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01-25-23, 07:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 891
Posted By merziac

Scrap the Tesla and carry on with the Hetchins. ...

Scrap the Tesla and carry on with the Hetchins. ;)
01-25-23, 11:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,993
Posted By SummitCO

Reviving this thread

I just came across this thread from a few years back, when searching for pictures of this bike. I can confirm that there was, indeed, a gold Raleigh Superbe around 1981 or so, with Reynolds 531SL...
01-24-23, 12:31 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 926
Posted By mountaindave

Give a dad (or mom) a vintage bikeÖ

Sent to me by a friend, I made it C/V appropriate:

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01-21-23, 09:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,154
Posted By Chuck M

I ran this up the flag pole to see how it would...

I ran this up the flag pole to see how it would fly. My wife didn't like it and I thought maybe that is because it wasn't finished....
01-21-23, 02:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,154
Posted By gugie

Tons of stuff in the Atelier. Zero in the...

Tons of stuff in the Atelier.

Zero in the living area.

Mrs. G. has a strict rule of separation of bikes and state.
01-21-23, 09:56 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,154
Posted By PilotFishBob

I inherited one of my Mom's curio cabinets -...

I inherited one of my Mom's curio cabinets - still has some of her things in it but I doubt she'd approve of some of my modifications and additions...

...
01-21-23, 08:46 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,154
Posted By jdawginsc

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01-21-23, 06:59 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,154
Posted By nlerner

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01-19-23, 05:05 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 639
Posted By Road85rebel

As follow up to my previous post, here are a few...

As follow up to my previous post, here are a few pics of my restoration effort. Before and after for reference....
01-17-23, 08:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 967
Posted By Pcampeau

In my opinion it seems the serial number system...

In my opinion it seems the serial number system is pretty straight forward and E equals 1970 across many thousands of examples, I see no reason to doubt this. What is not straight forward, is what...
01-16-23, 08:10 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 3,654
Posted By iab

Gaspipe Umberto Dei. Has a real ugly weld across...

Gaspipe Umberto Dei. Has a real ugly weld across the BB shell. Threading the BB was an adventure.

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01-09-23, 10:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 414
Posted By Manny66

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01-06-23, 10:50 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,183
Posted By dddd

The seat tube angle needs to be considered when...

The seat tube angle needs to be considered when presuming what top tube length is best for a particular rider, since each degree steeper moves the entire top tube and thus head tube forward by...
01-04-23, 07:07 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,643
Posted By ehcoplex

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It's fun, it's French, it's comfortable, geared to handle the hills around...
01-01-23, 10:30 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,643
Posted By Bianchigirll

The "Cantaloupe Express" Great paint

The "Cantaloupe Express" Great paint
12-31-22, 04:17 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,643
Posted By John E

Thank you everyone for the eye candy. Great...

Thank you everyone for the eye candy. Great thread!

I have three "#1" bikes in operating condition, plus a couple of potential #1s waiting in the wings, currently in disassembled condition.
...
12-31-22, 02:45 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,643
Posted By geeteeiii

My 79 HVZ Meteor most likely, first bike i got...

My 79 HVZ Meteor most likely, first bike i got that actually had any basic level of quality. Tried to retire it from its main rider duties, as its actually worth abit of money, but havent found a...
12-31-22, 11:17 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,643
Posted By The Golden Boy

Same as it was in the 4 year old "Flagship"...

Same as it was in the 4 year old "Flagship" thread- my 1985 Trek 720 is my #1.

I've probably put more miles on my 620- and I think I preferred the ride of the 620, but after getting the 720 set up...
12-31-22, 10:51 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,643
Posted By sced

1973 Holdsworth custom. For Christmas 1972 my...

1973 Holdsworth custom. For Christmas 1972 my parents bought my 2-year older sister a new Datsun 510 and my consolation prize as 16-year old was a blank check for a new bicycle. A few years ago I had...
12-31-22, 08:56 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,643
Posted By brewerkz

late 50s/60s Wally Green....this bike captured my...

late 50s/60s Wally Green....this bike captured my interest to pursue earlier road bicycles.
...
12-31-22, 07:34 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,643
Posted By jamesdak

Well, I'll chime in with the same answer I've had...

Well, I'll chime in with the same answer I've had for years, same answer on the other threads. No matter how many good bikes pass trough my hands this one always stands out! It not that old, it's a...
12-31-22, 02:01 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,643
Posted By darkmoon

Eddy Merckx Molteni team bike. I wanted it...

Eddy Merckx Molteni team bike.

I wanted it since 1975.
I haven't forgotten about it for 47 years.
This year, at long last, I've got one, Corsa Extra.

What if I happened to find a...
12-31-22, 01:22 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,643
Posted By gearbasher

My #1 is my Maza. If you asked me this question...

My #1 is my Maza. If you asked me this question 20 years ago, I would have ranked the Maza last. The ride was too soft compared to all my other bikes and I consider it ugly. But, now that I got old,...
12-30-22, 11:30 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,643
Posted By merziac

Well its very well documented here and before...

Well its very well documented here and before now.

Fits like a glove as if it was built for me but wasn't, rides like a dream and flies down the road even with my lazy azz.

Probably the...
12-30-22, 10:40 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,643
Posted By ascherer

Iím clear that if I could only have one it would...

Iím clear that if I could only have one it would be my Mercian. It always feels right, itís smooth yet stiff, the handling is connected to my cerebellum (maybe because itís been with me 35 years.) I...
12-30-22, 08:38 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,643
Posted By SwimmerMike

Mine would have to be my Ď82 Bianchi. It was a...

