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06-27-22, 09:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 139
Posted By melissam

SpeedofLite , Can I say that I just LOVE...

SpeedofLite ,

Can I say that I just LOVE these vintage reviews that you post? Each one has so many gems, especially if you look at the ads. I found one of your posts that had a review of the best...
06-26-22, 10:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 160
Posted By Chuck M

Thank you for the post. I enjoyed the bike...

Thank you for the post. I enjoyed the bike related parts, but OMG, I forgot about Bud Dry. I think I'll ride one of my bikes down to the local brewery this afternoon for something quite a bit...
06-23-22, 06:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 146
Posted By Pompiere

I got mine in the summer of 1986, shortly after...

I got mine in the summer of 1986, shortly after reading a similar article in Bicycling magazine. They were out of the red, so I got the Black Chrome. It still looks pretty good.
...
06-23-22, 08:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 411
Posted By Trakhak

I was puzzled by 1962 date on that certificate,...

I was puzzled by 1962 date on that certificate, since the ABLA was the nationwide organization governing bike racing when I started competing in 1963. I guess it was issued long after the date on...
06-22-22, 07:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 411
Posted By Erzulis Boat

Classic cyclist

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06-22-22, 05:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 140
Posted By jamesdak

I'm certainly no expert on these but I picked up...

I'm certainly no expert on these but I picked up a rough one locally out of curiosity. Fixed 'er up a bit and then just realized how fast it was. It's also very comfortable on the rough chip seal...
06-22-22, 03:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 140
Posted By Chuckk

Interesting side route in bike design. Claim was...

Interesting side route in bike design. Claim was that lacking a seat tube gave an unfair aero advantage in road racing and were banned along with Y frames.
Stayed legal in Iron Man competition...
06-20-22, 01:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 666
Posted By Repack Rider

That's me on the cover in the purple t-shirt, my...

That's me on the cover in the purple t-shirt, my then girlfriend and co founder of the Fat Tire Flyer, Denise Caramagno is the woman on the left.
06-17-22, 11:24 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,753
Posted By northbend

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https://live.staticflickr.com/4217/35776259821_adfd1fe0a6_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/WvqFBT)
06-17-22, 06:51 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,753
Posted By obrentharris

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Bike-Rides/i-4WTZ...

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Bike-Rides/i-4WTZVVq/0/acd4bd6d/XL/xW2jYCBfCLsU7deYgDrZlsgvjy8QONzVwaPljC8UryY-2048x1536-XL.jpg

Brent
06-17-22, 05:18 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,753
Posted By Erzulis Boat

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06-17-22, 03:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 432
Posted By DMC707

5000th post! Im out for a while !

5000th post! Im out for a while !


Proof to me that i spend way too much time on here and need to be on my bike more !

Have a good weekend and ride lots gents!
06-16-22, 04:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 285
Posted By BTDisciple

I like the way the reviewer talks about the...

I like the way the reviewer talks about the benefits of Shimano Light Action and SIS. Then you have the Galli advert for a derailleur without gimmicks. Its like you're witnessing a changing of the...
06-14-22, 11:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 200
Posted By bulgie

Are you kidding me? (I can't tell.) I worked...

Are you kidding me? (I can't tell.) I worked there for 5 years, I think I know how to spell it!! :P

From their website:...
06-14-22, 01:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 200
Posted By bulgie

it's MontaŮa not Montana

Funny that they didn't mention the first custom trials bike made at R+E Cycles — mine! I made it in '81 or '82, I forget. It also had 16" chainstays (well 15.9" actually, designed as 405 mm, a tad...
06-13-22, 09:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,029
Posted By steelbikeguy

While I find these sorts of innovations...

While I find these sorts of innovations interesting, I'd love to hear more about the early stages of development and conceptualization. As Oneclick notes, it appears that the inventor (or team) were...
06-12-22, 05:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 693
Posted By T-Mar

That's the symbol used on Chimo bicycles, a...

