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07-25-21, 07:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 141
Posted By thinktubes

If you don't stand up or get off the bike, you...

If you don't stand up or get off the bike, you should be OK :p

Seriously, when you read the rules, they "allow" reproduction seats, and your seats have a vintage look.
07-25-21, 07:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 272
Posted By thinktubes

I've seen the same thing happen at police...

I've seen the same thing happen at police auctions where people paid near (or over) retail for shiney department store bikes.

Name recognition also is a factor, especially for the generation...
Replies: 1
Views: 71
Posted By thinktubes

Nice example $300-500

Nice example $300-500
07-23-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 17,549
Views: 1,919,384
Posted By thinktubes

Hot and humid day, temps in the upper 80s. Did 60...

Hot and humid day, temps in the upper 80s. Did 60 miles after work, north.

Spied a Calvatia gigantea (https://herbarium.usu.edu/fun-with-fungi/giant-puffballs) the size of a soccer ball growing by...
07-19-21, 05:59 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,285
Posted By thinktubes

Many years of the Bianchi Volpe ...

Many years of the Bianchi Volpe

https://www.picclickimg.com/d/l400/pict/172562134274_/2007-Bianchi-Volpe-cyclocross-49cm-51cm-nearly-new.jpg
Replies: 15
Views: 3,065
Posted By thinktubes

https://media.giphy.com/media/3otPoFsWeV6T8jtRWo/g...

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07-18-21, 06:18 PM
Replies: 17,549
Views: 1,919,384
Posted By thinktubes

At mid-season, I feel like I've worn a groove in...

At mid-season, I feel like I've worn a groove in all the usual routes. Today I decided to check out a new "loop within a loop" that I discovered on Google Earth. The loop seemed to dead-end at a...
Replies: 6
Views: 232
Posted By thinktubes

Less than $50, would shoot for $30.

Less than $50, would shoot for $30.
Replies: 17
Views: 528
Posted By thinktubes

Probably too big. If you spend that kind of cash,...

Probably too big. If you spend that kind of cash, it should fit like a glove.
07-18-21, 06:15 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,808
Posted By thinktubes

TOTL Catalog Schwinn for 1981. You could still...

TOTL Catalog Schwinn for 1981. You could still get a Paramount "Elite", but that was a custom order through the dealer

https://live.staticflickr.com/931/29774534898_8ada0dbbb8_k.jpg
07-17-21, 07:20 AM
Replies: 2,435
Views: 254,259
Posted By thinktubes

We were in a similar situation last year. Over 2...

We were in a similar situation last year. Over 2 years without a cat and decades since we'd had a kitten. We adopted these 2 and all is good. Never had 2 cats, but they get along pretty well. Boy and...
07-15-21, 09:16 PM
Replies: 17,549
Views: 1,919,384
Posted By thinktubes

52 miles up north after work. Haven't posted to...

52 miles up north after work. Haven't posted to this thread in a while, in spite of riding a lot. My old iphone had gotten so rickety, that the battery would be dead after 25 miles. Got a new phone,...
07-14-21, 08:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 387
Posted By thinktubes

I try to get them started outside the bars and...

I try to get them started outside the bars and then install them as a snug fit and finish tightening them.
07-13-21, 08:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 444
Posted By thinktubes

Nice! And the winner is...? Chocolate Milk...

Nice! And the winner is...?

Chocolate Milk rules a a recovery drink.
07-12-21, 11:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 508
Posted By thinktubes

What do you weigh? I'm 6' 2" 205 lbs. and SLX...

What do you weigh? I'm 6' 2" 205 lbs. and SLX feels "springy" to me (in a good way!) - 57cm frame/700x23 tires/Illinois roads
07-11-21, 01:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 215
Posted By thinktubes

Perhaps an incorrect word choice on my part. ...

Perhaps an incorrect word choice on my part.

Since I couldn't detect any heat coming off the frame, I'll just say it was sluggish.
07-11-21, 01:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 215
Posted By thinktubes

I had a 1999 Tuscany (purchased new) that had an...

I had a 1999 Tuscany (purchased new) that had an alignment issue with the rear triangle. It was noticibly off center and verified by a shop - ended up with a refund. I liked the ride quality and it...
07-11-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,489
Posted By thinktubes

wavygravy start a new thread if you're looking...

wavygravy start a new thread if you're looking for Tuscany info ;)
07-10-21, 06:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,489
Posted By thinktubes

Was Sugino 75 made by Suntour? Looks a lot like...

Was Sugino 75 made by Suntour? Looks a lot like some of their later stuff.
07-07-21, 07:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 542
Posted By thinktubes

Just don't ask me to explain it :lol:

Just don't ask me to explain it :lol:
07-07-21, 06:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 542
Posted By thinktubes

Yeah, I was wondering too.

Yeah, I was wondering too.
Replies: 5
Views: 282
Posted By thinktubes

T-Mar

T-Mar
07-03-21, 12:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 906
Posted By thinktubes

For racing, I would go with 90s steel - Max, EL...

For racing, I would go with 90s steel - Max, EL OS, 853, etc....
07-01-21, 05:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 670
Posted By thinktubes

Reporting back - after 250 miles, the KMC 8.93...

