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05-19-22, 10:51 AM
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Posted By Rocket-Sauce

Now down to $100 ...

Now down to $100
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05-15-22, 09:03 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,492
Posted By dedhed

I think he meant to say, "Buy a second bike" ...

I think he meant to say, "Buy a second bike"



You guys aren't doing a very good job of N+1 training LOL.
Replies: 9
Views: 239
Posted By rccardr

As it sits, a $400 bike all day. With the frame...

As it sits, a $400 bike all day. With the frame chips nicely hand filled, a longer stem…$500.
Hard to sell for more than that with friction shifting that requires handstands to convert to indexed...
05-14-22, 12:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 667
Posted By ehcoplex

On the subject, here's a pretty nifty online gear...

On the subject, here's a pretty nifty online gear calc (https://www.gear-calculator.com) version. Note you can hit the 'compare' button and add a second setup.
05-14-22, 08:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 667
Posted By mountaindave

The good news is that you’re sorting your...

The good news is that you’re sorting your shifting issues. The bad news is that this drive train, as set up, will not function as a half-step. The bike either came that way (spec’ed by somebody who...
05-13-22, 01:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 453
Posted By scarlson

Eek! Wonder if these will become common. I...

Eek!

Wonder if these will become common. I was thinking of moving back out to Minnesota to be close to extended family and more tenable housing market. This doesn't look great though. But the real...
05-08-22, 09:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 815
Posted By Narhay

I'd do your hubs and headset now. They probably...

I'd do your hubs and headset now. They probably look similar.
05-05-22, 12:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 915
Posted By noobinsf

This, yes. I am no expert, but I know that master...

This, yes. I am no expert, but I know that master framebuilders use different tubes for different parts of each frame based on the expected riding behavior of the customer, and they base this on what...
05-04-22, 08:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 309
Posted By jjhabbs

70s Frejus restoration and build.

Hey guys.
I did this video in two parts. This is the cleaning of the frame and wheels. Part 2 coming soon. Also below are some pics
Thanks
JJ>
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1RiP5X_Iv8&t=8s
04-29-22, 06:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 396
Posted By thinktubes

I use clear, self-adhesive bumpers. Stick well,...

I use clear, self-adhesive bumpers. Stick well, let the color show through, cheap, effective. Vast array of shapes and sizes.

https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/N8cAAOSwALdcnaMM/s-l1600.jpg
04-26-22, 01:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 308
Posted By machinist42

Measured my '64 and '73 "24 inch" Super Sport's...

Measured my '64 and '73 "24 inch" Super Sport's cranks, and both are 6 3/4" Center to Center, so ~172 mm.
04-24-22, 05:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 547
Posted By DiegoFrogs

I glanced at that a few times... but like you,...

I glanced at that a few times... but like you, it's too small for me, and I moved 500 miles out of Toledo this week. The two bikes I have in transit were difficult enough to handle, along with the...
04-24-22, 02:47 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,811
Posted By beicster

I have been riding wider tires for about 22 or so...

I have been riding wider tires for about 22 or so years now based on the advice of Grant Peterson. At that time he didn't make any claims about rolling resistance. It was all about comfort. I went...
04-23-22, 01:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 547
Posted By hazetguy

Donate to a co-op? I think i'd have a heart...

Donate to a co-op? I think i'd have a heart attack if something like that showed up at the co-op. I wish people would donate higher end stuff like this to the co-op here!
op: This is not one of the...
04-20-22, 05:03 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,811
Posted By Wildwood

I am not sure that Jan started the latest...

I am not sure that Jan started the latest bruhahaha about rolling resistance, but anyway.... I nearly agree with all your statements, but have a problem with what is excerpted above.

sufficiently...
04-15-22, 03:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,074
Posted By DownByLaw

Well, despite parts shortages I managed to get a...

Well, despite parts shortages I managed to get a Velo Orange triple and it works perfectly. Great gearing now and the cranks are beautifully made.
Also purchased their quill stem to threadless...
04-15-22, 01:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 419
Posted By Bianchigirll

I don’t think the guys at Jagwire were even born...

I don’t think the guys at Jagwire were even born when Universal and Mafac ruled the Peleton
04-15-22, 12:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 340
Posted By tiger1964

:roflmao2: Actually, she does, but I would...

