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05-06-22, 04:43 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 6,306
Posted By DonkeyShow

I'd rather "cagers" be mindful and not pass me at...

I'd rather "cagers" be mindful and not pass me at 30+ mph with <2 feet of space.

Not sure why op got mad and yelled at the biker tho. What a dumb thread.
05-06-22, 03:47 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 6,306
Posted By delbiker1

I, also, would have saluted you, and yelled back....

I, also, would have saluted you, and yelled back. IMO, you were not concerned with anything but your wish to save some time. You had to wait for one whole kilometer? How terrible! Remember this...
Replies: 17
Views: 738
Posted By GhostRider62

I cannot quite remember my first 200K or double...

I cannot quite remember my first 200K or double century but I do have a relevant memory. Us youngsters thought we were hot **** riding really hard charging hills and we would be sitting eating and...
04-11-22, 08:31 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 900
Posted By daverup

Looks like a Superleicht, I don't think the dark...

Looks like a Superleicht, I don't think the dark red Ultima could have faded that far.
04-06-22, 04:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 986
Posted By jamesdak

I've used at least two of the IRD-95 series BB...

I've used at least two of the IRD-95 series BB and they are really nice.
03-06-22, 01:53 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,324
Posted By 79pmooney

+1 (Well I haven't had an IGH for 55 years; long...

+1 (Well I haven't had an IGH for 55 years; long before the term "IGH" was coined.)

I was told to set my second bike up fix gear when I started racing 45 years ago to smooth out and improve my...
02-17-22, 01:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 525
Posted By CliffordK

I don't think the ring is on backwards. I see...

I don't think the ring is on backwards. I see the drop stop pin in the right place (but very short due to being on the inside). You'll need either a longer pin, or perhaps just leave it off. Or,...
02-17-22, 09:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 525
Posted By brooklyn_bike

all the triples i've set up use chainring spacers...

all the triples i've set up use chainring spacers for the smallest ring. your LBS should have on hand
02-12-22, 04:02 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 66,532
Posted By Groasters

Our 1992 Dawes Galaxy Twin. Acquired a...

Our 1992 Dawes Galaxy Twin.

Acquired a couple of years ago and now fully refurbed with every bearing replaced, new saddles, new stems, new chains, new tyres and mudguards, NOS Shimano 600 levers -...
02-08-22, 02:10 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,871
Posted By scycheng

When I did 3x8 to 2x11 conversion on my Merlin...

When I did 3x8 to 2x11 conversion on my Merlin road bike, I needed to replace the chain ring spacers on the Mavic crankset so the chainring spacing is correct for 11S chain and chainring. Vague...
01-17-22, 01:23 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 66,532
Posted By 2flit

This is our Bilenky Travel Tandem that we cycled...

This is our Bilenky Travel Tandem that we cycled across the south island of New Zealand on and across Europe... and a few other places.


...
12-29-21, 03:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,552
Posted By Speedskater

Excluding damage or dead battery. Five years...

Excluding damage or dead battery.

Five years minimum.
12-28-21, 09:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,093
Posted By ThermionicScott

That saddle with the cutout must have done the...

That saddle with the cutout must have done the job! :lol:
Forum: Southwest
12-23-21, 09:51 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,833
Posted By ooga-booga

on strava, there is a drop down menu under...

on strava, there is a drop down menu under "explore." click "explore" and drop down to "local." from there, there are international cities/areas and domestic ones as well.
tucson is represented and...
Forum: Framebuilders
12-13-21, 09:40 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,933
Posted By kfried

Glad to see this thread still kicking around and...

Glad to see this thread still kicking around and look forward to updates from everyone during the process of their builds. I recently moved to South Korea and brought my Dean with me. Getting a good...
11-29-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,221
Posted By Doug Fattic

A shortish history of modern American frame builders

The general population of adult Americans did not ride bicycles until the bike boom of 1970. Before then they were for kids to get around until they finally got their driver’s license. I saw my 1st...
11-25-21, 04:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,243
Posted By Bruizer

You guys are the best, thanks for the inspiration

I know it's not really C & V, but it is lugged steel with a horizontal top tube. This bike was built for me in 93 or 94 (so long ago, no paper trail, I cant remember exactly).This bike was ridden...
11-22-21, 12:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,729
Posted By Unca_Sam

:love: Your bike, your choice, and a factory...