That's the symbol used on Chimo bicycles, a private label brand owned and distributed by Interex Industries Ltd., a Vancouver B.C. based sporting goods distributor founded in 1969. I believe it's...
06-12-22, 01:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,029
Posted By steelbikeguy

So many intriguing attempts to improve the...

So many intriguing attempts to improve the bicycle drivetrain!
Considering that so many are just trying to vary the effective gear as a function of the pedal position, I wonder why some folks chose...
06-11-22, 07:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 643
Posted By Kilroy1988

Your water bottles are in the wrong spot.

Your water bottles are in the wrong spot.
06-11-22, 07:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 643
Posted By ehcoplex

A general 'Thank You' to the C&V community

I get really put-off by the general snark, the 'answers' in threads that have nothing to do with the actual question(s) asked, the 'my way is the one-and-only right way' attitudes, etc, etc, that...
06-10-22, 10:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 214
Posted By Chombi1

What was interesting about Puch/AD was that they...

What was interesting about Puch/AD was that they were willing to use Japanese components on their bikes while most other Euro bike companies stay with just Euro components.
06-09-22, 08:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 809
Posted By obrentharris

Some Things Remain the Same

Today I rode 70 hilly miles on some of my favorite roads to mark my 70th birthday. On a long ride like this I have plenty of time to think. In the 57 years since my first long bike ride there have...
06-09-22, 04:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 164
Posted By madpogue

So that's what my thrift-store queen from a few...

So that's what my thrift-store queen from a few years back (https://www.bikeforums.net/20642932-post66.html) looked like before it was jacked into a geezer-glider and thrashed to within an inch of...
06-08-22, 09:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 323
Posted By WelcomeSir

Miele "MyTenSpeeds" Catalogs in Full PDF

Posting the PDF files from MyTenSpeeds since they are no longer accessible without digging through WebArchive.

I hope this is useful to someone, especially those in the Torontonian Miele thread!
...
06-07-22, 09:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 194
Posted By bikingshearer

SpeedofLite Thanks (again and again and again)...

SpeedofLite Thanks (again and again and again) for posting these trips in the Way-Back Machine. They are a ton o' fun.

But I had to laugh, or at least giggle, at the idea that a 31 inch low gear...
06-06-22, 12:07 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,361
Posted By xiaoman1

Here are a few reasons to be considered a...

Here are a few reasons to be considered a "cyclist"....
06-05-22, 07:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 209
Posted By 52telecaster

Thanks man.

Thanks man.
06-01-22, 12:14 PM
Replies: 1,755
Views: 360,126
Posted By T-Mar

Karen Gillan, best known for her portayals of Amy...

Karen Gillan, best known for her portayals of Amy Pond & Nebula.
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06-01-22, 12:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 164
Posted By bulgie

Haha, "it's hard to imagine that any of the...

Haha, "it's hard to imagine that any of the riders chafe against this mandate". Well, imagine it!

Ken Carpenter (5-time national champ, two-time Olympian) was riding three steel frames I built for...
05-31-22, 07:54 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,361
Posted By jamesdak

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05-31-22, 01:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 318
Posted By Brad L

L-R: Bobby Julich, Lance, George, and Jeff...

L-R: Bobby Julich, Lance, George, and Jeff Evanshine
05-29-22, 07:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 790
Posted By Bianchigirll

Fun with a 3D printer or Monty Python fun?

Am I the only person around that would love a Trotify for one of my bikes? Is anyone interested in trying to make me one?
...
05-28-22, 07:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 682
Posted By poprad

Put the memory in Memorial Day

Tomorrow I hope everyone can make time to visit a cemetery where some folks who served our country are laid to rest. I will have the honor of laying a wreath at the Meuse Argonne American Cemetery...
05-25-22, 03:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 144
Posted By bikemig

This was in interesting group. It's hard to wrap...

This was in interesting group. It's hard to wrap your brain around what Shimano did with the chainrings though. If I'm reading this review right, it's TA compatible on the outside, 130 bcd on the...
05-24-22, 12:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 390
Posted By steelbikeguy

the soles on those Vittoria shoes are...

the soles on those Vittoria shoes are nylon/plastic, so no great loss if they get scratched up. I do love the perforated uppers, and am glad that those didn't suffer in routine use!

