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04-08-24, 04:19 PM
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Posted By SoCaled

This is where I left this bike after planning to...

This is where I left this bike after planning to change tires on the original wheels. The back wheel had bent axle and pitted cones, was still not great after rehab. Put this front wheel, from an...
04-07-24, 05:59 PM
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Posted By jrg1244

Currently wrenching on what I believe to be a...

Currently wrenching on what I believe to be a 1976 Bertin C-37, with most components gold anodized like the Simplex shifters and derailleurs, Mafac levers and brakes as well as Mavic stem and Belleri...
04-06-24, 07:27 AM
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Posted By ollo_ollo

Follis Clunker ...

Follis Clunker
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04-06-24, 07:16 AM
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Posted By ollo_ollo

Grand Jubile Mixte

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04-06-24, 06:39 AM
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Posted By ollo_ollo

PX10, Stella, a Gitane Super Grand Sport given to...

PX10, Stella, a Gitane Super Grand Sport given to my Grandaughter, + another setup of same PX10...
04-04-24, 03:21 PM
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Posted By Aubergine

Here are a couple yellow 'bécanes from around...

Here are a couple yellow 'bécanes from around 1973. First up is a Mirage, totally stock save for the addition of toe clips. Second is a Grand Touring, which I built up from a bare frame. Both bikes...
04-03-24, 04:50 PM
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Posted By curbtender

Unwanted Sekai got a makeover. ...

Unwanted Sekai got a makeover.
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04-02-24, 09:08 PM
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Posted By RCMoeur

This afternoon is probably the final day I'll...

This afternoon is probably the final day I'll have available for working on my bike stockpile for the next two weeks, so I thought "let's see if I can actually finish some partially-rebuilt bikes...
04-01-24, 12:22 PM
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Posted By Aubergine

1972 Motobecane Grand Jubile. Another bike that I...

1972 Motobecane Grand Jubile. Another bike that I built from a repainted frame, using parts that I preferred. The bike is a bit too big for me but rides very well.
...
03-29-24, 06:27 PM
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Posted By Mad Honk

I spent about an hour this afternoon working on...

I spent about an hour this afternoon working on some hubs. I created a jig to polish the hubs using a small motor a vacuum cleaner belt and a pair of rack plates. I can bring a hub to mirror finish...
03-24-24, 10:34 PM
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Posted By bargo68

Here's one for the Francophiles. It's a recent CL...

Here's one for the Francophiles. It's a recent CL purchase and currently in full tear down mode. It's an uncommon model from what the innerwebs tells me is the second model down from the 'Tour de...
03-23-24, 06:08 PM
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Posted By steelbikeguy

No real news here. I did have an adjusting...

No real news here.
I did have an adjusting screw seize up in a SunTour Superbe Pro front derailleur and had a rough time getting it out. It ended up with a bit of mangling of the phillips head on...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-24, 12:35 AM
Replies: 27,209
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Posted By Fredo76

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Blue Bella

Build list:

Frame: 60 cm Libertas (Belgian) mixte, w/531 main...
03-20-24, 04:19 PM
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Posted By big chainring

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Libertas-Mann. Started with the purchase of the frame on ebay....
03-20-24, 08:36 AM
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Posted By IdahoBrett

Uh-oh. Stuck stem. Lock nut won’t budge either. I...

Uh-oh. Stuck stem. Lock nut won’t budge either. I was victorious once before on a Peugeot after 2 weeks and a lot of penetrating oil. Patience. I’ve got more than I did a couple of decades ago. I...
03-20-24, 04:57 AM
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Posted By BTinNYC

Cleaning up French bottom bracket threads. ...

Cleaning up French bottom bracket threads.
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03-19-24, 04:30 PM
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Posted By Nwvlvtnr

From my ride earlier today. ...

From my ride earlier today.


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72ish Durifort tubed Follis

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03-17-24, 09:14 PM
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Posted By browngw

The 1973 AE8 is ready for the Spring Canadian...

The 1973 AE8 is ready for the Spring Canadian Vintage Bicycle Show coming up in April! It will be offered for sale.
...
03-17-24, 04:58 PM
Replies: 7,755
Views: 913,832
Posted By retlaw53

Nishiki Gravel Restomod

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Spent St, Patty's Day in the desert testing my new ride. a 1984 Nishiki...
03-17-24, 01:41 PM
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Posted By oneclick

I know what you mean, I have several of those...

I know what you mean, I have several of those front mechs, and at least one is missing the stop.
They'd be simple to make, one was on the (long) list, but I am still away from the workshop until...
03-16-24, 08:08 AM
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Posted By Biker Pete

Motobecane Grand Record. Bought it new in 1975....

Motobecane Grand Record. Bought it new in 1975. Rode it for about 18 years with one servicing (as I recall). Sat in basement gathering dust for about 30 years. Finally disassembled everything,...
03-13-24, 03:52 PM
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Posted By ehcoplex

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https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1512x1512/px_10_ii_89a8e779de66365a063279ed10bc846617723f28.jpgMy newly ‘renovated’ ’72 PX-10 650b. I’d been riding a too-small 58cm (pretty sure...
03-13-24, 06:24 AM
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Posted By victorm

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03-11-24, 05:40 PM
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Posted By mackgoo

Just finished assembly. ...

Just finished assembly.

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03-10-24, 12:44 PM
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Posted By Hproduguidon

I love motobecanes and it's easier for me because...

