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12-27-23, 05:23 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 9,693
Posted By Kilroy1988

I can't help but think that using the word...

I can't help but think that using the word "defective" to describe a weld that finally broke after about 25 years of use might not be the correct way to look at the situation. A lifetime warranty is...
12-12-23, 08:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 999
Posted By SoCaled

D.I.Y. Leather bar/grip wrap

Inspired by my cheapness, desire to see things re-used, stupidity and our very own AdventureManCO I decided to try my hand at a DIY leather wrap on some clamp-on grips on a Cinelli Mystic a friend...
11-29-23, 09:20 PM
Replies: 2,323
Views: 546,946
Posted By thinktubes

https://d7hftxdivxxvm.cloudfront.net/?height=1100&...

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11-23-23, 02:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 944
Posted By 3alarmer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSJhGbl8Twk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSJhGbl8Twk
11-01-23, 06:51 PM
Replies: 27,849
Views: 4,455,256
Posted By NVFlinch

Age 8, before riding the bike into the back of...

Age 8, before riding the bike into the back of that car that really should not have been parked in my way !
https://i.imgur.com/1LjLirL.png
10-25-23, 01:43 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,157
Posted By ascherer

In 1973 I worked a summer job in a textile mill...

In 1973 I worked a summer job in a textile mill in central New York and saved my money to buy a Zeus Professional and a Hasselblad 1000F. I was a year into cycling but a good 4 years into...
10-21-23, 01:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,600
Posted By JohnDThompson

I suspect it's not referring to the bread itself,...

I suspect it's not referring to the bread itself, but to the clip that closes the bag, as a source for plastic from which a spacer can be made:...
09-05-23, 09:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,333
Posted By nlerner

They’re all sorts of small sheds that you can...

They’re all sorts of small sheds that you can either build from scratch or assemble from parts or just drop into place. If you have the room, of course. I built one up in my backyard for the...
09-04-23, 01:34 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,424
Posted By Deal4Fuji

legs bent

legs bent
08-27-23, 01:36 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,047
Posted By Repack Rider

What could possibly go wrong?

At one time there were bicycle trade shows, and I attended them. I always made it a point to collect the literature of the goofiest, most dangerous, or otherwise ridiculous products on offer. I...
08-23-23, 06:55 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,034
Posted By noglider

My blood pressure has been creeping up, and my...

My blood pressure has been creeping up, and my doctor to cut back on salt and cut the coffee out. Cut back on salt, fine. Cut out the coffee? Never. And I think I don’t need to. I don’t drink that...
07-29-23, 06:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 674
Posted By Chicago Al

c. 1950 Australian Franklin 3-speed

A friend who's not on BF picked this bike up recently in the Chicago suburbs, from the family who supposedly have had it since new.
It's an Australian make which he can't find much about....
07-22-23, 08:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 396
Posted By Soody

Yeah that front shifter sucks. I have one i got...

Yeah that front shifter sucks. I have one i got off aliexpress. Yours might be fake too. The rear one is ok.

Stem shifters work well as friction thumbies. 1" quill and mtb bar grip area is the...
07-16-23, 07:47 PM
Replies: 2,264
Views: 771,059
Posted By obrentharris

Please take your chatGPT and go home. Brent

Please take your chatGPT and go home.
Brent
05-29-23, 05:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,236
Posted By Maohaus

It appears that you have a stock Fuji Finest from...

It appears that you have a stock Fuji Finest from 1972. I have the exact same model. To me this bike was significant as it was the Asian (Japanese) response to the European bike invasion. Beautiful...
05-24-23, 04:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,816
Posted By gugie

Another plus! If you're out in the middle of...

Another plus! If you're out in the middle of nowhere, you can eat your bar tape. Of course it'll be better if you bring some spicy peanut sauce with you, so add that to your kit.
05-09-23, 07:06 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,995
Posted By Chuck M

All of this... And I wrap top to bottom for the...

