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11-13-23, 01:17 PM
Replies: 71
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Posted By nlerner

Kurt, fwiw, I'm looking at the VCC Library site...

Kurt, fwiw, I'm looking at the VCC Library site right now, and the covers of the 1939 and 1940 catalogs are the same as above. However, the 1940 cover is in much better shape than the one you show,...
11-13-23, 04:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 534
Posted By oneclick

Bits that get lost a lot, rendering the rest unusable...

Those adjuster bits on the Dia-Comp and Weinmann side-pulls' QR mechanism go missing a lot; the bit with female threads that slides up-and-down.

(the brass-bit in the pic below):

...
11-12-23, 05:48 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 14,209
Posted By AdventureManCO

Okay, in what could be considered a waste of...

Okay, in what could be considered a waste of time, exercise in futility, spitting into the wind, etc (nothing new here), I have accomplished something on the Crapamount! Donít worry, Iím not proud of...
11-12-23, 02:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 474
Posted By marius.suiram

More ...

More

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11-12-23, 06:58 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,182
Posted By nlerner

Kurt, I downloaded lots of catalogs from the VCC...

Kurt, I downloaded lots of catalogs from the VCC library (I am a member), but I think you already have scans of those. I do have that 1940 catalog, watermarked with the threespeedhub.com logo. Have...
11-11-23, 05:34 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,182
Posted By abdon

That's understandable. I have an extremely myopic...

That's understandable. I have an extremely myopic focus on just steel lugged touring bikes. I can't name any other bike that was on any of those catalogs :}

I I recall reading something about how...
11-11-23, 02:21 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,182
Posted By abdon

That's not correct. The Touring 14 is in the...

That's not correct. The Touring 14 is in the 1981 US catalog, the Touring 18 is in the 1983 US catalog. I don't know what was offered in 1982.
11-09-23, 04:32 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,182
Posted By nlerner

Makes sense. Iíll see if I can track down who...

Makes sense. Iíll see if I can track down who sent it to me though itís likely in an old email system that didnít survive into the current decade.
11-09-23, 07:36 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,182
Posted By spclark

Speaking of which... You've Got Mail!

Speaking of which... You've Got Mail!
11-08-23, 12:27 AM
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Views: 2,594
Posted By bulgie

Bill had an exclusive deal with Takahashi to...

Bill had an exclusive deal with Takahashi to distribute their frame parts in North America. Tesch and others that used the Mer crown got them from Davidson.

Later I saw Taiwanese knockoffs that...
11-07-23, 12:33 PM
Replies: 355
Views: 71,527
Posted By Mad Honk

I got to see it in daylight today. here are the...

I got to see it in daylight today. here are the latest pictures:
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In the sun on...
11-06-23, 09:17 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,182
Posted By merziac

Wouldn't know a thing about it, never even tried...

Wouldn't know a thing about it, never even tried to get a grasp.

I did manage to get well into electronic engine control as a Ford driveability tech but that's not remotely the same. :rolleyes:
11-06-23, 04:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 429
Posted By DiTBho

Solved! In a flea market I found an original...

Solved!

In a flea market I found an original Campagnolo extractor, but it cost too much because the seller was asking 150 euros!

So I asked to see it up close, I took out a sheet of squared...
11-05-23, 01:13 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 13,308
Posted By iab

What's the difference between a lycra-clad and...

What's the difference between a lycra-clad and wool-clad cyclist?

Nothing.
11-05-23, 12:26 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 13,308
Posted By SurferRosa

Are any of them actually funny or is it all base...

Are any of them actually funny or is it all base level ridicule?
11-05-23, 08:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,996
Posted By StanSeven

This is an old thread resurrected. If you want...

This is an old thread resurrected. If you want to restart an old discussion, please do a new thread. Thread closed.
11-04-23, 10:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,996
Posted By Ironfish653

Except in this case, you're wrong. Not all the...

Except in this case, you're wrong.
Not all the Kabukis were Bridgestone-built, but the Superlight and Submariner are definitely Bridgestone Diecast/"Techniart" bikes; nobody else made frames that...
11-04-23, 07:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,996
Posted By clubman

The C&V forum doesn't like to dampen the spirit...

