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07-19-24, 10:03 PM
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Posted By wildOG

I'm excited to have picked this up this past...

I'm excited to have picked this up this past week, a very original 1966 Sports Deluxe. The guy I bought it from said his dad was the original owner. He was telling me how he went to Old Stuyvesant...
07-18-24, 08:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 712
Posted By Aubergine

Coming in late, but it seems to me that this...

Coming in late, but it seems to me that this derailleur is bent. If the cage side were straight it would not interfere with the crankarm.
07-16-24, 05:23 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,288
Posted By icemilkcoffee

I recently put together my Miyata 610 : ...

I recently put together my Miyata 610 :
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While I...
07-15-24, 05:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 135
Posted By bulgie

Softride (and JP Morgen) stems have a...

Softride (and JP Morgen) stems have a parallelogram linkage that keeps the bars at the same angle as they go down, through the whole range. With stems like the JD Slick Rock, that lack that function,...
07-13-24, 07:42 PM
Replies: 28,259
Views: 4,722,435
Posted By SirMike1983

Picked up this one this weekend - looks to be a...

Picked up this one this weekend - looks to be a 1939 Raleigh Sports Tourist. A few parts are missing, but the paint is original. Some of the graphics are still there. Oddly, it has what looks like an...
07-03-24, 08:41 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,269
Posted By MooneyBloke

To me, that just indicates a lack of proportion....

To me, that just indicates a lack of proportion. That's sadder. It's just sport. It's just not that important in the grand scheme of things. That Cav won is old news that could have gotten to people...
07-03-24, 01:04 PM
Replies: 28,259
Views: 4,722,435
Posted By markk900

SirMike1983 inspired me to get out for a ride on...

SirMike1983 inspired me to get out for a ride on the 49 Humber….took a couple of snaps on the ride. We are blessed with decent city trails as well as good MTB and rail trails all nearby.
...
07-03-24, 12:56 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,269
Posted By merziac

TdF Spoiler alert!

Cav FTW, C+V record from the greatest C+V of all time.

:thumb: :beer: ;)
06-21-24, 05:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 315
Posted By alcjphil

Light weight isn't important if the rack is so...

Light weight isn't important if the rack is so short that your heels are hitting your bags with every pedal stroke
06-12-24, 10:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 732
Posted By MightyTour

'60s (or older?) Olmo De Luxe garage find

Picked this up recently, mostly because the price was right and some of the oddball details are just cool. Would love to know more about where the 'De Luxe' fits in the Olmo pantheon, and perhaps...
06-09-24, 06:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,192
Posted By Kontact

The point I was making is that the Aris...

The point I was making is that the Aris freewheels didn't shift magically better. I see absolutely no reason that 12-21 Winner with a modern chain wouldn't shift just fine, or that a Sachs would...
06-01-24, 10:51 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 14,348
Posted By Noossab

Hi Clubman, I appreciate all your feedback and...

Hi Clubman, I appreciate all your feedback and recommendations during my project. You and the others kept me in the game, but you were following this thread since my first entry. Thanks!!!
06-01-24, 10:25 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 14,348
Posted By Noossab

It's been a few years. I recently reread my post...

It's been a few years. I recently reread my post and noticed that I forgot to post photos of the completed project. I ride the bike with pride now and then around Mission Bay. I never did completely...
05-31-24, 10:32 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 211
Posted By jdawginsc

FS: Rossin Performance EL(OS) 1993

This one is painful for various reasons but (1) it is too much bike for me without mountains, (2) it is slightly small for me 55cm CTC. It is a rocket

This is for the frameset with headset...
05-28-24, 01:59 PM
Replies: 6,639
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Posted By JohnDThompson

The barrel on the seat lug was threaded M6 x 1...

The barrel on the seat lug was threaded M6 x 1 and shouldn't need a nut to secure the post, unless the barrel is stripped.
05-27-24, 08:49 AM
Replies: 28,259
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Posted By Cyclespanner

WOW! You have a wonderful bicycle there in...

