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02-24-24, 01:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 963
Posted By Portlandjim

"Barn Find" Merz bike RB057

I just returned from Portland, to visit my son Carter and his family but also to pick up this Merz bike. The customer I ​​made if for in 1975 had knee problems that meant he couldn't ride bikes after...
Forum: Touring
01-17-24, 08:49 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 7,962
Posted By chief9245

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01-08-24, 08:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 385
Posted By erbfarm

Thanks for the info, I'm completely new to...

Thanks for the info, I'm completely new to freewheels so this is very helpful.
01-05-24, 10:46 AM
Replies: 8,977
Views: 3,067,053
Posted By DorkDisk

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11-04-23, 03:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 733
Posted By randyjawa

Great advice folks and I am grateful. I have...

Great advice folks and I am grateful. I have been doing my research and, to me, a fork rebuild looks to be an easy task for me to complete next Spring. Will update on the bike when I am finished...
11-01-23, 12:03 PM
Replies: 2,579
Views: 661,248
Posted By Romany275

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1992 Trek 950
10-09-23, 06:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,095
Posted By AllegroMike

juvela, thank you for posting the pics from my...

juvela, thank you for posting the pics from my album. Back in the day I used to ride through Alta Loma on my way to Mt. Baldy for a monthly mountain climb. It was mostly citrus groves back then. I...
10-09-23, 06:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,095
Posted By juvela

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10-09-23, 05:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,095
Posted By AllegroMike

1960 Original Allegro Special

First time post and a new member here. I have a 1960 Allegro Special that I am the original owner of serial #166262. Unable to post pics of same until I get 10 posts. Help me get my 10 posts with...
09-18-23, 04:19 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 22,818
Posted By SoCaled

1994 Bridgestone MB-3 - bought already converted...

1994 Bridgestone MB-3 - bought already converted to a single speed. Need to find a 94 BCD chain ring with a higher tooth count 42? 46?
...
08-07-23, 07:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 673
Posted By TenGrainBread

First build in a while - Alps 650B

Took a break from bike stuff and the forums for a while but I'm back with a 650b build. Some of you may remember I'm a big fan of ALPS, a now-closed Japanese cycle shop that did custom frames with...
08-04-23, 08:22 PM
Replies: 7,412
Views: 872,781
Posted By Dirt Road Blues

Well, it ain't "wrenching" exactly, but there are...

Well, it ain't "wrenching" exactly, but there are wrenches involved, and a vintage pin cushion. So hopefully this post isn't too outta bounds?

I've been wanting to try my hand at sewing up an...
Forum: Touring
08-04-23, 08:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,157
Posted By pdlamb

I tend to think in terms of wheels, rather than...

I tend to think in terms of wheels, rather than wheelsets, but I supposed if you get two that's a wheelset.

My wheels are:
Mavic A319 or Velocity Dyad rims
Shimano LX or XT hubs
DT Swiss...
08-01-23, 09:00 PM
Replies: 7,412
Views: 872,781
Posted By 2cam16

What bars are those and do they come in silver or...

What bars are those and do they come in silver or black? Thanks!
Forum: Touring
07-18-23, 09:17 AM
Replies: 4,812
Views: 2,601,665
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

2023 Upgrades

Swapped out my old Timbuktu seat bag for a Carradice Nelson Longflap - so much easier to pack and no tail wag. Also added an eoGear Stash bag so I could free up room in my front bag. I had the need...
07-16-23, 10:47 PM
Replies: 8,977
Views: 3,067,053
Posted By madpogue

Barra, barra...... ...

Barra, barra......
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Barracuuuuuda..........
Forum: Touring
07-15-23, 06:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,644
Posted By Xavier65

Ok, so thanks to the pesky sniffer hole, that...

Ok, so thanks to the pesky sniffer hole, that does indeed mean that the lever will accept fluid ingress when in the relaxed state, this means that either a T piece with valves is required, or, that a...
Forum: Touring
07-14-23, 10:44 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,784
Posted By GhostRider62

I avoid cities and do not bring a lock. I have...

