Go Back  Bike Forums > Search Forums
Reload this Page >

Search Results

Notices
 
Search: Posts Made By: rustystrings61
Showing results 1 to 50 of 438
Search took 0.05 seconds.
09-19-22, 12:18 AM
Replies: 494
Views: 21,661
Posted By Andy_K

I've been meaning to post another update showing...

I've been meaning to post another update showing what I've done to the Centurion since the challenge ended. I actually did this about two months ago, but I haven't gotten around to sharing the pics...
09-11-22, 10:05 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,753
Posted By Guerc

I cleaned off the grime to get to the bike...

I cleaned off the grime to get to the bike underneath. Here are some key money shots, with more to come later...
08-31-22, 07:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 729
Posted By top506

So I wanted an old French tandem....

...and for my sins I got one.
Listing on CL said it was a Gitane. One look at told me it was a nicer bike than any Gitane tandem I'd ever seen. I don't argue during a negotiation, so it came home.
...
Replies: 12
Views: 405
Posted By daka

The Dawes Galaxy was comparable to a Raleigh...

The Dawes Galaxy was comparable to a Raleigh Super Course when sold new. However, they don't seem to get the same love that the Super Course does five decades later. Who knows why?

If you are just...
08-28-22, 10:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,019
Posted By Spellscape

Finally restored my father's last present ...

Finally restored my father's last present
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/720x1280/img_20220828_180145_139_894e465e727767b07614a28b7315bb0d3fe1967a.jpg...
08-27-22, 05:17 PM
Replies: 3,116
Views: 353,683
Posted By PilotFishBob

Watching YouTube. Apparently Annie digs Donnie...

Watching YouTube. Apparently Annie digs Donnie Iris - she sat and stared through the whole video, her head moving to follow the singer. She's never done that before. Then too, 'Ah Leah' is a good...
08-23-22, 05:02 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 1,880
Posted By top506

I've had C-rat coffee lukewarmed by heat tabs and...

I've had C-rat coffee lukewarmed by heat tabs and ultra-fine Kenya AA from coffee bars in Boston and NYC. Bottom line: The worst cup of hot coffee I've drunk first thing in the morning was still...
08-23-22, 02:06 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 1,880
Posted By Bianchi84

I'll drink coffee anytime. As mentioned by...

I'll drink coffee anytime. As mentioned by someone above, related to Agent Cooper: " Black as midnight on a moonless night".
Also, if you like coffee references on screen, check out the movie:...
08-22-22, 07:08 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 703
Posted By bikemig

Agreed that these are nice brakes and are very...

Agreed that these are nice brakes and are very serviceable. Kool stop brake pads are a nice upgrade.
08-21-22, 09:57 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,317
Posted By Classtime

I’m commuting on a 73 PA-10E with 13/21 5 speed,...

I’m commuting on a 73 PA-10E with 13/21 5 speed, a 52/45 steel cottered crank, and Simplex Criterium shifting.
...
08-20-22, 05:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,116
Posted By mkeller234

More photos: ...

More photos:
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/6a5276a1_3db4_4ebc_b060_c872c01498fe_c833fb1b3e89cbc54d214487575b4156d4733b56.jpeg
The headset and seat pin, I’ll...
08-17-22, 08:45 PM
Replies: 14,895
Views: 3,622,591
Posted By WGB

Something obscene about the idea of people...

Something obscene about the idea of people scraping those above bikes. I get some may well be past saving but I'm betting most aren't.

My 1st post on this thread. Nobody ever gives me the type of...
08-16-22, 02:49 PM
Replies: 14,895
Views: 3,622,591
Posted By rwh63

ok, here are several bikes i took sympathy on and...

ok, here are several bikes i took sympathy on and brought home from the metal scrap pile. feel free to ask any specific questions.

they are:

1) Kona AA Mountain Shock
2) Trek 800
3) Raleigh...
08-10-22, 03:44 PM
Replies: 979
Views: 271,616
Posted By Jheitt

41 and have one of each! The Raleigh is SS now...

41 and have one of each! The Raleigh is SS now and the moose is fixed. the Raleigh has drops again now as well but I hardly ride it, you just can't get a decent tire for it.
...
08-09-22, 04:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 797
Posted By pkrumhansl

Mystery Solved - Krabo

Mystery solved. I contacted a friend of the original owner and he told me the whole story. David and his friend had frames built in 1979 by a German frame builder Gunter Krautsheid, an ex racer...
08-08-22, 06:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 519
Posted By bentaxle

R+E tandem: mid 80s

I don't start many new threads, but I was asking Bulgie if maybe he built this tandem. Apparently it was built just after he left R+E, but his spirit is probably in the frame, since he trained his...
08-06-22, 04:13 PM
Replies: 14,895
Views: 3,622,591
Posted By JacobLee

I had a couple of quiet hours to clean up the...

