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02-20-24, 09:21 AM
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Posted By eugew23

I just purchased this '86 Limited, or so I was...

I just purchased this '86 Limited, or so I was told. Things seem to check out with original components (Shimano 600 groupset, made in Italy stickers and bolts with Italian writing, engraved B on the...
02-14-24, 03:25 PM
Replies: 595
Views: 73,143
Posted By Straightblock

Raleigh Team Pro with a parts bin build. ...

Raleigh Team Pro with a parts bin build.

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02-11-24, 10:50 AM
Replies: 595
Views: 73,143
Posted By mpetry912

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02-10-24, 01:22 AM
Replies: 595
Views: 73,143
Posted By Andy_K

And here I am every month, like a sap, scrolling...

And here I am every month, like a sap, scrolling back through these threads to see if I've already posted my most recent bike that fits the category.

That Mercian is worthy though -- beautiful...
02-09-24, 11:32 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,679
Posted By phughes

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02-08-24, 03:42 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,679
Posted By phughes

So, to recap. OP your lack of maintenance is to...

So, to recap. OP your lack of maintenance is to blame. Buy a new chain, install it correctly, then keep it lubed. Clean it when it's dirty, then lube it. Repeat as necessary. If the chain is clean,...
02-08-24, 11:51 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,679
Posted By phughes

You did. Your lack of maintenance to the chain...

You did. Your lack of maintenance to the chain caused the failure. Learn from you mistake.
02-07-24, 06:05 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,679
Posted By Steel Charlie

Chains are really cheeep! What's your time...

Chains are really cheeep! What's your time worth? What did it cost to "clean" chain? Where is the economy and practicality of what you did?
02-07-24, 05:19 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,679
Posted By choddo

It might have done if you’d bothered to spend 5...

It might have done if you’d bothered to spend 5 minutes a week looking after it ;)
02-07-24, 07:14 AM
Replies: 595
Views: 73,143
Posted By styggno1

Mostly the same as last year but I have a couple...

Mostly the same as last year but I have a couple of additions I believe:

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02-06-24, 06:32 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,679
Posted By Camilo

If you simply lube your chain regularly, you'll...

If you simply lube your chain regularly, you'll avoid the problem in the future. That's all there is to it. Type of lube, how and how much to clean are things to think about, but just keep it lubed...
02-06-24, 03:00 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,679
Posted By FBinNY

To the OP--- Stop looking for excuses and/or...

To the OP---

Stop looking for excuses and/or blaming the chain.

You're not the first to have a chain rust out, and won't be the last. Nor are you the first or last to encounter the effects of...
02-06-24, 01:44 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,679
Posted By zandoval

Yep...Come on man... You Know This... Ha

Yep...Come on man... You Know This... Ha
02-06-24, 10:50 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,679
Posted By grumpus

Using a chain in salty conditions, you need to...

Using a chain in salty conditions, you need to regularly wash off the salt, displace/dry remaining moisture and add lubricant. If that's too much effort, at least keep it well lubricated, it doesn't...
02-06-24, 10:15 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,679
Posted By FBinNY

While the chemistry may have sped up the chain's...

While the chemistry may have sped up the chain's failure as noted by others, you have to keep in mind that the rust itself already compromised it.

Chain plates are thin, so any significant rust...
02-06-24, 10:02 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,679
Posted By bblair

You spent a lot of time working on a chain that...

You spent a lot of time working on a chain that you didn't have time to lubricate.

I think that your chain broke from simple rust and corrosion.
02-06-24, 09:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 631
Posted By Iride01

It's very likely that the tire will be rubbing...

It's very likely that the tire will be rubbing the bike somewhere long before you ever got close to being oversize for the rim.

Welcome to BF.
02-04-24, 09:42 PM
Replies: 595
Views: 73,143
Posted By ascherer

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I post this bike every year. This is the newest photo of it, taken...
02-02-24, 12:47 PM
Replies: 595
Views: 73,143
Posted By bargo68

This lands somewhere right between pink and red....

This lands somewhere right between pink and red. Early 80's Univega Super Special. It came stock with Campagnolo Super Record group and was their top tier offering.
It's a 60 cm frame and it's too...
01-28-24, 06:02 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,736
Posted By malcala622

I'm not much of a Bianchi fan or it's jerseys. ...

I'm not much of a Bianchi fan or it's jerseys.

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01-28-24, 12:38 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,736
Posted By non-fixie

Anjou Vélo Vintage jersey. With the mandatory...

Anjou Vélo Vintage jersey. With the mandatory wine glass. :)

...
01-28-24, 11:28 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,736
Posted By jamesdak

I had Walz custom make this one for my 25 year...

I had Walz custom make this one for my 25 year old Coppi.

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01-28-24, 06:33 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,736
Posted By jamesdak

I tend to go for matches to the bikes, here's...

I tend to go for matches to the bikes, here's some.

The perfect matching jersey for my Krapf bike:
...
01-28-24, 01:58 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,736
Posted By merziac

Most of mine are modern repops, I do have a lot...

Most of mine are modern repops, I do have a lot of newer wool that I use a lot, merino is almost always on board. ;)

100% merino Bontrager...
01-27-24, 05:34 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,736
Posted By MaxKatt

Not wool, and maybe stretching the definition of...

Not wool, and maybe stretching the definition of "vintage," but two of these former employers of mine don't exist anymore. The third is still around, but the go by PwC now.

...
01-27-24, 02:56 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,736
Posted By northbend

I'm a very sentimental person. Some of the best...

