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11-26-23, 03:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 985
Posted By Portlandjim

Handlebar bag rack finished today

I just finished making the handlebar bag rack for my 1978 Merz touring bike. I have been procrastinating on this task for a long time! I just need to send the parts out to get chrome plated. The rack...
11-19-23, 12:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 762
Posted By jPrichard10

Finished I painting all the components and...

Finished I painting all the components and repainting the frame:https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/pxl_20231119_025154399_9408cc295e1ee3e5a31b775d027a7006d4512820.jpg
11-15-23, 03:09 PM
Replies: 81,058
Views: 13,363,800
Posted By thumpism

FREE early Trek in CT. ...

FREE early Trek in CT.

11-07-23, 01:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 461
Posted By TenGrainBread

1950s Jo Routens budget custom

Hi all- Picked up this cycle a few years ago and finally pulling it out of storage to make it rideable. I am following Tim Dawson's approach of "restoration/preservation"...
10-30-23, 01:50 PM
Replies: 81,058
Views: 13,363,800
Posted By merziac

At $60, the whole thing is a bonus, these are...

At $60, the whole thing is a bonus, these are pretty nice, not a true mixte with the half/split DT but a great deal at those $$$. ;)
10-29-23, 10:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 216
Posted By SurferRosa

Velobase disagrees. ...

Velobase disagrees.

10-15-23, 06:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 443
Posted By Mountain Mitch

Marinoni Special with Deore XTR

I just purchased an early 90s Marinoni Special (serial #21503) that the original owner’s widow tells me was custom made to her husband’s specifications as a touring bike. She told me he toured...
10-11-23, 06:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,340
Posted By jPrichard10


10-10-23, 09:11 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,340
Posted By jPrichard10

Can't not share: crazy deal on his and hers Trek 710s


More pictures and report to come. I saw this ad for a...
09-29-23, 08:08 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,772
Posted By hopperja

Specialized Expedition

Over the summer I finally admitted to myself that my Surly Crosscheck isn't the ideal touring bike. Don't get me wrong, it's an excellent bike, but because it's not purposely built as a tourer, I was...
09-28-23, 10:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 600
Posted By bikingshearer

It's baaaack! (Decidedly not original Cinelli content)

In July, I posted about my ~1960 Cinelli SC fork that decided it would rather commit suicide than remain mated to the ~1965 Cinelli SC frame. Here is the thread...
09-26-23, 04:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 380
Posted By marius.suiram

Rebuilding a Trek 970

The bike has a serial number that is a 1981 Trek 950.
The colors and marks are from a 1983 Trek 970.
It is possible to be a frame from the 81, built later in 83 as a Trek 970.
Anyway it had a...
09-10-23, 09:05 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,836
Posted By jdawginsc

I had a similar experience. I bought one junky at...

I had a similar experience. I bought one junky at age 11 I think. Maybe $10. Stripped it and painted it.

No sooner did I ride it then I hated it. Used my snow shoveling winter money (it was...
08-25-23, 09:36 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,516
Posted By RustyJames


08-22-23, 09:40 PM
Replies: 2,561
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Posted By AdventureManCO

Iíll likely do an individual thread on this one,...

Iíll likely do an individual thread on this one, but just picked up a 1979 Trek 937 or 938, in what I believe is the original DuPont Imron ĎLt Greení 62703 color -

08-18-23, 09:56 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,288
Posted By gugie


After 33 years in the semiconductor industry, I've finally hit the finish line. I've been joking with rccardr that he's my hero and I hate him - he's been retired since I've known him, and shows up...
08-08-23, 04:18 PM
Replies: 81,058
Views: 13,363,800
Posted By SoCaled

philpeugeot - found it & merziac - identified it....

philpeugeot - found it & merziac - identified it. I just shared my digging
08-08-23, 01:57 PM
Replies: 81,058
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Posted By SoCaled

Yep, the 2007 re-release. retailed for $1,099....

