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08-02-21, 02:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 472
Posted By Andy_K

I recently built a bike with 27" Vittoria Zaffiro...

I recently built a bike with 27" Vittoria Zaffiro tires. They're cheap and weren't unpleasant to ride.

I'm going to go counter to many of the comments above and say that I don't see the value of...
08-02-21, 12:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 350
Posted By jjapple

July 1966 Robin Hood

Turns out it's a July 1966 manufacturing date.
08-02-21, 08:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 466
Posted By dweenk

Velo Orange has i or 2 models of flat/low-rise...

Velo Orange has i or 2 models of flat/low-rise bars that may work for you.
08-01-21, 05:37 PM
Replies: 63,099
Views: 9,630,788
Posted By bark_eater

I didnt quite smoke tires on my gravel driveway,...

I didnt quite smoke tires on my gravel driveway, but this gem is in the bike cave...:D
08-01-21, 12:50 PM
Replies: 24,829
Views: 3,068,682
Posted By juliywann

Raleigh Sport with the Cranehead chain wheel and...

Raleigh Sport with the Cranehead chain wheel and laced in dyno. For dates I have an Essex women's bike to complement it. I actually consider the two of them to be boyfriend and girlfriend. Both were...
07-31-21, 03:36 PM
Replies: 24,829
Views: 3,068,682
Posted By gster

Yes... Most of us here on thread are not as...

Yes...
Most of us here on thread are not as young as we once were.....
The addition of 2 or 3 teeth on the rear cog makes a big difference.
07-31-21, 02:05 PM
Replies: 63,099
Views: 9,630,788
Posted By WGB

I'd wonder if it came with other parts, but even...

I'd wonder if it came with other parts, but even without any other goodies, at $325 you could afford to buy upgrades
...
07-31-21, 11:36 AM
Replies: 63,099
Views: 9,630,788
Posted By merziac

That one would have been a very cool counterpart...

That one would have been a very cool counterpart to the Paramount but alas it sold very quickly. :(
07-31-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 324
Posted By bark_eater

The early Preludes at least have a low bottom...

The early Preludes at least have a low bottom bracket, so a 650B conversion might be problematic. I started a Prelude info dump thread a while back that might help.
...
07-30-21, 06:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 364
Posted By orcas island

1974 Motobecane LeChampion

I picked up a 1974 Moto LeChampion this morning. A quick wipe down and a couple of pics. Aside from the modern wheels it is sporting, it looks quite intact and original
Iím imagining it might have...
07-30-21, 05:02 PM
Replies: 24,829
Views: 3,068,682
Posted By thumpism

Too high and too strenuous (too hard to pedal). ...

Too high and too strenuous (too hard to pedal). Yes, a larger rear sprocket than you have will reduce the pedaling effort in all gears. Most are in the 18T range and you can find Sturmey cogs up to...
07-30-21, 03:36 PM
Replies: 24,829
Views: 3,068,682
Posted By JacobLee

Came across this at a sale today. They say itís a...

Came across this at a sale today. They say itís a 55. Asking $125. I wasnít looking for one, but seems like a fun bit of tinkering. Would you 3 speed lovers snap this up?
...
07-30-21, 03:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,135
Posted By Miele Man

A few years back I bought a used Miyata Seven Ten...

A few years back I bought a used Miyata Seven Ten for the whopping sum of $30.00 Canadian from a fellow outside of town who sold used bikes.

That Miyata Seven Ten had a Shimano 105 6-speed hub on...
07-29-21, 06:33 PM
Replies: 63,099
Views: 9,630,788
Posted By Clang

1989 Trek 950 - $95 (Rockford, IL) ...

1989 Trek 950 - $95 (Rockford, IL)
...
07-29-21, 02:35 PM
Replies: 24,829
Views: 3,068,682
Posted By dirtman

I don't see many Triumph bikes around my way, the...

I don't see many Triumph bikes around my way, the only two I've seen over the years were 50's era bikes, one was rusted beyond repair, the other one had a bent frame and had 10 coats of house paint...
07-29-21, 12:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,135
Posted By Korina

And look where you just said that. Proves my...

