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02-25-24, 09:06 PM
Replies: 2,162
Views: 523,673
Posted By ascherer

Since this thread sprung up and I just finished...

Since this thread sprung up and I just finished tweaking my son's SC, here it is, now sporting an Ultra 6, new chain, a Cyclone RD, and SKS shorty fenders from the Box o' Crap....
02-24-24, 09:37 PM
Replies: 2,162
Views: 523,673
Posted By cjefferds

Here is my 79. I picked up the frame at a swap...

Here is my 79. I picked up the frame at a swap meet and built it up from there. My first full build. Itís a hodge podge of parts. The drive train and wheels came from a Univega donor that I parted...
02-18-24, 12:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 308
Posted By reissue59

Restomod dura ace 7400, brifters 700 wheels ...

Restomod
dura ace 7400, brifters
700 wheels
long reach side pull calipers
02-03-24, 01:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 127
Posted By repechage

yes, and pre CPSC changes. only a concern if...

yes, and pre CPSC changes.
only a concern if you want to use say 6 in a diamond drive side crank arm or later.
6 can be either, not terribly hard to tell.
01-16-24, 09:53 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 38,154
Posted By Kilroy1988

For the sake of posterity and in a bid to attract...

For the sake of posterity and in a bid to attract other folks to share their Mercians here, I'll add the 25" 1978 Vincitore to the mix!

-Gregory
...
12-04-23, 06:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,279
Posted By Kabuki12

you are correct I misread the post , talking...

you are correct I misread the post , talking about on top of the BB shell. Sorry for the confusion.
11-16-23, 03:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,161
Posted By BertoBerg

No problem! I just didn't want it to break and...

No problem! I just didn't want it to break and cause damage to you or that lovely bike.
11-07-23, 09:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,032
Posted By FastJake

Sorry for bumping this slightly old thread, but...

Sorry for bumping this slightly old thread, but after wearing out my first Rat Trap Pass Extralight I wanted to add my thoughts. It's the best tire I've ever used. The tire below with cords showing...
11-06-23, 08:56 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,665
Posted By Pompiere

For a long time, I have wanted a British touring...

For a long time, I have wanted a British touring bike from a smaller maker and early this year I found one, an FW Evans. With the Nervex Professional lugs and Campagnolo dropouts, I knew it had to...
11-05-23, 07:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,389
Posted By repechage

the first bicycle I bought was that color of...

the first bicycle I bought was that color of Sting-Ray. Coppertone was not offered that year. I was 9 1/2 years old and the shop insisted they call my home to make sure it was ok. Took near 34 months...
10-21-23, 02:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 733
Posted By omijay

I was going to add the number, but it is...

I was going to add the number, but it is problematic in person. It looks like there is a number stamped on top of another number, plus there are some star like symbols as well.
What I can see looks...
10-17-23, 02:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 552
Posted By plonz

Winner winner!

Winner winner!
10-16-23, 04:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 736
Posted By John E

Bicycling completely redirected my life. I have...

Bicycling completely redirected my life. I have had dyspraxia ("clumsy child syndrome" is the politically incorrect term) since infancy. I didn't walk until I was past age 2, and I wasn't able to...
10-13-23, 12:45 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,906
Posted By non-fixie

Sending anything my way would be a waste of time...

Sending anything my way would be a waste of time and money. But I do want to say that I really appreciate the effort you guys are making. The Headbadge is an important resource, and I've pointed many...
10-08-23, 10:13 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,393
Posted By SwimmerMike

hereís a few more. I need to take some more. ...

hereís a few more. I need to take some more.


https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/600x900/img_3778_2398c5b3405f43828b69d036924b804cf5a5c47a.jpeg...
10-06-23, 10:53 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,445
Posted By JeremyCherfas

I do believe that may be it. I just looked at a...

I do believe that may be it. I just looked at a lot of Magnum photos and many of them have the pump lugs on the top tube, which is the bit that seemed rare on any of the Records I looked at. The lamp...
09-29-23, 03:57 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,339
Posted By daviddavieboy

I drive a truck and work with other truck...

