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01-02-23, 02:43 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 23,431
Posted By motochick

I was browsing FB marketplace and saw an ad for a...

I was browsing FB marketplace and saw an ad for a lady giving away and "old, needs lots of work" 10 speed with terrible pictures, so I said I would take it. My thought was to fix it up and give it...
12-31-22, 07:28 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,721
Posted By motochick

Right now, this is my #1 bike....everything else...

Right now, this is my #1 bike....everything else is basically useless


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12-22-22, 10:15 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,291
Posted By motochick

I have used many different types of pedals over...

I have used many different types of pedals over the last 40 years but they all have the same negative effect, pedaling with the balls of your feet over the axle. If you pedal with your arch over the...
12-19-22, 04:10 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,291
Posted By motochick

Do you know there is another way to pedal? Have...

Do you know there is another way to pedal? Have you researched or tried https://pedalinginnovations.com? This is by far the most important bicycling related changeI have made in my lifetime. I wish I...
12-18-22, 09:45 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 26,861
Posted By motochick

I called several places enquiring if they had...

I called several places enquiring if they had ever done bikes with lugs as I wanted to retain the detail, only one wanted the job. I am very happy with it and will use them again if the need ever...
12-16-22, 04:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 445
Posted By motochick

They are A23's. My husband built them up years...

They are A23's. My husband built them up years ago with his Campy hubs from his original Medici build. Someday all of the family's Medicis will be together again, forever. They will be ours, just...
12-16-22, 01:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 445
Posted By motochick

My new "free to a good home" frame build

Several months ago my husband found a guy that was giving away a 1980 Medici Gran Tourismo frame/fork and a few other small components, the catch was the frame was stripped of all paint. The guy...
12-08-22, 09:47 AM
Replies: 1,178
Views: 110,886
Posted By motochick

I had a great transaction with RB1-luvr as the...

I had a great transaction with RB1-luvr as the buyer last week, payment went perfect and communication was excellent. Would love to do business with him again.

Brenda
11-30-22, 09:25 AM
Replies: 10,439
Views: 1,356,281
Posted By motochick

They are 32mm GK's, I guess your hammer isn't big...

They are 32mm GK's, I guess your hammer isn't big enough! LOL. There is a ton of room on this frame in the rear, must be because it is a 62cm.

Brenda
11-29-22, 05:12 PM
Replies: 10,439
Views: 1,356,281
Posted By motochick

My husband took us to Colorado this year for a...

My husband took us to Colorado this year for a cycling vacation and while turning off the hwy to get to our airbnb, I spotted this '87 Ironman sitting outside at a pawn shop. It looked to be Adam's...
11-29-22, 04:54 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,117
Posted By motochick

At the moment, my husband has more bikes than I...

At the moment, my husband has more bikes than I do, mostly because I keep finding deals that cannot be passed up. The deal is, we buy it, we must ride it. Just today he got to ride the newest find,...
11-26-22, 02:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 815
Posted By motochick

Shimano 105 7sp set, basically NOS 1055 series

SOLD Up for grabs today is Shimano 105 7sp group set (series 1055) that came from a 1991 Schwinn that was never ridden. There are some minor scratches on some pieces from being moved around over the...
10-03-22, 11:43 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 965
Posted By motochick

I was on my way to pick up a Paramount for a...

I was on my way to pick up a Paramount for a song, seller ended up reneging on the deal, I offered more money, no replies. I consoled myself by buying my husband a PXN-10, a NOS Paramount and a super...
09-29-22, 04:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 879
Posted By motochick

I used the Tektro 559's. I have these on all of...

I used the Tektro 559's. I have these on all of my conversions and they work great. They would look good on this!
09-28-22, 09:45 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 879
Posted By motochick

I have an 88 400T I converted to 650b x 38 and...

I have an 88 400T I converted to 650b x 38 and the ride is every bit as good as my other high end vintage bikes. Your friend will like it.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-09-22, 09:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 411
Posted By motochick

No farting while riding, he can, and does, do...

No farting while riding, he can, and does, do that when we stop. LOL
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-08-22, 01:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 411
Posted By motochick

Originally these came with Sachs ergo...

