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07-19-24, 02:41 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,649
Posted By etherhuffer

I retired two weeks ago after 35 years of...

I retired two weeks ago after 35 years of optometry. Go Cal Bears! So here is my take after doing this a long time:
1. No prescription needed? Buy what you like, but make sure the lenses are...
07-17-24, 11:04 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,649
Posted By ehcoplex

My take, too. Aesthetically, I hate...

My take, too.
Aesthetically, I hate 'wrap-around' glasses, but they're hard to argue against for cycling. I use 3M Virtua 'safety' glasses- light weight, about as cheap as things come, no 'brow bar'...
07-17-24, 09:54 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,649
Posted By obrentharris

Glacier goggles, in case you encounter a sudden...

Glacier goggles, in case you encounter a sudden snow storm or need to do some emergency brazing mid ride:
...
06-23-24, 01:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 457
Posted By theblackbullet

Many thanks Dave! I couldn't have gotten this...

Many thanks Dave! I couldn't have gotten this done without your generosity!
...
06-21-24, 06:57 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 115
Posted By WaveyGravey

Spect JM

I recently posted about acquiring a SPECT JM bike made in Belgium. I am now considering keeping the bike and fixing it up for myself.

There is scant little information available about the bike. ...
06-14-24, 07:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 458
Posted By sd5782

Perfect “rider” condition. You can clean and...

Perfect “rider” condition. You can clean and touch it up and experiment with components to see what works best for you. Many vintage full 531 frames were outfitted with higher end expensive and racy...
06-06-24, 01:02 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,506
Posted By rando_couche

Ah, he was just trying to sell you a plastic...

Ah, he was just trying to sell you a plastic (Ooops, "carbon") bike.
Replies: 26
Views: 1,508
Posted By zukahn1

I would also check the alignment and rear wheel...

I would also check the alignment and rear wheel it looks to be out of alignment and hard to tell from pics it looks like someone just screwed a cheap cog on a road wheel suicide style. For safety you...
04-14-24, 07:00 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,643
Posted By steine13

What smd64 said. It's me, too :) I love the...

What smd64 said. It's me, too :)

I love the wrenching aspect, or I think I do.
Then I have to do the work, which I'm capable off at a basic level, but I find it takes me forever, and it's futzy....
04-14-24, 04:34 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,249
Posted By Trakhak

That's not a lugged frame.

That's not a lugged frame.
04-14-24, 04:18 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,643
Posted By Classtime

You will learn plenty by buying a complete bike...

You will learn plenty by buying a complete bike and fixing/replacing the bits that are in need. You could make many unnece$$ary mistakes building your first C&V bike frame up. Buy a bike. break it...
04-06-24, 08:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 901
Posted By Mr. 66

I would go with a buying a wheelset, trying to...

I would go with a buying a wheelset, trying to find a match can be a daunting challenge.
04-04-24, 05:03 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,929
Posted By gearbasher

That's what I thought. But, I didn't want to say...

That's what I thought. But, I didn't want to say it out loud.
03-04-24, 10:41 PM
Replies: 472
Views: 29,519
Posted By RCMoeur

Perfect grocery-getter. :D

Perfect grocery-getter. :D
03-01-24, 04:13 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,680
Posted By SharpByCoop

1977 Paramount - #2 Restoration - Continued progress

After restoring scads of entry-level Schwinn Suburbans, Varsity's, Superior, and more, I acquired and restored THIS Paramount gem last Fall...
02-27-24, 11:35 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,022
Posted By sloar

Good spot for a flick stand.

Good spot for a flick stand.
02-24-24, 11:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,068
Posted By Sactown_Albert

Nice Find!

Very sorry about your loss. I hope you attach good memories to your rehab of this bike in honor of Patrick.

This is a great period of PX10s and this one looks very original. Looking forward to...
02-24-24, 10:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,068
Posted By AdventureManCO

Looks real good. I'm sorry to hear about your...

Looks real good. I'm sorry to hear about your cousin.
02-24-24, 08:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,068
Posted By IdahoBrett

Found me a PX10

I wanted a blue one after tinkering on a his and hers A08’s. I often thought about posting a WTB ad. But figured that is one N+1 that was out of reach.

The grandson of the original owner listed...
02-22-24, 10:13 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,237
Posted By sd5782

Many folks leave them alone while servicing...

Many folks leave them alone while servicing rather than fighting with them and possibly damaging something. It isn’t terribly difficult to reach and evaluate the bearing cups from the opposite side....
02-19-24, 10:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,146
Posted By P!N20

"You're not getting another bike, Rob."

"You're not getting another bike, Rob."
Replies: 57
Views: 10,687
Posted By cb400bill

And now, 3.5 years later, the market has dropped...

And now, 3.5 years later, the market has dropped and it likely is worth even less.
02-05-24, 07:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,372
Posted By iab

1939~ Paglianti

Some of you may be familiar with this thread, https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1227180-i-bought-dropouts.html . And after swearing off ever restoring another bike, I am complete with this...
02-03-24, 07:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 673
Posted By cocoabeachcrab

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02-03-24, 06:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 673
Posted By SwimmerMike

24” CTT 1969 Schwinn Paramount frame and fork

Update: SOLD.