I do have a...
05-23-22, 03:48 PM
Replies: 1,755
Views: 360,126
Posted By gearbasher

He's gonna need a bigger bike.

He's gonna need a bigger bike.
05-22-22, 08:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,080
Posted By rccardr

‘83-87 frames were all 126mm. During the ‘88...

‘83-87 frames were all 126mm. During the ‘88 model year they started to make them 128m to accept either 126 or 130mm hubs. So it’s year-dependent.
But ultimately irrelevant since it’s perfectly OK...
05-21-22, 12:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 288
Posted By bamboobike4

Thank you.

Excellent article, much appreciated.

Iím currently building a Terry-spec (700C/520C) road bike.
This will greatly aid in explaining to the new owner the how and why.
Whatís great is that...
05-21-22, 07:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 288
Posted By Dylansbob

I had a very nice sport touring model. It was...

I had a very nice sport touring model. It was one of the first (and only) bikes I ever bought from shopgoodwill, somehow no one in Seattle thought it was worth $100. I'd assumed that it was a...
05-21-22, 06:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 288
Posted By PugRider

I've worked on a few Terry bikes and ridden a...

I've worked on a few Terry bikes and ridden a Terry and a Nishiki with the 700c/24" combo. Even being way too tall, they are nice bikes to ride. And one Terry I refurbished inside-out was just a...
05-15-22, 11:52 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,057
Posted By Andy_K

A Visit to the Atelier

Spring isn't going down without a fight here in Oregon. gugie and I were hoping to get a ride in today, but we had a backup plan of beer and bike butchery. Looking at the morning weather forecast, we...
05-12-22, 05:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 278
Posted By old's'cool

Very thoughtfully designed and appointed. I...

Very thoughtfully designed and appointed. I agree with the reviewers about the half-step gearing. The chainstays could be a little longer, for better weight distribution and heel clearance with...
05-11-22, 09:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 716
Posted By USAZorro

I'm sure it was their advertisers. I was hoping...

I'm sure it was their advertisers. I was hoping to see my late Uncle's shop there, and I was not disappointed.

Thank You!
05-11-22, 06:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 716
Posted By bikamper

Thanks. Prior to the May 72 issue, I'd never...

Thanks. Prior to the May 72 issue, I'd never heard of PBP. 19 years later, I rode it. This article is what lit the spark.The link to the 1991 event brought back names and memories from nearly 31...
05-11-22, 06:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 504
Posted By CriticalThought

a few more... ...

a few more...

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05-10-22, 09:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 584
Posted By repechage

Late 70's and I think presented in 1980, the...

Late 70's and I think presented in 1980, the Italian Cycling Federation FCI concluded an evaluation of race bike design and handling, made the results available to the Italian mfgs. Gios and...
05-09-22, 07:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 716
Posted By steelbikeguy

from Vintage Bicycle Quarterly, volume 1, number...

from Vintage Bicycle Quarterly, volume 1, number 2:
"However, since 1931, Paris-Brest has featured two amatueur events: The randonneur ride and the Audax event. The Audax rode in a group, with...
05-09-22, 01:05 PM
Replies: 1,755
Views: 360,126
Posted By T-Mar

It's one of the greateset running gags of all...

It's one of the greateset running gags of all time but I can appreciate how it would fly over the heads of a modern audience, if they'd even bother to watch a nearly 50 year old movie. Regardless,...
05-08-22, 12:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 716
Posted By rider19

You can find the original Cornell studies here:...

You can find the original Cornell studies here: bicycle.tudelft.nl/schwab/Bicycle/calspan/
See reports VJ-2888-K and YA-3063-K.
05-08-22, 08:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 716
Posted By repechage

The PBP was interesting, definitely it has...

The PBP was interesting, definitely it has evolved since. ( and evolved from times prior )
Thanks for scanning and posting.

the stability article is interesting, I need to see if I can locate the...
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