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05-17-24, 02:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 675
Posted By iab

1951 Maino

For my 8 regular readers, in case you missed it, I finished the bike. All started here - https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1264506-i-bought-dropouts-seconda-parte.html

Well, 99%...
04-29-24, 10:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 951
Posted By non-fixie

Allow me to throw a spanner in the works here,...

Allow me to throw a spanner in the works here, please. :)

The Mondia. No contest. Whatever the tubing, those demi-course / Halbrenner bikes generally make great light touring bikes. Excellent...
04-10-24, 12:05 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 19,035
Posted By daverup

I don't think I posted this one here, my 1975...

I don't think I posted this one here, my 1975 Motobecane Grand Jubile Mixte.

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02-05-24, 07:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,275
Posted By iab

1939~ Paglianti

Some of you may be familiar with this thread, https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1227180-i-bought-dropouts.html . And after swearing off ever restoring another bike, I am complete with this...
01-15-24, 07:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,341
Posted By Portlandjim

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12-16-23, 10:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 878
Posted By Kilroy1988

The 1978 Mercian Vincitore is Back on the Road!

Hello folks,

Well, thanks to gugie for the dropout repair and indirectly to Sedgemop for purchasing my uncle's 1972 Raleigh Professional frameset, which I had collected a number of parts for a...
12-09-23, 10:34 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,316
Posted By bikingshearer

AdventureManCO, you are a truly deranged human...

AdventureManCO, you are a truly deranged human being. Not that there's anything wrong with that . . . .:innocent:
12-09-23, 04:24 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,316
Posted By AdventureManCO

The Bikes Meet the contenders. Both have...

The Bikes

Meet the contenders. Both have interesting stories to tell. Both have strengths and weaknesses. Some may or may not induce more tears than others. But, the one thing I can guarantee is...
12-09-23, 04:23 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,316
Posted By AdventureManCO

The Ground Rules Before we fully begin, we...

The Ground Rules

Before we fully begin, we are going to need to establish some ground rules. While I'm usually all about cutting corners, bending the rules, etc., I feel like it would only benefit...
12-03-23, 12:30 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 33,285
Posted By Kilroy1988

Hello, Jim's Carlton International...

Hello,

Jim's Carlton International Longfellow is essentially my dream bike and I've admired it since the first photos started floating around on the internet.

I have photos of it and several...
11-27-23, 07:56 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,615
Posted By Kontact

The other problem with a tubing test is that the...

The other problem with a tubing test is that the purpose of "better" tubes isn't to make them feel better, but to perform better. A tubing engineer might feel rightfully proud if a tester can't tell...
07-01-23, 04:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 382
Posted By bulgie

I have a couple of those racks. Made by Tonard...

I have a couple of those racks. Made by Tonard Brazing of London, but lots of them were sold through Claud Butler. In the USA they were sold as TC racks, for Hartley Alley's 'The Touring Cyclist'...
06-28-23, 07:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,082
Posted By cudak888

Help. They're following me.

On Monday, I get a text message from the local postman. "There's an old, old bike with a 'free' sign on it just around the block. You should get it." I hopped on the '80 Sports, went around the...
06-26-23, 05:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 754
Posted By Kilroy1988

A Consolation Hetchins

Hello all,

As some of you who have kept up with some of my recent postings may recall, I excitedly ordered a custom Hetchins frame earlier this year as a gift to myself for my upcoming completion...
05-19-23, 02:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 630
Posted By 52telecaster

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Once in the park there is a short but winding 13% decent. The...
05-11-23, 04:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,101
Posted By MauriceMoss

I think this is a mid-70s Mondia (maybe 1976?)....