24” CTT 1969 frame and fork

asking $250 + shipping or local pickup...
01-30-24, 06:17 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,646
Posted By plonz

There are plenty of us here that buy that buy a...

There are plenty of us here that buy that buy a sub $200 bike for a good 531, SL or T1 frame. We then hang $400+ of modern componentry on it to hold our own on a local shop ride. Still cheaper than...
01-27-24, 01:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 883
Posted By iab

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01-26-24, 03:45 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,358
Posted By Piff

I've got a soft spot for the old chrome ones. ...

I've got a soft spot for the old chrome ones. And it being a suntour dork disk, it completes the drivetrain ;)
01-26-24, 02:17 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,358
Posted By Piff

Well, here we are, I think this is where the bike...

Well, here we are, I think this is where the bike will stay for a good bit, except maybe swapping back to my other saddle. Not the best backdrop nor camera, but these will have to do until this...
01-12-24, 10:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 527
Posted By Kobe

Sometimes it is easier to use the Google machine...

Sometimes it is easier to use the Google machine to search than to use BF's.
01-12-24, 10:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 527
Posted By noglider

You're correct. The user interface is byzantine!

You're correct. The user interface is byzantine!
Replies: 31
Views: 2,110
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

About $2 a pound. Cheaper than hamburger meat!

About $2 a pound. Cheaper than hamburger meat!
12-29-23, 04:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 945
Posted By SurferRosa

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12-15-23, 01:33 PM
Replies: 491
Views: 92,803
Posted By RCMoeur

At Rusty Spoke in Phoenix, due to being overwhel,...

At Rusty Spoke in Phoenix, due to being overwhel, er, overly blessed with recent donations we've had to be rather ruthless in purging wheels - we're just completely out of space. Last Wednesday we...
12-09-23, 01:31 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,080
Posted By SurferRosa

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12-05-23, 06:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,562
Posted By iab

Couple of teaser shots. I'm waiting on pedals,...

Couple of teaser shots. I'm waiting on pedals, then a full photoshoot.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53372953751_f0fe2a2f94_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2pjokEx)Paglianti rear dropout...
12-01-23, 03:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 350
Posted By Fredo76

I'm not usually a big fan of splatter paint, but...

I'm not usually a big fan of splatter paint, but I've got to say that your restrained red-on-black actually looks very good to me. Congratulations!
12-01-23, 02:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 350
Posted By capnjonny

Splat

A few months ago we got a mountain bike donated to the Bike Exchange that had a spatter paint job. Although the paint was somewhat faded I was very impressed with it and decided I would like to try...
11-28-23, 11:40 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,667
Posted By sd5782

Sold a 1964 Frejus to a member here as it was too...

Sold a 1964 Frejus to a member here as it was too big for me. I also sold a super clean 85 Ironman that was too sporty for me.
11-27-23, 11:18 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,667
Posted By RCMoeur

I rebuilt this white and red Trek earlier this...

I rebuilt this white and red Trek earlier this year, but today it was passed on to a friend who needed it for a teenage relative. It was a bit tall for me, and the plan all along was to find it a...
11-17-23, 06:55 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,386
Posted By Bianchi84

Might be an Oscillation Overthruster; next stop:...

Might be an Oscillation Overthruster; next stop: 8th Dimension!
11-17-23, 05:15 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,386
Posted By Erzulis Boat

It' the guts of a parking brake handle! Bet ya!

It' the guts of a parking brake handle! Bet ya!
11-08-23, 01:21 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,759
Posted By Andy_K

You're finding a lot of grails lately. ...

You're finding a lot of grails lately.
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10-29-23, 08:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,371
Posted By RCMoeur

The story of my cycling life: 1. Buy a light...

The story of my cycling life:

1. Buy a light bike ("light" = less than 30 lbs).
2. Decide I need a good headlight and taillight.
3. Decide I need a front handlebar bag/basket.
4. Decide I need...
10-28-23, 08:49 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,950
Posted By mechanicmatt

Get to know your tubing. Columbus, Reynolds, True...

Get to know your tubing. Columbus, Reynolds, True temper, Ishwata, and Tange. Look for double butted or better. That's a pretty general answer, a good frame can be upgraded with lighter parts.
10-24-23, 06:05 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,193
Posted By bikingshearer

What're you talking about? We're asked to date...

What're you talking about? We're asked to date frames and bikes all the time. :rolleyes:
10-13-23, 04:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,422
Posted By CroMo Mike

Fork's bent.

Fork's bent.
10-06-23, 05:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 814
Posted By jolly_codger

Fork looks bent.

Fork looks bent.
09-27-23, 06:24 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,970
Posted By SwimmerMike

This thread just reinforces the need for a good...

This thread just reinforces the need for a good parts bin. If the part is already in your parts bin, it's a sunk cost. Therefore if you pull the part from the bin the upgrade doesn't really cost...
09-15-23, 01:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,373
Posted By nlerner

If you want to hide the spacer, tap it for a...

If you want to hide the spacer, tap it for a bell:

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