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06-10-24, 11:46 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 17,418
Posted By Fried_Chicken

A few Gyes saddles popped up on eBay today....

A few Gyes saddles popped up on eBay today. Supposedly new. $50 obo with free shipping to CONUS.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-24, 01:45 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 6,083
Posted By genejockey

Good reason to buy a big beach towel, and never...

Good reason to buy a big beach towel, and never to go to Oklahoma, ever.
06-02-24, 11:21 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,486
Posted By The Golden Boy

That's ******g hilarious! Because the...

That's ******g hilarious!

Because the "vintage" bike hobby is very much a hobby of opportunity and people get rid of the most amazing things in the most inglorious circumstances- people are able...
05-27-24, 11:37 AM
Replies: 2,453
Views: 597,634
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

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

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05-27-24, 09:05 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,486
Posted By PromptCritical

Here they are. If you'd like any different...

Here they are. If you'd like any different pictures, please LMK.
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1333/img_4660_41c60b36a14404e3d9db109cc0045753d42172bb.jpg...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-24, 06:54 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,169
Posted By bblair

This....is my new training and recovery regimen....

This....is my new training and recovery regimen. A new Dunkin just opening hear me, who knew it was a performance shop?
05-23-24, 05:47 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,486
Posted By Doug Fattic

PromtCritical, I'm a custom framebuilder and let...

PromtCritical, I'm a custom framebuilder and let me put your Columbine frame in perspective for you. Typically my colleagues take on average somewhere around 16/20 hours to make a custom frame not...
Replies: 14
Views: 513
Posted By wrk101

Stem shifters were an indication of a low end...

Stem shifters were an indication of a low end bike. Back in the day, you could get stem shifters on Schwinn Paramounts. But most of the time, it was just another indicator of a low end bike. Realize...
05-22-24, 11:58 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 7,574
Posted By fender1

The only thing I ever paid attention to was...

The only thing I ever paid attention to was Collecting vs. Riding.

Its not that you can't ride a bike that is a part of a collection but from my perspective, collecting was about accurate...
Replies: 10
Views: 597
Posted By SurferRosa

You might first try some light touch-up from the...

You might first try some light touch-up from the department store nail polish aisle before going all in.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-24, 12:33 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 20,127
Posted By Camilo

I'm well above the scatter graph of pro cyclists,...

I'm well above the scatter graph of pro cyclists, but still liked (past tense, but still a little) to play a weight weenie game within a modest budget. Still like lightweight-ish bikes.

By the...
05-18-24, 11:12 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,023
Posted By unterhausen

merged two threads with exactly the same title,...

merged two threads with exactly the same title, one from general cycling. Not sure if that's going to make any funny exchanges, but I imagine people can figure it out.
05-17-24, 04:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 675
Posted By PeteHski

What is this? Is it just a Zwift cheat or does...

What is this? Is it just a Zwift cheat or does it have some useful purpose?
05-16-24, 11:50 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,023
Posted By Jughed

Easy choice - work my 10 hour day, get out in the...

Easy choice - work my 10 hour day, get out in the cold/wet northeast weather... oh yeah, and its dark. And road riding around here is not really optimal even in the daytime...

or

Sit in my nice...
Replies: 33
Views: 1,466
Posted By seagrade

The bicycle in the listing has tubular tyres, not...

The bicycle in the listing has tubular tyres, not tyres and tubes. Tubulars have the tube sewn inside the tyre tread and casing and are glued or double-sided taped to the rims.

The rims shown are...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-24, 10:48 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 20,127
Posted By downtube42

The randonneur test for field reparability is...

The randonneur test for field reparability is pretty straightforward.

Pack up your tubes and repair kit in your luggage of choice or pockets. At midnight, turn on the sprinklers. At 3am take...
05-13-24, 04:24 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 7,574
Posted By bikingshearer

Okay, here's one man's opinion, and it's worth...

Okay, here's one man's opinion, and it's worth exactly what you are paying for it.

