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06-13-24, 07:58 AM
Replies: 60
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Posted By gugie

Rest day in Leavenworth

My publicist asks, we provide.


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06-12-24, 09:13 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,515
Posted By nlerner

gugie has requested that we wear our finest...

gugie has requested that we wear our finest threads for any in-town riding today and modeled the possibilities:
...
06-11-24, 10:59 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,515
Posted By nlerner

Day 3 complete! Skykomish to Leavenworth across...

Day 3 complete! Skykomish to Leavenworth across Stevens Pass. First 17 miles was up, up, up, mostly on quiet shaded roads parallel to the main road. Then 38 miles of mostly descent, a bit too much of...
06-08-24, 12:27 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 5,076
Posted By Andy_K

Funny you should mention that. The pedals I'm...

Funny you should mention that. The pedals I'm using are from the Box o' Crap. I'm thinking about maybe using the BoC decal as the head badge. The proper head badge sticker is available on eBay, but...
06-07-24, 11:28 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 5,076
Posted By gugie

It just needs the tirch to hit it somewhere....

It just needs the tirch to hit it somewhere. Maybe it won’t qualify for a BOC sticker, but thre are other methods.
06-07-24, 10:50 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 5,076
Posted By droppedandlost

the store upc sticker on the hose clamp is......

the store upc sticker on the hose clamp is... *chef's kiss*
06-07-24, 10:40 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 5,076
Posted By Andy_K

It certainly can't be helping. But it's friction....

It certainly can't be helping. But it's friction. It'll get where it needs to be eventually. Plus, I hardly ever shift out of the middle ring anyway.
06-07-24, 10:34 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 5,076
Posted By Andy_K

It's my backup plan. If my fitness doesn't come...

It's my backup plan. If my fitness doesn't come around by then, I'll ride this and have the SAG pick me up when it breaks down. My only fear is that it might not make it to the bacon lady.
06-07-24, 10:11 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 5,076
Posted By Andy_K

Well, I'd need an eighth of an inch, so that's...

Well, I'd need an eighth of an inch, so that's what? 80 layers of beer can? Also, the pile of rubber is more in keeping with the Huffy standards of precision.

06-07-24, 07:36 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 5,076
Posted By rccardr

You’re riding that at Cino, right?

You’re riding that at Cino, right?
06-07-24, 05:43 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 5,076
Posted By nlerner

I think the kickstand acts as a fairing of some...

I think the kickstand acts as a fairing of some sort.
06-07-24, 03:30 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 5,076
Posted By Andy_K

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In which the plan (mostly) comes together....

I installed the chain, ran cables, and adjusted the brakes and shifting last...
06-05-24, 03:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 563
Posted By DiabloScott

I'm all for freedom in customizing vintage bikes...

I'm all for freedom in customizing vintage bikes any way the owner wants to.
What I personally would find rather offensive from an aesthetic point of view:
1. Threadless headsets and external...
06-05-24, 12:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 426
Posted By mpetry912

I've used Boeshield and FrameSaver as well some...

I've used Boeshield and FrameSaver as well some home made concoctions.

to me it seems more important that you use SOMETHING rather than what product you use.

/markp
06-03-24, 08:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 405
Posted By PhilFo

Paul was a treasure, if I may say so. An amazing...

Paul was a treasure, if I may say so. An amazing person, always willing to go an extra 10 miles to help, as well as educate and excite. He bent over backwards and worked with my mother to get me that...
06-03-24, 04:04 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,378
Posted By tiger1964

Sure, providing the installation has enough...

Sure, providing the installation has enough tension/grip that the pump does not fall off while riding.
Also, behind the seat tube is cool if there's room (long bike, or short pump!)
06-02-24, 07:47 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,836
Posted By Slowride79

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage-sales/1...

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage-sales/1282812-centurion-pro-tour-blackburn-racks.html

this bike should fit you, is fully serviced , and is gorgeous. Brent will carefully pack it (he is...
05-24-24, 10:22 AM
Replies: 1,107
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Posted By ehcoplex

LOTS of 650b tires (currently...) available, as...

LOTS of 650b tires (currently...) available, as the size has become fairly popular in the 'gravel' world. For vintage retro-fits you've got Mafac Raids, Weinmann Vainqueur (and their DC copies) and...
05-23-24, 02:41 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 7,574
Posted By MooneyBloke

The inestimable R. Brian Baylis. That he and E...

The inestimable R. Brian Baylis. That he and E Richie got an earful when they strayed slightly from topic is one of the reasons I left the CR mailing list. I thought their stories were entertaining...
05-23-24, 02:15 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 7,574
Posted By Andy_K

Yep. Case in point is my California Masi, seen...

Yep. Case in point is my California Masi, seen here with the previous owner and a guy who may have had a hand in building it.
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05-23-24, 09:58 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,785
Posted By atsffan

Such a shame. Grant and Jane Mosley owned the...

Such a shame. Grant and Jane Mosley owned the business since 2002 and seemed to put their heart and soul into keeping it viable into the age of carbon and aluminum. Seemed like they had a reasonable...
05-22-24, 06:07 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 11,920
Posted By Sonofamechanic

Fork options for 1” threadless on large-sized frame

Pantah, I’ve had good results with the Hylix carbon fork (1” steerer, threadless, long uncut steerer tube) for Klein Quantums. I have two builds (one is a 60cm frame) and they ride and track...
05-21-24, 06:42 AM
Replies: 1,107
Views: 395,167
Posted By rccardr

Looks to me like that front fender needs to get...

Looks to me like that front fender needs to get higher above the tire where it passes under the fork crown and caliper. How much clearance is there between the fender and the bottom of the caliper...
05-17-24, 09:15 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 5,076
Posted By Andy_K

It’s important to have the right tools available...

