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01-27-23, 12:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 358
Posted By Brad L

Vintage Bike Tour in Texas

On March 18, 2023, Texas VeloVintage and I will be leading a tour of the Painted Churches around Schulenburg, TX. This tour will take us to four of the famous Painted Churches built by Czech and...
11-25-22, 09:40 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,910
Posted By 52telecaster

Really let's you know what a deal we are getting...

Really let's you know what a deal we are getting with a vintage Reynolds or Columbus frame when you find a used one that fits.
11-20-22, 12:51 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,610
Posted By Andy_K

Vincitore! Vincitore! Cena di Pollo!

Just when I think I've got the N+1 thing under control, I'm innocently browsing the Craigslist bike parts section and I come across a couple of vintage frames in my size, both with classic champagne...
11-04-22, 12:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,164
Posted By sfazio

The guy I bought it from found it at an estate...

The guy I bought it from found it at an estate sale, he is a bike guy but doesn't know French bikes and had no idea what this was and he didn't ask any questions when he bought it. The chain is the...
10-17-22, 07:28 PM
Replies: 671
Views: 82,783
Posted By Hobbiano

Here's a few of mine. '52 ES-125 ...

Here's a few of mine.
'52 ES-125
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'67 X500...
10-12-22, 11:37 AM
Replies: 671
Views: 82,783
Posted By Charles Wahl

Here's my homebuilt partscaster, a Tele inspired...

Here's my homebuilt partscaster, a Tele inspired by a photo of a '59 Esquire in A.R. Duchossoir's Telecaster book, code name "Gin Soaked Boy".
...
10-12-22, 10:34 AM
Replies: 671
Views: 82,783
Posted By Dirt Road Blues

1934 Kalamazoo KG-11 Spruce, mahogany. and...

1934 Kalamazoo KG-11
Spruce, mahogany. and Brazilian rosewood. Ebony nut.

It's had it's neck reset, a bridge replacement, a brace replacement, and a full refret. Tuners are Golden Age...
10-07-22, 12:14 AM
Replies: 5,297
Views: 3,724,594
Posted By jaseyjase

Current ...

Current

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In progress

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09-30-22, 09:22 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,500
Posted By SurferRosa

I think the favorites of the c&v forum are the...

I think the favorites of the c&v forum are the '70s and '80s mid-level road bikes with some pizzazz, like the Motobécane Grand Record. That's a bike that looks just right with a rear rack and some...
09-17-22, 03:42 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,517
Posted By cheffyjay

I think much of vintage world is driven by what...

I think much of vintage world is driven by what people yearned for in their youth, when they didn't have the means to buy their dream car/bike/motorcycle/ etc. Radwood and 90s retro have bigger...
08-22-22, 10:21 AM
Replies: 8,150
Views: 2,824,503
Posted By Roger M

1989 Sr series Cannondale. Drivetrain is pretty...

1989 Sr series Cannondale. Drivetrain is pretty much 7700(exception being 7402 front derailleur). Brakes and headset are Mavic.

I Will note that in my limited experience with integrated shifters,...
08-22-22, 06:03 AM
Replies: 5,297
Views: 3,724,594
Posted By gt3racerich

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08-19-22, 04:25 AM
Replies: 5,297
Views: 3,724,594
Posted By Germany_chris

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08-16-22, 06:47 PM
Replies: 5,297
Views: 3,724,594
Posted By Tango1

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Something a little different - Kuwahara restomod
07-23-22, 06:19 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,122
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

That stuff will all wipe off with a rag. We all...

That stuff will all wipe off with a rag. We all only really need one bike and that hasn’t stopped any of us.
07-20-22, 05:25 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,448
Posted By gugie

I stopped at 8. Chains are cheaper that way.

I stopped at 8.
Chains are cheaper that way.
07-11-22, 04:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 886
Posted By tomhaegler

Small update. Installed some components: ...

