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01-19-23, 11:29 PM
01-19-23, 10:45 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,962
Posted By Andy_K

I think the only logical conclusion from this is...

I think the only logical conclusion from this is that we, collectively, have no idea what we're talking about.

Who said Serotta KOM? Was it me? Does anyone else have one of those?
01-14-23, 01:07 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,448
Posted By Bergz

I clamped a bent sideways frame to a wooden...

I clamped a bent sideways frame to a wooden workbench and heaved on the unsupported part hanging over the edge, Got it straight (I think it had been backed into in a garage) Some DIY wooden frame...
01-12-23, 08:51 AM
Replies: 8,497
Views: 2,738,872
Posted By victorm

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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01-10-23, 06:27 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,448
Posted By dddd

A solid barbell bar might also serve well. ...

A solid barbell bar might also serve well.

EDIT: ...seeing that Schweinhund already alluded...
01-10-23, 11:06 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,448
Posted By himespau

Sometimes you've just gotta caveman things.

Sometimes you've just gotta caveman things.
01-10-23, 10:36 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,448
Posted By AdventureManCO

This is completely awesome and I'm going to see...

This is completely awesome and I'm going to see if we have any large rooftop (HVAC) blower wheel shafts sitting around the warehouse that were returned that I could snag for this purpose in case I...
01-09-23, 03:57 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,448
Posted By rustystrings61

Well, I had success with this...

Well, I had success with this brute-force-and-massive-ignorance method -

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4313/35119331183_a2af27af1e_b.jpg

The gory details are here...
01-09-23, 01:04 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,448
Posted By dddd

Note about some early eighties Bianchi frames,...

Note about some early eighties Bianchi frames, some (like my 58cm Nuovo Racing) have a steeper HT angle than the seattube angle by a full degree.

Larger frames in general usually feature steeper...
01-07-23, 10:44 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,448
Posted By Schweinhund

Got a gym nearby? a weight bar should fit in the...

Got a gym nearby? a weight bar should fit in the head tube (just put a few hundred pounds on the bar) and plenty of the patrons would love to prove they can bend steel....
01-07-23, 10:34 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,448
Posted By juvela

----- another spot to check for a pole hole,...

-----

another spot to check for a pole hole, once you have acquired the pole(!), is the curb face

lots of curbs have drain holes emptying out on their faces

another resource are the heavy...
01-07-23, 10:26 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,448
Posted By cudak888

But you need the bike to go to the store to get...

But you need the bike to go to the store to get the beer :D

I'd invest in the aforementioned solid steel rod - doesn't have to be stainless, but if you're around a boatyard, that might do. Look...
12-25-22, 01:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 573
Posted By Trakhak

Change "you" to "youse" in the second line, and...

Change "you" to "youse" in the second line, and it'll be even more perfect. (All that was missing was one groan-inducing rhyme.)
12-25-22, 10:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 573
Posted By cudak888

Never rest ye merry gentlemen Let nothing...

Never rest ye merry gentlemen
Let nothing dismay you
Remember all our purpose here
Bikes waiting in our queues
We save them from the scrappers torch
When people throw them out
Oh someone...
12-21-22, 11:49 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,456
Posted By squirtdad

Just to note, this thread just cost me 65 bucks. ...

Just to note, this thread just cost me 65 bucks. went online for a copy of Anybody's Bike book and ended up with that and a book on bread and another on pizza all for a 4 dollar used bike book :D
12-21-22, 08:15 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,456
Posted By 52telecaster

NEither my girl or me is fast but we met when she...

NEither my girl or me is fast but we met when she took a job where I bicycled to work. Her only transport was a Walmart bike. I gave her one of my inexpensive but solid builds. 6 years later we ride,...
12-15-22, 11:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,806
Posted By Andy_K

I remember you telling me that when I got this...

