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09-24-22, 08:40 AM
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Posted By jamesdak

This morning I just made a few changes on the...

This morning I just made a few changes on the Kuwahara. Swapped the GP 4000s 700 x 28 for some new Vittoria Corsa G 2.0 700 x 30 (couldn't find 700 x 32 in stock anywhere) hoping they'd be a bit...
09-23-22, 06:11 PM
Replies: 5,380
Views: 611,061
Posted By jamesdak

Just minor stuff today. First off did some final...

Just minor stuff today. First off did some final dialing in of the derailleurs on the 85 Bianchi. I also put a new chain on it. Planning to take this one out again tomorrow.
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09-19-22, 06:36 PM
Replies: 5,380
Views: 611,061
Posted By 52telecaster

It's my birthday and I spent much of it getting a...

It's my birthday and I spent much of it getting a couple of tannoy dual concentric drivers working nicely in some ancient Heathkit cabinets. Gerry mulligan and Ben Webster on verve. The amplifier is...
09-19-22, 12:34 PM
Replies: 5,380
Views: 611,061
Posted By ascherer

I've been out of circulation these last few...

I've been out of circulation these last few weeks, with highs and lows. Two Sundays back my daughter married the fellow she's been with for some 6 years - definitely a high! The next day I tested...
09-15-22, 11:04 AM
Replies: 5,380
Views: 611,061
Posted By 52telecaster

Just finished my sister's new ride. ...

Just finished my sister's new ride.
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1980 motobecane super touring...
09-12-22, 05:18 PM
Replies: 5,380
Views: 611,061
Posted By merziac

:twitchy: BFH, brute force, hot wrench, ham fist...

:twitchy: BFH, brute force, hot wrench, ham fist rarely go well with bikes, especially if its your default, when it does go well it usually means far less aggressive methods would have worked and...
09-12-22, 09:18 AM
Replies: 5,380
Views: 611,061
Posted By xiaoman1

Too bad, that's a nice looking bike....Perhaps...

Too bad, that's a nice looking bike....Perhaps you should have waited a little longer before using a lot of force on the seat post....
09-10-22, 09:46 AM
Replies: 5,380
Views: 611,061
Posted By con50582

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09-10-22, 01:55 AM
Replies: 5,380
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Posted By streetsurfer

Bought this bag, but itís straps were more suited...

Bought this bag, but itís straps were more suited to attachment to two uprights. I fashioned up some intermediate couplers, of scrap leather and Chicago screws, so it will hang appropriately.

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09-05-22, 07:10 AM
Replies: 5,380
Views: 611,061
Posted By DQRider

Recommissioned My Specialized Sequoia 650b Tourer

Full tune-up, clean-up, and shakedown ride ahead of fine art photo shoots.

https://i.imgur.com/prEeQcD.png

If I had to reduce my stable to one bike, this would be it.
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09-03-22, 10:59 AM
Replies: 5,380
Views: 611,061
Posted By alexihnen

Itís less what I have been wrenching on than what...

Itís less what I have been wrenching on than what I am wrenching with.

Canít wait to put these tools to use.

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09-03-22, 08:58 AM
Replies: 5,380
Views: 611,061
Posted By Mr. 66

Ok, I'll join the postings of Grand Record. Here...

Ok, I'll join the postings of Grand Record. Here is the build of a former frame of mine. A.S. bought this from me and built up for a family member. At some time before me the bb was cut to Italian...
09-03-22, 08:16 AM
Replies: 5,380
Views: 611,061
Posted By Classtime

Skipping the polish and wax step on my new GR for...

Skipping the polish and wax step on my new GR for a test ride. Then…
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09-02-22, 01:00 PM
Replies: 5,380
Views: 611,061
Posted By 52telecaster

It will be a little longer I have to go pick up...

It will be a little longer I have to go pick up another moto project. Seems a le champion may be in my future.....
08-31-22, 08:03 PM
Replies: 5,380
Views: 611,061
Posted By Chombi1

My 84 Gitane Pro grail bike.... It's getting...

My 84 Gitane Pro grail bike....
It's getting there...... just cables, brake levers, bar tape, chain and spokes........
08-30-22, 10:56 AM
Replies: 5,380
Views: 611,061
Posted By 52telecaster

A bit off topic but I bought some tannoy stage...

A bit off topic but I bought some tannoy stage p.a. cabinets because they have dual concentric drivers that tannoy is known for. For stage use they don't make real deep bass but I had some circa 1960...
08-28-22, 10:51 AM
Replies: 3,624
Views: 987,835
Posted By Spellscape

Meral Aeolus Randonnee 1973(?) ...

Meral Aeolus Randonnee 1973(?)
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08-20-22, 04:29 PM
Replies: 5,380
Views: 611,061
Posted By curbtender

A local mechanic retired and was having a garage...

A local mechanic retired and was having a garage sale. I bought his heat gun and told him I was removing a vinyl sticker. He said that to remove trim pieces, he would heat them up a little then run...
08-10-22, 02:12 PM
Replies: 5,380
Views: 611,061
Posted By 52telecaster

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I have modified this bike for many purposes but finally I...
08-03-22, 04:48 PM
Replies: 5,380
Views: 611,061
Posted By curbtender

Saving a fixed conversion. Of all bikes, why?...

Saving a fixed conversion. Of all bikes, why? Getting stickers off...
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08-03-22, 03:31 PM
Replies: 5,380
Views: 611,061
Posted By non-fixie

There was really no need (except for the brake...