Small update. Installed some components:

Neco bottom bracket
105 r7000 Shifters, FD and RD
Shimano XT FC-M730 crankset with 48/28 TA chainrings on the inner and middle position
Fabric Scoop...
07-10-22, 10:48 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,115
Posted By clubman

:thumb: ...

:thumb:


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07-04-22, 07:08 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,239
Posted By SJX426

I dislike them too. I use to commute, minimum 11...

I dislike them too. I use to commute, minimum 11 miles one way, on the Mt Vernon trail that is next to the George Washingtin Pkwy. Park Police patrolled as it is a Federal road. The bollards are at...
05-23-22, 03:48 PM
Replies: 1,957
Views: 416,402
Posted By gearbasher

He's gonna need a bigger bike.

He's gonna need a bigger bike.
04-08-22, 04:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 587
Posted By bamboobike4

....and the cannibal eats your wallet. ...

....and the cannibal eats your wallet.

"...drives me crazy...." -FYC
04-08-22, 04:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 587
Posted By wrk101

Don't count on stem or seat post fitting. It...

Don't count on stem or seat post fitting. It really depends on the era of the bike, and more. BB may or may not be correct. Raleigh for example had their own standard, which was different than the...
01-30-22, 04:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,850
Posted By cinelliguy

1983 Palo Alto Bicycle - $1250 OBO

1983 Palo Alto Bicycle – Criterium Model Seat tube 60cm, Top tube 57cm - $1250
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01-08-22, 03:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 840
Posted By Kdogbikes

Sold a bike today

Long story…. So I listed a xl sized blue Schwinn continental for sale on marketplace.( finally admitting that I fit a smaller frame bike than the big ones). A guy reaches out asking if I’d ship, I...
12-06-21, 05:23 AM
Replies: 2,535
Views: 906,877
Posted By thook

8 years ago....on top of mt sequoyah,...

8 years ago....on top of mt sequoyah, fayetteville arkansas
...
07-17-21, 11:00 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,265
Posted By bargo68

I believe, for 1983, that this represents the top...

I believe, for 1983, that this represents the top 'o the line for Univega.

I believe....

...
07-14-21, 08:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,270
Posted By JohnDThompson

I recommend the book "No Hands" for a readable,...

I recommend the book "No Hands" for a readable, engaging history of the Schwinn Bicycle Company:

https://www.amazon.com/No-Hands-Schwinn-American-Institution/dp/0805035532
06-27-21, 06:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 952
Posted By The Thin Man

FS: 1991 Schwinn Voyageur - Reconditioned, converted and upgraded

For sale is a fully reconditioned bicycle I took my time with to do right as I built this for me and without plans to sell it. But, as with life, plans change. And that decision is to your benefit as...
06-15-21, 06:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 907
Posted By Phil_gretz

The OP is looking for a rideable $100 bike in...

The OP is looking for a rideable $100 bike in Boston.

In the DC market, I've scanned briefly at the $100 price point. I'm seeing a mid 70s Schwinn LeTour that meets his criteria at $80. And...
06-09-21, 03:23 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,753
Posted By Prowler

There's still something about 23c tires

I know that, like the tidal bore in Truro, NS, I’ll be going against the flow here but I have to say that there is still something really neat about 23c tires. Wider and fatter tires are all the rage...
05-17-21, 06:26 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 10,210
Posted By AeroGut

Discussed in this thread:...

Discussed in this thread: https://www.bikeforums.net/framebuilders/939123-tange-prestige-quality.html

Short version: the classic 80's Prestige was 7/4/7 butted, whereas the current "Prestige" that...
04-20-21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 13,422
Posted By superdex

I'm feeling nostalgic, so why not pull up an...

I'm feeling nostalgic, so why not pull up an oldie? I think it would be interesting to compile a Best Of list of threads and/or events. Things like 55Rad's photography, Droping Hamers and the like....
04-16-21, 03:19 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 22,941
Posted By fabiofarelli

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04-01-21, 02:06 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,150
Posted By nlerner

Yup: ...