It’s important to have the right tools available when you need them. Sadly, this one doesn’t even work correctly. The lava sticks to the side. It was my daughter’s and I took it into the garage to...
05-17-24, 12:53 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 5,076
Posted By Andy_K

I got a little bit of work done on the headset...

I got a little bit of work done on the headset tonight, and now I have pictures to share. Let me start with the visual reference of what I'm working with.
...
05-16-24, 07:45 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 5,076
Posted By rccardr

I think you’ve found the ‘Ultimate Riding...

I think you’ve found the ‘Ultimate Riding Experience’.
05-16-24, 04:48 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 5,076
Posted By uncle uncle

The most important aspects of recreating the...

The most important aspects of recreating the Huffy video is 1) eliminate any aerodynamic benefit you might have achieved by letting your unbutton button-down flapper flap in the wind, 2) create...
05-16-24, 03:40 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 5,076
Posted By jdawginsc

Probably collapsed from the weight of the Huffy...

Probably collapsed from the weight of the Huffy after the shoot.
05-16-24, 02:09 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 5,076
Posted By Andy_K

Huffy AeroWind Rat Rod

I'm starting this thread as a declaration of intent -- something to hold me accountable and get this project moving.

Some years ago - never mind how long precisely - having too much money in my...
05-06-24, 10:32 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,675
Posted By SurferRosa

"Gentlemen, we can rebuild him. We have the...

"Gentlemen, we can rebuild him. We have the technology."

Heal fast, Matt.
05-06-24, 09:33 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,675
Posted By northbend

Not the adventure I was looking for

Man plans and God laughs.

My 2 month cyclotour was over by the second day.
I'm home now.. having Distal Radius Surgery tomorrow.
Cycling in Paris is not for the faint of heart.
...
05-04-24, 09:09 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,428
Posted By Doug Fattic

Those look like Cinelli brand investment cast...

Those look like Cinelli brand investment cast lugs and i'm sure that is a Cinelli fork crown. I'm positive Cinelli top eyes were used as the top of the seat stays treatment. Those Cinelli brand...
04-25-24, 03:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,124
Posted By nlerner

I’ve also gone the IGH route on Gran(d) Sport(s):...

I’ve also gone the IGH route on Gran(d) Sport(s):
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04-25-24, 08:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,124
Posted By gugie

YMMV. I have a stock one with the long cage...

YMMV.
I have a stock one with the long cage Simplex. A Suntour VGT shifts circles around it.
04-22-24, 09:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,673
Posted By pnwgopher

If it fits 35s, ride 35s!

If it fits 35s, ride 35s!
04-22-24, 07:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,673
Posted By gugie

I like to ride my bikes, not stare at the tires....

I like to ride my bikes, not stare at the tires. 35's ride a lot nicer than 32's, IMO.
04-07-24, 10:48 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 11,920
Posted By tcs

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03-25-24, 02:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 590
Posted By bulgie

On the 5-sp freewheels where the high gear cog...

On the 5-sp freewheels where the high gear cog threads into/onto the next larger cog, instead of onto the FW body, you can just leave the top gear cog off. Regina is the one I've done this with but...
03-01-24, 03:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 967
Posted By nlerner

My scales all tell me that my bikes are too heavy...

My scales all tell me that my bikes are too heavy and that I've recently put on 5 pounds. That can't be right.
02-28-24, 06:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 621
Posted By cudak888

That's the brilliance of AdventureManCO's...

That's the brilliance of AdventureManCO's Crapamount. Put the trailer connector on the left dropout, and it holds the frame together. Put it on the right dropout, and the frame disassembles...
02-26-24, 11:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 621
Posted By AdventureManCO

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02-26-24, 10:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 621
Posted By 52telecaster

I don't usually pull a trailer, but when I do...

I use a Paramount!
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Tonight's gig.
02-24-24, 11:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,008
Posted By fliplap

Fork crown mounted hangers solve a lot of...

Fork crown mounted hangers solve a lot of problems

Either a basic stop, like this one:
...
02-24-24, 11:35 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,014
Posted By The Golden Boy

IMO/IME- Read, look at pictures, see what...

IMO/IME- Read, look at pictures, see what actually trips your trigger. Daydream about it. Read more. Learn parts. Learn what parts do, when they were made, and their reputation for how well they work...
02-23-24, 06:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,134
Posted By dddd

Modern custom Ultra-9 freewheel build.

Freewheels are alive and well in 2023!

Having noticed that freewheels with ever greater numbers of speeds have become available for E-bikes, I began to ponder modifying one of them to a narrower...
02-23-24, 07:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,052
Posted By rccardr

Well done, sir! Very nice write-up on an amazing...

Well done, sir! Very nice write-up on an amazing bike.
We don't actually 'own' these moments in time; we are only their temporary caretakers.
I clearly remember meeting with the then-owner around...
02-22-24, 10:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,052
Posted By Sactown_Albert

The Soul of a Bicycle (Richard Sachs Content)

My most recent build was an unexpected, but welcome, foray into how we connect with our vintage bicycles and their previous lives. These are the things that give a bicycle its soul. Not just the...
02-18-24, 12:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 928
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

You should be just fine with those old Dia Compe...

You should be just fine with those old Dia Compe levers, or either of the Shimano MT62 or MC70 near-twins as all allow the arms to be leaned out and pads angled down to make them hit square 4mm...
02-17-24, 12:56 PM
Replies: 865
Views: 141,873
Posted By Fredo76

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(Mostly) old bikes and (mostly) old stereos in my living room, where they...
02-16-24, 09:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 676
Posted By northbend

^ That saddle will be just fine once you've put...

^ That saddle will be just fine once you've put about 1,000 miles on it.

I like everything about your bike Jacob. Delightful patina

- Matt
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