WOW!
You have a wonderful bicycle there in splendid original condition.
The seat hints it is a Hercules (pre-war)?
Calipers, levers and 'Harpoon' front fender definitely 1930's.
3 speed S/A, rear...
05-23-24, 04:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 668
Posted By Chicago Al

1992-ish Specialized Allez, small frame

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(Photo done here to show off the garage door mural we had done...
05-20-24, 11:46 AM
Replies: 28,259
Views: 4,722,435
Posted By Curtis Odom

Newly Built Three Speeder

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Newly built and getting ridden, three speed Path Racer:
05-16-24, 08:13 AM
Replies: 28,259
Views: 4,722,435
Posted By tcs

"Weight" is a rating, not an actual numerical...

"Weight" is a rating, not an actual numerical viscosity measurement.

Sunburst said they used GEAR oil. GEAR oil viscosity is measured at a different temperature than MOTOR oil - cylinder walls...
05-12-24, 03:04 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,712
Posted By cudak888

I finally found an opportunity to the Moulton...

I finally found an opportunity to the Moulton side-by-side with my original '70 Twenty.
...
05-11-24, 03:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 682
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...
05-10-24, 07:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,134
Posted By jethin

I think bikes with slacker geometry and basic...

I think bikes with slacker geometry and basic tubesets make better upright riders. Think 70s Raleighs, Schwinns… But hey, y’all can do whatever the hell you want with your old bikes.
05-09-24, 08:04 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,341
Posted By genejockey

I took your advice. Just found a 1997 Zurich...

I took your advice. Just found a 1997 Zurich frame in my size, and for a reasonable price, so I grabbed it. It's got the silver to blue fade, rather than the later pseudo-traditional paneled paint...
05-07-24, 11:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 940
Posted By billytwosheds

Thanks for the comments lol. The Merckx does...

Thanks for the comments lol.

The Merckx does give off frankenbike vibes (hey! I run a coop) and the bar end shifters get a laugh on group rides.

But when I'm only a handful of minutes behind...
05-06-24, 09:33 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,339
Posted By northbend

Not the adventure I was looking for

Man plans and God laughs.

My 2 month cyclotour was over by the second day.
I'm home now.. having Distal Radius Surgery tomorrow.
Cycling in Paris is not for the faint of heart.
...
05-06-24, 08:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 619
Posted By smd4

Keep it clean and dry. Keep it inside the house...

Keep it clean and dry. Keep it inside the house if you can. Make sure everything that moves is properly lubricated. If something is loose, tighten it. If something it too tight, loosen it. Learn to...
05-05-24, 07:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 940
Posted By billytwosheds

(trying to) Go fast on an old steel frame - Merckx local race content

For the last few years I've managed the bike coop at my university, and today I took the opportunity to jump in and do a race on my Merckx.

I wouldn't say I went all that fast (1:11ish in the 40k...
04-24-24, 04:50 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,773
Posted By bulgie

The traditional routing is all the way to the top...

The traditional routing is all the way to the top of the bar wrap. All the racing men who used BES had them wrapped that way, not just Rik van Looy.

Charlie Gaul:...
04-24-24, 04:08 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 11,903
Posted By GCBM

Charlie's Shed - Parts and tools

I started posting here originally because I saw something regarding Harding's bikes. I used to work with Charlie and still visited with him until his recent passing. I now have access to what he...
04-23-24, 08:28 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,322
Posted By Kontact

That's a sort of misunderstanding of how tapered...

That's a sort of misunderstanding of how tapered spindle cranks work. The torque measured on the torque wrench isn't tension, but a measure of the work to get the crank seated firmly on the spindle....
04-21-24, 05:03 PM
Replies: 28,259
Views: 4,722,435
Posted By gster

1972 Superbe ...

1972 Superbe
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I've not had this one out for several years but needed to cart some...
04-20-24, 01:36 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,773
Posted By SurferRosa

Aside from your normal looking barcon routing,...

Aside from your normal looking barcon routing, what I find inelegant is excessive non-aero brake cable. Maybe try something more like this:
...
04-19-24, 03:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 778
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, 05:46 AM
Replies: 28,259
Views: 4,722,435
Posted By 1989Pre

Monitor Sheerline brakes, too. Someone with a...

