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06-29-22, 09:41 PM
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Posted By philpeugeot

87 Peugeot road bike - $150...

87 Peugeot road bike - $150 (sunnyvale)https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/bik/d/sunnyvale-87-peugeot-road-bike/7502769667.html
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06-29-22, 03:20 PM
Replies: 2,118
Views: 681,677
Posted By Mad Honk

Well folks, I am downsizing a bit and trying to...

Well folks,
I am downsizing a bit and trying to get to n-1. And I have a quandry on my hands. I bought a Patelli labeled frame from an e-bay seller in Italy, thinking I would ride it and perhaps...
06-29-22, 11:42 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,406
Posted By Pcampeau

Starting to get somewhere on this build. ...

Starting to get somewhere on this build.
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06-28-22, 09:48 AM
Replies: 69,722
Views: 11,327,005
Posted By obrentharris

Many thanks for posting this! Now on its way to...

Many thanks for posting this! Now on its way to me.
Brent
06-27-22, 11:22 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,360
Posted By The Thin Man

Hey everyone. Guess what? I'm the guy who...

Hey everyone.

Guess what? I'm the guy who sold the Portage from the original post. And it wasn't $1,800, it was $1,825... plus $200 for professional boxing and shipping...
06-27-22, 07:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 575
Posted By gugie

That's a hell of a derailleur shift lever you got...

That's a hell of a derailleur shift lever you got there.
06-27-22, 05:48 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,448
Posted By randyjawa

So is the frame but the head badge, Universal...

So is the frame but the head badge, Universal brakes, seat post bolt and handle bar are all good. That, to me, makes the harvest a bargain at twenty bucks. The frame and fork will be dumped in the...
06-27-22, 05:37 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,448
Posted By gugie

Forks bent. Really, the fork's bent

Forks bent.
Really, the fork's bent
06-27-22, 09:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 310
Posted By Gary12000

This is bizarre, i have the same frame to POST...

This is bizarre, i have the same frame to POST but mine was going to be almost free... a 1982 in Dark Red ill wait and post it after yours as aged a bit lol...

anyone who missed out message me and...
06-26-22, 10:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 169
Posted By robertj298

First night time ride of the year

It's been very hot here the past couple weeks. Cooled off tonight so I took my first night time ride of the year.
It was a beautiful quiet cool night. I rode a 10 mile farm country loop that I...
06-26-22, 09:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 228
Posted By Shp4man

The Milano bike.

I found this bike at a swap meet, the red frame color wasn't faded too bad so it must have been in a garage for a long time. It's about a 1966 to 1969 model (I think) Italian, not a high end bike by...
06-26-22, 05:48 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,360
Posted By gugie

When you buy a house and need a mortgage, an...

When you buy a house and need a mortgage, an appraisal is done. Comps are done, the market sets the value. Although there's much whinging about eBay, it's the biggest market that we can actually see...
06-26-22, 02:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 275
Posted By Andy Antipas

Three GIOS Bicycles

Before the pandemic, I was organizing a monthly steel bike ride in Durango, and I thought I should try and get them organized again. I was able to get a small group organized for this morning....
06-26-22, 12:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 539
Posted By merziac

Yeah, I get it but a 12 point in a size like that...

Yeah, I get it but a 12 point in a size like that is brutally stout, not giving much if anything up to a 6 point unless your working on a D14 Cat or the like.

Those kind of sizes can be bought in...
06-26-22, 08:32 AM
06-26-22, 07:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 539
Posted By Kabuki12

Yea, even good quality tools can break under...

Yea, even good quality tools can break under load. I had one of my favorite 1/2” drive sockets do that when I used with a breaker bar, I was shocked as I have used this set for years. I am one of the...
06-26-22, 06:54 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 539
Posted By jdawginsc

My bad experiences with park tools has been the...

My bad experiences with park tools has been the headset wrench/BB open eared wrench (which shattered), the cable cutters (which I found out you must constantly re-tighten the pivot bolt), and oddly...
06-26-22, 05:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 539
Posted By Prowler

.as do I. Clamp in all in the vice and, like a...

.as do I. Clamp in all in the vice and, like a city bus driver, turn left. However, I had one wheel off an old Raleigh that fought back valiantly. Penetrating oil, heat gun, lots of torque, give...
06-26-22, 04:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 310
Posted By mountaindave

Thank goodness somebody claimed this, I might...

Thank goodness somebody claimed this, I might have had to risk violating the S-1 rule!
06-26-22, 03:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 285
Posted By BMC_Kid

Big Miyata fan here. The first bike I purchased...

Big Miyata fan here. The first bike I purchased with my own, hard-earned summer money was a 1983 Miyata Pro. I purchased it as a frameset from my local shop which was a Miyata dealer. In fact, I...
06-25-22, 10:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 285
Posted By tmnguuyen

That's what i call passion.....

That's what i call passion.....
06-25-22, 10:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 285
Posted By merziac

I have a couple of cranks that Jim made triples...

I have a couple of cranks that Jim made triples out of with them, one of the sets he made from scratch, I don't think they will ever be removed. :twitchy:

...
06-25-22, 08:58 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 12,701
Posted By Drillium Dude

This thread came immediately to mind when I came...

