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05-26-24, 03:19 PM
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Posted By Slowride79

Odd duck indeed. Here’s mine ...

Odd duck indeed. Here’s mine
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05-26-24, 12:23 PM
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Views: 122
Posted By nlerner

Very nice! You’ve seen this one before, Kurt, but...

Very nice! You’ve seen this one before, Kurt, but my old Manse replica bike was a 5-speed Sprite:...
05-26-24, 08:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 122
Posted By cudak888

Holly GoSpritely arrives (‘69-70 Raleigh Sprite Derailleur 5-speed)

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I didn’t expect on picking this up, but the price was right and the condition...
05-26-24, 06:40 AM
Replies: 1,087
Views: 236,376
Posted By Deal4Fuji

I spotted another steel frame Franklin branded...

I spotted another steel frame Franklin branded bike on a group ride yesterday and in asking the owner MaryAnn about it, came to find out it's from a local builder near Columbus OH. Snapped a few pics...
05-24-24, 06:45 PM
Replies: 3,594
Views: 458,856
Posted By EJM73

Ms. Kala

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05-24-24, 05:11 PM
Replies: 3,594
Views: 458,856
Posted By non-fixie

"What?" ...

"What?"

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05-24-24, 05:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 201
Posted By kroozer

Windsor (Mexican co.) also produced some decent...

Windsor (Mexican co.) also produced some decent mid-level components in the 70's: rims, stems, bars, saddles, maybe some other stuff. Maybe Bimex made some of their own stuff too.
05-23-24, 11:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 201
Posted By rickpaulos

My original intent was to make this as oem as...

My original intent was to make this as oem as possible but now, I'm going for rare bits. No Weinman or Dia Compe or Malliard or Shimano or Schwinn as those are just too common. And who knows what was...
05-23-24, 07:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 626
Posted By SurferRosa

Why is the bb shell so gross? :lol:. Might wanna...

Why is the bb shell so gross? :lol:. Might wanna wipe it down with wd-40 and a paper towel before the glamour shots. At least they didn't leave a crawdad in there or something.
05-23-24, 05:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,140
Posted By rustystrings61

I am deeply saddened to learn of this - but for...

I am deeply saddened to learn of this - but for me, Mercians and riding them and wanting to ride them are intertwined with a major health crisis and underestimated depression as a result.

Back in...
05-23-24, 01:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,140
Posted By steelbikeguy

The market for custom steel bikes is certainly...

The market for custom steel bikes is certainly not what it used to be, but it's still sad to hear this news.
Back in the early 90's, when I was living in the St. Louis area, the Maplewood Bike shop...
05-23-24, 09:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,140
Posted By atsffan

Such a shame. Grant and Jane Mosley owned the...

Such a shame. Grant and Jane Mosley owned the business since 2002 and seemed to put their heart and soul into keeping it viable into the age of carbon and aluminum. Seemed like they had a reasonable...
05-23-24, 09:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 201
Posted By kroozer

Bimex (Bicicletas de Mexico) has been around...

Bimex (Bicicletas de Mexico) has been around since 1951 according to their FB page. They are one of the main brands in Mexico, although I think everything is actually made in China these days....
05-21-24, 02:57 PM
Replies: 1,087
Views: 236,376
Posted By Korina

I've spotted a couple. What a contrast. ...

I've spotted a couple. What a contrast.


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'91 Trek 520...
05-21-24, 12:06 PM
Replies: 1,087
Views: 236,376
Posted By JaccoW

Nah, pretty sure that is a clip on light. The red...

Nah, pretty sure that is a clip on light. The red one around the seat tube is the rear one.
05-21-24, 09:04 AM
Replies: 1,087
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Posted By JaccoW

Spotted an old Puch Cavalier mixte beater with...

Spotted an old Puch Cavalier mixte beater with Lambert style Pro-5-Vis chainrings.That's pretty much the only special thing about this bike.