All of this... And I wrap top to bottom for the reason that my boomers were wrapped that way. I'd love to do the shellac like Gugie described, but for the sake of originality I've never owned a...
05-09-23, 06:28 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,995
Posted By oneclick

Cut a bit of innertube and slide that on right up...

Cut a bit of innertube and slide that on right up to the stem before wrapping bottom-to-top; wrap TIGHT; tape the end of the cloth at the top to the bar so it'll stay tight, and slide/roll the...
05-09-23, 07:06 AM
Replies: 27,849
Views: 4,455,256
Posted By corsaclassic

Via **********************...

Via ********************** (http://**********************)
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05-08-23, 05:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 852
Posted By bwilli88

Firstly, get rid of that butt ugly threadless...

Firstly, get rid of that butt ugly threadless stem and get a real stem.
That bike calls for a retro stem since you are building a retro roadie bike....
05-07-23, 03:51 PM
Replies: 27,849
Views: 4,455,256
Posted By thumpism

FREE in MA. ...

FREE in MA.

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...
05-04-23, 08:22 PM
Replies: 15,392
Views: 4,026,685
Posted By Pompiere

So I went to the Memory Lane swap in Bowling...

So I went to the Memory Lane swap in Bowling Green today. I wasn't looking to buy a bike, only for odds and ends for the various projects I have in progress. After checking all the booths twice, I...
05-04-23, 09:33 AM
Replies: 27,849
Views: 4,455,256
Posted By thumpism

Twenty for ninety in NY. I'd buy it. ...

Twenty for ninety in NY. I'd buy it.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/757641332712588
...
05-03-23, 12:26 PM
Replies: 15,392
Views: 4,026,685
Posted By fvernon

This 1974 Paramount P13-9 (version 2) followed me...

This 1974 Paramount P13-9 (version 2) followed me to my office today (SN D74101). It's obviously in need of restoration, but it was hard to say no for $60 and saving it from going to the dump:...
05-03-23, 07:25 AM
Replies: 82,637
Views: 13,917,009
Posted By '02 nrs

$200. sunnyvale,Calif

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04-17-23, 11:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,493
Posted By daverup

More pics ...

More pics
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04-05-23, 06:52 PM
Replies: 15,392
Views: 4,026,685
Posted By brandenjs

I've been looking for a decent Chicago Schwinn...

I've been looking for a decent Chicago Schwinn frame for a Repack Klunker project and came across this beast. Haven't taken off the rear wheel to check the serial number for the year, but it's early....
Replies: 37
Views: 2,088
Posted By Mr. 66

Pass at $300, I would be trying to sell at $175,...

Pass at $300, I would be trying to sell at $175, sell at $125 offered.
03-19-23, 01:07 PM
Replies: 15,392
Views: 4,026,685
Posted By 3speedslow

A little OT…

Not a bike but thrilled when I pulled it out of a scrappers pile. He’s my neighbor so let me have it for free. A 60-70’s Hedlund 42 American sled....
03-15-23, 10:48 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,935
Posted By jethin

Don’t pay any attention to these chumps OP....

Don’t pay any attention to these chumps OP. They’re just cranky because their fancy I-talian shoes are too tight.
02-25-23, 09:17 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,666
Posted By Chuck M

I don't know why, maybe it has been due to my...

I don't know why, maybe it has been due to my never having a front end collision with anything, but whenever this comes up I have a hard time getting my head around how it was apparently so common...
02-18-23, 11:08 PM
Replies: 27,849
Views: 4,455,256
Posted By canalligators

Here’s a story you might enjoy. I had an...

Here’s a story you might enjoy. I had an afternoon to kill in Eugene OR in August, so i rented a share bike and took a ride up the river trail. On the way back, i came across a woman on a trike who...
02-13-23, 09:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 568
Posted By juvela

----- u r fine wedgebolt should be...