I avoid cities and do not bring a lock. I have never had a theft in the USA but my sleeping bag and gear was stolen in France and my bike in Germany, held up at knifepoint in UK, France, and Italy....
07-14-23, 08:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 921
Posted By madpogue

Yes, we need a new buzzphrase for a...

Yes, we need a new buzzphrase for a nebulously-defined category of bike (which, if it does exist, already has a name), so we can market more overpriced components for it and jack the prices on the...
07-12-23, 04:21 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,799
Posted By droppedandlost

1974 Sekine SHS 271 with 105 10sp and 700x38mm ...

1974 Sekine SHS 271 with 105 10sp and 700x38mm

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07-12-23, 03:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,397
Posted By StanSeven

Spartan, One chief reason we have a 10 post...

Spartan,

One chief reason we have a 10 post limit with five per day is to discourage spammers. Over the last few weeks the site has been hit with a barrage of spam. Fortunately the limit keeps...
07-07-23, 11:16 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,267
Posted By AtNjineer

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07-04-23, 12:40 AM
Replies: 8,977
Views: 3,067,053
Posted By Bogester

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07-03-23, 12:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,774
Posted By BK268

thanks really useful suggestions ill give them a...

thanks really useful suggestions ill give them a go and get back to you
07-03-23, 06:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,043
Posted By IAmSam

This thread could have been locked way back after...

This thread could have been locked way back after post #3 but here we are all these years later and with so little going on here anymore that I welcome Chester's resurrecting it.

And in fact I had...
Forum: Touring
07-01-23, 01:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,232
Posted By mams99

I actually picked up a Bike Friday this spring....

I actually picked up a Bike Friday this spring. It's the regular one and the weight limit isn't an issue if I ride unloaded. Unfortunately, right now I can't really get out and ride, but I sure I...
06-26-23, 03:13 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 22,818
Posted By Kekec1965

My oldest single speed, 1935 EF Russ ...

My oldest single speed, 1935 EF Russ
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And two decades younger Dave Davey
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06-11-23, 11:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,841
Posted By jpc2001

This bike is great: The handling is agile...

This bike is great:

The handling is agile but predicable. Just super nicely balanced.
It's a real road bike. It wants to move and it will.
The gear ratios chosen by the factory, at 14-32 and...
06-11-23, 10:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,841
Posted By jpc2001

Local idiot spends good money on another old Schwinn

The idiot is reportedly neither a bike mechanic nor a photographer, though he's "doing his best." Residents questioned whether the garage capacity could support another bicycle. Sources close to the...
06-04-23, 11:23 PM
Replies: 8,977
Views: 3,067,053
Posted By m_sasso

Took sometime to put my 1998 Litespeed Ocoee...

Took sometime to put my 1998 Litespeed Ocoee together. A few little touches to finish off, for now it is ready to ride. A bit heavier than I invisioned it ending up but, lots of directions to go...
Forum: Touring
06-02-23, 07:15 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,076
Posted By djb

the reason I mentioned about frame size is that I...

the reason I mentioned about frame size is that I have had at least 3 or 4 women friends who have bought and use bikes that even with a much shorter stem, the reach was still a bit too far forward...
Forum: Touring
06-02-23, 06:10 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,076
Posted By Rob63

Thanks for all that. I live near the border so...

Thanks for all that. I live near the border so was indeed shopping on your side.
And thanks for the reminder not to cheap out. It's hard not to prioritize saving cash over over comfort and...
Forum: Touring
05-30-23, 12:05 PM
Replies: 4,812
Views: 2,601,665
Posted By CMAW

Built a Surly Ogre over the winter ...

Built a Surly Ogre over the winter

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Forum: Touring
05-29-23, 07:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,839
Posted By rsrogers

I just went with the 2023 Masi Giramondo. Very...

I just went with the 2023 Masi Giramondo. Very affordable and almost perfect for me. I am changing the handlebars to Denham flat bars with Deore shifters, but the bike still has QR hubs. Oh...
05-27-23, 06:33 PM
Replies: 1,180
Views: 384,434
Posted By DQRider

Only this: DQRider's uploaded images - Imgur...

