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07-22-21, 10:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 462
Posted By SurferRosa

^ Wo! I've seen side cars in my day, but that's...

^ Wo! I've seen side cars in my day, but that's crazy!
07-22-21, 10:39 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 672
Posted By Phil_gretz

I would start with either functional or...

I would start with either functional or performance standards to determine whether/when a component is no longer suitable. Look at the words you chose (highlighted).
- persnicket-ness: is this a...
07-21-21, 05:31 PM
Replies: 565
Views: 136,065
Posted By dddd

~1990 Klein Performance ...

~1990 Klein Performance


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07-19-21, 11:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 217
Posted By pcb

Japanese Steel From The Wayback Machine: '83 Fuji - Fukaya

Just found a couple of old-timey pix I hadn't seen in a long while, and hadn't ever scanned, from my first Japan sojourn. This would've been '83-'84 or so.

I was desperate for a bike, and the...
07-13-21, 02:58 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,050
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Your instincts were not misguided in the...

Your instincts were not misguided in the simplified context of switching colors only, with no consideration given to component choice. That blue was really something else--beautiful hue with that...
07-12-21, 08:17 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,050
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Firstly, the bike looks EPIC (to me). Satin black...

Firstly, the bike looks EPIC (to me). Satin black is perfect for it, and I couldn't be any happier with how it turned out or with how all the components went with it. :love:

How does it ride,...
07-12-21, 05:35 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,050
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Ok, everyone, we have a fully operational battle...

Ok, everyone, we have a fully operational battle station!

First thing to get done was fishing the rear shift cable through the chain stay fully. With the rear derailleur hooked up, it was time to...
07-12-21, 10:44 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,050
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Quick update: Last night, after helping a friend...

Quick update: Last night, after helping a friend move, I got to building up the 620. Between that, dinner, and Tour de France highlights, I was unable to get it done in time for a sunset maiden...
07-12-21, 12:25 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,050
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Many things go into how stiff a bike feels, and...

Many things go into how stiff a bike feels, and that's apart from the frame. I only say this as one who has had experienced a pretty good amount of the spectrum. Obviously the first part of how stiff...
07-10-21, 11:00 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,050
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

NAILED IT. ...

NAILED IT.

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The 'metallic silver' decal color really picks up the light....
07-06-21, 12:17 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,521
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

The sun never sets on my building / rebuilding...

The sun never sets on my building / rebuilding 'empire.' ;)
06-19-21, 08:07 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,758
Posted By Dean51

Check out eBay for lock rings made by Takara. The...

Check out eBay for lock rings made by Takara. The threaded section is deeper than most others and I get a full three threads of engagement. AND, they come in an anodized red color that looks great...
06-16-21, 12:51 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,515
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

OK, my turn. Itís hard to express how excited I...

OK, my turn. Itís hard to express how excited I was to get together with friends and re-approximate bike life from the Before Times. I came up with the idea (as most of these ride ideas do) in the...
06-15-21, 07:04 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,515
Posted By gugie

From left to right, Doctorate in Computer...

From left to right, Doctorate in Computer Science, Doctorate in English, Medical Doctor, and a guy we call Doc
...
06-15-21, 06:49 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,515
Posted By rccardr

But let's face it, how does life get any better...

But let's face it, how does life get any better than this?
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06-15-21, 06:45 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,515
Posted By rccardr

There were some ...

There were some
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And some breakfast nachos...
06-15-21, 04:22 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,515
Posted By nlerner

He was hurting on days 1 & 2, which I could tell...

He was hurting on days 1 & 2, which I could tell because he was unusually quiet during our ride. But then the miracle of Dolly Madison occurred, and he was back to speed on days 3-5 (complete with...
06-15-21, 09:42 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,837
Posted By Roger M

"Check out my 7/8/9 speed...

"Check out my 7/8/9 speed briftets/ergos"
06-15-21, 01:11 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,837
Posted By P!N20

Things You Won't Read in the C&V Forum

"I loosened the clamp bolt and took the seatpost out."

