to do a "quality" re-paint a a bicycle frame. The candidate is a mid-1950's Urago Debutante. Not a high end frame but one that is still worth doing nicely....
08-24-22, 11:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 426
Posted By Germany_chris

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Forum: Introductions
08-20-22, 11:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 234
Posted By willroy

:thumb: Hope you enjoy

:thumb: Hope you enjoy
08-20-22, 10:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 765
Posted By bikehoco

I got bigger pedals and Superfeet inserts. ...

I got bigger pedals and Superfeet inserts. Problem solved!
08-19-22, 04:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 417
Posted By base2

NOS Bill Boston

Seeking Information about a very unusual tandem that came here to the shop recently & We are unsure about the best course of action. I'll let the pictures do the talking.
...
08-19-22, 12:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,511
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

As well as a contributing factor, in combination...

As well as a contributing factor, in combination with uncomfortable OEM rock hard ass -hatchet saddles and narrow high pressure tires, to stunting, if not killing the so-called "bike boom" of the...
08-19-22, 11:10 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,511
Posted By t2p

inadequate gearing on road bikes - and poor rider...

inadequate gearing on road bikes - and poor rider position/fit - was a contributing factor to the growth of the 'mountain bike' in the 90's

most of the 'mountain bikes' never saw off road use
...
08-17-22, 04:10 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,375
Posted By Yune_Garage

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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08-17-22, 04:07 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,375
Posted By Yune_Garage

MINT Early 70s Peugeot PX10 Reynolds531 Record Du Monde

Sometimes you get lucky. Aside from the 63 Allegro Special Track bike I found a few months ago, this would be my second coolest local find. Im in my mid-30s so hopefully I have more years ahead to...
08-15-22, 08:26 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,242
Posted By merziac

Nuh uh, no way dude. ;)

Nuh uh, no way dude. ;)
Forum: Touring
08-14-22, 07:51 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,769
Posted By djb

i always go 100% untrained, never had the time to...

i always go 100% untrained, never had the time to
usually i start with a half day, then 75, 90 and by the fourth I'm ready to get 110km.

IMHO training is mandatory only when you have long uphills...
08-14-22, 06:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 591
Posted By JohnDThompson

There's no reason to keep using these deprecated...

There's no reason to keep using these deprecated and confusing tire size designations. Any tires manufactured in the past couple decades should have clear, consistent, informative ETRTO/ISO size...
08-13-22, 12:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 789
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

What rims are you running on that 720? I ask as...

What rims are you running on that 720? I ask as rim width drives the ultimate width of a given tire. "True to size" on a 23mm external rim (Super Champion, modern DT Swiss et al) will mean ~1.5-2.0mm...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-12-22, 06:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,828
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Head lugs done about 95%, enough to start the...

Head lugs done about 95%, enough to start the tube mitering and fit up. About 3.5 hours of cutting, grinding and filing. I'm still happy with the results. (Very important when you are not being...
08-12-22, 06:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 392
Posted By Everton FC

I'm sort of honed in on a '93 Specialized...

I'm sort of honed in on a '93 Specialized Rockhopper. So a slightly wider tire shouldn't be a problem. I plan on using it this winter, as well. Alberta winters won't allow me to bike every day -...
08-12-22, 06:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 392
Posted By thinktubes

All roads lead to Rome

All roads lead to Rome
08-12-22, 06:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 392
Posted By 52telecaster

Each vintage bike is a learning experience the...

Each vintage bike is a learning experience the way I see it. You will figure out what you like by riding many. First get the size you like then ride an old bike for a while. After years of trying a...
08-11-22, 08:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,474
Posted By garryg

Double Dose of Lemon

Could not resist picking up this duo at $50 Canadian. Schwinns are fairly rare north of the border....
08-11-22, 01:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 765
Posted By Rolla

I have a pair of Super Feet (green) inserts in...

I have a pair of Super Feet (green) inserts in all of my shoes -- cycling included. I've not found a pair of sneakers (Vans, Chrome, Converse) that are adequately stiff enough for riding, even with...
08-11-22, 06:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 765
Posted By BobbyG

A few years ago I started adding store-bought...

A few years ago I started adding store-bought arch supports in my shoes to fight plantar fasciitis. The ones with plastic support that run the length of the shoe seem to help me with the problem...
Replies: 7
Views: 382
Posted By wrk101

Fortunately, they are NOT 1983 models, despite...

Fortunately, they are NOT 1983 models, despite the ad. They are either 1984 or 1985 model. Trek improved the model each year. As they had been for sale for a while, I'd just go IN PERSON, with cash...
08-08-22, 03:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 966
Posted By retrodude

1976 Schwinn Suburban Restoration

Id like to share a restoration project I completed a few years ago. Found this nice Suburban in a dumpster 2017 at my get-away trailer park in Birch Bay USA. Here is how I found it:...
08-04-22, 06:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 856
Posted By robertj298

Exceptional 1985 Univega Gran Turismo

Exceptional 1985 Univega Gran Turismo. 56 cm. The bike is about as close to new that you can get.
Everything is original including the seat and bar tape. Only the freewheel and tires are not...
08-02-22, 03:59 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 5,232
Posted By merziac

Chapman ;) ...

Chapman ;)


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Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-22, 12:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 555
Posted By BCDrums

Indy, I use & like NFS. I use a pinpoint...

Indy,

I use & like NFS. I use a pinpoint squeeze bottle to put a small drop on every link. The 12-drop method may or may not be adequate, I don't know, but I choose to distribute the lube myself,...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-31-22, 10:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,344
Posted By fishboat

I just finished painting a bike..the second of...

I just finished painting a bike..the second of two bikes that I've painted, so far. I use PPG auto paints loaded into rattle cans. This offers you hundreds(thousand+?) of colors. Auto parts places...
07-15-22, 02:25 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,104
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Since it does not seem to have been pointed out...

Since it does not seem to have been pointed out yet, the OP should recognize that, whichever proper method is used to size the chain, there is a narrow range of chain lengths -- rather than only a...
07-15-22, 09:32 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,104
Posted By pdlamb

I would never shift into a big-big combo, either....

I would never shift into a big-big combo, either. Except that I have on multiple occasions. It's all too easy to lose concentration and shift into the big cog when you were sure you were in a small...
07-12-22, 08:42 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,155
Posted By terrymorse

Folks around here call chain grease stains on...

Folks around here call chain grease stains on your calf a "rookie mark", or a "newbie tattoo".
07-05-22, 03:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 768
Posted By merziac

Yep, and that alone would greatly increase the...

Yep, and that alone would greatly increase the likelihood it is actually 531, rack mounts too.

There are plenty of nice mixte's, especially if you count all the different versions that are not...
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