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05-23-22, 09:43 PM
05-23-22, 09:13 AM
05-23-22, 05:55 AM
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Posted By Doug Fattic

The student frames I posted, the graphics were...

The student frames I posted, the graphics were done with painting masks. Typically the lettering color was painted 1st and then covered with a mask and they the frame's primary color was painted...
05-22-22, 05:15 PM
Replies: 1,505
Views: 199,720
Posted By Mad Honk

The orphaned arm that Skip sent me had more than...

The orphaned arm that Skip sent me had more than just a start of a crack. The crack actually went across the arm and needed some help in finding it. Needless to say the arm is now retired from any...
05-22-22, 12:14 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 822
Posted By Doug Fattic

I'm in Niles, Michigan just above South Bend...

I'm in Niles, Michigan just above South Bend Indiana and Notre Dame University. I'm about 100 miles from Fort Wayne. I'll be one of the speakers at Auburn Classic Bicycle show in Auburn, Indiana the...
05-22-22, 12:10 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 822
Posted By jdawginsc

I love the trillium lugged purple,white and green...

I love the trillium lugged purple,white and green one. It is exquisite.
05-22-22, 11:25 AM
Replies: 68,975
Views: 11,138,578
Posted By merziac

"good" people is an understatement, they have...

"good" people is an understatement, they have been in business since 1954.

The original owner, Spence Wolf was legendary and the shop has been a mecca for decades.

I made a pilgrimage there on...
05-19-22, 10:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 283
Posted By bulgie

Impractical at 37t, pretty much not possible...

Impractical at 37t, pretty much not possible unless you're willing to trim the spider tabs all the way down until you break through into the hole.
Probably completely impossible at 36t, unless...
05-19-22, 06:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 283
Posted By JohnDThompson

You can file a little material off the end of the...

You can file a little material off the end of the spider arm to prevent this. Ofmega actually machined their 144mm BCD cranks to provide clearance for a 41T ring, which was otherwise subject to the...
05-07-22, 05:29 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 9,729
Posted By ascherer

And it’s off to the next lucky forumite! 26...

And it’s off to the next lucky forumite! 26 pounds and 10 ounces per the friendly USPS helper. My take, in two passes:

...
05-06-22, 03:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 471
Posted By philbob57

Thanks for the invite. I'm probable ... June 26...

Thanks for the invite. I'm probable ... June 26 is so far in the future that anything can happen between now and then.:)
05-04-22, 01:51 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,863
Posted By steelbikeguy

that's what I did for my touring/commuting frame...

that's what I did for my touring/commuting frame 22 years ago. No regrets at all... other than not anticipating the trend towards very wide tires. I'm still happy with 28 mm tires, fortunately.
...
05-03-22, 06:58 PM
Replies: 109
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Posted By iab

I don't think there has been anything said about...

I don't think there has been anything said about ECA that would make me want to attend. It's either an endless discussion about gearing or a complete lack of organization.

But the comparison is...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-03-22, 06:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 538
Posted By Doug Fattic

This is the life of our translator today May 3,...

This is the life of our translator today May 3, 2022. She often translated for us when I was working with Yuriy to make bicycle frames in our shop in Bucha. She got married to a pastor and they have...
05-03-22, 06:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 436
Posted By Rooney

Since the seller won’t play nice I’d say contact...

Since the seller won’t play nice I’d say contact Panaracer directly and see if they’d replace it. That’s either an egregious manufacturing defect, or somewhere along the way that sidewall was nicked...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-03-22, 06:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 538
Posted By Doug Fattic

Another amateur framebuilder that lives in Kyiv...

Another amateur framebuilder that lives in Kyiv has written me about his circumstances. He and his wife had left Kyiv to stay in the countryside when the invasion started. Several times he rode his...
05-02-22, 02:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 441
Posted By CV-6

Bernard Carré

I bought the frame because it had decent chrome in all the right places. It started life as a shop brand (Abel Borne) and I would have finished it as such if I had some decent photos of the markings...
05-02-22, 07:00 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,863
Posted By T-Mar

Shimano introduced SIS commercially for the 1985...