I had a couple of quiet hours to clean up the garage, when my wife texted these pics of a free tandem near a birthday party she had gone to. Oh well, I'll clean the garage tomorrow!
...
08-03-22, 06:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 282
Posted By SpeedofLite

Road Test/Bike Review (1986) CANNONDALE ST400

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1440x2000/bicycle_guide_aug_1986_road_test_cannondale_st400_p64_75pct_acccb6151850774a366836ddba11a2244276a8fe.jpg
...
07-27-22, 08:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 511
Posted By Doug Fattic

Whether by accident or design, the colors on this...

Whether by accident or design, the colors on this frame represent Australia. The blue in front with the stars of different sizes is representative of their flag. The green and yellow/gold are the...
07-24-22, 12:40 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,370
Posted By steelbikeguy

Any vintage bike that falls into Randy's hands...

Any vintage bike that falls into Randy's hands will think it has arrived at the gates of heaven, at least based on the photos of his bikes! :)

The idea of lasting a long time is an interesting...
07-24-22, 11:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 437
Posted By ehcoplex

New Kool-Stop pads and proper set-up/adjustment...

New Kool-Stop pads and proper set-up/adjustment and those Mafacs will stop as well as any other brakes of the era (and properly set-up they shouldn't squeal........much..). The limiting factor is...
07-24-22, 07:19 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,911
Posted By jdawginsc

Will N+1 cause domestic strife? if no —>...

Will N+1 cause domestic strife?
if no —> purchase and rejoice
if yes—> purchase, hide and/or bargain

Will N+1 cause domestic storage issues
if no —> purchase and store
if yes —> purchase and...
07-20-22, 03:12 PM
Replies: 494
Views: 21,661
Posted By ramones71

Ride #2 in the books: 20 miles, bringing my total...

Ride #2 in the books: 20 miles, bringing my total up to 54 miles. A windy, lazy, uneventful ride. Bike is holding up perfectly, shifting is a little wonky, even with cable adjustment, probably due to...
07-12-22, 06:29 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,526
Posted By bulgie

Yes they did, I've seen plenty of them. I have...

Yes they did, I've seen plenty of them. I have two or three metric 531 steerers in stock at the moment, but no crowns with a 25 mm hole in them! I'll probably use these steerers to graft onto forks...
07-08-22, 12:53 AM
Replies: 494
Views: 21,661
Posted By philpeugeot

Challenge complete! I actually finished on...

Challenge complete! I actually finished on Saturday, but I had some work to finish and an exam to prepare for so I put off posting until now. I decided to finish off the challenge with a bang by...
07-07-22, 07:44 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,370
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Laying up carbon is very hands-on and needs to be...

Laying up carbon is very hands-on and needs to be done correctly, with many many pieces. There are many frames that do look blobular, but plenty of frames along the way, including many new ones, that...
07-06-22, 08:04 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,370
Posted By 52telecaster

Honestly I ride vintage because I can afford it.

Honestly I ride vintage because I can afford it.
07-06-22, 06:55 AM
Replies: 494
Views: 21,661
Posted By darnet

Green Mirage Finished

Saturday (6/19) (yes, a while ago) the Green Mirage was returned to the bicycle underworld. I’ll remember it as a basically good frame. The ride and steering weren’t t bad. I found it rideable on...
07-05-22, 07:32 PM
Replies: 494
Views: 21,661
Posted By Classtime

OK! IO'm Back. Used tires (from my Motobecane...

OK! IO'm Back.
Used tires (from my Motobecane which will get some folding paellas)-- $8.00
Rim Strips: $4.00
A tube with 4 patches--$2.00 And I'll be replacing the other tube that hissed at me...
07-04-22, 07:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 680
Posted By Rolla

Geometry specs are generally available online. ...

Geometry specs are generally available online.



Fixed or not, clearance wouldn't be my focus. I'd rather be stretched than cramped, but that's me. Personally, I'd just hold out for the right...
07-02-22, 02:37 PM
Replies: 494
Views: 21,661
Posted By zukahn1

As follow up still riding the stone grinder bit...

As follow up still riding the stone grinder bit found a purpose for the bike. Turns out the combination of slightly odd low gearing and sturdy hard frame make for a great short range cargo bike...
07-02-22, 05:59 AM
Replies: 494
Views: 21,661
Posted By Narhay

I've redone your math for you. Old stem and used...

I've redone your math for you. Old stem and used cables, chain and housing estimates were generous. Get some tires.
06-25-22, 06:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 726
Posted By nlerner

Lenton Grand Prix circa 1958-1960.

