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07-30-21, 07:56 PM
Replies: 17,583
Views: 1,927,502
Posted By BFisher

Gorgeous day for a ride here with temps in the...

Gorgeous day for a ride here with temps in the 70s. Got 56 miles in with a ride out to Tunkhannock, PA. This guy wished me luck as I headed out....
07-29-21, 07:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 734
Posted By BFisher

Nothing wrong with wanting a fresh new bike, but...

Nothing wrong with wanting a fresh new bike, but at that price point availability may be squeezing your options. Used market may produce a gem, or a retro upgrade build could be just the ticket....
07-26-21, 07:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 670
Posted By BFisher

Rustines makes those hoods. Don't know of a US...

Rustines makes those hoods. Don't know of a US seller. Here's their site:
Le vélo - Rustines (http://www.rustines.fr/21-le-velo)
07-26-21, 04:24 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,266
Posted By BFisher

Velobase lists this Deore XT set at 698 grams. ...

Velobase lists this Deore XT set at 698 grams.
VeloBase.com - Component: Shimano FC-M737, Deore XT M737...
07-22-21, 04:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 887
Posted By BFisher

Parts wear out. Springs don't stay springy...

Parts wear out. Springs don't stay springy forever.

That said, I'll second the question about largest cog size. Also, that cable housing has run its course. And I'm not sure a modern bushingless...
07-21-21, 04:40 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,113
Posted By BFisher

Also Simplex...

Also Simplex (http://velobase.com/ViewComponent.aspx?ID=f94bd2be-bb83-453c-afda-25da82d48014).
07-20-21, 07:43 PM
Replies: 17,583
Views: 1,927,502
Posted By BFisher

Today was a Colnago day for me as well. Not very...

Today was a Colnago day for me as well. Not very scenic, unfortunately, as we are getting some thick haze from those horrible wildfires out west. Did stop to snap a pic, though....
07-20-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,824
Posted By BFisher

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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07-20-21, 08:53 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,185
Posted By BFisher

Did someone say Super Course? ...

Did someone say Super Course?
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07-18-21, 09:59 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,025
Posted By BFisher

1951 Raleigh Sports. I installed new Michelin...

1951 Raleigh Sports. I installed new Michelin World Tour tires, new tubes, although the originals still hold air, new bearing balls, reproduction grips from Peter Kohler, and NOS brake pad inserts. ...
07-17-21, 06:08 PM
Replies: 24,826
Views: 3,062,500
Posted By BFisher

Thanks, Kurt. It really is amazing that this...

Thanks, Kurt. It really is amazing that this thing is 70. With today's thunderstorms I didn't get a chance to ride, so I'll take the trigger note into consideration when I take it for a spin.
07-17-21, 03:05 PM
Replies: 24,826
Views: 3,062,500
Posted By BFisher

A few pics of the '51 I've been cleaning up. The...

A few pics of the '51 I've been cleaning up. The tires arrived today, so I was able to get it all back together. ...
07-16-21, 07:00 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,282
Posted By BFisher

People admire things for a variety of reasons....

People admire things for a variety of reasons. Often times they differ.
07-14-21, 07:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 452
Posted By BFisher

Very cool that you shared this feat here. ...

Very cool that you shared this feat here.

Hope you have many more happy miles ahead of you.
07-12-21, 07:35 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,282
Posted By BFisher

No preference. I just like that certain ideas...

No preference. I just like that certain ideas popped up in these various locations, and the people there produced machines that were truly marvelous.

English three speeds.

French...
07-12-21, 05:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 404
Posted By BFisher

Here is one option that I have personal...

Here is one option that I have personal experience with.
https://www.velomine.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=235_432&products_id=2529&zenid=4kjkobcfr3ssdasohd40dpbl32

This is a nice...
07-12-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 24,826
Views: 3,062,500
Posted By BFisher

My initial plan was to call and ask about a '51...

My initial plan was to call and ask about a '51 Sports that was about 1 hour and 45 minutes away from me. If it didn't pan out, the Triumph was my next try as it's a little farther away. I ended up...
07-12-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 24,826
Views: 3,062,500
Posted By BFisher

True enough, but it seems every account from...

True enough, but it seems every account from folks much more knowledgeable and experienced than I indicates that the consensus was an unexplained overgearing from the factory. Even on Hadland's blog,...
07-09-21, 06:24 PM
Replies: 24,826
Views: 3,062,500
Posted By BFisher

Oh, and check out this old Triumph for sale in...

Oh, and check out this old Triumph for sale in NJ.
https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2855833601413066/?ref=search&referral_code=marketplace_search&referral_story_type=post
...
07-09-21, 06:14 PM
Replies: 24,826
Views: 3,062,500
Posted By BFisher

I get that, and have come across that explanation...

I get that, and have come across that explanation before. But a 92" high on what amounts to a mostly utility bike (I know they were also toured on)? Were these casual hill walkers bombing down the...
07-09-21, 05:23 PM
Replies: 24,826
Views: 3,062,500
Posted By BFisher

I'm sure this question has been asked before, but...

I'm sure this question has been asked before, but I have tried and failed to find an answer, so here goes:

Why were these bikes geared as high as they were from the factory? England is not without...
07-09-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,446
Posted By BFisher

So, how long before I can get my hands on a sweet...

So, how long before I can get my hands on a sweet Cinelli cowboy hat?
07-04-21, 05:53 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,421
Posted By BFisher

I was also under the impression that the lore...

