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05-11-22, 06:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 274
Posted By Narhay

1977 Marinoni Special

Interesting Marinoni came up in London a couple hours away from the center of the universe in Toronto. My friend happened to be going by yesterday and picked it up for me and dropped it off. The...
05-10-22, 07:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 314
Posted By banana jam

Soma Smoothie ES 60cm f/f $300 now $250 net to me

https://www.somafab.com/archives/product/smoothie

Geo above. One small mark on top tube paint chip type. Very little use by me way under 1K miles. $300 now $250 net to me shipping on you. Fits...
05-08-22, 09:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 804
Posted By Chuck M

When I buy a bike and it is as complete as that...

When I buy a bike and it is as complete as that Fuji, I bring it home, air up the tires to max pressure, and ride it around the block just to say I did. Then it is a total tear down and overhaul. I...
05-01-22, 09:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 299
Posted By polymorphself

Phoenix Sonoran Preserve (Voyageur Content)

Took a little day trip from Downtown out to the preserve yesterday. 54 miles in total. Awhile back Saguaro posted photos of his awesome Cresta out here and since then it has been on my list of rides...
04-26-22, 09:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 904
Posted By SDHawk

Update: I was able to score the bike! The bike...

Update: I was able to score the bike! The bike was from the daughter of the original owner. Said there was a lot of interest, but I e-mailed first so I had dibs.

It was dusty but all original...
03-20-22, 06:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 550
Posted By PilotFishBob

Springtime for Hetchins

Yes, recently re-watched "The Producers". Finally finished up a project I'd alluded to in other threads without specifics, a 1950 Hetchins - either a SuperSport or a Nulli Secundus. Based what I've...
Forum: For Sale
02-15-22, 12:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 427
Posted By norcalbicirecy

Sweet journals

I’m now on a search for any single volumes after stumbling across your thread. Got a few looks into some through a quick Google search and they definitely have great appeal.

Best of luck selling...
02-09-22, 10:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,043
Posted By Force

Puch Vent Noir Mixte

Selling this Steyr Daimler Puch Vent Noir. I measure seat tube as 21" center to top. Bike is exceptionally clean and was not ridden much at all (see lettering and decals, saddle, etc. Bike was...
01-30-22, 02:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 855
Posted By cycleheimer

Yes indeed they are, and yes I am with mine....

Yes indeed they are, and yes I am with mine....
01-24-22, 12:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 671
Posted By Catnap

FS: Dura Ace 7400 7-Speed Groupset with 700c clincher Wheelset

$600 plus shipping via Bikeflights with FREE shipping in the CONUS
Lots of hi-res photos here: https://flic.kr/s/aHBqjzzmcW
...
01-13-22, 07:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,776
Posted By 2flit

This is how the bike looks today with the...

This is how the bike looks today with the modifications that I made to the gearing, shifting, and handle bars.


...
12-27-21, 09:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 942
Posted By oneclick

I made a pair, can make more...

When I was young(er) I made a set of converters for the quill pedals on a bike; I used rubber-soled shoes and they would get cut in half by the rear of the cage. I got some flat aluminium and bent it...
12-24-21, 04:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,434
Posted By randyjawa

Marinoni bikes are truly impressive machines,...

Marinoni bikes are truly impressive machines, Great look coupled with excellent workmanship and superb ride quality. My present Marinoni is the best feeling/riding bike that I have ever owned. The...
12-23-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 942
Posted By AZORCH

I chanced into a Raleigh International...

I chanced into a Raleigh International restoration project about ten years ago. The previous owner, a retired engineer, had cobbled together several modifications, one of which was this pedal flat.
...
12-16-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 942
Posted By zandoval

OK... This goes on the list of things I am going...

OK... This goes on the list of things I am going to fabricate... Actually been putting it off for more than a few years but now I gotta do it... THANKS!

Gonna use an Aluminum Gutter for the...
12-16-21, 11:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 942
Posted By noobinsf

FWIW, my uncle is a retired machinist, and I can...

FWIW, my uncle is a retired machinist, and I can easily imagine him doing something of this quality in his garage workshop (had he ever been interested in cycling, which he wasn't). I'm not...
12-16-21, 10:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 942
Posted By Pompiere

Sort of related. I got a pair of these with a...