Only this: DQRider's uploaded images - Imgur (https://dqrider.imgur.com/all/#1)

Please pardon the slight deviation from our usual subject matter...

I did freelance motojournalism for many years...
Forum: Touring
05-27-23, 10:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 539
Posted By Smitty2k1

Love that huge rando bag! FWIW I wanted some...

Love that huge rando bag!

FWIW I wanted some basic panniers out of a specific color and all the "custom" bag makers I found were prohibitively expensive for a basic color change. Contacted Lone...
Forum: Touring
05-26-23, 08:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 539
Posted By raybo

I had a customize frame bag made: ...

I had a customize frame bag made:
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I wrote an article about the...
05-22-23, 12:05 AM
Replies: 8,977
Views: 3,067,053
Posted By georges1

This is my second MTB that I still have (my first...

This is my second MTB that I still have (my first onewas sold many decades ago), a Merida Al Bon from 1992 originally given by a friend in who found the geometry too much close to a road bike and too...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-23, 07:12 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 12,618
Posted By yaw

Entry level bikes usually come with low quality...

Entry level bikes usually come with low quality and extra wide tyres to save cost and provide a more comfortable ride for the audience. The Domane is an endurance bike, so it will certainly come with...
04-30-23, 01:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 928
Posted By PhotonDon

Goodbye, old friend

I just spent 12 hours driving back from my old hometown to attend the memorial service of my old school friend, Duck. We all got caught up in the early 70s bike boom, and decided we had to make a...
04-20-23, 03:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,592
Posted By mtbikerjohn

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I'd love to see Magura make drop bar levers for these again..I heard...
04-14-23, 07:33 PM
Replies: 8,977
Views: 3,067,053
Posted By ADguy

Finished ‘98 Trek 920 (original post #8472)

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Finally finished this 920 for my grandkid. Thought...
04-11-23, 03:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 805
Posted By BMC_Kid

Post Your True Temper Tubing Bikes

I came across an old post for folks to post their True Temper bikes and thought I’d start a new one here on C&V.

Here’s mine, Tesch S-22 first with a Dura-Ace mix of 7700 25th anniversary and 7410...
04-05-23, 03:04 PM
Replies: 8,977
Views: 3,067,053
Posted By Silver Steve

Thanks. The bars are from Faidale Bikes...

Thanks.

The bars are from Faidale Bikes (https://shop.fairdalebikes.com/collections/fairdale-components/products/fairdale-mx-4-bar-chrome)
The stem was purchase on BMXmuseum.com...
04-05-23, 02:15 PM
Replies: 8,977
Views: 3,067,053
Posted By Silver Steve

Here's my slightly modified Rockhopper Comp. ...

Here's my slightly modified Rockhopper Comp.
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04-01-23, 12:18 PM
Replies: 8,977
Views: 3,067,053
Posted By botty kayer

Not that old being from 2008, but with 26'er...

Not that old being from 2008, but with 26'er wheels and a triple it still seems old school by today;s standards, so I'll post my just finished my Yorkshire designed but Lynksey built On One 456 ti...
01-17-23, 01:32 AM
Replies: 8,977
Views: 3,067,053
Posted By Repack Rider

1983 Ritchey Annapurna. Custom built for me, once...

1983 Ritchey Annapurna. Custom built for me, once even had my name on it. This bike has taken me a lot of places, including Canada's Northwest Territories. Plug on the stem is carved from lignum...
11-10-22, 09:34 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 7,552
Posted By seypat

My nephew loved The Brave Little Toaster when he...

My nephew loved The Brave Little Toaster when he was a youngster.
10-25-22, 08:55 PM
Replies: 8,977
Views: 3,067,053
Posted By rudymexico

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Forum: Touring
10-13-22, 09:50 PM
Replies: 4,812
Views: 2,601,665
Posted By Imaginos

Full mock-up with new bike.Ready to go for a...

Full mock-up with new bike.Ready to go for a night or two if I can get reasonable weather. ...
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