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01-29-23, 06:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 762
Posted By Classtime

It sucks. I’m still keeping an eye out and...

It sucks. I’m still keeping an eye out and sometimes believe I see it: 3 coats of primer and 3 coats of color, sanded in between coats, on an early 7Os Schwinn Cruiser stolen from the tree I hung it...
01-29-23, 06:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 762
Posted By Chuck M

I would ask if they could pull the video from the...

I would ask if they could pull the video from the day you were moving things into the storage unit and see if a better view could be had of the pickup and thief possibly casing the place.
01-29-23, 04:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 186
Posted By Bad Lag

The leather and rubber sole on these appeals to...

The leather and rubber sole on these appeals to me greatly. Thanks for the tip.
01-29-23, 03:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 186
Posted By nlerner

+1! I bought my Lennon shoes many years back and...

+1! I bought my Lennon shoes many years back and have been very pleased. At that time, they were built to spec for half the cost of anyone else doing that kind of work.
01-28-23, 09:20 AM
Replies: 26,678
Views: 3,896,573
Posted By tcs

Snaps to the director of this American cell phone...

Snaps to the director of this American cell phone TV commercial for putting "Einstein" (actor Paul Giamatti) on a rod-braked three-speed.
...
01-28-23, 08:11 AM
Replies: 26,678
Views: 3,896,573
Posted By cudak888

Just FYI - the decal set only puts it at 1973+;...

Just FYI - the decal set only puts it at 1973+; it's the teardrop chaincase and reflector that says 1977+, while the all-black rear fender pushes it up to 1978.

-Kurt
01-27-23, 05:31 PM
Replies: 26,678
Views: 3,896,573
Posted By thumpism

Shiny Sportsette for $100 in KY. ...

Shiny Sportsette for $100 in KY.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/473996361595313
...
01-27-23, 05:18 PM
Replies: 318
Views: 36,699
Posted By Chuckk

Picked up a white bike this month. A ~90's F....

Picked up a white bike this month. A ~90's F. Moser Corsa
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1258/z_9173e79139fe63b9508155642d89be803a6ee24d.jpg
The logos are masked into...
01-27-23, 12:20 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,099
Posted By Dylansbob

50-something Rotrax Concours I have languishing...

50-something Rotrax Concours I have languishing in the back of my bike room...

...
01-27-23, 06:19 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,099
Posted By Trakhak

Thanks very much for this thread. I can't...

Thanks very much for this thread. I can't remember the last time anyone posted a photo of a bike frame from that peculiar era in British history when massed-start road racing was prohibited and only...
01-26-23, 03:00 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 4,217
Posted By zookster

I think the paint will clean up well, it appears...

I think the paint will clean up well, it appears to be in decent condition overall. The stem shifters are a style I don't recall seeing before, so they will stay. Disc will stay for now. The...
01-26-23, 02:16 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,099
Posted By Force

You could also build it up like this with a...

You could also build it up like this with a Torpedo hub. I believe this one is owned by a forum member.

https://live.staticflickr.com/8377/8506701604_e5317fb715_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/dXH523)
01-26-23, 02:15 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 4,217
Posted By zookster

I picked up this fine example of mid-70's gas...

I picked up this fine example of mid-70's gas pipe depravity today. Complete with the trifecta of depravities - turkey levers (marked LH and RH just in case you get confused), stem shifters, and...
01-26-23, 01:58 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 4,217
Posted By Trakhak

Unfortunately, the only steel brakes on the...

Unfortunately, the only steel brakes on the market in the modern era are designed and manufactured to reach the lowest possible price point. Quality is barely a consideration. With disc brakes...
01-26-23, 12:39 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,099
Posted By USAZorro

John exchanged me a Hetchin's that was one size...

John exchanged me a Hetchin's that was one size too large for him, for a small sum and the J.A. Holland that once-upon-a-time forumite, sammyboy had found in the UK and passed on to me. If I ever...
01-26-23, 12:34 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,099
Posted By HelpSingularity

Wow, that is one gnarly hill. My hat is off to...

Wow, that is one gnarly hill. My hat is off to all those who made it.
That climb most certainly separated the men from the boys, as the saying goes.
01-26-23, 11:33 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,099
Posted By HelpSingularity

I like your creativity. Who would have thought to...