Yep, the 2007 re-release. retailed for $1,099. The plaque on the ST is numbered, they only made 250.
08-08-23, 01:43 PM
Replies: 81,058
Views: 13,363,800
Posted By merziac

This is one of the reboots I think, looks like it...

This is one of the reboots I think, looks like it has the emblem/plaque at the bottom of the ST. :foo:

Still a run, don't walk either way, hurry, get in the choppa. ;)
08-08-23, 03:20 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,941
Posted By NWsushi

Dang, I told myself Iíd post a picture on 7/20...

Dang, I told myself Iíd post a picture on 7/20 this year and have completely forgotten. Well, here is my 1982 720.
08-07-23, 07:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 539
Posted By TenGrainBread

First build in a while - Alps 650B

Took a break from bike stuff and the forums for a while but I'm back with a 650b build. Some of you may remember I'm a big fan of ALPS, a now-closed Japanese cycle shop that did custom frames with...
08-05-23, 03:09 PM
Replies: 408
Views: 21,089
Posted By SwimmerMike

We had a great ride today. Started off with 4...

We had a great ride today. Started off with 4 riders. Ryan decided to cut it short leaving 3 of us.

07-21-23, 02:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 467
Posted By sloar

Trek 620

Just finished this earlier today, started out completely original. Added some Cinelli bars and stem, Panaracer Paselas,Brooks B-17, Tektro levers and Suntour Barcons. Pretty happy with it except for...
07-07-23, 07:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 460
Posted By Portlandjim

1976 Bicycle World article About Merz Mfg.

Funny article writen by John Kirkpatric about my bikes. Jim Merz
07-06-23, 02:03 PM
Replies: 81,058
Views: 13,363,800
Posted By SwimmerMike

It looks like there is a lot of rust, especially...

It looks like there is a lot of rust, especially by the bottom bracket. I saw it pop up this morning and decided not to pursue this one (as opposed to the other three Paramounts I bought in the last...
07-02-23, 10:14 AM
Replies: 408
Views: 21,089
Posted By cinelliguy

C&V ride on the peninsula

Great ride yesterday! Here are some images I took during our short break at the corner of Portola and Alpine. See you next ride!

07-02-23, 09:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,061
Posted By romanlotus

Yesterday's $300 score, 1985 Trek 760. Exta set of wheels included

06-25-23, 01:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 593
Posted By Portlandjim

Merz Bicycle mentioned on Craiglist thread

I think it makes sense to start a new thread about the Merz bike that's for sale on Craigslist: https://portland.craigslist.org/wsc/bik/d/leawood-merz-bicycle/7636256347.html

I bought two bikes...
06-24-23, 04:54 PM
Replies: 15,296
Views: 3,924,499
Posted By AdventureManCO


06-22-23, 11:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 369
Posted By gugie

THE FRENCH DISPATCH | The Cycling Reporter by Herbsaint SAZERAC


You'll note that at 0.04 there's a driveside picture violation, but outside of that, this looks like a classic French randonneuse he's riding.
06-21-23, 07:55 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,727
Posted By C9H13N

the company that invented the square taper crank...

the company that invented the square taper crank thought 16 mm bolt heads were better, don't blame Stronglight for the knockoffs being oddly sized ;)
06-11-23, 09:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,233
Posted By cudak888

I've had a chance to see one time trial example...