I love motobecanes and it's easier for me because I live in France. ...
03-10-24, 12:09 PM
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Posted By Hproduguidon

VintageSteelEU I managed to get a blue, a white...

VintageSteelEU I managed to get a blue, a white and a red motobecane. ...
03-10-24, 11:29 AM
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Posted By BTinNYC

Clearcoat success (i.e. no drips)! Polish after...

Clearcoat success (i.e. no drips)! Polish after curing for a couple weeks. ...
03-10-24, 03:33 AM
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Posted By Hproduguidon

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03-09-24, 04:12 PM
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Posted By 52telecaster

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Gitane Tour De France in 3 speed 650b garb. It's an excellent...
03-09-24, 12:35 PM
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Posted By georges1

Finally my beloved Peugeot Prestige got its...

Finally my beloved Peugeot Prestige got its upgrades withdura ace 7400-7700-7800 bits, the reynolds 708 classic is very pleasant to ride...
03-07-24, 12:22 PM
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Posted By BTinNYC

White was rattle can sprayed with 2K primer and...

White was rattle can sprayed with 2K primer and 2K gloss white, the blue is brushed. The white got wet sanded with 1000 grit, 2000 grit, then wet cutting compound.
03-05-24, 04:41 PM
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Posted By BTinNYC

Ready for clear coat. ...

Ready for clear coat.
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03-05-24, 06:48 AM
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Posted By BTinNYC

Adding a bit of color to The Princess's UO-8...

Adding a bit of color to The Princess's UO-8 build. She picked this great shade; 1 Shot Peacock Blue, I was pushing for a softer blue. Decals next, clear coat this weekend, so assembly at the end of...
03-04-24, 04:21 PM
Replies: 7,755
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Posted By Mr. 66

The humble bumblebee 🐝 gets cleaned and polished....

The humble bumblebee 🐝 gets cleaned and polished.
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03-04-24, 12:54 PM
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Posted By Bergz

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03-02-24, 08:33 PM
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Posted By noglider

Today, my spouse was out for a few hours, so...

Today, my spouse was out for a few hours, so that's a good time to work on my bike in the apartment. She doesn't object categorically, but it's better if she doesn't see how the sausage is made, so...
03-02-24, 02:47 PM
Replies: 7,755
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Posted By Chuck M

My rusty Carabela continues to sadden me after...

My rusty Carabela continues to sadden me after pulling the wheels out of my storage. I think I should take the halfway decent Shimano skewers and put new wheels on them.

They appear to have been...
03-02-24, 06:05 AM
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Posted By Hajo

Just this week I bought another Gazelle, a Team...

Just this week I bought another Gazelle, a Team from 1996. The paint is in general nice condition with a rather beaten Dura Ace 7400 groupset. That will be removed and a almost NOS Shimano 600...
02-28-24, 03:30 PM
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Posted By bikamper

I can't get out to the Man Cave so I did a solder...

I can't get out to the Man Cave so I did a solder repair on Mrs.B's laptop on the dining room table.
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I replaced the charging port on the lower left of the...
02-27-24, 01:57 PM
Replies: 7,755
Views: 913,832
Posted By bark_eater

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Took advantage of the good weather....before the rain...
02-25-24, 09:25 AM
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Posted By daverup

I've been wrenching on this one for a while now....

I've been wrenching on this one for a while now. 1983 Pro Miyata, most significant non-original items were brake calipers, seat and post. Getting pretty close now, took a short spin in the road today...
02-22-24, 11:08 AM
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Posted By jPrichard10

On the other end of my new Merz (size wise) is...

On the other end of my new Merz (size wise) is this teeny tiny Trek 710.

Almost done building it up to sell, but now contemplating modernizing it and keeping the group set for another frame.
...
02-16-24, 03:54 PM
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Posted By Markeologist

Recent pic but posted on other thread but belongs...

Recent pic but posted on other thread but belongs here…my 69/70 Gitane Super Corsa....
02-16-24, 03:21 PM
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Posted By fordbailey

Follis 072

I got this Follis couple of years ago and finally had the time to work on it. I added brake bosses, bridges and braze-ons.
Original are:
Seatpost
Stem
Bottom Bracket
Headset

It was pretty...
02-11-24, 04:03 PM
Replies: 7,755
Views: 913,832
Posted By brewerkz

3Rensho

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02-11-24, 01:23 PM
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Views: 913,832
Posted By daverup

83 Pro Miyata, not quite done. ...

83 Pro Miyata, not quite done.

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02-10-24, 10:22 PM
Replies: 7,755
Views: 913,832
Posted By CO_Hoya

Pic assist: ...

Pic assist:
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02-09-24, 03:29 PM
Replies: 7,755
Views: 913,832
Posted By Chuck M

My rusty Carabela is less rusty. I had to remove...

My rusty Carabela is less rusty. I had to remove all the paint to get to bare metal because there was enough rust coming through that I wanted to see what was under the paint. The chrome head tube...
02-09-24, 06:15 AM
Replies: 7,755
Views: 913,832
Posted By JaccoW

And we finally have a working wheel again! I...

And we finally have a working wheel again!

I still need to double check if it is entirely centered but so far it looks good. As usual I added the brass spoke washers and just for the fun of it I...
02-07-24, 05:47 PM
Replies: 7,755
Views: 913,832
Posted By Mad Honk

I took my Ochsner and horrified it for the Horror...

I took my Ochsner and horrified it for the Horror bike contest. But I have it on the trainer now, and the seat has been bothering me a bit, so today it got a proper saddle installed and my butt is...
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