:love:
Your bike, your choice, and a factory paint scheme. I think she's beautiful.
11-20-21, 11:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,951
Posted By Dylansbob

Cast alloy crank to crack at that spot must have...

Cast alloy crank to crack at that spot must have been a stress riser from something. You can see some darkening along the edge from where it cracked and flexed for a little while before the...
11-18-21, 02:22 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,456
Posted By ctak

Almost everything? This isn't really c&v (nor is...

Almost everything? This isn't really c&v (nor is it mine), but this is where my 80s Impulse is headed.. :eek:
...
11-17-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 930
Posted By joeruge

I have run into Rudy and Kay a few times over the...

I have run into Rudy and Kay a few times over the years here in Tucson, perhaps within the last year or two anyway, though I haven't seen them recently. Covid this past year and a half has kept...
11-09-21, 09:44 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 9,528
Posted By 52telecaster

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/16364724408973221985169413793259_31ffb433b0cfcd67a65905e88feeb36e95536622.jpg
Bob Jackson world tourist. I ordered the frameset after...
10-14-21, 11:20 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,769
Posted By Hypno Toad

Ok ... it took me too long to get pictures and...

Ok ... it took me too long to get pictures and post them.

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_20210918_175212731_hdr_194baf10e1a4938334b82d3dfe93a2ec6051e687.jpg...
10-11-21, 06:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,777
Posted By sdodd

Not to be too obvious or off topic, but you might...

Not to be too obvious or off topic, but you might try checking your rear derailleur hanger alignment. I'm amazed at how much a small angle effects shifting on the rear. And, equally amazed that...
09-12-21, 01:58 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 66,532
Posted By Hypno Toad

Finally! The stars aligned and we got our new Co...

Finally! The stars aligned and we got our new Co Motion Java out for a good ride!
...
09-06-21, 02:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,290
Posted By Iride01

Maybe your loose as it can be without coming off...

Maybe your loose as it can be without coming off is about the same as his tight with out binding.

At best you are just on opposite ends of a very narrow range that provides good results.
08-28-21, 04:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 707
Posted By well biked

Very important: find some new bike repair people.

Very important: find some new bike repair people.
06-20-21, 07:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 642
Posted By mountaindave

I personally find it interesting to see completed...

I personally find it interesting to see completed sales. It helps me keep tabs on fair prices. Changing the font to “strike through” and adding “sold to the item’s description is a very visible way...
06-19-21, 04:46 PM
05-31-21, 11:34 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 66,532
Posted By bazil4696

1952 Claud Butler Tandem

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1026x864/20210601_013656_190ffa79ceba030d9fa6b393f6ab2d00471f64eb.jpg

Recently acquired Claud Butler ladyback Tandem. All the goodies from...
05-12-21, 06:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,016
Posted By spudly

Two Nice NOS Austro Daimlers

I was fortunate to just acquire two NOS Austro Daimlers from a seller whose late husband worked in marketing for them in the 70's/80's. They, an Ultima and Vent Noir (circa 1978 and 1977,...
05-04-21, 03:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,220
Posted By Cynikal

I have this 56 cm 85 Nishiki Cresta that I was...

I have this 56 cm 85 Nishiki Cresta that I was about to post here for sale. PM me if you are interested.
...
Replies: 8
Views: 3,128
Posted By martonkaa

Singlespeed Randonneur build advice

Hi.I want to build a unique machine for randonneuring/long distance light touring.Right now I use my specialized awol for that purpose, but i want to build something more road specific, single speed...
04-18-21, 12:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,826
Posted By J.Higgins

A few more pics. I wanted to get a couple more...