I was also under the impression that the lore about tariffs and chaincases applied to the big roadsters. In looking at the 1951 catalog...
07-04-21, 05:40 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,824
Posted By BFisher

That housing came from Porkchopbmx.com. It is a...

That housing came from Porkchopbmx.com. It is a bit darker/cooler than the purple decals on the bike, but the bike is 33 years old and was ridden quite a bit. Could be a fade thing?

The guy that...
07-03-21, 07:24 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,421
Posted By BFisher

No idea on import status. You'll know better than...

No idea on import status. You'll know better than I. Looks like a '51. The saddle is in remarkably good shape for age. A small spot was test polished on the surface rusted rim and the result was...
07-03-21, 03:15 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,421
Posted By BFisher

Kurt, the bike looks outstanding! I'd been...

Kurt, the bike looks outstanding!

I'd been looking through this thread and wouldn't you know an early fifties Raleigh Sports (23"frame with full chain case!) popped up for sale not all that far...
06-30-21, 07:37 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,660
Posted By BFisher

I think mine was made in 1996. At least that is...

I think mine was made in 1996. At least that is what some discussion here on date stamps has led me to believe.
06-15-21, 04:22 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,876
Posted By BFisher

Things you won't read in the C&V forum

The "Retro Roadie: Old Frames With STIs or ERGOs" thread for no good reason.

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06-11-21, 04:38 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,345
Posted By BFisher

Prowler's observations and opinions are his own,...

Prowler's observations and opinions are his own, are valid, and are shared by others.

The retort with all of the red "corrections" was anti-social and unnecessary.

Be happy-be friendly-ride...
06-10-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,491
Posted By BFisher

Very nice builds, guys. As a father of a teenage...

Very nice builds, guys. As a father of a teenage daughter I can appreciate the effort to secretly color match your frame to hers. Very cool.
06-09-21, 06:12 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,345
Posted By BFisher

No argument here. My Ironman may be due for tires...

No argument here. My Ironman may be due for tires after this season, and it will get 23s again. Love the ride.
06-09-21, 06:03 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,936
Posted By BFisher

I can assure you there were no subtitles in my...

I can assure you there were no subtitles in my head.





Actually just random, but you might say it was something like Sir Alec Guinness. By all means, insert preferred accent as seen fit.
06-09-21, 02:57 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,936
Posted By BFisher

The cool one.

The cool one.
06-09-21, 02:55 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,113
Posted By BFisher

:rolleyes: Ah, hair splitting. Microshift can be...

:rolleyes: Ah, hair splitting. Microshift can be called Microshift. SRAM can be called SRAM, or Doubletap, Or they can all just be called brifters, or clickety bits, or COBS (Combination Brake and...
06-09-21, 01:44 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,936
Posted By BFisher

Why did I read that in a British accent? Just me?...

Why did I read that in a British accent? Just me? :lol:
06-09-21, 08:48 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,113
Posted By BFisher

Why not just call them STIs if brifters is...

Why not just call them STIs if brifters is unfavorable? Easy enough to say and understand.
06-07-21, 08:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,023
Posted By BFisher

Did someone say French bikes? ...

Did someone say French bikes?
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Welcome, Jacob. Thanks for coming along and...
06-06-21, 04:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 662
Posted By BFisher

I'm too lazy for this poll too lazy for this...

I'm
too lazy for this poll
too lazy for this poll
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06-05-21, 07:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 406
Posted By BFisher

Every day is bike day.

Every day is bike day.
06-04-21, 05:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 21,627
Posted By BFisher

^:lol:

^:lol:
06-04-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,437
Posted By BFisher

:innocent: ...

:innocent:
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06-03-21, 07:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 21,627
Posted By BFisher

My 9-speed Sora R3000 group was bought brand new...

My 9-speed Sora R3000 group was bought brand new in 2018. So, I clearly cannot put it in the same place as my Campagnolo Racing Triple/Veloce 9-speed group.

No?

And am I the only one who thinks...
06-03-21, 07:32 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,969
Posted By BFisher

I think I saw that bike for sale on Craigslist...

I think I saw that bike for sale on Craigslist for $2000. Rare. Firm price. Said he knew what he had.
06-03-21, 02:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 273
Posted By BFisher

Nose up on the saddle seems most common with...

Nose up on the saddle seems most common with these, and it's how I set mine up. You could maybe nudge it a little more.
06-03-21, 08:07 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 7,847
Posted By BFisher

So, what is the purpose of the sticky "New...

So, what is the purpose of the sticky "New Classic Rides and Rigs 1.1" thread? I never understood, but assumed it was something related to this new subforum?

Or not?

:foo:
06-02-21, 07:22 PM
Replies: 587
Views: 27,672
Posted By BFisher

Nice job on that chain. How can you not use it?...

Nice job on that chain. How can you not use it? Think of how great it will smell once that corn oil heats up.

I'm actually shocked at how smooth the crusty old Sedis on my clunker has been. After...
06-02-21, 06:35 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,561
Posted By BFisher

You'll never pop that balloon!

You'll never pop that balloon!
06-02-21, 06:27 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 7,847
Posted By BFisher

So, is this the new place for C&V resto-mods as...

So, is this the new place for C&V resto-mods as in the Retro Roadies thread?
06-02-21, 06:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 497
Posted By BFisher

Great score! Good luck with it. I'm really...

Great score! Good luck with it.

I'm really glad I picked up my '88 Premis. Such a nice riding bike.
06-02-21, 01:25 PM
Replies: 24,826
Views: 3,062,500
Posted By BFisher

I think it would be fun to have one of these...

I think it would be fun to have one of these where each part was a different factory original color.
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