Mine would have to be my Ď82 Bianchi. It was a basket case when I got it, so thereís some pride in the build. It also fits great and I love the aggressive ride.

...
12-27-22, 06:57 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,950
Posted By jamesdak

Seems to differ per bike and how balanced it is. ...

Seems to differ per bike and how balanced it is. The Martelly would hang there just fine unless you accidently bumped it. The Lemond is a bit front heavy so I added that piece of wood. The...
12-26-22, 08:30 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,752
Posted By merziac

The question really should be "why don't you...

The question really should be "why don't you still ride a bicycle?". :twitchy:
12-26-22, 06:16 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,752
Posted By cocoabeachcrab

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12-23-22, 06:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 560
Posted By albrt

Testing phase. ...

Testing phase.

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12-21-22, 08:06 PM
Replies: 5,832
Views: 651,800
Posted By RCMoeur

The Rusty Spoke bike co-op has had a unicycle for...

The Rusty Spoke bike co-op has had a unicycle for sale for, well, a while, but tonight some special person came in to purchase it. Yay. Problem was, the 24" tire had become a mite... crunchy. So...
12-21-22, 12:45 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,323
Posted By cudak888

That looks like a tricycle seat missing its sissy...

That looks like a tricycle seat missing its sissy bars.



Don't forget the infamous Cloud 9 saddle. A bit smaller, but always pretty bad in whatever variation it morphs into over the years.

...
12-20-22, 12:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 785
Posted By bikingshearer

The answer is "Yes." Here is a shot from the RB-1...

The answer is "Yes." Here is a shot from the RB-1 page of the 1991 Bridgestone catalog. When I bought a 1992 RB-1 new, it had the same stem. Compared to some of the abominations that have hit the...
12-19-22, 07:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 785
Posted By Chester

Bridgestone RB-1 (1991)

Like many, I've wanted one of these for many years. Finally things aligned for me to get one in the condition and price range I wanted to hit. Picked it up from the owner a few days ago, and so glad...
12-19-22, 11:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 528
Posted By repechage

hearth brazing at the lava flows

hearth brazing at the lava flows
12-16-22, 08:45 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,502
Posted By tricky

It's the elusive Titleist bicycle. Golf ball...

It's the elusive Titleist bicycle. Golf ball dimples for aero performance.

I honestly have no idea. Some of the experts here may know but if you strike out with this single pic then additional...
12-16-22, 07:59 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,759
Posted By gugie

Seeing myself in several pics from others, I feel...

Seeing myself in several pics from others, I feel like I don't even have to post mine from 2022. I'm realizing that I've got a great group of friends all over the country that I somehow end up riding...
12-16-22, 07:23 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,565
Posted By merziac

What a great story, sorry for your loss, thank...

What a great story, sorry for your loss, thank you for sharing.

I truly wish my story had more of a cycling side.

My Dad and his were pretty good mechanics so I was lucky to inherit that gene...
12-16-22, 04:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 408
Posted By SurferRosa

I vote for whichever of those will give you the...

I vote for whichever of those will give you the same ride quality as Paselas.

Sans that, Paselas.
12-16-22, 03:12 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,565
Posted By seagrade

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12-16-22, 10:13 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,565
Posted By iab

On the other hand, technically this started in...

On the other hand, technically this started in 2011, I am in year 12 of a 5-year project. Off-topic but I want to design a commuter with the Italian design cues that float my boat so I consider it...
12-16-22, 01:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 585
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...I like the bar rotated more, so the curve...

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...I like the bar rotated more, so the curve between the flat at the top and the brake lever is more level. That puts the bar ends forward far enough that I don't need to shorten them.
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12-14-22, 09:08 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,759
Posted By Roger M

Your C&V Highlights of 2022

What were your memorable moments/purchases/events/sales/etc. Over the last twelve months?

I didn't pick up any new projects, and only helped my son finish his Zeus early in the year. The big thing...
12-12-22, 11:53 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 9,502
Posted By cudak888

If we momentarily put the baggage of price,...

If we momentarily put the baggage of price, piecemeal sales tactics, and Heine's marketing aside, it is a genuinely beautiful RD. The downtube shifter possibly even more so.

I'd love to see...
12-12-22, 08:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,271
Posted By Doug Fattic

One of my Doug Fattic bikes was found in a storage unit

One of my curiosities is what happens to frames/bikes I made years ago. I got this email recently from a guy cleaning out a storage unit. He recognized without training that this frame was made to a...
12-11-22, 12:20 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,598
Posted By non-fixie

This is easily my favorite bike when it comes to...

This is easily my favorite bike when it comes to 'interesting'. Designed by Bridgestone engineers Ritsuo Nishimura and Nobuaki Shimada it won the Good Design Award in 1984.

The only folder I know...
12-08-22, 07:39 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,092
Posted By BFisher

Just in case anyone isn't sure: No... ...

Just in case anyone isn't sure:

No...
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12-07-22, 04:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 353
Posted By Murray Missile

Competition time.

OK, I've started on my prioritization plan for my numerous bike projects and there's going to be some Competition..... after I finish the '73 Raleigh Competiton Mk II I'm working on right now then...
12-06-22, 06:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 484
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

PSA I guess? Bone shaker content

In my smallish town there is one other guy interested in riding and tinkering on vintage bikes. We have swapped and bought from each other a few times over the years. Today we swapped a an English...
12-06-22, 09:07 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 42,982
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

I made this saddle bag over a month ago and sent...

I made this saddle bag over a month ago and sent it to seagrade in New Zealand. It was a thank you for sending me his supply of vintage Roval spokes, nipples, and a hub set (which allowed me to...
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