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08-18-22, 12:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 745
Posted By noobinsf

Believe it or not, I was curious, so I sought...

Believe it or not, I was curious, so I sought counsel on the yootoobs, and apparently those of us who have used “slaps” to compliment something other than music are the objects of fierce ridicule...
08-17-22, 10:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 422
Posted By P!N20

https://i.imgur.com/V5LROnu.png With apologies...

https://i.imgur.com/V5LROnu.png
With apologies to familyguy
08-16-22, 01:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 745
Posted By Andy_K

Merry came over earlier in the week for a test...

Merry came over earlier in the week for a test fit. I think she's a bit taller than I was told. She was able to stand flat-footed over the top tube and with the saddle low she had the proper knee...
08-13-22, 11:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 509
Posted By badger_biker

I have Wolber GTX rims on it. You have a...

I have Wolber GTX rims on it. You have a beautiful bike and I agree the 720 is lightweight for a bike designed for touring and has a great ride.
08-13-22, 04:22 PM
Replies: 958
Views: 305,210
Posted By strathconaman

Another "Frek" inspired creation. ...

Another "Frek" inspired creation.
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08-13-22, 12:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 509
Posted By 52telecaster

I love accidental grail. 720s are as good as it...

I love accidental grail. 720s are as good as it gets really. Ty for the soma review, I bought a pair for the upcoming 650b project and I can't wait.
08-12-22, 08:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 262
Posted By Mr. 66

There are some coop around as well. In Seattle...

There are some coop around as well. In Seattle there is The Bikery, if you are to go north 20 minutes there is one in Everett The Sharing Wheels, and further north to Bellingham there is The Hub....
08-11-22, 03:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 262
Posted By Roger M

https://www.recycledcycles.com/

https://www.recycledcycles.com/
08-11-22, 10:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 524
Posted By non-fixie

What I love about bikes like is one is that they...

What I love about bikes like is one is that they make my 64cm bikes look perfectly proportioned. :)
08-10-22, 08:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 491
Posted By fliplap

3D printers are so cheap now if you’re at all...

3D printers are so cheap now if you’re at all maker-inclined you’d be nuts not to have one.

I use mine for making tools and jigs regularly. Like the black bit for aligning the mandrel on this...
08-10-22, 03:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 688
Posted By markk900

Grail Bike - but not in the way you might think

I finally caught a grail bike today - a Peugeot AO-8 from 1974 or 75…. What! Are Mark’s standards so out of whack a lowly entry level bike boom Pug is a grail bike?

Let me explain: I have owned...
08-08-22, 01:59 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 707
Posted By Froyd Stellar

A 1985 Schwinn World Sport to inspire or infuriate

I fully understand that some people won't take kindly at the kind of bastardizing I inflicted on this poor Schwinn, but this "restoration" project was a lot of fun and a great learning experience for...
08-05-22, 01:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 459
Posted By daverup

The 87 Black Lightning has some very nice welds. ...

The 87 Black Lightning has some very nice welds.

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1464x1355/blhead_c19a3201d4c2a7ba3bc00731eb49f88570988b80.jpg...
08-05-22, 10:53 AM
Replies: 260
Views: 26,090
Posted By xiaoman1

Here are a few of mine...... ...

Here are a few of mine......
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might have posted...
08-04-22, 10:40 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 62,908
Posted By Roger M

Looking forward to what RoS brings to the table...

Looking forward to what RoS brings to the table here, as noted above.

Here is my entry.
1989 66cm
​​repainted burgandy/maroon at some point
steel replacement fork
DA 7700 rd, hubs, and...
08-04-22, 06:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 771
Posted By robertj298

Exceptional 1985 Univega Gran Turismo

Exceptional 1985 Univega Gran Turismo. 56 cm. The bike is about as close to new that you can get.
Everything is original including the seat and bar tape. Only the freewheel and tires are not...
08-04-22, 12:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 745
Posted By gugie

13 year old girl is probably not going to grow...

13 year old girl is probably not going to grow taller - women mature earlier than men (in many ways!) Women also tend to have longer leg to height ratio. 99% of the BF CVer's that post here are men,...
08-04-22, 01:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 745
Posted By Andy_K

She's trying out cycling as a replacement for...

She's trying out cycling as a replacement for jogging, which has been too stressful for her joints, so I think this will be more than just the typical roaming the neighborhood that I did at that age....
08-03-22, 11:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 745
Posted By Andy_K

Shogun Katana

I've got a new project that I'm really excited about, but also kind of nervous. My wife's best friend texted me yesterday and said she's looking for a bike for her daughter, Merry. Merry is 13 years...
08-03-22, 09:40 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,126
Posted By gugie

I've seen pictures of Brian Chapman using 40%...

I've seen pictures of Brian Chapman using 40% silver to join stainless droputs to CrMo chainstays. For those that wonder why this is important, high silver content brazing fillers don't easily build...
08-03-22, 09:29 AM
Replies: 260
Views: 26,090
Posted By Roger M

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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My old 240. Since passed on to another caretaker. ...
08-03-22, 06:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 204
Posted By SpeedofLite

Road Test/Bike Review (1986) CANNONDALE ST400

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08-03-22, 05:19 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,126
Posted By nlerner

I’m a certified internet opinionater, and I think...

I’m a certified internet opinionater, and I think this thread is dumbed.
08-02-22, 07:50 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,126
Posted By gugie

"One accurate measurement is worth a thousand...

"One accurate measurement is worth a thousand expert opinions."
Admiral Grace Hopper

"...heaviest..."
...
08-02-22, 04:38 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,126
Posted By gugie

It is if it doesn't need filing after brazing....