I drive a truck and work with other truck drivers. Usually I get some ribbing about cycling especially if I am in full kit which is ok as I know they are just being boys. All that goes away when I...
09-25-23, 04:23 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 10,450
Posted By d2702

Newly acquired and in need of a good cleaning. ...

Newly acquired and in need of a good cleaning.

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09-25-23, 06:16 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,097
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

I can imagine a Stephen King novel in which every...

I can imagine a Stephen King novel in which every freewheel and freehub manufactured after 1995 (a date I randomly picked from my dithering mind), suddenly seized and locked tight, as if they had...
09-24-23, 11:43 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,308
Posted By Jacob_R_59

Skewers?!

I should have seen THAT one coming. 🙄 Iím going to remove the rim decals, polish the rims (and the rear hub) and get replacement decals from Cyclomondo (Greg Softley)
09-11-23, 04:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 728
Posted By awrycycle

Gazelle Tour De LíAvenir 531 Main

might throw a rack and some fenders on this one.

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09-01-23, 09:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 896
Posted By merziac

Fully agree on all points and understand, really...

Fully agree on all points and understand, really just speculating on my own based on screwing up and around on many things often successful and sometimes not.

I have a black painted one that I am...
08-23-23, 07:49 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,983
Posted By nlerner

Here’s my latest bikepacking coffee setup: ...

Here’s my latest bikepacking coffee setup:

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1280x960/7f480a6f_6620_48d6_8bbd_57cef52f302e_4c67c771014ecda4cb76b1a348bf2e736c99d0a9.jpeg

I...
08-21-23, 12:50 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,983
Posted By repechage

151 BCD chainrings - when the strong prevailed or...

151 BCD chainrings - when the strong prevailed or failed.
08-20-23, 03:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,222
Posted By Basstar

Correct. Iím not a child. However, some of...

Correct. Iím not a child.

However, some of the routes here are along busy, four lane highways without shoulders, filled with aggressive, preoccupied drivers, driving 50-60 MPH.

The sidewalks...
08-18-23, 02:59 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,465
Posted By Bad Lag

I don't think you can do better than coastal...

I don't think you can do better than coastal California, in terms of overall, all year long weather conditions. I'm in Los Angeles County. It is August 18th, 2:00 PM and here it is 68 degrees, sunny,...
07-22-23, 09:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 924
Posted By juvela

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07-13-23, 09:12 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 6,671
Posted By AdventureManCO

I like the way you think! But I'm reserving all...

I like the way you think! But I'm reserving all those parts for the Paramount, sorry!:thumb:
07-06-23, 06:19 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 38,154
Posted By schwinnderella

Estate sale find, I think likely bought as a...

Estate sale find, I think likely bought as a frameset and built as wanted in the late 70's....
06-29-23, 09:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 445
Posted By Kilroy1988

The other one does have one, but it's 2-3 years...

The other one does have one, but it's 2-3 years newer than this frame. The transition to most models having head badges seems to have been in the mid-50s. All of the older frames except top models...
06-27-23, 08:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 924
Posted By nlerner

Yeah, you saw a lot of Raleigh Super Courses in...

Yeah, you saw a lot of Raleigh Super Courses in the peloton back in the day.
06-24-23, 08:27 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,605
Posted By cudak888

Look for cut-off fence posts or similar...

Look for cut-off fence posts or similar steel-reinforced holes in concrete (e.g., cut-off and abandoned conduit). An actual fence post itself won't help as it's too big to fit in the tube and not...
06-24-23, 06:38 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,605
Posted By machinist42

Sixes Are Sexy

Have only observed the nine holed bottom bracket shell on examples from 1973 or '74, so going to guess that first digit is a "4."
(The flat left side of the stamping would not be consistent with the...
06-23-23, 10:16 PM
Replies: 475
Views: 31,126
Posted By campfire

I love that bridge! It's quite distinct, as it...