Shimano introduced SIS commercially for the 1985 model year. At that time the vast majority of European pro teams were still using horizontal dropouts. The only exceptions that I recall were were the...
05-02-22, 06:25 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,863
Posted By JohnDThompson

I believe that this is the official Campagnolo...

I believe that this is the official Campagnolo "Cambio Corsa" dropout tool:
Forum: Framebuilders
05-01-22, 09:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 538
Posted By Doug Fattic

My Ukrainian friends are now semi safe...

My Ukrainian friends are now semi safe physically. They are not completely safe unless they leave the country of Ukraine. They are also under high stress because they don't know their future and the...
04-30-22, 11:35 AM
Replies: 18,872
Views: 2,315,612
Posted By botty kayer

Two nice weekends in a row here in the UK,...

Two nice weekends in a row here in the UK, amazeballs!
Loving the blue skies...
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04-27-22, 11:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 471
Posted By 52telecaster

I have a weekly Sunday gig but if that changes I...

I have a weekly Sunday gig but if that changes I just might make it.
Forum: Framebuilders
04-27-22, 11:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 538
Posted By Doug Fattic

A report from a fellow framebuilder in Ukraine

As I'm sure everyone knows (because I post about it all the time), I do a charity bike project in Ukraine. We started this project 22 years ago by buying bicycles from the XB3 company in Kharkov....
04-16-22, 12:24 PM
Replies: 18,872
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Posted By northbend

Continued...Temps became very comfortable (low...

Continued...Temps became very comfortable (low 50’s) in the afternoon

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51995357549_5d6dd0a26c_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2ndDNiT)me n my mule...
04-14-22, 02:48 AM
Replies: 18,872
Views: 2,315,612
Posted By Drillium Dude

She's been gone a year now. I took a late...

She's been gone a year now. I took a late night/early morning ride in her memory this evening:
...
04-13-22, 03:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 271
Posted By verktyg

MAFAC Brake Reach - Gitane TdFs & SCs

Perhaps la police française des spécifications du vélo were busy at la boutique des croissants...
...
04-11-22, 08:44 AM
Replies: 18,872
Views: 2,315,612
Posted By JacobLee

Dang, those forecasters are getting good. ...

Dang, those forecasters are getting good.

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04-10-22, 08:25 AM
Replies: 18,872
Views: 2,315,612
Posted By Ballenxj

That's a beautiful image of the happy couple....

That's a beautiful image of the happy couple. Good job!
04-10-22, 07:46 AM
Replies: 18,872
Views: 2,315,612
Posted By majmt

Thanks Doc, she loves that photo you took of us. ...

Thanks Doc, she loves that photo you took of us. She really is pretty intrepid but she’s hinting that she doesn’t think she could do both days of Cino again this year. I don’t know why, this was...
04-10-22, 06:13 AM
Replies: 18,872
Views: 2,315,612
Posted By rccardr

She's a pretty intrepid rider... ...

She's a pretty intrepid rider...
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51420628962_01f80f379c_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2mkSawj)P8287247 (https://flic.kr/p/2mkSawj) by Doc Mertes...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-03-22, 08:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,371
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I do like to follow up on threads. The jig clean...

I do like to follow up on threads. The jig clean up and mods is done and the first frame off it is also done. It came out pretty straight so I'm good with the jig's alignment.

The mods were...
03-24-22, 11:50 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,366
Posted By Spellscape

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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03-22-22, 01:01 PM
Replies: 68,975
Views: 11,138,578
Posted By francophile

Strapped for time but had to post this. I may not...

Strapped for time but had to post this. I may not see replies :D

Cinelli Centurion for $200 around Columbia SC....
03-18-22, 01:22 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,366
Posted By Spellscape

Lightbulb Individually tailored vintage bike clothes from Ukraine

Hi all.
I’m and my wife are owners of small family tailor shop in Ukraine, Vinnitsa. Before current events we usually sew tailor made clothes for all (from dresses to swim suites). Because I’m...
03-13-22, 01:06 PM
Replies: 18,872
Views: 2,315,612
Posted By botty kayer

Thankfully no snow, but in a surprise to nobody...