Originally these came with Sachs ergo shifter/brifters that controlled the rear cassette (7sp) and the rear internal hub (3sp). My husband likes me to control the shifting so he can concentrate on...
09-08-22, 10:15 AM
Replies: 3,311
Views: 862,964
Posted By motochick

From newest to oldest... ...

From newest to oldest...

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1997 Steelman Stage Race, 650b conversion...
09-08-22, 09:52 AM
Replies: 860
Views: 273,818
Posted By motochick

Got this from a friend for cheap and built it up...

Got this from a friend for cheap and built it up to ride the mountains where I live. I love the way it rides
...
09-06-22, 11:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,344
Posted By motochick

LOL! I hate beer! I can't even stand the smell of...

LOL! I hate beer! I can't even stand the smell of it! But a nice bourbon is right up my alley.



My husband just got some nice sewups in 30mm, I gotta say, I am super jealous. I LOVED the way my...
08-27-22, 03:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,344
Posted By motochick

What I wish I knew 30 yrs ago!

Hello everyone, I am new to this sub but not new to cycling. I have been on a bike since I was 3 and spent my childhood riding a bike just about everyday, crying when it rained and I couldn't! My...
08-24-22, 09:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 605
Posted By motochick

Between my husband and I, we have bought 12 C&V...

Between my husband and I, we have bought 12 C&V bikes since last November, what I would say most are on the higher end, for an average of $143.75. This doesn't include the 2 higher end tandems which...
08-13-22, 09:30 AM
Replies: 964
Views: 317,710
Posted By motochick

Here is the newest conversion to my riding...

Here is the newest conversion to my riding collection. The whole story behind the bike is here:...
08-02-22, 09:39 AM
Replies: 5,297
Views: 3,726,649
Posted By motochick

This 1996 Torelli Cyclocross bike came from the...

This 1996 Torelli Cyclocross bike came from the collection of an old guy in my area that passed away. According to Chairman Bill, less than 100 of these were made. The frame is Colombus Brain and the...
07-11-22, 03:04 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 155,927
Posted By motochick

This very special bike, 1996 Torelli CX, came...

This very special bike, 1996 Torelli CX, came from the estate of a man who had many high end vintage bikes, this is one of two I own. This one was found as a frame/fork with the wheel set (also...
07-01-22, 05:19 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 20,870
Posted By motochick

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06-30-22, 04:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,376
Posted By motochick

They were on the bike since we built it up in...

They were on the bike since we built it up in December, the front was the regular casing and the rear was the plus. I will never buy the regular again as the front had the most trouble. They only had...
06-18-22, 10:10 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,558
Posted By motochick

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06-18-22, 09:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 924
Posted By motochick

Thank you all for the kind words. I have been...

Thank you all for the kind words. I have been riding the bike up the mountain quite a bit this last week, it was made for this. The first time I was alone and stopped at the shop and the parking...
06-16-22, 04:13 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,208
Posted By motochick

My vote is for the orange/blue. This color may...

My vote is for the orange/blue. This color may not work for YOU, but we are the ones that have to look at it! LOL You need to keep your eyes on the road! I bet it will look sharp when it's done...
06-16-22, 04:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 924
Posted By motochick

Thanks! The pedals are Pedaling Innovations...

Thanks! The pedals are Pedaling Innovations Catalyst, we run them on every bike we ride!
06-16-22, 02:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 924
Posted By motochick

Every bike I own has a story, this particular one is quite special....

Every bike I own has a story, some are short and simple, some are not. This story starts 21 yrs ago when we moved to a small town in Northern AZ and I saw this bike for the very first time sitting on...
06-02-22, 05:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 529
Posted By motochick

My new 1996 Torelli Cyclocross bike

There was an old guy in my town that past away a few years ago and had a pretty good sized collection of bikes, parts and frames. Lucky for me, his bikes were all my size and I was able to acquire 2...
05-16-22, 10:57 AM
Replies: 964
Views: 317,710
Posted By motochick

I have a few new unconventional conversions to...

I have a few new unconventional conversions to show you all. The first is my $50 marketplace find. This was the bike I desperately wanted for my 16th B-day, a 1986 Centurion Ironman. Now I have it....
03-28-22, 07:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,059
Posted By motochick

Yeah, no kidding! As bad as that bike looked when...