I remember you telling me that when I got this one, and so I had high expectations. I don't have any real complaints about it aside from the skinny tire thing, but I do feel kind of silly whenever I...
12-12-22, 08:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,272
Posted By Doug Fattic

One of my Doug Fattic bikes was found in a storage unit

One of my curiosities is what happens to frames/bikes I made years ago. I got this email recently from a guy cleaning out a storage unit. He recognized without training that this frame was made to a...
12-11-22, 08:49 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,622
Posted By Ironfish653

1988 KLEIN Pinnacle:. All three cables in the...

1988 KLEIN Pinnacle:. All three cables in the downtube, with an under -the-stays U-brake...
12-11-22, 08:19 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,622
Posted By Smokinapankake

Cantilever brake cable housing stop on my...

Cantilever brake cable housing stop on my Fishlips Toxic Tuna, approx. 1992:

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12-10-22, 07:36 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,622
Posted By merziac

Smokinapankake The SS pump pegs are a long...

Smokinapankake

The SS pump pegs are a long running bespoke thing, seeing them on modern bikes like yours is more unusual and very cool.

French constructors, randonneurs, etc had them. Jeffery...
12-10-22, 05:27 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,622
Posted By Roger M

Fork crown. Sort of.. ...

Fork crown. Sort of..

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12-06-22, 05:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 922
Posted By tyrion

The AI only regurgitates what it's been taught....

The AI only regurgitates what it's been taught. The AI has clearly been influenced by the vintage bicycle restoration global industrial complex.

Follow the money.
12-02-22, 05:11 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 700
Posted By Clang

sorry I think I misunderstood the question ...

sorry I think I misunderstood the question

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/PznYU59J8Sg/maxresdefault.jpg
11-30-22, 09:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 459
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Great to hear, now comes the hard part; getting...

Great to hear, now comes the hard part; getting the indexing to work!
11-27-22, 11:00 AM
Replies: 5,578
Views: 585,524
Posted By SJX426

I did a little work on the left pedal from post...

I did a little work on the left pedal from post #5376. It needs a little more encouragement to get back to the original shape Can someone provide a measurement to help me determine how far to go? Or...
11-23-22, 12:31 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,828
Posted By Andy_K

Am I in time to be the first one to say that'll...

Am I in time to be the first one to say that'll buff right out?
11-23-22, 09:10 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 8,501
Posted By 52telecaster

Well put. I ride because it's practical but also...

Well put. I ride because it's practical but also because it's cool. Nothing is cooler than a piece of antiquity still being useful. That applies to my bikes and occasionally me.
11-21-22, 02:07 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 8,501
Posted By merziac

Herein lies the crux, many judge this by the...

Herein lies the crux, many judge this by the buying and selling.

Some do so to fund it but once you go down that road the $$$$$ always rule the day. "I can't find enough good deals or willing...
11-21-22, 11:50 AM
Replies: 517
Views: 197,109
Posted By davester

Wow, that Super Gran Tour is amazing. I'd be...

Wow, that Super Gran Tour is amazing. I'd be (almost) afraid to ride it.

Here's my contribution to this thread, near twin Ross Mt Hoods that my riding buddy and I picked up over the last couple of...
11-20-22, 03:49 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,614
Posted By Andy_K

No, that's not the proper attire for an Aerowind....

No, that's not the proper attire for an Aerowind. You need a jacket flapping in the wind to cancel out your unfair advantage.

https://youtu.be/jMgYNm4Q6dM
11-20-22, 09:37 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,614
Posted By BFisher

So, 3x10 Campagnolo for that sweet Huffy? ...

So, 3x10 Campagnolo for that sweet Huffy?

You know, an Aerowind jersey would be absurdly cool. Make sure you acquire an aero helmet to take full advantage of that frame's air slicing capabilities.
11-19-22, 11:42 PM
Replies: 517
Views: 197,109
Posted By JoeBass

I recently picked up a circa 1982 Ross Super Gran...