The C&V forum doesn't like to dampen the spirit of 'enthusiasts'. We all get 'it' but we don't complain about people's efforts to restore bikes for reasons other than prestige or value.
If you're...
11-02-23, 09:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 379
Posted By martl

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Nope not blue.
Yes I would be fooled.
11-01-23, 06:05 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,182
Posted By JackJohn

Ok, I purchased the catalog a few months ago,...

Ok, I purchased the catalog a few months ago, will scan and send it over soonÖ

PS: to better undestand one of the top-range French models, last year I did a comparison study between the MKV Team...
11-01-23, 03:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 775
Posted By masi61

BTinNYC - could you explain WHY it doesn't work?...

BTinNYC - could you explain WHY it doesn't work? From the photo it appears to fit the seat tube so I am assuming you mean that it doesn't index with the 9 speed index shifters.
11-01-23, 02:37 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,182
Posted By Ged117

Indeed, I wish I could help, I don't know this...

Indeed, I wish I could help, I don't know this era well enough.
10-31-23, 09:44 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 14,209
Posted By AdventureManCO

Bravo! The tour de force is, of course, the...

Bravo!

The tour de force is, of course, the bar ends on bar ends, which never dawned on me (who knows why), but here is art. In practice, infinite possibilities exist. I'm imagining bar ends on...
10-31-23, 04:02 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 14,209
Posted By jdawginsc

Andy_K I am speechless. There is so much...

Andy_K

I am speechless. There is so much goodness in there, I am humbled at the efforts. The rear and front differential is freaking hilarious.

The Sharpie Lug lining is exquisite.

The...
10-31-23, 03:12 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 14,209
Posted By Andy_K

The Smella has now officially made as many trips...

The Smella has now officially made as many trips as the Spruce Goose, and it covered more than six times the distance.

There would be tough competition at my workplace today for ugliest bike, but...
10-31-23, 01:29 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,182
Posted By nlerner

cudak888, I still have that '70 catalog; didn't...

cudak888, I still have that '70 catalog; didn't include it in the batch I sent as I figured you had already scanned it! But I'll pop it in the mail to you now.
10-31-23, 09:44 AM
Replies: 400
Views: 14,209
Posted By Andy_K

Halloween is here. Time to bring the horror! ...

Halloween is here. Time to bring the horror!

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53300589905_09ba47aaa6_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2pcZsq2)
...
10-31-23, 08:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 546
Posted By oneclick

Seatpost-mount USB light with wedge?

A failing with too many designs of seatpost-mount rear lights is the lack of a wedge so the light doesn't point at the ground.
All of the pictures of (cheap - need I mention that?) USB lights either...
10-30-23, 05:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 522
Posted By steelbikeguy

okay... back to the point of the thread (I...

okay... back to the point of the thread (I think...)!

I was poking through my old Bicycle Guide issues that I've scanned. No OCR when scanning, so I'm just perusing each page that looks like it...
10-29-23, 08:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 946
Posted By 3alarmer

...the yellow that Waterford was using about then...

...the yellow that Waterford was using about then is neither metallic, nor pearlescent. But it is pretty bright. I have no idea what might match in terms of brand color codes.
...
10-29-23, 07:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 791
Posted By USAZorro

Some balloon tire bikes likely tip the scales at...

Some balloon tire bikes likely tip the scales at over 50 lbs. Throw a rack on a Varsity and you'll be close. My late Uncle's Superbe has heavy folding wire baskets on the rear, and it's likely...
10-29-23, 01:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 791
Posted By Reynolds

My '80 Raleigh DL-1 export. I didn't weigh it,...

My '80 Raleigh DL-1 export. I didn't weigh it, but I think it must be close to 50.

...
10-29-23, 12:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 791
Posted By merziac

Very, very few that you will find around here,...

Very, very few that you will find around here, very much not our wheel house. ;)

Many here get spun up if its even half of that. :twitchy:

You might want to visit The Cabe.

This Merz...
10-29-23, 02:30 AM
Replies: 400
Views: 14,209
Posted By Ironfish653

"There are a dozen abondoned bikes in this...