I'm a very sentimental person.
Some of the best bike memories I’ve collected over the years were while wearing a Cino Jersey.
Cino (Heroica) is a magical ride. Most years the organizers would offer...
01-27-24, 01:56 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,736
Posted By JohnDThompson

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12-19-23, 11:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 604
Posted By himespau

With an early 90's TSX, it probably doesn't even...

With an early 90's TSX, it probably doesn't even need the rear triangle spread. None of these are set up quite this way now (after getting hit the Concorde needs the rear triangle re-aligned, and...
12-13-23, 08:57 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,358
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

Thanks for all the input. The fate of the frame...

Thanks for all the input. The fate of the frame has been decided. Got a quote on the stay which was enough that I would feel obligated to get a good paint job done. At that point, I could buy a...
12-12-23, 05:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,022
Posted By madpogue

Water under the bridge, but -- who doesn't have a...

Water under the bridge, but -- who doesn't have a heat gun?

Caveat fingernail-user - those little shards can hurt getting caught under (not that I'd know firsthand..... er.....).

(BTW, what...
12-10-23, 12:18 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,558
Posted By RCMoeur

Harumph, I say. AMCO's extrapolated obfuscatory...

Harumph, I say. AMCO's extrapolated obfuscatory eloquence is indubitably appreciated by all us hypocrainial cycling experts. :)
12-09-23, 10:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,022
Posted By thinktubes

If you remove those, Dudley Do-Right going to...

If you remove those, Dudley Do-Right going to darken your doorstep
12-09-23, 08:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,022
Posted By SurferRosa

:wtf: It's not anodized. And don't ya have to...

:wtf: It's not anodized. And don't ya have to polish it anyway?
12-09-23, 08:43 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,490
Posted By tkamd73

Ride and wrench on the bikes I have, no new...

Ride and wrench on the bikes I have, no new projects! We’ll see how long that lasts.
Tim
12-09-23, 08:16 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,490
Posted By jdawginsc

1. Buy nothing unless absolutely needed in the...

1. Buy nothing unless absolutely needed in the moment;
2. Sell off excess components/frames/bikes and streamline;
3. Ride a ton more;
4. Complete projects effectively, including creative paint...
12-09-23, 07:15 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,490
Posted By iab

See more bike people in person. Doc is my role...

See more bike people in person. Doc is my role model.

So far scheduled for 2024, Madison swap, Chicago swap, Milan swap, Greater Chicagoland Spring Classic, Classic Bikes Auburn, I'd like to host...
12-08-23, 11:14 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,490
Posted By panzerwagon

1- Buy more bikes and parts I don’t need 2-...

1- Buy more bikes and parts I don’t need
2- Make utterly no progress on projects
3- Lose interest in finished projects
4- Ride as little as possible

There, I said it. Now the curse can finally...
12-08-23, 10:54 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,490
Posted By AdventureManCO

New Year's Bike Resolutions: C&V Edition 2024

Let's focus on something positive. New Year's resolutions. It's about 3 weeks away. I have only 2 bike-related ones.


My New Years Bike Resolutions

1. Ride my bikes more than I spend time...
12-07-23, 05:08 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,600
Posted By zandoval

It would appear I fit most of those categories at...

It would appear I fit most of those categories at one time or another?

So what am I now? "Geriatric Cyclist" for sure.More than that I am a DIY cyclist. So that keeps me with the older type bikes...
12-06-23, 10:42 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 23,153
Posted By Caliwild

I guess I need to revive this thread so I can...

I guess I need to revive this thread so I can show off my new-to-me De Rosa ;)
...
12-05-23, 05:58 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,503
Posted By aceves

A little different concept is my Sturmey Archer...

A little different concept is my Sturmey Archer S2 hub on my path racer. No cables needed, just switch gears with a quick back pedal. Just thought I'd throw it out there. I have posted this bike on...
12-01-23, 03:26 PM
Replies: 475
Views: 31,316
Posted By SoCaled

Bridges on Bikes ...

Bridges on Bikes
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11-26-23, 10:22 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,804
Posted By soyabean

If someone just putz around town filling their...

If someone just putz around town filling their basket with weekly organics, it won't matter what kind of bike they have, and I think GF is fine with it.

Sounds more like the BF is mansplaining to...
11-22-23, 05:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,009
Posted By frdfandc

It's a symptom of chain slap. If the chain is not...

It's a symptom of chain slap. If the chain is not in tension then the chain can fall between the cassette and the frame. Hence keep the clutch on when operating.
11-19-23, 09:15 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,460
Posted By majmt

I only have one.😒 ...

I only have one.😒

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11-19-23, 09:10 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,460
Posted By jamesdak

And yet one more. I guess I like white saddle,...

And yet one more. I guess I like white saddle, LOL!

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Lemond Tourmelet...
11-19-23, 09:06 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,460
Posted By jamesdak

And some more... ...

And some more...

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KHS ZH2B Aero Comp. A really nicely built bike that was a winter...
11-19-23, 08:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,111
Posted By denaffen

Very nice. Great work bringing it back. And since...

Very nice. Great work bringing it back. And since I never miss an opportunity to post it, here’s mine, which came to me as a frame. ...
11-19-23, 08:45 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,460
Posted By jamesdak

And how about the past bikes.... ...

And how about the past bikes....

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Trek 560 Pro Series. Too flexy in the BB under...
11-17-23, 07:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,140
Posted By The Golden Boy

What auction site?!?? Voldemort has an...

What auction site?!??

Voldemort has an auction site?

DealDash?

Mecum?

Bonham’s?
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