Sort of related. I got a pair of these with a lot of SPD pedals I bought at a swap meet. Google says they also made another version for Look cleats. I can see the utility of using regular shoes...
12-16-21, 08:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 942
Posted By T-Mar

I'm with BG on this one. I believe these may be a...

I'm with BG on this one. I believe these may be a commercial product, as I recall these (or a very similar product) being advertised in one of the cycling magazines during the early to mid-1980s....
12-16-21, 02:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 942
Posted By verktyg

Flat Pedal Covers - Solution For Hot Foot

Those types of covers were a partial solution for folks with wide feet. BITD there were some plastic covers that did they same thing but they never looked very durable. Also some molded plastic and...
12-16-21, 01:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 942
Posted By merziac

Well I'm inclined to agree now with these pics...

Well I'm inclined to agree now with these pics but I would still contend that somebody was thinking about or looking at sill plates or thresholds when this idea popped into their head. ;)
12-15-21, 01:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 942
Posted By merziac

The Thin Man I'm going to go out on a limb...

The Thin Man

I'm going to go out on a limb here and say these were home fabbed out of sill plate material.

Looks from here like they were two different ones as well, unless I'm not seeing...
12-13-21, 02:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,183
Posted By Steve Bauserman

Rene Herse Show and Tell

This has been on my list of grail bikes for many years. I have had four escape me at various auctions because of not wanting to pay obscene prices. They do not come up for sale often. I was amazed to...
12-13-21, 01:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 776
Posted By retrodude

Don’t mind the black tape in place of a handlebar...

Don’t mind the black tape in place of a handlebar grip which is temporary while I wait on the stem. It’s built up as far as I can go with it.

I’m super happy with the paint/decals. I can’t wait to...
12-13-21, 07:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,039
Posted By johnnyace

If not, I've got both roof and hitch racks,...

If not, I've got both roof and hitch racks, enough to carry six bikes.
12-12-21, 09:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,039
Posted By joesch

Impressive bike and writeup in the link. ...

Impressive bike and writeup in the link.
Somebody will be a pleased buyer.
12-12-21, 07:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,039
Posted By johnnyace

I'm really glad (or not?) that this one is too...

I'm really glad (or not?) that this one is too big for me, Josh. The 1985 model I told you about in my size that I purchased from eBay ended up not working out: the seller never shipped it, ended all...
12-10-21, 08:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 652
Posted By the sci guy

FS: 1974 Raleigh Super Tourer

** THIS HAS BEEN SOLD**

For sale is a rare 1974 Raleigh Super Tourer, made in England. This was my first resto-mod project, & while I do love this bike I just don't find myself reaching to ride it...
12-08-21, 05:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,293
Posted By CyclingFool95

It's exactly my size, and on the short list of...

It's exactly my size, and on the short list of bikes I'm looking to get someday but fortunately (for me) far enough away to make it impractical. Really, really nice though. GLWS.
12-07-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,078
Posted By nlerner

Had a chance to scan the '84 catalog this...

Had a chance to scan the '84 catalog this morning. Here's a DropBox link:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/14ao3pymv42pvkf/RaleighUSA_1984.pdf?dl=0

I'll also look into getting it uploaded to existing...
12-05-21, 02:56 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,078
Posted By verktyg

Hijacked again! Take this bike to norcal!!!

Please bear with me and my shaggy bike story. It comes together down below.

All this talk of high end mid 80's Raleigh USA bikes... I wanted share my tale.

A friend and I played hooky and took...
12-04-21, 04:56 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,078
Posted By nlerner

I just tracked down the eBay receipt for this...

I just tracked down the eBay receipt for this catalog. I bought it in Oct 2007 from a book seller in NC. It's been sitting in my filing cabinet for the last 14 years! I apologize to all of those...
12-04-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,293
Posted By pace551

Same - also my size. Wife asked me yesterday "how...

Same - also my size. Wife asked me yesterday "how many more bikes do you plan to buy?". I'm on my 3rd vintage bike this year. :roflmao:

Beautiful bike. GLWS!
12-03-21, 10:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,293
Posted By unworthy1

That's a beauty and an excellent price! Only...

