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06-24-22, 08:18 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 461
Posted By Classtime

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Santa Monica Bay
06-23-22, 07:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 310
Posted By Classtime

Anybody with E-width feet wearing the Ribos?

Anybody with E-width feet wearing the Ribos?
06-23-22, 06:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 198
Posted By Classtime

One Coat!? Nice. Never heard of Penetrol. I’ve...

One Coat!? Nice. Never heard of Penetrol. I’ve worked quickly when brushing Rustoleum on frames and have no problem with runs sags or whatever. To work more slowly and not have runs to correct would...
06-23-22, 11:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 378
Posted By Classtime

Centurion Turbo.

Centurion Turbo.
06-22-22, 04:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 284
Posted By Classtime

It will be really cool if your friend gets into...

It will be really cool if your friend gets into the 1/2 step +granny. Maybe it’s not a city thing but my first experience with that set up was on my 85 620 and I thought it was the coolest.
06-22-22, 03:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 310
Posted By Classtime

MKS has cleats (and Pedals😉)

MKS has cleats (and Pedals😉)
06-22-22, 12:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 534
Posted By Classtime

For Clunker Challenge, go to E-bay and look at...

For Clunker Challenge, go to E-bay and look at your item or close enough "Sold" listings. From the 'rules': " If you can't remember, use the fair market value of the item."
06-21-22, 01:32 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 922
Posted By Classtime

Bibs are much more expensive than shorts so I...

Bibs are much more expensive than shorts so I usually buy shorts and the nice ones work fine. If money were not part of the process, I would have nothing but bib$.
06-21-22, 07:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 367
Posted By Classtime

Very Cool. I stopped looking at 850s because they...

Very Cool. I stopped looking at 850s because they weren’t lugged.
06-20-22, 07:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 210
Posted By Classtime

Problem Solvers? ...

Problem Solvers?

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06-19-22, 07:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 275
Posted By Classtime

The serial number indicates a 72. One bicycle...

The serial number indicates a 72. One bicycle license is dated 1973 and the other says “Expires July 1975” I couldn’t find U.S. catalogs for 72 or 73 but I dig the levers — Very comfortable. I was...
06-19-22, 06:33 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,704
Posted By Classtime

I was only promoting the idea that cyclists who...

I was only promoting the idea that cyclists who prefer steel are less likely to replace their current favorite rider at any point in time. I’m glad you guys are keeping the bike shops open so I can...
06-19-22, 10:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 275
Posted By Classtime

In Praise of the Peugeot PA-10E

I had been on the lookout for a nice UO-8 when I got lucky and a trash picker let me have this well neglected PA-10 for cheap.
...
06-19-22, 09:02 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,335
Posted By Classtime

Those are nice brakes. If your levers are SLR,...

Those are nice brakes. If your levers are SLR, they cannot be improved upon.
06-19-22, 08:13 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,704
Posted By Classtime

Top end steel is likely made to measure. Top end...

Top end steel is likely made to measure. Top end carbon is likely not—although it can be.



Anybody might be happy with old components that work. My point is that a rider who’s primary high...
06-18-22, 02:13 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,704
Posted By Classtime

steel bikes are not all 10-15 grand either. AND a...

steel bikes are not all 10-15 grand either. AND a 10,000 dollar steel bike will often be of a higher quality than a production carbon super bike. AND cyclists upgrade their carbon bikes out of a...
06-17-22, 01:22 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,704
Posted By Classtime

Not sure how obvious it is--Many folks believe...

Not sure how obvious it is--Many folks believe that the latest greatest bike makes a significant difference in performance and I'm only referring to the guys that I ride with. Buy a new bike. You...
06-17-22, 07:53 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,704
Posted By Classtime

I am certain that the 50+ guys who drop me on...