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05-21-24, 06:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 310
Posted By katzenfinch

1975 (I think) Super Mondia

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Last year I traded a couple of bottles of wine for this Super Mondia, which...
05-20-24, 01:20 PM
Replies: 8,834
Views: 1,150,133
Posted By BertoBerg

Galli Super Criterium Brakes! The brakes...

Galli Super Criterium Brakes!

The brakes themselves only way 264 grams. Titanium center bolts, alloy nuts, alloy pad holders, alloy adjusters, etc.

The pads appear to be the same dimensions as...
05-20-24, 10:43 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,616
Posted By tiger1964

Not having heard differently, I've left the chain...

Not having heard differently, I've left the chain length as-is. If there's a problem -- easy enough to fix.



I believe you. Anyway, I recall when I started out, I was interested in buying bar &...
05-20-24, 08:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 179
Posted By Manny66

and a few more . ...

and a few more .
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05-20-24, 08:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 179
Posted By Manny66

L.A. Invitational at the Cub House ,San Marino CA.

A Great day in So Cal with the Velo Retro crowd. The Rose Bowl Vintage ride Route usually includes a quick pit stop at The Cub House en route to the Pizzeria . So attending the L.A. Invitational ...
05-20-24, 08:24 AM
Replies: 3,594
Views: 458,856
Posted By RB1-luvr

Buttons has a spot he naps on against the house...

Buttons has a spot he naps on against the house amongst the plantings. My 8-year-old daughter made a sign:
...
05-19-24, 09:55 PM
Replies: 3,594
Views: 458,856
Posted By Jeff Wills

Pumpkin is getting older (now 12) and likes to...

Pumpkin is getting older (now 12) and likes to nap on the back of the couch. Then I woke him up.
Nice knowing y’all.
...
05-19-24, 02:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 426
Posted By nlerner

Nice project! A couple of years back, I acquired...

Nice project! A couple of years back, I acquired a Finest frameset from a local seller. The white paint was pretty trashed, so I decided to strip it off and see what was underneath. Here's a pic with...
05-19-24, 11:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 426
Posted By Schreck83

It was listed as a frameset with the other parts...

It was listed as a frameset with the other parts available at a very good price. When bikes are this old they often see a lot of component changes but the seller assured me this was not the case, so...
05-19-24, 07:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 426
Posted By Schreck83

There seems to be a white/grey undercoat beneath...

There seems to be a white/grey undercoat beneath the blue paint. Most of the dings are on the NDS....
05-19-24, 07:09 AM
Replies: 15,502
Views: 4,150,002
Posted By 2cam16

Don't remind me. :lol:

Don't remind me. :lol:
05-19-24, 07:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 426
Posted By Schreck83

Another 1972 Fuji – the Finest

From time to time I have searched without luck for an early Fuji Finest in my size. Two recent threads (Dearth of top line Japanese bikes...
05-18-24, 03:12 PM
Replies: 8,834
Views: 1,150,133
Posted By non-fixie

TA mini rack. ref pl 270: ...

TA mini rack. ref pl 270:

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05-17-24, 02:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 528
Posted By iab

1951 Maino

For my 8 regular readers, in case you missed it, I finished the bike. All started here - https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1264506-i-bought-dropouts-seconda-parte.html

Well, 99%...
05-17-24, 01:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 496
Posted By non-fixie

Ahhhh! That color brings back memories. As a...

Ahhhh! That color brings back memories. As a 17-year old I rode one of these in that very same metallic pink color. A 50cc Tomos 4L. Tuned to a max speed of about 45 mph, which was all the flimsy...
05-17-24, 02:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 496
Posted By non-fixie

Mercier, Mercian, ... Tour de France...

Mercier, Mercian, ...

Tour de France organizer and editor of L'Auto Henri Desgrange came up with a few variations BITD:
05-16-24, 11:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 335
Posted By Oldbill

There were remnants of a light system on the...