That's a beauty and an excellent price! Only thing I would do (if my size) is replace those Equipe calipers with better Modolos...luckily it's not my size and I already own two Cioccs!
GLWS!
12-03-21, 05:36 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,078
Posted By La Brea Bike

Is it tacky to wear a band's shirt to the...

Is it tacky to wear a band's shirt to the concert?
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1471/20190206_234035_141015c80fa7406a8739fdc14ba5d57a7102dcce.jpg
12-03-21, 05:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,078
Posted By verktyg

Off Topic 1984 Raleigh UK Framesets & 1985 Prestige Info

This is OT and not meaning to hijack the thread but I found this page from the 1984 Raleigh UK Catalogue on my PC while looking to see if I may have had the 1984 Raleigh USA Catalogue.

I think...
12-03-21, 05:22 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,078
Posted By nlerner

The power of the personal archive! About 15 years...

The power of the personal archive! About 15 years ago or so, I regularly scanned eBay for Raleigh catalogs though I was much more interested in the 70s and earlier eras, rather than the 80s. I assume...
12-03-21, 04:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,078
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

And I can even link to it in this thread....

And I can even link to it in this thread. (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1221696-official-vintage-bicycle-manufacturer-catalog-list-w-links.html)
12-03-21, 04:04 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,078
Posted By nlerner

Wow, just realized I actually have a copy of the...

Wow, just realized I actually have a copy of the 1984 Raleigh USA Lightweight Racing catalog in my files. Here's the cover and the page on the Prestige. I can scan the whole thing properly when I'm...
12-03-21, 01:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,293
Posted By panzerwagon

Sheesh no kidding. This is my size... and i’m...

Sheesh no kidding. This is my size... and i’m really struggling. I’ve violated my moratorium thrice already this year 😳

GLWS op!
12-03-21, 07:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,293
Posted By thinktubes

Great bike at a great price. I have a red one in...

Great bike at a great price. I have a red one in 57cm. GLWS!
12-03-21, 07:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,293
Posted By jamesdak

Wow, that is going to make someone very happy. I...

Wow, that is going to make someone very happy. I had a beat up one that was really too large for me but totally enjoyed if for a couple of years before moving it one. I'm sad and glad that this is...
12-03-21, 05:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,293
Posted By jdawginsc

That is an astoundingly good deal. If it were my...

That is an astoundingly good deal. If it were my size I would probably have had to put a moratorium on my moratorium of not buying anything for awhile...sigh
12-02-21, 07:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,078
Posted By plonz

My personal preference but I definitely prefer...

My personal preference but I definitely prefer the yellow accents on the ‘84 Competition and Prestige. A couple of my all-time faves.
12-02-21, 02:09 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,078
Posted By La Brea Bike

The only differences between 1984 and 1985 are...

The only differences between 1984 and 1985 are the color of the "USA". Yellow = 1984 / RWB = 1985. Keen Serial Number observers proved that the Competition and Prestige frames were all built in one...
11-22-21, 01:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 796
Posted By RoboIsGod

Zunow Z-1 modern build

Wow it's been a minute since I've posted! Anyway here's my pandemic project bike. Frame is a Zunow Z-1. Probably from the 80's, I'd appreciate any other info. I went with a SRAM Riva/Force mix for...
11-20-21, 06:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 987
Posted By johnnyace

The bike upon pickup earlier today. Facilitating...

The bike upon pickup earlier today. Facilitating the transfer and packing/shipping with The Thin Man and philpeugeot , via my LBS, the Bike Peddler (https://www.bikepeddler.com/).
...
11-09-21, 11:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,434
Posted By reissue59

When you see a Special decal, it was custom...

When you see a Special decal, it was custom built for a customer
11-09-21, 11:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 987
Posted By polymorphself

Man, a steal for someone who can fit it.

Man, a steal for someone who can fit it.
11-09-21, 08:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 987
Posted By mountaindave

I’ve lusted after one of these in my size for a...

I’ve lusted after one of these in my size for a long time. I’ve followed your blog about them as well.

GLWS
11-09-21, 05:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 987
Posted By plonz

Don’t see these pop up too often. Another 7-9 cm...

Don’t see these pop up too often. Another 7-9 cm and I’d be doing some rationalizing. Nice bike and GLWS.
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