Lenton Grand Prix circa 1958-1960.
06-22-22, 07:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 495
Posted By Erzulis Boat

Classic cyclist

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/432x960/19839_b0656e8b3731040e6ca837fb9946ef18cfb0c24b.jpeg...
06-22-22, 12:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 362
Posted By billytwosheds

Major Taylor's autobiography is in the public...

Major Taylor's autobiography is in the public domain now, and is scanned into the Internet Archive:

https://archive.org/details/mdp-39015010834771-1-1643365758/mode/2up
06-21-22, 04:00 AM
Replies: 494
Views: 21,661
Posted By philpeugeot

Did 13 miles today, commuting to community...

Did 13 miles today, commuting to community college for summer courses. I was worried about the lack of a granny gear since my commute involves quite a bit of climbing but it really wasn't too bad...
06-20-22, 11:56 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,386
Posted By Yune_Garage

Ready to ride! :) *pedal straps pending ...

Ready to ride! :)

*pedal straps pending


https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x2000/5fcfa2c8_8ce3_4c6d_ba87_33bd72eb6145_1dbcf75f52a747f21acf1fd5ebe8f9df3cab65cc.jpeg...
06-15-22, 04:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 770
Posted By Andy_K

C'est fini! -- PX-10 content

After many trials and travails, I think I have finally finished my Peugeot PX-10 Super Deluxe build. Sort of. There are still a few details to be worked out. The headset is loose. The seatpost binder...
06-11-22, 03:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 717
Posted By BFisher

C&V - where even the chain lube threads are...

C&V - where even the chain lube threads are reasonable.


The sharing of information here does not go unappreciated. I've learned much, and hope I've helped others along the way.


Now, let's...
Replies: 19
Views: 4,830
Posted By merziac

Yep agreed, however they were also cranking out...

Yep agreed, however they were also cranking out more bikes and frames than almost anybody else, nothing short of amazing, 10,000 531 frames in 1979 alone, 30,000 bikes in 1896 and millions in...
06-06-22, 08:52 PM
Replies: 14,895
Views: 3,622,591
Posted By Rotten

My first post in a long time as I haven't been...

My first post in a long time as I haven't been riding for the past couple of years until recently.
This is probably my best catch/save ever even if it was a few years ago (don't think I ever posted...
06-02-22, 02:19 AM
Replies: 494
Views: 21,661
Posted By Andy_K

I finished my build tonight (or should I say...

I finished my build tonight (or should I say "this morning") and couldn't wait for the sun to come up to take a picture and share it!
...
06-01-22, 07:32 AM
Replies: 494
Views: 21,661
Posted By Classtime

Reading about the jettisoned Peugeot worries me...

Reading about the jettisoned Peugeot worries me some. I plan on doing some serious commuting on my post challenge Clunker. Any Peugeot with a fork like this cannot ride crappy.
...
05-31-22, 04:16 PM
Replies: 14,895
Views: 3,622,591
Posted By thumpism

Perhaps not what you meant, but these insulation...

Perhaps not what you meant, but these insulation batts were in a nearby construction dumpster and I brought them home to help insulate the walls of my shop area. Literally saved from the dump......
05-31-22, 01:43 PM
Replies: 494
Views: 21,661
Posted By Andy_K

I've got some updates on my Centurion Elite paint...

I've got some updates on my Centurion Elite paint project, After letting the paint dry for a week, I was finally able to do a bit of wet sanding today. I did a better job than I have before in the...
05-31-22, 05:34 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,500
Posted By bamboobike4

Not really a cyclist, the caps are not my style. ...

Not really a cyclist, the caps are not my style.
It's just something odd I got into for awhile.

Fun when descending, not when climbing.
The hills were already there, no use whining.

Wind is...
05-30-22, 07:36 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,500
Posted By merziac

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

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/fuso_021_d31bffd891ca60eefb8f3b356c14116d9b149e73.jpg
05-30-22, 07:24 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,500
Posted By nlerner

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/958x1280/9529298b_dd30_4397_b34a_e1cda2f73f93_16894f887ab368f617dc4cb09f0b5aef9616675e.jpeg
05-30-22, 06:51 PM
Replies: 494
Views: 21,661
Posted By Mr. 66

30 miles on the Schwinn ...

30 miles on the Schwinn
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_9211_90c68bdc22a434ff9d668ec383855350cde24876.jpgAt the fort...
05-30-22, 06:27 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,500
Posted By steelbikeguy

too bad I don't have any photos of my hands...

too bad I don't have any photos of my hands suntanned after a summer of riding with crochet-style gloves.

A photo of my bookshelf would be useful, I suppose, with a copy of the C.O.N.I. manual on...
Showing results 1 to 50 of 438
 


 
Forum Jump

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.