I am certain that the 50+ guys who drop me on their carbon super bikes would also drop me if we exchanged bikes. But ten years from now they will have disposed of those and likely other bikes in...
06-17-22, 07:39 AM
Replies: 2,339
Views: 279,471
Posted By Classtime

I have good luck storing my tubular tired bikes...

I have good luck storing my tubular tired bikes with valve stem up if they have sealant in them and I only use sealant during an event where I don’t want to use an inadequately glued spare.
06-16-22, 07:49 PM
Replies: 10,252
Views: 1,279,004
Posted By Classtime

This is my size and if it had the O.G. Wheels, it...

This is my size and if it had the O.G. Wheels, it would be mine. $125
https://losangeles.craigslist.org/sfv/bik/d/calabasas-classic-vintage-steel-road/7495221557.html...
Replies: 7
Views: 286
Posted By Classtime

A bird in the hand... You can do a lot of cool...

A bird in the hand...
You can do a lot of cool things to an 820.
...
06-15-22, 06:27 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 692
Posted By Classtime

PX-10s are so cool and you made it match your...

PX-10s are so cool and you made it match your current riding habits while maintaining that cool. Bravo. (That’s French for bravo.)

Two Questions:
1.) Does the front derailleur cable need to pass...
06-14-22, 10:32 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,402
Posted By Classtime

My vintage bikes have 52/42 and a 13/24. I would...

My vintage bikes have 52/42 and a 13/24. I would avoid the hills when you need to keep your heart rate down but keep riding and you will be able to keep it low by slowing down on the hills with your...
06-14-22, 09:46 PM
Replies: 10,252
Views: 1,279,004
Posted By Classtime

Very cool. Ask your friend to rotate the bars a...

Very cool. Ask your friend to rotate the bars a bit. RT would approve.
06-14-22, 09:36 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,316
Posted By Classtime

Does it matter if there are no ramps?

Does it matter if there are no ramps?
06-14-22, 10:16 AM
Replies: 427
Views: 15,343
Posted By Classtime

I failed with my PA-10E. There was a 10 dollar...

I failed with my PA-10E.
There was a 10 dollar Univega with suspect tires downtown and I almost went for it. Instead I glued up a couple thread bare Sprinter Gatorskins on a mismatched wheel set,...
06-12-22, 07:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 599
Posted By Classtime

I dig the idea of invading or "vintageifying"...

I dig the idea of invading or "vintageifying" cool rides. We should do more of it en masse like a horde. Let's make a list.
06-12-22, 06:38 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,160
Posted By Classtime

I predict that with the increase in STI and ERGO...

I predict that with the increase in STI and ERGO riders to C&V, there will be a significant increase in responses like, "Save yourself some trouble and put in a sealed BB, and some Tektro dual...
06-12-22, 03:18 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,546
Posted By Classtime

I just put a shorter stem on my daughter’s 710...

I just put a shorter stem on my daughter’s 710 and thought of this thread. It now has the 32mm GK that I used at Nova Eroica. She’ll ride some with her Triathlete Fiancé when they come out next month...
06-12-22, 08:55 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,428
Posted By Classtime

6-700 miles on one application of wax chain...

6-700 miles on one application of wax chain lube!? If you don’t keep track of miles, how do you know when to re-apply if the chain is always noisy?
06-12-22, 08:40 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,160
Posted By Classtime

Specific categories is why this forum is popular....

Specific categories is why this forum is popular. Share your early brifter bikes to people who are interested in them as a category. That no one goes there should tell you something. Most brifter...
06-11-22, 02:29 PM
Replies: 427
Views: 15,343
Posted By Classtime

Did 30 miles on the PA-10 but only expected to do...

Did 30 miles on the PA-10 but only expected to do half of that on THIS tire. The co-op had zero used 27 inch tires and I had no room in the budget for a new Kenda. I’ll be stuck at 35miles until...
06-10-22, 02:53 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,428
Posted By Classtime

I think the park chain cleaner gets all the grit...