I recently picked up a circa 1982 Ross Super Gran Tour XV sporting an Ishiwata 024 frame and Shimano 600 Arabesque group. Thing is still virtually new and looks to have never been ridden. The hoods...
11-19-22, 10:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 350
Posted By Rick_D

Pretty much, yeah. My subsequent bikes have...

Pretty much, yeah. My subsequent bikes have become lighter with each new one, so jumping back 40ish years is an education on the progression of materials and tech. TBH I don't even own a CF frame...
11-18-22, 12:21 PM
Replies: 5,578
Views: 585,524
Posted By JohnDThompson

Gran Sport pedal axles, cones, and locknuts will...

Gran Sport pedal axles, cones, and locknuts will interchange with Record and Superleggero. The biggest difference is that the Record and Superleggero axles are rifled to help prevent contamination,...
11-18-22, 06:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 893
Posted By SJX426

The Bianchi that joined the stall has its...

The Bianchi that joined the stall has its original head set which is integrated. There are 35 balls top and bottom. Amazingly, it is in great shape despite being 51 years old....
11-17-22, 08:33 PM
11-17-22, 08:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 893
Posted By DiabloScott

1. Rust 2. No lube or contaminated lube 3....

1. Rust
2. No lube or contaminated lube
3. Hard hits (pot holes and bumps)
4. Ridden while loose
11-16-22, 06:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,053
Posted By TiHabanero

No More Flips, Now Catch and Release

Just a suggestion for those of us passionate about vintage machines. Catch and release just seems nicer and more true to what many of us do.
11-13-22, 07:48 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,040
Posted By Murray Missile

I've started a post or two that didn't go where I...

I've started a post or two that didn't go where I thought they would, I took my lumps and went on. One of them even gave me my signature, sometimes you just gotta own it. :D
11-11-22, 04:16 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,040
Posted By Mad Honk

I have no dog in the OP's issues fight. I will...

I have no dog in the OP's issues fight. I will say that getting away from whatever creates stress in your life is a good thing. On more than one occasion I have had talks with folks who were on an...
11-11-22, 03:08 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,040
Posted By DonkeyShow

Old dudes on the internet are weird.

Old dudes on the internet are weird.
11-04-22, 10:21 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 8,501
Posted By Fredo76

It's all relative, I suppose. :) ...

It's all relative, I suppose. :)

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"I am the sole authority on the correctness...
11-03-22, 09:46 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,627
Posted By icemilkcoffee

I meant light as in viscosity. I'm not that...

I meant light as in viscosity. I'm not that crazy a weight weener!
10-31-22, 01:34 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 8,501
Posted By nlerner

I fear vintage keeps getting more vintage as the...

I fear vintage keeps getting more vintage as the years roll along.
10-15-22, 11:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 693
Posted By Robvolz

It was a good day in Portland…..

There was the Chris King open house.

got to geek out with Chris on his 1972 Cinelli and why the components he has. Example, switched out the Campy NR RD for sun tour to Accommodate his campy...
10-15-22, 08:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,389
Posted By Lbxpdx

It’s so ugly it’s cool?

I stopped by goodwill while visiting my folks and didn’t have the heart to leave this there. Do I need it? Nope. Odds are someone else will though. I can’t say that I’ve seen a paint job like this...
10-15-22, 07:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 501
Posted By 75lechamp

Purple Ciocc first ride!

Finished up my Ciocc build. I got this frame last spring from a fellow who had it out in Honolulu for many years, and the original paint was degraded by the salt air and surf. Fortunately he was very...
10-07-22, 04:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 493
Posted By Reynolds 531

Less concentrated and longer time is better than...

Less concentrated and longer time is better than more concentrated and less time.
10-03-22, 04:00 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,336
Posted By mkeller234

First off… I have not read through the 4 pages of...

First off… I have not read through the 4 pages of replies.

I have one major observation, from 15 years or so of commuting:

I have never before smelled so much marijuana smoke in all my previous...
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