Thankfully no snow, but in a surprise to nobody we had grey skies and rain in London today, but this patch of colour was happy about that....
Forum: Great Lakes
03-06-22, 08:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 461
Posted By KZBrian

Pedal Across Lower Michigan - PALM Returns!

June 18-24, 2022

palmbiketour.org
03-03-22, 04:58 PM
Replies: 18,872
Views: 2,315,612
Posted By Curtis Odom

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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New cranks on my BSA Paratrooper!
BSA Paratrooper is my after work ride...
02-01-22, 09:52 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,247
Posted By Cratecruncher

A minor update on the Italvega. I responded to a...

A minor update on the Italvega. I responded to a Facebook Marketplace listing for a Brooks Swift in near new condition. Price and color were right so I went for it. It looked even better in...
01-29-22, 08:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 411
Posted By fliplap

Ohhh very nice. I’ve been pondering making...

Ohhh very nice. I’ve been pondering making something like this for some time. Now I don’t have to.

For the “maker” inclined, 3D printers are fantastic. A fairly reliable one can be purchased for...
01-16-22, 01:49 PM
Replies: 7,612
Views: 823,033
Posted By cv350

Gum brake lever hoods, Campy style, from Soma...

Gum brake lever hoods, Campy style, from Soma Fabrications. Will be fitted to Suntour Superbe brake levers. The hoods feel very flexible and are translucent.
...
01-12-22, 09:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 376
Posted By gkamieneski

My Superbe Pro hubs had sealed cartridges.

My Superbe Pro hubs had sealed cartridges.
01-12-22, 08:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 376
Posted By trainman999

I think the Superbe are loose bearing, and the...

I think the Superbe are loose bearing, and the Pro's are sealed
01-06-22, 12:56 PM
Replies: 7,612
Views: 823,033
Posted By non-fixie

I needed a BB for a good-looking but otherwise...

I needed a BB for a good-looking but otherwise entry level French frame I am building up. The best option a quick search in the local classifieds yielded at a reasonable price was this used...
01-02-22, 06:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,175
Posted By Roger M

Bike Meme Thread

First off, if this isn't allowed, Mods please delete.

My son went on a meme texting rampage this weekend(all directed at me). I thought they're pretty funny, and can relate to them.

So post em...
12-20-21, 04:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 804
Posted By Classtime

It Worked! (Another Seized Seatpost Thread)

I knew the seatpost was stuck and I bought the bike anyway. After two weeks of PB Blaster, Liquid Wrench, wack’n with a hammer, ammonia, and promising myself to only hacksaw for two hours per day...
12-20-21, 09:33 AM
Replies: 7,612
Views: 823,033
Posted By hazetguy

I've really been wanting to 'upgrade' my...

I've really been wanting to 'upgrade' my Koga-Miyata GentsRacer's shifters from the kinda beat friction-only Shimano 600 6207 that are on there, to something a little more 'modern' and with the...
12-16-21, 11:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,244
Posted By Andy_K

I think you'll find that the correct dialogue is:...

I think you'll find that the correct dialogue is:

​​​​​​"Obi Wan never told you how old I am, Luke."
"He told me enough. He told me you're really old."
"No! I am old enough to be your father!"
...
12-16-21, 08:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,244
Posted By BFisher

Fred and Steve walk into a bar. Steve says...

Fred and Steve walk into a bar.

Steve says to Fred as they sit down, "Look, bro...your bike is ancient and that T-shirt/New Balance 624 kit is lame. Can you even climb on that heavy, old, piece of...
12-16-21, 09:03 AM
Replies: 18,872
Views: 2,315,612
Posted By rccardr

FINALLY got to ride the 70th birthday Pegoretti...

FINALLY got to ride the 70th birthday Pegoretti yesterday, over four months after The Accident. Clearly not yet at the point where I'd be pushing things hard, but it does ride real nice....
12-13-21, 08:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 728
Posted By steelbikeguy

well, I understand the sentiment, but the tornado...

well, I understand the sentiment, but the tornado warnings were fast and furious on Friday evening, so I might welcome a couple of inches of snow.

The pattern around here seems to be to get a...
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