I like your creativity. Who would have thought to convert a track bike into a touring bike. Brilliant!
And I too think back brakes are highly overrated. Who needs 'em?
01-26-23, 09:57 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,099
Posted By Robvolz

If I bought this it wouldnít be to flip but to...

If I bought this it wouldnít be to flip but to build it into a touring bike.

lots of Brit parts, etc

The lugs are downright sexy.

And I really donít know Reynolds 501. I thought those were...
01-26-23, 07:08 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,099
Posted By ehcoplex

Wait, that's it? You can't just post those two...

Wait, that's it? You can't just post those two teasers- you have to show more/all of that bike! I mean, c'mon!
01-26-23, 06:30 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,099
Posted By SJX426

Beautiful bike! like the blue and the gold...

Beautiful bike! like the blue and the gold lining. Screams quality to me.
01-25-23, 11:30 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,099
Posted By Pcampeau

I absolutely love my Rotrax. This probably wonít...

I absolutely love my Rotrax. This probably wonít help establish a market value on a frame 30 years newer, but I paid $600 locally for the entire bike. Itís an all chrome Super Course from 1953....
01-25-23, 08:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 687
Posted By Daniel4

Don't forget your head and tail lights as well as...

Don't forget your head and tail lights as well as reflector straps around your ankles and wrists (so drivers can see your hand signals). And put on a reflector vest.

You had described the other...
01-25-23, 08:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 687
Posted By sjanzeir

Wheel reflectors - who needs'em, right?

Well, I've sensed a general indifference towards the humble little wheel reflector around this forum, and I've read posts by multiple users in which they say that one of the first things they do with...
01-25-23, 08:33 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 4,217
Posted By beng1

I am particularly proud of my Huffy's solid-steel...

I am particularly proud of my Huffy's solid-steel centerpull brake calipers, wheel hubs, crankset and derailleurs, items which lesser bikes use cheap weak aluminum for;

...
01-25-23, 07:38 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,099
Posted By Robvolz

Are Rotrax all that?

I canít find a lot of information on this brand. eBay has decals for sale. But no frames

A friend is trying to sell me this week that was built for a member of the Rotrax Family, but never ridden...
01-25-23, 03:50 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 4,217
Posted By Trakhak

Great information. Thanks. I don't believe...

Great information. Thanks. I don't believe there's been an earlier post by anyone on Bike Forums that discussed the characteristics of low-carbon versus high-carbon steel in bike fabrication....
01-25-23, 03:11 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 4,217
Posted By dddd

Safe to say then that there are no actual...

Safe to say then that there are no actual gas-pipe bicycles.

I always figured as much, seeing the "gas-pipe" description of bike tubing as simply being a derogatory exaggeration.

But we can...
01-24-23, 08:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 985
Posted By ehcoplex

Hmm, could be. But could be a number of other...

Hmm, could be. But could be a number of other things, too. Old/worn chain can cause issues, too. This past summer I had a heck of a time getting the Simplex FD on my Pug to shift well and to not drop...
01-24-23, 06:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 985
Posted By Albion

Hi Echoplex, I really appreciate your input. The...

Hi Echoplex, I really appreciate your input. The chain tends to come off more usually when moving to the larger front chainring with the chain dropping onto the crank arm (urgh). There is one...
01-24-23, 03:10 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 4,217
Posted By Hondo6

Doesn't really surprise me. I don't even think I...

Doesn't really surprise me. I don't even think I ever saw one in person until I was in either HS or college. In most of America, my guess is that drop bar bikes were rare indeed prior to the early...
01-24-23, 02:20 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 4,217
Posted By Trakhak

Interesting. New Haven must have been an outlier,...

Interesting. New Haven must have been an outlier, with the New Haven Bicycle Center carrying three brands of Columbus-tubing Italian racing bikes in stock, plus Peugeots, up to and including the...
01-23-23, 03:59 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 4,217
Posted By Trakhak

There were pockets around the country where bike...

There were pockets around the country where bike racing was still alive---Chicago definitely (lots of Schwinn Paramounts being raced on velodromes), California definitely (same), maybe here and there...
01-23-23, 03:48 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 4,217
Posted By Hondo6

During the early 1960s, the US tariff rate on...

During the early 1960s, the US tariff rate on imported bicycles was 30% (https://www.bicycleretailer.com/industry-news/2019/05/16/tariff-timeline). Dunno when that changed, but it dropped to11% and...
01-23-23, 05:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 197
Posted By SarahAgeUKHF

London to Brighton Places Available

Hello!