And look where you just said that. Proves my point.

(It's a very nice point, I keep it polished and sharp.)
07-29-21, 03:43 AM
Replies: 24,829
Views: 3,068,682
Posted By 2fat2fly

I've been watching this bike all summer now, I...

I've been watching this bike all summer now, I didn't realize it was the same seller who was selling tires on CL here as well.
I went to pickup a pair of Michelin tires the other day for another...
07-28-21, 08:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 421
Posted By ShannonM

I had a '77 Super Le Tour 12.2 for about 10...

I had a '77 Super Le Tour 12.2 for about 10 years. Not a lightweight, especially with steel Wald North Road bars on it, but man did it ride sweet and look good... that blue is one of my all-time...
07-28-21, 02:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 421
Posted By daverup

Thanks! I put 15 more happy miles on it...

Thanks!
I put 15 more happy miles on it yesterday.
07-28-21, 02:18 PM
Replies: 24,829
Views: 3,068,682
Posted By clubman

I find the women's frames to be more adaptable in...

I find the women's frames to be more adaptable in terms of range of fitment. But then again, I fit a 21" like buttah.
07-28-21, 02:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 421
Posted By daverup

I think the 4130 Le Tour's are nice bikes. Not...

I think the 4130 Le Tour's are nice bikes. Not really light, but not the boat anchors that came prior.
Mine is an 83, a smooth ride on Panaracers.

...
07-28-21, 01:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 240
Posted By robertj298

Yellow

This field has over 100 acres of sunflowers
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1160x2000/bbd37103_ed5d_4fc7_8a2f_4960f12edf0c_51cdcc64fd58812eb2fd61fefcfba4ae5a2319d1.jpeg
07-28-21, 12:22 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,497
Posted By Flatforkcrown

I just spent $100 for a bike just to get the...

I just spent $100 for a bike just to get the Sachs ergo shifters, and donít have room for the extra bikeÖ no way I could resist a real bargain.
07-28-21, 07:26 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,790
Posted By JohnDThompson

Yes, I have one mounted on a Stronglight 93:

Yes, I have one mounted on a Stronglight 93:
07-28-21, 05:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 207
Posted By sloar

Bob Jackson build

Had a blast yesterday picking through parts. My friend had a Bob Jackson frame and I have a Trek TX700 frame and he has a ton of parts like youíve never seen. We picked through his Campy bins and we...
07-27-21, 04:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 219
Posted By Duragrouch

No bites and I'm leaving tomorrow so asked...

No bites and I'm leaving tomorrow so asked neighbor here if he wants it, explained what it needs, he said yes, so it's gone.
07-27-21, 12:55 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,293
Posted By daka

One more vote for the International. ...

One more vote for the International.

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1080x810/campy_sport_a6a8169a6e8e24033a75c921bb554a8e1824782e.jpg

This picture is slightly dated - the...
07-26-21, 09:45 PM
Replies: 14,399
Views: 3,232,076
Posted By Korina

Man, what a score! Got these off CL from the...

Man, what a score! Got these off CL from the original owner; a bit scuffed up from a trip to Europe, and a couple of bolts are rusty. Mid-teens Axioms, originally $130, I got them for $20. Pic is...
07-26-21, 02:09 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,497
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Yeah that's the important part although most any...

Yeah that's the important part although most any $25 bike is generally worth it. Checking on this site will give you a pretty good idea but the crazy good bargains generally require quick action. I'm...
07-24-21, 10:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 219
Posted By BikingViking793

Friend of mine found one in the dumpster, nice...

Friend of mine found one in the dumpster, nice bike.
07-24-21, 07:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 219
Posted By Duragrouch

Thanks. Yeah I grew up with a Sears 3-speed from...

Thanks. Yeah I grew up with a Sears 3-speed from the 1960s, extremely similar looking but made in Austria with a Steyr 3 speed hub. Took it apart when I was 12, took me all winter to get it back...
07-23-21, 10:16 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,497
Posted By RustyJames

I posted these machines in the saved from the...