I think the park chain cleaner gets all the grit out of the chain periodically. For "squeaky" clean, dump the black stuff out and use fresh from the can for a second washing. For reusable link users,...
06-10-22, 09:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 712
Posted By Classtime

Get a close up of that rear derailleur with that...

Get a close up of that rear derailleur with that sweet hidden fixing bolt. :) I'm keeping my red '85 and will never get back to n=3 again.
06-10-22, 06:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 704
Posted By Classtime

Today’s Stingray

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Sad but these give
me hope.
...
06-09-22, 09:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 480
Posted By Classtime

If you need to drive to the trail, I say skip it....

If you need to drive to the trail, I say skip it. And if there is only one trail nearby, skip it.
06-09-22, 08:44 PM
Replies: 2,339
Views: 279,471
Posted By Classtime

I want some. And now it is official: 25mm is...

I want some. And now it is official: 25mm is Eroica.
06-08-22, 04:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 356
Posted By Classtime

NICE bike. I had a GARDIN pantographed stem and...

NICE bike. I had a GARDIN pantographed stem and can now see it was likely on a very fine frame.
06-08-22, 01:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 762
Posted By Classtime

price seems a little low either way

price seems a little low either way
06-08-22, 11:41 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,087
Posted By Classtime

The best looking DA Group will have DT shifters...

The best looking DA Group will have DT shifters and solid alloy cranks.
06-08-22, 11:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 574
Posted By Classtime

Am I the only one here who sometimes puts an...

Am I the only one here who sometimes puts an Allen wrench into the slot in front of the clamp and with a little twist achieve that .6mm? Forget the hammer as it won't work in this case.
06-07-22, 01:11 PM
06-07-22, 12:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 297
Posted By Classtime

Look at post #46 here...

Look at post #46 here https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1250113-clunker-100-challenge-8-a-2.html#post22473486
I made an adapter from a piece of aluminum tube for my clunker.
06-07-22, 12:25 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,428
Posted By Classtime

Kerosene for cleaning in a park cleaner. For...

Kerosene for cleaning in a park cleaner.
For lube, I've mostly been using 3n1 dry lube from the Lowe's or Ace on my beachfront commuting bikes but for my weekend bikes, I've been using some Sears...
06-06-22, 02:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 839
Posted By Classtime

Testors yellow works well. I tried mixing some...

Testors yellow works well. I tried mixing some different "magenta" hued nail polishes to get kinda close. My wife used one of em on her nails last night. My daughter has another one with her in N.Y.
06-06-22, 02:10 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 955
Posted By Classtime

Then maybe dirt-drops or inverted north roads?...

Then maybe dirt-drops or inverted north roads? Flat bars do not work for me on long rides unless long is on challenging terrain.
06-06-22, 09:36 AM
Replies: 427
Views: 15,343
Posted By Classtime

OOPS! Corrected. Nicer bike than I thought. (And...

OOPS! Corrected. Nicer bike than I thought. (And less cushion in the budget.)
06-06-22, 09:14 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 955
Posted By Classtime

Nitto MT-10, your favorite drop bars, and bar end...

Nitto MT-10, your favorite drop bars, and bar end shifters.
06-05-22, 05:37 PM
Replies: 427
Views: 15,343
Posted By Classtime

$30 Entry $20 Kool Stops $10 brake adjuster ...

$30 Entry
$20 Kool Stops
$10 brake adjuster
$20 is market rate for a 22.0 SR stem from my Grand Jubile.
$3 SS fasteners for top tube brake cable clips
$5 75%worn Sedis chain
$3 Misc. cable...
06-05-22, 05:32 PM
Replies: 427
Views: 15,343
Posted By Classtime

he he My Ideale 80 is like a piece of shale. If...

he he
My Ideale 80 is like a piece of shale. If I manage to un-weight for every bump the saddle and my spokes might get me through 95 more miles. (At the co-op next week I will
check out the saddle...
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