There were remnants of a light system on the bike. It still had part of a broken tire generator/round light combo that looked like it was mangled in transit. The wiring had been removed but there is...
05-16-24, 07:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 482
Posted By non-fixie

The obvious way would be to open a (free) account...

The obvious way would be to open a (free) account on Marktplaats, message the seller by using the "Bericht" (message) button, and see what happens. Most people selling interesting framesets won't be...
05-16-24, 06:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 482
Posted By Catnap

There are proxy companies that handle this sort...

There are proxy companies that handle this sort of thing. The seller ships the item to their warehouse in-country, and then the proxy company ships it on to you in the USA. Some proxy companies...
05-15-24, 05:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 622
Posted By cyccommute

No, I don’t. It’s also missing one of the...

No, I don’t. It’s also missing one of the indicator arms.
05-15-24, 12:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 891
Posted By non-fixie

Ernesto Bono...

Ernesto Bono (https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernesto_Bono)

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05-13-24, 07:53 PM
Replies: 2,430
Views: 585,889
Posted By SurferRosa

The internet tells me this is Ben Lawee and his...

The internet tells me this is Ben Lawee and his first store in Long Beach, CA, which finally closed its doors in 2018.
...
05-13-24, 05:02 PM
Replies: 8,834
Views: 1,150,133
Posted By iab

Saw it. Never saw one before. Bought it. ...

Saw it. Never saw one before. Bought it. Matches my bike.

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...
05-13-24, 11:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 891
Posted By Ibouha

Thanks for uploading the photos, I have removed...

Thanks for uploading the photos, I have removed the scratches and dents in the paint by sanding, then I will apply an epoxy-based rust converter to later repaint (I'm trying to keep the original...
05-12-24, 07:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 570
Posted By SpeedofLite

50 Years Ago: May 1974 in Bicycling! magazine

Articles/columns included are:
LETTERS
QUESTION MAN
"A Look at the World's Paced Speed Record Bicycle"
"New! From the New York Cycle Show"

The following articles from this issue were posted...
05-12-24, 06:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 891
Posted By machinist42

Cher-ing Images - We Got Pics Babe

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05-11-24, 03:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 536
Posted By Manny66

Here's a Rare one .

Spotted this at todays Whittier Bike Swap meet . CORRADINI ,since 1909 . Never seen or heard of this brand. Top quality Italian bicycle though . Full Campy with sew ups .

According to the Seller...
05-11-24, 03:09 PM
Replies: 3,891
Views: 1,148,246
Posted By Guy Retreau

B.Carre, Vitus 971 frame configured for urban transit

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B.Carre 971 frame, mostly French with DFV bar and stem, Normandy hubs, Simplex...
05-10-24, 03:51 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,010
Posted By maaakaaa

Just got a look with a flashlight and I don’t see...

Just got a look with a flashlight and I don’t see any marks, though in the photo I can tell what you’re seeing.

I did however take a closer look at the fork ends again and I see stamped in them...
05-09-24, 09:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 385
Posted By Insidious C.

dvde's Raleigh ...

dvde's Raleigh
...
05-09-24, 06:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 273
Posted By Spellscape

Warsaw Retro Ride

Hi all
Here is Warsaw (Poland) retro ride- it was more like weekend ride than something similar to l'Eroica but it was still fun
My old french Mailard freewheel almost stuck midride so I had...
05-09-24, 06:14 AM
Replies: 3,594
Views: 458,856
Posted By tombc

stu ...

stu
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05-08-24, 06:26 PM
Replies: 3,594
Views: 458,856
Posted By bironi

My wife and I have not brought another cat in to...

My wife and I have not brought another cat in to our home.
We are away too often now.
But today, I had a very handsome/pretty cat cross my path.
It was not black, but a cool blend of warm...
05-08-24, 05:57 PM
Replies: 3,594
Views: 458,856
Posted By Robvolz

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