I love that bridge! It's quite distinct, as it was a hanging transporter bridge before being converted to a lift bridge (which is why it has so much redundant structure at the top). Wikipedia...
06-04-23, 01:27 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 31,436
Posted By PilotFishBob

Another '74 I've had sitting around in pieces for...

Another '74 I've had sitting around in pieces for a few years and finally got around to putting together a month or so ago. In the time since I acquired it I've migrated to larger frames, so I won't...
06-01-23, 02:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 824
Posted By awac

https://www.retrobike.co.uk/threads/carlton-conund...

https://www.retrobike.co.uk/threads/carlton-conundrum-1977-model.349537/

Post I found surfing on the web, in it he mentions Suntour gt drop outs on a green Carlton. His only transport? Notice on...
06-01-23, 02:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 824
Posted By awac

Wow, Wow, Wow. That’s why I love this forum. It...

Wow, Wow, Wow. That’s why I love this forum. It is serious, thank you.
I, like Vintage Steel, thought it might be a Grand Jubilee, it is why I bought it sight unseen from eBay ( confirmation bias,...
05-31-23, 09:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 824
Posted By Charles Wahl

Since we're bein' picky, note that the cable...

Since we're bein' picky, note that the cable guides were added to the TOP TUBE in 2003, not the BB.

I think that Pcampeau gets the "ding ding ding" on this one. I had no idea that Carlton-branded...
05-27-23, 05:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 495
Posted By merziac

This gets compliments anywhere it goes. ;) ...

This gets compliments anywhere it goes. ;)

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/picture_034_341ed273b1c3c10732eecb41eab3d71b32123324.jpg

I also had an Electric Rose...
05-15-23, 04:54 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 37,827
Posted By John E

OK, how about your bike's 1988 predecessor? I...

OK, how about your bike's 1988 predecessor? I didn't know red-white-and-blue would qualify for color of the month. :)...
05-04-23, 09:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,257
Posted By 1simplexnut

That blue ? Mercian use would have looked darn...

That blue ? Mercian use would have looked darn pretty before the rustification .
I have a 1972 Mercian frame hanging in the shed with the same colour as highlights .

...
04-30-23, 01:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 928
Posted By PhotonDon

Goodbye, old friend

I just spent 12 hours driving back from my old hometown to attend the memorial service of my old school friend, Duck. We all got caught up in the early 70s bike boom, and decided we had to make a...
04-22-23, 12:13 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,420
Posted By bikingshearer

I disagree. merziac 's bikes are a nice, normal...

I disagree. merziac 's bikes are a nice, normal size. We can't help it if most of the rest of you bought your bikes/frames from Munchkins 'R' Us.
04-21-23, 08:09 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,420
Posted By Korina

We're not all old men. :thumb: I like C&V...

We're not all old men. :thumb:

I like C&V because the people here are largely done with measuring contests and are more interested in learning and sharing their knowledge. And showing off their...
04-20-23, 05:34 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,420
Posted By John E

I greatly prefer the appearance of road bicycles...

I greatly prefer the appearance of road bicycles from the mid-1950s into the mid-1980s, perhaps because I took up bicycling at age 12 in 1962 and have ridden bicycles of that era ever since. They...
04-19-23, 09:35 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,420
Posted By USAZorro

But merziac's wouldn't be of a size rideable by...

But merziac's wouldn't be of a size rideable by mortals. :p
04-14-23, 06:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 779
Posted By rustystrings61

It DOES happen every so often. I had that...

It DOES happen every so often. I had that experience with my first good quality guitar and my first 531 bike.

I had traded my Alvarez classical guitar to a music store for recording gear in 1984....
04-13-23, 07:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 779
Posted By cb400bill

Reunited, and it feels so good

Last summer I was on a group ride with a bunch of my friends and I was on my Colnago.

My friend Tom mentioned that he had bought a new Motobecane Sprintour back when he was in high school but...
04-13-23, 10:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,109
Posted By 79pmooney

He kept calling me. And every time he called, I...

He kept calling me. And every time he called, I hung up the the phone.
04-10-23, 01:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 718
Posted By bikemig

That bike is worth $70 all day long.

That bike is worth $70 all day long.
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