"There are a dozen abondoned bikes in this dumpster. Your Challenge is to take one component from each of them, and assemble a complete bicycle.
​​​​​And ...go!."
​​​​​​
Bravo! :lol::lol:
10-28-23, 01:55 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,182
Posted By nlerner

Kurt, note that the automatic mention function...

Kurt, note that the automatic mention function still doesn't work (at least for me), i.e., you probably won't get a notification when I use cudak888 but you will if I go cudak888 and bypass the...
10-28-23, 12:46 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,182
Posted By 52telecaster

I'm no help but thankyou from the bottom of my...

I'm no help but thankyou from the bottom of my heart.
10-28-23, 11:49 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,182
Posted By daka

I just rebuilt a gold Supercourse for the Bike...

I just rebuilt a gold Supercourse for the Bike Exchange that looked just like the one in the black catalog. Per the serial number it was from 1978.
10-27-23, 08:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,180
Posted By nlerner

Now we know why you became a lawyer rather than a...

Now we know why you became a lawyer rather than a statistician.
10-27-23, 05:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 522
Posted By El Chaba

June 14, 1817 is often cited as the date of...

June 14, 1817 is often cited as the date of invention of the first bicycle. I think the term “vertically compliant/laterally stiff” came into wide use on June 15 of the same year….
10-27-23, 04:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 522
Posted By Frkl

Earliest mention of "vertically compliant/laterally stiff"?

"Vertically compliant/laterally stiff:" the holy grail of modern bike design. I can't stand the phrase, personally. Maybe there are others here too?

Anyway, I was recently reading old Cannondale...
10-26-23, 07:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,180
Posted By xiaoman1

Kurt may need something a little stronger for...

Kurt may need something a little stronger for this one......According to my sources, Polmos Spirytus Rektyfikowany Vodka may be appropriate for this one.:D
Keep us posted with the progress.
Best,...
10-26-23, 06:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,180
Posted By bikingshearer

Okay, I've about had it with the lawyer abuse, ...

Okay, I've about had it with the lawyer abuse, It really isn't fair. It's only a measly 95% of lawyers who give the rest of us a bad name.
10-26-23, 04:57 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,031
Posted By Reynolds

I think you can rebuild it. The marks can be...

I think you can rebuild it. The marks can be filed off carefully, as they are in a place that doesn't contact anything; the bearings are the contact surfaces.
As for the spring, you can make one...
10-26-23, 12:14 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,034
Posted By Brad L

The crankset is a Stronglight 49D with TA...

The crankset is a Stronglight 49D with TA Specialites Criterium chainrings. The headset is a Stronglight P3 and I believe it has a Stronglight 32R bottom bracket. It has early Lyotard 45CA pedals...
10-26-23, 12:06 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,034
Posted By Brad L

Fifties French Find

I recently received this 1950s Liberia to add to my collection. I’ve been on the lookout for something similar for a while, and this one ticked most of the boxes. This one comes from the brand’s...
10-25-23, 04:04 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,594
Posted By 52telecaster

74 Paramount P15 with later paint job.

I haven't been on in a while but I had to tell someone about this....
10-25-23, 12:03 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,775
Posted By trainman999

My most expensive vintage bike purchase. This set...

My most expensive vintage bike purchase. This set of matching Paramounts, presented to a Schwinn executive on retirement in 1981. Less than 50 miles on them, and a bonus they were the 1978 cataloug...
10-24-23, 06:22 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,775
Posted By Kilroy1988

Yes, from right around 1950 with later...

Yes, from right around 1950 with later modifications for the derailleur setup. It's 61cm center-to-top.

There is a long thread about the bike from when I purchased it last year and it was briefly...
10-24-23, 06:11 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,775
Posted By Kilroy1988

Exactly $1,543 including tax and shipping from...

Exactly $1,543 including tax and shipping from France to California. Photo shows it as received except for some fresh consumables I added.

-Gregory
...
10-24-23, 05:10 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,775
Posted By albrt

I don't remember exactly how much I paid for this...

I don't remember exactly how much I paid for this - bought it from a Forum member, maybe $575?
...
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