There was really no need (except for the brake pads) to replace anything on this recent build (https://www.bikeforums.net/22556535-post147.html), as I was pretty happy with how it rode, but I did so...
07-24-22, 08:34 PM
Replies: 3,624
Views: 987,835
Posted By Sedgemop

Got the Motobecane Le Champion out for a nice 40...

Got the Motobecane Le Champion out for a nice 40 miler on the Salt Creek Trail today. Love the way this thing rides.
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07-17-22, 07:33 PM
Replies: 5,380
Views: 611,061
Posted By ehcoplex

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Working on.....
wheels for my Valgan build
drying harvested garlic...
06-30-22, 03:55 AM
Replies: 5,380
Views: 611,061
Posted By Beurt

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Now a Motobecane again...
06-18-22, 07:21 AM
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Views: 611,061
Posted By jamesdak

Just minor silliness the past day or two. Had...

Just minor silliness the past day or two. Had some friends in town the other day and they used the PDG Paramount and the Coppi to go ride with me. So I have to readjust the saddles to my height and...
06-16-22, 05:00 PM
Replies: 5,380
Views: 611,061
Posted By alexihnen

Well, I was checking over a new-to-me bike and...

Well, I was checking over a new-to-me bike and started to notice a few things out of place. It was a wall hanger and so hadn't been ridden since restoration. The seat post was 27.0 and needed to be...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-22, 03:11 PM
Replies: 27,216
Views: 17,790,246
Posted By Fredo76

1976 Fredo Speciale resto-mod

I've adapted the road-racing frame that I built with Colin Laing as a senior in high-school in 1976, to my aging geezer body.

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02-11-22, 12:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,696
Posted By unworthy1

KoolStop pads will help a lot, and fitted to...

KoolStop pads will help a lot, and fitted to Weinmann CPs (which I think were OEM on this bike) should help even more, but you may need new cables and (red, of course!) housing.
I'd keep the SunTour...
11-15-21, 04:47 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 10,647
Posted By jay4usc

it appears steel bike frames is dominating..

it appears steel bike frames is dominating..
11-10-21, 02:35 PM
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Views: 1,321
Posted By John Valuk

If it's a bike that you can pick up easily...

If it's a bike that you can pick up easily enough...

I weigh myself, then myself+bike.
11-09-21, 05:49 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 10,647
Posted By due ruote

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11-09-21, 10:04 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 10,647
Posted By johnnyace

It's only a humble Motobecane Grand Record, but...

It's only a humble Motobecane Grand Record, but man is it a great rider. Bonus points for being heavily customized:
...
10-28-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 7,109
Posted By tomato coupe

At the very least, I'd like to know the first 100...

At the very least, I'd like to know the first 100 of the countless reasons.
10-24-21, 01:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 855
Posted By verktyg

Reinventing the Wheel?

Getting a seatpost machined to fit a frame is sort of like reinventing the wheel without fixing the flat tire! :innocent:

As I mentioned above the most important part of the operation after...
10-23-21, 08:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 855
Posted By verktyg

Guesses, Guesses, Guesses

Being snarky but there are tons of info on this subject including many posts that I wrote over the past 16 years.

1. VintageSteelEU "I started thinking about getting a replacement of some sort,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-21, 02:38 PM
Replies: 27,216
Views: 17,790,246
Posted By the sci guy

Currently my only road bike is my '87 Cilo, w/...

Currently my only road bike is my '87 Cilo, w/ all original Shimano 600. Constantly trolling for a '99-'02 Cannondale R800 or R1000 though.

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Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-21, 04:46 PM
Replies: 27,216
Views: 17,790,246
Posted By Flatforkcrown

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Hereís my road bike. Itís kinda plain. Itís over 20...
09-20-21, 05:46 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 8,510
Posted By Ironfish653

ďFixing FlatsĒ is always a dirty, physical job,...

ďFixing FlatsĒ is always a dirty, physical job, particularly if itís the rear wheel, and if youíve got one of those tire/rim combinations that donít give up without three tire levers and a fight.
I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-21, 03:04 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,691
Posted By Leinster

I recently bought a Zefal HP-X to complement my...

I recently bought a Zefal HP-X to complement my 90s steel build. It pumps almost as quickly and just as hard as my floor pump. The only downside is that I canít throw it into a jersey pocket to take...
07-26-21, 04:11 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,984
Posted By genejockey

Pretty sure the Campy ones are made in a glass...

Pretty sure the Campy ones are made in a glass factory. :rolleyes:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-21, 01:06 PM
Replies: 27,216
Views: 17,790,246
Posted By Pacelineg

Criterium raced with this one back in the day....

Criterium raced with this one back in the day. :50:
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Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-21, 08:00 AM
Replies: 27,216
Views: 17,790,246
Posted By mstateglfr

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Frameset built in a class a few years ago.
04-07-21, 12:30 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,807
Posted By Hproduguidon

my oldest motobecane 1940 ...

my oldest motobecane 1940

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Forum: Road Cycling
03-16-21, 09:34 AM
Replies: 27,216
Views: 17,790,246
Posted By Bamicus

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Forum: Road Cycling
03-16-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 27,216
Views: 17,790,246
Posted By mackgoo

Latest that I finished about a month or so ago....

Latest that I finished about a month or so ago. So Far I've just ridden around the block in the neighbor hood. Waiting to get some good pictures before I go for the "real" ride.

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