Yup:

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...
03-26-21, 09:28 PM
Replies: 2,739
Views: 1,026,481
Posted By ctak

1985 Trek 720 test build, just in time for a long...

1985 Trek 720 test build, just in time for a long ride tomorrow

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03-25-21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 2,739
Views: 1,026,481
Posted By polymorphself

Some updates to the Voyageur. 27" to 700c, non...

Some updates to the Voyageur. 27" to 700c, non aero to aero, brooks microfiber.
...
03-08-21, 11:05 AM
Replies: 5,297
Views: 3,724,594
Posted By Barchettaman

I‘m sure there’s a decent reason for making...

I‘m sure there’s a decent reason for making things more difficult than they need to be, but I can’t think of one just at the moment.
02-28-21, 07:23 AM
Replies: 5,297
Views: 3,724,594
Posted By DorkDisk

I figured I had to finish this up; it was...

I figured I had to finish this up; it was intended to be a winter bike.

Made in USA with True Temper OX, this piggish Trek now has a bunch of lipstick applied. Built with Sora shifters, Deore...
01-14-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,353
Posted By squirtdad

still Tom Cutherberson's "Anybody's Bike...

still Tom Cutherberson's "Anybody's Bike Book"
11-20-20, 01:17 PM
Replies: 1,515
Views: 563,238
Posted By DavisCarver

I have a couple of unusual Univegas.. One is...

I have a couple of unusual Univegas..

One is not so unusual other than it is an original Viva Sport still in the box. Never built up... 23" I believe.

The other is pretty rare. It is a 1995...
10-08-20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 14,369
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Jamis: they been building steel bikes this whole...

Jamis: they been building steel bikes this whole time and nobody ever gave them any credit for that. A lot of their bikes are made from 853 and 631 tubing too.
09-10-20, 04:31 PM
Replies: 1,515
Views: 563,238
Posted By trailmix

So this just arrived, I am starting to show a...

So this just arrived, I am starting to show a real sickness for 80s touring bikes. Specialissima 84' in a dark burgundy color with Blackburn accessories. Going to do a little tour/ camping on the...
08-25-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,842
Posted By Medici Rider

80's

Had this exact bike in 23.5" on Maui in the early 80's. Rode it til I had a custom Medici built which I raced in France. Gave the Raleigh Comp to a kid who helped build my home and knew what the...
07-30-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,128
Posted By gugie

Er, uh... ...

Er, uh...

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06-19-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,326
Posted By valve_timing

97 Lemond Zurich

New bike day well next week on my birthday the 24th I scored on 97 lemond 55cm Reynolds 853 and carbon fork super excited for this ride and excited to go the neo retro route eventually . Here are...
06-15-20, 07:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,042
Posted By basscadet

My local bike shop had a Warbird but not Warroad...

My local bike shop had a Warbird but not Warroad available to ride and after riding the Warbird....I have to agree. I suppose I am not the intended consumer of the Warbird but I was struck by how...
06-07-20, 02:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,318
Posted By Fissile

Touché .

Touché .
05-09-20, 10:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,320
Posted By SpeedofLite

50 Years Ago: May 1970 in Bicycling! magazine

I've included The Great Western Bicycle Rally, Long Crank Controversy, and TOSRV articles.
I've also included the Tour of Nova Scotia article as a pdf. I usually get a few requests for touring...
05-08-20, 04:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 10,332
Posted By Korina

Whit51 , very nice! I once saw a gorgeous,...

Whit51 , very nice! I once saw a gorgeous, pristine, green one around town; it was just my size, too. Hubby had to drag me away, with a reminder that we don't own bolt cutters. :D
03-08-20, 10:59 PM
Replies: 8,150
Views: 2,824,503
Posted By Nash Deluxe

'87 Ironman Expert. The bike has been in this...

'87 Ironman Expert. The bike has been in this configuration for a couple of years(minus the tires). Finally got around to taking a a photo today after a quick test ride on the new rubber.


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