Monitor Sheerline brakes, too. Someone with a polishing wheel is going to be a very happy man...
04-18-24, 03:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,020
Posted By BTinNYC

Cést fini...really this time

Peugeot UO-18 Mixte for my daughter. 2x9 with Ultegra STI shifters and FD, a 105 RD, and a FSA Gossamer 50/34 crankset. The French thread ROI BB holding a 30mm axle is pretty cool. 700c rims with...
04-18-24, 10:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,504
Posted By nlerner

You and your love of phat tires.

You and your love of phat tires.
04-16-24, 01:46 PM
Replies: 28,259
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Posted By 1989Pre

First ride of the season. The boat launch is...

First ride of the season. The boat launch is always my first. Brought some lunch and my new mini-binoculars, but all I saw was herring gulls. Nice spot. Sunny, breezy. 60F...
04-12-24, 11:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,415
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...
04-09-24, 01:56 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,893
Posted By Mr. 66

For you 170 is probably great. A longer crank can...

For you 170 is probably great. A longer crank can increase leverage, some. It can be helpful to have a longer or shorter largely depending inseams. Some people cannot handle longer, it increases...
04-04-24, 11:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,038
Posted By cyccommute

Vintage mountain bikes before they became vintage

I've embarked on a project to scan old photos and certain gems keep popping up. Back in 1984, as a new mountain biker (everyone was "new" then), this add jumped out of the pages of Bicycling...
04-03-24, 08:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 791
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...
04-03-24, 04:11 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,931
Posted By gearbasher

I've spent 30 years of my life as a conveyor...

I've spent 30 years of my life as a conveyor mechanic. After retiring, my hands are finally grease free. I'm sick of wrenching and only do it out of necessity, keeping my bikes (down to 5) and my '60...
04-03-24, 12:39 PM
Replies: 28,259
Views: 4,722,435
Posted By 1989Pre

I just came across this bike in Craigslist, and...

I just came across this bike in Craigslist, and thought you might enjoy it:
...
04-01-24, 08:47 AM
Replies: 28,259
Views: 4,722,435
Posted By 1989Pre

Just one, in full-sun. (I think I just "busted a...

Just one, in full-sun. (I think I just "busted a rhyme"). A trip downtown was a chance for me to shamelessly flaunt my "new" Apex Ultralite frame pump. Now, all I need is a Schrader-to-Presta adapter...
03-29-24, 06:16 AM
Replies: 28,259
Views: 4,722,435
Posted By 1989Pre

It is interesting that you mention Sheldon Brown....

It is interesting that you mention Sheldon Brown. When I found this Elswick behind the L.B.S., it had a Newton registration plate (from the 1960's) on it. Newton, of course, is where Harris Cyclery...
03-23-24, 02:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 790
Posted By RustyJames

$10 "Crummy Old Bike"

A few years ago I was flipping through FB Marketplace and saw an ad that stated, as you may have guessed, a "crummy old bike" for $10. The pics were terrible but showed a generic looking hybrid and...
03-21-24, 07:12 PM
Replies: 9,165
Views: 3,244,271
Posted By t2p

still keeping my eyes open for one like this ...

still keeping my eyes open for one like this

will your kid grow out of this soon … :)
03-21-24, 03:41 PM
Replies: 28,259
Views: 4,722,435
Posted By 1989Pre

I found both of these, a '55 ladies Elswick and a...

I found both of these, a '55 ladies Elswick and a '65 mens Hercules. I gave them what they needed. The Hercules only needed new tubes,tires and a saddle. The saddle that was on it had no springs,...
03-19-24, 11:59 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,072
Posted By thinktubes

https://www.vintagesteelbmx.com/wp-content/uploads...

https://www.vintagesteelbmx.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/1984_Kuwahara_Laserlite_241_8.jpg
03-19-24, 06:58 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,072
Posted By PilotFishBob

I picked up these TAs in '22 still unboxed. Great...

I picked up these TAs in '22 still unboxed. Great pedals, had these on the Hetchins for a while until I picked up a set of Chater Leas so for the moment these are back In the box waiting for their...
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