I think this is a mid-70s Mondia (maybe 1976?). There were a good number of their frames with serial numbers stamped on the non-drive side of the seat lug. Not sure if this was because the seat stay...
04-26-23, 05:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 898
Posted By 52telecaster

Motobecane Grand Jubilee

I will post more later but I picked up this bike simply because of the rear derailleur. It didn't hurt that I enjoy Motos and the bike is a 24". I love the huret downtube shifters and the jubilee...
02-12-23, 11:31 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,588
Posted By Velo Mule

I've ridden with the Postino bars and am getting...

I've ridden with the Postino bars and am getting used to them and liking them. For now, I will keep them. Life and family issues has kept me busy for the last few months. Work brought me to Maryland...
02-08-23, 03:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 617
Posted By MezzoLew

more special bikes from Coventry Transport Museum

some more special bikes in the Coventry Transport Museum

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Close-up...
02-07-23, 07:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,910
Posted By bulgie

TA started making cranks in the early '60s and...

TA started making cranks in the early '60s and pedal washers (ref.137) came with each and every TA crank. Back then TA cranks had "blind" holes; not really a bottoming hole but a thru-hole that had a...
01-27-23, 12:20 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,009
Posted By Dylansbob

50-something Rotrax Concours I have languishing...

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

...
01-21-23, 06:59 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,812
Posted By nlerner

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01-13-23, 09:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,971
Posted By Andy Antipas

1970 Cinelli SC N+1

The latest addition is an Iconic 1970 Cinelli Supercorsa. PO had the frame refinished 10 years ago, and as usual I go with a period build with Campy, Cinelli, Fiamme, Regina. I won't get to ride it...
01-12-23, 07:44 AM
Replies: 571
Views: 126,862
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

Ten years and one month ago, I posted about my...

Ten years and one month ago, I posted about my '75 Voyageur II, above. I never liked the ride all that much, and eventually stripped the frame of everything except the headset.

I've hung onto the...
12-31-22, 04:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 732
Posted By Murray Missile

I ALMOST made it.........

I almost made it without buying another bike this year but this popped up on FB........
...
12-18-22, 09:35 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 18,551
Posted By iab

I have been in new product development for the...

I have been in new product development for the last 30+ years. Most of it is in medical devices, I have done a little consumer goods and on the side I design and fabricate furniture. While your...
12-17-22, 04:25 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,803
Posted By 52telecaster

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This is the best I got right now. A full 50 bucks worth.
12-15-22, 02:02 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,294
Posted By iab

I do. ...

I do.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51706226776_3c3f377d22_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2mM6VNy)Siamt 01 (https://flic.kr/p/2mM6VNy) by iabisdb (https://www.flickr.com/photos/68123172@N03/), on...
12-14-22, 09:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,203
Posted By markwesti

Ms.westi got me into sailing . This is our boat...

Ms.westi got me into sailing . This is our boat of all most 30 years , A Westsail 28 , Patricia A .
Here we are at Catalina , Avalon , Ca ....
12-13-22, 11:38 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,506
Posted By SurferRosa

Sorta wanted to keep one of the lower level bikes...

Sorta wanted to keep one of the lower level bikes as a beater, but I never liked anything well enough that actually fit. The mid-level bikes were kind of too nice, and the lower level ones were just...
12-13-22, 10:01 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 18,551
Posted By scarlson

I will attempt to provide my perspective, at the...

I will attempt to provide my perspective, at the risk of sounding silly, since it hasn't been said by anyone else. I'm honestly kind of surprised I have a novel perspective on this dogpile? Whatever,...
12-12-22, 04:59 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 33,285
Posted By bear_a_bug

Just built up from a recent purchase from fender1...

Just built up from a recent purchase from fender1 on the sales subforum. One 15 miler yesterday on the International, and it's just lovely.

For now, running 700c wheelset (mix of DA and Campy rims...
12-02-22, 09:05 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 7,379
Posted By cudak888

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12-02-22, 08:52 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 7,379
Posted By ascherer

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11-23-22, 09:35 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 13,852
Posted By iab

Hobbies/collecting are not all driven by...

Hobbies/collecting are not all driven by commerce. Please, tell me one person getting rich on vintage bikes.