:roflmao2:

Actually, she does, but I would not trust her with one. And if you'd seen her shifting a Campy Nuovo Record RD like it was a ball pein hammer, you'd understand. Healthy, athletic... but...
04-13-22, 01:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 810
Posted By JacobLee

Hmm, I think you may have solved a big part of...

Hmm, I think you may have solved a big part of the problem. I have three of these V-GT's; two have the same hanger bolt, with only a couple of washers and no lock nut. One of these used to have a...
04-09-22, 05:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 144
Posted By robertj298

Panasonic DX 5000 gets a makeover

New white seat and bar tape
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1905/img_2222_93b73ef721f1451098653a25e386ae22365269f1.jpg...
04-03-22, 05:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 394
Posted By Kabuki12

It can be draining both physically and...

It can be draining both physically and emotionally. We get Santa Ana winds here in Southern California and they can be brutal. They blow from the east , and , with very low humidity , they can cause...
04-03-22, 11:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 394
Posted By steelbikeguy

The spring winds really remind me of just how bad...

The spring winds really remind me of just how bad wind drag is. Slogging along at 10 or 11mph is mentally difficult, especially if you have to ride into the wind to get home. My general strategy...
04-03-22, 09:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 394
Posted By TiHabanero

I discovered long ago after racing bikes for 20...

I discovered long ago after racing bikes for 20 years that the simple act of riding a bicycle brings more pleasure and long term benefit than always pushing the pace. In a hurry to go nowhere makes...
04-01-22, 11:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 243
Posted By Miyata110

'81 Miyata 610 - Project Complete

I haven't been here in a while, but I just finished a project that I wanted to share.

I got this 1981 Miyata 610 in the mail a couple of weeks ago. I've been looking for a Miyata with a triple for...
03-28-22, 10:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 493
Posted By AJI125

Build

On to the overall build details. I wanted to go with 1970s style (better if parts were available in 1972) if not fully confirmed (some date codes are early 80s). Final bar tape will go on when I get...
03-26-22, 10:30 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 909
Posted By uncle uncle

Counterpoint... I'm a dork, aka an engineer, so I...

Counterpoint... I'm a dork, aka an engineer, so I don't take offense when someone attributes these engineering marvels to me (and those like me). Even a properly adjusted derailleur can fail, and...
03-21-22, 03:37 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,860
Posted By 52telecaster

This is crazy I know, but I really like it!

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_20220321_160849364_hdr_a9e1bc290b7e0f7f5aa8125e8efd3d9d696a1d9c.jpg
With bag
...
03-21-22, 09:39 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,390
Posted By 52telecaster

I did the same on my bob Jackson world tour. The...

I did the same on my bob Jackson world tour. The kalloy gave me as much rise as a technomic. I eventually went to porteur bars but kept the stem....
03-19-22, 10:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 423
Posted By Choke

Just so you know, it's not a Campy vs. Shimano...

Just so you know, it's not a Campy vs. Shimano thing, it's the threads of the bottom bracket shell - Italian vs. English. Italian BBs (marked 36x24F) have right hand threads on both sides while...
03-19-22, 07:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 251
Posted By OldCoot

Volkscycle Mark 100

Well I finally got this bike into a rideable condition. I purchased it to use in the Eroica California event, as none of my other classics qualify currently. I purchased it with out wheels and...
03-19-22, 12:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 457
Posted By jamesdak

Well.....freak! JohnDThompson for the win. ...

Well.....freak!

JohnDThompson for the win. Found this little tibit after many searches.
"9-ball retainers generally have the open side facing into the cup. 11-ball retainers have the open side...
03-18-22, 08:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,307
Posted By RustyJames

Grail bike, check

There was discussion of this in the eBay/Craigslist thread and with the proper bad influence of merziac I nabbed this 1983 Strawberry. I have wanted a bespoke bike but can’t make myself bleed the $$...
03-18-22, 08:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 361
Posted By bear_a_bug

Got to have fun with these bikes - what else...

Got to have fun with these bikes - what else would be the point? I like what you did, and that chainstay protector/cable guide is pretty slick. Those Fuji Newests are really classy with the chromed...
03-18-22, 02:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 361
Posted By Alexbaker67

It’s a beautiful and very period correct build of...