"Gumwalls donít look very good on that bike."

"Why donít you put a carbon fork on it?"

"How much do those cranks weigh?"

"Thatís a...
06-14-21, 07:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 817
Posted By Andy Antipas

Doug Fattic Build

As mentioned previously, I have gotten to know Doug Fattic. Doug's daughter, son-in-law, and grand daughter live in Durango, CO. It is a small world! Last fall Doug let me try one of his older frames...
06-11-21, 11:53 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,272
Posted By non-fixie

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06-10-21, 05:21 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,431
Posted By merziac

It's not, the RR thread was hijacked to the "new"...

It's not, the RR thread was hijacked to the "new" subforum across the galaxy so here we are. ;)
06-10-21, 04:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 670
Posted By P!N20

Bike Snob Gets It

Bike Snob aka Eben Weiss on the benefits of old* bikes:

https://www.outsideonline.com/2424330/solution-bike-shortage-buy-vintage-bike

* I'm sure he was meant to write classic and/or vintage.
06-09-21, 04:17 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 7,755
Posted By noglider

I want to thank the moderators for working to be...

I want to thank the moderators for working to be responsive to us. I think you were a bit too quick to be a bit too responsive, if that's a criticism at all. And realizing that following the...
06-09-21, 12:59 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,877
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

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06-08-21, 12:29 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 7,755
Posted By BillyD

This gentleman gets it. We are...

This gentleman gets it.




We are currently taking this and other viewpoints into consideration. :)

And please douse those torches and put them away.
06-07-21, 07:02 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 7,755
Posted By noglider

I appreciate the moderators thinking of us and...

I appreciate the moderators thinking of us and trying to make things better, but clearly the recent change is worse. And all this discussion doesn't help. Just put things back, please. It wasn't...
06-06-21, 08:19 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,889
Posted By Mad Honk

Well Folks, I have held my tongue a bit on...

Well Folks,
I have held my tongue a bit on this, but here is my take. I came to BF as a new member to check out some vintage bikes and get a valuation on a few of them. I have made comments...
06-06-21, 04:59 PM
Replies: 560
Views: 25,891
Posted By Andy_K

My build is now complete! Final budget: ...

My build is now complete!

Final budget:

Initial bike investment: $0
Paint: $7.50 (half a can of primer and a can of color)
Decals: $9
Chain: $9
Tires: $32!! (had to order new ones, but I...
06-05-21, 07:38 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,889
Posted By merziac

Nope, we make em up as we go along, you want it...

Nope, we make em up as we go along, you want it here then it goes here, easy peasy just like always.

C+V rider, it goes here.

C+V frame or parts, it goes here.

C+V attitude, it goes here.
...
06-05-21, 12:08 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 7,755
Posted By mechanicmatt

Did it need movement of any thread at all started...

Did it need movement of any thread at all started here? Were these bikes underappreciated, or the parts were? I've been commenting on here for quite some time as well and some of my bikes get ignored...
06-04-21, 03:21 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 7,755
Posted By Andy_K

Where would you post a thread about this one? ...

Where would you post a thread about this one?

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06-04-21, 01:47 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 7,755
Posted By non-fixie

I am not the owner of this forum, so I don't get...

I am not the owner of this forum, so I don't get to decide.

But I can tell you what its meaning is to me: a place where I can log in after a long and tedious day at work and exchange thoughts with...
06-04-21, 09:09 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 7,755
Posted By the sci guy

I think the definition of "classic" with music,...

I think the definition of "classic" with music, much like with bikes, depends on how it's being used. To me, classic can be used as "that's a classic!" as in, it's an important, stand out piece of...
06-04-21, 01:52 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 7,755
Posted By Andy_K

Sure, it's aging out, but it's still called...

Sure, it's aging out, but it's still called classic rock.