I work for Age UK Hammersmith & Fulham, a local charity supporting older people with befriending, free advice, subsidised hot meals, and more. We have places available in the London to...
01-22-23, 06:49 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 4,217
Posted By beng1

Pssssst, you are in the Classic and Vintage...

Pssssst, you are in the Classic and Vintage section of a bicycling forum where hundreds or thousands of cyclists love their old Schwinns and other heavy old bicycles. They know what you have missed,...
01-22-23, 04:25 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 4,217
Posted By sbarner

Ignoring the unfounded insult, I could agree with...

Ignoring the unfounded insult, I could agree with you if we were talking about a UO-8 or even a Raleigh Record, but those US-built gaspipe specials had a lot more problems than material choice. They...
01-21-23, 09:11 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 4,217
Posted By Murray Missile

Hey, that's got Hellenic stays, aka "triple...

Hey, that's got Hellenic stays, aka "triple triangle" frame. Good enough reason to save it for me. ;)
01-21-23, 09:01 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 4,217
Posted By beng1

Someday I hope to restore this AMF Pursuit, I...

Someday I hope to restore this AMF Pursuit, I have most of the parts to it scattered here and there, it is about 4374th on my to-do list, but sometimes things do get bumped up the list if I am in the...
01-21-23, 05:02 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 4,217
Posted By beng1

This is typically what people say who know...

This is typically what people say who know nothing about physics or engineering. You can take two ten-speed bikes from 1973, my Huffy Scout, and the most expensive ten-speed road-bike sold in 1973...
01-21-23, 11:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 247
Posted By zandoval

If your not going to recover the chrome latter on...

If your not going to recover the chrome latter on then a simple light sanding with 400 grit and a cleaning with a drying solvent like acetone will do. I have done this several times and have...
01-20-23, 11:58 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 2,705
Posted By mschwett

an overreach? what? only if you consider all...

an overreach? what? only if you consider all zoning and related public safety requirements (sidewalks, appropriate drainage, exitsÖ) an overreach.

almost all municipalities in america require...
01-20-23, 10:02 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 3,738
Posted By prj71

Because your shopping in the wrong places just...

Because your shopping in the wrong places just like the OP. :D
01-20-23, 01:04 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,311
Posted By chain_whipped

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

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Thread heating up the archive drive rising with bits &...
01-19-23, 01:46 PM
Replies: 26,678
Views: 3,896,573
Posted By Salubrious

There's more than one hill after Maiden Rock. The...

There's more than one hill after Maiden Rock. The second one I would not want to face with the stock gearing. Its not as steep as the first but its longer and gains more altitude.

If you have a...
01-19-23, 12:53 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 2,705
Posted By Daniel4

If enough cyclists do that with the same business...

If enough cyclists do that with the same business owners, one of the owners is going to get a light bulb moment and have bike racks installed outside rather than have all these bicycles inside their...
01-19-23, 05:05 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 652
Posted By Road85rebel

As follow up to my previous post, here are a few...

As follow up to my previous post, here are a few pics of my restoration effort. Before and after for reference....
01-18-23, 04:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 123
Posted By panzerwagon

Each set of roller bearings (upper and lower) is...

Each set of roller bearings (upper and lower) is sandwiched between a pair of metal conical washers, one slightly larger than the other. If you have an extra conical washer, make sure it isnít...
01-17-23, 04:09 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 2,705
Posted By Leisesturm

Interesting. As I read the o.p. I did not hear...

Interesting. As I read the o.p. I did not hear any wish for government overreach in their rant. But you did. And that is why we are #doomed. We know what is the right thing but we don't want...
01-16-23, 04:18 PM
Replies: 26,678
Views: 3,896,573
Posted By Salubrious

Make sure your bike is tuned up properly- lube in...

Make sure your bike is tuned up properly- lube in the crank, fork bearings and hubs. In particular the SA AW hub should have a slight amount of play; IOW set the bearings ever so slightly loose...
01-16-23, 01:36 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 4,217
Posted By juvela

------ one o' me fave dork items from the...

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one o' me fave dork items from the boom not included in the above inventory is the safety flag

can recall watching a short film from near to nineteen seventy about a a boy scout group...
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