-----

u r fine

wedgebolt should be 9.0mm with "medium" cut

remember when assembling things to mount pins symmetrically - either head leads in rotation or tail leads but the same on both...
02-13-23, 07:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,402
Posted By RustyJames

My instinct says unless it is original, strip it....

My instinct says unless it is original, strip it. This is the way I usually buy stuff and I doubt I’m the only one.
02-13-23, 05:42 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,281
Posted By juvela

----- it goes back at least to the 1950's -...

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it goes back at least to the 1950's - would expect significantly further - when seen on marques such as Ideor

some of the cycles shown in thread thus far have flambouyant finishes rather...
02-04-23, 08:14 PM
Replies: 8,981
Views: 3,074,832
Posted By tmnguuyen

I went electric with my tandem too per the Mrs'...

I went electric with my tandem too per the Mrs' request.

https://i.imgur.com/pHqasio.jpg?1
02-02-23, 12:19 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,994
Posted By P!N20

https://images.fineartamerica.com/images-medium-la...

https://images.fineartamerica.com/images-medium-large/giant-luggage-carl-purcell.jpg
01-30-23, 01:25 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,269
Posted By bikingshearer

By an African swallow, sure, but not by a...

By an African swallow, sure, but not by a European swallow. That's my point . . . .
01-17-23, 01:32 AM
Replies: 8,981
Views: 3,074,832
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...
01-16-23, 10:07 AM
Replies: 381
Views: 76,477
Posted By juvela

----- made by Fuji member noobinsf ...

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made by Fuji

member noobinsf shall be able to fill you in

-----
12-31-22, 08:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 945
Posted By MarcusT

I was able to do a work around. Pulled the crank,...

I was able to do a work around. Pulled the crank, and bottom bracket without touching the guard , the disc was removed easily enough. Yes the front of the guard was held on with the drive side bottom...
12-30-22, 12:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,033
Posted By non-fixie

We haven't got the means to fly to the moon. :( ...

We haven't got the means to fly to the moon. :( This was within budget. :)
12-30-22, 10:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 494
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

The bottom of the legs remind me of all the...

The bottom of the legs remind me of all the folding church tables, tens of thousands, that I set up and took down during the 40+ years of church ministry.
12-22-22, 06:37 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,946
Posted By nlerner

How deep a grave does one need to dig to be...

How deep a grave does one need to dig to be buried with about 20+ bikes? Asking for a friend.
12-22-22, 05:41 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,946
Posted By Retoocs

My wife had a friend who collected Barbies. Huge...

My wife had a friend who collected Barbies. Huge collection, tens of thousands of dollars with many NIB limited edition dolls. When she passed away, her friends wanted to help sell the collection to...
12-20-22, 04:27 PM
Replies: 381
Views: 76,477
Posted By thumpism

Well, it looks like our co-op is on its way out....

Well, it looks like our co-op is on its way out. I stopped by today for a look around the exterior since the staff is not reliably there during posted hours. I don't need anything so don't need the...
12-20-22, 07:57 AM
Replies: 2,323
Views: 546,946
Posted By styggno1

Ann Margret deserves some thread drift. There has...

Ann Margret deserves some thread drift. There has been a lot of young actresses posing with motorcycles and other vehicles (thread drift...) during all times. But she was the real deal. Hollywood did...
12-20-22, 03:18 AM
Replies: 2,323
Views: 546,946
Posted By styggno1

Some Swedish celebrities Ingemar Stenmark ...

Some Swedish celebrities

Ingemar Stenmark

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52574382552_9e230507c2_c.jpg
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Pippi Långstrump...
12-15-22, 12:07 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,011
Posted By cudak888

The Classic & Vintage Pass Around [Cotter] Press

About a week ago, Dave (Mad Honk) and I had a chat about his VAR cotter press and the general accessibility of crank cotter presses overall. We both realized that there are a number of forum members...
12-07-22, 09:01 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,369
Posted By nlerner

Was that right before or after you criticized her...

Was that right before or after you criticized her for having her brake housing too long?
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