I'm sure it's been said somewhere in this thread, vintage cycling is dying because its...
09-30-22, 09:07 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,986
Posted By nlerner

Not sure I have favorites. I've bought, ridden,...

Not sure I have favorites. I've bought, ridden, and then sold pretty much everything on the OP's list. Guess I'm just fickle. But here's the 10 oldest bikes in my current fleet, all ready to ride:
...
09-06-22, 01:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 953
Posted By Kilroy1988

A 1952 Claud Butler Olympic Sprint on the Road!

Hello all,

I shared this 1952 Claud Butler Olympic Sprint frameset out of excitement sometime after receiving it from a fellow enthusiast in England last year and it's been sitting quietly...
09-03-22, 05:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,976
Posted By 75lechamp

Chartreuse 1974 Raleigh Super Tourer

Here is my latest project, brought home just today, a 1974 Raleigh Super Tourer (serial WS4001509, which dates to around the end of September 1974, if I am counting my fortnights correctly...:))....
08-30-22, 11:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 807
Posted By -holiday76

‘68 Carlton Flyer Rides again

I picked this frame up about 13 or 14 years ago. I’ve ridden centuries on it, I’ve used it for commuting, I’ve done mini tours on it. When i moved back east from California in 2014 it sat neglected...
08-24-22, 09:27 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,405
Posted By gugie

I'm running 70c x 35's on one of mine, and I'm...

I'm running 70c x 35's on one of mine, and I'm pretty sure there's room for 38's. Can't do it with fenders, however....
08-23-22, 01:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 466
Posted By branko_76

Those of us with the ability should take some...

Those of us with the ability should take some form of oath when it comes to vintage and rare bikes such as yours.........

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hippocratic_Oath
08-17-22, 02:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,274
Posted By markk900

Oh here they are together… ...

Oh here they are together…
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08-16-22, 06:43 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,293
Posted By nlerner

Well, the Reynolds 531 tubing has a lot to do...

Well, the Reynolds 531 tubing has a lot to do with it, I’d say. Here’s my commuter Grand Sports. I’m running a modern Sturmey Archer 3-speed hub and turned the large chainring into a bash guard.
...
04-08-22, 11:41 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,364
Posted By SurferRosa

You're attached to earthly goods which leads to...

You're attached to earthly goods which leads to your suffering.
12-27-21, 03:52 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,521
Posted By gaucho777

Last Known Sighting: Larkspur Station - Monday @...

Last Known Sighting: Larkspur Station - Monday @ 10:45am

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That's Mark (gugie), Dave (davester), and Alex from L to R. Not shown...
12-22-21, 10:51 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 7,691
Posted By obrentharris

I would have a difficult time convincing many of...

I would have a difficult time convincing many of my neighbors that my bike rides have a practical purpose, except perhaps my trips into town to pick up the mail and buy groceries. I suppose I could...
12-22-21, 08:15 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,547
Posted By repechage

I always felt the Super Sport and the Sports...

I always felt the Super Sport and the Sports Tourer should have had the model names swapped.
12-21-21, 10:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,328
Posted By Kilroy1988

1952 Claud Butler Olympic Sprint Take #1

Hello and a happy winter solstice to all!

Today a special package arrived from merry ol' England with a frame set I purchased not long ago - I had not expected it to be here before the new year so...
12-10-21, 05:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 668
Posted By Gary12000

Latest add Raleigh Competition GS

Found this lovely bike and bought it ..

serial number is a WA then a zero.. question is there is an “S” stamped sideways on top of the numbers what is that about? I looked and searched and I can’t...
12-10-21, 05:57 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,968
Posted By JackJohn

After a few months the Mercier restoration is...

After a few months the Mercier restoration is finally over.
I finally opted for a triple Stronglight 99 crank (found one with a drilled small chainring) to work with a Simplex SX410 rd, shifting is...
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