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08-31-21, 12:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 439
Posted By repechage

review the velo-retro Campagnolo time line. ...

review the velo-retro Campagnolo time line.
Nuovo Record was not around.

Record was.
most likely Universal brakes.
Fiamme red label rims.

attached shift cable guide is too new.
08-19-21, 11:25 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,816
Posted By dddd

For touring, toughness would seem to be priority...

For touring, toughness would seem to be priority #1 if the distances are appreciable and/or the travels are to remote places.

I don't know of a tougher unit than a Shimano MTB derailer. These can...
08-19-21, 09:45 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,816
Posted By gugie

Same experience. I broke one of those springs...

Same experience. I broke one of those springs last year, but was able to carefully ride home about 10 miles after getting the chain in the big plate to take up as much slack as possible. Andy_K had...
08-18-21, 12:06 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,816
Posted By SwimmerMike

I'm thinking in needs to be Campy on a Cinelli. ...

I'm thinking in needs to be Campy on a Cinelli. Period correct would be the Rally or a NR/SR with a long cage (based on the modifications by Spence Wolf at Cupertino Bike Shop). I started off with...
08-18-21, 11:45 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,816
Posted By steelbikeguy

I was worried more about the paint than the...

I was worried more about the paint than the steel, but there certainly were a lot of ways that the incident could have been worse.

A pleasant surprise is that the electrical tape under the front...
08-18-21, 10:37 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,816
Posted By merziac

:foo:

:foo:
08-18-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,816
Posted By steelbikeguy

is there a sticky thread on "broken derailleurs"?...

is there a sticky thread on "broken derailleurs"?
well, I'm a fan of the Cyclone GT and have used them since they were new. Still, I feel compelled to mention that I've had two where the lower pivot...
08-18-21, 08:52 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,816
Posted By The Golden Boy

I've had this thing about "trying out all kinds...

I've had this thing about "trying out all kinds of touring derailleurs" on my bikes.

If you're to be period correct-ish about your stuff, and you're going to be riding it, you want the best...
Replies: 16
Views: 898
Posted By repechage

I read the terms before the auction, I was unsure...

I read the terms before the auction, I was unsure about the multiple platforms and it indicated to me it could be a mess, previous years were live in person essentially.
Picking up an item was just...
06-11-21, 03:18 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,030
Posted By Lazyass

I would like a vintage bike ride where you don't...

I would like a vintage bike ride where you don't have all the ridiculous rules. Just vintage frames.
06-09-21, 08:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 988
Posted By pcb

Hmmm, interesting. Care to elaborate? Handling?...

Hmmm, interesting. Care to elaborate? Handling? Comfort? That certain je nais se quoi? Or as the Fuji product guys would've said: nan to ka?

The Team certainly was a dialed-in rider, at an...
05-30-21, 06:34 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,049
Posted By Doug Fattic

I put Superbe Pro parts on the custom bicycle I...

I put Superbe Pro parts on the custom bicycle I made for myself in the late 80's because it was in my opinion the most beautiful group. The brakes with the blind spring were particularly nice...
05-17-21, 03:06 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 9,437
Posted By belacqua

wow it took me thirteen years on this forum to...

wow it took me thirteen years on this forum to learn this
05-17-21, 02:05 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 9,437
Posted By bicyforev

The peg is on the head tube is for a pump. The...

The peg is on the head tube is for a pump. The lugs look like those of a 3 Rensho (pronounced San Rensho). Certainly not a color I recognize.
05-16-21, 02:15 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 373
Posted By alexihnen

For sale: 55-56cm Miyata 1000

This bike has seen some miles and has the nicks and scrapes to prove it, but it's ready to roll many more miles. Nearly all original, clean Vetta seat, Suntour bar end shifters, original foam grips...
05-14-21, 05:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,259
Posted By Cynikal

FS: 85 Nishiki Cresta 56cm

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1500/80_img_0136_7d38b8f58b1c207e4953a5f0ef30a2bd44431e91_e2a0ac34a238aac433e390fb14ccb65b0a71864e.jpgI had this built up as more of a rando...
05-14-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 709
Posted By 3alarmer

Here's one that is obscure in marque, but a very nice bicycle.

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1325/smolenski_005_7ffa507a404790d27940322cd9238a35cb88a722.jpg...
05-14-21, 07:13 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 9,437
Posted By Doug Fattic

I'm not convinced yet this is a Tom Ritchey frame...

I'm not convinced yet this is a Tom Ritchey frame for sure. It's possible of course but I have also studied pictures of Peter Johnson's frames and they have the same features too. I'm a frame builder...
05-13-21, 10:13 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 9,437
Posted By cudak888

Not sure if anyone mentioned it yet, but see if...

Not sure if anyone mentioned it yet, but see if you can get everyone on the phone to chat. Hearing the voices on the other end of the line is usually a lot more reassuring to a seller.

-Kurt
05-13-21, 08:12 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 9,437
Posted By Doug Fattic

A little bit about the history of us American...

A little bit about the history of us American builders to put this bicycle in context. When the bike boom of 1970/71 started, the craft had died out in the US. Americans that wanted a fine bicycle...
05-11-21, 08:24 PM
Replies: 20,532
Views: 3,579,563
Posted By James1964

Super domestique ride

Fill it with beer and be the king of your next group ride.
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05-11-21, 08:19 PM
Replies: 20,532
Views: 3,579,563
Posted By thumpism

Buy a Brooks for three hundred and get a free...

Buy a Brooks for three hundred and get a free Free Spirit POS.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/919733655265658
...
05-11-21, 12:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 806
Posted By randyjawa

With limited storage space, I cannot keep all of...

With limited storage space, I cannot keep all of my bikes (four is my storage limit). I recently finished restoring this late sixties Italian Torpado and took it out for its after restoration test...
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