It’s a beautiful and very period correct build of a fine bicycle. I always appreciate the thoughtful approach that you take with your bicycles, and find a lot to admire and emulate in your posts....
03-17-22, 10:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 361
Posted By branko_76

Very nice bike ! I wouldn't call the color...

Very nice bike !

I wouldn't call the color scheme "gaudy", it's more stylized

:)
03-16-22, 05:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 488
Posted By gaucho777

Are you looking to simply clean or polish? A...

Are you looking to simply clean or polish? A toothbrush and some WD-40 or other cleaner/solvent works well, followed by some "flossing" with a thin shop rag. Polishing can be done, too, but it's a...
03-15-22, 05:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 541
Posted By mountaindave

Ooooo… half step time? 14-17-21-26-32 is magical!

Ooooo… half step time? 14-17-21-26-32 is magical!
03-11-22, 09:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 942
Posted By Da Kube

Restoration is complete. I swapped the old wheels...

Restoration is complete. I swapped the old wheels for Panaracer protites and found some Dia Compe hoods that sorta fit (I think they make the new ones to fit the adjustable stops. I tried two hoods...
03-11-22, 07:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 403
Posted By BFisher

Yep. I've had several '70s road bikes that came...

Yep. I've had several '70s road bikes that came with a Weinmann 610/750 combo. I think the longer reach is usually the rear.
03-08-22, 02:56 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 28,044
Posted By BFisher

Also have a fillet-brazed Schwinn doing upright...

Also have a fillet-brazed Schwinn doing upright duty. '73 Sports Tourer, 3x7 Shimano. I painted it with Krylon Matte Ink Blue, as the original paint was a mess and I had to have one of the chainstays...
03-08-22, 08:06 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 28,044
Posted By Sierra

Lowly compared to many of the nice bikes here,...

Lowly compared to many of the nice bikes here, but I've long thought that Schwinn should have made an upright tourist model with the fillet brazed chrome-moly frame, sort of a better version of the...
03-04-22, 08:01 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,436
Posted By jonwvara

As mechanics, are we ept?

It seems to be an article of faith that most of us are better mechanics than the average mechanic down at the LBS. But are we, really? My guess is that a lot of us achieve excellent results by...
Replies: 23
Views: 980
Posted By rustystrings61

As I look at the pix I see what appears to be a...

As I look at the pix I see what appears to be a '60s PX-10.

1. The graphics changed c.1970 to have the black and gold stripes flanking "Peugeot" on the downtube. These are the older graphics.
2....
03-01-22, 04:47 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,111
Posted By Drillium Dude

Small parts prices are high, and they always have...

Small parts prices are high, and they always have been. Small stuff is what always falls off/gets lost, after all. That's why when I hook somebody up with one out of my stash, or I'm hooked up with...
02-28-22, 08:57 AM
Replies: 2,699
Views: 973,956
Posted By Saudadeii

My 1984 Univega GT I bought new in 1985. ...

My 1984 Univega GT I bought new in 1985.
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_0007_629d203352beff55493a5ce38944241574ed13b0.jpg...
02-27-22, 04:55 PM
Replies: 5,060
Views: 561,559
Posted By ascherer

I finally cleared some time for the Grand Jubile...

I finally cleared some time for the Grand Jubile mixte. I’ve already serviced the bottom bracket and crankset. Today I stripped the frame, gave it a birdbath, cleaned up the brakes and drivetrain and...
02-26-22, 12:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 319
Posted By Drillium Dude

Just add banana seat and some apehanger bars:...

Just add banana seat and some apehanger bars: instant classic French chopper :)

DD
02-26-22, 11:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 319
Posted By Bianchigirll

One person's wonderful ride is another person's...

One person's wonderful ride is another person's highway to hell

I've post for bikes bent worse than this as "recently tuned up ready to ride"
...
02-26-22, 10:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 687
Posted By OldCoot

Because I live where there are lots of long steep...

Because I live where there are lots of long steep climbs, gearing is always at the forefront of my mind. I have no experience with old campy derailleurs . That said my short cage solution is to give...
02-24-22, 03:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 757
Posted By jdawginsc

In my opinion, the best cheap friction derailleur...

In my opinion, the best cheap friction derailleur ever made.
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