My personal sweet spot for riding is classic lugged steel with a Campy 10sp triple drivetrain. I love the look...
05-13-24, 03:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,717
Posted By bikingshearer

bulgie's thoughtful replies contain in them a...

bulgie's thoughtful replies contain in them a point that often does not get stressed enough: Any discussion of what is the "better" tubing is close to meaningless without context, i.e., who is...
05-13-24, 12:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,717
Posted By bulgie

753 isn't a specific tubeset, it's a combination...

753 isn't a specific tubeset, it's a combination of a material (steel alloy) and all the treatment that goes into it (cold-working and heat-treating). It came in a number of different diameters and...
05-10-24, 05:04 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,023
Posted By unterhausen

I like riding indoors at least a couple of times...

I like riding indoors at least a couple of times a week because it takes a lot less time. Especially now that zwift doesn't force you to upgrade when one's available. And if it's raining. I don't...
05-07-24, 02:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 794
Posted By non-fixie

While it may not be the nicest frame to have come...

While it may not be the nicest frame to have come out of the Martens workshop, it is far removed from what is generally perceived as "entry level" on this forum.

It is a very nice frame, and '95...
05-02-24, 09:25 PM
Replies: 17,897
Views: 1,549,767
Posted By TMonk

Funny Zwift Race today. Zwift Crit Racing Club...

Funny Zwift Race today. Zwift Crit Racing Club "Dutchy Estate", A race, 1st of 3 starters.

We were a group of three until about halfway in when one dude got dropped after some attack/counter...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-24, 06:01 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,399
Posted By tempocyclist

I had to convert: 0.95lbs is 430 grams. ...

I had to convert: 0.95lbs is 430 grams.

Maybe your pedals are heavier than you think? Did it have bottle cages attached? A computer mount? Maybe they added a lot of extra sealant? Difference in...
04-24-24, 05:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 794
Posted By Hajo

A new Martelly project

Recently I bought this really nice Martelly frame. Paint and chrome in superb condition and suitable for a Campagnolo Chorus 8 speed Ergopower group I had laying around. It has the eyelets on the...
Forum: Commuting
04-17-24, 08:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,418
Posted By pdlamb

I've never left my lock on a public street or...

I've never left my lock on a public street or bike rack, but I've left it on racks associated with my work buildings for 15 years. I like RangerTampa's idea of moving it around. No guarantees, but...
Forum: Commuting
04-17-24, 07:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,418
Posted By RangerTampa

It's more likely to be "removed" rather than...

It's more likely to be "removed" rather than stolen. I recommend keeping a backup lock in your office, just in case the building manager or whatever party with jurisdiction over the rack decides to...
04-16-24, 07:45 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,706
Posted By 50PlusCycling

Japan may not be exporting many lugged bikes, but...

Japan may not be exporting many lugged bikes, but they are certainly building them. Most of these bikes are intended for the domestic market, which remains strong. When you consider some 2 million...
04-16-24, 12:43 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,552
Posted By nlerner

Wait, I thought the idea was n + 1. You mean,...

Wait, I thought the idea was n + 1. You mean, we're supposed to sell our bikes? Next thing you know, someone will claim we're supposed to ride them, too!
04-16-24, 11:09 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,552
Posted By bboy314

Iím hesitant to give out my phone number and...

Iím hesitant to give out my phone number and address, especially after being angrily harassed by someone after they missed out on a free washing machine I gave away. Generally I wait until thereís...
04-15-24, 03:51 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,706
Posted By bikingshearer

Grant Petersen has been quoted as saying that the...

Grant Petersen has been quoted as saying that the main reason Bridgestone USA closed up shop was because changes in the yen/dollar conversion rate made it unprofitable for the main company in Japan...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-24, 09:30 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 20,127
Posted By tFUnK

himespau I've done a complete rebuild with Pillar...

himespau I've done a complete rebuild with Pillar spokes sourced from AliExpress and have been happy with them. The various Chinese carbon wheels I've got also seem to have Pillar spokes (although in...
04-14-24, 05:21 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,739
Posted By bboy314

As far as what will break first, Iíd replace...