This thread came immediately to mind when I came across this pic again from a couple-three years back:
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06-25-22, 08:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 539
Posted By merziac

I would still give them a piece of my mind. ...

I would still give them a piece of my mind.

Good tools used to be lifetime warranty because they lasted a lifetime, now its a fall back, "we'll replace it for free" because they know it will break...
06-25-22, 07:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 539
Posted By SurferRosa

Shoulda used yer teeth!

Shoulda used yer teeth!
06-25-22, 05:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 539
Posted By Andy_K

Note to self: don't arm wrestle with SwimmerMike.

Note to self: don't arm wrestle with SwimmerMike.
06-25-22, 03:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 539
Posted By 3alarmer

LIMITED LIFETIME WARRANTY...

LIMITED LIFETIME WARRANTY (https://www.parktool.com/en-us/form/warranty)
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have ‎other rights which vary from state to state.‎ :)
06-25-22, 03:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 539
Posted By Mad Honk

Well if you are Hondo, you probably have been...

Well if you are Hondo, you probably have been stoned a lot! Keystoned that is. Smiles, MH
06-25-22, 03:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 539
Posted By juvela

----- and just how many stone is the...

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and just how many stone is the pedaler of this gear block? :lol:

remember to always apply anti-seize when mounting

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06-25-22, 02:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 539
Posted By merziac

I always use a box wrench so it encircles the...

I always use a box wrench so it encircles the tool with force, skewered on and with a cheater, any struggle can end poorly as it did here. :twitchy:
06-25-22, 02:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 539
Posted By merziac

Park "quality", never been a fan, have plenty,...

Park "quality", never been a fan, have plenty, most work ok, my Spin Dr crank puller works better and Park BB wrenches suck IMO, especially when you need them not to the most and compared to 45 year...
06-25-22, 02:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 539
Posted By gugie

See folks, if you bike and swim, you'll be strong...

See folks, if you bike and swim, you'll be strong enough to be like Mike.

I always chuck my freewheel tool in a vise and use a quick release to keep it from popping off the freewheel, especially...
06-25-22, 01:26 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,969
Posted By majmt

Trying to put in a few miles on our his & hers...

Trying to put in a few miles on our his & hers Cino bikes.
...
06-25-22, 01:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 539
Posted By Mad Honk

Mike, A testament to your awesome strength! ...

Mike,
A testament to your awesome strength! Glad the pipe wrench did it. Smiles, MH
06-25-22, 12:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 310
Posted By Kabuki12

Nice One!! :D

Nice One!! :D
06-25-22, 11:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 310
Posted By merziac

Dibs plz, pending ?'s on shipping

Dibs plz, pending ?'s on shipping
06-24-22, 07:46 PM
Replies: 69,722
Views: 11,327,005
Posted By Jazzyg72

Congrats Mike that seems like a solid steal for...

Congrats Mike that seems like a solid steal for $160!!!
06-24-22, 01:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 303
Posted By velomateo

'83 TREK 970 inbound

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Since I have a good friend in the Spokane area, I sometimes browse the Spokane...
06-24-22, 08:58 AM
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Views: 182
Posted By randyjawa

Good Neighbor...

Yesterday, I was hanging at my beach with a couple of grand kids and great grandkids......
06-24-22, 08:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,326
Posted By gugie

Pic assist ...

Pic assist
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from redo1's Flickr site:...
06-23-22, 03:46 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,185
Posted By QuikRick

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San Francisco Bay as viewed from (east bay) Alameda CA
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06-23-22, 03:42 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,185
Posted By Kabuki12

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Ventura Harbor
06-23-22, 03:32 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,185
Posted By Drillium Dude

Bikes 'n Bays

In the spirit of the Bikes on Bridges (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1253943-bikes-bridges.html) thread, lets see your bikes next to big bodies of water.

Edmonds ferry terminal, Puget...
06-23-22, 04:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 271
Posted By oneclick

1974 Torpado mixte

Just arrived - a frame, fork, wheels, and brakes. This was one of those deals where shipping was more then the bike.

I know it's a 1974:
...
06-22-22, 07:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 425
Posted By Erzulis Boat

Classic cyclist

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06-22-22, 04:21 PM
Replies: 2,118
Views: 681,677
Posted By Mad Honk

I have been playing with this Raleigh...

I have been playing with this Raleigh Professional for the last three weeks. It came here via CudaKurt from Miami with damaged top tube paint. A couple of C&V folks say I should put it up for sale...
06-22-22, 03:54 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,364
Posted By gugie

Wonderful! He's young, strong, and light, so...

Wonderful!

He's young, strong, and light, so the gearing he has might just work for him.

That front bag can hold another bottle, or he can do what I do on my Eroica/Cino rides with only one...
06-22-22, 03:23 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,364
Posted By Roger M

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Some electrical tape to hopefully prevent more damage to the paint....
06-21-22, 01:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 280
Posted By gaucho777

Echelon Cycle Works: Seeking info on vintage brand/builder

I am seeking info on the Echelon Cycle Works brand. Anybody have any info to share? I recently purchased an Echelon frame on ebay (LINK) (https://www.ebay.com/itm/175299141581) and am nearly...
06-20-22, 01:26 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,795
Posted By VRJAKE

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