Anecdotally, my 20 year old daughter is really into Pink Floyd, but she and I disagree over whether or not The Division Bell is classic....
06-03-21, 05:05 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 7,755
Posted By cudak888

I'd love to see someone 3D print an insert to...

I'd love to see someone 3D print an insert to shift a Shimano 6-speed UG freewheel with a first-gen Ergo lever.

Not because anyone asked, but because it'd just be wonderfully wacky.

-Kurt
06-03-21, 04:28 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 7,755
Posted By non-fixie

I use 9-speed brifters to shift 6-speed...

I use 9-speed brifters to shift 6-speed freewheels. I think I'll just sneak in and stand in the back.
06-03-21, 04:12 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 7,755
Posted By nlerner

I think we all need our own individual subforums.

I think we all need our own individual subforums.
06-03-21, 03:29 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 7,755
Posted By 3alarmer

...50 years from now, all the CF reinforced...

...50 years from now, all the CF reinforced plastic bikes will have asploded, and the olde aluminum frames will have all died from metal fatigue. Brifters from this era will be the focus of the guys...
06-03-21, 12:06 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,090
Posted By tricky

First of all, brifter is a seriously bike nerd...

First of all, brifter is a seriously bike nerd (and not in a cool way, ha), bordering on curmudgeon term. And I use curmudgeon in the most endearing way possible. Most people just call these...
06-03-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 7,755
Posted By Andy_K

But what if someone has put 11-speed electronic...

But what if someone has put 11-speed electronic shifters on a classic Schwinn Paramount (I'm looking at you RiddleOfSteel)? That certainly doesn't meet the requirements for the new forum. I also...
06-03-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 7,755
Posted By Andy_K

I would agree that indexed shifting takes you...

I would agree that indexed shifting takes you outside the C&V era as we have commonly understood it. The tipping point for me is that the people I want to talk to and the threads I want to read are...
06-02-21, 10:34 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 7,755
Posted By Andy_K

New subforums are fine, but if my threads start...

New subforums are fine, but if my threads start getting moved there because I put indexed shifters on my C&V frames I'm going to be sad.
05-30-21, 10:25 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,425
Posted By Wildwood

This was around 2011 - Puget Sound BF C&V ride. ...

This was around 2011 - Puget Sound BF C&V ride.
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05-25-21, 11:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 719
Posted By SurferRosa

On the bright side, it's usually better to run...

On the bright side, it's usually better to run over a bike without a cyclist attached. And purple bikes are the best candidates to destroy.

I'm here to help.
05-17-21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,224
Posted By Andy_K

Like you, I'm a brake-from-the-hoods kind of guy....

Like you, I'm a brake-from-the-hoods kind of guy. I also am really used to dual pivot brakes. I learned to brake from the drops coming down the Cypress descent at California Eroica a couple of years...
05-16-21, 01:35 AM
Replies: 560
Views: 25,891
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Thanks! I'll just ride the tops for 99.9% of...

Thanks! I'll just ride the tops for 99.9% of things. Since the hoods do stick to me when riding on them, it can be considered a safety upgrade.

So here's the conundrum for me: I ride clipless for...
05-16-21, 01:18 AM
Replies: 560
Views: 25,891
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

1981 Fuji S12-S LTD - 18-Speed - 25"

You could say I stumbled into this Challenge by complete accident. Bike Works had their (now) monthly As-Is sale and I went looking for a bike to buy and do a full refurbishing/restoration of....
05-15-21, 09:42 PM
Replies: 560
Views: 25,891
Posted By Insidious C.

A clunker is born

Well I doubt this will score me favor with the judge(s) but just today I stumbled upon a free Raleigh on Portland CL. This particular model weighs about 150lbs. Other than that it's biggest flaw is...
05-14-21, 08:38 PM
Replies: 560
Views: 25,891
Posted By gugie

Well, there aren't any gaps I can see, so the...

Well, there aren't any gaps I can see, so the frame is held together by actual brazed on material rather than flux and paint, so it's definitely better than most every early 70's Raleigh I've had in...
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