As far as what will break first, Iíd replace freewheel and bottom bracket. For safety, the whole brake system ideally. Trying to convert it to a geared bike will be way too costly - sell it and buy...
04-13-24, 06:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,293
Posted By georges1

Your bike reminds me of my Grandis Overmax ...

Your bike reminds me of my Grandis Overmax
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Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-24, 03:25 PM
Replies: 624
Views: 26,113
Posted By genejockey

Here's how I do it: ...

Here's how I do it:

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Replies: 19
Views: 1,293
Posted By thinktubes

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03-31-24, 12:43 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,977
Posted By BMC_Kid

Same here, that bright blue especially is...

Same here, that bright blue especially is striking. I bet they were easily picked out in the pelotons in Europe back in the day.
...
03-25-24, 11:07 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,308
Posted By Pantah

Good news. As I suspected, the local frame...

Good news. As I suspected, the local frame builder can repair it no problem and can also convert it to threadless, which I've decided to do. No idea what the time frame will be like on getting it...
Replies: 35
Views: 1,986
Posted By plonz

Search sold items on eBay and youíll get a feel...

Search sold items on eBay and youíll get a feel for the value of a DA7700 groupset. Iím going to say around $350, not counting the wheelset. I just cobbled together a DA7800 groupset that totaled...
03-24-24, 07:28 PM
Replies: 17,897
Views: 1,549,767
Posted By 808HIcycler

Did my first Crit last night and set double digit...

Did my first Crit last night and set double digit power PR's for 20/30/40-minute time frames. Haven't been able to ride much lately due to work, but can't complain about finishing 7/24. Almost got to...
03-24-24, 01:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 842
Posted By oneclick

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03-24-24, 01:00 PM
Replies: 17,897
Views: 1,549,767
Posted By Hermes

Hope that leg heals up and stays healed.

Hope that leg heals up and stays healed.
03-23-24, 06:28 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,417
Posted By jpc2001

Terrible mistake, L'Eroica edition

Apparently a L'Eroica bike is any pre-1987, steel frame road bike with downtube shifters, and without clipless pedals or aero levers. (Some clubs now allow aero.)

And here I thought it was an old...
03-23-24, 03:33 AM
Replies: 8,352
Views: 3,154,205
Posted By curiousabe

Not only yours, however valve hole does not...

Not only yours, however valve hole does not allign with campagnolo sticker on rim and the two campagnolo stickers in rim do not allign either so it was impossible to allign text/logo on tire with...
Replies: 35
Views: 1,986
Posted By zukahn1

Me I look for very good whole bikes that have...

Me I look for very good whole bikes that have great frame sets in my size that are in near basket case condition. Fairly easy to pic up $300-400 frame set under $100.
03-18-24, 04:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 943
Posted By zandoval

Gee... I got about four of these that look just...

Gee... I got about four of these that look just like it... Broken in half... Ha

Just get some aluminum headset spacers. The notch and holes are not really that important. The space it occupies...
03-17-24, 12:16 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,308
Posted By Pantah

Threaded fork steerer failure

This thread could easily go in several different areas but I figured C&V is where it's most relevant to most regular viewers.
As the title so states, I had a 1" threaded fork steerer fail during a...
03-10-24, 02:26 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,656
Posted By spelger

i don't like what the robo pacers look like now....

i don't like what the robo pacers look like now. i much prefer the old style much better.
Replies: 44
Views: 2,220
Posted By Kabuki12

Offer what YOU feel it is worth. It clearly has...

Offer what YOU feel it is worth. It clearly has not been ridden in quite some time , so it will need to be disassembled , cleaned , greased , and reassembled , not to mention whatever consumables it...
Replies: 44
Views: 2,220
Posted By seagrade

I am not in the market for a Legnano smaller than...

I am not in the market for a Legnano smaller than 59cm c-to-c nor one that isn’t lizard green but for a rideable and collectible bicycle like this I would far rather buy it as is than after a...
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