It is if it doesn't need filing after brazing. Jack Taylor is a great vintage example, Jeff Lyon is a modern master of the technique.
...
08-02-22, 03:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 459
Posted By SpeedofLite

Frames and Framebuilding (1986) CANNONDALE

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08-02-22, 02:12 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,126
Posted By Mr. 66

Hey I found one! It's my old Novara, The Best Top...

Hey I found one! It's my old Novara, The Best Top Fillet Vintage Mountain Bike. The most stunning MTB ever made, makes all bikes pale in it's wake of fillet braze. ...
08-02-22, 12:56 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,126
Posted By billytwosheds

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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08-02-22, 12:45 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,126
Posted By smd4

You don't have to wait. [O]ldguyonabike,...

You don't have to wait. [O]ldguyonabike, Wileyone, Cynikal, squirtdad, bulgie and jdawginsc all posted several images and the names of other framebuilders employing this somewhat archaic technique. A...
08-02-22, 12:43 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,126
Posted By merziac

My and I suspect many others patience is wearing...

My and I suspect many others patience is wearing very thin, you're not going to "make" anyone discover these whether they "deserve" it or not.

You came here and inserted yourself with something...
08-01-22, 10:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 414
Posted By Ironfish653

That's pretty open-ended question;. "Vintage MTB"...

That's pretty open-ended question;. "Vintage MTB" covers a very wide range of bikes, from 1980s 'Marin' ATBs to late 1990s "NORBA" XC race bikes. (And a whole galaxy of quality/price levels)
MTBs...
08-01-22, 02:00 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,126
Posted By jdawginsc

I think the thread is being redeemed a bit by...

I think the thread is being redeemed a bit by some opening of other excellent builders to the thread... Erickson, Kirk, bulgie (slipped you in there sir), Rex, etc...

I like some Russ Denny...
07-31-22, 06:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 551
Posted By P!N20

Thanks Ago15 , looks like a great resource. ...

Thanks Ago15 , looks like a great resource.

Feel free to add to this thread which is organised by RiddleOfSteel :...
07-31-22, 05:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,222
Posted By jrg1244

I have an ‘88 ST400 with 126mm spacing. I LOVE...

I have an ‘88 ST400 with 126mm spacing. I LOVE this bike! It’s my commuter and tourer all rolled into one. Most of the components are Campy Racing Triple, except brakes which are pre-CPSC Campy...
07-30-22, 07:30 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,126
Posted By billytwosheds

In slightly modified words of The Dude, "You're...

In slightly modified words of The Dude, "You're not wrong, Walter. You're just an [jerk]."

Bulgie's post was by far the most useful thing that's come out of this thread and the last one.

It...
07-29-22, 02:10 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,049
Posted By cudak888

...and there we have it. Outright sales posts. ...

...and there we have it. Outright sales posts.

Siu Blue Wind cb400bill

-Kurt
07-29-22, 02:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 423
Posted By SpeedofLite

Road Test/Bike Review (1986) SCHWINN Circuit

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07-29-22, 01:21 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,049
Posted By cudak888

Maybe you'd like to see how they got to this...

Maybe you'd like to see how they got to this point before making a judgement call:
https://www.bikeforums.net/22587937-post117.html

Teasing pictures and then using said pictures to shill a book...
07-29-22, 12:54 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,049
Posted By smd4

Just not Switzerland. Y'all make a great knife,...

Just not Switzerland. Y'all make a great knife, though. I have many, including one in my pocket right now!

I would have asked a question about it but...well, you know how that goes.

Sounds like...
07-28-22, 09:34 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,049
Posted By Ago15

Top Fillet Brazing Vintage

I don't know if an identical post already exists, if so please excuse me.
An administrator will be able to fix it

I start with my bespoke Mercet from 1994 in Columbus EL.
...
07-28-22, 02:09 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,018
Posted By Andy_K

I hadn't seen the silver GRX before. Thanks for...

I hadn't seen the silver GRX before. Thanks for posting! I do like the look of that crankset, but I can't quite accept the rear derailleur. It's just got too many segments.

Coincidentally, I am in...
07-27-22, 11:32 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,018
Posted By nlerner

Well, the Ultegra hydro group on my new rig...

Well, the Ultegra hydro group on my new rig shifts like buttah'!
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07-25-22, 11:02 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,208
Posted By Andy_K

I was just wondering if squirtdad is angling for...

I was just wondering if squirtdad is angling for my parking space....
07-23-22, 11:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 312
Posted By Lbxpdx

I made my way back to Oregon from Idaho and found...

I made my way back to Oregon from Idaho and found a few parts in the garage and some blackburn pannier racks at the local coop. The old Wright saddle has longer rails than a Brooks, so the 74 degree...
07-21-22, 05:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 509
Posted By EJS

Really appreciate all the feedback!!! I've went...

Really appreciate all the feedback!!! I've went ahead and started a local thread as well, but while I'm at it, what type of wheel sets might you all recommend. was thinking of running the traditional...
07-21-22, 01:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,107
Posted By Senior Ryder 00

If you own it, you gotta ride it! Just bite the...

If you own it, you gotta ride it! Just bite the bullet, but be very​​​​​, very careful.🙂
Cheers,
Van
07-21-22, 10:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,107
Posted By repechage

Quality bikes are easier to work on

Quality bikes are easier to work on
07-21-22, 09:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,107
Posted By bamboobike4

This is for when I'm in the armchair league. ...

This is for when I'm in the armchair league.
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07-20-22, 04:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,621
Posted By The Golden Boy

OMG!!! I totally forgot to bump this thread...

OMG!!! I totally forgot to bump this thread today!!!

Let's see some Trek 720 touring goodness!!!!
07-18-22, 01:24 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,527
Posted By timsch

I've made the motor about as good as I can. I'm...

I've made the motor about as good as I can. I'm beating this old mule all the way to the grave.
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