I posted these machines in the saved from the dumpster thread but because youíre fabulous and you asked in this threadÖ

...
07-23-21, 09:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 219
Posted By cudak888

Bravo for passing it on and keeping the 3-speed...

Bravo for passing it on and keeping the 3-speed flame alive.

-Kurt
07-23-21, 08:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 219
Posted By Duragrouch

FREE Hercules 3 speed made in England, Davenport Florida

Location: Davenport Florida (southwest of Orlando)

Deadline for pickup: Evening of Tuesday 27 July 2021

FREE Hercules 3-speed made in England, step-thru/ladies model frame, lugged steel,...
07-23-21, 10:42 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,497
Posted By 3speedslow

Pics or it didnít happen! Those are nice bikes,...

Pics or it didnít happen! Those are nice bikes, Sears and Austria.
07-23-21, 08:52 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,497
Posted By RustyJames

They indeed could be! They were near Hood River....

They indeed could be! They were near Hood River. Iíll service them and find them a happy new home.
07-23-21, 08:29 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,497
Posted By ollo_ollo

I suspect they are the free pair I took in during...

I suspect they are the free pair I took in during my great, post retirement sell-off of 2007! Just pass them on, they're used to brief ownership... :) Don
07-23-21, 06:51 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,497
Posted By BikingViking793

I see a deal in my size, Iím buying.

I see a deal in my size, Iím buying.
07-22-21, 10:59 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,497
Posted By RustyJames

2 days ago I grabbed 2 bikes just because they...

2 days ago I grabbed 2 bikes just because they were interesting AND they were free!

Anyone want matching his/hers Sears and Roebuckís 3 speeds made in Austria? Anyone!!??
07-22-21, 09:20 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,497
Posted By PatTheSlat

A bargain? Heck, I can't even resist a...

A bargain? Heck, I can't even resist a moderately decent deal.
07-22-21, 08:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 583
Posted By Jasongrace313

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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These are what I have on the...
07-22-21, 08:02 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,857
Posted By cudak888

Went through the usual hoops required get the...

Went through the usual hoops required get the rear wheel out tonight. Raising the stays made it easier to get the fender out without fuss.
...
07-22-21, 07:11 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,497
Posted By johnnyace

What's this "need" thing you speak of? Yeah,...

What's this "need" thing you speak of?

Yeah, you're preachin' to the choir here, man.

But I did recently pick up three Peugeots, including a 1972 PX10, for $300 total. Seemed like a damn good...
07-22-21, 07:00 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,497
Posted By 3speedslow

No.

No.
07-22-21, 06:56 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,497
Posted By SwimmerMike

You are asking a group of enablers. Of course...

You are asking a group of enablers. Of course you don't have an issue! It makes complete sense. I just bought my 7th wheel set for my 2 vintage bikes. $50 for Campy record hubs and wheels (with...
07-22-21, 06:47 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,497
Posted By RH Clark

Can you resist a bargain?

I have some kind of disease or sickness. At best it's a strong addiction. I've been into cycling a scant 3 years and I own 12 bikes. I just bought 2 more last week that were super bargains with 9...
07-21-21, 11:11 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,293
Posted By Andy_K

I had mine setup like that for a while. ...

I had mine setup like that for a while.

https://live.staticflickr.com/4222/34045418424_29fbbf3d45_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/TStELQ)

I moved back to 700c when I built my 650B Grand Jubilť, but...
07-20-21, 09:22 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,293
Posted By gugie

Yeah, handlebar bag + seat bag = credit card...

Yeah, handlebar bag + seat bag = credit card tourer
Add panniers, sleeping bag, tent and cooking gear, call it a pure tourer.

Just my opinion.
07-20-21, 08:02 PM
Replies: 24,829
Views: 3,068,682
Posted By cudak888

^ Have used this method multiple times. It...

^
Have used this method multiple times. It works, and the Sturmey driver is more than capable of handling the stress. I'd be more concerned about the wrench :lol:



Always a good reason to keep...
07-17-21, 06:53 AM
Replies: 24,829
Views: 3,068,682
Posted By gster

Yes..... That's how it starts. They're like...

Yes.....
That's how it starts.
They're like potato chips.
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