Yeah, no kidding! As bad as that bike looked when we got it I was kind of surprised the chrome wasnít peeling off!
03-28-22, 06:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,059
Posted By motochick

I got a free bike off FB and restored it

I saw an ad for a free 10 speed bike, I could tell it was lugged but that was about it so I claimed it. When we went to pick it up it turned out to be a 1970 Gitane Tour de France in Reynolds 531,...
03-21-22, 05:29 PM
Replies: 1,487
Views: 629,637
Posted By motochick

Valentines day ride ...

Valentines day ride

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Valentines day, our 36th anniversary. Doe Mnt. in the...
03-19-22, 04:17 PM
Replies: 15,013
Views: 3,685,878
Posted By motochick

We weren't looking for more bikes, nor do we need...

We weren't looking for more bikes, nor do we need more bikes, but sometimes an amazing deal comes your way and you physically can't say no. A friend of ours was liquidating his road bike collection...
03-17-22, 11:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,794
Posted By motochick

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/48034965...

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I've...
02-21-22, 10:29 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 49,456
Posted By motochick

Here are two recent new builds we did. First up...

Here are two recent new builds we did. First up is a 1991 Schwinn Paramount PDG Series 5 I picked up while buying a '85 Centurion Elite RS for my husband for a 650b conversion (it is still under...
02-21-22, 10:03 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,383
Posted By motochick

It looks like we had enough spare parts in shiny...

It looks like we had enough spare parts in shiny silver lying around to do it up right, sorry about the mismatched tires. We still aren't sure what color water bottle cages to get but these were in a...
02-20-22, 06:49 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,383
Posted By motochick

I know exactly what he is going to do with it as...

I know exactly what he is going to do with it as I am working on it as we speak. We live in a mountain area with rough roads so this will have a triple crankset, Shimano 10sp rear, and 650b x 38mm...
02-20-22, 06:43 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,383
Posted By motochick

A frame of this caliber should be running 600...

A frame of this caliber should be running 600 since this was the second to the top in the Paramount line. The Series 7 should have had Dura Ace, the 105 just kinda cheapens it, IMO. And I cannot see...
02-20-22, 05:19 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,383
Posted By motochick

NOS Paramount find!

Yesterday, I drove two hours each way to buy my husband a 1985 Centurion Elite RS (because it has nearly the same paint job as my '86 Ironman, matching bikes are cool) but I somehow ended up with two...
02-16-22, 12:35 PM
Replies: 10,439
Views: 1,356,281
Posted By motochick

Do it! I have 35-38mm tires running 35-40psi on...

Do it! I have 35-38mm tires running 35-40psi on every road I own and I won’t ride anything smaller. I can ride so much longer without fatigue, I only wish I had realized this 35+ years ago!!
02-16-22, 11:08 AM
Replies: 10,439
Views: 1,356,281
Posted By motochick

I found this in pretty original condition on FB...

I found this in pretty original condition on FB marketplace last month for $50. (also scored a park stand for $20) I wanted an Ironman sooooo bad when I was 16yrs old so I had to get it. I do not do...
02-11-22, 12:39 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 13,309
Posted By motochick

As the stoker who NEVER wanted to ride on a...

As the stoker who NEVER wanted to ride on a tandem bike, I will say that riding a tandem has improved our relationship. To start from the beginning, we have been riding road bikes together since we...
01-30-22, 11:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,597
Posted By motochick

What a great story! Congrats on not only reaching...

What a great story! Congrats on not only reaching but going past your goals! I can tell you it really boosts your confidence to outdo your goal, even if just by a couple of miles. It makes me feel...
01-26-22, 05:54 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 77,153
Posted By motochick

Believe me, I was NOT at all excited about taking...

Believe me, I was NOT at all excited about taking over the shifting, I was vehemently against it. I only tried it to appease him and prove how dumb it was. As usual tho, he was right. I really like...
01-21-22, 12:48 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 77,153
Posted By motochick

Here is our new-to-us, highly modified from...

Here is our new-to-us, highly modified from original, 2002 Co-Motion Speedster. And yes, we are highly allergic to black bike parts, hoping to get some red pedals for the front soon!


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