I've had a chance to see one time trial example in person; roughly the same era as the short wheelbase Swiss cheese I'm working with here. They're nicely-built machines, and the "OterO" bicycle logo...
05-29-23, 01:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 526
Posted By garryg

Basically NOS 1988 Miyata1000

Amazes me when i find bikes in this condition.original seat was rotten.dork disc looks like it never saw the light of day in 34 years.one size to small for me. ...
05-24-23, 06:22 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,413
Posted By corsaclassic


Hello everybody!
I am happy to share this last project of mine, in which I redesign and mapped 180 American brands.
This time I had the chance to go beyond Road and exlore some pioneers in MTB and...
05-23-23, 11:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 421
Posted By Portlandjim

Lowrider front rack story with photos of Merz version

The post earlier about Blackburn lowrider racks prompted me to mention my story about Blackburn. Starting in 1971, I did long, self supported touring rides and came to the conclusion that carrying...
05-17-23, 01:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 730
Posted By Portlandjim

Tom Ritchey road bike made for Sam Hopkins

My wife Heidi's father was a serious bike rider and always had the best high end bikes. One of the last bikes he owned was this custom built Tom Ritchey from around 1976. Sam helped Tom with setting...
05-16-23, 07:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 631
Posted By Portlandjim

Cinelli Bivalent hub set made by Merz

The Jim Gentes thread mentioned Bivalent hubs. I made several sets of these Cinelli Bivalent hub reproductions. They are visually and functionally faithful to the 2nd generation one piece versions...
05-13-23, 11:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 758
Posted By Portlandjim

Merz MFG. photos by James Mason 1977


James Mason took these great shots of my shop, 2115 NW Everett St. in Portland Oregon. Not positive on the year, but I think 1977. Mark DiNucci was working...
05-04-23, 12:45 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,056
Posted By gugie

Jim ainít at 10 posts yet, but he wanted to...

Jim ainít at 10 posts yet, but he wanted to upload a teaser before merziac uploads pics of all 17 of his Merz bikes, so pic assist;

05-04-23, 12:02 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,056
Posted By Portlandjim

New member Jim Merz

I just joined Bike Forums! I'm mostly interested in Classic and Vintage bicycles and history. Hope to contribute useful comments! Jim
05-02-23, 04:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 590
Posted By Peruano

Centurion Pro Tour 1979 model mods

I've been working on my Centurion Pro Tour with the aim of touring on it and making it my daily rider....
04-30-23, 01:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 854
Posted By PhotonDon

Goodbye, old friend

I just spent 12 hours driving back from my old hometown to attend the memorial service of my old school friend, Duck. We all got caught up in the early 70s bike boom, and decided we had to make a...
04-28-23, 11:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 657
Posted By Bad Lag

I Am So Brilliant, It's Scary!


I cleaned my bike today and noticed some scuffing of the paint by the Campagnolo pump head. The plastic coating on the tips had fallen off decades ago.

I don't have any Plasti-Dip and don't...
04-27-23, 03:35 PM
Replies: 81,058
Views: 13,363,800
Posted By merziac

Tall AND short. ;)

Tall AND short. ;)
04-13-23, 07:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 719
Posted By cb400bill

Reunited, and it feels so good

Last summer I was on a group ride with a bunch of my friends and I was on my Colnago.

My friend Tom mentioned that he had bought a new Motobecane Sprintour back when he was in high school but...
04-08-23, 06:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 994
Posted By jbz255

Just bought my first vintage road bike! 1986 Trek 760

Although I have bought vintage bikes in the past to fix for friends or flip, this is the first vintage road bike that I have bought just for myself (the '84/'85 Trek 770 with the damaged frame from...
04-04-23, 06:13 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,964
Posted By Kilroy1988

Bob Jackson is Back!

Today I saw on Instagram that the new Bob Jackson shop is about to deliver their first new frame to a customer!

While looking for more evidence of their current status, since the website is not...
03-25-23, 06:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 240
Posted By JoeBass

Some publicity for the California vintage rides

Managed some free publicity for the California vintage rides, although for some reason, the editor didn't use any of my photos and instead ran a photo of a penny farthing. Don't be surprised now if...
03-19-23, 03:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,266
Posted By msl109

Ok, so I managed to pull it apart. I'll remove...

Ok, so I managed to pull it apart. I'll remove the circlip and see if I can tap it off with some WD...
03-14-23, 08:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 604
Posted By SpeedofLite

Frames and Framebuilding (1987) Roland DellaSanta

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