A few more pics. I wanted to get a couple more pics for the build process, but I didn't think anyone would be interesting to watch tires going on and all that. The key elements to this build are the...
04-18-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 923
Posted By mcgregorj

If you need to rebuild, take the opportunity to...

If you need to rebuild, take the opportunity to upgrade from straight gauge?

I always order spokes from Yojimbo's Garage in Chicago. Great to work with.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-21, 11:26 PM
Replies: 1,686
Views: 269,368
Posted By Kimmo

Yeah, much better with the black bolts. But I'm...

Yeah, much better with the black bolts. But I'm keeping the rest of the red, allegations of too much effort notwithstanding.
...
03-20-21, 02:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,292
Posted By joluja

Glad to see a Chesini thread! This is my Arena...

Glad to see a Chesini thread! This is my Arena Precision 83. ...
03-14-21, 08:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 682
Posted By 79pmooney

That looks like a fix gear, a nice quiet running...

That looks like a fix gear, a nice quiet running 3/32" chain with nice rounded pins and a cog with some good shaping. A quiet, smooth running setup.

I've been riding fix gears 45 years and a...
03-04-21, 04:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,877
Posted By LeeG

I’m now a granddad but when my girls were little...

I’m now a granddad but when my girls were little the bikes with dedicated child seats were Schwinn Varsity converted to upright bars and I stayed off the roads. Awful handling all around. Fast...
03-01-21, 01:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,769
Posted By OneIsAllYouNeed

My wife and I are similarly considering...

My wife and I are similarly considering refinishing our tandem (a titanium Chinook). Our bike currently just has a brushed ti finish with purple logos. We'll be taking inspiration from these two...
02-10-21, 05:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,447
Posted By Dylansbob

I wanted one, but not since this came together. ...

I wanted one, but not since this came together. I had a white xo-2 with the moustache bars and to me it feels very similar. Very playful offroad and the good kind of flexy when you're trying to...
Replies: 43
Views: 9,026
Posted By kingston

I have a set of Barlow Pass EL (tubed) on one of...

I have a set of Barlow Pass EL (tubed) on one of my bikes and haven't found a better mixed-surface tire. GK's are almost as good for a fraction of the cost.
01-31-21, 09:43 PM
Replies: 8,089
Views: 2,717,394
Posted By Kilroy1988

I debated whether I would post this in the "Seen...

I debated whether I would post this in the "Seen in the Wild" thread or here, but I think here it will be more appreciated and useful as inspiration for future readers... Was walking out of a grocery...
01-29-21, 08:19 PM
Replies: 69,029
Views: 11,153,195
Posted By bargo68

4 brake pads for $79.96??? Hoods for$119.99??? ...

4 brake pads for $79.96???
Hoods for$119.99???

It's a little petty to carp about a stranger's misfortune, but it's also a little galling to see a total stranger get taken to the cleaners getting...
01-24-21, 06:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 661
Posted By The Golden Boy

I guess for old seat posts- I think the Avocet is...

I guess for old seat posts- I think the Avocet is cool- I hear they have a tendency to break, so it's not on a 'well ridden' bike now- it just looks cool.

These are not mine- but mine looks the...
01-13-21, 07:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,051
Posted By Drillium Dude

Nope. In fact, if it came out of a dumpster,...

Nope. In fact, if it came out of a dumpster, whatever you turn it into gives it a new lease on life. Beats ending up in a landfill :)

DD
01-12-21, 02:57 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 10,314
Posted By mctrek

Randy, first of all thank you for putting up and...

Randy, first of all thank you for putting up and maintaining your website for so long! I spent a lot of time learning from it and it taught me quite a bit about vintage bicycles. I would suggest...
01-03-21, 09:12 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,233
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Tan. It will tie in with the brake hoods.

Tan. It will tie in with the brake hoods.
01-03-21, 08:38 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,233
Posted By non-fixie

Tan. And silver rims.

Tan. And silver rims.
12-30-20, 10:11 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,642
Posted By Paul Barnard

I wouldn't recommend bringing martial arts to a...

I wouldn't recommend bringing martial arts to a gun fight.
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