Reporting back - after 250 miles, the KMC 8.93 has worked great! Easy to install and very smooth. Shifting has gotten better and quiet as a mouse. Thanks for the recommendations!
07-01-21, 05:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 965
Posted By thinktubes

Just to circle back, I got the Shimano tool and...

Just to circle back, I got the Shimano tool and it worked OK. I used a C-clamp to hold it in place. Still one of my least favorite wrench jobs.

Thanks again for the suggestions!
07-01-21, 08:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 838
Posted By thinktubes

The frame is from 1981...:innocent: ...

The frame is from 1981...:innocent:

https://live.staticflickr.com/931/29774534898_8ada0dbbb8_k.jpg
07-01-21, 08:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 449
Posted By thinktubes

Find out :lol:

Find out :lol:
07-01-21, 08:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 449
Posted By thinktubes

Diy

Diy
07-01-21, 06:04 AM
Replies: 516
Views: 40,402
Posted By thinktubes

2021 Jan=0 Feb=0 March=170 April=232 ...

2021
Jan=0
Feb=0
March=170
April=232
May=302
June=382

YTD=1086
06-28-21, 10:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,578
Posted By thinktubes

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51275883577_08...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51275883577_08d1957762_z.jpg
06-23-21, 07:18 PM
Replies: 17,549
Views: 1,919,384
Posted By thinktubes

eom - how is the peach crop? When I lived in...

eom - how is the peach crop? When I lived in Urbana, we could get really good peaches from southern IL. Much harder to get in Chicago.
06-23-21, 06:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 396
Posted By thinktubes

Looks like they ran out of Nervex lugs - must be...

Looks like they ran out of Nervex lugs - must be one of the last ones made.
Replies: 30
Views: 5,342
Posted By thinktubes

Start a new thread when you have pics - lokking...

Start a new thread when you have pics - lokking forward to seeing it.
06-19-21, 09:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 453
Posted By thinktubes

What about bare hubs? #of spokes?

What about bare hubs? #of spokes?
06-18-21, 06:52 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,090
Posted By thinktubes

Just rename it "C&V Waiting Room"...

Just rename it "C&V Waiting Room" :innocent:
06-15-21, 09:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 922
Posted By thinktubes

I'm not surprised this has come up, considering...

I'm not surprised this has come up, considering Mercury is in retrograde. (https://www.ismercuryinretrograde.com)
06-15-21, 03:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 854
Posted By thinktubes

Surprisingly complete for a city lock-up.

Surprisingly complete for a city lock-up.
06-15-21, 11:52 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,837
Posted By thinktubes

Repainting will increase the value of your bike...

Repainting will increase the value of your bike...
06-13-21, 12:53 PM
Replies: 1,136
Views: 122,089
Posted By thinktubes

I wonder if they offer "cat...

I wonder if they offer "cat detailing"...
06-10-21, 08:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 556
Posted By thinktubes

Certainly deserves some investigation. Could also...

Certainly deserves some investigation. Could also be from a pump, as there is no peg.

Seems like a betrer than average bike at first blush.
06-10-21, 05:03 PM
Replies: 17,549
Views: 1,919,384
Posted By thinktubes

gaucho777 - what's up with the tennis balls?

gaucho777 - what's up with the tennis balls?
06-10-21, 06:19 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,223
Posted By thinktubes

Cheaper than cars, boats, or motorcycles... ...

Cheaper than cars, boats, or motorcycles...

I get serious sticker shock when I look at new bike prices. For me, the "ultimate" C&V bike would be well under $2K.

Consider yourself enabled.
06-09-21, 10:13 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,296
Posted By thinktubes

23mm - morning/noon/night

23mm - morning/noon/night
06-09-21, 10:00 PM
Replies: 17,549
Views: 1,919,384
Posted By thinktubes

Did 52 miles up north after work. Longer days =...

Did 52 miles up north after work. Longer days = longer evening rides.


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51236527937_3a925a5fab_h.jpg


For part of the ride, I was on the trail the runs...
Replies: 10
Views: 573
Posted By thinktubes

sold...

sold (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage-sales/1232029-58cm-daccordi-frame-fork-plus-campy-stuff-100-00-a.html)
06-06-21, 07:59 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,824
Posted By thinktubes

:popcorn

:popcorn
06-06-21, 07:22 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,990
Posted By thinktubes

1982 Schwinn Predator rummage sale find. Still...

1982 Schwinn Predator rummage sale find. Still had the original (worn) tires. Paid $20 for it, stashed it in the basement for ten years, and then sold it for $80.
...
06-06-21, 06:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 965
Posted By thinktubes

OK - I ordered the Simano tool and some new...

OK - I ordered the Simano tool and some new bolts. Appreciate all the help!
06-05-21, 06:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 965
Posted By thinktubes

The drill is sounding pretty good...:lol:

The drill is sounding pretty good...:lol:
06-05-21, 05:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 965
Posted By thinktubes

Removing chainring bolts - cut to the chase and drill them out?

Hi all, I need to replace my chainring and don't have the tool for holding the slotted nut stationary. Many report that the tool is marginal and the bolts get trashed in the process anyhow....
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